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  • JapanJapan
    Title: Shiogama festival #4Canon 1D MKIII

    Shiogama festival #4
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1581 W: 0 N: 3350] (34262)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5972 W: 457 N: 10314] (34575) [2014-07-31 18:12]
    Hello Takero,

    After six days in Kanazawa, we are preparing to fly back to Washington, DC. We saw many beautiful people and places, traditional dancers and drummers, but not a scene as colorful as this boat. I will post some photos soon from Kanazawa.

    Warm regards and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Mount AthosNikon D7100

    Mount Athos
    vasilpro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2753 W: 87 N: 5050] (40701)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5972 W: 457 N: 10314] (34575) [2014-07-31 18:07]
    Hello Vasilis,

    With ideal light, you've captured the beauty of the shore on the Athos Peninsula. I've sailed past this area, but never landed. It's a beautiful shot, well composed and exposed.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • TunisiaTunisia
    Title: Fly with meSony DSC HX200v

    Fly with me
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6772 W: 117 N: 12665] (71461)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5972 W: 457 N: 10314] (34575) [2014-07-31 17:58]
    Beautifully timed shot, Luciano. The composition, light control, colors all collaborate to produce an excellent photo.

    Warm regards, and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Bienvenue a CalviNikon D80

    Bienvenue a Calvi
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10676 W: 166 N: 18532] (100395)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5215 W: 492 N: 14705] (79420) [2014-07-31 12:40]
    Hello Christiane,
    Very nice landscape capture from Calvi with perfect pov and very nice warm light.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Spoleto - Via Monterone

    Spoleto - Via Monterone
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9211 W: 132 N: 17693] (115175)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5215 W: 492 N: 14705] (79420) [2014-07-31 12:39]
    Hello dear Silvio,
    Nice Street scenery from Spoleto with perfect pov and layout.
    The family walking down the Street adds life to the scenery.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Upsidedown boat reflectionPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Upsidedown boat reflection
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5625 W: 580 N: 10654] (51533)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5215 W: 492 N: 14705] (79420) [2014-07-31 12:37]
    Helle dear Ike,
    Reflections in summer time are allways nice captures specially in summer times . Yours is also a very good sample. With perfect graphical effect.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Tea Anyone?Pentax K7

    Tea Anyone?
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4645 W: 88 N: 10558] (51436)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4542] (18330) [2014-07-31 11:18]
    Hi Craig,

    Yes, it's nice to go to places, especially foreign places, and find the local people to be friendly and not put off by your camera. Did they invite you to have some tea with them or just to take their photograph?

    This is a fine photograph of a relaxed and content group of people - not a "strained" or "forced" shot - just completely natural. Despite your lack of time to dsmount your camera from its tripod or change lenses, you've come away with an excellent informal shot of this little group of people drinking their tea in glasses with lots of sugar - no milk as we have here.

    To me the light and colours look good, your exposure is spot-on and the sharpness looks fine.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: St-LeuNikon D-300

    St-Leu
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4670 W: 0 N: 4316] (53823)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4542] (18330) [2014-07-31 11:04]
    Bonjour Serge,

    A beautiful photograph with fine composition, enhanced by the use of a wide lens and with the edges of the canal making an excellent "lead-in" to the scene so the viewer admires the colourful facades of the buildings.

    Lovely light and colours, gorgeous reflections on the still water of the canal, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness throughout.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Spoleto - Piazza del Mercato

    Spoleto - Piazza del Mercato
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9211 W: 132 N: 17693] (115175)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4542] (18330) [2014-07-31 9:38]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    Yes, cars and parked cars and vans are the curse of old towns and cities and an anathema to photographers! How nice to see a street or piazza totally empty of motor cars!

    A beautiful scene with lovely early evening light which benefits from the inclusion of people. A fine composition in which you have managed the light extremely well so that we can see full details in the brightest parts and also in the deepest shadows. Beautiful soft colours, fine textures in the buildings and exquisite details and sharpness throughout.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Chablis - Noel gateCanon 50D

    Chablis - Noel gate
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8067 W: 4328 N: 13850] (54705)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4542] (18330) [2014-07-31 8:55]
    Hello Didi,

    A very interesting and informative note about this place and a very fine photograph to illustrate it.

    As well as your fine composition, it is the lovely light which makes this picture so special - the way the oblique light falls on the walls of that rounded tower, bringing out all its beautiful colours and textures. The diagonal composition is excellent, the kerb of the pavement leading the eye from bottom right along the street past the facades of the buildings and into the distance.

    Beautiful light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Glasgow in Festive MoodNikon D-300

    Glasgow in Festive Mood
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2902 W: 200 N: 6516] (25916)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4542] (18330) [2014-07-31 8:39]
    Hello Bev,

    Ah, ha, this is what is locally known as the "Squinty Bridge" in Glasgow but it's not usually so full of people! The crowds on the pavements and the Tour 'Bus add to the feeling of festivities here and I'm pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Commonwealth Games here!

    A well composed shot with good lighting despite the fact that it wasn't very sunny that day. A fine composition with the curve of the bridge support and the curve of the roadway itself leading the eye nicely into the distance. Good colours and excellent detail and sharpness, especially when viewed at "unreduced" size on "beta" TE.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Welcombe MouthNikonD300s

    Welcombe Mouth
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 41 N: 1656] (12122)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4542] (18330) [2014-07-31 8:32]
    Hello Les,

    An interesting note and I can fully realise that if those razor sharp rocks continue into the depths of the sea (as they certainly appear to do in your picture), then this would indeed be a most inhospitable place for any sailors and their crafts.

    This is a fabulous photograph which works beautifully in black and white. Your use of your 10 stop ND filter has worked magic on the water, smoothing it wonderfully as well as adding drama to the sky on account of the moving clouds. But it is the light and the strong contrasts on those rocks which makes this both so appealing and yet so foreboding.

    Fabulous light, wonderful strong tones and contrasts, excellent composition, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: A Forest of Glass IICanon EOS 60D

    A Forest of Glass II
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2473 W: 12 N: 5792] (20143)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5215 W: 492 N: 14705] (79420) [2014-07-30 13:25]
    Hello dear Noel,
    Another topclass capture in your gallery. Allthough not easy managable light conditions you've achived a topclass sharpness.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Breitling Wingwalkers IICanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Breitling Wingwalkers II
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4542] (18330)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5215 W: 492 N: 14705] (79420) [2014-07-30 3:59]
    Hello dear John,
    Just wonderfull ! This twin wingwalkers full in action.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Merendree Canal ICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Merendree Canal I
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18309 W: 497 N: 31454] (134518)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5215 W: 492 N: 14705] (79420) [2014-07-30 3:58]
    Hello dear John,
    Here is master not only the photographer but also the nice cloudy sky crowning this beautiful scenery.
    Here are all photographic values from A to Z at its best.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: halos

    halos
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2677 W: 5 N: 5319] (25574)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5215 W: 492 N: 14705] (79420) [2014-07-30 3:50]
    Hello dear Ourania,
    Nice capture of this two elder gentlemen enjoying the scenery.
    Most probably the theme ise "those were the days" !
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Palais de ChaillotCanon EOS 50D

    Palais de Chaillot
    asajernigan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3510 W: 90 N: 5260] (20117)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5215 W: 492 N: 14705] (79420) [2014-07-30 3:49]
    Hello Asa,
    Nice -almost aerial- view of Paris with this famous palais in the foreground.
    Many interesting notes.
    There was a joke in the sixties about the Eiffel tower. A Parisian artist once been asked which part of Paris is his favorite. He should been answered than top of the Eiffel tower, as you can not see the tower itself from there !
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Les statuesNikon D-300

    Les statues
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4670 W: 0 N: 4316] (53823)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5215 W: 492 N: 14705] (79420) [2014-07-30 3:41]
    Hello Serge
    Very nice capture of this modern artwork of a horserider lit with a very interesting light.
    Good effect
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: RiomaggiorePentax K7

    Riomaggiore
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4645 W: 88 N: 10558] (51436)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4542] (18330) [2014-07-29 16:45]
    Hi Craig,

    Nope, in my opinion there ain't nowt wrong with postcard pictures just like there's nothing wrong with "chocolate box" pictures either.

    This picture's a smasher with lovely strong but well balanced composition, lovely light, fine vibrant colours and, as always, stunning details and sharpness.

    A Beauty!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Combestone  TorNikonD300s

    Combestone Tor
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 933 W: 41 N: 1656] (12122)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4542] (18330) [2014-07-29 15:56] [+]
    Hello Les,

    This is a truly beautiful photograph.

    The short grass, the bare rocks and that windswept gnarled old tree all suggest exactly what you say in your excellent note - that this is a wild and exposed place which can be very inhospitable in bad weather or at certain times of year. I can imagine times and situations when it might be quite spooky up here.

    A beautifully composed photograph with gorgeous light and colours, a splendid sky and exquisite details and sharpness. The lone figure standing on that outcrop of rock clinches the composition perfectly. Did you "plant" her there or was her presence simply fortuitous? Or, indeed, serendipitous?

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

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