Trip on the Dordogne IV by Didi (56889)
ChrisJ (97920) 2015-01-28 18:48
A good upward pov on the castle and good to include a small section of the river for contest. I'd imagine it functioned as a major maritime highway back in its day. Good reflections also with superb sharpness and tight framing. The yellow red facade of the castle stands quite well from the leafy greenery surrounding it. Tfs!
Townhall by rychem (23244)
ChrisJ (97920) 2015-01-28 18:26
Smart choice of a wide angled view format which emphasises the height of the central tower superbly. Good sharpness, color and saturation. The yellow facade of the building contrasts well against the blue grey sky. The people add life and scale and animate the scene. Tfs!
Punta Cana - 2014 - 10 by pierrefonds (56987)
ChrisJ (97920) 2015-01-27 17:13
Looks like Sandgate, a northern bay-side suburb of Brisbane, Australia.
The palm trees look lush, green and tropical. Good sharpness and superb saturation. The fg concrete path adds good lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. Tfs!
Calico Ghost Town by eldancer1 (27891)
ChrisJ (97920) 2015-01-27 17:04
Splendid warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue sky and the rust red color of the rocky bg cliffs at right and the fg earth. The ghost town buildings add interest. The white building with the double red roof adds a fine focal point. The diagonal slope of the hill provides dynamism. Good sharpness and the splashes of green from the fg plants add to the color palette. Tfs!
Kaub on the Rhine by ikeharel (57210)
ChrisJ (97920) 2015-01-27 17:00
The river castle is unusual. It looks like the newer v notch was constructed to repel floating logs and debris when the river is in high flood. Good sharpness and the bg vineyards make a fine backdrop. The secondary stone castle near the summit of the bg hill adds symmetry and a good 2nd focal point. Tfs!
Shamrock Hotel by snunney (83769)
ChrisJ (97920) 2015-01-27 16:56
Who'd have thought you would find an Irish Pub in Bendigo! I like the classical French style turret atop the hotel. Good sharpness and excellent framing and composition. The angled pov showing both facades is superb. Excellent shadow detail on the right. The blue sky makes a wonderful backdrop. Tfs!
Décor hivernal by Nicou (122006)
ChrisJ (97920) 2015-01-27 16:50
I like the textural and tonal details captured in the fg snow. Very good sharpness and excellent graphic elements offered by the 2 dark silhouetted trees against the lighter sky and snow. Well composed using the rule of thirds. I like the long side shadows from the right. Tfs!
Evening in Belgrade by kordinator (17578)
ChrisJ (97920) 2015-01-27 15:47
The silhouetted bg span of the modern suspension bridge adds a nice graphic element against the late evening sky. The yellow bus at left contrasts well against the blue hour tones in the sky. Superb sharpness and well framed and composed. A good choice of shutter speed that does not blur the moving traffic too much. Tfs!
Alman Çeşmesi by mcmtanyel (13463)
ChrisJ (97920) 2015-01-27 15:31
The distinctive, verdigris, coppery green color of the gazebo is certainly eye-catching. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Good pp work on the sky with the halo only just visible after a closer look. I like the diffused light and the reflections in the wet pavement, which also has good textural details. Tfs!
Washing Day by Gigidusud (15873)
ChrisJ (97920) 2015-01-27 15:18
Effective tight framing with superb sharpness and vibrant color with strong warm vs cold colour contrasts between the hot yellow and pink colors of the attire at right hanging out to dry and the faint blueish tones of the clothing at left. The orange walls and red door also enhance the color contrasts by contrasting with the blue shadowed fg. Tfs!