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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Bubbles

    Bubbles
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 0 N: 2867] (24189)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 4:18]
    Bonjour Miguel,

    Well composed with the man at left approximately positioned on the vertical 1/3 axis and ditto for the large soap bubble at right. Good color, sharpness and saturation. The yellow green color of the leaves suggests this was taken in Autumn. September October perhaps. I like the reflection of the park within the bubble. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Gran-Paradiso national parkPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Gran-Paradiso national park
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6538 W: 588 N: 12275] (58159)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 4:14]
    Hi Ike,

    This is gorgeous. The meandering stream adds good lead in lines upstream, and the dark forested bg mountains add a nice graphic element against the lighter bg sky. Adequate sharpness and good colour and saturation. I like the small patches of direct sunlight on the alpine snow in the distance. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: EdessaNikon D300

    Edessa
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5709 W: 199 N: 6587] (39483)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 4:04]
    Hello Burak!

    A good upward pov on the Corinthian styled column and its warm reddish brown color contrasts superbly against the bg blue sky. Good sharpness and nice repetition of each of the individual layers or slices stacked together to make up the column as a whole. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Stack of boxesFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Stack of boxes
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1061 W: 0 N: 2524] (23964)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 4:01]
    Cześć Ryszard

    A marvellous blue sky backdrop with a fine upward pov on the skyscraper with an unusual design. It is great to see architects getting away from the traditional rectangular box structure. This looks like randomly stacked floors. The yellow building at left adds color contrasts. Tfs.

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Tatranska Javorina

    Tatranska Javorina
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 865 W: 1 N: 1480] (9638)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 3:46]
    Hello Piotr

    Good textural details of the footprints and tractor tyre marks in the snow. I like the subtle glistening effect of the snow too. Good sharpness, color and saturation. The snow capped mountain peaks in the distance make a majestic backdrop. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: La Piazza VeneziaNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    La Piazza Venezia
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5185 W: 0 N: 5024] (61092)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 3:10]
    Bonjour Serge

    These horse drawn carriage rides are popular all over Europe. Saw some in Prague and Dresden too. Good sharpness and the red wheels contrast well agaisnt the blue sky. The double tower building at right resembling St Pauls in London makes a good focal point. Perspective has been well managed placing the vertical lines centrally rather than far left or right. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Faro de Anaga , for Edge

    Faro de Anaga , for Edge
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4649 W: 271 N: 8087] (67198)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 3:06]
    Hello Denis

    The roofless concrete bunker like structure appears to have weathered a major storm in the distant past but the roof was not so resilient. The lighthouse makes a fine focal point. Excellent sharpness and effective tight framing. The horizon is well positioned away from the centre. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Blue Bayou CountryCanon EOS 7 D

    Blue Bayou Country
    edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 660 W: 34 N: 1862] (6287)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 2:59]
    Hello Roger,

    I got the same weird color prism effect through a train window in Norway even without the circular polarizing filter. The tilted horizon adds dynamism here. Good sharpness and the barrage or road bridge at right adds interest. Dramatic cloud patterns in the sky. I never made it this far east when I was in the US. Only AZ, UT, TX, CA, NV, NM, HW, CO. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Beach of the cathedrals IIINikon D3100

    Beach of the cathedrals III
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2634 W: 0 N: 6069] (32148)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 2:54]
    Hola Angel!

    Well composed with good colour, sharpness and saturation. What I do when I want to fill a white or overexposed sky with blue is to lasoo just inside the border of the dark areas (1/8 of an inch) then select highlights only in photoshop. That way there is no halo. The rock arch frames the scene well and the people provide scale. Tfs.

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Sint Kruis XIVCanon 7 D

    Sint Kruis XIV
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19098 W: 518 N: 32784] (140026)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 2:48] [+]
    Hello John

    Well composed using the rule of thirds. Doubly so because the water at the bottom is also in a 1/3 strip. Punchy light contrasts and perfect density levels that have given ideal saturation and lean whites with solid blacks. Nice repetition of the vertical lines of the saplings and trees. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: boat and cloud

    boat and cloud
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3206 W: 5 N: 6452] (32049)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 2:45]
    Hi Ourania!

    A fantastic, semi abstract shot of the inverted reflection. Good warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue and it was a good decision to include part of the keel of the boat at the bottom. I like the distorted wriggly lines too. Good density levels and light contrasts. Tfs.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: One night in Jaipur

    One night in Jaipur
    federico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 269 W: 0 N: 269] (2537)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 2:42]
    Ciao Federico!

    A superb blue hour shot from Jaipur with the yellow red lines of the spider web like motion blurred traffic setting up a wonderful warm vs cold color contrast against the blue tones. Good sharpness (especially difficult at night) and I like the starbursts from the long shutter speed and high fstop. Tfs.

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: In the shop in Humahuaca

    In the shop in Humahuaca
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5492 W: 86 N: 14159] (79831)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 2:25]
    Hi Malgo

    TE still is not accepting apostrophes so I have to type is not and does not rather than abbreviate them. Nice shot of the parrot but where are the pirates? (just joking). Colorful shot with excellent sharpness and superb use of a shallow dof. A pleasant diffused light and excellent density levels. The low light levels indoors have been well managed. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Low tide and  sandyatchingCanon EOS 60D

    Low tide and sandyatching
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8594 W: 378 N: 8093] (85456)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 2:19]
    Bonjour Jean,

    Nice reflections in the wet sand with good sharpness and saturation. Excellent repetition of the sailboards with their colourful sails. The lighthouse top left makes a good focal point. I like the wide angled, panoramic format and the composition using the rule of thirds for the horizon line. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The Rocks Of Sedona

    The Rocks Of Sedona
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2262 W: 0 N: 5378] (28513)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 2:05]
    Hello Eleu

    Your note has disappeared in the upload. Happened to me and others too. Wonderful color and saturation and well composed. I am just missing a little more sharpness. Fantastic warm cold color contrasts between the yellow flowers, red rocky outcrops and the grey blue sky. Tfs.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: BabushkasCanon EOS 1100D

    Babushkas
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6533 W: 63 N: 18728] (84847)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 2:01]
    Hello Stephen

    I spent 3 weeks in eastern Russia and never once saw a babushka doll. Yet here they are in Melbourne Australia. It is funny the way things turn out sometimes. Good repetition and vibrant colour. The angled shopfront adds dynamism. Tfs.

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Street scene in the trendy quarter

    Street scene in the trendy quarter
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3340 W: 0 N: 2867] (24189)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 1:58]
    Ciao Miguel

    Missed this one. A good daily life scene from trendy Dublin. The flowers at the top add a welcome addition of colour. Good sharpness and the small crowd of schoolgirls at right animate the scene and provide scale. The diagonal lines add dynamism. Tfs.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Newfoundland - 2014 - 73Nikon D300

    Newfoundland - 2014 - 73
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7024 W: 108 N: 12356] (57487)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 1:54]
    Hello Pierre,

    The red body of the ship gives a pleasing warm vs cold color contrast against the grey blue sky and water. Good sharpness and natural looking saturation. Backlight has been well managed. Superb shadow detail and diffused lighting. Tfs.

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: the broken window

    the broken window
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2974 W: 259 N: 4229] (18516)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 1:51]
    Hello Sasha,

    Nice warm colors of yellow red with effective tight framing and good sharpness. Excellent graphic elements of the sunlit window grates against the dark interior. The square format works well here. Nice textural details in the weathered wall. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Town of Aveiro

    Town of Aveiro
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 192 W: 4 N: 426] (1872)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10311 W: 999 N: 19686] (99212) [2015-03-01 1:37]
    Hi Maciej

    Wonderful symmetrical reflections with good colour and saturation. The distinctive blue and yellow boats with the high prows look almost like Venetian gondolas. I notice there is also a red and white boat that is slightly larger than the others. The red roofs contrast well against the blue sky. Tfs.

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