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  • PakistanPakistan
    Title: Doing business on Wool Street

    Doing business on Wool Street
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3892 W: 316 N: 8513] (43285) *



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1358 W: 397 N: 5235] (21114) [2015-05-24 5:57]
    Hello Gert,

    An interesting note you have written. But no-one here seems to be at all troubled by your camera - or perhaps they were all too busy and so didn't actually notice you.

    This is an excellent photograph (which has scanned very well from Agfacolor) of this busy street teeming with people and with the huge mound of wool dominating the foreground. But, yes, why do this in an open and busy street and not in some sort of warehouse?

    There's tons of interesting things and interesting people to look at and examine in this picture which has wonderful atmosphere, fine light and colours and exceptional details and sharpness.

    Fabulous!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Le temps des coquelicotsNikon D800

    Le temps des coquelicots
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8947 W: 0 N: 14121] (126290)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1358 W: 397 N: 5235] (21114) [2015-05-24 5:28]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    A wonderfully peaceful and tranquil image with beautifully soft light, the distant mountains almost blending into the sky above, and with the bright red poppies making a glorious foreground.

    Lovely light and colours, perfect exposure and exquisite details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The camelPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    The camel
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 109 W: 0 N: 310] (1580)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 5:15]
    Hi Jean,

    Ah yes, I see it. Good diffused light and maximum shadow detail as a compensatory bonus for the overcast skies. It's possible to add a fake blue sky in photoshop, but you need to be careful of reflections. Grey reflections of a blue sky give the game away! Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa di Sant’Anna – Ocosce

    Chiesa di Sant’Anna – Ocosce
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10050 W: 132 N: 19831] (126846)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1358 W: 397 N: 5235] (21114) [2015-05-24 5:08]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    I love your photographs of church interiors and this is a splendid one. An interesting note too.

    The light here is delicious and brings out all the wonderful textures of the old stone floor as well as the details of the fine decoration of the ceiling and the golden altar. Wonderful light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.

    Beautiful!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Raised bridgeNikon D7100

    Raised bridge
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9162 W: 270 N: 2649] (99124)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 5:08]
    Bonjour Aleksander,

    A splendid high and elevated pov with vibrant colour and nice warm cold color contrasts between the blue skylight reflected in the water and the red roof. There is a similar bridge at Middle Harbour in Sydney. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: São PedroFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    São Pedro
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5314 W: 64 N: 9622] (39209)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 5:02]
    Ola Ana,

    Punchy light contrasts and the red roof at left contrasts superbly against the blue sky. Good sharpness and perspective has been well managed. The yellow streak at the bottom of the building enhances the effect. The cp has done its job admirably. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: China in CheshireNikon D-300

    China in Cheshire
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3440 W: 218 N: 7928] (31791)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 4:53]
    Hello Bev,

    Missed this one. The serene Chinese garden has been well captured. Good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. The characteristic bright red painted buildings are typically Chinese. The design appears to be a fusion of several styles. The weirdly shaped limestone rocks buttressing many Chinese gardens are missing here. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Staircaise under the "Grande Arche"Canon 400 D

    Staircaise under the "Grande Arche"
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6670 W: 239 N: 11584] (77834)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1358 W: 397 N: 5235] (21114) [2015-05-24 4:50]
    Bonjour Jean Jacques,

    This is a wonderfully graphic and colourful image, very well seen and very well captured too!

    Your composition is excellent and pleasing as well as very intriguing - it's a challenge to try to work out which parts of the image are actually "real" and which parts are reflections! Beautiful contrasting colours and textures and varying lines, perfect exposure and stunning details and sharpness throughout.

    Brilliant!

    Amicalement,

    John.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: On the Lower East Side - Tenements

    On the Lower East Side - Tenements
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1277 W: 222 N: 1752] (7301)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 4:47]
    Hello Brenda,

    Nice repetition of the firescapes, which add an aesthetic as well as a practical element. Good sharpness, color and saturation. The yellow vehicle and the red brick buildings contrast superbly against the blue sky to give a wonderful warm cold color contrast. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Tuttomondo

    Tuttomondo
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5746 W: 86 N: 14824] (82572) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 4:43]
    Hello Malgorzata,

    Wonderful repetition of patterns shapes designs and colors in this superb wall mural with the passing woman animating the scene beautifully. Good sharpness, colour and saturation. Effective tight framing and superb shadow detail. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Miracles in Blue

    Miracles in Blue
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5746 W: 86 N: 14824] (82572)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 4:15]
    Hello Malgo,

    After travelling all day from Florence I arrived in Pisa right on blue hour and took advantage of it. The 4 very distinctive buildings, or perhaps 3, and their yellow red illumination, contrast well against the blue sky. Reasonably good sharpness in the fg getting better towards the back. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Suíça 2015 nº 012 - LES CLOCHES SONNENT!

    Suíça 2015 nº 012 - LES CLOCHES SONNENT!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9230 W: 57 N: 12499] (68150)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 4:10]
    Hello Ney,

    A superb high pov with good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. The fountain jet in the distance top right adds interest. The clocktower at left makes an excellent focal point. I like the symmetry of the 2 fg circles on the roof. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Niveau femmeNikon D 90

    Niveau femme
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2339 W: 1196 N: 2251] (31132)



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    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1358 W: 397 N: 5235] (21114) [2015-05-24 3:46]
    Bonjour Claude,

    Another fine shot from your excursion by the Lafayette galleries, this time with a woman's rather than a man's "silhouette" in the window.

    Your use of a very wide lens has nicely exaggerated the perspective and what is intriguing is that we see a man on the right crossing the road but the reflection we see in the window is not of the man but of two people on the pedestrian crossing.

    Again, lovely tones and contrasts in this monochrome image and stunning details and sharpness.

    Excellent!

    Kind Regards,

    John.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: 4 rowersCanon EOS 60D

    4 rowers
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6805 W: 590 N: 12754] (60363)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 3:39]
    Hi Ike

    Nice deep blue skylight reflections in the Yarkon River which contrast superbly against the yellow shirt worn by one of the rowers. A similar scene could be spotted on the Yarra River in Melbourne. Well composed using the rule of thirds with reasonable sharpness. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Biddulph GrangeNikon D-300

    Biddulph Grange
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3440 W: 218 N: 7928] (31791)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 3:08]
    Hello Bev,

    The Doric style columns at the left entrance hint at neoclassical Greco Roman design. The people add scale and animate the scene. Good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light with the flowers adding a welcome splash of colour. The red brick chimneys contrast well against the blue sky. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Palace CourtyardCanon EOS 1100D

    Palace Courtyard
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6704 W: 63 N: 19237] (87284)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 2:59]
    Hello Stephen,

    A superb upward pov and it looks Moorish in design. I saw similar courtyards in Morocco and Spain. I will try to find a google image of this palazzo and will let you know what I find. Good sharpness and the palm tree adds strong lead up lines. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Red point

    Red point
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5746 W: 86 N: 14824] (82572)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 2:53]
    Hi Malgo,

    Wonderful symmetrical reflections in the tranquil water with a pleasant diffused light and good sharpness. Excellent colour and saturation. The red umbrella adds a nice warm cold color contrast against the cooler hues. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Big Bus Washington DCKodak EasyShare Z980

    Big Bus Washington DC
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2129 W: 127 N: 3983] (14939)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 2:42]
    Hello Murat

    They have similar tour buses in Vienna and Istanbul along with many other European cities. Good sharpness and excellent framing and color with good saturation. Its a good albeit expensive and slightly disappointing way to take in the sights. In Vienna the bus did not stop once and it was around 45 euro. I went back and used the Metro the following day to get to places I saw on the bus to actually get some photos of them! Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Montserrat

    Montserrat
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 1 N: 1618] (10418)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 2:36]
    Witaj Piotr,

    This shot reminds me of Meteora in north west Greece. The huge, weathered stone plugs dwarf the tiny red roofed cottage at left, which adds scale. Good sharpness and effective tight framing. Excellent textural details. Tfs.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: The audienceCANON EOS 600D

    The audience
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5714 W: 95 N: 9068] (50724)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10535 W: 1001 N: 20305] (101782) [2015-05-24 2:31]
    Hello Gerrit!

    Effective tight framing on this section of the audience with excellent sharpness and nice use of a shallow dof. The colorful clothing is eyecatching. A pleasant diffused light and the motion blur of the applauding hands animates the scene. Tfs.

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