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  • CanadáCanadá
    Title: Morning Light At YohoNikon D300s

    Morning Light At Yoho
    tinvin Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 0 N: 58] (476)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2017-07-26 16:12]
    I like the layers here: layers of trees, layers of rock, layers of light. It makes what would probably be just a humdrum mountain picture work much better. And the colors look perfect here.

    Clark

  • CanadáCanadá
    Title: Morning Light At Yoho National ParkNikon D300s

    Morning Light At Yoho National Park
    tinvin Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 0 N: 58] (476)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2017-07-26 16:11]
    Hi Marvs:

    Lovely shot of Mt. Stephen. It's a little yellow for my taste, but a good composition and capture of nice light. Those clouds in the upper left look a bit funky--I'm guessing that's smoke from the forest fires we've been having recently?

    Clark

  • CanadáCanadá
    Title: The long road

    The long road
    poutpout Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 0 N: 129] (3538)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2017-03-08 11:28]
    Goodness Robert, this is lovely. I love those peak colors (so late in Quebec?), the rain-saturated scene, but most of all the steep rise of that ribbon of road. One note on the road: most photographers, myself included, would probably have been tempted to warm it up a bit with an adjustment brush to get rid of some of the blue cast. You didn't--and in my opinion it makes the photo. It moderates somewhat the natural warmth of the leaves, and the cool blue combined with the overcast light evokes mist, which is perfect for this kind of photo. Wonderfully done.

    Clark

  • Reino UnidoReino Unido
    Title: Wild and WindsweptNikon D-300

    Wild and Windswept
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5948 W: 288 N: 13604] (54064)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 16:20]
    Definitely the right call to post the B&W version. The color version looks a bit washed out and mid-day--this is evocative and moody. Is it just me, or is there a small dust spot about an inch above the left-most tower? Sorry to nitpick, I'm just paranoid about those in my own photos and I tend to notice them in others. But this is a nice picture overall.

    Clark

  • CroáciaCroácia
    Title: Markov Square and San MarcosNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Markov Square and San Marcos
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7280 W: 5 N: 12599] (56676)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 16:18]
    I've heard Zagreb is lovely and underrated. This is a nice picture. Looks like you mostly had it to yourself. Your verticals look excellent and exposure is perfect. And that sky! Thanks for sharing.

    Clark

  • CanadáCanadá
    Title: Portuguese architecture

    Portuguese architecture
    poutpout Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 0 N: 129] (3538)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 16:17]
    Nice shot. Love the diagonal slant and the alternating colors. It's a great abstract shot.

    Clark

  • IrlandaIrlanda
    Title: Sea Arch At Crohy HeadCanon EOS 5D Mark ll

    Sea Arch At Crohy Head
    Porthos Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 79] (1218)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 9:46]
    Hi Derek:

    Can't stop looking at your shots. The long exposure here makes the sea look like mist on the heather, or maybe low-lying clouds over various mountains. And such a lovely blue-green color against the reddish rocks. But what really draws my eye is the arch in the distance.

    County Donegal is amazing.

    Clark

  • Reino UnidoReino Unido
    Title: Alone At LastCanon EOS 5D Mark ll

    Alone At Last
    Porthos Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 79] (1218) *



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 9:40]
    I'll never understand the standard tourist mentality. "Oh, the sun is going to set in the next hour or two. I guess it's time to go." Huh? I mean, I'm glad they leave so we photographers can have it to ourselves, but their actions are totally illogical. Let's leave just as everything is getting beautiful.

    Nothing not to like about this one. The person on the rock really gives it scale, and of course the light is as fine as you could ask for in County Antrim.

    Clark

  • IrlandaIrlanda
    Title: Classiebawn EveningCanon EOS 5D Mark ll

    Classiebawn Evening
    Porthos Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 79] (1218) *



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 9:36]
    Lovely warm light, especially on Benbulbin. Nothing more representative of County Sligo than that. :) Just beautiful.

    Clark

  • IrlandaIrlanda
    Title: Church Under The RainbowCanon EOS 5D Mark ll

    Church Under The Rainbow
    Porthos Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 79] (1218)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 9:35]
    So jealous. I had pretty dramatic light when I visited here, but nothing like this. Dunlewy Church is one of the creepiest places I've ever been. This shot looks just a hair oversharpened for my taste, but otherwise it's lovely. Great work.

    Clark

  • SenegalSenegal
    Title: United colors of SenegalSony DSC HX200v

    United colors of Senegal
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11875 W: 126 N: 21337] (109585)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 9:27]
    Awesome. This one is so colorful and busy, but not busy in a bad way. Because the business is all clustered in the center, it works. Only complaint is that there are some dark smudges around the flags. Not sure what those would be.

    Clark

  • CroáciaCroácia
    Title: DubrovnikNikon D60

    Dubrovnik
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5634 W: 83 N: 10996] (74614)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 9:05]
    Beautiful light on the old town. This shot almost gives a sense of vertigo; it feels like you're about to go tumbling down that street. I just wish those telephone lines weren't there--but there's nothing you can do about that...

    I need to get to Croatia.

    Clark

  • ZimbabuéZimbabué
    Title: ZimbikerCanon EOS 1Ds Mark III

    Zimbiker
    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1391 W: 152 N: 6235] (31566)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 9:02]
    "Zimbiker." Will there ever be a TE member who's better at coming up with photo titles than you? I struggle to come up with cliched titles. Good ones just seem to roll off your keyboard. :)

    Love this shot. What makes it special for me are the kid's expression--kind of a mix of confusion/curiosity, and "back off"--and the upturned handlebars on the bike. Beautiful capture of rural life in Zimbabwe.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Caribbean DrinkCanon Powershot A640

    Caribbean Drink
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3509 W: 39 N: 5549] (22845)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 8:54]
    Looks inviting. You could replace this with a Corona bottle and I'd think it was a commercial for them. I would have liked to see a bit more of the palm umbrella, but this works. Only thing I'd do is crop out the little item at bottom right. It's a bit distracting. Otherwise, nice photo.

    Clark

  • PerúPerú
    Title: Plaza de ArmasSony Cybershot DSC-W5

    Plaza de Armas
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3509 W: 39 N: 5549] (22845)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 8:52]
    Haha, Weapons Square! Plaza de Armas just sounds so much more refined. Weapons Square makes it sound like you're from the American South. :)

    I like the effect of the framing here, but there are a couple of things I'd change. One can be changed, and one would be for next time. First, it's tilting slightly left. Easy correction. Second, I'd include more of the top of the arch. This feels a little cutoff. More of a note for next time.

  • ItaliaItalia
    Title: the way I walkNikon D3200

    the way I walk
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2444 W: 34 N: 4393] (24703)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 8:50]
    Nice soft light. I'm a sucker for column pictures. It doesn't hurt when you have two types of columns, at two different angles, with a beautiful woman in the frame. Also, I loved your note about it being our duty to enjoy life. Taking one for the team... ;)

    Clark

  • Sri-LankaSri-Lanka
    Title: Kindness 2Nikon D 200

    Kindness 2
    premahg (58)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 8:47]
    Love it, Prema. The soft darkness of his skin contrasts perfectly with the wiry whiteness of his beard. And his look is one of perfect contentment. Great light and great shot.

    Clark

  • IrãoIrão
    Title: Laughing doveCanon Powershot SX 60 HS

    Laughing dove
    wetmarbel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 13 N: 38] (223)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 8:26]
    Good one here. The dove could be slightly more in focus, but maybe it's a post-processing sharpening issue. The only thing I'd change is I'd perhaps crop some of the tree/branch/whatever dark thing is on the right side out of focus. It distracts from the photo.

    Clark

  • IrãoIrão
    Title: Golden bokehCanon Powershot SX 60 HS

    Golden bokeh
    wetmarbel Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 13 N: 38] (223)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 8:24]
    Golden bokeh is right! I like this one. Not sure why it hasn't gotten any points. Lovely light, and good decision to frame the foreground to one side of the frame. The composition is well balanced with the foreground on the right side and the background vague, out-of-focus light. Best touches to this photograph? The light behind the leaves, and the spider webs on the flowers. Thanks for sharing.

    Clark

  • CroáciaCroácia
    Title: Canon EOS 450D

    Inside Diocletian’s vestibule
    cebe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 13 N: 294] (1491)



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    cdmonson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 383 W: 51 N: 1013] (5272) [2016-04-28 8:20]
    You really have an eye for composition. I'm going to have to look through your photos more and perhaps borrow some ideas. :) This one caught my eye from the get-go. Excellent shot.

    Clark

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