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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The camelPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    The camel
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 109 W: 0 N: 310] (1580)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 5:15]
    Hi Jean,

    Ah yes, I see it. Good diffused light and maximum shadow detail as a compensatory bonus for the overcast skies. It's possible to add a fake blue sky in photoshop, but you need to be careful of reflections. Grey reflections of a blue sky give the game away! Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Raised bridgeNikon D7100

    Raised bridge
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9162 W: 270 N: 2649] (99124)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 5:08]
    Bonjour Aleksander,

    A splendid high and elevated pov with vibrant colour and nice warm cold color contrasts between the blue skylight reflected in the water and the red roof. There is a similar bridge at Middle Harbour in Sydney. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: São PedroFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    So Pedro
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5314 W: 64 N: 9622] (39209)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 5:02]
    Ola Ana,

    Punchy light contrasts and the red roof at left contrasts superbly against the blue sky. Good sharpness and perspective has been well managed. The yellow streak at the bottom of the building enhances the effect. The cp has done its job admirably. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: China in CheshireNikon D-300

    China in Cheshire
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3440 W: 218 N: 7928] (31791)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 4:53]
    Hello Bev,

    Missed this one. The serene Chinese garden has been well captured. Good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. The characteristic bright red painted buildings are typically Chinese. The design appears to be a fusion of several styles. The weirdly shaped limestone rocks buttressing many Chinese gardens are missing here. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: On the Lower East Side - Tenements

    On the Lower East Side - Tenements
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1277 W: 222 N: 1752] (7301)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 4:47]
    Hello Brenda,

    Nice repetition of the firescapes, which add an aesthetic as well as a practical element. Good sharpness, color and saturation. The yellow vehicle and the red brick buildings contrast superbly against the blue sky to give a wonderful warm cold color contrast. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Tuttomondo

    Tuttomondo
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5746 W: 86 N: 14824] (82572) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 4:43]
    Hello Malgorzata,

    Wonderful repetition of patterns shapes designs and colors in this superb wall mural with the passing woman animating the scene beautifully. Good sharpness, colour and saturation. Effective tight framing and superb shadow detail. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Miracles in Blue

    Miracles in Blue
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5746 W: 86 N: 14824] (82572)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 4:15]
    Hello Malgo,

    After travelling all day from Florence I arrived in Pisa right on blue hour and took advantage of it. The 4 very distinctive buildings, or perhaps 3, and their yellow red illumination, contrast well against the blue sky. Reasonably good sharpness in the fg getting better towards the back. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Suíça 2015 nº 012 - LES CLOCHES SONNENT!

    Sua 2015 n 012 - LES CLOCHES SONNENT!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9230 W: 57 N: 12499] (68150)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 4:10]
    Hello Ney,

    A superb high pov with good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. The fountain jet in the distance top right adds interest. The clocktower at left makes an excellent focal point. I like the symmetry of the 2 fg circles on the roof. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: 4 rowersCanon EOS 60D

    4 rowers
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6805 W: 590 N: 12754] (60363)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 3:39]
    Hi Ike

    Nice deep blue skylight reflections in the Yarkon River which contrast superbly against the yellow shirt worn by one of the rowers. A similar scene could be spotted on the Yarra River in Melbourne. Well composed using the rule of thirds with reasonable sharpness. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Biddulph GrangeNikon D-300

    Biddulph Grange
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3440 W: 218 N: 7928] (31791)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 3:08]
    Hello Bev,

    The Doric style columns at the left entrance hint at neoclassical Greco Roman design. The people add scale and animate the scene. Good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light with the flowers adding a welcome splash of colour. The red brick chimneys contrast well against the blue sky. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Palace CourtyardCanon EOS 1100D

    Palace Courtyard
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6704 W: 63 N: 19237] (87284)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 2:59]
    Hello Stephen,

    A superb upward pov and it looks Moorish in design. I saw similar courtyards in Morocco and Spain. I will try to find a google image of this palazzo and will let you know what I find. Good sharpness and the palm tree adds strong lead up lines. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Red point

    Red point
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5746 W: 86 N: 14824] (82572)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 2:53]
    Hi Malgo,

    Wonderful symmetrical reflections in the tranquil water with a pleasant diffused light and good sharpness. Excellent colour and saturation. The red umbrella adds a nice warm cold color contrast against the cooler hues. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Big Bus Washington DCKodak EasyShare Z980

    Big Bus Washington DC
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2129 W: 127 N: 3983] (14939)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 2:42]
    Hello Murat

    They have similar tour buses in Vienna and Istanbul along with many other European cities. Good sharpness and excellent framing and color with good saturation. Its a good albeit expensive and slightly disappointing way to take in the sights. In Vienna the bus did not stop once and it was around 45 euro. I went back and used the Metro the following day to get to places I saw on the bus to actually get some photos of them! Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Montserrat

    Montserrat
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 1 N: 1618] (10418)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 2:36]
    Witaj Piotr,

    This shot reminds me of Meteora in north west Greece. The huge, weathered stone plugs dwarf the tiny red roofed cottage at left, which adds scale. Good sharpness and effective tight framing. Excellent textural details. Tfs.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: The audienceCANON EOS 600D

    The audience
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5714 W: 95 N: 9068] (50724)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 2:31]
    Hello Gerrit!

    Effective tight framing on this section of the audience with excellent sharpness and nice use of a shallow dof. The colorful clothing is eyecatching. A pleasant diffused light and the motion blur of the applauding hands animates the scene. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Aphrodisian Beauties - XINikon D 5000

    Aphrodisian Beauties - XI
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5708 W: 492 N: 15992] (87316)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 2:21]
    Merhaba Mesut Bey

    It looks cold, and the bare poplar trees hint at a long even colder winter ahead. The sunlit hill in the distance makes a nice focal point. The interesting fg ruins of stone walls remind me of the Hatussa Hittite ruins east of Ankara. Good sharpness and framing. Tfs.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Jaisalmer Fort & PInk Sari

    Jaisalmer Fort & PInk Sari
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1951 W: 17 N: 3941] (15762)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-23 5:16]
    Hello Maria,

    I like the striking warm vs cold color contrast between the yellow red fort and the blue sky. Good sharpness and the fg women in their colorful saris animate the scene and provide scale. The men at far right on their bikes and the stray dog add further life to the scene. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: lady in red

    lady in red
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3367 W: 5 N: 6895] (34433)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-23 5:11]
    Hello Ourania,

    Lovely warm cold color contrasts between the red jacket, yellow bag and the turquoise water and blue sky. Good sharpness and punchy light contrasts. The tongue of land and part of the fishing village top right add depth and layering. Tfs.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Le Parlement du CanadaNikon D-300

    Le Parlement du Canada
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5389 W: 0 N: 5263] (63979)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-23 4:56]
    Bonjour Serge,

    Missed this one. Wonderful colour and saturation with good density levels that have given solid blacks and crisp clean whites. The people on the lush green lawns animate the scene. Good sharpness and the clocktower makes a fine focal point. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Poggio Lavarino

    Poggio Lavarino
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10050 W: 132 N: 19831] (126846)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-23 4:54]
    Ciao Silvio,

    I like the opposing diagonals in this shot which add dynamism and some perspective. The minimalist colours work well here. Good sharpness and effective tight framing and composition. The cross adds a nice graphic element against the lighter toned sky. Tfs.

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