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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Les joies du jet skiNikon P 510

    Les joies du jet ski
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12016 W: 886 N: 21540] (90550)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 12:13]
    Salut Philippe

    A scene I saw repeated in the Albanian Riviera. Too often the riders are young guys with too much testosterone and not enough brains. I am always watching to see that they stay outside the area reserved for swimming. There have been fatalities in the past. That said, a fine action shot that conveys the action and movement. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Bureau de PosteCanon EOS 1100D

    Bureau de Poste
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6925 W: 63 N: 19772] (90030)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 12:09]
    Bonjour Stephen

    I like the repetition of the weather vane structures at the top. Good sharpness and excellent framing and composition. The angled pov has allowed a contrast in shadow and light. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Beamish Open Air MuseumCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Beamish Open Air Museum
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3068 W: 95 N: 7792] (32517)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 12:02]
    Hello Mariusz,

    The red brick walls of the bg building and the red roof contrast well against the blue sky to give a pleasing warm cold color contrast. Good sharpness and the flower garden at left adds a lively splash of color. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paris - 2012 - 101Nikon D300

    Paris - 2012 - 101
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7392 W: 108 N: 12882] (60414)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 11:56]
    Hello Pierre

    The Irish themed bear is unmistakable with the leprechaun hat and green 4 leafed clovers. Good sharpness and nice to catch a glimpse of the other countries entrants in the bg. Excellent sharpness and it appears like the Russian entry at right. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Postcard from Lisbon

    Postcard from Lisbon
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 23 N: 1961] (9120)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 11:43]
    Czesc Maciej,

    The curving rails of the tramlines remind me of Istanbul, and also lead the eye towards the bright yellow tram, which contrasts superbly against the blue sky. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. The castle-like structure at the back adds a great focal point. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Castellammare del Golfo

    Castellammare del Golfo
    mauro61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5199 W: 220 N: 6614] (52733)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 11:39]
    Ciao Maurizio

    Incredible repetition of the moored boats in the harbour, and taken from a superb high viewpoint. Good sharpness and color saturation. The fg ridge of trees at right adds depth and layering. The crowded bg beach looks like a popular spot for swimming. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Half Marathon

    Half Marathon
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6107 W: 91 N: 15830] (86535)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 11:34]
    Hello Malgo,

    I sometimes get all hot and sweaty just walking, never mind jogging or running! I don't know how they do it. The red and blue colors of their shirts contrast strongly and I like the bird's eye pov from above. Fantastic sharpness and well framed and composed. Tfs.

  • MexicoMexico
    Title: Micos waterfallNikon D7000

    Micos waterfall
    Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 346 W: 126 N: 393] (3865)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 11:31]
    Hello Pedro,

    A very attractive waterfall has been captured here and it looks like a superb spot to swim on a hot summer's day. Excellent sharpness and the perfect shutter speed used has allowed just enough motion blur to suggest movement, with being too silky and blurred as in a longer time exposure. The fg branches and leaves add depth. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Mary's AgonyNikon D7000

    Mary's Agony
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2276 W: 127 N: 4473] (16685)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 11:28]
    Hi Murat

    Good use of differential focus to isolate and emphasize the statues. I like the opposing directions of eye contact. Mary is looking down at her deceased son and the other Jesus at right is looking up to God? Excellent shadow detail despite the lack of light. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Campo Maior - VFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Campo Maior - V
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5451 W: 64 N: 9999] (41054)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 11:23]
    Hi Ana

    This one caught my eye, and held it. The maypole of what looks like a garland of white flowers has been superbly framed leaving no unwasted space. Good sharpness and graphic elements. The blue sky makes a great backdrop. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: a busy frame

    a busy frame
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3516 W: 5 N: 7284] (36442)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 11:19]
    Hello Ourania,

    A superb daily life scene of the workmen repairing the damaged pipes. We don't often appreciate them until they are desperately needed. Good sharpness and efficient and effective tight framing. The yellow battery and boots contrasts well against the blue tones of the man's uniform at left.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: micro climateNikon P 510

    micro climate
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12016 W: 886 N: 21540] (90550)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 11:15]
    Bonjour Philippe,


    I like the flattened perspective from the zoom lens bringing the apparent distance between the bg mountain and the village much closer than they really are. Good sharpness and natural looking color. The building either side act as a nice frame. Tfs.

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Rural ChapelSony DSC H3

    Rural Chapel
    ricardomattos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 5 N: 649] (5361)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 11:08]
    Hi Ricardo,

    The dual white painted fences either side add strong converging lines and diminishing linear perspective towards the back where the chapel is perfectly positioned at the vanishing point. Good sharpness and the lush green lawns compliment the scene. Tfs.

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Praia Grande in ArraialNikon D40

    Praia Grande in Arraial
    ricardomattos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 5 N: 649] (5361)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 11:06]
    Hello Ricardo,

    Striking warm cold color contrasts between the blue sea and sky and the red painted wooden structure and fences. The actress sculpture makes a fine focal point. Good sharpness and density levels and well framed and composed. Tfs.

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Church Lady of MercyNikon D40

    Church Lady of Mercy
    ricardomattos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 513 W: 5 N: 649] (5361)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 10:49]
    Hello Ricardo,

    Excellent sharpness and I like the warm cold color contrast between the blue sky and yellow trim with the church and its walls and balustrades. The stairs add strong lead in lines and their diagonal axis provides some dynamism. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Olvera VIINikon D3100

    Olvera VII
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2912 W: 2 N: 6813] (35883)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 10:40]
    Hello Angel,

    Missed this one. I like the soft pastel colors and superb sharpness and framing. The street adds strong linear perspective and vanishing point. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the gold & blue. I like the downward slope of the street too. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Grazalema IVNikon D3100

    Grazalema IV
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2912 W: 2 N: 6813] (35883)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 10:38]
    Hola, Angel,

    Nice repetition of the green plastic chairs in the fg at right. Good sharpness and excellent color and saturation. Splendid density levels with punchy light contrasts between light and dark tones. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Ascoli Piceno

    Ascoli Piceno
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10286 W: 132 N: 20587] (130430)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 10:26]
    Ciao Silvio,

    The woman in red contrasts superbly against the blue sky to give a marvellous warm cold color contrast. She also animates the scene, provides scale and acts as a focal point. Good sharpness and the al fresco diners have a great view of Arringo Palace! Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: English LonghornsPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    English Longhorns
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 0 N: 517] (2582)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 9:36]
    Hello Jean,

    A mooooving capture of these English Longhorns cattle with good sharpness and excellent framing and composition. Good to include part of the bg Hall for context. Superb sharpness and a soft diffused light. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Taormina coast, ItaliaNikon l 35 (prints)

    Taormina coast, Italia
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7180 W: 599 N: 13417] (62989)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10802 W: 994 N: 20865] (104347) [2015-09-01 6:41]
    Hello Ike,

    Just lacking a little sharpness but the color, saturation and framing are superb. Good elevated vantage point offering an expansive view of the coastal village and the sea. The coves either side look like ideal swimming spots. Tfs.

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