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  • JapanJapan
    Title: Shirakawago 2015#2Canon 5D Mark3

    Shirakawago 2015#2
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2281 W: 0 N: 4408] (52677) *



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-09-09 13:08]
    Hi Takero
    This is a truly amazing photo, I don't know how I missed when you uploaded it! The blue colour is so beautiful and the houses look like little lanterns.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Working on the roof

    Working on the roof
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11436 W: 123 N: 29178] (137616)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-09-09 13:05]
    Czesc Malgosiu
    Fantastyczne, niezwykle ujecie, wyglada prawie abstrakcyjnie. Rzadko widzi sie zdjecia codziennego zycia w Szirakawie. Ja tez zrobilam zdjecie naprawy dachu, ale nie takie dobre jak to.
    Widze, ze bylas tam rok po mnie. Ja tez bylam zachwycona, ale podobno teraz jest tam duzo wiecej turystow niz dekade temu. Takero wspominal, ze na najlepszym punkcie widokowym zabroniono uzywania statywow. Podobno jest tam teraz tyle ludzi, ze statywy stanowia zagrozenie...
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie
    Kasia

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Spring in AinokuraCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Spring in Ainokura
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4956 W: 17 N: 11893] (48038)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-09-09 12:57]
    Hi Paul
    Beautiful photo, I really like the low cloud and the mountains in the background, amazing backdrop for the houses.
    I went to Ainokura too, even found a pile of snow there(nothing as fabulous as in your photo here).
    How wonderful that this girl is seeing snow for the first time! I can't remember that moment in my life, I was a very young child...
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • MalaysiaMalaysia
    Title: Children of the jungle

    Children of the jungle
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9385 W: 507 N: 18343] (81376) *



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-09-09 12:44] [+]
    Hi Gert
    This photo was featured on the homepage today. The square format and black and white presentation suit the composition very well. It's a wonderful daily life scene from the remote part of the world.
    This region is very high on my list (after Afghanistan but before Mali...), I kind of think I've already told you about it. :-)
    Have a nice evening
    Kasia

  • UkraineUkraine
    Title: Top job

    Top job
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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-09-08 10:39]
    He doesn't look very safe and reminds of renovation works I witnessed in Isfahan last February... But I like the photo, very well composed with all the lines and the human figure in the top left. Both the composition and the portrait format indicated the height this man is working at.
    Good title too.
    Have a nice week.
    Kasia

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Glimpses of Planket 2019

    Glimpses of Planket 2019
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9385 W: 507 N: 18343] (81376)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-09-08 10:35]
    Hi Gert
    So you decided to post an image from Planket after all... Two much wider and general view images than the ones taken a year and two years ago but I think you captured the atmosphere of this event very well, especially in the photo showing the crowd.
    I really like the yellow house too. :-)
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Back in the streets of Hanoi

    Back in the streets of Hanoi
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9385 W: 507 N: 18343] (81376)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-09-06 14:04]
    You sound a bit unhappy about TE at the moment. I admit, it's much more quiet than it used to be 7 years ago when I joint. And I wish I were a member 15 years ago, when I look at older uploads you can feel that the mood has changed... But I like reading your notes, so please don't stop.
    Anyway, it's the case with everything, including places we visit (like Hoi An) so thank you about your reassuring response about Saigon and Hanoi.
    It's nice to see some more street shots from Vietnam (who is the European-looking lady in the brooms WS?).
    So what's next? "Back home" so some winter photos of Stockholm? :-)
    Have a nice weekend too.
    Kasia

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Uncle Ho's Cabin

    Uncle Ho's Cabin
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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-09-06 13:49]
    I can compare my lack of luck with mausoleums to that of Malgo's. I have a very vague recollection of "paying a visit" to Georgi Dimitrov in Sofia, when travelling with my parents in the 70s or 80s - is that possible, was he still there? Or maybe I just remember my parents talking about it and it never really happened? What I do know for sure though - I went to Pyongyang and did not get to visit the most famous mausoleum in the world - it was undergoing some kind of renovation work or so we were told...
    Anyway... the Hanoi monument you presented here seems like a peaceful place to rest, with all the greenery around (and guarded by a soldier).
    I really like the One Pillar Pagoda image, with or without the girl in the foreground - you can always crop her off and make it a square shot. But what I find attractive about including her is the juxtaposition between the old (or old-looking) building and her western-style clothes.

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: On the corners of Hanoi

    On the corners of Hanoi
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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-09-06 12:48] [+]
    Indeed, I really don't know which of these photos deserves the most attention, they are equally valuable records of the past and very well-captured, well-composed street scenes with lots of colour and a sense of place.
    Has Hanoi changed, as much and in the same way as Hoi An, since?

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Marble Mountains

    Marble Mountains
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9385 W: 507 N: 18343] (81376)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-09-06 12:42]
    Hi Gert
    Beautiful place, it looks like a secret garden with all this vegetation and wonderful rock formations.
    I love how you composed the image, the distant view framed by what looks like a natural arch, with the steps leading towards the view. Portrait format works very well here.
    But it's interesting to see a photo of the bus and the road in WS too.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Before the invasion

    Before the invasion
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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-09-06 8:41]
    Hi Gert
    Thank you for the warning. You have mentioned before that Vietnam could be called anything but a "remote" destination. I still want to go there and I don't think I'm going to plan to avoid Hoi An or the Halong Bay but I do feel it will not be a happy travel experience (I'm not sure if it can beat the Niagara Falls though, for the tourist kitsch).
    Nice photo and it's good to see what it looked like before it became the tourists' favourite town. I also really like the way the light falls on the hats.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Fashion accessories

    Fashion accessories
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4883 W: 0 N: 3824] (32993)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-08-18 12:46]
    Hi Miguel
    Well captured street scene, everyone so busy choosing the goods that they didn't notice the photographer.
    Great colours and timing.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • ThailandThailand
    Title: Healing WorkCANON EOS 550D

    Healing Work
    jang Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 54 W: 0 N: 66] (1420)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-08-18 12:44]
    Beautifully presented slice of daily life. I like the light and colours here.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Come un transatlantico

    Come un transatlantico
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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-08-18 12:42]
    Ciao Carlo
    Fantastic night shot from Livorno. Amazing full moon and golden reflections in water.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • LaosLaos
    Title: Shaving again by himselfCanon 1DX Mark2

    Shaving again by himself
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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-08-18 12:35]
    Hi Takero
    I've just come across this image posted long time. Great insight into a monks life. I like the colours and the frame.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Living on Halong Bay

    Living on Halong Bay
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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-08-18 3:02] [+]
    Hi Gert
    It's probably so humid, even without the rain, that the washing never dries anyway... Don't know why he bothered... ;-)
    I've heard Halong Bay is so overrun by tourists these days that travel magazines in the UK are starting to recommend other similar places (I'd better go there before it's too late for them too). So, shame about the weather, but you probably had a better time than anyone who goes there nowadays. Especially that the people you travelled with sound like a nice bunch. :-)
    Shame about the traditional boats too, but I suspect that, although you can probably see some junks there now, they are all imitations made to carry tourists around - like the pirate ship on lake Ashino.
    It's nice to see a series of photos with just one boat in, what feels like, a lot of space.
    Best wishes
    Kasia
    Ps. Why did I expect a photo from Planket today? ;-)

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Riverside OfficesSONY_DSC_HX350

    Riverside Offices
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4086 W: 0 N: 9724] (66319)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-08-17 9:44]
    Az trudno uwierzyc, ze to zdjecie robione z okna poruszajacego sie pojazdu. Dobra kompozycja, pokazujaca perspektywe, a rowerzysta to fajny dodatek do calosci.
    Pozdrawiam
    Kasia

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Cars

    Cars
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11436 W: 123 N: 29178] (137616) *



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-08-17 8:32]
    Czesc Malgosiu
    Nie wiem czemu, zaczelam przegladac swoje zdjecia z Kuby, a potem rzucilam okiem na twoje, bo pamietam, ze calkiem niedawno tam bylas.
    Bardzo fajny pomysl na kolaz i imponujaca kolekcja bajecznie kolorowych zdjec. Calosc wyglada jak widokowka.
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie
    Kasia

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Crack in the crust CANON EOS 40D

    Crack in the crust
    jimmyjimmy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 154 N: 915] (3868) *



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-08-17 7:51]
    Hi Jimmy
    Amazing photography, we rarely see photos of the Grand Canyon from this perspective. The photo looks like abstract art.
    Good post processing work.
    Best wishes
    Kasia

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Eye in the skyCANNON EOS 550D

    Eye in the sky
    freedahu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 184] (734)



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    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 3 N: 2340] (13573) [2019-08-17 7:49]
    Salut Serge
    Interesting composition and combination of man-made and natural landscape. The moon looks like caught in a net.
    Bonne soiree
    Kasia

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