ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-12 11:05
Good use of a shallow dof putting the focus on the fg man posing in front of the waterfall. Good sharpness and excellent colour and saturation. The rainbow at left is a nice addition. Punchy light contrasts with good graphic elements. Tfs!
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-12 10:41
The lens barrel distortion from the wide angled lens has been well managed with the vertical lines placed centrally rather than extreme left or right. Excellent sharpness and a good exposure on the bright highlights. Nice repetition of the minarets, turrets and cupolas. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-12 10:11
The warm bright colors of orange and pink remind me of Mexico. The warm colors contrast superbly against the blue sky. I like the angled pov on the building showing 2 facades. The olive pressing machine for oil is interesting. In China the machines crushed sugar cane for juice. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-12 9:53
The passing tourists look like a Korean or perhaps Japanese/ Chinese couple. Nice to see them making their dreams of a European vacation come true. Good sharpness and Corsica looks like an ideal travel destination. Wonderful warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue sea and sky and the reddish yellow ochre color of the rocks and dried grass. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-12 9:44
We're going to end up with a world full of carbon copy NYC's! Same thing is happening in Australian cities, with increasingly expensive prices for prime inner central business district addresses forcing buildings to go upwards rather than spread outwards. A good profiled view of the expanding city skyline. Good sharpness and excellent lighting contrasts and graphism. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-12 9:33
I like the empty picture frame used to create a border within the greater in camera frame. The diffused light has helped here and sharpness is impeccable. The 2 girls in red attire either side contrast well against the boy in blue shirt and cap in the centre. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-12 9:13
One big difference between Chinese and Argentinean cities is the blue sky, which is rare in China, and even Hong Kong and South Korea, which are close by. Smog doesn't need a passport. Good sharpness and nice reflections in the water. The movable bridge at left adds interest. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-12 8:47
Salut JJ ,
A superb high pov with good sharpness and the gull at right animates the shot. This looks similar to the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy. The angled sedimentary rock layers are clearly evident in the cliffs. The stone tower at left in the fg looks like it would also offer fantastic views. Vibrant colour with splendid saturation. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-11 15:37
i like how the sunlight is hitting the massive stone walls and enhancing the yellow tinge, to give a fantastic warm cold colour contrast against the blue sky. The green domed mosque in the bg at right adds a focal point near the horizon. Good saturation and well framed and composed. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-11 15:32
Good sharpness especially through a perplex plane window. Wonderful warm vs cold color contrasts between the orange and blue grey tones. Dramatic striped horizontal cloud patterns that add interest. I like the sunlight catching the top of the tallest clouds. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-11 15:29
Amazing repetition of the evenly spaced trees in the orchard with a superb high pov and excellent sharpness. The curving fg road and its lighter and warmer tones add lead in lines and guide the eye around the image. The shadows falling to the right enhance the repetition and depth. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-11 15:22
I like the warm cold color contrast between the red magenta sidewalk at left and the blue sky. Superb use of diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. The people provide scale and animate the scene. I like the downhill view. The lens barrel distortion from the wide angled lens has been well managed. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-11 15:18
Fantastic symmetrical reflections with good sharpness and excellent saturation. The yellow green colors of the vegetation contrast well against the reflected blue skylight. I like the >>> shapes formed by the refracted reflections. Effective tight framing and punchy light contrasts. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-11 14:57
I like the superb tonal range and good sharpness and and graphic elements. Nice lighting contrasts and well framed and composed. The seated couple at right animate the scene and remind me of myself at Ankara Castle overlooking the city. Their dark partially silhouetted figures provide a nice graphic element against the lighter toned bg. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-11 14:47
This spot looks absolutely magical at blue hour. Even in the hard light of day it is still a magnificent view of the city. Amazing repetition of patterns and shapes formed by the buildings with good sharpness and framing. The dark, forested peak of Mt Lycabettus adds a good graphic element against the lighter toned bg sky. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-11 14:30
Love the deeply saturated lush emerald green grass. Good color saturation and sharpness. The road at right adds good lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. The flecks of remnant snow on the dark bg peaks add a nice graphic element. The cows at left animate the scene. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-11 14:24
When I hear the term blue lagoon I imagine a tropical scene with a sandy beach and coconut palms. And swimming. It might be a bit cold for either here but it is still very beautiful. Excellent sharpness with marvellous graphic elements of the dark volcanic rock against the lighter bg tones and snow. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-11 14:19
Nice use of the rough fg stone arch to frame the bg scene. Good sharpness, color and saturation. Good depth and layering are provided by the bg wall and the distant hazy blue peak on the horizon. Good textural details on the lichen encrusted fg rocks. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-11 14:08
Excellent graphic elements added by the dark branches of the spreading tree against the lighter toned bg sky. The solitary bird is a bonus. I like the minimalist colour and the pale blue sky backdrop. Nice repetition of the patterns and shapes formed by the branches. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100528) 2015-04-11 14:05
I like the superb backlight and the yellow gold glow in the sky here. The wetsuited surfers animate the scene and the backlit aura in their hair adds interest. The horizontal layers of warm colored sea weed across the beach enhance the composition. The seagull at left is a bonus. Tfs.