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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Univers ( The other Pisa )

    Univers ( The other Pisa )
    AliciaG (0)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-24 12:53]
    Hello Alicia,
    Welcome to TE with a rather different kind of photo from what we usually find here. I like this excerpt from a reality that is so far from the tourist track, even though the actual distance may be short. I also like how you handled the light and how you cropped this.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Safira in the spring..IVFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Safira in the spring..IV
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4803 W: 64 N: 8318] (32738)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-24 12:37]
    Hello Ana,
    Probably no flowers can fill a foreground as beautifully as poppies. Even though the ruined white house is interesting to watch, and contrasts very nicely with the dense vegetation, this photo is very much dominated by the red poppies and the green leaves surrounding them. You have taken good care of their beauty with the fine saturation.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Heathersage church

    Heathersage church
    Tigerlily Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 190 W: 27 N: 289] (2533)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-24 10:57]
    Hello Jasmine,
    It's a very interesting comparison between the two versions. Especially the sky gets a completely different appearance in B&W, a lot more dramatic. Whereas the church, however nice, is maybe just about average, this photo is far above average, thanks to this sky and the vigorous contrasts.
    And thanks again for your many kind critiques of my photos.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • EthiopiaEthiopia
    Title: The Welcoming Commitee

    The Welcoming Commitee
    Waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2686 W: 154 N: 5957] (24570) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-24 10:35]
    Hello Way,
    Thanks for taking the trouble of going to this remote place, so you could show us your pictures, because I wouldn't imagine going here myself, not even for the chance of taking photos like this. You obviously did very well to use the flash in these difficult circumstances, because the light is remarkably nice, or well handled. It is no doubt a fascinating scenery, but what a tough place to live.
    Kind rgeards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Grazing in the MoonlightNikon D800

    Grazing in the Moonlight
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 339 W: 1 N: 296] (4126)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-24 10:25] [+]
    Hello Kasia,
    This is a wonderful picture, well worth another cold and uncomfortable night spent in the car :-). Everything is so neatly and perfectly lined up as if you had told the deers where to stand and the moon where to set. The haze has given the colours a magic softness. Fantastic.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: enjoying a cup of coffee at the quay

    enjoying a cup of coffee at the quay
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2483 W: 4 N: 4774] (22900)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-24 10:20]
    Hello Ourania,
    This looks very pleasant indeed, a perfect way to spend a part of the day. Those persons had a nice time, and it's a pleasure to watch them and enjoy the same view of the bay and the village. On the left side you included the tree very nicely, on the right side it would have been perfect if you had removed the nearest chair :-). (No offense intended.)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: 24, APRIL, 2014

    24, APRIL, 2014
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2894 W: 63 N: 4157] (35914)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-24 9:14]
    Hello Serghei,
    This composition is just as stunning and impressive as those from California, the major difference being that there is more snow in the Perm area. There is a good balance between the church at the top and the person walking along the narrow path at the bottom. This is really not a bad view from a balcony. Just imagine how nice it will look with green grass and green trees. The WS is more beautiful, but this is a more interesting photo.
    Kind regards,
    Ger

  • CubaCuba
    Title: A Pay Phone?  What's That?Pentax K7

    A Pay Phone? What's That?
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4539 W: 88 N: 10099] (49438)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-24 7:43]
    Hello Craig,
    For someone who has spent so much time taking pictures of architecture and cars you're really doing well as a street photographer too. Cuba seems to have liberated your mind:-). This is not just an amusing glimpse of life in the street, it's also a very well composed photo, nicely cropped, with good colors and showing an interesting and very well guarded door.
    All the best,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Mystras...Nikon D7000

    Mystras...
    dip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3288 W: 0 N: 2908] (22932)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-24 7:28]
    Hello Dimitris,
    This is a very attractive and well composed photo. The old church is beautiful and is marvellously situated above the wide valley. You have placed it very well in the foreground. I like the strong and vivid colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Homing pigeonsNikon D70

    Homing pigeons
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 0 N: 1581] (16574)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-24 7:18]
    Hello Ryszard,
    I like this photo showing the not so common sight of pigeons preparing to find their way home. It's an interesting and lively sight which of course dominates the view. But I olso like the many different colours of the vegetation in this area. The cloudy sky has created a mild and pleasant light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Cache vignesNikon D800

    Cache vignes
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7574 W: 0 N: 13712] (111529)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-24 7:12]
    Hello Nicolas,
    Another smart composition. There is a fine contrast and good balance betwwen the uneven grey area of the rock and the green area. The vines make fine dialgonals and at the top the shady area frames the composition very nicely.
    KInd regars,
    Gert

  • TaiwanTaiwan
    Title: Fighting fairy of JiufenNikon D5000

    Fighting fairy of Jiufen
    samson Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 17 N: 153] (1271)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-23 12:10]
    Hello Sam,
    The fairy riding on the phoeniz looks quite dramatic from this low angle. The green hillside makes a good background and the mist covering the upper part creates a strange and fascinating mood.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Ponte MilvioCanon EOS 700D

    Ponte Milvio
    Romano46 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1041 W: 0 N: 2493] (15808)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-23 10:09]
    Hello Romano,
    For this photo you found a very good POV where you could anchor the composition in the trees below you. From the left side the bridge makes a diagonal across the very green river, through the "gate" and on to the church further back. The colours are strong and, as always, well saturated, and the clouds are nicely shaped. The note about the love padlocks is interesting. This has become a popular habit everywhere, but I never heard before of this proof of ever-lasting love attached to garbage bins.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: 23rd April - 23 NisanNikon D 5000

    23rd April - 23 Nisan
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5111 W: 480 N: 14231] (76946)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-23 9:56] [+]
    Hello Mesut,
    Cute girls, as always, having some fun before their performance in their fantastic clothes. A very nice glimpse from inside the crowd. But where do they get these clothes, looking rather expensive? Do many Turkish families have such clothes at home to use for special occasions or are they provided by the schools or government insttutions?
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: RECESS and COURAGE

    RECESS and COURAGE
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2894 W: 63 N: 4157] (35914)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-23 9:46]
    Hello Serghei,
    Another first class composition. It's a bit confusing at first, but there are some amazing colours and patterns among these containers and huge steel constructions. The small yacht looks very very small in comparion with the giants next to it. You made yet another good observation which a lot of people would probably have overlooked.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Castello delle Rocchette

    Castello delle Rocchette
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9070 W: 135 N: 16988] (111284)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-23 9:03]
    Hello Silvio,
    This is an impressive chapel, maybe not big but looking very massive with its plain, rounded white walls. The low stone wall in the foreground makes a nice curve, which is then followed up by the road curving to the right behind the chapel. The colours and light are very good.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Relief !!!

    Relief !!!
    adidas5nb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 364 W: 0 N: 678] (4099)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-23 8:53]
    Hello Dwaipayan,
    This is a less common view from West Bengal, state of steaming hot Calcutta. It looks rather like an average European winter landscape. It's a very well exposed photo with well captured tones of the snow and perfectly mild colours of the sky. The red man and his dog are perfectly placed in the foreground.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: an intimate view

    an intimate view
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2483 W: 4 N: 4774] (22900)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-23 8:49]
    Hello Ourania,
    Compared with many other similar reflections this may look rather plain, but I would call this view a natural beauty that doesn't need much make-up. The boat and the sunray create two or three fine diagonals, including a bright triangle, and the other segments offer discreet but attractive tones of mild colours. The red streak in the upper right corner breaks the general softness in a nice way. That you managed to observe this less spectacular composition is another proof of your talent.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: MgarrNikon D60

    Mgarr
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3740 W: 83 N: 5402] (44761)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-23 8:25]
    Hello Daniel,
    I think the islands of Malta must have a world record for church density. I recall how I could see a chuch tower or a huge dome in whatever direction I was looking. These two churches dominate the view of the small harbour in spite of the large number of boats. Churches and boats and sunshine make this a very typical Maltese view. You used the good light and fine colours well.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Walking on RocksPentax K7

    Walking on Rocks
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4539 W: 88 N: 10099] (49438)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3191 W: 284 N: 6446] (34775) [2014-04-23 8:06] [+]
    Hello Craig,
    The rocks, houses and clouds cooperate very well to give this composition very good depth. It's a quiet but rather dynamic view, and the good llight and contrasts create a vigorous atmosphhere. Will we be able to see Tosca's leaf on TrekNature?
    Best regards,
    Gert

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