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  • SpainSpain
    Title: Enjoying a sunny SundayCanon PowerShot SX500 IS

    Enjoying a sunny Sunday
    ManuMay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2398 W: 277 N: 4368] (34977)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3739 W: 313 N: 8112] (41707) [2015-03-01 8:41] [+]
    Hello Manuel,
    This is a nice photo, very much nicer then the TE logo which was first seen. Trek Earth seems to be going crazy these days.
    I like the three layers of water and the woman in the red blouse. The pillars to the left are well balanced by the trees on the background. The light and colours are very good.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Thingvellir National ParkPentax Optio RZ10

    Thingvellir National Park
    janjan1897 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 7 N: 239] (1305)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3273 W: 213 N: 7524] (30145) [2015-03-01 7:35]
    Hello Jean,

    The country is living up to its name Iceland!
    This is a beautifully taken shot, clearly showing the patchwork of ice and icy water, inter-related, with areas of soft snow or reflected sunlight.
    The sparse trees add contrasting textures and shapes, whilst the b/g hill creates the depth.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Montreal en lumiereNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Montreal en lumiere
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5182 W: 0 N: 5024] (61054)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3273 W: 213 N: 7524] (30145) [2015-03-01 7:19]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This is a very original photograph!
    I like how you have given the lights such sharp prominence as a f/g feature and used the moon as the natural lighting feature for distance.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Arnis waterfrontCanon EOS 650D

    Arnis waterfront
    Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2500 W: 0 N: 6643] (23695)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3273 W: 213 N: 7524] (30145) [2015-03-01 7:12]
    Hello Harriet,

    The light is lovely and picking out the white features particularly well, ensuring that the whole scene is linked and appreciated.
    It is a very charming scene, the boats creating a lovely prelude to the warmth of the red roofed houses.

    Kind regards,
    Bev. :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: EGYPT IN MADRID (3)Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

    EGYPT IN MADRID (3)
    ManuMay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2398 W: 277 N: 4368] (34977)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3273 W: 213 N: 7524] (30145) [2015-03-01 7:03]
    Hols Manuel,

    I have never heard of this Egyptian building in Spain, previously. It does not surprise me that you are drawn to it for it really is a spectacle, especially at sunset!
    I love how the light picks out the building, against the night sky and is reinforced by its stunning reflection.
    The red sunlight, on the horizon, helps to create a good feeling of depth.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: The Jolly CheesemongerCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    The Jolly Cheesemonger
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3273 W: 213 N: 7524] (30145) [2015-03-01 6:53]
    Hello John,

    This is a bit different and, at the same time, so much fun!
    Humour just oozes from the cheese seller, even twinkling in his eyes!
    Did he have another person in his line of vision, because he looks to be giving eye contact to someone to his right?
    It is a beautifully composed shot, the focal figure really strongly placed, with equal attention and sharpness delivered to the cheeses that he is selling. The crop is perfect, nothing distracting or interfering, there is just the seller and his product.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Montreal en lumiereNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Montreal en lumiere
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5182 W: 0 N: 5024] (61054)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3739 W: 313 N: 8112] (41707) [2015-03-01 6:28]
    Hello Serge,
    An original photo with fine colors and great light. The moon fits remarkably well into this composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Enter the DragonNikon D800

    Enter the Dragon
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 1 N: 709] (6815)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3739 W: 313 N: 8112] (41707) [2015-03-01 6:26] [+]
    Hello Kasia,
    It is a beautiful photo, well framed, rather dramatic and original and with fine colours. Unfortunately, more than usual the lack of a note is a real drawback. Could you try again, without any apostrophes?
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Aqueduct...Canon EOS 30D

    Aqueduct...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5465 W: 157 N: 7455] (86247)



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    Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2500 W: 0 N: 6643] (23695) [2015-03-01 5:08]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    this is an excellently composed impression of this characteristic canal. You took a great advantage of the moody light. The sky makes the image very attractive. My compliments!
    Warm regards
    Harriet

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Perspective along the YarraCanon EOS 1100D

    Perspective along the Yarra
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6530 W: 63 N: 18719] (84805)



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    Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2500 W: 0 N: 6643] (23695) [2015-03-01 4:59]
    Hello Stephen,
    modern buildings are not my cup of tea but this picture is my cup of tea! It is a very good presentation of the architecture. The perspective is excellent. Light and colors make the image very attractive. My compliments!
    Warm regards
    Harriet

  • BeninBenin
    Title: Mighty men and little boys

    Mighty men and little boys
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3739 W: 313 N: 8112] (41707)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3273 W: 213 N: 7524] (30145) [2015-03-01 4:36]
    Hello Gert,

    This is certainly a much warmer version.
    I just love the proud, stance of the men, whilst the boys have that mischievousness, common to most youngsters whatever their b/g.
    Those huts are great examples of bush craft!

    It would be great to be able to show this photograph to the subjects!

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Roman Amphiteater ruins number 4Canon EOS 60D

    Roman Amphiteater ruins number 4
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6535 W: 588 N: 12271] (58133)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3273 W: 213 N: 7524] (30145) [2015-03-01 4:29]
    Hello Ike,

    You know that I love history and such ruins are indicative of the skills and life styles of ancient peoples. Your photograph gives us interesting details; it shows us that stones were edged and faced, that the centres were rubble filled and that the arches were strongly built with keystones.
    There was an interesting programme on tv, showing how modern craftsmen built arches and thick castle walls, using only the materials and tools available to the original craftsmen. A lot of learning and respect took place!!!

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: First and Last Motel in Texas

    First and Last Motel in Texas
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1635 W: 0 N: 4076] (19929)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3273 W: 213 N: 7524] (30145) [2015-03-01 4:22]
    Hello Ann,

    Although your shot does not look like a western town, from the cowboy films, it has that same air of desolation, of windswept abandonment.
    I like how you have composed this, so that we have two possible approaches, along the r/h side or under the sign, and it ensures a complete appraisal of the scene.
    It is a nice, sharp exposure, with good colours.

    Is it a long way away from any other settlement so that it is too remote to develop as a homestead?

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Je de vignesNikon D800

    Je de vignes
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8655 W: 0 N: 14059] (123172)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3273 W: 213 N: 7524] (30145) [2015-03-01 4:10]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    Such a well chosen aspect to create a wonderful pattern of vines against the blank, snow canvas. It is really well composed, allowing a view over the hill, for an excellent sense of depth.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Faro de Anaga , for Edge

    Faro de Anaga , for Edge
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4645 W: 271 N: 8083] (67162)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3273 W: 213 N: 7524] (30145) [2015-03-01 4:07]
    Bonjour Denis,

    This is a very well composed photograph, with excellent lines, guiding the viewers diagonally across the frame and out towards the sea. The lighthouse stands proud, a sharp focal point, clear against the blues of sky and sea.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Sint Kruis XIVCanon 7 D

    Sint Kruis XIV
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19094 W: 518 N: 32775] (139972)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3273 W: 213 N: 7524] (30145) [2015-03-01 3:18] [+]
    Hello John,

    I had similar problems loading up my notes.
    If you have any apostrophes, it will not accept them!

    Winter scenes and sunshine have a very special appeal!
    I love winter trees and they allow you to show scenes which would not be possible if the trees were in full leaf!
    The scene has the lovely calmness, so redolent of the canal side areas of Belgium. The white building makes a very effective focal image, made even more stunning by its mirror-like reflections.
    The terracotta roof of the second building is so very effective in drawing the eye into the b/g, a real sense of depth.

    Have a lovely Sunday,
    Bev :-)

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Old LaundryNikon D 90

    Old Laundry
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10307 W: 999 N: 19680] (99180)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3273 W: 213 N: 7524] (30145) [2015-03-01 3:09]
    Hello Chris,

    I visited a place in France which had washrooms situated near the river and thought, then, how lucky we were to have washing machines! This shot reinforces my feelings! Although, it would be nice to meet up for a chat but ... much better over a cup of tea or a glass of wine!
    You have collected some excellent details of the stone structure and, in a curious way, the people posing at the back add colour and a scenario to the photograph.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Wintery beauties - VIINikon F 90x

    Wintery beauties - VII
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5625 W: 492 N: 15674] (85358)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3273 W: 213 N: 7524] (30145) [2015-03-01 3:01]
    Merha Mesut,

    Your notes explain how you have been able to get such a fine, birds-eye view.
    The ski slope makes a fine angled line down the frame, whilst the figures, trees and lift help to give a good understanding of the perspective.
    Those low, misty clouds in the b/g really give a feeling of the height and the cold conditions.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: A visual trickNikon Coolpix S3100

    A visual trick
    josepmarin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7611 W: 186 N: 15846] (57801)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3739 W: 313 N: 8112] (41707) [2015-03-01 2:59]
    Hello Josep,
    The reflections make the large building come alive with brightness and different colours. The running children are just as important for this composition. They even more make the photo come alive.
    I think you can enter a note by using the edit mode and avoiding all apostrophes.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: House with balcony

    House with balcony
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4645 W: 271 N: 8083] (67162)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3739 W: 313 N: 8112] (41707) [2015-03-01 2:38]
    Hello Denis,
    The orange colored house makes an almost shockingly bright foreground, and it contrasts perfectly with the green hillside. There is also a fine balance between the two rows of houses at the lower level and those on the hill. The light falls perfectly on the orange building and its attractive black details.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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