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  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Blackrock CastleCanon EOS 60D

    Blackrock Castle
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2936 W: 18 N: 7171] (25262)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 14:27]
    Hello Noel,

    Now this really is an impressive castle, right on the edge of the sea and towering over the sandy beach!
    I like the inclusion of the rock strewn f/g, which curves naturally to the focal castle and sets the scene.
    The castle itself, reminds me so much of fairy tale castles, with its multitude of tall, tight turrets. Couldn't you just imagine Rapunzel sitting high in one of them, waiting for her prince to arrive.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: St Pauls BayNikon D 90

    St Pauls Bay
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10380 W: 999 N: 19907] (100112)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 14:13]
    Hello Chris,

    You have captured the whole mood of the appeal of Greek Islands, their mixture of isolated coves, ancient ruins and Aqua blue seas. Of course, we cannot include Greek people into the equation, though they are certainly one of the assets.
    The composition is well considered, with good leads, which take us around the contrasting features and textures.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Bouwwerkzaamheden

    Bouwwerkzaamheden
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3437 W: 0 N: 2906] (24693)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8246] (42267) [2015-03-29 13:20]
    Hello Miguel,
    A plain but quite attractive composition. I like the vast open areas and the colours of the boat and the crane. There is a pleasantly peaceful atmosphere here, even though it shows some work going on. I think it's all because of the unbroken horizon.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: winter morning

    winter morning
    GFSSD-1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 117 W: 29 N: 47] (3713)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8246] (42267) [2015-03-29 13:17]
    Hello Recep,
    A fine photo with a great light. There is like a giant spotlight shining on the central part of the hill. That area is very nicely framed by the shade on top of the hill and the dark trees below. I also like the rounded shape of the hill and the colours of the tightly packed small houses.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: traditional

    traditional
    erhan1958 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1186 W: 163 N: 421] (15252)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8246] (42267) [2015-03-29 12:21]
    Hello Ethan.
    A very nice photo of these beautiful Ottoman houses with so many trees around them. It's a cleverly stitched panorama with excellent light and colours.
    Well done,
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Streets of Sevilla IVCanon EOS 5D Mk II

    Streets of Sevilla IV
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2269 W: 76 N: 1002] (33620)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8246] (42267) [2015-03-29 11:24]
    Hello Jean-Claude,
    A very nice square with attractive buildings and a remarkable monument (lamppost) in the middle. The absence of cars and the many people leisurely strolling about create a pleasant atmosphere. It's also a well exposed photo with fine colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: The carSony DSC HX200v

    The car
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7430 W: 119 N: 14163] (78427)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 10:58]
    Ciao Caro Luciano,

    Reflections add a special interest to a photograph.
    In this case, we are seeing a double reflection and it is a puzzle to separate the different images.
    You were alert to recognise the possibilities here, and to capture them so clearly.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: THE GOLDEN WALL. . .Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

    THE GOLDEN WALL. . .
    ManuMay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2426 W: 279 N: 4461] (35465)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 10:52]
    Hello Manuel,

    This is a fine, diagonal composition .
    The evening sunlight has really brought out the warm colours of the walls and helped to create a lead into the b/g to see the extra details of the town.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: House Made Of Glass Bottle

    House Made Of Glass Bottle
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2305 W: 0 N: 5449] (28999)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8246] (42267) [2015-03-29 10:29]
    Hello Eleu,
    A very strange house, more original and amusing than actually beautiful or stylish. It's also a good photo with superb colors. There is a lot about this house and other similar ones on the internet, but I didn't see anything about the TE ghost. It remains a mystery, or maybe it symbolizes the imminent death of this site?
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: THE GOLDEN WALL. . .Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

    THE GOLDEN WALL. . .
    ManuMay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2426 W: 279 N: 4461] (35465)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8246] (42267) [2015-03-29 10:25]
    Hello Manuel,
    A beautiful wall and lovely warm colours. The nicely curving wall gives the composition excellent depth. I also like the well shaped clouds and the fine reflections.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Blackrock CastleCanon EOS 60D

    Blackrock Castle
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2936 W: 18 N: 7171] (25262)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8246] (42267) [2015-03-29 10:22]
    Hello Noel,
    It's a fine castle even though I get a feeling that its present appearance owes a lot to 19th century romantic ideas of the Middle Ages. That doesn't really make it less attractive and it makes no difference at all to your fine composition. The rocky beach leads me very nicely up to the impressive building. It's also a very well exposed photo with good clarity in spite of the weak light.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Varanasi 6 CremationCanon 5D Mark III

    Varanasi 6 Cremation
    Praetzer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 112 N: 239] (1789)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 9:06]
    Hello Alfred,

    It is difficult to reconcile centuries old traditions with modern concerns for health and welfare. It is easy to understand why each participant wants their viewpoint to be followed.

    This is very much a journalistic photograph, to be retained, as things are sure to change.
    It is very well composed and has amazing clarity, especially for. Night shot.

    My war regards,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Fortress of Zamosc

    Fortress of Zamosc
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 281 W: 12 N: 633] (2976)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 7:54]
    Hello Maciej,

    This is a very strong, angular building, which you have composed in such a way that you have emphasised these properties. Your photograph is amazingly sharp, with good colours..

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Touffes de vignesNikon D800

    Touffes de vignes
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8762 W: 0 N: 14075] (124193)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8246] (42267) [2015-03-29 7:40]
    Hello Nicolas,
    The purple flowers provide a stunning foreground, the only bright colours in this view of mainly various tones of brown and grey. The large rocks of the wall and the long rows of dry vines also create fine patterns.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Heure bleue sur ReimsNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Heure bleue sur Reims
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5259 W: 0 N: 5074] (61982)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 7:37]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This is a fine shot of a section of the cathedral, which shows the sculptural details with amazing clarity. You had excellent light which assists in showing the depth of the sculptures by the contrasts of light and shadow.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: NussfjordNikon D610

    Nussfjord
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 776 W: 64 N: 1505] (8693)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8246] (42267) [2015-03-29 7:34]
    Hello Daniel,
    This looks wet and rather cold, but the bright light still makes it look quite beautiful. For those who are properly dressed this should be a perfect time for a visit, especially considering the absence of other tourists. The red huts form a bright and beautiful chain along the bay, beneath the mountains still partly covered with a thin layer of snow. I love the clarity and fine colours of this photo.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Church of Bosjoe Abbey

    Church of Bosjoe Abbey
    unclehotshot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 51 N: 350] (1951)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3335 W: 214 N: 7677] (30747) [2015-03-29 7:28]
    Hello Frank,

    You looked beyond the complete building to notice just parts of its design and decoration. It was a good move for you have interested us immensely with these sections, emphasising their parallel patterns, their textures and their sharp details.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: ~ approaching storm ~Nikon D70s

    ~ approaching storm ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4473 W: 141 N: 10281] (44262)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8246] (42267) [2015-03-29 6:55]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    This is an excellent photo where every inch tells us of the approaching storm. I hope you found shelter before hell broke loose. The person with the green shirt in the canoe is an obvious focal point, not just because of the bright colours but because of his/her obvious vulnerability. We can see all over the surface of the water that the winds are increasing and getting dangerous. The sky looks really ominous and the light is quickly disappearing. You have captured the fine tones of the water and the sky perfectly.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Tillage...Canon EOS M

    Tillage...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5512 W: 157 N: 7550] (86777)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8246] (42267) [2015-03-29 6:50]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    A fine photo of farming the traditional way. A horse is always much more beautiful than a tractor and a better companion for the farmer. I like the very nice light and the mild colours of early spring.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: after the storm

    after the storm
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3262 W: 5 N: 6563] (32789)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8246] (42267) [2015-03-29 6:47]
    Hello Ourania,
    A strange thumbnail but a very clear photo at full size. It's another fine contribution to your collection of reflections. The colours are very interesting and the unevenness of the street has created a fine pattern along the edges. I'm sorry to hear about the damage. I experienced something similar on Thasos, when large parts of the fine beach were flushed into the sea by water rushing down the hillside.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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