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  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Aveiro main canalPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Aveiro main canal
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6800 W: 590 N: 12746] (60339)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-20 2:44]
    Hello Ike,

    At first I thought that this was taken in Venice so it was a nice surprise to discover it was in fact shot in Portugal. The red and yellow tones of the gondola like boats contrast well against the blue reflected skylight in the water. Good sharpness and well composed. Tfs.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Peeping of balconiesNikon D7100

    Peeping of balconies
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9162 W: 270 N: 2649] (99110)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-20 2:40]
    Hi Aleksander

    A well composed shot nicely using the rule of thirds with both the vertical and horizontal planes delineated into an almost perfect set of 9 squares within a single rectangle. Good sharpness and the red roofs contrast well against the cooler blue and grey hues. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Aphrodisian Beauties - IVNikon D 5000

    Aphrodisian Beauties - IV
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5706 W: 492 N: 15985] (87294)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-20 2:37]
    Hello Mesut

    If I ever go back here I will visit the stadium which I skipped to ensure I had enough time to get back to the tour bus from Pamukkale before it left. The angled pov and diffused light work well here. Good sharpness and the paths add nice lead in lines. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: VOLCANIC ISLAND

    VOLCANIC ISLAND
    Mikas-2011 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 41] (233)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-20 2:34]
    Hello Miguel,

    The dark volcanic rocks jutting out of the sea add a good graphic element against the lighter tones of the sea and sky. Good sharpness and enough motion blur of the water to convey the power of the sea. The still tidal pool at far right contrasts well against the white water and surf. Tfs.

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Golden FallsNikon D200

    Golden Falls
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6149 W: 468 N: 10722] (36129)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-20 2:30]
    Hi Bulent

    The triangular wedge of cascading water in a high key tone contrasts well against the darker tones of the rocky cliffs exposed soil and spindly yellow grass to give a nice graphic element and contrast in tones. Good sharpness and excellent framing and diffused light with good sharpness. Tfs.

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Beaches with MountainsPentax K3

    Beaches with Mountains
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5199 W: 88 N: 12347] (58824)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-20 2:26]
    Hello Craig

    Lofoten Islands are on my to do list when I go back to Norway. The weather was similarly bleak and raining as well when I was at the turnoff heading to Bodo. I met some Italians on the ferry who were detouring to Lofoten but I kept heading north. Good sharpness, a nice diffused light and interesting textural details in the fg rocks and sand / snow. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Looking after the stallCanon EOS 1100D

    Looking after the stall
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6703 W: 63 N: 19233] (87272)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-20 2:21]
    Hello Stephen

    Good sharpness with a pleasant diffused light and wonderful color and saturation offered by the fresh fruit and vegetables. I might have cropped a little from the bottom so that the trolley rail at right starts in the bottom right corner. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paris - 2012 - 74Nikon D300

    Paris - 2012 - 74
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7194 W: 108 N: 12575] (58730)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-20 2:16]
    Bonjour Pierre,

    Good job on the exposure for the stained glass windows. It takes accurate metering to get it just right. Excellent sharpness and wonderful warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue tones. I like the angled pov. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Viareggio e le sue barche

    Viareggio e le sue barche
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2903 W: 21 N: 3438] (36101)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-20 2:14]
    Ciao Carlo,

    A superb reflections with nice repetition of the ripples and good sharpness with wonderful warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue and yellow red hues. The blue lighthouse at left adds context to the harbor full of moored boats. Tfs.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Dancing on the squareCANON EOS 600D

    Dancing on the square
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5712 W: 95 N: 9067] (50700)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-20 2:11]
    Hello Gerrit,

    I like the repetition of the dancers and the woman in orange rather than pink nicely breaks the pattern. The blue pants that the men are wearing set up a superb warm cold color contrast against the pink and orange. Their stylish hats add interest. Good sharpness and a nice diffused light. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: In the land of painters (and wine)

    In the land of painters (and wine)
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5741 W: 86 N: 14816] (82540)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-20 2:08]
    Hello Malgo,

    A superb daily life scene of the 2 artists at work with effective tight framing and good sharpness. Excellent color and saturation. A pleasant diffused light and the warm orange red colors contrast well against the splashes of blue. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Avis de coup de ventLumix Digital Camera

    Avis de coup de vent
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4536 W: 63 N: 9232] (54243)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-20 2:06]
    Bonjour Nicole

    Amazing repetition of the windsurfer para-sails with good sharpness and excellent color and saturation. I like the repetition of the 4 yacht like windsurfers on the beach at left. The spires of the cathedrals nicely break the uniform skyline. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Sky and MorettiCanon 400 D

    Sky and Moretti
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6670 W: 239 N: 11582] (77818)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-20 1:53]
    Bonjour Jean Jacques,

    The vertical format works well here and the decision to start the diagonal line in the bottom left corner and crop in the top right was a good one. Excellent sharpness and superb color and saturation with good density levels. The repetitive pattern of the stripes is mesmerizing. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Bye bye HasankeyifNikon D300

    Bye bye Hasankeyif
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5989 W: 199 N: 6676] (41101)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-20 1:25]
    Hello Burak,

    This looks similar to the view from the teahouse overlooking the Tigris River. A real pity much of this area will be flooded by the new reservoir downstream. The clear blue sky makes a good backdrop. Excellent sharpness and well composed with good shadow detail. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: ANCIENT AND MODERNPanasonic Lumix FZ38

    ANCIENT AND MODERN
    francio64 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2710 W: 520 N: 5041] (39397)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-19 13:35]
    Hello Francesco,

    The deep blue Mediterranean sky makes a superb backdrop to the ruined temple, with good sharpness and a fine, angled pov. The yellow red color of the stone contrasts well against the coller blue tones of the sky. Tfs.

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Enchanting ShirakawagoCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Enchanting Shirakawago
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2442 W: 17 N: 5351] (23413)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-19 13:27]
    Hello Paul,

    A superb winter scene from Japan with nice repetition of the small, neat A frame houses. Good sharpness and the odd splash of color stands out from the snow. I like the high pov and superb framing. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: DavutagaNikon D300

    Davutaga
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5989 W: 199 N: 6676] (41101)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-19 13:20]
    Hello Burak,

    Nice repetition of the red roofs and they contrast well against the blue sky. Good sharpness and the fg green branches add depth and layering. Excellent density levels and well framed and composed. Tfs.

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Aphrodisian Beauties - VNikon D 5000

    Aphrodisian Beauties - V
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5706 W: 492 N: 15985] (87294)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-19 13:00]
    Hello, Mesut!

    I think that Turkey has more ancient (antique) ruins of Greek origin than Greece itself! The Ionian bull horn design of the columns here is evident. Good sharpness and the fluted white marble columns contrast superbly against the blue sky. One of the few I haven't yet seen so tfs!

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: THE BRIDGE

    THE BRIDGE
    Mikas-2011 Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 41] (233)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-19 12:56]
    Hello Miguel,

    I like the bank of distant fog shrouding the horizon behind the arched bridge. Apparently San Francisco is also often enveloped in fog. Good sharpness and the strong backlight has been well managed. The repetition of the partly silhouetted fg yachts and their masts adds a nice graphic element to the image. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: La Terrazza

    La Terrazza
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1325 W: 0 N: 2463] (17287)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10533 W: 1001 N: 20298] (101756) [2015-05-19 12:41]
    Hello Gigi,

    I love the graphic elements offered by the black and white chequerboard pattern of the of the pavement and the converging lines and perspective. Good sharpness with excellent color and saturation at the back. The silhouetted people add scale and the blue sky makes a superb backdrop. Tfs.

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