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  • JapanJapan
    Title: Enjoying sakura in the rainCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Enjoying sakura in the rain
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2409 W: 17 N: 5255] (23073)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-27 9:52]
    Bonjour Paul,

    Nice repetition of the colorful umbrellas with excellent lead in lines an linear perspective with all points converging from bottom left to top right. A pity for the weather. I had the same in Budapest last October. The pink sakura makes a wonderful canopy above the umbrellas. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Colza, vignes et cyclisteNikon D800

    Colza, vignes et cycliste
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8853 W: 0 N: 14097] (125250)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-27 9:50]
    Salut Nicolas

    Fantastic warm cold color contrasts between the yellow and blue with the lone cyclist at right animating the scene. Good sharpness and the cloud formation looks like a giant tsunami breaking over the snowcapped peaks in the bg. Nice repetition of the trellised vineyards at left. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: some peace

    some peace
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3314 W: 5 N: 6718] (33607)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-27 9:45]
    Hello Ourania,

    Missed this one. I like the tranquil mood captured here. Good sharpness and a sublime atmosphere. The solitary boat near the centre makes an ideal focal point. Nice reflections in the centre of the image with good warm cold color contrasts. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Balaruc-les-BainsNikon D80

    Balaruc-les-Bains
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11439 W: 154 N: 20075] (108805)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-27 9:43]
    Salut Cricri,

    A pleasant spot to sit on the esplanade bench and admire the bg view of the harbour and yachts / boats. Good sharpness and the diagonal alignment of the promenade adds dynamism. I like the reflections in the water too. Superb warm cold color contrasts between the blue sky and water and the reddish yellow chair and fg brown pathway. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Artemis

    Artemis
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3314 W: 5 N: 6718] (33607)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-27 9:29]
    Hello Ourania,

    It was worth stopping your bike for! The vibrant red shawls and attractive folk costumes are certainly eyecatching. I like the separation in male female and the profiled view of all. Good sharpness and excellent framing, with splendid saturation and density levels. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Life of cow

    Life of cow
    J-H-Lili (38)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-27 9:24]
    Bonjour Lili

    The cow adds a good focal point and the image has a magnificent backdrop of jagged mountains. I like the fg stream with reflected blue skylight and its repetition of rocks worn smooth by the water. Amazing repetition of the pine trees on the forested slopes in the distance. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Saint LeuNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Saint Leu
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 0 N: 5173] (63034)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-27 9:12]
    Bonjour Serge,

    Nice inclusion of the white swan, which makes a superb focal point. I like the way its head is tilted to the side, almost quizzically. The red and cyan window shutters are perfect complimentary opposites. They give a nice warm vs cold color contrast. Nice reflections and the green dinghy at left adds interest. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Palmeral de El Cercado

    Palmeral de El Cercado
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4755 W: 271 N: 8294] (68890)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-27 8:42]
    Hello Denis,

    Good sharpness and the lush green vegetation is self evident. Excellent saturation and effective tight framing. Nice repetition of the palm trees that add a semi tropical look. The yellow leaves and central red rock contrast well against the patches of blue sky. Tfs.

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: Santo Domingo - 2014 - 9Nikon D300

    Santo Domingo - 2014 - 9
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7135 W: 108 N: 12491] (58355)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-27 4:40]
    Bonjour Pierre,

    Good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. Well framed and composed. The explorers map makes a fine focal point and centre of interest. The grey ships bell at left provides a good secondary focal point. Natural looking colour and just a bit off reflected flash off the poster. Tfs.

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Dresden

    Dresden
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6707 W: 589 N: 12569] (59635)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-27 4:13]
    Hi Ike

    I also visited Dresden last year. Nicely composed with good reflections in the lake and the dark tree at left and its overarching branch nicely frame the scene as well as providing graphic elements and layering and depth. The bg people add scale and the spires provide distant focal points on the horizon. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: INSPIRAÇÃO INSULAR

    INSPIRAÇÃO INSULAR
    Mikas-2011 (55)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-27 1:45]
    Hi Miguel,

    And a belated welcome to Trek Earth! This is a magnificent coastal scene with excellent sharpness and good color and saturation. Taken from a terrific high vantage point and capturing the rugged coastline superbly. Reminds me of Uluwatu in Bali. The fg vegetation adds depth and layering. The sea stacks provide focal points and the distant village along the bay is attractive. Well composed using the rule of thirds with the horizontal skyline placed well above the centre. Tfs.

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Patan, Durbar SquareNikon E3700

    Patan, Durbar Square
    HimalAnda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 971 W: 7 N: 1003] (9966)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-26 19:14]
    http://thinkprogress.org/world/2015/04/26/3651327/nepal-earthquake/ :-(

  • KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
    Title: One last glance at the lake Son KolNikon D800

    One last glance at the lake Son Kol
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 634 W: 1 N: 792] (7287)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-26 12:34]
    Hello Kasia,

    Missed this one. A superb view of the scenic lake. The snowcapped mountains on the horizon make a majestic backdrop and the highlights in the fg snow have been well exposed. The human figure on horseback provides a focal point and animates the scene. Nice tonal and textural contrasts. Tfs.

  • KyrgyzstanKyrgyzstan
    Title: BalykchyNikon D800

    Balykchy
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 634 W: 1 N: 792] (7287)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-26 12:09]
    Hi Kasia,

    Good sharpness and density levels, with the red brick gates and fg posts contrasting superbly against the blue sky. I like the dual star patterns on the fg iron gates. Good exposure on the bright highlights and the lighter toned minaret adds a graphic element against the darker tones of the bg blue sky. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Signs of spring - XNikon D 5000

    Signs of spring - X
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5686 W: 492 N: 15880] (86748)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-26 12:05]
    Hello Mesut,

    I like the nearly square format and the superb saturated blue sky backdrop. The flattened perspective from the zoom works well in this close up shot of the nesting storks. I also saw some of these birds in Selchuk. Punchy light contrasts with good density levels that have given solid blacks and crisp clean whites. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: La valle Spoletina

    La valle Spoletina
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9977 W: 132 N: 19630] (125767)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-26 12:00]
    Ciao Silvio,

    What picturesque and magnificent countryside! I like the high vantage point and repetition of patterns and shapes such as the trees and horizontal colour bands formed by the fields and the farmhouses. Sharpness is adequate and the softness gives this image the look of a painting. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Source and BridgeNikon D3100

    Source and Bridge
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2709 W: 0 N: 6321] (33372)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-26 11:45]
    Hola Angel,

    The wall at left and the fence post at right nicely frame the bg bridge. Good sharpness, saturation and colour. Nice reflections in the water. The red roofs of the houses contrast well against the blue sky. The double arched stone bridge makes a superb focal point in the centre of the image. The forested hill provides a nice backdrop. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Fields in the Barranco del Cercado

    Fields in the Barranco del Cercado
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4755 W: 271 N: 8294] (68890)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-26 11:37]
    Bonjour Denis,

    Nice repetition of the palm trees with the 2 large fg trees either side nicely bookending and framing the shot. Good sharpness and excellent shadow detail. The ploughed, reddish brown soil contrasts well against the blue sky. The jagged bg mountains make a majestic backdrop. The views from the houses on the hill must be tremendous. Tfs.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Santiago de CubaCANON EOS 600D

    Santiago de Cuba
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5649 W: 95 N: 8956] (49884)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-26 11:28]
    Hello Gerrit,

    I like the variety of colors, both in the facades of the buildings at left and the people in the street with their red, yellow. pink, purple and blue attire, amongst others. The people almost appear to be competing against the buildings! Good sharpness and excellent colour and saturation. Nice repetition of the vertical lines of the buildings. The power-lines are everywhere! The street with a dip at right adds lead in lines and perspective. Tfs.

  • BulgariaBulgaria
    Title: Books for BevCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Books for Bev
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872) [2015-04-26 11:14]
    Hello Gert,

    I still have not been to Bulgaria. One of these days I will get there. A superb daily life scene from Sofia, with the colorful cardboard boxes in yellow and blue and the books adding to the palette. The cyclist at left animates the scene and provides scale. I would hate to be the salesperson if a rainstorm were coming! He would have to quickly move all the books inside! Tfs.

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