ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 16:59
A superb daily life scene with good sharpness and excellent colour and saturation. The artificial cherry blossum tree outside adds to the scene and the boy at right squatting on the pavement adds curiosity. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 16:57
Good sharpness and a wonderful warm vs cold colour contrast between the blue hour sky and the yellow illuminated wall. Good repetition of the cross designs on the same wall which also adds deep perspective and lead in lines towards the back. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 16:54
They chased me out of the fort at blue hour but I got some nice shots of this iconic Lisbon bridge anyway. The illuminated Christ statue in the distance on the opposite shore is very similar in style to the one in Rio. Nice reflections in the water and the warm orange colours add mood and ambiance. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 16:51
A superb decisive moment catching the last short moments of the setting sun. Good sharpness and I like the saturated sunset colours of orange in the sky contrasting against the blue sea. The distant boat makes a good focal point. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 16:47
A superb birds eye view of the green valley with the picturesque little village contrasting superbly against the rural surroundings. I might have added more shadows and contrast. A spectacular vantage point with impeccable sharpness and nice framing. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 16:44
The dark lamppost at right nicely frames the urban scene and contrasts well against the white washed walls of the bg buildings. Good sharpness and effective tight framing. The blue sky sets off the white colors perfectly. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 16:28
Hello dear Christiane,
A nice contrast between the shoolboy and the middle aged lady out shopping. A superb daily life scene with good sharpness and colour. The street and gutter at right add deep lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective off towards the top left. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 16:12
Missed this one. Punchy light contrasts on account of the superb density levels. Good sharpness, color and saturation. It looks like a cosy retreat and bar. The open doors are most welcoming. I like the warm yellow red color of the doors contrasting against the blue anchor signs at left. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 16:09
I like the angled pov and the repetition of the agave plants with their spiky pale green leaves. Good sharpness and the pink fg flowers add a welcome splash of colour to the palette. Nice use of diminishing linear perspective and the bg people add scale. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 16:06
Deep Purple! Smoke on the water and fire in the sky, only the latter is true in this image and the colour fits the old song. Good saturation and sharpness and the lights of the small village in the valley add interest. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 16:01
It looks to be a dry and desolate area and the fg donkeys appear malnourished in this unforgiving land with their protruding rib cage bones. The goats and cattle have fared a little better. The camel makes an interesting backdrop. Good sharpness and lots of interesting details to look at. Tfs!
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 15:45
A superb rural daily life scene of the harvested vineyard and pile of cut trees ready for further chopping to provide firewood for the winter ahead. The terrain certainly looks dry from lack of rainfall. A wonderful blue sky backdrop that contrasts well against the yellow fg dried grass. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 15:40
Nice reflections in the water with good sharpness and marvellous repetition of the colourful fishing boats. The orange lifebuoys and the red and yellow trim on the boats contrasts well agaisnt the blue keels to give a pleasing warm cold color contrast. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 15:37
I like the downward pov into the courtyard and the shallow dof throwing the fg metal grill window out of focus. Good sharpness and the reddish orange color adds a warm atmosphere. The people add scale and animate the scene. The square fountain pool provides a centre of interest. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 15:34
A good downward pov with a wonderful warm vs cold colour contrast between the red terracotta tile roofs and the blue sea top right. Good sharpness and excellent framing and nice repetition of the palm trees. The stone structure with the arches and turrets at right adds interest. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 15:30
The wide angled lens barrel distortion has been well managed with the 90 degree verticals placed centrally. Punchy light contrasts with good saturation. The man sitting on the bench outside at left adds scale. I like theb converging lines of the upward angled hill and the downward slope of the terrain at left. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 15:26
A lovely tropical beach with the verdant coconut plams enhancing the scene. Good textural detailed in the well travelled on sand with a myriad of footprints. Punchy light contrasts with excellent saturation. The turquoise color of the sea is delightful. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-23 15:00
The tonal and textural details in the bg wall are superb and the lighting has enhanced the effect. Good sharpness and excellent framing and composition. The people animate the scene and provide scale. An interesting accompanying note and nice repetition of the circular concrete pots at right with the small palm trees. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-22 5:19
Yes indeed the central dead tree or rather tree waiting for Spring to shoot new leaves, does resemble a spider. It also looks like a slippery slide and ladder minus the rungs. The swamp adds mood and has some subtle reflections. Good sharpness and the dried yellow grass contrasts well against the bg blue sky. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100180) 2015-03-22 5:12
The dual rows of multi level houses looming over the narrow alley add good lead in lines and perspective funnelling the eye towards the bg castle on the vanishing point. A nice blue sky that contrasts well against the pale lemon yellow and orange facades of the buildings at left. Tfs.