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  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Ant's POV

    Ant's POV
    unclehotshot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 51 N: 410] (2482)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 171 W: 15 N: 117] (871) [2015-05-28 11:07]
    I once did a similar pov at the Fête de Bisons, taking low shots of my friends, who had a labrador dog, & I called the images, a dog's eye view.
    Looks like we have similar wacky ideas.
    Thanks for this beauty.
    Cheers
    the ED

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Porta PanagiaCanon EOS 5 D

    Porta Panagia
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11185 W: 296 N: 22686] (88993)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 171 W: 15 N: 117] (871) [2015-05-28 10:59]
    Hi Danos
    What more can I add? Lovely building captured in near perfect conditions.
    Thanks for sharing this beauty.
    Cheers
    the ED

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: cat portrait

    cat portrait
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4880 W: 22 N: 7878] (58037)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 171 W: 15 N: 117] (871) [2015-05-28 10:51]
    Hi Costantino
    A famous Greek cat, nicely framed & setting sunlight too.
    Thanks for this beauty.
    Regards
    the ED

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Shepherdess with SheepCanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Shepherdess with Sheep
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19407 W: 519 N: 33270] (142099)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 171 W: 15 N: 117] (871) [2015-05-28 10:45]
    Hi John
    All I can add is; lovely photo.

    Regards
    the ED

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Rude awakeningCanon EOS 1100D

    Rude awakening
    Giustiniani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 196 W: 9 N: 411] (3486)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 171 W: 15 N: 117] (871) [2015-05-28 10:37]
    Bonjour, Magaly
    Difficile quand nous sommes admirateur de chats, comme moi, de ne pas aimer les images comme celle là.
    Merci & à bientôt
    the ED

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Wheels Above and BelowNikon D-300

    Wheels Above and Below
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3464 W: 218 N: 7957] (31957)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 171 W: 15 N: 117] (871) [2015-05-28 10:22] [+]
    Hi Bev.
    This is neither a 'Camper' nor a 'Bus', but a VW Combi double cab pick-up.
    Great catch, thanks for sharing.

    Regards
    the ED

  • CyprusCyprus
    Title: Tomb of St. LazarusCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Tomb of St. Lazarus
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2987 W: 95 N: 7544] (31563)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1365 W: 397 N: 5253] (21196) [2015-05-28 1:46]
    Hello Mariusz,

    It's quite a few years since we visited Cyprus (I didn't have a digital camera in those days) and I certainly missed seeing this lovely church. In fact, I think we only passed through Larnaca on one occasion.

    You have written a very interesting and informative note about this church, as well as reminding us of the lovely story of Lazarus, and provided us with a beautifully composed photograph of this place.

    I love how you have used your wide lens to exaggerate the perspective and fill the foreground with those brightly coloured flowers while the brightly lit church stands out stunningly against a deep blue sky.

    Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness, as always.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Post-card from Ploumanac'h

    Post-card from Ploumanac'h
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4786 W: 271 N: 8357] (69570)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1365 W: 397 N: 5253] (21196) [2015-05-28 1:25]
    Bonjour Denis,

    This lighthouse at Ploumanac'h is famous and also is a favourite place for photographers, probably largely because of the lovely pink granite. And you have captured this scene perfectly in the low evening light.

    I love how the low angled light brings out the warm tones of the rocks and also shows up their textures wonderfully well. Tthe light also nicely catches the white foam of the sea beautifully.

    A very fine composition with gorgeous warm light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and clarity.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Wheels Above and BelowNikon D-300

    Wheels Above and Below
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3464 W: 218 N: 7957] (31957)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1365 W: 397 N: 5253] (21196) [2015-05-28 1:17] [+]
    Hello Bev,

    This is a delightful shot of this quite extensively modified version of an early VW "Type 2" camper and very well taken too - you clearly had the patience to wait a while until the crowds around it cleared a little. And it's nice that we also get a glimpse of some of the other old vehicles in field too. Looks like a fine sunny day for this rally and you have captured the light and colours perfectly in this lovely sharp photograph.

    This is indeed a curious vehicle as it appears to be made up of several different bits: the rear part is from the Type 2 "pick up" while the front part is of a Type 2 van. It also looks as though the whole thing has been extended two or three feet as well as having been fitted out with lots of other paraphernalia like bull-bars, extra lights and fancy mirrors and some queer rope detailing on the bumpers. All very interesting to look at but, if I were you, I think I'd stick with your own camper - these things were slow, noisy and heavy on fuel and not nearly so comfortable as yours!

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Not sure where those "dust spots" came from - they don't look like bits of dust on your sensor as they usually look like fuzzy blobs and don't usually show up at larger apertures (you used f/5.6 for this one) - usually they're more obvious at the likes of f/22.

    P.P.S. I see that the TE website is again having glitches - I no longer seem to be getting email notice of new postings and the "viewed" counters don't seem to be working either. Do you see the same problems at your end?

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Good morning CubaSony DSC HX200v

    Good morning Cuba
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7594 W: 119 N: 14525] (80004)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1365 W: 397 N: 5253] (21196) [2015-05-27 23:59]
    Ciao caro Luciano,

    An interesting and informative note you have written. For the people of Cuba things should now start to improve but what about poor photographers who love the old cars and the crumbling buildings? But perhaps the wellbeing of the Cuban people is actually more important than that!

    A gorgeous photograph taken in beautiful early morning light as the rising sun paints the whole sky red. The silvery reflections on the calm sea are beautiful and your inclusion of the single silhouetted person at far right is the icing on the cake and adds wonderfully to this fine composition.

    Beautiful light and colours, perfect exposure and composition and stunning details and clarity.

    Gorgeous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Shepherdess with SheepCanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Shepherdess with Sheep
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19407 W: 519 N: 33270] (142099)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1365 W: 397 N: 5253] (21196) [2015-05-27 23:53]
    Hello John,

    You have given us a fascinating note about caring for grazing land and the control of weeds, etc. to promote good grass growth for the new season.

    And this is a charming photograph of this country lady comfortably holding this charming young animal. The light and colours are delightful, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite. But, most of all, I love the strong eye contact between the lady and the photographer.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Caught unawares!Panasonic Lumix TZ30

    Caught unawares!
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 112 W: 0 N: 320] (1648)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1365 W: 397 N: 5253] (21196) [2015-05-27 9:15]
    Hello Jean,

    This is a fun picture! And so full of interesting detail too.

    Your picture is so sharp that, when viewed at it's full size, I can see that the flintlock pistol, aimed right down the barrel of your lens, is, in fact, cocked and ready to fire!

    The "pirate" wielding the flintlock is perfectly placed in the frame and surrounded by his fellow miscreants all lavishly dressed, even down to a "lady pirate" on the right who appears to be reading a book.

    The image is also nicely composed and I like how the lines of the cobblestones even seem to lead the eye into the picture very effectively.

    Good light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness. But, most of all, lots of fun!

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Natural Beauty of LofotenPentax K3

    Natural Beauty of Lofoten
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5221 W: 88 N: 12408] (59066)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1365 W: 397 N: 5253] (21196) [2015-05-26 13:56]
    Hi Craig,

    Yep, Luciano is right - you either need to study your maps very carefully or else get a camera with built-in GPS so that you can show us your location! But I'm afraid you'll have to go back again to do that.

    But, wherever this is, this is a beautiful and majestic scene and you have captured it perfectly. The light is delightful, lighting up the peak of that snow covered mountain as well as the colourful foreground huts and the soft reflections on the water are divine. You have chosen the perfect viewpoint for a very pleasing composition, the colours are perfect and the details and sharpness, as always, are exquisite.

    An excellent note too - do you get commission from the Norwegian Tourist Board? :o)

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Conflict of traditionsNikon D 5000

    Conflict of traditions
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5713 W: 492 N: 16007] (87452)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1365 W: 397 N: 5253] (21196) [2015-05-26 3:41]
    Hello dear Mesut,

    Yes, conflicts of tradition - and also conflicts of generations too. I'm wondering what sort of dress this little girl will wear when she grows up to become an adult? Will she wear traditional Islamic clothing like her mother or will she continue to wear more Western dress? And, if she decides to wear Western dress, will she be frowned upon by her elders?

    This is a beautiful capture, very well seen and very well taken in glorious bright sunshine. The details and sharpness are exquisite and I love how the two individuals stand out so well against their darker background. The contrast between the black dress of the mother and her daughter's bright and colourful clothing is superb. Also striking is the fact that we can see the little girl's entire face under her little red hat, yet her mother's face is almost completely obscured by her burka.

    Fabulous light and colours, fine composition, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.

    And, of course, an interesting note.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Spring in Val d'Orcia

    Spring in Val d'Orcia
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5763 W: 86 N: 14882] (82800)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1365 W: 397 N: 5253] (21196) [2015-05-26 2:21]
    Hi Malgo,

    This really is the sort of photograph which really appeals to me!

    What I love most about this photograph (and most other good photographs) is the quality of the light and here it is stunningly beautiful. The play of the low evening light on the soft undulating hills is delicious and I love how the little houses, standing a little higher, are brightly lit and stand out perfectly against the many shades of green.

    Your long lens has nicely compressed the perspective, the light and colours are glorious, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Tuttomondo

    Tuttomondo
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5763 W: 86 N: 14882] (82800) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1365 W: 397 N: 5253] (21196) [2015-05-25 15:22]
    Hi Malgo,

    You've written a fascinating note about this "Tuttomondo" mural which, I have discovered, is really quite famous. The evil serpent is not seen in this picture but it can be seen at upper right in your wider view of the wall of this church. Thankfully, the serpent appears to have been snapped in two so must be about to die!

    But your main photograph is a perfect depiction of part of this mural and it's also brought to life by the young lady with bright red jacket walking past. A very well composed shot with excellent lighting and fine colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and clarity.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Bucato d'altri tempi

    Bucato d'altri tempi
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 21 N: 3453] (36303)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1365 W: 397 N: 5253] (21196) [2015-05-25 15:08]
    Ciao caro Carlo,

    This is a fun picture - and fun note too! Is Malgo hiding somewhere behind one of those big white sheets? :o)

    Very well seen and very well taken, the white sheets stand out beautifully against the dark olive trees and the clear blue sky above. Technically excellent photo too.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Silent Sentinels II

    Silent Sentinels II
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5231 W: 368 N: 11059] (54193)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1365 W: 397 N: 5253] (21196) [2015-05-25 15:01]
    Ciao cara Lisa,

    I well remember your showing us at least one other photograph from the Nambung National Park and this is yet another stunning picture. I read your discussion with Will and I can perfectly well believe that you did nothing to increase or change the colour saturation in this lovely image.

    Your composition is both classical and also very pleasing and your use of a wide lens has strengthened the perspective very well. Yellow and blue, being complementary colours, always "work" well together and this a perfect example. Not only that, but the bright sun on the bright golden sand is so intense that I can almost feel that sweltering heat.

    Gorgeous light and fabulous rich colours, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. I shouldn't worry too much about missing the lunar eclipse - there's plenty more to come and you'll have several more opportunities to see another - far wiser to miss it and have a safe journey.

    P.P.S. Yes, thank you, I did read that write-up in the Sydney Morning Herald - things at the Tent Embassy do sound as though they are getting a bit ugly, especially when people like yourself start to become victims of violence and abuse. So you take care, Lisa.

    Un abbraccio,

    Giovanni.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: en passant devant une vitrineSony RX100 II

    en passant devant une vitrine
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1593 W: 128 N: 1240] (19201)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1365 W: 397 N: 5253] (21196) [2015-05-25 14:26]
    Bonjour Roland,

    An interesting note you have written - but, unlike your reference to Matthew's Gospel, these two mannequins don't appear to be the slightest concerned about their nakedness! And none of the passers-by seem to be troubled either!

    This is a fabulous shot and it works so very well in black and white with its strong contrasts. The two mannequins stand out brilliantly and it is only when we look a little closer that we see the darker "real" people walking past the window quite oblivious to what they are passing.

    Lovely strong light, tones and contrasts and excellent details and sharpness. Very well seen and very well taken!

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: EXPO 2015 - RussiaSony DSC HX200v

    EXPO 2015 - Russia
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7594 W: 119 N: 14525] (80004)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1365 W: 397 N: 5253] (21196) [2015-05-25 14:18]
    Ciao caro Luciano,

    I've been away on holiday so am now just catching up with your lovely "EXPO" series! The preparation and workmanship which must have gone into producing areas like this must have cost a fortune - but I expect that they get the money back through the prices places like this charge for their food! Caviar isn't cheap.

    But what a fabulous photograph, taken from the perfect viewpoint to achieve a lovely and pleasing composition with the open "book" perfectly placed on the right and balanced nicely by the bright "Periodic Table" on the left. But it is the light which is so amazing here with glorious soft reflections on the dark floor. The colours are vibrant, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

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