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  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Orange chairsSony DSC HX200v

    Orange chairs
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7348 W: 119 N: 14028] (77790)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-22 4:58]
    Ciao caro Luciano,

    A very interesting note about the celebrations of Santa Barbara and a very fine photograph of this plaza.

    The orange tables and chairs certainly do add impact to this photograph as well as giving lots of foreground interest. I presume that you took this picture fairly early in the day before a lot of people arrived here to fill the chairs.

    The light is glorious and really picks out those orange features brilliantly. But the view across the square to the colourful buildings surrounding it is delightful too. Lovely light and colours, a fine composition, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Higher Up Whitby StepsNikon D200

    Higher Up Whitby Steps
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3273 W: 213 N: 7524] (30145)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-22 4:29]
    Hello Bev,

    Another fine picture of the famous Whitby steps, this time taken from a little farther up them from your last shot. Hee, hee, isn't having a camera and taking photographs the perfect excuse to stop to catch your breath while climbing a hill or steps like these?

    And another fine composition too with the line of the steps leading us gently down to the harbour and the buildings across the water, the solitary person in blue with a green rucksack perfectly placed at the farthest visible part of the steps.

    Lovely soft light, true colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. And what a clever way to have raised the money for restoration of these steps. Does every step have a little plaque on it or would that be too much temptation for vandals?

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Alcázar of Seville #2Olympus OMD EM5

    Alcázar of Seville #2
    siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2767 W: 23 N: 4561] (33923)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-22 4:04]
    Hello Gosia,

    An interesting note and a very fine photograph to accompany it!

    As you say in your note, it is the wonderful light which makes this photograph so special and you have coped with it extremely well. In fact, it's remarkable that the room is so well illuminated and we can pick out details of this man's face and clothing and yet the view of the outside through the window is not at all overexposed.

    I love the play of the light and shade on the walls and the reflections on the patterned floor. You have composed this picture very pleasingly, the light and colours are superb, your exposure perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards and have a lovely Sunday,

    John.

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: the balcony windowNikon D90

    the balcony window
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2959 W: 259 N: 4218] (18422)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-21 13:58]
    Hello Saša,

    Another fine picture from this same building but this time of a window with a balcony. But, just like your last photograph, this one is also immaculately presented with beautiful light and colours, a fine strong composition and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: sexy customsCANON EOS 600D

    sexy customs
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5516 W: 95 N: 8751] (48220)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-21 13:09]
    Hello Gerrit,

    An interesting note and a brilliant candid photograph from the customs area of an airport in Cuba!

    Not only is this lady customs official dressed rather sexily with her fishnet stockings, she is also posing in quite a sexy manner too and obviously enjoying her conversation with her male counterpart.

    But this place also looks incredibly relaxed - I cannot imagine that you would be allowed to take out your camera and start taking photographs in the customs areas of any airport in Europe! Definitely verboten!

    Despite the poor light and your use of a high ISO (3200) this phtoograph has turned out very well and has really captured the mood of the moment - so you can certainly be excused just a little noise in this picture!

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Tempête de sableNikon D 90

    Tempête de sable
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2311 W: 1179 N: 2209] (30597) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-21 10:37]
    Bonjour Claude,

    At first I thought that this was a snow scene - until I looked at your workshop picture.

    Two excellent photographs from your walk (and climb!) earlier today, your main picture simply and beautifully composed with the climbers ahead shown silhouetted in bright sunlight against the dune and the deep blue sky above. Your workshop picture gives an elegant demonstration of life on the top of the dune and the sandstorm there.

    And both photographs have lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness too.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: ThingvellirPentax Optio RZ10

    Thingvellir
    janjan1897 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 7 N: 237] (1297)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-21 10:03]
    Bonjour Jean,

    This is a perfect upload for TE - a very interesting and informative note and a very fine photograph to accompany it. And, yes, I do see the fox's head!

    This is a stunningly clear and sharp photograph, very well composed with the line of the river leading us perfectly to the distant buildings on the horizon. But what really makes this one so special for me is the beautiful light and the way it illuminates the foreground snow, bringing out its beautiful textures so that we feel we can almost see every flake of it.

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

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Arbres givrésNikon D800

    Arbres givrés
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8651 W: 0 N: 14059] (123124)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-21 9:48]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    A beautiful day indeed - and very well captured here too with the snowy scene beautifully lit by winter morning sunlight brightening up the treetops and casting lovely shadows on the fallen snow.

    The light and colours are beautiful and the soft mist adds to the feeling of freshness and cold. Perfect exposure, fine composition and excellent details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Lammegoedzak XXICanon 7 D

    Lammegoedzak XXI
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19088 W: 518 N: 32772] (139944)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-21 9:42]
    Hello John,

    An interesting note about Damme and a very fine photograph to illustrate it. I can imagine that this must be a lovely place to visit each week for a cup of coffee!

    The Mississippi boat is delightful and makes a beautiful feature in this picture, especially with its perfect reflections in the very still waters.

    A very fine composition with the diagonal line of the canal leading the eye perfectly through the picture, lovely winter light and rich colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: aménagement urbainSony RX100 II

    aménagement urbain
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1554 W: 128 N: 1218] (18433)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-21 7:34]
    Bonjour Roland,

    This is a delightful urban photograph with lovely light and colours, fine contrasts and excellent details and sharpness. And, as you state, it is a perfect example of strong linear perspective with the added features of rhythm and shadows too! All the colourfully dressed people walking towards you add to the appeal.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Bachläger waterfallCanon EOS5D

    Bachläger waterfall
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 650 W: 292 N: 1488] (7346)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-21 7:27]
    Hello Will,

    You should make no apology for this being a conventional landscape because it is a very fine one indeed. And, in true TE tradition, you have also given us a very interesting and informative note.

    Always the sleuth, I do believe that the two chalets seen close together to the left of the upper reaches of the larger waterfall are located at 46.656469,8.044326 and on Google maps you can clearly see another group of chalets farther north which are also seen farther to the right in your picture. And, of course, if you zoom out on the map, you can see the line of your cablecar marked too.

    A beautiful and well composed landscape with lovely light, beautiful true colours and with exceptional details and sharpness throughout.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Ruins of MayoCanon EOS 60D

    Ruins of Mayo
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2896 W: 18 N: 7058] (24840)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-21 6:52]
    Hi Noel,

    An interesting note and a fine picture to accompany it.

    Do you ever drive past places like this and think to yourself that it would be nice to have the money and the wherewithal to "do up" a place like this? I do. Wouldn't it be fabulous to restore this old building and have a lovely home in such idyllic countryside?

    A very well seen and taken photograph with lovely sunny light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Legogne e Forsivo

    Legogne e Forsivo
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9831 W: 132 N: 19182] (123367)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-21 6:44]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    It is interesting that this church appears so far removed from the town of Forsivo but this also makes for a fine composition in your photograph. The church and nearby buildings make a strong foreground feature while the distant town (also with a church) is nicely placed against the far hills in this mountainous area.

    Lovely soft light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: a hint of adventure

    a hint of adventure
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 773 W: 62 N: 1477] (8581)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-21 6:38]
    Hello Daniel,

    A very interesting and informative note and a delightfully bright and detailed photograph to illustrate it.

    Your composiion is excellent, the moored zodiac boat surrounded by bits of ice making a strong foreground feature and with the jagged icebergs standing out beautifully against a backdrop of snow covered mountains.

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

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Killin in Autumn

    Killin in Autumn
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1633 W: 0 N: 4072] (19897)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1332 W: 396 N: 5134] (20692) [2015-02-20 14:45]
    Hello Ann,

    I know this place quite well and I also well remember your photograph of the Falls of Dochart taken probably just 180° from this viewpoint. But I've never taken a picture pointing in this direction - it always seemed to me to be very overgrown and messy but perhaps it's been tidied up a bit recently.

    This is a splendid photograph with lovely light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness. You have managed to preserve lovely colour in the sky and trees and yet still allow us to see wonderful details in the swirling waters of the river. And, of course, those warm autumnal colours in the trees must really be the "star of the show"!

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Mountail Dwelling at sun rise

    Mountail Dwelling at sun rise
    unclehotshot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 51 N: 290] (1523)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 15 N: 116] (835) [2015-02-20 3:00]
    Brilliant, Frank, just brilliant!
    Perfect reflection, perfect time of day, the lights make this picture.
    Chapeau mon ami.

    Cheers
    the ED

    p.s. Ike was right, this is far better than the last shot here.

  • IranIran
    Title: Moon and the Cable carCanon PowerShot SX40HS

    Moon and the Cable car
    hsgalaxy (30)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 15 N: 116] (835) [2015-02-20 2:36]
    Stunning, definitely a cracker, Hossein, and it could only be in B&W.
    You caught the cable car at the right moment, and included the tower, brilliant.
    Thanks for this beauty

    Regards
    Edward

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The Winter BlahsCanon 5dii

    The Winter Blahs
    photosbytw (16)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 15 N: 116] (835) [2015-02-20 2:29] [+]
    I love this Terry, although I don't have to live it.
    Fortunately it doesn't get that cold here in France.
    Three Rivers Michigan, eh! I'm from Three Rivers (Trois-Rivières) Québec, too cool.
    This is a great image, works well in B&W, and of course goes against the rules of photography: "Never shoot into the sun". But I think the sun star works out.
    My bug-bear! Oversize ©copyright! Like having publicity billboards in forests & countryside. Sorry, but does it need to be so BIG?

    Thanks for this beauty
    Regards
    Edward

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Ready to flycanon eos 7d

    Ready to fly
    iulian Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 5 N: 10] (76)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 15 N: 116] (835) [2015-02-20 2:18]
    Aw, one of my favorite birds, Iulian, what a stunning image, I love it.
    You could have called it "Dancing on Water".
    My only problem with this photo is that your © copyright is excessively BIG!

    Thanks for this beauty
    Regards
    Edward

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: Dubai

    Dubai
    iulian Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 5 N: 10] (76)



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    Spyder Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 15 N: 116] (835) [2015-02-20 2:13]
    Strange, but I quite like this, Iulian.
    The boat, the centre of attraction, doesn't get a mention in your note, but the spectacular skyline behind, taken at the right moment to get some lighting effects of the buildings, gets all our attention.
    I'm not a great fan of this city, too many towers squeezed together, but at least it is built in the desert, and beautiful old buildings weren't destroyed to be replaced by this.
    Not the most spectacular yacht in the marina, I'm sure, but it works well in enhancing your photo.
    Thanks for this interesting image, great catch.

    Regards
    Edward

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