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  • EslováquiaEslováquia
    Title: Predmier at sunrise

    Predmier at sunrise
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3963 W: 2 N: 6648] (33048)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7841 W: 438 N: 15401] (70690) [2018-07-16 12:52]
    Hello Piotr,
    You have captured a fantastic light, or almost lack of light, in this photo. The view itself is quite beautiful, with the church in the centre of the village among the trees, but it is the strange light that makes the photo special. It has a remarkable dark softness, only on the side of the church and the tower there is a small area of bright light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolóniaPolónia
    Title: In upside down house

    In upside down house
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10114 W: 144 N: 25302] (123269)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7841 W: 438 N: 15401] (70690) [2018-07-16 12:16]
    Hello Malgo,
    These are very interesting photos, truly fascinating. It's difficult to judge whether they should be shown like this, looking almost normal but with people hanging upside down, or as the room appears in the WS of the elderly gentleman ;-) clinging to the ropes. I understand that your brain could get confused and make you feel dizzy, or I could feel vertigo at a height of 10 centimeters if I am tricked by a clever illusion.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Cigognes sur Arche de la villeSony HX90V

    Cigognes sur Arche de la ville
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15425 W: 159 N: 26981] (141572)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7841 W: 438 N: 15401] (70690) [2018-07-16 10:47]
    Hello Christiane,
    It's fantastic to see these birds' nests in such a place. The elegant architectural details suit these magnificent birds perfectly. They seem to be natural inhabitants in the finest building of the city. I remember the older photo but when I saw it I didn't notice the nests because I was distracted by so many other details. It was a good idea to make a separate close view of them.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NepalNepal
    Title: 2016 Another House, Another StoryNikon D800

    2016 Another House, Another Story
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1196 W: 3 N: 1979] (12163)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5854 W: 275 N: 13393] (53298) [2018-07-16 7:53] [+]
    Hello Kasia,

    Another most interesting story about your travels. (Even though I was a teacher, I had to research the word 'peregrinations'; a word completely new to me, though I suppose I could guess its meaning from the context!)
    I love how you answer questions that must come to mind for many people reading accounts of your travels. I suppose what would worry me, being alone, is what do you do if you are taken ill.
    Your photographs and notes reveal the generosity of these people and their lack of pride. They are willing to share everything and have no problems inviting you in to their homes, despite the poverty of the surroundings.
    I was surprised to learn that water was delivered in tankers. Are the roads secure enough for them to travel to the villages or do the local people have to travel to a central point?
    I was interested to see this lady cooking inside, rather than in a yard. Are the animals scared of the naked flame or have they just become accustomed to it? I do feel so naive by asking such basic questions!
    Anyway, thank you for these detailed photographs and notes which paint a comprehensive picture of the daily problems of the villagers in Nepal.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FrançaFrança
    Title: Wonders of BordeauxNikon D 90

    Wonders of Bordeaux
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2683 W: 1336 N: 3011] (38553)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7841 W: 438 N: 15401] (70690) [2018-07-16 7:39]
    Hello Claude,
    A good composition with a fine vertical shape. The nearest sand coloured columns frame the view of the white pillar perfectly. It's neatly done, and there would have been no need for a crowd of people. These two or three are quite enough, especially since the woman (looking at her mobile phone of course) is so well placed. Very good light and colours with some traces of relatively strong PP in the mid area.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • EstóniaEstónia
    Title: Walls and Towers of TallinnNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Walls and Towers of Tallinn
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7230 W: 5 N: 12482] (56260)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5854 W: 275 N: 13393] (53298) [2018-07-16 7:35]
    Hola Luis,

    These wall are a true relic and clearly show how walls used to be built to protect the town. You have been able to show us bulges, the rough areas and perhaps where the wall has been repaired! It's a fine capture of this characterful wall, taken in good light.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FrançaFrança
    Title: Wonders of BordeauxNikon D 90

    Wonders of Bordeaux
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2683 W: 1336 N: 3011] (38553)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5854 W: 275 N: 13393] (53298) [2018-07-16 7:26]
    Bonjour Claude,

    Although this is street photography, you have spent a lot of attention on the the fine composition of the pillars and the monument and then (possibly) waited patiently for a suitable figure to complete the photograph. It was worth the effort, for this is an excellent photograph in every way.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • FrançaFrança
    Title: Un coup de coeurNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Un coup de coeur
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8748 W: 0 N: 10184] (104505)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5854 W: 275 N: 13393] (53298) [2018-07-16 7:21]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This looks good as a thumbnail but is infinitely better full size for we can appreciate the excellent details of the Phaedra as well as the cathedral and the many arched bridge which links the two. There is so much to see in this photograph, all clear and well saturated. It certainly looks like a place very good to visit for exploration or photography.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • FrançaFrança
    Title: Un coup de coeurNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Un coup de coeur
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8748 W: 0 N: 10184] (104505)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7841 W: 438 N: 15401] (70690) [2018-07-16 6:13]
    Hello Serge,
    A very nicely exposed photo with attractive colours and a well balanced composition. The nearest boat provides an attractive foreground and leads my eyes towards the pedestrian bridges with some people seen on it. The bridge in its turn directs me to the magnificent cathedral on the low hill. Including the buildings seen below and beyond the bridge there are three distinct areas of importance to the photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • EspanhaEspanha
    Title: Sunset at the historic center

    Sunset at the historic center
    sacimar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4304 W: 53 N: 5895] (34185)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7841 W: 438 N: 15401] (70690) [2018-07-16 6:08]
    Hello Sergio,
    The vertical shape suits this composition perfectly. I like the contrast between the warm golden light from the lamps and the cold grayish blue tone of the sky. The light reflected on the cobblestones of the narrow lane, just in front of the two dark persons, creates a fine and slightly mysterious atmosphere. The church tower is perfectly placed in the gap between the buildings.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NoruegaNoruega
    Title: HavnelageretNikon D 90

    Havnelageret
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14252 W: 1033 N: 28524] (135700)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5854 W: 275 N: 13393] (53298) [2018-07-16 5:14]
    Hello Chris,

    We don't seem to have many blue hour photographs, these days, but this is a beauty! The building itself makes a fine focal image, standing proudly against the evening sky! I just love how the lights have been blurred and extended in the water reflection giving immediate f/g interest. ( If you have ever done chromatography, this is the effect that is created!)

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • SuiçaSuiça
    Title: Tseuzier LakeNikon D750

    Tseuzier Lake
    freedahu Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 110] (490)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5854 W: 275 N: 13393] (53298) [2018-07-16 5:07]
    Hello Serge,

    The lake, with its very still surface, makes an excellent, reflective surface.
    To me, it resembles the head of a bird with a long beak!
    You have captured the scene with fine, natural colours.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • Estados UnidosEstados Unidos
    Title: take a look back

    take a look back
    dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 906 W: 0 N: 1366] (12641)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5854 W: 275 N: 13393] (53298) [2018-07-16 4:25]
    Hello Dale,

    Another fine photograph of the heron but with a completely different atmosphere! Here, it is light and colourful. To me, it looks as if the heron is looking for a partner to come and join him at lily-pad hopping!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • ItaliaItalia
    Title: From the roofNikon D7200

    From the roof
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3339 W: 0 N: 7644] (55825)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5854 W: 275 N: 13393] (53298) [2018-07-16 4:23]
    Hello Ryszard,

    Another wonderful pair of photographs of this outstanding cathedral! You have been able to show us unusual aspects of the building, all pin-sharp in their details.
    The main post shows us finials and sculptures, rising like a stone forest above the more modern buildings of the city.
    The close-up of the buttresses is also remarkable, something we don't usually have an opportunity to view!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • GréciaGrécia
    Title: The ferry is coming...Canon EOS 5 D

    The ferry is coming...
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13685 W: 295 N: 27258] (109453)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5854 W: 275 N: 13393] (53298) [2018-07-16 4:16]
    Hello Danos,

    What a great viewpoint you had!
    You have been able to capture a very descriptive layout of the harbour and how it has been developed to protect the moored boats. The peninsula of buildings must have the most attractive views out to sea!
    Yes, you have recorded the approaching ferry too! What a fine capture of the link between the boat and the harbour!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • VietnameVietname
    Title: ~ delta life ~Nikon D70s

    ~ delta life ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7354 W: 150 N: 15887] (70190)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5854 W: 275 N: 13393] (53298) [2018-07-16 4:11]
    Hello Abmdsudi,

    When we consider the social developments generally, it is amazing that this traditional way of life still exists! Your photograph, I feel, will be of great, journalistic interest to record how people used to live!
    The angle of the boat is excellent, creating a most effective diagonal across the frame. I like how you have captured the inferred action of the boatman and given a good impression of the environment.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FrançaFrança
    Title: Hunawihr INikon D3100

    Hunawihr I
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5012 W: 5 N: 10939] (54880)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5854 W: 275 N: 13393] (53298) [2018-07-16 4:02]
    Hola Angel,

    There are some stunning villages included in Les plus beaux villages de France. I have visited some in Brittany! This is lovely and your inclusion of the flower decorated fountain paints a colourful impression.
    The scene is very well composed, the fountain strongly placed, with a natural progression to the fortified church.
    I wonder why it was fortified! Perhaps it was frequently attacked for its religious artefacts, being so close to the Rhine!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • EslováquiaEslováquia
    Title: Temnosmrecinska Valley

    Temnosmrecinska Valley
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3963 W: 2 N: 6648] (33048)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5854 W: 275 N: 13393] (53298) [2018-07-16 3:52]
    Hello Piotr,

    This is a lovely photograph, very well composed so that there is a natural movement from the f/g, around the tops of the mountain and the associated valley to finish at the cloud topped peak.
    It is surprising to see so much greenery, usually we see bare, rugged mountains!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • Reino UnidoReino Unido
    Title: History All AroundNikon D-300

    History All Around
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5854 W: 275 N: 13393] (53298)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7841 W: 438 N: 15401] (70690) [2018-07-16 3:47]
    Hello Bev,
    It's quite amazing that it's the same buildings we see in the WS. They look so much bigger and more prosperous from that side and the impression is that of a central town area, not the rural environment we see here. This is a great view with the overgrown cemetery and the tree in the foreground and the traditional walls surrounding the nice gardens. The fields in the distance create a wonderful background.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapãoJapão
    Title: Sawara Fest.2018 #2Canon 5D Mark3

    Sawara Fest.2018 #2
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2146 W: 0 N: 3912] (48547)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5854 W: 275 N: 13393] (53298) [2018-07-16 3:46]
    Hello Takero,

    A high ISO works well in dim light!
    This is a particularly happy festival, the figures look full of fun!
    I like your selected viewpoint which anchors the f/g with the figures, giving a wild impression, leading to the bright display.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

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