ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-26 10:44
Bonjour JJ ,
The bright blue door at left is an eye-catching focal point. It is counterbalanced at right by the bright blue window and the array of flowers spilling down from the window. Good sharpness and the neutral pale reddish brown grey colour of the wall sets off the colors superbly. Good textural and tonal details with the cemented flat and curved stones reminiscent of an Inca construction! Tfs!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-26 10:38
I haven't yet been to Lesvos but this wedding cake tiered church sure looks different and unusual. Good sharpness, colour and saturation. I like the soft pastel colours. The pale red roof of the tower at right contrasts well against the grey blue sky. Good repetition of the arched windows. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-26 10:26
Good evening Sasha,
A superb Christmas card landscape all covered in snow. Good sharpness and excellent tonal range and colour saturation. I like the minimalist color and soft muted colours. This could easily pass as a black and white image. A homemade water distribution system is always better than no system at all! Tfs!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-26 10:23
You were much luckier with the weather than I. Good sharpness and excellent colour and saturation. The yellow green vegetation contrasts superbly against the blue water and sky. The jagged bg peaks make a magnificent backdrop. Nice repetition of the moored fishing boats along the shoreline at left. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-26 10:20
Toronto recently passed Chicago as North America's third largest city after NYC & LA. Good sharpness and the promenade at right along the lake shoreline adds superb lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective and the city is nicely positioned at the vanishing point. The 2000 foot + tower makes a fine focal point. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-26 10:13
Apart form a few days after Christmas when it was super cold (-21c) it has been around zero for the past 2 or 3 weeks. So little or no snow. Good choice of a vertical format with excellent sharpness and dual snowy wheel tracks add good lead in lines and linear perspective. The dark tree trunks add a nice graphic element. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-26 9:58
A striking warm cold color contrast between the blue sky and the reddish yellow tints on the sunlit hill at right. The fog and cloud impart mood mystery and atmosphere. Good sharpness and excellent tight framing. Superb fg shadow detail in the shaded spur, and its diagonal axis adds dynamism. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-26 9:55
A good high pov overlooking this verdant valley and the fg chapel makes a fine focal point. I like the spur at the top leading the eye away to the top right. And the nearer fg spur leading to the left. Realistic color with a soft diffused light. Could be a fraction sharper. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-26 9:36
The hilltop castle perched atop the rocky outcrop is a perfect focal point in this image. Good sharpness and excellent color and saturation. Good side-lighting and nice to see so much green foliage. It disappears at winter time so I miss the green colors of Spring and Summer. A good upward pov. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-26 8:58
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!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-26 8:22
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!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-26 8:14
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!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-25 11:35
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!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-25 11:31
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!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-25 11:23
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!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-25 11:20
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!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-25 11:11
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!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-25 11:05
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!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-25 10:58
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!
ChrisJ (97974) 2015-01-25 10:54
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!