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  • FranceFrance
    Title: washing on the line

    washing on the line
    juliettecorvett Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 58] (1193)



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-09-21 17:10]
    At the washing line!

    I rather like this too. Perhaps becasue the view is a little "off" !! ;-) - a little off the beaten track.

    There are those - if they could be bothered to write - who'd say that this is a shot which tells us nothing. But, whether by intention or by accident it's packed with symbolic possibilities, tensions and histories - should one chose to wander down such an avenue.

    Good luck!
    Cheers
    Colin

  • FranceFrance
    Title: window

    window
    juliettecorvett Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 58] (1193)



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-09-21 17:03]
    Julia,
    There's definitely something here. A mood of peeling paint and weathered wood, somehow echoed by the "old fashioned" nature of the net curtain, a different sort of pattern altogether.
    Regards
    To the washing line!!

    Colin

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Mare Daisy . . . .Nikon D40

    The Mare Daisy . . . .
    quillo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2087 W: 415 N: 1878] (11858)



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-09-05 16:51]
    A nice threesome - no make that foursome - including the horse - and then there's the image on the the camera - and then there's you.

    Not too sure about the "tint" though.

    Regards
    Colin

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Womanagainstwoman . . . .Nikon D40

    Womanagainstwoman . . . .
    quillo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2087 W: 415 N: 1878] (11858) *



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-09-05 16:48]
    Francisco,

    And the reflections do add something. A sense of motion. We are travelling, they are travelling - a sense of time.

    Regards
    colin

  • MoroccoMorocco
    Title: -TIN MAL-Nikon D200

    -TIN MAL-
    gabrielpat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 722 W: 304 N: 321] (7163) *



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-09-05 16:42]
    Patrick,

    Graphic and enjoyable. The effect is one of endless architecture, and the off-centre presentation, and the hard b&w take the shot away from "the obvious".

    My regards
    Colin

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: StigmaNikon D300

    Stigma
    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 650 W: 14 N: 858] (6461)



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-09-05 16:38]
    Sayeed,

    This is quite an obscure one, I think. There's very little here which is truly identifiable to my eye. Nevertheless, the mood is very strong, and perhaps the obscurity even adds to that!

    Regards
    Colin

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The third EyeCanon 450 D

    The third Eye
    delnaja Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1004 W: 19 N: 165] (2056)



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-09-05 16:33]
    Frederic,

    Inspirational overexposure!!

    Creates an alien space, which seems most appropriate here.

    Regards
    Colin

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: El dia que me quieras

    El dia que me quieras
    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 0 N: 698] (3298) *



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-09-05 16:29]
    Iain,

    Another cool shot which, again, gains atmosphere from the high iso - at least in my view!

    It hovers somewhere between reality, 1950s poster, and a posed model in a wax-work museum - that would be the Tango waxwork Museum. You might just be in the ideal place to start such a venture - but don't, it would be madness!

    Regards

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: northern crossingNikon D40

    northern crossing
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2905 W: 35 N: 6199] (32570)



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-09-05 16:24]
    Benny,

    Hard to say exactly why this one appeals - but it does!

    The art style presentation turns what could be a rejected snap shot (in someone else's camera) into, well, into a piece of art, and we are forced to look, forced to consider. To me, this is a valuable technique. I like the result.

    Regards
    Colin

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Fun StreetPentax K7

    Fun Street
    mjdundee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 345 W: 50 N: 466] (4663)



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-09-05 16:16] [+]
    Hello Thomas

    It's certainly an eye catching shot, a great mix of colour and silhouette. To be honest, I wish the coloured elements were a little lighter, the silhouettes a little darker - maybe just pure black outlines.

    My regards
    Colin

  • PeruPeru
    Title: Mary's new dress

    Mary's new dress
    iainsp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 0 N: 698] (3298)



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-08-31 16:39]
    Iain,
    Fascinating image. At first I thought the whole thing was simply a photograph of a painting - clearly not so at full size.
    Such an extraordinary scene, in so many ways - from the factual elements of what is actually going on, right through to the way you've captured it in such an idealistic and expressive pose. Even a halo, of sorts, adorns the girl AND, for some light relief, her left hand holds a lolipop of a Saint. LOL-ipop!
    Don't be afraid of high ISO - here, it simply adds a layer of mood.
    Regards
    colin

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: The chaseCanon EOS 50D

    The chase
    clio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2211 W: 282 N: 5256] (27961) *



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-08-27 15:00]
    Diane,

    A charming and entertaining graphic.

    Echoing the wall colour in the frame was, IMO, not a great idea though, and only detracts from the colours in the image itself. I'm sure this would have more impact with a simple white (or black) frame.

    Cheers
    Colin

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: The old bicycleCanon EOS 50D

    The old bicycle
    clio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2211 W: 282 N: 5256] (27961) *



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-08-27 14:55]
    Diane,

    The classic "texturama" shot. Even the little weed in the foreground makes a valuable contribution.

    Regards
    Colin

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: MuralesCanon EOS 50D

    Murales
    Clementi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3694 W: 437 N: 9370] (52514)



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-08-27 14:47]
    Giorgio,

    Surely, the literal truth of creation. Man creating himself in his own image!

    Regards
    colin

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Taj and touristsPentax ist*DL

    Taj and tourists
    Aliine Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 5 N: 332] (2669)



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-08-27 14:42]
    Aline,

    A good angle, and one which fundamentally works. It's a shame - compositionally - that there's another layer of tourists between us and the Taj, but hey, what can you do?!!
    I'd probably have ignored the Taj altogether and taken a whole bunch of photographs of photographers yelling at me to get out of the way!

    Regards
    Colin

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Snow veinsPentax ist*DL

    Snow veins
    Aliine Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 5 N: 332] (2669)



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-08-27 14:32]
    Aline,

    This one catches the eye. The soft shapes and shadows are very appealing, combined with the sharp "crystal" specs on the ground. The scale is unfathomable - and irrelevant - to the abstract beauty.

    Regards
    Colin

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Anointed

    Anointed
    Glint Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1047 W: 30 N: 1226] (6171)



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-08-26 14:06] [+]
    Bev,

    Nice title. No, start that again:-
    Nice photo - and the title adds to the mood. I was expecting something a little more profound than face painting. Thought perhaps we'd found you hanging out at the Children of the Sons of Abraham Revival Marquee, or similar. But no.
    Then again, taken the (also good) WS photo into account, this may well be face painting with a few Blessings from the Earth Mother Spirit thrown in at no extra charge.

    Regards
    Colin

  • PolandPoland
    Title: MushroomOlympus E500

    Mushroom
    slaszysz (278)



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-08-26 13:59]
    Slawomir,

    Inteesting looking place. Nice tones in the photo, captures the character well. TFS

    Regards
    Colin

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Budapest, MirageNikon D 90

    Budapest, Mirage
    rikko77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1038 W: 2 N: 1297] (10861)



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-08-26 10:50]
    Fantastic..........like a paper cut-out city, a theatrical backdrop - no doubt - for the many stories of Budapest life.

    My regards
    Colin

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: The green iron curtain NIKON D200

    The green iron curtain
    yquem46 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1892 W: 5 N: 4842] (38752) *



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    crhieatt Gold Star Critiquer [C: 690 W: 65 N: 877] (5347) [2010-08-26 10:42]
    Patrick,

    A vision in lemon and lime. Tiredness becomes art - at least to the photographer.
    My small critisism - which may of course not have been possible - but the elegant pose somehow lacks completeness without the right foot.

    My regards
    Colin

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