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  • FranceFrance
    Title: CircumcisionCanon EOS400D

    Circumcision
    siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4838 W: 638 N: 10305] (38286)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 10:29]
    Hi Laurent,
    I have never succeeded in capturing paintings well, and I am amazed at your result here, I bet this photo looks better than the actual painting itself. And an excellent choice of painting too, the rich colors, amazing detail (I love how the clothing flows around the characters) and those curved columns behind are all fantastic. This is an instantly appealing and eye catching photo, really nicely done.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: The Macaque

    The Macaque
    jabumbum Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 99] (835)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 10:26]
    Hi Leszek
    This is a fine animal portrait, and you have captured so much emotion and soul in this little fuzzy guys face. The off centre composition is superb. Although not a human baby tis really reminds me of the photo work of Anne Geddes. Excellent photo.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Waiting For High Tide

    Waiting For High Tide
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2304 W: 0 N: 5446] (28983)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 10:23]
    Hi Eleu
    There is something almost sad about the body language of this creature, he seems to be looking in longing at the water. I can kind of understand too, the water has a very appealing green blue tint to it that reminds me of fine swimming pools. The animal is very shiny too. Great moment, well captured.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Lake Dillon Summit  County

    Lake Dillon Summit County
    shaukatmi Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 11] (41)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 10:22]
    Hi Muhammad
    An instantly eye catching image, mirror perfection in this glassy lakes reflection, and a stunning scene to reflect. Your composition is really nicely chosen and the balance of light between real world and reflection is tops, when I try shots like one always ends up so much darker. Really nice photo, thanks for sharing,.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Silent GossipCanon PowerShot S100

    Silent Gossip
    fabbs99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2071 W: 2 N: 4223] (16739)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 10:20]
    Hi Farhat,
    Nice to see you post! And as I read your note, I smile as I would likely thing something nefarious, were it not for the wide genuine smile of the man on the left, surely nothing bad be happening in the presence of such a smile :)
    Great choice for black and white too, it heightens the emotion and meaning of the picture.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Flying away....Nikon D7000

    Flying away....
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1463 W: 0 N: 3196] (14964)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 10:18]
    Hi Miro
    A fine image, especially attached to the sentiment and meaning of your post, but a sorry one nonetheless. Its been a pleasure seeing your work here, you posted some incredible images. Perhaps someday you may come back here, although it seems less and less people are active lately. Sad to see, I have learned a lot here through your images, and through everybody else.
    I wish you the best of everything.

    Slainte
    Noel

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: story in the eyes!!Nikon D70s

    story in the eyes!!
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4471 W: 141 N: 10279] (44250)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 10:12]
    Hi Abmdsudi
    I like your note, especially "Let photography breathe" as that is what your portraits always do, they always have life and true soul to them. Yes indeed, happy smiley people are always nice and make us feel and fuzzy inside, but are they real? Or just a moment to make the camera feel good?
    Shots like this capture mood and reality, and i do too pick up a tint of sadness in the womans face. I must admit i would not want to be beaten up by this lady with a basket of vegetables either :)

    There is some debate ongoing in Ireland about this too, and whether or not street photography is invasion of privacy. I know the law states that you are free to record or photography anything that is in the public space, so the law agrees with the photog, but angry people feel otherwise. I have been trying my hand a little at your kind of portraiture, but I am still so self conscious of getting caught that I have not had much success. As such, viewing your gallery is always inspiring.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: MystrasNikon D7100

    Mystras
    vasilpro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2750 W: 87 N: 5098] (40943)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 10:08]
    Hi Vasilis
    What a place, and what a photo. I can smell the damp moss, and I think i can feel the texture of the stones on my screen, the 3D effect you have captured here is surreal and stunning. The lay of light on the upper part of the building, and the blue sky above this array of colors makes for a fantastic photo. Brilliant work
    cheers
    Noel

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: In Another WorldPentax K3

    In Another World
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5096 W: 88 N: 12019] (57412)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 10:06]
    Hi Craig
    I am not sure how many times I can type WOW before my computer blows up, but is deserving of many, many of them. I know you said that photos cant do it justice, but holy moly, this looks absolutely incredible. The onion domes (are these domes unusual in the middle east? They look more russian to my little traveled eyes) and those tower minarets with their gold leaf. The sky, the arches, the ground, every part of this looks to have been designed to absolute perfection. Stunning place, and your choice of centre view is inspired, I would have gone traditionally central on this, and it would never have had this impact.
    Thanks for sharing this place, before your posts, I had never heard of it.
    Cheers
    Noel

    P.S. Wow . BANG! Well, it looks like the computer over WOW'd itself. Thanks be I still have the tablet to view TE :)

  • TunisiaTunisia
    Title: Taxi94

    Taxi94
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2788 W: 20 N: 3325] (34414)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 10:03]
    Hi Carlo
    If I were given the choice here, I thing I would take the donkey and cart over the car, I have never been transported by donkey before :) A good document, and a photo that I imagine will bring many people warm nostalgia in the future. Great moment to capture.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • IranIran
    Title: House

    House
    omid266 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 0 N: 969] (5600)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 10:01]
    hi Omid,
    Nice to see modern architecture in your gallery too, and if these are houses, they are lucky people to live in such beautiful buildings. I like how the blue sky is so well reflected in the windows, especially when the sky above is bright and a different shade, it brings a nice kind of depth to the photo.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: DOMCanon EOS 400 D

    DOM
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5576 W: 95 N: 8859] (48982) *



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 10:00]
    Hi Gerrit
    Postcard perfection, the way this mighty building in the centre is framed by the large palatial building on left and the modern houses on the right is a wonderful choice of viewpoint, and up above, the sky has a great amount of activity to add more life and color to the scene. Really nicely seen and captured with such sharpness. The textures of the older buildings are really nice.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Tempietto del Clitunno

    Tempietto del Clitunno
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9905 W: 132 N: 19420] (124571)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 9:58]
    Hi Silvio
    A rather mysterious image, it conjures up images to me of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the last ark, it has the feel of a secret, special place somewhere, and a place modern peopl should not be. Reading your note I see this place is quite ancient, and you captured that ancient feeling really well.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Monastery of Cabo Espichel

    Monastery of Cabo Espichel
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 12 N: 623] (2934)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 9:56]
    Hi Maciej
    This is an absolutely perfect example of achieving depth in photography, every element is positioned just right so that the scene goes on forever. The warm colors of the place, as well as the combination of light and shadow is superb. I especially like where you have placed the tall cross. Really nice work and an enviable blue sky!
    best wishes
    Noel


    P.S. I wouls say ireland 2, Poland 1. That is more hope than prediction though, hahahaha, may the best team win :)

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: light and shade

    light and shade
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3259 W: 5 N: 6558] (32763)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 3:38]
    Hi Ourania
    How excellent that you got to shoot this spooky of building before is renovation, it will be a fascinating document in the future for those who only ever knew it in its newer future form. Black and white is a perfect choice too, really drawing the eye to the floor and textural contrast of the building and the chairs. Really nicely seen
    Cheers
    Noel

  • ThailandThailand
    Title: A moment of rest...FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    A moment of rest...
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5256 W: 64 N: 9429] (38158)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 3:32]
    Hi Ana
    A touching human moment, made more so by your note explaining these young girls have their time to charity. Vibrant colors and a perfect crop. Even though there is great for like innocence to this, the girl applying the make up has the intense look of a trained professional. Great shot
    Cheers
    Noel

  • IranIran
    Title: Building # 4

    Building # 4
    omid266 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 437 W: 0 N: 969] (5600)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 3:27]
    Hi Omid
    Nice idea to have the roof of the building perfectly follow the life of the light like this, it makes a great light show and makes the building have great imposing presence. Thanks for sharing
    Noel

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Stepping into the sunlightCanon EOS 1100D

    Stepping into the sunlight
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6583 W: 63 N: 18857] (85579)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 3:24]
    Hi Stephen
    Great moment, the light and shade looks brilliant on this row of palatial looking buildings but in particular I love the find thin slice of light in the bottom. What a Beautiful sight to wake to
    Cheers
    Noel

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Social networkPentax K-5 II

    Social network
    petarl Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 19 W: 9 N: 111] (1059)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 3:19]
    Hi Petar
    And barely a smart phone in sight, I kind of miss that world where people actually spoke to each other in real life.this is a fine urban scene And I imagine every body here is actually enjoying the rich cookies and warm light very much. Great human scene
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Church of Tum

    Church of Tum
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 12 N: 623] (2934)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2935 W: 18 N: 7158] (25230) [2015-03-28 3:16]
    Hi Maciej
    A fine building and quite amazing that is so old, it looks in pristine condition. I would normally expect to see a church this size in a large urban area, quite surprising and nicely chosen to see it with this fine natural foreground. Beautiful light to too
    Cheers
    Noel

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