Old Car - 2015 - 7 by pierrefonds (60320)
ChrisJ (104127) 2015-08-28 5:57
The old car looks almost vintage even though it only dates from the 80's. Good sharpness and well framed and composed with plenty of breathing space right around. I might have cropped 1/2 of the fg for a more wide angled panoramic crop. Tfs.
Douarnenez postcard by fds (8828)
ChrisJ (104127) 2015-08-28 5:54
The rust red ship in the river is eyecatching and sets up an immediate warm cold color contrast against the bg blue sky. Good sharpness and nice repetition of the moored boats at right. A superb high vantage point. The yacht at left in the bottom corner adds strong lead in lines and dynamism with its diagonal alignment. Tfs.
It's Jacaranda blossom time by ikeharel (62855)
ChrisJ (104127) 2015-08-28 5:51
Although native to South America, these jacaranda trees also grow well in east coast Australia from about Sydney north into Queensland. They flower in October and remind students it's time to study for the looming exams! Good color, sharpness and saturation. I like the wide angled panoramic crop. Tfs.
After a long hard climb by lousat (82472)
ChrisJ (104127) 2015-08-28 5:48
It's reassuring that there is an emergency clinic at the top of the steep stairs! They need one in Stepanplatz in Vienna, which has over 330 steps. I visited Tallinn last year and liked it a lot. The tower at left and the newly refurbished Orthodox church at right add complementary focal points and frame the image well. Tfs.
Canal of Aveiro by Matyas (8902)
ChrisJ (104127) 2015-08-28 5:42
The canal, boats, bridge and color are all reminiscent of Venice. Fantastic reflections with good color, sharpness and saturation. Superb warm cold color contrasts between the red, yellow and blue sky. The red and cyan colors enhance the effect. Tfs.
Cooling down by ktanska (25881)
ChrisJ (104127) 2015-08-28 5:39
A fabulous alpine lake but the water must be just above freezing point is they are wading rather than swimming. Still a lovely spot on a warm to hot summer's day. A marvellous backdrop of forested and even snowcapped peaks. Good sharpness and framing. Tfs.
Le sapin de la colline by Nicou (129967)
ChrisJ (104127) 2015-08-28 5:36
A wonderful bucolic scene with the contented-looking cows well dispersed around the frame. Good sharpness and the lush yellow green meadows contrast well against the blue sky to give a nice warm cold color contrast. The big conifer tree makes a fine focal point. Excellent composition and framing. Tfs.
Reflections by emka (86341)
ChrisJ (104127) 2015-08-28 5:32
Fantastic reflections and the clarity of the pristine looking water is superb. The fg flowers adds depth and layering as well as a welcome splash of color and a partial frame. Good repetition of the pier pylons. The fishing boat and dinghy add focal points. Tfs.
Toward Christus Gardens by mcmtanyel (16581)
ChrisJ (104127) 2015-08-28 5:23
Fantastic warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue and yellow, and the red path, with excellent sharpness. The people animate the scene. Good saturation and effective tight framing. The Corinthian style neo Greco-Roman columns add interest and repetition. Tfs.
Myrina's port. by danos (90257)
ChrisJ (104127) 2015-08-28 5:18
There must be a different island for every day of the year in Greece and then some! I've been fortunate enough to visit a couple dozen of them. Visitors and locals are spoilt for choice! Wonderful reflections with good sharpness and saturation, with nice repetition of the colorful moored boats. Tfs.