View of Caminha by stego (22866)
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-23 2:11
A splendid high pov with good sharpness and vibrant colour and saturation. Nice repetition of the white parasols in the central piazza. I like the wonderful warm vs cold colour contrast between the blue sky and the red roofs. The row of houses at left add deep lead in lines and perspective along the adjacent street. Tfs!
Summersplash at the old market by fritzi007 (2776)
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-23 2:08
I would have straightened this and panned a little more upward to include breathing space around the head of the mermaid. Nice motion blur of the splashing water with good sharpness and excellent colour and saturation. The bg paintings on sale add interest and authenticity to this superb daily life scene. Tfs!
Faces from Northern Turkey - II by mesutilgim (80100)
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-23 2:04
A superb head and shoulders portrait with good sharpness and excellent partially diffused lighting. Superb shadow detail and effective tight cropping. His black and white attire adds a nice graphic element. Perfect sharpness on the old mans face and eyes. Good bokeh and oof colors top right. The diagonal head covering or shawl adds dynamism. Tfs!
No photos!! by emka (73365)
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-23 1:59
A superb daily life photo with the added bonus of the agitated looking fish monger! Good use of a shallow dof with excellent sharpness (no, not the knife) & good motion blur of the frenzied hand of the man holding the blurred fish knife. The fg red fish add a nice splash of colour. Tfs!
Hidden temple by PaulVDV (20477)
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-23 1:54
The colorful facade of the small temple is eye catching amongst the uniform green and reddish pink Spring colours of the forested hillside. The diagonal slope of the hill adds dynamism. Excellent shadow detail and sharpness. Good aerial perspective top right. Tfs!
Silent witness by PaulVDV (20477)
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-23 1:50
I went and saw this in 2006 when I was living in adjacent South Korea. A Canadian peace activist was playing the old John Lennon song 'Imagine' when the Iraq war was still raging. A thought provoking post and the mirrored reflection is superb. I was struck by how indiscrimiante the carnage was. Schoolchildren, cats, dogs, horses and even the trees were all collateral damage. This must never happen again. Tfs!
Sahil Park by kasianowak (4940)
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-23 1:45
A superb nocturnal shot of the fountain with good sharpness and excellent graphism. Nice motion blur of the water jets & well composed using the rule of thirds. The illuminated bg wall adds a welcpme splash of colour to the shot. Good density levels also. Tfs!
Rower's face expression #2 by ikeharel (52383)
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-22 1:33
The diagonal axis of the kayak adds dynamism. Nice reflections in the water with good sharpness and the facial expression on the rower is one of determination and endurance. The bright blue shirt stands out well against the softer pastel colours too. Tfs!
Not far from the umbrellas... by adores (34432)
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-22 1:28
Looks like the person depicted is covered in ants or bees. A fine abstract shot with wonderful warm cold colour contrasts between the yellow & blue colours. Well framed and composed. Excellent density levels and graphism. Tfs!