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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: sailing reflection

    sailing reflection
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4815 W: 22 N: 7633] (56763)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-28 14:05]
    Hello Costantino,
    Nice boats and very beautiful light. I love the reflections of the masts coming together at the lower end of the photo, just by the red buoy which makes a fine foreground. It's a well composed photo with a good shape.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Art Nouveau and postmodernism

    Art Nouveau and postmodernism
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5576 W: 86 N: 14401] (80830)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-28 14:02]
    Hello Malgo,
    A very interesting building, somewhat surrealistic. Which part grew out of which? Somebody had a great sense of humour. This is the kind of surprise I enjoy when I go strolling in an unknown city. (The surprises don't always have to happen in the street.) It's a nice photo too, with fine clarity and colours.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Beach fun

    Beach fun
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1650 W: 0 N: 4123] (20091)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-28 11:13]
    Hello Ann,
    Human activities usually benefit a photo and these two persons were also properly dressed to match the colours of the sea. The two large rocks indicate a diagonal which the father and his son are roughly following while walking towards the opposing diagonals of the waves. Your photo has a good rhythm and fine balance and is technically excellent; it also makes me a bit curious to know what father & son are up to.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Port de CalviNikon D80

    Port de Calvi
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11363 W: 154 N: 19923] (107999)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-28 9:23]
    Hello Christiane,
    This is a fine view of the many boats and the distant hills, but maybe the most distinct feature is the forest of masts forming like a screen all across the panoramic composition. I like the colours of this photo and the slight haze that gives the view a pleasant softness.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: evzones II

    evzones II
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4815 W: 22 N: 7633] (56763)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-28 3:54]
    Hello Costantino,
    I happened to miss this fine photo. This is a popular and well known view, but the colours and postures of the soldiers in front of the grey wall are superbly captured. I can read what is written on the wall, but unfortunately I don't understand it, but the letters have a great graphic beauty and contribute much to the composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CubaCuba
    Title: soccer in the streetsCANON EOS 600D

    soccer in the streets
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5576 W: 95 N: 8859] (48982)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-28 3:50]
    Hello Gerrit,
    You have captured the game very well. This photo has a great sense of movement. Except for the ball lying there, waiting top be kicked, these boys might just as well have been performing some kind of dance. Especially the nearest boy is superbly captured.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Faces  from Smyrna - VNikon D 5000

    Faces from Smyrna - V
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5656 W: 492 N: 15752] (86034)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-28 3:45]
    Hello Mesut,
    Pigeons are always irresistible to small children who love to chase them around, disturbing their meals. You took a charming photo of this little boy who looks like he is contemplating whether to make another rush. It's a very nice capture from daily life.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Church of Tum

    Church of Tum
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 277 W: 12 N: 623] (2934)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-28 3:42]
    Hello Maciej,
    This is a beautiful and impressive church, but it is surprising to find a church as big as this way out in the countryside. Where is the congregation? I guess conditions were very different 900 years ago. I like the POV where the different tones of green create a fine foreground.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • MoldovaMoldova
    Title: Capriana Winter Church IINikon D 90

    Capriana Winter Church II
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10376 W: 999 N: 19897] (100066)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-28 3:36]
    Hello Chris,
    A fine church seen from a good angle entirely dedicated to the black and white domes. Clearly this building must have been restored in recent times. It looks too good to be untouched since it was rebuilt in the 1540's. I wonder if any government of independent Moldova has had enough money or if it was actually done in the Soviet days.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ThailandThailand
    Title: A moment of rest...FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    A moment of rest...
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5256 W: 64 N: 9429] (38158)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-28 3:27]
    Hello Ana,
    This was a well spotted moment of relaxation and natural behavior, not intended for the tourists. It's a colourful and captivating photo. These girls are really prettier than the average graffiti :-).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TunisiaTunisia
    Title: Taxi94

    Taxi94
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2788 W: 20 N: 3325] (34414)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-28 3:24]
    Hello Carlo,
    You made a good observation of two unrelated things to create this amusing photo. It's an interesting glimpse from the past and a good scan.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: SHINHOTAKA

    SHINHOTAKA
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 68 N: 4771] (40634)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-28 3:18]
    Hello Serghei,
    This is a not so often seen view from Japan, making me think more of the Himalayas. The dense forest, all covered in snow, creates a superb foreground to the view of the rugged mountains.The mainly clear blue sky is made more interesting by the small dark clouds.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: dedicated windowNikon D90

    dedicated window
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3081 W: 259 N: 4346] (19100)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-28 3:14] [+]
    Hello Sasha,
    It is not necessary to travel around the world to take good photos (even though I have done that). Interesting photos can be found in your own neighborhood if you have eyes to see the opportunities. This is a fine wall with nice lines and colours and you made it more interesting and surprising with the deliberate tilt. It is a photo that nobody could miss.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Peanuts

    Peanuts
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3644 W: 205 N: 5818] (37588) [2015-03-27 20:47] [+]
    Hej Gert,
    Du har lyckats få in många detaljer i den här bilden, som utmärks av en stram komposition med kraftiga linjer och räta vinklar. Naturligtvis en människa i blickfånget, eller det två? Lite svårt att se på iPaden. Men de murriga och återhållsamma färgerna skapar en extra dimension.
    Hälsningar
    Gunnar

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Postcard from Humahuaca

    Postcard from Humahuaca
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5576 W: 86 N: 14401] (80830)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-27 11:41]
    Hello Malgo,
    This looks like a strange but interesting place although we don't really see any of the local architecture. The dense vegetation surrounded by desert reminds me of the small oasis towns in Algeria, although everything else is probably very different. The light and colours are excellent and the people in the foreground, as well as the pillars and the cacti give the view fine depth.
    It's interesting what you write about altitude sickness. I felt awful when traveling to Ladakh and passing 4000 metres, but the next year I was perfectly all right when passing 5 200 metres on the way to Tibet. I thought it was just because I was better prepared, and had eaten better, but maybe I had acquired some kind of immunity against altitude sickness. I never thought of that ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Mallards

    Mallards
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2304 W: 0 N: 5446] (28983)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-27 11:05]
    Hello Eleu,
    A remarkably well taken photo where the birds are seen as in a book where the movements of their wings are pedagogically shown. The sharpness and exposure are perfect and the you could not have found a better background.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Rocca Albornoziana

    Rocca Albornoziana
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9905 W: 132 N: 19420] (124571)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-27 10:54]
    Hello Silvio,
    A fine blue hour photo with beautiful golden light under the vaults. It's a very well exposed photo of this elegant building.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Dambach-la-VilleSony RX100 II

    Dambach-la-Ville
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1569 W: 128 N: 1220] (18748)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-27 9:04]
    Hello Roland,
    This is a beautiful view and a masterly composed photo. There is a very good balance between the winding road, the tree, the vines and the distant village. The light and colours were very good on this beautiful day of early spring.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: artiste peinte

    artiste peinte
    amaryllis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2674 W: 0 N: 5990] (35197)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-27 9:01]
    Hello Juliette,
    A very nice photo from a good angle. I like the strong local atmosphere, slightly chaotic and totally natural.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Punta de Anaga

    Punta de Anaga
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4700 W: 271 N: 8184] (68024)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3791 W: 313 N: 8243] (42257) [2015-03-27 8:58]
    Hello Denis,
    This is an attractive composition based on the diagonal. I like the colours and the big boulders on land and in the water.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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