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  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Panjim church

    Panjim church
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3322 W: 0 N: 2851] (24093)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 17:57]
    Hello Miguel

    A good upward pov on this intriguing old stone church with the zig zag stairs approach. Excellent sharpness and the coconut palms add a tropical mood and atmosphere. The moss adds color splashes here and there and the blue statue makes a good focal point. Tfs.

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Triberg falls, mid-section terracePanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Triberg falls, mid-section terrace
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6522 W: 588 N: 12263] (58063)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 17:52]
    Hello Ike

    Punchy light contrasts and a good exposure on the bright highlights with just a hint of motion blur in the water. Incredible emerald colors of the green vegetation and the observation platform in the bottom right corner adds depth. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Happy New Year (Year Of The Sheep/Goat)

    Happy New Year (Year Of The Sheep/Goat)
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 0 N: 5369] (28451)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 17:49]
    Hi Eleu

    From what I have read this year is supposed to be a lot quieter and better than last year. We can only hope. Good sharpness and an apt upload for Chinese New Year. I like the effective tight framing ad the layering here with the fg rocks then the goat and the moss behind. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Sky TubeSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    Sky Tube
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4236 W: 7 N: 6581] (49278)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 17:41]
    Hi Brian

    Wonderful reflections of the blue sky and grey clouds with the highly reflective surface of the modern high rise skyscraper. Nice repetition of geometric patterns and shapes. Good tonal range and I like the minimalist colors and tones of just blue white and shades of grey al the way to black. Tfs.

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Airport in the NightNikon D600

    Airport in the Night
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1406 W: 0 N: 3085] (14382)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 17:37]
    Hello Miro

    A superb nocturnal shot from Hong Kong Airport. Reasonable sharpness and the warm yellow artificial light adds warmth and ambiance. I like the repetition of the arched igloo like structures in the bg. The small shuttle car provides scale when juxtaposed against the massive aircraft. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Monastery of Batalha

    Monastery of Batalha
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 176 W: 4 N: 393] (1730)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 17:29]
    Hello Maciej

    A splendid warm vs cold colour contrast between the blue sky and the warm yellow red tones of of the architecture. Good sharpness and saturation. The 2 people in the doorway add scale. It is a bigger building than I expected. Nice shadow play in the fg. Perspective has been well managed. Tfs.

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: GateCanon EOS 60D

    Gate
    seres76 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 175 W: 0 N: 84] (966)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 17:20]
    Merhaba Serhan

    The arch forms a superb framing device on the bg conical stone tower. Good sharpness and especially so for a night shot which is far more difficult. The warm yellow colour of the artificial illumination adds mood and ambiance. Good use of a shallow dof with the bg bridge across the Danube top left. Tfs.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Scenes from a Fair - ICanon PowerShot S100

    Scenes from a Fair - I
    fabbs99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2043 W: 2 N: 4142] (16397)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 17:15]
    Hello Farhat

    An extremely colourful array of paintings with the added bonus of the man on his cellphone who seems to almost have fallen asleep. I like the strong diagonal axis where the floor meets the wall as it adds dynamism. Good sharpness throughout and excellent saturation. Tfs.

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Crystal PalaceCanon EOS Rebel T3i

    Crystal Palace
    bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1303 W: 119 N: 2603] (12805)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 17:10]
    Hello Andre

    Good sharpness and density levels that have provided excellent saturation solid blacks clean whites and superb strong lighting and tonal contrasts. The 2 fountains mirror each other and provide instant focal points. The elaborate greenhouse or crystal palace might be needed in Paris or Porto where winters are bleak and cold but probably just for show in subtropical Brazil. Tfs.

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: Santa Maria Menor Primada de America  14Nikon D300

    Santa Maria Menor Primada de America 14
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7015 W: 108 N: 12352] (57423)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 17:06]
    Hello Pierre

    The diagonal angle of the elaborately decorated altar structure adds dynamism to the composition. Attractive warm colours of red and orange with good sharpness throughout. I like the repetition of the 3 ornate motifs on the fg wooden panelling. Tfs.

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Recoleta - for Noel and John

    Recoleta - for Noel and John
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5479 W: 86 N: 14128] (79709)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 16:41]
    Hi Malgo,

    A nice dedication to Noel. I used to live near the Toowong Cemetery in Brisbane and it was quite ugly and a waste of prime real estate close to the city. But it was built for a town of 2,000. Nobody expected Brisbane to grow into a city of over 2,250,000 people. The cemetery in Warsaw I recall you showed me was notable for the huge number of trees interspersed with the gravestones, and that has been partly replicated here. Good sharpness and the path adds superb lead in lines and linear perspective. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Fountain Square MamelónSony Cybershot DSC W170

    Fountain Square Mamelón
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2629 W: 0 N: 6058] (32100)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 16:15]
    Hello Angel

    A marvellous blue sky backdrop with good sharpness and excellent saturation. Nice repetition of the columns at left the water plumes in the fountain and the steel pole structures with cups sputing water at their ends. Good density levels that have given solid blacks and clean whites as well as ideal light contrasts. Tfs.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: GibaraCANON EOS 600D

    Gibara
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5516 W: 95 N: 8751] (48220)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 16:11]
    Hi Gerrit,

    This Cuban village has a seedy tropical charm all of its own. A superb high vantage point offering an expansive view of the town. Good sharpness and nice lighting contrasts between the bright sunlit bg and the shadowed fg. The men in the fg animate the shot and I like the curved horizon line from the wide angled lens. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Winter sky and a water mirrorCanon EOS 60D

    Winter sky and a water mirror
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8582 W: 378 N: 8093] (85364)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 16:01]
    Bonjour Jean

    Wonderful reflections in the mirror like surface of the water with superb colour and saturation. Amazing repetition of the boats in the harbour. The rusty red iron on the boat sets up a nice warm vs cold colour contrast against the blue sky and reflected blue skylight adjacent in the water. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: UnexpectedPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Unexpected
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 243] (1206)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 15:47]
    Hello Jean

    Smart choice of a vertical format to accentuate the height of the buildings and the bg windmill. Good sharpness & excellent shadow detail despite the strong backlighting. I like the minimalist colours and the dual sides of the street converging towards the bg windmill. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Chance encounterPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Chance encounter
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 87 W: 0 N: 243] (1206)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 15:34]
    Hello Jean

    Smart choice of a vertical format to accentuate the height of the building. Good sharpness and interesting patterns formed by the alternating colors of the the bricks. Reminds me of black and white bricks used in Mosques in Diyarbakir in eastern Turkey. I am guessing this is a Moorish construction. Tfs.

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Karlovy-vary #2

    Karlovy-vary #2
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6522 W: 588 N: 12263] (58063)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 15:15]
    Shalom Ike,

    I like the alternating pastel colours in the buildings facades. The Hotel Romance looks like a nice place to stay. Good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. I only saw 3 cities in the Czech Republic so its nice to see another lesser visited town. Tfs

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Herzliya sea shorePanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Herzliya sea shore
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6522 W: 588 N: 12263] (58063)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 3:05]
    Hi Ike

    Looks especially inviting on a cold day in Moldova with pouring rain and grey skies. I like the wide angled crop and the long sweeping curve of the beach. The highrise hotels are wisely set back from the beach and not right bon top of it. Tfs!

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Reflections from Barcelona

    Reflections from Barcelona
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5479 W: 86 N: 14128] (79709)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 2:38]
    Hi Malgo

    I even had problems uploading today. My note disappeared but fortunately I copied it before I posted! Effective tight framing here with nice repetition of the geometric patterns and shapes. Amazing colourful reflections, too. The blue and grey colors contrast well against the warmer orange red tones. Tfs!

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Aveiro facadePanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Aveiro facade
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6522 W: 588 N: 12263] (58063)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10291 W: 998 N: 19651] (99072) [2015-02-24 0:24]
    Hi Ike

    A good upward pov although I might have tried to leave just a bit more breathing space above the eagle. Perspective has been well managed placing the vertical line centrally. The fg street could be cropped slightly so that the diagonal line of the Aveiro starts / finishes in the bottom right corner. Good sharpness and a wonderful, ornate facade. The blue and white colours are exemplary of Portugal! Tfs!

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