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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The City CruiseSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    The City Cruise
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4073 W: 7 N: 6288] (47462)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 17:26]
    Hello Brian,

    I read yesterday that someone dropped a beer bottle on the glass walkway above or on the Tower bridge and shattered it. St Paul's Cathedral at right needs no explanatory note but the modern communications tower at left, I have no idea of. Good timing to capture the barge going under the bridge. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Le Petit Port

    Le Petit Port
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1124 W: 0 N: 2028] (14675)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 17:23]
    Bonjour Ghislaine

    Love the turquoise colour of the water. It contrasts well against the red fg boat and orange brick building at right in the bg. Good sharpness, colour and saturation. Excellent fg shadow detsail and nice sparkles on the water. The vineyards produce fine local white wine, I am sure!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Cheverny - 2012 - 12Nikon D 70

    Cheverny - 2012 - 12
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6773 W: 108 N: 12067] (56090)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 17:17]
    Bonjour Pierre,

    No need at all to worry about hitting your head on the overhead cover unless you jump on the bed and it has springs like a trampoline! Good angled pov on the ornately decorated bed with the even more lavishly adorned bg walls covered in Baroque paintings. Tfs!

  • ChinaChina
    Title: 'Happy Families'Canon EOS 1100D

    'Happy Families'
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6233 W: 61 N: 18157] (81817)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 17:13]
    Hi Stephen,

    An odd photo but a good one. Only the dog seems interested in the photographer. The woman is preoccupied with something on the table and the man has a distant expression probably thinking about as business deal or budget. His face appears to be grimacing at the prospect! Good colour and sharpness. Tfs!

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: The City Hall of PirmasensCanon EOS 60D

    The City Hall of Pirmasens
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6490 W: 238 N: 11196] (75148)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 17:09]
    Salut JJ

    I like the wavy Portuguese style tile mosaics in the fg. The bg peole add scale. Impeccable sharpness and a marvellous blue sky that contrasts well against the red rooftops and salmon pink facade of the City Hall building. The greenery added by the flower-boxes adds charm. Tfs!

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Russian wedding session

    Russian wedding session
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5165 W: 81 N: 13280] (76393)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 17:01]
    Hello Malgo,

    Nice shot of the smiling exuberant wedding couple shot under ideal sunny weather conditions with perfect placement on the 1.3 vertical axis and under the arch to boot! Good color saturation and sharpness. The arch also frames the bg spire nicely. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Torbole

    Torbole
    jurek1951 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2599 W: 167 N: 5652] (41358)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 16:49]
    Hello Georg,

    The bg mountain has a faint cyan halo around it. You could try to laso it and or darken it and or add a little red so it matches the colour of the blue sky above it. Perfect sharpness and the tightly packed buildings along the waterfront add interest. Their warmer colors contrast well against the blue water. Tfs!

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: deliciousPanasonic DMC LX5

    delicious
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5065 W: 196 N: 6399] (36462)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 16:46]
    Hello Burak,

    I used to eat midye (mussels) all the time when I was in Ismit as they don't have any in Erzurum. Nice with lemon juice and I tried them grilled too in Amasra. Ayvalik looks like a nice smaller alternative to hectic Marmaris. A good daily life scen with vibrant colour and superb sharpness. Tfs!

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Chandrashila

    Chandrashila
    adidas5nb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 433 W: 0 N: 834] (4943)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 16:27]
    Hello Dwaipayan,

    A marvellous high altitude blue sky with the successful mountaineer admiring their well earned view at left although at the moment this was taken they seem to be all looking at a map! Good sharpness colour and saturation. The yellow tussock grass contrasts well against the bg sky and the snow-capped peaks are majestic. Tfs!

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: a splendid afternoon

    a splendid afternoon
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2972 W: 5 N: 5983] (29387)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 16:20]
    Hello Ourania,

    A much loved familiar sight from someone who has visited many Greeks Islands. I saw similar scenes in Chios, Rhodes and Kastelórizo off Kas in Turkey. Nice reflections with perfect density levels and sharpness & the diagonal axis of the boat adds dynamism. Tfs!

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Hiking in the PicosCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Hiking in the Picos
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2267 W: 17 N: 4884] (21655)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 15:59]
    Hello Paul,

    A very rocky and precipitous terrain! I like the way the leaves mimic the elongated u shape of the skyline top left. I may have burned in the oe path and or tried adding a reddish brown tint so that it does not look grey instead of white. Often it's hopeless trying to retrieve any detail in oe areas. The rest of the image is perfect! Tfs!

  • UgandaUganda
    Title: PovertyCanon EOS 400 D

    Poverty
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5402 W: 95 N: 8596] (46878)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 15:54]
    Hello Gerrit,

    A charming portrait of this trio of Ugandan children with nice use of a shallow dof and perfect sharpness on their faces. The 2 at right are not looking at the camera but something on the right has caught their interest. Good colour and saturation also. Tfs!

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Roman BridgeNikon D3100

    Roman Bridge
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2445 W: 0 N: 5671] (30067)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 15:41]
    Hi Angel,

    The antique Roman stone bridge with the double arches makes a fine centre of interest. Good sharpness and nice reflections in the stream. Good not to cut the top of the hill off in the composition, also. Excellent saturation ans I like the warm cold colour contrasts between the reddish brown bridge & the blue skylight reflected in the water. Tfs!

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Bow, ropes and reflectionCanon EOS 60D

    Bow, ropes and reflection
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6095 W: 585 N: 11571] (55282)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 15:37]
    Hello Ike,

    Nice rippled reflections in the tranquil water surface with good colour, sharpness and saturation. The diagonal axis of the rope chain and anchor adds dynamism. Good to include a small part of the yacht at top left. Tfs!

  • ChinaChina
    Title: 'Towering Over'Canon EOS 1100D

    'Towering Over'
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6233 W: 61 N: 18157] (81817)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 15:35]
    Hi Stephen,

    Smart choice of a vertical format here would be an understatement! Makes a superb bookmark! I like the downward pov with the narrow fg street leading downhill and adding diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. A nice contrast in architectural styles both old and new. Tfs!

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: Punta Cana - 2014 - 1Nikon D300

    Punta Cana - 2014 - 1
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6773 W: 108 N: 12067] (56090)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 15:28]
    Bonjour Pierre

    I might have cropped the 1/2 palm tree at far left. Good density levels that have given superb saturation and excellent lighting contrasts. Nice repetition of the sunbathers, blue deck chairs and coconut palms. The sandy fg path in the middle adds perspective. Tfs!

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Autumn RomancePentax K3

    Autumn Romance
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4913 W: 88 N: 11417] (54930)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 15:23]
    Hello Craig,

    Wise move to use the colourful golden leafed trees to bloack out the harsh glare of the backlighting from the sky. The fg path adds natural perspective and lead in lines. Excellent fg shadow detail and I like the intersecting branches in the bg forming x shapes. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La belle MéditarrénienneNikon D80

    La belle Méditarrénienne
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10990 W: 167 N: 19253] (104433)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 15:20]
    Hello Christiane,

    I like the wide angled, panoramic crop. Well composed utilising the rule of thirds with the horizon positioned accordingly. I like the superb warm cold colour contrast between the blue sea and sky and the fg red roofs. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Façade dans le village de RuosinaPanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Façade dans le village de Ruosina
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10990 W: 167 N: 19253] (104433)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 15:17]
    Hi Christiane,

    Effective tight framing with good sharpness and vibrant colour. Perfect density levels that have given punchy light contrasts and ideal saturation levels. Good to have both windows open and the washing drying on the line makes a nice focal point. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: From Shade to LightNikon D-300

    From Shade to Light
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3095 W: 211 N: 7096] (28409)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826) [2014-11-26 15:13]
    Hello Beverley,

    An aptly titled image with the stark graphism of the gaunt leafless tree against the lighter bg sky taking centre stage. Good sharpness and fg shadow detail. I might have cropped the fence post at left. Good shadow detail and soft pastel colours. Tfs!

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