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macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3020 W: 101 N: 5244] (20413) [2018-01-31 5:44]

Hi Stephen.
Very well framed photo with strong perspective effect and great depth. Excellent b/w rendition, which lends a certain ageless quality to the scene. Very well done.
Regards,
Andrew

macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3020 W: 101 N: 5244] (20413) [2018-01-31 5:41]

Hello Gert.
A fine way to end your series, with a picture of teeming masses snaking through the transit network on their way to or from work.I'm struck by their orderliness and neat appearance. So many people in the frame, but only a couple of faces to be seen - their struggle against the moving mass must have been difficult. The disappearance of the bridge lends a note of poignancy to your note. The colour's a little faded and flat, as it should be after 44 years!
Regards,
Andrew

macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3020 W: 101 N: 5244] (20413) [2018-01-31 5:33]

Hi Claude.
A pretty good effort at holding the camera steady for 4 seconds, although there's a little blurring apparent in the trees. The slow exposure gives rich colour tones to the morning sky, and the viewpoint provides a pleasing angle.
Regards,
Andrew

macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3020 W: 101 N: 5244] (20413) [2018-01-31 5:26]

Hi Paul.
Terrific photo, marvellous explanatory note. The inequality strikes one immediately from the view you have chosen for the main pic. But your note raises questions about how the work is organised so that all these garments and bedding items are returned to the right owners. I imagine the same amazing skills which are used to deliver lunches. It's all beyond our comprehension, I think. The WS shots add to the main one and lead me to wonder how long stuff lasts if it's being regularly beaten on a large stone!
Regards,
Andrew

macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3020 W: 101 N: 5244] (20413) [2018-01-31 0:15]

Hi Abmdsudi.
You're right about that very soft touch of contre-jour, which just gives a little lift to this photo, glancing as if does off the marvellous colours of the women's clothes. The woman's face is a picture of what I might call 'serene stoicism' as she goes about her day. The three figures make a nice small tableau.
Regards,
Andrew

macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3020 W: 101 N: 5244] (20413) [2018-01-31 0:11]

Hello Silvio.
A splendid photo. Great interplay of Winter light and shadow, but without losing detail - we can still see the trees in the shadow. You found yourself an excellent viewpoint for this picture of this little collection of houses with their church.
Regards,
Andrew

macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3020 W: 101 N: 5244] (20413) [2018-01-31 0:09]

Hi Jimmy.
Very interesting and delicate photo. You captured the light in these fragile webs very well; there's a strong sense of the early morning in this one. It's intriguing. Good exposure.
Regards,
Andrew

macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3020 W: 101 N: 5244] (20413) [2018-01-31 0:07]

Hi Ana.
A splendid photo! The monastery looks superb against the sky. and the musicians make a wonderful foreground. I like the expression on the man's face. There is hardly anything in this photo which tells us it was taken in the 21st century. It could have been taken 100 years ago, if they had had colour photography in those days! Very well done with a good note.
Regards,
Andrew

macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3020 W: 101 N: 5244] (20413) [2018-01-31 0:04]

Hello John.
I wondered where you'd gone for a few weeks there.
What a lovely scene, with a strong perspective effect, and touches of real sharpness on the cars and a few colours standing out in the midst of this misty-snowy scene. I like the footprints! Terrific neighbourhood shot. Thanks also for the WS shots, especially the one of the 'spreading' truck - I'd never heard of that before. Totally unnecessary in Australia, of course.
Regards,
Andrew

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macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3020 W: 101 N: 5244] (20413) [2018-01-30 23:59]

Hi Pawel.
One of the best 'old American car in Cuba' shots I've seen. We usually see the old cars, but not the cannibalism that keeps them running - one day there will be thousands of cars like this keeping just one good car going! I love your very low point of view, and the composition. The car is idle, but the street is full of life. Great b/w conversion.
Regards,
Andrew