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  • FranceFrance
    Title: CavalcadeNikon D100

    Cavalcade
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5185 W: 0 N: 5024] (61092)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 10:36]
    Salut Serge,

    Good sharpness and the white horses with their very slight motion blur add dynamism and scale to the shot. The men with their distinctive circular hats in bright warm colors and the boy in blue add a lot to the scene. I like the repetition of the stone arches at left. Punchy lighting contrasts with good graphic elements. Tfs.

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: Punta Cana - 2014 - 15Nikon D300

    Punta Cana - 2014 - 15
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7024 W: 108 N: 12356] (57487)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 10:32]
    Hello Pierre,

    Missing the warmer weather and beaches of aTurkey in July after viewing this superb Dominican seascape. This could easily pass for a beach in Australia. http://www.trekearth.com/viewphotos.php?l=8&p=304495

    I like the warm cold colour contrast between the pale red magenta sand and the deep cyan sea. Good to have the horizon level and off center. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Temple of Evora

    Temple of Evora
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 192 W: 4 N: 426] (1872)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 10:22]
    Hello Maciej,

    Stupendous warm cold colour contrasts between the blue sky and the reddish yellow stone columns of the ancient ruins as well as the red roofs, with good sharpness. The man at left animates the scene and provides scale but there are some chromatic aberrations of red and cyan around him. The Greek Corinthian style columns are testament to the fondness of ancient Romans for all things Greek. Tfs.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Deduction

    Deduction
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5516 W: 95 N: 8752] (48230)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 10:16]
    Hello Gerrit,

    A good daily life scene from this Cuban barber shop. The Che Guevara poster adds place and context, although I think he was from Argentina? He was credited with playing a key role and inspiration for the Cuban Rebellion in the 1950s. Fantastic warm vs cold color contrasts between the yellow at centre and right and the blue at left and far right. The bright red chair and pale red magenta floor enhance the effect. Tfs.

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Majestic CastleNikon D600

    Majestic Castle
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1414 W: 0 N: 3093] (14452)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 10:10]
    Hello Miro,

    Nice inclusion of the half moon in the intense blue sky. The old German Castle atop the hill at right makes an immediate focal point. Good sharpness and saturation. I initially mistook the blue and white flag to be Greek. Punchy light contrasts with good graphic elements. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Tombs of kings and not only...Nikon D200

    Tombs of kings and not only...
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9070 W: 270 N: 2544] (97819)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 10:06]
    Hello Aleksander,

    I had a quick look at Wawel Castle when I was in Krakow but missed this, so tfs. I like the diffused light and symmetry in the composition with the 2 coffins either side. Excellent sharpness and the chessboard pattern of the fg floor adds nice graphic elements. The dual sides provide linear perspective and the woman add scale. Tfs.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Relaxing after the marchCanon EOS 1100D

    Relaxing after the march
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6533 W: 63 N: 18728] (84847)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 10:00]
    Hello Stephen!

    Thanks for bringing me up to date with Melbourne. I have not been there in decades as all of my relatives have now moved to Qld. I spent a lot of time in the city in the 1970s... every school vacation and well into my early working life as well up until the 80s. Nice contrasts between the old and new and the European flavour of Melbourne is self evident, at least compared with more American looking Sydney. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Long view at Big Sky

    Long view at Big Sky
    GiovanniG Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 39 N: 173] (2658)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 9:55]
    Hello Giovanni

    The blue sky sets up a superb warm vs cold color contrast against the fg yellow dried grasses or perhaps ripening wheat. Good sharpness and saturation and the shallow dof works well here graduating in sharpness towards the back. I like the flattened perspective from the zoom lens. The snowcapped mountains in the bg make a majestic backdrop. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: On the way to Yellowstone

    On the way to Yellowstone
    GiovanniG Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 39 N: 173] (2658)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 9:52]
    Hello Giovanni

    Exceptionally good sharpness allowing us to pick out the small distant waterfalls fed by the snow melt off the bg mountain. Smart choice of a vertical format with wonderful saturation and a dramatic tonal range in the cloudy sky. The green forested ridge in the fg resplendent with tall conifer trees adds depth and layering to the composition. I like the sunlight striking parts of the snowcapped bg peak. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Details of architectureNikon D200

    Details of architecture
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9070 W: 270 N: 2544] (97819)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 9:47]
    Hello Aleksander,

    Effective tight framing with colour that literally pops out of the screen. The orange, green and red magenta colors predominate. Good sharpness and saturation. Perspective has been well managed and the top bottom and sides are all level with no visible distortion despite a 22mm wide angled lens. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: threeNikon D300

    three
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5709 W: 199 N: 6587] (39483)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 9:44]
    Hello Burak,

    A good high pov overlooking the Mosque / Cami. Nice repetition of the 3 domes. The bg billboards add a welcome splash of colour and provide context and place. I like the contrast in tearooms or cafes both at left under cover and at right outdoors. The steps up to the desolate looking small plateau add good lead in lines. Tfs.

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Tatranska Javorina

    Tatranska Javorina
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 865 W: 1 N: 1480] (9638)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 9:40]
    Witaj Piotr

    The downhill diagonal slope of the fg snowbank from left to right adds dynamism. Good sharpness and a fine exposure on the bright highlights. I like the flattened perspective from the zoom lens. Good graphic elements have been added by the dark leafless tree at right. The snowcapped peak makes a marvellous backdrop. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: another view

    another view
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3206 W: 5 N: 6452] (32049)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 9:35]
    Hello Ourania

    This superb reflection resembles a good watercolour painting. Good color, saturation and sharpness. The fg grey shingle on the puddle edge contrasts well against the more vibrant color within the reflection. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the yellow and blue. The power pole with wires resembles a yacht mast with rigging. Tfs.

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Street scene in Kathmandu

    Street scene in Kathmandu
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 0 N: 2867] (24189)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 8:37]
    Hi Miguel,

    A superb daily life scene from Kathmandu. It looks as if the 3 guys at right are sizing you up. The women in their colorful saris at left add life and animate the street scene, more so with their slight motion blur. A soft diffused light and good sharpness. The angled footpath adds both dynamism and perspective. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa dei SS. Filippo e Giacomo

    Chiesa dei SS. Filippo e Giacomo
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9840 W: 132 N: 19213] (123515)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 8:34]
    Hello Silvio,

    Good density levels and the snowcapped white peaks in the background make a majestic backdrop and contrast well against the blue sky. The reddish yellow tinted stone tower at left adds a nice warm vs cold color contrast against the blue sky. Excellent sharpness and well framed and composed. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Railway stationNikon D70

    Railway station
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1061 W: 0 N: 2524] (23964)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 8:31]
    Cześć Ryszard

    The Wroclaw train station look more familiar from this angle than the previous close up. Superb sharpness and nice use of a slow shutter speed and high fstop to give the lovely repetitive starbursts on the street lights. I like the warm cold color contrast too between the yellow illumination and the blue facade of the bike shelter and pedestrian underpass at left. Tfs!

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Montreal en lumiereNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Montreal en lumiere
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5185 W: 0 N: 5024] (61092)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 8:09]
    Hello Serge

    The huge artificial flower design lamps add nice repetition and color to the shot with the blue at right contrasting well against the smaller yellow green flowers at left. A superb nocturnal shot with excellent sharpness. The blue hour sky allows us to see a little more than a completely black sky. Perspective with the wide angled lens has been well managed with the verticals placed centrally rather than way off to one side. Tfs.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: St.Andre Avellin ChurchNikon D300

    St.Andre Avellin Church
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7024 W: 108 N: 12356] (57487)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 8:05]
    Bonjour Pierre

    I might have left just a little more breathing space above the cross at the top. Well composed with the snowplough track commencing in the bottom left corner. Good sharpness and saturation with perfect density levels. The blue sky and white snow go well together. The yellow red tint in the church building sets up a nice warm cold color contrast against the blue sky. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Curves and ShadowsNikon D-300

    Curves and Shadows
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3275 W: 213 N: 7534] (30181)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 8:01]
    Hello Bev,

    A lovely blue sky backdrop with good sharpness and saturation. I like the shadow play which reinforces the sweeping curves of the fence to its right. Nice warm vs cold colour contrasts also between the blue sky and faint reddish tinted pavement and sand. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Il complesso parrocchiale di NovacellaCanon 60D

    Il complesso parrocchiale di Novacella
    fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 606 W: 0 N: 1453] (8388)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-02 0:48]
    Ciao Francesco

    Perfect sharpness with good repetition of the gravestones at left. I like the colorful flowers symbolizing eternal life. Perspective in this superb wide angled shot has been well managed by placing the vertical lines centrally rather than way off to one side. Tfs.

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