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  • EspagneEspagne
    Title: un carrerCanon EOS Kiss X4

    un carrer
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5155 W: 103 N: 13233] (53168)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-09 12:45]
    Hi Mariusz,

    I have to confess that we love Malorca though have rarely spent much time at all in Palma, usually heading north to Alcudia and Pollenca or west to Soller.

    But this is a lovely narrow street and you have chosen your viewpoint very well to achieve this fine composition, the curve of the street leading the eye perfectly to the tall church spire in the distance while we can take time to examine the various shops along each side and even view the few pedestrians we see in the distance.

    Lovely light, true colours, perfect exposure and, as always, exquisite details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • Royaume-UniRoyaume-Uni
    Title: Ha-haPanasonic Lumix TZ70

    Ha-ha
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1197 W: 0 N: 4075] (15773)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-09 12:19]
    Hello Jean,

    An interesting and informative note and a very fine photograph of probably the best ha-ha I have seen. There is a ha-ha (or "haw-haw") we pass on one of our regular country walks near home but it's dreadfully overgrown and the sides have fallen in - so I've never quite got around to photographing it.

    Your workshop picture shows exactly how this structure is built while your main image is a beautiful and pleasingly composed photograph demonstrating how the rough field of cattle is effectively separated from the well manicured lawns of the grand house on the left.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Reading your note again, I didn't realise that other name for this feature - a "saute de loup" - how interesting that it might be called a wolf's jump! - I should reckon a moderately fit wolf could easily jump across a ditch of that width and depth!

  • Pays-BasPays-Bas
    Title: Captivated, Recorded, MystifiedCanon PowerShot G12

    Captivated, Recorded, Mystified
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7010 W: 309 N: 16152] (63764)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-08 5:38]
    Hello Bev,

    Three delightful photographs of people observing "Pictures at an Exhibition".

    I like very much your main photograph as it no doubt has the strongest and most appealing composition, as well as a rather nice "play of light" with the glass wall on the left being quite dark while the area to the right with the people is much more brightly lit.

    The photo of the young photographer with his mobile phone is delightful but I'm just a bit curious about your other workshop picture - that girl seems to be a million miles away, staring off into the distance to the left and not looking at all at the artwork.

    A good note and three great images to give us thought.

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • TunisieTunisie
    Title: Only white and blueSony DSC HX200v

    Only white and blue
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13403 W: 125 N: 23989] (120401)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-08 5:13]
    Ciao caro Luciano,

    As soon as I saw your thumbnail and before I read your note or even the location of this photograph, I immediately thought of Oia or any other part of Santorini because of the perfect juxtaposition of pure white and deep blues.

    Your workshop photograph shows a courtyard which, as you say, is probably not seen on TE: it appears a pleasant enough courtyard but, on the other hand, your main photograph is an absolute jewel, perfectly and pleasingly composed and taken in the most lovely light and with gloriously rich colours.

    I love how the light plays so gently on that central dome and how the tree beside it just kisses the distant horizon while the little group of people in the foreground shade add life. Perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    A fine note too.

    Beautiful!

    Thank you and have a wonderful weekend,

    John.

  • Royaume-UniRoyaume-Uni
    Title: Ghosts and witchesNikon D 90

    Ghosts and witches
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2850 W: 1383 N: 3431] (42271)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-08 5:00]
    Bonjour Claude,

    Ah, ha, two terrifyingly scary spectres, enough to frighten the lives out of any onlookers!

    I very much like how you have shown us two separate scenes, one in darkness and one in bright light, both very appropriate for Hallowe'en. Nice too to have included some children who, actually, don't appear scared at all!

    Brilliant candid photography!

    Fabulous!

    Amicalement,

    John.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Original et originalNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Original et original
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9549 W: 0 N: 11452] (115016)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-08 1:21]
    Bonjour Serge,

    Ah, ha, what a wonderful idea to create a faithful copy here of the buildings behind them! I presume that this is an art installation in preparation for Christmas.

    Very well seen and very well taken.

    Excellent!

    Amicalement,

    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Les bottinesSamsung J6 mobile phone

    Les bottines
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2850 W: 1383 N: 3431] (42271)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-08 0:50]
    Bonjour Claude,

    Ha. ha, yes, those boots do look strange - but, of course, you and I are both old men and perhaps we don't appreciate modern fashion!

    You were fortunate that no-one walked between you during the shot and you have come away with an excellent candid image of this lady.

    Very well seen and taken with excellent detail and sharpness.

    Brilliant!

    Amicalement,

    John.

  • JaponJapon
    Title: 2018 ShinjukuNikon D800

    2018 Shinjuku
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1314 W: 6 N: 2404] (13771)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-07 14:33]
    Hello Kasia,

    Oh, what fun!! I can imagine that a fisheye lens could open up lots of inetersting photographi possibilities though, in the end, I can imagine that there won't always be very many occasions when one could use one.

    But this is surely a perfect capture for your very first venture with your new toy! I love the circular frame, the curved "straight" lines and your own strong symmetrical composition too. Your depth of field is, of course, quite remarkable with everything in sharp focus throughout the frame - but I do like the fact that you have also used a fairly slow shutter speed to allow motion blur of the passers-by.

    Lovely light and great rich colours.

    I'm sure Takero will love this - because I do! :)

    Brilliant!

    Kindest Regards,

    John.

  • ItalieItalie
    Title: Castello di Postignano

    Castello di Postignano
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16514 W: 130 N: 34125] (190253)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-07 14:25]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    As always, a fascinating and informative note and a delightful photograph from Castello di Postignano.

    This is a view of an archway through and archway - very well seen and very well photographed too with very fine and well considered composition and excellent control of the light considering that the ambient light was strong and there are many areas in shadow too. Yet, despite that, we see prefect detail in both the brightest parts and also in the deepest shadows. Excellent detail and sharpness too.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • TurquieTurquie
    Title: İstanbul at blue hourNikon D 5000

    İstanbul at blue hour
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7115 W: 508 N: 21631] (115082)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-07 14:18]
    Hello dear Mesut,

    A lovely pair of photographs from Istanbul during the "blue hour" before sunset, both images taken in lovely soft light with glorious colours and perfect exposure. And how appropriate to have included that lovely little poem, "Istanbul Sunset" too!

    Lovely!

    Kindest Regards,

    John.

  • États-UnisÉtats-Unis
    Title: Early Morning ManhattanPentax K3

    Early Morning Manhattan
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8359 W: 85 N: 20855] (92241)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-07 12:25]
    Hi Craig,

    I think I might just have learned a new word to add to my vocabulary. I presume "getting smoked" by a cyclist means that the cyclist actually strikes you and causes you some considerable physical harm - so this is definitely more serious than a cyclist almost striking you and only causing relaxation of your sphincters with nothing more than a slightly uncomfortable and messy outcome?

    Anyway, it sounds as though cyclists here are a pretty dangerous bunch. I hope that girl was O.K.

    Anyway, Craig, I'm very pleased that both you and your camera avoided being smoked this particular morning because you've come away with a delightful shot in which the early morning mist softens the view of the distant buildings and bridge while the walkway and the seated people stand out clearly against that background.

    A fine diagonal composition with lovely soft light, true colours, perfect exposure and excellent detail and sharpness.

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • États-UnisÉtats-Unis
    Title: Under the BridgePentax K3

    Under the Bridge
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8359 W: 85 N: 20855] (92241)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-07 12:11]
    Hi Craig,

    There are many images of the Brooklyn Bridge here on TE but I don't recall ever having seen one taken from this particular viewpoint and with such a wonderfully strong composition.

    The light is magical and the colours divine. Your exposure is perfect and the details and sharpness are exquisite.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • JordanieJordanie
    Title: One of the seven wonders - 2

    One of the seven wonders - 2
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9620 W: 511 N: 18689] (82756)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-07 6:58]
    Hello Gert,

    Another fine note and three more fascinating photographs from your visit to Petra almost a quarter of a century ago.

    I very much like your main photograph, very nicely composed with the little row of tiny figures of visitors progressing along and up a path to seek a higher viewpoint of the city. Yet it is a pretty arid and inhospitable landscape and, however well developed the city was in ancient times, life there must have had its hardships.

    Your first workshop image shows a more familiar sight of either habitations or graves hewn and carved out of the native rock face and we can only marvel at the determination, skills and sheer hard labour of those who carried out such work.

    Your second workshop (which includes the carved lion) is my favourite and I suspect it might also be your own favourite as it includes more easily visible people (visitors as well as a lady selling souvenirs and also interaction between them). and, of course, that lion is of interest to me, especially as I recall reading (probably in a "National Geographic" magazine) some time ago that Petra had been furnished with a remarkable system of various conduits to bring water into the city.

    Thank you for these fascinating images and your usual very interesting and personal note.

    Wonderful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • TurquieTurquie
    Title: Three SistersNikon D 5000

    Three Sisters
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7115 W: 508 N: 21631] (115082)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-07 6:23]
    Hello dear Mesut,

    This is a lovely photograph you have captured during your walks around your city, very well seen and very well taken too.

    Yes, we cannot see the faces of the two elder sisters playing their guitars but we can clearly see the youngest sister who, judging by her facial expression and the movements of her hands, is totally enthralled by the music as she dances.

    A very clear and sharp photograph with lovely light and true colours.

    Lovely!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • BelgiqueBelgique
    Title: 2019 St Amansstraat 1Canon 5D Mark III

    2019 St Amansstraat 1
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26120 W: 522 N: 44710] (190617)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-07 3:59]
    Dear John,

    How wonderful that you have the courage to continue to travel and take photographs in spite of the difficulties you are still suffering. But hopefully things will soon improve and things will become easier and much more comfortable.

    As always, you have written a fascinating and most informative note and shown us a beautiful and very well composed photograph of this delightful street with its relaxed visitors and trees in their warm autumn colours.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • Pays-BasPays-Bas
    Title: Moving ArtCanon PowerShot G12

    Moving Art
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7010 W: 309 N: 16152] (63764)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-07 3:50]
    Hello Bev,

    Thank you for a fascinating and very informative note and two lovely photographs of this artwork by way of illustration!

    Although not a huge fan of much modern art, I do rather like this floating creation as it reminds me of an elegant and beautiful swan moving slowly in the water with its wings partly unfurled. You have captured the scene and the artwork perfectly in these two fine photographs with lovely soft light, true colours and exceptional detail and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • Royaume-UniRoyaume-Uni
    Title: London Zoo - 1982 - 1Minolta X-700

    London Zoo - 1982 - 1
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11446 W: 108 N: 20929] (92929)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-07 1:22]
    Bonjour Pierre,

    A very fine photograph of this rather bored looking zebra taken in London's Zoo 37 years ago and an interesting note to accompany it.

    Your exposure is perfect, the colours appear natural and this image is a fine tribute to your skills with a camera and a scanner and also to the lasting quality of Kodachrome.

    Excellent!

    Amicalement,

    John.

  • PolognePologne
    Title: Horse carriage competitions

    Horse carriage competitions
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4760 W: 2 N: 8665] (41714)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-07 0:49]
    Hello Piotr,

    You have written a fascinating and most informative note and shown us a beautiful photograph to illustrate it.

    Not only can we admire the considerable skill and balance of these two drivers and the training which has been given to this fine pair of horses - but we can also be amazed at the skill of the photographer in managing to capture so clear and sharp an image of this group with such impeccable timing.

    The light is beautifully soft, your colours true and the details and sharpness are exquisite. And a very fine and pleasing composition too.

    Wonderful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Table TopSony ILCE6300

    Table Top
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5313 W: 324 N: 9762] (38292)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-05 4:37]
    Hello Rob,

    I have to admit that I don't find this modern building at all attractive - but I do admire your imagination and also your artistic and photographic skills in being able o come away with three very thoughtful and inspiring photographs of it. I certainly would have been struggling to find a decent viewpoint from which to photograph this structure, but you have managed to find three excellent ones!

    I my opinion very inspiring photographs of a not very inspiring subject. Very well done and thank you.

    Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • TunisieTunisie
    Title: Broken dreamsSony DSC HX200v

    Broken dreams
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13403 W: 125 N: 23989] (120401)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1926 W: 427 N: 7228] (29022) [2019-11-05 1:12]
    Ciao caro Luciano,


    Images of shipwrecks are always rather sad but this one is perhaps sadder than many, especially as we see, sitting by himself on an outcrop of rocks, a single man, perhaps deep in thought. And, of course, in your very interesting and thoughtful note, you also remind us of so many migrants who have left the shores of Tunisia in desperate circumstances only to lose their lives in the Mediterranean Sea.

    A beautifully composed photograph with lovely light, true colours and exceptional details and sharpness - and a fine workshop image too.

    Thank you for this perfect and thought provoking upload for TE. And, while we must be careful to remember that TE is a photographic and not a political forum, I agree wholeheartedly with your opinions of the European parliament.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

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