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  • SpainSpain
    Title: Arcos de la Frontera XIXNikon D3100

    Arcos de la Frontera XIX
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2672 W: 0 N: 6182] (32688)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-23 16:44]
    Hello Angel,

    The dark lamppost at right nicely frames the urban scene and contrasts well against the white washed walls of the bg buildings. Good sharpness and effective tight framing. The blue sky sets off the white colors perfectly. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Un après midi d'étèPanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Un après midi d'étè
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11360 W: 154 N: 19921] (107977)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-23 16:28]
    Hello dear Christiane,

    A nice contrast between the shoolboy and the middle aged lady out shopping. A superb daily life scene with good sharpness and colour. The street and gutter at right add deep lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective off towards the top left. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Au centre de CalviNikon D80

    Au centre de Calvi
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11360 W: 154 N: 19921] (107977)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-23 16:12]
    Bonjour Cricri

    Missed this one. Punchy light contrasts on account of the superb density levels. Good sharpness, color and saturation. It looks like a cosy retreat and bar. The open doors are most welcoming. I like the warm yellow red color of the doors contrasting against the blue anchor signs at left. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Botanical gardenNikon D200

    Botanical garden
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9104 W: 270 N: 2559] (98261)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-23 16:09]
    Hello Aleksander

    I like the angled pov and the repetition of the agave plants with their spiky pale green leaves. Good sharpness and the pink fg flowers add a welcome splash of colour to the palette. Nice use of diminishing linear perspective and the bg people add scale. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Fire in skyCanon EOS 60D

    Fire in sky
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8636 W: 378 N: 8093] (85968)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-23 16:06]
    Bonsoir Jean

    Deep Purple! Smoke on the water and fire in the sky, only the latter is true in this image and the colour fits the old song. Good saturation and sharpness and the lights of the small village in the valley add interest. Tfs.

  • NigerNiger
    Title: Just out of the Sahara

    Just out of the Sahara
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3789 W: 313 N: 8232] (42199)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-23 16:01]
    Hi Gert,

    It looks to be a dry and desolate area and the fg donkeys appear malnourished in this unforgiving land with their protruding rib cage bones. The goats and cattle have fared a little better. The camel makes an interesting backdrop. Good sharpness and lots of interesting details to look at. Tfs!

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: without the November rainNikon D90

    without the November rain
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3074 W: 259 N: 4343] (19072)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-23 15:45]
    Hi Sasha,

    A superb rural daily life scene of the harvested vineyard and pile of cut trees ready for further chopping to provide firewood for the winter ahead. The terrain certainly looks dry from lack of rainfall. A wonderful blue sky backdrop that contrasts well against the yellow fg dried grass. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Ajacio, le portNikon D100

    Ajacio, le port
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5252 W: 0 N: 5070] (61884)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-23 15:40]
    Hello Serge,

    Nice reflections in the water with good sharpness and marvellous repetition of the colourful fishing boats. The orange lifebuoys and the red and yellow trim on the boats contrasts well agaisnt the blue keels to give a pleasing warm cold color contrast. Tfs.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Congregational mosque

    Congregational mosque
    federico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 0 N: 289] (2664)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-23 15:37]
    Hello Federico

    I like the downward pov into the courtyard and the shallow dof throwing the fg metal grill window out of focus. Good sharpness and the reddish orange color adds a warm atmosphere. The people add scale and animate the scene. The square fountain pool provides a centre of interest. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de las Nieves

    Iglesia de Nuestra Senora de las Nieves
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4699 W: 271 N: 8180] (67964)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-23 15:34]
    Hello Denis,

    A good downward pov with a wonderful warm vs cold colour contrast between the red terracotta tile roofs and the blue sea top right. Good sharpness and excellent framing and nice repetition of the palm trees. The stone structure with the arches and turrets at right adds interest. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: reflections under a big skyCanon 60D

    reflections under a big sky
    fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 609 W: 0 N: 1471] (8504)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-23 15:30]
    Hi Francesco

    The wide angled lens barrel distortion has been well managed with the 90 degree verticals placed centrally. Punchy light contrasts with good saturation. The man sitting on the bench outside at left adds scale. I like theb converging lines of the upward angled hill and the downward slope of the terrain at left. Tfs.

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: Punta Cana - 2014 - 18Nikon D300

    Punta Cana - 2014 - 18
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7073 W: 108 N: 12399] (57895)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-23 15:26]
    Hello Pierre

    A lovely tropical beach with the verdant coconut plams enhancing the scene. Good textural detailed in the well travelled on sand with a myriad of footprints. Punchy light contrasts with excellent saturation. The turquoise color of the sea is delightful. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The village placeCanon PowerShot S5IS

    The village place
    tatadalou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 664 W: 118 N: 978] (6421)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-23 15:00]
    Hello Delphine,

    The tonal and textural details in the bg wall are superb and the lighting has enhanced the effect. Good sharpness and excellent framing and composition. The people animate the scene and provide scale. An interesting accompanying note and nice repetition of the circular concrete pots at right with the small palm trees. Tfs.

  • BeninBenin
    Title: Mighty men and little boys

    Mighty men and little boys
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3789 W: 313 N: 8232] (42199)



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    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2927 W: 95 N: 7369] (30864) [2015-03-23 12:03]
    Hi Gert,
    I am a great admirer of the quality of your scans. They are better than my current photos and you have taken them so many years ago! Great scene captured here. It is interesting how digital photography has shaped our view now -you can now check the photo and try again if someone closes eyes or makes bad face. In the past you did not have a second chance so if you managed to get it first time -that was really an art! You got it here very well first time! I like the scene.
    Very well done,
    M

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Comme une araignéeNikon D800

    Comme une araignée
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8756 W: 0 N: 14075] (124093)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-22 5:19]
    Salut Nicolas,

    Yes indeed the central dead tree or rather tree waiting for Spring to shoot new leaves, does resemble a spider. It also looks like a slippery slide and ladder minus the rungs. The swamp adds mood and has some subtle reflections. Good sharpness and the dried yellow grass contrasts well against the bg blue sky. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Tomar alley and castlePanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Tomar alley and castle
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 589 N: 12379] (58817)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-22 5:12]
    Hello Ike,

    The dual rows of multi level houses looming over the narrow alley add good lead in lines and perspective funnelling the eye towards the bg castle on the vanishing point. A nice blue sky that contrasts well against the pale lemon yellow and orange facades of the buildings at left. Tfs.

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: The FoyerCanon EOS 1100D

    The Foyer
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6582 W: 63 N: 18848] (85539)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-22 5:08]
    Hello Stephen,

    I know the building and have walked past it many times. Its a distinctive landmark in Melbourne. The foyer with the old elevators with the ornately decorated doors adds interest. The marble flooring looks very stately and the interior low level lighting has been well managed. Good sharpness throughout. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Tower Bridge on a DiagonalNikon D-300

    Tower Bridge on a Diagonal
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3334 W: 214 N: 7669] (30713)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-22 5:04]
    Hi Bev

    The Shard Tower in the bg had just been completed when I was there in 2013. Kudos for the innovative framing. Just a wee bit tilted to the left, lol. I tried the same with Big Ben. Tall structures in wide angled lens shots seem intent on leaning anyway unless perfectly centred, which usually makes for a boring shot. Might upload it one day too. A fresh way of looking at old subjects is always a good idea. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: First day of springFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    First day of spring
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1088 W: 0 N: 2592] (24518)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-22 4:59]
    Hi Ryszard

    These colorful traditional costumes look great on the women. Goo inclusion of three attired ladies with perfect sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. Excellent saturation and well framed and composed with good breathing space right around. The fg tile patterns add interest. Tfs.

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Stephansplatz

    Stephansplatz
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2078 W: 0 N: 1005] (6603)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19888] (100042) [2015-03-22 4:57]
    Ciao Wofgang,

    I walked up and down all 340 steps to the observation lookout in the tower. there was an eagle motif design in part of the roof so the solitary bird seen here in the sky brought back memories for me. Fantastic sharpness and a nice contrast between the old and the new. The perspective has been well managed. Tfs.

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