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  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Burning ColoursSony Nex 6

    Burning Colours
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3598 W: 310 N: 4511] (18020)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-07 2:13]
    Hello Rob,
    At first she looked like she was praying in front of a colorful altar, but I see she is taking photos. Art is probably more important and useful than religion. There is no lack of bright colours here and the attractive photo is well organized according to the rule of thirds.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: On the tower

    On the tower
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7803 W: 102 N: 19725] (102638)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-07 2:03] [+]
    Hello Malgo,
    So this is what you decided to show today. I don't remember seeing this before. It looks well timed, but they were probably not in a hurry to stop kissing, so maybe you even had time to set up the tripod to get such a well composed photo with a fine exposure and nice sharpness.
    Kind regards,
    Gert
    PS I also looked at the workshops, of course. I always do.

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: The New Town HallCanon EOS 1100D

    The New Town Hall
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8161 W: 63 N: 22878] (103285)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-07 1:59]
    Hello Stephen,
    I haven't been to Munich since the early 80's but I remember it as a quite nice city. This photo seems to confirm my memories. Its an impressive building, possibly slightly overloaded with ornamental details, but the crowds in the square are pleasant and colourful, the weather is nice and the photo is well composed.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title: Walking on sunshineCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Walking on sunshine
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3247 W: 17 N: 7134] (30739)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-07 1:55]
    Hello Paul,
    This certainly looks like a nice place, and maybe your description of the city makes it look even nicer. It's not possible to draw any conclusions regarding the friendliness or atmosphere from these photos, but the beautiful design and colours of the buildings and the general neatness of the square indicates a place where people care for their environment, and possibly for each other and strangers. It looks hot too. As always all photos are well taken, from angles that seem carefully considered.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Divorce or romance?Nikon D7200

    Divorce or romance?
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1858 W: 0 N: 4803] (39465)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-07 1:48]
    Hello Ryszard,
    A funny photo. It's simple, colorful, very well spotted and nicely cropped.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NepalNepal
    Title: 2014 ThamelNikon D800

    2014 Thamel
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 926 W: 2 N: 1368] (9737)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-07 1:46]
    Hello Kasia,
    Strangely the name Thamel doesn't mean anything to me. Is it just my ignorance or had that area not yet developed into the tourist centre 44 years ago? I seem to remember everything as being much closer to Durbar Square. You captured a very nice firework, more interesting than those we see on many photos from festivals. The lack of safety awareness in the "third world" is often astonishing. So many lives lost, so many people injured for no reason at all. Nice workshops too, including the workshop seen in this official photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: A street in Los LlanosPanasonic Lumix FZ200

    A street in Los Llanos
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 5 N: 10329] (47690)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-07 1:31]
    Hello Luis,
    It looks like a very pleasant quiet street with neat small houses that are simple but well maintained. The steep rocks start immediately beyond the street and offer fine colours that complement those of the buildings very attractively.. You took the photo from a fine point where we see the street bending softly and the mountains create jagged diagonals that balance the curve of the street.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: lady in red

    lady in red
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4659 W: 13 N: 9528] (48802)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-07 1:27]
    Hello Ourania,
    A distinguished old lady in red like this doesn't need any male companion to make a perfect portrait. She does well on her own, standing in the road between the thorny bushes in the bright light. It's a simple but well considered composition and it could hardly be more eye-catching.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Zahara de la Sierra XIINikon D3100

    Zahara de la Sierra XII
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3834 W: 5 N: 8425] (44685)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-07 1:24]
    Hello Angel,
    The hazy light in the valley creates a superb backdrop to this view of the small town on the hillside. The church tower and the dome are the dominant features of the town of white cubic houses. It is a pleasant composition with well handled light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MexicoMexico
    Title: Pachuca

    Pachuca
    Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 551 W: 135 N: 741] (5942)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-06 10:56]
    Hello Pedro,
    The clock tower is quite impressive and I see several fine buildings along the square, especially the pastel coloured ones to the left. I think the colours generally benefit from the grey sky. The photo has a fine clarity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa di Santa Maria

    Chiesa di Santa Maria
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11971 W: 132 N: 23950] (148547)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-06 10:03]
    Hello Silvio,
    It's a wonderful and simple church with clean and attractive lines. I like this photo just for this fine church, but I also very much like the contrast of the very dark blue clouds and the superb light shining on the brown hill.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: The Outsiders are Gathering...

    The Outsiders are Gathering...
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 3 N: 703] (5706)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-06 10:00] [+]
    Hello György,
    There is a reminiscence of Stephen Spielberg in the silhouettes of people under the blazing sun, walking maybe towards the UFO that just landed. Or maybe they are aliens coming towards us. Very good use of the light and contrasts anyway, but I can't see any of the WS photos you have promised.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Maneuvers...Canon EOS 5 D

    Maneuvers...
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12712 W: 298 N: 25101] (100876)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-06 9:03]
    Hello Danos,
    This looks dangerous but I am sure the pilot had everything under full control. It is anyway a terrific photo, beautiful and minimalistic and with perfect sharpness and exposure.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Windows of the Brugge (for Fis2)Canon PowerShot SX240HS

    Windows of the Brugge (for Fis2)
    fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 423 W: 5 N: 909] (4601)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3623 W: 201 N: 5625] (37910) [2016-12-06 6:21]
    Hi Zbigniew,
    An impressive POV! A very beautiful building with many attractive details and a very pleasant soft colourscale.
    Kind regards
    Gunnar

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Varennes - 2015 - 16Nikon D7100

    Varennes - 2015 - 16
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8490 W: 108 N: 14754] (68909)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-06 5:57]
    Hello Pierre,
    The houses look nice but fairly modest. The special quality of this photo is the contrast between the very blue water and the very green lawn. These intense colours, assisted by a favourable light, make the photo highly attractive,
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: White houses of Competa

    White houses of Competa
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5471 W: 277 N: 9920] (80238) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-06 4:22]
    Hello Denis,
    I like the diagonal characterizing the composition and the white village, looking a little like cubistic painting, in the lower part. In the upper part the dark mountains, the light grey cloud and the blue sky form three attractive areas. The church tower joins the two parts together and is a very strong focal-point. The light and colours are very beautiful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Rue des BouchersNikon D60

    Rue des Bouchers
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4740 W: 83 N: 8305] (62053)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-06 3:06]
    Hello Daniel,
    A nice perspective along the narrow street where the restaurant to the right looks quite inviting and the neon light to the left is a superb eye-catcher. I think there are interesting places to explore at the end of the street too.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Postcard from Ghent?

    Postcard from Ghent?
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7803 W: 102 N: 19725] (102638)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-06 2:55]
    Hello Malgo,
    Theoretically this could have been a beautiful view. I think it happens to all of us sometimes that the place we wanted so much to see is wrapped in scaffolding and tarpaulins. If I go to Ghent in spring this will probably not be finished, but I am sure I will find some other favorite corners of the city. At least you managed fine light and colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Living StatueCanon EOS 1100D

    Living Statue
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8161 W: 63 N: 22878] (103285)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-06 2:51]
    Hello Stephen,
    Occasionally it is hard to tell the real statues from the living ones. Sometimes this could lead to slightly embarrassing situations. This is a nice and colourful photo, and it's a bit interesting to see that most pedestrians don't seem to care at all. What a hopeless job to sit there for hours without moving, maybe desperately needing to go to the toilet ;-). It's not a job for elderly men.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: From Santa ClausFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    From Santa Claus
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1858 W: 0 N: 4803] (39465)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 373 N: 11296] (56173) [2016-12-06 2:47]
    Hello Ryszard,
    This is definitely not for me. I don't eat sweets... ;-) And Santa Claus is not celebrated until Christmas Eve in Sweden. But it's still an attractive and colourful photo. The cakes look very similar at first, but looking carefully I see that there probably aren't two that are exactly the same. Most surprising of all is that the written message seems to be slightly different on all of them. What a creative imagination that baker had.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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