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  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Reflections of RotterdamSony DSC HX400v

    Reflections of Rotterdam
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6113 W: 53 N: 10172] (36196)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1655 W: 408 N: 6034] (24630) [2016-06-27 8:50]
    Hello Lars,

    A fascinating note and a delightful photograph to accompany it!

    I remember that there was quite a vogue a while ago for presenting photographs of reflections "flipped" or rotated through 180░ and Gert's brother, Gunnar, showed us quite a few of his two or three years ago.

    The colours here are wonderfully rich and vibrant and the soft ripples on the water have given the image a wonderfully "Impressionist" look. Beautiful soft light, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness throughout.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Study HeadsSony Nex 6

    Study Heads
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3080 W: 306 N: 3036] (12010)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1655 W: 408 N: 6034] (24630) [2016-06-27 7:56]
    Hello Rob,

    You have written a fascinating and informative note about van Dyck, Rubens and their work and shown us a beautiful photograph.

    As Gert so correctly says, this young lady's painting appears to be of remarkably high quality, the colours, forms and contrasts so perfectly matching those of the original on the wall on the right.

    I love how you have obviously used quite a wide aperture to show the young artist and her work clearly and sharply against a nicely out of focus background. Lovely soft light, fine natural colours, perfect composition and exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • SwedenSweden
    Title:

    Escandinavia 2014 N118 - VARM KV─LL!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9873 W: 58 N: 13656] (75082)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1655 W: 408 N: 6034] (24630) [2016-06-27 7:41]
    Hello Neyvan,

    Gert (holmertz) showed us a photograph of summer weather in Stockholm just a day or two ago but this is a fabulous photograph taken on a warm evening with the sun low down in the sky.

    The warmth of the sunlight is remarkable, making this photograph look almost like a painting of one of the Old Masters, with people sitting relaxing while their faces are illuminated by the warm sun.

    A very fine composition with glorious light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Montefalco

    Montefalco
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11269 W: 132 N: 22363] (142037)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1655 W: 408 N: 6034] (24630) [2016-06-27 6:50]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    An interesting note and a truly magnificent photograph to accompany it!

    Taken at just the right time, that sky is stunningly beautiful and the buildings, seen across the wide expanse of the piazza, are beautifully lit in warm artificial light. A very fine composition with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: They have done it!Nikon D 90

    They have done it!
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2476 W: 1246 N: 2564] (34080)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1655 W: 408 N: 6034] (24630) [2016-06-27 6:38]
    Bonjour Claude,

    Oh Dear! Quel Dommage! What a Bloody Mess!

    Do not just feel pity for the English - feel pity for the Scottish people too who will no doubt soon be dragged into another Scottish independence referendum and the whole of the United Kingdom will collapse and fragment and 300 years of the Union will disappear down the toilet.

    "WiFi Here" is the only truth told by this poster which you have captured very appropriately in this fine bold composition. A very apt photograph and an excellent note too.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Reflections by the Nouveau RicheNikon D-300

    Reflections by the Nouveau Riche
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4152 W: 241 N: 9340] (38433)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1655 W: 408 N: 6034] (24630) [2016-06-27 6:01]
    Hello Bev,

    A very fine photograph of these reflections in this amazing Rolls Royce and an interesting note to accompany it!

    Lovely soft light and colours, fabulous reflections and excellent details and sharpness.

    I think I might just post a picture of my own from here!

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: In the St. James's Park (For Burak)

    In the St. James's Park (For Burak)
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3480 W: 76 N: 5267] (44059)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1655 W: 408 N: 6034] (24630) [2016-06-27 3:17]
    Hello Serghei,

    An interesting note and a lovely photograph to accompany it!

    The light here is beautifully warm, lighting up the fašade of this beautiful building and making it stand out against its darker surroundings. The reflections on the calm water are lovely. What a gorgeous place to be able to work in the middle of London!

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: UmbrellaSony Nex 6

    Umbrella
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3080 W: 306 N: 3036] (12010)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1655 W: 408 N: 6034] (24630) [2016-06-26 11:00]
    Hello Rob,

    A fascinating note, especially about the artist Richard Pousette-Dart and his works and thoughts.

    But, like you, I am amazed that this group of young people were allowed in this gallery with an umbrella, the perfect weapon people might use to damage art works.

    But this is a very fine photograph, particularly as the light levels here do not look good and the image shows very little in the way of noise. The group are nicely gathered around the painting, the girls, as you say, studying it while the boys seem more intent on either talking or simply admiring the girls.

    A perfect capture of a brief moment in time with well managed light, good colours and excellent details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.


  • GreeceGreece
    Title: the island of Artemis

    the island of Artemis
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4300 W: 12 N: 8664] (44962)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1655 W: 408 N: 6034] (24630) [2016-06-26 10:42]
    Hello Ourania,

    How nice that these traditions are still passed down to future generations and that young people can be aware of and enjoy their culture.

    You have captured this moment perfectly with the children in their brightly coloured clothes perform in front of a group of what, I presume, are admiring and proud parents.

    A very fine and pleasingly composed photograph with lovely light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness. And I like very much how, at the top of the picture, we see a hilltop overlooking this school.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Artist City HallCanon 7 D

    Artist City Hall
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21100 W: 522 N: 34905] (152212)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1655 W: 408 N: 6034] (24630) [2016-06-26 10:20]
    Hello John,

    The art exhibition sounds like a wonderful thing to see and you have taken advantage of the situation by taking this very fine photograph of an artist.

    Your use of a wide aperture has made the man stand out beautifully sharp against a nicely out of focus background and we can see every detail in his complexion and his magnificent beard. The light is beautifully soft, the colours natural and the details and sharpness exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Pe' Zi' Cicc'

    Pe' Zi' Cicc'
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5480 W: 369 N: 11782] (57622)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1655 W: 408 N: 6034] (24630) [2016-06-26 9:29]
    Ciao carissima Lisa,

    What a lovely and thought provoking note and what a fine tribute to your uncle who was certainly a good looking fella in his youth.

    Your photograph is divine in all senses of the word and you have taken it just as the sunbeams stream through the lantern at the top of this richly decorated dome.

    A glorious image, well composed with lovely light, rich warm colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kindest Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: From the Castle Walls - a Gertesque ViewNikon D-300

    From the Castle Walls - a Gertesque View
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4152 W: 241 N: 9340] (38433)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1655 W: 408 N: 6034] (24630) [2016-06-26 9:04]
    Hello Bev,

    "Old friend" indeed! And you might have taken the trouble to Photoshop my voluminous belly in your workshop photograph! Other than that, two fine images and an interesting note too.

    I'm sure I took an identical photograph here but for some reason or another I've just skipped over it. However, it's a lovely scene, clearly demonstrating how busy with visitors Edinburgh Castle was that morning. There's so much to look at and examine in detail in this fine image which is well composed with lovely soft light, rich colours and amazing details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Prayer for UK and EU

    A Prayer for UK and EU
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3369 W: 107 N: 5892] (26754)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1655 W: 408 N: 6034] (24630) [2016-06-26 5:20] [+]
    Hello Klaudio,

    Yes, I agree: it is a difficult situation to be in, wondering whether or not to take a photograph of someone in such a private moment, but you have somehow managed perfectly here to produce a photograph which is both serene and respectful and in no way invades the privacy of this dedicated worshipper.

    From the photographic and technical point of view, this photograph is of stunning quality. I only wish that TE could display exif data these days because I would be most interested in seeing those in this case. I presume that this must have been taken on quite a high ISO yet there is little evidence of any noise. The interior of this magnificent cathedral is lit in the most lovely soft light and yet you have managed to control the light in the windows remarkably: I usually find in such cases that the windows are far too bright and "blown out" and have great difficulty getting around that problem.

    A fine composition with beautiful light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    And, yes, a very appropriate title and photograph for these troubled times - and troubles which we have only brought upon ourselves. Appealing to God will be more beneficial than depending on our politicians I suspect.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Maioko #8Canon 5D Mark3

    Maioko #8
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1881 W: 0 N: 3430] (41438)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3369 W: 107 N: 5892] (26754) [2016-06-26 5:13]
    Hi dear Takero. Slightly blurred but one can still see clearly the details and the demure expression of this Japanese beauty. Regards. Klaudio.

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Imperial Summer Palace

    Imperial Summer Palace
    Charrua Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 27] (218)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3369 W: 107 N: 5892] (26754) [2016-06-26 5:10]
    Hi Ruben. A very evocative photo filled with gentleness and peace- which is so contradictory to what lies beyond the walls. Wonderful harmony in the colours and equally wonderful are the reflections on the still water. Regards. Klaudio.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Pe' Zi' Cicc'

    Pe' Zi' Cicc'
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5480 W: 369 N: 11782] (57622)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3369 W: 107 N: 5892] (26754) [2016-06-26 5:06]
    ciao cara Lisa. So one book comes to its last page end and the cover is closed. So much inside that will only be accessible to those who knew your uncle and only love and memories can open it.My dad has in his very late eighties and early nineties written his autobiography in Italian and thank God for that as now he remembers very little at 94. Lovely photo and maybe a smile to you from Zi Ciccio. Chi sa? Ciao. Klaudio.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Less is moreNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Less is more
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6630 W: 0 N: 6669] (78551)



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    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3369 W: 107 N: 5892] (26754) [2016-06-26 4:57]
    Un titre amusant Serge au regard de cette murale. Quite excessive and as you say it does leave us a little perplexed. Regards. Klaudio.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: boats sea and reflection 2

    boats sea and reflection 2
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5415 W: 22 N: 8788] (64740)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1655 W: 408 N: 6034] (24630) [2016-06-26 2:40]
    Dear Constantino,

    What a glorious scene of colours, bright light and reflections! Your photograph makes me want to disappear off to your beautiful shores right now!

    The colours here are wonderfully vibrant and the light is strong and warm, bringing out some beautiful textures and enhancing the lovely reflections on the water.

    A fine composition with wonderful light and rich colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Reflections of RotterdamSony DSC HX400v

    Reflections of Rotterdam
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6113 W: 53 N: 10172] (36196)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6065 W: 494 N: 17137] (95048) [2016-06-26 1:46]
    Hello Lars,
    Amazing capture ; perfect observed and captured.
    Great effect and all over the taste of an artisanal oil painting.
    TFS and have a nice weekend
    MESUT ILGIM

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Looking for paradiseSony DSC HX200v

    Looking for paradise
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8898 W: 123 N: 16646] (90682)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6065 W: 494 N: 17137] (95048) [2016-06-26 1:45]
    Hello dear Luciano,
    Another topclass entry from Napoli in your gallery, enriched with many interesting and usefull notes.
    Nice framed.
    TFS and have a nice weekend
    MESTUT ILGIM

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