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  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Bell-cave, Beit-GuvrinCanon EOS 60D

    Bell-cave, Beit-Guvrin
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5964 W: 584 N: 11266] (54229)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-22 18:38] [+]
    Hi Ike,

    I particularly like the muted colours and the subtle warm vs cold colour contrast between the lit yellow red wall at left and the shadowed blue grey interior. The tiny human figure adds scale. Good sharpness overall and excellent framing. Tfs!

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Three Very Similar Men

    Three Very Similar Men
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5071 W: 81 N: 12931] (75143)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-22 18:31]
    Hello Malgo

    I like the lemon yellow color of the walls and ceiling in this superb interior image. Good backlight and nice reflections in the polished floor. The 3 uniformed officers make a fine focal point. Good repetition of the arches and columns at the sides. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Auxerre lamppostCanon EOS 60D

    Auxerre lamppost
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6447 W: 241 N: 11110] (74564)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-22 18:29]
    Salut Jean Jacques

    I think I prefer the colour version but this is also very good. The top light has given strong shadows at the bottom. Good graphism and sharpness with a wonderful tonal range. The textural contrast between the stripes of wood and the stone or plaster is also striking. Tfs!

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: ZIPPER (Turkish Files # 46)

    ZIPPER (Turkish Files # 46)
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3092 W: 68 N: 4496] (38864)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-22 18:26]
    Hello Serghei,

    You have succeeded in turning an ordinary scene into an extraordinary image! Wonderful silhouettes and graphism with good sharpness and punchy light contrasts. I like the gradation from white at the bottom to grey at the top. Tfs!

  • PhilippinesPhilippines
    Title: Mount kanlaon and a chapelCanon EOS 400 D

    Mount kanlaon and a chapel
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5324 W: 95 N: 8462] (45886)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-22 18:23]
    Hello Gerrit,

    This peak sort of looks like Mayon volcano which was erupting and closed when I was in the Philippines some years ago. The curved road at right adds good lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. The old stone church or mission makes a fine focal point. Tfs!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Light and shadows.

    Light and shadows.
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 402 W: 0 N: 801] (5936)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-22 18:20]
    Hello Piotr,

    I like the strong backlight and graphism as well as the long shadows and textured cobblestones catching the light. Good sharpness and punchy light contrasts. I like the minimalist colour too. The sunbeams are clearly visible. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Cheverny - 2012 - 3Nikon D300

    Cheverny - 2012 - 3
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6725 W: 108 N: 12001] (55728)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-22 6:37]
    Hello Pierre

    I might have tried removing any filters (eg, cp) and dialing the camera to 'museum' setting, rather than use flash. The light would be softer, no uv ray damage to the painting, and no hard shadows and glare spots. The crucial central figure's head on the tapestry has been completely obliterated by the flash. The family portraits on the mantelpiece are a nice touch. Where artificial light is strongly reflected I raise the camera higher and use the lcd display setting. Tfs!

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: PetersfriedhofApple iphone 4s

    Petersfriedhof
    asajernigan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3598 W: 90 N: 5452] (20906)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-22 6:09]
    Hello Asa

    Lots to look at in this interesting Salzburg shot. I took a similar shot of the cemetery at the base of the hill between 2 churches. Good color, sharpness and saturation. The greenery and bright flowers contrast well agaisnt the dull lifeless stone tombs. Tfs!

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Strolling through Istanbul - III

    Strolling through Istanbul - III
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5339 W: 494 N: 15039] (81424)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-22 5:56]
    Hello Mesut,

    I know this place, and took several shots but did not have thge superb blue sky depicted here. Good sharpness and excellent color and saturation with punchy light contrasts. This fine art graffiti is far more welcome than tagging. Superb warm cold color contrasts too. Tfs!

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Mélèzes dorésNikon D800

    Mélèzes dorés
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8138 W: 0 N: 13948] (118192)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-22 5:53]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    The yellow Autumn foliage contrasts well against the shadowed, hazy dark blue grey bg mountains. Good sharpness and a marvellous high pov. The sunlit peaks bereft of snow so far are well positioned in the frame. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Calico Ghost Town

    Calico Ghost Town
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2021 W: 0 N: 4970] (26110)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-22 5:18]
    Hello Eleu

    A nice minimalist shot of just the land sky and cross with good framing and composition. Nice overlay of the fg yellow green hill across the eroded bg reddish brown hill. The Calico text is eyecatching. Good use of a shallow dof too. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Cheverny - 2012 - 2Nikon D300

    Cheverny - 2012 - 2
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6725 W: 108 N: 12001] (55728)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-22 4:49]
    Bonjour Pierre,

    A pleasant diffused light with good sharpness and excellent framing with plenty of breathing space right around the attractive chateau. I might have cropped a little from the fg to remove the earthen garden. The Autumn leaves add context. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Fishmonger's

    Fishmonger's
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2960 W: 0 N: 2602] (21778)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-22 1:46]
    Hi Miguel

    A good daily life scene from the local fish market with a perfect exposure on the white highlights of the ice. Nice repetition of the yellow price tags with the pink one breaking the pattern very well. The people add scale and context. Tfs!

  • BulgariaBulgaria
    Title: Narodno sabranie

    Narodno sabranie
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2960 W: 0 N: 2602] (21778)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-21 17:00]
    Hi Miguel,

    Perhaps a slight rotation to the left? So that the central sign is vertical? The impressive neoclassical Greco Roman building makes a wonderful centre of interest. Good sharpness and the person at right adds scale. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Vague océanNikon D80

    Vague océan
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10872 W: 167 N: 19030] (103145)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-21 16:53]
    Bonjour Cricri

    The surfer mural at right adds extra interest to this shot. Good color, sharpness and saturation. Excellent sharpness and the path at left adds good perspective and lead in lines. Punchy light contrasts and well composed. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Lehigh Valley #126 locomotiveCanon EOS 50D

    Lehigh Valley #126 locomotive
    asajernigan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3598 W: 90 N: 5452] (20906)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-21 16:47]
    Hello Asa,

    The red and yellow colored carriages look great against the blue sky backdrop & give a superb warm cold color contrast. Wonderful density levels with punchy light contrasts and good sharpness. It's amazing these old trains still run at all. Tfs!

  • ChileChile
    Title: Chile & Argentina 2014 nº 36/SANTIAGO!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Chile & Argentina 2014 nº 36/SANTIAGO!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8684 W: 56 N: 11525] (62564)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-21 16:43]
    Hello Ney

    I would imagine that it would be quite scary being up near the top of one of these high rise buildings during an earthquake. the curved stream adds nice lead in lines. Good sharpness and good repetition of the rectangular shapes. A nice clear blue sky and the flattened perspective makes the mts seem closer. Tfs!

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Escandinávia 2014 nº 37 - 1700 !!!!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Escandinávia 2014 nº 37 - 1700 !!!!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8684 W: 56 N: 11525] (62564)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-21 16:39]
    Hi Neyvan,

    You had great weather! It was raining and overcast when I arrived and departed Bodo but I gid get sunny breaks in Saltstraumen. Love the flowers at left and greenery. The jagged mountain peak top right adds nice depth & density levels are perfect. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: West & Chicago nº 149 - BRYCE (XII)!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    West & Chicago nº 149 - BRYCE (XII)!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8684 W: 56 N: 11525] (62564)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-21 16:32]
    Hello Neyvan,

    An amazing view of Bryce Canyon with the red hoodoos contrasting superbly against the blue sky. Tremendous sharpness and smart choice of a vertical format. Reminds me of the landscape around Cappadocia in Turkey. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Shades and lights

    Shades and lights
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 708 W: 3 N: 503] (5570)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9877 W: 992 N: 18741] (95188) [2014-10-21 16:06]
    Hello Agnes,

    The cross hatch ivy pattern reminds me of a pie crust! Maybe I should go get something to eat, lol. Wonderful sidelight and shadow play in the fg and excellent sharpness. The yellow red tower contrasts well against the blue sky. Tfs!

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