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  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Kremlin - Peter the Great Bell Tower

    Kremlin - Peter the Great Bell Tower
    TOMLEVMB Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 110 W: 0 N: 944] (2306)



  • Great

    mikhalych Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 328 W: 73 N: 191] (1319) [2012-10-09 7:08]
    One small correction - it is Ivan the Great bell tower. Named after Byzantine saint Ioannes (Ἰωάννης τῆς Κλίμακος). And it was built before the Peter the Great rule.
    Nica shot but I would make some perspective corrections.

  • PakistanPakistan
    Title: Fasting daysOlympus XZ-1

    Fasting days
    mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 263 W: 20 N: 282] (6887)



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    mikhalych Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 328 W: 73 N: 191] (1319) [2012-08-15 4:34]
    Very nice scenery, but there are some artefacts from post-processing - posterization around the sun and halos around the trees.

  • KenyaKenya
    Title: Flamingos - Lake Oloidien

    Flamingos - Lake Oloidien
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 0 N: 4741] (23019)



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2010-12-09 9:33]
    Hi Ann,

    There is really good rhythm between the birds on the background and forground. I like Africa immensely.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Sergey

  • CubaCuba
    Title: good_evening_capitolio_24_11_2010 NIKON D200

    good_evening_capitolio_24_11_2010
    ersoyyilmaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 66 N: 136] (2489)



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    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2010-12-07 6:49] [+]
    Ersoy,

    Very interesting photo. The sky is practically black. You are keen of using a tripod as I see. Thank you.
    Sergey

  • CubaCuba
    Title: very_habanero_street NIKON D200

    very_habanero_street
    ersoyyilmaz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 211 W: 66 N: 136] (2489)



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2010-12-07 6:46]
    Hello Ersoy,

    A friend of mine visited Cuba two times already because of the things you have captured on this picture. The colors are beautiful. I like the rusty style of buildings and the old fasioned car. Thank you for sharing.
    Sergey

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paolo, working artistNikon D300s

    Paolo, working artist
    ninaL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1873 W: 338 N: 2082] (21348)



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2010-11-24 9:33] [+]
    Hello Grazyna,
    Your work is so graphical I thought it was a poster!
    The arrow, the look and the hand are pointed in one direction and create motion of the shot.
    Well seen!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Sergey

  • LatviaLatvia
    Title: Out of seasonPentax MZ-6

    Out of season
    otiun Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 68] (2978)



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2010-11-21 0:58]
    Incredible!
    Very good tonally.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: reflections

    reflections
    erhan1958 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1204 W: 165 N: 514] (15961)



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2010-11-21 0:47]
    Merhaba Erhan,
    I like the feeling of tranquility here.
    Thank you for sharing,
    Sergey

  • KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
    Title: Tien Shan from Khan Tengri Peak

    Tien Shan from Khan Tengri Peak
    molfar (227) *



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2009-08-13 10:33]
    Hi Alred,

    You did it!
    Congratulations!
    It is really a decisive moment!
    Wonderful view!

    Regards,
    Sergey

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: LookoutCanon Digital Rebel XT

    Lookout
    Reventon (42)



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2009-08-13 10:27]
    Hi Dorian,

    I like your foggy and moody picture.
    The boats and the people most of all.

    Regards,
    Sergey

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: SAVING THE PASTNikon D90

    SAVING THE PAST
    erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 738 W: 81 N: 1094] (5713)



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2009-08-13 10:19] [+]
    Hi Andre,

    Interesting framing here.
    I wonder how you managed to containg this high contrast into digital camera range.
    Good job!

    Regards,
    Sergey

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Rambla of the SeaNikon D70

    Rambla of the Sea
    maria Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 214 W: 21 N: 487] (3288)



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2009-08-12 2:46]
    Privet Maria,

    It is a very 'calligraphic' image!
    Well seen!

    Regards,
    Sergey

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: 2 YEARS ON TE: LE PIED!Canon EOS 400D

    2 YEARS ON TE: LE PIED!
    clio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2211 W: 282 N: 5256] (27961) *



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2009-08-12 2:35]
    Privet Diane,

    It is really a story.
    Well seen!

    Regards,
    Sergey

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: The harbourCanon EOS 400D

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



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2009-08-12 2:29]
    Hi Giorgio,

    What a bright image!
    Impressionist's look!

    Thank you,
    Sergey

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: a tree in the desert

    a tree in the desert
    sebinho342 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1815 W: 192 N: 3045] (19329)



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2009-08-12 2:26]
    Hi Sebastien,

    I like this landscape very much!
    Very esthetic!

    Regards,
    Sergey

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: DaydreamingCannon EOS 30D

    Daydreaming
    cagla Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 484 W: 6 N: 621] (4342) *



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2009-08-11 2:16] [+]
    Merhaba,

    Very nice portrait indeed!
    Thanks for the note too.

    Regards,
    Sergey

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Big Ben

    Big Ben
    Procrasticus (4)



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2009-08-11 2:10]
    Hi Bob,

    Every detail on the tower is well seen.
    Nice shot!

    Regards,
    Sergey

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Cobweb over peaks

    Cobweb over peaks
    emmma (142)



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2009-08-11 2:08]
    Hi Emma!

    Wonderful atmospheric effect here!
    Good job!

    Sergey

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: 2 ducksVoigtlander Bessa R3A

    2 ducks
    ben4321 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1801 W: 133 N: 2077] (9875)



  • Great

    sekl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 175] (2063) [2009-08-06 2:20]
    Ben,

    Nice portret and good notes.
    I guess it was difficult to focus the camera properly in this atmosphere :)

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Scarborough BluffsCanon  EOS 300D

    Scarborough Bluffs
    paprika-jancsi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 304 W: 22 N: 45] (2349)



  • Good

    AdrianW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 1144 N: 354] (2274) [2008-10-05 21:39] [+]
    Nice shot Janos! The sky's interesting, with lots of high wispy Cirrus clouds, and the pink tint to them adds just a touch of all three primary colours to your composition.

    The sandstone bluffs make an interesting backdrop; and the trees towards the centre of the frame are nice too.

    Compositionally I think I'd have liked a more obvious focal point; there are lots of elements here, but unfortunately to me they seem to be vying for attention, rather than forming a coherent story. If the sandstone is the subject, personally I'd like it to be more prominent in the composition I think. I might be tempted to crop the lower quarter off the bottom, as the cars in the car park don't add positively to the composition IMO. That said, composition is very much subjective, and how I see something can be very different to how anyone else will see it!

    Something's not right technically though, unfortunately I'm having a hard time pinning it down precisely. The highlights on the trees seem to lack detail; particularly towards the right hand edge. Oddly the histogram looks reasonably sane; although you've slightly overexposed the sandstone itself, it's not a major issue for the majority of it. The histogram doesn't look chopped either, but it feels like a solarization/quantization type effect. Interestingly if you convert it to 256 colours, then there's very little change to the image; I'm wondering whether it accidentally got converted at some point? How did you process it?

    P.S. Deleting your pictures is one way to guarantee no-one will visit them; martyrdom awaits you ;)

    P.P.S. Panoramic format images are always a hard sell on the Trek sites and Flickr; as a 150px width thumbnail shows a lot less detail for panoramas. I'm sometimes tempted to shoot for square for that reason!

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