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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Time Stands StillNikon D-300

    Time Stands Still
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3211 W: 212 N: 7365] (29549)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-26 11:05] [+]
    Hi Bev,
    Your great note combined with this beautiful image truly captures the sense of this place, it's tasteful design, and it's strong connection to the past. I love that there have not been big odious signs appearing to ruin the buildings, and having cently walked down o Connell street in Dublin, I know much impact that can have. There is not even a single car to break the vision that you travelled back in time to take this photo.
    Thanks as always.
    Noel

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: In the evening...FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    In the evening...
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5164 W: 64 N: 9160] (37025) *



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-26 11:01]
    Hi Ana,
    This is a wonderful daily life scene. And the sense of laughter from the young girls really does a nice impression that these streets would ring with happy sounds. So many generations of family and people on view here, and so many thoughts and expressions. All of the people m this are I'll candidates for a photo but to get them all in one cool shot is a real bonus. Really nicely done, and special mention to the goat :)
    Best wishes.
    Noel

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: Some strange lightsPentax K-5 II

    Some strange lights
    petarl Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 19 W: 9 N: 106] (993)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-26 10:59]
    Hi Petar
    This is a very nicely considered shot which creates an almost abstract from a great city view. I like the long exposure that creates starbursts in the lights, and the jade tones in the walls are really nice.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Beginning of the trip: Prague

    Beginning of the trip: Prague
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5422 W: 85 N: 13922] (78852)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-26 10:56]
    Hi Malgo
    A brilliant scene to portray this famous city, there really is something for everybody in this, so many styles of architecture, the sculpture the lit and shade. Everywhere I look there is something interesting to view. You had a perfect blue sky day too.
    Safe journey!
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Naval College (1300th Post)Sony Alpha 850 DSLR

    The Naval College (1300th Post)
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4189 W: 7 N: 6484] (48668)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-26 10:54]
    Hi Brian,
    So you DO have a time machine! How else could this old scene come to life so vividly while retaining its look of real authenticity. These great ships have given you some magical photo moments, and I really like this combination of old world charm and documentary. Very cool. That sky is superb too. Congratulats on post 1300, that's a lot of sharing the world!!
    Cheers
    Noel

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Monastery ...on the rockCanon 350 D

    Monastery ...on the rock
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10943 W: 291 N: 22107] (86667)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-26 10:51]
    Hi Danos
    What a beautiful place, it seems like the monastery has grown from the rock organically and fits in so well in its landscape. A really magical sight and once again a place I am really happy to learns about from your image and note.
    Thanks again
    Noel

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: KardamyliCanon EOS 5 D

    Kardamyli
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10943 W: 291 N: 22107] (86667)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-26 10:49]
    Hi Danos
    This place is steeped in history and it looks as old as its associated legends, I can easily see this being the scene of the battles of men and gods for the world. Thanks for the an excellent note, it's great to learn so much about a place do beautiful, and your photo does it great justice.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Boudhanath EyesNikon D7000

    Boudhanath Eyes
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1341 W: 0 N: 2924] (13756)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-26 10:47]
    Hi Miro
    The many flags leading to the tip of the dome drew my eye to the point where it took me a moment to tally find the eyes, but now that I see them, they truly are glaring from inside the photo! They look surprisingly angry and intense for eyes on such an important religious building. I really like the off centre composition too, learning about the world is what I do in seeing images like this.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Ancestor's soul inviting Dance #2Canon 1DX

    Ancestor's soul inviting Dance #2
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1620 W: 0 N: 3391] (35908)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-26 10:44]
    Hi Takero
    There is a lot of mystery in this fine image, that we cannot e the faces of these ladies makes them appear strange, and the spotlight picks them out of the darkness brilliantly. The black backdrop is perfect too, helping this feel like an image of spiritual visitors
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Non-conformityFuji XT 1

    Non-conformity
    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 538 W: 6 N: 1469] (7428)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-26 10:42]
    Hi Michael,
    Great result. This is a cool abstract shot and the color treatment suits it perfect. An almost dystopian feel to it, and the rebels disks refusing to confront are a brilliant part. The vignette looks excellent too, slightly aging this ultra modern place. Different and very cool photo.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Piazza della RepubblicaCanon EOS 5D Mk II

    Piazza della Repubblica
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2212 W: 76 N: 988] (32695)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-25 7:58]
    Hi Jean Claude,
    Beautiful black hour shot, the dark sky has made the golden light on the buildings stand out in a superb way and I really like the central composion that you have chosen, especially that the plume of wat from the fountain is right against the dark sky, the pedestrian crossing creates and excelllent lead line to draw the eye deep into the view. Very nice image.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Klub muzej ...Nikon D300

    Klub muzej ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6433 W: 2015 N: 11647] (52038)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-25 7:54]
    Hi Paja,
    Very nice collage of images, and in putting these images all together like this,nyou really show the spirit of the place and captured its unique feeling. This looks like a really great place, and like a lot of effort has gone into creating it. You have served the owners really well in portraying it like this.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: The old jam factoryCanon EOS 1100D

    The old jam factory
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6422 W: 63 N: 18508] (83693)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-25 7:52]
    Hi Stephen,
    A jam factory? Wow, I know a couple of old jam factories in Dublin and they do not look like this classical work of architecture. Great to see it being reused in an imaginative way like this, and the work put in to turn it into its new use has been done really well. Youbcho a perfect angle to portray its fine colors, and the soft pastels work really well gainst the dramatic sky.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • SpainSpain
    Title: The Azulejos of Plaza de EspañaOlympus OMD EM5

    The Azulejos of Plaza de Espaņa
    siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2743 W: 23 N: 4490] (33565)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-25 7:39]
    Hi Godia,
    Really, really nicely chosen composition, the fine building is superb, but you have added so much to it by including this beautifully and contrasting colored blue balustrade. The detail of both parts of the image are fantastic and the balustrade seems to draw the wondful blue sky down into the ground. Classically beautiful and elegant picture.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: My 9th Birthday at TE - TE'de 9.seneKodak EasyShare Z650

    My 9th Birthday at TE - TE'de 9.sene
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5550 W: 487 N: 15500] (84284)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-25 7:37]
    Hi Mesut
    It is strange that when people join, some beautiful images get no smilies, although I am not long on this site, it still seems to happen. This is a fine image, and for me the most magical thing is that you caught so many snowflakes falling in the air against the hidden sun. Congratulations on your 9th birthday here, it's been a pleasure seeing your work and sharing your vision.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: Night sailPentax K-5 II

    Night sail
    petarl Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 19 W: 9 N: 106] (993)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-25 7:34]
    Hi Petar,
    A lovely city scene with some great towers and lights. I really like the rippling water, as it has made many of the lights appear in many places when reflected from the land. Normally I would much prefer calm mirror reflections, but this works perfectly. Very cool.
    Cheers
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Unusual WeatherNikon D-300

    Unusual Weather
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3211 W: 212 N: 7365] (29549)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-25 7:31]
    Hi Bev,
    That combination of snow and blue sky is indeed rare, but it makes an excellent opportunity for the eagle eyed photographer, and you have made the most. Not only have you got great sky and snow, but the strong ight has created some very investing shadows on the snowy foreground.
    The weather has been weird lately, a few weeks ago our weather forecasters warned of the coldest time for decades, months of snow and a wind coming called, oddly, the beast from the east. Today it is 13 degrees here in my town on co Meath. People are walking around in t shirts and I have all my windows open. In January! I suspect it won't be too long til irish wine starts appears on the shelves :)
    Have a great Sunday
    Noel

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: A jump in the goldSony DSC HX200v

    A jump in the gold
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7248 W: 119 N: 13820] (76832)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-25 7:26]
    Hi Luciano,
    There is probably little I can add that has not been said, but wow :) do much gold are decoration, this is a really stunning place. Although I won't at times of how the church came across the money to make places like this, but that aside, the legacy they have left is a joy to behold. It even seems that there are giant jewels stuck to the wall. Beautiful image.
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: golden  light on the lake of MisurinaCanon 60D

    golden light on the lake of Misurina
    fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 0 N: 1427] (8280)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-25 7:16]
    Hi Francesco.
    I wonder if these little ducks had any idea of the epic scene behind them, and the fine photo they would end up apart of. The sky is really beautiful in this. And is very dramatic while tones of color changing through he water is unusual and very nice. A great moment, the ducks make a difference!
    Best wishes
    Noel

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: SelborneCanon EOS5D

    Selborne
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 627 W: 288 N: 1416] (7008)



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    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2839 W: 15 N: 6898] (24247) [2015-01-25 7:14]
    Hi Will
    You found the perfect place to shoot this from, the trees make such a cool and interesting natural border around rhe very quaint looking town. The framing there's also add even more color to a scene already brimming with beautiful natural colors, from the trees and bushes, through the town and up into the nicely active sky.
    Cheers
    Noel

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