ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-02 0:48
Perfect sharpness with good repetition of the gravestones at left. I like the colorful flowers symbolizing eternal life. Perspective in this superb wide angled shot has been well managed by placing the vertical lines centrally rather than way off to one side. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 4:18
Well composed with the man at left approximately positioned on the vertical 1/3 axis and ditto for the large soap bubble at right. Good color, sharpness and saturation. The yellow green color of the leaves suggests this was taken in Autumn. September October perhaps. I like the reflection of the park within the bubble. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 4:14
This is gorgeous. The meandering stream adds good lead in lines upstream, and the dark forested bg mountains add a nice graphic element against the lighter bg sky. Adequate sharpness and good colour and saturation. I like the small patches of direct sunlight on the alpine snow in the distance. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 4:04
A good upward pov on the Corinthian styled column and its warm reddish brown color contrasts superbly against the bg blue sky. Good sharpness and nice repetition of each of the individual layers or slices stacked together to make up the column as a whole. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 4:01
A marvellous blue sky backdrop with a fine upward pov on the skyscraper with an unusual design. It is great to see architects getting away from the traditional rectangular box structure. This looks like randomly stacked floors. The yellow building at left adds color contrasts. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 3:46
Good textural details of the footprints and tractor tyre marks in the snow. I like the subtle glistening effect of the snow too. Good sharpness, color and saturation. The snow capped mountain peaks in the distance make a majestic backdrop. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 3:10
These horse drawn carriage rides are popular all over Europe. Saw some in Prague and Dresden too. Good sharpness and the red wheels contrast well agaisnt the blue sky. The double tower building at right resembling St Pauls in London makes a good focal point. Perspective has been well managed placing the vertical lines centrally rather than far left or right. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 3:06
The roofless concrete bunker like structure appears to have weathered a major storm in the distant past but the roof was not so resilient. The lighthouse makes a fine focal point. Excellent sharpness and effective tight framing. The horizon is well positioned away from the centre. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 2:59
I got the same weird color prism effect through a train window in Norway even without the circular polarizing filter. The tilted horizon adds dynamism here. Good sharpness and the barrage or road bridge at right adds interest. Dramatic cloud patterns in the sky. I never made it this far east when I was in the US. Only AZ, UT, TX, CA, NV, NM, HW, CO. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 2:54
Well composed with good colour, sharpness and saturation. What I do when I want to fill a white or overexposed sky with blue is to lasoo just inside the border of the dark areas (1/8 of an inch) then select highlights only in photoshop. That way there is no halo. The rock arch frames the scene well and the people provide scale. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 2:48
Well composed using the rule of thirds. Doubly so because the water at the bottom is also in a 1/3 strip. Punchy light contrasts and perfect density levels that have given ideal saturation and lean whites with solid blacks. Nice repetition of the vertical lines of the saplings and trees. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 2:45
A fantastic, semi abstract shot of the inverted reflection. Good warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue and it was a good decision to include part of the keel of the boat at the bottom. I like the distorted wriggly lines too. Good density levels and light contrasts. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 2:42
A superb blue hour shot from Jaipur with the yellow red lines of the spider web like motion blurred traffic setting up a wonderful warm vs cold color contrast against the blue tones. Good sharpness (especially difficult at night) and I like the starbursts from the long shutter speed and high fstop. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 2:25
TE still is not accepting apostrophes so I have to type is not and does not rather than abbreviate them. Nice shot of the parrot but where are the pirates? (just joking). Colorful shot with excellent sharpness and superb use of a shallow dof. A pleasant diffused light and excellent density levels. The low light levels indoors have been well managed. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 2:19
Nice reflections in the wet sand with good sharpness and saturation. Excellent repetition of the sailboards with their colourful sails. The lighthouse top left makes a good focal point. I like the wide angled, panoramic format and the composition using the rule of thirds for the horizon line. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 2:05
Your note has disappeared in the upload. Happened to me and others too. Wonderful color and saturation and well composed. I am just missing a little more sharpness. Fantastic warm cold color contrasts between the yellow flowers, red rocky outcrops and the grey blue sky. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 2:01
I spent 3 weeks in eastern Russia and never once saw a babushka doll. Yet here they are in Melbourne Australia. It is funny the way things turn out sometimes. Good repetition and vibrant colour. The angled shopfront adds dynamism. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 1:58
Missed this one. A good daily life scene from trendy Dublin. The flowers at the top add a welcome addition of colour. Good sharpness and the small crowd of schoolgirls at right animate the scene and provide scale. The diagonal lines add dynamism. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 1:54
The red body of the ship gives a pleasing warm vs cold color contrast against the grey blue sky and water. Good sharpness and natural looking saturation. Backlight has been well managed. Superb shadow detail and diffused lighting. Tfs.
ChrisJ (99212) 2015-03-01 1:51
Nice warm colors of yellow red with effective tight framing and good sharpness. Excellent graphic elements of the sunlit window grates against the dark interior. The square format works well here. Nice textural details in the weathered wall. Tfs.