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  • AlbaniaAlbania
    Title: Berat

    Berat
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 2 N: 4807] (25758)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 10:56]
    Hello Piotr,
    i am glad to see you also visited Berat. I found it one of the nicest places in Albania with lots of interesting narrow streets to explore. This classic view is very inspiring, and hopefully it will look exactly like this for many more years. It is a straightforward, uncomplicated photo, but the light is good and it gives a good view of this part of the city.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Pres de la grande placePanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Pres de la grande place
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14190 W: 156 N: 24508] (130096)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 10:25]
    Hello Christiane,
    There is an incredible number of things to watch in this colourful photo. It's really packed with interesting details and it's very well exposed. I like how you timed the photo to capture the waitress bringing the soup from the basement kitchen. I liked Polish food a lot. Eating was often one of the highlights of the day. I was especially fond of the "sour" soup called zurek. Afterwards I have even made it at home a few times, buying the essence from a Polish shop, then just adding the rest.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Syros  island view XI

    Syros island view XI
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 22 N: 10349] (72692)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 9:34]
    Hello Costantino,
    This is a very attractive close view of the city built on the steep hill, looking almost like a pyramid. The flat roofs and pastel colours make me think of desert cities in North Africa or the Middle East, except maybe for the church. The light has a wonderful clarity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: LUMIERESony A77

    LUMIERE
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1872 W: 133 N: 1668] (24947)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 7:53]
    Hello Roland,
    This is a perfect composition for B&W and you used the greyscale very well. The persons walking into the light are perfectly placed and play a supreme role for the composition. I also like the "cage" (whatever it is) hanging from the ceiling in front of another light area. The light from outside is very nicely reflected in the polished cobbled stones.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: THE BEAUTY OF HORA

    THE BEAUTY OF HORA
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9776 W: 175 N: 16132] (71813)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 6:59]
    Hello Jorge,
    Another fine photo with a great view from the hill top village. The church tower and the palms are attractive eye-catchers. Again the colours are nicely clear and natural.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Fontana di Santa Chiara

    Fontana di Santa Chiara
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13097 W: 132 N: 26524] (158503)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 6:56]
    Hello Silvio,
    I don't kn ow if the fountain is intended to look like a mushroom, but that is how I see it. To me this shape is quite unusual. But you captured well how the water is falling from its sides, and the people make the background nicely lively. But what a pity that nobody is wearing red, or even yellow. ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: TeapotsNikon D 90

    Teapots
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13015 W: 1021 N: 25233] (123029)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 5:57]
    Hello Chris,
    The contrasts you mention are quite stunning and make the photo very eye.catching. The contrasts of architectural styles are also worth noting. There used to be laundry hanging from the balconies and windows, then umbrellas became a craze and now teapots, I wonder what's next?
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Wells outer harbourFuji XT1

    Wells outer harbour
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5121 W: 260 N: 11606] (46810)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 5:52]
    Hello Bev,
    It's an attractive view and the colours are clear and crisp. The WS has the same fine quality. It's amazing how a diagonal emphasis like here makes a composition look balanced and harmonious. It's such a simple trick but it works all the time. And red details aren't bad either.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Itajuru CanalNikon D40

    Itajuru Canal
    ricardomattos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 729 W: 6 N: 1379] (8973)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 5:15]
    Hello Ricardo,
    The colours look quite heavily saturated, close to being unnatural, but the effect is quite stunning. The expressive colours are favored by a good composition and an exciting scenery. It has become a rather memorable photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Le penseurLumix FZ300

    Le penseur
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7811 W: 0 N: 8744] (93261)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 3:55]
    Hello Serge,
    He may not have been aware of Rodin but is probably not totally unable to some kind of thinking. It's a fine portrait of this smart and beautiful animal.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Vancouver Show WindowSony ILCE6300

    Vancouver Show Window
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4041 W: 314 N: 5656] (22892)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 3:42]
    Hello Rob,
    Here's another one of your delightfully confusing photos which require a careful look to tell exactly what is inside the shop and what is a reflection. The two layers are perfectly joined together to form very interesting shapes. The central part of this photo is almost like a surrealistic painting.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Tomioka fest, #3Canon 1DX

    Tomioka fest, #3
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2094 W: 0 N: 3682] (46503)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 3:04]
    Hello Takero,
    They carry a heavy burden and get wet but some of them seem to have fun anyway. You captured a lot of expressive faces in this photo of great action and with perfect exposure and sharpness.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Guangzhou airport

    Guangzhou airport
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8765 W: 122 N: 22201] (111541)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 2:59]
    Hello Malgo,
    How different we are. I just hate airports with their crowds and the delays and too few places to sit down, too expensive restaurants serving too bad food. I hate the uncomfortable flights too. They are taking the fun out of traveling. Having said that this is a good photo with fine symmetry and well handled light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: The Northern GateCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    The Northern Gate
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4142 W: 167 N: 8739] (32566)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 2:51]
    Hello Murat,
    You cropped this photo very neatly and gave it a good symmetry. There is a good exposure in the dark passage as well as the bright sunny areas. The small and colourful crowd make the view quite lively.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • AlbaniaAlbania
    Title:

    Dhrmi
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3090 W: 2 N: 4807] (25758)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 2:45]
    Hello Piotr,
    Although I don't remember this particular church I recognize the small town well when "traveling" through it on the Google street view. Unfortunately I had no time to get off to take photos as I was going with a public bus. You had better time and took a fine photo of the church and surrounding houses at the foot of the green hill.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Inspired by RobSony DSC HX200v

    Inspired by Rob
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10496 W: 126 N: 19110] (100838) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 2:40]
    Hello Luciano,
    This is not just inspired by Rob but a generally very inspired photo. The shapes are fantastic and looking quickly at this it's not obvious what we are seeing. The comparison with the WS is rather surprising. The effect is very different. This shows well what can be achieved by zooming in on details or cropping a photo drastically.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Dames de La HauteCanon G11

    Dames de La Haute
    clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2556 W: 0 N: 2771] (19494) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 2:34]
    Hello Robert,
    They are actually real? Alive? What a dreadful job, but what a stunning street show and amazing photo. The inevitable low pov has a marvellous effect on the dark clothes against the grey background. It's also a perfectly exposed photo. It's so remarkable that I have to add it to my favorites. I wish I could see a performance like this.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Bagnone

    Bagnone
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4557 W: 29 N: 5624] (58648)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 2:25]
    Hello Carlo,
    The village on top of the hill looks lovely, and the buildings further down also look very nice. The green surroundings create a great atmosphere and the colours and light are beautiful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Lavenders bluePanasonic Lumix TZ70

    Lavenders blue
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 487 W: 0 N: 1593] (6803)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 2:23]
    Hello Jean,
    You really ought to get yourself a drone to take the photos from above that would give the best views of a place like this ;-). But considering your limited (normal) resources you did a good job from this angle to capture the blue and green plants and the manor house in the background. There's not much to do to English skies.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Eglise de la Sainte Croix IINikon D80

    Eglise de la Sainte Croix II
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14190 W: 156 N: 24508] (130096)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6461 W: 401 N: 12894] (62308) [2017-08-18 2:18]
    Hello Christiane,
    One of the believers looks familiar. Maybe it was the same person who showed me this church- ;-) The benches and tiles give the view excellent depth and seem to draw me towards the light above the altar. The photo has quite good symmetry, only the details on the walls and pillars looks different on opposite sides.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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