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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Voir sous les jupes des filles,..Sony A77

    Voir sous les jupes des filles,..
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1873 W: 133 N: 1668] (24965)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 9:54]
    Hello Roland,
    You used the light well and the girls contrast perfectly with the grey wall in front of them. The greyscale is generally well handled and I like the low perspective showing the girls on top of the staircase, which is seen on a diagonal. This is another photo where the conversion to B&W was a successful choice.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title:

    Kraków XII
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 3 N: 1051] (8915)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 9:50] [+]
    Hello György,
    The photo shows people enjoying the fine early evening in the beautiful square. There was no need for warm clothes. ;-) Cutting off the horses like this could either be done by an amateur who doesn't know better, or by a skilled photographer who knows that it creates a feeling of moving into the square. blending with the crowd. I think I know which category you belong to. ;-) There are several fine light spots, apart from the sun. I am not sure if they are all lens flares or if there is something green shining in front of the tower. In any case it looks good.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • South AfricaSouth Africa
    Title: Muizenberg beach hutsCanon 400D Digital

    Muizenberg beach huts
    Hansaphotos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 758 W: 63 N: 1713] (9141)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 8:56]
    Hej Erling,
    Badhytterna är nog lika fina i molnigt väder som i solsken. Kanske till och med att de starka färgerna får större effekt när de inte har konkurrens från en blå himmel. Det är en otroligt färgstark och iögonfallande bild, och den diagonala placeringen är perfekt.
    Vänliga hälsningar,
    Gert

  • ChileChile
    Title: Valle NevadoCanon EOS Rebel T3

    Valle Nevado
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2866 W: 39 N: 4239] (17969)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 8:40]
    Hello Alexandre,
    I almost missed this amusing and rather cute photo. The snowman is very nicely made, maybe a dad or two had been involved, and it is unusually well equipped with expensive clothes, so it won't catch a cold. It's a photo which really makes me smile.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Sunset in Corfu

    Sunset in Corfu
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6167 W: 22 N: 10377] (72800)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 7:52]
    Hello Costantino,
    You love sunsets and have shown us many, but I think this is a new kind of photo. It looks like there is a great fire somewhere in the city. The effect is amazing but also almost scary. It is a well composed photo with an impressive view of the tower and walls from a low perspective.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Palazzo Ducale di Mantova

    Palazzo Ducale di Mantova
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13115 W: 132 N: 26556] (158637)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 6:52]
    Hello Silvio,
    This room is magnificent in every way. The decorations are fantastic and the floor reflects the light very nicely. The persons sitting on the bench, and one about to leave the room, make the vast room look almost cosy. You handled the light excellently and the sharpness is also perfect.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Lampe na stubuNikon D300

    Lampe na stubu
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8906 W: 2597 N: 15748] (69350)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 6:49] [+]
    Hello Pavle,
    I love this kind of poles with so many wires in all directions, some of them obviously going nowhere. usually I have seen such poles in countries like India and Bangladesh. You show us a very nice collection.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: between the clouds and the waves

    between the clouds and the waves
    papera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 484 W: 116 N: 1802] (14344)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 3:43]
    Hello Cristina,
    Sometimes a phone is not so bad. It's a great view with fantastic silvery tones of the water and almost golden tones of the sea. The small clouds have a similar effect like the people on the beach and in the water. There is a perfect balance horizontally and vertically.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Seiser Alm I

    Seiser Alm I
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5763 W: 277 N: 10781] (85010)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 2:46]
    Hello Denis,
    This photo is beautifully free of the herds of tourists you describe in the note. It's a marvellous view of what looks like a very undisturbed landscape. The tractor and the hut with stones keeping the roof in place are strong eye-catchers and behind them we see a beautiful scenery. There has been a lot reported recently of people in the most popular cities protesting against the crowds of noisy tourists taking over their streets. I am also getting very tired of the effects of mass tourism, which is making me gradually lose interest in traveling.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • AlbaniaAlbania
    Title: Jumping into the Blue EyeNikon D 90

    Jumping into the Blue Eye
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13034 W: 1021 N: 25255] (123149)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 2:40]
    Hello Chris,
    Bot photos are fine but this is more dramatic. In both cases the colours and their fine nuances are very appealing. It looks like a spectacular place.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: L'toile et la luneNikon D800

    L'toile et la lune
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12347 W: 0 N: 15496] (156486)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 2:38]
    Hello Nicolas,
    A wonderful, simple composition of great elegance, resulting as always from a clever observation and handled with artistic skill.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Hindeloopen harbourcanon EOS350D

    Hindeloopen harbour
    janneman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 389 W: 0 N: 233] (3216)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 2:36]
    Hello Jan,
    This is a very elegant composition. I like the subdued colours of the cloudy day, the forest of masts and the red (or maybe orange) details. The jetty is nicely seen on a diagonal.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Homeless fox in Stockholm

    Homeless fox in Stockholm
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2872 W: 0 N: 2001] (13102)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 2:34]
    Hello Wolfgang,
    It's a nice photo of an original sculpture. Its colours match the wall and the street very nicely. It's not in the Old town but in the city centre, very close to the Parliament and the Prime minister's office, where those ruling the country are daily reminded of the problems of not just foxes. It is made by the British sculptor Laura Ford.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Carriage...Canon EOS 30D

    Carriage...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8078 W: 157 N: 12468] (111670)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 2:24]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    The carriage is very beautiful and elegant, but I can imagine how uncomfortable it must have been. I think the Polish roads were not very good in those days ;-). But it's a nice photo from a good angle and with a well managed light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Learning to pray

    Learning to pray
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8787 W: 122 N: 22227] (111655)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 2:21]
    Hello Malgo,
    I thought I had already seen MANY temples, but almost nothing of the visitors. ;-) This is a nice view, although I probably prefer the workshop seen from behind. I am not quite sure why, but maybe because they are actually praying (except for the little boy who is looking somewhere else, which is quite charming), and we see more of the shrine. The cloning here is fairly obvious, but it was a difficult case. Too many details to remove and too much to recreate in a natural way. I would probably have found it too complicated myself.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The tower and its water reflectionsCanon EOS 60D

    The tower and its water reflections
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11185 W: 374 N: 9294] (106499)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 2:09]
    Hello Jean,
    An excellent composition with a well placed tower beautifully reflected. I like the contrasts between the sunny right side and the shady left side.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Au centre de VarsovieNikon D80

    Au centre de Varsovie
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14204 W: 156 N: 24536] (130204)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 2:07]
    Hello Christiane,
    You captured a wide view with the fisheye lens. The buildings are attractive but the composition is mainly dominated by the circular lines. The statue and the tree are nice focal-points and the lady pulling the suitcase provides life and a sense of moving towards the centre.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: Mornining in a ragunCanon 5D Mark3

    Mornining in a ragun
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2096 W: 0 N: 3685] (46543)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 1:14]
    Hello Takero,
    The white flowers and their leaves covering the surface of the water provide a beautiful foreground that actually stretches through most of the photo. The palms and the glimpses of buildings suggest a pretty village on the shore. The photo has very pleasant colours and light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Halifax Harbor from the CitadelCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Halifax Harbor from the Citadel
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4161 W: 167 N: 8770] (32684)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 1:10]
    Hello Murat,
    It doesn't matter much that we don't see the main part of the building, because the tower is fine enough. I like this style, and flags are usually good eye-catchers. What we see across the water doesn't look so exciting, but I like the green tones and how they contrast to the blue tones of water and sky. The photo has an appealing brightness and a larger version reveals the fine sharpness.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Large squareSONY_DSC_HX350

    Large square
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2477 W: 0 N: 6026] (46474)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6479 W: 401 N: 12918] (62394) [2017-08-21 0:59]
    Hello Ryszard,
    You could have put this in Libya and called it "Alone in the desert" and many would probably have believed you. It's a great shot from above and it could hardly be more minimalistic. Love it.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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