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  • SpainSpain
    Title: Roman AmphitheaterNikon D7200

    Roman Amphitheater
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1231 W: 0 N: 3016] (28139)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 14:28]
    Ciao Ryszard

    The outdoor cover is unusual and reminds me of a similar tent-like structure protecting Göbekli Tepe ruins in Turkey from rainstorms and hail. I like the contrast between the ancient ruins of the theatre and the modern bg city of Zaragoza. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Rope and rusty boat reflectionPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Rope and rusty boat reflection
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7185 W: 599 N: 13425] (63019)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 14:23]
    Hello Ike,

    Spotted this one in your gallery. A marvellous reflection with good warm cold color contrasts between the rust-streaked boat and the blue cyan water. Superb sharpness and the tight crop works well here. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: BalconiesNikon D7100

    Balconies
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9237 W: 271 N: 2762] (100124)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 14:19]
    Hi Aleksander,

    Effective tight framing with good sharpness and light contrasts. Superb color and nice graphic elements of contrasting light and dark tones. Interesting details on the balconies of clothes drying on metal racks. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Double triangleNikon D800

    Double triangle
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9365 W: 0 N: 14239] (130203)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 14:17]
    Bonjour Nicolas

    A fantastic alpine shot with good sharpness and color saturation. I especially like the warm cold color contrast between the orange tinted snowcapped mountain and the blue sky and shadowed flanks of the peak. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paris - 2012 - 102Nikon D300

    Paris - 2012 - 102
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7394 W: 108 N: 12884] (60434)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 14:13]
    Hello Pierre,

    Good sharpness, although I might have cropped about half of the fg road which in my view does not add a lot to the composition. Love the reflection in the window at right. The activity around the snack bar / kiosk adds interest. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Across the pondCanon 50D

    Across the pond
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8473 W: 4439 N: 14882] (59114)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 14:09]
    Ciao Didi

    I like the warm sunlit pylons and posts contrasting against the deep blue sea and cyan sky. The dual sides of the curving pier add marvellous lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. The people at the back are well positioned over the vanishing point. Good framing, color, saturation and sharpness. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Castle of Leiria

    Castle of Leiria
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 792 W: 23 N: 1969] (9162)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 14:05]
    Hello Maciej,

    The red roofs and the red trim around the doors at left contrast well against the blue sky. Good sharpness and density levels. The people animate the scene and provide scale. The hilltop Castle of Leiria makes a superb focal point. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Angel WeepingNikon D7000

    Angel Weeping
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2279 W: 127 N: 4484] (16719)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 13:59]
    Hi Murat

    Excellent graphic elements of the lighter toned Angel statue against the darker bg of the partly shaded fan palms. Good sharpness and you did well to exclude distracting tour groups in such a crowded theme park. Superb colour, saturation and framing. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Around the lake #3Canon PowerShot S5IS

    Around the lake #3
    tatadalou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 742 W: 113 N: 1139] (7289)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 13:56]
    Bonjour Delphine

    If you're ever in Sichuan China, Jiuzhaigou is a similar, and even more spectacular locale than this.

    http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/28/1_jiuzhaigou_valley_wu_hua_hai_2011b.jpg&imgrefurl=https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiuzhaigou&h=2832&w=4256&tbnid=XMGYvD6k3w0k1M:&tbnh=160&tbnw=240&usg=__evRB0XRi8e77cD6998rcIfYS3VI=&docid=lLg8ahH7HAikIM&itg=1

    Kicking myself now I did not go when I was living in eastern China. Good sharpness and incredible clarity of the water with a wonderful turquoise tint. Tfs.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Decisions, decisions...

    Decisions, decisions...
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3292 W: 107 N: 5794] (25855)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 13:50]
    Hello Klaudio,

    Without a doubt Australia has come a long way since the limited option of steak and 3 veggies of the 1950's. Even in the 1960's Chinese food was a novelty. I have to laugh when my bro in law complains there are too many Indians in Australia. Nearly every week he eats delicious Indian food. 40 years ago you couldn't get decent Indian food, and now they are everywhere in the big cities, including cuisine from many other countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, etc etc. The choice of bread depicted here is yet another example of the huge variety of foodstuffs now available, and dont get me started on the coffee! Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: On the spiral stairs

    On the spiral stairs
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6110 W: 91 N: 15838] (86577)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 13:43]
    Czesc Malgorzata!

    Good to have some people on the stairs to provide scale in this superb b&w image of the spiral staircase. Excellent sharpness with good textural and tonal details. Effective tight framing and no part of the image wasted. I like the shadowplay too. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Weather beatenPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Weather beaten
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 0 N: 519] (2596)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 13:40]
    Hello Jean,

    Good use of a shallow dof with the selective focus on the moss encrusted and rusted old gate. Excellent sharpness and well framed and composed. Excellent textural and tonal details with good colour and saturation. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Ascoli Piceno - Cattedrale

    Ascoli Piceno - Cattedrale
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10290 W: 132 N: 20599] (130472)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 13:19]
    Hello Silvio

    The man in the yellow shirt to the right of the fountain and the man to the left set up a good warm cold color contrast. I like the split into shadow at right and sunlight at left. The ornately decorated fountain makes a fine focal point. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Oculus

    Oculus
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1313 W: 222 N: 1853] (7634)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 13:03]
    Hi Brenda

    Missed this one. Amazing repetition of geometric patterns with effective and efficient tight framing. The green color tint works well here. Looks like something from a sci-fi flick but it's practical and it can get dark and gloomy 4 floors down without it. Tfs.

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: the living endNikon D3200

    the living end
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1613 W: 34 N: 2355] (14401)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 8:49]
    Hi Benny

    I love the arrows of color pointing in the same general direction of forward movement as the motorcyclist. The various bright and cheerful colors are eye-catching too. Good sharpness and a fine decisive moment. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Saline dello Stagnone

    Saline dello Stagnone
    mauro61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5200 W: 220 N: 6616] (52749)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 8:44]
    Ciao Maurizio

    So it's not only Greece and Holland that have windmills! Italy has them too. Good sharpness and the fg vegetation adds depth and layering. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the red triangular peak of the windmill, the yellow red walls, and the blue sky. Superb reflections. Tfs.

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: for Heroescanon eos 7d

    for Heroes
    iulian Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 5 N: 14] (87)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 8:36]
    Hi Iulian

    A nice dedication to the fallen heroes of WWI in eastern Romania. The cross is quite big and the people provide scale. Excellent sharpness and well framed and composed. The darker toned cross also sets up a nice graphic element against the lighter toned sky. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: San SebastianNikon D7200

    San Sebastian
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1231 W: 0 N: 3016] (28139)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 6:38]
    Witaj Ryszard,

    Perspective has been well managed with no discernible lens barrel distortion either side. A pleasant diffused light with good sharpness and a wonderful warm vs cold color contrast between the pale blue grey sky and the yellow sandstone building. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Full SouthPentax K10D

    Full South
    chrisnet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2957 W: 110 N: 5663] (22498)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 6:36]
    Bonjour, Christian

    Fantastic symmetrical reflections in the mirror-like surface of the water, with good sharpness, density levels and saturation. The fg vegetation frames the scene nicely and provides depth and layering. The sunlit patch at right contrasts well against the shadowed area at left. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: A moon-face terrainNikon l 35 (prints)

    A moon-face terrain
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7185 W: 599 N: 13425] (63019)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 6:33]
    Hi Ike

    The lunar moonscape of the Mt Etna lava and ash fields is well depicted in this superb image. Good sharpness and smart choice of a vertical format. The pale reddish yellow at the bottom contrasts well against the soft blue sky. Tfs.

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