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  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Montreal en lumiere (3)Nikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Montreal en lumiere (3)
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5188 W: 0 N: 5024] (61132)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 6:30]
    Bonjour Serge

    The curving red lighted structure, perhaps an amusement ride of some sort, adds good lead in lines and sets up a wonderful warm vs cold colour contrast against the blue grey shadowed snow. Good sharpness and the people animate the scene as well as providing scale. The small ferris wheel top right makes a good focal point. Tfs.

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: Santo Domingo - 2014 -1Nikon D300

    Santo Domingo - 2014 -1
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7027 W: 108 N: 12358] (57509)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 6:27]
    Hello Pierre,

    Missed this one. I like the low shooting angle and wide angled perspective. The diffused light is compensation for the dull overcast day. The powerlines help to define the perspective with all lines converge towards the bg carpark. Good sharpness and the colonial building at right adds a fine focal point. Tfs.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Tak Thok & the Prayer WheelCanon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi)

    Tak Thok & the Prayer Wheel
    Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7810 W: 324 N: 15858] (55914)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 6:18]
    Hi Angshu

    The colorful red prayer wheel at right looks similar to some of those I saw in Nepal. The patch of blue sky nicely framed from within the temple sets up a wonderful warm vs cold color contrast against the ornately decorated wheel. Good sharpness and density levels. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Boats of Setubal

    Boats of Setubal
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 196 W: 4 N: 440] (1930)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 6:05]
    Hello Maciej,

    Amazing repetition of the colorful Portuguese fishing boat with the clear area in the fg acting as both a frame and allowing us to see some nice reflections at the same time. Good sharpness and saturation. The larger boats within the square layout pier contrast well against their smaller fg cousin. The man at left on his cellphone animates the scene. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: RelaxingNikon D300

    Relaxing
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5717 W: 199 N: 6591] (39521)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 6:01]
    Hello Burak

    This park looks like a green oasis after some of the surrounding arid, hot, dry hinterland that I saw. The sacred carp fish are visible in the clean water and guidebooks describe them as the best fed fish in all of Turkey! The fountain makes a nice focal point and the tree branches help to frame the scene. Good colour and sharpness. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Phoenix at Takeoff

    Phoenix at Takeoff
    edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 661 W: 34 N: 1863] (6293)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 5:48]
    Hi Roger

    The blue skylight reflected off the water at left contrasts well against the drier more arid looking yellow brown at right and sets up a nice warm vs cold color contrast. Good sharpness for an aerial shot with excellent color saturation and the diagonal lines of the roads add dynamism. The white double sail structure at right makes a fine focal point. Tfs.

  • UruguayUruguay
    Title: Montevideo 2014 nº 021 - ORLA !Nikon D80 DSLR

    Montevideo 2014 nº 021 - ORLA !
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9091 W: 57 N: 12179] (66324)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 5:43]
    Hi Neyvan

    I like the wide angled, panoramic format and the sweeping curve of the beach at right. I know from visiting Putuoshan Island off the coast from the Yangtze River that the sea was brown rather than blue because of all the silt. The diagonal grey road adds deep lead in lines and linear perspective as well as dynamism. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Des vignes vers BramiosNikon D80

    Des vignes vers Bramios
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11299 W: 154 N: 19786] (107274)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 5:33]
    Bonjour Christiane,

    Nice use of the vineyard rows to add deep linear perspective with all lines converging downhill towards the Swiss village below. Excellent sharpness and the bright rust red shutters on the chalet at left set up a splendid warm vs cold colour contrast against the predominant blue shadowed tones. A nice diffused light too. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Secret gardenCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Secret garden
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2372 W: 17 N: 5154] (22721)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 5:28]
    Hello Paul,

    A fantastic upward pov with superb sharpness and vibrant colour with excellent saturation. The yellow and red facades of the bg buildings contrast superbly against the blue sky. The fg people add scale and animate the scene. I like the gap in the buildings allowing a glimpse of the bg palm tree in sunlight. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: touched by the rainbow

    touched by the rainbow
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 5 N: 6456] (32083) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 5:13]
    Hello Ourania

    The rainbow spectrum colours here are certainly very eye-catching and contrast superbly against the hazy brown bg and scrubby green fg hill. The diagonal axis of the slope adds superb dynamism. Good framing and composition with equal symmetrical halves in the image neatly bisected by the ridge. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Chilly but sunny

    Chilly but sunny
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 740 W: 3 N: 560] (5997)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 4:59]
    Hello Agnes,

    The angled diagonal ripples in the wet sand add both dynamism and deep lead in lines and perspective. Good sharpness and the bg chalk cliff makes a fine focal point positioned over the vanishing point. Perhaps a slight rotation to the left so that the horizon is straight. A splendid warm cold colour contrast too between the blue sky and reddish yellow sand. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Ardez stationCanon 7D

    Ardez station
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3354 W: 54 N: 3928] (24914)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 4:55]
    Hello Kari,

    I like the contrast between the colorful fg and the grey bleak bg of snowclad pines. Good sharpness and the flattened perspective from the zoom lens works well here. The red tram at right balances the beige facade of the building at left. The people add scale and animate the scene. Effective tight framing and a pleasant diffused light. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Green Barranco of Igueste

    Green Barranco of Igueste
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4651 W: 271 N: 8096] (67246)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 4:31]
    Hello Denis,

    Looks very lush, green and subtropical. The curving white retaining wall at left adds good lead in lines around the image and roughly connects up with the grey road at right to continue the visual journey across the frame. Good sharpness and excellent saturation. Punchy light contrasts and a good tonal range. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Party dresses

    Party dresses
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3348 W: 0 N: 2870] (24223)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 4:27]
    Hello Miguel,

    A colorful outdoor street market selling party dresses with good sharpness and density levels that have given ideal saturation, clean whites with solid blacks, and punchy light contrasts. A good exposure on the bright highlights with negligible oe. The red Chinese style dress in the centre stands out and contrasts well agaisnt the silver blue dress to its left. The woman at right animates the scene. Tfs!

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Thingvellir National ParkPentax Optio RZ10

    Thingvellir National Park
    janjan1897 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 7 N: 244] (1331)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 4:23]
    Hello Jean,

    I like the minimalist colour, the superb reflections in the icy pools, and the repetition of patterns and shapes such as the oblong and rough circular pools. The blue white grey and black colors go well together. Excellent sharpness and well framed and composed. The snow capped peaks top right add a distant focal point. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Proserpine fountainNikon D70

    Proserpine fountain
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1064 W: 0 N: 2529] (23994)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 4:20]
    Cześć Rysiek,

    There is also a town called Proserpine in the sugar cane growing district of Mackay in North Queensland. Good sharpness and I like the alternating colours of the facades of the bg buildings. The fg circular fountain adds superb focal point and the people animate the scene and provide scale. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Air-Baltic Boeing 737Canon EOS 60D

    Air-Baltic Boeing 737
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6541 W: 588 N: 12286] (58195)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 4:17]
    Hello Ike,

    A striking color combination of yellow and blue on this Latvian aircraft taking off from Tel Aviv airport. Good sharpness and the tilt adds dynamism. The clear blue sky makes a superb backdrop. Punchy light contrasts with a good exposure on the white highlights. The clear blue sky makes a superb backdrop. Tfs!

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Waiting for the offCanon EOS 1100D

    Waiting for the off
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6536 W: 63 N: 18734] (84887)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 4:13]
    Hello Steven!

    Tony Abbott is a dimwit and will be remembered as One term Tony. He has close connections to Murdoch and Gina Rinehart who just happens to own many large coal mines in Australia, which of course contribute to global warming. He strenuously denies that there is any connection between the burning of fossil fuels like coal and climate change. Anyway, nice to see an Aussie gum tree and density levels are perfect here with solid blacks and clean whites. Tfs.

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: priority of passageNikon D90

    priority of passage
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2978 W: 259 N: 4234] (18548)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 4:07]
    Hello Sasha,

    Striking warm vs cold color contrasts between the red bike at right, the rust red chocolate colored sign, and the blue grey bg sky. Interesting to see the Russian Cyrillic too. They also have it in Moldova. I like the contrast in both the age of the riders (the old man on the bike at far right) and the bikes themselves, with the pedal powered bike contrasting against the slkeek modern motor cycles. Tfs.

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Open Air Craft FairCanon EOS Rebel T3i

    Open Air Craft Fair
    bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1308 W: 119 N: 2614] (12861)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10315 W: 999 N: 19699] (99260) [2015-03-03 4:03] [+]
    Hello Andre

    The grey concrete path adds deep perspective and lead in lines towards the back. Good sharpness and vibrant, saturated colour. Nice repetition of the fg cane chairs and the light has revealed their textures well. The people add scale and context to the outdoor street and craft market. Punchy light contrasts and you might want to edit carft in the title to craft? Tfs.

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