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  • ChineChine
    Title: ~ into thin air ~ NIKON D200

    ~ into thin air ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8192 W: 150 N: 18314] (81662) *



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2016-10-23 8:07]
    The tones reflect well what you say in your note, it was cold. But surely it was well worth getting out to appreciate this amazing view.

    Love this criss-croos of lighten/dark zones.

    Paulo

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Hon Thieng fishing village

    Hon Thieng fishing village
    nhanfoto Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 30] (712)



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2016-10-23 8:03]
    Best time of the day to register this beautiful place and moment. Love how the place is bathed in golden light.

    The boat in FG is a nice anchor point and the river is a good leading line to the BG.

    Well done!

    Paulo

  • ItalieItalie
    Title: On the crater

    On the crater
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11651 W: 123 N: 29601] (139340)



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2016-10-23 8:00]
    Interesting view of the crater with its colors, along with the mountain line fading on background.

    Including the persons passing by gives us a clearer sense of the scale of the place.

    Good natural tones.

    Paulo

  • TanzanieTanzanie
    Title: Queue for "Lion King"Canon EOS 400D

    Queue for "Lion King"
    rigoletto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3085 W: 400 N: 6725] (34279) *



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    sabyasachi1212 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3140 W: 281 N: 5210] (19779) [2013-11-06 21:32] [+]
    Looks great in B&W. Better with the wide than the zoom.

  • BahamasBahamas
    Title: As a dreamCanon EOS 60D

    As a dream
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13710 W: 379 N: 11841] (125811)



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    sebinho342 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1815 W: 192 N: 3045] (19329) [2012-12-30 15:37]
    Splendide photo, plage très pure et roots
    Toute en magistrale sobriété
    J adore

  • IrlandeIrlande
    Title: the end of europe

    the end of europe
    brianmcc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 569 W: 0 N: 1044] (6221)



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2012-10-16 18:42]
    Wonderful seascape Brian, under some beautiful light and with great details and textures on the rocks composing the cliffs.
    As Denis says this is not the end of europe, continental or including islands, Cabo da Roca is the continental most western inland, if you include islands than Açores Islands are further more to the west, but to be honnest this is peanuts being more to the west or to the east, what counts here is the beauty of the place you are showing.

    Cheers.
    Paulo

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le bac en poche

    Le bac en poche
    Kofman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 74 N: 523] (2366)



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2012-10-03 9:13]
    Hello Elizabeth,

    that's a really good photo and there's a lot of story behind it. The joy of having finished succesfully his school life and now it's time for university something very different, a whole new life was expecting him.

    You clicked at the exact moment and we can fill the joy of this boy and the pride. Just look at that smile, how he lifts the bottle as a sign of accomplishment.

    There's something of theatrical in this photo and I like to see the sign for the theatre behind him, the part of the bike bellow, his fellow mates crossing the street and that light so typical from Paris, that makes it such a special place.

    I just can't understand, and maybe this is why I don't post often on TE, how 604 persons saw this photo and couldn't find something useful to say about it... unbelievable...

    Paulo

  • UkraineUkraine
    Title: Les derniers des mohicans

    Les derniers des mohicans
    Kofman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 95 W: 74 N: 523] (2366)



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2012-10-01 9:18] - [workshop] [compare] [+]
    Hello Elisabeth,
    I look at this double portrait of yours and I really like those two beautiful faces and the way they seem to contrast.
    The man seems more joyful and open hearted while the lady seems more insightful and giving a slight and shy smile to what he might be saying, but she seems not there, she seems to be thinking of something that already happened long time ago.

    Now the bad side, I don't mean to be harsh with you at all, but I think you missed a chance here on the post processing.
    First there seems to be way too much shadow/highlight which is noticeable specially on their clothes, faces and arms.
    If on the face it allows you to get the the wrinkles which is nice on his jersey it washes out the color.
    Also there's the background, way too intrusive and not adding to the feeling you want to get.

    You say in your title, they are the "last mohicans" they are the subject, they should be in focus, the rest is accessory.
    If you are interested in understanding what I mean, load this very same photo on photoshop and burn the background for quite a bit and you'll see how they'll stand out much more without having the busy background. It will still be there but it will not be as intrusive.

    IMO when you shoot portraits and they are the subject, specially as you are so close to their faces, they must be THE subject the rest is just background.

    I hope I was not too harsh as I wasn't intending this even more because I really love those 2 beautiful faces you show here.

    Cheers.
    Paulo

  • GrèceGrèce
    Title: Proastio Bridgefujifilm finepix hs10

    Proastio Bridge
    Kevrekidis Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 73] (304)



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2012-10-01 8:44]
    Hello Jordan,

    nice view with this person standing there for you with a nice insideful look. He seems to be thinking in something while you are busy taking photos of him.

    Looking at this and while you've included him in the photo IMO I think he should be the subject of the photo and leaving the landscape as a background. But if you look at the photo I think he's kind of lost in the shadow while the landscape, specially due to the hard light, is way too in evidence.

    I tried a WS shifting the light towards the man and leaving the landscape as the background and I think it results quite nicelly as it gives more proeminence to the man and keeps the landscape behind him nicelly but not so proeminent on the photo.

    I cannot upload it today as i'm out of WS but if you're interested I can upload it tomorrow so that you see what I mean.

    Cheers.

    Paulo

  • ItalieItalie
    Title: Angels are between usCanon 5D Mark II

    Angels are between us
    giorgimer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3429 W: 12 N: 2250] (35017)



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2012-10-01 8:24] - [workshop] [compare]
    Hello Giorgio.

    the photo is nice with the girl looking at the angels and them looking down as if they were taking care of her.
    The diagonal made by them and the rocky protection of the bridge is nice too as it leads the eyes to the action.

    What I don't like here is how flat the light is, if you look at the histogram the area of light and higlight is absolutely empty and that flattens the tones to this greyish look.
    I don't know if you simply desaturated the photo and applied shadow/highlights to it but it looks like something like that.

    I tried a WS to bring up the light, although it's not easy starting from this.

    Again I say that I like the photo itself and the way you found out this composition and angle but this flatness of light and tones kind of ruins it.

    Cheers.
    Paulo

  • FranceFrance
    Title: ONYXFuji FinePix S5700

    ONYX
    ThierryA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 761 W: 173 N: 672] (6704)



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2012-10-01 8:03] - [workshop] [compare]
    Hello Thierry.

    Peugeot is really on the mood of Wooow Cars and it's good to see that they transporting this into real life cars.

    This one would be a bit over the top for the streets but the concept is there and surelly they will find a way to use some of this onto their incoming models.

    I love the way you were able to get all those lines and shapes and some good reflections that gives a lot of life to the photo, I just wish you could have brought the colors a lit bit more alive.

    I've tried a WS.

    Cheers.
    Paulo

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: A slice of HeavenCanon PowerShot G10

    A slice of Heaven
    quovadis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 1 N: 748] (3644)



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    john_c Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4079 W: 52 N: 5746] (24666) [2012-08-20 9:33]
    Hi Tomek,

    The soft tones combine with geometric delight in this shot. I especially like the POV and how you captured the shadows and slivers of light therein. It is a dreamlike shot, and I would like to walk forever down this long corridor with the heavens above.

    Well captured.

    John

  • ChineChine
    Title: The Spirit of TibetNikon D3x

    The Spirit of Tibet
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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2012-07-27 2:20]
    Hello Allister.

    after reading your note I'm tempted to say that: this is THE room with a view!

    The 7 min exposure allowed you to add drama, if more was needed, to this peaks. I love how the clouds seem to flow thru the range of peaks unveiling the details behind.

    A word for the great tonal range this photo presents so difficult to have with digital, it almost looks like something caugth with analog film and as Rosemary says this has some Ansel Adams look.

    Very nice!

    Cheers.
    Paulo

  • RoumanieRoumanie
    Title: Yellow Theater

    Yellow Theater
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11651 W: 123 N: 29601] (139340)



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2012-07-20 11:34]
    Hello Malgorzata.

    beautiful presentation of this theater in yellow, really poping out in the middle of the greyish tones in the sky.

    This is quite an amazing building and it has so many details that we can spend some good minutes zooming in and out looking at them.

    Cheers.
    Paulo

  • EspagneEspagne
    Title: WTCSony Nex 5 18-200

    WTC
    JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2012-07-20 11:30]
    Holá Juan,

    impressionante el grafismo de esta toma. Me gusta mucho la sucession de formas por toda la foto, asi como su profundidad.

    Saludos,
    Paulo

  • IranIran
    Title: Over The Jamkaran

    Over The Jamkaran
    MGHPARSI Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 103 W: 0 N: 147] (1053)



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2012-07-20 11:29]
    Hello Mansour,

    impressive overview of this most beautiful mosque. Its magnitude is really amazing, as amazing is the amount of persons gathered there.

    I just to see it from a closer angle to be able to appreciate its beautiful details of architecture.

    Best regards.

    Paulo

  • ChiliChili
    Title: Ascensor Artilleria

    Ascensor Artilleria
    ACL1978 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511)



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2012-07-20 11:26]
    Hello Andrew,
    gorgeous compo with this view from above over Valparaiso. I understand why the Blue house is so photographed, as it's really lovely, not only due to its color but also its architecture.

    Curious to have the "sun" so close to the ground and havin' this side of the photo in shade :)

    Cheers.
    Paulo

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Canon Powershot SX210 IS

    Voiliers à la marina
    emilbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2051 W: 498 N: 2162] (22616)



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2012-07-20 11:23]
    Hi Emilius,

    nice photo with a typical summer mood. The masts along the photo create a nice pattern in the upper part while on the lower part it's the reflections that dominates.

    Beautiful light and colors.

    Cheers.
    Paulo

  • ChineChine
    Title: Heavy RoadCanon EOS 1 DS Mark II

    Heavy Road
    peterpap Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 0 N: 160] (2863)



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2012-07-20 11:21]
    Hello Peter,

    amazing landscape shown in this photo, we almost can fell the harshness of the place, such it kooks desert and dry.

    Love this side light coming from behind which expands the shadow and creates some wonderful contrasts. This hige cloud dominating the sky creates some atmosphere!

    Cheers.
    Paulo

  • ItalieItalie
    Title: Tuscany landscapeNikon D3100

    Tuscany landscape
    grigand Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 93 N: 1816] (20290)



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    Vato_Law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1939 W: 177 N: 2986] (12732) [2012-07-20 11:17]
    Ciao Andrea.

    very beautiful landscape, typical from Tuscany, with the hills and the patterns making always a beautiful patch.

    I like the presence of the little village over the lower third of the photo, in focus, while the rest seems to fade as we look further to background.

    Cheers.
    Paulo

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