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  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: Puerto Plata - 2016 - 17Nikon D7100

    Puerto Plata - 2016 - 17
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8724 W: 108 N: 15310] (71077)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 19:32]
    Hello Pierre,

    I am intrigued by the motion blurred object in the center fg. Perhaps there is a stream nearby as the water is brown and murky after heavy rain and floodwaters? Same thing happened in Greece where normally the sea is a wonderful deep blue turquoise color. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Wrapped in the american grapevineSony DSC HX200v

    Wrapped in the american grapevine
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9908 W: 123 N: 18325] (97515)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 19:29]
    Bonsoir Luciano,

    Missed this one. Effective tight framing on the rustic window with good sharpness and the vine nicely framing all around the window and adding some Autumn colors of red and brown. Tfs!

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: RayonnementNikon D800

    Rayonnement
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11684 W: 0 N: 15274] (150964)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 19:27]
    Bonsoir Nicolas,

    A fantastic sunset with punchy light contrasts and sensational silhouettes. Wonder color saturation and good tight framing too. Love the sunbeams radiating outwards. Tfs!

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Jupes de glaceNikon D-300

    Jupes de glace
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7399 W: 0 N: 8001] (88217)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 19:25]
    Bonjour Serge,

    The suspended plates of ice encrusted on the bare branches look like parasols and give this image the look of a modern art piece. Good sharpness and of course when ice melts it contracts when turning into water leaving those plates high & dry. Tfs!

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Gaspesie - 2016 - 45Nikon D7100

    Gaspesie - 2016 - 45
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8724 W: 108 N: 15310] (71077)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 19:21]
    Hello Pierre,

    The backlight has been well managed and colour saturation hasn't suffered too much from the strong contrasted light. With the white sky of the trees, I would suggest use a lasoo around those areas, select 'Highlights' only, then add blue / cyan and play around with brightness until it matches the color and tones of the adjacent blue sky. Tfs!

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Garden CastillionCanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Garden Castillion
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 22353 W: 523 N: 36782] (159925)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 19:15]
    Hello John,

    It looks to be a lovely hotel but a bit over my budget. Nice to see the rich luxuriant greenery of Spring when all the trees in Romania look dead after a long cold winter. Tfs!

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Visitors in townCanon Eos 760d

    Visitors in town
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8430 W: 63 N: 23733] (106459)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 19:12]
    Hello Stephen,

    You were unlucky. There were similar cruise ships moored in Kotor, Montenegro and in Iraklion Crete. Each of them hold around 5000 passengers and they tend to be spoilt and mollycoddled as well as aggressive. I almost got run over by a hirecar in Kotor carpark. Why they need a car in a city of 1 square mile, I don't know. When I yelled at them to be more careful they replied sarcastically in perfect English 'Have a nice day'. Even the locals don't like them as they are on package tours and tend not to spend and are super frugal with their money. Anyway the diagonal promenade adds good dynamism & lead in lines and perspective. Tfs!

  • MoldovaMoldova
    Title: Small talk in Chișinău

    Small talk in Chișinău
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 19:03]
    Ciao Gert

    A nice daily life scene of the trio of happy couples. Good sharpness and yes the man does looks lightly wary and apprehensive. The converging lines in the pavement add perspective. Tfs!

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: A SPECIAL HARBOR

    A SPECIAL HARBOR
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9413 W: 175 N: 15316] (68615)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 18:56]
    Ola Jorge

    My boat from Milos arrived in Pireas at midnight back in 2013, so I didn't get to see the town in daylight until I did a daytrip to Hydra in 2016. I like the flattened perspective from the zoom lens. Fantastic sharpness and detail with a clear view of the city of Athens in the distance. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: canon eos m5

    Château médiéval
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13925 W: 880 N: 25147] (109194)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 18:53]
    Hello Philippe,

    Good textural details in the weathered an pitted castle ruins with great density levels and superb sharpness. Well framed and composed. Merci pour ce partage.

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Raskrsnica u mom komsilukuNikon D300

    Raskrsnica u mom komsiluku
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8336 W: 2587 N: 14746] (65694)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 18:42]
    Hello Pavle,

    A lovely blue sky backdrop that contrasts so well with the red rooftops in the fg. Good sharpness and density levels with clean whites and solid blacks, giving punchy contrast levels. I like the deep perspective afforded by the converging lines of the street towards a bg vp. Tfs!

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title: When art seeks its audienceCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    When art seeks its audience
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 17 N: 7615] (32599)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 18:38]
    Hi Paul

    In answer to your question, the target was the Hotel Yugoslavia next door to the Chinese Consulate across the river from my shot of the Ministry of Defense (MOD) North and South wings. Here's a map.

    http://planken.org/images/balkans/19990508_embassy.jpg

    An amazing array of corpulent animals & a human couple. The crowds add scale. Good density levels and sharpness too. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Blue hour from Paestum

    Blue hour from Paestum
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8201 W: 108 N: 20845] (106662)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 18:29]
    Hi Malgo

    I met an Italian guy in the Iraklion Hostel in Crete who said I should definitely visit Paestum, so I did. I WOULD pick a day when it was raining, though. You were luckier with the weather. A gorgeous blue hour shot and the yellow illumination contrast well with the deep blue hour sky. Tfs!

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Curves, Shapes, Diagonals, CirclesPentax K3

    Curves, Shapes, Diagonals, Circles
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6471 W: 88 N: 15618] (72491)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 18:06]
    Hi Craig

    Your mini series of this remarkable library inspired me to search for the disc with the Alexandria Library in Egypt which I found and posted. I like the reversed 's' shape of the bookshelf. The avid reader adds scale. Tfs!

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: I Carry My Spoon With Me

    I Carry My Spoon With Me
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3504 W: 107 N: 6156] (27906)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 17:57]
    Hello Klaudio,

    I never saw any spoonbills in Korea only a colony of seals at Hanui Beach facing North Korea on Baengnyondo Island. It's great that endangered wildlife from other continents is now kept at Healesville Sanctuary. I have visited the sanctuary decades ago. Back then, you had to go to Melbourne Zoo to see exotic animals. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Entrance to the Fort Augustus locksCanon EOS 60D

    Entrance to the Fort Augustus locks
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9418 W: 615 N: 17226] (78229)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 17:51]
    Hi Ike,

    The multiple subtle lines of the boats wake add lead in lines and perspective. Good sharpness and the diagonal axis of the waterway adds dynamism. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Here's Looking at You!Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Here's Looking at You!
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3723 W: 156 N: 7821] (28962)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 17:49]
    Hi Murat,

    Good close up of this hardy North American bird apparently unperturbed by all the snow. Excellent use of a shallow dof with excellent framing & sharpness. Tfs!

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Looking Down on the RhineNikon D200

    Looking Down on the Rhine
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4681 W: 256 N: 10657] (43325)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 17:34] - [workshop] [compare]
    Hello Bev,

    A good upwards pov of the statue and it reminds me of the Eros statue in Piccadilly, London. https://www.funlondontours.com/sites/default/files/eros-statue-picadilly.jpg

    Speaking of London I walked across the Westminster Bridge in August 2013 on the same side of the street, as the recent awful terrorist attack. My condolences. But the British are a hardy lot and will not let one man disrupt their way of life. We used to get the 2 Ronnies in Australia as well as Bread & Porridge etc. I might have added more shadows here to boost contrast but this is fine as is. Tfs!

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Salinas IIINikon D3100

    Salinas III
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4036 W: 5 N: 8928] (46726)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 16:18]
    Ciao Angel

    It looks more like a lunar landscape than somewhere on planet Earth! A marvellous fg reflection in the shallow placid evaporation ponds. Good sharpness and framing. Tfs!

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: spring walkNikon D90

    spring walk
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3781 W: 264 N: 4859] (22515)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741) [2017-03-24 15:55]
    Hello Saša,

    I like the meandering 's' shape of the lonely road devoid of cars people or animals. The darker central patch of loos gravel adds a graphic element. Good sharpness & framing. Tfs!

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