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  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: The Last Indian Summer WalkNikon D70

    The Last Indian Summer Walk
    Tavo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 8 N: 163] (587)

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-04-18 6:57]
    As you wrote, this magnificient photo didn't require any editing due to the beauty of the colours provided by nature itself. Stunning contrasts and textures with slivers of blue shining through. Well done.

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Buda CastleCanon PowerShot S400

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

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-04-18 6:43] [+]
    Nice work, you rarely see the palace from this Western angle, it is normally from Gellert hill or the Pest bank, well done on going to uncharted territory!

    However, I don't understand why you decided to go for the black and white, I don't think it adds anything to the picture, indeed I think it takes away.

    Check out my picture of the palace and church from the Pest bank at night, and tell me what you think!

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Japanese beautyCanon EOS 10D

    Japanese beauty
    Hanso2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 0 N: 119] (633) *

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-01-07 12:08]
    Nicely taken.

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: Espoo beach in December

    Espoo beach in December
    Linuska (8)

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-01-07 2:35] - [workshop] [compare]
    Hey Paulina,

    I really liked this photo - interestingly, I took a similar one in another Scandinavian Country last Summer. I did a workshop on this photo to improve the colours and sharpness and make it more appealing. Please tell me what you think. http://www.trekearth.com/workshops/1164913/photo171703.htm

    Very nicely taken though.

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: Romancing the GreensCanon EOS 30D

    Romancing the Greens
    abdul218 (59)


    michmcquinn (23) [2010-01-07 2:21] [+]
    This is a very surreal photo, I can't work out exactly what is going on. Don't get me wrong, it is very nice. What does it show and how did you compose it please?

    Thanks, M

  • ChinaChina
    Title: A Scenic Spot in Lijiang

    A Scenic Spot in Lijiang
    petewong (49)

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-01-06 3:12]
    What wonderful scenery! You have managed to get a very old feel on this photo with whatever camera you are using. I like that you haven't really produced it to much, you have let the scenery speak for itself. The greens and the blues are just wonderful. And the trees are beautiful. Well done on finding such an interesting POV.

  • IranIran
    Title: The Journey Of  Stone

    The Journey Of Stone
    golnazgol (55)

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-01-05 7:37] [+]
    Hey Goli,

    You critiqued a photo of mine, so I thought I would return the favour.

    I see you like to take minimalist photos of interesting patterns and textures. This is probably one of your better ones. I like how even all these rocks are hagged and different shapes, they are all holding each other up. I would like to think of this as a symbol for human beings - we are all different - different shapes, different colours, but we should be able to hold each other up and support each other in the same way that these rocks are... what do you think?!

    Nice work, keep it up!

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: The RidersCanon 450 D

    The Riders
    areque Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 23] (267) *

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-01-05 7:23]
    I like this photo for all of the things you mention in your note. The vivid colours of the native people and horses. The mist mystically sinking around the base of the volcano. The moon-crater-like volcano. Well captured.

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Victoria Harbour - SunsetCanon 450D (Digital Rebel XSi)

    Victoria Harbour - Sunset
    xela (5)

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-01-05 7:18] [+]
    Really nice capture. I wish I had taken a shot like this while I was there! Although I did get a stunning night shot from the top of Victoria Peak. I'll probably upload it tomorrow you should check it out.

    I would probably crop the left side of this photo out. It is just blackness after all, and it doesn't really add much to the photo. But only a small sliver of it, beacuse I do like how the picture gradually takes form from left to right. Well done, keep up the good work.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Days of rainCANON  EOS 400D

    Days of rain
    Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5063 W: 58 N: 12115] (51290)

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-01-05 6:00]
    I like how the movement of the sea is frozen in time by this photo, and the sea creates some very strange shapes in the close right of the picture. I do not think the photo is oversaturated, in fat I really like all the colouts. The two people on the beach really make the photo. They look so small and insignificant compared to the great power of the sea. That man in white staring out is an interesting point. I wonder, what could he be thinking of as he looks out at that beautiful sea?!

    Well done on finding such a great POV.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: 1000 ballonsCanon DRebel (300)

    1000 ballons
    Plumeur70 (199) *

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-01-05 5:52]
    Je vais ecrire en anglais pour me mieux exprimer.

    What I like about this photo is the contrast between the crowds on the ground and the freedom of the balloons in the sky. I don't generally like to put a metaphor to a photograph, however I think this one merits it. Looking at this photo, I feel as though all the crowded humans on the ground are looking up at those free balloons and thinking to themselves "wow, I wish I was up there and free"!

    I don't know whether you meant to capture that feeling or not, but that is what I see. On another note, very well composed, perhaps you could add a bit of a light, especially on the bottom, and perhaps a bit more saturation of colours. Good work.


  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Sunset in SamothraceNikon D50

    Sunset in Samothrace
    slayoo Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 15 N: 80] (644)

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-01-05 5:41]
    Hi Sywelster,

    The pale orange sun sinking over those hills is superbly captured, and the colours mirrored in the sky and the sea.

    Very nicely captured.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Music of Thurso

    Music of Thurso
    Malyshev Gold Star Critiquer [C: 353 W: 2 N: 7] (2522)

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-01-05 5:28]
    Hi Yuri,

    Would you mind telling me when you took this photo please? I have a funny feeling that the tall piper in the middle may either be me or my brother! Was it a very cold day, and is there a large boat at the pier?

    You see, I am from Thurso and I played in the Junior Pipe Band, and I think I remember this!

    Many thanks,

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: Golden SunsetCanon 450 D

    Golden Sunset
    areque Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 23] (267) *

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-01-04 6:41] [+]
    Wow. Stunning sky, with beautifully defined clouds and wonderful colours. The thing that really strikes me about this photo is that the colour of the sky is cast over the whole of the photo. I wonder whether this is natural, or it was edited a bit? Either way, it is a beautiful effect. The men with their boat breaks up the horizontal lines of the sea and sky nicely, and is an interesting point.

    Furthermore, your note is excellent and encompasses the idea of Trekearth - that is to teach people about the world through photography. This photo has definitely inspired me to go to Indonesia.

    Great work.

  • EgyptEgypt
    Title: Inside a mosque

    Inside a mosque
    martacesarska (11)

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-01-04 6:31]
    The movement of the running/walking boy is an interesting contrast to the stillness of this mosque. I think your lens may have distorted the top right hand corner - and I find it slightly distracting, it could probably be touched up pretty easily in photoshop. But nice work, keep it up.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Balance Rock  At Sunset

    Balance Rock At Sunset
    Andrewp (1) *

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-01-04 6:25]
    I love how in this photo even though you can't see the sunset, you get this implicit feeling for the sun setting. The rocks seem to be basking in this last bit of sunlight, and their red colour contrasts well with the blue of the sky. Perhaps if you could bring out the foreground slightly more, but then again maybe not - it seems to accentuate the fiery red of the stones. Very nice photo. Welcome to TrekEarth and keep up the good work!

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Porto Koufo - Sithonia

    Porto Koufo - Sithonia
    Sacaffiore (5)

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    michmcquinn (23) [2010-01-04 6:18] [2]
    You have captured the contrast between that beautiful deep blue and the shallower waters very well. The piece of land adds a necessary contrast to the water. It would have been nice to see something breaking up the horizontal lines across the picture, however as the title says you have captured these colours magically!

    Oh, and welcome to TrekEarth, keep up the good work!

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