On the spiral stairs by emka (86535)
ChrisJ (104347) 2015-09-02 13:43
Good to have some people on the stairs to provide scale in this superb b&w image of the spiral staircase. Excellent sharpness with good textural and tonal details. Effective tight framing and no part of the image wasted. I like the shadowplay too. Tfs.
Weather beaten by jean113 (2582)
ChrisJ (104347) 2015-09-02 13:40
Good use of a shallow dof with the selective focus on the moss encrusted and rusted old gate. Excellent sharpness and well framed and composed. Excellent textural and tonal details with good colour and saturation. Tfs.
Ascoli Piceno - Cattedrale by Silvio1953 (130430)
ChrisJ (104347) 2015-09-02 13:19
The man in the yellow shirt to the right of the fountain and the man to the left set up a good warm cold color contrast. I like the split into shadow at right and sunlight at left. The ornately decorated fountain makes a fine focal point. Tfs.
Oculus by worldcitizen (7622)
ChrisJ (104347) 2015-09-02 13:03
Missed this one. Amazing repetition of geometric patterns with effective and efficient tight framing. The green color tint works well here. Looks like something from a sci-fi flick but it's practical and it can get dark and gloomy 4 floors down without it. Tfs.
the living end by BennyV (14383)
ChrisJ (104347) 2015-09-02 8:49
I love the arrows of color pointing in the same general direction of forward movement as the motorcyclist. The various bright and cheerful colors are eye-catching too. Good sharpness and a fine decisive moment. Tfs.
Saline dello Stagnone by mauro61 (52733)
ChrisJ (104347) 2015-09-02 8:44
So it's not only Greece and Holland that have windmills! Italy has them too. Good sharpness and the fg vegetation adds depth and layering. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the red triangular peak of the windmill, the yellow red walls, and the blue sky. Superb reflections. Tfs.
for Heroes by iulian (87)
ChrisJ (104347) 2015-09-02 8:36
A nice dedication to the fallen heroes of WWI in eastern Romania. The cross is quite big and the people provide scale. Excellent sharpness and well framed and composed. The darker toned cross also sets up a nice graphic element against the lighter toned sky. Tfs.
San Sebastian by rychem (28111)
ChrisJ (104347) 2015-09-02 6:38
Perspective has been well managed with no discernible lens barrel distortion either side. A pleasant diffused light with good sharpness and a wonderful warm vs cold color contrast between the pale blue grey sky and the yellow sandstone building. Tfs.
Full South by chrisnet (22486)
ChrisJ (104347) 2015-09-02 6:36
Fantastic symmetrical reflections in the mirror-like surface of the water, with good sharpness, density levels and saturation. The fg vegetation frames the scene nicely and provides depth and layering. The sunlit patch at right contrasts well against the shadowed area at left. Tfs.
A moon-face terrain by ikeharel (62989)
ChrisJ (104347) 2015-09-02 6:33
The lunar moonscape of the Mt Etna lava and ash fields is well depicted in this superb image. Good sharpness and smart choice of a vertical format. The pale reddish yellow at the bottom contrasts well against the soft blue sky. Tfs.