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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Pescatore solitario

    Pescatore solitario
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2918 W: 21 N: 3451] (36269)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 15:52]
    Ciao Caro Carlo,

    The lone fisherman makes a strong focal feature, enhanced considerably by the reflection of the rod, which makes it appear as if the fisherman is using tweezers.
    The triangular shadow across the corner is a fine compositional addition.

    Have a good w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: 'Vienna Calling' I

    'Vienna Calling' I
    GyurMaster Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 17] (965)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 15:16]
    Hello Gyorgy,

    This is a very creative, contre jour shot.
    I have never seen the sun look more like a regular star!
    The cobbled walkway makes a good lead with lots of figures with whom to share it and the extensive palace as the ultimate goal. The b&w treatment works well.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Riomaggiore from the sea

    Riomaggiore from the sea
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5761 W: 86 N: 14872] (82758)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 15:06]
    Hello Malgo,

    Isn't it interesting when you can use previous shots for ideas and comparisons! I've done the same and noticed how things have changed or, sometimes remained exactly the same!
    This is a lovely view of the village. The colourful houses rise like steps up the hillside. Maybe it was fortunate that the other trip was postponed.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)
    My photograph of N.Y. was from my archive and I have posted most of them either on TE or TL. Maybe a few left yet!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Collonges la Rouge .

    Collonges la Rouge .
    cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 76 N: 944] (8845)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 14:59]
    Hello Adrian,

    It doesn't surprise me that this place is included in 'the Most Beautiful Villages of France' or that it is very popular, for it looks so attractive, with its ancient sandstone buildings, its narrow lanes and pretty floral decoration. You have chosen a good viewpoint, creating a lead which takes us gently up the hill of time to enjoy the details.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Harmandir Sahib, bye

    Harmandir Sahib, bye
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1957 W: 17 N: 3958] (15824)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 14:48]
    Hello Maria,

    You have drawn on a classical composition of f/g steps, leading into the scene, which works extremely well.
    It is a fine daily life shot, where we can see the people going about their daily life in a natural way, quite unaware of your interest.
    The details of the building and the marble steps are delightful.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • CyprusCyprus
    Title: Agia Napa = Holy woodCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Agia Napa = Holy wood
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2987 W: 95 N: 7534] (31537)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 14:37]
    Hello Mariusz,

    It looks like a beautiful beach.
    The trees are very important in your photograph, they anchor the f/g and they act like a frame through which we appreciate the different areas of the beach and the view of the small island, whilst the descending palm leaves give a most interesting diagonal repetition.
    The colours and the light are lovely.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Blue sky masts forestCanon EOS 60D

    Blue sky masts forest
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6825 W: 590 N: 12789] (60521)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 9:46]
    Hello Ike,

    I was amazed at the differences created by the two shots of the same place.
    It shows the importance of cropping to create an effect.
    Here the masts look spaced, relaxed almost dancing like performers on a stage!
    In the w/s the boats look tightly packed, jostling for space, like busy shoppers grappling for bargains at a sale!
    Photography depends so much on the composition by the photographer.

    Have a lovely w/e,
    Bev :-)

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Super soaker experienceCanon 7D

    Super soaker experience
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3392 W: 54 N: 3984] (25337)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 9:40]
    Hello Kari,

    This is even better than your previous post as you have given the waterfall a context and a scale. It is cascading over that cliff with some force!

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
    Title: Beaufort Castle 2Canon EOS 5D Mk II

    Beaufort Castle 2
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2305 W: 76 N: 1021] (34466)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 9:36]
    Hello Jean Claude,

    This is one mighty castle and your viewpoint has detailed its design and extent very well. You have good leads and have figures for scale.
    As a person who can overdose on castles, I like this very much.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: altare matutinaleNikon P 510

    altare matutinale
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11719 W: 886 N: 21072] (88259)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 9:27]
    Hello Philippe,

    A very difficult shot in terms of light management but one which you have tackled well. You have given the window attention and importance, and how well it contrasts with the dark, almost dilapidated, surrounds.
    It is quite symbolic!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Palace by night...Canon EOS 30D

    Palace by night...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5580 W: 157 N: 7719] (88103)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 9:23]
    Hello Krzysztof,

    This is a fine 'blue hour' photograph.
    I like how the warm light makes the palace stand out against the deep blue sky and how it reflects on the f/g cobbles, almost lighting the way.
    It almost has a Christmassy atmosphere with the small group standing by the lanterns!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Le vélo au bistrotNikon D800

    Le vélo au bistrot
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8965 W: 0 N: 14122] (126490)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 9:13]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    This is such an interesting shot!
    Because of the colours of the window frame and the surrounding wall, the bicycle seems to come out of the frame!
    I love the diverse reflections and the depth into the shop.
    This is the sort of photograph that I would like to take.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Escalier du palaisNikon D-300

    Escalier du palais
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5404 W: 0 N: 5280] (64155)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 9:08]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This is an eye-catching photograph!
    The multi-coloured panes look like a kaleidoscope with their patterns and vibrant colours. I like how you have used the staircase to create a diagonal across the frame.
    A most interesting shot!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Palandoken Mountains

    Palandoken Mountains
    hay_kes Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2012 W: 231 N: 1112] (30500)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 9:00]
    Merhaba Hayati,

    How nice to see you posting again!

    A fine shot from Turkey, showing strong contrasts of spring flowers and snow covered mountains. The sky is as important to the mood and the composition as the ground.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Grand Bazaar Shops

    Grand Bazaar Shops
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2389 W: 0 N: 5637] (30122)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 8:56]
    Hello Eleu,

    My daughter has just returned from Las Vegas; I gather it is a city of lights and ... as you note, a place to detach you from your money!
    Your photograph shows the lights!
    It is an excellent, well composed photograph with good leads and glowing features, perfectly capturing the character of this adult make-believe land.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Different Shades of the Blue Hour

    Different Shades of the Blue Hour
    mayjayne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 22 N: 618] (3987)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 8:50]
    Hello May,

    It is amazing what colours become evident at sunset; sometimes they are reds and ambers, sometimes pinks and blues, like this. I am not surprised that you rushed to capture this scene, it is a photographer's dream. The iconic features show tall above the fencing, then we have their reflections in the pink water. The curved fencing makes an effective lead between the f/g and the b/g.
    Well seen and well captured.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Dolce far niente

    Dolce far niente
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5761 W: 86 N: 14872] (82758)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3892 W: 316 N: 8515] (43293) [2015-05-29 6:06]
    Hello Malgo,
    The Italians have learned the pleasure of sometimes doing nothing, and that time is a very relative concept. The ws illustrates this very well, although this may be a more interesting composition. It's a very nice combination of boat and hillside.
    Right now I am in Bardejov, and before that in Levoca. Thanks for telling me about these beatiful places. The town square in Bardejov is one of the finest I've ever seen, and no cafe umbrellas to spoil the view! And the sun is shining! And I climbed the church tower!
    Regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: MAIN SQUARECanon Ixus 95 IS

    MAIN SQUARE
    ManuMay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2451 W: 282 N: 4568] (36065)



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    Rafer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 875 W: 142 N: 566] (15515) [2015-05-29 4:38]
    Que plaza mas guapa¡¡ me encanta la foto..esas repeticiones me atraen¡¡ saludos Manu¡¡¡

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: 1000th Post - Lofoten MountainsPentax K3

    1000th Post - Lofoten Mountains
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5215 W: 88 N: 12386] (59006)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 4:31]
    Hello Craig,

    Well, CONGRATULATIONS on this your 1,000 post!
    You have become a real stalwart, inspiring and motivating.
    These shots are a long way from your 'blue' shots of Vancouver, which used to appear regularly and were exceptionally beautiful. You have become a much more 'rounded' photographer, seeing new avenues and always challenging yourself. (Oh, there I go again being so analytical! You can take the teacher out of the classroom but not the classroom out of the teacher!!)

    I know what you mean about TE being addictive.
    If you miss frequenting the site for any length of time you start to yearn!

    This is a 'cool' shot in more ways than one! It is almost monochrome, which greatly emphasises the ship and the building, which have just a semblance of colour, suggesting warmth in a very bleak landscape.
    A fine composition, the features guiding naturally around the frame.

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Bridge - Museum of Flight

    Bridge - Museum of Flight
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1676 W: 0 N: 4169] (20391)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3460 W: 218 N: 7950] (31927) [2015-05-29 4:15]
    Hello Ann,

    This is what I call a compulsive scene; you cannot help but travel from the f/g to the b/g, exactly as intended by you, the photographer.
    I love how you have used the structure of the bridge to develop this sense of perspective.

    It's a fine shot, perfectly suited to b&w.

    My kind regards,
    Bev :-)
    Don't worry about missing my shots. I know there are times when you are away or are just too busy to spend time on TE. It happens to all of us. Great to see you any time.

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