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  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Roman ColumnsNikon D300

    Roman Columns
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5699 W: 198 N: 6583] (39429)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-28 4:39]
    Hello Burak

    I think I have read somewhere that these 2 Roman columns were used a giant slingshot or catapult at some stage. Perhaps just a legendary story. Good sharpness and the strong back light has been well managed by blocking the sun with the column. I tried a similar feat in the Vatican. The Corinthian style columns are a long way from Corinth. Tfs.

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Tatranska Javorina

    Tatranska Javorina
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 860 W: 1 N: 1465] (9572)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-28 4:35]
    Hello Piotr

    A nice Christmas card scene of winter in Slovakia. Good sharpness and the blue sky contrasting with the white snow is a bonus. Excellent density levels that have iven superb graphic elements such as the dark church tower and fg building at right spire against the lighter sky and snow. Tfs.

  • BelizeBelize
    Title: Our Ship in the CaribbeanCanon EOS 7 D

    Our Ship in the Caribbean
    edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 656 W: 34 N: 1855] (6261)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-28 4:26]
    Hello Roger

    I had the strange experience in Norway of opening the curtain of my 7th story hotel room in Geiranger Fjord, to be looking directly into the 7th deck of a similar gigantic cruise ship, with 8 decks above the waterline. I might have tried to include all of the nose at left, but sharpness, color and saturation are all excellent. I like the warm cold color contrast set up by the red funnel at the back of the boat against the blue sky. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Jumping...Canon EOS 5 D

    Jumping...
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11028 W: 291 N: 22310] (87439)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-28 4:21]
    Hello Danos,

    A superb decisive moment capturing the bather suspended in mid air above the yacht. Good sharpness and I like the blue colour tones of sea and sky contrasting against the white clouds. Nice repetition of the boats. Well composed with the horizon line placed on the lower 1/3 axis. The boys warm skin tones contrast well against the blue sky. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Killin in Autumn

    Killin in Autumn
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1633 W: 0 N: 4073] (19917)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-28 4:13]
    Hi Ann,

    A superb landscape shot with the dual sides of the clear stream adding natural lead in lines and linear perspective towards the pine tree on the vanishing point. Good colour and saturation. The warm Autumn colours of the trees contrast well agaisnt the blue grey tones of the sky and reflected skylight in the stream. Tfs.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Pamban island fisherman village

    Pamban island fisherman village
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3328 W: 0 N: 2856] (24127)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-28 3:48]
    Hello Miguel

    A superb high pov from an aircraft with good sharpness and excellent framing and composition using the rule of thirds for the horizon line. Nice repetition of the fishing and tour boats. The yellow red strip of sandy beach contrasts well against the blue sea and sky. Tfs.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Royal ArcadeCanon EOS 1100D

    Royal Arcade
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6527 W: 63 N: 18710] (84770)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-28 3:08]
    Hello Stephen

    Looks very British. Good sharpness and fantastic linear perspective with all lines converging towards the back. Nice repetition of patterns and shapes and the people add scale and context. There are similar arcades in Sydney and Brisbane. The chessboard patterned floor adds a nice graphic element. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: TrainingNikon D200

    Training
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9070 W: 270 N: 2544] (97777)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-28 3:01]
    Hi Aleksander

    Wonderful sunset reflections in the tranquil water with good saturation and superb warm vs cold color contrasts. Excellent sharpness and well composed using the rule of thirds. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the blue and orange yellow colors. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: light and shadow

    light and shadow
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3198 W: 5 N: 6440] (31999)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-28 2:16]
    Hello Ourania,

    A relaxing seaside scene with the breaking wave caught at the right moment to give a superb decisive moment shot. Dramatic tonal range in the sky and the blue grey colors predominate nicely. Good sharpness and I like how the white church on the headland at rights stands out. Tfs!

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Golden Gate reflected

    Golden Gate reflected
    unclehotshot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 51 N: 290] (1537)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-28 2:13]
    Hello Frank

    A superb semi abstract reflection with good sharpness and splendid density levels with clean whites and solid blacks. I like the repetition of geometric patterns and shapes and the warm vs cold color contrast between the blue and yellow. The diagonal lines add dynamism. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Clock towerFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Clock tower
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1057 W: 0 N: 2523] (23922)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-28 2:09]
    Ciao Ryszard

    Good sharpness on the clocktower with superb graphic elements and excellent minimalist color of just the yellow green illumination and the black night sky. The upper portion looks vaguely Middle Eastern. I arrived in Wroclaw by train but missed this so tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: A beautiful winter day in PortoCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    A beautiful winter day in Porto
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2368 W: 17 N: 5140] (22657)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-28 2:06]
    Hi Paul

    A superb high pov with good sharpness and lots of interesting details to observe. The long tour boat reminds me of ones I saw on the Danube. The stone church tower on the horizon stands out well. Well composed with equal symmetrical portions of blue in the sky at top and the water at the bottom. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Valnerina

    Valnerina
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9834 W: 132 N: 19193] (123431)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-28 1:36]
    Ciao Silvio

    I might have boosted contrast a little to allow for the haze, but the minimalist colors and mood here are still very nice. I like the wide angled panoramic format and the superb high pov. Good sharpness and the yellow green fields contrast well agaisnt the hazy forested blue grey mountains in the bg. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Yellow and blue

    Yellow and blue
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4640 W: 271 N: 8077] (67134) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-28 1:33]
    Hello Denis,

    It looks like the Byron Bay lighthouse in Australia. Wonderful lush green grass and a smart choice of a vertical format to accentuate the height. The lighthouse makes a good focal point. The yellow flowers contrast well against the blue sea. Tfs.

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: piece of my village SenjeNikon D90

    piece of my village Senje
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2963 W: 259 N: 4220] (18442)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-28 1:31]
    Hi Sasha,

    It looks like a nice Christmas card. I like the superb sharpness and minimalist colors. Good framing and composition. The red chalet stands out against the white snow. The dark tree trunk at left adds graphic elements as well as framing the scene well. Tfs.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Portuguese Church

    Portuguese Church
    photographer_sg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 2 N: 697] (4400)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-27 5:02]
    Hello Satya

    I like the square format and the symmetry of the 2 tall cathedral spires. The hollowed out tops in a coronet style resemble Greek Churches I have seen. The red flowers at top left contrast well against the blue sky. The trees either side frame the scene well and add layering and graphic elements too. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Lazarim...XVIIFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Lazarim...XVII
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5206 W: 64 N: 9280] (37523)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-27 4:58]
    Hello Ana, my TE gallery neighbor today

    The shaggy haired donkey at right animates the shot and adds interest to the mans arm leading it. I like the repetition of the circular patterns and shapes in the masks and the Y shaped stick he is holding. The opposing vertical diagonals in the centre add dynamism. Tfs.

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Golden Gate Bridge

    Golden Gate Bridge
    unclehotshot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 51 N: 290] (1537)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-27 4:55]
    Hello Frank,

    a superb sunset shot with subtle warm cold color contrasts between the orange and blue colors in the sky. The diagonal catwalk adds strong lead in lines and perspective. Excellent sharpness and the chimney stack and smoke or steam top left add interest. The square yellow door and the yellow illumination at right contrast well against the grey blue clouds in the bg top left. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Chenonceaux - 2012 - 2Nikon D300

    Chenonceaux - 2012 - 2
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7021 W: 108 N: 12353] (57461)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-27 4:49]
    Hello Pierre,

    Missed this one. Well composed using the principle of three with the 3 stained glass windows. A good exposure too. I all too often get an overexposed window but the exposure here is quite good. Excellent color and saturation with superb sharpness. Nice repetition of the fg candles. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: valise rougeSony RX100 II

    valise rouge
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1554 W: 128 N: 1218] (18451)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10304 W: 999 N: 19671] (99140) [2015-02-27 4:44]
    Hi Roland

    I do not recall this part of Naples. I made a beeline for the museum and the lookout up on the hill. Anyway good sharpness and the dome shaped cathedral with the cross atop it makes a great focal point. The fg people add scale and animate the scene. Nice repetition of the curved colonnaded structure, resembling the Vatican a bit, in Roma. Tfs.

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