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  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Trim CastleCanon EOS 60D

    Trim Castle
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3087 W: 18 N: 7517] (26543)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-28 13:36]
    Hi Noel,
    I thought I will not be surprised anymore by a photo of this castle but I am deeply impressed! Fantastic idea and a perfect realization. The castle provides here a very characteristic silhouette. Great effect of the direct sun and its reflection in the river. I have to copy this idea in a near future :)
    Excellent work,
    M

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Light and Sadows XCanon 7 D

    Light and Sadows X
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19528 W: 519 N: 33423] (142780) *



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-28 13:32]
    Hi John,
    I would never guess that those channels get so beautiful at the low light conditions. Fantastic composition here with the reflection almost undisturbed being the highlight! Great angle and amazing geometry as a result.
    Excellent work!!
    M

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Carmichael HouseCanon EOS M

    Carmichael House
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1394 W: 397 N: 5333] (21558)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-28 13:23]
    Home sweet home!
    I am not referring to this ruined house but to the fact that you took this photo after returning home from the trip to Menorca...
    In spite of a typical Scottish bad weather :) you did a great job here presenting the ruined house in a very attractive way. I like unique architecture here and I like how the house is decorated with the moss. Altogether it does feel a bit spooky (not sure if I use the word correctly) -meaning it would be appropriate for a Halloween upload :)
    You have indeed some nice areas around where you live.
    I admire your photo skills that you are able to create a master piece no matter what the conditions are.
    M

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: West & Chicago nº 179 - OLD & NEW!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    West & Chicago nš 179 - OLD & NEW!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9312 W: 58 N: 12670] (69108)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-28 8:17]
    Hi Ney,
    beautiful composition. I like very much how you have combined the old and new architecture here together.
    I like those typical American street lamps -they are so stylish. here you have placed one set against the shiny new skyscraper. It looks fantastic! The new building is framed nicely with the oldstylish ones.
    Excellent work!
    M

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Remembering Nepal: BaktapurNikon Coolpix P7000

    Remembering Nepal: Baktapur
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1994 W: 17 N: 4042] (16204)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-28 8:13]
    Hola Maria,
    variety of disasters add something unusual to our photos: as I say we travel not only in space but also in time. Sometimes it is just a remodeling for example I remember to set appointment to meet some friends in front of a popular mall in Santa Monica not knowing that it was demolished with the plan to make a new one. I had never a chance to see WTC in New York as I have been there after September 11. Your pictures from Nepal are thus of a great value: even if rebuilt it will never be the same. So I am so jealous of this reportage which you share here.
    Interesting architecture, lovely view. It was definitely worth to climb the tower to see it.
    Very well done,
    M

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Winter in Central Park II

    Winter in Central Park II
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1291 W: 222 N: 1779] (7403)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-28 7:08]
    Hi Brenda,
    great winter atmosphere. I did not see much snow this year -there was no winter and no summer either.
    I had a pleasure to visit this lovely park many years ago. I remember we came to see an event "Shakespeare in the Park". Sadly my English was not good enough to appreciate the performance, but it was a great experience.
    Great symmetry makes an attractive geometry here.
    Excellent work,
    M

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Bella Italia - 200 photos

    Bella Italia - 200 photos
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5885 W: 90 N: 15166] (83992)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-28 7:02]
    Czesc Malgorzata,
    gratulacje z okazji 200tnego zdjecia z Wloch! W rzeczy samej w Twojej galerii TE iloscia zdjec Wlochy ustepuja tylko Polsce.

    Tak ostatnio mowilem koledze w pracy z Wloch ze gdybym mogl wybrac kraj w ktorym mialbym sie urodzic to bylyby to chyba Wlochy. Wloska kuchnia to moja ulubiona, kraj chyba najpiekniejszy itd Jedyny klopot jak na to odpowiedzial moj kolega ze tam nie ma pracy :(
    Dlatego ostatecznie pewnie wybralbym kraj ktory na Twojej liscie jest nastepny co do ilosci zdjec -bodajze 175... w szczegolnosci Kalifornie :)

    Piekna fotografia, bardzo przyjemne dobrze nasycone i naturalne kolory. Ladne swiatlo, urocze niebo.
    Ten budyneczek ladnie sie prezentuje w naturalnym otoczeniu przyrody.

    Pozdrawiam serdecznie,
    M

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: ~ watching the watchers ~Nikon D70s

    ~ watching the watchers ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4615 W: 143 N: 10560] (45592)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-28 6:49]
    Hi Abmdsudi,
    ha ha -the title is very suitable and it is always a great idea for a photographer -if people came also to watch and the disturb -it is better to take a step back and use them as a foreground :)
    Beautiful sunset with great cloud pattern and amazing colors. Silhouettes of people add some life and interest.
    Excellent work,
    M

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: It's summerPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    It's summer
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 135 W: 0 N: 366] (1894)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-28 6:46]
    Hi Jean,
    I haven't been to Cornwall yet but beautiful pictures tempt me to go there in the nearest future. Usually people show great coastal views but in this picture I see that there is also a magnificent architecture to see there. Lovely presentation with attractive garden in the foreground. If the weather was more often like this -I guess Cornwall would be really packed with tourists from all over the world.
    Very well done,
    M

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Palombara Sabina

    Palombara Sabina
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10144 W: 132 N: 20101] (128231)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-28 6:42]
    Ciao Silvio,
    lovely panoramic view of this charming town. Nice composition with the tower places asymmetrically and the slight hill making a diagonal in the frame. The tower has an interesting architecture.
    The light was not optimal but the presentation gives away the beauty of the location and design of the town.
    Very well done,
    M

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le monde du silenceNikon D 90

    Le monde du silence
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2371 W: 1214 N: 2276] (31606)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-28 6:15]
    Bonjour Claude,
    fantastic capture. I did attempt to take similar ones when I went with my little daughter to few aquariums but it was not that easy. I cannot show them here as it would be against the TE policy to show family ;) But I tried to capture as well face of the child as it was more a family photo, here you are free and the silhouette of the child is perfectly sufficient. Child seems to be in awe of the underwater world and the aquarium looks great itself. Excellent balance of the exposition.
    Beautiful work!
    M

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: My Passion for HamnoyPentax K3

    My Passion for Hamnoy
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5298 W: 88 N: 12602] (59902) *



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-27 14:09]
    Hi Craig,
    if a Canadian tells me that it is not too cold -well I am not sure if I should believe it ;)
    Some places are beautiful but I am glad I don't have to go there and suffer the bad weather by myself -I am glad that other endured the difficulty and I can simply enjoy the great picture :)
    I am not saying that this is the case for Lofoten, I would definitely like to visit Norway at some point but as mentioned: we have no summer in England this year so going for winter holidays with hail storm does not appeal to me...

    The picture is quite spectacular though. I can see why you are so excited about this place. I think Ney had shown some pics from Lofoten, and emka will :)
    The red painted houses look very pretty here, all in the same style. Red goes well with the surrounding scenery, they also provide the sense of scale.
    Excellent work!!
    M

    By the way: let us know as soon as your trip to UK gets crystallized. I wonder what you will visit. I cannot miss your visit for the second time. We could even organize a TE meeting -UK has plenty of active TE members. Unless you want to meet us all separately in our natural environment. In that case I would be located somewhere between Durham, York or Whitby.

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Morning...Canon EOS 30D

    Morning...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5610 W: 157 N: 7812] (88735)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-27 13:58]
    Czesc Krzysztof,
    rzeczywiscie wyglada na poranek -taka ladna uliczka a jeszcze pusta, Tylko jeden samochod, jeden przechodzien i puste stoliki.
    Ladne to miasteczko i wszystko wydaje sie jzapewne jeszcze bardziej urokliwe dzieki ladnej slonecznej pogodzie -kolory sa zywe i atrakcyjne.
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie,
    M

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Vertical linesSony DSC HX200v

    Vertical lines
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7687 W: 119 N: 14728] (80995)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-27 13:55]
    Ciao Luciano,
    great geometrical effect indeed. I am a bit surprised why different columns were painted with different color but it works out quite photogenic. People provide the sense of scale.
    Very well seen and captured,
    M

  • PolandPoland
    Title: St. John the BaptistFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    St. John the Baptist
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1151 W: 0 N: 2858] (26722)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-27 13:17]
    Czesc Ryszard,
    wow to robi orgromne wrazenie. Niebo jest fantastyczne uchwyciles bardzo atrakcyjny gradient kolorow i to paradoksalnie najjasniejsze niebo jest nad horyzontem. Swietny pomysl by wykorzystac tutaj charakterystyczna sylwetke wroclawskiej katedry. Dla kazdego kto byl we Wroclawiu katerda jest oczywiscie rozpoznawalna. Inni moze nie znaja jej tak dobrze.
    Wyglada na to ze mieszkasz we Wroclawiu co tlumaczy rowniez wycieczki nadgraniczne do Niemiec.
    Tak sobie mysle ze dla osob zainteresowanych podrozami Wroclaw moze byc najciekawszym miekscem do zycia w Polsce.
    M

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Victoria Memorial, LondonCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Victoria Memorial, London
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1394 W: 397 N: 5333] (21558)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-27 13:01] [+]
    Hi John,
    judging by your TE gallery the real highlight of your trip to Menorca was the stay in London :)
    This is so beautiful here, I cannot imagine a better presentation of this monument. The sky is spectacular, not a typical English day. Clouds are making a really lovely pattern which seems to go well wit the monument -blue fits well the golden color of the statue.
    I started to wonder if I have actually seen it but if you say it is in front of the Buckingham Palace than I must have seen it :)
    I have been to London so many years ago that I have to consider a trip again -it was in pre-digital times...
    May be we could organize a TE meeting there? Although you have been there recently so it is not as interesting for you anymore...
    A propos TE meetings: Craig with Tosca come to UK next year -it would be cool to organize TE meeting when they are here!
    We have to discuss it.
    Excellent picture!
    M

  • UkraineUkraine
    Title: Bookkeeping

    Bookkeeping
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3916 W: 319 N: 8596] (43619)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-27 12:37] [+]
    Hi Gert,
    I am so jealous: Lviv is really of great interest for me. My main excuse for not going there is my 3 years old daughter.
    The square looks lovely - I see the tower belongs to the same church which we have seen in your previous photo from Lviv. I remember seeing panoramic view of the city and this was one of the most characteristic towers. I like they were all covered with very green colored roofs.
    The monument indeed goes very well with a book theme and the statue carries a book as well.
    I am wondering if I could read Ukrainian. I learned Russian and I think Ukrainian is much closer to Polish.
    I like buying books with photographs of the town so that is what I would be looking for.
    Great street scene,
    M

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Cragside - an explorer's dreamNikon D-300

    Cragside - an explorer's dream
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3521 W: 223 N: 8091] (32543)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-27 12:30]
    Hi Bev,
    I have been recently to Northumberland again and realized there are so many places I would like to visit there. This is one more spot which I did not here about before. Very stylish house and captured at a typical English summer day ;)
    Today actually when I write it the weather is quite good but I am staying at home with flu, and my daughter has chicken pox anyway. So I may be missing the best day of the summer :(
    I see the weather did not stop you to explore and to take a nice picture -sky seems quite interesting here, I admire the well balanced exposition.
    Very well done!!
    M

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Yizre'el Valley, view  due eastCanon EOS 60D

    Yizre'el Valley, view due east
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6933 W: 592 N: 12980] (61359)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-27 9:32]
    Hi Ike,
    although simple it does look beautiful! I like the variety of patches in the valley, there is a multitude of colors there. The valley is incredible flat taking into account that it is surrounded by hills.
    Is that Mount Tabor on the horizon?
    Kind regards,
    M

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Mont des Arts BXL IIICanon 7 D

    Mont des Arts BXL III
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19528 W: 519 N: 33423] (142780)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3019 W: 95 N: 7639] (31937) [2015-06-27 9:17]
    Hi John,
    beautiful garden and so close to the old town of Brussels. We can spot the city hall far in the distance.
    Very elegant place and lovely presented with a pleasant sky.
    Excellent work,
    M

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