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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Zorbonaut in TrainingCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Zorbonaut in Training
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3620 W: 151 N: 7549] (27994)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 20:13]
    Hi Murat

    I have never tried this and not sure how I would cope quickly losing any sense of direction. I imagine it would be similar to doing a loop the loop in a small aircraft which I have done and marveled at how the pilot kept control. Nice sharpness and textural details. Tfs!

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Grandma and picture

    Grandma and picture
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2787 W: 0 N: 1834] (12120)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 20:09]
    Hello Wolfgang,

    Effective tight framing on the old woman with her weathered highly textured face, and I like the good sharpness and shallow dof. Tfs!

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Calling Rapunzel

    Calling Rapunzel
    Energysavingelk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 215 W: 1 N: 488] (2676)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 20:07]
    Hallo Sven

    This looks a little like Rasnov fortress in Romania. The woman peering from the window behind the bushes animates the scene. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Torre piezometrica

    Torre piezometrica
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4252 W: 29 N: 5087] (54122)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 19:58]
    Ciao Carlo!

    Lovely warm honey colors and a superb downward pov on the spiral stairs. Good sharpness and the blue tint adds a wonderful warm cold color contrast. Tfs!

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: KortenhoefSony DSC HX400v

    Kortenhoef
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7051 W: 53 N: 11779] (42820)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 19:29]
    Hi Lars!

    A wonderful blue sky backdrop with a clear bright light and excellent color and saturation. Good sharpness and the rust red sides of the road add interest as well as contrasting with the sky. The road itself adds strong lead in lines and perspective. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Santa Maria di Plestia

    Santa Maria di Plestia
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12256 W: 132 N: 24769] (151627)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 19:26]
    Hello Silvio,

    It looks cold and bleak. Also looks like some reparations are well under way and almost finished after the spate of earthquakes last year. An interesting note too. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: "Water-of-Leith" trailiPhone6

    "Water-of-Leith" trail
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9305 W: 611 N: 16926] (77217)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 19:24] [+]
    Hello Ike,

    Missed this one. A superb Autumn shot showing the fallen leaves and colors typical at this time of year. My condolences for the senseless terrorist attack in Jerusalem. The path adds nice lead in lines and good repetition of the trees. Tfs!

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: going down the artificial rockNikon D90

    going down the artificial rock
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3709 W: 263 N: 4773] (22077)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 19:20]
    Hello Saša,

    The red shirt and blue helmet the rappeler is wearing contrasts well with the blue safety helmet. Good sharpness and the lichen encrusted wall adds textural interest. Tfs!

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: INVADERS & NATIVES

    INVADERS & NATIVES
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9339 W: 175 N: 15135] (67941)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 19:15]
    Hello Jorge

    I like the repetition of the white egrets and the clear bright light. Excellent sharpness especially on the fg with a nice hazy, oof bg. Good density levels with clean whites and sloid blacks that have given punchy light contrasts. Tfs!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Art and architecture

    Art and architecture
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2615 W: 2 N: 4049] (22458)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 19:09]
    Cześć Piotrze,

    The old locomotive engine at right makes an interesting focal point. The cool blue hues of the shadowed snowy fg contrast well with the warm tones of the sunlit Cathedral with the same name as the main Sofia cathedral. Tfs!

  • SpainSpain
    Title: La Puebla de Sanabria IXNikon D3100

    La Puebla de Sanabria IX
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3975 W: 5 N: 8754] (46076)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 19:05]
    Ciao Angel

    Missed this one. The colorful red geranium flowers add a warm splash of color and contrast well with the blue sky to give an excellent warm cold color contrast. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: City of arcadesNikon D7200

    City of arcades
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2037 W: 0 N: 5145] (41630)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 19:03]
    Witaj Ryszard,

    I also took a few shots of arcades. Padova was another city with some beautiful colonnaded arcades. Excellent sharpness and the people add scale and context. Tfs!

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Oslo FlatironSony A350 Digital SLR

    Oslo Flatiron
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3745 W: 310 N: 4930] (19778)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 18:57]
    Hi Rob

    I'll take a wild guess without using google translate: 'Here is Oslo's newest building!' How did I do? I like the angled pov showing 2 facades. Good warm cold color contrasts too between the rust red and blue cyan hues. Tfs!

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: St.Jerome ChurchNikon D7100

    St.Jerome Church
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8656 W: 108 N: 15144] (70455)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 18:55]
    Hello Pierre,

    I like the angled pov on the church showing 2 facades and the unusual design with emphasis on the cross and an absence of the usual triangular steeple above it. Tfs!

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Stretch your legs

    Stretch your legs
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5769 W: 380 N: 11830] (58256)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 18:50]
    Hello Gert,

    A superb daily life scene from south India reminiscent of Janakpur in southern Nepal. The poverty is palpable with no guttering or paved streets, sewer water running across the road and peeling and crumbling architecture. Tfs!

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Fireman PVCanon 7 D

    Fireman PV
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 22207 W: 523 N: 36519] (158904)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 18:35]
    Hi John,

    A good head and shoulders portrait with excellent use of a shallow dof and superb colour, sharpness and saturation. I like the diffused lighting too. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Pig Out!Nikon D-300

    Pig Out!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4590 W: 255 N: 10433] (42533)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 18:27]
    Hello Bev,

    From the thumbnail it looked like a giant uncooked turkey! So a bit of a surprise to see the full screen version with the curly pigs tale giving away the game. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Gel et brumeNikon D5

    Gel et brume
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11566 W: 0 N: 15215] (149788)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 17:57]
    Salut Nicolas

    A good capture of the frosty morning with the fog and mist adding mood and atmosphere with excellent sharpness and composition using the rule of thirds. Tfs!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Garden of Light

    Garden of Light
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8097 W: 108 N: 20520] (105528) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 17:55]
    Czesc Malgosiu

    I am sure our Irish friends would love this with so much green. Good nocturnal shot of the colorful decorations with excellent sharpness and saturation. The orange lotus flower makes a great focal point. Tfs!

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Art of the BaroqueCanon EOS 1100D

    Art of the Baroque
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8345 W: 63 N: 23479] (105503)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12322 W: 1010 N: 23744] (117201) [2017-01-09 17:50]
    Hello Stephen,

    Good fg sharpness but the focus is drifting away towards the top. I might have used a higher fstop and either taken off the cpf or switched to museum setting. Its especially important where text is concerned. But effective tight framing and exposure. Tfs!

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