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  • ChinaChina
    Title: Big BuddhaCanon EOS 1100D

    Big Buddha
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6297 W: 61 N: 18268] (82451)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-16 22:59]
    Hi Stephen,

    I like the 2 beams of light raking across the hillside here and the more vegetation than the other shot uploaded. The profiled, partially silhouetted view of the Buddha atop the hillside is well positioned roughly on the 1/3 axis. The white building adds interest. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: ReflectionsCanon 400 D

    Reflections
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6509 W: 236 N: 11257] (75562)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-16 22:41]
    Salut JJ,

    I like the almost square format and the superb array of reflections of differing bg buildings. The central
    + shape adds a nice graphic element. Amazing repetition of geometric patterns shapes and lines. Tfs!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: FromborkFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Frombork
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 0 N: 2289] (22145)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-16 22:36]
    Hello Ryszard\

    A superb high pov overlooking the red brich church and the small harbour. The red contrasts well against the blue lake water. Excellent sharpness and nive repetition of the boats in the bay. The red orange roofs of the buildings on the right of the bay add interest. Tfs!

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: God Bless Sydney

    God Bless Sydney
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5121 W: 367 N: 10801] (52999)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 18:50]
    Hi Lisa

    My sister and her husband had an Indonesian exchange student, who went to Sydney (without their permission) at the exact time that the Strathfield shootings occurred around 20 years ago. She was read the riot act on her return to Brisbane as everyone was frantic she may have been one of the victims and how do we explain the loss of her daughter to her parents? So I can identify with you worrying about your brother. A nice tribute to the 2 people that lost their lives. I gather the gunman is unworthy of any tribute so I excluded him here.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: CHITKUL

    CHITKUL
    adidas5nb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 464 W: 0 N: 898] (5225)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 18:40]
    Hello Dwaipayan,

    The majestic snow-capped peaks make a dramatic backdrop here. A wonderful clear blue sky enhanced by the high altitude and a nice daily life scene in the fg. The yellow hay contrasts well against the blue tarpaulin. The people add scale and animate the scene. The fg wooden sapling fence adds depth and framing. Tfs!

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: Punta Cana - 2014 - 4Nikon D300

    Punta Cana - 2014 - 4
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6822 W: 108 N: 12130] (56400)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 18:36]
    Hello Pierre

    Nice repetition of the coconut palms on the horizon which add a suitable warm tropical atmosphere. Good sharpness and the swimmers in the pool look like they're enjoying themselves. The bridge at right adds interest to this attractively landscaped area. Tfs!

  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: On the Bridge of the Rising Sun

    On the Bridge of the Rising Sun
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5256 W: 84 N: 13523] (77266)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 18:12]
    Hi Malgo

    Did you see the water puppet show in Hanoi? It's just behind this lake and well worth seeing. A good dual portrait here of the happy couple with good use of a shallow dof and superb sharpness and color. The red railings contrast well agaisnt the green cyan water of the bg lake. Tfs!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: I giardini di Wilanow

    I giardini di Wilanow
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2539 W: 19 N: 3112] (31294)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 17:56]
    Ciao Carlo

    Reminiscent of some of the grandiose palaces and gardens I saw in Vienna! The hedged lawn with red plants adds perspective and fine lead in lines towards the bg building and mini Versailles. I am sure I have been here too. There was an ornamental lake and a Chinese pagoda too if I am not mistaken. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: London or Paris ?Canon EOS 60D

    London or Paris ?
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8391 W: 378 N: 8068] (83619)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 17:17]
    Bonjour Jean,

    Well I think both cities are great! I visited London and Paris last year. Good sharpness and a well managed low light level shot which can be more difficult to get sharp at night. Big Ben and Wellington bear are iconic British items. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Iconic Taormina sceneNikon D60

    Iconic Taormina scene
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3872 W: 83 N: 5985] (48446)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 17:14]
    Bonjour Daniel,

    A pleasant diffused light with the parked motor bike at right against the steps. Good sharpness and nice textural details in the peeling paint and crumbling walls. The green leaves add life and soften hard outlines of the buildings. The fg path adds good lead in lines and perspective. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: VitrauxNikon P 510

    Vitraux
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11260 W: 880 N: 20440] (85416)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 17:00]
    Bonjour Philippe

    Nice capture of the colourful stained glass windows with excellent sharpness and superb lighting and saturation. A good exposure level too as these windows are easy to overexpose. I like the vertical format and the radiant light appearing to emanate from the Virgin Mary and Jesus. Excellent framing and composition. Merci pour ce partage!

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Laundry in AphrodisiasKodak EasyShare Z650

    Laundry in Aphrodisias
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5452 W: 482 N: 15236] (82950)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 16:51]
    Hello Mesut

    A whimsical shot of the naked male statue possibly waiting for his underwear and pants to dry on the clothesline behind him and the woman statue kneeling looking suitably distraught at the prospect of waiting a few more hours? A nice daily life scene from Aydin province with good sharpness and natural looking color. Tfs!

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Dormition of Mary

    Dormition of Mary
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5256 W: 84 N: 13523] (77266)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 16:44]
    Hello Malgo

    A marvellous neck straining upwards pov that reminds me of some of the ornately decorated interiors of Italian Cathedrals. Very colorful with nice warm cold color contrasts between blue and yellow. Excellent sharpness and good saturation and diffused lighting. The symmetrical perspective works well here. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Loin de la cohueLumix Digital Camera

    Loin de la cohue
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4483 W: 63 N: 9178] (53155)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 16:39]
    Hi Nicole,

    I like the fg bridge at right leading the eye deeper into the image where another bridge crosses the canal. Good sharpness and wonderful color and saturation. It's hard not to take a good shot in photogenic Venice! Nice reflections in the canal. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Castello del Poggio di Guardea

    Castello del Poggio di Guardea
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9580 W: 132 N: 18631] (120494)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 15:57]
    Ciao Silvio,

    A good upward pov on the Castello del Poggio di Guardea with the steps at left adding lead in lines and a perspective of sorts. I like the minimalist colour and the tonal and textural nuances. Good sharpness and nice graphism withe the darkened doorway at right. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Au centre de CamaioreNikon D80

    Au centre de Camaiore
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11075 W: 154 N: 19387] (105197)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 15:52]
    Bonjour Christiane,

    A wonderful blue sky that contrasts well against the yell,ow and orange facades of the buildings. Good sharpness and excellent shadow detail in the darkened side of the street at left. Punchy light and tonal contrasts. The parked bike at right and the bg people add life. Tfs!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Babia gora

    Babia gora
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 535 W: 0 N: 1027] (7402)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 15:48]
    Hello Piotr

    I like the use of a shallow dof here with the oof fg snow. Stunning backlight that hits the top of the drifts and I like the repetition of the drifts too. A marvellous sunset backdrop of orange skies too. Good sharpness and well composed. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Eiffel tower

    Eiffel tower
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3111 W: 0 N: 2697] (22799)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 15:45]
    Hello Gueguel,

    The golden illumination on the iconic tower contrasts well agaisnt the blue hour sky. Good sharpness and excellent saturation and symmetrical framing. A little noise in the sky. The laser light attracted my attention when walking around the Notre Dame last year. Tfs!

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Kathmandu panorama

    Kathmandu panorama
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3111 W: 0 N: 2697] (22799)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 15:39]
    Hello Miguel

    A good high pov overlooking the city of Kathmandu with good sharpness and punchy light contrasts despite the haze. The green trees act as a good frame. Superb color and I note there is a lack of open space or parks. Tfs!

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Bath house, Beit-Guvrin FortCanon EOS 60D

    Bath house, Beit-Guvrin Fort
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6185 W: 585 N: 11751] (55948)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9999 W: 992 N: 19058] (96522) [2014-12-15 15:36]
    Hello Ike,

    Good shadow detail in the mysterious dark tunnel with just enough light to make out the brick work. The reddish brown tint of the rock contrasts well agaisnt the blue sky. Excellent sharpness & textural details. There are bathhouses all over Turkey and apparently travellers weren't allowed to enter a town until they had cleaned themselves. No deodorants in those days!

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