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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Columbus Discovers New YorkSony Nex 6

    Columbus Discovers New York
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2968 W: 306 N: 2756] (10750)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-30 2:01] [+]
    Hello Rob,
    This is a fine combination of an old style, traditional statue, attractive modern architecture and some nicely twisted reflections. The only detail that disturbs me slightly is the blurred grey thing on the left side. But what to do? Cropping it would have disturbed the balance of the photo and clone-stamping it properly would take some effort. What a dilemma.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Eye-catching Santa EulaliaNikon D-300

    Eye-catching Santa Eulalia
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4094 W: 239 N: 9232] (37967)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-30 1:57]
    Hello Bev,
    It's a strange and fascinating building, looking a bit like some kind of rather old-fashioned machinery. I can't imagine what they would use it for. :-) It's fun to discover such architectural gems and it's fun to watch this well composed and perfectly exposed photo.
    Greetings from a sunny Stockholm.
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La tour EiffelNikon D80

    La tour Eiffel
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12605 W: 154 N: 21822] (117927)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-30 1:54]
    Hello Christiane,
    It's quite daring to post a photo of the Eiffel Tower. It's not easy to find a new angle but you have done well. I like this bold composition of curved lines and diagonals. Changing it to B&W was a good idea too. It's a graphically excellent photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Market SquareFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Market Square
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1521 W: 0 N: 3874] (34639)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-30 1:50]
    Hello Ryszard,
    A fascinating and very attractive composition from above. From this angle patterns are created that can't be observed at ground level. I like the calm rhythm of the tiles and trees and the parasols in the corner. The boy on the one wheel bike is a fine detail (I suppose it's a statue).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Nikon D700

    ša canarde
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10494 W: 0 N: 14873] (140154)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-30 1:45]
    Hello Nicolas,
    A very nice composition of boats and ducks. The blue tones of early morning are beautiful and the masts create a fantastic pattern against the pale sky.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Loggiato del Sinatra

    Loggiato del Sinatra
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3710 W: 27 N: 4331] (46545)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-30 1:43]
    Hello Carlo,
    A very elegant composition of the curving building, starting with the iron fence to the right. It's a very well exposed photo with fine contrasts between sunny and shady areas.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: skyscraper

    skyscraper
    erhan1958 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1189 W: 165 N: 478] (15681)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-29 13:17]
    Hello Erhan,
    Amazing skyscrapers. This is not at all like the Moscow I saw 30 years ago...;-) I feel there is not much city planning going on here. Every oligarch builds his own skyscraper in any style he likes, anywhere he likes. Your photo has a superb clarity and the the light and colours are very attractive.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: TEMPLE & RAMPARTS

    TEMPLE & RAMPARTS
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8864 W: 175 N: 14190] (63482)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-29 12:45]
    Hello Jorge,
    I never cease to wonder about the incredibly rich cultural heritage of India. There seems to be an endless number of impressive forts and temples and palaces in this country. This is a stunning view of the different kinds of structures of Kumbalhgarh. The visitors seen in the street add life and colours, which I always appreciate, but the ramparts and hills are fully enjoyed all on their own anyway.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: STRANGER

    STRANGER
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3457 W: 76 N: 5217] (43818)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-29 12:00] [+]
    Hello Serghei,
    So you have started a career in fashion photography? This very elegant lady in grey, and some blue, certainly looks like a model for some probably very expensive house of fashion. She has the perfect way of leaning on the railings above the water. It's a superb combination of just grey and blue (and some skin). You did perfectly well to crop the original. This is perfectly straight on the spot, and no bags beside her feet.
    Congratulations on a very good photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Castle SelfiesCanon EOS 60D

    Castle Selfies
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3649 W: 25 N: 8387] (30528)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-29 11:12]
    Hello Noel,
    I am quite fascinated by how differently "we" (not necessarily you and I) look at photography. I know that many people would do almost anything to keep people out of their photos, while I usually would regard a picture like this empty and dull without some persons enlivening the view and adding colours. This is no doubt a fine castle, but to my mind your photo has become much more interesting and captivating by the inclusion of these young women and their "selfishness". Nobody actually seems to take a photo of the castle, so I wonder what brought them here. The one to the left has a very elegant posture and all by herself makes your photo highly worthwhile. To that I can add that technically it is a superb photo. The colours and sharpness are great.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: ArgegnoNikon D610

    Argegno
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 925 W: 63 N: 1915] (10801)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-29 10:20]
    Hello Daniel,
    The mountains and the water might have been Iceland, but the village is very very different. It is a beautiful view and the quite warm light is well captured. There is a perfect balance between the dark red brick roofs and the green hills. Looking at the larger version the sharpness of the bricks and the ripples on the water is impressive.
    Have a nice week,
    Gert

  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
    Title: Night MarathonCanon EOS 5D Mk II

    Night Marathon
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2511 W: 76 N: 1125] (38164)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-29 10:16]
    Hello Claude,
    You positioned yourself well for this nicely timed photo with good sharpness and perfect exposure. You were close enough to capture the runners' expressions. They seem to be in a good shape and not yet exhausted. It's interesting to see that the woman's name is Lisa, while the man is called 9158 :-).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Forno BeachNikon D40

    Forno Beach
    ricardomattos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 604 W: 6 N: 869] (6659)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-29 8:17]
    Hello Ricardo,
    The beautiful beach is surrounded by nice hills in this well composed photo. The colours and clarity are excellent.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: ImaginativePanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Imaginative
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 315 W: 0 N: 947] (4531)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-29 8:15]
    Hello Jean,
    It's very interesting to watch the items that have been used to create this actually quite natural looking owl. Only a very clever artist could do this. It is also very nicely placed in front of the trees and bushes and their bright colours. It's a very nice, original and well exposed photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: The Streets of StavelotSony DSC HX400v

    The Streets of Stavelot
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5999 W: 53 N: 10009] (35398)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-29 8:10]
    Hello Lars,
    This is a fine building but it is not immediately obvious to me why it is a protected heritage site, unless it is one of many buildings in this town having the same status. On the other hand the area generally seems to be quite nice and worth some exploration. It's a well exposed and very sharp photo, which is even more clearly seen in the large version.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Pcele ...Nikon D60

    Pcele ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7448 W: 2509 N: 13148] (59581)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-29 8:03]
    Hello Pavle,
    This is an original and attractive photo. It is interesting to watch the bees gather for a drink. It is important to protect these very important insects, so this tradition is very nice. This is also a fine photo with a fine background and very good colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Elevator to HeavenSony Nex 6

    Elevator to Heaven
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2968 W: 306 N: 2756] (10750)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-29 2:53]
    Hello Rob,
    This is quite fascinating. It looks like a combination of elevator, installation and light-show, all in one. It's an ingenious work of multi-media contemporary art, largely thanks to your fine exposure.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: A queue for a ticketnikon D 7000

    A queue for a ticket
    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 66 N: 2145] (15190) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-29 2:50]
    Hello Elaine,
    This is a fantastic picture which shows the joys and drawbacks of travelling in countries like Burma. There are so many fine features, first and foremost the tightly packed line of people waiting to buy tickets, but also the colourful signs and other details. The light is superb and I appreciate that you included so much of the wall. To me this is a very nostalgic photo, knowing that I probably won't travel to places like this anymore.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MexicoMexico
    Title: CANON EOS 6D

    Nuestra Se˝ora de la Soledad
    Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 461 W: 132 N: 579] (4982)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-29 2:41]
    Hello Pedro,
    The church is quite beautiful and your photo has very attractive, well saturated colours. It's a fine piece of architecture and the trees in fromt of the church also look nice.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Calmness during the sunset.Nokia 930

    Calmness during the sunset.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12175 W: 298 N: 24025] (96816)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4792 W: 360 N: 10016] (51264) [2016-05-29 2:38]
    Hello Danos,
    This composition has a great atmosphere and stunning colours. I love the gentle waves close to the shore, the tiny clouds and the small boat. The larger version shows us the excellent sharpness.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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