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  • HungaryHungary
    Title: DJ Potatocake

    DJ Potatocake
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 3 N: 688] (5636)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 10:29] [+]
    Hello György,
    He looks a bit like an actor on a well lit stage, playing his role for the audience. He is surrounded by lots of colourful and fairly appetizing props. But as a DJ, does he make any sound? The potato cakes seem to contain a lot of carbohydrates, but they are probably tasty. They may be similar to what we have here, or rather used to have decades ago when we were poorer and life was tougher (like the 1950's). I haven't eaten any for many years, but "traditional" food is having a revival, so maybe they are actually popular again. But not with sour cream in Sweden, rather lingonberry jam ;-).
    Best wishes,
    Gert
    By the way: the light and colours are wonderful.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: GoldfieldNikon D80

    Goldfield
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13217 W: 156 N: 22776] (122455)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 10:08]
    Hello Christiane,
    This is a classic Wild West environment. The colours and sharpness of this photo are impressive. I can clearly feel the rough texture of the water tank, and the white letters and figures written on it are very eye-catching. It is in every way an attractive photo-
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Notre-Dame-du-St.Sacrement presbyteryNikon D7100

    Notre-Dame-du-St.Sacrement presbytery
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8484 W: 108 N: 14740] (68837)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 9:01]
    Hello Pierre.
    This looks like any other big and elegant house, like so many others you have shown us, so it's a surprise to find the large painted statue of Jesus in the garden. It's not what is expected outside an ordinary house belonging to an average family. That makes this an original composition, but with the same fine colors and light as always.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: National Day in Beijing

    National Day in Beijing
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3580 W: 76 N: 5495] (45020)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 7:13]
    Hello Serghei,
    I have no idea where in Beijing this is, but the lake (?) and the parapet make very nice curves and the traditionally looking houses are attractive and colourful. The crowds of people going for a walk on their day off give the photo a lot of life.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Expectations and reality

    Expectations and reality
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7790 W: 102 N: 19688] (102484)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 7:09]
    Hello Malgo,
    I have a strong feeling that half a day is rather too short time in a city like Ghent. I have just now (10 minutes ago) ordered a guide book for Belgium and Luxembourg, so soon I will be able to estimate how long I will need to stay there. Hopefully I will have better weather than this, but who knows? In spite of the scaffolding we can see that this is a beautiful building, and in spite of the dull weather the light and contrasts are very good. It may be a little too tightly cropped photo, but maybe the space in front of it is limited.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Usigni

    Usigni
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11962 W: 132 N: 23915] (148375)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 6:07]
    Hello Silvio,
    The village is very nicely situated on the hillside surrounded at this time of the year by beautiful colours. The brown, green and blue diagonals of the hillside look great.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • South AfricaSouth Africa
    Title: Light in the darknessCanon 400D Digital

    Light in the darkness
    Hansaphotos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 701 W: 63 N: 1498] (8301)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 6:05]
    Hej Erling,
    Detta är en fin bild men det skulle lika gärna kunna vara en konstinstallation i ett museum som ett rum i ett fängelse. Det är ett intressant spel mellan ljus och mörker, och de gallerförsedda fönstren speglas fantastiskt i både golvet och taket. Det är en ganska ovanlig bild från Robben Island.
    Hälsningar,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: calling elvisNikon D40

    calling elvis
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2016 W: 34 N: 3227] (18973)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 6:00]
    Hello Benny,
    At least he's not taking a selfie.
    It's a good observation and a very elegant and eye-catching photo with fantastic colours and refreshingly few details.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Union SquareSony DSC HX400v

    Union Square
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6771 W: 53 N: 11259] (40716) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 5:57]
    Hello Lars,
    This must be a much better than average view from a department store. I remember Union Square as among the nicer places in New York, and although some of the impression is lost from this distance the photo gives a pretty good idea why it's a good place for strolling and watching people. What is not so easily seen from down there is the great view of the beautifully varied cityscape a but further away. It's a great mix of building styles and the thick green screen of trees separate that view nicely from the rounded square.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Playing WavesSony ILCE6300

    Playing Waves
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3587 W: 310 N: 4472] (17852)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 5:39]
    Hello Rob,
    This photo at first made me slightly puzzled before I felt sure that it's three pictures of the same sculpture, not three items side by side placed at different angles. You joined them almost too cleverly...;-). I totally agree with your description of how it changes all the time, depending on your angle. It is like it's moving, maybe even dancing, on the hill. I think it depends a lot on this location. The effect would probably be less overwhelming inside a museum.
    Kind regards.
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Scotland National Museum, main hallCanon EOS 60D

    Scotland National Museum, main hall
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9044 W: 606 N: 16195] (74701)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 4:55]
    Hello Ike,
    The way the items are displayed in a modern way, in a building with a very good light, I almost get an impression of watching a shopping mall, not a museum. But I guess none of these items are for sale ;-). It looks like a pleasant and interesting museum and your photo gives us a very good idea of it. The light inside the building seems to be good and you have used it very well.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: more drama

    more drama
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4652 W: 13 N: 9501] (48684)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 4:47]
    Hello Ourania,
    The strong waves are slightly less visible here, but the clouds are darker and the general atmosphere is no less dramatic and ominous. In a strange way the light still is very good, with no sign of haze. The photo has a phenomenal clarity and the rather subdued colours on the distant hill have an attractive warm tone.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title:

    MUNICIPAL LAKE OF BORRAZÓPOLIS
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9191 W: 175 N: 14783] (66301)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 2:29] [+]
    Hello Jorge,
    This is a very colourful and interesting photo, full of life and action and taken from a good angle which shows a large area around the lake. It's an interesting story about Dona Bruna, but I don't suppose you actually remember the moment you first saw her ;-).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Troppi galli

    Troppi galli
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4125 W: 28 N: 4897] (51994)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 2:26]
    Hello Carlo,
    In Sweden we say "The more cooks, the worse is the soup", meaning the same thing as with too many roosters. It's an amusing proverb which suits this photo well. It's a wonderful display of colourful cocks, and the bright beauty is enhanced by the perfectly clear blue sky. The colours of the building match some of the cocks perfectly.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Tiny trains - Grand Central Terminal

    Tiny trains - Grand Central Terminal
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1469 W: 235 N: 2237] (8980)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 2:21]
    Hello Brenda,
    I was really tricked for a couple of seconds before I noticed the person in the background and realized what I was looking at. It's quite a fascinating display of toys that children of all ages will love to watch.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MexicoMexico
    Title: PachucaNikon D7000

    Pachuca
    Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 547 W: 135 N: 735] (5902)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 2:18]
    Hello Pedro,
    Wow, this looks crowded. From this angle you have squeezed the buildings together into a maze of narrow streets and buildings of all kinds. It's a very interesting view with so many details to discover and enjoy.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: PharmacyNikon FM 2

    Pharmacy
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6098 W: 495 N: 17318] (96248)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 2:15]
    Hello Mesut,
    A nicely scanned oldie. The rather elegant traditional sign gets an artistic quality when seen against this kind of sky.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Au portNikon D800

    Au port
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11264 W: 0 N: 15081] (146688)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 2:13]
    Hello Nicolas,
    This is another well observed unintended artwork. The common elements have been brought together to form a very attractive composition. Not so many would see the beauty of this.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Promenade sur fond rougeSony RX100 II

    Promenade sur fond rouge
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1827 W: 133 N: 1606] (23967)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 2:10]
    Hello Roland,
    It is a bright and eye-catching photo. It doesn't show anything in particular, but all the different elements are quite attractive: people walking inside a kind of frame, a red wall, a green tree, white graffiti. I also like the square shape and the fine light.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: La barque et le minouNikon D100

    La barque et le minou
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7135 W: 0 N: 7430] (84337)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5490 W: 373 N: 11272] (56075) [2016-12-03 2:07]
    Hello Serge,
    The boats create a nice composition with very attractive pastel colors, and the cat gives life and even some suspense to the photo. It is a well spitted moment.
    Regards,
    Gert

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