ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-20 12:32
I have been there and took a few photos. Its difficult to get a great shot there with the constant crowds and pedestrian traffic but you've succeeded here. The ceiling steals the show here. Good sharpness, colour and saturation. The golden tones contrast well against the blue attire worn by the people. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-20 12:27
The red coat contrasts superbly against the blue sky. Good sharpness and the forward motion adds dynamism with the long shadow reinforcing the effect. The diagonal furrow and path in the snow adds both dynamism and linear perspective with the additional human figures well positioned near the vanishing point. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-20 12:15
Good density levels that have given crisp clean whites and solid blacks. Puncky light contrasts and good saturation are additional results of the good exposure level. The Armenian style church atop the hill and within the protection of the stone walls of the fort remind me of far eastern Turkey. The red fort contrasts well against the blue sky. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-20 12:05
A superb high pov and the fog and mist add mood, mystery and atmosphere. Good sharpness and a soft diffused light and ethereal ambiance. The diagonal axis of the waterway at left adds dynamism. Good to include the fg rocks to add depth and layering. And the icebergs within the water add interest. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-20 11:58
A good upward pov on the red carnation sculptures with excellent graphic elements against the lighter blue sky bg. Superb sharpness and effective tight framing. Stunning warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue. Nice repetition of the patterns formed by the trellis. Perspective has been well managed. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-20 11:42
A good upward pov on the Seven Sisters Building in Warsaw which was Stalin's way of staking out his territory. I saw similar styled buildings in all of the Baltic States. I got the elevator up to the lookout last time I was in Warsaw. The view from up there is nice. The blue sky makes a superb backdrop. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-20 11:23
I like the depth layering and cor imparted by the red roses in the fg. Good sharpness and an incredible view of the Golden Horn. I like the repetition of the mosques and their minarets on the horizon line. A superb high vantage point and the bg bridge makes a fine focal point. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-20 11:13
I like the minimalist color and subtle tint of orange in the sky top right. Good sharpness & amazing repetition of the snow covered conifer trees. Excellent shadow detail and the diffused light works well here. I like the v notch in the middle of the horizon line. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-20 11:07
I like the repetition of the silhouetted black birds in the sky. Good sharpness and a superb sunset with the fiery orange colours which contrast well against the grey blue hues to give a pleasing warm cold color contrast. Nice repetition also of the billowing grey clouds. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-20 10:57
I think I will pass on the kissing of this cow. She's ugly, but no offence intended! Good use of a shallow dof and nice repetition of the water droplets on her snout. Or saliva as the case may be. The extreme wide angled lens closeup has given interesting distortion effects. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-20 10:48
I immediately thought of Thor Heyerdahl and the Contiki Expedition when I saw this. Unsurprisingly it is taken on Lake Titicaca. Perhaps a slight rotation to the left?> I like the twin yellow dragon heads and their warm cold color contrast against the blue sky. Good sharpness and the wooden lookout platform is a nice addition for the tourists. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-19 9:40
I like the vibrant alternating colors on the boats of red yellow and blue and their warm cold color connotations. Excellent sharpness and nice reflections. The 'wheels' painted on the fg boat are a humorous twist. The horizon line is well positioned well away from the center. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-19 9:37
I might have rotated this a bit more to the left, as it seems to be tilting to the right. The verticals have been aligned here over on the right which makes the left look tilted. I now aim to have the verticals placed centrally. Good repetition of the boats with excellent sharpness and nice reflections in the water. The perspective is excellent and adds depth to the image. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-19 9:31
A good portrait with excellent testural and tonal details in his face, and the white face paint markings enhance the graphic effect against his dark skin. Wonderful use of a shallow dof with superb facial sharpness. The 3 yellow bead necklaces add a welcome splash of color. Effective tight framing and tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-19 9:28
I might have boosted both saturation and contrast but that would give an entirely different mood. Smart choice of a vertical frame to stress the height of the bell tower. The diffused lighting works well here and the soft pastel colors and subtle warm cold color contrasts add to the charm. Excellent sharpness and tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-19 9:25
Wishing now I had gone inside the cathedral. But I did find a lake at the rear of the building that offered superb reflections. Here I like the uniform colors of the stained glass windows, of emerald green, sapphire blue and rose quartz at right. At least in the lower part of the window. Good sharpness and a fine upward pov. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-19 9:21
A lovely symmetrical reflection with good sharpness and saturation. I like the change in the color of the vegetation from yellow green in the upper image to an emerald cyan color in the water. Good framing and composition. The rippled patterns in the fg water at right are nice. The 'v' notch horizon adds dynamism. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-19 8:55
What I might have done here ks reduced the highlight levels by 30%, applied auto contrast, then reduced those same highlights again around 15%. Its a pattern that I often use when strong slightly oe highlights are a problem yet I want to boost contrast. Good sharpness and smart choice of a vertical frame. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-19 8:52
Spring and Autumn are my favourite seasons. I think I am leaning a little more towards Autumn because both the heat & rain, as well as the crowds are gone. But the greenery and warmth of Spring as depicted here are equally enticing, And the flowers always add a welcome splash of colour. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. The fg furrows in the dark earth add good lead in lines and perspective. Tfs!
ChrisJ (97768) 2015-01-19 8:47
Kudos to you for braving the elements to get out of a warm dwelling or apartment to get this shot. This looks similar to rural Romania, but with -21c temperatures I opted to stay safely indoors instead. The curved dual wheel tracks add excellent lead in .lines and diminishing linear perspective. The old brick cottage is nicely positioned right over the vanishing point. The tree add depth and framing. Tfs!