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  • WłochyWłochy
    Title: Chandelier on mirrorsPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Chandelier on mirrors
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13016 W: 639 N: 24916] (105835)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 9:13]
    Hello Ike,

    You have captured the real chandelier with excellent clarity. The rest is pure artistry, as the one chandelier becomes reflected to show at least four chandeliers.
    Excellent depth!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • WłochyWłochy
    Title: Rome -  2018 - 243Nikon D7100

    Rome - 2018 - 243
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12474 W: 110 N: 23530] (103424)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 9:07]
    hello Pierre,

    This is one of your best shots of the Roman Forum!
    You have captured lots of the remains from antiquity with excellent clarity.
    The many figures, exploring the ruins are essential to give the scene a sense of scale!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • Stany ZjednoczoneStany Zjednoczone
    Title: Cloud Gate 3Canon EOS Rebel T3i

    Cloud Gate 3
    bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1355 W: 112 N: 3363] (14877)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 9:04]
    Hello Andre,

    This is an amazing feature, a perfect subject for photography! You can show us the reality of Chicago from the b/g but the reflected Chicago from The Bean takes on a whole new life! It is as if you are seeing everything through a fisheye lens!
    Fine exposure!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • GrecjaGrecja
    Title: A promise of adventureCanon EOS 90D

    A promise of adventure
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5963 W: 105 N: 15532] (61082)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 8:58]
    Hello Mariusz,

    I'm already on your side ... I loved Crete, too!

    This is a fine view of the sea, the cliffs and the beach areas. There is a fine guiding line from the f/g, right round the edge of the sea, to the b/g.

    It is only when you notice the figures on the beach, that you really understand the scale of the photograph. The rocks in the f/g take on a completely new dimension.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • GrecjaGrecja
    Title: blue sea sky and boat

    blue sea sky and boat
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9407 W: 23 N: 16597] (104029)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 8:52]
    Hello Dear Costantino,

    This looks like a beautiful advert for Greece! Blue and white (colours of the Greek flag) seem to predominate!
    The boat is a fine focal point and well placed in your composition. Its pointed shape acts like a guide towards the further details of the harbour, whilst the gulls infer a sense of movement.
    It is a very bright and hopeful scene.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • Stany ZjednoczoneStany Zjednoczone
    Title: Attention to detailcanon sx130

    Attention to detail
    jimmyjimmy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 764 W: 179 N: 1292] (5350)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 8:45]
    Hello Jimmy,

    Each area has to respond as they feel fit, to this terrible virus! It sounds as if the precautions of masks and distancing is working here.

    Your photograph shows the details of this building with pin-sharp clarity and I really like how the sunshine is creating striped shadows from the metal balcony.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • PolskaPolska
    Title: Memories from Zakopane (2019) 4

    Memories from Zakopane (2019) 4
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 836 W: 4 N: 2420] (21293)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 8:32] [+]
    Hello Gyorgy,

    My first impression was - what a good idea to take the photograph from this low viewpoint! We gain excellent details of the stream and the snow, on the edge of the water, like icy fingers!
    We can then lift our eyes to take in the walkers, creating a fine sense of perspective.
    I know some people will not like the sun spots but, to me, they add atmosphere.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SłoweniaSłowenia
    Title: Cave men

    Cave men
    Energysavingelk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 486 W: 1 N: 1664] (6605)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 8:28]
    Hello Sven,

    The colours really bring the scene to life and create the perfect, illuminated b/g against which to portray the silhouetted figures.
    Have these caves been used by early man?

    I have just heard that archaeologists have discovered the world's oldest known animal cave painting in Indonesia - a wild pig - believed to be drawn 45,500 years ago.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ChinyChiny
    Title: ~ what's the news ~Nikon D70s

    ~ what's the news ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8533 W: 151 N: 19818] (88445)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 8:08]
    Hello Abmdsudi,

    You were very alert to notice this guy, reading the newspaper, whilst he had a quick break from his work to have a cigarette.
    It might be an everyday occurrence in Canton but not something I would expect to see. What it does tell us, too, is how fit he must be. I cannot imagine many people being able to balance in this squatting position whilst they smoke and read the newspaper!
    You have taken a good, sharp exposure and composed it nicely off-centre.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • LaosLaos
    Title: Painting monks

    Painting monks
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5666 W: 17 N: 13711] (54759) *



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 4:13]
    Hello Paul,

    Wow! What an excellent scene to photograph!
    As a photographer, you couldn't have wished for anything better!
    The monks are dressed in brightly coloured clothes, dispersed between these tall, religious sculptures and working in beautiful, low sunlight!
    The setting gives an excellent sense of place, without distracting one bit from the focal images.

    Love the details of the w/s, too.
    What an amazing location to tour with your camera!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • WłochyWłochy
    Title: Old staircasesSony DSC HX200v

    Old staircases
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15029 W: 128 N: 26317] (129865)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 4:05]
    Ciao Caro Luciano,

    I thought I remembered that you had posted a photograph of this Villa previously and found it, in 2014, though the weather was kinder then, with a bright, blue sky.

    It is a beautiful building and, as you rightly say, sadly begins to fall apart. With the covering of snow and wintery aspect, the villa seems sadder.
    You chose an excellent viewpoint, using the steps as a viewer guide and enclosing the trees, to emphasise how they are beginning to act like a curtain!

    Keep safe,
    Bev :-)

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Old Bethungra shopPentax K1 II

    Old Bethungra shop
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2282 W: 91 N: 7245] (32053)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 3:55]
    Hello Ian,

    This is so different from the building that you posted yesterday! There is no sign of well painted exteriors or fine balconies and verandas, just everyday buildings, slowly succumbing to neglect and the effects of the weather.
    Again, a fine sharp exposure, with the telegraph pole strongly positioned in your composition.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FrancjaFrancja
    Title: Perched on the slopeCanon EOS 60D

    Perched on the slope
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15085 W: 383 N: 13551] (135308)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 3:49]
    Hello Jean,

    This is a beautiful, winter's scene!
    The silvery snow covering adds a sense of romance.
    The f/g is nice and sharp against a b/g of sheer, snow covered slopes.
    I like how you have used the diagonal slope, edged with buildings, to create a fine sense of depth, in your composition.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • TanzaniaTanzania
    Title: Kwaheri, Zanzibar

    Kwaheri, Zanzibar
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12855 W: 136 N: 33238] (152102)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 3:44]
    Hello Malgo,

    So it's Kwaheri, Znazibar and Habari Poland!
    It's sad but all holidays do have to come to an end!

    This is a scene of perfect tranquility and calm. The sandy beach is edged by boats and by people in bright, colourful clothes.
    Let's hope that it remains like this, and can avoid this awful virus.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • RosjaRosja
    Title: FIRST IMPRESSION OF BAIKAL

    FIRST IMPRESSION OF BAIKAL
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12032 W: 174 N: 23785] (102770)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 3:36] [+]
    Hello Jorge,

    An interesting photograph as a preliminary to views of the lake and island. You had a very extensive tour!

    The details of the fence, reflected in your photograph from yesterday, does make an attractive feature.
    The fenced pier, along with the edge of the ferry boat, act like a funnel, guiding us from the f/g, over the water, towards a distant boat and the island.

    Your travelling partners were also eager to record the view!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • TurcjaTurcja
    Title: Kayakoy Upper ChurchNikon D 90

    Kayakoy Upper Church
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16199 W: 1061 N: 34630] (159918) *



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 3:28]
    Hello Chris,

    Your explicit notes add a very sad mood to this photograph, which clearly shows the ruinous state of this church, which would once have proudly revealed many arched windows.

    It is hard to believe that man can be so savage in relations with others! All religions seem to promote love, kindness and tolerance and yet ... that is not what is displayed!

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • HolandiaHolandia
    Title: Gluhwein

    Gluhwein
    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 886 W: 66 N: 2534] (17610)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 3:22]
    Hello Elaine,

    People have become very inventive to continue trading, in these very stressful times.

    Your b&w photograph is absolutely pin-sharp!
    Though we have no audio, we can understand the verbal connection between customer and stall holder.

    I had to research gluhwein, though I suspected what it might be. What a good idea to warm shoppers and offer them a little cheerfulness!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • WłochyWłochy
    Title: Cammoro

    Cammoro
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17997 W: 130 N: 37911] (205549) *



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 3:13]
    Ciao Caro Silvio,

    This looks beautiful, with the sprinkling of snow!
    The cream-coloured buildings are built up the slope, like a series of similar steps.
    The exposure is sharp and we can clearly see the protective wall which surrounds the settlement.

    I think many places are experiencing snow, at the moment!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Veliki sneg na krovovimaNikon D300

    Veliki sneg na krovovima
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12347 W: 2889 N: 24743] (102508)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-14 2:12]
    Hello Pavle,

    You have had masses of snow!
    The houses look as if they are hibernating under a thick, fluffy blanket!
    It's a fine thirds composition.
    I like how you have made the roof appear like a snow covered hill.

    I wonder what effect the snow has had on the vines!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • BelgiaBelgia
    Title: 2021 Ramskapelle HeistCanon 5D Mark III

    2021 Ramskapelle Heist
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 27721 W: 522 N: 47622] (202871)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8244 W: 345 N: 19025] (75252) [2021-01-13 5:03]
    Hello John,

    My first thought, especially from the thumbnail, was that it looked like an old painting. Windmills were very popular subjects for artists!
    This is a fine example, strongly positioned , its blades seeming to link together the terracotta buildings, either side.

    The grey sky is not a problem for there is definition in the clouds and they create a good contrast to the white exterior of the windmill.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

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