ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 18:50
My sister and her husband had an Indonesian exchange student, who went to Sydney (without their permission) at the exact time that the Strathfield shootings occurred around 20 years ago. She was read the riot act on her return to Brisbane as everyone was frantic she may have been one of the victims and how do we explain the loss of her daughter to her parents? So I can identify with you worrying about your brother. A nice tribute to the 2 people that lost their lives. I gather the gunman is unworthy of any tribute so I excluded him here.
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 18:40
The majestic snow-capped peaks make a dramatic backdrop here. A wonderful clear blue sky enhanced by the high altitude and a nice daily life scene in the fg. The yellow hay contrasts well against the blue tarpaulin. The people add scale and animate the scene. The fg wooden sapling fence adds depth and framing. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 18:36
Nice repetition of the coconut palms on the horizon which add a suitable warm tropical atmosphere. Good sharpness and the swimmers in the pool look like they're enjoying themselves. The bridge at right adds interest to this attractively landscaped area. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 18:12
Did you see the water puppet show in Hanoi? It's just behind this lake and well worth seeing. A good dual portrait here of the happy couple with good use of a shallow dof and superb sharpness and color. The red railings contrast well agaisnt the green cyan water of the bg lake. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 17:56
Reminiscent of some of the grandiose palaces and gardens I saw in Vienna! The hedged lawn with red plants adds perspective and fine lead in lines towards the bg building and mini Versailles. I am sure I have been here too. There was an ornamental lake and a Chinese pagoda too if I am not mistaken. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 17:17
Well I think both cities are great! I visited London and Paris last year. Good sharpness and a well managed low light level shot which can be more difficult to get sharp at night. Big Ben and Wellington bear are iconic British items. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 17:14
A pleasant diffused light with the parked motor bike at right against the steps. Good sharpness and nice textural details in the peeling paint and crumbling walls. The green leaves add life and soften hard outlines of the buildings. The fg path adds good lead in lines and perspective. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 17:00
Nice capture of the colourful stained glass windows with excellent sharpness and superb lighting and saturation. A good exposure level too as these windows are easy to overexpose. I like the vertical format and the radiant light appearing to emanate from the Virgin Mary and Jesus. Excellent framing and composition. Merci pour ce partage!
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 16:51
A whimsical shot of the naked male statue possibly waiting for his underwear and pants to dry on the clothesline behind him and the woman statue kneeling looking suitably distraught at the prospect of waiting a few more hours? A nice daily life scene from Aydin province with good sharpness and natural looking color. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 16:44
A marvellous neck straining upwards pov that reminds me of some of the ornately decorated interiors of Italian Cathedrals. Very colorful with nice warm cold color contrasts between blue and yellow. Excellent sharpness and good saturation and diffused lighting. The symmetrical perspective works well here. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 16:39
I like the fg bridge at right leading the eye deeper into the image where another bridge crosses the canal. Good sharpness and wonderful color and saturation. It's hard not to take a good shot in photogenic Venice! Nice reflections in the canal. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 15:57
A good upward pov on the Castello del Poggio di Guardea with the steps at left adding lead in lines and a perspective of sorts. I like the minimalist colour and the tonal and textural nuances. Good sharpness and nice graphism withe the darkened doorway at right. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 15:52
A wonderful blue sky that contrasts well against the yell,ow and orange facades of the buildings. Good sharpness and excellent shadow detail in the darkened side of the street at left. Punchy light and tonal contrasts. The parked bike at right and the bg people add life. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 15:48
I like the use of a shallow dof here with the oof fg snow. Stunning backlight that hits the top of the drifts and I like the repetition of the drifts too. A marvellous sunset backdrop of orange skies too. Good sharpness and well composed. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 15:45
The golden illumination on the iconic tower contrasts well agaisnt the blue hour sky. Good sharpness and excellent saturation and symmetrical framing. A little noise in the sky. The laser light attracted my attention when walking around the Notre Dame last year. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 15:39
A good high pov overlooking the city of Kathmandu with good sharpness and punchy light contrasts despite the haze. The green trees act as a good frame. Superb color and I note there is a lack of open space or parks. Tfs!
ChrisJ (96704) 2014-12-15 15:36
Good shadow detail in the mysterious dark tunnel with just enough light to make out the brick work. The reddish brown tint of the rock contrasts well agaisnt the blue sky. Excellent sharpness & textural details. There are bathhouses all over Turkey and apparently travellers weren't allowed to enter a town until they had cleaned themselves. No deodorants in those days!