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  • FranceFrance
    Title: L'abeilleCanon G3

    L'abeille
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11394 W: 886 N: 20599] (86138)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-26 8:58]
    Hello Philippe,

    A superb macro shot of the bee with impeccable use of selective focus to throw unimportant areas oof. Good sharpness on te bee and the budding flower at right adds symmetry to the opened flower at left. I like the downward pov and the square format. The soft diffused light works well here. I like the natural looking colour and saturation too. Tfs!

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: KardamyliCanon EOS 5 D

    Kardamyli
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10943 W: 291 N: 22107] (86667)



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    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1452 W: 83 N: 1817] (9564) [2015-01-26 8:57]
    Beautiful photo of Greece. Love the colors and the composition. Amazing sharpness. The foreground grass adds so much to the photo. Well done. Sothy

  • CambodiaCambodia
    Title: Cambodian countryside......Canon EOS Kiss X4

    Cambodian countryside......
    siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4838 W: 638 N: 10303] (38278)



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    sothy81 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1452 W: 83 N: 1817] (9564) [2015-01-26 8:49]
    Beautiful house! I love the colors. The composition is complete with the man riding his motorcycle, showing amazing simple daily life. So peaceful and calm. I also like the electricity lines there, as it shows global connectivity in this rural place. Well done. Sothy

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Lamps and LanternsNikon D7000

    Lamps and Lanterns
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 122 N: 3543] (13407)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-26 8:22]
    Hello Murat

    A superb shot of the Grand Bazaar merchandise. Amazing repetition of the myriad of lamps in all colors, shapes and sizes. I look some similar shots and might upload one of them one of these days. Good sharpness and saturation. The Turkish delight looks good too. Now that I am no longer in Turkey I miss all the confectionery and dried figs! Tfs!

  • IranIran
    Title: Snowy Home

    Snowy Home
    omid266 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 388 W: 0 N: 821] (4774)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-26 8:14]
    Hi Omid

    Well composed with the horizon line well positioned away from the centre line. Good sharpness and the blue sky and white snow colours go well together. Excellent saturation and the igloo like structure makes a compelling focal point. The power lines in the bg are perfectly vertical and belie the illusion of a tilted horizon. Tfs!

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Gaudí at blue hourNikon D7000 DSLR

    Gaudí at blue hour
    pili51 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 24 N: 410] (1471)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-25 11:35]
    Hello Pilar,

    It's great that you can still be up there at blue hour. Some places close early at 4 or 5 pm. I took exterior shots of this famous Gaudi building both in daylight and at night when I visited Spain in 2013. Splendid warm vs cold colour contrasts between the deep blue hour sky and the warm reddish yellow coppery tones of the distinctively shaped chimneys. Tfs!

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: dedication to good friendsNikon D90

    dedication to good friends
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2813 W: 235 N: 4021] (17515)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-25 11:31]
    Hi Sasha

    The diagonal axis of the road adds good lead in lines and dynamism as well as good diminishing linear perspective. The cyclist has spotted you and is giving a friendly wave. Good sharpness and natural looking colour. Smart choice of a vertical frame. Always nice to see a blue sky too. Tfs!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Kasprowy peak

    Kasprowy peak
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 691 W: 1 N: 1290] (8604)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-25 11:23]
    Witaj Piotr!

    Looks like the mountain behind Innsbruck as I would imagine it in winter. I like the patch of sunlight on the fg spur in the centre. Good sharpness and minimalist colour. The silhouetted chairlift to the summit, or ski-lift for semantics, is clearly visible. Superb shadow detail and framing. Tfs!

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Vieux bistrotNikon D800

    Vieux bistrot
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8510 W: 0 N: 14044] (121924)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-25 11:20]
    Bonjour Nicou

    You have caught the eye of the cyclist at right, who is well positioned in the frame and animate sthe scene as well as providing a good focal point. Excellent sharpness and superb color and sharpness with excellent saturation and framing. A soft diffused light and the colorful shop window at left adds a nice splash of orange color. Tfs!

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Balcon avec vueNikon D800

    Balcon avec vue
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8510 W: 0 N: 14044] (121924)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-25 11:11]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    The rail at right adds good lead in lines and perspective and I really like the partial symmetrical reflections in the wet icy pavement. The fog shrouded valley is the cherry on the cake here. The jagged snow capped peaks on the horizon make a majestic backdrop. The warm red bronze hues of the rails contrast well against the cooler blue hues. Tfs!

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Nazare' alleyPanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Nazare' alley
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6386 W: 588 N: 12037] (57144)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-25 11:05]
    Hello Ike!

    Another gallery shot that caught my eye ... and held it. The flagstone alley adds superb lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. Very good sharpness and natural looking colour. I like the upward curve of the road going uphill and the woman at left animates the scene. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: PoliceNikon D200

    Police
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5465 W: 198 N: 6528] (38420)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-25 10:58]
    Hi Burak,

    The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) police car is well positioned in the frame and makes an obvious focal point. Good sharpness and the Chinese couple at left (they could also be Korean or Japanese) animate the scene and provide scale. The yellow zebra crossing is unusual but they have so much fog in SF that black and white are not as clear as yellow, which tends to stand out in the mist. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Piazza Pianciani - Spoleto

    Piazza Pianciani - Spoleto
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9726 W: 132 N: 18955] (122129)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-25 10:54]
    Hi Silvio

    I like the warm vs cold colour contrasts between the pink magenta tints on the walls and facades of the buildings, and the upper blue sky. Good sharpness and a superb upward pov with effective tight framing and no part of the frame wasted. The stairs add good lead in lines and perspective. Tfs!

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Wild Ducks & Its Reflections

    Wild Ducks & Its Reflections
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2189 W: 0 N: 5244] (27855)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-25 10:30]
    Hello Eleu,

    Fabulous symmetrical reflections in the mirror like surface of the water and a good decisive moment capturing the ducks in flight. The reflected blue skylight in the water makes a fine backdrop. Nice motion blur on some of the wings of the birds in hurried flight. Tfs!

  • PolandPoland
    Title: FromborkFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Frombork
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1015 W: 0 N: 2394] (23176)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-25 10:27]
    Cześć Ryszard,

    Fantastic warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue sky and the red roofs. Nice subtle fg reflections in the water. Good repetition of the colourful boats moored along the riverbank. The bg red hued fort enhances the warm cold color contrast and makes an obvious focal point, dominating the fg harbour. Tfs!

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Still MissingNikon D600

    Still Missing
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1341 W: 0 N: 2924] (13756)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-25 10:21]
    Hello Miro

    So many aircraft accidents and disappearances last year. They have since found the wreckage of the Air Asia flight from Surabaya to Singapore. I don't understand it. I have flown that same sector many times in December January from and to Bangkok and Brunei to Brisbane Australia without any problems. I guess it's the luck of the draw. Statistically you are far safer in an airplane than crossing the street or driving to the airport. A nice gesture on your part to commemorate the sad loss of all the passengers and crew. Tfs!

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La porte de BourgogneNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    La porte de Bourgogne
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5092 W: 0 N: 4875] (59986)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-25 10:16]
    Bonjour Serge,

    I like the 3 stone arches of the bridge at right. Always a good number. Excellent reflections in the water with good sharpness throughout. Realistic color and excellent lighting ans illumination. The path at left provides excellent lead in lines and perspective. A good upward pov on the tower. The blue sky makes a superb backdrop. Tfs!

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Bergamo, Citta-Alta CampanonePanasonic Lumix DMC FZ35

    Bergamo, Citta-Alta Campanone
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6386 W: 588 N: 12037] (57144)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-25 10:13]
    Hello Ike,

    Spotted this one in your gallery. A marvellous shot of the old stone tower in Italy. A good upward pov and the warm cold colour contrast between the blue sky and the reddish tinted stone is superb. A good angled pov on the clocktower. Excellent density levels with punchy light contrasts. Tfs!

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Castle WallsSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    Castle Walls
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4189 W: 7 N: 6484] (48668)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-25 10:10]
    Hello Brian,

    A spectacular shot of Arundel Castle with a warm afternoon light, impeccable sharpness and wonderful warm cold colour contrasts between the blue sky and the yellow Autumn tones of the vegetation. Nice shadow play on the fg wall. Amazing repetition of the turrets and towers. Effectively framed with no part of the space wasted. Tfs!

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: The view from  Urquhart BluffCanon EOS 1100D

    The view from Urquhart Bluff
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6422 W: 63 N: 18508] (83693)



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    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10143 W: 993 N: 19352] (97854) [2015-01-25 10:07]
    Hello Stephen,

    Had to look this up in a map. It's actually quite close to the larger hamlet of Airey's Inlet to the east. A superb high pov with an expansive view across the windswept beaches. Good sharpness and excellent colour and saturation. I have been from Torquay to Apollo Bay and also to Port Campbell. Some of Australia's best coastline. Tfs!

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