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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Chapelle de Saint-Vio , Treguennec

    Chapelle de Saint-Vio , Treguennec
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5224 W: 275 N: 9322] (76519)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2939 W: 101 N: 4988] (19449) [2016-04-25 3:08]
    Bonjour Denis.
    There must be some significance in a red door in Breton chapels. Your photo reminded me of my own shot of a chapel with red door in the centre of Bretagne:
    http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/France/West/Bretagne//photo1292638.htm
    As usual, your photo is so well composed and has exquisite colour and sharpness of detail. The higher resolution version looks splendid; the sky and the Spring light are wonderful.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • SpainSpain
    Title: On the balconySony HX200v

    On the balcony
    dekanski Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 262 W: 124 N: 548] (5020)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2939 W: 101 N: 4988] (19449) [2016-04-25 3:00]
    Hi Aleksander.
    Good note and excellent well cropped photo with decisive diagonal and several interesting patterns made by the colonnade, the girls and the framework overhead. I like the splash of colours against the grey tones.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: How boys are made

    How boys are made
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 2 N: 222] (2707)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2939 W: 101 N: 4988] (19449) [2016-04-25 2:58] [+]
    Hello Gyorgy.
    One has to comment on this one, not only because of the intriguing title, but your equally interesting note! It appears by the looks on the girls' faces that they are taking it in very good spirit - obviously looking forward to becoming boys and enjoying all the things you mention. I suppose that 250 years ago, though, girls were not expected actually to enjoy cigars or sex. TE needs more photos and notes like this one! Well done.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: Lamalera.. NIKON D200

    Lamalera..
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5299 W: 152 N: 11796] (52377)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2939 W: 101 N: 4988] (19449) [2016-04-25 2:54]
    Hello Abmdsudi.
    Good viewpoint, excellent colours, informative note. What more can one ask for? It's hard to believe the boat is ten metres long - an impressive piece of traditional engineering, made without nails. I'm intrigued by the colourful 'snake' pictures on each side of the bow. Very nicely done, as usual.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Braganza IVNikon D3100

    Braganza IV
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3405 W: 2 N: 7489] (40859)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2939 W: 101 N: 4988] (19449) [2016-04-25 2:49]
    Hi Angel.
    An excellent photo and interesting note. You did well here with the detail in the heavily shaded area and kept good control of the highlights behind. Well chosen viewpoint creates a good perspective effect which continues under the arches. Very nicely done.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: enjoying the day

    enjoying the day
    dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 617 W: 0 N: 39] (7257)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2939 W: 101 N: 4988] (19449) [2016-04-25 2:47]
    Hi Dale.
    A very pleasant panorama taken on a lovely Spring day.You have good foreground interest in the seated woman and a nice spread of boats on the lake. Lovely light and shadow on the mountains, natural looking colour.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: The blind leading the blind.Nikon D7000

    The blind leading the blind.
    boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 2 N: 1256] (7327)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2939 W: 101 N: 4988] (19449) [2016-04-25 2:45]
    Hi Boa.
    An outstanding piece of well timed daily life. A really compelling juxtaposition of the woman and the poster, and a great title. I think the books on the right add an interesting and ironic touch to this photo. Superbly good.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Girls in kimonoNikon D3100

    Girls in kimono
    grigand Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 948 W: 93 N: 1794] (19975)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2939 W: 101 N: 4988] (19449) [2016-04-25 2:42]
    Hello Andrea.
    A charming composition, pitting the patterns of the girls' kimonos against the pattern of texts on the shelves in front of them. I think you timed this perfectly, capturing the girl turning to her friends and allowing us to see her smiling face. Well done.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • AlgeriaAlgeria
    Title: Good m-o-o-o-rning Sahara

    Good m-o-o-o-rning Sahara
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4725 W: 360 N: 9896] (50766)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2939 W: 101 N: 4988] (19449) [2016-04-25 2:41] [+]
    Hello Gert.
    Another good scan from your archive, giving us a view of daily life in this sparse desert scene. I must say you have a good memory; either that or you kept a diary, perhaps. I'm not surprised you were cold - the coldest I have ever been in my life was in a tent in the central Australian desert, also fully dressed in sleeping bag. Thanks for the map view, always appreciated.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Roasting cashewsCanon EOS 1100D

    Roasting cashews
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7607 W: 63 N: 21140] (96721)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2939 W: 101 N: 4988] (19449) [2016-04-25 2:34]
    Hello Stephen.
    A good daily life shot of a woman engaged in this very labour-intensive cottage industry. You got a good viewpoint to capture this scene and the flames and smoke create atmosphere. Nicely done.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Dilofo villageSony Alpha 6000

    Dilofo village
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12068 W: 297 N: 23844] (96059)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2939 W: 101 N: 4988] (19449) [2016-04-25 2:31]
    Hello Danos.
    A very nicely composed picture of a rustic scene. The traditional village house is well counterbalanced by the attractive yellow flowers. Good note, too.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Heading Towards the CastleNikon D-300

    Heading Towards the Castle
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4050 W: 238 N: 9141] (37563)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2939 W: 101 N: 4988] (19449) [2016-04-25 2:28]
    Hi Bev.
    Well this reminds me of my own photo today, a group of people with backs to the camera in front of a structure of note.The arrangement of the figures and the foreground vegetation add life to this one and enhance the way the eye is drawn along the path to the castle entrance. So the composition, timing and natural looking colours make for a very appealing photo.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: You decide the caption...Canon EOS5D

    You decide the caption...
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 874 W: 296 N: 2106] (10137)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1590 W: 408 N: 5912] (24030) [2016-04-23 4:49]
    Hello Will,

    An eccentric encounter indeed but, as there were TV cameras around, I rather suspect this might have been a scene from some sort of soap opera, the sort of stuff which leaves me totally cold. Your photograph, on the other hand, is quite delightful and a perfect capture of a short moment in time - real Cartier-Bresson stuff.

    Quite what the story line is here, I am not sure, but your photograph is well taken and nicely composed and is one in which the subjects stand out beautifully against a nicely out of focus background. Lovely tones and textures, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: High tide?

    High tide?
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 295 W: 0 N: 864] (4233)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1590 W: 408 N: 5912] (24030) [2016-04-22 2:15] [+]
    Hello Jean,

    What a curious life you must lead, looking for boats that are not where they should be! I can't immediately recall having seen very many of those!

    Anyway, this is a delightful photograph showing this colourful little ferry boat sitting "high and dry" on a harbour wall or mole and standing out beautifully against a fine sky. Your composition is simple but excellent and I like the inclusion of the bird sitting on the top of the lamppost at far left.

    Gorgeous light and fine rich colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Durbar HallCanon EOS 1100D

    Durbar Hall
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7607 W: 63 N: 21140] (96721)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1590 W: 408 N: 5912] (24030) [2016-04-21 23:59]
    Hello Stephen,

    A fascinating note and a lovely photograph to accompany it.

    Despite what must have been quite poor light you have produced a well composed and delightful image of this impressive corner of what appears to be a very grand hall in this palace. The colours are striking, your exposure perfect and the details and depth of field exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: The Sad ManPentax K3

    The Sad Man
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5895 W: 88 N: 14083] (66546)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1590 W: 408 N: 5912] (24030) [2016-04-21 23:52]
    Hi Craig,

    What a fascinating note and what a lovely photograph to accompany it!

    The more I read your note the more I realise just how different people and their cultures are throughout the World. I just cannot imagine any adult in Britain or Europe or, indeed, Canada approaching an amateur photographer asking to have their photograph taken - and then not even wishing to see the result. And, of course, in so many other places people would flee or strongly object to being approached by a camera. So it does seem somewhat strange to us that this rather forlorn looking man actually approached you to have his photograph taken.

    But whatever was on his mind or in his soul, this is a remarkably good portrait, the man's face dominating the image while neither his clothing nor the background are in the slightest distracting. That allows us to examine those solemn eyes and lack of expression and wonder even more about his life and circumstances.

    A remarkable portrait, well and simply composed and with perfect technical qualities.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Big Red in BergenPentax K7

    Big Red in Bergen
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5895 W: 88 N: 14083] (66546)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1590 W: 408 N: 5912] (24030) [2016-04-21 23:43]
    Hi Craig,

    I've not seen many of your "worm's eye" views of buildings for a little while though I do know that they are a favourite of yours. But what a wonderful idea to take this church from such an angle so as to exclude (or almost) the scaffolding and horrid plastic sheeting up high on the right.

    Another impressive photograph courtesy of your low and close viewpoint and you little "city" lens with good light and colours and exquisite details and clarity.

    A fine workshop image too.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Nikon D 90

    Carénage
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 1240 N: 2537] (33826)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1590 W: 408 N: 5912] (24030) [2016-04-21 23:36]
    Bonjour Claude,

    Sorry I've been absent from TE for a little while but it's lovely to catch up again. How fabulous that you and your grandson were able to explore "L'Hermione", this wonderful replica of a tall ship - and you have taken a wonderful photograph here.

    To me it appears that modern day "health and safety" is not really a consideration here unless, of course, that sling around this man's chest is some form of safety harness - though I suspect it is just something allowing him to carry his tools.

    It is a wonderfully colourful shot and the young man balancing precariously on the cross piece of this massive anchor above the sea is definitely the "star of the show".

    Your photograph is also very well composed, despite probably having been taken quite quickly. The light and colours are excellent, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness superb.

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Stormy Monday

    Stormy Monday
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5431 W: 369 N: 11700] (57264)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1590 W: 408 N: 5912] (24030) [2016-04-21 7:52]
    Ciao cara Lisa,

    What a strikingly beautiful photograph!

    You have here captured the very essence of the remarkable light before a storm - the dark and threatening sky mirrored by the dark water - against which we see the buildings on the horizon lit in bright warm sunlight. The reflections of the buildings are fabulous.

    A stunning photograph with brilliant contrasts, amazing light and colours, perfect exposure and razor sharpness and clarity.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Chillaton morningNikonD300s

    Chillaton morning
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1225 W: 41 N: 2345] (16308) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1590 W: 408 N: 5912] (24030) [2016-04-21 5:17]
    Hello Les,

    First of all I'm sorry that I haven't been very active on TE of late but, and more importantly, I hope that you are now very much better and that you can look forward to getting out and about in your lovely Devonshire countryside.

    And this is a beautiful spring morning photograph, the mist still hanging in the valleys while the early sun struggles to disperse it, lighting the foreground grassland as well as the mist itself. A beautifully composed shot, full of atmosphere and with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kindest Regards,

    John.

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