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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Skywalk DownwardsSony ILCE6300

    Skywalk Downwards
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3353 W: 309 N: 3823] (15242) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 12:08]
    Hello Rob,
    Here's a picture I would have loved to take. I am fascinated by what you can discover when looking straight down at something. The effects are often surprising and amazing, especially when people are involved, like here. And when the view from above is as colourful as here, and with so much happening down there, the result is stunning. Of course you have also cropped this perfectly neatly. This goes to my favorites, no doubt.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Il Duomo di FirenzeCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Il Duomo di Firenze
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4590 W: 83 N: 7877] (59995)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 9:50]
    Hello Daniel,
    It's a nice street scene in the evening. The duomo is a fine background detail and an indication of which city we are seeing, but the photo is more about the reflections in the street, the hotel signs and the people out to enjoy the evening. It's a nice composition and well exposed.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Nikon D5500

    Bateau de la tolérance
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10975 W: 0 N: 15010] (144264)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 9:44]
    Hello Nicolas,
    This is a wonderful, colourful and charming photo, excellently composed with the well placed seagull. I also like the reflections of the "sail" and the fine blueish tone. The clarity of the photo is lovely..
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Frankfurt am Main

    Frankfurt am Main
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 204 W: 3 N: 508] (4466)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 9:05]
    Hello György,
    There is quite a clash of architectural styles in this photo. Your fish-eye takes in a large part of central Frankfurt. There is also a lot of sky, which gives fine prominence to the nicely shaped clouds. It's a fine view of the city and a technically good photo, but maybe not your very most exciting one. But it's perfectly okay.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Mountains of Mourne

    The Mountains of Mourne
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5569 W: 369 N: 12018] (58576) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 8:59]
    Hello Lisa,
    How could I possibly write a comment that could match those lyrics by Percy French? (Yes I checked it up.) I can only say that it is a lovely scenery with great green tones and a fine play of shady and sunny areas. It's shot from a fine point and perfectly exposed.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Lindisfarne CastleFuji XT 1

    Lindisfarne Castle
    mjw364 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 617 W: 7 N: 347] (1316) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 8:11]
    Hello Michael,
    The overturned boat and the ropes make a superb foreground to the dramatic view of the castle. You were lucky to have these nice clouds which you apparently just had to improve very lightly to create a superb backdrop to the view. I can't imagine that the effect of this photo would had been the same in colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Amour et yogaNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Amour et yoga
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6930 W: 0 N: 7118] (81765)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 8:06] - [workshop] [compare]
    Hello Serge,
    It's a smart and elegant composition with a very good view of the people doing yoga just below the two faces of the statue. I think the PP could have been slightly better. To my mind there is a certain lack of contrasts and the colours don't have the best clarity. I hope you will accept my workshop.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Strange monument

    Strange monument
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7543 W: 100 N: 19001] (99971)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 2:53]
    Hello Malgo,
    The view as such is maybe nothing special, but the strange monument really makes it worth a good look. To fully see the details of the monument I had to enlarge the photo heavily and was very impressed by the excellent sharpness. Even at the largest size possible all details were beautifully clear. My cheap cameras would never allow that.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: ~ a face of China ~Nikon D70s

    ~ a face of China ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5609 W: 152 N: 12465] (55132)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 2:50]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    I can't quite make out what is sold or produced here, but of much greater importance is how the light falls into the shop from the left, shining on the wooden things leaning at the wall, while the area behind the shopkeeper is left in semi-darkness. There are some beautiful things (antiquities?) on his desk and the colourful details to the right also create a further attraction to this photo so full of a calm and quiet atmosphere.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: A Metalic BeautyNikon D-300

    A Metalic Beauty
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4305 W: 244 N: 9687] (39710)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 1:47] [+]
    Hello Bev,
    This is quite a charming statue and very original too, considering how it was made of so many separate pieces of metal. I would not have expected to find such an ingenious work of art in a small place like this and it's bit puzzling that it seems to be such an anonymous work. I don't mind that there is no plain background. I like to see in what kind of surroundings it is placed, and most important is that we get a proper view of the horse itself.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Philadelphia City HallSony DSC HX400v

    Philadelphia City Hall
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6469 W: 53 N: 10761] (38668)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 1:39]
    Hello Lars,
    This seems to be the red light district of Philadelphia ;-). It's a magnificent view of the City Hall and surrounding buildings, but my eyes are always drawn to such unimportant details as street lights or signs or whatever that seem to add something to the view. It's a well exposed and well composed photo anyway.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: The coming ferry.Sony Alpha 6000

    The coming ferry.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12490 W: 298 N: 24645] (99221)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 1:34]
    Hello Danos,
    I have used the port of Rafina several times. I found it much more convenient than busy Piraeus and much more quiet for an overnight stay. These two large ferries gave you a very bright and colourful photo and the fine clouds made it even better.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Beach on Lake GardaNikon D7200

    Beach on Lake Garda
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1683 W: 0 N: 4398] (37371)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 1:31]
    Hello Ryszard,
    It doesn't look like my ideal beach, but the scenery is remarkably beautiful with all these mountains surrounding the lake, so it should be a good place to relax in the sun. It's a nice photo with fine colors and a pleasant atmosphere.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Kilchurn Castle

    Kilchurn Castle
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6155 W: 88 N: 14726] (69143)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 1:27]
    Hello Craig,
    It's a great view and the drone definitely gives you wonderful opportunities. But as you say, it's not quite sharp, and maybe the site is not to be blamed this time. No offense intended, but I agree that John's photo is more captivating.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Ouro PretoSamsung Pro815

    Ouro Preto
    lucasgalodoido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5605 W: 205 N: 6650] (22693)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 1:24]
    Hello Lucas,
    This is a great view of the old city. The church was given the best place on the hill, overlooking the ordinary buildings. From this perspective the houses seem to be tightly packed, which makes the composition attractive and interesting. The many brown roofs create a fine pattern. The light and colours are excellent.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Street lamp

    Street lamp
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3983 W: 28 N: 4777] (50069) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 1:21]
    Hello Carlo,
    You have used the lamp for a very creative, almost abstract composition. It was a clever way to make an attractive photo out of "nothing special". You found art where it was not expected.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: Colorful Georgia

    Colorful Georgia
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2146 W: 2 N: 3174] (18790)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-27 1:18]
    Hello Piotr,
    This is a very elegant photo, where the scenery has inspired you to a beautiful composition of colours and lines. This is more than just a photo of the scenery, it's work of art with a personal touch.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Instant magique a Saint CyprienPanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Instant magique a Saint Cyprien
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12974 W: 154 N: 22346] (120521)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-26 10:58]
    Hello Christiane,
    The clouds have fantastic colours but they are also very nicely shaped. The narrow slice of houses and trees at the bottom create a good foundation for the view where the evening sky is no doubt the most important feature.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: FONTANA DI PALAZZO ARRONI

    FONTANA DI PALAZZO ARRONI
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11674 W: 132 N: 23132] (145605)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-26 10:55]
    Hello Silvio,
    This fountain has fantastic sculptures and ornaments. You captured this amazing view with a perfect light management and natural colours. It's a very interesting and attractive photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: dreamsNikon D3200

    dreams
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1891 W: 34 N: 2947] (17664)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5229 W: 370 N: 10799] (54293) [2016-09-26 9:36] [+]
    Hello Benny,
    A very nice portrait. The boy's red cap is a fine detail, but his eyes are better. The light and colours are so perfect that it could hardly have been a quickly grabbed photo in the crowd. I suppose he was voluntarily posing, but did he look to the side spontaneously, maybe out of shyness, or did you ask him to?
    Thanks for your comments on my photo today. I see that you were also in Battambang. At least for me it was a relief to get there after noisy and crowded Siem Reap.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

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