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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Au bord du quaiLumix Digital Camera

    Au bord du quai
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4558 W: 63 N: 9271] (54797)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-29 3:39]
    Hello Nicole

    It's hard not to take a good shot in Venice. Almost everywhere you look there is a good photo opportunity. Excellent sharpness and nice repetition of the boats and mooring poles. I like the red and blue warm cold color contrasts. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Bain en fin de journéeSony RX100 II

    Bain en fin de journée
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1608 W: 128 N: 1262] (19611)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-29 3:36]
    Hello Roland

    The pier provides long deep perspective and lead in lines. Good sharpness and nice reflections in the water. Looks like an ideal spot to swim on a hot day and the people animate the scene. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Blue lights at blue hourCanon EOS 60D

    Blue lights at blue hour
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8940 W: 378 N: 8153] (88737)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-29 3:24]
    Hello Jean,

    Impeccable sharpness with a tastefully illuminated facade of the elegant old church. Good color and saturation. The tint of orange at right from the remnant sunset adds a nice warm cold color contrast. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Window of Wilanow

    Window of Wilanow
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 681 W: 21 N: 1623] (7649)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-29 3:21]
    Hello Maciej,

    Nice reflections of the sky and leafless branches in the upper part of the window graduating to a view inside the room at the bottom with the desk lamps. The man at left provides scale. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Fountain Square Mamelón IIISony Cybershot DSC W170

    Fountain Square Mamelón III
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 0 N: 6655] (35091)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-29 3:18]
    Hello Angel,

    The curving lights are reminiscent of bending fishing poles. I like their repetition too. Excellent sharpness and well framed and composed. Nice blue skylight reflections in the water with superb saturation. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Le trou bleuNikon D800

    Le trou bleu
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9217 W: 0 N: 14223] (128818)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-29 3:14]
    Hi Nicou,

    I like the unusual s shaped curves of the waterfall. Effective tight framing with just enough motion blur to suggest movement. The blue sky window is an unusual focal point. Good sharpness and The yellow-green contrasts well against the patch of blue. Tfs.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Pont LevisNikon D-300

    Pont Levis
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5587 W: 0 N: 5440] (66163)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-29 2:52]
    Bonjour Serge,

    A moody and atmospheric shot with superb symmetrical reflections and impeccable sharpness. Good diffused light and it reminds me of a similar swing bridge at Middle Harbour in Sydney, Au. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Pounding wavesPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Pounding waves
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7055 W: 593 N: 13166] (62061)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 7:26]
    Hi Ike,

    The street lights or rather lights along the p[ier, look like they are direct competition with the fishing rods! The red and burgundy colored shirts of the men at left contrast well against the blue sea and sky. Good sharpness and a nice decisive moment capturing the wave smashing against the breakwater. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: at sea

    at sea
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3462 W: 5 N: 7138] (35832)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 7:21] [+]
    Hello Ourania,

    Reminds me of my almost heavenly 4 day / 3 night 'gulet' or blue voyage in Turkey last year. Where are these sailing ships made? Croatians lament that the Turks have the market sewn up for these sailing ships, and local Croation ship building yards have fallen into disuse. The locals blame politicians for their lack of foresight and financial backing. Good sharpness and framing. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Gressoney

    Gressoney
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10236 W: 132 N: 20310] (129256)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 7:17]
    Hello Silvio,

    Incredible that there is still snow on the highest peaks when it has been so hot in the Adriatic Sea beach resorts. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. The clocktower at right acts as a good partial frame. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Spectacle d'une fin de journéePanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Spectacle d'une fin de journée
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11637 W: 154 N: 20425] (110607)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 7:10]
    Bonsoir, chère Cricri,

    The diagonal clouds add dynamism to the composition. Their orange tinted color provides stunning warm cold color contrasts against the grey-blue sky. Fantastic silhouettes with good repetition of the chimneys. Merci!

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: ColorfulNikon D300

    Colorful
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6243 W: 199 N: 6746] (42866)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 7:07]
    Hi, Berek,

    Clogs, tulips and windmills immediately come to mind when most people think of Holland, but I never took any shots of any of those. At least it gives me an excuse to go back! Amazing repetition of the ceramic clogs with good sharpness and effective tight framing. Tfs.

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Igreja de São Francisco de AssisSamsung Pro815

    Igreja de São Francisco de Assis
    lucasgalodoido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5353 W: 205 N: 6291] (21211)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 7:00]
    Hello Lucas,

    A superb blue hour shot with smart use of the aperture priority setting to get the starburst effect on the central light. Excellent sharpness and well framed and composed. The statue at right surveying the scene adds interest. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: I campanili di Lucca

    I campanili di Lucca
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3056 W: 22 N: 3596] (37978)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:50]
    Hello Carlo

    Smart choice of a vertical format to accentuate the height of the distant towers. The 3 fg bars on the window nicely frame the bg scene. Taken from a marvellous high pov with good sharpness. The 2 rows of red rooftops provide lead in lines and linear perspective towards the horizon. Tfs.

  • MongoliaMongolia
    Title: Old and new traditionsNikon D7000

    Old and new traditions
    boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 2 N: 1013] (6257)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:45]
    Hello Boa,

    Seems like decades since I was in Mongolia even though it's only June 2007. Well framed and composed with good breathing space right around and a soft diffused light overall. Excellent sharpness and the guardian lion at right adds context and place and the diagonal stairs provide dynamism. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: An Unexpected ReflectionNikon D-300

    An Unexpected Reflection
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3572 W: 222 N: 8206] (32993)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:35]
    Hello Bev,

    The white cross against the dark blue sky adds a wonderful graphic element. Effective tight framing and perspective has been well managed. A marvellous reflection and I'm guessing ADT is a security firm. Tfs.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Mural de la PrehistoriaSony DSC HX200v

    Mural de la Prehistoria
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7761 W: 119 N: 14858] (81606)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:29]
    Ciao Luciano,

    Missed this one. Some fine artwork painted on the rocky cliff in the distance. Good color, saturation and sharpness. Looks like the top half of Australia submerged in a sea of green grass! Tfs.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Colors of JodhpurPentax K3

    Colors of Jodhpur
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5362 W: 88 N: 12762] (60564)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:25]
    Hello Craig,

    A professional looking shot that stands out head and shoulders above the usual snapshots. The warm cold color contrast between the red and blue is superb and I like the soft, diffused light. The steps provide a lead in line to the woman in her sari contemplating something off in the distance. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: The Holy Monastery of KoronisCanon EOS 5 D

    The Holy Monastery of Koronis
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11282 W: 296 N: 22876] (89855)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:20]
    Καλημέρα Δάνο

    Looks similar to the Meteora Monasteries. Good sharpness and a fine upward pov with good color and saturation. The red part at top left contrasts well against the grey-blue sky. I like the circular building at right with the cross. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Porto's Douro,  where is the Estuary ?Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Porto's Douro, where is the Estuary ?
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7055 W: 593 N: 13166] (62061)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:16]
    Hi Ike,

    A good upward pov on the bridge with excellent sharpness and saturation, especially the intense blue of the water. The big trucks and semitrailers speeding across the graceful arched bridge provide scale. Tfs.

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