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  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Parliament HillSony DSC HX400v

    Parliament Hill
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5115 W: 53 N: 8545] (28400)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-31 10:42]
    Hi Lars,

    Good sharpness and perspective has been well managed placing the verticals centrally. I tried placing both the Eiffel Tower and Big Bemn off to the side of the image frame but the distorted angles made it seem unnatural. A good angled pov showing 2 facades and the distinctive French-styled architecture. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Seuss LandingNikon D7000

    Seuss Landing
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2222 W: 127 N: 4263] (16017)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-31 10:27]
    Hello Murat,

    A very colorful theme park and I vaguely recall reading Doctor Suess in the early 1960's as a small child. The winding gray road at right adds superb lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. Good sharpness and the people add scale and animate the scene. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Valnontey

    Valnontey
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10240 W: 132 N: 20326] (129332)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-31 10:24]
    Ciao Silvio,

    Looks similar to the Canadian or US Rocky Mountains. The snow capped peaks are a welcome sight with temperatures here in Albania around 40c. Good sharpness and color. The dark green pine trees add a nice graphic element. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Glittering city lightsCanon EOS 60D

    Glittering city lights
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7060 W: 593 N: 13176] (62111)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-31 10:19]
    Hi Ike

    I think the pink blue hour shot is the best of the series but this one is nice too. Perfect sharpness which gets more difficult as the light fades. I like the warm cold color contrast between the fg yellow and bg illumination. Tfs.

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Mentor ICanon 7 D

    Mentor I
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19665 W: 519 N: 33583] (143469)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-31 9:56]
    Hello John,]

    For sure an uncommon portrait in your gallery and the 'young' man is about the same age as my nephew. The soft diffused light works well here. Fantastic sharpness and smart use of a shallow dof to isolate him from the bg. Tfs.

  • PhilippinesPhilippines
    Title: Local PatrolNikon 5100

    Local Patrol
    Mics Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 101 W: 0 N: 139] (809)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-31 9:51]
    Hi Mics,

    I've been to Palawan (El Nido) but not Coron, which I only flew over on a flight back to Manilla. Loved El Nido and the same inviting turquoise color of the water and eroded limestone can be seen here. A nice tribute to Lisa and yes she is passionate about equal rights for indigenous peoples. Tfs.

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: City HallNikon D300

    City Hall
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6251 W: 199 N: 6752] (42928)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-31 9:47]
    Hi Burak,

    Wonderful warm cold color contrasts between the red city hall buildings and the blue hour sky. I might have tried a higher shutter speed to freeze the fg people and reduce motion blur, or even a lower shutter speed to get even more ghost-like motion blurred images of the people to give a more artistic effect. Good sharpness and saturation. Tfs.

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Valley Zarska

    Valley Zarska
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1093 W: 1 N: 1757] (11172)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-30 9:36]
    Cześć Piogtrze

    The lonely small bitumen road adds good lead in lines towards the bg stream and valley. A mountainous and picturesque part of SLvakia I have yet to visit along with Zakapone on the Polish side, equally attractive to me. Good sharpness with a pleasant diffused light. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: NiortPentax Optio RZ10

    Niort
    janjan1897 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 13 N: 449] (2199)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-30 9:29]
    Bonjour Jean

    The fg trees add a welcome splash of greenery and the tall bg belltower looms gracefully over the old town. Good sharpness color and saturation. I like the warm cold color contrast between the red roofs and blue sky. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Collegiate ChurchFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Collegiate Church
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1194 W: 0 N: 2934] (27478)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-30 9:22]
    Witaj Ryszard,

    The old red brick church contrasts splendidly against the blue sky to give a wonderful warm vs cold color contrast. Good sharpness and saturation. Perspective has been well managed. A fine upward pov also. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Among giants

    Among giants
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1299 W: 222 N: 1805] (7505)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-30 9:15]
    Hello Brenda,

    The fg building dwarfs the yellow taxis parked in front, but the 2 tall skyscrapers in the bg take the dwarfing to new heights (pun intended). Good sharpness and a nice contrast between the old and the new. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: One day to Rochilles #4Canon PowerShot S5IS

    One day to Rochilles #4
    tatadalou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 722 W: 112 N: 1090] (7081)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-30 9:12]
    Bonjour Delphine,

    I at first thought the white flowers were sheep judging from the thumbnail. They add depth and their lighter tones contrast well against the darker tones of the green grass. The people add scale and animate the scene. Excellent sharpness throughout. The clear blue sky makes a great backdrop. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: One day to Rochilles #3Canon PowerShot S5IS

    One day to Rochilles #3
    tatadalou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 722 W: 112 N: 1090] (7081)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-30 9:08]
    Bonjour Delphine,

    The rocky tarn lake is a wonderful shade of turquoise. The patch of snow at right adds a graphic element against the darker tones. Good sharpness and a marvelous high elevated vantage point. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Shadows, Reflections and SwansNikon D-300

    Shadows, Reflections and Swans
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3579 W: 222 N: 8216] (33033)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-30 8:53]
    Hello Bev

    Good sharpness and the fg tree anchors the shot and makes a fine focal point before the ye catches the lovely reflections in the water and looking a little more closely, the white swans. The reflected blue skylight contrasts well against the yellow green vegetation. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Beautiful mosaic

    Beautiful mosaic
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2329 W: 0 N: 1288] (8432)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-30 7:02]
    Hi Wolfgang

    For sure Lisbon has some stunning artwork scattered throughout the city, even on the metro platforms underground, with each stations art distinct from others. Effective tight framing, good sharpness and vibrant color with excellent saturation. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Gressoney - Aosta Valley

    Gressoney - Aosta Valley
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10240 W: 132 N: 20326] (129332)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-30 4:08]
    Ciao Silvio

    The pale yellow cream facades of the buildings contrast well against the blue sky to give a good warm vs cold color contrast. Good sharpness and the colorful flowers add a welcome splash of vivid colors. Tfs

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Archangelos

    Archangelos
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3466 W: 5 N: 7142] (35852)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-29 5:15]
    Hello Ourania,

    A superb aerial shot with a nice, well-managed backlight that still has good exposure levels plus the wonderful shimmering light on the sea. Nice repetition of the islands. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Excellent pastel colors. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: D-mall reflection no.2Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    D-mall reflection no.2
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7060 W: 593 N: 13176] (62111)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-29 4:47]
    Hi Ike,

    A superb reflection with the grid pattern of the modern highrise adding graphic elements and framing of each individual square. I like the distorted patterns and their variety. Good sharpness and attractive minimalist colors of blue and grey. Tfs.

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Colors of IcelandNikon D800

    Colors of Iceland
    Manamo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 899 W: 149 N: 874] (3706)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-29 4:39]
    Hi Marc,

    Nice motion blur from the long time exposure on the water that has given a soft a silky look. Good sharpness elsewhere and a wonderful warm cold color contrast between the faint orange-pink sunset colors and the predominant blue tones. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Playing War Games

    Playing War Games
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2471 W: 0 N: 5851] (31409)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 999 N: 20667] (103565) [2015-07-29 4:29]
    Hello Eleu,

    The heat haze is palpable here. Good sharpness and the arid desert environment is well illustrated. A nice warm cold color contrast between the red earth and the blue sky. Both jets are well placed on the 1/3 axis. Tfs.

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