Faro de Anaga , for Edge by dta (67162)
ChrisJ (99180) 2015-03-01 3:06
The roofless concrete bunker like structure appears to have weathered a major storm in the distant past but the roof was not so resilient. The lighthouse makes a fine focal point. Excellent sharpness and effective tight framing. The horizon is well positioned away from the centre. Tfs.
Blue Bayou Country by edge (6275)
ChrisJ (99180) 2015-03-01 2:59
I got the same weird color prism effect through a train window in Norway even without the circular polarizing filter. The tilted horizon adds dynamism here. Good sharpness and the barrage or road bridge at right adds interest. Dramatic cloud patterns in the sky. I never made it this far east when I was in the US. Only AZ, UT, TX, CA, NV, NM, HW, CO. Tfs.
Beach of the cathedrals III by cornejo (32132)
ChrisJ (99180) 2015-03-01 2:54
Well composed with good colour, sharpness and saturation. What I do when I want to fill a white or overexposed sky with blue is to lasoo just inside the border of the dark areas (1/8 of an inch) then select highlights only in photoshop. That way there is no halo. The rock arch frames the scene well and the people provide scale. Tfs.
Sint Kruis XIV by jhm (139972)
ChrisJ (99180) 2015-03-01 2:48
Well composed using the rule of thirds. Doubly so because the water at the bottom is also in a 1/3 strip. Punchy light contrasts and perfect density levels that have given ideal saturation and lean whites with solid blacks. Nice repetition of the vertical lines of the saplings and trees. Tfs.
boat and cloud by ourania (32031)
ChrisJ (99180) 2015-03-01 2:45
A fantastic, semi abstract shot of the inverted reflection. Good warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue and it was a good decision to include part of the keel of the boat at the bottom. I like the distorted wriggly lines too. Good density levels and light contrasts. Tfs.
One night in Jaipur by federico (2529)
ChrisJ (99180) 2015-03-01 2:42
A superb blue hour shot from Jaipur with the yellow red lines of the spider web like motion blurred traffic setting up a wonderful warm vs cold color contrast against the blue tones. Good sharpness (especially difficult at night) and I like the starbursts from the long shutter speed and high fstop. Tfs.
In the shop in Humahuaca by emka (79807)
ChrisJ (99180) 2015-03-01 2:25
TE still is not accepting apostrophes so I have to type is not and does not rather than abbreviate them. Nice shot of the parrot but where are the pirates? (just joking). Colorful shot with excellent sharpness and superb use of a shallow dof. A pleasant diffused light and excellent density levels. The low light levels indoors have been well managed. Tfs.
Low tide and sandyatching by jemaflor (85428)
ChrisJ (99180) 2015-03-01 2:19
Nice reflections in the wet sand with good sharpness and saturation. Excellent repetition of the sailboards with their colourful sails. The lighthouse top left makes a good focal point. I like the wide angled, panoramic format and the composition using the rule of thirds for the horizon line. Tfs.
The Rocks Of Sedona by eldancer1 (28513)
ChrisJ (99180) 2015-03-01 2:05
Your note has disappeared in the upload. Happened to me and others too. Wonderful color and saturation and well composed. I am just missing a little more sharpness. Fantastic warm cold color contrasts between the yellow flowers, red rocky outcrops and the grey blue sky. Tfs.
Babushkas by snunney (84805)
ChrisJ (99180) 2015-03-01 2:01
I spent 3 weeks in eastern Russia and never once saw a babushka doll. Yet here they are in Melbourne Australia. It is funny the way things turn out sometimes. Good repetition and vibrant colour. The angled shopfront adds dynamism. Tfs.