Vitraux by papagolf21 (85422)
ChrisJ (96568) 2014-12-15 17:00
Nice capture of the colourful stained glass windows with excellent sharpness and superb lighting and saturation. A good exposure level too as these windows are easy to overexpose. I like the vertical format and the radiant light appearing to emanate from the Virgin Mary and Jesus. Excellent framing and composition. Merci pour ce partage!
Laundry in Aphrodisias by mesutilgim (82990)
ChrisJ (96568) 2014-12-15 16:51
A whimsical shot of the naked male statue possibly waiting for his underwear and pants to dry on the clothesline behind him and the woman statue kneeling looking suitably distraught at the prospect of waiting a few more hours? A nice daily life scene from Aydin province with good sharpness and natural looking color. Tfs!
Dormition of Mary by emka (77306)
ChrisJ (96568) 2014-12-15 16:44
A marvellous neck straining upwards pov that reminds me of some of the ornately decorated interiors of Italian Cathedrals. Very colorful with nice warm cold color contrasts between blue and yellow. Excellent sharpness and good saturation and diffused lighting. The symmetrical perspective works well here. Tfs!
Loin de la cohue by besnard (53163)
ChrisJ (96568) 2014-12-15 16:39
I like the fg bridge at right leading the eye deeper into the image where another bridge crosses the canal. Good sharpness and wonderful color and saturation. It's hard not to take a good shot in photogenic Venice! Nice reflections in the canal. Tfs!
Castello del Poggio di Guardea by Silvio1953 (120522)
ChrisJ (96568) 2014-12-15 15:57
A good upward pov on the Castello del Poggio di Guardea with the steps at left adding lead in lines and a perspective of sorts. I like the minimalist colour and the tonal and textural nuances. Good sharpness and nice graphism withe the darkened doorway at right. Tfs!
Au centre de Camaiore by Cricri (105215)
ChrisJ (96568) 2014-12-15 15:52
A wonderful blue sky that contrasts well against the yell,ow and orange facades of the buildings. Good sharpness and excellent shadow detail in the darkened side of the street at left. Punchy light and tonal contrasts. The parked bike at right and the bg people add life. Tfs!
Babia gora by PiotrF (7418)
ChrisJ (96568) 2014-12-15 15:48
I like the use of a shallow dof here with the oof fg snow. Stunning backlight that hits the top of the drifts and I like the repetition of the drifts too. A marvellous sunset backdrop of orange skies too. Good sharpness and well composed. Tfs!
Eiffel tower by Miguel82 (22821)
ChrisJ (96568) 2014-12-15 15:45
The golden illumination on the iconic tower contrasts well agaisnt the blue hour sky. Good sharpness and excellent saturation and symmetrical framing. A little noise in the sky. The laser light attracted my attention when walking around the Notre Dame last year. Tfs!
Kathmandu panorama by Miguel82 (22821)
ChrisJ (96568) 2014-12-15 15:39
A good high pov overlooking the city of Kathmandu with good sharpness and punchy light contrasts despite the haze. The green trees act as a good frame. Superb color and I note there is a lack of open space or parks. Tfs!
Bath house, Beit-Guvrin Fort by ikeharel (55972)
ChrisJ (96568) 2014-12-15 15:36
Good shadow detail in the mysterious dark tunnel with just enough light to make out the brick work. The reddish brown tint of the rock contrasts well agaisnt the blue sky. Excellent sharpness & textural details. There are bathhouses all over Turkey and apparently travellers weren't allowed to enter a town until they had cleaned themselves. No deodorants in those days!