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  • AustriaAustria
    Title: The Other .Side of the MountainCanon EOS 30D

    The Other .Side of the Mountain
    edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 699 W: 34 N: 1990] (6743)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-31 8:15]
    Hello Roger

    Coincidentally I also posted a shot from Austria today. I remember similar scenery around Salzburg and Innsbruck. Good colour saturation and excellent sharpness and framing. Smart choice of a vertical frame. The cloud patterns in the blue sky add interest. Vienna is only an hour south of me so when I get some free time I might go back there one day. Still have Brno and Ostrava in the Czech Republic to explore. Maybe over Easter? Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Hi There!Nikon D7000

    Hi There!
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2048 W: 127 N: 3793] (14245)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-31 8:07]
    Hello Murat,

    The nearly square format works well here. Good sharpness and shallow dof on the giraffe. Excellent colour and saturation with superb composition and framing. I've never been to central or southern Africa or even the Taronga Park Zoo in Sydney although I recall seeing a real giraffe at Melbourne Zoo in Australia. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Etna From My BalconyPanasonic Lumix FZ38

    Etna From My Balcony
    francio64 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2663 W: 519 N: 4999] (38481)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-31 7:58]
    Hi Francesco,

    Wow! A fantastic view of Mt Etna volcano covered in snow with good sharpness and a wonderful clear blue sky as a backdrop. I noticed Mt Ararat also generated its own weather with the same roll cloud depicted here. The uniform height of the apartment blocks adds symmetry and repetition. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Cammino fiorito

    Cammino fiorito
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2798 W: 20 N: 3329] (34538)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-31 7:52]
    Ciao Carlo,

    I like the sharpness in the fg gradually diminishing to soft focus in the bg. Good color added by the wildflowers. Superb saturation and smart choice of a vertical format. The yellow dandelions contrast well against the blue flowers to give a nice warm vs cold color contrast. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The home of Pinot Noircanon 450 eos

    The home of Pinot Noir
    fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 609 W: 0 N: 1473] (8512) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-31 7:42]
    Ciao Francesco

    I like the red ^ shaped roof contrasting against the blue sky aloong with the orange red soil in the gaps between vines. Good sharpness and excellent framing and composition. Good use of diminishing linear perspective with the converging lines of the vineyards. Nice repetition of the cloud patterns. Tfs!

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: St.Marys ChurchNikon D300

    St.Marys Church
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7082 W: 108 N: 12417] (57991)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-31 7:32]
    Hello Pierre!

    I like the repetition of the paired, square windows. Good sharpness and the minimalist colours work well here. Excellent graphic elements of contrasting dark and light tones with a pleasant diffused light. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Passiflora

    Passiflora
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4708 W: 271 N: 8200] (68124)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-31 7:28]
    Hi Denis!

    It looks similar to a passion-fruit flower and the density levels are superb. They've given solid blacks and clean whites along with good saturation and excellent lighting contrasts. Effective tight framing and wonderful backlight through the translucent like yellow green leaves. Tfs.

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: Lines of GoldPentax K3

    Lines of Gold
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 88 N: 12030] (57468)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-31 6:55]
    Hello Craig,

    Incredible repetition of the tulip? flowered white columns with impeccable sharpness and the solitary man walking towards the camera animates the scene and provides scale. Nice symmetrical reflections in the floor. What's not to like in this shot? Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Cour intérieureNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Cour intérieure
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5267 W: 0 N: 5078] (62070)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-31 6:44]
    Bonjour Serge,

    A superb warm vs cold colour contrast between the blue sky and the red brick chimneys. Excellent sharpness and the dual sides of the complex add splendid lead in lines and linear perspective towards the back. Goo repetition and textural details of the fg flagstones. The jet trails in the blue bg sky add interest. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Iglesia de San Pedro Apostol , Igueste

    Iglesia de San Pedro Apostol , Igueste
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4708 W: 271 N: 8200] (68124)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-31 6:09]
    Salut Denis!

    I like the cross shaped stance of the white Jesus statue atop the bg building, contrasting against the outlined cross on the fg church. Good sharpness and well framed and composed with natural looking colour. Excellent shadow detail in the bg hill. The red roofs and red brown door contrast well against the grey blue cloudy sky. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Faces  from Smyrna - VNikon D 5000

    Faces from Smyrna - V
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5661 W: 492 N: 15763] (86112)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-31 6:05]
    Hello Mesut,

    Nice repetition of the fg pigeons and a superb interaction between the small boy and his vertical alignment to the horizontal direction of the birds. Good sharpness and excellent sharpness and textural details in the flagstones. I like the top-light from the top right throwing long shadows to the left. Tfs.

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: dedicated windowNikon D90

    dedicated window
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 259 N: 4360] (19174)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-31 5:53] [+]
    Hello Sasha

    I have to agree and often those same people scream the loudest that nobody ever visits their gallery (untrue) and that more people should be looking and critiquing their photos. It is good of you to be so forgiving. And it doesn't matter where a photo is taken. It is possible to take an outstanding photo right in our own backyard, virtually under our noses. It's not always necessary to travel to the other side of the world like I have. You would be surprised how many things are the same, such as plants, people, architecture. Sure there are differences but they are not always present. This superb window shot could have been taken in Australia or New Zealand. I like the tilt, and it adds dynamism. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Amandiers et rocheNikon D800

    Amandiers et roche
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8766 W: 0 N: 14075] (124243)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-31 5:21]
    Ciao Nicolas

    A nice catch of the flowering almond trees with their distinctive white flowers. Good sharpness and excellent colour and saturation. The dried yellow brown tussock grass contrasts well against the hazy blue bg mountains to give a pleasing warm cold colour contrast. Tfs.

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: moscow  nightcannon EOS 350D digital

    moscow night
    resat1972 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1047 W: 1 N: 320] (7428)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-31 4:34]
    Merhaba Resat,

    A fantastic nocturnal shot from Moscow with good sharpness and wonderful symmetrical reflections. The red and blue lights set up an excellent warm cold colour contrast. Nice repetition of the green spires topped with red insignia. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Heure bleue sur ReimsNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Heure bleue sur Reims
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5267 W: 0 N: 5078] (62070)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-30 14:45]
    Hello Serge,

    Almost if not even more so, as impressive as the more celebrated Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. A wonderful blue hour shot with good sharpness and a superb upward pov. Excellent sharpness and saturation and nice warm vs cold color contrasts in this wonderful blue hour shot. Tfs.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Reflections in a doorwayCanon EOS 1100D

    Reflections in a doorway
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6590 W: 63 N: 18879] (85703)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-30 14:42]
    Bonjour Stephen

    Perspective has been well managed with no sign of lens barrel distortion despite the wide angled 27mm lens. The four doors add symmetry and repetition. Good colour and saturation with superb reflections. The woman photographer is particularly eye catching. Tfs.

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Peanuts

    Peanuts
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-30 14:37]
    Hello Gert

    It was still possible to spot similar scenes to this 30 years later when I visited Nepal in 2000 and again in 2002. Good sharpness and I like the motion blur of the woman's right hand here (really her left hand) and the superb capture of this charming daily life scene. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Between winter and springCanon EOS 60D

    Between winter and spring
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8651 W: 378 N: 8094] (86104)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-30 14:33]
    Bonjour Jean,

    Looks like some parts of Austria or Switzerland. A good exposure on the white highlights of the snow with superb sharpness & saturation. The yellow green grass contrasts well against the blue sky. The farmhouse and tractor at right add good focal points and centres of interest. Tfs.

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Art Nouveau and postmodernism

    Art Nouveau and postmodernism
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5588 W: 86 N: 14428] (80936)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-30 14:29]
    Czesc Malgorzata,

    I like the contrast between the old and the new here with 2 older building sandwiching the more modern building between them. Good warm cold color contrasts between the blue and yellow green trees and the red tile rooftops. Excellent sharpness, saturation and framing. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Neve-Tzedek window reflectionPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Neve-Tzedek window reflection
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6628 W: 589 N: 12395] (58929)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19914] (100136) [2015-03-30 14:26]
    Hi Ike,

    I like the textural contrasts between the shiny new glass with reflections and the pitted old original wall of the renovated building. Good sharpness and excellent reflections of the passerby in the street. Perspective has been well managed and the strong vertical lines add repetition. Tfs.

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