ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-08 3:48
I might have cropped out some of the fg to exclude the road and footpath at left. The trees soften the hard angular outlines of the architecture and add greenery and shade. Good sharpness and I like the soft, diffused light and pastel colours. Have a great weekend!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-08 3:45
The yellow red colors of the esplande and bg buildings contrast well against the blue sky. Good sharpness and a fine high pov above the sea. The bg highrise looks strangely incongruous on the horizon. Maybe the town planners were out to lunch that day? The beachcombers on the rock platform add scale. Nice repetition of the lampposts at left. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-08 3:40
I like the small patch at the bottom with the reflections. Good sharpness and smart choice of a vertical format. The plants climbing up the drainpipe remind me a little of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Fantastic color and sharpness with good saturation. Nice repetition of patterns and shapes in the derelict old building. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-08 3:37
Good sharpness and the fg rice paddies add a lot of depth to this image. The forest of steel towers on the horizon give a strange juxtapositioning to the green fg. Good colour, sharpness and saturation. Nice repetition of the young rice plants with a soft diffused light throughout. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-08 3:34
It's good to see this at night even though there are a couple of minor flaws (slightly tilted to the left, and the wires, which could have been excluded by crossing the street). I am in Warsaw at the moment and simply won't have time to go there at night, so it's nice to see what I missed. Off to Kracow soon. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-08 3:31
And here I was thinking you'd recently been to somewhere more exotic, like the Sahara, Namibia, or the Gobi? Newcastle is a little less exotic, but this photo is nonetheless impressive. Perfect sharpness with a wonderful warm cold color contrast between the yellow sand and blue sky. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-08 3:19
The red rocky mesa at right and the dry straw yellow grass in the fg contrast superbly against the blue sky studded with grey & white clouds. Good sharpness and saturation. I might have tried for a higher fstop to get the fg in focus as well. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-08 3:17
The giant head reminds me of a mummified Egyptian queen swathed in bandages! Effective tight framing yet still with plenty of breathing space right around. I like the fine fg sharpness and contrasting shallow dof. The green hues reflected in the top add interest. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-06 2:51
The yellow red buildings in the fg contrast splendidly against the backdrop of blue sky. Good sharpness and superb color and saturation. The buoys in the fg add depth and the boat at right adds a good focal point. Nice repetition of the arches in the bg building too. The oleander trees add a nice splash of colour. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-06 2:48
A superb portrait of the profiled Tunisian boy with good sharpness and an excellent backdrop of the sea. His red shirt and hat contrast well against the blue marine colours to give a superb warm cold color contrast. The basket of jasmine for sale adds interest. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-06 2:45
I like the timing here that gives a nice decisive moment with the yacht perfectly positioned in front of the setting sun to maximise the graphic elements. Good sharpness, saturation and colour. Also f]good to mask the sun using the clouds as a natural filter to avoid lens flare and oe. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-06 2:41
A spectacular sunset with good sharpness and superb repetition of the silhouetted yachts agaisnt the skyline. Good warm colors of yellow gold that contrast well against the blue violet shadows in the fg. Nice symmetrical reflections also. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-06 2:39
Effective tight framing and good control over perspective with excellent color, sharpness and saturation. Excellent shadow detail in the ornately decorated building at left. The people add scale & animate the scene. The telephone booth is strangely incongruent in the age of cell phones. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-06 2:26
Escargots are not on my menu list radar, but I did enjoy the mussels in the Cote d'Azure and in Nimes. The whimsical giant snail depicted here is apparently interested in the menu. I wonder if it would go into shock if it noticed it's cousin on the chefs choice list? Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-06 2:22
I have yet to visit Vienna and also Budapest which are both on my to do list. Nice reflections in the fountain with good sharpness and superb framing and composition. Nice symmetry of the bg white angel statues. Good shadow detail in the facade of the neoclassical Greco Roman building in the bg. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-06 2:18
Lol at the apt title! A superb upward pov with good sharpness and splendid shadow detail despite the challenging light. The reddish pink colour also contrasts superbly against the blue sky to give a nice warm cold colour contrast. Good breathing space around the sculpture too. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-06 2:15
Good to see a wider angled view of this scene too, to add context. Excellent sharpness, saturation and color. A superb high pov with a pleasant blue sky backdrop. The fg red roof sets up a nice warm cold color contrast agaisnt the blue sky too. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-06 2:13
I like the jagged, mesa like mountains on the bg horizon. The tightly clustered fg houses of the village add interest. Good sharpness, colour and saturation. Well composed with the horizon line well away from the centre. The fg palm trees and vegetation add depth. Have a nice weekend!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-06 2:10
Do you get a jackpot for 5 of these? Just kidding. Great to see a real live one and amazing it is thriving so far from the Pacific Ocean! Love the turquoise color of the water. Good reflections and the concentric rings in the rippled water add interest. Tfs!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-08-06 2:06
Vibrant colour with superb warm vs cold color contrasts between the yellow flowers and the blue sky and reflected skylight in the water. Excellent sharpness and punchy light contrasts. I like the bg bridge framing the moored boats. The several churches at left add interest. Tfs!