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  • SenegalSenegal
    Title: Welcome to the slave islandSony DSC HX200v

    Welcome to the slave island
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8704 W: 118 N: 16340] (89296)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6018 W: 494 N: 16912] (94034) [2016-05-04 13:49]
    Hello dear Luciano,
    Another topclass capture in your gallery !
    A perfect lecture for good pov, layot and compo.
    Nice framed and enriched with many interesting and usefull notes. A perfect TE entry.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: The PinnaclesNikon D750

    The Pinnacles
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1573 W: 0 N: 3360] (16041) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6467 W: 476 N: 11363] (38557) [2016-05-04 7:58]
    Hello Miro,

    It appears that we were in Australia about the same time. We came to Sydney on 12 Feb. and left 15 for Brisbane and a cruise. It's always a pleasure to see through another driver's rear mirror a site so very far and different than mine. If it weren't for a few shrubbery, that this is a desolate section of the planet.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: neidpath castle

    neidpath castle
    dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 618 W: 0 N: 40] (7279)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1595 W: 408 N: 5920] (24072) [2016-05-03 13:55]
    Hello Dale,

    Yes, it's a real shame that this place is now closed to the public. It was open once upon a time as I remember visiting it and exploring the inside of the place, but that was probably 20 years ago or more.

    I recognise the place from where you've taken this - from along the banks of the Tweed - and it's difficult to get a good shot at the castle because you are so much lower than it. But you have coped very well here with the viewpoint as well as the dull light and miserable weather and the fact it was taken in late December. Good colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: The Cross and CastleCanon EOS 60D

    The Cross and Castle
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3599 W: 25 N: 8304] (30191)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6018 W: 494 N: 16912] (94034) [2016-05-03 13:47]
    Hello dear Noel,
    Another nice and interesting capture in your gallery.
    Perfect TE entry enriched with many interesting notes.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Covent Garden MarketSony Nex 6

    Covent Garden Market
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2872 W: 306 N: 2483] (9632)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1595 W: 408 N: 5920] (24072) [2016-05-03 13:47]
    Hello Rob,

    Looking at the progression of your shots from St. Paul's to here, I suspect you might have walked the very same way which I did when I visited London last year!

    I must say that I don't quite remember all the mirrors in this place but they have allowed you to compose a rather interesting photograph here. I think I might just be able to see the photographer in the mirrored area on the left but that, the interesting and colourful and distorted reflections, together with the view outside, is quite delightful. You have done extremely well to cope with the very differing light levels and the image shows excellent depth of field and sharpness throughout.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Covent Garden MarketSony Nex 6

    Covent Garden Market
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2872 W: 306 N: 2483] (9632)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6018 W: 494 N: 16912] (94034) [2016-05-03 13:46]
    Hello Rob,
    One capture, many interpretations !
    Very well observed and captured. Many interesting details and many usefull and good notes.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Young seamen on a sailing lessonCanon EOS 60D

    Young seamen on a sailing lesson
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8208 W: 598 N: 14653] (69311)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6018 W: 494 N: 16912] (94034) [2016-05-03 12:56]
    Hello dear Ike,
    Another nice and interesting capture in your gallery.
    Very good layout and nice bright colors.
    TFS and best regards from rainy Istanbul.
    MESUT ILGIM

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: sunset

    sunset
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4186 W: 12 N: 8416] (43672)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6018 W: 494 N: 16912] (94034) [2016-05-03 12:44]
    Hello dear Ourania,
    Another topclass capture from Leros at sunset.
    Very good layout and perfect light management.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: 1891 Vathi Samos island

    1891 Vathi Samos island
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5359 W: 22 N: 8602] (63776)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6018 W: 494 N: 16912] (94034) [2016-05-03 12:39]
    Hello dear Costantino,
    Very nice capture of this beautiful balcon and entrance from Vathi.
    Perfect pov and perfect sharpness.

    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Les quais de l IllNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Les quais de l Ill
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6468 W: 0 N: 6362] (76449)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6018 W: 494 N: 16912] (94034) [2016-05-03 12:37]
    Hello Serge,
    What a nice capture from Strasbourg taken with perfect pov and layout.
    Nice the moevement on the waters surface.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: sunset

    sunset
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4186 W: 12 N: 8416] (43672)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1595 W: 408 N: 5920] (24072) [2016-05-03 11:55] [+]
    Hello Ourania,

    I always admire people who can take photographs successfully into the bright setting sun because anytime I try it I always seem to be plagued with dreadful lens flare!

    Look at this lovely photograph - not even a hint of lens flare. It just isn't fair! :( I love how the young lady is beautifully silhouetted against the bright warm orange glow of the setting sun and yet we can still make out remarkable detail in her as well as the fishing boat, the fishermen's nets and the distant town.

    Gorgeous warm light and colours, perfect exposure, exquisite details and no lens flare!

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Tulips White IICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Tulips White II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20855 W: 522 N: 34610] (150872)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1595 W: 408 N: 5920] (24072) [2016-05-03 9:16]
    Hello John,

    A fascinating note and a glorious photograph to accompany it!

    I love your composition in which the wide angle lens has very well accentuated the strong perspective with the rows of pure white tulips appearing to go on forever! The light is beautifully soft, your colours are pure and the depth of field and sharpness are exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: A deserted street in KaraikudiCanon EOS 1100D

    A deserted street in Karaikudi
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7611 W: 63 N: 21158] (96797)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1595 W: 408 N: 5920] (24072) [2016-05-03 8:23]
    Hello Stephen,

    A fascinating and informative note and a very fine photograph to accompany it!

    The deserted street (well, apart from a lone motorcyclist) makes a strong foreground feature, leading us nicely into the frame and allowing us to examine closely the buildings, particularly on the left. The light and colours are delightful, your exposure perfect and the details and clarity are exquisite.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Looking out to distant shoresCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Looking out to distant shores
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3342 W: 91 N: 8500] (35608)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1595 W: 408 N: 5920] (24072) [2016-05-03 4:05] [+]
    Hello Mariusz,

    As soon as I saw this lovely photograph and read your wonderful and extensive notes, I just couldn't resist trying to do some research here! As far as I can gather, the first plaque was presented in 1968 by Australia and New Zealand together to commemorate, not James Cook, but the Whitby ship workers who built Captain Cook's several ships. Then, in 1970, Australia presented a plaque to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Cook's landing in Australia. Canada presented a plaque in 1978 and finally New Zealand presented the final one in 1984.

    Anyway, this is a delightful photograph, so simply and so beautifully composed, the tall statue on its plinth perfectly placed in the frame against a clear blue sky with the distant sea stretching out to the horizon.

    Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, stunning details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Abbazia di San Felice di Narco

    Abbazia di San Felice di Narco
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11097 W: 132 N: 21904] (140005)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1595 W: 408 N: 5920] (24072) [2016-05-02 13:39]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    A delightful photograph of this lovely building, so beautiful in its sheer simplicity of lie and form. You have composed this photograph perfectly, the space in the foreground adding depth to the image and the tall lamppost on the right anchoring the composition very effectively. The two people in the doorway add to the appeal as well as providing a good sense of scale.

    Lovely soft light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Cappadocian Scenes - IXNikon D 5000

    Cappadocian Scenes - IX
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6018 W: 494 N: 16912] (94034)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1595 W: 408 N: 5920] (24072) [2016-05-02 13:25] [+]
    Hello dear Mesut,

    What a fascinating note you have written - and a fine photograph to accompany it!

    I presume that those dwellings in the cliff face were laboriously chiselled out of the rock - it is amazing to think of the hard work and toil which must have gone on to produce those.

    A spectacular photograph of this remarkable natural feature modified by mankind so long ago and yet these places were occupied by priests until just ninety years ago?

    A beautifully composed photograph with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Local Parks in VancouverPentax K3

    Local Parks in Vancouver
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5906 W: 88 N: 14103] (66652)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1595 W: 408 N: 5920] (24072) [2016-05-02 13:18] [+]
    Hi Craig,

    Yes, it's wonderful to view all your wonderful photographs from India, Peru and so on, but it's lovely also to see some lovely images from your own city of Vancouver!

    So this is where the "posh" folk live? This English Bay looks very well kept - not a sign of any discarded beer cans or cigarette packets (!) - and the view across to the tall white buildings set against the distant mountains is delightful, especially beneath such a gorgeous sky.

    A perfectly composed photograph with gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Meeting a young heart-throb in the next day or two! :)

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Peles RestaurantNikon D 90

    Peles Restaurant
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11671 W: 1002 N: 22458] (111746)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6018 W: 494 N: 16912] (94034) [2016-05-02 13:16]
    Hello dear Chris,
    Very nice capture from Sinaia taken with perfect pov and very good light management.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Isole Tremiti

    Isole Tremiti
    cristina1 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 87] (707)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6018 W: 494 N: 16912] (94034) [2016-05-02 13:15]
    Hello Christina,
    Small is beautiful '
    Very nice panaromic capture with good layout and balanced light management.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Unity and FriendshipSony DSC HX400v

    Unity and Friendship
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5912 W: 53 N: 9854] (34688)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6018 W: 494 N: 16912] (94034) [2016-05-02 12:59]
    Hello Lars,
    Another nice and "all Hollandaise" capture in your gallery. Very good pov and compo. Perfect sharpness and light management.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

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