The sun back to us! by jjcordier (73218)
ChrisJ (94784) 2014-08-20 0:33
Nice repetition of the sunflowers with a superb warm cold color contrast betweeen the yellow flowers and the blue grey sky. Good sharpness and saturation. Well composed using the rule of thirds with the horizon well positioned away from the centre. I like the slanted rays of sunlight emanating from the clouds top left. Tfs!
Malaga from above by emka (73139)
ChrisJ (94784) 2014-08-20 0:29
A superb high vantage point with good sharpness and the u shape of the bay nicely guides the eye around the image. Good color and saturation. I see an Australian gum tree or eucalypt top right! And some fg prickly pear native to central America. The repetition of the palms along the avenue adds interest. Tfs!
The mosque caretaker by lousat (72197)
ChrisJ (94784) 2014-08-20 0:25
Nice use of the arches as framing devices with the dark arch at the back well posaitioned over the vanishing point. The man in robes adds scale and animates the scene as well as adding context. Good sharpness and effective tight framing. Excellent side lighting and good shadow detail. Good textural detail. Tfs!
Escandinávia 2014 nº 8 - HOTELLEN ! by npecanhuk (60836)
ChrisJ (94784) 2014-08-19 12:18
Good density levels that have given punchy light contrasts and excellent exposure on both highlights and shadows. Excellent colour, sharpness and saturation. I like the deep perspective & lead in lines added by the grey path in the fg, and the people add scale. The yellow green grass contrasts nicely against the blue sky. Tfs!
Alpine trek by PiotrF (4414)
ChrisJ (94784) 2014-08-11 2:14
The silhouetted hiker 'makes' this shot and great that you used a sufficiently high shutter speed not to get motion blur, which sometimes happens in my shots :-(
Fantastic graphism and tonal range ahnd the alpine snowcapped peaks make a superb backdrop. Tfs!
Spello by Silvio1953 (115837)
ChrisJ (94784) 2014-08-11 2:12
A pleasant diffused light and the fg stone path adds good lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. The 2 arches nicely frame the bg orange red wall. Good sharpness and the people animate the scene and provide scale. Tfs!
Amin... Amin... Amin! by mcmtanyel (10429)
ChrisJ (94784) 2014-08-11 2:08
'Amin' sounds close to 'Amen' which roughly translates as 'so be it'. A fine capture of this baptism and further proof that water is considered a purifying element in many cultures. Nice reflections and what adds interest here is the ruffled water surface in the fg contrasting against the horizontal layered bands in the more distant water in the bg. Tfs!
An endless carpet of tombs by lousat (72197)
ChrisJ (94784) 2014-08-11 2:04
Effective framing on this interesting old Tunisian cemetery with good sharpness and a fine warm cold colour contrast between the blue sky and red brick fort top right. Excellent colour, saturation and framing. Nice repetition of the tombstones. Tfs!
The Flame by ikeharel (52205)
ChrisJ (94784) 2014-08-11 2:01
I see several themes in one here. Firstly 2 entwined flames which is the original intent, secondly 2 Salvadore Dali like melted forks twisted around each other and finally a pair of hands perhaps in prayer? A nice abstract shot with many interpretations. Good sharpness as always. Tfs!
Chenonceau castle VI by Didi (55021)
ChrisJ (94784) 2014-08-11 1:57
Fantastic symmetrical reflections in the moat with good sharpness and a nice warm vs cold colour contrast between the yellow red facade of the fort and the deep blue hour sky. The illuminated windows add to the shot. Nice repetition of the arches. Merci pour ce partage.