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  • FranceFrance
    Title: a symbol of progressNikon D60

    a symbol of progress
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3925 W: 83 N: 6134] (49292)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-28 20:29]
    hello Daniel

    A deep, rich blue sky. Wonderful density levels that have given perfect saturation and strong light contrasts. Crisp clean whites and solid blacks with good framing and composition. The iconic tip of the Eiffel Tower is instantly recognisable. I like the repetitive patterns of the windows. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le jour se lève sur VersaillesSONY DSC-R1

    Le jour se lève sur Versailles
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11407 W: 886 N: 20604] (86172)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-28 20:22]
    Bonjour Philippe

    Good shadow detail and sharpness and the bg blue sky makes a fine backdrop. Excellent colour and saturation. The sidelight from the right has given nice long shadows of the trees. I like the dapple lighting and shadow play. The angled pov on the stone cottage showing 2 facades adds depth. Good graphism of the dark trees against the lighter sky. Tfs!

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: open marketPanasonic DMC LX5

    open market
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5481 W: 198 N: 6529] (38490)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-28 20:18]
    Hi Burak,

    The relatively clear path at right adds excellent lead in lines and deep diminishing linear perspective. Lots of d and c cups at left in this undercover market! The man drinking tea adds authenticity. Good sharpness and colour. The red and white Turkish flag adds place and context. Good repetition of the fabrics and clothes at right. Tfs!

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: The Minarets of Sultan AhmetNikon D7000

    The Minarets of Sultan Ahmet
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1945 W: 122 N: 3559] (13463)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-28 20:02]
    Hello Murat,

    I went inside on my 2nd attempt. The first attempt failed as it was 5 pm prayer time. It's a magnificent building for sure both from the outside and also the interior. I like the long vertical bookmark format. The fg people add scale and context. Good symmetry of 2 of the 6 minarets visible here. Tfs!

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: new buildingNikon D90

    new building
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2825 W: 235 N: 4039] (17578)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-28 19:58]
    Hello Sasha,

    Effective tight framing with good density levels that have given excellent saturation and clean crisp whites with solid blacks in addition to punchy lighting contrasts. The v notch formed by the fg gate nicely points into the frame. The people add scale and context. The lamp post at right has been skilfully blended with the bg building. Tfs!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: New Market Square

    New Market Square
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 707 W: 1 N: 1295] (8672)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-28 19:50]
    Hello Piotr,

    I like the low shooting angle and the superb graphic elements of lighter tones contrasting against darker tones. Good sharpness And although the stylized sundeck chairs make a wonderful repetitive pattern throughout the square, I am sure they are not very comfortable to lie on. Good to include some of the bg buildings. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Name that building

    Name that building
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 219 N: 1657] (6975) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-28 19:47]
    Hello Brenda,

    Surprisingly, I got it right from the clues in your note alone. A good extreme close up with very effective tight framing and the diagonals of the floors add dynamism. Good sharpness and wonderful repetition of patterns shapes and geometric designs such as the stylized eyes on the lower floor facades. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Carrick-a-Rede Rope BridgeNikon D200

    Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6089 W: 462 N: 10579] (35595)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-28 19:44]
    Hi Bulent

    The catwalk suspension bridge makes a fine focal point. Good sharpness and the man about to cross adds scale. i like the warm cold color contrast between the yellow green grass and the blue sea and sky. The diagonal axis of the path adds good dynamism. The fg oof blades of grass or branches add depth and layering. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Preci

    Preci
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9735 W: 132 N: 18971] (122215)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-28 19:26]
    Ciao Silvio,

    Effective tight framing on the hilltop village and the tightly clustered stone houses add interest. Very good sharpness and the haze adds mood and atmosphere. A splendid high vantage point overlooking the town. The trees and forest and greenery surrounding the village are nice. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Fog in the valleyCanon EOS 60D

    Fog in the valley
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8514 W: 378 N: 8089] (84707)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-28 18:56]
    Bonsoir Jean,

    The layer of fog hanging above the valley adds interest and mood, and the majestic snow-capped peaks make a stunning backdrop. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Excellent color and saturation. I like the sidelighting from the right. A good exposure on the bright highlights of the snow. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Trip on the Dordogne IVCanon 50D

    Trip on the Dordogne IV
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8269 W: 4367 N: 14381] (56889)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-28 18:48]
    Salut Didi

    A good upward pov on the castle and good to include a small section of the river for contest. I'd imagine it functioned as a major maritime highway back in its day. Good reflections also with superb sharpness and tight framing. The yellow red facade of the castle stands quite well from the leafy greenery surrounding it. Tfs!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: TownhallFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Townhall
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1019 W: 0 N: 2411] (23244)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-28 18:26]
    Hello Ryszard

    Smart choice of a wide angled view format which emphasises the height of the central tower superbly. Good sharpness, color and saturation. The yellow facade of the building contrasts well against the blue grey sky. The people add life and scale and animate the scene. Tfs!

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: Punta Cana - 2014 - 10Nikon D300

    Punta Cana - 2014 - 10
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6933 W: 108 N: 12261] (56987)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-27 17:13]
    Hello Pierre,

    Looks like Sandgate, a northern bay-side suburb of Brisbane, Australia.

    https://www.google.ro/maps/place/Sandgate+Queensland+4017,+Australia/@-27.320478,153.070113,3a,75y,244.79h,88.18t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1suNQWHZelxU8i10y4OT3BYw!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x6b93e2e2dc3a1859:0x502a35af3de97f0!6m1!1e1

    The palm trees look lush, green and tropical. Good sharpness and superb saturation. The fg concrete path adds good lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Calico Ghost Town

    Calico Ghost Town
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2193 W: 0 N: 5255] (27891)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-27 17:04]
    Hello Eleu,

    Splendid warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue sky and the rust red color of the rocky bg cliffs at right and the fg earth. The ghost town buildings add interest. The white building with the double red roof adds a fine focal point. The diagonal slope of the hill provides dynamism. Good sharpness and the splashes of green from the fg plants add to the color palette. Tfs!

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Kaub on the RhinePanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Kaub on the Rhine
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6397 W: 588 N: 12057] (57210)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-27 17:00]
    Hello Ike

    The river castle is unusual. It looks like the newer v notch was constructed to repel floating logs and debris when the river is in high flood. Good sharpness and the bg vineyards make a fine backdrop. The secondary stone castle near the summit of the bg hill adds symmetry and a good 2nd focal point. Tfs!

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Shamrock HotelCanon EOS 1100D

    Shamrock Hotel
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6432 W: 63 N: 18525] (83769)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-27 16:56]
    Hello Stephen

    Who'd have thought you would find an Irish Pub in Bendigo! I like the classical French style turret atop the hotel. Good sharpness and excellent framing and composition. The angled pov showing both facades is superb. Excellent shadow detail on the right. The blue sky makes a wonderful backdrop. Tfs!

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Décor hivernalNikon D800

    Décor hivernal
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8521 W: 0 N: 14046] (122006)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-27 16:50]
    Bonjour Nicolas

    I like the textural and tonal details captured in the fg snow. Very good sharpness and excellent graphic elements offered by the 2 dark silhouetted trees against the lighter sky and snow. Well composed using the rule of thirds. I like the long side shadows from the right. Tfs!

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Evening in BelgradeNikon D90

    Evening in Belgrade
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2825 W: 235 N: 4039] (17578)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-27 15:47]
    Hi Sasha,

    The silhouetted bg span of the modern suspension bridge adds a nice graphic element against the late evening sky. The yellow bus at left contrasts well against the blue hour tones in the sky. Superb sharpness and well framed and composed. A good choice of shutter speed that does not blur the moving traffic too much. Tfs!

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Alman ÇeşmesiNikon D7000

    Alman Çeşmesi
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1945 W: 122 N: 3559] (13463)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-27 15:31]
    Merhaba Murat,

    The distinctive, verdigris, coppery green color of the gazebo is certainly eye-catching. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Good pp work on the sky with the halo only just visible after a closer look. I like the diffused light and the reflections in the wet pavement, which also has good textural details. Tfs!

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Washing Day

    Washing Day
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1228 W: 0 N: 2237] (15873)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10153 W: 993 N: 19370] (97920) [2015-01-27 15:18]
    Hello Ghislaine,

    Effective tight framing with superb sharpness and vibrant color with strong warm vs cold colour contrasts between the hot yellow and pink colors of the attire at right hanging out to dry and the faint blueish tones of the clothing at left. The orange walls and red door also enhance the color contrasts by contrasting with the blue shadowed fg. Tfs!

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