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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: From New Amsterdam to New York

    From New Amsterdam to New York
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1951 W: 339 N: 4386] (15660)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876) [2022-01-20 11:05] [+]
    Hello Brenda,
    Is the windmill still there?
    Indeed, Nieuw-Amsterdam has become New York.
    The first colonists included many people who had emigrated from the Southern Netherlands (today Belgium) to the Northern Netherlands a century earlier.
    Great view with the high-rise above the blades of the mill.
    Best regards, Paul

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: the seagulls in the city

    the seagulls in the city
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10711 W: 23 N: 18103] (112592)



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    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4417 W: 62 N: 7626] (43442) [2022-01-20 10:55]
    Hi Constantino,
    That is quite striking group of seagulls. And your shot is successful, so many flying towards you. The closest one is perfectly placed on top right corner. Not the best place to have a snack, I'm sure!
    Kari

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: 2022 Oblique trees VICANON EOS R

    2022 Oblique trees VI
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 29085 W: 518 N: 49411] (210943)



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    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4417 W: 62 N: 7626] (43442) [2022-01-20 10:51]
    Hi John,
    Tilt of those trees gives quite strange impression to this view. And the effect strengthens looking at the reflections. Good PoV above this little canal.
    Kari

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Church of St. AlkeldaNikon D-300

    The Church of St. Alkelda
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9177 W: 362 N: 21237] (83629)



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    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4417 W: 62 N: 7626] (43442) [2022-01-20 10:48]
    Hi Bev,
    Very impressive church for this small town. It shares the style of great cathedrals of that era, with more suitable scale for this place. The weather is lovely for a January day. Darker clouds on the sky gives good contrast.
    Kari

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: the seagulls in the city

    the seagulls in the city
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10711 W: 23 N: 18103] (112592)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876) [2022-01-20 10:46]
    Hello Costantino,
    Looks like you wanted to shoot for a movie for Alfred Hitchcock :)
    In South Africa, gulls have been seen picking out the eyeballs of newborn seal pups and then biting the blind animal further.
    So be careful!
    Best regards, Paul

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Reflecting - The World Trade Center

    Reflecting - The World Trade Center
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1951 W: 339 N: 4386] (15660)



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    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4417 W: 62 N: 7626] (43442) [2022-01-20 10:45]
    Hi Brenda,
    I like modern glass architecture, especially when it reflects blue sky. World Trade Center is of course a new icon. and it looks great as a reflection on this smaller building. All those diagonal lines work well.
    Kari

  • NepalNepal
    Title: In search of a real sadhu

    In search of a real sadhu
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876)



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    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4417 W: 62 N: 7626] (43442) [2022-01-20 10:35]
    Hi Paul,
    Wow those are bright dresses! The orange beard is quite special too. Great note! At least these two ure used to posing for photographers.
    Kari

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Real sadhu or not?

    Real sadhu or not?
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13197 W: 141 N: 34233] (155418)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876) [2022-01-20 4:06]
    Hello Malgo,
    Welcome with your sadhu pictures.
    The grey thing on the skin is ash. Smearing ash all over the body hastens the spiritual process.
    Ashes that are made out of dead bodies from cremation ground simply hastens the spiritual process much more quickly.
    There are different kinds of ashes used:
    ash made out of dead bodies from cremation ground;
    ash made out of burnt woods;
    ash made out of cow dung.
    Some of the fake sadhus I saw were also smeared with ashes. So it remains difficult to know who is real and who is fake.
    Maybe Varanasi has less of the practice of tourists taking pictures of the sadhus than the popular temple in Kathmandu where I was... I don't know.
    The panther-like sadhu looks very weird.
    Perhaps the sleeping sadhu is the most authentic? :)
    Best regards, Paul

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: St. Gabriel's TowerCanon EOS 450D

    St. Gabriel's Tower
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6947 W: 105 N: 18166] (70116)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876) [2022-01-20 1:14] [+]
    Hello Mariusz,
    I think this photo is taken on the parking lot or at the bus stand.
    You surely like the combination of straight and curving lines.
    Their shadow lines on the floor also fit in nicely with this.
    I don't know if you've ever been to Valencia but you could take pictures of the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias there all day long and yes, the beach isn't far away.
    Best regards, Paul

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: The bridge of Peace

    The bridge of Peace
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8858 W: 5 N: 15967] (71208)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876) [2022-01-19 14:20]
    Hello Luis,
    The top of the Sioni Cathedral of the Dormition is nicely placed under the curving lines of the Bridge of Peace.
    Wonderful and colourful picture.
    Very well composed.
    In the top right corner we see an end of a special building that was not finished when I was there in 2013. How is the building now? Beautiful?
    Best regards, Paul

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: From the aiir - 2009 - 13Nikon D300

    From the aiir - 2009 - 13
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13288 W: 110 N: 25550] (111218)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876) [2022-01-19 14:15]
    Bonjour Pierre,
    Vus du ciel, ils ressemblent ΰ des avions miniatures.
    Avec leurs couleurs claires ou parfois vives, les avions se dιtachent mieux de leur environnement.
    Amitiιs, Paul

  • IranIran
    Title: ArzatNikon D90

    Arzat
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1699 W: 101 N: 3332] (18918)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876) [2022-01-19 14:11]
    Hello Ali,
    The lonely tree gives us a much better idea of the scale of the landscape.
    It looks cold but the clear and sunny weather makes the winter more pleasant.
    Best regards, Paul

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: snowy

    snowy
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10711 W: 23 N: 18103] (112592)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876) [2022-01-19 14:07]
    Hello Costantino,
    A nice winter scenery presented in a good composition.
    Beautiful clear weather makes the cold winter a lot more pleasant.
    Best regards, Paul

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Tissue Vendor / BeggarCanon PowerShot SX70 HS

    Tissue Vendor / Beggar
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7919 W: 302 N: 17146] (65043)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876) [2022-01-19 14:04]
    Hello Murat,
    I didn't know that begging is illegal in Turkey but I remember I never saw any beggars when I was there.
    Begging is not prohibited in Belgium, but you must have a permit (or more than one depending on the kind of articles) if you want to sell something. Not that this system is better.
    I like the view through the arches with everything in b& w except of the woman.
    Best regards, Paul

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Snow and sunCanon EOS 60D

    Snow and sun
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16650 W: 387 N: 14860] (143655)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876) [2022-01-19 13:57]
    Bonjour Jean,
    Entre les nombreuses branches enneigιes, nous avons une belle vue sur le soleil en forme d'ιtoile.
    Par temps clair, l'hiver peut κtre trθs beau.
    Amitiιs, Paul

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: CHURCH OF GOOD DEATH

    CHURCH OF GOOD DEATH
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12738 W: 174 N: 25911] (111353)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876) [2022-01-19 13:53]
    Hello Jorge,
    Beautiful architecture of the church and the houses in Portuguese style.
    The cobblestone street adds more charm to the photo.
    Best regards, Paul

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Vallo di Nera

    Vallo di Nera
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19331 W: 130 N: 40888] (216959)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876) [2022-01-19 13:48]
    Hello Silvio,
    Beautiful composition in horizontal layers.
    Very attractive setting of the village in the hilly landscape.
    I like the differences between the sunlit parts and those in the shade.
    Best regards, Paul

  • IranIran
    Title: GomishanNikon D90

    Gomishan
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1699 W: 101 N: 3332] (18918)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876) [2022-01-19 13:44]
    Hello Ali,
    At first I thought the house was abandoned but your write it is still a shop.
    Through the shaded interior we get a view of the garden on the other side.
    The wall and the wooden shutters of the gate and the windows are very weathered by time and climate.
    Good clear and sharp presentation.
    Best regards, Paul

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Church of St. AlkeldaNikon D-300

    The Church of St. Alkelda
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9177 W: 362 N: 21237] (83629)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876) [2022-01-19 13:39]
    Hello Beverley,
    Very beautiful light and nice differences between the sunlit spots and the parts in the shade.
    I really like the shadows of the trees and their branches on the facade and windows.
    Interesting foreground with the many tombstones that together with the branches in the top right corner provide good depth.
    Best regards, Paul

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: 2022 Oblique trees VICANON EOS R

    2022 Oblique trees VI
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 29085 W: 518 N: 49411] (210943)



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    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6556 W: 22 N: 15421] (60876) [2022-01-19 10:54]
    Hallo John,
    De wind waait dus meestal uit dezelfde richting in deze streek.
    Des te meer opmerkelijk dat we vanuit dit standpunt de meeste bomen naar links zien overhellen maar een aantal, het bosje aan de rechterzijde, helt over in de tegengestelde richting.
    Prachtige natuurfoto met de loop van het beekje recht voor ons en met de weerspiegelde boomstammen in het water.
    Vele groeten, Paul

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