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  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: 1977 Ford ThunderbirdCanon EOS 60D

    1977 Ford Thunderbird
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5850 W: 584 N: 11067] (53415)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 12:02]
    Hello Ike,

    Good lighting and graphism with the shadows accentuating the effect. The wide angled panoramic view of the old car suits the image. I think I got a Chevrolet in Copenhagen? Will uplad it when I get back to Poland. A good exposure on the highlights with nice sharpness. Tfs!

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: Birgu BalconyCanon EOS 1100D

    Birgu Balcony
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6111 W: 61 N: 17754] (79973)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 11:59]
    Bonjour Stephen

    I like the upward pov on the curved balcony and balustrade at the top. Good sharpness and natural looking colour with wonderful warm vs cold colour contrasts between the blue sky and honey colored stone of the buildings. Tfs!

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Postcard from Irkutsk

    Postcard from Irkutsk
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4996 W: 81 N: 12663] (74159)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 11:57]
    Hi Malgo

    This brings back memories! You had a fantastic blue sky to offset the red tones of the impressive church. Good sharpness and a balanced composition. The subtle fg shadow play is nice and the side4lighting excellent. The flowerpots are a new addition since I was there in July 2007. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: "Tuilière" and "Sanadoire"Canon 400 D

    "Tuilière" and "Sanadoire"
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6404 W: 241 N: 11051] (73996)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 11:54]
    Salut JJ,

    I like the wide angled panoramic format and the superb warm vs cold colour contrast betweent he reddish brown foliage of the Autumnal trees and the blue sky. Winter comes early in these parts! The 2 bald rocks either side nicely bookend the shot and add balance to the composition. Tfs!

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Escandinávia 2014 nº 26 - LOFOTEN !Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Escandinávia 2014 nº 26 - LOFOTEN !
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8629 W: 56 N: 11402] (61842)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 11:46]
    Hello Neyvan,

    I am so jealous! Raining and overcast in Ulsvag today and yesterday so I skipped Lofeten and went to Tromso instead. Gorgeous coastal scenery with excellent sharpenss and saturation. Nice reflections and the road leads the eye in nicely. Tfs!

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: MondseeCanon EOS 50D

    Mondsee
    asajernigan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3573 W: 90 N: 5403] (20748)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 11:42]
    Hello Asa,

    Nice alternating colors in the facades of the attractive buildings. I like the architectural symmetry and harmony. Good color, sharpness and framing. Nice reflections in the pufddle bottom right and the spheres add interest. A nice blue sky too. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Piccolo cancello, grande castello

    Piccolo cancello, grande castello
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2362 W: 18 N: 2851] (28745)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 11:29]
    Ciao Carlo,

    The dual red brick gates contrast well against the blue sky. Adequate sharpness and smart choice of a vertical format. The bg castle looming over the scene adds a fine focal point and centre of interest. The vegetation frames the whole scene nicely. Tfs!

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Shoes

    Shoes
    seres76 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 145 W: 0 N: 57] (780)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 11:24]
    Merhaba Serhan,

    Lol! A nice family shot on vacation that tells us something about Holland at the same time. Excellent sharpness throughout. The tourist paraphenalia in the bg adds context. Good graphism and color with nice light contrasts. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Dunluce CastleCanon EOS 60D

    Dunluce Castle
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2593 W: 12 N: 6198] (21682)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 11:19]
    Hi Noel

    Superb density levels and contrast that have given good exposure levels and saturation. Superb sharpness and wonderful lighting. Excellent shadow detail and the diagonal shadow adds dynamism. A nice warm vs cold colour contrast between the blue sky and the reddish brown castle walls. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Chambord - 2012 - 13Nikon D300

    Chambord - 2012 - 13
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6673 W: 108 N: 11938] (55398)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 11:17]
    Bonjour Pierre & greetings from Tromso Norway!

    Nice framing of the imposing spire of the cathedral with adherence to the rule of thirds in the composition. Exquisite detail in the stonework with good sharpness and the people add scale. Excellent shadow detail and a fantastic upward pov. Tfs!

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Mystras...Nikon D7000

    Mystras...
    dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3348 W: 0 N: 2985] (23528) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 11:12]
    Hello Dimitris,

    Missed this one. A superb landscape with good sharpness, colour and saturation. The red roofs of the old church contrast splendidly against the blue sky. A wonderful elevated pov also, with the verdant green fg completing the color palette. Tfs!

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Side view, Montefiore-WindmillPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Side view, Montefiore-Windmill
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5850 W: 584 N: 11067] (53415) *



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 11:08]
    Hello Ike

    A marvellous blue sky backdrop that adds a nice graphic element to the profiled shot of this charming windmill. Good density levels and light contrasts with superb sharpness and colour balance. Excellent textural details in the stone work. Tfs!

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Thick As A Brick CANON EOS 40D

    Thick As A Brick
    Hanssie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2045 W: 2 N: 1966] (10345)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 10:46]
    Hallo Hans,

    Punchy light contrasts with adequate sharpness (I might have sharpened the image a little more excluding the sky), and good colour and saturation. The reddish brown walls of the castle contrast well against the blue sky. Excellent graphism and tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Where do you come from ?Sony Nex 6

    Where do you come from ?
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2520 W: 299 N: 1706] (5989)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 10:42]
    Hello Rob

    Amazing repetition of the car licence plates from almost every state in the USA. The mannequins animate the scene and provide a good focal point. Nice warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue plates at left and red plates at right. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Key WestCanon 40D

    Key West
    John_F_Kennedy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5093 W: 56 N: 10127] (42048)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 10:39]
    Hello Achim

    I like the high pov and wonderful turquoise aquamarine colour of the water. Key West looks a bit artificial. Did you go to Fort Myers and Fort Lauderdale? Apparently they are more authentic beach towns? Anyway perfect sharpness and the red roof sets up a great warm vs cold color contrast. Tfs!

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Destination Kala Pathar

    Destination Kala Pathar
    Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2735 W: 157 N: 6118] (25166)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 10:36]
    Hello Way!

    I did not go trekking but must have seen these same peaks 6 times in 3 return flights between Nepal and east India and Bangkok, in Cosmic Buddha and Thai Airways flights. The high elevation has given an intense blue sky which has converted well in a nice deep shade of grey bordering on black. The 2 climbers animate the shot. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Interior of the Dome: Pompeii Santuario

    Interior of the Dome: Pompeii Santuario
    terez93 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 76 N: 408] (1108)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 10:24]
    Hi Terez

    A good upward pov capturing the entire circle which always improves the composition! Wonderful detailed artwork and the 2 arched supports either side act as a nice set of book ends. The tiny area of slight oe is a small price to pay for the superb shadow detail overall. Tfs!

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Inside Sinan's masterpieceCanon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi)

    Inside Sinan's masterpiece
    Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7750 W: 324 N: 15590] (54979)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9842 W: 992 N: 18674] (94844) [2014-09-10 10:21]
    Hi Anghuman

    It looks quite similar to the more famous Blue Mosque in Istanbul, but without the tourist crowds I am sure! Good sharpness and well managed low light levels in the interior of this grand mosque. Good colour and sharpness. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Inchmahome PrioryCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Inchmahome Priory
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1272 W: 393 N: 4740] (19072)



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5104 W: 367 N: 10731] (52767) [2014-09-10 8:25]
    Caro Giovanni

    You are so lucky to have all these old priories and ruins on your front doorstep. You really did well here, with the diffused light and grey conditions. The tight framing is very good and so thoughtfully composed. I love the textures in the old stonework. you have brought out the details superbly.

    Warmest wishes
    Lisa

  • New ZealandNew Zealand
    Title: Forces of the Earth, Geyser Flat,

    Forces of the Earth, Geyser Flat,
    Antipodean Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 159 W: 0 N: 271] (1609)



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5104 W: 367 N: 10731] (52767) [2014-09-10 8:10]
    Ciao Neil

    This place should be one of the 7 Wonders of the World. You captured it brilliantly and I hope the ash and fumes didn't harm you or the camera. Great control over the shutter to freeze the action as you did. Excellent sharpness and definition amongst all the fumes and spray.

    Thanks for sharing, have a lovely evening
    Lisa

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