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  • 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: 2497 W: 17 N: 5484] (23959)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10638 W: 1001 N: 20489] (102721) [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: 1360 W: 28 N: 3082] (19702)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10638 W: 1001 N: 20489] (102721) [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: 138 W: 0 N: 368] (1914)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10638 W: 1001 N: 20489] (102721) [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: 172 W: 12 N: 399] (1975)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10638 W: 1001 N: 20489] (102721) [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: 10146 W: 132 N: 20109] (128283)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10638 W: 1001 N: 20489] (102721) [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: 2425 W: 0 N: 5726] (30742)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10638 W: 1001 N: 20489] (102721) [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: 2497 W: 17 N: 5484] (23959)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10638 W: 1001 N: 20489] (102721) [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: 6936 W: 592 N: 12982] (61373)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10638 W: 1001 N: 20489] (102721) [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: 5479 W: 0 N: 5343] (65153)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10638 W: 1001 N: 20489] (102721) [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: 7264 W: 108 N: 12677] (59304)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10638 W: 1001 N: 20489] (102721) [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: 6776 W: 63 N: 19429] (88281)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10638 W: 1001 N: 20489] (102721) [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: 3918 W: 319 N: 8603] (43663)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10638 W: 1001 N: 20489] (102721) [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: 5257 W: 371 N: 11113] (54425)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10638 W: 1001 N: 20489] (102721) [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.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Sea of sunflowers-VIFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Sea of sunflowers-VI
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5354 W: 64 N: 9743] (39840)



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    Hanssie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2053 W: 2 N: 1980] (10441) [2015-06-27 2:17]
    "Simple" wonderful...........

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Archi e Vettovaglie

    Archi e Vettovaglie
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2987 W: 22 N: 3504] (37171)



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    Hanssie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2053 W: 2 N: 1980] (10441) [2015-06-27 2:17]
    For me ( but that's only personally ) I would wait till the persone are gone but what a fantastic view you've made here with the wall in the left, great !

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Victoria Memorial, LondonCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Victoria Memorial, London
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1395 W: 397 N: 5339] (21580)



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    Hanssie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2053 W: 2 N: 1980] (10441) [2015-06-27 2:14] [+]
    Love statues and here's a beautiful one,
    a pity of the people but we cannot have
    all that we want, I know:-))

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Terrazzo sulla Cittadella

    Terrazzo sulla Cittadella
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2987 W: 22 N: 3504] (37171)



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    Hanssie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2053 W: 2 N: 1980] (10441) [2015-06-27 2:13]
    Nice seen, great detailed photo full of textures !

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Love Your Dog!Pentax K3

    Love Your Dog!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5300 W: 88 N: 12614] (59954)



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    Hanssie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2053 W: 2 N: 1980] (10441) [2015-06-27 2:12]
    Not only the dog, it's a fine detail but all the textures, colours, details, the blue, one amazing photo, love it !

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Bella Italia - 200 photos

    Bella Italia - 200 photos
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5887 W: 90 N: 15179] (84032)



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    Hanssie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2053 W: 2 N: 1980] (10441) [2015-06-27 2:11]
    This is Italy indeed,
    wonderful image !

  • FranceFrance
    Title: ReconversionSONY DSC-R1

    Reconversion
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11824 W: 886 N: 21223] (89033)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10638 W: 1001 N: 20489] (102721) [2015-06-24 11:40]
    Bonjour Philippe,

    An excellent tonal range with good textural contrasts between the stone wood and vegetation. Superb sharpness and well framed and composed. The upward facing stairs add good lead in lines and linear perspective towards the antique shop. Tfs.

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