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  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Congregational mosque

    Congregational mosque
    federico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 0 N: 291] (2672)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [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: 4700 W: 271 N: 8183] (67992)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [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: 1472] (8508)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [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: 12403] (57915)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [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: 19892] (100052) [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.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Comme une araignéeNikon D800

    Comme une araignée
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8758 W: 0 N: 14075] (124129)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [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: 6619 W: 589 N: 12383] (58847)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [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: 18850] (85543)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [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: 3335 W: 214 N: 7675] (30739)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [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] (24534)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [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: 2080 W: 0 N: 1007] (6619)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [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.

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: A luxury favelaSony DSC HX200v

    A luxury favela
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7425 W: 119 N: 14154] (78353)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [2015-03-22 4:45]
    Ciao Luciano

    It resembles the hillside communities of gypsies in Turkey. The favela is well depicted here and space is certainly at a premium. I can see why you prefer the wide open spaces of uncrowded beaches! The repetition of patterns and shapes is superb and the red brick facades and rooftops contrast well against the ble sky. Tfs.

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Serbian beautyNikon D90

    Serbian beauty
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3078 W: 259 N: 4346] (19092) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [2015-03-22 4:38]
    Hi Sasha

    A well composed shot with good sharpness and excellent color and saturation. A little dark on my screen but that's easily fixed by adding brightness. The solitary bg cottage makes a fine focal point. Good inclusion of the fg flowering grasses and they also add nice repetition as well as depth. Tfs.

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: In Another WorldPentax K3

    In Another World
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5095 W: 88 N: 12006] (57362)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [2015-03-22 4:31]
    Hello Craig

    Glad your travels were safe and presumably enjoyable for the most part. You will appreciate your trip more when you get home, at least in my experience. The whites here are perfectly exposed and the density levels have also given solid blacks as well as crisp clean whites. The saturation is perfect and sharpness is excellent. I like the slight distortion of the buildings from the wide angled lens, although it is not everyone's cup of tea. I use a wide angled lens a lot and sometimes receive workshops from TE members correcting the lens barrel distortion. Doesn't really bother me and even a fisheye lens can be useful if used intelligently. I spend enough time on TE just writing critiques and re-sizing, sharpening adding saturation cropping in photoshop etc without worrying about the wide angled lens barrel distortion. As long as the verticals are central, most images work fine. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: La processione

    La processione
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9902 W: 132 N: 19413] (124525)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [2015-03-22 4:23]
    Hello Silvio,

    A superb daily life scene of the clerics carrying a statue of Christ from this charming little village in the Italian countryside. Their red tunics contrast well against the pale blue grey color of their cassocks. The photographer at right makes a fine focal point. Good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: 1917 book pressSamsung Galaxy S2

    1917 book press
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6619 W: 589 N: 12383] (58847)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [2015-03-22 4:18]
    Hello dear Ike

    The book press even resembles a book. Some heavy reading there, lol! Good warm cold color contrasts between the red magenta center and the blue grey sides of the contraption. Excellent sharpness and effective tight framing. I sometimes used to use a matchbox for scale. Tfs.

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Kathmandu long ago

    Kathmandu long ago
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3790 W: 313 N: 8240] (42235)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [2015-03-22 4:15]
    Hi Gert,

    Fantastic use of a shallow dof to isolate and emphasise the seated old man in the fg. I like how the light is hitting his face. A good angled pov on the dual Buddha statues behind him. The blue sky contrasts well against the orange red decorations above their heads. Punchy light contrasts and tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: West & Chicago n. 169 - FRAME !Nikon D7000 DSLR

    West & Chicago n. 169 - FRAME !
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9121 W: 57 N: 12267] (66814)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [2015-03-22 4:12]
    Hello Neyvan,

    Another fine shot of Bryce canyon with the dusting of light snow resembling icing sugar. The big fg tree at left superbly frames the bg scene. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the red rocks and the deep blue sky. The erosion around the tree roots suggests the tree has a tenuous hold on the cliffside. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: West & Chicago nº 170 - AWESOME !Nikon D7000 DSLR

    West & Chicago nº 170 - AWESOME !
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9121 W: 57 N: 12267] (66814)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [2015-03-22 4:09]
    Hi Neyvan.

    A spectacular view of Bryce Canyon with even a little fg snow to enhance the tonal and lighting contrasts. Incredible repetition of the hoodoos with their warm red color contrasting well against the blue sky. I like the shadow play on the snow and the trees either side nicely frame the scene & add depth. Tfs.

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Escandinávia 2014 nº 77/NORTHERN LIGHT!

    Escandinávia 2014 nº 77/NORTHERN LIGHT!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9121 W: 57 N: 12267] (66814)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10375 W: 999 N: 19892] (100052) [2015-03-22 4:06]
    Hello Neyvan,

    The yellow facade of the church at right and its red brick decor contrast well against the blue water and sky. I might have blurred the pixellated sky at the top. Good sharpness and a fine high pov with the fg green tree branches framing the bg scene nicely and adding depth and layering to the compo. Tfs.

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