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  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Hurry

    Hurry
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 202 W: 3 N: 506] (4456)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 932 W: 296 N: 2341] (11080) [2016-09-26 4:50] [+]
    Hello Gy

    I like the distortion you've got from your wide-angle lens (though you don't tell us what focal length you were using). Nicely graphic and contrasty, helped by your signature monochrome treatment.

    Regards

    Will

  • CambodiaCambodia
    Title: Boys and girls on bikes

    Boys and girls on bikes
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 932 W: 296 N: 2341] (11080) [2016-09-26 4:05] [+]
    Hello Gert

    Off to school by the look of things. How did Shakespeare describe the scene? "...The whining school-boy with his satchel and shining morning face, creeping like snail unwillingly to school." Well these kids don't look unwilling at all! You've given us a happy, lively scene, and I don't mind about the litter...

    Regards

    Will

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Abandoned House

    Abandoned House
    powertigerVFX (2)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 932 W: 296 N: 2341] (11080) [2016-09-26 3:59]
    Hello George

    I'm a big fan of monochrome, so I could hardly pass this one by, as b/w images are as rare as hen's teeth on TE! The textures and composition are excellent, and the treatment is contrasty and full-spectrum. Nice one.

    Regards

    Will

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Prague Old Town SquareNikon D300s

    Prague Old Town Square
    papera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 116 N: 1772] (14200) *



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 932 W: 296 N: 2341] (11080) [2016-09-25 15:42] [+]
    Hello Cristina

    Thank goodness we've got you back again! I do hope this isn't just a one-off. This is a classic "pap" image, street people doing stuff with no regard for your camera, and those bubbles to intrigue. Beautifully contrast monochrome, and a classic candid street shot. Straight in my favourites!

    Regards

    Will

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Let The Dance BeginCanon EOS 60D

    Let The Dance Begin
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3829 W: 25 N: 8683] (31654)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4303 W: 244 N: 9684] (39702) [2016-09-25 14:37]
    Thank you for your descriptive notes, Noel. Despite all you have told us, my immediate impression still prevails, that the sculpture reminds me of Julie Andrews, as Maria, in the 'The Sound of Music'! I suppose it is the extension of the arms, welcoming all to come and share the scene. I know the sculpture doesn't resemble Julie, it is very much the mood!
    The cloudy sky actually makes a pleasing backcloth, very much complementing the sculpture.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Grazalema XNikon D3100

    Grazalema X
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3701 W: 5 N: 8140] (43519)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4303 W: 244 N: 9684] (39702) [2016-09-25 14:31]
    Hola Angel,

    You have a great affinity with narrow streets and cobbled surfaces! This is another fine example, which could hardly be improved upon compositionally.
    I like how you have included the lady, who makes a good focal point, and we can share her journey into the distance.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Settembre toscano

    Settembre toscano
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3981 W: 28 N: 4773] (50031) *



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4303 W: 244 N: 9684] (39702) [2016-09-25 14:28]
    Ciao caro Carlo,

    A fine study of the Tuscan countryside.
    The colours are amazing, with the house sharing a similar colour to the f/g.
    It is wonderfully minimalistic!
    Less is definitely more!

    I would just like you to crop a little of the sky so that the horizon is less on the centre line; it would, also give more of a panoramic effect.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: All join handsPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    All join hands
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 361 W: 0 N: 1115] (5155)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4303 W: 244 N: 9684] (39702) [2016-09-25 14:23]
    Hello Jean,

    A fine photograph capturing the costumes and the dancers at the Folk Festival.
    It's pleasing to see the interest of so many spectators.

    I particularly like the shadow, which is mimicking the folk group ring.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: coupole noireNikon D800

    coupole noire
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10972 W: 0 N: 15010] (144228)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4303 W: 244 N: 9684] (39702) [2016-09-25 14:15]
    Hello Nicolas,

    I have just travelled home from visiting my son, where the sun made a wonderful display, reddening the sky with deep colours. What a pity I hadn't taken my camera!

    You, on the other hand, were ready for such an occasion and have shown us a wonderful sunrise, where the sky is streaked with amber and gold lines and even the jet trail is coloured! There is just enough information about the land, with the silhouetted inclusion of the mountains.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Le penduNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Le pendu
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6926 W: 0 N: 7109] (81735)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4303 W: 244 N: 9684] (39702) [2016-09-25 14:06]
    Bonjour Serge,

    I do wish people would look at photographs on the Beta site.
    On that site, this looks superb with its clear exposure and fine textural details.
    The repeating, open windows add 3D interest as they follow a whole different plane from that of the building.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Slieve Leagues Napoleonic TowerCanon EOS 60D

    Slieve Leagues Napoleonic Tower
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3829 W: 25 N: 8683] (31654)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 932 W: 296 N: 2341] (11080) [2016-09-25 11:07]
    Hello Noel

    An imposing structure, set in the middle of nowhere, apparently! I like the slightly surreal juxtaposition of the stone tower and the surrounding wild country. I'm just hoping there isn't a car-park, or a MacDonald's right behind you!

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Puez OdleCanon EOS 7 D

    Puez Odle
    Tatinalfa (60)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 932 W: 296 N: 2341] (11080) [2016-09-25 11:03]
    Hello Tania

    A classic mountainscape, in classic monochrome. I love the strength of the clouds contrasting with the dim trees in the foreground. Good processing of the b/w tones.

    Regards

    Will

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: PhilotheouSony HX200v

    Philotheou
    dekanski Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 287 W: 127 N: 628] (5572)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 932 W: 296 N: 2341] (11080) [2016-09-25 10:47]
    Hello Saša,

    For some reason these buildings don't look very Greek to me, though maybe that's just the colour. I'm thinking of Bulgaria/Roumania, but I guess that's only just up the road, as it were! Lovely shot.

    Regards

    Will

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Yaqing Temple

    Yaqing Temple
    TMLH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 102 N: 452] (2492)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 932 W: 296 N: 2341] (11080) [2016-09-25 10:08]
    Hello Tony

    Interesting shot of these nuns. From your title I was looking for some sort of building - perhaps even something quite ornate, but you have shown us these two doing their heavy work in front of a pile of timber! Building material, or to be chopped up for firewood, I wonder?

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Big Sky at MateraPentax Me Super

    Big Sky at Matera
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12098 W: 1007 N: 23346] (115497)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 932 W: 296 N: 2341] (11080) [2016-09-25 8:28]
    Hello Chris

    I was there a couple of years ago, and of course took many, many photographs. Curiously, I don't seem to have managed any that I'm particularly fond of, and haven't posted any: you've prompted me to go back and have another look! This is a fine townscape, and as your title indicates, topped off by a beautiful cumulus-filled sky. Nice one.

    Regards

    Will

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Paesaggio con uva

    Paesaggio con uva
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3981 W: 28 N: 4773] (50031)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 932 W: 296 N: 2341] (11080) [2016-09-25 8:23]
    Hello Carlo

    I knew about the famous Vernaccia of course, but have to confess that I wasn't aware of a San Ginignano red. Having seen your photograph, I've done a bit of research, and find that the Rosso has only been around since 1996 when it got its DOC status. So it seems that these vines are probably Sangiovese, though apparently they could also be Merlot, or Cabernet Sauvignon, which can form part of the blend. Sorry! Your photograph prompted this little essay! I love the long view seen down the row of vines, which themselves form a beautiful lead line through the shot, adding depth and foreground interest. And that succulent bunch on the left... Must try some soon.

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Through the middle archesNikon D-300

    Through the middle arches
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4303 W: 244 N: 9684] (39702)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 932 W: 296 N: 2341] (11080) [2016-09-25 8:05]
    Hello Bev

    Nice calming horizontals here, in keeping with the peaceful mood. The colours too play a part in the cool scene - cool in both senses! The shot is quite strongly graphic too. Nice one.

    Regards

    Will

  • South AfricaSouth Africa
    Title: the break throughCanon EOS 650D

    the break through
    bostankorkulugu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3401 W: 744 N: 8244] (42440)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 932 W: 296 N: 2341] (11080) [2016-09-25 7:05]
    Hello Korkut

    Not many, I suspect, would have posted a monochrome treatment of this shot, nor even seen its b/w potential. But your dramatic use of tone, particularly in the sky and mountains, has created a photograph with real presence. The whale stands out beautifully, and has been caught perfectly in the act of breaching. I wonder if you've seen Way Lim's images of breaching whales?

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Lindisfarne CastleFuji XT 1

    Lindisfarne Castle
    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 617 W: 7 N: 347] (1316)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 932 W: 296 N: 2341] (11080) [2016-09-25 6:57]
    Hello Mike

    For me this is pretty much the definitive monochrome shot of this iconic structure. Cloudy sky has real presence, and I agree with you about the wooden piers in the foreground. I knew about Lutyen's work here, but didn't realise his boat-sheds had been the inspiration for the Scottish Parliament building. Why do I find that amusing?

    Regards

    Will

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The kayakersCanon EOS 60D

    The kayakers
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10101 W: 378 N: 8566] (98771)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 932 W: 296 N: 2341] (11080) [2016-09-25 6:33]
    Hello Jean

    A charming shot from late Summer, and I'm wondering if we'll get many more days like that this year. The couple with the canoe are so important to create a focal point for your image.

    Regards

    Will

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