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  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Darkness falling over Tel-AvivCanon EOS 60D

    Darkness falling over Tel-Aviv
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6941 W: 592 N: 12989] (61393)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 11:01]
    Hello Ike,

    Reminds me of a shot I took from my hotel in Nanjing, China.

    http://www.treklens.com/gallery/Asia/China/East/photo636936.htm

    Nice repetitive cloud patterns in the sky with superb sharpness. A good contrast between the old fg and new bg highrise. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Spring on the beachNikon D200

    Spring on the beach
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9194 W: 271 N: 2681] (99462)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 10:51]
    Hello Aleksander,

    The yellow and blue colored boats give a nice warm cold color contrast. Good sharpness and excellent textural details in the fg sand revealed by the sidelight from the left. The horizon line is well positioned on the horizontal 1/3 axis. The crowds of people seated on the shore add interest. Tfs.

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Plunge and sprayCanon 7D

    Plunge and spray
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3401 W: 54 N: 4014] (25505)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 10:47]
    Hello Kari,

    A spectacular waterfall well positioned and framed within the vertical 1/3 axis at right. The people add scale and animate the scene. The blue sky is a magical bonus that adds a subtle warm cold color contrast against the faint yellow green tones of the vegetation. The dark volcanic rock at far right gives a good graphic element against the lighter toned water. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: An old boatCanon EOS 5 D

    An old boat
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11254 W: 296 N: 22814] (89623)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 10:41]
    Hello Danos,

    The dark tones of the old boat add a nice graphic element against the lighter tones of the sky. Good sharpness and fantastic warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue in this superb sunset. Good impressionist style reflections in the water. The cyclists and people on the dock at right add life. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Architecture doubleCanon EOS 60D

    Architecture double
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6711 W: 239 N: 11644] (78366)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 10:36]
    Bonjour, JJ

    Delightful reflections that add symmetry, with amazing repetition of the patterns and shapes formed by the elongated windows. Good sharpness and wonderful control over perspective and the orange horizontal stripe joining a square in the centre adds interest. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: say goodbyeNikon D 7100

    say goodbye
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6160 W: 199 N: 6713] (42182)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 10:29]
    Hi Burak!

    I might have politely requested the woman at left move or waited for her to leave. It can be touch and go sometimes not to get tourists posing with well known landmarks. Good color and sharpness and the sailor statue is huge! Good to have a part of the destroyer at right to balance the composition. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: The Santa JustaNikon D 7100

    The Santa Justa
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6160 W: 199 N: 6713] (42182)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 10:17]
    Hi BuraK,

    Excellent shadow detail despite the lack of sunlight in the darkened alley. The stands of colorful postcards add a welcome splash of color. There was a queue for the elevator when I visited Lisbon. Hope you visited the earthquake damaged cathedral at the top. Tfs.

  • JapanJapan
    Title: A walk in the parkCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    A walk in the park
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2499 W: 17 N: 5492] (23979)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 10:09]
    Hi Paul!

    The 2 tourists at right animate the scene and provide scale. An unusual colour combination of the grey white steam and the bright red pools of the volcanic springs. Nice repetition of the green spiky plants. Their fg position also adds depth and layering to the compiosition. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: PiskerraCanon EOS 60D

    Piskerra
    chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1361 W: 28 N: 3082] (19706)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 9:59]
    Bonsoir Olivier,

    Looks a little like Cappadocia in Turkey at sunrise or sunset. Good sharpness and the warm colors of the eroded and weathered rock contrast well against the blue magenta tints in the sky. A good exposure on the sun with the clouds acting as a natural filter. Excellent textural details in the well lit fg. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: It's summerPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    It's summer
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 0 N: 372] (1934)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 9:49] [+]
    Hello Jean,

    Good sharpness and the flowers add nice splashes of color that contrast well against the drab grey tenement houses. The perspective has been well managed. The chimneys contrast well against the trees at right. The nearly square format works well here. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le castelPentax Optio RZ10

    Le castel
    janjan1897 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 12 N: 400] (1981)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 9:35]
    Bonjour Jean,

    A wonderful blue sky backdrop with nice skylight reflections in the stream at right. Good sharpness and a superb high pov. Smart choice of a vertical format to emphasise the height of the stone tower at left. The white goose animates the scene. I like the funnelling effect of the perspective and the repetition of the shrubs. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Palombara Sabina

    Palombara Sabina
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10151 W: 132 N: 20117] (128325)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 9:25]
    Ciao Silvio,

    Nice to see the Italian flag flying proudly atop the tower at right. Good sharpness and wonderful framing and composition. The backlight has been well managed. Good warm cold color contrasts between the blue sky and pale reddish yellow facades of the buildings. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: California On Fire!!!

    California On Fire!!!
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2426 W: 0 N: 5727] (30764)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 9:19]
    Hi Eleu

    Hoping that the US west coast will get some unprecedented summer rains to break the drought. Fantastic color, sharpness and saturation. The smoke gives an unusual halo effect to the trees at right. The gray blue sky contrasts well against the fg yellow green grass. Tfs.

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Beppu's glass houseCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Beppu's glass house
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2499 W: 17 N: 5492] (23979)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 9:05]
    Hi Paul

    I like how the circular lily pads appear to float on the reflection of the v shaped reflection of the roof. Good sharpness and excellent repetition of the rectangular grid patterns of the roof. The grey tones contrast well against the splashes of green. The 2 people at left animate the scene. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: 120 Hay-balesCanon EOS 60D

    120 Hay-bales
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6941 W: 592 N: 12989] (61393)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 9:02]
    Hello Ike,

    The pale straw yellow color of the hay contrasts well against the blue sky. Good sharpness and excellent framing and composition with nice saturation. I like the textural details revealed by the superb lighting on the haybales. The trees at right in an orchard contrast well and their dark green tones against the lighter sky work well. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Grace BuildingNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Grace Building
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5484 W: 0 N: 5344] (65191)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 8:57]
    Hello Serge,

    Amazing repetition of the geometric patterns and shapes reflected in the shiny, mirror like surface of the office block, and an interesting effect to tip it on a horizontal axis. Nice warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue and reddish yellow. The diamond or trapezoid shapes add interest to the bg rectangles. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paris - 2012 - 86Nikon D300

    Paris - 2012 - 86
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7266 W: 108 N: 12685] (59328)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 8:52]
    Hello Pierre,

    I like the intense saturated fg yellow flowers contrasting against the more subdued yellow Autumn colours of the trees nicely framing either side of the bg path. The statue makes a good focal point. Its dark tones contrast well against the lighter toned sky. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Finally, the beachCanon EOS 1100D

    Finally, the beach
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6779 W: 63 N: 19435] (88317)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 8:37]
    Hello Stephen,

    The warm yellow red colors of the sand contrast well against the intense blue sky. Nice repetition of the fishing boats. The 4 in front add depth and layering to the composition. Excellent sharpness and a good contrast between the strolling tourist with her handbag and the sunbathers. Tfs.

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Beautiful Bardejov - 2

    Beautiful Bardejov - 2
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 8:21]
    Hello Gert,

    I just left Slovakia a week ago and will have to look outside Bratislava next time I visit. The schoolkids on excursion led by their teacher make a nice daily life scene. Good sharpness and vibrant color with excellent sharpness and nice warm cold color contrasts between the red roofs and blue sky. Tfs.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Sydney Vividissima V

    Sydney Vividissima V
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5261 W: 371 N: 11118] (54455)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10641 W: 1001 N: 20495] (102743) [2015-07-01 8:14]
    Ciao Lisa,

    First off my commiserations for the loss of your sister in law :-( Please console your brother. Nice fg reflections in the harbour and an unusual nocturnal sight. Hope Sydney is safe at night for photographers? The green patterns are striking and very unusual. I've only ever seen the white sails by day. A superb red-orange reflection at right that contrasts well against the green cyan colors. Tfs.

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