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  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: I'm Not Listening To You!Pentax K3

    I'm Not Listening To You!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5133 W: 88 N: 12138] (57950)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-26 10:14]
    Hi Craig,

    Looks like the Shanghai skyline only with blue sky instead of white smog. Good sharpness and the row of spheres adds a good lead in line as well as repetition. Excellent sharpness and good sidelight from the left. The small boy nonchalantly moving right animates the scene. The yellow x sculpture is eyecatching too. Tfs

  • SpainSpain
    Title: From inside the wallsSony Cybershot DSCW300

    From inside the walls
    colibriav Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 5 N: 257] (2158)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 4:56]
    Hola Pablo

    The fg arch frames the bg cathedral superbly. Good sharpness and the people animate the scene and provide scale. I like the dip in the middle. Nice repetition of the square fg tiles. The bg obelisk makes a good secondary focal point. The second arch in the distant adds a kind of symmetry to the fg. Tfs.

  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
    Title: Latest fashion

    Latest fashion
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3848 W: 313 N: 8393] (42831)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 4:40]
    Hej Gert

    The blue dress contrasts well against the red Burgundy dress immediately below it in this superb daily life scene. The seated man at left animates the scene. Good sharpness with punchy light contrasts and superb graphic elements of contrasting tones, especially top left. Nice textural details in the yellow ocher wall at right. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Le cerisier des vachesNikon D800

    Le cerisier des vaches
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8850 W: 0 N: 14097] (125220)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 4:35]
    Hello Nicolas,

    Good saturation with the lush green grass popping out of the screen and superb sharpness. Nice repetition of the contented looking brown and white cows. The flowering white apricot tree in the fg adds depth and layering as well as dominating the image and provide a splash of lighter tones. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Les VestalesNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Les Vestales
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5324 W: 0 N: 5169] (63002)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 4:32]
    Hello Serge,

    Th Forum is a must see when in Rome. Good sharpness and the density levels are perfect giving excellent saturation and lighting contrasts. The row of mostly headless statues add lead in lines and linear perspective towards the trio of ancient columns at left. Perspective has been well managed placing the verticals centrally. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paris - 2012 - 67Nikon D300

    Paris - 2012 - 67
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7132 W: 108 N: 12486] (58337)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 4:28]
    Hello Pierre,

    He was the 6th President of France. Admittedly, I had to look him up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Casimir-Perier

    The lower sculpture competes with his statue atop the memorial. The flowers add a welcome splash of color and lighter tones. Good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. Tfs.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Pushkar 1 IntroCanon 5D Mark III

    Pushkar 1 Intro
    Praetzer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 124 N: 308] (2197)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 4:18]
    Hi Alfred,

    The yellow sign contrasts well against the blue unpainted sections of the wall and the shadows in the bg. Good sharpness and the regulations seem reasonable. I guess by non veg they mean meat, especially beef. Understandable in a Hindu country. Nice use of a shallow dof. The veiled woman in red animates the scene. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: The Douro at RéguaCanon EOS 1100D

    The Douro at Régua
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6640 W: 63 N: 19040] (86500)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 4:07]
    Hello Stephen,

    The red and white windsock at left contrasts well against the blue sky and water. Good sharpness and I like the repetition of the mooring bays in the marina. The diagonal axis adds dynamism. The people and fisherman add scale and animate the scene. The bg terraces at right on the hillside add interest. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Portofino, bay and green hillsPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Portofino, bay and green hills
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6706 W: 589 N: 12561] (59615) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 4:02]
    Hello Ike

    Looks like Portofino is the place to go when in Genova. Amazing repetition of the white boats with a good exposure on the highlights and excellent density levels. The curving esplanade provides deep lead in lines and leads the eye right around the bay. I like the colourful facades of the buildings along the waterfront. Tfs.

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: defence vineyardsNikon D90

    defence vineyards
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3151 W: 259 N: 4413] (19438) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 3:58]
    Hello Sasha,

    Good sharpness and the dark overarching tree frames the scene well and provides a nice graphic element. Nice repetition of the intricate patterns formed by the spreading branches devoid of leaves. The blue sky contrasts well against the yellow green grass. The cloud patterns add interest to the sky. Tfs.

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Tulips time

    Tulips time
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5679 W: 86 N: 14669] (81954)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 3:54]
    Hi Malgo

    The photographers at left add scale and animate the scene. The white sculpture they are recording is unusual and intriguing. Hope they are metering! An impressive and colourful array of tulips in the fg. The white swan in the lake at right is a nice addition. Tfs.

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: Sandstorm Dubai II

    Sandstorm Dubai II
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2128 W: 0 N: 1053] (7033)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 3:48]
    Hello Wolfgang,

    I've only experienced a couple of sandstorms in my life. One in Diyarbakir in Turkey and another in eastern Australia after a decade of drought. They are a surreal event as depicted here. Good sharpness and warm colours. I like the repetition of the bg palm trees and draped pennants obscured by the haze. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Drôle de cielNikon D800

    Drôle de ciel
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8850 W: 0 N: 14097] (125220)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 3:45]
    Hello Nicolas,

    Fantastic warm cold colour contrasts between the blue and orange with the central fg snow capped peak making a majestic focal point. Good sharpness, colour and saturation. I like the diagonal shadow in the sky which adds dynamism. The mountain peak is well positioned on the horizontal 1/3 axis. Tfs.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Newfoundland - 2014 - 88Nikon D300

    Newfoundland - 2014 - 88
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7132 W: 108 N: 12486] (58337)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 3:42]
    Bonjour Pierre

    The dark, hilly spur at left adds a nice graphic element. Good sharpness and the fg yellow green grass strip adds depth and layering, as well as color contrasts against the blue sea and sky. The minimalist composition works well here. Tfs.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Mystery Mural ManPentax K3

    Mystery Mural Man
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5133 W: 88 N: 12138] (57950)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 3:39]
    Hello Craig,

    The seated old man at right animates the scene and provides scale to the impressive Hindu wall painting backdrop. The bed at left denotes then poverty. This was the stereotype I had of India before I went, but there are wealthy people in India along with modern air con buses and good hotels and restaurants, which was an eye opener for me. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Like a Giant FanNikon D-300

    Like a Giant Fan
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 217 N: 7812] (31339)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 3:30]
    Hello Bev,

    Yes the structure does indeed resemble a giant fan or even a Scottish bagpipe. Good sharpness and the reflections in the buildings add interest. The people crossing the bridge in the bg add scale and animate the scene. Tfs.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Pushkar 3 Lake Nagar PalikaCanon 5D Mark III

    Pushkar 3 Lake Nagar Palika
    Praetzer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 124 N: 308] (2197)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 3:24]
    Hello Alfred,

    Looks like a mini Varanasi. Good sharpness, colour and saturation. Nice reflections in the wide fg expanse of water. The rooftop restaurant looks like a good spot to dine. Interesting contrasts in architecture. The forested hills make a nice backdrop to the town. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: El Cresal

    El Cresal
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4752 W: 271 N: 8284] (68862)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 3:19]
    Hello Denis,

    Looks similar to the South American Andes Mountains. Good sharpness and the rugged landscape has been well depicted. I like the sunlit patch of green overgrown terraces. The cloud adds meed and atmosphere. The road top right provides a secondary focal point. The red roofs in the fg add a splash of contrasting colour against the green meadows. Tfs

  • CubaCuba
    Title: walking the railroad tracksCANON EOS 600D

    walking the railroad tracks
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5644 W: 95 N: 8952] (49840)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 3:14]
    Hello Gerrit

    In like the railroad track at right deviating to the tall coconut palm and forest whilst the other 2 tracks continue on straight ahead. Good sharpness and a superb high pov. The 2 men and the other 2 people walking along the tracks animate the scene and provide a focal point. The banana trees at left enhance the tropical look and feel. Tfs.

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Street Art (Little  Girl)nikon  d300

    Street Art (Little Girl)
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1917 W: 17 N: 3832] (15334)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10436 W: 999 N: 20077] (100840) [2015-04-25 3:08]
    Ciao Maria

    Some more very nice wall murals and street artwork. Good sharpness and the small girl animates the scene, provides a focal point, and scale. I like the contrast between the grungy urban art and the more mundane bg of washing hanging out to dry. The blue colours add mood. Tfs.

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