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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: ~Living Statues in London~Olympus SP-550uz

    ~Living Statues in London~
    papon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 215 W: 127 N: 224] (1337)



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    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4291 W: 141 N: 9910] (42690) [2014-12-22 17:19]
    Namaste Sunandan
    What amazes me is the time and effort these guys go to when they make themselves up. He does look great, hope he earns his days worth - great street capture!! Congrats
    Best regards

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Lighthouse beach

    Lighthouse beach
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3126 W: 0 N: 2704] (22877)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 16:11]
    Hello Miguel

    The red and white lighthouse is certainly eye catching and makes a fine focal point. Nice repetition of the coconut palms on the distant rocky headland. The tiny people swimming in the distant sea add scale. Excellent color and sharpness with good saturation. Tfs!

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Little-Egret on a forked baranchPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Little-Egret on a forked baranch
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 585 N: 11784] (56104)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 16:09]
    Hello Ike,

    Another one I spotted in your gallery. Good sharpness on the white egret with excellent use of a shallow dof to isolate and emphasise the bird distinctly from its competing bg. A good exposure on the bright white highlights. Natural looking color and saturation. Tfs!

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Market Bruges IVCanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Market Bruges IV
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18811 W: 513 N: 32366] (138280)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 16:07]
    Bonjour John

    Bruges is on my bucket list for my next holiday in Western Europe. The crowds in the piazza animate the scene and provide scale. The horsedrawn carriage for the tourists reminds me of Dresden in Germany and many other cities around Europe. Good diffused light and sharpness. Tfs!

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Burg Reifenstein I

    Burg Reifenstein I
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1752 W: 0 N: 604] (4553)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 16:04]
    Hello wolfgang,

    I like the soft, pastel colors and diffused light. The ruined castle or fort atop the hill makes a great and interesting focal point. Good sharpness and the remnant anow atop the bg mountains enhances the graphic elements. The dark green pine trees soften the hard outlines of the stone fortress. Tfs!

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: from a moving carNikon D90

    from a moving car
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2611 W: 195 N: 3777] (16443)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 16:01]
    Witaj Sasha!

    I experimented with shots from a moving bus in Norway and using the action sports setting makes a huge difference to the quality of the image in the fg. It went from motion blurred using landscape setting to almost pin-sharp with a sports setting. A nice rural scene depicted here with superb color and saturation. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: GoldCanon EOS 700D

    Gold
    Romano46 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1157 W: 0 N: 2742] (17554)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 15:58]
    Ciao Romano

    I have seen these still life street performers all over Europe. Good sharpness and I had to open the big picture to tell if it was a statue or not. I only looked at the man at right because the womans face is hidden behind a veil. The ubiquitous money bucket in front is a good authentic inclusion. Tfs!

  • ChileChile
    Title: Chile & Argentina 2014 nº 50/LA GUARDIA!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Chile & Argentina 2014 nº 50/LA GUARDIA!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8844 W: 56 N: 11828] (64320)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 15:54]
    Hello Ney,

    I know that palace guards have been around for centuries, and I saw some in Copenhagen, but these days with mass communication and so many nutty people wandering our streets it seems that they are needed more than ever. Excellent sharpness with wonderful textural detail in the bg wall. Tfs!

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Ready for Christmas...VIIIFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Ready for Christmas...VIII
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5096 W: 64 N: 8996] (36219)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 15:52]
    Bonjour Ana

    The 2 pine cones add a certain symmetry and the b&w portrait of the boy shepherd on the wall at right adds a good ambiance. The hanging snowmen suggest it is Christmas! If flash was used its been done well with only minimal shadows and reflections. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Lago

    Lago
    goutero Gold Star Critiquer [C: 107 W: 0 N: 3] (1169)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 15:49]
    Ciao Konrad

    Wonderful symmetrical reflections in the icy waters of the mountain lake with the majestic snowcapped peaks on the horizon making a marvellous backdrop. Good sharpness and colour. Excellent textural and tonal details in the bg snow drifts along the shoreline. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Christmas in OrléansCanon 50D

    Christmas in Orléans
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8202 W: 4349 N: 14256] (56345)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 15:47]
    Hello Didi,

    A delightful upward pov on this impressive stone cathedral with good sharpness and excellent choice of a vertical format to accentuate the height. I like the artificial red light ont he facade in this splendid nocturnal shot. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. The blue grey beam of light from the floodlight at right is a nice addition. Tfs!

  • ChileChile
    Title: Chile&Argentina 2014 nº 49/EX-CONGRESO!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Chile&Argentina 2014 nº 49/EX-CONGRESO!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8844 W: 56 N: 11828] (64320)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 15:44]
    Hi, Neyvan,

    The sleeping dog is a nice addition here and it looks well groomed and cared for and unlikely to be a semi feral stray. Perfect exposure on the white highlights of the columns with good density levels and excellent sharpness. The neoclassical Greco Roman building makes a fine centrepiece. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Wild West

    Wild West
    mursaloglu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 685 W: 7 N: 1315] (8544)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 15:41]
    Hello Ihsan

    Although I did get to Moab in Utah, sadly I had to bypass Bryce and Zion Parks as there was no public transport in. Should have booked a tour in Vegas in hind sight. Nice to see what I missed here. Good textural details in the gnarled old tree trunk. Excellent sharpness and warm cold color contrasts. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Cheverny - 2012 - 17

    Cheverny - 2012 - 17
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6835 W: 108 N: 12149] (56488)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 15:39]
    Hello Pierre,

    Missed this one. Another superb interior shot with well managed low level lighting. The lamp adds a little warmth as well as artificial light. A nice diagonal view with excellent colour and sharpness. The warm fireplace and the empty chair in front are inviting on a cold winter's day. Tfs!

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Arco da Porta NovaNikon D60

    Arco da Porta Nova
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3873 W: 83 N: 5993] (48484)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 15:36]
    Hi Daniel

    I only made it to Lisboa but this northern Portuguese city also looks interesting and highly photogenic. The street is just wide enough to let in some much needed sunshine. Good control of perspective and smart choice of a vertical format. The ornate bg arch makes a fine focal point. Tfs!

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: an alley in Platanos

    an alley in Platanos
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3031 W: 5 N: 6102] (30227)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 15:34]
    Hello Ourania,

    The man in the orange shirt contrasts well against the blue sky above. Fantastic use of diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. The eye is drawn upwards towards the hilltop fort overlooking the city. Good color and saturation. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: MorgensterSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    Morgenster
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4138 W: 7 N: 6394] (48086)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 15:31]
    Hi Brian

    The old ship still looks great! The modern city of contemporary London makes a strangely incongruous backdrop but that's pretty much what was given to you. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. The yellow red brick buildings along the waterfront contrast superbly against the blue sky. Tfs!

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Monastery RoofCanon EOS 1100D

    Monastery Roof
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6311 W: 61 N: 18293] (82591)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 15:28]
    Hi Stephen,

    Very similar to Korean temple decorations but of course, China was THE major superpower of its day for 500 years until the 19th century, and the Koreans copied everything they could from China. Good sharpness and a nice upward pov on the colorful temple roof. I like the warm cold color contrast between the red roof and the blue grey sky. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Fontana del Nettuno #2Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Fontana del Nettuno #2
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 585 N: 11784] (56104)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10017 W: 993 N: 19091] (96704) [2014-12-22 15:25]
    Hello Ike,

    I recall seeing this last year when I visited Florence. I like the city a lot. So much ornate decoration, artwork everywhere and outdoor sculptures such as this in every piazza. Goo sharpness and the blue sky makes a fine backdrop. The deeper verdigris green satyr in the fg adds interest. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Blue coast

    Blue coast
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3126 W: 0 N: 2704] (22877)



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    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7481 W: 175 N: 12796] (54579) [2014-12-22 15:19]
    Miguel

    very nice detail of that waving highway in the edge of the sea. I liked the contrast between nature and the man made structure.

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    jorge

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