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  • IrelandIreland
    Title: In the garden IINikon D80

    In the garden II
    Pablo25 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 6 N: 247] (3186)



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    robertspotswood Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 34 N: 17] (84) [2009-07-13 14:05] - [workshop] [compare] [+]
    Using the two trees/bushes in the foreground to frame the picture was a good idea.

    However, the overall picture is kind of dark, giving the picture a dreary feeling. This is surprising considering that it was a cloudy day, which is my favorite weather for outdoors picture taking. A contrast mask at the very least would improve this picture.

  • PakistanPakistan
    Title: Lahore festival

    Lahore festival
    ptime26 Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 30] (124)



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    robertspotswood Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 34 N: 17] (84) [2009-07-13 13:42]
    You did an excellent job of capturing the image, especially considering it was night. Keeping the colors reflected in the water on the left was a good choice too. There is a little bluriness on the back on carriage, but that was probably due to the fact the boat was moving. A faster shutter speed would have helped, but again, this was night, so I'm impressed by how good a job you did getting the horses sharp.

    Were it me, I would have cropped a little off the right side though. The lights on the right side don't have anywhere near the visual impact those on the left side do, so losing them is no big loss. The cropping would, however, shift the rule of thirds intersection point to between the two horses, rather than have it on the right most horse's face. When I look at the picture, the horses are what draw my eye, so having a focus point there helps visually.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: every day light: 9,30 a.m.Canon EOS 450D

    every day light: 9,30 a.m.
    polpo56 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1435 W: 84 N: 2116] (15146)



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    robertspotswood Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 34 N: 17] (84) [2008-11-15 8:22] [+]
    Nice play of light on shadow. Bright tree contrasts nicely with the dark background. I like how the tree is off-center. Good choice.

    It took me a moment of looking at it to realize that the blue dots in the background aren't noise but rocks. Do they really sparkle like that or is it just a trick of the lense?

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Golden FallOlympus EVOLT E-500

    Golden Fall
    iren_k Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 3] (141)



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    robertspotswood Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 34 N: 17] (84) [2008-11-11 19:19]
    Good angle. I think you made an excellent decision to center the path in the picture, as opposed to using the rule of thirds. It's a little dark for my tastes, but still an excellent picture.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: sooooo spicy!

    sooooo spicy!
    Jeppo Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 10 N: 1772] (17645) *



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    robertspotswood Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 34 N: 17] (84) [2008-01-21 3:13]
    The colors are what attract the eye to this picture. However, only one the spices is in focus. A smaller aperture (larger f number) would have given a better depth of field.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: End of forestNikon D70s

    End of forest
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9418 W: 257 N: 3086] (103040) *



  • Great

    robertspotswood Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 34 N: 17] (84) [2008-01-21 2:54]
    Nice post processing. Gives it a dream-like quality. Can you post the steps to colorize?

    I really like the angle you chose too.

    It is interesting to note that this is not a natural forest. Trees don't grow in such neat rows naturally. At most you might get a few trees in a row, but not this many trees and rows. How this forest came to be would have made a good addition to the note.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Curve of Heaven

    Curve of Heaven
    Lee10 (118)



  • Good

    robertspotswood Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 34 N: 17] (84) [2007-09-17 16:16]
    Great spot for the picture. The curve of the mountains guides the eye through the picture. Everything seems to be in focus, which is another plus.

  • EgyptEgypt
    Title: Red Sea

    Red Sea
    siislam Silver Star Critiquer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 8] (290)



  • Good

    robertspotswood Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 34 N: 17] (84) [2007-09-17 16:15]
    Hmmm...my monitor must be out of adjustment. The sea looks quite blue to me :).

    It looks like it could be a great shot, but it's just so out of focus. Other than that, the horizon is level. Good. It's not in the middle. Also good.

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Betel for AllPentax K100D

    Betel for All
    BobTrips Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 555 W: 343 N: 75] (1857)



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    digi-mom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 668 W: 63 N: 323] (1064) [2007-04-23 17:25]
    I really like the texture and repetion in this. Maybe a little dark, but something really interesting about it. :)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Stones and flowers near LestansNikon Coolpix 8800

    Stones and flowers near Lestans
    lestans Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1754 W: 174 N: 2465] (17258)



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    digi-mom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 668 W: 63 N: 323] (1064) [2007-04-23 17:22] [+]
    I like the lines and colours in this. What a nice landscape you have there!

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Christ Church CathedralNikon D70s

    Christ Church Cathedral
    maphoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2322 W: 8 N: 2026] (8082)



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    digi-mom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 668 W: 63 N: 323] (1064) [2007-04-23 17:19]
    That is my favourite time of day for sillouette photos. Lovely how the steeple reaches for the open sky. :)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Port Credit MarinaSony DSC F-717

    Port Credit Marina
    mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1902 W: 31 N: 2944] (20226)



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    digi-mom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 668 W: 63 N: 323] (1064) [2007-04-23 17:18]
    That texture of the clouds is awesome. Beauty!

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Home cookin'Canon EOS 30D

    Home cookin'
    bertolucci Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)



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    digi-mom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 668 W: 63 N: 323] (1064) [2007-04-23 17:17] [+]
    I love those colours! And now I am homesick... But not too much - spring has come. :)

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: The big trainNikon D70s

    The big train
    joergen115 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 173 N: 24] (2246)



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    digi-mom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 668 W: 63 N: 323] (1064) [2007-04-23 17:15]
    This pops out of the screen - a boy's favourite photo. :)

  • CyprusCyprus
    Title: Window through TimePentax *ist D

    Window through Time
    danbachmann Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 274 W: 31 N: 400] (1746)



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    digi-mom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 668 W: 63 N: 323] (1064) [2007-03-09 17:11]
    Beauty! The lighting and colours here bring that sense of wonder that you have put into your good note. One's eyes wander too. :)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: church of St.EliasCanon EOS 350D Rebel XT

    church of St.Elias
    mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1902 W: 31 N: 2944] (20226)



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    digi-mom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 668 W: 63 N: 323] (1064) [2007-03-09 17:08]
    I so like this building - thanks for sharing it with everyone! :) Brampton is so multi-cultural!

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Canon EOS 30D

    Bovespa ľA bolsa do Brasil
    bertolucci Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 122 N: 4345] (14052)



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    digi-mom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 668 W: 63 N: 323] (1064) [2007-03-03 15:44] [+]
    You do take photos of the most... uninteresting things, and make them interesting! haha Hope you are well.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: L'AccalmieNikon D70s

    L'Accalmie
    maphoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2322 W: 8 N: 2026] (8082) *



  • Great

    digi-mom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 668 W: 63 N: 323] (1064) [2007-03-03 15:42]
    Very cool! Taken with those dark clouds and heavy ice in the morning light was a great idea. "Like a painting"

  • ThailandThailand
    Title: Gracious HostsFujipix s5600

    Gracious Hosts
    stevesaba Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 316 W: 25 N: 825] (8167)



  • Great

    digi-mom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 668 W: 63 N: 323] (1064) [2007-03-03 14:20]
    Beautiful colours - she seems very indifferent towards her photographer.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: The swing !Canon EOS 20D

    The swing !
    achakladar Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 13 N: 45] (786)



  • Great

    digi-mom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 668 W: 63 N: 323] (1064) [2007-03-03 13:36] [+]
    I like that black and white - timeless!

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