One last glance at the lake Son Kol by kasianowak (7271)
ChrisJ (100840) 2015-04-26 12:34
Missed this one. A superb view of the scenic lake. The snowcapped mountains on the horizon make a majestic backdrop and the highlights in the fg snow have been well exposed. The human figure on horseback provides a focal point and animates the scene. Nice tonal and textural contrasts. Tfs.
Balykchy by kasianowak (7271)
ChrisJ (100840) 2015-04-26 12:09
Good sharpness and density levels, with the red brick gates and fg posts contrasting superbly against the blue sky. I like the dual star patterns on the fg iron gates. Good exposure on the bright highlights and the lighter toned minaret adds a graphic element against the darker tones of the bg blue sky. Tfs.
Signs of spring - X by mesutilgim (86718)
ChrisJ (100840) 2015-04-26 12:05
I like the nearly square format and the superb saturated blue sky backdrop. The flattened perspective from the zoom works well in this close up shot of the nesting storks. I also saw some of these birds in Selchuk. Punchy light contrasts with good density levels that have given solid blacks and crisp clean whites. Tfs.
La valle Spoletina by Silvio1953 (125725)
ChrisJ (100840) 2015-04-26 12:00
What picturesque and magnificent countryside! I like the high vantage point and repetition of patterns and shapes such as the trees and horizontal colour bands formed by the fields and the farmhouses. Sharpness is adequate and the softness gives this image the look of a painting. Tfs.
Source and Bridge by cornejo (33336)
ChrisJ (100840) 2015-04-26 11:45
The wall at left and the fence post at right nicely frame the bg bridge. Good sharpness, saturation and colour. Nice reflections in the water. The red roofs of the houses contrast well against the blue sky. The double arched stone bridge makes a superb focal point in the centre of the image. The forested hill provides a nice backdrop. Tfs.
Fields in the Barranco del Cercado by dta (68862)
ChrisJ (100840) 2015-04-26 11:37
Nice repetition of the palm trees with the 2 large fg trees either side nicely bookending and framing the shot. Good sharpness and excellent shadow detail. The ploughed, reddish brown soil contrasts well against the blue sky. The jagged bg mountains make a majestic backdrop. The views from the houses on the hill must be tremendous. Tfs.
Santiago de Cuba by Gerrit (49840)
ChrisJ (100840) 2015-04-26 11:28
I like the variety of colors, both in the facades of the buildings at left and the people in the street with their red, yellow. pink, purple and blue attire, amongst others. The people almost appear to be competing against the buildings! Good sharpness and excellent colour and saturation. Nice repetition of the vertical lines of the buildings. The power-lines are everywhere! The street with a dip at right adds lead in lines and perspective. Tfs.
Books for Bev by holmertz (42831)
ChrisJ (100840) 2015-04-26 11:14
I still have not been to Bulgaria. One of these days I will get there. A superb daily life scene from Sofia, with the colorful cardboard boxes in yellow and blue and the books adding to the palette. The cyclist at left animates the scene and provides scale. I would hate to be the salesperson if a rainstorm were coming! He would have to quickly move all the books inside! Tfs.
The Dangers We Photographer Face by eldancer1 (29495)
ChrisJ (100840) 2015-04-26 11:09
Unless the tripod is screwed onto solid bedrock, I would never leave the camera if a wave came in. I would rather get wet than have to pay $1000 for a new camera. I slipped and fell in Istanbul museum, and although my ankle was sprained, I cushioned and protected my camera as I fell. The camera was fine! I like the soft pastel colors and the repetition of the seagulls. Good sharpness and well framed. Tfs.