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  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Golden Blue Hour (for Craig)Nikon D800

    Golden Blue Hour (for Craig)
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1555 W: 9 N: 3163] (16494) *



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-17 5:27]
    Hi Kasia,

    A beautiful photo of this extraordinary place. The brilliant gold of the temple and its reflection goes nicely with the blue water and sky. Good composition showing the main temple off-centre and some of the surrounding architecture.

    Vince

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: After StormPentax K20D

    After Storm
    lucasgalodoido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5999 W: 190 N: 7759] (27424)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-17 5:20]
    Hi Lucas,

    An excellent panorama of the city with the double rainbow forming the highlight of the photo. The clouds look quite menacing. You certainly have a good view from your window.

    Vince

  • CambodiaCambodia
    Title: Another example of more ambience than...

    Another example of more ambience than...
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6016 W: 22 N: 14379] (57223)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-17 5:10]
    Hi Paul,

    A good atmospheric photo. The brightly coloured boat is the stand-out feature, but the colour and texture of the sky is also very good. The reflections on the water are great. The portrait format helps show the clouds receding into the distance from directly above us.

    Vince

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: An Unexpected SubjectOne Plus 5T

    An Unexpected Subject
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8704 W: 353 N: 20181] (79780)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-17 5:01]
    Hi Bev,

    A bold composition with the bright colours of the candle holders standing out against the more muted colours of the background. The hat does add to the photo. I like the photo of the rhododendrons too, always a good subject for photos.

    Vince

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Life cycle of the flower

    Life cycle of the flower
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13011 W: 139 N: 33658] (153620) *



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-17 4:54]
    Hi Malgo,

    A great presentation of the stages of development of the biggest flower in the world. We see well how the spathe unfurls. Excellent sharpness and exposure. It's a good thing you were wearing a mask, it would help block the unpleasant smell. I assume you don't like the smell of rotting meat!

    Vince

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Road to Pancas

    Road to Pancas
    jadir Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 72] (341)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-17 4:41]
    Hi Jadir,

    These mountains look spectacular, like someone's dream. I assume they are granite, like the mountains at Rio de Janeiro. The road gives a good sense of depth. Some of the clouds are over-exposed, but that is difficult to avoid on a sunny day. A polarizing filter can help, if your camera is able to have filters attached.

    Vince

  • AlbaniaAlbania
    Title: Lake Komani DockNikon D 90

    Lake Komani Dock
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16588 W: 1065 N: 35904] (164756)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-17 4:33]
    Hi Chris,

    Pretty spectacular topography. It looks like a good place to explore by boat. The boats in the foreground supply some nice bright colours.

    Vince

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: WindhoverPanasonic Lumix TZ70

    Windhover
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1961 W: 0 N: 6335] (24381)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-17 4:29]
    Hi Jean,

    So that's what Gerard Manley Hopkins was banging on about in his poem. Kestrels certainly hover in the wind. This kestrel is not obvious at first, and that's what it wants of course. But in the large version it shows up well. I like the splashes of yellow lichen on the rocks.

    Vince

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Ebor FallsPentax K1 II

    Ebor Falls
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2774 W: 99 N: 8601] (37271)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-17 4:20]
    Hi Ian,

    Nice view of Ebor Falls with a good flow over them. The fast shutter speed captures the falling water well. Last time I was there I was able to get further along and see the lower falls as well, which are just as good as the upper falls. By the way the rock is basalt, showing the classic six-sided columns.

    Vince

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: sunset

    sunset
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9883 W: 23 N: 17161] (107452)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-17 4:08]
    Hi Costa,

    A difficult shot looking into the sun, but it has worked well. The long shadows and the shoreline give the photo a strong graphic feel and a good sense of depth.

    Vince

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Postcard from FunchalCanon EOS 90D

    Postcard from Funchal
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6338 W: 105 N: 16674] (64938) *



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-17 4:04]
    Hi Mariusz,

    All your driving around paid off with this wonderful photo. The golden colour of the town matches the golden sky between the clouds, and contrasts with the blue of the sea. The church makes a nice focus to anchor the composition. Excellent work.

    Vince

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Discovering HerculaneumCanon PowerShot G12

    Discovering Herculaneum
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8704 W: 353 N: 20181] (79780)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-08 0:44]
    Hi Bev,

    It's not the most aesthetically pleasing photo, but it's very instructive, as well as being sharp and well composed. The thickness of the deposit shows that the residents didn't stand a chance. By the way, the rock type is tuff (a rock made of volcanic ash), not tufa. Tufa is a deposit of calcite precipitated by calcium-saturated river water. The tourist literature usually confuses the two.

    Cheers,
    Vince

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: BanksiasPentax K1 II

    Banksias
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2774 W: 99 N: 8601] (37271)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-08 0:34]
    Hi Ian,

    Fabulous photos of these banksias with excellent sharpness and colour. There's even a wicked old banksia man in the right hand photo.

    Vince

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Wall of waterSony DSC HX200v

    Wall of water
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15772 W: 129 N: 27017] (132461)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-08 0:28]
    Hi Luciano,

    This is a good concept for a photo. At first look it is difficult to work out what the background is. It also helps to show the huge size of the waterfall, filling up the field of view. It's a little overexposed at the top, but that's hard to avoid. The workshop photo is very impressive too.

    Vince

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Broken crockeryPanasonic Lumix TZ70

    Broken crockery
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1961 W: 0 N: 6335] (24381)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-08 0:20]
    Hi Jean,

    This close-up has great impact, with the owl's face filling the whole shot. You are reflected in each of the eyes, holding the camera close to the sculpture, so it's also a self portrait of sorts. I like the idea of recycling broken pottery - the Spanish architect Gaudi was famous for doing this. In case you are wondering about the name of the work, the scientific name for the barn owl is Tyto alba.

    Vince

  • CambodiaCambodia
    Title: Interior of a Buddhist temple

    Interior of a Buddhist temple
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6016 W: 22 N: 14379] (57223)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-08 0:12]
    Hi Paul,

    I love the colour explosion here. You have captured the detail and colours very well here, with excellent light control and depth of field. It must be quite overwhelming to stand here surrounded by bright colours on all sides. You could spend a long time here looking at all the paintings.

    Vince

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: The Edge of EuropeSony DSC HX400v

    The Edge of Europe
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12719 W: 57 N: 22513] (85232)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-08 0:05]
    Hi Lars,

    A great view of this rugged coastline, bathed in the warm light of a late afternoon sun. The land is so flat, until it meets the sea in these spectacular cliffs. Excellent colour in the rocks and a good sense of depth looking along the coast.

    Vince

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: White-blueCanon 5 D Mark II

    White-blue
    Energysavingelk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 1 N: 1826] (7157)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-07 6:15]
    Hi Sven,

    The striped poles remind me of Venice, but the snowy mountains in the background tell me it's the Alps. Nice design with the striped poles forming a strong foreground element. It looks like a great place to go sailing.

    Vince

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: AtraniNikon D 90

    Atrani
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16588 W: 1065 N: 35904] (164756)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-07 6:07]
    Hi Chris,

    The portrait format works well for this scene, going from the sea shore at the bottom to the top of the campanile. The low sun shines a lovely warm light on the church and the background mountains.

    Vince

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: TMB Italy side

    TMB Italy side
    djordan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 0] (49)



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    vjmite Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 413 W: 35 N: 1179] (5652) [2021-06-07 5:56]
    Hi Doron,

    A spectacular view of the Mt Blanc Range on a nice sunny day. I presume the highest mountain at the back is Mt Blanc. Good exposure and composition.

    Vince

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