Cavalcade by Sergiom (61092)
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-02 10:36
Good sharpness and the white horses with their very slight motion blur add dynamism and scale to the shot. The men with their distinctive circular hats in bright warm colors and the boy in blue add a lot to the scene. I like the repetition of the stone arches at left. Punchy lighting contrasts with good graphic elements. Tfs.
Punta Cana - 2014 - 15 by pierrefonds (57487)
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-02 10:32
Missing the warmer weather and beaches of aTurkey in July after viewing this superb Dominican seascape. This could easily pass for a beach in Australia. http://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=8&p=304495
I like the warm cold colour contrast between the pale red magenta sand and the deep cyan sea. Good to have the horizon level and off center. Tfs.
Temple of Evora by Matyas (1872)
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-02 10:22
Stupendous warm cold colour contrasts between the blue sky and the reddish yellow stone columns of the ancient ruins as well as the red roofs, with good sharpness. The man at left animates the scene and provides scale but there are some chromatic aberrations of red and cyan around him. The Greek Corinthian style columns are testament to the fondness of ancient Romans for all things Greek. Tfs.
Deduction by Gerrit (48230)
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-02 10:16
A good daily life scene from this Cuban barber shop. The Che Guevara poster adds place and context, although I think he was from Argentina? He was credited with playing a key role and inspiration for the Cuban Rebellion in the 1950s. Fantastic warm vs cold color contrasts between the yellow at centre and right and the blue at left and far right. The bright red chair and pale red magenta floor enhance the effect. Tfs.
Majestic Castle by mirosu (14452)
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-02 10:10
Nice inclusion of the half moon in the intense blue sky. The old German Castle atop the hill at right makes an immediate focal point. Good sharpness and saturation. I initially mistook the blue and white flag to be Greek. Punchy light contrasts with good graphic elements. Tfs.
Tombs of kings and not only... by Graal (97819)
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-02 10:06
I had a quick look at Wawel Castle when I was in Krakow but missed this, so tfs. I like the diffused light and symmetry in the composition with the 2 coffins either side. Excellent sharpness and the chessboard pattern of the fg floor adds nice graphic elements. The dual sides provide linear perspective and the woman add scale. Tfs.
Relaxing after the march by snunney (84847)
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-02 10:00
Thanks for bringing me up to date with Melbourne. I have not been there in decades as all of my relatives have now moved to Qld. I spent a lot of time in the city in the 1970s... every school vacation and well into my early working life as well up until the 80s. Nice contrasts between the old and new and the European flavour of Melbourne is self evident, at least compared with more American looking Sydney. Tfs.
Long view at Big Sky by GiovanniG (2658)
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-02 9:55
The blue sky sets up a superb warm vs cold color contrast against the fg yellow dried grasses or perhaps ripening wheat. Good sharpness and saturation and the shallow dof works well here graduating in sharpness towards the back. I like the flattened perspective from the zoom lens. The snowcapped mountains in the bg make a majestic backdrop. Tfs.
On the way to Yellowstone by GiovanniG (2658)
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-02 9:52
Exceptionally good sharpness allowing us to pick out the small distant waterfalls fed by the snow melt off the bg mountain. Smart choice of a vertical format with wonderful saturation and a dramatic tonal range in the cloudy sky. The green forested ridge in the fg resplendent with tall conifer trees adds depth and layering to the composition. I like the sunlight striking parts of the snowcapped bg peak. Tfs.
Details of architecture by Graal (97819)
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-02 9:47
Effective tight framing with colour that literally pops out of the screen. The orange, green and red magenta colors predominate. Good sharpness and saturation. Perspective has been well managed and the top bottom and sides are all level with no visible distortion despite a 22mm wide angled lens. Tfs.