Toilette d'une cane by papagolf21 (84602)
ChrisJ (95714) 2014-11-21 16:37
Excellent use of a shallow dof with very good sharpness on the duck preoccupied with preening and toiletries. Nice bg reflections in the water. Excellent textural and tonal details in its plumage. Effective tight framing with no wasted space. Tfs!
The statue pillar by jjcordier (75080)
ChrisJ (95714) 2014-11-21 16:34
Missed this one. Excellent density levels which have given punchy light contrasts and good saturation. Nice textural and tonal details. This would work equally well en n&b. Effective tight framing and I like the shadow play at right. Tfs!
Femunden by saxo042 (37218)
ChrisJ (95714) 2014-11-21 16:31
I was in Norway last September and lucked out on weather. I rarely saw clear blue skies like this! Good sharpness and the small dinghy with outboard motor makes a good focal point. Nice reflections in the limpid water too. A few clouds fill the empty space in the sky. Tfs!
St. Charles' Church by jurek1951 (41209)
ChrisJ (95714) 2014-11-21 16:27
The old church looks Greek Byzantine or Turkish Ottoman in design and shape which was a surprise for me as I saw nothing similar in Salzburg and Innsbruck. The bg snowcapped peaks make a majestic backdrop. I like the elevated pov. Tfs!
Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore by SnapRJW (30639)
ChrisJ (95714) 2014-11-21 16:23
I really enjoyed Florence when I visited last year and recognized this shot immediately! Nice use of the adjacent fg buildings to frame the bg dome of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Good sharpness and excellent colour and saturation. Wish I'd climbed the tower in hindsight. Tfs!
balade sur le mole des noires by besnard (52815)
ChrisJ (95714) 2014-11-21 16:16
I like the curving, 'c' shaped promenade leading the eye directly to the bg conglomeration of tightly packed buildings high on a hill. The people add scale and animate the shot. The blue sky contrasts well against the soft yellow ochre tones of the buildings and rampart walls. Tfs!
LUNG TA prayer flags by adidas5nb (4901)
ChrisJ (95714) 2014-11-21 16:10
Considering the high altitude, the sky looks perfectly natural to me and not necessarily over saturated at all. I have been to Nepal and the higher up you go the bluer and clearer the sky gets. It's the same in Bolivia and the high Andes. I like the colourful prayer flags framing the bg mountains in the shape of a slice of watermelon. Tfs!
Through the Boat Window - Chitrakoot(MP) by swapankumarroy (2745)
ChrisJ (95714) 2014-11-21 16:06
A very colourful daily life scene on the river, enriched by the garlands of marigolds. Good sharpness and I like the through view to the horizon nicely framed by the arching roof of the highly decorated boat. Good balanced symmetrical composition with nice diminishing linear perspective. Tfs!
Mirages by lousat (74853)
ChrisJ (95714) 2014-11-21 16:03
At first glace the blinkered horse appears to me admiring itself in the reflective puddle. But in reality it is probably hesitantly contemplating whether to have a drink or not. Nice reflection of the warm toned bg building against the blue sky. Tfs!
Mausoleo di Stanisław by carlo62 (30409)
ChrisJ (95714) 2014-11-21 15:52
I like the angled pov on the tomb showing both facets. A good exposure on the bright highlights with excellent sharpness and good saturation and density levels. I like the yellow Autumn foliage at left contrasting against the blue sky. Tfs!