ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-28 22:52
A good group portrait of these Rwandan boys with excellent sharpness & vibrant color. Superb use of a shallow dof. You can see they are interested in the bicycles. Good shadow detail and well managed backlighting. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-28 22:50
I like the curving fg path leading down the alley and turning right. Good sharpness and smart choice of a vertical format to emphasise the height. A superb bookmark shot! Excellent colour and saturation. The greenery at left contrasts well against the unadorned stark walls at right. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-28 22:48
I like the fg pool of water and the reflections therein. The bg lyer of fog adds mood mystery and atmosphere. Good sharpness and a pleasant diffused light. The high pov works well here and the car at right provides scale. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-28 22:45
I sort of vaguely remember this temple which I visited in 1999. The bamboo scaffolding adds character and place and context. Fantastic sharpness and good interior lighting. The warm colors add mood. The scaffolding also nicely frames the bg statue. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-28 22:34
It looked like 2 large junks on Hong Kong Harbour at first glance. Nice fg reflections in the water with good sharpness and color. The red and yellow sails contrast splendidly against the blue grey sky and water. The people provide scale. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-28 22:31
The long red breakwater jutting out into the Baltic sea is eyecatching and contrasts well against the blue grey sea and sky. The beachcomber animates the scene and the golden Autumn foliage enhances the warm cold color contrasts. Tfs!
PaulVDV (21661) 2014-11-28 22:20
This dense green mountain slope is a fantastic foreground for the view of the buildings and the harbour.
A wonderful image of a city which rises steeply from the depths.
The light on the nearby trees adds good colour while the general view is gray. Many pictures of Hong Kong present the city in the fog. Are there so few clear days?
Best regards, Paul
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-28 22:13
Missed this one. I like the strong lead in lines and diminishing linear perspective created by the dual wheel tracks converging towards a vanishing point in the distance. Aptly titled with the sunlight catching the top of the stone wall at left and also at right. The sheep seem unconcerned! Tfs!
PaulVDV (21661) 2014-11-28 22:11
I've only visited two places in Sicily (long time ago). First Palermo and then nearby Monreale. Of course I remember this fantastic cathedral.
The number of figures in mosaic is impressive. Especially on that gorgeous predominant golden background.
Not an easy job here with the incoming light but you present us a wonderful image of the cathedral's interior.
Best regards, Paul
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-28 22:10
I like the wide angled, panoramic crop here. I also like the flattened perspective from the zoom making the bg mountains appear much larger and closer than they really are. Good color, sharpness and saturation. Well composed using the rule of thirds. The red roofs contrast nicely against the blue mts and sky. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-28 22:08
I haven't been to Yellowstone or Iceland, but I have been to Rotorua in the North Island of New Zealand, which has similar geysers and boiling mudpools. Do these ones small of sulfur too? After an hour or 2 it didn't really bother me anymore. Love the sunlight hitting the right side of the 2 images. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-28 22:04
I like the wideangled, panoramic crop. Impeccable density levels that have given crisp clean blacks and whites and punchy light contrasts together with excellent saturation levels. The woman on the bicycle animates the scene and the pedestrians heading left balance the shot. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-28 22:02
Excellent use of a shallow dof here with vibrant color and good sharpness & saturation. Effective tight framing with no part of the image space wasted. Nicely composed using diminishing linear perspective and vanishing point. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-28 21:59
I like the high pov and the repetition of the yachts moored in the harbour. Good sharpness, colour and saturation. The warm cold color contrasts between the blue sea and sky and the bare reddish brown rocky hills is superb. The fg tree adds depth. Tfs!
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-28 21:32
The red fishing net contrasts superbly against the blue sea and sky. Good sharpness and the green spaghetti ropes within the net enhance the colour scheme. Nice reflections in the water and the diagonal waterfront adds dynamism. Tfs!
SnapRJW (30687) 2014-11-28 21:28
Hello Ourania - A diagonal line runs through this shot adding dynamism to the composition. I like the repeating pattern of the looping ropes and the connections they make between both 'sides' of the image. You have given the 'disordered' scene an orderliness thanks to your strong composition.
Have a lovely weekend
ChrisJ (95900) 2014-11-28 21:18
Love this. Perfect density and exposure levels which have given accurate saturation and wonderful light contrasts. The snow-capped, dormant volcano looming in the bg makes a fine focal point. Good sharpness and nice lighting on the fg grass. Tfs!