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  • CanadaCanada
    Title: As a matter of choice...Nikon F100

    As a matter of choice...
    Polonaise Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1785 W: 111 N: 868] (5802) *



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-26 10:31]
    Hey George,

    Your work has its impression; it has its strangeness that makes it unique. The thing that captivates me about this particular photo is its character. You openly described it dumb and mediocre yet it motivates viewers like me to wonder. Your images are taken that goes ahead by instinct that is what you style is all about. Your make them your own like I remember one of your children series In the name of Rose.

    For this particular image different thoughts come to mind but one thing for sure its all about the desire for something. Just a train of thought not sure if I may say this but captured spur of the moment becomes part of a masturbation fantasy during or after the observation. What danger our eyes could make us do as we drift and interact with pleasure often unaware that they are being observed. Those green monkeys are very happy as well!

    Pozdrawiam

    Jie

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Faro SolitarioCanon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

    Faro Solitario
    Colombiana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 20 N: 569] (2957)



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-26 6:37]
    Hola Maryori,

    Creative use of B&W results to a dramatic visual that plays with the different shades of gray set. The dark clouds must have appeared dull in colour instead your interpretation makes it more inspiring using monochrome. Though there is a small portion in the sky which gave a little excess of 'high contrast' but I think this is what makes the highlight the entire scene...in every dark moment there is a brighter side.

    "Countless frustrations have not cowed me.
    I am still alive, vibrant with life.
    The black cloud will disappear, The morning sun will appear once again in all its supernal glory." -by Chinmoy


    All the best

    Jie

  • LaosLaos
    Title: A River of My Past

    A River of My Past
    Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-15 8:30]
    Hey Way,

    I agree on your thoughts: Traveling is not just about seeing new places and meeting new people. Its a chance to observe what others do differently without prejudice or judgment. It expanses our mind and broaden our knowledge, it lets us look at life from many different perspectives.

    Revisiting places that had atrocities reminds us what horrors humanity is capable of. The widespread and indiscriminate slaughter of innocent people. Even now somewhere around the world they're still not stopping the carnage happening. Sharing the stories behind each image makes the viewer remember why certain ethics or morals are important. With the beautiful imagery I hope it embrace back those who had fled or encourage travelers who like to discover and go beyond this place.

    The endless nature of political society will always haunt us...that's why some of us have to discover ourselves outside our motherland.

    Best Regards

    Jom

  • New ZealandNew Zealand
    Title: Sunrise over the Cape #Canon PowerShot S5 IS

    Sunrise over the Cape #
    gracious Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3529 W: 0 N: 5606] (20025) *



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-15 1:01]
    Hey Tony,

    Who makes any day as picture perfect as his 'gracious' Tony Ho! Your landscape images are effortless, you have one of the strongest visuals of NZ and beyond. You have endless landscapes and compulsively shooting beautifully that is. Lovely early morning shot, the golden light that blankets the horizon, fantastic 'cinematography' ultimately your exploration in nature will never end!

    Have a great one ;)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Quiet Reflection

    Quiet Reflection
    Colombiana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 20 N: 569] (2957)



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-15 0:15]
    Hola Maryori,

    There is an 'innate' feeling from your end that makes this image creative, expressive between the actuality of the world we all live in. The difficulty of self expressive may be elusive and difficult to capture during decisive moments. The capture while we walk or sit around calls for self-determination, in search for that 'hunt' that we can relate to the surrounding into an image.

    Birds are blessed with freedom so does Man. Though we are blessed differently as we carry on our daily lives. We follow what comes within and sometimes we live by choices we make. Those quiet reflections, wishful thoughts...no one could tell coz we are humans. Who wouldn't wish to fly but on second thought I remember a famous quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

    It is in this sense that street photography has its purity specially when it comes from the heart.

    Be well and Have A Great Weekend!

    Always ;)

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Indian InfluenceCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Indian Influence
    vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113) *



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-14 23:15] [+]
    Bonjour Vincent,

    Your 5D Mark II did quietly and behaved very well.

    You captured a daily life situation which resolved into a meaningful image. It may look like 'an ordinary day at a bread shop', but the thing is our everyday situations are beyond a photographer's influence. Daily life is different, images are be viewed as a challenge, the makings unknown, waiting to be put together by that unique capture between the onlooker and reality that makes photography an art.

    Sante ;)

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: - SACRED VIEW -

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



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-14 22:46]
    Hey Sayeed,

    Though the sacred 'weathered' flags seem flagged down, the spirits is filled in the air. The wide captures the great depth. I like the shape of the lake in the foreground, makes the eye wander around the scene way up to the mountains. I like the timing, the morning light that hints a cool atmosphere.

    Best Regards ;)

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Keep it within the Line

    Keep it within the Line
    Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436) *



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-14 22:35]
    Hey Way,

    Keeping it within the line that is training your eye to see shapes and 'tiny' people walking across this beautiful abstruct. I like the stunning colour that shapes the picture. Shaping using the perimeters of the sand dunes, the 'edge' that forms the basis of a successful shot that defines a fine and skillful photographer like you. I have nothing to say on its technicalities, the organisation is superb and needless to say you're an artist!

    Have A Great Weekend!

    :)

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Sending a message...Sony DSC W7

    Sending a message...
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5744 W: 64 N: 11341] (46939)



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-14 22:21]
    Hey 'adorable' Ana,

    Literally texting, texting and texting...technology these days makes one 'unsociable' preoccupied with communication wherever and whenever we are. I like the provocative sense of the shot. The significance of the action and milieu just gives influence to the entire visual weight. Not sure what those mobile/phone numbers are but I think they are some kind of 'classified ads'. Just a thought: Maybe he's the guy on duty recieving messages or the other way around...

    Best Regards,

    Jom

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Wild meadows in the Tatras mountainsCanon EOS 450D

    Wild meadows in the Tatras mountains
    wag Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 128] (659)



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-14 22:04]
    Hey Peter,

    I've gone through a quick browse in your gallery and you do 'feel' your photography. You have an 'eye' of variety that captures any that pleases you.

    Here you did a stunning capture using a good aperture value of f/16 enough to show sharp details from foreground and a slight 'blur' enough to see the background. Though a shallow depth of field can make you feel part of the picture less of the background details but can be quite subjective.

    Best Regards ;)

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Above the cloudsCanon EOS 450D

    Above the clouds
    wag Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 128] (659)



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-14 21:50]
    Hey Peter,

    Interesting 'occurance' of nature you've shared here. The composition is balanced and pleasing creating a visual attention by its shape. Nice 'horizontal' presentation showing wide proportion on the entire scenery.

    Best Regards ;)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Duomo rooftopOlympus Mju 400

    Duomo rooftop
    cootje Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 11] (128)



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-14 21:31]
    Hey Marco,

    Watching these careful details upclose results into a harmonious blend of byzantine, gothic spires, romanesque bearing witness to the mixed and eclectic ornamentation applied in architecture. Quite a good telephoto shot, well controlled perspective emphasising again on details which adds to the grandeur of the duomo itself. Well created and seen differently!

    Cheers ;)

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Happy birthday Rome!Nikon D 90

    Happy birthday Rome!
    rikko77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1038 W: 2 N: 1297] (10861)



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-06 21:00]
    Ciao Rikk,

    Visited The Vatican that morning hoping the receive the Pope's Sunday blessings. Unfortunately he was in Castel Gandolfo that day so we watched him through the giant screens around the Piazza San Pietro.

    I remember that Sunday - rain poured like dog and cats! I came across this event running around but didn't capture any shots. The thing about these 'gladiators' around Rome specially at the Colosseum they give tourist a 'show' if you get a chance. I witnessed a fight between a colleague over a pretty tourist. Though it wasn't like a re-anactment of those what happened inside the Colosseum but could be quite humorous seeing them fight over a petty thing.

    Anyway these Spaniards seem excited just to be in the event...Great shot - Happy Birthday Roma!

    Salute!

    Jie

  • ChileChile
    Title: cookie for "two years" partyNikon D 200

    cookie for "two years" party
    avene Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1587 W: 134 N: 2932] (12675)



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-04 21:20]
    Hey Kristine,

    A remarkable shot, excellent timing, I liked how you built this picture, the layers of shades and shadows both ground and sky how the whole thing comes into a good unity and exceptional result!

    Best Regards!

    ;)

  • CambodiaCambodia
    Title: Sampan

    Sampan
    THY Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 59 N: 100] (1659)



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-04 21:05] [+]
    Hey Mr. Yuen,

    You have featured a partly 'sunk' or leaking sampan with a bland background without any point of appreciation in terms of beauty BUT as you mentioned 'enjoy the composition' which I think makes a point, in other words makes a good implied division in technical terms. Not as stunning but I like the proportion and the relationship of spaces these sampans have in between that evokes my curiousity as I view from the thumbnail. Unusually strange, the muddy waters, almost monochromatic in terms of saturation giving a predictable effect. Again the compostion makes it all work very well.

    All the best!

    Jom

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The Longest Race

    The Longest Race
    Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-04 20:29]
    So obvious as to be a commonplace is that we look most at what interest us. Real or unreal we view on images that fascinates. A'trivial and artsy photograph'. I like the desaturated or neutral hues giving softness rather than flat IMO. Overall capture is remarkable; the composition shows its content which did attract my attention and gives that important weightings a factor in visual imagery. This intrigues the viewer, the state of the rock it is in, what it questions the mind of the wonder and sensation we get when we see the photograph.

    Best regards,

    Jie

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Morning Dog Walk

    Morning Dog Walk
    Colombiana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 20 N: 569] (2957)



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-05-04 19:54]
    Hola Maryori,

    I like the 'hip' shot, the low pov that favors the perspective both the moving subject and architectural details of the streets in Savannah. I like the graphic effect of B&W, a more serious presentation whilst the coloured version shows life with stunning colour hues giving a livelier feel to the surrounding. Both great versions to share!

    Always,

    Jie

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Coming For Me ?

    Coming For Me ?
    Colombiana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 20 N: 569] (2957)



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-03-29 12:36] [+]
    Hey Maryori,

    A little town party? That's a great musical event weekend you had back there...Tiesto is awesome! 2nd day of that dance event fell on Earth Hour. I hope they all switched off their lights at home and went to this event. Miami is full of life its like Vegas in the south, always a party place. I guess it's been a long time since I've been out dancing, partying, getting wasted and all!

    The image visualises someone just stepping out from a party who earlier had taken something or had too much to drink. The glare of lights hitting the eye just as light hitting the lens causing flare and ghostings.

    Always

    Jie

    Add this soundtrack:

    "They tried to make me go to rehab I said no no no.
    Yes I've been black but when I came back no no no.
    I ain't got the time and if my daddy thinks I'm fine.
    They tried to make me go to rehab I won't go go go."


    Amy Winehouse

  • PeruPeru
    Title: Train Of  FoolsCanon Ftb

    Train Of Fools
    Polonaise Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1785 W: 111 N: 868] (5802)



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-03-29 6:17]
    Hey George,

    I was dragged in by the title, then after reading the short story behind, 'What the...? The simplest of the shot, the ordinariness that make them so interesting with your short stories. The daily life of many people that many 'filty rich imperialists' people don't notice the beauty within their ordinary life. Those moments they stare and freeze into each other may appear inefficiency in service but rather something money can't buy...love!

    Like your cinematic approach in B&W, the grain effect makes it a classic!

    Pozdrawiam ;)

    Ji

  • South KoreaSouth Korea
    Title: envyyyyyCanon EOS 350D

    envyyyyy
    jang Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 51 W: 0 N: 32] (1300)



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    mphotographies Gold Star Critiquer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 388] (1976) [2009-03-29 5:55]
    Annyong Haseyo Jang!

    Interpretive imagery capturing what goes inside the child's mind. He's a child wanting to grow up owning or trying what we adults have. The thing is his scooter has more advantage, can carry it anywhere you go, no parking fees, maintenance-free and no gas!

    Best Regards!

    Ji

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