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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Back Door

    The Back Door
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1759 W: 0 N: 4452] (21706)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-14 1:34]
    Hello Ann

    Vibrant, edgy, challenging, quirky. This back alley doesn't look too wholesome, but it's certainly rewarded you with a fine image.

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: NonzaNikon D100

    Nonza
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6243 W: 0 N: 6015] (73576)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-13 10:35]
    Hello Serge

    Glorious location, and an expertly-chosen viewpoint. The light and those clouds make a significant contribution as well. Good work.

    Regards

    Will

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: volet bleuSony A77

    volet bleu
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1720 W: 133 N: 1410] (21785)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-13 10:23]
    Hello Roland

    Yes: keep taking these arresting, minimalist, well-composed photographs! This one's another belter. We don't need to see the whole structure: this thoughtfully-framed close-up is much more impressive. Good work.

    Regards

    Will

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: In the schist villages...IIFuji Finepix HS50 EXR

    In the schist villages...II
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5703 W: 64 N: 10720] (43943)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-13 10:17]
    Hello Ana

    I guess you are serious about the disruption caused by these locals! I'm surprised it's tolerated. But it's produced a series of really interesting ethnological studies by yourself. Licor Beirão, eh? I'll admit that I don't know it, though I have in the past come under the influence of Medronho...

    Kind regards

    Will

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Canon EOS 60D

    Borgarfjörður
    chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1348 W: 21 N: 3194] (20374)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-13 10:00]
    Hello Olivier

    Iceland is a place I've been meaning to visit for a long time. Your photographs from the country make me even more determined! This view from above the falls is unusual and special; in fact the poor weather you refer to may have helped you to convey the dark, brooding atmosphere that I, at any rate, associate with the place.

    Regards

    Will

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Regards from Cuba

    Regards from Cuba
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6650 W: 97 N: 16983] (91544)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-13 9:52]
    Hello Malgo

    This is a lovely and heart-warming photograph. Love the expressions! And I'm so glad you're enjoying your latest journey. When are you coming to the UK again??

    Regards

    Will

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Oh Samba Carnival #2Canon 1DX

    Oh Samba Carnival #2
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 0 N: 3305] (39708)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-13 9:35]
    Hello Takero

    OK, let's admit it: this is one sexy picture! Of course the girl and her expression, but also your rendition of the scene. I'm assuming a fairly slow shutter speed, maybe around 1/30th sec, which has blurred the movement beautifully, while still allowing us to dwell on that challenging eye-contact. Super!

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Canal de Cannaregio II

    Canal de Cannaregio II
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5111 W: 276 N: 9109] (74789)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-13 8:43]
    Hello Denis

    You were standing on the Ponte de le Guglie, from where I too have taken pictures (though no posts from this point!) As ever, it's the light that makes the image. And of course the clouds too.

    Regards

    Will

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Look CloselyPentax K3

    Look Closely
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5737 W: 88 N: 13767] (64830)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-13 8:02] [+]
    Hello Craig

    What I don't understand is where the road goes when it reaches the cliffs at the top of the climb! Never mind: this is a sublime landscape, which really conveys the feel of the place. I'd maybe want to see some sky above the mountain on the left... But who am I to complain when you've hiked so far to capture your fine photograph?

    Regards

    Will

    P.S.: when are you in the UK?

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Monk at TempleNIKON D3300

    Monk at Temple
    bleung Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 19] (210)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-13 7:56] [+]
    Hello Betty

    I love the low-key treatment and the monochrome conversion (but then I'm a bit of a fan of b/w!) Also the use of negative space around the focal point really works well. Congratulations!

    Regards

    Will

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: an odd couple

    an odd couple
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3990 W: 12 N: 8094] (41362)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-13 4:07] - [workshop] [compare] [+]
    Hello Ourania

    I thought at first that the vessel might be a coastguard or patrol ship, given the refugee crisis that is taking place. But my research suggests that it is more likely to be a survey vessel of some kind (see the image in my workshop!) I really like the framing you've used: it gives the image an added sense of industrial realism.

    Regards

    Will

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Panasonic LUMIX DMC FZ38

    Métiers à tisser
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12608 W: 879 N: 22623] (95669)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-13 3:29] [+]
    Hello Philippe

    A museum I assume, though it looks as though those looms could still be operational. I was visiting Manchester recently, which used to be called "Cottonopolis" back in the day, and there too are cotton mills turned into museums. What I like in your image is the grubbiness and lack of regimented smartness that so many museums seem to find necessary. Is that a film screen at the back?

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: On the road of the Princes of OrangeCanon PowerShot S5IS

    On the road of the Princes of Orange
    tatadalou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 753 W: 113 N: 1159] (7445)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-13 2:16]
    Hello Delphine

    I'm sure you're right about second homes: the street does indeed look unnaturally deserted. It's of course a beautiful place and a beautiful photograph, with strong lead-lines of the receeding houses and steep hillside beyond, blocking out the sky. I wonder how long you'd have had to wait for a couple of old locals to appear in the frame... BTW, I applaud the naturalness of your colour palette!

    Regards

    Will

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Olympus OMD EM5

    Portarlington Pier Peluquería
    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2922 W: 101 N: 4966] (19289)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-13 2:07]
    Hello Andrew

    Excellent grab shot of these two girls: what an eccentric place for a barber's! And I love your witty note, alliteration, puns and all. Not sure that Peter Nevill would be able to stop that one though: I think it's four byes! Of course the technical execution is perfect.

    Regards

    Will

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Butter LampsNikon D800

    Butter Lamps
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 749 W: 1 N: 1033] (8231) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-13 1:56] [+]
    Hello Kasia

    Success as a result of perseverance! Love the warm light, though I suspect the smell was "interesting"! I think what most impresses me is the apparent unawareness of your subjects: with tripod and several failed attempts, they must have known you were taking interest in them, but there's no apparent response to the camera. It looks like a grabbed candid. Excellent work.

    Best of luck on your return trip; congratulations again on your success in the competition (I used to live near Sydney, so can I come to OZ with you and meet all my old friends over there?) The exhibition is going well, and will stay in situ for another three weeks or so. Very positive comments, but predictably, no-one has put their hands in their pockets!

    Kind regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Splashed by waves and foamCanon EOS 60D

    Splashed by waves and foam
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9475 W: 378 N: 8332] (93353)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-12 14:52]
    Hello Jean

    Not a place to be spending a quiet afternoon fishing! But a splendid photograph of an angry sea.

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Tour de BretagneNikon D100

    Tour de Bretagne
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6243 W: 0 N: 6015] (73576)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-12 14:46]
    Hello Serge

    I love this little funny grab shot. But I can't get beyond the car. It's obviously based on a 2CV, but my extensive research on the Internet reveals little, except that this must be a 2CV modification: and an excellent one as well. The closest I could get is this...

    Regards

    Will

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Miskolc Street I.

    Miskolc Street I.
    GyurMaster Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 109] (1815) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-12 14:24] [+]
    Hello Gy

    I echo Kasia's refusal to complain (criticism = analysis in my book, which is never out of place!) So to the criticism. A really strong low key but contrasty b/w image. Plenty of grain (not noise!) in the few mid-tones, but that's fine: street photography is allowed - nay required - to be gritty and edgy. The silhouette works really well. I can't quite work out the roof (?) above, which is part of the interesting mystery of this photograph. I love it. Keep using expired film!

    Kind regards

    Will

    P.S. When are you coming to my exhibition in Glastonbury?? (See Facebook!)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Night or Day?Nikon D-300

    Night or Day?
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 237 N: 8932] (36185)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-12 7:11]
    Hello Bev

    A simple, graphic composition: nicely silhouetted tree, and watery sun, which could indeed pass muster for the moon. Well seen.

    Regards

    Will

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Chinese GardenCanon EOS 1100D

    Chinese Garden
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7435 W: 63 N: 20948] (95023)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 293 N: 1983] (9433) [2016-02-12 7:04]
    Hello Stephen

    I remember it well. We took our kids here for Katie's eighth birthday. She's thirty-one now... And they dressed up in little mandarin outfits. So your photograph brings back happy memories, and is a fine composition to boot! Thank you.

    Regards

    Will

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