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  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Mother Teresa BoulevardNikon D 90

    Mother Teresa Boulevard
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-28 4:43]
    Hi Chris,
    indeed I was quite confused seeing this capital town under Serbia. I guess some countries are recognized by others or not. For example the Crimea now has been practically taken over by Russia but no other country recognizes it. It is a bit like with the Eurovision song contest, countries have sympathies to selected countries. Poland has a sympathy towards Serbia as it is a Slavic country as well -however we have been dependent from Russia so long that we are rather supporting autonomic movements. And so Poland has recognized Kosovo even though we are historically closer to Serbs. Russia did not recognize it as Serbia has very strong ties with Russia. Also the end of the war in the Balkan peninsula is mainly thanks to NATO/USA -and so everything from NATO is opposed by Russia automatically. Lovely place, very well presented. This blue hour has a dark grey mood. Nice use of the fountain in the foreground.
    Everything well thought through.
    Regarding the locations Porteplume has a separate thread on the forum where you can report problems, I see if I can enquire about Kosovo.

    Thanks for sharing this so exotic and so close journey.
    M

  • SyriaSyria
    Title: Dead lion

    Dead lion
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6090 W: 91 N: 15788] (86341)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-27 8:39]
    Czesc Malgorzata,
    uroczy lew rzeczywiscie. Ciekawie widac jak brakujace miejsca zostaly wypelnione nowym betonem.
    To wyglada jak miejsce z atmosfera. Ja czesto wole chodzic dokola tzn byc na zewnatrz niz wchodzic do ciemnego wnetrza.
    Ogromnie szkoda ze to miejsce zostalo zniszczone.
    Ja nie bede mial okazji go juz zobaczyc...
    Niesamowite ze to sie dzieje niemal na naszych oczach ze budowle chocby tak charakterystyczne jal WTC w NYC znikaja z panoramy miasta na zawsze.
    I to wszystko za naszych niby nowoczesnych czasow.
    No ale oczywiscie sam fakt ze ludzie sie morduja z tak prozaicznych powodow , badz tez, jak to u nas w Polsce nie potrafia rzeczowo rozmawiac w polityce ale zachowuja sie jak dzieci...
    Troche wstyd ze ludzkosc sie cofa w rozwoju. Zamiast stanac ponad podzialami i skupic sie na wspolnym dobru.
    Tymczasem ludzie i tu i tam robia sie coraz bardziej pazerni. Sa bardziej sklonni doprowadzic do kryzysu globalnego niz zrezygnowac z kupna kolejnej rezydencji.
    A moze tak naprawde nic sie od czasow starozytnych tak naprawde nie zmienilo?

    Swiatlo mialas tutaj troche niekorzystne nie mniej teraz to zdjecie ma tak ogromna wartosc...
    Pozdrawiam,
    M

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Trondheim Cathedral

    Trondheim Cathedral
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6090 W: 91 N: 15788] (86341)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 13:35]
    Czesc Malgorzata,
    jak tylko zobaczylem to zdjecie to sobie od razu pomyslalem o katedrze z Salisbury ktora nota bene nie tak dawno pokazalem choc nie od strony fasady. Ale od frontu pokazal ja chyba Ben. Tak czy owak przy tym przyblizeniu podobienstwo bylo uderzajace, no ale jesli sie rzuci okiem na zdjecie w workshopie to podobienstwo znika. Bardziej mi sie zreszta podoba to zdjecie z workszopa bo ciekawia mnie te wieze.
    Tak czy owak nie spodziewalem sie tego typu architektury w Norwegii i to tak daleko na polnocy.
    A zatem nie tylko piekna przyroda ale rowniez ciekawe miasta mozna tam ogladac.
    No coz -jak juz pisalem Craigowi -Norwegii nie zobacze chyba nigdy w zyciu bo mieszkajac w kraju w ktorym praktycznie nie ma lata i slonca (o przepraszam dzis kiedy bylem w pracy byl sloneczny dzien) raczej marzy sie zeby jechac na wakacje gdzies gdzie swieci slonce...Biorac wiec pod uwage ze moge sie wybrac raz dwa razy do roku na wakacje -raczej nie bedzie to polnoc -jakkolwiek piekna by ona nie byla :)
    Tym bardziej przyjemnie mi sie oglada cudze zdjecia :)
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie,
    M

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Black Sea Beauties - XINikon D 5000

    Black Sea Beauties - XI
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5779 W: 492 N: 16300] (89054)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 11:49]
    Hi Mesut,
    amazing place with spectacular setting. I like the fragment in the very right -where we can spot space opening in the distance with a nice bluish tone.
    The vegetation here makes an attractive for the eye diagonal from which the monastery appears.
    Incredible composition of the rock, vegetation, architecture and nature.
    Excellent work,
    M

  • FranceFrance
    Title: One day to Rochilles #6Canon PowerShot S5IS

    One day to Rochilles #6
    tatadalou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 113 N: 1117] (7219)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 11:46]
    Hi Delphine,
    so they could have arrested you, thinking you may be a spy :) The repeated motif of the man in uniform makes a nice effect, they seem aligned so nicely here as if they were posing for you. And everything in this amazing scenery! Great capture! Congratulations!
    M

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Naxos island view IV

    Naxos island view IV
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5019 W: 22 N: 8200] (59827)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 11:41]
    Hi Costantino,
    very original shape of the harbour. I like how you have showed it quite symmetrically making a square of it in the foreground. People seem so little there -they allow us to imagine the scale of the pl. Perspective of the harbour make nice diagonals which create a feeling of depth. Quite a nice scenery opening behind with the hills at the very back.
    Beautiful work,
    M

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Waves of Rossio Square

    Waves of Rossio Square
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2375 W: 0 N: 1330] (8685)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 11:33]
    Hallo Wolfgang,
    I like very much those Portuguese pavements! You have captured this one very well, just by looking at it I feel quite dizzy. Amazing effect, nice street scene in the centre. I like very much Lisbon, everything is so beautiful there.
    Nice reportage,
    M

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Waiting for Rest

    Waiting for Rest
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2057 W: 17 N: 4179] (16758) *



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 11:30] [+]
    Hola Maria,
    I like very much the very suitable title :) In particular Americans use the word restroom, I think in the UK it is less popular. You are so funny taking pictures people waiting for the bathroom. It is quite an interesting idea -I guess people waiting for toilet may have very particular faces showing some sort of tension...
    Here the line did not seem too long hence quite relaxed face of this lady. Let's hope she does not find this picture someday..
    M

  • FranceFrance
    Title: View PeilleNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    View Peille
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5215 W: 5 N: 8878] (40602)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 11:26]
    Hola Luis,
    beautiful composition with the blue flowers in the foreground, lovely hills at the back and charming village in the very centre. It is so picturesque. I like how you have taken care about all the details of the composition.
    Very well done!
    M

  • AlbaniaAlbania
    Title: Lake KomaniNikon D 90

    Lake Komani
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 11:19]
    Hi Chris,
    as much as I have heard already about interesting spots in the countries of former Yugoslavia, I have been recently very curious about Albania and did not know what to expect. Your reportage here certainly raises my appetite. This landscape is quite extraordinary, the hills have such interesting diagonal design and are respectively covered with vegetation. Amazing colors are making it so eye catching too.
    Spectacular sight. Thank you for sharing it!
    Excellent work,
    M

  • FranceFrance
    Title: L'anse des PaulillesNikon D80

    L'anse des Paulilles
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11718 W: 154 N: 20576] (111339)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 11:14]
    Bonjour Cricri,
    beautiful green introduction to the fantastic coastal scenery behind. You have used the plants well to make interesting foreground, and frame the main view. To be honest I have no idea what the plant is but it seems to be in rows means it must be some sort of useful plant :)
    Excellent work!
    M

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: View of a tower from Methoni's castleCanon EOS 5 D

    View of a tower from Methoni's castle
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11329 W: 296 N: 22965] (90257)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 11:11]
    Hi Danos,
    fantastic composition! The dark arched passage make a great framing and introduction to the beautiful view in the very centre. The tower is lovely and set against nice view too with the sea well visible and some hills behind.
    Wonderful work!
    M

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: The huge SalamanderFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    The huge Salamander
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5444 W: 64 N: 9971] (40930)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 7:01]
    Hi Ana,
    this is so colorful! I like salamanders in general with their orange patches. Here as well this huge salamander adds an interesting touch to the scene. Fantastic sky tops up the composition beautifully. Great idea of the artist as well to utilize the old materials, It is a very smart way to recycle it I guess.
    Very impressive,
    great picture too!
    M

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Tour de l'HorlogeSony DSC HX400v

    Tour de l'Horloge
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5166 W: 53 N: 8679] (28986)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 6:42]
    Hi Lars,
    lovely presentation from Montreal. I like the tower, it has a nice design, you have presented it well with the interesting bridge as well. There is also a promenade along the riverside with people enjoying the walk. Very decorative sky as well.
    I like it, this is very new to me, I don't remember seeing much from Montreal.
    M

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: TwinsNikon D 7100

    Twins
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6351 W: 199 N: 6762] (43565)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 6:10]
    Hi Burak,
    I had the pleasure to visit Malmo many years ago, sadly my pictures were taken with a very simple analog camera and they are of really bad quality -so now I am glad to see any photos from this town.

    What stroked me here first is actually the location. I may be wrong but I think Gotland is an island on the Baltic Sea and Malmo belongs to a different region.
    I took the info below from Malmo article in Wikipedia:

    Country
    Sweden

    Province
    Scania

    County
    Skåne County

    I think you can still change the county by editing the photo. It is nicely captured across the water which provides the chance for the reflection. The tower itself reminds me a lot those characteristic towers seen in Copenhagen.

    Very well done,
    M

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: GardenNikon D7200

    Garden
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1222 W: 0 N: 2995] (27999)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 1:14]
    Czesc Ryszard,
    bardzo atrakcyjna centralna symetria. Ciekawie uzyles elemenow dekoacyjnych ogrodu, moze szkoda ze zaslaniaja troche ten dworek ale efekt jest bardzo przyjemny.
    Super kolory takie zywe a zarazem naturalne.
    Swietna praca,
    Pozdrowienia
    M

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: ~ riverscape ~Nikon D70s

    ~ riverscape ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4754 W: 146 N: 10877] (46836)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 1:10]
    Hi Abmdsudi,
    it is really hard to imagine that this is the same place which in the other direction is so full of tourists, this looks so different, so quiet and only with local people present.
    Nice composition with interesting atmosphere, a dreamy touch.
    Very pleasant asymmetry.
    Excellent work,
    M

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Main fortressPentax K10D

    Main fortress
    chrisnet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2949 W: 110 N: 5637] (22366)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-12 1:07]
    Bonjour Christian,
    lovely presentation of this charming castle. You have captured it in a nice side light which makes it feel three dimensional. Framing with the leaves was a great idea as the sky would be to uniformly blue.
    Very well done!!
    M

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: The main nave...Canon EOS 30D

    The main nave...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5696 W: 157 N: 8016] (89977)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-11 13:57]
    Czesc Krzysztof,
    wnetrze robi nie mniejsze wrazenie niz widok z zewnatrz.
    Bardzo dobrze zrownowazyles tutaj naswietlenie, nie ma zadnych przejasnien ze strony jasnych okien w oddali. Wszystko wyrazne i klarowne az do samej glebi.
    Ludzie nawet dodaja uroku zreszta sa nieco ponizej wiec nic nie zaslaniaja.
    Wspaniale wykonanie!
    M

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Fireworks 2015#4Canon 1DX

    Fireworks 2015#4
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1702 W: 0 N: 3453] (37716)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3063 W: 95 N: 7777] (32459) [2015-08-11 13:53]
    Hi Takero,
    fireworks are indeed so difficult to photograph, I have tried a bit and I am not very happy with my photos, the colors were messed up. But I really admire your results, you have a variety of colors well preserved and repeated motifs.
    Excellent series!
    M

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