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Photo Critique
Portugal
Title: French window?Nikon D90
French window? (4)
polarfox (148)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-05-08 6:46]
Hi Oleg,

I like this shot very much. You have created a great illusion here and the exposure is excellent in what must have been difficult lighting.

Regards,

Nigel

Canada
Title: peek-a-booNikon D3100
peek-a-boo (20)
Jan9376 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 69 N: 354] (3539)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-05-02 6:16]
This is a lovely shot. It is very tricky getting pictures of these timid creatures and you have done this beautifully - great lighting too.

We have a nature reserve populated with Red Squirrels near where I live, and they are far less tame than their larger Grey cousins.

Canada
Title: Stunned sparrowNikon D3100
Stunned sparrow (22)
Jan9376 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 478 W: 69 N: 354] (3539)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-05-02 6:12]
Hi Jan,

This is a splendid shot - perfect colour and sharpness and a very cooperative subject!!!

I have had to remove my male Canary, Bert, to a separate cage from his mate while she sits on eggs (he would give her no peace) and he has a similar slightly cross look about him as your friend here!

Regards,

Nigel

United States
Title: bridge to nowhereNikon D 40
bridge to nowhere (4)
neetsfil Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 65] (1013)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-30 10:42]
Hi Philip,
This is a very unusual view... Not only does the bridge seem to go nowhere but it appears to go there over nothing!
I like images that make almost abstract art out of the environment, especially when it involves pieces of unused or derelict constructions.
Nicely observed and photographed.
Regards
Nigel

Denmark
Title: Apartment DogPanasonic Lumix DMC-FZ7
Apartment Dog (2)
mrmike1935 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 31 W: 0 N: 213] (4598)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-30 7:19] [+]
Hi Michael,

Looks like he wants to come down and play!

A nice humourous shot with just a touch of melancholy - well spotted.

Nigel

Belgium
Title: Brussels- City view
Brussels- City view (2)
kheshkiwaal Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10 W: 2 N: 71] (909)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-30 7:15]
Hi Aamer,

This is a viewpoint of Brussels I haven't seen before. Where were you you get this shot? It has good clear detail and is nicely composed.

Regards,

Nigel

United States
Title: SF PostcardCanon 5DII
SF Postcard (22)
rminkow Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-30 7:11] [+]
Hi Roger,

Well done for your perseverance in getting access to a great vantage point.

This image of an iconic landmark is excellent, all the more impressive if you managed to take it through a dirty window!

The lovely composition both makes your main subject stand out and also carries our eye to the Coit Tower in the BG.

I only know of these places from books, photographs and TV, and this is a really great shot. TFS

Regards,

Nigel

BTW, is that Alcatraz out in the water?

Germany
Title: Find the mistakeCanon EOS 40 D
Find the mistake (2)
cheekybugger (125)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-30 7:02]
Hi Michael,

I am amazed at how big they grow the Daffodils and dandelions in Hooksiel - what kind of fertiliser are they using?!

A cheerful, bright and humourous image.

Regards,

Nigel

France
Title: Edge decorated
Edge decorated (4)
fougere Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 23 W: 4 N: 23] (575)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-30 6:58]
What an unusual and imaginative way of presenting this small piece of garden.

I think this works rather well - and the azaleas are lovely!

Regards,

Nigel

Algeria
Title: Alone ?
Alone ? (26)
ddupre2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 457 W: 61 N: 215] (8136)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-30 5:02]
Hi Danielle,
This is a superb image, beautifully sharp with perfect light, colur and contrast.
Nigel

Italy
Title: old constructionNikon D700
old construction (4)
duemela (249)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-25 5:49]
Hi Luca,

This is a fascinating image - a very forebidding looking building given great atmosphere by your dramatic treatment.

Regards,

Nigel

Netherlands
Title: Paint shop anno 1935Nikon D300
Paint shop anno 1935 (26)
GreenBaron Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-25 4:15]
This is a nice shot Hans.

You did well to get detail in both interior and exterior, which must have been an exposure juggling act.

Regards,

Nigel

Indonesia
Title: Botanic gardens of BogorNikon D300
Botanic gardens of Bogor (12)
GreenBaron Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-25 4:12]
Hi Hans,

You don't half travel about!

This is a nice image and your note reminds me that I used to use Cokin filters 30 years ago with my old analogue cameras, not long after they were first made.

I have never thought of using them with my DSLR, as a few years passed in between! This may be the answer to some of my problems with the english sky and weather... I will rush out to the camera shop later today!

Thanks for reminding me...

Regards,

Nigel

Norway
Title: LightNikon D300
Light (20)
GreenBaron Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-25 4:00]
Hi Hans,

Great exposure and lovely detail in this shot.

These incandescent bulbs will become a thing of the past soon, and their low-energy counterparts don't have the same charm!

Regards,

Nigel

United Kingdom
Title: Oilseed RapeCanon EOS 20D
Oilseed Rape (10)
tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 93 N: 875] (4422)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-25 3:53]
Hi John,

I am fond of images that highlight the detail in something we see all around us and tend to ignore.

This is a spectacular piece of composition with great use of focus, and the frame (much to my taste) highlights the impact.

Regards,

Nigel

United States
Title:
"A Blessed Easter to You All" (18)
shelbeesmom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4128 W: 1096 N: 12722] (58278)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-25 3:50]
Hi Linda,

A lovely image and it fits your message nicely.

The light is great, with sumptuous colour saturation - that's analogue photography!

Regards

Nigel

Pakistan
Title: In Memories of Mr. Khalid Mehmood SSGC QNikon D200 DSLR
In Memories of Mr. Khalid Mehmood SSGC Q (4)
athlon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 4 N: 247] (2451)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-25 3:45]
Hi Abid,

A very simple and beautiful image, and a quiet tribute to your friend.

The name seems almost to float above the surface of the paper.

Best regrads,

Nigel

Canada
Title: nature and jazz
nature and jazz (2)
Trotte-image Silver Workshop Editor [C: 0 W: 0 N: 0] (48)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-25 3:41]
Hi Sylvie,

Composition here is really good - I am drawn to his eyes and then want to see what he is looking at!

Regards,

Nigel

Bulgaria
Title: Jeremy
Jeremy (4)
radolgc Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 32] (917)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-25 3:37]
Hi Rado,

Your portrait work is always excellent (something I am useless at!) and this shot, with soft, natural lighting is really lovely.
We can see every detail of the model's face, but it remains a gentle image.

Regards

Nigel

Malta
Title: The Landmark of VallettaNikon D70s
The Landmark of Valletta (24)
fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)


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Nigel_Smith Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 36 N: 193] (805) [2011-04-25 3:32]
This is lovely!

Perfect composition and the choice to show this in high contrast sepia gives it the timeless feel of an old engraving.

I also think the frame is just right to compement the scene.

Really great image.

The Note is also interesting and informative - it is frustrating to see interesting places and not know where they are or their significance!

Regards,

Nigel