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  • IraqIraq
    Title: Erbil by NightNikon D800

    Erbil by Night
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 559 W: 1 N: 652] (6383)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 10:23] [+]
    Hello Kasia,
    I love the colours and quiet atmosphere of the evening in the square by the fountain and I understand your feelings at the moment. I remember my last evening in Bombay in 1973, before I started my journey home (from which I showed a number of photos recently). Although I hadn't always enjoyed India I thought I would never come back and felt that something had been lost forever. But I did go back about a dozen times, so there is still hope for you and Kurdistan :-).
    The slightly melancholy atmosphere of this place may be entirely in my own imagination, but it is nurtured by the knowledge that the war is so close and anything horrible could happen in this peaceful place.
    I like the WS photos very much too. They are two fine street-shots and especially the one of the jewelry shop is a superb composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Blackadder Aisle, Glasgow CathedralCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Blackadder Aisle, Glasgow Cathedral
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1325 W: 396 N: 5074] (20412)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 7:42]
    Hello John,
    This is a photo I had happened to overlook. Strangely enough this medieval chapel has a somewhat modern appearance, partly maybe because of the contemporary furnishing but also because of the "clean" lines of the elegant white pillars and vaults and the generous light. It's a beautiful room and you captured nearly all of it in this carefully managed photo.
    Thank you so much for your kind comments today on two of my photos from Tallinn. I appreciated that.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Tso Moriri

    Tso Moriri
    adidas5nb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 0 N: 909] (5363)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 7:16]
    Hello Dwaipayan,
    A magnificent scenery, very rugged and desolate but looking more "friendly" by the presence of the yaks. The colours are excellent and you managed the light perfectly.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Still Winter

    Still Winter
    NorthernLight Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 0 N: 477] (2279)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 7:11]
    Hej Peter,
    En dagsfärsk och mycket vacker bild av de ståtliga siluetterna av träden. Den låga solen har skapat ett fantastiskt spel av ljus och skuggor i den snöiga slänten med alla dess ojämnheter. Det är verkligen perfekt fångat.
    Vänliga hälsningar,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: ~ colourful Qiang ~Nikon D70s

    ~ colourful Qiang ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4381 W: 141 N: 10079] (43430)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 7:08]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    A snapshot in a crowd, totally spontaneous, nothing staged. Whether the woman is worried or puzzled by something we will never know, but you captured her in a very natural pose. She rises above the surroundings in a perfect way and the background is sufficiently blurred to give her face our full attention.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: The red poloNikon D100

    The red polo
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5086 W: 0 N: 4863] (59914)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 7:04]
    Hello Serge,
    This is a very pretty village with fine houses with attractive colours. The small boats fill the foreground nicely, and apart from the red polo there are also three red buoys that I like very much. It's a very well taken photo with beautiful light and colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Viana do Castelo XNikon D3100

    Viana do Castelo X
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2558 W: 0 N: 5924] (31415)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 6:59]
    Hello Angel,
    It's a lovely building and I enjoy the view of a few people in the streets. The colours are fantastic and the photo has a great and very attractive clarity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: When day turns to nightNikonD300s

    When day turns to night
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1075 W: 41 N: 1968] (14087)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 6:56]
    Hello Leslie,
    This is an excellent and dramatic photo. The weather looks very unpleasant, or at least threatening to become unpleasant, but the clouds are magnificent and the sunbeams bursting through them look marvellous. The silhouette of the distant hill and its tall buildings play an important role for the strong impact of this photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: SelborneCanon EOS5D

    Selborne
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 625 W: 287 N: 1404] (6972)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 6:50]
    Hello Will,
    This is indeed a very pretty view which you have framed very nicely with the trees. It's a technically brilliant photo with crisp and clear colours.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Le tobogganNikon D800

    Le toboggan
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8497 W: 0 N: 14044] (121846)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 6:47]
    Hello Nicolas,
    A smart and refined composition with the very attractive yellow diagonal crossing the diagonal of the fence and the vertical line of the lamp-post. The tree spreads its branches into a superb pattern seen against the light blue background. Simple but superb,
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Unusual WeatherNikon D-300

    Unusual Weather
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3203 W: 212 N: 7346] (29475)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 4:34]
    Hello Bev,
    Winter is definitely better on photos than "live". At least that's my opinion. Seen like this it looks great. Just enough snow to create a certain brightness and a fine contrast to the blue sky. The warm tones of the light have saturated the colours in a natural way. The composition has a fine balance between the trees, the house and the field.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: My 9th Birthday at TE - TE'de 9.seneKodak EasyShare Z650

    My 9th Birthday at TE - TE'de 9.sene
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5546 W: 487 N: 15483] (84216)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 2:48]
    Hello Mesut,
    Trekearth is very much a matter of making friends and creating networks. It's not easy to receive much attention with your first photo. Surely this picture will get many more points today than 9 years ago. And it deserves attention. It's a plain but pleasant rural scenery with very nice colours made mild and discreet by the thin layer of fresh snow.
    I wish you every success for the next 9 years ;-).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Un château d'OCanon G3

    Un château d'O
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11380 W: 886 N: 20584] (86056)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 2:41]
    Hello Philippe,
    A lovely caste from a fine POV from above. The warm light increases the beauty of the view.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: A Very Cold Day in Yellowstone

    A Very Cold Day in Yellowstone
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1615 W: 0 N: 3989] (19545)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 2:36]
    Hello Ann,
    I believe you when you say it was cold. It looks like the air is filled with ice crystals from the steam. The hazy effect is lovely and the thick snow covering the trees is fascinating. Nature gave itself a very artistic expression, which you captured with a very fine light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: WinterNikon CoolPix P80

    Winter
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1009 W: 0 N: 2391] (23132)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 2:28]
    Hello Ryszard,
    This is an absolutely beautiful scenery. The thin layers of snow on the ground and the trees has created very mild and pleasant colours and the light is softened by the slight haze. The big trees are well placed towards the side, between the river and the narrow road. The composition is nicely balanced and has a very good depth.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: No men's beachSony DSC HX200v

    No men's beach
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7242 W: 119 N: 13804] (76754)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 2:25]
    Hello Luciano,
    Sandy beaches as empty as this are hard to find. It's a dream I always carry with me but I always wake up to reality when I get there :-). It is a simple photo but indeed very nice to watch.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Alfama from Santa LuziaCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Alfama from Santa Luzia
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2304 W: 17 N: 4980] (22059)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 2:21]
    Hello Paul,
    I think I am among those many who have taken photos from this spot, although the picture I uploaded here was very different. This photo shows a large part of the area, the grandeur as well as the less fashionable parts. It's most of all a photo of breathtaking colours, where the spectacular sunset is nicely matched by many of the houses and their roofs.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chi fa il palo?

    Chi fa il palo?
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2662 W: 20 N: 3246] (32683)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 2:15]
    Hello Carlo,
    A simple but very attractive composition with superb graphical qualities. The birds are pretty and you balanced the photo very well.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Light work

    Light work
    SNOOP_Chan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 542 W: 8 N: 266] (4077)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 2:13]
    Hello Marian,
    Spectacular colours and a very interesting light of this sunset over the sea. Very well captured and nicely exposed.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Escandinávia 2014 nº 74 - REINE !Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Escandinávia 2014 nº 74 - REINE !
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8981 W: 56 N: 12018] (65378)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3661 W: 309 N: 7929] (40947) [2015-01-25 2:06]
    Hello Neyvan,
    What a lovely scenery, really spectacular. I like the hazy light on the stint peaks and the warm tones of sunshine of the green foreground. The scattered wooden buildings are very pretty. It's a very nicely composed photo, once again from a superb POV.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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