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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: The AcropolisNikon D 7100

    The Acropolis
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6170 W: 199 N: 6718] (42274)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 6:16]
    Hi Burak,

    You were lucky as a lot of the scaffolding that was there in 2013 has now been removed. I like the angled upward pov and the warm cold color contrast between the blue sky and yellow red columns. Good repetition of the columns too. They are in the older, Doric style of square tops. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Balle bianche

    Balle bianche
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2996 W: 22 N: 3512] (37258)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 6:13]
    Ciao Carlo

    A superb high pov overlooking the bucolic fields with nice repetition of the white plastic coated haybales resembling giant marshmallows! The fg conical dark green pine trees add depth and layering. The high pov has offered an expansive outlook. Tfs.

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Let the Cannon Balls Fly!Pentax K3

    Let the Cannon Balls Fly!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5303 W: 88 N: 12619] (59970)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 6:09]
    Hello Craig,

    I also have some shots from Bergen I have been meaning to upload. A fine upward pov here with good sharpness and well managed perspective placing the vertical lines centrally. The warm sunlit facade of the building in reddish yellow, contrasts well against the blue sky. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: ChocolatNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Chocolat
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5492 W: 0 N: 5349] (65271)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 5:59]
    Bonjour Serge,

    Surprising to see that such a little known city has such a big central business district with a forest of highrise buildings. Good sharpness and superb reflections. The yacht at right makes a good focal point and its rust red color contrasts well against the blue sky and water. Tfs.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Between Toronto and Deer Lake - 2014 - 6Nikon D300

    Between Toronto and Deer Lake - 2014 - 6
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7272 W: 108 N: 12688] (59370)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 5:55]
    Hello Pierre,

    A superb aerial shot of the picturesque shoreline of the lake with good sharpness. The meandering blue stream at left provides nice lead in lines and its overall diagonal axis provides dynamic lead in lines. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Galerie BordelaiseCanon EOS 1100D

    Galerie Bordelaise
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6785 W: 63 N: 19449] (88383)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 5:51]
    Hello Stephen

    Nice repetition of the chairs and the main path with its dual converging lines either side provides strong lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective towards the back. Excellent sharpness and a soft diffused light. I like the reflection at the back in the shiny floor. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Postcard from Siena

    Postcard from Siena
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5900 W: 90 N: 15213] (84169)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 5:46]
    Ciao Malgo!

    I like the downward curve of the brick wall at left, and its shadowed outline provides a good graphic element against the brightly lit bg. Good sharpness and excellent saturation. The sea of red rooftops contrast well against the blue sky. A good exposure on the white highlights of the clouds. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: There will be a courtNikon D7100

    There will be a court
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9195 W: 271 N: 2681] (99496)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 5:41]
    Hello Aleksander

    The singular strong vertical of the central high rise building under construction contrasts well against the predominant horizontal lines. Good sharpness. I might have blurred the pixellated sky and reduced saturation a little. I like the expansive high pov. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Seudre riverCanon EOS 60D

    Seudre river
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8865 W: 378 N: 8130] (88179)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 5:37]
    Salut Jean,

    Well framed and composed with the horizon line well placed away from the centre. The fg grasses add depth and layering and the red roof of the house at right contrasts superbly against the blue sky. Nice reflections in the water and the big fishing boat at left counterbalances the house at right. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Blue hour on the Yarkon riverPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Blue hour on the Yarkon river
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6952 W: 592 N: 13004] (61453)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 5:33]
    Hello Ike,

    One that I spotted in your gallery, and a superb blue hour shot it is, too. Magnificent reflections in the limpid water with good sharpness and nice repetition of the bg highrise buildings. The yellow star of the streetlamp at left is well positioned near the vertical 1/3 axis. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: La Poesia di Castelluccio

    La Poesia di Castelluccio
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10158 W: 132 N: 20132] (128399) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 5:28]
    Ciao Silvio

    A simple composition but highly effective. Good sharpness and well framed and composed with the mother and child at right providing scale and animating the scene. I like the high pov and the incredible repetition of the yellow flowering fields of canola mustard or rapeseed flowers. I am not a botanist so cannot tell the difference :-( Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Nature's 4th Of July Celebration!

    Nature's 4th Of July Celebration!
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2430 W: 0 N: 5738] (30806)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 5:21]
    Hello Eleu,

    Good idea to make people ignoring safety warnings to pay for the inconvenience to rescue workers. A superb decisive moment shot of the forked lightning with good sharpness and excellent graphism with minimalist colors. Tfs.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Palacio de la ArtesaníaSony DSC HX200v

    Palacio de la Artesanía
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7703 W: 119 N: 14748] (81112) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 5:15]
    Hello Luciano

    The architecture looks almost Islamic in design. A superb high pov with good use of the pillars either side to frame the scene and impeccable sharpness. The angled pathway adds deep lead in lines and perspective and the man provides scale and animates the scene. Tfs.

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Farm Sheep IIICanon 7 D

    Farm Sheep III
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19544 W: 519 N: 33440] (142852)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 5:04]
    Bonjour John,

    Nice repetition of the sheep and good sharpness throughout. The evenly spaced trees at right contrast well against the open fields and verdant pastures at left. I like the low horizon line and the repetition of the clouds in the sky. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Horses and PeacockPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Horses and Peacock
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6952 W: 592 N: 13004] (61453)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 4:52]
    Hi Ike,

    The fg peacock is stealing the show here. It occurred to me that in its native habitat it has hungry tigers to contend with rather than herbivore horses, so that would explain why it is so bright and colorful to draw attention away from the female with chicks. If the tiger gets too close then the tailfeathers go up with a startling array of eyes to scare off the big cats. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: A view towards the lighthouseCanon EOS 1100D

    A view towards the lighthouse
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6785 W: 63 N: 19449] (88383)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 4:44]
    Hi Stephen,

    The sharpness looks fine to me but then again I just cleaned my glasses beforehand! The lighthouse makes a fine focal point near the vanishing point in the distance, despite its small relative size. The blue sky and water look lovely. Interesting textures in the old buildings at right. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Unusual pulpit

    Unusual pulpit
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5900 W: 90 N: 15213] (84169)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 4:38]
    Hello Malgo,

    I like the ornate decorations in the facade of the old stone church and the graphic elements of the striped door and upper terrace floor. The pulpit at right certainly is unusual. Good sharpness and the people animate the scene and provide scale. The little narrow alley at right provides lead in lines and perspective. Tfs.

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Winter in Argentina

    Winter in Argentina
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1999 W: 17 N: 4048] (16230)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 4:30]
    Hola Maria,

    Nice reflections in the tranquil water with good repetition of the evenly spaced trees. A splendid warm cold color contrast between the blue sky and faded red bricks and roof of the bg building as well as the bright yellow striped boat at right. Tfs.

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Here I amCanon EOS 60D

    Here I am
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 18 N: 7522] (26567)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 4:23]
    Hi Noel

    We don't often get to see children depicted with mental illness as the focus is more on adults. Good to see that that has been addressed here. Perhaps with loving and supportive parents it would be better to focus on the children first, rather than wait for problems to emerge when they become adults often without that backup and support of friends and family. Good sharpness and repetition of the stands. The old stone castle makes a superb backdrop. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Eglise Sainte-Marie-MadeleineCanon G3

    Eglise Sainte-Marie-Madeleine
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11834 W: 886 N: 21243] (89122)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10647 W: 1001 N: 20504] (102789) [2015-07-04 4:16]
    Hello Philippe

    I like the angled pov showing 2 facades. Good sharpness and shadow detail. The strong backlight has been well managed. The purple flowers and green shrubs add a nice splash of colour. Tfs.

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