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  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: S.B. do Sapucaí nº 9 - PEDRA DO BAÚ!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    S.B. do Sapucaí nº 9 - PEDRA DO BAÚ!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8502 W: 56 N: 11146] (60246)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-31 2:28]
    Hello Neyvan,

    Smart choice of a vertical format with good sharpness and wonderful lighting and textural details. The shadows add relief. The rocky mesa makes a fine focal point. The blue sky makes a great backdrop and contrasts well against the yellow green vegetation. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: summer in Val d'OrciaCanon 60D

    summer in Val d'Orcia
    fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 526 W: 0 N: 1131] (7242)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 4:32]
    Hi Francesco,

    The honey colored straw, hay-bales and stubble contrast superbly against the blue sky. Fantastic density levels that have given perfect exposure levels with clean blacks and whites as well as good saturation. Excellent depth and repetition of the bales. Bella weekend!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Palais episcopalNikon D-300

    Palais episcopal
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4676 W: 0 N: 4317] (53863)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 4:29]
    Hi Serge

    The diagonal path alongside the old stone church adds lice lead in lines and perspective as well as dynamism on account of its tilted axis. Nice pastel colours with superb warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue. Bon weekend!

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Merendree Canal ICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Merendree Canal I
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18314 W: 497 N: 31462] (134540)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 4:27]
    Hi John,

    The red roofs at left and orange embankment at right contrast well against the blue sky and its reflection in the mirror like surface of the canal, broken only by the moving boat. Good sharpness and saturation. I like the repetition of the cloud patterns in the sky. Tfs!

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: XewkijaCanon EOS 1100D

    Xewkija
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6036 W: 61 N: 17516] (78855)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 4:24]
    Hi Stephen

    A superb warm vs cold color contrast between the blue sky and the reddish brown terrain in the fg. Good sharpness and the triple domed church in the bg makes a good focal point and centre of interest. Good result from a moving vehicle! Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Beauties

    Beauties
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 2 N: 333] (4648)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 4:19]
    Hi Agnes

    Nice color contrasts between the green leaves and blue magenta flowers. I like the repetition of the flowers and the shallow dof yet still with good sharpness on the flowers. Effective tight framing and well composed. Have a great weekend!

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: "Water dog"

    "Water dog"
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 2 N: 333] (4648)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 4:17]
    Hi Agnes,

    At first I thought it was a statue purposely built for some ancient rescue perhaps? Then I noticed it was a real dog! Love the turquoise cyan colour of the Mediterranean Sea here. Good sharpness & saturation. The little wave in the fg adds depth. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Harvest Time at ColdridgeNikonD300s

    Harvest Time at Coldridge
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 935 W: 41 N: 1665] (12152)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 4:12]
    Hi Les

    The multiple pyramids of straw at right steal the show here and I might have been tempted to zoom in a little or crop. But this is fine a is. The curved green grass path with tyre tracks adds nice lead in lines and deep perspective. Good sharpness and color saturation. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Palais de ChaillotCanon EOS 50D

    Palais de Chaillot
    asajernigan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3511 W: 90 N: 5263] (20127)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 4:03]
    Hello Asa,

    A nice symmetrical composition and a fine aerial view of Paris with the curved Palais de Chaillot making a splendid bg focal point. I have a similar shot in my gallery. Nice contrast between the greenery of the parks and the densely clustered urban buildings. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: 4Sony Alpha 850 DSLR

    4
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3884 W: 7 N: 5830] (44525) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 3:38]
    Hi Brian

    At first glance it looks a little apocalyptic, like the smouldering towers of the WTC on 9/11. A superb upward pov with good sharpness and the clock makes a fine focal point. Dramatic light & tonal contrasts. Perspective has been well managed. Tfs!

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Réveil de la Dent de MorclesNikon D800

    Réveil de la Dent de Morcles
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 0 N: 13873] (115408)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 3:26]
    Salut Nicolas,

    A nice 'big sky' shot with the jet trail in this superb minimalist shot. Good sharpness and I like the shaft of sunlight illuminating the uppermost peaks at right. Excellent shadow detail and composition. Good graphism and light contrasts. Tfs!

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: An Icon and Votive CandlesNikon D7000

    An Icon and Votive Candles
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1451 W: 116 N: 2661] (10121)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 3:22]
    Hi Murat

    Nice repetition of the fg candles and a good result for such low light levels indoors. The hand gesture adds interest. There are several but I would have to look them up for meaning. Now I am curious if Judaism ever had an anti-icon period, like Christians (several times) and Muslims, (pretty much all of the time: no icons in mosques, & only Muslim saint's graves are allowed pilgrimage visits, and even then, there are some extreme Muslims who object to this practice as evidenced by the destruction of Jonah's tomb in Iraq just recently). An informative note too. A thought provoking post and tfs!

  • BulgariaBulgaria
    Title: Tsentralna mineralna banya

    Tsentralna mineralna banya
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2729 W: 0 N: 2413] (19457)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 3:15]
    Hi Miguel,

    I like the horizontal layering into 4 parts with the fg half circle tile patterns, then the green grass, the mineral baths building and finally the blue sky. Punchy light contrasts with good density levels that have given clean whites and blacks and good saturation. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Chambord - 2012 - 1Nikon D300

    Chambord - 2012 - 1
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6581 W: 108 N: 11801] (54632)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 3:12]
    Hello Pierre,

    The path adds good lead in lines and provides depth and diminishing linear perspective, with the chateau nicely positioned over the vanishing point. I like the diffused lighting and muted colours. The people add scale and animate the scene. Tfs!

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Narrow streets

    Narrow streets
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4871 W: 81 N: 12243] (72344)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 3:08]
    Hello Malgo,

    Excellent use of diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point with good sharpness and nice warm versus cold color contrasts between the blue sky and yellow / orange facades of the buildings. Excellent shadow detail & a nice reflection at right. Tfs!

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Double portrait

    Double portrait
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4871 W: 81 N: 12243] (72344)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 3:05]
    Czesc Malgosiu

    Nice use of a shallow dof with perfect fg sharpness on both the man and the bird of prey. I remember seeing a similar show in Brisbane that came to my primary school in the 1960's but I don't know if it's possible to see that nowadays? Effective tight framing with vibrant warm colors. Tfs!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Dance with fountainsNikon D200

    Dance with fountains
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8871 W: 269 N: 2378] (95107)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 2:41]
    Hi Aleksander

    Good motion blur of both the water and the energetic fg children. Marvellous warm cold color contrasts between the pink, yellow and blue with effective tight framing and superb sharpness on immobile objects. Have a great day!

  • TunisiaTunisia
    Title: Blue Tunisia 4Sony DSC HX200v

    Blue Tunisia 4
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6776 W: 117 N: 12670] (71485)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 2:21]
    Hi Luciano,

    Yes it is raining again here in Munich and also yesterday afternoon in Attersee, Austria. I wasn't aware that southern and western Germany were part of the Roman empire, and some of the roads follow the original Roman tracks across the Alps, and a lot of people in southern Germany have Roman ancestors mixed with Celtic and other tribes who lived in the area. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borders_of_the_Roman_Empire#mediaviewer/File:Mapa_del_Conf%C3%ADn_del_Imperio_Romano.gif

    Oh the photo: Wonderful blue colour of the door and gateway with excellent sharpness and a nice see through effect into the bg courtyard. Well framed and composed with good breathing space right around and perspective has been well managed. Nice textural details in the walls. Tfs!

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Overcome

    Overcome
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5081 W: 367 N: 10618] (52309)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 2:09]
    Ciao Lisa,

    That was very hospitable of you to take Matt around. Is that a wet suited arm protruding from the wave? Love the sharpness capturing every water droplet in a frozen moment in time. Well composed with a superb tonal range. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Foro Romano(2)Nikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Foro Romano(2)
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4676 W: 0 N: 4317] (53863)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9808 W: 991 N: 18591] (94510) [2014-07-30 1:54]
    Bonjour Serge,

    A good upward pov with excellent sharpness and control over perspective. Also a good contrast in architectural styles of ancient at left and comparatively modern at right. Good repetition of the columns and windows. The blue sky makes a fine backdrop. Tfs!

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