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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Lyon

    Lyon
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 391 W: 0 N: 786] (5828)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-20 0:52]
    Hi Piotr,

    I've heard that there is nothing much to see in Lyon but judging from this image that information looks to be wrong! Good high pov with excellent sharpness and good colour and saturation. Well composed with the horizon line well placed above the centre. The cathedral looks interesting and makes a fine focal point. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Swimming in the Ocean - Pornic

    Swimming in the Ocean - Pornic
    zjawa (12)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-20 0:49]
    Hi Karolina

    Looks like a relaxing summer scene and the person on the board paddling out nicely breaks the repetitive pattern of the static fg bathers to add contrast. Good sharpness and a nice warm cold color contrast between the reddish yellow sand and the blue water. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Too Late for GolfNikon D-300

    Too Late for Golf
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3014 W: 204 N: 6864] (27453)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-20 0:46]
    Hello Bev,

    Yes golf by candle or torch light doesnt sound like a good prospect. Good sunset with excellent graphism and silhouettes of the fg grasses. Nice warm cold colour contrasts and superb saturation & framing using the rule of thirds. Tfs!

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Blue & green reflectionPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Blue & green reflection
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5939 W: 584 N: 11218] (54045)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 15:41]
    Hello Ike,

    I like the semi abstract look and feel of this tightly cropped image. Good reflections with the ripples adding interest. The green at the top and the 3 vertical shapes reachig deep down into the image from the top add balance to the compo and follow the rule of thirds. Tfs!

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Automne  (11)nikon dslr 3200

    Automne (11)
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4838 W: 0 N: 4566] (56449)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 15:21]
    Bonjour Serge,

    Love the super saturation and brilliant Autumn lighting here. The high pov gives an expansive view out over the lake and the power lines at right have been skilfully merged with the vegetation rather than outlined against the sky. Tfs!

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Newfoundland - 2014 - 36Nikon D300

    Newfoundland - 2014 - 36
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6712 W: 108 N: 11987] (55664)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 15:18]
    Hello Pierre,

    The zig zags and curves add nice lead in lines and repetitive motifs. The fog adds mood, mystery and atmosphere. Good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. The A frame bg building looks interesting. The absence of people enhance the feeling of desertion. Tfs!

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Runner ICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Runner I
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18578 W: 504 N: 31966] (136580)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 15:16]
    Hello John

    Looks almost tropical, the Amazon perhaps? Good inclusion of the jogger in blue shirt to add scale and context. The path adds nice lead in lines. Good sharpness and superbly managed backlight. I like the radiating sunbeams. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Progress?Canon EOS 1100D

    Progress?
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6147 W: 61 N: 17883] (80537)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 15:12]
    Hi Stephen,

    After living overseas for 8 years, I've realised that the Australia I left behind in 2006 no longer exists. I've changed too and so has my city, even more so than me. In some ways better, in some ways worse. It's just different to the way I remember it. Such is life. Well depicted here. The Pretenders song "My City Was Gone" comes to mind.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wplUBFVsbtw

    The upward pov to the dome looks great. Tfs!

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: CHAUKHAMBA

    CHAUKHAMBA
    adidas5nb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 405 W: 0 N: 764] (4624)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 15:05]
    Hello Dwaipayan,

    Brings back fond memories of the magnificent Annapurnas near Pokhara in Nepal from Sarankot. Good relief from the sidelight catching only the protruding ridges and leaving the niches in shadow. Excellent sharpness and the blue and white colors go well together. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Cloudy day by the lakePanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Cloudy day by the lake
    jean113 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 79] (389)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 15:02]
    Hi Jean

    Even on a cloudy day it still looks great! Good sharpness and nice transparency of the clear blue green water. The curving esplanade at right adds great lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. The yellow building contrasts well against the blue and blue grey tones. Tfs!

  • PhilippinesPhilippines
    Title: Mount KanlaonCanon EOS 400 D

    Mount Kanlaon
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5313 W: 95 N: 8457] (45745) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 14:53]
    Hi Gerrit

    It certainly looks active too with the denuded scarred summit bereft of trees. Good sharpness and the lush green rice paddies are wonderful in the fg. I like the high pov. The coconut trees enhance the tropical look and feel. Tfs!

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Museu do Carro EléctricoNikon D60

    Museu do Carro Eléctrico
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3838 W: 83 N: 5868] (47600)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 14:50]
    Hi Daniel!

    Firstly I like the contrast and juxtaposing of the fg tram with the bg tram at right. Secondly I like the reflected blue sky light on the tram at left color contrasting with the bright yellow facade, and how this is mirrored in reverse on the tram at right with a blue facade and yellow trim. Tfs!

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Happiness is not far away

    Happiness is not far away
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5048 W: 81 N: 12880] (74963)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 14:47]
    Hello Malgorzata,

    The red Cyrillic lettering contrasts superbly against the blue sky and water to give a wonderful warm vs cold color contrast. Good sharpness and the couple right off centre add scale and a welcome human element. The bg strip of green and houses add interest. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The lights of St. PeterCanon EOS 60D

    The lights of St. Peter
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6440 W: 241 N: 11091] (74454)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 14:44]
    Hello Jean Jacques,

    Lovely pastel colors in the sky amplified in the perfectly symmetrical reflection with nice warm cold color contrasts between the orange and blue. Good sharpness and well composed minimalist shot with just the water, sky, and some boats, and the bg tower. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Le palais Contarini del BolovoLumix Digital Camera

    Le palais Contarini del Bolovo
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4445 W: 63 N: 9101] (52443)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 14:40]
    Hello Nicole,

    This reminds me a little of the leaning tower of Pisa. Good upward pov with interesting design and good sharpness and nice repetition of patterns and shapes. Excellent shadow detail in the facade and the strong backlight has been well managed. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Coral at the foot of the Rockies

    Coral at the foot of the Rockies
    GiovanniG Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 39 N: 153] (2469)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 14:26]
    Ciao Giovanni!

    A superb big sky shot from Montana. I like the snow capped peaks on the horizon which add depth. Good sharpness and nice graphism of the weathered fg fence at right. A nice tonal range in the grey and white clouds. The yellow green grass contrasts well against the blue sky too. Tfs!

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Panaderia BolleriaSony DSC HX200v

    Panaderia Bolleria
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6970 W: 117 N: 13150] (73837)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 13:31]
    Ciao Luciano!

    The dark shadows on the fg stairs add a nice graphic element to enhance the effect of repetition. Good sharpness and nice warm versus cold colour contrasts between the yellow orange and reddish pink facades of the 3 main buildings and the bg blue sky. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Was it Worth the Broken Tripod?Pentax K7

    Was it Worth the Broken Tripod?
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4841 W: 88 N: 11168] (53902)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 13:29]
    Hi Craig,

    A superb blue hour shot from Chicago. Nice motion blur of the water plumes and superb reflections in the fountain, with splendid warm vs cold color contrasts between the hot pink & yellow illumination and the blue sky. The city skyline makes a great backdrop. Tfs!

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Playing in the square INikon D3100

    Playing in the square I
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2396 W: 0 N: 5518] (29279)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 13:12]
    Hello Angel,

    The running boy in blue and red attire is eye-catching and animates the scene. Good sharpness and thye town square and al fresco dining areas add interest. A nice blue sky and good sharpness. The 2 bg towers enhance the scene. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: PietrasantaNikon D80

    Pietrasanta
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10855 W: 167 N: 18994] (102943)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9859 W: 992 N: 18714] (95080) [2014-10-19 13:08]
    Salut Christiane!

    A superb decisive moment shot with the shadowed woman perfectly positioned against the sunlit background to give a marvellous graphic effect. Goof use of the old stone arch as a framing device for the bg orange pink tower, which colour contrasts superbly against the blue sky. Tfs!

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