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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A patch of greenPanasonic Lumix TZ70

    A patch of green
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2184 W: 0 N: 6936] (26553)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 9:10]
    Hi Jean,
    This is quite an original composition with all natural elements. Somehow I have a difficulty to imagine whether this trunk is hanging in the air or laying on the ground. But it certainly is a wonderful sculpture made by nature.
    Very well seen and captured,
    M

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Plump and CheekyNikon D-70

    Plump and Cheeky
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9178 W: 363 N: 21238] (83633)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 9:08]
    Hi Bev,
    On my screen this lacks a bit of a sharpness, but maybe you meant it to be a bit dreamy. Robins are certainly one of my favourite birds, to be honest I don't recall ever seeing them in Poland but maybe because I never got interested in birdwatching before coming to the UK.
    Very nice portrait,
    M

  • Cape VerdeCape Verde
    Title: Sodade, Sodade ...Canon EOS 60D

    Sodade, Sodade ...
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16653 W: 387 N: 14863] (143675)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 9:05]
    Hi Jean,
    You have found a museum on Cape Verde, I see everyone can find something interesting there.
    The interior behind the man seems so well taken care off that I would never guess it is Africa,
    Ver original reportage from Cape Verde,
    M

  • MoroccoMorocco
    Title: Leather dyingPentax K20D

    Leather dying
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3573 W: 102 N: 10474] (43993)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:59]
    Hi Ian,
    I heard it also smells terribly?
    I considered to visit one of those when I planned my trip to Marrakech last year but it was cancelled two days before departure :(
    Great perspective from above on the man at work.
    Very original capture,
    M

  • IranIran
    Title: TabrizNikon D90

    Tabriz
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1700 W: 101 N: 3336] (18938)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:56]
    Hi Ali,
    I am a very big fan of the evening blue hour photos.
    This is just perfect captured at the optimal moment with lovely color of the sky.
    The scene and architecture looks pretty much like Europe -I would never guess it is Iran.
    Fantastic light and quality,
    M

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: snow 4

    snow 4
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10714 W: 23 N: 18104] (112626)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:53]
    Hi Costantino,
    Such an abundant snow and great sunny weather can transform almost any scene into a fairy tale.
    The wall with the gate here looks nice and the trees behind also snow decorated looks like there is a nice garden there or maybe a cemetery.
    Very well captured,
    M

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Tissue Vendor / BeggarCanon PowerShot SX70 HS

    Tissue Vendor / Beggar
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7921 W: 302 N: 17155] (65071)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:48]
    Hi Murat,
    Very interesting presentation. The selective desaturation makes us to exclusively focus on the beggar, who is actually the only colorful element in the scene.
    I suppose if the begging is not disturbing there is nothing terrible about it, I don't like when people are becoming too aggressive but they are usually rather sellers trying to get you into their shops etc.
    Very well done,
    M

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Sign of the cross

    Sign of the cross
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1954 W: 339 N: 4394] (15690)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:45]
    Hi Brenda,
    I ventured into your TE gallery. I see you are exclusively focused on the NYC! I went back to see what was your first photo on TE: I think this maybe it.
    You had a stunning view from your office. I wonder how it looks at the nighttime. Beautiful architecture, and certainly a POV I have never seen before,
    M

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Christmas wishes from NYC!

    Christmas wishes from NYC!
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1954 W: 339 N: 4394] (15690)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:41]
    Hi Brenda,
    I have seen so many times the inscription Apres Ski but never Apres Skate. It makes sense of course especially near the famous skating area near the Rockefeller Center.
    Fantastic Christmas decorations. People tell me the NYC is a great place to visit before Christmas to enjoy all the decorations.
    Interesting seasonal reportage,
    M

  • 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: 1954 W: 339 N: 4394] (15690)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:39]
    Hi Brenda,
    My only trip to NYC was few years before this was built and after the original WTC, so it feels strange not having seen the old famous twin towers and neither the new shiny structures.
    Very creative composition with plenty of diagonal lines in all directions. Great effect!
    The blue sky makes a difference!
    M

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa di San Bartolo

    Chiesa di San Bartolo
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19335 W: 130 N: 40898] (216993)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:36]
    Ciao Silvio,
    Not much is left of the church indeed.
    We can still spot some remains of frescos and an inscription.
    So pity it was damaged so badly, very good presentation of course,
    M

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: A HOUSE WITH AN EAGLE

    A HOUSE WITH AN EAGLE
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12740 W: 174 N: 25918] (111377)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:33]
    Hi Jorge,
    You are right, the light didn't make your job easier. I am not a big fan of almost white sky. Sadly too often I face the choice: take a photo of something interesting with poor light and white sky or not take any photo at all.
    The upper part of the facade with the bird is certainly quite interesting and you did a great job covering part of the sky with the fitting tree branches.
    Very well done,
    M

  • PolandPoland
    Title: My impression...Canon EOS 30D

    My impression...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14139 W: 162 N: 24439] (166433)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:30]
    Czesc Krzysztof,
    Przed kazdym wyjazdem musisz dokladnie czyscic lusterko bo a noz bedzie okazja do zjecia w lustrze ...
    Ten pomysl pomyslalem sobie jest tez niezlym trikiem jesli chce sie okroic zachmurzone niebo.
    Przyjemny dworek w odbiciu.
    Pozdrawiam serdecznie,
    M

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Canon G5X Mark II

    Europabrücke
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4420 W: 62 N: 7632] (43466)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:28]
    Hi Kari,
    Lovely scene from Tyrol.
    The bridge indeed adds so much interest here, also the traditional hut in the foreground. Again a very nice light with long shades.
    Very well seen and captured,
    M

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Going to BergiselCanon G5X Mark II

    Going to Bergisel
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4420 W: 62 N: 7632] (43466)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:26]
    Hi Kari,
    Beautiful architecture of the stylish church. The evening light added a warm color tones making it almost glow here.
    The tram adds a modern touch and contrasts with the old stylish village around.
    Very well done,
    M

  • TanzaniaTanzania
    Title: Woman

    Woman
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16884 W: 135 N: 28234] (136603)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:24]
    Ciao Luciano,
    Well captured scene with the colorfully dressed lady carrying wood on her head. Very suitable asymmetric composition here.
    Very well seen and captured,
    M

    PS I suppose while in Zanzibar it is quite expensive to go on safari in mainland Tanzania, isn't it? iT seems so close on the map but requires a plane.

  • 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: 6561 W: 22 N: 15436] (60914)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:21] [+]
    Hi Paul,
    Does it mean that you left without paying for this photo?
    It is quite an awkward situation.
    I remember in Turkey when I wanted to buy some Turkish specialties. It was in Side a very touristic place. The price they quoted for nougat was 10 times the price in the UK so I started to bargain and they started to yell at me that they are not savages and they don't bargain. Just in case to avoid situations like that I don't like photographing "traditionally" dressed people walking around the ruins. In Egypt it was quite obvious for me that "traditionally" dressed people were not real life locals but people trying to earn money.
    At least these two guys had really very brightly colored outfits, ha ha
    Very well done,
    M

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Kapija na zidu tvrdjave ManastiraNikon D300

    Kapija na zidu tvrdjave Manastira
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13220 W: 2914 N: 27114] (111930)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:13] [+]
    Zdravo Pavle,
    Prelepa kapija, nije ostalo mnogo od zida, ali ono što je ostalo čini lep ukras za područje.
    Sviđa mi se nacionalna zastava koja je tako šarena i daje više interesovanja nebu.
    Veoma dobro obavljeno,
    M

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: A Buick Special 1963 modelCanon EOS 60D

    A Buick Special 1963 model
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13732 W: 645 N: 26342] (111157)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:11] [+]
    Hi Ike,
    In comparison to plane photography the car photography is so easy and maybe boring for you, especially in the car stays in place.
    Very stylish car, it is so long it must be a challenge to park it!
    Very well captured,
    M

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: 2022 Oblique trees VICANON EOS R

    2022 Oblique trees VI
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 29087 W: 518 N: 49414] (210961)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6955 W: 105 N: 18177] (70150) [2022-01-20 8:09]
    Hi John,
    very attractive effect with the trees bent at a same angle. The resulting geometry is quite eye catching and the reflection adds to it as well.
    Very nice natural area selected and optimal point of view.
    Excellent capture,
    M

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