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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Back Door

    The Back Door
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1762 W: 0 N: 4440] (21674)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 9:16]
    Hello Ann,
    This should be among the most colorful photos of the day. I imagine this to be a fairly dark alley, so you handled the light very well. Basically I would probably enjoy these paintings (as long as I don't find them on the house where I live, and not in my backyard), it's just a pity that the whole street is so full of garbage and that the graffiti artists don't seem to respect each others' work very much. Apart from the junk I like the photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChileChile
    Title: Ghost town Santa LauraCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Ghost town Santa Laura
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2806 W: 17 N: 6148] (26708)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 8:16]
    Hello Paul,
    Three more fascinating photos from the abandoned industries of the desert. In this one I like the brightness and the strong tones of blue, red/brown and dark grey. The distinct shapes of the dilapidated installations make them quite impressive and they must have been even more so when the work was still going on. The WS #2 has such "pure" lines and details that it looks like an art installation just as much as an industrial installation.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Look CloselyPentax K3

    Look Closely
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5734 W: 88 N: 13756] (64788)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 7:10]
    Hello Craig,
    Who would even dare to overlook a picture with a title like that? It's good for you that this really is worth a good look, not least for the colours. The grayish green and brown tones are superb. The crowded conditions in summer sound quite horrible. Doesn't sound ideal for an experience of well preserved nature. Still, it must have been a disappointment not to meet any living soul at all, not even a bison or an elk.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Small bridge VCanon 7 D

    Small bridge V
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20500 W: 521 N: 34423] (148786)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 6:59]
    Hello John,
    It's a pity there was no newly married couple on the bridge that day, but maybe it was too cold for someone in a thin white dress. Luckily there are some persons walking down the road on the other side. It's a very nice composition of the fine wooden bridge and some strangely leaning trees. The shadows make the view of the bridge more lively. The light and colours are as always excellent.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Olympus OMD EM5

    Portarlington Pier Peluquería
    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2922 W: 101 N: 4960] (19271)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 6:54]
    Hello Andrew,
    To my mind it's the unexpected things people do in the streets, and under piers, that make the most interesting photos possible. Your skilled eyes spotted these girls cleverly and found an amusing photo. The details of the pier and the boats in the background create further charm to the picture.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: The PinnaclesNikon D750

    The Pinnacles
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3382] (15989)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 6:46]
    Hello Miro,
    It's nice to see you back. I thought you were the latest one to leave the site.
    This is a smart composition with a very well framed picture inside the picture. I like the slightly more intense colours of the mirror view. The black and white details have a fine graphic effect.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Burning Down the HouseCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Burning Down the House
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2633 W: 133 N: 5401] (19787)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 6:41]
    Hello Murat,
    Since there was no great personal disaster involved this was just a fire to be enjoyed. The flames are quite beautiful and match the well placed yellow "cat" nicely. The black smoke makes a fine contrast to the white ground. A bit of drama on the way to work saved the day, and you found a title that was suitable and personally nostalgic.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Uluru AerialNikon D 90

    Uluru Aerial
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11433 W: 997 N: 22134] (109616)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 6:34]
    Hello Chris,
    This must be one of the strangest rocks in the world. No wonder it has always had such significance for the culture of the local people. Seen from the air it makes an amazing view and I can understand you found the helicopter ride worth its price.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: I AMsterdamSony Nex 6

    I AMsterdam
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2578 W: 297 N: 1843] (6589)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 6:08]
    Hello Rob,
    In every tourist hot spot in every major city there seems to be a place like this, where all tourists just have to take the same kind of photo, which of course always inspires me to take photos of them taking photos of themselves. It's a never ending story, but often produces some amusing shots, like this one. It's colourful and full of joy and laughter and with a piece of Amsterdam architecture in the background. I could probably have taken an identical photo if I had been there.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Miskolc Street I.

    Miskolc Street I.
    GyurMaster Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 108] (1811) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 6:02] [+]
    Hello György,
    This is a rather strange looking place, not like anywhere I would expect to find a bus. But the mysterious details catch my attention, apart from the man who is well placed and who really stands out thanks to the strong contrasts you created. You continue to give us interesting photos without caring much for whet the majority would like. You should feel proud of that.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Homo LudensSony Alpha 77

    Homo Ludens
    king Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 58 N: 341] (3163)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 3:53]
    Hello Huub,
    I like this "street photo" very much. It has a great human touch, a wonderful atmosphere, nice colours, a fine background and a graphically attractive sign warning of the limit for navigation. It's such a very nice photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Sony A77

    Pêche et moulins
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1718 W: 133 N: 1410] (21757)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 2:29]
    Hello Roland,
    This is a very pleasant composition showing the famous windmills of Mykonos, some of the buildings along the waterfront and a man hoping to catch a fish. It's a nicely balanced photo with a good atmosphere and fine colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: an odd couple

    an odd couple
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3988 W: 12 N: 8089] (41322)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 2:27]
    Hello Ourania,
    The red steel construction, whatever it is, looks like it was purposely made for photographers to use as a frame. At least you knew that it would serve this composition well. It's not just the frame by itself, but also the colours that fit those boats perfectly. It's a really nice and original kind of photo from the port. I like it very much.
    Have a nice weekend,
    Gert

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Butter LampsNikon D800

    Butter Lamps
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 746 W: 1 N: 1029] (8219) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-13 0:36] [+]
    Hello Kasia,
    It's quite fantastic how you could take a photo of this quality under those difficult conditions. I get the impression you had to make several attempts before you could achieve this. It's a captivating composition with wonderful warm tones. I wish you all the best on your return journey. Luckily there seems to be food and petrol available in the valley again, now that the blockade is lifted.
    Thank you so much for your latest critiques.
    Have a great trip.
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Upside down.Nokia 930

    Upside down.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11829 W: 291 N: 23524] (94346)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-12 12:07]
    Hello Danos,
    This is not a complicated photo, but it is very nice and elegant, well cropped and with fine details and beautiful colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: a blue one

    a blue one
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3988 W: 12 N: 8089] (41322)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-12 12:06]
    Hello Ourania,
    The nice little boat, looking very much home-made, is well placed near the corner where it perfectly balances the buildings near the opposite corner. There is also a nice contrast between the boat's dark blue paint and the white buildings, just as between the light blue sky and the very dark blue sea. It may seem like a simple and plain photo, but it is obviously a very well considered and carefully executed composition, technically as perfect as ever.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IranIran
    Title: ElarzNikon D90

    Elarz
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1403 W: 107 N: 2681] (16109)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-12 11:05]
    Hello Ali,
    This is a breathtaking scenery and a very good composition. I like the cloudy sky and the rather dark colours of the landscape. This looks very much like a painting by a clever artist.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Cathedral of St.John the BaptistNikon D7100

    Cathedral of St.John the Baptist
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9361 W: 271 N: 2950] (101774)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-12 11:01]
    Hello Aleksander,
    This photo has a remarkable light and fantastic, intense colours, as well as a captivating play of light and shadows. The black sky is perfect to enhance the impression of the façade.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Lazarim - XXIIFuji Finepix HS50 EXR

    Lazarim - XXII
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5699 W: 64 N: 10713] (43919)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-12 10:58]
    Hello Ana,
    This is also a very good photo. The background and the fine colours mean as much to the picture as the figures themselves. When I see these remarkable pictures I can't help but thinking of some horror movie where strange creatures who seem funny and harmless at the beginning turn out to be dangerous and evil.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Mandorlo in fiore

    Mandorlo in fiore
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10843 W: 131 N: 21600] (136829)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4462 W: 338 N: 9625] (49030) [2016-02-12 10:51]
    Hello Silvio,
    An excellent composition with the beautiful white trees well placed towards the side, in the shade in front of the sunny fields and hills.There is a wonderfully warm light on the green areas and the photos has a fine depth.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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