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  • BeninBenin
    Title: Idyllic Abomey

    Idyllic Abomey
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10477 W: 533 N: 20327] (89242)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7713 W: 335 N: 17791] (70349) [2020-08-09 2:33]
    Hello Gert,

    The tree does make a great focal point for your main photograph, strongly placed off-centre, but its branches covering both aspects of interest, the two small children and the taxis.
    The houses make a nice, long linear perspective.

    I really like the market scene, too. Markets reveal so much: the sociability, the dress, the products, the environment! There does look to be a church tower appearing in the b/g, though I may be mistaken!

    Have a good Sunday,
    Bev :-)
    I have just read a most interesting article in The Times about Sweden's approach to the Corvid epidemic and have learned about 'borgfred' and 'lagom'!
    Gosh ... I'm still undecided!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Coconut milk

    Coconut milk
    dedee Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 91] (325)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7713 W: 335 N: 17791] (70349) [2020-08-09 2:08]
    Hello David,

    I have pondered over your photograph.
    There is no doubting the strength of the composition and I just love the shadow across his chest and the way the light is catching his face.

    I don't want to appear pompous with workshops but if you accentuate your vignetting by adjusting the levels and increasing the brightness/ reducing the contrast, your photograph seems to have so much more punch.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Kowloon lookoutnikon coolpix 5200

    Kowloon lookout
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12738 W: 635 N: 24309] (103361)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7713 W: 335 N: 17791] (70349) [2020-08-09 1:57]
    Hello Ike,

    I like how you have used this f/g, to open up the view across the bay. The diverging line of the tiles seem to be welcoming us to see the whole expanse before us.

    The mood here is one of gentle calm.
    How different it is at the moment! Hong Kong seems to be in melt down!

    Have a lovely Sunday,
    Bev :-)

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Aarti at Ganga

    Aarti at Ganga
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12441 W: 133 N: 31984] (147733)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7713 W: 335 N: 17791] (70349) [2020-08-09 1:52]
    Hello Malgo,

    This ceremony is definitely very similar to that shown by Paul.

    You have really created a sense of the occasion and the mood. I can imagine what it was like experiencing this magical ceremony, with so many others. on the banks of the river.
    The light from the flames and rhythmical music must have been amazing!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: A calm morningCanon EOS 60D

    A calm morning
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14486 W: 380 N: 12820] (131440)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7713 W: 335 N: 17791] (70349) [2020-08-09 1:48]
    Hello Jean,

    The golden, morning light is immediately noticeable, in the way that it lights up the jetty, the lighthouse and the rocky foreshore. It also creates lovely reflections, helping to create a sense of depth.

    It's a very well composed photograph.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)


  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: AbandonedPentax K1 II

    Abandoned
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1923 W: 82 N: 5922] (27033)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7713 W: 335 N: 17791] (70349) [2020-08-09 1:45]
    Hello Ian,

    An interesting trio of photographs.
    For a country with a relatively short, developmental history, there have been some significant changes, with lots of ruins, here and there.

    You have given us some detailed photographs which relate just how little comfort was enjoyed by the working shearers. Maybe, no privacy either but I expect a lot of camaraderie!

    In such a remote place, a bottle of cream liquor was unexpected; maybe a beer bottle would have raised no comment!

    Have a great day,
    Bev :-)

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Look into..Nikon D70s

    Look into..
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8421 W: 151 N: 19215] (85901)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7713 W: 335 N: 17791] (70349) [2020-08-09 1:35]
    Hello Abmdsudi,

    You had a fine series of photographs from this location, all with a slightly different emphasis, to expand our understanding of the character and the people.

    THis is a well taken photograph, well composed with good use of shallow dof.
    I'm not quite sure whether the pilgrim is looking curiously at you or whether his mind is on deeper thoughts and he is just gazing in your direction.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
    Title: Yellow wall

    Yellow wall
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12441 W: 133 N: 31984] (147733)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6364 W: 274 N: 12824] (97106) [2020-08-09 1:34]
    Hello Malgo,
    Perfect framing if this beautiful décoration, with a superb effect of the contrasted lights.
    Well done.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: The port in the windowSony DSC HX200v

    The port in the window
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14358 W: 125 N: 25475] (126527)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7713 W: 335 N: 17791] (70349) [2020-08-09 1:29]
    Ciao Caro Luciano,

    The port, seen in reflection, embraces a very mellow mood from the lamplights and how their colours link with the colour of the window frame.

    The reflection is very little distorted so we can appreciate the composition with its long perspective and very strongly placed national flag.

    Have a lovely Sunday,
    Bev :-)

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Rathaus SymmetrySony DSC HX400v

    Rathaus Symmetry
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11924 W: 57 N: 20840] (78294)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7713 W: 335 N: 17791] (70349) [2020-08-09 1:24]
    Hello Lars,

    This is such a beautiful, symmetrical building that you had to go for this style of composition, achieved with great success. For once, I would not like to see the lens distortion altered!

    Besides emphasising its structural design, you have also revealed the beauty of its decorative features and windows.
    I suppose the sculpture is a permanent reminder about the need for hygiene!

    Have a good Sunday,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa rupestre di Poggio Conte

    Chiesa rupestre di Poggio Conte
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17473 W: 130 N: 36536] (200102)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7713 W: 335 N: 17791] (70349) [2020-08-09 1:19]
    Ciao Caro Silvio,

    I was wondering what it would be like to live here!
    On the plus side, it is such a beautiful, tranquil location; on the minus side, it is quite isolated and wouldn't have many luxuries!

    It was a difficult shot because of the light but you have been able to detail for us some very interesting, authentic structures and carvings, both here and in the w/s.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Monaster

    Monaster
    Iwon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 149 W: 0 N: 88] (7017)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7713 W: 335 N: 17791] (70349) [2020-08-09 1:12]
    Hello Iwona,

    At first, I wondered why you had included so much shaded wall but I suppose it was to show just the hint of an opening, which was quite intriguing.

    The upper view of the monastery is absolutely crisp and clear, gaining special attention by being under the natural frame of the arch.
    It's a fine, symmetrical composition.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: 2017 AirplaneCanon 7 D

    2017 Airplane
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 27076 W: 522 N: 46688] (198593)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7713 W: 335 N: 17791] (70349) [2020-08-09 1:05]
    Hello John,

    So much has been cancelled or rescheduled for next year that it is difficult not to feel sad but, the good thing is that we are being optimistic by rescheduling things for next year.

    This is a really sharp photograph of the little plane, which looks like a hornet, with its angry face and sharpened teeth!
    What makes this extra interesting is that it appears to be taking off from a field! To some extent, the long grass covers the runway!

    Have a good Sunday,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Palace of Princess MarianneNikon D7200

    Palace of Princess Marianne
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4444 W: 0 N: 10626] (72077)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6364 W: 274 N: 12824] (97106) [2020-08-08 5:35]
    Hello Ryszard,
    Perfect symetrical framing for this beautiful castle , standing superbly out of the blue sky .
    Regards

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Monaster

    Monaster
    Iwon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 149 W: 0 N: 88] (7017)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6364 W: 274 N: 12824] (97106) [2020-08-08 4:31]
    Hello Iwona,
    Great view through the arch . The framing is perfect and the sky so beautiful .
    Regards

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: RUSSIA: WINDOWS & ROSES

    RUSSIA: WINDOWS & ROSES
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11758 W: 174 N: 22643] (98406)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6364 W: 274 N: 12824] (97106) [2020-08-08 4:27]
    Ola Jorge,
    What a beautiful typical rural wooden russian house . Superb decorated windows and splendid garden . Excellent angle of view and framing .
    Regards

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Saint-Tropez-FranceCanon EOS 100D

    Saint-Tropez-France
    cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1485 W: 76 N: 1485] (12725)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6364 W: 274 N: 12824] (97106) [2020-08-08 0:33]
    Bonjour Adrian,
    Je préfère de beaucoup cette vue de St Tropez avec les jolis pointus colorés que celles avec les grands yachts blancs de milliardaires.
    Superbe carte postale.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Saint-Tropez-FranceCanon EOS 100D

    Saint-Tropez-France
    cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1485 W: 76 N: 1485] (12725)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7713 W: 335 N: 17791] (70349) [2020-08-07 14:33]
    Hello Adrian,

    This is a superb photograph, beautifully composed, very well exposed and capturing the character of this famous, French town.
    I love how the light is reflecting on the sides of the boats!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Igreja Nossa Senhora da PiedadePentax K20D

    Igreja Nossa Senhora da Piedade
    lucasgalodoido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5918 W: 190 N: 7629] (26888)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7713 W: 335 N: 17791] (70349) [2020-08-07 14:29]
    Hello Lucas,

    This church, with its blue and white facade, seems typical of Brazil, though I'm not sure whether small circular windows are usual. They do give this church a very distinctive style.

    You have angled your composition well, so that the facade and the side walls can be appreciated. The exposure is sharp and well saturated.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Plage d'Herlin

    Plage d'Herlin
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6364 W: 274 N: 12824] (97106)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7713 W: 335 N: 17791] (70349) [2020-08-07 14:24]
    Bonjour Denis,

    This is a well composed photograph of the cove, revealing how the sea is turning wild, perfectly matching the mood of the ominous, grey sky.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

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