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  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Blue Voyage 2015 - XINikon D 5000

    Blue Voyage 2015 - XI
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5749 W: 492 N: 16125] (88168)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-03 10:24]
    Hello Mesut,
    No points for this after 2,5 hours is a sign of the low intensity of TE these days. It's a simple composition, but the full moon is very nicely reflected in the calm see and the jetty has neatly divided the photo in two halves. It's a very quiet mood in this blue hour photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Postcard from Siena

    Postcard from Siena
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5897 W: 90 N: 15199] (84117)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-03 8:13]
    Hello Malgo,
    A nice view from this beautiful city. I like the balance between the brick red roofs and buildings and the green countryside that seems to be so close. The light is very warm and nice.
    Have a nice weekend,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Time for Transhumance-VFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Time for Transhumance-V
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5354 W: 64 N: 9750] (39870)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-03 7:56]
    Hello Ana,
    It's an original and amusing photo, not something I would have expected from a place like this. It's just a slight pity that the man's face is so dark.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • CambodiaCambodia
    Title: instant kramaNikon D3200

    instant krama
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1590 W: 34 N: 2301] (14129)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-03 7:52]
    Hello Benny,
    The woman looks discreetly amused at having her portrait taken. She looks quite relaxed and seems to enjoy the motion. She gave you time to find the perfect exposure and sharpness.
    My compliments to the title. As you had probably intended it looked misspelled, until I looked more carefully and read the note.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Farm Sheep IIICanon 7 D

    Farm Sheep III
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19540 W: 519 N: 33429] (142808)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-03 7:47]
    Hello John,
    I guess this farm has to be run according to the rules of market economy, but from this distance it looks totally idyllic, very different from the meat factories that are the general rule. Everything looks very neat, and your composition is also very neat, as always. You balanced it well, with about two thirds showing the very attractive clouds. There is also a good balance between the main building and the two rows of trees, which also provide good depth.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: E

    E
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3284 W: 74 N: 4960] (41658)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-03 7:37]
    Hello Serghei,
    This is one of the few photos that look different from the majority. Most metro stations look very dull, including this one, but you discovered the beauty and elegance of the curving tracks and platform. Seeing the E was a clever observation and you captured it with a very well managed light.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Medieval Festival at WarkworthNikon D-300

    A Medieval Festival at Warkworth
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3525 W: 223 N: 8104] (32603)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-03 3:03]
    Hello Bev,
    With these colours and activities and the beautiful background this photo should get a lot of attention. It looks like a fine day with a perfect light and just enough clouds to make the sky interesting. I wonder if Churchill knew the history behind the V sign?
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Which way next?Panasonic Lumix TZ30

    Which way next?
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 374] (1944)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-03 2:52]
    Hello Jean,
    The man is well spotted and well captured and has become a rather amusing focus of attention since he seems to fill the entire doorway. But there is a lot to watch in the foreground too among the stones and plants. The façade and the man in the courtyard are equally well exposed.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: ~ detail ~Nikon D70s

    ~ detail ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4623 W: 143 N: 10575] (45668)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-02 12:28]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    I like the spontaneous and haphazard effect of your hip shots, although I wonder if it was psychologically necessary in this place. I think I see the same girl in one of the workshops, seemingly taken in a regular way. Never mind, it's an interesting photo in a refreshingly "non-postcardish" style.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Penguins?Canon EOS Kiss X4

    Penguins?
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3022 W: 95 N: 7649] (31981)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-02 12:24]
    Hello Mariusz,
    This could easily have been taken for penguins from the Antarctic unless you had told us the truth. Personally I don't care much. This view is just as exciting and overwhelming, although it was taken from some distance. I love the blue sky telling us this is actually a colour photo (I don't believe you have made a partial desaturation). It's a simple but very attractive composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Obashi houseCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Obashi house
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2503 W: 17 N: 5499] (24003)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-02 12:18] [+]
    Hello Paul,
    Certainly "daily life" is appropriate here. We can feel the presence of the family living here, as if they just left the room. Although different from a plate of sushi or sashimi the room is almost as neatly arranged. I love the clean lines, that airy atmosphere and the total absence of useless things that are supposed to make the house look nice and cosy. This is of course a very special house, not representative of how ordinary Japanese live today, but I have long wondered if this style of housing is still favored today, even though on a more modest scale, or if Japanese homes have mainly "gone Western".
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: a step ahead

    a step ahead
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3412 W: 5 N: 6998] (35064)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-02 12:09]
    Welcome back Ourania,
    I will keep my fingers crossed for your father's recovery. You were a bit lucky, under difficult circumstances, to have this balcony. Views like this can create amazing effects. This is an amusing and very attractive photo of a kind that I also more and more enjoy to take. Some photographers advice us to "look up", but I would also say "look down" (and "look back" when you are walking down a street). Fantastic compositions like this are waiting for us if we look carefully for them.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: gioventu II

    gioventu II
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4923 W: 22 N: 7994] (58709)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-02 12:02]
    Hello Costantino,
    The Italian note, the B&W photo and the somewhat moody atmosphere makes me think of a neorealistic movie from the 1940's or -50-s. I think there were such movies made in Greece too in those days. I really like the distant view of the two boys trying to catch a fish, or whatever, so eager that one of them just left his bike lying on the ground. One boy's head just hits the horizon, like he is balancing the sky on his head.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Salinas grandesCanon 7D

    Salinas grandes
    baclama Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1360 W: 84 N: 2260] (18403)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-02 9:19]
    Hello Véronique,
    Whether it was a coincidence that you found the girl in this spot, or whether you asked her to stand there doesn't matter. She brightens and enlivens the view through her presence and adds nicely matching colours. She also helps to increase the depth of the composition. It's a strange area and I like the symmetry of the line of salt ponds stretching a long way up to the mountain. I also like the two dark horizontal areas in the upper part.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Roman Baths

    Roman Baths
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1999 W: 17 N: 4048] (16230)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-02 9:15]
    Hello Maria,
    I only passed through Bath briefly very long ago and I can't remember seeing much, definitely not this pool. I like the tones of the water and the walls of the impressive building. It looks fairly dark inside but you have used the rather weak light very well to show the beauty of the building. The view is brightened by the presence of so many people.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Nature's 4th Of July Celebration!

    Nature's 4th Of July Celebration!
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2428 W: 0 N: 5732] (30788)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-02 8:28]
    Hello Eleu,
    Before the floods start (let's hope they don't) we can enjoy this magnificent lightning and admire your perfect exposure and good timing. It's very nice to watch from a safe place.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: SOUVENIRSony A77

    SOUVENIR
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1602 W: 128 N: 1260] (19477)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-02 8:25]
    Hello Roland,
    A fine photo with a very lively expression, even though there is only one person seen. The red scooter, the shop's sign and the items outside it, the flags etc all create an atmosphere of activity and things happening. The light is very nice and saturates the colours in a natural way.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Teatro Romano Spoleto

    Teatro Romano Spoleto
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10154 W: 132 N: 20124] (128359)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-02 7:28]
    Hello Silvio,
    This is a very impressive ancient theatre and connected buildings. The light is still very good under the nicely shaped clouds. A well chosen POV makes this an excellent and informative photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Dvoriste u prave dane leta 2015Nikon D60

    Dvoriste u prave dane leta 2015
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6634 W: 2304 N: 12175] (54157)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-02 7:25]
    Hello Pavle,
    A beautiful view of the well kept garden that looks a bit like a small private museum. There are lots of fine flowers that also make this a very nice garden. The photo has lovely colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Orthodox church of Czeremcha

    Orthodox church of Czeremcha
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 596 W: 21 N: 1421] (6594)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 319 N: 8612] (43701) [2015-07-02 5:50]
    Hello Maciej,
    A very nice church in nice surroundings. I like its simple but graceful style and the fine cupolas. Excellent colors and light.
    Regards,
    Gert

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