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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Venise dans l'eauSony RX100 II

    Venise dans l'eau
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1495 W: 122 N: 1162] (17317)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:38]
    Hi Roalnd,
    The rain has given you a fantastic reflection which makes a vey eye catching vertical composition. The stripe of color and light down the darker lower half of the frame looks great and the people are an excellent inclusion bringing life to the scene.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: A Sunrise to Remember!! NIKON D200

    A Sunrise to Remember!!
    spal Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 32] (184)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:35]
    H Swarnabi,
    A beautiful sunrise, and the rays of light beaming from the sun are spectacular. Your whole composition is superb and takes in such an inspiring view, all topped with such beautiful and varied colors
    Thanks for the excellent note too.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: River of LightCanon 5D Mark III

    River of Light
    qaiszur Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 13] (39)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:33]
    Hi Qais,
    A vy nice choice to present this in black and white, which adds mystery and drama to the shot, it is like a combination of blade runner and Gotham, but built with a beautiful middle eastern vision. I really like your description ofthe rivers of ight. It is amazing to think how many people there actually would be in this scene.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
    Title: Light show on the Maiden TowerCanon 5D Mark III

    Light show on the Maiden Tower
    GiovanniG Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 39 N: 153] (2489)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:30]
    Hi Giovanni,
    A nice combination of photo and words which really adds mystery to the old ruins and makes me wonder of their purpose. It's nice that the city recognises their beauty and uses them as a canvass to this light show. Nicer still that you added to their work with the light show of the fight trails from the traffic. Great shot, thanks for sharing. Pcheers
    Noel

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Mysterious ball...Canon EOS 30D

    Mysterious ball...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5266 W: 157 N: 7085] (83990)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:28]
    H Kryzsztof
    Usually art work, and it's created a brilliant artwork inside as its silver surface reflects back the world in this concave effect. A nice chance for a self portrait too. Your tight crop and framing works perfectly here to draw attention to the sphere and it's reflections.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: LuggersSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    Luggers
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 7 N: 6294] (47486)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:27]
    Hi Brian,
    This looks like a scene I would expect in hong long harbour, the sails of these boats looks very Asian to my eyes. But then I don't have sea eyes, so I am probably totally wrong. A great view, it evens your sailing retrials has afforded you many changes to capture beautiful images.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • BulgariaBulgaria
    Title: Oldie from Bulgaria

    Oldie from Bulgaria
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5172 W: 81 N: 13295] (76433)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:26]
    Hi Malgo,
    A nice ol­ photo. It is one year old than me, and it has aged a lot better than I have, haha. I see that even then on an older camera you had an eye for composition, and I like how you placed all of the buildings in the view. The house near the centre looks like it has grown from the rock.
    Nice workshop too, it looks like a photo from a magazine.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Almost 7 p.m. at the pierCanon EOS 1100D

    Almost 7 p.m. at the pier
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6239 W: 61 N: 18168] (81849)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:23]
    Hi Stephen,
    Nice dark scene, and I really admire the viewing angle and how you placed the large impressive clock tower. It's a strange looking building, the clock looks almost like art co design, but the other part of the building does not. Strange and wondful combination of designs.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Etna volcanoCanon EOS 60D

    Etna volcano
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8337 W: 381 N: 8051] (83014)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:21]
    Hi Jean,
    The great mountain looks Ike she is waking in your photo here, as smoke belches out I expect it to be followed by something more serious. A very fine presentation of this famous volcano against such a fine blue sky. I really Ike the slightly off centre composition.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: The Beauty Of Victoria MemorialNikon D5100

    The Beauty Of Victoria Memorial
    Indrasish Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 260 W: 4 N: 687] (2847)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:18]
    Hi Indasish,
    I love this building, and seeing your post here shows me why I so much enjoy photographing Belfast city hall recently, there are striking similarities in design between the two. It is a nice and unusual idea to photograph these contrasting elements in one shot. The old slippers for me add a sen of lonliness to the view, making me won­r whose these we're and where they have gone,
    Nice and unique idea.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Ora blu a Porto Venere

    Ora blu a Porto Venere
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2474 W: 19 N: 3058] (30583)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:16]
    Hi Carlo
    The lens distortion adds a lot of very effect to your photo here, it seems every building saw your camera and wanted to reach into the scene so they would be in it, a classical architecutre selfie of sorts. Needless to sat the light ands blue tones are classic.
    Thanks as always
    Noel

  • EgyptEgypt
    Title: Postcard from CairoCanon EOS 350D

    Postcard from Cairo
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 95 N: 7181] (30084)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:14]
    Hi Mariusz,
    It may be an older shot, butbits still very cool. I too like a good postcard, and actually only associate positive connotations to the phrase. Composition, vertical frame and lighting are brilliant, and by capturing the man in the lower left you have shown perfectly well the magnitude of this fine structure. Love that blue sky too, I miss blue skies.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • IraqIraq
    Title: Jalil Khayat MosqueNikon D800

    Jalil Khayat Mosque
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 1 N: 539] (5902)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:11]
    Hi Kasia
    Amazing this building is so new, I guess it's ancient style makes it look so much older. The graceful mineret reaches in a very fine way into the vivid blue sky.
    Great workshops too, the stories you have with them once again speaks of the friendliness of the people here. I only wonder what on earth you could do with two kilos of lemons :)
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Neva Cruise 1

    Neva Cruise 1
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1810 W: 12 N: 3608] (14354)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:08]
    Hi Maria,
    This is a great horizontal scene, leading from one side so perfectly to the other, and you placed the ship well leaving lots of space for it to sail into. It is nice to hear the city's wate structures being used so well, it adds so much vibrancy to an urban space to have these watery areas to escape to. The strong light on the buildings and the moody background a very cool.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Monterosso

    Monterosso
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1125 W: 0 N: 2036] (14705)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:06]
    Bonjour Gigi,
    Wow, those colors! Fans of the color wheel would be so excited to e this perfect comparison of yellows and orange against such a vivid blue sea, it looks spectacular. In addition to the colors, it a fascinating architecture moment as well. Very ice idea to break the scene in three like this, which creates great depth.
    Thanks as always
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Madonna della Neve

    Madonna della Neve
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9527 W: 132 N: 18470] (119639)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:04]
    H Silvio
    You describe this place beautifully, and it seems that in its day it would have been a very fine shrine for worship. Even now, in it's ruinous state it makes a great subject for photography. A shame it is in poor conditon, and surprising as its not as old as other great buildings of your fine country that have survived well. A nice and important document shot of a structure that looks like it may not last too much longer.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Outdoor festival # 1Canon EOS 700D

    Outdoor festival # 1
    Romano46 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1093 W: 0 N: 2645] (16682)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 10:02]
    Hi Romano,
    It seems strange to see this style of poster art in this place, which makes the image instantly eye catching. Even though the colors are not overly bright or garish, they still pop when presented in this darker grey environment. The emergency exit sign seems to be guiding peoe to the art tool in case of artistic emergency, run this way :)
    Cheers
    Noel

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Cape Trafalgar lighthouseSony Cybershot DSC W170

    Cape Trafalgar lighthouse
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2446 W: 0 N: 5677] (30089)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 9:59]
    Hi Angel,
    Lighthouses are a great subject for photography, and as I see more of them from around the world I learn why, it seems no two are the same! This is a beautiful design, like a giant pepper pot. You composed the scene really nicely too, it has a sense of pace being surrounded by deep blue sea, but the land in the foreground gives a really nice extra element of depth.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Love me forever

    Love me forever
    suomi_ Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 36] (147)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 9:58]
    Hi Fran,
    This is a very elegant and classy picture, your treatment in sepia adds nicely to that feel. Th happy couple are small in the image, whhc suits well s it gives a great sense of grandeur tougher fine classical architecture. Nice moment to capture.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: daily life

    daily life
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2975 W: 5 N: 5991] (29417)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2713 W: 15 N: 6500] (22787) [2014-11-27 9:57]
    Hi Ourania,
    The little boy may have tried to elude your lens without knowing, but in doing so has helped create a visually fascinating picture. As his hand leans out from behind the climbing frame, it is hard to to e him, won't ems as if the farm has grown hands and is giving you a nice little wave for the photo. I see the light was very difficult but it has a nice softness to it which works well with the unusual subject.
    Best wishes
    Noel

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