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  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Ghent - Summer 2015Canon 7 D

    Ghent - Summer 2015
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20482 W: 521 N: 34395] (148640)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 405 N: 5843] (23586) [2016-01-30 7:57]
    Hello John,

    This is a perfect and beautifully presented photograph of this fine church, taken in glorious summer light and beautifully composed with the tall tower of the church and its fine lance windows depicted against a lovely blue summer sky with light puffy clouds. And you have provided a lovely foreground of fresh green grass with colourfully dressed people relaxing is the warmth of the sun.

    Beautiful light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.


  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: The Last Drop

    The Last Drop
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5421 W: 368 N: 11621] (56722)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 405 N: 5843] (23586) [2016-01-30 6:58]
    Ciao cara Lisa,

    Now that's what I call a signpost! And you have captured this very novel signpost perfectly in a beautiful though somewhat arid landscape, the only near living thing being that gnarled and weather worn tree whose dark foliage stands out so beautifully against the deep blue sky.

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

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Shooting Stars for Carlo

    Shooting Stars for Carlo
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5421 W: 368 N: 11621] (56722) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 405 N: 5843] (23586) [2016-01-30 6:49] [+]
    Ciao cara Lisa,

    How wonderful that you can find such a place as this with no light pollution and so be able to examine the constellations so perfectly in this beautifully clear sky!

    A fabulous photograph which makes us realise just how insignificant we are as humans when we can see stars many light years away. You have taken this photograph perfectly and I think your exposure of 25 seconds is probably as slow as you can go without the movement of the stars (well, actually, the rotation of the Earth) causing light trails and making the stars appear oval rather than round. Unless, of course, you had some sort of set-up to track the constellations, as one might have with an astronomical telescope?

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Am I right in thinking that the Crux Australis is what is perhaps more commonly known as the Southern Cross? And what is an "intervalometer"?

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Birks of Aberfeldy

    The Birks of Aberfeldy
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1762 W: 0 N: 4440] (21674)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 405 N: 5843] (23586) [2016-01-30 6:13] [+]
    Hello Ann,

    How appropriate that you should post this picture and workshop at the end of a week which saw Robert Burns' birthday celebrated on Burns Night on 25th January!

    I remember this place well though it's over 30 years since I last visited it. And, curiously enough, it was on that occasion that I saw my first and last "streaker" - a young fellow who jumped out from behind a tree waving his arms and shouting: it was a very cold day in November and so there wasn't a lot to see.

    Anyway, I digress, as always. This is a beautiful photograph showing the burn tumbling in its course through the wooded narrow valley. I know very well how dark it can be here, so you have done extremely well to preserve some lovely light on the water, the rocks and the trees. Of course, present difficulties with TE (will they ever be resolved) stop our seeing your exif data (and I don't believe you took this at f/0.1) so I don't know your camera settings or whether you used a tripod.

    Lovely soft light, gorgeous colours and excellent depth of field and sharpness.

    Oh, and a lovely portrait of Robert Burns' statue too - I like his smart blue jacket and his camera - but who's that insignificant and rather stiff looking fellow on the left holding a book?

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. I'm pleased that I'm not the only one who is suffering so many problems here on TE. I've several times written a note to accompany a picture and, when I've hit the "update" button, the picture has appeared but the note has disappeared off somewhere the other side of Andromeda. So one trick I've learned (whether writing notes or even critiques or forum messages) is to copy all the text before clicking anything - that way if you lose the whole lot you can always just paste it all back into the box and try again.

    I really do hope that these problems are resolved very soon otherwise so many more of our friends will ditch this site and that, in my opinion, would be a real shame. Unfortunately nothing much seems to be improving at the moment.

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Kenh Ga Floating Village

    Kenh Ga Floating Village
    mayjayne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 25 N: 830] (5396)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-01-29 23:24]
    Hello May
    This scene makes a very good panorama. It looks great in the higher resolution version which provides a better view of the floating village itself. I like the soft tones and shimmering reflection in the gentle slightly dim light. The mountains look fantastic, becoming increasingly hazy with distance from your viewpoint. Nicely framed and a good note.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: St Colemans Cathedral , CobhCanon EOS 60D

    St Colemans Cathedral , Cobh
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3447 W: 25 N: 8128] (29123)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 405 N: 5843] (23586) [2016-01-29 16:53]
    Hi Noel,

    As always, a fabulously interesting and informative note. And a very fine photograph to accompany it.

    I love how the cathedral stands out so beautifully against such an interesting late summer blue sky with light puffy clouds and how the foreground buildings are lit in bright sunshine, so adding depth to the image. A fine composition with lovely light and colours and excellent details and sharpness.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. I've just sent you an email about Craig.

    P.P.S. I've just read your note again.. Now I'm wondering, what is the "front" of a cathedral? I presume this picture was taken from the harbour and we're looking at the south side of the nave with the west tower on the left and the chancel on the right and the window at the end of the south transept facing us. So is this the "front" or is the west door the "front"? Or the chancel? The idea of the "front" just seems a little strange to me. :o)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Barns and house , Col

    Barns and house , Col
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5111 W: 276 N: 9109] (74789)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 405 N: 5843] (23586) [2016-01-29 8:25]
    Bonjour Denis,

    What gorgeous warm morning light! Those little wooden cabins stand out beautifully against the fresh green pasture, the trees in their autumn colours and the tall tree covered mountain behind - and all beneath a glorious clear blue sky. This cheers me up on this horrid cold, wet and windy day in Scotland!

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

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The Mill and Weir at JosselinNikon D-300

    The Mill and Weir at Josselin
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3915 W: 233 N: 8910] (36077)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 405 N: 5843] (23586) [2016-01-29 8:11] [+]
    Hello Bev,

    Like yourself, I'm afraid that Sherlock has on this occasion failed too! I have, however, managed to find the place - just copy and paste these co-ordinates into Google maps and you should find it - on the S.W. end of the weir across the river: 47.949892, -2.545892. You probably parked your car here: 47.950498, -2.545259. But, hee, hee, the murder weapon was found here: 53.843159, -2.132870 ! :)

    Actually, you know something, I think I actually prefer your workshop photograph - not sure why but it just appeals to me a little more. But both images are excellent with lovely light and tones and contrasts and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Although this certainly "works" very well in black and white, I'm wondering why you didn't post a colour version - were the colours a bit disappointing?

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: 'Play Time'Canon EOS 1100D

    'Play Time'
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7405 W: 63 N: 20879] (94777)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 405 N: 5843] (23586) [2016-01-29 7:45]
    Hello Stephen,

    On a cold, wet and very windy day in Scotland, this is just the sort of image I need to try to cheer me up! Beautiful warm spring sunshine, people relaxing and children playing - what more could one ask for?

    This is a delightful and happy photograph in which I think you have been wise to lower your camera slightly and so concentrate on the uncluttered foreground and the children and adults at play and avoided inclusion of what might possibly have been a cluttered background of buildings.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: BrouillardNikon D 90

    Brouillard
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2490 W: 1248 N: 2521] (33418)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 405 N: 5843] (23586) [2016-01-29 7:40]
    Bonjour Claude,

    Yes, I see at least one other photographer here - and you have placed her perfectly in the frame, where we see her clearly, and where she makes a fine contrast to the distant bridge almost hidden in mist. But clearly the morning sun is starting to break through, the warm light on the bridge is delightful and the reflections of the bridge in the calm water of the river are beautiful.

    Fabulous!

    Amicalement,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Vallo di Nera

    Vallo di Nera
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10818 W: 131 N: 21561] (136585)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 405 N: 5843] (23586) [2016-01-29 7:35]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    Again you have taken this at just the right time of day to give us a lovely mixture of daylight and warm artificial light to give us a lovely view along this entrance to the distant world beyond. The light, tones and contrasts in this arched area are wonderful, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: EXITSony A77

    EXIT
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1716 W: 133 N: 1405] (21698)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1553 W: 405 N: 5843] (23586) [2016-01-29 7:31]
    Bonjour Roland,

    This is a delightful capture of the mural on the wall of this cinema and the colourfully dressed "real" person in front of the exit door adds colour and human interest.

    Very well seen and taken with fine composition and perfect exposure!

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Tramonto sulla lagunaNikon D3100

    Tramonto sulla laguna
    archimatica Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1062 W: 153 N: 1395] (20480)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-01-29 0:37]
    Hello Renzo.
    Splendid landscape with beautiful soft colour tones. I just looked at the higher resolution version, which is just the perfect size. It's a beautiful tranquil scene, so still and the water gleaming with the reflected sunset. A superb and atmospheric photo - well done.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • FranceFrance
    Title: village de St EmilionPanasonic DMC-TZ3

    village de St Emilion
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12582 W: 879 N: 22563] (95407)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-01-29 0:33]
    Bonjour Philippe.
    A lovely photo of this delightful village in this wine region, one which has not been spoilt by commerce. You have captured the winter sunshine very well, and composed the shot so that the surrounding green and rolling fields provide a beautiful setting for the buildings.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • SpainSpain
    Title: 10 Years in T.E.Panasonic DMC TZ10

    10 Years in T.E.
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5529 W: 5 N: 9344] (43095)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-01-29 0:30]
    Hi Luis.
    Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. I completely forgot my own!
    You chose a lovely picture to celebrate, simple but so striking. You controlled the exposure of the setting sun very well indeed, and the sky has a beautiful range of warm tones. So, the scene conveys loneliness and solitude, but is also inviting and reflective.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Seaview in ZarautzNikon D3100

    Seaview in Zarautz
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3258 W: 2 N: 7261] (39269)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-01-29 0:27]
    Hello Angel.
    A well composed seaside scene, with the viewer's eye being drawn out between the people and over the waves to the tiny shape of the boat on the horizon. I like the framing made by the silhouetted arch, and the way the figures add a daily life touch, emphasising a relaxed state of mind. Nicely done.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: La faccia di Modena

    La faccia di Modena
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3507 W: 27 N: 4093] (43445)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-01-29 0:24]
    Ciao Carlo.
    Ah, the magic of shadows! Wonderful composition, lovely colours and some elegant and delicate details. A good controlled exposure and nice choice to represent the houses of Modena.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Tunnel ViewCanon G11

    Tunnel View
    clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2330 W: 0 N: 2270] (16596)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-01-29 0:22]
    Hi Robert. Fabulous landscape shot, which rewards viewing in the higher res version. Incidentally, you've made it exactly the right res for a 24" screen. So sharp. Your exposure is excellent, strongly polarised, but not too much. I love the waterfall, and the fantastic detail on those rocky cliff surfaces. Your panoramic crop is also very appropriate and stresses the breadth of the composition. Excellent!
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: The Razor's EdgeFuji XT 1

    The Razor's Edge
    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 563 W: 7 N: 120] (432)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-01-29 0:19]
    Hi Michael. Spectacular shot from your tourist bus, quite takes the breath away. Although there are some odd tones in the lower part of the sky. I like the extra dynamism gained from the angle of view and the very bright almost metallic panes on the angled plane. I'm in Melbourne, and so can't really offer more clues than the others have done through their googling; I suspect John is right in thinking it's the ANZ Bank Centre.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Time to go back

    Time to go back
    federico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 0 N: 371] (3468)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 101 N: 4954] (19253) [2016-01-29 0:04]
    Hi Federico
    Wow, what a spectacular landscape, and what a splendid point of view. Looking at the medium resolution version, the sharpness is exquisite, and one can better see the tiny walkers ahead on the track. I love the very good exposure of the shadows and the snow, and the details on those rocks. Breathtaking!
    Regards,
    Andrew

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