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  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Town Hall Kortrijk IICanon 7 D

    Town Hall Kortrijk II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19781 W: 519 N: 33746] (144176)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 15:17]
    Hello John,

    I like the repetition of the colorful flags at left. Good sharpness and the old horse-drawn wagon at top left makes an interesting focal point. Magnificent architecture in the building with amazing repetition of the statues surveying the streets. I like the angled pov showing 2 facades. Tfs.

  • IranIran
    Title: A blue mosque, not The Blue Mosque

    A blue mosque, not The Blue Mosque
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8972] (45167) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 15:13]
    Hej Gert,

    It might not be in Sultanahmet in Turkey, but is equally resplendent and magnificent. I like the ornate geometric decorations. The 2 prayer-goers in the fg at right add scale and good quality for a 1970 image. I was still in grade 9 at high school back then. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Pont Saint-ÉtienneCanon EOS 1100D

    Pont Saint-Étienne
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6913 W: 63 N: 19732] (89858)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 15:07]
    Hello Stephen,

    The long cobblestone path and the stone fences either side of the bridge add superb diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. Good sharpness and the tree and shadow at left provide a nice graphic element. The bg church provides a good secondary focal point. Tfs.

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Décor des FéroéNikon D800

    Décor des Féroé
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9336 W: 0 N: 14233] (129967)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 15:02]
    Bonjour Nicolas

    It sort of looks like Norway with that waterfall in the right fg. Good choice of a vertical format to emphasise the height of the 'A' shaped peak at left. Excellent sharpness and the fog adds mood. I like the upward pov. Tfs.

  • SyriaSyria
    Title: Dead lion

    Dead lion
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6090 W: 91 N: 15788] (86341)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 14:57]
    Hello Malgorzata,

    Yet another example of stupidity and ignorance having no limitations, so nicely put by Bulent. I do hope that when all Isis members are dead or crawl back under the rocks they emerged from, this lion will be meticulously rebuilt. It's been done before with Turkish relics from Hattusa. Some originals are at Hattusa museum, with good copies I saw in Berlin, and vice versa (copies at Hattusa, originals in Berlin). They are fools, because the more they destroy the less safe they will be from drone strikes. Anyway, good sharpness and a sad end to the whimsical lion who never harmed anyone! Tfs.

  • SyriaSyria
    Title: Blown up

    Blown up
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6090 W: 91 N: 15788] (86341)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 14:32]
    Hello Malgo,

    The best comment I have seen is that one day these madmen will die, but sadly, the damage they have done will last forever. Although that can be turned around. Dresden, Warsaw and Sarajevo are living proof of that. You must be glad to have documented this magnificent Syrian temple in happier times. And it's not as if the temple was an active place of worship. In Islam, it is absolutely forbidden to harm women children and the elderly (such as the 80-year-old plus archeologist) and to respect others places of worship. Goes to show just how religious Isis are when they ignore the Quran. I have read that the only hostage ever to escape commented that he never saw any Isis members ever reading the Quran the whole time he was there. There are just barbarians pure and simple. Good warm cold color contrasts between the honeycomb yellow and blue sky with excellent sharpness. Tfs.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Cloud GateSony DSC HX400v

    Cloud Gate
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5166 W: 53 N: 8679] (28986)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 14:09]
    Hello Lars

    Nice reflections in the highly reflective circular sphere. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. The mirror image of the passers-by with some slight distortion looks like a giant cctv lens! It puts the BIG in big brother is watching! Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Zahara de la Sierra VINikon D3100

    Zahara de la Sierra VI
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2899 W: 2 N: 6784] (35741)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 13:33]
    Hello Angel,

    The zig zag pattern on the witches hat shaped towers is eyecatching. Good sharpness and nice use of the dual fg walls as an aid to framing the bg scene. I like the shallow dof with soft focus on the fg cobblestones and pinpoint sharpness at the back. Tfs.

  • SpainSpain
    Title: ZaragozaNikon D7200

    Zaragoza
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1222 W: 0 N: 2995] (27999)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 13:28]
    Hi Ryszard

    My train from Barcelona to Madrid passed through this town and for sure it looked to be an interesting and photogenic town. This view confirms my view. Good upward pov and wonderful architecture. Nice fg reflections and amazing repetition of the spires. Tfs.

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Cypress trees, palms, crane and towersPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Cypress trees, palms, crane and towers
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7158 W: 598 N: 13379] (62855)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 13:25]
    Hello Ike,

    One from your gallery. I like the competing vertical lines and their repetition between the poplar trees or perhaps cypress trees, not sure now, and the bg highrise buildings. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Punchy light contrasts and the blue, white and green colors go well together. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Castelnuovo di Campli

    Castelnuovo di Campli
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10268 W: 132 N: 20554] (130286)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 13:12]
    Ciao Silvio,

    Fantastic warm cold color contrasts between the yellow red sunlit walls of the old castle (or old newcastle!) and the bg blue cyan sky. Good sharpness and a fine upward pov. Punchy light contrasts and good density levels. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La Chapelle Saint-AurélienCanon EOS 1100D

    La Chapelle Saint-Aurélien
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6913 W: 63 N: 19732] (89858)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 12:18]
    Hi Stephen.

    A good upward pov on the old church with the unusual addition of a clock, which is normally reserved for the belltower. Perhaps space is at a premium in the city centre? Good sharpness and an informative accompanying note. Tfs.

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: MercedesSony DSC HX200v

    Mercedes
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7856 W: 120 N: 15056] (82472) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 12:13]
    Ciao Luciano.

    A wonderful capture of the marvellous reflection of the bg building within the shiny bonnet of the blue car. Good sharpness and the warm cold color contrast between the blue car and the reflected reddish yellow architecture is superb. Good sharpness and the reflection extending across the window and roof in the upper part of the car enhances the effect. Tfs.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Fleming WindmillNikon D7100

    Fleming Windmill
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7378 W: 108 N: 12866] (60320)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 12:09]
    Hello Pierre

    The tight framing focuses attention on the windmill. Now there's no need for you to go to Holland which is the first thing I thought of when looking at the thumbnail! Good sharpness and the upper 2 blades are roughly framed by the trees echoing the same v shape. More like 'v' within a 'u' cup if that makes sense? Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Flaherty & CoCanon EOS 1100D

    Flaherty & Co
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6913 W: 63 N: 19732] (89858)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 11:31]
    Hello Stephen

    The half-timbered houses are marvellous. Good sharpness and the red windows contrast splendidly against the blue sky and reflected skylight in the windows. The outdoor cafes and al fresco dining areas add life to the street. The seated boy provides scale. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Lighthouse of Sesimbra

    Lighthouse of Sesimbra
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 769 W: 22 N: 1912] (8902)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 11:24]
    Hello Maciej,

    A good upward pov with the bright red color of the lighthouse contrasting strongly against the blue sky to give a superb warm vs cold color contrast. Excellent sharpness and framing. Nice textural details in the fg rocky cliffs. Tfs.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Mt. RundlePentax K3

    Mt. Rundle
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5424 W: 88 N: 12983] (61376)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 4:51]
    Hi Craig

    It turned out just great despite the lighting. The majority of the image is in sunlight including the reflection. The shadows actually add mood and a nice graphic element with good silhouettes of the seated couple on the pier. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The yellow facadeCanon EOS 60D

    The yellow facade
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6732 W: 239 N: 11737] (78960)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 4:47]
    Bonjour Jean Jacques

    I like the symmetry with the pink flower boxes in every window. Effective tight framing on the facade of the half-timbered house with superb sharpness. The subtle warm cold color contrast between the yellow and blue-grey is superb. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Northern California nº 72 - MORRO !Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Northern California nº 72 - MORRO !
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9384 W: 58 N: 12847] (69936)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 4:44]
    Hola Neyvan

    I love the symmetrical reflection here. Good sharpness and nice warm cold color contrasts between the reddish yellow half domed rock and the blue sky and water. The yachts at right provide scale. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Spring on the fieldsNikon D7100

    Spring on the fields
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9235 W: 271 N: 2758] (100088)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127) [2015-08-27 2:37]
    Hello Aleksander,

    A good high pov with excellent sharpness and fantastic warm cold color contrasts between the yellow fields of rapeseed and the blue sky. Excellent framing and I like the alternating bands of green and gold. Tfs.

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