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  • PolandPoland
    Title: BastionFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Bastion
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1153 W: 0 N: 2864] (26790)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-03 13:13]
    Hello Ryszard,

    I like the striking warm vs cold colour contrast between the orange red bricks of the double arched gate and the blue sky. The arch at left nicely frames the bg tower. Good sharpness and framing. The people add scale and animate the scene. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Pyrgus carthami

    Pyrgus carthami
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10154 W: 132 N: 20124] (128359)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-03 13:09]
    Hello dear Silvio,

    The 2 butterflies attending to the calls of nature are well framed and the shallow dof has isolated and emphasised them distinctly from the oof fg and bg. Good colour and saturation. The warm rust red color on their wings contrasts well against the cooler blue hues. Tfs.

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Obashi houseCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Obashi house
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2503 W: 17 N: 5499] (24003)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-03 13:05]
    Hello Paul,

    Reminds me of a hotel I stayed at in Miyajima where I tried sushi for the first time. It was okay too. Good color scheme with excellent sharpness and the diagonal lines add dynamism. Nice repetition of the squares formed by the windows at left. The opposing angle of the central vertical cloth stands provides contrast. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Cragside - an explorer's dreamNikon D-300

    Cragside - an explorer's dream
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3525 W: 223 N: 8104] (32603)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-03 12:27]
    Hello Bev,

    The strong backlight has been well managed with excellent shadow detail and a pleasant diffused light. Soft natural looking pastel colours and the people animate the scene. The inverted wishbone shaped roads adds dual lead in lines. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: D-ALCE,  MD11fCanon EOS 60D

    D-ALCE, MD11f
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6947 W: 592 N: 12994] (61415)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-03 12:01]
    Hi Ike,

    I have never flown Lufthansa. One day, perhaps. Good sharpness and especially considering the speed that these aircraft move at. A nice upward pov. The yellow part of the tail contrasts well against the blue sky. Tfs.

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Japanise Garden XIICanon 7 D

    Japanise Garden XII
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19540 W: 519 N: 33429] (142808)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-03 11:55]
    Bonjour, John

    The red flowers throughout add a welcome splash of color. Excellent sharpness and effective tight framing. The blue skylight reflected in the metallic umbrella contrasts well against the yellow green vegetation. The fg branches add depth and layering. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Giant's Causeway of County AntrimNikon D200

    Giant's Causeway of County Antrim
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6196 W: 468 N: 10822] (36467)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-03 0:36]
    Hello Bulent,

    The shallow dof works well here at front and back, and I like the amazing natural repetition of the hexagonal shapes. There are a few places in Australia such as Fingal and Millaa Millaa Falls where the same pehenomenon can be seen, albeit on a smaller scale.

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7335/11305912985_759e5aa911_b.jpg

    The lichens and grass add texture. The graffiti is not so impressive or welcome. A nice warm cold color contrast between the blue sea top left and the warmer toned yellow red rocks. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Darkness falling over Tel-AvivCanon EOS 60D

    Darkness falling over Tel-Aviv
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6947 W: 592 N: 12994] (61415)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-01 11:01]
    Hello Ike,

    Reminds me of a shot I took from my hotel in Nanjing, China.

    http://www.treklens.com/gallery/Asia/China/East/photo636936.htm

    Nice repetitive cloud patterns in the sky with superb sharpness. A good contrast between the old fg and new bg highrise. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Spring on the beachNikon D200

    Spring on the beach
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9195 W: 271 N: 2681] (99474)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-01 10:51]
    Hello Aleksander,

    The yellow and blue colored boats give a nice warm cold color contrast. Good sharpness and excellent textural details in the fg sand revealed by the sidelight from the left. The horizon line is well positioned on the horizontal 1/3 axis. The crowds of people seated on the shore add interest. Tfs.

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Plunge and sprayCanon 7D

    Plunge and spray
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3401 W: 54 N: 4014] (25505)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-01 10:47]
    Hello Kari,

    A spectacular waterfall well positioned and framed within the vertical 1/3 axis at right. The people add scale and animate the scene. The blue sky is a magical bonus that adds a subtle warm cold color contrast against the faint yellow green tones of the vegetation. The dark volcanic rock at far right gives a good graphic element against the lighter toned water. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: An old boatCanon EOS 5 D

    An old boat
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11255 W: 296 N: 22817] (89625)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-01 10:41]
    Hello Danos,

    The dark tones of the old boat add a nice graphic element against the lighter tones of the sky. Good sharpness and fantastic warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue in this superb sunset. Good impressionist style reflections in the water. The cyclists and people on the dock at right add life. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Architecture doubleCanon EOS 60D

    Architecture double
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6712 W: 239 N: 11645] (78372)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-01 10:36]
    Bonjour, JJ

    Delightful reflections that add symmetry, with amazing repetition of the patterns and shapes formed by the elongated windows. Good sharpness and wonderful control over perspective and the orange horizontal stripe joining a square in the centre adds interest. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: say goodbyeNikon D 7100

    say goodbye
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6162 W: 199 N: 6718] (42216)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-01 10:29]
    Hi Burak!

    I might have politely requested the woman at left move or waited for her to leave. It can be touch and go sometimes not to get tourists posing with well known landmarks. Good color and sharpness and the sailor statue is huge! Good to have a part of the destroyer at right to balance the composition. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: The Santa JustaNikon D 7100

    The Santa Justa
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6162 W: 199 N: 6718] (42216)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-01 10:17]
    Hi BuraK,

    Excellent shadow detail despite the lack of sunlight in the darkened alley. The stands of colorful postcards add a welcome splash of color. There was a queue for the elevator when I visited Lisbon. Hope you visited the earthquake damaged cathedral at the top. Tfs.

  • JapanJapan
    Title: A walk in the parkCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    A walk in the park
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2503 W: 17 N: 5499] (24003)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-01 10:09]
    Hi Paul!

    The 2 tourists at right animate the scene and provide scale. An unusual colour combination of the grey white steam and the bright red pools of the volcanic springs. Nice repetition of the green spiky plants. Their fg position also adds depth and layering to the compiosition. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: PiskerraCanon EOS 60D

    Piskerra
    chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1361 W: 28 N: 3082] (19708)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-01 9:59]
    Bonsoir Olivier,

    Looks a little like Cappadocia in Turkey at sunrise or sunset. Good sharpness and the warm colors of the eroded and weathered rock contrast well against the blue magenta tints in the sky. A good exposure on the sun with the clouds acting as a natural filter. Excellent textural details in the well lit fg. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: It's summerPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    It's summer
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 374] (1944)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-01 9:49] [+]
    Hello Jean,

    Good sharpness and the flowers add nice splashes of color that contrast well against the drab grey tenement houses. The perspective has been well managed. The chimneys contrast well against the trees at right. The nearly square format works well here. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le castelPentax Optio RZ10

    Le castel
    janjan1897 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 12 N: 400] (1981)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-01 9:35]
    Bonjour Jean,

    A wonderful blue sky backdrop with nice skylight reflections in the stream at right. Good sharpness and a superb high pov. Smart choice of a vertical format to emphasise the height of the stone tower at left. The white goose animates the scene. I like the funnelling effect of the perspective and the repetition of the shrubs. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Palombara Sabina

    Palombara Sabina
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10154 W: 132 N: 20124] (128359)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-01 9:25]
    Ciao Silvio,

    Nice to see the Italian flag flying proudly atop the tower at right. Good sharpness and wonderful framing and composition. The backlight has been well managed. Good warm cold color contrasts between the blue sky and pale reddish yellow facades of the buildings. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: California On Fire!!!

    California On Fire!!!
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2428 W: 0 N: 5732] (30788)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10643 W: 1001 N: 20498] (102765) [2015-07-01 9:19]
    Hi Eleu

    Hoping that the US west coast will get some unprecedented summer rains to break the drought. Fantastic color, sharpness and saturation. The smoke gives an unusual halo effect to the trees at right. The gray blue sky contrasts well against the fg yellow green grass. Tfs.

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