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  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Boy from Lisbon

    Boy from Lisbon
    Karolina999 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 97] (464)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 4:56]
    Hello Karolina,
    Here's a photo of a kind I always love to take. A cute child with colorful clothes in a colorful part of a street. A nice vertical crop of a fine glimpse of daily life. I like it.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • AlbaniaAlbania
    Title: Komani UmbrellasNikon D 90

    Komani Umbrellas
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10735 W: 999 N: 20692] (103673)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 4:53]
    Hello Chris,
    It's a slight surprise to find this almost Riviera like beach in this place, but why not? It's still not too crowded and the scenery is just as beautiful as anywhere else.
    As for Shkoder or Shkodra, Tirana/Tiranë, Berat/Berati etc I never understood which version to use. The explanations don't make much sense to me. Even the Albanians seem a bit confused :-)
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Hut circles at FernworthyNikonD300s

    Hut circles at Fernworthy
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1164 W: 41 N: 2215] (15451)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 4:48]
    Hello Les,
    This is a beautiful and very interesting photo. The Bronze Age circle is fascinating, even more so from the knowledge that it is usually covered with water. It is also a very carefully composed photo with a wonderful light and colours and well treated clouds. The workshop photo is equally interesting even though the location is less captivating.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Street of your childhood

    Street of your childhood
    unclehotshot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 434 W: 50 N: 519] (3068)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 4:39]
    Hello Frank,
    This is a fine and original photo that immediately caught my intention. It's a nice portrait, even if you didn't take it yourself, and the combination with the house at Vesterbro makes this quite thought-provoking and poetic, so the inclusion of the poem by Tove Ditlevsen (I think she is quite well known in Sweden too) comes very naturally.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: where are you?

    where are you?
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3474 W: 5 N: 7162] (35948) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 4:34]
    Hello Ourania,
    That title makes me imagine the man is talking to his shadow. It seems that some people who use their phones to isolate themselves from the nearest surroundings would be only too happy to use their shadows as their closest friend. The cracks in the road could symbolize this isolation.
    It's a great photo, very well cropped and in beautiful B&W tones, and it's a photo that stimulates my imagination. Not many photos really do that.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Royal Castle of Warsaw

    Royal Castle of Warsaw
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 705 W: 21 N: 1679] (7899)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 4:28]
    Hello Maciej,
    The palace is impressive and the colours are stunning. You found a good foreground in the slightly uneven lawn and the road made by the unevenly shaped tiles.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: J'aime les PyrénéesNikon D 90

    J'aime les Pyrénées
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2380 W: 1217 N: 2292] (31749)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 4:24]
    Hello Claude,
    That backpack was the reward for your long trek. It is part of the important human presence and brightens the view enormously. The scenery itself is terrific and the small patches of snow are very nicely reflected.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: From Zzyzx to A

    From Zzyzx to A
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6015 W: 91 N: 15532] (85407)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 3:50]
    Hello Malgo,
    Funny photos and a funny note, but did you know that Å is actually the last letter of the Norwegian alphabet, not the first? So you travelled from one last place to another last one ;-)-
    In Swedish Ä and Ö both come after Å.
    Have a nice day,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Djacki most  ...Nikon D60

    Djacki most ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6707 W: 2342 N: 12290] (54602)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 1:02]
    Hello Pavle,
    This is a photo I had missed. It is a very attractive composition with fine depth and nice yellow lines leading my eyes across the river. The buildings in the background are elegant and the light is exceptionally good.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Poppy field

    Poppy field
    unclehotshot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 434 W: 50 N: 519] (3068)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-03 11:02]
    Hello Frank,
    Poppies are definitely my favorite flowers. I usually see them a bit further south were they often line the roads or railway tracks, more rarely covering entire fields like here. Their colour is fantastic, especially along with the green leaves and stems. This is another fine photo from the rural parts of Rügen, a simple but very beautiful scenery far away from the cities. It's not a complicated photo. This kind of landscape doesn't need any complications.
    Cheers,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Where Is My House Again?Pentax K3

    Where Is My House Again?
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5381 W: 88 N: 12806] (60726)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-03 9:47] [+]
    Hello Craig,
    These roofs should be teeming with activities, but I only see one or two persons (maybe). Perhaps this was a very hot part of the day. This is not only a very blue town, it also looks very congested. Where are the streets? Is there room enough for a car or even a rickshaw between the houses? I know the perspectives can play games with your eyes, but this really looks very dense. And I wonder what the neighbors think of the guy who painted his house pink. Traitor?
    Bets wishes,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: PromenadeSony A77

    Promenade
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1614 W: 128 N: 1275] (19679)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-03 9:41]
    Hello Roland,
    A very nice photo from the height of summer. Judging from the flags it was not very windy on this hot day. The quay gives the view a fine depth and the woman in partly red, as well as the man in partly blue, provide nice dots of bright colours. The colours are generally very good and the strong light is well handled.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Vieux-Port de MontréalSony DSC HX400v

    Vieux-Port de Montréal
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5124 W: 53 N: 8559] (28478)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-03 6:40]
    Hello Lars,
    Except for the "beach" in the lower corner (and on the red boat) I don't see any people here, and yet this photo has a very lively character. The marina is very crowded and the city skyline is equally packed. It's nice view from a part of a hectic big city.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MexicoMexico
    Title: Chichen ItzaCanon EOS 60D

    Chichen Itza
    Sonata11 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2767 W: 59 N: 2923] (33675)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-03 6:36]
    Hello Barbara,
    This is a fine picture of this very famous pyramid. Those steps look very, very steep and I doubt that I would try to climb them. The pyramid looks nice enough from this distance and the crowds of colorful people contribute to the fine view,
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Honfleur et son port

    Honfleur et son port
    amaryllis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2701 W: 0 N: 6039] (35637)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-03 6:33]
    Hello Julitte,
    It's a very attractive view of the houses along the seafront. The nearest boat is well placed in the foreground and there are many other fine boats further away. The colours and light are superb.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Porto styleNikon D60

    Porto style
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4091 W: 83 N: 6698] (52329)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-03 6:31]
    Hello Daniel,
    Nice laundry, lamp and sign that create an interest between the grey walls. Again an attractively cropped vertical photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: CherbourgCanon EOS5D

    Cherbourg
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 715 W: 297 N: 1642] (8043)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-03 6:28]
    Hello Will,
    To me Cherbourg always reminds me of the New wave movie Les parapluies de Cherbourg. Maybe I should start thinking also of its clouds (that may soon make the umbrellas useful again). The seafront houses look fairly grey and dull, but the boats , the fine light, reflections and those clouds make this a pleasant photo anyway.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Fog over GramadoCanon EOS Rebel T3

    Fog over Gramado
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2094 W: 39 N: 2765] (11402)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-03 4:45]
    Hello Alexandre,
    You made clever use of the strange light on this foggy day. The darkness, the fog and the concentrated lights from mainly the windows have created a peculiar atmosphere in yellowish tones. It is an interesting and quite expressive photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Seller from Alfama

    Seller from Alfama
    Karolina999 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 97] (464)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-03 4:12]
    Hello Karolina,
    It's a fine snap from the street. Lots of interesting things to watch and a nice inclusion of the shop-owner reading his newspaper. It's a good conversion to B&W and a very neatly cropped and framed photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Postcard from Bruges

    Postcard from Bruges
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1354 W: 0 N: 2526] (17747)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-03 4:09]
    Hello Ghislaine,
    This is a very nice postcard with a fine view in two directions. You waited until the right moment to capture the boat making a bend into the next canal, just at the corner with the lovely tree and the terrace with more people. There is some beautiful architecture on the right side, including the tower. The light and colours are excellent in spite of the fairly dull weather.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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