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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Ennerdale WaterCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Ennerdale Water
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5502 W: 104 N: 14082] (56156)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1969 W: 431 N: 7567] (30191) [2020-06-06 15:40]
    Hi Mariusz,

    What a delightful view! And in your photograph this place looks completely deserted and peaceful with the one exception of a lone visitor paddling his little inflatable canoe along the water's edge, making a rather good foreground feature. Thankfully you managed to avoid including the barbecue party in your photograph - and I'm pleased I can't smell the smoke either - it might have made me hungry!

    Yes, a beautiful seen, perfectly captured in this fine composition with glorious light, true colours and exceptional detail and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

    P.S. Because you mentioned that you could not find this beach on Google maps, I simply had to have a look myself. And I couldn't find it either though I was pretty confident I found the location. I rather suspect that the very dry weather we had throughout May has caused the water level to drop significantly and that this beach is not normally nearly so wide as it was when you were there last weekend.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Kynance CovePanasonic Lumix TZ70

    Kynance Cove
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1430 W: 0 N: 4787] (18463)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1969 W: 431 N: 7567] (30191) [2020-06-06 15:21]
    Hello Jean,

    What a wonderfully interesting note! Did you formally study geology or have you only learned about it as a hobby? But from what you say about Serpentine, I'm sure you must have some pieces of it, either polished or just "as found", in a little collection.

    Your main photograph is fabulous and my first thought is that you must have been in a pretty precarious and risky position to capture it, with the seas coming at you on both sides. But your viewpoint has given you a wonderfully strong composition with the channels on both sides merging in front of the rock in front of you then sweeping off to the right to the open sea.

    And what incredible depth of field and sharpness throughout! The light is perfect too, as are the colours and your exposure is spot-on.

    Now, I see the big slab of rock in the immediate foreground with the pebbles beneath it but, looking right down in the bottom left corner I see some smoother, darker rock wet by the sea - to me it suggests it might be igneous or is that just my imagination and I'm way "off beat"?

    And your workshop picture with those golden lichens - beautiful!

    Two excellent photographs and a fascinating note. Thank you.

    You take care and stay safe.

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Church and castle of Santa OlayaPanasonic Lumix FZ200

    Church and castle of Santa Olaya
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8126 W: 5 N: 14463] (64292)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1969 W: 431 N: 7567] (30191) [2020-06-06 11:08]
    Hello Luis,

    You have written a fascinating and quite detailed history of this place and given us a most delightful photograph to accompany it.

    I like how we can clearly determine which is the castle and which the church: the castle in rich undecorated stonework while the church id resplendent in white - but both are beautifully and clearly portrayed against a wonderfully deep blue sky. And the roadway in the foreground leads the viewer perfectly past the surrounding buildings, up the curving path to the two main buildings of interest.

    Glorious light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Railway stationNikon D7200

    Railway station
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4380 W: 0 N: 10413] (71063)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1969 W: 431 N: 7567] (30191) [2020-06-06 10:57]
    Hello Ryszard,

    For a modern building, this is really rather attractive and you have captured this station from a perfect viewpoint which has provide you with an excellent and balanced composition.

    But I think I can only see four people in this photograph - I am sure, prior to Covid-19, this would have been a busy place and this long and wide area might have been filled with travellers.

    A lovely photograph and an interesting note too.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Missing For Freedom

    Missing For Freedom
    Mesut09 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 124 W: 0 N: 188] (1029)



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26856 W: 522 N: 46268] (196827) [2020-06-06 10:39]
    Hello Mesut,

    I am 100% accord with what you write, birds must have freedom, you did very well.
    Everyday come in my garden more than 15 bird every morgen eat, also the young out of the nest are present.
    I enjoy everyday, also my wife gives the birds eats.
    Excellent presentation too.
    Perfect done, TFS.

    Have a nice weekend,
    John.

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Staromestsky orloj for Tue

    Staromestsky orloj for Tue
    Energysavingelk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 453 W: 1 N: 1386] (5856)



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26856 W: 522 N: 46268] (196827) [2020-06-06 10:30]
    Hello Sven,

    The frontage with the nice watches makes your picture very attractive, you did very well.
    Excellent presentation too.
    Perfect done, TFS.

    Have a nice weekend,
    John.

  • HungaryHungary
    Title:

    Market at the Bza Square 5
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 3 N: 2046] (18602)



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26856 W: 522 N: 46268] (196827) [2020-06-06 10:21]
    Hello Gy,

    I see that also mask are present, in Belgium not obligated, but certainly recommended, did very well.
    Excellent presentation too.
    Perfect done, TFS.

    Have a nice weekend,
    John.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Railway stationNikon D7200

    Railway station
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4380 W: 0 N: 10413] (71063)



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26856 W: 522 N: 46268] (196827) [2020-06-06 10:11]
    Hello Ryszard,

    You chose a good angle the road lead us to the railway station in background, you did very well.
    Excellent presentation too.
    Perfect done, TFS.

    Have a nice weekend,
    John.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Church and castle of Santa OlayaPanasonic Lumix FZ200

    Church and castle of Santa Olaya
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8126 W: 5 N: 14463] (64292)



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26856 W: 522 N: 46268] (196827) [2020-06-06 10:08]
    Hello Luis,

    You chose a good angle the road lead us to the castle in background, you did very well.
    Excellent presentation too.
    Perfect done, TFS.

    Have a nice weekend,
    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: View from the Cornish Coastal PathNikon D-300

    View from the Cornish Coastal Path
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7542 W: 326 N: 17333] (68539)



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26856 W: 522 N: 46268] (196827) [2020-06-06 10:06]
    Hello Bev,

    I remenber that in Cornwall are different nice dance activities during the afternoon for seniors.
    A wonderful picture, with a lovely green area, also nice part of blue water of the sea, you did very well.
    Excellent presentation too.
    Perfect done, TFS.

    Have a nice weekend,
    John.

  • Costa RicaCosta Rica
    Title: Playa Espadilla SurCanon 7D

    Playa Espadilla Sur
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4108 W: 60 N: 6554] (37975)



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26856 W: 522 N: 46268] (196827) [2020-06-06 10:01]
    Hello Kari,

    Maybe are this lady not only on these place, would not are sensible.
    A wonderful picture, with dead wood and lovely green area, you did very well.
    Excellent presentation too.
    Perfect done, TFS.

    Have a nice weekend,
    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Green daySony DSC HX200v

    Green day
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14163 W: 125 N: 25212] (125255)



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26856 W: 522 N: 46268] (196827) [2020-06-06 9:48]
    Ciao Luciano,

    A lovely panoramic view with a half big format
    A wonderful picture, with a quiet area and lovely reflecions, you did very well.
    Excellent presentation too.
    Perfect done, TFS.

    Have a nice weekend,
    John.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Yellow Water reflectionsPentax K20D

    Yellow Water reflections
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1848 W: 82 N: 5557] (25587)



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26856 W: 522 N: 46268] (196827) [2020-06-06 9:43]
    Hello Ian,

    A lovely panoramic view in big format
    A wonderful picture, with a quiet area and lovely reflecions, you did very well.
    Excellent presentation too.
    Perfect done, TFS.

    Have a nice weekend,
    John.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La Pointe, ocean sideCanon EOS 60D

    La Pointe, ocean side
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14252 W: 379 N: 12585] (129925)



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26856 W: 522 N: 46268] (196827) [2020-06-06 9:33]
    Hello Jean,

    Almost not to believe a beach in France without public
    A wonderful picture, with a quiet area and calm couple walk in the sand, you did very well.
    Excellent presentation too.
    Perfect done, TFS.

    Have a nice weekend,
    John.

  • MaliMali
    Title: My home away from home

    My home away from home
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10306 W: 523 N: 19939] (87613)



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26856 W: 522 N: 46268] (196827) [2020-06-06 9:29]
    Hello Gert,

    38 Year ago but tral a wonderful scanned image.
    A wonderful picture, with a quiet area and calm people, you did very well.
    Excellent presentation too.
    Perfect done, TFS.

    Have a nice weekend,
    John.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: My 5555 photo on TE !!!Canon EOS 30D

    My 5555 photo on TE !!!
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12218 W: 164 N: 20719] (148756)



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26856 W: 522 N: 46268] (196827) [2020-06-06 9:25]
    Hello Krzysztof,

    Magic of 5555, indeed a very big pack pictures with windows if your favorite subject
    A wonderful picture, you did very well.
    Excellent presentation too.
    Perfect done, TFS.

    Have a nice weekend,
    John.

  • NamibiaNamibia
    Title: In the hut

    In the hut
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12267 W: 130 N: 31454] (145819) *



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    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26856 W: 522 N: 46268] (196827) [2020-06-06 9:14]
    Hello Malgo,

    You make a world picture, perfect for presentation in a book
    A wonderful picture, you did very well.
    Excellent presentation too.
    Perfect done, TFS.

    Have a nice weekend,
    John.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa di Santa Maria a Vescovio

    Chiesa di Santa Maria a Vescovio
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17309 W: 130 N: 36021] (198012)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1969 W: 431 N: 7567] (30191) [2020-06-06 8:35]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    As always, a fascinating note and a beautiful photograph to illustrate it.

    You have wisely chosen this ancient doorway with the inscription on its lintel to form a perfect frame through which to view the courtyard and then a further doorway into the church itself.

    Your photograph is well composed with each doorway and line of the structures assigned a pleasing proportion of the frame. And the variety of different textures of stonework and cobblestones is remarkable, from roughly hewn cobbles to finely dressed blocks and cornerstones.

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

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • NamibiaNamibia
    Title: In the hut

    In the hut
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12267 W: 130 N: 31454] (145819) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1969 W: 431 N: 7567] (30191) [2020-06-06 7:58]
    Hello dear Malgo,

    Another three fine photographs and, as always, a fascinating and most informative note to accompany them.

    Your photographs actually remind me of the splendid images of the Himba people we used to see from Rosemary Walden (SnapRJW) who actually lives in Windhoek: sadly, she hasn't been on TE now for almost five years.

    But unfortunately I am also reminded of a television programme which appeared last year - I only watched a part of it before turning it off - it was called "The British Tribe Next Door" - you can read a rather scathing report about it here:

    https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/features/the-new-show-which-sees-reality-star-scarlett-moffat-live-with-a-namibian-tribe-is-gimmicky-and-a9169146.html

    The short bit I saw of the programme only served to show us how ridiculous so-called "civilised" British people could be while the Himba family retained their dignity perfectly in this rather pathetic example of "reality T.V.".

    Anyway, Malgo, your three photographs are delightful. Your main one shows this boy with wonderful eye contact with the photographer while he grinds the hematite for his mother - and, similarly, we see two boys doing the same thing in workshop #1. Your second workshop picture, taken in the same dwelling, is very pleasant, the young woman and her child at mealtime - and an interesting note there too about the largely cereal diet which these people eat.

    Wonderful!

    Take care and stay safe.

    Kind Regards,

    John. xx

  • PolandPoland
    Title: My 5555 photo on TE !!!Canon EOS 30D

    My 5555 photo on TE !!!
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12218 W: 164 N: 20719] (148756)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1969 W: 431 N: 7567] (30191) [2020-06-06 7:17]
    Hello Krzysztof,

    I don't know if 5555 is a "magic number" or not but this is a fabulous achievement of yours to have uploaded so many beautiful photographs, as well as interesting and informative notes to accompany them all! And what about 66,202 critiques?

    And how remarkable that this ruined church is only just over 100 years old: it looks much older. I presume that here is the small apse of the church with its three little windows (one of your favourite subjects!) and a rather curious graffiti image (perhaps of a red ghost?) lower down. A rather fascinating image!

    Congratulations again on your achievement - and maybe 5555 is a magic number after all!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

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