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  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Girls in a fountainCanon T90

    Girls in a fountain
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 911 W: 296 N: 2233] (10683)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 608 W: 7 N: 283] (1054) [2016-07-21 2:35]
    Morning neighbour...

    Well since Freudian interpretations are disqualified today I thought Melanie Klein and object relations theory may be appropriate as an alternative. The object perceived as good is the one that gives pleasure... in Klein's theory this took the form of the good breast from which the most milk flowed... this image might then be a powerful symbol of the sisterhood engaging in group expressions of good parenting practice! I know its a bit of a stretch but try and keep up!

    Good observational shot... humorous and thought provoking.

    Cheers

    Mike

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: cloudy betuweCANON EOS 6D

    cloudy betuwe
    akustyk Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 57] (4291)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 911 W: 296 N: 2233] (10683) [2016-07-21 2:32]
    Hello Bartek

    I like the slight under-exposure here: it's strengthened the saturation and increased the drama, especially in the sky. Good choice of vertical format as well, which emphasizes the division between the shadowed foreground and the sunlit middle and distance. And the central focus - the windmill - is satisfyingly place on the thirds principle. Nice one.

    Regards

    Will

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Moscow or London?Fuji XT 1

    Moscow or London?
    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 608 W: 7 N: 283] (1054)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 911 W: 296 N: 2233] (10683) [2016-07-21 2:02]
    Hi neighbour!

    What an excellent architectural shot! Of course I approve of the monochrome treatment. You say you shot in b/w: is that right, or is this a result of a pp decision? And did you use a red filter?? I'm feeling positively vertiginous...

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: How Could You Not Love this City?Pentax K3

    How Could You Not Love this City?
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 88 N: 14338] (67706) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1664 W: 410 N: 6072] (24766) [2016-07-21 0:32]
    Hi Craig,

    I well remember you shooting away from the top of the Nelson Monument and you've come away with some pictures a lot better than mine!

    This is a wonderful view eastwards along pretty much the whole length of Princes Street, taken in early afternoon when the sun was strong and so you have very wisely converted this image to black and white as well as managing to control the strong contrasts very well in your processing.

    Your composition is very pleasing and I like how the sun strikes the street below, lighting it up amidst the darker buildings on either side and how we clearly see all the people, traffic and activity below. Stunning quality as usual too.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Evening Light, Glen CoeCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Evening Light, Glen Coe
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1664 W: 410 N: 6072] (24766)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 608 W: 7 N: 283] (1054) [2016-07-20 6:31]
    Hello John

    Lovely evening light - one of those "I must pull over and take a shot of this" moments I guess.

    Good use of the stones in the FG and the road with a car in the far distance that draws your eye to it. Well composed image.

    I have driven along that road myself, though the light was nothing like this. It left me with the feeling that I was on a vast, almost lunar landscape where people and places were few and far between. it was the beginning of a slow realisation about what they mean when they say Scotland is a "big country". This image reminds me of that.

    Have a good evening.

    Cheers

    Mike

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: The Kanoni fishing boatsCanon EOS 60D

    The Kanoni fishing boats
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9908 W: 378 N: 8506] (97169)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 608 W: 7 N: 283] (1054) [2016-07-20 6:25]
    Hello Jean

    A beautiful scene that evokes the real atmosphere of Greece. Well composed.

    I wish I was there!

    Mike

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Russianman in New York

    Russianman in New York
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3489 W: 76 N: 5296] (44169)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 608 W: 7 N: 283] (1054) [2016-07-20 6:23]
    Hello Serghei my friend!

    Fantastic image of this city in the evening light. a picture postcard.

    Who knows this Englishman may travel to New York one day ;)

    Have a great evening

    Mikhail (Gorbachov) Wright!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: TE Meeting ViewsPentax K3

    TE Meeting Views
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 88 N: 14338] (67706)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1664 W: 410 N: 6072] (24766) [2016-07-20 6:21]
    Hi Craig,

    I have to admit that our meeting at Edinburgh Castle was probably only the third time that I'd ever visited this castle and I must confess that I didn't actually see this particular view which you have so nicely taken here. Also, apart from the War Memorial (which we didn't go into and where you're also not allowed to take photographs), I think the place is actually a bit of a disappointment - I'm sure you'll agree that Dunnottar was much more interesting as well as more photogenic!

    But, yes, this is a very fine photograph indeed, very well composed and with wonderfully rich greens in those trees and lawns - that's because we get so much rain here in Scotland! The other colours are wonderfully rich too, especially the red sandstone of that building beyond which you and Tosca stayed, and the church makes a lovely strong foreground feature.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Ruelle des chatsNikon D-300

    Ruelle des chats
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6721 W: 0 N: 6795] (79525)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 608 W: 7 N: 283] (1054) [2016-07-20 6:17]
    Bonjour Serge

    Grande image . J'aime e Elines , des tons et des textures et la façon dont les lignes mènent au point focal des hommes.

    Amicalement

    Mike

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: In the museum garden

    In the museum garden
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4997 W: 365 N: 10348] (52638)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 608 W: 7 N: 283] (1054) [2016-07-20 6:12]
    Hello Gert

    I like this shot of the boy on the swing. I like the polka dot trees. I do like pop art too but the artist justifying this particular piece of artwork with reference to hallucinations some 50 years after the 1960s seems somewhat affectatious to my mind. Post-modernism has got a lot to answer for!

    She claims polka dots are forms of energy and also calming whilst signposting the way to infinity. Polka dots never figured in any of my trips back in the day and if they did I wouldn't have given them that much significance. I was too busy being chased by giant toothbrushes...

    Have a good evening.

    Cheers

    Mike

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: The hard life of touristsSony DSC HX200v

    The hard life of tourists
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8999 W: 123 N: 16794] (91302)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 608 W: 7 N: 283] (1054) [2016-07-20 5:58]
    Ciao Luciano

    A carefully composed shot to create the depth an lines and the woman is positioned very well - she is sitting in the perfect place for you.

    Have a great evening.

    Ciao, Mike.

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Lys Bridge KortrijkCanon 7 D

    Lys Bridge Kortrijk
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21223 W: 522 N: 35051] (152842)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 608 W: 7 N: 283] (1054) [2016-07-20 5:57]
    Hello John

    Nice well composed scene form daily life - very colourful too.

    Have a good day.

    Cheers

    Mike

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: UrbisCanon EOS5D

    Urbis
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 911 W: 296 N: 2233] (10683)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 608 W: 7 N: 283] (1054) [2016-07-20 5:55]
    Hello Will

    Well where are the people! Taking a leaf of my anti-social architectural photography book here!

    Like Manchester's connection to football, abstract and minimalist! This is a better shot than any Manchester football team could ever take.

    My kind of shot - like it!

    Cheers

    Mike

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Komsomolskaya StationFuji XT 1

    Komsomolskaya Station
    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 608 W: 7 N: 283] (1054)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1664 W: 410 N: 6072] (24766) [2016-07-20 4:51]
    Hi Mike,

    A fascinating note about the architecture of this place and the political scene at the time of its building - and well done you for being so dedicated as to haul yourself out of your bed to achieve such a fine shot without being overburdened with busy commuters.

    And a very fine photograph this is too: I rather like the "tilted" composition which allows for some fine interesting "lead in" lines as well as giving a very clear view of the magnificent ceiling and never-ending pillars while the people are, to some extent at least, seen in relative gloom below.

    Lovely lighting, fine colours, perfect exposure and excellent depth of field and sharpness throughout.

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Big Fish II

    Big Fish II
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5529 W: 369 N: 11898] (58026)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1664 W: 410 N: 6072] (24766) [2016-07-20 3:42]
    Ciao carissima Lisa,

    For someone who has not experienced anything like swimming with sharks (and who can't even swim!) this sounds like a most wonderful and exciting experience. Just to be in the presence of such a huge yet docile creature must be totally awe inspiring.

    When things are so impressive as this it must be exceedingly difficult to try to capture the dimensions and sheer majesty of such a creature with a camera but you have succeeded superbly well here in this remarkable photograph which displays wonderful light and colours and exceptional details and clarity.

    Of course, even in this fine image it's not possible really to appreciate the great size of this shark for all we have for comparison are the much smaller fishes (which might not actually be all that small!) in its vicinity. But I guess a "selfie" with a whale shark might be a difficult proposition and would probably be deleted by the administrators anyway. :)

    Absolutely Stunning!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Having seen and admired your own little Olympus underwater camera, we bought one of these a few weeks ago to take with us on our family holiday to Mallorca - quite a nice fun camera and we got lots of pics of grandkids in the pool - no sharks though.

  • Bosnia & HerzegovinaBosnia & Herzegovina
    Title: Waking up in different EuropeCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Waking up in different Europe
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3438 W: 91 N: 8763] (36699)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1664 W: 410 N: 6072] (24766) [2016-07-20 3:23]
    Hi Mariusz,

    You obviously take a lot of care and do a lot of research when booking your holiday hotels but it's certainly paid off here - this is indeed a lovely and quite spectacular view from your hotel bedroom!

    You have composed this shot very well with the tall minaret perfectly placed in the frame, with the smooth rounded hill taking up pride of place in the centre and with the domed roof of the Turkish baths dominating the right foreground. Lovely light and true colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness. An interesting and informative note too.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
    Title: Black Canyon

    Black Canyon
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7252 W: 100 N: 18322] (97489)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1664 W: 410 N: 6072] (24766) [2016-07-20 3:04]
    Hi dear Malgo,

    Although this canyon might not be so deep, nonetheless it is spectacular in the extreme and you have captured it perfectly in this very impressive landscape in which the colours are so wonderfully varied - from the rich red of the rocks and the blue of the river to the rich green vegetation and even the distant blue snow capped mountains. A superb photograph.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title:

    Patisserie à Sienne
    amaryllis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2815 W: 0 N: 6155] (37039)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1664 W: 410 N: 6072] (24766) [2016-07-20 2:53]
    Bonjour Juliette,

    An interesting note - I also find that one of the most wonderful things about travelling on holiday is to taste and enjoy some of the local produce. I still remember the delicious Far Breton with prunes - fabulous!

    This is a beautifully composed photograph taken in lovely delicate and soft light and very well presented with the little bouquet of roses at bottom left balancing the image perfectly. Perfect exposure, lovely true colours and exquisite details and sharpness. J'ai faim! :)

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Little morning mist , Esterre

    Little morning mist , Esterre
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5307 W: 275 N: 9532] (77956)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1664 W: 410 N: 6072] (24766) [2016-07-20 2:40]
    Bonjour Denis,

    Getting up early has certainly paid dividends here as you have caught the low angled warm early morning light perfectly as it illuminates the mist as it floats over the richly coloured fields in this stunning landscape.

    Your composition is very pleasing with the high mountain perfectly placed in the frame, the light is delightful and the colours vibrant. Your exposure is perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: TE Meeting ViewsPentax K3

    TE Meeting Views
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 88 N: 14338] (67706)



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    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 608 W: 7 N: 283] (1054) [2016-07-20 1:52]
    Hi Craig

    Well yes - the contrast of green against the stone of the buildings provides a good contrast and the feeling a compressed perspective here, which makes the image feel like a collage in some way. It also tells us something of living in a city with space at a premium.

    Cheers

    Mike


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