ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 18:34
Looks like an ancient Archaeological site from Europe or the Middle East! Excellent sharpness and nice use of diminishing linear perspexctive and vanishing point to lead the eye in. Good repetition of the ruined columns and the red color contrasts superbly against the blue sky. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 18:32
Good use of a shallow dof with excellent sharpness on the 2 young ladies in blue denim. A soft diffused light and a fine warm cold color contrast in the girl's attire between the red and blue. I like how one girl is using the other girl as an armchair and headrest! Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 18:03
Bonjour JJ ,
Smart choice of a vertical format here with excellent sharpness and punchy light contrasts on account of the impeccable density levels. The saturation is spot on the the deep blue sky makes a superb backdrop. It also contrasts well against the red tile roof at top right and the red murals at left. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 17:55
I like the slightly wide angled, panoramic format and excellent sharpness and shadow detail. Nice textural details in the fg cobblestones. The bg Vatican and St Peter's Cathedral makes a splendid backdrop. The giant statues atop it add interest. The people in the fg add scale and animate the scene. I was lucky enough to visit this area last year. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 17:52
A wonderful blue hour shot of a canal in Amsterdam, one of many as I recall. Good sharpness and superb reflections with the golden, and reddish hued artificial illumination contrasting well against the blue to give a good warm vs cold color contrast. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 17:49
An appropriate upload for Christmas and a very homely scene with excellent indoor lighting & superb sharpness and color. A busy scene with lots to look at. The decorated Christmas tree makes a fine focal point near the centre. The empty armchair looks comfortable and inviting. I like the blue lights at left and their reflection in the glass cabinet door at right. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 17:45
A fantastic daily life scene at the bakers with the 2 busy chefs catering to the customers. The cakes look delicious. Alas, I have only tried halva and Baklava. Next time I visit Greece I will have to try these confectioneries. Hopefully they are around at other times as well as Christmas. Good interior lighting. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 17:40
A superb Nativity scene appropriate for Christmas with good sharpness and superb color and saturation. I like the warm cold color contrast between the blue and yellow. Good textural contrasta between the straw, cloth and sculptures. Punchy light contrasts and good density levels. Excellent graphism and the halos are a nice touch. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 17:34
I like the graphism of dark and light tones and the motion blur of the people in a hurry in a big city. A good upward pov. I sometimes miss Istanbul. I used to live nearby at Izmit. The chandelier adds plenty of light. I like the minimalist color and splendid textural and tonal details in the stone wall and floors. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 17:31
I am right next to Moldova and plan on going there soon. A wonderful upward pov with the tilt of the aircraft adding dynamism. Good sharpness especially considering the speed it's travelling at, and a nice backdrop of blue sky with clouds. It looks like the cargo door or wheel hatch is yet to close. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 17:24
Effective tight framing and the almost square format works well here. I like the cardboard cut out Christmas decorations on the upper level. Good sharpness and the bright orange and ping facades of the buildings at right are certainly eye-catching and contrast well against the small areas of blue at left. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 17:18
This is exceptionally good for a mobile phone camera! I like the high pov and the 'river' of blue in the centre of the shopping mall. The people add scale and context. Superb sharpness and good color saturation. The warm golden light top left contrasts splendidly against the blue of the water. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 17:15
Wonderful Christmas decorations within the shopping centre with a superb ceiling in contorted ogive patterns of red white and blue. Excellent framing and composition. The fairy lights on the railings are a nice touch. The 2 giant red baubles make fine focal points. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 17:12
Good sharpness and a well framed and composed shot of the large ship. Nice reflections in the water and excellent sharpness and pastel colours. I like how the fg is clear and sharp and it graduates to hazy mist in the bg. The 2nd ship at right adds balance. Good graphism of dark and light tones. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 17:03
I like the repetition of the b&w penguins with their bells and orange feet. Their tilt adds dynamism. Good sharpness and a nicely decorated room in the spirit of Christmas. Not just 1 but 4 Christmas trees! And the giant snowflakes are a nice addition. Good color and well framed & composed. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 16:52
I like the warm cold color contrasts in the sky between the blue and orange. A superb sunset with lovely reflections in the water. Good sharpness and graphism, with the silhouetted boat at right making a fine focal point. The sandbank nicely bisects the image and further back are more reflections and water. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 16:49
I might have cropped some of the fg water as it doesn't add a lot. That said the bg of Venice is stupendous! A wonderful daily life scene from this vibrant city. The wooden bridge with the pedestrian makes a fine focal point. Excellent sharpness and nice repetition of the boats. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 16:43
A spot I know well. Oia is very photogenic and nice for a change to get some people other than tourists included in a shot. Good sharpness and the quintessential blue and white colours of Greece are here in all their glory! Excellent sharpness and framing. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 16:41
I like the ornamental clover leaf shaped fountain in the fg, even if it doesn't appear to have ant water in it. The bg manor house is stylish and stately and nicely symmetrical. Good sharpness and nice blue skylight reflections in the windows. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96876) 2014-12-26 16:27
An appropriate upload for the Christmas Season, with well managed interior lighting in this charming old church. Good sharpness and diffused lighting. The weathered religious paintings are eye catching. A good angled pov that adds perspective and dynamism. Tfs!