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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu

    Nel Blu Dipinto di Blu
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5103 W: 367 N: 10721] (52729) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-10 0:36]
    Ciao cara Lisa,

    Another of your gorgeous seascapes of the Bay of Naples, taken in the most glorious soft light with fine simple composition, beautiful soft colours and exquisite details and sharpness. The brighter light falling on the foreground rocks really makes them stand out as well as adding a lovely feeling of depth to the whole image.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: A favourite  viewPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    A favourite view
    jean113 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 39] (211)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-08 7:27] [+]
    Hello Jean,

    A delightful view across one of the cities I should love to visit.

    Your viewpoint is well chosen - so much so that I'm wondering if capturing this image was perhaps your prime reason for visiting the upper floors of this museum - or was the museum actually quite interesting too?

    A fine composition with all the elements very pleasingly arranged within the frame, with lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Not meaning to be nit-picking but I see a couple of small slightly blurred areas here - one in the orange central part of the bridge and one at bottom right - perhaps someone had been putting their wet nose against the window before you took this shot? :)

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Fishing in Arctic Waters

    Fishing in Arctic Waters
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1520 W: 0 N: 3655] (18143)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-08 7:14]
    Hello Ann,

    Yes, I've been looking forward to seeing some more photographs from your Arctic trip earlier this year - especially since I've seen Dave's ones and much admired those.

    This looks to have been a glorious day, judging by the bright sunlight and the beautiful sky, and you have arranged the composition perfectly with the fishing boat perfectly placed in the frame and being balanced by the high peak on the left.

    Fabulous light and colours, excellent composition and stunning technical quality throughout.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A family picnic on the village greenOlympus OMD EM5

    A family picnic on the village green
    trevormoffiet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 200 W: 2 N: 478] (2594)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-08 7:06]
    Hello Trevor,

    This is a beautiful scene and one which is, well, so frightfully English! And, of course, before I read your note fully, I had spotted the rear of a Ford Anglia far off to the left.

    A delightful photograph of people relaxing on a fine day in this little village - apart from the modern casual dress of the people and the modern car on the right, this could easily have been taken fifty years ago.

    Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Old Timers PloughingNikonD300s

    Old Timers Ploughing
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 975 W: 41 N: 1753] (12729)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-08 6:29] [+]
    Hello Les,

    This is a delightful photograph, taken in the most lovely soft light, showing with lovely colours this couple leisurely ploughing the land. The light, the colours, the bucolic scene and the composition almost remind me of the lovely pictures in "Ladybird" books I had as a kid!

    Your composition is excellent though I'm just wondering is you got a scolding for trampling over the freshly ploughed ground to achieve your excellent viewpoint! Lovely light and fine vibrant colours and all beneath a glorious summery sky.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Was this a petrol tractor? If it was from USA, I'm guessing it was probably a Fordson.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: The Man on the WallCanon EOS5D

    The Man on the Wall
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 277 N: 1236] (6214)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-07 16:03]
    Hello Will,

    I love your note, the beginning of which reminds me of the opening paragraph of a Dickens novel. And I have to agree with Gert about your picture - this is one I could definitely imagine seeing in a photographic exhibition and one which would certainly do well in a photographic competition too.

    What with the glorious and characterful sky, the huge and rugged mountains and the vast expanse of water, this photograph would be impressive enough, but the inclusion of the lone man on the right underneath a beautiful tree really does add that little extra something to make this an excellent picture.

    Lovely light, tones and contrasts, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • TunisiaTunisia
    Title: Fishing between the ruinsSony DSC HX200v

    Fishing between the ruins
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6899 W: 117 N: 12954] (72855)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-07 15:50]
    Ciao caro Luciano,

    This is a beautiful photograph, so well composed with the lone fisherman and his long rod perfectly framed in the breach of the ancient ruined walls. The distant view across the blue sea to the horizon is delightful and the red boat at far right is an added bonus.

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

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: TitanicaCanon EOS 60D

    Titanica
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2568 W: 12 N: 6119] (21392)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-07 14:15]
    Hi Noel,

    Funnily enough, I was looking at some photographs of this place just on Friday night when one of the members of our camera club made a presentation. He had an image similar to this as well as several of the dry dock where Titanic was fitted out.

    This picture works very well in black and white. Your composition is very bold and striking and the edge of the building very clearly separates the "graphic" lines and geometric shapes of the building from the sky and the beautiful curves of the figure on the right.

    Fine light, contrasts and tones and excellent details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Live in the MomentPentax K7

    Live in the Moment
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4766 W: 88 N: 10920] (52888)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-07 12:11] [+]
    Hi Craig,

    What a lovely note you have written and, on the anniversary of your sad loss, this is a very fitting photograph to post - one of a very happy "Man's Best Friend" with his "pal" out for an enjoyable spin on the water.

    The simple composition and the large expanse of water make the little boat and its happy occupants stand out beautifully and we can fully appreciate what fun and companionship they are both enjoying. And a picture which, as always, is technically perfect.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. And here's something I think you'll appreciate - it's a lovely little passage which my Dad taught me many years ago when I was a young kid and I've never fogotten it:

    He is very imprudent, a dog is.
    He never makes it his business to inquire whether you are in the right or in the wrong,
    Never bothers as to whether you are going up or down upon life's ladder,
    Never asks whether you are rich or poor, silly or wise, sinner or saint.

    You are his pal.
    That is enough for him,
    And come luck or misfortune, good repute or bad,
    Honour or shame,
    He is going to stick to you, to comfort you, guard you,
    And give his life for you if need be-
    Foolish, brainless, soulless dog!


    -Jerome K. Jerome (1859-1927)

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: enjoy the summer

    enjoy the summer
    wolf38 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4250 W: 108 N: 3237] (30522)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-07 10:31] [+]
    Hello Wolfgang,

    This is brilliant! A wonderful candid shot in which the lady is attentive, looking about herself and taking in anything of interest around about her, while her husband, sprawled across his seat, snoozes contendly.

    Very well seen and very well taken with lovely light, true colours and excellent technical quality.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. I'm just wondering - was this lady aware that you were taking this picture or did you shoot from a distance with a long lens?

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Chapel BomberSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    Chapel Bomber
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3959 W: 7 N: 6016] (45605)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-07 10:20]
    Hello Brian,

    A brilliant shot, so perfectly timed and so well captured too! I can just imagine you sitting with finger poised on the shutter button waiting, waiting, waiting, for that split moment when the 'plane was directly above the college chapel.

    A splendid shot with lovely light and colours and all your usual superb technical qualities.

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Polignano a Mare

    Polignano a Mare
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9326 W: 132 N: 17967] (116809)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-07 9:32]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    An interesting note about this town in Puglia and a delightful photograph to illustrate it.

    Your viewpoint and your composition are perfect. I love the very soft light which brings out all the details and textures of the old stonework so pleasingly. Your exposure is perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Burst of LightNikon D800

    Burst of Light
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 453 W: 1 N: 435] (5214) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-07 9:21] [+]
    Well, Kasia, if all your photographs from Bushy Park are as beautiful and captivating as this one, I have no problem whatsoever and look forward to seeing many more!

    I presume (because I don't see your exif data) that this was taken in early morning as the rising sun was breaking through the mist. Your composition is excellent and you have done well to avoid lens flare which always seems to plague me when I try shots like this. The silhouetted trees are magical as are the light and the soft warm colours, your exposure is perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Beautiful

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Your workshop picture is excellent too but, on balance, this one is much more striking. :o)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Steam ClockCanon PowerShot SX40HS

    Steam Clock
    jester5 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 66 N: 579] (1952)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-07 9:12]
    Hello Marion,

    An interesting note and a delightful photograph of this amazing clock. And, what with my interest in steam power, this is even more fascinating for me. Just a pity, perhaps, that it's all electrically driven nowadays but I suppose that means that it doesn't require nearly so much maintenance.

    A lovely photograph, taken from a perfect viewpoint and with fine composition, lovely light, strong vibrant colours and excellent detail and sharpness.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Bedex

    Bedex
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4454 W: 267 N: 7748] (63440)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-07 8:28]
    Bonjour Denis,

    A delightful photograph with a fine and very pleasing composition, the roadway leading us very nicely toward the attractive white house with its blue shuttered windows beneath a glorious sky.

    The light and colours are beautiful, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: When the train comes inOlympus OMD EM5

    When the train comes in
    trevormoffiet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 200 W: 2 N: 478] (2594) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-07 8:19]
    Hello Trevor,

    An interesting note about the Goathland railway station and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway and a very fine picture to illustrate it.

    With the exception of the people in modern casual dress seated, this picture could almost have been taken in Victorian times - the steam locomotive, the carriages, the smoke, the railway workers and the old brick station buildings all hark back to the glorious days of steam.

    A beautiful photograph, very well composed with the long lines of carriages leading us well into the distance, lovely soft light and vibrant colours and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Market in Perm

    Market in Perm
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4985 W: 81 N: 12568] (73743)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-07 8:03]
    Hi Malgo,

    Wow! What a lot of mushrooms! All shapes, sizes and colours. I love mushrooms so I could have a real feast here!

    This is a lovely intimate picture and the bright red clothing of the lady tending her stall really draws our attention to her while others in the background go about their daily business.

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

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Black is beautifulNikon D 90

    Black is beautiful
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 1112 N: 2121] (29288)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-07 7:49]
    Bonjour Claude,

    A splendid piece of street photography, very well seen and perfectly captured!

    This is a lady who really knows how to dress! Her gorgeous black skin looks beautiful against her black polka dot dress and her bright red bag stands out brilliantly. Just a pity that we can't quite see the little boy's face but that's a very minor issue.

    A wonderfully striking photograph with good strong composition, fabulous light and colours and stunning details and sharpness.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: World Peace and High PassesCanon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi)

    World Peace and High Passes
    Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7748 W: 324 N: 15573] (54895) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-07 5:46]
    Hello Angshuman,

    A very interesting and informative note and a very fine photograph to illustrate it!

    This view takes your breath away - literally - because I imagine that altitude sickness, which we normally associate with climbers and walkers, can probably kick in here even in a motor vehicle!

    A very well composed photograph with the stupa perfectly placed in the frame, surrounded by the houses at lower level and the magnificent barren mountainsides above. Glorious light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Gotta Laf

    Gotta Laf
    Spyder Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 26 W: 1 N: 45] (237)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1267 W: 391 N: 4689] (18876) [2014-09-06 16:31] [+]
    Hi Edward,

    I agree: we all need to laugh more - the World has become far too serious and boring.

    We usually think of "candid" shots as being ones of people but this is just as good - an interesting registration plate (if that's what you call them in Canada) which really makes a statement - not a political or sexist or racist one, but a fun one and one which we can all appreciate, whatever our sex, creed or race.

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

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