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  • AlemanhaAlemanha
    Title: Autumn in Northern SchwarzwaldNikon D70s

    Autumn in Northern Schwarzwald
    eumiro Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 14] (109)



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    Timecatcher Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 188] (2513) [2007-11-05 6:44]
    great composition and colors..I would go back at sunrise or sunset and try to make it a silhouette in front of a nice colorful sky. Keep up the good work

  • CanadáCanadá
    Title: Mountain FreshNikon D200

    Mountain Fresh
    Cormac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565) *



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    Timecatcher Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 188] (2513) [2007-10-17 6:48]
    Spectacular shot Alvin....Keep up the great work

  • TaiwanTaiwan
    Title: sunrise

    sunrise
    kinking (20) *



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    Timecatcher Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 188] (2513) [2007-09-25 21:44]
    Beautiful capture Kurt... Love the soft colors and the layer effect you shot has. Keep up the great work

  • Reino UnidoReino Unido
    Title: Mountain BikingCanon 20D

    Mountain Biking
    vanpeltimaging (16)



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    DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403) [2007-01-04 19:05] [+]
    Good use of flash and available light to give a dramatic image. If at all possible I would suggest you use a more powerful off camera flash mounted above head height to provide more illumination to the face with light fall off to the floor. This will provide a greater centre of focus on the head and less on the bike. To achieve this doesn't have to be expensive - an external flash, an extension cord and someone to hold the flash (or a cheap light stand) will do.

  • ItaliaItalia
    Title: tapistries

    tapistries
    verde Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 279 W: 87 N: 147] (957)



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    DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403) [2006-10-25 18:30] [+]
    This is a picture in two halfs. The spirit of the picture is in the washing hanging between the two buildings, the balconies and the small aerial community. Down below...could be anywhere and cropping the two people bottom left is a distraction (either they should be in or out of the picture, not cropped). So, if it is possible I would recommend just focusing on the top half and croppng out the street and vehicles (a bit cliche but stronger than the rather diverse image that you are currently showing. I guess it was a bright day as the background is strongly blown out, this is a shame as there is a lot more detail to be captured.

  • FrançaFrança
    Title: under the snow bridge

    under the snow bridge
    limule Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 301 W: 17 N: 444] (4176)



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    DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403) [2006-10-06 19:37]
    Excellent photo, the angle, lighting and texture make it very difficult to get a grasp on this picture. Though after a while it becomes clear. I think you achieved your objective.

  • TurquiaTurquia
    Title: september heart

    september heart
    diostyos23 (14)



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    DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403) [2006-09-10 7:09]
    The processing on this image is what makes it special. There is the obvious assocaition between the numbers and the train. But without a not it becomes an abstract image without any real story.

  • VietnameVietname
    Title: Hanoi intersectionCanon PowerShot A80

    Hanoi intersection
    jamie1234545 Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 11] (94)



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    DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403) [2006-09-10 7:07]
    Great image - the exposure duration is just right and gives the real impression of motion. A tripod as already mentioned may have given a bit more sharpness, but having said that for a web image and small prints it is probably fine.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Where is Wally?Sony DSC F828

    Where is Wally?
    fverde Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 145 W: 0 N: 74] (1699) *



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    DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403) [2006-09-10 7:00]
    This is quite an intriguing picture. It is one of those pictuers that the more you look at it, the more there is to find and the more you enjoy it.

    The initial impact of all the silhouettes is quite amazing, then you notice the boy at the front - has he spotted the camera? is he waving, stretching or pointing. The two people either side framing the boy and then all the groups of people behind involved in a myriad of different activities. And then by the top of the frame, it is just a mass of people - the abstract nature of which caps the image perfectly.

    This is a great picture - as are many in your gallery, and i like it very much.

  • CambodjaCambodja
    Title: angkor sunrise

    angkor sunrise
    dl34 (72) *



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    DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403) [2006-08-27 20:11]
    This is great, not just for the colour, but also for the detail captured in the water reflections. Somtimes it is more important just to be their than to have the latest ang greatest equipment.

  • TanzâniaTanzânia
    Title: make life betterNikon D70

    make life better
    femkevdh Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 827 W: 0 N: 417] (2633)



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    DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403) [2006-08-27 15:29]
    I'm glad you posted this picture as it helps to draw into focus the differences between what the west think African's need and what Africans actually want.

    To put this into context, I spent several months in Africa looking at the telecommunications industry and how much demand there is for telephone services, internet, etc...

    To cut a long story short, the second most important utility that most people want (the first being fresh water) is a telephone. This is above electricity, gas, fuels or any other type of service. Demand for telephone services in Africa is very very high and a lot of work is ongoing to ensure that they have access to at least some form of real time communication (phone - whether mobile or fixed).

    Celtel is an interesting case study of an African company which has grown quickly and expanded to meet the basic requirements of the people. It really is an African success story - something that western people don't often give African's credit for : yes African people can set up businesses and run them better than their western counterparts.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: finally, some weatherCanon EOS 5D

    finally, some weather
    twjthornton Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 6 N: 105] (1888) *



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    DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403) [2006-08-06 17:10]
    I love the colours on this image - as I do with the other one from the yacht as well. Both images give a good feeling of what it is like on a yacht this size and are both lovely, sharp and detailed.

  • Costa-RicaCosta-Rica
    Title: parking with careCanon EOS 5D

    parking with care
    twjthornton Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 36 W: 6 N: 105] (1888)



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    DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403) [2006-08-06 17:08] [+]
    Eeee, that bring back happy memories - the number of times that I have rolled the car into a storm drain is enough to make the eyes water - when I was 19 I managed to wreck 8 cars in 6 months either in storm drains, driving them over cliffs, rolling them on the roof or sometimes they just died on me.

    As to the picture - what is there to say? Angle is OK, nothing too dramatic and captures the essence of the scene without getting overly artsy about it.

    Thanks

  • Estados UnidosEstados Unidos
    Title: X-buildingsCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    X-buildings
    anaines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 17 N: 135] (827)



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    DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403) [2006-07-08 17:32]
    I like this one very much because it is not so much the buildings which are important as the space between them. Very well seen and interesting reference.

  • Reino UnidoReino Unido
    Title: CombustionCanon EOS 350D

    Combustion
    davy Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 41 W: 4 N: 32] (231)



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    DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403) [2006-06-11 15:27]
    I like the picture - what anyone may say, it is difficult to capture a 'science' picture that is interesting. And yours, with colour and a bit of woosh certainly makes your final your project sound a lot more interesting than many.

    The only question I have is wouldn't it be easier to model the turbulant flow of a variably poured liquid down a constricted pipe to determine what is the quickest way that you can get the liquid from glass (a) to stomach (b) without experiencing blowback or spillage. Having practiced on this very important subject then surely modelling ignition of gasses by lighter should be easy ;-0

    Good luck with your project.

  • HolandaHolanda
    Title: A splashing veil of water outingCanon EOS 5D

    A splashing veil of water outing
    oochappan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2634 W: 1103 N: 1169] (4880) *



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    DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403) [2006-05-25 5:45] [+]
    It's good to see someone posting pictures with a little bit of imagination and daring. I really like the abstract nature of the picture. The slight fleck of colour in the sky beind the water helps to break up a monochrome picture, and it is the difference between the hard contrast of the water in the foreground against the soft mucky weather at the back.

    Great one Henk - but next time you come back to Europe can you bring us some nicer weather?

  • FilipinasFilipinas
    Title: Cadena de AmorNikon D200

    Cadena de Amor
    manny Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2483 W: 86 N: 4070] (22032) *



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    DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403) [2006-04-30 7:59]
    The outstretched hand here definitely gives the composition its strength. It also gives each child an individual personality which really comes through in the pictures. The only thing that I would think about is whether a greater shutter speed would freeze the action and give sharper features to some of the faces, or whether keeping the action blurred works better - either way it is still a great picture.

  • FrançaFrança
    Title: Sale temps pour une Dent

    Sale temps pour une Dent
    jluca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 78 N: 1183] (10377)



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    Timecatcher Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 188] (2513) [2006-01-31 4:37]
    Tres Belle photo Jean Luc...Les rayons de soleil sont tout a fait splendide..Bravo

  • TurquiaTurquia
    Title: snow and sky...Canon EOS 20D

    snow and sky...
    tayfur Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 0 N: 15] (781)



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    Timecatcher Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 188] (2513) [2006-01-31 4:26] [+]
    Beautiful capture of this great location Tayfur...Keep up the good work

  • TurquiaTurquia
    Title: Dalton's...Nikon D2X

    Dalton's...
    Tezic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1825 W: 7 N: 3326] (17867) *



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    DiaAzul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 77 N: 235] (1403) [2006-01-26 7:32]
    Even without the description, if shown this picture, I would have said that it was taken in Turkey. There is something very particular about the way that the children are dressed and standing that is distinctively Turkish in its manner. Great use of colour and composition to create a dialogue with the viewer. Perhaps a little underexposed - shadows could do with a little more detail, but then that could be my computer rather than the original image. Thanks

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