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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Skyline ParisSony Nex 6

    Skyline Paris
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2520 W: 299 N: 1708] (5997)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 14:56]
    Hello Rob,

    Like you say on the interesting note, maybe it is not spectacular, but it is certainly interesting, fascinating and beautiful. Here, besides the skyline proper, it is also interesting appreciate the pattern rendered by the densely packed buildings, which looks enhanced by the kind of strange light, which seems more wintry than what we would expect for April.

    The last time I was in Paris I stayed in the apartment of a friend in Belleville who had much of this view (and the Eiffel tower to the other side). What a lucky guy!

    TFS, regards, José.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Oh Oia!Pentax K7

    Oh Oia!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4794 W: 88 N: 11031] (53320)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 14:46]
    Hello Craig,

    Isn't it amazing how we never get tired of seeing these POV's that we identify in the tiniest thumbnails because we have seen them thousands of times?

    Pure beauty... A wonderful POV, marvelous light and colours! Fabulous!

    TFS, regards, José.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: blue

    blue
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2830 W: 5 N: 5605] (27574)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 14:42]
    Hello Ourania,

    You are a master with these POV's that explore the reflections on the water. Here it is amazing how such a minimalist compo — just a rope, a piece of pier and the reflection of two blue rectangular shapes gives such an attractive image. Well done.

    TFS, regards, José.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Arcade houseFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Arcade house
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 844 W: 0 N: 2039] (20345)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 14:38]
    Hello Ryszard,

    A wonderful view, with splendid light and colours, that make it very attractive. The sharpness is great and I like also the framing done by the trees. Maybe I would correct the perspective a little bit, but that is a minor detail.

    TFS, regards, José.

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: The X FactorCanon PowerShot G1 X

    The X Factor
    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3592 W: 209 N: 5731] (37032)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 14:35]
    Hello Gunnar,

    The light effect is really amazing and you were clever turning it into an intriguing image. An interesting and original image, indeed.

    TFS, regards, José.

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Help ! I lost my map !Canon PowerShot S1 IS

    Help ! I lost my map !
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2186 W: 17 N: 4670] (20867) *



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 14:32]
    Hello Paul,

    That amazingly urban density, renders a nice visual pattern. It is interesting to notice how the clarity and sharpness fades from the very good on the foreground to the hazy on the upper half of the image, an effect that perhaps is enhanced by having sunlight only in the foreground.

    I also prefer the paper maps, they are much practical and effective to have a general idea and perceiving where we are in context. Digital maps are good to guide us step by step, but I hate the feeling of arriving somewhere without really knowing where I passed. And any lousy paper map "has" a much larger "display" than a portable gadget...

    TFS, regards, José.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Come Back to the Journey - Nubra Valley

    Come Back to the Journey - Nubra Valley
    swapankumarroy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 186 W: 0 N: 300] (1420)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 14:21]
    Hello Swapan,

    Amazing, fantastic light! And a fabulous compo also! I am really impressed, I don't know what to say other than "wow...". Bravo!

    TFS, regards, José.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Autumn in the Tatra Mountains

    Autumn in the Tatra Mountains
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 336 W: 0 N: 685] (5226)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 14:17]
    Hello Piotr,

    This one hasn't the "games of lights" and the successive levels of your previous post, but it is also a great view of those stark mountains. I like the 3D effect and the visual punch created by the contrast of the sunlight on the foreground and the darkness of the background, for which also contributes the POV, that invites the eye to follow the ridge in a zigzag from the left to the centre of the image. Very well done!

    TFS, regards, José.

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Bodnath stupa...

    Bodnath stupa...
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2906 W: 0 N: 2563] (21260)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 14:10]
    Hello Miguel,

    This one brings me back good memories (almost 20 years old, time flies...). You did a good capture of the street life of that place so lively and colourful, where the sacred and the daily life does an unique mix (well, perhaps not so unique in Asia, but still fascinating to my Western eyes).

    TFS, regards, José.

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Sveti JovanSony HX200v

    Sveti Jovan
    dekanski Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 176 W: 91 N: 264] (2628)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 14:05] [+]
    Hello Aleksandar,

    You chose a good POV to present the monastery, framing it with the big tree and its shadow, "balancing" it with the bell. The path leads the eye to the building, that shines with the sun. However, the exposure control isn't very good, with some over-exposure on the whites and under-exposure on the shadows. Nothing disastrous, I guess it would be difficult to do much better, but maybe the use of any "shadows and highlights" tool in post-processing would improve things a bit.

    TFS, regards, José.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Alaeddin MosquePanasonic DMC LX5

    Alaeddin Mosque
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4778 W: 197 N: 6324] (34639)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 13:59]
    Hello Burak,

    Photographing these places usually is a challenging task, often prone to dull or cluttered compos, but you succeeded avoiding all of that here. It is a nice presentation of that indoor cemetery of those great medieval sultans and their simple but beautiful tombs.

    TFS, regards, José.

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: SYMPHONY OF COLORS IVNikon D200

    SYMPHONY OF COLORS IV
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10419] (34887)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 13:35] [+]
    Hello Bulent,

    The title is very appropriate because those colourful flowers on the foreground mak it quite eye catching. I like also the "zigzag and leveled" compo, that makes the eye swing from the flowers until the horizon cached by the cape on the background.

    TFS, warm regards, José.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Northern California nº 53 - BARBERSHOP?Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Northern California nº 53 - BARBERSHOP?
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8630 W: 56 N: 11405] (61868)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 13:28]
    Olá Neyvan,

    Um excelente enquadramento, que permite tirar partido das linhas, formas e texturas dessa velha frontaria. É curioso como aquela tábua à direita que parece estar fora de sítio funciona como mais um elemento interessante na compo em vez de estragar a imagem.

    TFS, um abraço, José.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: TEATRO DI S. CARLONikon D700

    TEATRO DI S. CARLO
    ruisc_pt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 134 N: 2579] (10521)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 13:23]
    Olá Rui,

    A nitidez pode não ser a melhor, mas mesmo assim é admirável para as condições e tudo o resto está excelente (POV, luz, cores, etc.). É realmente um teatro lindíssimo.

    TFS, um abraço, José.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Spatule Roséenikon D 7000

    Spatule Rosée
    clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2151 W: 0 N: 1920] (14434)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 13:20]
    Bonsoir Robert,

    Une bonne "chasse", qui montre bien cette oiseau et son bec bizarre dans son environnent naturel. La clarté est fabuleuse.

    TFS, amicalement, José.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: La Tour de PisePanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    La Tour de Pise
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 167 N: 18859] (102223)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 13:15]
    Bonsoir Cricri,

    Un POV bien pensé et amusant. La tour semble d'être supportée par la colonne et le vase à droite et il est intéressant aussi de voir les gens.

    TFS, amicalement, José.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Fountains docksCanon EOS 60D

    Fountains docks
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6406 W: 241 N: 11052] (74022)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 13:12]
    Bonsoir Jean Jacques,

    Les effets des lumières et des couleurs sont merveilleuses et sont admirablement capturés. Le moment semble parfait pour avoir un équilibre entre la lumière naturel, qui permet que le fond est suffisamment illuminé pour rendre une jolie compo.

    TFS, amicalement, José.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Un lavoirSONY DSC-R1

    Un lavoir
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10799 W: 884 N: 20161] (83666)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 13:08]
    Bonsoir Philippe,

    Il semble d'être un endroit très beau, avec tant de verte et l'eau, mais généralement je trouve difficile d'obtenir des bonnes compos quand il y a tant de végétation, alors j’apprécie encore plus cette cadrage qui tu a choisi. Bravo aussi pour la gestion de lumière.

    TFS, amicalement, José.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Reflets coupésNikon D800

    Reflets coupés
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8097 W: 0 N: 13929] (117728)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 13:02]
    Bonsoir Nicou,

    C'est une bonne surprise quand on ouvre la page, car de la miniature elle ne parait pas très intéressante. En fait, les reflets coupés par le courant rend une image intrigante. Les couleurs et la lumière chaude font le reste.

    TFS, amicalement, José.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Sunset from the cliffsCanon EOS 60D

    Sunset from the cliffs
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8227 W: 381 N: 8035] (81718)



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    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 622 N: 7172] (23310) [2014-09-30 12:56]
    Bonsoir Jean,

    Beaux couleurs, très bien rendus, et une atmosphère plein de tranquillité. J'aime bien aussi la compo, simple, avec le cadrage fait par les herbes hautes du soleil et du bateau.

    TFS, amicalement, José.

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