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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Ce Beau Sous-boisPanasonic LUMIX DMC FZ38

    Ce Beau Sous-bois
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11411 W: 886 N: 20608] (86186)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 16:49]
    Hi Philippe,

    The dual wheel tracks through the forest add good lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. Excellent sharpness and it looks more like the Amazon than Central France! I like the soft diffused light. The strong back-light has been well managed by blocking out most of the white sky top right by skilfully using the trees as natural filters. The yellow green trees at the vanishing point almost appear to glow with translucence with the light shining through them. Tfs!

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: T ShirtNikon D7000

    T Shirt
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5488 W: 198 N: 6531] (38520)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 16:41]
    Hello Burak,

    Effective tight framing on the colorful t-shirts with sponge bob square pants, Mickey Mouse and M & M chocolate covered peanuts stealing the show. The stylised Paris shirt at the back would appeal to an older clientele. Good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. Nice repetition of the torso mannequins. I l like the mannequin at right breaking the pattern and facing away in profile. Tfs!

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Inside the Blue MosqueNikon D7000

    Inside the Blue Mosque
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1948 W: 122 N: 3568] (13493)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 16:35]
    Hello Murat,

    Aha, you were also there! A good upward shot of the Blue Mosque interior, with well managed low light levels and excellent sharpness and diffused light. The intricate Islamic decorations and geometric patterns and shapes add amazing repetition. Perspective has been well managed with the verticals placed centrally. Tfs!

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: The Strand InnNikon D200

    The Strand Inn
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6090 W: 462 N: 10580] (35599)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 16:32]
    Hi Bulent,

    Well composed with the line of the wall commencing in the bottom left corner, with excellent sharpness. The text of 'The Strand Inn' is eyecatching and makes an obvious focal point. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the red window shutters and frames and the 2 blue umbrellas at right. A superb high vantage point. Effective tight framing with impeccable sharpness and superb colour and saturation. Tfs!

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: le pharesNikon D800

    le phares
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8528 W: 0 N: 14048] (122040)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 16:28]
    Hello Nicolas,

    I am guessing 'phares' is equivalent to Pharos or lighthouse in English and if so then yes the bright lights of the snow plough do indeed resemble a lighthouse. The yellow color of the plough (or 'plow' in US English) is eyecatching and visible in white out or fog conditions. Good sharpness and tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Castelnuovo di Subbiano

    Castelnuovo di Subbiano
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2676 W: 20 N: 3251] (32839)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 16:23]
    Hi Carlo

    Good density levels with wonderful warm cold color contrasts between the blue aky and the ornage red brickwork of the fort. Excellent lighting contrasts with crisp clean whites and solid blacks. Good high pov and superb sharpness. I like the forested hillside setting and the blue sky makes a marvellous backdrop. Tfs!

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Brazilian nightsSony DSC HX200v

    Brazilian nights
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7263 W: 119 N: 13847] (76936)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 16:16]
    Bonjour Luciano

    I know this toad all too well. From South America it was introduced to Hawaii where sugar cane farmers hoped it would eat the damaging cane beetle and increase yields. Queensland in Australia jumped on the bandwagon and imported a few of them to fight the cane beetle here. It multiplied at a phenomenal rate and ate just about everything except the cane beetle! They exude poison through their skin and are harmful to both pets like cats and dogs, and native wildlife. Any snake that eats them dies although I have read that some snakes and dwarf crocodiles have figured out that the back legs are okay to eat. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-17/dwarf-crocodiles-learning-to-fight-back-to-cane-toad/5896738

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Toporowa Cyrhla

    Toporowa Cyrhla
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 1 N: 1298] (8702)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 16:11]
    Hello Piotr,

    I like the layering here with the alternating bands of dark pine forest and white snowy which gives wonderful graphic elements and tonal contrasts. Good sharpness, colour and saturation with a superb high pov. The alpine village with the tall steeple makes a fine focal point. Atop the distant ridge is yet another village too! Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Station

    Station
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3199 W: 0 N: 2761] (23391)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 16:08]
    Good morning Miguel,

    A nice tribute to the 17 victims of the 3 gunmen. Life goes on. Nice to see a composite scene with the piano player, cyclist and ticket vending machine being utilised. Good sharpness and well managed interior light with good saturation and density levels. I like the soft, diffused light too. Tfs!

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Ocean of milk (Dudhsagar waterfalls)

    Ocean of milk (Dudhsagar waterfalls)
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3199 W: 0 N: 2761] (23391)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 15:55]
    Hi Miguel

    Wow! I never expected to see such a pristine looking waterfall and forest in India. The multiple arched stone bridge in front to the falls makes a fine focal point. Good sharpness and an excellent high vantage point. The low hanging cloud at the top makes an interesting upper border. Tfs!

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Holocaust DayFuji Finepix S9500

    Holocaust Day
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5556 W: 488 N: 15523] (84368)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 15:51]
    Hello dear Mesut,

    I loaded a similar shot just recently, but here I like the bg Autumn colours of gold contrasting against the grey blue sky and stone of the memorial. I sometimes get asked by Muslims if the Holocaust was real or it was fabricated by Israel? To me it was all too real, (which is how I reply) and there is more than enough evidence that it really did happen, much to the detriment of Europe. The shameful period should never be forgotten or glossed over. Or whitewashed from the revisionist history books which is what happened in Japan. Tfs and indeed, an apt upload.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: A Very Cold Day in Yellowstone

    A Very Cold Day in Yellowstone
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1617 W: 0 N: 4011] (19635)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 15:46]
    Hello Ann,

    Looks a wee bit chilly! Nice Christmas card type scene (in a good way) with the diagonal fence adding both dynamism and lead in lines and perspective. Good sharpness and I like the minimalist colour. Mostly just the blue of the sky and the white of the snow. A soft diffused light and a good exposure on the white highlights. Tfs!

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: urban pets

    urban pets
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3114 W: 5 N: 6279] (31073)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 15:38]
    Hello Ourania,

    Good density levels that have given perfect saturation. punchy light contrasts and clean whites and solid blacks. Nice sharpness and superb warm vs cold colour contrasts between the blue sky and the ted facade of the building and the yellow stone wall in the fg. The woman animated the scene. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Cripta di San Ponziano

    Cripta di San Ponziano
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9739 W: 132 N: 18982] (122269)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 15:27]
    Ciao Silvio

    I like the contrast in column designs between left and right. Excellent sharpness, a pleasant diffused light, soft pastel colors and wonderful repetition of the vaulted ceiling arches. Good lead in lines and linear perspective. The wide angled view has been well managed with the verticals placed centrally. Tfs!

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Shopping in ThamelNikon D7000

    Shopping in Thamel
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 0 N: 2949] (13844)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 15:17]
    Hello Miro,

    Amazing repetition of the colorful beads necklaces and bracelets with good sharpness and effective tight framing. The people add life scale and context, both shoppers and sellers. The blue door is nicely positioned near the vertical 1/3 axis and its color contrasts well against the dominant warm colours of yellow, orange and red. Tfs!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: FacadeFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Facade
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1019 W: 0 N: 2419] (23274)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 15:08]
    Hello Ryszard!

    A fabulous upward pov and amazing colour contrasts in the highly decorated facade of the ornate building. The yellow and red brickwork contrast superbly against the blue sky. Excellent sharpness and nice repetition of the flower motif design in the centre. Perspective has been well managed with the verticals placed centrally. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The wharves of AuxerreCanon EOS 60D

    The wharves of Auxerre
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6564 W: 236 N: 11376] (76364)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 14:45]
    Bonjour Jean-Jacques,

    Fantastic symmetrical reflections with good sharpness, color and saturation. The yellow ochre facade of the bg cathedral and its reflection contrast well against the blue violet water and upper pale blue sky with the rose pink undercurrent. Nice repetition of the moored boats along the riverbank. I like the starburst lights along the esplanade. The illuminated bridge at right balances the composition. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Saying Goodbye!

    Saying Goodbye!
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2195 W: 0 N: 5261] (27913)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 14:19]
    Hi Eleu

    Thar she be! I know it's not a great white whale, but this is still a superb decisive moment capturing the tail fluke surfaced above the water. Fantastic sharpness and a nice deep aquamarine turquoise color of the sea. Excellent graphic elements of the dark tail against the lighter sky and well framed and composed. Tfs!

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Waiting for the wavesPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Waiting for the waves
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6401 W: 588 N: 12062] (57232)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 14:14]
    Hello Ike,

    At least sharks in the Mediterranean are not the menace they are in Australia where surfers, seal colonies, & Great Whites don't always happily coexist. Good repetition and excellent colour and sharpness. I like the wide angled crop and the horizon is well placed above the centreline. Tfs!

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: La marche des zombiesNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    La marche des zombies
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5102 W: 0 N: 4889] (60106)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10160 W: 993 N: 19381] (97974) [2015-01-30 13:59]
    Hello Serge,

    Nice repetition of the enigmatic sculptures. Well framed and composed with the horizon line well positioned above the central horizontal line. The dark bg beachrock (or coffee rock as its called in Australia) adds graphism. Good sharpness and excellent colour and saturation. Excellent tonal and textural detail in the statues. Tfs!

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