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  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Passage ombreNikon D800

    Passage ombre
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12058 W: 0 N: 15409] (154272)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-23 5:09]
    Hello Nicolas,
    It's an elegant composition with good use of light and shadows, a fine balance between grey and green and with the wooden beams creating a graphically attractive pattern with fine diagonals.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: The most terrifying lift?

    The most terrifying lift?
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8480 W: 108 N: 21576] (109295)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-23 5:06]
    Hello Malgo,
    Clearly some old-time Chinese artists must have seen these mountains and rocks. They remind me of so many paintings. You captured the distant haze well and found perfect natural frames for the photo. The links you provided are very interesting too. I don't check every link ever provided by anyone here, but maybe this is the first home-made real movie ever attached to a TE photo. Could that be possible?. The high elevator looks quite fantastic too, like a skyscraper built next to a mountain. What an amazing construction.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The Lonely ManPentax K3

    The Lonely Man
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6624 W: 88 N: 15963] (73957) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-23 4:58]
    Hello Craig,
    I had to check whether I was the one requesting a cyclist, but it wasn't. ;-) And I also like this version better than the WS. This photo has basically the same qualities as the last one but is more straightforward, less complicated. Just a man sitting on a bench surrounded by steel and concrete, watching the city across the river. From our POV that city view is very nicely framed. The puddle works well this time too. And again this wouldn't have been the same in colours.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Amsterdam from the waterCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Amsterdam from the water
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5019 W: 83 N: 9238] (66403)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-23 4:51]
    Hello Daniel,
    It's Amsterdam and a canal, but you still managed to make this look original. The houses are typically Dutch but the lack of a street makes the view look more like Venice. I like that the houses all look so different. Not two are the same. The boat is a fine feature and so is the sky.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • VanuatuVanuatu
    Title: Champagne BeachPanasonic lumix dmczs50

    Champagne Beach
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6748 W: 479 N: 12031] (40789)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-23 1:00]
    Hello Bülent,
    There's not much seen of the beach, but this nicely smiling woman and her colorful items for sale are much more interesting than another stretch of golden sand. I wonder how the beach got its name. It doesn't sound firmly rooted in local traditions.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Entrance to Selimiye BarracksCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Entrance to Selimiye Barracks
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4024 W: 167 N: 8501] (31584)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-23 0:56]
    Hello Murat,
    I have seen a lot of military barracks in Anatolia that didn't look even half as nice as these ones. ;-) But these probably have a special place in Turkish military history and they deserve a place on TE as well, illegally photographed or not. From this distance they look magnificent.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Sao Jose ChurchCanon EOS Rebel T3

    Sao Jose Church
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2747 W: 39 N: 4015] (17165)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-23 0:50]
    Hello Alexandre,
    This newly restored church really looks fresh and bright with its many fine details of different colours. The light was very favourable to the façade and the trees in the foreground were perfectly used as natural frames for the photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: summer flowersNikon D700

    summer flowers
    GFSSD-1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 150 W: 35 N: 107] (4787)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-22 12:03]
    Hello Recep,
    The style and colours are like an impressionist painting. Very beautiful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Bridge and Tree IICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Bridge and Tree II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 22747 W: 523 N: 37495] (162881)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-22 11:52]
    Hello John,
    The view as such is ordinary but the reflections are stunning. It's rare to see a channel so perfectly still, just like a mirror. The fine light is another key to the beauty of this photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Blessingsnikon D 7000

    Blessings
    clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2504 W: 0 N: 2682] (19094)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-22 11:49]
    Hello Robert,
    The light and colors here are fantastic. Partly due to the architecture but mainly thanks to your observation and your way of handling the conditions. It's a very attractive composition.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Action at the lockCanon EOS 60D

    Action at the lock
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9754 W: 618 N: 18044] (80966)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-22 10:08]
    Hello Ike,
    It's a rather quiet kind of action, but it's certainly interesting to watch the workings of the locks and the passing of the boats. It serves the composition well to have the young and older ladies lined up on a diagonal. They add some colours, although there are already quite a lot in the background.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Ex-socialist prideCanon 5 D Mark II

    Ex-socialist pride
    Energysavingelk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 250 W: 1 N: 592] (3060)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-22 10:04]
    Hello Sven,
    A nice photo of the TV tower put on a diagonal and with a cloudy background. I was probably just a few hundred metres away when you took this picture. I had an umbrella. ;-)
    Regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Grassy RooftopNikon D 90

    Grassy Rooftop
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12745 W: 1019 N: 24679] (120943)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-22 10:01]
    Hello Chris,
    This is a very pretty view of the red hut with the green grass roof and with such a lovely scenery surrounding it. Norway has an incredible number of beautiful places. I can't see that the weather or light caused you any problems here.
    Let's just hope that no crazy fanatics will ever blow this nice place up. :-(
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Tynemouth Priory

    Tynemouth Priory
    sacimar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3709 W: 53 N: 4988] (29975)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-22 9:57]
    Hello Sergio,
    The ruins are big enough to give a good idea of what this castle may have looked like and should be a fascinating place to visit. I like the restrained colours of this photo with fine tones of brown and grey and with some green provided by the lawns.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title:  Sony Cybershot DSC-F828

    Igreja São Francisco de Assis
    LuisGustavoLima Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 16] (60)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-22 5:54]
    Hello Luis,
    Welcome to TE. It's a pleasure to see your first photo of this elegant modern church. You did well to include so much water, where the clouds are perfectly reflected. The photo has good sharpness and a fine clarity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Sortie en familleNikon D-300

    Sortie en famille
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7640 W: 0 N: 8440] (91252)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-22 4:34]
    Hello Serge,
    They are such a charming little family and would be hard to resist for any photographer. I hope the mother can keep her children alive. It's a really nice photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: Red and blue screwCanon 7D

    Red and blue screw
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3708 W: 59 N: 4828] (29835)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-22 2:35]
    Hello Kari,
    Clever pilots, but also a clever photo, perfectly timed and well exposed. It's a spectacular sight.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Family life

    Family life
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8480 W: 108 N: 21576] (109295)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-22 2:33]
    Hello Malgo,
    There are all very nice photos. The monkeys are cute but I would still have taken care not to get too close to them. It's when wild animals lose their natural fear of humans that they can get dangerous, or at least become a real nuisance. On Bali there is a temple surrounded by a park full of totally fearless monkeys and they get very aggressive if they are not given peanuts, which are sold at the entrance. Sometimes people are bitten.
    Maybe you saw that my leaning minaret in Mosul has now been destroyed, like I predicted only two weeks ago?
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Canon G3

    La géométrie dans l'espace urbain
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14328 W: 880 N: 25954] (112652)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-22 2:28]
    Hello Philippe,
    It's a very good composition where the diagonals of the roofs create an interesting focal point and balance the brown and green tones of the surrounding vegetation very nicely. The beautiful sky is almost like a composition on its own.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Roman amphitheatreCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Roman amphitheatre
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5019 W: 83 N: 9238] (66403)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6203 W: 397 N: 12521] (60912) [2017-06-22 2:25]
    Hello Daniel,
    An attractive view of the theatre and the backstage area from high above. Much has been destroyed and overgrown by grass but it is still an awesome sight.
    Regards,
    Gert

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