strawberries by ourania (33535)
ChrisJ (100806) 2015-04-23 12:25
Marvellous warm cold colour contrasts between the red strawberries and blue wooden fg crate sides. The hand adds interest and provides a good diagonal lead in line from the top right corner. Excellent repetition of the delicious looking fruit. Tfs.
Sunset over the port. by danos (88303)
ChrisJ (100806) 2015-04-23 12:21
Nice repetition of the boats with good sharpness and excellent lighting with the sunbeams breaking through the clouds. Splendid warm cold color contrasts between the yellow and blue grey. I like the rippling sheen of silver on the water surface at left. Nice impressionist reflections. Tfs.
Tulip field I by jhm (141297)
ChrisJ (100806) 2015-04-23 12:17
Fantastic use of repetitive rows providing superb lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective with the added bonus of the colourful orange and red tulip flowers. Their warm colours contrast perfectly against the blue sky. The row of trees on the horizon line adds interest. Tfs.
INTO ANOTHER WORLD by ManuMay (35859)
ChrisJ (100806) 2015-04-23 12:13
Good sharpness and nice use of a frame within a frame within a frame, that reminds me of a mirroring effect. I like the warm cold color contrast btween the yellow green bg highlights and the magenta hues of the fg. The ornamental fountain makes a nice focal point. Tfs.
Douro Vineyards by snunney (86484)
ChrisJ (100806) 2015-04-23 12:09
One of the best landscapes Ive seen on TE for a while. Good reflections and superb sharpness, colour and saturation. Amazing repetition of the patterns and contours formed by the terraced vineyards. The terrain reminds me of Bali in Indonesia or Banaue in the Philippines, although not quite as lush. The inlet nicely funnels the eye towards the back. Tfs.
Silent Sentinels by delpeoples (53665)
ChrisJ (100806) 2015-04-23 12:00
So glad you made it over to W.A. I found the people there a little parochial, maybe even more so than Queenslanders! If anything doesn't work, it is usually the fault of those darned Easterners! Good sharpness and dramatic cloud patterns to enhance the sky. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the blue and yellow ochre hues. Tfs.
Castle of Leiria by Matyas (4050)
ChrisJ (100806) 2015-04-23 11:53
Effective tight framing with plenty of breathing space right around the imposing old castle. Good sharpness and realistic color and saturation. The person at centre right adds scale and animates the scene. The glimpse of the valley below at right adds interest. The green trees and grass provide a welcome additional splash of colour. Tfs.
blue windows by berek (40511)
ChrisJ (100806) 2015-04-23 11:48
Hasankeyf reminded me of a mini Capadoccia. Good shadow detail despite the strong backlight. Excellent sharpness and well framed and composed with no part of the screen wasted. Good textural details in the fg rocks which also add both repetition and depth and layering. Tfs.
Paris - 2012 - 66 by pierrefonds (58325)
ChrisJ (100806) 2015-04-23 11:43
The colourful gardens filled with purple, yellow and red flowers add a vibrant splash of color. Likewise the Autumns shades of gold of the tree at right. The dark trees and branches at right add a nice graphic element. Good sharpness and saturation. Tfs.
Wet asphalt by lousat (79151)
ChrisJ (100806) 2015-04-23 11:29
A fantastic reflection in the puddle, with good sharpness and nice repetition of the inverted, arched stained glass windows. Also a wonderful warm vs cold color contrast between the yellow orange facade of the building and the blue sky. Tfs.