ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 5:57
The old car looks almost vintage even though it only dates from the 80's. Good sharpness and well framed and composed with plenty of breathing space right around. I might have cropped 1/2 of the fg for a more wide angled panoramic crop. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 5:54
The rust red ship in the river is eyecatching and sets up an immediate warm cold color contrast against the bg blue sky. Good sharpness and nice repetition of the moored boats at right. A superb high vantage point. The yacht at left in the bottom corner adds strong lead in lines and dynamism with its diagonal alignment. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 5:51
Although native to South America, these jacaranda trees also grow well in east coast Australia from about Sydney north into Queensland. They flower in October and remind students it's time to study for the looming exams! Good color, sharpness and saturation. I like the wide angled panoramic crop. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 5:48
It's reassuring that there is an emergency clinic at the top of the steep stairs! They need one in Stepanplatz in Vienna, which has over 330 steps. I visited Tallinn last year and liked it a lot. The tower at left and the newly refurbished Orthodox church at right add complementary focal points and frame the image well. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 5:42
The canal, boats, bridge and color are all reminiscent of Venice. Fantastic reflections with good color, sharpness and saturation. Superb warm cold color contrasts between the red, yellow and blue sky. The red and cyan colors enhance the effect. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 5:39
A fabulous alpine lake but the water must be just above freezing point is they are wading rather than swimming. Still a lovely spot on a warm to hot summer's day. A marvellous backdrop of forested and even snowcapped peaks. Good sharpness and framing. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 5:36
A wonderful bucolic scene with the contented-looking cows well dispersed around the frame. Good sharpness and the lush yellow green meadows contrast well against the blue sky to give a nice warm cold color contrast. The big conifer tree makes a fine focal point. Excellent composition and framing. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 5:32
Fantastic reflections and the clarity of the pristine looking water is superb. The fg flowers adds depth and layering as well as a welcome splash of color and a partial frame. Good repetition of the pier pylons. The fishing boat and dinghy add focal points. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 5:23
Fantastic warm vs cold color contrasts between the blue and yellow, and the red path, with excellent sharpness. The people animate the scene. Good saturation and effective tight framing. The Corinthian style neo Greco-Roman columns add interest and repetition. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 5:18
There must be a different island for every day of the year in Greece and then some! I've been fortunate enough to visit a couple dozen of them. Visitors and locals are spoilt for choice! Wonderful reflections with good sharpness and saturation, with nice repetition of the colorful moored boats. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 5:07
I see the bird. A superb modern art-piece that connects with the viewer. Modern artists don't always succeed, but here they have. The wonderful reflections and the superb sharpness enhance the shot. The 2 ladies conversing at left contrast well with the solitary guy at right on his mobile phone. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 5:02
Good textural and tonal details in the unpainted and unlacquered wood, with superb sharpness. The diagonal viewpoint adds interest and the open window shutters provide a perfect focal point. The minimalist color works well here. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 4:49
The alternating colors in the facades of the buildings at left, of green salmon white and pink, add interest and life to this shot. Good sharpness and the tourist pondering his next move animates the scene. Good lead in lines and linear perspective afforded by the converging lines of the street. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 4:47
The gull is the first thing I spotted when opening the large format version. It's sharp too. Nice repetition of the moored boats with wonderful reflections in the placid harbor waters. The hilltop cathedral makes a superb focal point. I spent about an hour in Marseilles enroute to Nimes. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 4:43
The twin dark areas of the door and window enhance the graphism in this shot and provide focal points. A pleasant diffused light. I might have burned in the bright highlights of the path a little more. The flowers either side add color and the overarching ivy vine is a good addition. The reflection in the window is excellent. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 4:35
Textbook illustration here of diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. The converging lines of the fountain effortlessly lead the eye towards the back of the image. I like the dappled sunlight and shadow in the fg water. The small bg building is well placed at the vp. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 4:32
The thin layer of mist rising from the water adds mood and atmosphere. Tremendous symmetrical reflections with good sharpness, color and saturation. Nice repetition of the French flags. The boat makes an obvious focal point. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 4:26
The curving road adds deep lead in lines towards the back and good linear perspective. I like the repetition of both the statues and the guard posts. Excellent sharpness overall and the twin turrets of the bg palace add a focal point near the vp. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 4:22
It must be an American butterfly! Red white and blue! A perfectly focussed image of the colorful profiled butterfly with good use of a shallow dof on the background. The note is informative. Excellent color and saturation and well framed and composed. Tfs.
ChrisJ (104245) 2015-08-28 4:16
Good graphism of the chocolate colored pulpit, or balcony, against the lighter bg at top, and to a lesser extent the bottom as well, with excellent sharpness and a fine upward pov. I might have left a little more space at left. Tfs.