summer in Val d'Orcia by fds (7242)
ChrisJ (94462) 2014-07-30 4:32
The honey colored straw, hay-bales and stubble contrast superbly against the blue sky. Fantastic density levels that have given perfect exposure levels with clean blacks and whites as well as good saturation. Excellent depth and repetition of the bales. Bella weekend!
Palais episcopal by Sergiom (53823)
ChrisJ (94462) 2014-07-30 4:29
The diagonal path alongside the old stone church adds lice lead in lines and perspective as well as dynamism on account of its tilted axis. Nice pastel colours with superb warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue. Bon weekend!
Merendree Canal I by jhm (134518)
ChrisJ (94462) 2014-07-30 4:27
The red roofs at left and orange embankment at right contrast well against the blue sky and its reflection in the mirror like surface of the canal, broken only by the moving boat. Good sharpness and saturation. I like the repetition of the cloud patterns in the sky. Tfs!
Xewkija by snunney (78821)
ChrisJ (94462) 2014-07-30 4:24
A superb warm vs cold color contrast between the blue sky and the reddish brown terrain in the fg. Good sharpness and the triple domed church in the bg makes a good focal point and centre of interest. Good result from a moving vehicle! Tfs!
Beauties by miumiu (4644)
ChrisJ (94462) 2014-07-30 4:19
Nice color contrasts between the green leaves and blue magenta flowers. I like the repetition of the flowers and the shallow dof yet still with good sharpness on the flowers. Effective tight framing and well composed. Have a great weekend!
"Water dog" by miumiu (4644)
ChrisJ (94462) 2014-07-30 4:17
At first I thought it was a statue purposely built for some ancient rescue perhaps? Then I noticed it was a real dog! Love the turquoise cyan colour of the Mediterranean Sea here. Good sharpness & saturation. The little wave in the fg adds depth. Tfs!
Harvest Time at Coldridge by williewhistler (12122)
ChrisJ (94462) 2014-07-30 4:12
The multiple pyramids of straw at right steal the show here and I might have been tempted to zoom in a little or crop. But this is fine a is. The curved green grass path with tyre tracks adds nice lead in lines and deep perspective. Good sharpness and color saturation. Tfs!
Palais de Chaillot by asajernigan (20117)
ChrisJ (94462) 2014-07-30 4:03
A nice symmetrical composition and a fine aerial view of Paris with the curved Palais de Chaillot making a splendid bg focal point. I have a similar shot in my gallery. Nice contrast between the greenery of the parks and the densely clustered urban buildings. Tfs!
4 by timecapturer (44493)
ChrisJ (94462) 2014-07-30 3:38
At first glance it looks a little apocalyptic, like the smouldering towers of the WTC on 9/11. A superb upward pov with good sharpness and the clock makes a fine focal point. Dramatic light & tonal contrasts. Perspective has been well managed. Tfs!
Réveil de la Dent de Morcles by Nicou (115370)
ChrisJ (94462) 2014-07-30 3:26
A nice 'big sky' shot with the jet trail in this superb minimalist shot. Good sharpness and I like the shaft of sunlight illuminating the uppermost peaks at right. Excellent shadow detail and composition. Good graphism and light contrasts. Tfs!