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  • FranceFrance
    Title: ReconversionSONY DSC-R1

    Reconversion
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11822 W: 886 N: 21222] (89023)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 11:40]
    Bonjour Philippe,

    An excellent tonal range with good textural contrasts between the stone wood and vegetation. Superb sharpness and well framed and composed. The upward facing stairs add good lead in lines and linear perspective towards the antique shop. Tfs.

  • UkraineUkraine
    Title: Bookkeeping

    Bookkeeping
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3916 W: 319 N: 8596] (43619)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 11:34]
    Hello Gert,

    The open air book market makes a fine centre of interest. Good sharpness and excellent framing and composition. On the plus side the overcast skies have given you a soft diffused light with no oe or totally black shadows. The diagonal axis of the books along the long shelf adds dynamism. Tfs.

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: National landscapeCanon 7D

    National landscape
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3401 W: 54 N: 4014] (25505)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 11:29]
    Hi Kari,

    Wow, the desolate volcanic landscape has been well captured here. I like the small neat houses amongst the rocky black lava fields. The yellow red gravel along the river bank contrasts well against the blue sky and reflected skylight in the meandering stream. Excellent sharpness and high pov. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Epi réserveNikon D800

    Epi réserve
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9083 W: 0 N: 14177] (127694)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 11:22]
    Bonjour Nicolas

    Fantastic symmetrical reflections in the tranquil water with good sharpness and punchy light contrasts. Excellent color and saturation. Effective tight framing with no part of the screen wasted. A nice warm cold color contrast between the yellow green foliage and the blue skylight reflected in the water. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Le Weisshorn roseNikon D800

    Le Weisshorn rose
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9083 W: 0 N: 14177] (127694)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 11:11]
    Bonjour Nicou,

    Fantastic symmetrical reflections in the placid water with wonderful warm vs cold color contrasts between the snowcapped mountains drenched in red orange sunset colors and the blue tones in the lower ridges and water. The tree adds a graphic element of contrasting light and dark tones. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Vino Nobile

    Vino Nobile
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5885 W: 90 N: 15166] (83992)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 11:01]
    Hi Malgo

    Incredible repetition of the patterns formed by the neatly manicured rows of vines in the contour plughed hillsides. A wonderful high pov offering an expansive view of the green valley. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Monet & House

    Monet & House
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1994 W: 17 N: 4042] (16204)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 10:56]
    Hello Maria,

    A soft diffused light with the seated woman on the bench nicely animating the scene as well as providing a focal point. Excellent sharpness and the red geraniums at right and the pink and yellow flowers add a welcome splash of color. The opposing diagonals of the bench and the 2 rows of green windows add strength to the composition. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Windows of Co-Cathedral

    Windows of Co-Cathedral
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 583 W: 21 N: 1390] (6468)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 10:51]
    Hi Maciej,

    Effective tight framing with good sharpness and superb warm vs cold color contrasts between the red brick facade and the reflected blue skylight in the windows. Amazing repetition of patterns, shapes and textures! Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Botero a Spoleto

    Botero a Spoleto
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10144 W: 132 N: 20101] (128231)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 10:45]
    Ciao Silvio,

    A pleasant diffused light with good sharpness and soft, pastel colors. The people animate the scene and the gigantic bg torso sculpture makes an instantaneous focal point. The arched entrance is well placed over the vanishing point. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Romantic - No!  Nostalgic - Yes!Nikon D-300

    Romantic - No! Nostalgic - Yes!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3521 W: 223 N: 8091] (32543)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 10:34]
    Hello Bev

    Some things about the 40's are nice but others not so good. I recall the early 60's in Australia when no-one had refrigerators and we had to purchase a block of ice to keep food fresh. And the outback latrines with sawdust. Yuk! And internet and cellphones were science fiction in cartoons and comics! The pastel colors suit the image here and remind me of 1960's retouching of b&w images from analogue film. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Tomar, lamp and bell-towerPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Tomar, lamp and bell-tower
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6933 W: 592 N: 12980] (61359) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 10:27]
    Hello Ike,

    I like the simple graphic elements of contrasting tones in this superbly composed shot from Portugal. The minimalist colors work well and the tight framing on the conical roofed tower is excellent. The lamp to the right compliments the scene. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Cathedral IslandFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Cathedral Island
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1151 W: 0 N: 2858] (26722)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 10:18]
    Hi Ryszard,

    Striking warm vs cold color contrasts between the red and blue with the canal adding natural lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective towards the back. The diagonal embankment at left adds dynamism. Good sharpness and the bridge is well positioned near the vanishing point. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: High Flyer

    High Flyer
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2423 W: 0 N: 5726] (30710)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 6:42]
    Hello Eleu,

    A simple but strong composition using the blue sky backdrop as a nice bg. Good sharpness and the backlight shining through the feathers is superb. Nice warm cold color contrasts too. The diagonal axis adds dynamsim to the compo. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: New York a nos piedsNikon D-300

    New York a nos pieds
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5476 W: 0 N: 5342] (65111)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 3:24]
    Hello Serge,

    NYC certainly is at our feet and quite literally here. An amazing downward view of this forest jagged skyscrapers competing in harmony to be the tallest reaching. Good sharpness and the greenery of the small park adds interest. Perspective and the wide angled lens barrel distortion have been used to advantage here. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Cinnyris-Osea maleCanon EOS 60D

    Cinnyris-Osea male
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6933 W: 592 N: 12980] (61359)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 3:18]
    Hello Ike,

    The tiny honeybird is only conspicuous because of its shiny plumage. I like the warm cold color contrast between the blue sky and the yellow flowers. Splendid use of a shallow dof and differential focus throwing the bg oof. The repetition of the green leaves aids the composition. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La ferme de l'Ile Milliau

    La ferme de l'Ile Milliau
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4834 W: 276 N: 8457] (70313)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 3:09]
    Bonjour Denis,

    A fantastic warm vs cold colour contrast between the blue sky and the red rooftop. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. The lush emerald green colour of the grass is amazing. It must rain here a lot. The solitary hiker at right animates the scene. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paris - 2012 - 85Nikon D300

    Paris - 2012 - 85
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7263 W: 108 N: 12676] (59300)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 3:06]
    Hello Pierre,

    Smart choice of a vertical format to emphasise the height of the Sorbonne University dome. The al fresco area at right looks like it would be a charming spot to eat and drink on a sunny day. The fg people add scale and their attire suggests it is cold. Excellent sharpness and diffused light. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Plage de Toul Drez

    Plage de Toul Drez
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4834 W: 276 N: 8457] (70313)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 3:03]
    Bonjour Denis,

    The fence at right add strong lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective towards the vanishing point at land's end on the horizon. Good warm cold color contrasts between the blue sea and sky and rust red rocks in the fg. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Church of Santo StefanoCanon EOS 1100D

    Church of Santo Stefano
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6773 W: 63 N: 19423] (88246)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 2:57]
    Hello Stephen,

    The stairs add fine lead in lines and deep linear perspective. Good sharpness with vibrant colour and excellent saturation. Nice warm cold colour contrasts between the yellow red facade of the building and the patch of blue sky top left. Tfs.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Puzzle windowsSony DSC HX200v

    Puzzle windows
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7687 W: 119 N: 14728] (80995)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10635 W: 1001 N: 20481] (102685) [2015-06-24 1:50]
    Ciao Luciano

    Cuba is a very poor country so people fix what they can with whatever is at hand. Effective tight framing with good sharpness and amazing repetition of patterns and shapes. A soft diffused light and the pieces of red plywood contrast well against the grey-blue hues. Tfs.

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