ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-23 19:58
Looks like a miniature version of the Arc De Triumphe! I like the ornate sculptures and statuary adorning the arch. The people add scale and animate the scene. Good sharpness and the graffiti adds authenticity, though it mars the arch. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-23 19:55
Lovely symmetrical reflections in the mirror like lake of the trees and majestic snowcapped mountains, with good sharpness and saturation. The Rhone Alps looks like a transplanted slice of the Canadian Rockies or adjacent Switzerland! Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-23 19:44
A splendid daily life scene from Nepal of this charming street market. A good downwards pov and the slight tilt to the left adds dynamism and a shooting from the hip vibe. Not sure but the black plastic bag at left with the red looks like betel-nut, a mild narcotic which is chewed. It rots your teeth though. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-23 19:29
Looks like you really enjoyed Japan! These colourful traditional kimonos make a superb subject and the girls seem reasonably obliging. Nice warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue costumes. The bg people walking by look drab in comparison. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-23 19:26
The red pagoda roof of this Japanese temple contrasts superbly against the bg blue sky, with good sharpness enablig us to clearly pick out all the ornate sculptured details in the roof such as the Buddhist sign resembling a reversed swastika. Nice repetition of patterns and shapes. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-23 19:23
This reminds me of Dalyan in Turkey again, except there is no wooden boardwalk like this just a procession of boats to get around to and from the beach. Nice reflections of the cauliflower clouds in the water at right. Good sharpness and perspective. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-23 19:20
The warm reddish yellow ochre colors of the castle contrast superbly against the bg blue sky to give a splendid warm cold colour contrast. Good light contrasts too. Excellent sharpness and density levels. I like the low shooting angle looking up the rampart walls. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-23 19:18
The green trees at right really stand out well from the duotones onf blue and white in the bg. Reminds me of Banff in Canada. Good sharpness and a marvellous high pov. Exposure on the highlights is perfect. Good shadow derail at left. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-23 19:15
I like the high pova nd the red ivy clinging to the wall at left. Its warm colour contrasts well against the hazy blue grey bg. The castle makes a fine focal point. I like the patch of sunlight on the green meadows top right. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-23 19:12
A superb warm vs cold color contrast between the yellow Autumn tones in the fg and the pale bg blue sky. Good sharpness and saturation. The church and abbey are sharply defined against the horizon to enhance the graphic effect. The diffused bg light contrasts well against the brightly lit fg. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-23 19:09
I have a similar shot in Cesme Harbour looking towards Chios in Greece. Might load it one day. Love the repetition of the yachts and the bright orange cloud illuminated by the setting sun. Good sharpness and saturation. The bg range of blue mountains adds depth. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-23 19:06
A spectacular view of the Hong Kong Harbour from Victoria Peak. Did you wait until blue hour and nightfall? Even more spectacular then! You were lucky not to get a smoggy day and have clear blue sky. The green triangular slivers of hills add balance and frame the scene well. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-23 19:03
A marvellous blue sky backdrop with excellent sharpness especially considering the high speed forward movement of the Uzbekistan Aircraft. The tilt adds dynamism. Good placement off centre. Excellent density levels giving punchy light contrasts. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-23 18:34
I like the choice of a vertical frame here and the crop which gives a nice bookmark effect. Good sharpness and perspective. The 2 people walking down the alley in the bg animate the shot. The window boxes with flowers add a welcome splash of color. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-23 12:22
That is over 100 feet taller than Mt Elbrus, the highest mountain in Russia and perhaps Europe too, if you include 'European' western Russia. Also taller than Ararat. The snowcapped volcano looks majestic on the horizon. Good sharpness and saturation with the curving fg road adding strong lead in lines. Tehran is worryingly only 41 miles away from this potentially dangerous volcano which last erupted 7,300 years ago. The fumeroles were active in 2007.
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-22 22:39
The red soil and the woman's orange dress contrast superbly against the blue sky. Good sharpness and the bg banana trees let us know this is tropical Africa. Luxuriant greenery and vegetation. I like the downward view into the valley. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-22 22:19
Good perspective with the corridor at left leading the eye deep into the image. The twin conical towers at right make a good focal point in the distance. Excellent sharpness and punchy light contrasts. I like the shadow play of the roof on the wall too. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-22 20:56
I didn't recognise Naples at first. I have been up on the hill and the view from up there is tremendous. Good sharpness and attractive, warm colours. The reflections in the harbour are nice. I like the warm cold colour contrast between the warm fg bathed in sunlight and the cooler hues of the blue sky. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-21 16:37
Excellent use of a shallow dof with very good sharpness on the duck preoccupied with preening and toiletries. Nice bg reflections in the water. Excellent textural and tonal details in its plumage. Effective tight framing with no wasted space. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-21 16:34
Missed this one. Excellent density levels which have given punchy light contrasts and good saturation. Nice textural and tonal details. This would work equally well en n&b. Effective tight framing and I like the shadow play at right. Tfs!