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  • FinlandFinland
    Title: MercedesSony DSC HX200v

    Mercedes
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7856 W: 120 N: 15056] (82472) *



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5304 W: 368 N: 11234] (55086) [2015-08-28 5:59]
    Caro Luciano

    ooooh che bella. Adoro questo capolavoro. I toni azzurri ed argenti sono veramente spettacolare. La resa cromatica e' super ed adoro i riflessi. Un grande colpo di occhio. 10 e lode!

    Un abbraccio
    Lisa

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Old Car - 2015 - 7Nikon D7100

    Old Car - 2015 - 7
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7378 W: 108 N: 12866] (60320)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 5:57]
    Hello Pierre,

    The old car looks almost vintage even though it only dates from the 80's. Good sharpness and well framed and composed with plenty of breathing space right around. I might have cropped 1/2 of the fg for a more wide angled panoramic crop. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Douarnenez postcardcanon 450 eos

    Douarnenez postcard
    fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 631 W: 0 N: 1530] (8828)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 5:54]
    Ciao Francesco

    The rust red ship in the river is eyecatching and sets up an immediate warm cold color contrast against the bg blue sky. Good sharpness and nice repetition of the moored boats at right. A superb high vantage point. The yacht at left in the bottom corner adds strong lead in lines and dynamism with its diagonal alignment. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: It's Jacaranda blossom timePanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    It's Jacaranda blossom time
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7158 W: 598 N: 13379] (62855)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 5:51]
    Hello Ike.

    Although native to South America, these jacaranda trees also grow well in east coast Australia from about Sydney north into Queensland. They flower in October and remind students it's time to study for the looming exams! Good color, sharpness and saturation. I like the wide angled panoramic crop. Tfs.

  • EstoniaEstonia
    Title: After a long hard climbSony DSC HX200v

    After a long hard climb
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7856 W: 120 N: 15056] (82472)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 5:48]
    Ciao Luciano

    It's reassuring that there is an emergency clinic at the top of the steep stairs! They need one in Stepanplatz in Vienna, which has over 330 steps. I visited Tallinn last year and liked it a lot. The tower at left and the newly refurbished Orthodox church at right add complementary focal points and frame the image well. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Canal of Aveiro

    Canal of Aveiro
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 769 W: 22 N: 1912] (8902)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 5:42]
    Witaj Maciej,

    The canal, boats, bridge and color are all reminiscent of Venice. Fantastic reflections with good color, sharpness and saturation. Superb warm cold color contrasts between the red, yellow and blue sky. The red and cyan colors enhance the effect. Tfs.

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Cooling downCanon 7D

    Cooling down
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3435 W: 59 N: 4089] (25881)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 5:39]
    Hello Kari,

    A fabulous alpine lake but the water must be just above freezing point is they are wading rather than swimming. Still a lovely spot on a warm to hot summer's day. A marvellous backdrop of forested and even snowcapped peaks. Good sharpness and framing. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Le sapin de la collineNikon D800

    Le sapin de la colline
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9336 W: 0 N: 14233] (129967)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 5:36]
    Hello Nicolas!

    A wonderful bucolic scene with the contented-looking cows well dispersed around the frame. Good sharpness and the lush yellow green meadows contrast well against the blue sky to give a nice warm cold color contrast. The big conifer tree makes a fine focal point. Excellent composition and framing. Tfs.

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Reflections

    Reflections
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6090 W: 91 N: 15788] (86341)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 5:32]
    Ciao Malgorzata,

    Fantastic reflections and the clarity of the pristine looking water is superb. The fg flowers adds depth and layering as well as a welcome splash of color and a partial frame. Good repetition of the pier pylons. The fishing boat and dinghy add focal points. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Toward Christus GardensNikon D7000

    Toward Christus Gardens
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2264 W: 127 N: 4438] (16581)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 5:23]
    Hello Murat

    Fantastic warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue and yellow, and the red path, with excellent sharpness. The people animate the scene. Good saturation and effective tight framing. The Corinthian style neo Greco-Roman columns add interest and repetition. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Myrina's port.Canon EOS 5 D

    Myrina's port.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11329 W: 296 N: 22965] (90257)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 5:18]
    Hi Danos

    There must be a different island for every day of the year in Greece and then some! I've been fortunate enough to visit a couple dozen of them. Visitors and locals are spoilt for choice! Wonderful reflections with good sharpness and saturation, with nice repetition of the colorful moored boats. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Reflections of a modern bird

    Reflections of a modern bird
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1309 W: 222 N: 1836] (7602)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 5:07]
    Hello Brenda,

    I see the bird. A superb modern art-piece that connects with the viewer. Modern artists don't always succeed, but here they have. The wonderful reflections and the superb sharpness enhance the shot. The 2 ladies conversing at left contrast well with the solitary guy at right on his mobile phone. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: The beauty is in detail - III

    The beauty is in detail - III
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5779 W: 492 N: 16300] (89054)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 5:02]
    Hello Mesut,

    Good textural and tonal details in the unpainted and unlacquered wood, with superb sharpness. The diagonal viewpoint adds interest and the open window shutters provide a perfect focal point. The minimalist color works well here. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Riquewihr XVINikon D3100

    Riquewihr XVI
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2899 W: 2 N: 6784] (35741)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 4:49]
    Hola Angel!

    The alternating colors in the facades of the buildings at left, of green salmon white and pink, add interest and life to this shot. Good sharpness and the tourist pondering his next move animates the scene. Good lead in lines and linear perspective afforded by the converging lines of the street. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The Old Harbour and the Holy MotherCanon 50D

    The Old Harbour and the Holy Mother
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8466 W: 4435 N: 14864] (59046)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 4:47]
    Hi Didi,

    The gull is the first thing I spotted when opening the large format version. It's sharp too. Nice repetition of the moored boats with wonderful reflections in the placid harbor waters. The hilltop cathedral makes a superb focal point. I spent about an hour in Marseilles enroute to Nimes. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Come on in!Panasonic Lumix TZ30

    Come on in!
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 0 N: 505] (2528)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 4:43]
    Hello Jean,

    The twin dark areas of the door and window enhance the graphism in this shot and provide focal points. A pleasant diffused light. I might have burned in the bright highlights of the path a little more. The flowers either side add color and the overarching ivy vine is a good addition. The reflection in the window is excellent. Tfs.

  • IranIran
    Title: Desert Garden

    Desert Garden
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3281 W: 107 N: 5776] (25787)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 4:35]
    Hi Klaudio,

    Textbook illustration here of diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. The converging lines of the fountain effortlessly lead the eye towards the back of the image. I like the dappled sunlight and shadow in the fg water. The small bg building is well placed at the vp. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Croisiere sur la MarneNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Croisiere sur la Marne
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5678 W: 0 N: 5493] (67322)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 4:32]
    Bonjour Serge,

    The thin layer of mist rising from the water adds mood and atmosphere. Tremendous symmetrical reflections with good sharpness, color and saturation. Nice repetition of the French flags. The boat makes an obvious focal point. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: The old Palace in SintraPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    The old Palace in Sintra
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7158 W: 598 N: 13379] (62855)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 4:26]
    Hi Ike

    The curving road adds deep lead in lines towards the back and good linear perspective. I like the repetition of both the statues and the guard posts. Excellent sharpness overall and the twin turrets of the bg palace add a focal point near the vp. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Limenitis reducta

    Limenitis reducta
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10268 W: 132 N: 20554] (130286)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-28 4:22]
    Hello Silvio,

    It must be an American butterfly! Red white and blue! A perfectly focussed image of the colorful profiled butterfly with good use of a shallow dof on the background. The note is informative. Excellent color and saturation and well framed and composed. Tfs.

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