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  • IrelandIreland
    Title: A nod and a smileCanon EOS 60D

    A nod and a smile
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3468 W: 25 N: 8162] (29259)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 11:28]
    Hello Noel,
    A very nice portrait of this charming lady and a colourful background. She is herself quite colorful, I should say. The mild light is excellently handled and the note is very interesting and informative. At the time of my only visit to Ireland in 1968 I think it was still a firmly agricultural country, deeply rooted in traditions.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: NonzaNikon D100

    Nonza
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6241 W: 0 N: 6014] (73536)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 292 N: 1981] (9427) [2016-02-13 10:35]
    Hello Serge

    Glorious location, and an expertly-chosen viewpoint. The light and those clouds make a significant contribution as well. Good work.

    Regards

    Will

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: volet bleuSony A77

    volet bleu
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1718 W: 133 N: 1410] (21757)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 292 N: 1981] (9427) [2016-02-13 10:23]
    Hello Roland

    Yes: keep taking these arresting, minimalist, well-composed photographs! This one's another belter. We don't need to see the whole structure: this thoughtfully-framed close-up is much more impressive. Good work.

    Regards

    Will

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: In the schist villages...IIFuji Finepix HS50 EXR

    In the schist villages...II
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5699 W: 64 N: 10713] (43919)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 292 N: 1981] (9427) [2016-02-13 10:17]
    Hello Ana

    I guess you are serious about the disruption caused by these locals! I'm surprised it's tolerated. But it's produced a series of really interesting ethnological studies by yourself. Licor Beirão, eh? I'll admit that I don't know it, though I have in the past come under the influence of Medronho...

    Kind regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Canon Powershot A640

    Les commodités de la conversation
    gildasjan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4193 W: 284 N: 6419] (43370)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 10:10]
    Hello Gildas,
    This is a very original composition. I like photos that don't look like all the rest. The chairs are amazing and become quite funny when adapted to the ideas of Molière. The table adds some colour and a bit of spontaneous decoration.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Canon EOS 60D

    Borgarfjörður
    chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1348 W: 21 N: 3194] (20374)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 292 N: 1981] (9427) [2016-02-13 10:00]
    Hello Olivier

    Iceland is a place I've been meaning to visit for a long time. Your photographs from the country make me even more determined! This view from above the falls is unusual and special; in fact the poor weather you refer to may have helped you to convey the dark, brooding atmosphere that I, at any rate, associate with the place.

    Regards

    Will

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Regards from Cuba

    Regards from Cuba
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6650 W: 97 N: 16983] (91544)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 292 N: 1981] (9427) [2016-02-13 9:52]
    Hello Malgo

    This is a lovely and heart-warming photograph. Love the expressions! And I'm so glad you're enjoying your latest journey. When are you coming to the UK again??

    Regards

    Will

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Oh Samba Carnival #2Canon 1DX

    Oh Samba Carnival #2
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1812 W: 0 N: 3303] (39684)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 292 N: 1981] (9427) [2016-02-13 9:35]
    Hello Takero

    OK, let's admit it: this is one sexy picture! Of course the girl and her expression, but also your rendition of the scene. I'm assuming a fairly slow shutter speed, maybe around 1/30th sec, which has blurred the movement beautifully, while still allowing us to dwell on that challenging eye-contact. Super!

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Back Door

    The Back Door
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1762 W: 0 N: 4440] (21674)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 9:16]
    Hello Ann,
    This should be among the most colorful photos of the day. I imagine this to be a fairly dark alley, so you handled the light very well. Basically I would probably enjoy these paintings (as long as I don't find them on the house where I live, and not in my backyard), it's just a pity that the whole street is so full of garbage and that the graffiti artists don't seem to respect each others' work very much. Apart from the junk I like the photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Canal de Cannaregio II

    Canal de Cannaregio II
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5111 W: 276 N: 9109] (74789)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 292 N: 1981] (9427) [2016-02-13 8:43]
    Hello Denis

    You were standing on the Ponte de le Guglie, from where I too have taken pictures (though no posts from this point!) As ever, it's the light that makes the image. And of course the clouds too.

    Regards

    Will

  • ChileChile
    Title: Ghost town Santa LauraCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Ghost town Santa Laura
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2806 W: 17 N: 6148] (26708)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 8:16]
    Hello Paul,
    Three more fascinating photos from the abandoned industries of the desert. In this one I like the brightness and the strong tones of blue, red/brown and dark grey. The distinct shapes of the dilapidated installations make them quite impressive and they must have been even more so when the work was still going on. The WS #2 has such "pure" lines and details that it looks like an art installation just as much as an industrial installation.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Look CloselyPentax K3

    Look Closely
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5734 W: 88 N: 13756] (64788)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 292 N: 1981] (9427) [2016-02-13 8:02]
    Hello Craig

    What I don't understand is where the road goes when it reaches the cliffs at the top of the climb! Never mind: this is a sublime landscape, which really conveys the feel of the place. I'd maybe want to see some sky above the mountain on the left... But who am I to complain when you've hiked so far to capture your fine photograph?

    Regards

    Will

    P.S.: when are you in the UK?

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Monk at TempleNIKON D3300

    Monk at Temple
    bleung Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 19] (208)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 829 W: 292 N: 1981] (9427) [2016-02-13 7:56]
    Hello Betty

    I love the low-key treatment and the monochrome conversion (but then I'm a bit of a fan of b/w!) Also the use of negative space around the focal point really works well. Congratulations!

    Regards

    Will

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Look CloselyPentax K3

    Look Closely
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5734 W: 88 N: 13756] (64788)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 7:10]
    Hello Craig,
    Who would even dare to overlook a picture with a title like that? It's good for you that this really is worth a good look, not least for the colours. The grayish green and brown tones are superb. The crowded conditions in summer sound quite horrible. Doesn't sound ideal for an experience of well preserved nature. Still, it must have been a disappointment not to meet any living soul at all, not even a bison or an elk.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Small bridge VCanon 7 D

    Small bridge V
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20500 W: 521 N: 34423] (148786)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 6:59]
    Hello John,
    It's a pity there was no newly married couple on the bridge that day, but maybe it was too cold for someone in a thin white dress. Luckily there are some persons walking down the road on the other side. It's a very nice composition of the fine wooden bridge and some strangely leaning trees. The shadows make the view of the bridge more lively. The light and colours are as always excellent.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Olympus OMD EM5

    Portarlington Pier Peluquería
    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2922 W: 101 N: 4960] (19271)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 6:54]
    Hello Andrew,
    To my mind it's the unexpected things people do in the streets, and under piers, that make the most interesting photos possible. Your skilled eyes spotted these girls cleverly and found an amusing photo. The details of the pier and the boats in the background create further charm to the picture.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: The PinnaclesNikon D750

    The Pinnacles
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3382] (15989)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 6:46]
    Hello Miro,
    It's nice to see you back. I thought you were the latest one to leave the site.
    This is a smart composition with a very well framed picture inside the picture. I like the slightly more intense colours of the mirror view. The black and white details have a fine graphic effect.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Burning Down the HouseCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Burning Down the House
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2633 W: 133 N: 5401] (19787)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 6:41]
    Hello Murat,
    Since there was no great personal disaster involved this was just a fire to be enjoyed. The flames are quite beautiful and match the well placed yellow "cat" nicely. The black smoke makes a fine contrast to the white ground. A bit of drama on the way to work saved the day, and you found a title that was suitable and personally nostalgic.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Uluru AerialNikon D 90

    Uluru Aerial
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11433 W: 997 N: 22134] (109616)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 6:34]
    Hello Chris,
    This must be one of the strangest rocks in the world. No wonder it has always had such significance for the culture of the local people. Seen from the air it makes an amazing view and I can understand you found the helicopter ride worth its price.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: I AMsterdamSony Nex 6

    I AMsterdam
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2578 W: 297 N: 1843] (6589)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 6:08]
    Hello Rob,
    In every tourist hot spot in every major city there seems to be a place like this, where all tourists just have to take the same kind of photo, which of course always inspires me to take photos of them taking photos of themselves. It's a never ending story, but often produces some amusing shots, like this one. It's colourful and full of joy and laughter and with a piece of Amsterdam architecture in the background. I could probably have taken an identical photo if I had been there.
    Best regards,
    Gert

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