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  • PolandPoland
    Title: Horses from Moszna

    Horses from Moszna
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7411 W: 100 N: 18659] (98742)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2948 W: 101 N: 5015] (19564) [2016-08-22 2:55]
    Hi Malgo.
    I like the panoramic crop of this photo, which allows us to focus on the delightful grouping of these horses. No need for any sky in this one. They look so relaxed and comfortable in their surroundings. Good note, as usual.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: The kiss of the Baltic seaCanon 60D

    The kiss of the Baltic sea
    fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 660 W: 0 N: 1563] (9388)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2948 W: 101 N: 5015] (19564) [2016-08-22 2:52]
    Hello Francesco.
    A very pleasing photo, with a magnificent sky and good foreground details. It conveys a marvellous feeling of Summer from this colder part of the world. Well done.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Back to older days

    Back to older days
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2948 W: 101 N: 5015] (19564) [2016-08-22 2:49]
    Greetings Gert.
    No reason why you shouldn't return to those older days, thirty years ago in this case, when I'm sure things were very different in China then, as they were in eastern Europe. But perhaps in the far-flung regions of China one could still see scenes just like this. It looks like pretty basic but absolutely essential public transport. But I do wonder if today the sky we see here would be full of haze. As usual your excellent note and workshop photos fill in and enhance the details of the story. Keep them coming, Gert.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Charaxes jasius

    Charaxes jasius
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11539 W: 132 N: 22825] (144334)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2948 W: 101 N: 5015] (19564) [2016-08-22 2:36]
    Hi Silvio.
    Great close-up shot, which is something different from you. Beautiful sharp capture with superb bokeh. Very nicely done, even with quite a slow shutter speed. We should see more pictures like this on TE.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: PatsaspuistoNikon D610

    Patsaspuisto
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 947 W: 65 N: 1977] (11057)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2948 W: 101 N: 5015] (19564) [2016-08-22 2:34]
    Hi Daniel

    Intriguing photo, very effective in extreme close-up. Looks eerily like a real person. Your interesting note explains all. We have something slightly similar - but not scary - here, near Melbourne, the William Ricketts Sanctuary, with figures in the forest all representing the aboriginal people and native wildlife:
    http://bit.ly/2baKW1b

    Regards,
    Andrew

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Dreaming For You

    Dreaming For You
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5543 W: 369 N: 11958] (58278)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2948 W: 101 N: 5015] (19564) [2016-08-22 2:26]
    Hi Lisa.

    Very striking other-planet-like photo, with beautiful rich tones. Could have been taken by the Mars landing thingy or some such! I studied the high res version carefully, but I can't see one small trace of humanity in it. I've been wanting to visit Lake Mungo for ages, so thanks for that. It's rekindled my interest.

    Regards,
    Andrew

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Not All are PerfectCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Not All are Perfect
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1704 W: 412 N: 6216] (25286)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2948 W: 101 N: 5015] (19564) [2016-08-22 2:20] [+]
    Hi John.

    Terrific photo. Of course the old Lagonda must loom up to take the focal point in the photo, but you timed this so well to capture the owner in animated conversation with another enthusiast. The photo would just not have been so effective without the imagined story he must be telling.

    I always wondered what happened to all those wonderfully-named defunct British cars of bygone years. Alvis, Sunbeam-Talbot and Riley are a few more that spring to mind. I can remember as a small boy in Melbourne in the 1950s we were still able to some of them on the roads.

    Anyway, great work!

    Regards,
    Andrew

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: GetawayCanon 7D

    Getaway
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3590 W: 59 N: 4372] (27852)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2948 W: 101 N: 5015] (19564) [2016-08-22 2:10]
    Hello Kari.
    Looks like this getaway is very far away from anywhere. I like this Summer view, and I expect the winter one would be tremendously different. You have a lovely, vast background of mountains behind the forests and wetlands. Nicely presented.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Canale a Condom

    Canale a Condom
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 28 N: 4675] (49175)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2948 W: 101 N: 5015] (19564) [2016-08-22 2:08]
    Hello Carlo.
    A very nicely presented small town view, with strong perspective effect achieved as we look down the road which is bordered by flowers and old houses on one side and moored boats on water on the other. Lovely control of the sunlight on the houses, and a good sense of depth.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Woman and lighthouse.Sony Alpha 6000

    Woman and lighthouse.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12399 W: 298 N: 24442] (98453)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2948 W: 101 N: 5015] (19564) [2016-08-22 2:05]
    Hi Danos.
    A marvellous composition, beautifully balanced and with an excellent control of the light and shadow. I love the reflective mood conveyed here, and also the little ladder and the solar power panel on top of the light-house! The tree and its shadow frame the main subject very nicely. Well done.
    Regards,
    Andrew

  • FranceFrance
    Title: BrowsingCanon EOS 1100D

    Browsing
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7886 W: 63 N: 21977] (100034)



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    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2948 W: 101 N: 5015] (19564) [2016-08-22 2:03]
    Hello Stephen
    Another pleasant looking French town I have not yet visited. The centre of France is a bit of a blank spot for me, but I've had a good time going around the fringes. I like the viewpoint and relaxed atmosphere conveyed. Perhaps the reds in the photo are a little bit too saturated, probably not quite the right white balance or something. But perhaps it's just my white balance that's a bit 'off'!

    One thing I do like about France, whether it's in the cities or small towns, is the presence of good bookshops. They're very hard to find, even bad ones, in Melbourne, a city of 4.5 million.

    Regards,
    Andrew

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Canale a Condom

    Canale a Condom
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3914 W: 28 N: 4675] (49175)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1704 W: 412 N: 6216] (25286) [2016-08-22 0:13]
    Ciao caro Carlo,

    You have shown us the Musketeers before - so now I see the town where they "live"!

    This looks to be a pretty little town, laid along the banks of its river and your photograph shows this perfectly. Your photograph has fine perspective with the line of the river leading us through the image which is brightened up by the rows of flowers on the left and the boats on the right.

    Lovely soft light and colours and excellent clarity.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Dock serenity

    Dock serenity
    beatrox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 74 W: 0 N: 33] (742)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 918 W: 296 N: 2289] (10894) [2016-08-21 14:37]
    Hello Beatrice

    The presence of seats and the absence of people... It seems to me to create a slight disconnect, even a bit of paranoia, as if a neutron bomb had been detonated a few minutes before. No, that's just silly and fanciful; but I like it!

    Regards

    Will

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Prayer Wheels

    Prayer Wheels
    TMLH Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 102 N: 397] (2406)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 918 W: 296 N: 2289] (10894) [2016-08-21 14:30] [+]
    Hello Tony

    I'm always drawn to monochrome images, and this one deserves more attention than it's so far received. The juxtaposition of the sharply-defined lady on the right, and the blurred spinning prayer-wheels on the left creates a dynamic and interesting composition. Good to see you posting again, by the way!

    Regards

    Will

  • ChinaChina
    Title: ~ pillar of society ~ NIKON D200

    ~ pillar of society ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5540 W: 152 N: 12324] (54555)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 918 W: 296 N: 2289] (10894) [2016-08-21 14:26]
    Hello Abmdsudi

    A simply-constructed and very effective photograph. The restricted range of tones, the simple, strong lines and the separation between middle- and background all create a feeling of vast open spaces, and emptiness. Very good work.

    Regards

    Will

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: TE Meeting in CumbriaCanon EOS Kiss X4

    TE Meeting in Cumbria
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3475 W: 91 N: 8896] (37193)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 918 W: 296 N: 2289] (10894) [2016-08-21 14:21]
    Hello Mariusz

    Sorry I'm rather late with my comment on this one. Familiar scene to those of us who were on the visit, and a beautiful one too. I remember you using flash which surprised me a bit at the time, as the light was good as I recall. But I can see the effect you were after, and the ferns in the foreground in particular stand out. But I like the Dark Side! Most of my images are somewhat under-exposed, as I remember a warning from an RPS judge that modern digital cameras all tend to blow highlights. And I also subscribe to Oscar Wilde's dictum: "Never fear shadows, for shadows only mean there is a light shining somewhere near by." But you have created a very well-balanced photograph, even if I would have knocked half a stop off the exposure!!

    Kind regards

    Will

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Dreaming For You

    Dreaming For You
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5543 W: 369 N: 11958] (58278)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1704 W: 412 N: 6216] (25286) [2016-08-21 13:27]
    Ciao carissima Lisa,

    This is indeed a spectacular place and I can understand the feeling of freedom you must have in this vast landscape which is so well depicted in your gorgeous photograph. But the only problem is that I can't see anything near to this vast rocky peak which gives any sense of scale - no people, no vehicles, no trees - nothing. And, because the air is so clear, there's little sensation of distance either. I suspect you could travel for miles and miles here and the landscape would hardly change, if at all. And it looks hellish hot too!

    This is a spectacular photograph, the rich ochre/red of the rock and the sands contrasting beautifully with the deep, deep blue of the sky. A perfect composition with fabulous light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and clarity.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: Tsminda Sameba or 400th

    Tsminda Sameba or 400th
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2073 W: 2 N: 2992] (18148)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 918 W: 296 N: 2289] (10894) [2016-08-21 13:02]
    Hello Piotr

    Lovely image, with the church picked out by the last rays of the evening sun against the dark forbidding cliffs beyond. Striking and beautiful.

    Regards

    Will

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: PatsaspuistoNikon D610

    Patsaspuisto
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 947 W: 65 N: 1977] (11057)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1704 W: 412 N: 6216] (25286) [2016-08-21 12:45]
    Hello Daniel,

    Oh, dear, somehow I don't think I'm going to be able to sleep tonight. :(

    Somehow this statue looks just too "real" and those teeth and that penetrating eye definitely look very spooky. And to see a crowd of these "creatures" in a forest, as we see in your workshop picture, would be just a bit too much for me. Not a place I'd want to spend a night alone!

    But, whatever we think of these sculptures, your photographs are both of excellent quality and, if they convey the atmosphere of the place so well, then that is proof of the quality of your pictures.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Charaxes jasius

    Charaxes jasius
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11539 W: 132 N: 22825] (144334)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1704 W: 412 N: 6216] (25286) [2016-08-21 12:38]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    What a fascinating note you have written about this beautiful creature - and what a stunningly beautiful photograph!

    The details and clarity here are absolutely wonderful and the colours are beautifully rich and vibrant. An I love how you have managed to capture this nymphalid so clear against a wonderfully soft and out of focus background.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

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