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  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: SilhouettesPanasonic LX5

    Silhouettes
    petarl Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 19 W: 9 N: 108] (1019)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-03-02 2:34]
    Hi Petar,
    I was surprised to see on closer inspection that this is a building site with builders in silhouette, from the tmbnail I thought they looked like statues and they reminded me of the three fates of Greek legend. A fine example of how silhouette can totally change out view on a scene, very cool.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • IranIran
    Title: Snowy Tree *2

    Snowy Tree *2
    omid266 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 0 N: 911] (5260)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-03-02 2:31]
    Hi Omid,
    The tree makes a nice break in the Man made environment of the alley, and the snow lying on its branches is great. Apologies that I have not been able to comment on your pictures recently, I have tried on every one, but I keep getting error messages, so I have not been using the site. I do not know if this comment will even post.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Street scene in Kathmandu

    Street scene in Kathmandu
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 0 N: 2867] (24189)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-28 14:40]
    Hi Miguel,
    This is a good street scene, very real and nothing strange, just a strong reportage of the place. I am not sure from their expressions if they are happy with you taking the photo. But you got your photo, so well done.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Sundown

    Sundown
    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 15 N: 116] (839)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-26 17:40]
    Hi Edward
    For a shot with such strong focus on the big orange ball and the silhouette, it sure packs a punch, I was drawn to this the minute I opened the gallery. The image glows with a kind of unearthly light, one of those light effects you find in horror movies. I get the feeling that soon the sun will be gone and then other things will stalk the night. Haha, I watch way too many horror films. Great shot.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Kalaw MarketPanasonic Lumix DMC GH1

    Kalaw Market
    anadai Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 76] (2687)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-25 23:50]
    Hi Amos.
    Tis woman makes for a beautiful photo, the lines of her face and her intense expression of concentration. She is dressed on very fine clothes too, the colors of which look great in your photo. The light falling across her could not be more perfect, almost like a professional spotlight for a photo shoot with the rich qualities of real sunlight. Really nice moment that has resulted in a very fine image.
    Best wishs
    Noel

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: King Midas TombNikon D 90

    King Midas Tomb
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-25 23:46]
    Hi Chris,
    I love the depth, this image instantly catches the eye and drew me straight in, as did the title, it is not everyday we getto see an image with such an iconic title. The view leads beautifully to that mysterious dark doorway, which has such an odd design, and to top all that off, a perfect crystal clear blue sky. Very nice place and photo.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: sunset

    sunset
    alex4ndru Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 201 W: 20 N: 47] (1402)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-25 23:36]
    Hi Alexandru
    Magical photo, the effect of the sun is really beautiful and makes this look like a scene from a nursery rhyme. The tall grass creates a very fine silhouette too. Really cool composition.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: come with meNikon D300

    come with me
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5709 W: 199 N: 6587] (39483)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-25 23:31]
    Hi Burak,
    Great title for this rather spooky image, I have not seen a natural tunnel made into stairs like this and it makes me think of draculas castle or some such place. The mellow gold light and your shadow in the image makes me wond what waits around the corner. Very nice shot.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: FlagNikon D300

    Flag
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5709 W: 199 N: 6587] (39483)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-24 22:59]
    Hi Burak
    This flag flies very proudly and you caught it in a great flutter too. Is vivid red colour stands out perfectly against the fine bright blue and green landscape
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Thou shall repentnikon D 7000

    Thou shall repent
    clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2210 W: 0 N: 2024] (15134)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-24 10:04]
    Hi Robert
    A beautiful house, but rather creepy too, it reminds me of the Addams family. The one light upstairs adds an element of potential horror movie. Your title captures that too. I like this photo a lot, thanks
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Reflections from Barcelona

    Reflections from Barcelona
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5492 W: 86 N: 14159] (79831)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-24 9:48]
    Hi Malgo
    You have made an architectural art gallery here, what a fine display of crazy colors and shapes , lines and patterns. Really nicely done on the presentation of this with no distortion, I would love to know how you did that. Original and very creative shot, very nicely done.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Lotuses on the YarraPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ28

    Lotuses on the Yarra
    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 31 N: 684] (3878)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-24 9:47]
    Hi Vincent
    Great minimal shot, the glowing flowers look great reaching into the distance and creating nice depth and nice light in the dark. The reflections are cool too.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: carnival Xanthi 2015 II

    carnival Xanthi 2015 II
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4785 W: 22 N: 7524] (56195)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-24 9:45]
    Hi Costantino,
    This is a nice fun shot, there are many different expressions in there and they show how seriously the ladies are taking the festival and themselves. Vibrant and lively image, and some wonderful smiles captureed.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Last day of CarnivalNikon D3100

    Last day of Carnival
    grigand Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 960 W: 97 N: 1771] (19567)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-22 11:17]
    Hi Andrea
    A very mysterious scene, I have always found these masks rather unusual and a little disturbing and that is one of the reasons I find they make excellent photographic subjects. The coloring you chose here is really nicely done. Very appealing image, thanks for sharing.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • MaliMali
    Title: Mainly made of mud

    Mainly made of mud
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3741 W: 313 N: 8116] (41725)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-22 11:15]
    hi Gert
    A fascinating place and what a skyline you have, all these peaks and ancient pinnacles are like a historical Manhattan. I really like that you captured this one lone person in the image too, bringing life and energy.
    best wishes
    Noel

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: Simplicity

    Simplicity
    taypejka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 219] (1619)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-22 11:13]
    Hi Emilia
    Really nicely done in seeing this fine shot, the colors work beautifully together but its the texture of the wall that is really striking for me. The fading light from left to right works wonders. This could easily belong in a gallery and I would happily hang this in my home. very nicely done.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le banc d'ArguinNikon D 90

    Le banc d'Arguin
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2311 W: 1179 N: 2209] (30597)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-22 11:11]
    Hi Claude
    Nicely seen shot, the person makes a great silhouette on this open landscape, and I am amazed this is France as the land looks quite lunar! The textures of the sand are really nice too and a great sense of wide open space. Nice one!
    Cheers
    Noel

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Matchbox Pinhole I

    Matchbox Pinhole I
    GyurMaster Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 14] (884)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-22 11:09] [+]
    Hi Gyorgy
    What an unusual effect, and it has given you a rather magical result, this really is like looking into a fairytale. The only connection with the real world is the parasols over the benches, other than that this is like a fine painting. I really do like your result.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Aqueduct...Canon EOS 30D

    Aqueduct...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5466 W: 157 N: 7457] (86267)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-22 9:42]
    Hi Krzysztof
    A great depth scene and with staggering colors in the greenery. The grey thundery sky appeals to me very much here, as it allows the eye focus on the trees and great reflection.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Salta La Linda

    Salta La Linda
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5492 W: 86 N: 14159] (79831)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2897 W: 18 N: 7059] (24850) [2015-02-22 9:41]
    Hi Malgo
    This is a beautiful night shot, an already elegant building which you have made even more so with this fine photo, your choice of view is wonderful too. I love the gold on deep blue colors.
    Best wishes
    Noel

    P.S. Thanks for the answer on the graveyard which I thought was buildings. That makes the photo even more appealing to me with my morbid fascination of dead places :)

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