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  • FranceFrance
    Title: United colors of ....Nikon D 90

    United colors of ....
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 1113 N: 2127] (29316)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4697] (18904) [2014-09-20 16:48]
    Bonjour Claude,

    What fabulous colours!! That bright red hair really does contrast so well with the bright green shirt of the person in front of her and the yellow colour of the chair beyond.

    A wonderful and very "close cropped" image in which you really have "homed in" on your subject - Henri Cartier-Bresson would be very impressed!

    Fabulous light and colours, a very strong composition and excellent details and sharpness too.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Manduria - Chiesa Madre

    Manduria - Chiesa Madre
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9337 W: 132 N: 17988] (116931)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4697] (18904) [2014-09-20 16:42]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    A lovely photograph of this ancient church, very well taken in beautiful light.

    The church, of course, is mainly in shade but we can still see lots of lovely details in the old stonework. The man on his bicycle, brightly lit and passing in front of the building is perfectly placed in the frame and adds both human interest as well as a fine sense of scale.

    Lovely light and lovely subdued colours, perfect exposure and composition, and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: MontepulcianoCanon EOS5D

    Montepulciano
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 549 W: 277 N: 1238] (6224)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4697] (18904) [2014-09-20 14:56]
    Hi Will,

    I'm not quite sure how I missed this one - it's brilliant!

    Someone either got a job lot of old shoes or a job lot of yellow paint but these yellow shoes do make rather attractive containers for these plants which, I think, are probably Rosemary.

    This is a very striking shot, very well seen and very well taken too - see what an advantage a few bottles of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano do - were you stooping because you'd consumed them or because you were still carrying them? Good light, lovely vibrant colours and a fine diagonal composition. Beauty through simplicity!

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Brighton beachCanon EOS5D

    Brighton beach
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 549 W: 277 N: 1238] (6224)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4697] (18904) [2014-09-20 14:49]
    Hi Will,

    An interesting note and a fabulous photograph to accompany it!

    We're all aware here of the wonderful photographs which Brian (timecapturer) has shown us of this sadly wrecked pier, often taken at varying times of day and year and with differing light but I don't think I've ever seen a picture of this place which is quite so appealing as this one. As Gert says, here are three apparently unconnected subjects but they work so well together - the ruined skeleton of the pier, a huge yellow buoy or float on a chain and a young lady in bright red clothing who almost appears to be dancing down the pebbled beach! She, of course, must be the "star of the show" and breathes life and dynamism into the image beautifully.

    The backlighting works very well as it shows the waves so very well and also adds rim light to the buoy and the girl.

    A wonderful photograph with fabulous light and colours, terrific composition and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Fantastic!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Call of the WildNikon D700

    Call of the Wild
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 456 W: 1 N: 439] (5248)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4697] (18904) [2014-09-20 14:29]
    Hello Kasia,

    This is a truly stunning photograph and, if I'm guessing right, it is another triumph for you because I suspect you took this very early one morning when anyone less keen would still have been snoring.

    The light is stunning as it breaks through the mist and almost silhouettes this magnificent creature against a backdrop of faintly seen distant trees. And yet it's not quite a silhouette as we can see the light glinting on the hooves of the stag.

    Fabulous light and colours, spot-on exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. This picture just has to go into my "favourites!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Lungarno di mattina

    Lungarno di mattina
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2343 W: 18 N: 2814] (28419)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4697] (18904) [2014-09-20 14:16]
    Ciao caro Carlo,

    You are absolutely right - the light here is simply wonderful! And well done for having got out of bed early to capture this lovely photograph!

    The bright early morning sun illuminates the faces of the buildings nearest to us and there are beautiful reflections of them in the calm water of the Arno. And then the light becomes much softer into the distance. The whole city sleeps and you have caught this magical moment!

    Glorious light and colours, fine composition, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Bellissimo!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Paper KiteCanon EOS 60D

    Paper Kite
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2576 W: 12 N: 6141] (21474)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4697] (18904) [2014-09-20 14:00]
    Hi Noel,

    Well, despite your complaints about the heat and your camera lens fogging up, you've come away with a fabulous shot here! And I know two people here who will love this one - Luciano and Silvio - they are mad on photographing butterflies and have many, many pictures of them on TN as well as the occasional one on TE.

    I've never been to a butterfly farm but it's something I'd like to do, especially with a camera. But I've got this terrible fear that I might be standing in a place like this, a butterfly lands on me and unconsciously I give it a swipe - I guess you're not allowed to swat these creatures if they land on you - I suppose they'd chuck you out if you did! Oops, splatter, oh dear, I am sorry. :o)

    This is a stunning photograph, Noel, and I'm amazed that you got such good depth of field and sharpness at f/5.6 - I presume therefore that that wing was almost flat and facing you. The creature stands out beautifully against its nicely out of focus background, the light and colours are lovely and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Did you use a macro lens for this? I don't think you used flash here but are you allowed to use flash in these places?

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Trombettiere

    Trombettiere
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2343 W: 18 N: 2814] (28419)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4697] (18904) [2014-09-20 13:47]
    Ciao caro Carlo,

    These historical reconstructions are really good fun and can provide some very good photographs - like this one.

    It looks to me as though this trumpeter has seen you and has chosen to look the other way (!) but his costume is magnificent and certainly is in strong contrast to the "ordinary" clothes that other people here are wearing.

    You have captured this man perfectly. The colours in his costume are wonderfully vibrant, your composition is excellent, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Fantastic!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Did he play a tune for you?

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The yellow potCanon Powershot A640

    The yellow pot
    gildasjan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4006 W: 297 N: 6152] (41084)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4697] (18904) [2014-09-20 13:41]
    Bonjour Gildas,

    A lovely image, very well seen and very well taken too.

    Your simple composition is very appealing and the yellow pot really stands out beautifully against the grey stonework and in sharp contrast to the blue door and window frames. Even the red pot seems dull in comparison!

    Beautiful light, fine vibrant colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A 6,000 Year Old PerchNikon D-300

    A 6,000 Year Old Perch
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2974 W: 204 N: 6718] (26837)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 95 N: 7020] (29451) [2014-09-20 13:30]
    Hi Bev,
    I guess I should put it on my list. For some reason I am not a big fan of things which are from this period. In Ireland one could see some stone circles and they were quite boring. That discouraged me a bit. This is of course bigger so may be more impressive. Some things are must-see just because one need to make own opinion about them in person.
    Having people in the photo help actually to imagine the scale and appreciate it better.
    Nice mood with the typical English summer weather. It is August and I see people in warm jackets. And in photos of emka from Siberia taken few days ago we see still summer...
    One cannot have everything I guess ;)
    Great work here,
    M

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Low tideCanon EOS 60D

    Low tide
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8201 W: 381 N: 8016] (81388)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 95 N: 7020] (29451) [2014-09-20 12:08]
    Bonjour Jean,
    very fruitful walk at the low tide. Plenty of creative compositions which well explore the theme. These rods here are perfectly used to create the depth plus they reflect in the puddles of residual water enhancing the interest in the foreground.
    Beautiful work!
    M

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Summer in West Tatras

    Summer in West Tatras
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 316 W: 0 N: 646] (4960)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 95 N: 7020] (29451) [2014-09-20 11:58]
    Czesc Piotr,
    fantastyczny efekt i byles w doskonalym miejscu zeby to uchwycic. Dzieki zakolu drogi to wyglada niemal jak krater wulkanu! Swietna geometria, widok robi wrazenie!
    M

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: silence

    silence
    erhan1958 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1168 W: 157 N: 364] (14681)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 11:42]
    Hello Erhan,
    This is a fine composition. The beautiful villa is very nicely situated by the lake on the edge of the thick forest beneath the mountains covered by the mist. It looks lonely and quiet and you have captured this well with excellent colours and clarity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The yellow potCanon Powershot A640

    The yellow pot
    gildasjan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4006 W: 297 N: 6152] (41084)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 10:57]
    Hello Gildas,
    This is a photo of beautiful simplicity. I love the bright colours beside the grey wall and I appreciate the care shown by the owner of the house. The good light and excellent sharpness have captured the texture of the stones very nicely.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: 108 Shiva Temple Complex at Ambica Kalna

    108 Shiva Temple Complex at Ambica Kalna
    swapankumarroy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 237] (1132)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 10:32]
    Hello Swapan,
    I had never heard of this temple complex. On the other hand the Indian cultural heritage is so immense that probably nobody knows about everything. The wide curve of small temples and the parallell line of yellow flowers are very beautiful and impressive and the other line of temples across the lawn are equally interesting, It must be a great experience to visit this complex. You have taken a fine photo with good colours and excellent clarity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Zalazak sunca na Bovanskom jezeru ...Nikon D300

    Zalazak sunca na Bovanskom jezeru ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6164 W: 1724 N: 10824] (48979)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 10:17]
    Hello Pavle,
    This lake sounds like a paradise for an eager fisherman like you. For everyone the natural beauty of the surroundings and the colours of the sunset will make a visit worthwhile. This is a well taken photo with fine tones among the rflections in the water.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Lesson of HistoryCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Lesson of History
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 95 N: 7020] (29451)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4697] (18904) [2014-09-20 10:10]
    Hello Mariusz,

    You have written a very interesting note here - a true history lesson from Poland and particularly about Krakow Cathedral and those famous people buried within it. Isn't it funny how they named people in those days? The same seems to have been be true in all countries - but how would you like to be called "King Mariusz the Old"? :o)

    I've read Craig's comments on your picture and, like yourself, I don't see any "grey" tone to this picture - to me it looks just fine. There's no doubt that people often "boost" the saturation of yellow to make grass stand out more vividly but the greens here look perfect to me.

    Your composition is excellent and I like how (as you often do) you have given up quite a large area in the foreground to lovely and colourful flowers - that really adds depth to the image and helps to make the buildings stand out beautifully against the clear blue sky.

    Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Puffin ShootOlympus OMD EM5

    Puffin Shoot
    trevormoffiet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 200 W: 2 N: 485] (2618)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4697] (18904) [2014-09-20 9:41]
    Hello Trevor,

    If what you mean by the "white line" is the line marked by white poles, then it looks as though these people (and yourself!) were beyond that line. The man crouched is certainly too close to the edge! And how strange that the two photographers nearest to you appear to have really long lenses - surely you don't need a lens as long as that if the puffins are really so close?

    A delightful photograph showing not only the wonderful landscape and the impressive cliffs, but also the cute puffins and three photographers in action. The light and colours are lovely and your composition is excellent too - the lady whose face we can see clearly and who is dressed in a bright red jacket really holds the composition together perfectly. And lots of fine details and excellent sharpness throughout.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The Last FrontierSigma SD14

    The Last Frontier
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1006 W: 1 N: 2571] (10519)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4697] (18904) [2014-09-20 9:11]
    Hi Ray,

    What a magnificent scene - and a very interesting and informative note to accompany it too.

    The distant mountains with their peaks blanketed in cloud make a fabulous background to the forest below and to the desolate area in the near foregound.

    The clouded sky is magnificent, as are the mountains, the light is lovely and the colours wonderfully vibrant. This picture is not quite so sharp as your recent ones, so I'll bet you'd love to go back here with your new camera to revisit some of these inspiring places. Any chance of doing that sometime?

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: After rain II...Canon EOS 30D

    After rain II...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5157 W: 157 N: 6921] (82416)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 8:59]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    Another fine photo of the wet street in Gdansk.The details are lovely and the colours are fantastic. There are some strange shadow around the legs of people, and the plastic bags the nearest man is carrying. They seem strange, considering this was taken at 1/200 seconds.
    Best regards,
    Gert

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