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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Raging Waters

    Raging Waters
    zanzi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 412 W: 106 N: 737] (13528)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-20 14:36]
    Hi Chris,
    Superb scene, the long exposure of the water has been combined perfectly with the light management (I find this impossible to do) to create this vy beautiful image. The water has an amazing sense of power from the rushing water pouring out of the frame. Very nice, thanks for sharing.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Pergamon

    Pergamon
    GFSSD-1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 88 W: 29 N: 36] (3151)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-20 14:34]
    Hi Recep
    Very beautiful compositor to place this fine ruin in the heart of the beaming sun. The woman adds a nice touch To the result too, very interesting framing, I like it and I have never seen it done like this before. Great shot, cheers.
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: I portici di Pratovecchio

    I portici di Pratovecchio
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2259 W: 15 N: 2745] (27474)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 13:31]
    Hi Carlo
    This feels like a very old place, and you captured an excellent sense of depth and perspective in your view. The cat is a strange and amusing additn to the view, especially as he appears to be looking at you with as much surprise as I am looking at him.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: The long boatNikon D 90

    The long boat
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9825 W: 991 N: 18649] (94756)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 13:08]
    Hi Chris,
    This is a beautiful view of the city, and without a doubt the boat is the star of the show, that thing is gigantic!! Very nice composition of the whole scene, I guess the astronomical prices are worth it to have this image in your collection. I hope the food was too!
    Cheers
    Noel

  • MonacoMonaco
    Title: Cathédrale Notre-Dame-ImmaculéeCanon  EOS 1100D

    Cathédrale Notre-Dame-Immaculée
    jeninevanthul (4)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 13:05]
    Hi Jenine,
    Welcome to trekearth! This is a very beautiful view of this extremely impressive cathedral, all of the sweeping arches compliment each other so well and make the image so pleasing to view. You managed the light really nicely, which looks like it would have been quite difficult, and the golden tones of the lighting is perfect for this place. Wonderful composition.
    Thanks for sharing
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Kingsgate Castle

    Kingsgate Castle
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 3 N: 361] (4838)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 13:02]
    Hi Agnes,
    A fantastic castle, in particular I love the facing on the cliff that makes it seem like the very cliff face is part of the construction. Having the people o the beach here gives an intense sen of height and scale to the castle.
    And this has been converted to flats? How cool would it be to say you love in a place like this, haha.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Paysage d'Islande # 2Sony A77

    Paysage d'Islande # 2
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 122 N: 1110] (16240)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 12:59]
    Hi Roland,
    The colors are beautiful here, but they do speak of threatening nature and a place which is not quite safe. The lead of the water draws the eye perfectly through the frame too, liking the foreground to the fine steam coming from the ground. The sky is wonderful to, full of activity and drama.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Dartmoor At Night.FinePix S4500

    Dartmoor At Night.
    jadesgran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 0 N: 303] (4976)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 12:55]
    Hi Gladys,
    Amazing colors in this sunset, and really nicely done in managing the light so that we can still see detail of those boulders in the land. I am glad to see that the wizards spell has worked, and this giant dragon is crossing the sky to do his bidding :) those clouds really do have an amazing reptilian feel to them, they look wonderful.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: In the cathedralCanon EOS 60D

    In the cathedral
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6352 W: 241 N: 10941] (73182)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 12:53]
    Hi JJ,
    A beautiful conversion to black and white of this amazing building, it has brought the light out so well. This high view has captured a fantastic sense of scale and shows how impressive this place is. The people on your shot look so tiny! Really nice capture, and excellent note too, thank you.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: Blue GrottoCanon EOS 1100D

    Blue Grotto
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6070 W: 61 N: 17663] (79459)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 12:51]
    Hi Stephen,
    This is a scene straight from my favourite Sinbad movie, was there by any chance a Minotaur rowing your boat? As I look at this my mind casts back to ancient legends, and I can easily envisage the rocky gates here slowly closing under some spell the blue tone in the water are amazing, so vivid and bright. It would make me think of nuclear material were it not such an obviously beautiful and natural place. Nice one.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Valley Of The Sun  (For Brian)

    Valley Of The Sun (For Brian)
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 2 N: 3003] (11398)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 12:47] [+]
    Hey Jason,
    So you can export heat? Hmmm, looks like I may offer to trade you more than just castles for skyscrapers, how about this. I'll offer you three rainstorms a month and three inches of snow for Christmas in exchange for two weeks of dry heat and sun at the end of August? I am off work for two whole beautiful weeks, and will be travelling the soggy isle, so if you can organise this, I will be forever in your debt. I'll even pay for shipping, but I suspect that may be expensive to ship the sun.

    This is a nice capture of the golden light falling across the replica of the sun, and it says a lot that you get so much sun that you can have statues of it without fear of scaring the real one away. Te little slice of blue sky in the top right corner is very nicely left in,

    Cheers as always,
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Europa

    Europa
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2794 W: 0 N: 2462] (20040)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 12:44]
    Hi Miguel,
    Aha, I am envied, haha. Ever since I learned of this being the most bombed hotel in the world, I have wanted to photograph it but have yet to get back to Belfast to do so, so a pleasure to see your post here. I believe this was also called the cardboard hotel because for so much of its life, the entire front of it was boarded up. I really like the cars at the front here, showing that there is a brighter future in this place.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • SpainSpain
    Title: No photos!!

    No photos!!
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4934 W: 81 N: 12429] (73093)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 12:41]
    Hi Malgo,
    I am glad you survived, the combination of the perfect motion capture of the knife waving and the red skinless sea monsters makes this a rather threatening image. I bow to your speed in shooting that you got your shot whether he wanted you to or not :) haha, very good post, I like this a lot!
    Cheers
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Storm Before FloodSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    Storm Before Flood
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3925 W: 7 N: 5925] (45095)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 12:37]
    Hi Brian,
    This really looks like a scene from another planet, like alien spaceships staring into battle, ready to fight. The way the light is reflecting off the dappled surface here is truly beautiful, with hints of gold and purple and silver. Such regal colors for an alien invasion fleet.
    A perfect compositn too capturing depth and intense drama in the sky. Beautiful shot, really nicely done.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Sunset after rainy dayNikon D600

    Sunset after rainy day
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1205 W: 0 N: 2626] (12514)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 12:35]
    Hi Miro,
    This is just beautiful, the colors and tones and light in this are amazing, and you chose the ideal place to shoot from to pay these silhouettes of the trees against that sky. I have never seen a more natural and appealing ay to break a scene into thirds. Really, really nicely done, this rainy day presented you with the bestofphoto opportunities and you took them so well.
    Thanks as always
    Noel

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Speed DemonCanon 5D Mark III

    Speed Demon
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 982 W: 1 N: 2463] (10097)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 12:32]
    Hi Ray,
    When I was a little kid, I loved my ittle cars, and my pride and joy was one that looked just like this! I still remember how angry I was when my brother through it against a wall and broke it to pieces. Haha, a trip down memory lane on seeing this and quite unexpected, not sure how easy this would be to park, but a fine vehicle to share with the world, cheers for that.
    All the best
    Noel

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Paintings

    Paintings
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2794 W: 0 N: 2462] (20040)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 12:28]
    Hi Miguel
    I always love a picture in a picture and this has lots of them! I find myself studying all of these paintings and some of them are really nice, great images in there and excellent color, which when all combined makes your shot the same, which is brilliant when you have presented it against the cold grey stone of this building. Very nice idea for the angle you have taken this from too. I like this a lot, I have never en art for sale in this place. Last time I was here there were homeless people asleep on the ground.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • ChinaChina
    Title: MISS WORLD 2006

    MISS WORLD 2006
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3017 W: 67 N: 4371] (37841)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 12:24]
    Hi Sergehei,
    Nice moment, and nice photo, she is beautiful and has a very fine smile. I kind of feel that her eyes are not doing though, and this could be a sign of what it takes to be a global beauty, never having a moment to just scowl at somebody for a change :) excellent post of great interest indeed. She looks very like Britney Spears on my eyes!
    Great post, cheers
    Noel

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Two MariasNikon CoolPix P80

    Two Marias
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1677 W: 10 N: 3284] (13192)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 12:21]
    Hi Maria,
    As well as your name connection to the scene, which is very cool, this is an excellent portrait of the moment. This manis perfectly in his position, and I imagine camera present or not, he would look exactly the same, so there is nothing forced about this, and that is very nice. The bright lights at the top should appear shocking, but actually suit the view well. I think they are balanced by the nice deep earth tones everywhere else. Nicely done!
    Cheers
    Noel

  • IranIran
    Title: OrreryNikon D90

    Orrery
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 77 N: 1717] (11448) *



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2506 W: 12 N: 5948] (20682) [2014-08-19 12:18]
    Hi Ali,
    This is a very mystical image, the mist through these woods and the magical feeling it invokes is very special. I could image all kinds of mythical creatures wandering through this place. Great idea to capture this place this way.
    Best Wishes
    Noel

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