Chenonceau castle VII by Didi (55145)
ChrisJ (94844) 2014-08-24 1:50
Perhaps a slight rotastion to the left but apart from that perfection! Impeccable sharpness, colour, saturation and superb warm cold colour contrasts betweent he yellow ochre walls of the castle and the marvellous blue hour sky. The crescent moon is a nice addition. Tfs!
Mount Zion, Jerusalem by ikeharel (53463)
ChrisJ (94844) 2014-08-24 1:47
I like the wide angled, panoramic format. Good sharpness, colour, saturation and density levels. The indented patterns in the fg wall nicely frame the bg. The basilica on the horizon makes a fine focal point. The red roof at left contrasts well against the blue sky. Tfs!
Our Crumpled Earth by Royaldevon (27093)
ChrisJ (94844) 2014-08-24 1:44
Like Australia, Britain largely has no major or frequent earthquakes of note, so there was a time 50 million years ago or more, when this wasnt always the case, as evidenced in the geological tell tale signs of the folded rocks. Wonderful warm cold colour contrasts between the blue sea and sky and the yellow red hued rocks in the steep cliff. Tfs!
Natural landscape by Miguel82 (21284)
ChrisJ (94844) 2014-08-24 1:39
Superb warm versus cold colour contrasts between the straw yellow fg and the blue sky, with good sharpness and density levels. Nice skylight reflections in the fg stream with the copse of trees in the mid distance at left adding depth to the composition. Good aerial perspective of changing tones in the bg foothills of the Himalayas. Tfs!
Saint-Etienne church by Miguel82 (21284)
ChrisJ (94844) 2014-08-23 2:19
The clear blue sky makes a superb backdrop to the pale honey yellow coloured church. Good sharpness and I like the lighting with the fg parked cars in shadow and the facade of the church brightly illuminated. Good saturation & the trees either side balance the composition and nicely frame the shot. Tfs!
Faces from Northern Turkey - IV by mesutilgim (80900)
ChrisJ (94844) 2014-08-23 2:15
A superb profiled portrait of this old woman with a wonderful warm vs cold colour contrast between the red and gold head covering and the blue sky. Good use of a shallow dof yet with perfect sharpness on her eyes and face. The crows feet indentations around her eye add character. Tfs!
View of Caminha by stego (23328)
ChrisJ (94844) 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 (3335)
ChrisJ (94844) 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 (80900)
ChrisJ (94844) 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 (74237)
ChrisJ (94844) 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!