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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Alberobello (once again)Sony HX200v

    Alberobello (once again)
    dekanski Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 91 N: 275] (2730)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 566 W: 278 N: 1276] (6390) [2014-10-22 13:58] [+]
    Hello Saša

    A sweet image, so light and cheerful. How did you manage to find an area here in July with no people in it?? It was bad enough in September.

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Alberobello (once again)Sony HX200v

    Alberobello (once again)
    dekanski Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 91 N: 275] (2730)



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    jadesgran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 0 N: 322] (5178) [2014-10-22 13:19]
    Hello Aleksandar

    A beautiful array of colourful geraniums and fuchsias.Well composed with natural colours.Best Wishes
    Gladys.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Stratford OneSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    Stratford One
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4010 W: 7 N: 6141] (46465)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3023 W: 204 N: 6883] (27515) [2014-10-22 12:45]
    Hello Brian,

    What a great use of this building!
    The students must feel like stars!
    I think you were right to apply the b&w treatment which helps to emphasise the regularity of the geometric patterns.
    The arch, which contrasts geometrically with the building, makes a useful f/g element and a good separation line.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Giethoorn1CANON EOS 600D

    Giethoorn1
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5317 W: 95 N: 8460] (45796)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3023 W: 204 N: 6883] (27515) [2014-10-22 12:36] [+]
    Hello Gerrit,

    If ever you wanted to see an idyllic spot, this must be high on the list. The thatched cottage makes a good focal point, especially with its bright red shutters.
    I love how you have anchored the f/g with the tree trunk, whilst the canal adds new textures and reflections.

    Is the sign in the garden a barge stop, acting like a bus stop?

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Pont Felix Gabriel MarchandNikon D-300

    Pont Felix Gabriel Marchand
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4845 W: 0 N: 4566] (56521)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3023 W: 204 N: 6883] (27515) [2014-10-22 12:31]
    Bonjour Serge,

    You have chosen a really good spot from which to take this shot, so that the bridge creates an excellent lead and creates an equally good sense of perspective. The reflections suggest a whole new dimension!
    The f/g trees edge the frame and assist the sense of depth.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Colours of Margaret IslandCanon 7D

    Colours of Margaret Island
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3318 W: 54 N: 3855] (24404)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3023 W: 204 N: 6883] (27515) [2014-10-22 12:23]
    Hello Kari,

    The colours really are magnificent. Not only are they superb on the trees but they are evident in the leaf carpet.
    I love the long expressive shadows, giving extra interest to the ground.

    I got few good autumnal photographs last year as strong winds and rain prevented this sort of scene occurring.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: in the autumn sunshine

    in the autumn sunshine
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3023 W: 204 N: 6883] (27515) [2014-10-22 12:17]
    Hello Ourania,

    I wouldn't apologise too strongly about the composition for it works very well. The boat is resplendent in the autumn sunshine, angled nicely from the corner of the frame, leading into the scene. The colours and the details are very well captured.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Elephant Stables at Hampi (Karnataka)

    Elephant Stables at Hampi (Karnataka)
    swapankumarroy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 264 W: 0 N: 425] (2041)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3023 W: 204 N: 6883] (27515) [2014-10-22 12:09]
    Hello Swapan,

    Interesting notes to accompany this fine photograph.
    I never ever considered elephants having stables but, as such trusty and useful servants, like horses, they would need to be cared for.
    You have placed the tree perfectly in the frame, on the thirds line, so that it creates a fine sense of depth to the b/g stables. The low light produces an excellent shadow.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Dull....and Boring.....and BlandCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Dull....and Boring.....and Bland
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1278 W: 393 N: 4789] (19254)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3023 W: 204 N: 6883] (27515) [2014-10-22 12:01]
    Such entertaining notes, John!
    How can such dull and boring notes be entertaining! Language has such idiosyncratic possibilities!
    Yes, not THE most interesting of subjects but the notes compensate for any lack of visual excitement.
    I am hoping that you will follow this with close-ups of the mugs and t shirts.
    Surely there will be a place called 'Drab', that will try to become connected!

    Thanks for the laugh,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The Palouse Farmer

    The Palouse Farmer
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 0 N: 3719] (18453)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3023 W: 204 N: 6883] (27515) [2014-10-22 11:51]
    Hello Ann,

    The most striking aspect of your photograph is the wonderful composition. You have cropped the vehicle perfectly so that its features and its driver are text-book positioned in frame.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A room with a viewPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    A room with a view
    jean113 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 84] (417)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3023 W: 204 N: 6883] (27515) [2014-10-22 11:42]
    Hello Jean,

    Castles have a great fascination and make such splendid subjects for photographers.
    I like how you have filled the frame with the castle but left enough surrounding details to give an imposing context.
    Excellent sharpness.
    The misty sea adds atmosphere and helps to promote the sense of depth.

    Kind regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Poreta di Spoleto - Chiesa

    Poreta di Spoleto - Chiesa
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9431 W: 132 N: 18201] (118221)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3023 W: 204 N: 6883] (27515) [2014-10-22 11:38]
    Ciao Caro Silvio,

    The church has been rebuilt in quite a plain style, almost modern in its simplicity. The door looks very decorative by contrast.
    You have achieved excellent clarity and good light management in this well conceived composition.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Autumnal atmosphereCanon 5D Mark III

    Autumnal atmosphere
    sfournier Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 39] (970)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 566 W: 278 N: 1276] (6390) [2014-10-22 11:32]
    Hello Samuel

    Welcome back after a very long break! And thanks for replying to my question, albeit 2 years late!! This is a wonderful Autumnal mountain landscape, taken at a good time of day to maximise interest in the sky. Actually for my taste, the colours have been a tad too saturated, and the copyright symbol right across the middle of the frame does the photograph no favours; nevertheless, this is a very effective, well-composed image.

    Regards

    Will

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Nice ice eyes..Nikon D7000

    Nice ice eyes..
    boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 2 N: 911] (5845)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3023 W: 204 N: 6883] (27515) [2014-10-22 11:32]
    Hello Boa,

    Before I scrutinised the poster, I was struck by the super composition! Everything is very strongly placed. I just love how the lady's gaze gives the most subtle lead to the striking poster!
    I shot I have really enjoyed viewing.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: For small prayers….

    For small prayers….
    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 72 W: 1 N: 77] (438)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3023 W: 204 N: 6883] (27515) [2014-10-22 11:28] [+]
    Hello Edward,

    This is a charming little chapel and one which boasts a porch unlike any I have seen before.
    The building is nicely set in the frame, with details that are pin sharp, set against a clear blue sky.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: ~ B O N D ~Nikon D5100

    ~ B O N D ~
    subhendu_bagchi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2605 W: 162 N: 4728] (25398)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 566 W: 278 N: 1276] (6390) [2014-10-22 10:33] [+]
    Hello Subhendu

    Excellent framing! And good light management too: it must have been difficult to retain light inside the doorway while keeping the colour in the wall from washing out. I assume we're allowed to award points/smileys again now!

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Dull....and Boring.....and BlandCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Dull....and Boring.....and Bland
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1278 W: 393 N: 4789] (19254)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 566 W: 278 N: 1276] (6390) [2014-10-22 10:18]
    Hello John

    I fell asleep looking at your photograph, and fell off my chair reading your note! Not really. The image doesn't do your title or the sign justice: it's actually pretty decent! Good depth of field, interesting sky, natural colours, the lead line of the road disappearing far from Dull... Inspired!

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Poreta di Spoleto - Chiesa

    Poreta di Spoleto - Chiesa
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9431 W: 132 N: 18201] (118221)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-22 10:06]
    Hello Silvio,
    The church is fairly plain and simple, but the lack of decorations gives it a look of dignified elegance, indicating that there are more important aspects than impressing the visitors. I like the mild tones of the façade and the fine colours of the photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Nice ice eyes..Nikon D7000

    Nice ice eyes..
    boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 2 N: 911] (5845)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 566 W: 278 N: 1276] (6390) [2014-10-22 10:02]
    Hello Boa

    The eyes have it! Obviously. I'm with you as far as ballet is concerned; but I can see a tasty photo opportunity when I see one, and I'm certainly seeing one here. Excellent framing and composition; without the passer-by, there's less of a picture. Good work.

    Regards

    Will

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Heidelberg ... the oldtown!Canon EOS 5D Mk II

    Heidelberg ... the oldtown!
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2164 W: 76 N: 968] (31233)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-22 10:01]
    Hello Claude,
    This is a postcard kind of view which offers us so many details to watch. I can see that there are many places I would like to explore on foot. There seems to be many beautiful houses and a fine view of the river, including the bridge. Your photo has an exceptionally good clarity with fine contrasts and well saturated colours.
    Kidn regtards,
    Gert

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