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  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Music Room

    Music Room
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2376 W: 0 N: 1334] (8709)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 3:40]
    Hi Wolfgang,

    This is like something you might expect to see exhibited at Wattens. Good graphic elements between the dark and light tones with the swirling and contorted lines adding interest and lead in lines. The musical notes and their repetition are fantastic! Tfs.

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Tai O

    Tai O
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7185 W: 599 N: 13425] (63019)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 3:38]
    Hi Ike,

    Poorer rural mainland Chinese immigrants who cannot afford expensive accommodation in central HK often resort to these floating houses and turn to fishing to support themselves and save money for a one way fare to the USA, Canada or Australia / NZ. A superb daily life scene with good sharpness and color. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The Yellow HouseCanon EOS 60D

    The Yellow House
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6739 W: 239 N: 11749] (79064)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 3:31]
    Hi JJ,

    Wonderful warm vs cold colour contrasts between the yellow facade of the half-timbered house, and the blue sky, with excellent sharpness. Perspective has been well managed. The dark wooden slats provide a graphic element against the lighter toned bg. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Church of Sitio

    Church of Sitio
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 792 W: 23 N: 1969] (9162)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 3:28]
    Witaj Maciej,

    Immaculate density levels that have given superb saturation with clean whites and solid blacks that provide punchy light contrasts. Good warm cold color contrasts between the red roofs and blue sky. The graphism of the dark palm tree is a bonus. Tfs!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: The light in the tunnel

    The light in the tunnel
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6110 W: 91 N: 15838] (86577)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 3:24]
    Bonjour Malgo

    A textbook illustration of how to do diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point, and as in every good photo, there is something at the end of the converging lines to make the visual 'journey' worthwhile, in this case the tram. You were wise to be cautious about trams from the rear! Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Under the clouds

    Under the clouds
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6110 W: 91 N: 15838] (86577)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 3:21]
    Bonjour Malgo

    Ah, love is in the air! You've captured a romantic and intimate moment between the couple on the spiral stairs. Good sharpness, color, and saturation. The diagonal axis of the stairs across the frame adds dynamism. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: C'était un MardiNikon D80

    C'était un Mardi
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11737 W: 154 N: 20608] (111485)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 3:19]
    Bonjour Cricri,

    A marvellous duo toned sunset with the contrasting hot and cold colors of orange and blue. Good sharpness and color saturation. The diagonal slant of the clouds adds nice dynamism. Good silhouettes and graphism of the fg trees. Tfs.

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: The WomenNikon D300

    The Women
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6372 W: 199 N: 6773] (43691)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 3:15]
    Hello Burak,

    The semi-nude female statue is reminiscent of the figurines adorning the masts of ships as a (superstitious) talisman for good luck and fortune. The bg boats add to the scene. Excellent sharpness and well framed and composed. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Detail from FountainNikon D7000

    Detail from Fountain
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2279 W: 127 N: 4484] (16719)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 3:13]
    Merhaba Murat

    The fountain has a soothing effect and its predominant b&w color tones contrast strongly against the vivid green and magenta hues of the bg vegetation at left. I like the shallow dof and repetition of the bg circles of confusion. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Towards the gate housePanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Towards the gate house
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 183 W: 0 N: 519] (2596)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 3:10]
    Hello Jean,

    The diagonal, dark fence adds strong graphic elements against the lighter toned bg as well as providing dynamism to the composition. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. The path and bridge at right provide excellent lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le massif centralNikon P 510

    Le massif central
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12018 W: 886 N: 21543] (90576)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 3:05]
    Bonjour Philippe,

    For some reason, perhaps the similarly manicured green an yellow checkered pastures, this reminds me of the view from aptly named Mount French in south-east Queensland.

    http://www.scenicrimescapes.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Mt-French-national-park-bushwalking-gold-coast-041.jpg
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_French_(Queensland)

    Good sharpness and the telecommunications tower adds a focal point. Tfs.

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Argentina 2015 nº 012 - RUTA 23 !Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Argentina 2015 nş 012 - RUTA 23 !
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9394 W: 58 N: 12885] (70106)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 2:57]
    Hello Ney,

    The terrain is other-worldly and almost like another planet! The jagged ice and snow capped peak and their cool blue tones contrast well against the warmer fg tones. Good sharpness and I like the wide angled, panoramic crop. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Campo Maior - VIFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Campo Maior - VI
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5452 W: 64 N: 10003] (41066)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 2:55]
    Olá Ana

    I like this one too. I might have tried to brighten the dark blue sky and add some luminosity. Wonderful repetition of the magenta decorations and the people add scale. Good sharpness and perspective. I like the fg shadow play too. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: The beauty is in detail - VIIINikon D 5000

    The beauty is in detail - VIII
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5781 W: 492 N: 16321] (89140)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 2:50]
    Merhaba Mesut

    Lovely warm cold color contrasts between the yellow, red and blue, with good sharpness and excellent framing and composition. A pleasant diffused light with superb shadow detail and no part of the frame wasted. Tfs.

  • EstoniaEstonia
    Title: FacadesSony DSC HX200v

    Facades
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7871 W: 120 N: 15101] (82684)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 2:48]
    Ciao Luciano

    Tallinn was recommended to me by Malgo, and it didn't disappoint. Excellent sharpness with immaculate control over perspective. Punchy light contrasts on account of the perfect density levels, with good saturation & wonderful warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Fog in the Windy CitySony DSC HX400v

    Fog in the Windy City
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5180 W: 53 N: 8709] (29130)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 2:43]
    Hi Lars,

    It's always difficult and demanding to shoot into the backlight but here the effort was worth it with the fog enveloping the tall skyscraper at left. Good sharpness and strong light and tonal contrasts with excellent sharpness. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Casa del Medico

    Casa del Medico
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10290 W: 132 N: 20599] (130472)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-03 2:41]
    Ciao Silvio,

    Good shadow detail and sharpness with the fg arch nicely framing the bg view. The stone stairs add dynamism. Nice repetition of the red angled fg flagstones. The lamp at the top adds a good focal point. Realistic color and saturation. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Roman AmphitheaterNikon D7200

    Roman Amphitheater
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1231 W: 0 N: 3016] (28139)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 14:28]
    Ciao Ryszard

    The outdoor cover is unusual and reminds me of a similar tent-like structure protecting Göbekli Tepe ruins in Turkey from rainstorms and hail. I like the contrast between the ancient ruins of the theatre and the modern bg city of Zaragoza. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Rope and rusty boat reflectionPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Rope and rusty boat reflection
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7185 W: 599 N: 13425] (63019)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 14:23]
    Hello Ike,

    Spotted this one in your gallery. A marvellous reflection with good warm cold color contrasts between the rust-streaked boat and the blue cyan water. Superb sharpness and the tight crop works well here. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: BalconiesNikon D7100

    Balconies
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9237 W: 271 N: 2762] (100124)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10807 W: 994 N: 20874] (104387) [2015-09-02 14:19]
    Hi Aleksander,

    Effective tight framing with good sharpness and light contrasts. Superb color and nice graphic elements of contrasting light and dark tones. Interesting details on the balconies of clothes drying on metal racks. Tfs.

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