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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Catch the LightNikon D-300

    Catch the Light
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3086 W: 211 N: 7067] (28285)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2756 W: 81 N: 6766] (30629) [2014-11-21 20:53]
    A shot that takes full advantage of lead in lines and thirds Bev; this could be a text book illustration of the 'rules of composition'. An attractive rural scene that is lifted from the mundane by the attractive warm light. I love the way you have included the fine filigree of overhead twigs, without them the shot wouldn't work half as well.

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: EddlestonCanon EOS5D

    Eddleston
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 576 W: 283 N: 1319] (6577)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2756 W: 81 N: 6766] (30629) [2014-11-21 20:46]
    Hello Will - Plenty of moody autumn atmosphere in this one... the sky promises rain but the sun is making a valiant effort to shine through the heavy cloud. That's what makes this shot special; the light on the tree trunk is very lovely and we see it picking up and illuminating areas of the trees and fields too. attractively composed with detail throughout the frame I like this. My only slight negative is the over-sharpening which is noticeable on the larger version (the leaves look scratchy and I see a white rim around the branches).

    Other than that lovely!

    Warm regards

    Rosemary

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Petrified Forest

    Petrified Forest
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1563 W: 0 N: 3824] (18891)



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    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2756 W: 81 N: 6766] (30629) [2014-11-21 20:36]
    Hello Ann - This must be a fascinating place to visit, I have just been reading an article about it this week and thought you might like to read it yourself http://www.geoexpro.com/articles/2014/07/triassic-park-arizona-s-petrified-forest.

    Your shot is lovely, as a fan of desert landscapes and inhospitable environments this ticks the boxes. I like the way we see the winding catchment area between the rocks and how it is sparsely vegetated. The shot is not only well managed and attractive but it has some good geological/geographic details too.

    The WS is super... this is a place I'd like to visit.

    Have a happy birthday today Ann

    with warmest wishes

    Rosemary

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Toilette d'une caneNikon P 510

    Toilette d'une cane
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11014 W: 880 N: 20338] (84582)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 16:37]
    Bonjour Philippe,

    Excellent use of a shallow dof with very good sharpness on the duck preoccupied with preening and toiletries. Nice bg reflections in the water. Excellent textural and tonal details in its plumage. Effective tight framing with no wasted space. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The statue pillarCanon EOS 60D

    The statue pillar
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6480 W: 238 N: 11188] (75074)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 16:34]
    Bonjour JJ,

    Missed this one. Excellent density levels which have given punchy light contrasts and good saturation. Nice textural and tonal details. This would work equally well en n&b. Effective tight framing and I like the shadow play at right. Tfs!

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: FemundenCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Femunden
    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3604 W: 209 N: 5738] (37216)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 16:31]
    Hello Gunnar,

    I was in Norway last September and lucked out on weather. I rarely saw clear blue skies like this! Good sharpness and the small dinghy with outboard motor makes a good focal point. Nice reflections in the limpid water too. A few clouds fill the empty space in the sky. Tfs!

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: St. Charles' Church

    St. Charles' Church
    jurek1951 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2582 W: 167 N: 5611] (41169)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 16:27]
    Hello Georg,

    The old church looks Greek Byzantine or Turkish Ottoman in design and shape which was a surprise for me as I saw nothing similar in Salzburg and Innsbruck. The bg snowcapped peaks make a majestic backdrop. I like the elevated pov. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

    Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2756 W: 81 N: 6766] (30629)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 16:23]
    Hi Rosemary,

    I really enjoyed Florence when I visited last year and recognized this shot immediately! Nice use of the adjacent fg buildings to frame the bg dome of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Good sharpness and excellent colour and saturation. Wish I'd climbed the tower in hindsight. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: balade sur le mole des noiresLumix Digital Camera

    balade sur le mole des noires
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4463 W: 63 N: 9142] (52809)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 16:16]
    Bonjour Nicole

    I like the curving, 'c' shaped promenade leading the eye directly to the bg conglomeration of tightly packed buildings high on a hill. The people add scale and animate the shot. The blue sky contrasts well against the soft yellow ochre tones of the buildings and rampart walls. Tfs!

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: LUNG TA prayer flags

    LUNG TA prayer flags
    adidas5nb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 428 W: 0 N: 826] (4889)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 16:10]
    Hi dwaipayan,

    Considering the high altitude, the sky looks perfectly natural to me and not necessarily over saturated at all. I have been to Nepal and the higher up you go the bluer and clearer the sky gets. It's the same in Bolivia and the high Andes. I like the colourful prayer flags framing the bg mountains in the shape of a slice of watermelon. Tfs!

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Through the Boat Window - Chitrakoot(MP)

    Through the Boat Window - Chitrakoot(MP)
    swapankumarroy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 0 N: 571] (2711)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 16:06]
    Hello Swapan,

    A very colourful daily life scene on the river, enriched by the garlands of marigolds. Good sharpness and I like the through view to the horizon nicely framed by the arching roof of the highly decorated boat. Good balanced symmetrical composition with nice diminishing linear perspective. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: MiragesSony DSC HX200v

    Mirages
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7051 W: 117 N: 13364] (74839) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 16:03]
    Ciao Luciano

    At first glace the blinkered horse appears to me admiring itself in the reflective puddle. But in reality it is probably hesitantly contemplating whether to have a drink or not. Nice reflection of the warm toned bg building against the blue sky. Tfs!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Mausoleo di Stanisław

    Mausoleo di Stanisław
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2459 W: 19 N: 3037] (30383)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 15:52]
    Hi Carlo

    I like the angled pov on the tomb showing both facets. A good exposure on the bright highlights with excellent sharpness and good saturation and density levels. I like the yellow Autumn foliage at left contrasting against the blue sky. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Manarola 3 Ans sur TE

    Manarola 3 Ans sur TE
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1116 W: 0 N: 2013] (14595)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 15:40]
    Bonjour Ghislaine

    I like the high pov and the soft pastel colours with the rose sky and blue water providing a superb warm vs cold colour contrast. Fantastic sharpness and the tightly packed houses on the steep hillside are amazing. The fg vegetation adds depth and frames the view. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Sunset reflection in Levanto

    Sunset reflection in Levanto
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4521 W: 267 N: 7894] (64838)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 15:38]
    Bonjour Denis,

    I love the marvellous, symmetrical sunset reflection in the fg water, presumably a tidal swimming pool? Good silhouettes and graphism with the fishermen adding life and context. The clouds have mostly filtered out the suns harsh glare. Tfs!

  • IranIran
    Title: Edifice of the Sun

    Edifice of the Sun
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3026 W: 103 N: 5260] (23583)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 15:31]
    Hi Klaudio,

    Some ornate Islamic architecture in this attractive palace in Iran. The exteriors are more decorative than those in Turkey. The angled footpath adds dynamism and perspective leading the eye to the steps. Good sharpness and the honey coloured tones contrast well against the blue sky. Tfs!

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: in the bosom of Pandeli

    in the bosom of Pandeli
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2960 W: 5 N: 5937] (29227)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 15:27]
    Bonjour, Ourania,

    The blue and orange fishing net covers in the fg set up a superb warm cold color contrast in this picturesque harbour setting. Good sharpness and natural looking saturation. Nice subtle reflections in the water with good framing to include the hillside village in the bg. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Spoleto - Complesso di San Nicolò

    Spoleto - Complesso di San Nicoḷ
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9506 W: 132 N: 18412] (119401)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 15:05]
    Ciao Silvio,

    I like the ascending backward view in this auditorium. The blue grey passage adds lead in lines and perspective and also colour contrasts against the plush red chairs. Good sharpness and it looks like the running boys are late for the start of the show? Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La chambre de Louise de Lorraine

    La chambre de Louise de Lorraine
    zjawa Silver Star Critiquer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 7] (50)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 14:54]
    Hi Karolina,

    I like the oblique rays of sunshine picking out the flaoting dust particles in the air. Good sharpness and sidelighting from the right with long shadows. A nice warm cold color contrast too between the blue grey area at right and the reddish orange tones at left. Tfs!

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Courtyard Town Council JerezSony Cybershot DSC W170

    Courtyard Town Council Jerez
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2439 W: 0 N: 5642] (29933)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9917 W: 992 N: 18846] (95678) [2014-11-21 14:23]
    Hello Angel

    I like the golden arches and not a McDonalds in sight! Good repetition & their warm color contrasts superbly against the blue sky. The green shrubs and decorative plants add life to the scene and soften the hard outlines. Good sharpness and density levels. Tfs!

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