ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 17:52
Punchy light contrasts and a good exposure on the bright highlights with just a hint of motion blur in the water. Incredible emerald colors of the green vegetation and the observation platform in the bottom right corner adds depth. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 17:49
From what I have read this year is supposed to be a lot quieter and better than last year. We can only hope. Good sharpness and an apt upload for Chinese New Year. I like the effective tight framing ad the layering here with the fg rocks then the goat and the moss behind. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 17:41
Wonderful reflections of the blue sky and grey clouds with the highly reflective surface of the modern high rise skyscraper. Nice repetition of geometric patterns and shapes. Good tonal range and I like the minimalist colors and tones of just blue white and shades of grey al the way to black. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 17:37
A superb nocturnal shot from Hong Kong Airport. Reasonable sharpness and the warm yellow artificial light adds warmth and ambiance. I like the repetition of the arched igloo like structures in the bg. The small shuttle car provides scale when juxtaposed against the massive aircraft. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 17:29
A splendid warm vs cold colour contrast between the blue sky and the warm yellow red tones of of the architecture. Good sharpness and saturation. The 2 people in the doorway add scale. It is a bigger building than I expected. Nice shadow play in the fg. Perspective has been well managed. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 17:20
The arch forms a superb framing device on the bg conical stone tower. Good sharpness and especially so for a night shot which is far more difficult. The warm yellow colour of the artificial illumination adds mood and ambiance. Good use of a shallow dof with the bg bridge across the Danube top left. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 17:15
An extremely colourful array of paintings with the added bonus of the man on his cellphone who seems to almost have fallen asleep. I like the strong diagonal axis where the floor meets the wall as it adds dynamism. Good sharpness throughout and excellent saturation. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 17:10
Good sharpness and density levels that have provided excellent saturation solid blacks clean whites and superb strong lighting and tonal contrasts. The 2 fountains mirror each other and provide instant focal points. The elaborate greenhouse or crystal palace might be needed in Paris or Porto where winters are bleak and cold but probably just for show in subtropical Brazil. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 17:06
The diagonal angle of the elaborately decorated altar structure adds dynamism to the composition. Attractive warm colours of red and orange with good sharpness throughout. I like the repetition of the 3 ornate motifs on the fg wooden panelling. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 16:41
A nice dedication to Noel. I used to live near the Toowong Cemetery in Brisbane and it was quite ugly and a waste of prime real estate close to the city. But it was built for a town of 2,000. Nobody expected Brisbane to grow into a city of over 2,250,000 people. The cemetery in Warsaw I recall you showed me was notable for the huge number of trees interspersed with the gravestones, and that has been partly replicated here. Good sharpness and the path adds superb lead in lines and linear perspective. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 16:15
A marvellous blue sky backdrop with good sharpness and excellent saturation. Nice repetition of the columns at left the water plumes in the fountain and the steel pole structures with cups sputing water at their ends. Good density levels that have given solid blacks and clean whites as well as ideal light contrasts. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 16:11
This Cuban village has a seedy tropical charm all of its own. A superb high vantage point offering an expansive view of the town. Good sharpness and nice lighting contrasts between the bright sunlit bg and the shadowed fg. The men in the fg animate the shot and I like the curved horizon line from the wide angled lens. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 16:01
Wonderful reflections in the mirror like surface of the water with superb colour and saturation. Amazing repetition of the boats in the harbour. The rusty red iron on the boat sets up a nice warm vs cold colour contrast against the blue sky and reflected blue skylight adjacent in the water. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 15:47
Smart choice of a vertical format to accentuate the height of the buildings and the bg windmill. Good sharpness & excellent shadow detail despite the strong backlighting. I like the minimalist colours and the dual sides of the street converging towards the bg windmill. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 15:34
Smart choice of a vertical format to accentuate the height of the building. Good sharpness and interesting patterns formed by the alternating colors of the the bricks. Reminds me of black and white bricks used in Mosques in Diyarbakir in eastern Turkey. I am guessing this is a Moorish construction. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 15:15
I like the alternating pastel colours in the buildings facades. The Hotel Romance looks like a nice place to stay. Good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. I only saw 3 cities in the Czech Republic so its nice to see another lesser visited town. Tfs
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 3:05
Looks especially inviting on a cold day in Moldova with pouring rain and grey skies. I like the wide angled crop and the long sweeping curve of the beach. The highrise hotels are wisely set back from the beach and not right bon top of it. Tfs!
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 2:38
I even had problems uploading today. My note disappeared but fortunately I copied it before I posted! Effective tight framing here with nice repetition of the geometric patterns and shapes. Amazing colourful reflections, too. The blue and grey colors contrast well against the warmer orange red tones. Tfs!
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 0:24
A good upward pov although I might have tried to leave just a bit more breathing space above the eagle. Perspective has been well managed placing the vertical line centrally. The fg street could be cropped slightly so that the diagonal line of the Aveiro starts / finishes in the bottom right corner. Good sharpness and a wonderful, ornate facade. The blue and white colours are exemplary of Portugal! Tfs!
ChrisJ (99100) 2015-02-24 0:20
I can never get enough of the Grand Canyon. It was a dream of mine to see it and I finally got around to doing just that in 2008. Still some large gaps in the US that I would like to see one day. Painted Hills and Crater Lake Oregon, Yellowstone, Niagara Falls eg. The trees frame the red rocks and blue sky nicely in this superb shot. Good sharpness and saturation. Tfs!