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tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1780 W: 411 N: 6453] (26146) [2017-10-06 5:57] [+]

Hello Bev,

What a pretty place! I like your composition with the lamppost perfectly placed, holding the picture together perfectly. Good soft light and fine colours too.

I wonder who was the old person you saw staggering? And I hope you walked along this precarious quayside before you went for your drink!

Beautiful!

Kind Regards,

John.

P.S. I see that you now have a Fuji XT-1. I've read that they are excellent cameras and I can imagine they are much easier and lighter to carry than a big bulky DSLR. Are you enjoying it?

tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1780 W: 411 N: 6453] (26146) [2017-06-28 1:59] [+]

Good morning Bev,

Two lovely photographs with lots of mood provided by the heavy dark clouds which contrast so well with the bright yellow fields beyond the wetlands. I can fully understand your dilemma regarding which photograph to submit as your main one but both are equally impressive. For people who love photographs including people, your workshop photograph will be the more appealing, especially as the foreground is "lifted" by the presence of that man with the bright red bobble hat and gloves!

In each picture, lovely light and contrasts, glorious colours and exceptional details and sharpness.

Excellent!

Kind Regards,

John.

tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1780 W: 411 N: 6453] (26146) [2017-06-25 13:48]

Hi Craig,

Six months' absence from TE is just too much for me so now I must make an effort to get back to critiquing and maybe posting one or two pictures of my own! Truth be told, I don't seem to have been out and about with my camera for some time - so I must get back to that!

Anyway, this photograph caught my eye and I love it! The colours and the textures in the walls of that crumbling building are simply divine and the old fella strolling past with his bright pink shirt is perfectly placed in the frame.

A fine composition with lovely rich colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

Fabulous!

Kindest Regards,

John.

tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1780 W: 411 N: 6453] (26146) [2017-06-16 4:25] [+]

Ciao cara Lisa,

I spotted this shot here on TE and was immediately reminded of our lovely meeting in May last year in Ardnamurchan! I'm so sorry that I've been absent from TE for six months - no real excuse other than I seem to have been busy with other things - so now is the time to renew my friendships here again and brush the dust off my camera.

This is a lovely peaceful shot with fine natural colours and you have caught this delightful pony in a lovely serene natural pose. I'll send you an email as my email address has changed. Hope you and yours are all well.

Kindest Regards,

John. xx

tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1780 W: 411 N: 6453] (26146) [2017-06-16 2:09] [+]

Hello Bev,

Although I've been busy with lots of other things (how come we retired folk seem to have so little free time on our hands?), I did see your picture of Wellington's statue yesterday and did start to look through some of my own pictures from Edinburgh in June of last year in the hope of finding something I could post. I saw this fellow too but you beat me to it!

A lovely shot, clear and sharp with good natural colours and very well taken on the spur of the moment on what was a pretty dull day. Super!

Not been out much with the camera of late but six months is just a bit too long to be absent from TE and I must get back to all my friends again!

Take care. I'll send you an email.

Nice candid shot of our little group leaving the castle too!

Kindest Regards,

John.

tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1780 W: 411 N: 6453] (26146) [2016-12-11 3:43] [+]

Hello Gert,

I'm sorry I've been absent from TE for a couple of weeks but you should certainly make no apology for the quality of this scan - I think it's remarkably good and, not only that, this photograph is indeed a treasure - a wonderful image of this historic city at a time when ordinary people went about their daily lives in peace and before it became a site of destruction, human suffering, starvation and massacre.

And from the photographic point of view it is a finely composed image too with the tall minaret and the dome beside it perfectly placed in the frame. A true reminder of once peaceful times in Syria.

Excellent!

Kind Regards,

John.

tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1780 W: 411 N: 6453] (26146) [2016-12-10 11:15]

Ciao cara Lisa,

The thought of you bounding across the Highland moors chased by a group of marauding goats is certainly inspiring but this photograph is equally so - although the goats here seem to be gazing at you with admiration and wonderment and don't look the slightest bit threatening. But perhaps there was a fence between you and them which we can't see in this photograph!

A lovely photograph, so typical of the Highlands with the windswept grass, the old whitewashed cottage, the cloud sky and, of course, the black hairy goats. Lovely light and colours and excellent details and sharpness.

Lovely!

Kindest Regards,

John.

tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1780 W: 411 N: 6453] (26146) [2016-12-09 3:26]

Hello Bev,

Oh, what a lovely photograph! I'm so jealous that you managed to capture such a lovely picture of this little baby wren and so nice that it sat for just a little while in Len's workshop for you to take this fine image.

In general, light in workshops isn't that good - so very well done for managing to take such a fine picture in poor lighting conditions.

Beautiful!

Kind Regards,

John.

P.S. I've been a bit busy too so must also apologise for not having been around on TE for a couple of weeks. And, not only am I jealous of this photograph but, having recently bought myself a spanking new compressor, I've got my eye on those air tools of Len's on which your little wren is sitting! :)

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Title: Fireman PV
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jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23238 W: 523 N: 38452] (166556)

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tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1780 W: 411 N: 6453] (26146) [2016-12-09 3:11]

Hello John,

An interesting note and a beautiful portrait of this lovely man whose face expresses the experience of many years of faithful service as a fireman. You have captured his relaxed pose perfectly with excellent eye contact, fine composition, lovely true colours and exceptional details and sharpness.

Beautiful!

Kind Regards,

John.

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jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23238 W: 523 N: 38452] (166556)

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tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1780 W: 411 N: 6453] (26146) [2016-11-21 0:54]

Hello John,

This is a stunningly beautiful photograph, very well composed and taken from the perfect viewpoint and capturing the true beauty and spirit of autumn and its glorious medley of colours.

I love how the bright early morning sunlight streams through the trees and the soft mist surrounding them and lights up the red and golden fallen leaves on the forest floor. A perfect place to enjoy a walk on such a gorgeous day!

A lovely and pleasing composition with fabulous light and colours, perfect exposure and, as always, stunning details and sharpness.

Beautiful!

Kind Regards,

John.