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  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Pounding wavesPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Pounding waves
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7055 W: 593 N: 13166] (62061)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 7:26]
    Hi Ike,

    The street lights or rather lights along the p[ier, look like they are direct competition with the fishing rods! The red and burgundy colored shirts of the men at left contrast well against the blue sea and sky. Good sharpness and a nice decisive moment capturing the wave smashing against the breakwater. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: at sea

    at sea
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3462 W: 5 N: 7138] (35832)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 7:21] [+]
    Hello Ourania,

    Reminds me of my almost heavenly 4 day / 3 night 'gulet' or blue voyage in Turkey last year. Where are these sailing ships made? Croatians lament that the Turks have the market sewn up for these sailing ships, and local Croation ship building yards have fallen into disuse. The locals blame politicians for their lack of foresight and financial backing. Good sharpness and framing. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Gressoney

    Gressoney
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10236 W: 132 N: 20310] (129256)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 7:17]
    Hello Silvio,

    Incredible that there is still snow on the highest peaks when it has been so hot in the Adriatic Sea beach resorts. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. The clocktower at right acts as a good partial frame. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Spectacle d'une fin de journéePanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Spectacle d'une fin de journe
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11637 W: 154 N: 20425] (110607)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 7:10]
    Bonsoir, chre Cricri,

    The diagonal clouds add dynamism to the composition. Their orange tinted color provides stunning warm cold color contrasts against the grey-blue sky. Fantastic silhouettes with good repetition of the chimneys. Merci!

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: ColorfulNikon D300

    Colorful
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6243 W: 199 N: 6746] (42866)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 7:07]
    Hi, Berek,

    Clogs, tulips and windmills immediately come to mind when most people think of Holland, but I never took any shots of any of those. At least it gives me an excuse to go back! Amazing repetition of the ceramic clogs with good sharpness and effective tight framing. Tfs.

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Igreja de São Francisco de AssisSamsung Pro815

    Igreja de So Francisco de Assis
    lucasgalodoido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5353 W: 205 N: 6291] (21211)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 7:00]
    Hello Lucas,

    A superb blue hour shot with smart use of the aperture priority setting to get the starburst effect on the central light. Excellent sharpness and well framed and composed. The statue at right surveying the scene adds interest. Tfs.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: I campanili di Lucca

    I campanili di Lucca
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3056 W: 22 N: 3596] (37978)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:50]
    Hello Carlo

    Smart choice of a vertical format to accentuate the height of the distant towers. The 3 fg bars on the window nicely frame the bg scene. Taken from a marvellous high pov with good sharpness. The 2 rows of red rooftops provide lead in lines and linear perspective towards the horizon. Tfs.

  • MongoliaMongolia
    Title: Old and new traditionsNikon D7000

    Old and new traditions
    boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 2 N: 1013] (6257)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:45]
    Hello Boa,

    Seems like decades since I was in Mongolia even though it's only June 2007. Well framed and composed with good breathing space right around and a soft diffused light overall. Excellent sharpness and the guardian lion at right adds context and place and the diagonal stairs provide dynamism. Tfs.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: An Unexpected ReflectionNikon D-300

    An Unexpected Reflection
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3572 W: 222 N: 8206] (32993)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:35]
    Hello Bev,

    The white cross against the dark blue sky adds a wonderful graphic element. Effective tight framing and perspective has been well managed. A marvellous reflection and I'm guessing ADT is a security firm. Tfs.

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Mural de la PrehistoriaSony DSC HX200v

    Mural de la Prehistoria
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7761 W: 119 N: 14858] (81606)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:29]
    Ciao Luciano,

    Missed this one. Some fine artwork painted on the rocky cliff in the distance. Good color, saturation and sharpness. Looks like the top half of Australia submerged in a sea of green grass! Tfs.

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Colors of JodhpurPentax K3

    Colors of Jodhpur
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5362 W: 88 N: 12762] (60564)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:25]
    Hello Craig,

    A professional looking shot that stands out head and shoulders above the usual snapshots. The warm cold color contrast between the red and blue is superb and I like the soft, diffused light. The steps provide a lead in line to the woman in her sari contemplating something off in the distance. Tfs.

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: The Holy Monastery of KoronisCanon EOS 5 D

    The Holy Monastery of Koronis
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11282 W: 296 N: 22876] (89855)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:20]
    Καλημέρα Δάνο

    Looks similar to the Meteora Monasteries. Good sharpness and a fine upward pov with good color and saturation. The red part at top left contrasts well against the grey-blue sky. I like the circular building at right with the cross. Tfs.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Porto's Douro,  where is the Estuary ?Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Porto's Douro, where is the Estuary ?
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7055 W: 593 N: 13166] (62061)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:16]
    Hi Ike,

    A good upward pov on the bridge with excellent sharpness and saturation, especially the intense blue of the water. The big trucks and semitrailers speeding across the graceful arched bridge provide scale. Tfs.

  • CyprusCyprus
    Title: Stage frightCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Stage fright
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3051 W: 95 N: 7734] (32297)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:13]
    Hello Mariusz,

    The Amphitheatre is in surprisingly good condition considering its age. Good downward pov and excellent sharpness. The 2 human figures provide scale and animate the scene. Good perspective and lead in lines with the steps either side. Tfs.

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Argentina 2015 nº 001 - LAGUNA NIMEZ!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Argentina 2015 n 001 - LAGUNA NIMEZ!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9345 W: 58 N: 12749] (69476)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:06]
    Hello Neyvan,

    Its certainly looking a lot cooler than Europe where it has been 40 to even 50c in some parts over the past fortnight. I like the fantastic backdrop of snowcapped mountains here and the excellent sharpness and saturation. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Suíça 2015 nº 026 - VEYTAUX!

    Sua 2015 n 026 - VEYTAUX!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9345 W: 58 N: 12749] (69476)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 6:02]
    Bonjour Neyvan,

    The path at left adds strong lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. The chateau castle structure is well positioned near the vp. Backlight has been well managed and sharpness and shadow detail are excellent. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Colours of Saint PalaisCanon EOS 1100D

    Colours of Saint Palais
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6845 W: 63 N: 19555] (88944)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 5:57]
    Bonjour, cher Stephen,

    Even though it might look mundane to a local, the French text gives this image an exotic look. Good sharpness and excellent color and saturation. Effective tight framing and perspective has been well managed. Tfs.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Ma ville au bout du quaiNikon D-300

    Ma ville au bout du quai
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5587 W: 0 N: 5440] (66163)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-27 5:54]
    Hello Serge,

    Striking warm versus cold color contrasts between the red tiled pontoon and the blue water and sky. Excellent sharpness and wonderful dual lead in lines with the rails to give deep linear perspective and symmetry. Tfs.

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Suíça 2015 nº 027 - MONTREUX!

    Sua 2015 n 027 - MONTREUX!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9345 W: 58 N: 12749] (69476)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-26 14:42]
    Hi Neyvan,

    A fantastic shot from Switzerland with the fg flowers adding a lot to the shot. The yellows and reds set up a marvellous warm cold color contrast against the blue sky. The snowcapped peaks in the distance make a nice backdrop. Tfs.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Chapelle des Confins

    Chapelle des Confins
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4869 W: 276 N: 8532] (70913)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10720 W: 999 N: 20652] (103503) [2015-07-26 14:40]
    Salut Denis,

    A marvellous saturated blue sky backdrop, with fantastic sharpness and great saturation. Smart choice of a vertical format to accentuate the height of the steeple. Good sharpness and excellent textural details on the walls at left. Tfs.

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