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  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: At dusk

    At dusk
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6735 W: 589 N: 12611] (59849)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-05 4:07]
    Greetings Ike,

    Excellent graphic elements of the dark tones of the power transformer against the lighter tones of the blue hour sky. I like the minimalist color of just the silhouetted blacks and the blue sky. Good sharpness & a fine upward pov. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paddling in ParadiseNikon D200

    Paddling in Paradise
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6132 W: 467 N: 10676] (35961)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 10:30]
    Hello Bulent

    A sublime sunset with fantastic silhouettes and effective tight framing on the man standing and paddling the kayak. The high placed horizon line is well positioned away from the center and the glorious sunset colors of yellow orange contrast well against the grey blue tones elsewhere in the image. Tfs.

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Ladies and lions

    Ladies and lions
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3863 W: 316 N: 8441] (42985)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 10:26]
    Hello Gert,

    A great daily life shot from Nepal with good symmetry between the 2 lion sculptures and the 2 people between them. I like the elaborate carving on the door frames. Good sharpness and excellent graphic elements. The walking stick in full sunlight against the deeply shadowed bg is one such example. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: oiseaux et vignesNikon D800

    oiseaux et vignes
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8881 W: 0 N: 14100] (125550)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 10:21]
    Hello Nicolas,

    Amazing repetition of the black birds in flight. Good sharpness and the birds add a fantastic graphic element against the lighter toned sky. The diagonal vineyard adds dynamism. Nice repetition of the supprt stakes in the vineyard. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paris, retro feelCanon EOS 60D

    Paris, retro feel
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8726 W: 378 N: 8105] (86932)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 10:11]
    Bonjour, Jean

    The blue skylight above contrasts well against the reddish tones of the mosaic tile floor below. Good sharpness throughout and the ornate patterns of stars and swirls in the tile fg add interest. The passageway provides strong lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. The people add scale. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Summertime in AprilNikon D 90

    Summertime in April
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2335 W: 1190 N: 2236] (30972)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 10:06]
    Salut Claude,

    A superb downward pov with good sharpness and natural looking color. The curve of the embankment at the top adds dynamism to the shot. Impeccable sharpness and punchy light contrasts. Not quite the Riviera, but better than snow! Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: in the airNikon D 7100

    in the air
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5922 W: 199 N: 6661] (40687)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 8:27]
    Hello Burak,

    A good decisive moment shot with the skateboarder caught mid air at right. Good sharpness and excellent colour and saturation. I like the shallow dof largely focused on the fg. A nice warm cold color contrast between the blue sky sea, and pale yellow red sand. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea KnightKodak EasyShare Z980

    Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2090 W: 127 N: 3910] (14635)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 7:55]
    Greetings Murat Bey,

    It looked similar to helicopters I have seen in footage of the Vietnam War so thanks for confirming this in your note. Good sharpness and the partly diffused light works well here. Excellent, realistic color and saturation. The slight tilt of the aircraft adds dynamism. Tfs.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: St-Thomas Beckett ChurchNikon D300

    St-Thomas Beckett Church
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7153 W: 108 N: 12515] (58466)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 7:48]
    Hello Pierre,

    I like the soft pastel colors, the diffused light and the simple, minimalist architectural design of this functional church. Well framed and composed with adequate breathing space and good management of perspective, placing the verticals centrally. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Say Adieu To The Riviera Casino

    Say Adieu To The Riviera Casino
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2348 W: 0 N: 5554] (29660)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 7:18]
    Hello Eleu,

    A superb nocturnal shot from the Las Vegas Strip with impeccable sharpness and vibrant colour. Good repetition of the 'Riviera' text in different fonts. Nice repetition of the three blue stars in 4 different places throughout the screen. Maybe 4.6 places if you count the 2 big blue stars at far right! Tfs.

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Windmill ReflectionsCanon Powershot A720 IS

    Windmill Reflections
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5051 W: 53 N: 8416] (27842) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 6:59]
    Dag Lars,

    I like the inverted reflection of the windmill. You were really lucky to get such calm and still weather with hardly a ruffle or ripple on the water surface. Good sharpness and impeccable saturation and framing. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the yellow straw color of the reeds and the blue sky. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Je de jetNikon D800

    Je de jet
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8881 W: 0 N: 14100] (125550)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 6:46]
    Hi Nicolas.

    Amazing repetition of the vertical wooden stakes and the young diagonal vine plants. Good sharpness and the rainbow at left in the irrigation spray is a superb addition. Effective tight framing and good density levels. Nice graphic elements with the sunlit fg contrasting against the shadowed bg hill slopes. Tfs.

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Crossing

    Crossing
    unclehotshot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 51 N: 393] (2285)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 6:42]
    Hi Frank

    A superb b&w image with impeccable sharpness and good tonal range, with crisp clean whites and solid blacks. The composition and framing are excellent. I like the linear perspective formed by connecting the 2 x signs together and extrapolating them towards the cranes along the dock top left. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: A charmy chapelCanon EOS 5 D

    A charmy chapel
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11125 W: 296 N: 22568] (88519) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 6:12]
    Hi Danos

    The red dinghy contrasts superbly against the deep blue sea and lighter toned sky, and the red roof at right also against both sea and sky. Good sharpness and the rocky shoreline interspersed with lots of greenery and trees is certainly very beautiful. Punchy light contrasts and the black tyres along the concrete pier add interest. Tfs.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Sydney By NightPanasonic Lumix FZ38

    Sydney By Night
    francio64 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2692 W: 520 N: 5021] (39133)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 5:52]
    Caio Francesco

    I was last in Sydney on July 1, 2012. A superb nocturnal shot and smart use of the aperture priority setting to gain a long time exposure giving a motion blurred, silky effect to the water and starbursts for the street lights. Good sharpness and vibrant colour with nice reflections. I like the smooth, colourful sky too. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Oratorio Sant'Erasmo

    Oratorio Sant'Erasmo
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4765 W: 271 N: 8319] (69138)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 4:40]
    Bonjour Denis,

    Striking warm cold colour contrasts between the yellow, red and blue, with splendid sharpness and an effective tight composition. I like the pov showing 2 facades, with the ones at left in full sunlight and those at right in shadow. The horizon line is well placed near the 1/3 horizontal axis. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa di San Michele

    Chiesa di San Michele
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10002 W: 132 N: 19692] (126093)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 4:28]
    Hello Silvio,

    The fg red and yellow flower set up a good warm cold color contrast against the bg blue sky. Good sharpness throughout with an informative note. The bg church makes an excellent focal point. The bell within the belltower adds a graphic element. Tfs.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Richmond, TasmaniaCanon EOS 1100D

    Richmond, Tasmania
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6665 W: 63 N: 19106] (86762)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 4:22]
    Hello Stephen!

    I've never been to Richmond so thanks for posting this. I will get back to Tassie one day. Cradle Lake and Russell Falls are on my to do list along with Richmond. Good sharpness and the flag adds place and context. Excellent colour, saturation and framing. A nice angled pov on the old colonial building. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le parcCanon G3

    Le parc
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11647 W: 886 N: 20970] (87725)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 4:07]
    Bonjour Philippe,

    Except for the extreme fg, good sharpness throughout with a nice nearly square format and excellent colour and saturation. The diagonal hedge trimming adds good dynamism and some perspective as well. The trees either side act as a superb frame and also add depth and layering. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: EtretatNikon D100

    Etretat
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5348 W: 0 N: 5212] (63326)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10468 W: 999 N: 20160] (101166) [2015-05-04 3:43]
    Bonjour Serge,

    Wow! A very pretty seascape with good sharpness and excellent framing and composition. The fg section of cliff at right and the fg vegetation add layering and depth. Good sharpness and I like the scalloped lip of the bg cliff with it variant shadows and light. The triangle of sunlight on the centre of the beach makes a fine focal point. Tfs.

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