ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-25 4:18
The yellow sign contrasts well against the blue unpainted sections of the wall and the shadows in the bg. Good sharpness and the regulations seem reasonable. I guess by non veg they mean meat, especially beef. Understandable in a Hindu country. Nice use of a shallow dof. The veiled woman in red animates the scene. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-25 4:07
The red and white windsock at left contrasts well against the blue sky and water. Good sharpness and I like the repetition of the mooring bays in the marina. The diagonal axis adds dynamism. The people and fisherman add scale and animate the scene. The bg terraces at right on the hillside add interest. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-25 4:02
Looks like Portofino is the place to go when in Genova. Amazing repetition of the white boats with a good exposure on the highlights and excellent density levels. The curving esplanade provides deep lead in lines and leads the eye right around the bay. I like the colourful facades of the buildings along the waterfront. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-25 3:58
Good sharpness and the dark overarching tree frames the scene well and provides a nice graphic element. Nice repetition of the intricate patterns formed by the spreading branches devoid of leaves. The blue sky contrasts well against the yellow green grass. The cloud patterns add interest to the sky. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-25 3:54
The photographers at left add scale and animate the scene. The white sculpture they are recording is unusual and intriguing. Hope they are metering! An impressive and colourful array of tulips in the fg. The white swan in the lake at right is a nice addition. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-25 3:48
I've only experienced a couple of sandstorms in my life. One in Diyarbakir in Turkey and another in eastern Australia after a decade of drought. They are a surreal event as depicted here. Good sharpness and warm colours. I like the repetition of the bg palm trees and draped pennants obscured by the haze. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-25 3:45
Fantastic warm cold colour contrasts between the blue and orange with the central fg snow capped peak making a majestic focal point. Good sharpness, colour and saturation. I like the diagonal shadow in the sky which adds dynamism. The mountain peak is well positioned on the horizontal 1/3 axis. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-25 3:42
The dark, hilly spur at left adds a nice graphic element. Good sharpness and the fg yellow green grass strip adds depth and layering, as well as color contrasts against the blue sea and sky. The minimalist composition works well here. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-25 3:39
The seated old man at right animates the scene and provides scale to the impressive Hindu wall painting backdrop. The bed at left denotes then poverty. This was the stereotype I had of India before I went, but there are wealthy people in India along with modern air con buses and good hotels and restaurants, which was an eye opener for me. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-25 3:30
Yes the structure does indeed resemble a giant fan or even a Scottish bagpipe. Good sharpness and the reflections in the buildings add interest. The people crossing the bridge in the bg add scale and animate the scene. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-25 3:24
Looks like a mini Varanasi. Good sharpness, colour and saturation. Nice reflections in the wide fg expanse of water. The rooftop restaurant looks like a good spot to dine. Interesting contrasts in architecture. The forested hills make a nice backdrop to the town. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-25 3:19
Looks similar to the South American Andes Mountains. Good sharpness and the rugged landscape has been well depicted. I like the sunlit patch of green overgrown terraces. The cloud adds meed and atmosphere. The road top right provides a secondary focal point. The red roofs in the fg add a splash of contrasting colour against the green meadows. Tfs
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-25 3:14
In like the railroad track at right deviating to the tall coconut palm and forest whilst the other 2 tracks continue on straight ahead. Good sharpness and a superb high pov. The 2 men and the other 2 people walking along the tracks animate the scene and provide a focal point. The banana trees at left enhance the tropical look and feel. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-25 3:08
Some more very nice wall murals and street artwork. Good sharpness and the small girl animates the scene, provides a focal point, and scale. I like the contrast between the grungy urban art and the more mundane bg of washing hanging out to dry. The blue colours add mood. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-25 3:04
I like the snowy path at right providing lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective. Good sharpness and a nice sidelight. The hint of yellow color in the railroad crossing sign at right contrasts well against the blue sky. Excellent textural details in the snow. Nice repetition of the vertical saplings. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-24 12:53
Missed this one. I like the texture screen effect. Good density levels that have rendered superb lighting contrasts and saturation. Terrific warm vs cold color contrasts between the yellow and red facades of the buildings and the blue sky. I also like the wall murals and frescoes. Nice repetition of the street lamps. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-24 12:49
It is hard to go wrong with a shot from Venice. Just about every image I took of 100 or so was worthy of uploading to TE. Here is no exception. Good pastel colours with superb sharpness and nice reflections in the water. Excellent repetition of the gondolas in a diagonal row, adding dynamism. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-24 12:46
Wonderful saturated colour with marvellous reflections and effective tight framing. I like the striking warm cold colour contrasts between the red, yellow and blue. Good to include a section of the boat at left. The dappled sunlight on the prow is superb. Looks like a painting! Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-24 12:43
A superb high pov with good sharpness and attractive minimalist colours. I like the graphic elements of the lighter toned village walls and facades against the darker toned bg of shadowed hills together with the grove of dark fg pines in front of the village. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100910) 2015-04-24 8:59
I went there in the 80's long before Martin Bryant did a copycat of the Dunblane Scotland shootings, in 1996. The scaffolding and fence look new to me as does the excavation. Good sharpness and the trees at right add depth and layering. Excellent colour and saturation. The yellow flowers and orange supports contrast well against the blue sky. Tfs!