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  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: DucksNikon D 90

    Ducks
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9880 W: 992 N: 18753] (95242)



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    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4449 W: 63 N: 9122] (52555) [2014-10-31 3:52]
    Bonjour Chris
    Elle est amusante cette photo avec la table et les chaises les pieds dans l'eau. C'est drôle de voir le canards imperturbables dans le contexte qui ne leur est pas familier.
    Amitiés et bonne journée.
    Nicole

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Trondenes Peninsula

    Trondenes Peninsula
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1546 W: 0 N: 3762] (18621) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3471 W: 299 N: 7425] (38883) [2014-10-31 3:47]
    Hello Ann,
    The partial desaturation works very well, in my opinion. I wouldn't have thought of it unless you had told us. This looked to me as the natural desaturation of a Nordic winter, when colour photos mainly look grey. It's a terrific scenery and a very nice comnposition of three areas of land with water in beteween.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Pedro, the GatemakerCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Pedro, the Gatemaker
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1283 W: 396 N: 4823] (19368)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4860 W: 88 N: 11252] (54264) [2014-10-31 3:46] [+]
    Hi John
    wow, even at an ISO of 3200 and the shutter speed is still only 1/80!
    thats some pretty dark lighting isn't it!

    on a completely 100% personal note, i'm still not sure if i enjoy the blurring motion in these types of photos. I can't seem to make up my mind if i would prefer it to be fully sharp or does the motion blur help the scene? guess its just personal choice.

    I know i do like the overall brightness, the clarity and the composition. everything looks great, all the components for a fine photo are here.

    and its a bonus he's wearing a blue shirt to make the scene pop - imagine if you will, if he was wearing a black polo shirt!

    PS
    I think the 'hard refresh' has helped my photos.
    but then again, its a new day today lol

    thanks for all your help
    cheers
    craig

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Autumn As UsualCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Autumn As Usual
    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3594 W: 209 N: 5734] (37104)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3471 W: 299 N: 7425] (38883) [2014-10-31 3:41]
    Hej Gunnar,
    Snygg bild från välbekant plats. Det är en vacker kontrast mellan de rödgula löven och de ännu gröna. Tjejen är fint placerad bredvid trädet mellan stolparna. De utgör fyra väl samlade vertikala linjer som kontrasterar mot de grå och bruna diagonalerna. Det är fin lyster i bilden trots att det ser ut att ha varit ganska trist väder.
    Trevlig helg,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Les couleurs de la pluieNikon D 90

    Les couleurs de la pluie
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2275 W: 1149 N: 2168] (29814)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4860 W: 88 N: 11252] (54264) [2014-10-31 3:39]
    Hi Claude
    yes, you certainly have some bright vivid colors to show off here.

    you even have a little bit of blue squeezed into the middle portions :)

    well spotted, you took full advantage.
    cheers
    craig

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Upside DownNikon D-300

    Upside Down
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3044 W: 207 N: 6946] (27805)



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    trevormoffiet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 207 W: 2 N: 541] (2920) [2014-10-31 3:36]
    Hi Bev,
    I like your composition that presents the sky in the reflection at the bottom of the image but excludes it(mostly) from the top. Lovely, sharp detail in the top with abstract, ripple obscured detail in the reflections. Terrific note.
    Regards,
    Trevor

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: ZebrAmsterdamCanon Powershot A720 IS

    ZebrAmsterdam
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5031 W: 53 N: 8354] (27594)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2725 W: 79 N: 6670] (30245) [2014-10-31 3:27]
    Hello Lars - Your zebra's zig-zag stripes make me think of an Op Art B&W graphic. I am impressed by your creative look at the animal, living in Namibia and often going on Safari this has given me food for thought! Well done.

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: sweet cherryNikon D90

    sweet cherry
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2452 W: 144 N: 3360] (14941)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2725 W: 79 N: 6670] (30245) [2014-10-31 3:23]
    Hello Sasha - A yummy looking bowl of shiny cherries. One of the things that I like about this shot is the spotted cloth it coordinates very well with the red of the fruit.

    One thing I might have tried to change is the white chair (?) back on the RHS, it interferes with the nice curved line of the table edge. Not a major issue though.

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Follow the Moskva...

    Follow the Moskva...
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5085 W: 81 N: 12988] (75373)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3044 W: 207 N: 6946] (27805) [2014-10-31 3:11]
    Thank you, Malgo,

    Rather than postcardish, you are educating us visually with Moscow, a place I have never seen.
    Your viewpoint works so well, transporting us via the river, with well recognised features to enjoy.
    The light is just beautiful.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)
    I didn't realise you have met Kath and Rob. We sometimes go campervanning with them!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Les couleurs de la pluieNikon D 90

    Les couleurs de la pluie
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2275 W: 1149 N: 2168] (29814)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3044 W: 207 N: 6946] (27805) [2014-10-31 3:07]
    Bonjour Claude,

    Such a lovely shot!
    The strongly coloured figures, occupying a fine position in the frame and connected so charmingly via the arm!
    Great use of shallow dof.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: ParmeNikon D100

    Parme
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4858 W: 0 N: 4592] (56819)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2725 W: 79 N: 6670] (30245) [2014-10-31 3:06]
    Hello Serge - I'm never quite sure about excessive distortion but I admit that it adds a dynamism to a shot such as this and of course, we can see so much more than a less extreme leans would allow us. The architecture here is pin sharp and most attractive. I love the Italian piazzas.

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Pedro, the GatemakerCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Pedro, the Gatemaker
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1283 W: 396 N: 4823] (19368)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3044 W: 207 N: 6946] (27805) [2014-10-31 3:04]
    Hello John,

    Its so sad that these artisans are becoming a rare breed! Obviously, in this age of mechanisation, labour intensive activities tend to be more expensive. It takes more thought to see beyond the prices and realise that these handcrafted gates will last longer than commercially produced ones.
    A wonderful, journalistic shot, which reveals the materials and a glimpse of the w/s, as well as the concentrated skill of the craftsman. The shot is well composed, with excellent sharpness, all except for the axe, creating a wonderful sense of movement with its blurring.

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Waiting Game

    The Waiting Game
    brianmcc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 584 W: 0 N: 1072] (6071)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2725 W: 79 N: 6670] (30245) [2014-10-31 3:02]
    Hello Brian - You post so seldom these days but when you do it's always a treat to see your work. Beautifully composed with good crisp FG detail and a ribbon of water that reflects the golden colours of the landscape as it progresses through to the distant scene. Your half second exposure has added a lovely silkiness to the water which amplifies the serenity of the landscape very well. Gorgeous colour and pretty light, a faultless post.

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Darkness Beckons.....Sony Alpha 850 DSLR

    Darkness Beckons.....
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4024 W: 7 N: 6183] (46699)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3044 W: 207 N: 6946] (27805) [2014-10-31 2:56] [+]
    Hello Brian,

    I have trawled my archives for a shot that I took of a witch, just for this occasion and, sod's law, I can't find it! No doubt it will emerge tomorrow ... that's the way of witches and warlocks!
    The jaunty angle of the cross has a 'come in if your dare' quality, whilst some of the graves appear to be open! Now that is scary!

    Your b&w treatment certainly adds to the sense of spookiness.
    The shot is very well composed, the focal cross unmistakably in charge!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)
    I have some chocolate eye balls for any spooky visitors, tonight!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: In the autumn sun...Canon EOS 30D

    In the autumn sun...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5218 W: 157 N: 7017] (83360)



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    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4574 W: 22 N: 7004] (53049) [2014-10-31 1:44]
    Good morning my dear friend
    I love this smallhouse hidden into the greenery
    and the halfshadow this scenery looks like
    the page of a book with fairy tales
    nice pov
    regards
    Costantino

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: ~ When Sun Is Worshipped As God ~Nikon D5100

    ~ When Sun Is Worshipped As God ~
    subhendu_bagchi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2605 W: 162 N: 4731] (25422)



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    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4574 W: 22 N: 7004] (53049) [2014-10-31 1:42]
    Hello my friend
    and have a nice weekend
    dynamic shot without words
    let your imagination free
    looking at this scenery carefull
    peaceful atmosphere
    regards
    Costantino

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Follow the Moskva...

    Follow the Moskva...
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5085 W: 81 N: 12988] (75373)



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    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4574 W: 22 N: 7004] (53049) [2014-10-31 1:40]
    Good morning and have a nice
    week end
    dynamic postcard remitted fro you to all of us
    I liked your thoughts as following
    I follow the Moskva
    listening to the wind of change
    no more comments
    I travel through your photo now
    regards
    Costantino

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: The theater ensemble TGSM

    The theater ensemble TGSM
    wolf38 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4270 W: 108 N: 3316] (31128)



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    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4574 W: 22 N: 7004] (53049) [2014-10-31 1:38]
    Good morning my dearr friend
    simpl but effective scenery from the final
    performance of the drama the robbers
    I love theater generally and I try
    to see often it is necessary for
    all of us when the subjects
    are very interesing
    regards
    Costantino

  • UgandaUganda
    Title: FamilyCanon EOS 400 D

    Family
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5341 W: 95 N: 8488] (46086)



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    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4574 W: 22 N: 7004] (53049) [2014-10-31 1:34]
    Hello my dear friend
    and have a nice weekend
    dynamic shot showing a different life
    from a different place I am suprused
    reading that at night you can hear
    the lions roar and the monkeys
    scremm and the guard has to make
    sure no elephants walk accross the
    land
    really dangerous place
    I love this close us of the
    people dressed in traditional
    dresses
    regards
    Costantino

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Solitary Scots PineCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    A Solitary Scots Pine
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1283 W: 396 N: 4823] (19368)



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    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4574 W: 22 N: 7004] (53049) [2014-10-31 1:31]
    Hello mh dear friend
    and have a nice weekend
    I love this magic scenery with the tree dominating
    this wonderful landscape
    the title could be as following the loneliness
    good sharpness depth beautiful light
    and the amazing blue skY/
    its a real dream
    regards
    have a nice time
    Costantino

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