ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-11 14:05
I like the superb backlight and the yellow gold glow in the sky here. The wetsuited surfers animate the scene and the backlit aura in their hair adds interest. The horizontal layers of warm colored sea weed across the beach enhance the composition. The seagull at left is a bonus. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-11 13:59
Good placement of the man in the blue jacket against the rust red colored door, which is nicely positioned over the vertical 1/3 axis to give a pleasing composition. I like the muted pastel colours and the majestic bg mountains covered in snow. Nice repetition of the rectangular blocks comprising the church facade. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-11 13:55
Nice repetition of the green yarn hanging out to dry. Fantastic sharpness and a splendid daily life scene from Nepal of years gone by. The mounds of yellow straw contrast well against the blue sky. The three tiered bg roof adds place and context. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-11 13:51
Fantastic colours with superb saturation and nice warm cold colour contrasts. Especially the yellow and orange facades of the buildings against the blue hues and sky. Good use of lead in lines using perspective. Nice saturation. A pleasant sea-view and interesting shadow play in the courtyard. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-11 13:48
A marvellous high pov overlooking the harbour with excellent repetition of the moored boats. The downward view from the bridge provides nice lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-11 13:45
Excellent sharpness with good use of diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point near the arch across the street, and good saturation and colour. The vegetation adds nice splashes of red, pink and green. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-11 13:28
Fantastic warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue colours of the sunset skies. Good sharpness and wonderful symmetrical reflections with superb saturation. The artificial illumination adds a nice splash of yellow and the silhouetted trees provide a good graphic element. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-08 4:50
I haven't yet been to Switzerland or Belgium but will get there one day. A superb high pov with good sharpness. The fg building looks like a large high school complex. Good diffused light and the fg people add scale. The 6 empty green tables add interest. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-08 2:56
A wonderful saturated blue sky. I no longer take them for granted after living in China and Korea for 5 years where I could go weeks or months without seeing a sky like this. Good sharpness and the three lighter toned towers add a graphic element contrast to the darker equestrian statue with rider. Good sharpness and tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-08 2:52
Nice repetition of the thatched umbrellas, blue deckchairs and coconut palms which enhance the tropical mood and atmosphere. Good sharpness and punchy light contrasts with excellent saturation. Superb textural details in the well worn and travelled fg sand. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-08 2:36
Often it's not always possible to shoot subjects under optimal lighting conditions. Places I've been in the late afternoon would have been better lit in the morning and vice versa. The diffused light here has reduced the backlight problem to manageable levels, imho. I like the angled pov showing 2 facades and the repetition of the arches. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-07 14:30
I like the patterns formed by the scalloped excavations resembling an inverted and tiered wedding cake. The yellow stains at the top contrast well against the blue green water at the bottom. Good density levels with punchy light contrasts. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-07 14:27
Missed this one. Smart choice of a vertical format wih good tonal and light contrasts. The dark spire of the Gothic Cathedral contrasts superbly against the lighter toned sky. I like the repetition of the central arches and the views of the sky through them. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-07 14:18
I loaded some shots I took when I was in Patan in 2000 ad. I went back to Nepal in 2002 and included Janakpur, Baktapur and Darjeeling. Nice to see it hasn't changed all that much in almost 30 years. But I worry what damage the recent earthquake did? Loved the sunny rooftop terraces serving tea and coffee there on a cold midwinter's day. Nice repetition of the distinctive zig zag roofs. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-07 14:12
Amazing repetition of the purple throated white flowers in the fg with good sharpness and excellent framing. The stairs add good lead in lines and perspective with the converging lines leading the eye towards the twin domes in gold in the bg. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-07 14:08
A fantastic warm vs cold colour contrast between the blue hour sky and the bright orange red illumination on the building. Good sharpness and excellent saturation and framing. The crowds with the odd motioned blurred pedestrians animate the scene. Tfs.
ChrisJ (100602) 2015-04-07 14:02
Nice repetition of the stems full of blue flowers. I also got lucky and had a blue sky day like this. Lisbon and Istanbul remind me of San Francisco. All 3 have the same vibe. Good sharpness and the orange red color sets up a nice warm cold color contrast against the blue sky. Apparently thick fog is much more common here. Tfs.