Front View of Sikandra - Agra (UP) by swapankumarroy (2779)
ChrisJ (95742) 2014-11-23 20:09
The red facade and arches contrast nicely against the blue sky. Good sharpness and a fine overview shot. The fg path adds lead in lines and perspective. I like the wide angled, panoramic crop. The palm trees book-ending the shot add symmetry and frame the scene as well as adding a tropical look. Tfs!
Shadows play on the Yarkon river by ikeharel (55230)
ChrisJ (95742) 2014-11-23 20:06
Looks like a scene from Australia! Especially with thge eucalyptus trees. Nice reflections and the curve of the stream adds good lead in lines and perspective. I like the shadow play in the water. Good idea to exclude the white sky as much as possible. Tfs!
Knitting in Rostov by emka (76305)
ChrisJ (95742) 2014-11-23 20:03
I love the light and warm colours and sense of tranquility here. Good sharpness and excellent use of diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. The religious frescoes are amazing. The woman seated adds life to the scene. Tfs!
Les apothicaires by papagolf21 (84690)
ChrisJ (95742) 2014-11-23 20:01
A good downward pov with excellent sharpness and diffused light yet still with good contrast and saturation. The old chemist or pharmacy certainly looks archaic! The mortar and pestle are a nice touch. Good museum shot. Can be difficult sometimes! Tfs!
Paris by berek (36370)
ChrisJ (95742) 2014-11-23 19:58
Looks like a miniature version of the Arc De Triumphe! I like the ornate sculptures and statuary adorning the arch. The people add scale and animate the scene. Good sharpness and the graffiti adds authenticity, though it mars the arch. Tfs!
Lac des Gaillands by PiotrF (6712)
ChrisJ (95742) 2014-11-23 19:55
Lovely symmetrical reflections in the mirror like lake of the trees and majestic snowcapped mountains, with good sharpness and saturation. The Rhone Alps looks like a transplanted slice of the Canadian Rockies or adjacent Switzerland! Tfs!
Kathmandu retailer by Miguel82 (22347)
ChrisJ (95742) 2014-11-23 19:44
A splendid daily life scene from Nepal of this charming street market. A good downwards pov and the slight tilt to the left adds dynamism and a shooting from the hip vibe. Not sure but the black plastic bag at left with the red looks like betel-nut, a mild narcotic which is chewed. It rots your teeth though. Tfs!
Festival of Flowers at Zojo-ji Temple by PaulVDV (21631)
ChrisJ (95742) 2014-11-23 19:29
Looks like you really enjoyed Japan! These colourful traditional kimonos make a superb subject and the girls seem reasonably obliging. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue costumes. The bg people walking by look drab in comparison. Tfs!
Temple roof by PaulVDV (21631)
ChrisJ (95742) 2014-11-23 19:26
The red pagoda roof of this Japanese temple contrasts superbly against the bg blue sky, with good sharpness enablig us to clearly pick out all the ornate sculptured details in the roof such as the Buddhist sign resembling a reversed swastika. Nice repetition of patterns and shapes. Tfs!
Parc naturel de Massaciuccoli by Cricri (104347)
ChrisJ (95742) 2014-11-23 19:23
This reminds me of Dalyan in Turkey again, except there is no wooden boardwalk like this just a procession of boats to get around to and from the beach. Nice reflections of the cauliflower clouds in the water at right. Good sharpness and perspective. Tfs!