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  • SpainSpain
    Title: Azoguejo Square

    Azoguejo Square
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8747 W: 5 N: 15787] (70444)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 13:50]
    Hola Luis,

    I find this remarkable, both for the building and for the clarity of your photograph!
    Who would believe that something so magnificent, built without mortar, would still be standing and serving its purpose after nearly 2,000 years!
    I like how you have created a fine, linear perspective and positioned the couple so very strongly within the frame.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Through the old wallCanon G5X Mark II

    Through the old wall
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4390 W: 62 N: 7554] (42988)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 13:42]
    Hello Kari,

    This section of wall, adorned with ivy still looks to be castellated, whilst the archway offers a very attractive viewpoint through which to photograph the action.
    There can't be too many city walls which offer such an abundance of greenery, creating a very relaxed, almost rural atmosphere in the f/g.
    Beyond, the terracotta roofs are surpassed by the soaring clock tower.
    It's a fine, sharp, well composed photograph.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Car - 2019 - 197Nikon D7100

    Car - 2019 - 197
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13207 W: 110 N: 25266] (110190)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 13:35]
    Hello Pierre,

    Surprisingly, the situation of the Buick Special, under the shadows of the trees, really works in its favour. The mirror-like, shiny surfaces really gleam in this half-light.
    It's a beautiful car, sharply exposed and in wonderful condition for its 60+ years!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Voyage au centre de la TerreCanon EOS 90D

    Voyage au centre de la Terre
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6794 W: 105 N: 17734] (68620)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 13:30]
    Hello Mariusz,

    Yes, I read the book as a teenager, when all journeys and discoveries were possible!!!
    It's another fine photograph, taken though the bus window, revealing the variety of colours and shapes strewn all around.
    To me, this resembles the refuse discarded from a mine or industrial site, some having been burned in the process!
    The smoothness of the guiding road sets up a massive textural contrast between it and the surrounding debris.
    It's a very well composed photograph.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Green carpetPanasonic Lumix TZ70

    Green carpet
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2134 W: 0 N: 6803] (26067)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 13:23]
    Hello Jean,

    What an attractive photograph of this mossy, softly cushioned woodland!
    Who would ever have guessed that this was taken in November, a time for oranges, reds, browns and yellows, and here we are seeing lime greens, proudly covering the entire space!
    The sponginess of the ground seems almost palpable as we see the cushion shapes, denoted by the strong contrasts of light and shadows!
    It's a lovely photograph.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SpainSpain
    Title: no balls, no glory

    no balls, no glory
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2944 W: 35 N: 6461] (33630)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 13:17]
    Hello Benny,

    Seeing this much wider view of the sculpture confirms my original thoughts, that it resembles the one by Anish Kapoor, once displayed in London.
    This is a fine, pin-sharp photograph of the sculpture, perfectly backed by the details of the ultra modern museum.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Honorable Mention

    Honorable Mention
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7804 W: 302 N: 16824] (63689)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 13:13]
    Hello Murat,

    I had never heard of this house so found it interesting to research it. This person has achieved a very good representation of the house, seem even more clearly in your w/s. It is a very 'different' ginger bread house, finely made by the artist.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: FishingPentax K20D

    Fishing
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 102 N: 10018] (42325)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 13:06]
    Hello Ian,

    These people seem quite accustomed and well prepared for this type of fishing! It looks unusual and yet must be successful for the evolution of this type of net.
    The scene makes a very interesting, social shot, quite unlike anything I have ever seen before.
    The children are watching carefully, and in turn, they will be skilful fishermen/women.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: A Chalet in TyrolSony RX10

    A Chalet in Tyrol
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13200 W: 57 N: 23464] (88836)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 13:02]
    Hello Lars,

    My aunties used to holiday in the Tyrol, when we were just youngsters in primary school and I remember them bringing home mementoes of musical chalets, like this!
    What a beautiful building, decorated with plants and captured with such clarity!
    It is well placed in the frame to allow us to appreciate the setting of conifer covered slopes and snowy mountains.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: 2021 Sunset XXCANON EOS R

    2021 Sunset XX
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 28885 W: 518 N: 49101] (209585)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 5:31]
    Hello John,

    With sunsets occurring earlier, it gives us a chance to appreciate beautiful sunsets. This one is golden!
    You have chosen a great viewpoint, where the stream is guiding inwards and reflecting the sunset as an amber glow.
    The silhouetted trees show up as lacy features against the brightly coloured sky.

    I hope the snow hasn't reached you now. It has left the UK and seemed to be heading towards the Netherlands!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Piazza del Mercato

    Piazza del Mercato
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19148 W: 130 N: 40435] (215269)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 4:38]
    Ciao Caro Silvio,

    This is a lovely, social scene, very well exposed and with a fine sense of depth.
    I like how the curved benches, with seated figures, give f/g details which draw our attention immediately. We become interested in them and their conversation but that does not stop us from appreciating the fine details of the buildings surrounding the square.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • FranceFrance
    Title: street scene

    street scene
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10494 W: 23 N: 17906] (111248)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 4:32]
    Hello Dear Costantino,

    Your notes are interesting to me as well as your photograph. It's pleasing to learn that cities are caring for their history, for the benefit of later generations.

    Your photograph immediately made me aware of the sunlight/shadow contrasts, the train benefitting from them, as the sunlight lifts the brightness of the colours.
    The lines of the pavement are excellent guide lines, mimicking train lines (which of course are absent). They lead nicely to the young couple, moving into the scene.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Duboko oranje krajem NovembraNikon D60

    Duboko oranje krajem Novembra
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13086 W: 2910 N: 26766] (110585)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 4:25] [+]
    Hello Pavle,

    It took me a few seconds to recognise that this was a combination of two photographs. The left hand side has better light and colours and creates a lovely, curved guide line but together, they make a vast scene of the ploughing.

    I read your notes with interest.
    I don't know if you are aware of suggested changes but many farmers are no longer ploughing, or gardeners digging, explaining that such methods release a lot of carbon stored in the earth.

    Have a good day,
    Bev :-)

  • Macedonia FYRMacedonia FYR
    Title: View of Kratovo

    View of Kratovo
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6436 W: 22 N: 15133] (59841)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 4:18] [+]
    Hello Paul,

    Your explorations brought you to a very interesting and beautiful place! Not many people can boast that they live in an extinct volcano!
    Your viewpoint is excellent, using the stream as an angled guide to a strongly positioned bridge, whilst on opposing sides, we have greenery and pretty, red-roofed houses.
    I like the posed photograph of the refuse workers. You can see their characters from their poses! Did they gesticulate a photograph or were you able to communicate verbally?

    Have a good day, Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: My window...Samsung S20 FE

    My window...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13953 W: 162 N: 24148] (164819)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 4:10]
    Witaj Krzysztof,

    This is a truly beautiful sight!
    (The snow has left us now and seems to have come your way!)
    The snow on the bushes makes them look like giant chrysanthemums!
    I like how the silhouetted indoor plant looks to be peering through the window to enjoy the winter wonderland.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: YOUTH IS SO BRIEF

    YOUTH IS SO BRIEF
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12630 W: 174 N: 25622] (110205)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 3:51]
    Hello Jorge,

    To these people youth is infinite!
    To us, looking back, it is so brief!
    It's an interesting scene, recording the attraction between a teenage girl and a guy on a motorbike! (He must look strong and powerful on his bike, a natural attraction!)
    You have composed the scene well, the pavement creating a strong f/g triangle, with the focal characters well placed.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: In the Varlaam Monastery

    In the Varlaam Monastery
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13114 W: 141 N: 33935] (154452)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-30 3:45]
    Hello Malgo,

    What an interesting site, full of drama from the location of the monastery, to the methods of access!
    You are right, the trio complete the story.
    Like Gert, I prefer the w/s 2 with the cable car, mainly because of the better light but, despite that, this is a fine series which will probably inspire other photographers to emulate you!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: ~ marching in ~Nikon D70s

    ~ marching in ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8730 W: 136 N: 20932] (93955)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-29 7:40]
    Hello Abdmsudi,

    The sculptured pillars create an excellent sense of perspective and I like how they change colour into the light; but you timed this very well, when the men were striding through. With these figures in perfect place, you seem to have captured officials marching!

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Zili Village ReflectionsNikon D 90

    Zili Village Reflections
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16985 W: 1065 N: 37065] (168910)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-29 7:35]
    Hello Chris,

    I enjoyed following your link to research these properties. It was an eye-opener to learn that they had originally been protective, as well as homes. What a pity they are no longer occupied! Unoccupied buildings deteriorate more rapidly!

    Anyway, you have recorded their very distinctive style in this nicely composed photograph. The reflections are an added bonus.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Incredible Meteora

    Incredible Meteora
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13114 W: 141 N: 33935] (154452)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9106 W: 362 N: 21068] (83012) [2021-11-29 7:25]
    Hello Malgo,

    This must be so satisfying, to visit a place you have dreamed about for a long time!
    This wide view sets the scene, introducing a sense of mystery from the line of vertical rocks to the strongly placed example in the valley, all set against a hazy mountain range.
    The w/s are wonderful additions, visually explaining your notes.

    My warm regards,
    Bev :-)

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