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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Summer of .....Sony ILCE6300

    Summer of .....
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4139 W: 317 N: 5893] (23788)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 13:14]
    Hello Rob,
    I remember some concerts with this kind of annoying psychedelic flashes of light. In 1967-68 I was fascinated by the idea of mind-expanding Mexican drugs to improve the abstract paintings I was trying to make, but fortunately they were hard to get, and LSD was not yet very well known, so I grew up quite clean ;-). By the time I travelled in Asia and everything was available I was no longer interested. Protests against the Vietnam war became much more important. This photo once again brings back memories. I still enjoy some of the music but can do without everything that came along with it.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Gdansk XXII

    Gdansk XXII
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 3 N: 1078] (9331)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 11:11] [+]
    Hello Gy÷rgy,
    It's a good photo and a very interesting note. :-) I think their happy faces could inspire me to a story, or several. It's a photo open to every interpretation. Unfortunately too many people on TE don't seem to appreciate the joy of nothing special. But you can trust me. ;-)
    Have a nice weekend,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: A Surprisingly Colourful BarrageNikon D-300

    A Surprisingly Colourful Barrage
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5186 W: 266 N: 11754] (47384)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 8:21]
    Hello Bev,
    A grey and dull day, but a barrage painted like this brightens the view considerably. The barrage and its reflections create a quite nice triangle. This kind of construction has to be functional, so beautiful design has to stand back, but this shows what some paint can do.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Saint Mary of the Chorus

    Saint Mary of the Chorus
    sacimar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3927 W: 53 N: 5313] (31489)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 7:39]
    Hello Sergio,
    What an amazing view and great photo. The church fašade is incredibly decorated, and from this angle there seem to be just as many details on the buildings on the sides. The contrasts and play of light and dark areas have created a remarkably strong 3D effect. It's an absolutely stunning photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Abbaye de JumiegesNikon D100

    Abbaye de Jumieges
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7920 W: 0 N: 8872] (94567)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 7:29]
    Hello Serge,
    It's an attractive wall with fine details and it makes quite an impression as it is standing there alone. It's a nice composition with an attractive simplicity and only three colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Vancouver MuralsPentax K3

    Vancouver Murals
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6869 W: 88 N: 16592] (76289)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 7:27]
    Hello Craig,
    I would love to see such murals all around me. It would make going for a walk to get some exercise much more fun and interesting. This is also very well made and of a real artistic value. It's a very interesting shot, very neatly taken and cropped.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Ancienne bibliotheque de VarsovieNikon D80

    Ancienne bibliotheque de Varsovie
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14312 W: 156 N: 24781] (131218)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 7:23] [+]
    Hello Christiane,
    This is a photo with superb depth and wonderful colours. Three broad green lines take me straight up to the elegant building. The persons approaching the library are at almost equal distance from us. On the right side a woman is sitting on a bench and opposite her the person sitting on another bench looks very much like a statue. I like amusing small details like that. It's a very neatly taken photo with excellent light and colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Red umbrellas

    Red umbrellas
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8935 W: 133 N: 22568] (112977)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 3:05]
    Hello Malgo,
    A nice girl seated in a good place for a photo. Apart from the umbrellas there is an abundance of red details in both photos. Obviously a very photogenic area. Both photos are nicely composed and well exposed.
    Wishing you a safe journey,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Baixa Pombalina by nightCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Baixa Pombalina by night
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5174 W: 83 N: 9640] (68375)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 2:59]
    Hello Daniel,
    You captured an attractive and well exposed nightly atmosphere with one of the iconic trams. The light from the lamps is nicely reflected in the pavements and the tracks.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: 'Waiting'Canon Eos 760d

    'Waiting'
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8917 W: 63 N: 25079] (111683)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 2:50]
    Hello Stephen,
    Maybe he was just as happy to stay outside. You must have been happy to find him here, standing at a perfect distance to allow you to include him in a photo covering the entire entrance to the cathedral. The ladies partly dressed in red, orange or pink also served you well. According to my ideas of street-photos this is an excellent composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Facade detailSONY_DSC_HX350

    Facade detail
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2593 W: 0 N: 6192] (47502)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 2:46]
    Hello Ryszard,
    It's a remarkably elegant fašade and a neatly cropped photo. I imagine this house has received a total face-lift after 1989. The beautiful details are captured in a very good light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: The top of UsghuliSony DSC HX200v

    The top of Usghuli
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10601 W: 126 N: 19313] (101630)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 2:43]
    Hello Luciano,
    It's a stunning scenery and its easy to understand that this area is so almost inaccessible as you describe in the note. This is far away from any place I saw in Georgia. The photo is well divided in two sections along a diagonal. The church is very simple but I like the WS showing the interior. The faith expressed through the simple details is rather touching, even to a dedicated non-believer as I.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Facade in Gamla StanNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Facade in Gamla Stan
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6537 W: 5 N: 11244] (51602)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 2:33]
    Hello Luis,
    It's one of many nice fašades in Gamla stan. Maybe this happened to be catching the warm light of the sun better than others. The colours and light of the photo is perfect, and so is the sharpness. The windows and the decorations above them are remarkably fine and are perfectly seen thanks to the high quality of the photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Un peperone nella campagna

    Un peperone nella campagna
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4619 W: 29 N: 5760] (59732)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 2:28]
    Hello Carlo,
    It was a smart idea to place this red monument in what looks like the middle of nowhere. The effect of the big pepperoni on a green dish in the undulating scenery looking like a desert is quite stunning. It's a very appetizing photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: A garden with a historyPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    A garden with a history
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 0 N: 1726] (7243)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 2:23]
    Hello Jean,
    The hedges are nicely designed at straight angles and from this position we see them on diagonals, which always seems to be a way to give a certain rhythm as well as stability to any composition. The green dominance matches the faded orange tones of the wall well.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChileChile
    Title: Concha y Toro Sony Cybershot DSC-F828

    Concha y Toro
    LuisGustavoLima Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 262 W: 0 N: 408] (1726)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 2:10]
    Hello Luis,
    There is a good story accompanying the photo of the sculpture of a bowl. The monument looks old and battered but it is nicely situated in the park. There is a beautiful warm light shining among the trees.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Nature at Saint Julien l Ars

    Nature at Saint Julien l Ars
    cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1400 W: 76 N: 1222] (11087)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 2:05]
    Hello Adrian,
    The tracks going across the field create nice depth. Surrounding them are pleasant tones of green and yellow. The scenery is not dramatic but the colours make it attractive and quite lively.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The Summer of Love 1967Sony ILCE6300

    The Summer of Love 1967
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4139 W: 317 N: 5893] (23788)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-22 2:02] [+]
    Hello Rob,
    The finger pointing at a detail of one of the posters and the two pairs of eyes looking at that spot indicate an eager nostalgic interest. For the middle-aged (or even above that) 1967 is one of those years most of us remember well. It was the year I graduated from high-school, only to be forced into the army soon afterwards. It was also the year when I bought the Sgt Pepper LP as soon as it was released and when I heard the Jimi Hendrix Experience from a distance of maximum 5 metres, possibly the concert that gave me the tinnitus that still bothers me a bit.
    Those were the days of bright colours and strange designs. This museum must have been fun.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Miskolc Street LVI

    Miskolc Street LVI
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 3 N: 1078] (9331)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-21 6:44] [+]
    Hello Gy÷rgy,
    You had quick reflexes to notice the talkative women and to see the opportunity offered by the window. This is of course nothing special, but apart from the "chatterboxes" (you may get in trouble with your girlfriend for that word) there is a nice view along the street.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Duomo di Siena

    Duomo di Siena
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13256 W: 132 N: 26817] (159709)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6613 W: 403 N: 13150] (63152) [2017-09-21 5:57]
    Hello Silvio,
    I can only look in wonder and admiration at this magnificent interior. The shapes and design of the striped pillars and walls and the decorated floor give an impression of wealth and taste. There is a fine ray of light coming from somewhere above the photo, but the light is evenly distributed all over the room and you handled it very well. The fine light and the people admiring the cathedral create an attractive atmosphere. You took the photo from a good angle where you created both depth and a sense of space.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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