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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Walking by Oller HallKodak EasyShare Z980

    Walking by Oller Hall
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2617 W: 133 N: 5375] (19701)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-10 2:07]
    Hello Murat,
    It's an unpretentious but nice composition with fine colors and a good balance between green, brown and white, as well as between nature, architecture and people. The footpaths in the foreground and the steps in the background lead me through the photo. The nearest trees form a very nice "vault",
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: VSony DSC HX200v

    V
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8432 W: 117 N: 15983] (87134)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-10 2:04]
    Hello Lousat,
    The bricks on the roof and the street create fine patterns that get an added effect from being seen from above. The V is certainly a fine part of the composition, giving it balance and structure. Taking a quick look at the 18 thumbnails on this page I was immediately attracted to this photo because of the original composition.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Lazarim - XXFuji Finepix HS50 EXR

    Lazarim - XX
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5696 W: 64 N: 10699] (43869)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-10 2:00]
    Hello Ana,
    This is another good photo from the festival. It is more like a traditional portrait, only the mask makes a big difference. The man is very well placed with the ancient wall and the mossy rocks as a perfect surronding, equally for the colours and the atmosphere. Technically it is also an excellent photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: A RICH WALL & THE MONKEY

    A RICH WALL & THE MONKEY
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8513 W: 175 N: 13830] (61322)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-10 1:53] - [workshop] [compare]
    Hello Jorge,
    It's a very nice composition, where the monkey is an important participant. It is very well placed and somehow underscores the beauty of the architecture and the decorations. I think this photo could have been even better if you had made some very simple processing. I made a workshop to explain what I mean and I hope you won't mind.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: scenery from Syros

    scenery from Syros
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5277 W: 22 N: 8491] (62669)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-10 1:45]
    Hello Costantino.
    This is a very nice photo with excellent clarity and sharpness. The perfect POV gives us a fine view of the buildings climbing the two hills and the more distant empty hills between them. It's a very attractive and exciting view with very good colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Regards from Cuba

    Regards from Cuba
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6649 W: 97 N: 16974] (91512)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-09 12:08]
    Hello Malgo,
    Nice to see one of your photos again, and it's fun to see such nice kids. It's a very typical crowd of curious, carefree and spontaneous children. The same as everywhere really. Roaming lazily around sounds perfect to me.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Beach of the cathedrals XINikon D3100

    Beach of the cathedrals XI
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3262 W: 2 N: 7281] (39351)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-09 11:21]
    Hello Angel,
    You have many photos from this place, but these rocks are very spectacular and every angle offers new photo opportunities. Especially the interaction of rocks, water and people is very exciting. To the left there is a woman with a red skirt, and although she is just a very small detail she attracts my attention and she is very nicely reflected in the water.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Anishinaabe ScoutSony DSC HX400v

    Anishinaabe Scout
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5634 W: 53 N: 9487] (32534)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-09 10:36]
    Hello Lars,
    A nice combination of statue and tower, both being - I suppose - iconic landmarks of Ottawa. I like the good contrasts and the very limited range of colours.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: looking through the trembling glass

    looking through the trembling glass
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3978 W: 12 N: 8071] (41234)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-09 10:33]
    Hello Ourania,
    This is slightly different from most of your photos of reflections. Fewer colours but a very dynamic play of mainly black and blue tiny waves. The strange character of the water, and the very special light almost take the attention away from the old man and his boat, even though he did his best by putting on his red cap (and it looks like a Polish flag stuck to his right arm).
    You should go to that post office more often if you could spot scenes like this just outside it. :-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: WatchingPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Watching
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 272 W: 0 N: 786] (3712)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-09 10:27]
    Hello Jean,
    This is an interesting close-up of some very peculiar details of the Gaudi style of architecture. The chimney "statues" make me think either of some fantasy movie from outer space or Samurai warriors from a Kurosawa movie. I wouldn't argue with those chimneys. The rather dull weather probably helped you to get such fine and mild colours and a perfect exposure.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Lady With A Hat

    Lady With A Hat
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2763 W: 0 N: 6662] (35501)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-09 10:23]
    Hello Eleu,
    She reminds me of some other woman you captured a while ago, if I'm not totally mistaken. Among more than 42 million visitors there should be a number of elderly ladies wearing rather strange hats. She was obviously aware of you but couldn't stop you. It's a fine snapshot from what looks like a crowded place, and the background is also quite spectacular.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: La cabane qui fumeNikon D800

    La cabane qui fume
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10074 W: 0 N: 14731] (136148)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-09 10:19]
    Hello Nicolas,
    Fantastic light and wonderful details. Another quite simple but extraordinary composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: up around the bendNikon D3200

    up around the bend
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1764 W: 34 N: 2681] (15897)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-09 10:16]
    Hello Benny,
    The scenery is wonderful and the colours are excellent. The huge prayer wheel is well placed and looks very spectacular. Disregarding the hydro energy a prayer wheel driven by large numbers of people sound like something Mao could have come up with. "If you all work together you can turn the wheel", like everyone producing steel in their backyards, or everyone making noise to scare the birds away from the crop.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: Anybody Need a Balcony?Pentax K3

    Anybody Need a Balcony?
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5752 W: 88 N: 13736] (64704)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-09 10:09]
    Hello Craig,
    Yes, actually I do need a balcony but none of these would fit the style of my house. The Maltese balconies are very special. Here there are so many of them, and you packed them so tightly that they almost turn into an abstract pattern of lines and angles and colours. Come to think of it, my ideal of a balcony is rather more fresh air and less dust.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • NamibiaNamibia
    Title: Autour du point d'eauCanon A95

    Autour du point d'eau
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4608 W: 63 N: 9333] (55836)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-09 10:04]
    Hello Nicole,
    A fine photo from what must have been a very exciting moment for you. I would have loved to see this. The light and colours are perfect and I like the shape of the photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Drama over the SeaNikon D-300

    Drama over the Sea
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3918 W: 237 N: 8921] (36129)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-09 5:29]
    Hello Bev,
    The ground is already rather dark after the sun was hidden by the clouds. The rays convince us that the sun is still up there somewhere. The mixture of dark clouds, sun rays and partly blue sky is quite dramatic. I have a feeling this natural beauty didn't last long before the storm hit you.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Mary’s Bridge...Canon EOS 30D

    Mary’s Bridge...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 157 N: 8747] (93833)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-09 5:25]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    This is an amazing photo, and obviously there are lots of visitors who are not afraid of heights. This is one of those pictures where a lot of people mean everything. The bridge is naturally perfectly framed by the steep mountainsides and has a perfect green background. I think I would have preferred to take a photo from this point rather than being on the bridge...;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Autumn

    Autumn
    GyurMaster Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 106] (1805)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-09 3:20] [+]
    Hello György,
    This is a nice view across the field towards the building. The long lines of trees create good depth. I like the bright but yet mild light and colours. The sky is very noisy. The answer to that could be Photoshop ;-).
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Another storm !Canon EOS 60D

    Another storm !
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9455 W: 378 N: 8321] (93239)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-09 3:12]
    Hello Jean,
    A very timely captured huge wave. I think the effect of its force is enhanced from seeing it hit a place constructed for vulnerable people. The light is well handled and there is a fine contrast between the white wave and the warm tones of the grass.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • MexicoMexico
    Title: Chapel and parishLeica C

    Chapel and parish
    Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 380 W: 128 N: 472] (4296)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4451 W: 336 N: 9604] (48936) [2016-02-09 3:09]
    Hello Pedro,
    Fine churches captured in a beautiful light. The many red elements, including some of the clothes, are very eye-catching. You framed the view nicely with the trees.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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