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  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Portuguese Church

    Portuguese Church
    photographer_sg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 2 N: 697] (4388)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [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: 9276] (37505)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [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] (1523)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [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: 7017 W: 108 N: 12352] (57445)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [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] (18433)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [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.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Wintery beauties - VNikon F 90x

    Wintery beauties - V
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5624 W: 492 N: 15672] (85296)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [2015-02-27 4:38]
    Merhaba Mesut, my TE gallery neighbor today.

    Looks a bit chilly. I like the minimalist colors of just blue and white with a few shades of black thrown in too. Good sharpness and the diagonal lines of the ice and water add dynamism. Punchy light contrasts and excellent textural details in the fg snow or ice. Tfs.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: St Patricks CathedralCanon EOS 1100D

    St Patricks Cathedral
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6522 W: 63 N: 18709] (84742)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [2015-02-27 4:29]
    Hello Stephen

    The warm yellow red tones of the twin cathedral spires contrast superbly against the blue sky. Good sharpness and smart choice of a vertical frame to stress the height. Plenty of breathing space in the composition and the fg parked cars add scale. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Piazza-della-Cisterna, San-GimignanoPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Piazza-della-Cisterna, San-Gimignano
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6526 W: 588 N: 12266] (58077)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [2015-02-27 4:27]
    Hello Ike

    The wide angled perspective has been very well managed here placing the verticals centrally rather than off to the far left or far right. The three stone towers caught my eye in the thumbnail for their symmetrical balance to the composition. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Montgolfière de villeNikon D800

    Montgolfière de ville
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8651 W: 0 N: 14059] (123124)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [2015-02-27 4:25]
    Salut Nicolas,

    Missed this one. The yellow and blue colors of the balloon are perfect complimentary opposites. The yellow shadowed facade of the bg also mirrors the yellow blue contrast with the blue sky. Good sharpness and smart choice of a vertical format. Tfs.

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: house in the countrysideNikon D90

    house in the countryside
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2959 W: 259 N: 4218] (18422)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [2015-02-27 4:22]
    Hello Sasha!

    Looks a little like suburban Sydney in Australia with the red terracotta tile roofs. Good sharpness and the blue sky contrasts well against the red roofs too. The fg rosebushes in bloom add a welcome splash of extra color. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Madrid with friends

    Madrid with friends
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5483 W: 86 N: 14136] (79737)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [2015-02-27 4:18]
    Hello Malgo,

    I only spent a day in Madrid and did not see much at all. I arrived in the southern train station from Barcelona. When I asked about a train to Lisbon, they told me I had to go to the north train station. When I got there, there were no seats left on the train. I asked about a bus instead and they told me I had to go back to the south station. So a lot of train travel back and forth and no sightseeing. The bus to Lisbon was overnight and I arrived at blue hour around 5 am. Oh the photo. A superb high pov with good sharpness. Looks like the Times Square of Spain. Good sharpness and color. Tfs.

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Painted by Frost & SunNikon D600

    Painted by Frost & Sun
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1408 W: 0 N: 3086] (14398)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [2015-02-27 4:13]
    Dear Miro

    I have only seen this phenomenon twice. Once in Sth Korea and again in Romania from the comfort of a warm intercity bus. But both times it was not possible to get a photo. In Korea I had to go to work. And in Romania the bus was moving up and down too much on a bumpy and winding road, plus the window was fogged. Looks great here though. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: UrfaNikon D300

    Urfa
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5687 W: 198 N: 6583] (39397)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [2015-02-27 4:08]
    Hello Burak,

    It looks a little like some images I have seen from Mardin which because of the summer heat I decided to skip and head to Van instead. Good sharpness and the angled horizon adds dynamism. Nice repetition of the rectangular block shapes of the houses. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Grand Canyon USAFujica compact35 (prints)

    Grand Canyon USA
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6526 W: 588 N: 12266] (58077)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [2015-02-27 3:42] - [workshop] [compare]
    Hello Ike,

    Looks a bit blue magenta on my monitor and possibly the very old negative or print has had some uv damage as well. But it is still a great shot. I might have tried a b and w sepia conversion and blurred the grainy sky. Love the pyramid shaped rock outcrop in isolation at right. Good sharpness and tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Clouds in the DesertCanon EOS 7 D

    Clouds in the Desert
    edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 653 W: 34 N: 1850] (6243)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [2015-02-27 3:34]
    Hello Roger,

    What struck me most about Arizona was how green it was where there was access to water, presumably from the Colorado River, in comparison with the parched red desert sands, as depicted here. It snowed in Durango upstream in November 2008 when I was there and locals told me they were not allowed by law to harvest any of the snowmelt for water. A superb big sky shot with an attractive range of purple hills. Tfs.

  • LiechtensteinLiechtenstein
    Title: Vaduz

    Vaduz
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 856 W: 1 N: 1456] (9542)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [2015-02-27 3:20]
    Hi Piotr,

    The red brick path adds good lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. Its warm colour contrasts superbly against the blue bg sky. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. I lik the curved hook to the right on the vp. Tfs.

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Orange chairsSony DSC HX200v

    Orange chairs
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7348 W: 119 N: 14028] (77790)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [2015-02-27 3:17]
    Ciao Luciano

    A fabulous warm vs cold color contrast between the blue sky and the orange chairs. Good repetition also of the plastic chairs. The palm trees add a tropical mood. Excellent density levels that have given clean whites and solid blacks. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Las Teresitas in the morning

    Las Teresitas in the morning
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4639 W: 271 N: 8076] (67104)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [2015-02-27 3:15]
    Bonjour Denis

    After 3 months of winter I am missing the beach and warm sands. Good sharpness and excellent warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue sky and yellow red sand. Superb saturation and the distant hillside town surrounded by forested hills makes a fine focal point. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa di Santa Caterina – Monteleone

    Chiesa di Santa Caterina – Monteleone
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9831 W: 132 N: 19182] (123367)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [2015-02-27 2:59]
    Ciao Silvio

    Smart choice of a vertical format to accentuate the height of the stone tower. Good sharpness and excellent fg textural details. The pale yellow red colors of the rocks and buildings contrast well against the blue sky to give a pleasing warm cold color contrast. Tfs.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Newfoundland - 2014 - 72Nikon D300

    Newfoundland - 2014 - 72
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7017 W: 108 N: 12352] (57445)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10296 W: 998 N: 19662] (99100) [2015-02-26 19:57]
    Hello Pierre

    A good close up of the cyan green tinted icebergs in the bay. Good sharpness and natural looking colour. I might have cropped a little from the bottom to exclude the portion of white iceberg cut in two. The yellow green shelf submerged in shallow water adds interest here. Tfs.

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