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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Perspective in greenCanon EOS 1100D

    Perspective in green
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6863 W: 63 N: 19588] (89170)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 3:50]
    Bonjour Stephen

    Good use of diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point with the path and adjacent hedge adding deep lead in lines. Nice shadow detail with a few patches of sunlight breaking through. Good sharpness and framing. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Black Sea Beauties - IVNikon D 5000

    Black Sea Beauties - IV
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5768 W: 492 N: 16213] (88624)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 3:46]
    Hi Mesut,

    The old Ottoman arched bridge nicely frames the babbling brook, and the bg woman exploring the riverbank. Good sharpness and punchy light contrasts with excellent saturation and framing. Tfs.

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: A family rememberedCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    A family remembered
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4025 W: 321 N: 8825] (44596)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1412 W: 397 N: 5393] (21826) [2015-08-05 3:44]
    Hello Gert,

    Your habit of looking downwards has certainly paid off in this instance because on this occasion you've found something far more treasured than the odd dropped coin.

    When I first started to read your note and read about "stumbling stones", I immediately thought of "tripping steps" which were a feature sometimes built into the staircases of old castles and manor houses in Britain (and maybe other places) - a single step with a much greater height than the others in the stairway would soon become recognised by the inhabitants of the building but would be a dangerous hazard to any stranger attempting to enter, causing them to fall and alert the occupants.

    But these "Stolpersteine" are a fine and permanent memorial to those occupants of Olomouc who were so dreadfully treated, and finally murdered, in the Nazi death camps of World War II. Wonderful personal records of these poor individuals.

    A very interesting and informative posting with a fascinating link and two excellent photographs.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Mountain village...IIIFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Mountain village...III
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5413 W: 64 N: 9877] (40496)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 3:43]
    Ola Ana

    Effective tight framing with wonderful, controlled backlighting, that positively makes the leaves appear almost transparent! Good shadow detail and sharpness. The repetition of the unripe green grapes adds interest at the top. Tfs.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Where Is My House Again?Pentax K3

    Where Is My House Again?
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5381 W: 88 N: 12809] (60750)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 3:40]
    Hello Craig

    Looks similar to the blue city I visited in Morocco a couple of years back. Good sharpness and what an impressive high pov! Amazing repetition and good inclusion of part of the castle at bottom right. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Cascais bay, rainy dayPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Cascais bay, rainy day
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7078 W: 593 N: 13204] (62211)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 3:38]
    Hello Ike,

    Amazing repetition of the covered boats and the ever watchful gulls hoping for a quick snack. I like the high pov and excellent sharpness. Nice reflections in the wet fg. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: some rest on the rocks

    some rest on the rocks
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3475 W: 5 N: 7171] (35990)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 3:27]
    Hello Ourania,

    Excellent graphism of the white gull against the dark green bg water. Good sharpness and I like both the repetition of the waves and the transparency of the water. Well framed and composed with nice tight framing. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The Cat in the HatNikon D7000

    The Cat in the Hat
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2230 W: 127 N: 4288] (16115)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 3:24]
    Merhaba Murat

    I remember this character from elementary / primary school in Australia! Good color saturation and superb sharpness. The people add scale to the gigantic sculpture building. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: CoincidenceCanon EOS5D

    Coincidence
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 717 W: 297 N: 1644] (8051)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1412 W: 397 N: 5393] (21826) [2015-08-05 3:23]
    Hello Will,

    Yes, a coincidence indeed!

    Like yourself, I'm not entirely sure if this is the same dog or not but the dog's lead certainly looks the same. Regarding the man, there's no question there - the pattern of those deep wrinkles and his sizeable proboscis confirm that this is indeed the same person.

    Two wonderful captures, six years apart and yet only a couple of hundred yards separated in distance. O.K., there's a bit of movement artefact in the later image but the poses are similar and his dress on each occasion is in keeping with the time of year.

    Absolutely Brilliant!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Argentina 2015 nº 002/FITZ ROY Y TORRE!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Argentina 2015 nš 002/FITZ ROY Y TORRE!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9358 W: 58 N: 12770] (69596)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 3:21]
    Salut Neyvan,

    Another minimalist color shot taken from a superb high pov with good sharpness and framing. The unique saw-toothed mountains form a magnificent backdrop. Tfs.

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Argentina 2015 nº 003 - SENDERO!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Argentina 2015 nš 003 - SENDERO!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9358 W: 58 N: 12770] (69596)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 3:19]
    Salut Neyvan,

    I like the high, elevated pov and the subtle sunset colors of pale lemon yellow. The fog in the valley adds mood and atmosphere. The minimalist color is eyecatching and the snow enhances the graphism. Tfs.

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Postcard from Bruges

    Postcard from Bruges
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1355 W: 0 N: 2530] (17763)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 3:14]
    Bonjour Gigi

    Nice reflections in the rippled water mildly disturbed by the passing tour boat. Excellent sharpness and I am hoping to visit this city later in the year. A soft diffused light with good color and saturation. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Black Sea Beauties - IXNikon D 5000

    Black Sea Beauties - IX
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5768 W: 492 N: 16213] (88624)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1412 W: 397 N: 5393] (21826) [2015-08-05 3:11]
    Hello dear Mesut,

    This is a delightful and colourful photograph of a very interesting small mosque. I don't think I've ever seen a place like this before - we usually see photographs of much larger and more splendid mosques with fabulous architecture, but this really is charming! The very old and traditional looking place is only spoiled by the modern electric light bulb and a very modern plastic clock!

    And this "pulpit" is not unlike the design of pulpits we see in Christian churches - again something I wasn't aware of in mosques - and it's beautifully and colourfully decorated and makes a perfect central feature in this lovely old place.

    Lovely soft light, fine vibrant colours and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Sailing the SoundPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Sailing the Sound
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 0 N: 452] (2306)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 3:11]
    Hello Jean,

    I like the nearly square format and placement of the 2 yachts over or near the vertical 1/3 axis at either side. A pleasant summery shot with blue water and the sky well placed above the horizontal centre. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Tronc secNikon D800

    Tronc sec
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9246 W: 0 N: 14225] (129058)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 3:04]
    Salut Nicolas

    The image resembles pop art. Good sharpness and superb reflections. A good minimalist shot and well composed. Nice graphic elements of contrasting tones. The subtle warm cold color contrast between pale yellow & blue is also great. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Ciel de montagnesNikon D800

    Ciel de montagnes
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9246 W: 0 N: 14225] (129058)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 3:01]
    Hello Nicolas,

    I like the jagged bg peaks splitting the sunlight into distinct rays. Good fg silhouettes at right with wonderful sharpness and graphism. Excellent warm cold contrasts between the orange skies and gray-blue shadows.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Unique BridgeNikon D-300

    A Unique Bridge
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3586 W: 222 N: 8236] (33127)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 2:59]
    Hello Beverley

    Missed this one. A pleasant diffused light with good sharpness. The solitary man and woman at opposite ends of the bridge add scale and animate the scene. Nice repetition of the 3 arches. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Homeless from Lisbon

    Homeless from Lisbon
    Karolina999 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 103] (496)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 2:55]
    Hi Karolina

    Good sharpness and nice textural and tonal details on the bg wall. The magazine cover of the blond woman covering his face adds a tragi-comical mood. The wide angled crop works well here. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Bursting In The Air!

    Bursting In The Air!
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2479 W: 0 N: 5873] (31491)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 2:50]
    Hi Eleu,

    Missed this one. A superb nocturnal shot of the fireworks with excellent timing and good sharpness. The orange-red Caesar's Palace neon sign sets up a good warm cold color contrast with the blue fireworks colors. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Americain paranoiaNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Americain paranoia
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5612 W: 0 N: 5451] (66439)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10739 W: 999 N: 20701] (103705) [2015-08-05 2:47]
    Hello Serge,

    You never know, Canada might decide to invade the US in collusion with Mexico, lol! Good action shot with a fast enough shutter speed to eliminate motion blur. Nice reflections in the water. Tfs.

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