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  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Minnewaterpark ICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Minnewaterpark I
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18717 W: 508 N: 32217] (137622)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 396 N: 4930] (19766) [2014-11-24 3:10]
    Hello John,

    An interesting note about this place and a delightful photograph to accompany it!

    This looks a beautiful place and you have composed this picture extremely well with the house placed perfectly in the frame and with good "lead in" lines afforded by the low walls around the grass.

    Despite the fact that the sunlight disappeared just as you arrived, the light is beautifully soft and the colours are beautifully vibrant. Perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness throughout.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Champs et brumeNikon D800

    Champs et brume
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8254 W: 0 N: 13980] (119469)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 396 N: 4930] (19766) [2014-11-24 3:04]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    A lovely autumn scene with very fine composition and one in which the mist hanging over the fields makes a very fine feature, magically separating the foreground fields from the distant view of the mountains capped with snow.

    Beautiful soft light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness throughout.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Molo di La Spezia

    Molo di La Spezia
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2470 W: 19 N: 3057] (30559)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 396 N: 4930] (19766) [2014-11-24 3:00]
    Ciao caro Carlo,

    Yes, the weather in Europe has been amazingly mild for this time of year - far warmer than we usually expect in October and November.

    A lovely sunny scene from late October where we see people out and about and enjoying a fine walk beside the sea. Lovely light and colours, a fine composition and excellent details and sharpness.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Off Duty

    Off Duty
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 396 N: 4930] (19766) [2014-11-23 13:32]
    Hello Gert,

    A lovely trio of photographs from Erzurum and fine notes to accompany them.

    I think your main picture must be my favourite. I'm not sure if the man on the right has spied the strange foreigner with a camera but at least two guys have done so in one of your workshop pictures. But I don't get the impression that anyone seemed particularly upset by having been the subject of a photograph.

    Three well taken images of excellent quality considering that they are from scanned slides. The two including people are the most interesting but do rather sadly portray a pretty miserable state of affairs when working men, denied work, probably have little money and therefore have little else to do with their time other than talk, smoke and drink tea.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Adur AutumnSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    Adur Autumn
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4073 W: 7 N: 6288] (47462)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 396 N: 4930] (19766) [2014-11-23 13:02]
    Hello Brian,

    How fortunate you are to have lovely scenery like this almost on your own doorstep! And this is a beautiful autumn scene. Though by now, I guess, most of these beautiful golden leaves will have vanished.

    Your composition is excellent, the wide sweeping curves of the Adur and its banks leading us nicely through the frame and drawing our attention to the rows of beautiful trees in their gorgeous autumn colours on the other side. Lovely soft light, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Gemiler bay and Island.

    Gemiler bay and Island.
    RhodieIke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 1 N: 2626] (11542)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 396 N: 4930] (19766) [2014-11-23 12:54]
    Hello Iain,

    Lovely to see you back again! And a lovely photograph and a very interesting note too.

    Your composition is very appealing and I like how the shoreline sweeps in from bottom left and leads us into the picture to the rocky island in the centre. Lovely light, fine rich vibrant colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa di San Sabino de Plano

    Chiesa di San Sabino de Plano
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9521 W: 132 N: 18458] (119605)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 396 N: 4930] (19766) [2014-11-23 12:48]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    A very interesting note about the history of this ancient church, especially regarding the ways in which so many original features were employed during its rebuilding and restoration.

    And a very fine photograph too, taken in the most lovely soft light which brings out all the lovely textures of the ancient stonework perfectly. A fine composition, lovely warm colours and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • MontenegroMontenegro
    Title: Sveti StefanCanon EOS5D

    Sveti Stefan
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 578 W: 283 N: 1332] (6632)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 396 N: 4930] (19766) [2014-11-23 10:21]
    Hello Will,

    You have written a very interesting and informative nots and also given us a beautiful photograph over which to linger.

    I love your presentation here with this delightful island framed beautifully by foreground rocks and vegetation and overhanging foliage. And the island looks so inviting: I could imagine spending hours wandering its quaint narrow streets and crumbling architecture and tiny shops run by old artisans and shopkeepers who have worked there for years. But your notes clearly tell me that that is not what I would expect to see were I to visit here - it might look old and quaint from the outside but the fact that it is now a playground for millionaires would definitely put me off getting any closer, even if I did have the money.

    But a beautiful photograph of what looks a beautiful place with perfect exposure, lovely light and natural colours and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Autumn in AmsterdamNikon D90

    Autumn in Amsterdam
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 737 W: 62 N: 1377] (8059)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 396 N: 4930] (19766) [2014-11-23 5:22]
    Hello Daniel,

    This is a lovely photograph with gorgeous autumn colours, very well composed with the colourful boats finely framed in the arch of the bridge and with Amsterdam's ubiquitous bicycles above almost appearing as though they have been decorated with bright red flowers!

    Lovely light and colours, fine composition and excellent details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Petrified Forest

    Petrified Forest
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1569 W: 0 N: 3849] (18975)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 396 N: 4930] (19766) [2014-11-22 0:45]
    Hello Ann,

    Wow! Yes, I do remember commenting on your photograph of petrified wood and I also remember thinking that to me it resembled a cut cross-section of a piece of agate. And it's lovely to see a far, far wider view here of this remarkable landscape.

    As always, you have written an interesting and informative note. But how did most of the petrified wood end up being removed? Was it removed by people and, if so, for what purpose?

    This is a remarkable landscape with remarkable colours and you have captured it perfectly in this lovely photograph. I really love the inclusion of the two walkers because they give an excellent sense of scale: without them I should have thought that the scale was far greater than it now appears - when I looked initially I thought that this might be on the scale of the Grand Canyon with the riverbed where the walkers are being perhaps half a mile or more wide, but that's clearly not the case.

    You must have been very high up to take this picture but you have planned this photograph very well to produce an image with a very appealing composition, the riverbed snaking from bottom to top and leading us nicely between those dark pink hills. Tehnically excellent too with spot-on exposure, striking colours and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Lake Crescent shorelineCanon T1i

    Lake Crescent shoreline
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1059 W: 1 N: 2765] (11437)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 396 N: 4930] (19766) [2014-11-21 8:19]
    Howdy Ray,

    A very interesting and heartfelt note you have written here - so-called "progress" and modernisation are not always the friends of Nature nor, indeed, of mankind.

    And what a beautiful photograph! This could almost be a Scottish loch - were it not so big - and you have composed this image beautifully with the overhanging branches making a lovely natural frame and with the fresh greens in the foreground contrasting well with the bluer tones over the distant mountains.

    Beautiful light and lovely true colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Catch the LightNikon D-300

    Catch the Light
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3095 W: 211 N: 7096] (28409)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 396 N: 4930] (19766) [2014-11-21 2:41]
    Hello Bev,

    A lovely late autumn scene with beautiful low oblique and warm sunlight which lights the fields and also the top of the dyke on the left which acts as a bright diagonal to lead us along this lane to the tree and the distant vista beneath a bright and soft blue sky. And the sheep quietly grazing the short grass add an air of serenity to the scene. Indeed, Wordsworth could have written a far more poetic critique than I have!

    Your polariser has enhanced the blueness of the sky in this delightul photograph which is technically superb with lovely light, true colours and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Capitol Hill

    Capitol Hill
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 2 N: 3626] (13404)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 4 N: 114] (716) [2014-11-21 2:04]
    If they can build it in Washington D.C., they can build one in Salk Lake City too!

    I admire the way they built on high ground away from the downtown area. The way they build downtown areas now a days, this would be lost in the forest of high-rise towers.
    Lovely catch of your "home" town.

    Well Jason, seems your are on the right side of your country just now, eh! No chance of you nipping over to get some lovely "snow" pictures for us……..aw, come on, please?

    Take care & a happy week-end.
    the ED

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Street Performers - IINikon D 5000

    Street Performers - II
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5399 W: 482 N: 15088] (82284)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 396 N: 4930] (19766) [2014-11-21 1:25]
    Hello Mesut,

    Another fine photograph from your musical "street performers" series!

    You have captured this musician perfectly and the important parts - his mouth on the mouuthpiece of the instrument, the look of intense concentration on his face and the work of his fingers on the pipe - are beautifully clear and sharp - while the faces of the onlookers (including the lady with pursed lips!) are nicely out of focus though easily seen.

    Beautiful light and colours, fine composition and excellent technical quality.

    It's strange that in Scotland people here believe that the bagpipes acually originated in Scotland: but they didn't - and I've read that the earliest evidence of bagpipes was actually in Turkey many centuries ago. Likewise, whisky was invented in China, "haggis" was first reported in ancient Greece and "kilts" were first seen in Denmark!

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: EddlestonCanon EOS5D

    Eddleston
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 578 W: 283 N: 1332] (6632)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1297 W: 396 N: 4930] (19766) [2014-11-21 1:03]
    Hello Will,

    Isn't it nice that sometimes seeing others' pictures can somehow just trigger some memories and make you look again at images which you yourself took at a particular time? And this is another picture which certainly needed to be shown - and not "sat on" for over a year!

    And how wise of you to see the potiential of this superb viewpoint: the rest of us clearly either lacked the wit to see the potential or were so decrepit as to be unable to leap that five bar gate!

    A perfect composition with the large tree perfectly placed in the foreground and with the line of trees in autumn colours making a fine diagonal across the mid ground before the distant hills and beneath a wonderfully interesting and broody sky. Glorious light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Hameau de la reineCanon Eos5D MarkII

    Hameau de la reine
    Alco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 3 N: 578] (6860)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 4 N: 114] (716) [2014-11-21 0:19]
    J'adore cette petite maison-moulin, Alain, et votre photo aussi!
    Quelle belle petit bijoux, merci.

    Amicalement
    Edward

  • MoroccoMorocco
    Title: 'the Bedouin'

    'the Bedouin'
    haydn Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 14 N: 28] (268)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 4 N: 114] (716) [2014-11-21 0:09] - [workshop] [compare] [+]
    I was attracted to this image by the deep moody colours, man and the desert.

    But I thought it was a shame that it was so somber, so I posted a lighter version on WS, where you will see that the Bedouin has a motive on his back. I hope you approve.

    Kindest regards,Han, from Bourges
    Edward

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Liar Liar

    Liar Liar
    suomi_ Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 36] (145)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 4 N: 114] (716) [2014-11-20 23:58]
    I like this sunny happy photo, Fran, and your story made me smile.

    We know the tale isn't true, or the bridge would have fallen many times, but we still don't want to tempt fate.

    Lovely colourful catch, thanks for sharing.

    Kindest regards from Bourges
    Edward

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Covered Bridge -Lancaster PA

    Covered Bridge -Lancaster PA
    brano14 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 110 N: 375] (2674)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 4 N: 114] (716) [2014-11-20 23:52] [+]
    Lovely view of this covered bridge, Brano.

    I've always like this type of bridge, I have seen a few in Quebec and Ontario, and Clint Eastwood's "Bridges of Madison County" is among my favourite films.

    I know of one such bridge that is now closed to traffic, and it a tourist attraction, you can walk or cycle across it. It would be interesting to convert a disused covered bridge into a house.

    Thanks for this beauty.
    Kindest regards from Bourges
    Edward

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Following Where The Road LeadsCanon 6D

    Following Where The Road Leads
    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 52 N: 884] (4646)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 114 W: 4 N: 114] (716) [2014-11-20 23:43]
    "The Long & Winding Road" that leads to those magnificent peaks in the background, WOW, Clark, great image this.
    A perfect example of the BIG country, and the shadows and sunlight are all in the right places. All that is missing is a bear or a moose walking across the highway.
    Thanks for this cracker

    Best wishes from Bourges
    Edward

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