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  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Zar

    Zar
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 1 N: 1781] (11300)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 10:39]
    Hello Piotr,
    A wonderful scenery below the Tatras with remnants of forests remaining between the fields of green and yellow. The mountains are more or less covered by clouds but on the fields the light is still very good and the colours are mild and harmonious.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: TenementsNikon D7100

    Tenements
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9238 W: 271 N: 2762] (100166)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 6:33]
    Hello Aleksander,
    I love these houses and I enjoyed every part of this fine old square. The colours of the façades seem to get a new life from your treatment. The light is beautiful and the people enliven the scene.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: The light in the tunnel

    The light in the tunnel
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6114 W: 91 N: 15849] (86607)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 5:15]
    Hello Malgo,
    A good and quite appropriate title, even though this is no tunnel. The bridge provides a lot of elements that create a superb depth and the contrasts of green and brown are quite nice. I rarely find time to go on photo excursions at home, but every time I miss the chance of a good street photo I tell myself I should always carry my handy little pocket camera wherever I go, but it never happens.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Miason avec vu s/le La LémanNikon D800

    Miason avec vu s/le La Léman
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9368 W: 0 N: 14240] (130233)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 5:12]
    Hello Nicolas,
    This is a splendid view of Lac Léman, almost covered in a sunny blueish haze below the green hill. The farmhouse looks isolated, but if people still live there they would have a miraculous view, if nothing else. And this photo has an excellent clarity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • AlbaniaAlbania
    Title: Shkoder Old TownNikon D 90

    Shkoder Old Town
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10810 W: 994 N: 20881] (104429)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 4:52]
    Hello Chris,
    I saw this street in 2004, when it was hopelessly rundown, walls cracked, paint coming off, several houses deserted, the street dirty and potholed, and I thought how nice it could look with a proper restoration. Five years later all that I had hoped for had been done. The difference was miraculous, just as the entire city and the road to the border had changed beyond recognition. It's nice to see that this area still looks good. Your two photos are well taken and colorful and show us a face of Albania that most people would probably still not expect to see.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Plan anti-caniculeNikon D 90

    Plan anti-canicule
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2403 W: 1223 N: 2360] (32220)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 4:31]
    Hello Claude,
    This is a very cleverly composed photo. You obviously chose this place well where the white lines make such nice curves. Maybe you did not anticipate this red truck and the action it created, but it was a perfect moment for you, especially with the two groups of persons in the opposing corners. A very nice and tight and lively photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: ~ backlit ~ NIKON D200

    ~ backlit ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4771 W: 146 N: 10910] (46980)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 4:25]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    The limited range of colours is clearly to an advantage in this photo. We see three, or maybe four boats floating on a surface of silver and the atmosphere looks perfectly harmonious and quiet. It was a very good idea to dip your camera way down to let us admire the reflections in the small waves, leaving the boats near the top of the view.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Vinograd u poslednjoj nedelji avgustaNikon D60

    Vinograd u poslednjoj nedelji avgusta
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6791 W: 2390 N: 12424] (55113)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 4:20]
    Hello Pavle,
    The grapes look delicious and you composed the photo well by showing them on a diagonal. The blue line creates a fine barrier between the ground and the leaves.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Church...Canon Powershot SD750

    Church...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5700 W: 157 N: 8042] (90131)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 4:19]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    A nice and well composed photo. The cross, flowers and black stone create a good foreground and the grass leads us through the composition towards the church. The colours and light are truly excellent.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Town Hall of Setubal

    Town Hall of Setubal
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 23 N: 1979] (9208)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 4:17]
    Hello Maciej,
    A fine blue hour photo with beautifully lit arches. The workshop is also useful for telling us better what the building really looks like. Two good photos complementing each other well.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Workings of the WindmillCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Workings of the Windmill
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1429 W: 399 N: 5490] (22184)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 4:14]
    Hello John,

    What a coincidence to see your and Craig's photos of wooden diagonals side by side, and how nice to see that they show completely different things, although even the colours are similar. It's an intriguing photo and the complex construction of the windmill is worth as much admiration as your way of taking it with such sharpness and good use of the sparse light.

    Thank you as always for your comments on my latest photo. We don't use the word "tandem" the same way in Swedish. I had only heard of tandem bikes, but since you asked I found out that in older days the word was also used for two horses or oxen, one in front of the other, pulling the same cart. More recently the expression "tandem language learning" seems to be used for two persons of different nationalities teaching each other their own language.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Bergen's Big TrianglesPentax K7

    Bergen's Big Triangles
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5438 W: 88 N: 13028] (61566)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 3:30]
    Hello Craig,
    I like this photo a lot. It's a quite simple but smart composition with fine details of the wooden buildings, great balance of colors and a superb use of natural diagonals. Very well done and a fine ws too.
    Cheers,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paulilles : sa plageNikon D80

    Paulilles : sa plage
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11740 W: 154 N: 20616] (111515)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 3:24]
    Hello Christiane,
    This may not be the cosiest beach I have seen, but the bay is very nicely curved and the relatively few persons provide beautiful strong colours. The panoramic shape was well chosen and the colours are very nice saturated. It's a very attractive photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: BalconiesFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Balconies
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1231 W: 0 N: 3023] (28167)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 3:22]
    Hello Ryszard,
    A very attractive facade with fine windows and balconies. The flowers provide beautiful colours. As always you have cropped the photo very carefully.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: PortNikon D 7100

    Port
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6377 W: 199 N: 6774] (43727)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 3:20]
    Hello Burak,
    A very nice composition with excellent colours and fine details of the boat and the fortress.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: From the Other Side

    From the Other Side
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3293 W: 107 N: 5800] (25875)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 3:18]
    Hello Klaudio,
    An attractive and original composition. The water partly obscuring the persons create a fine pattern and softens the colours. This is the kind of photo I like.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Campo Maior - VIIFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Campo Maior - VII
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5453 W: 64 N: 10009] (41086)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 3:14]
    Hello Ana,
    This is a very well composed photo of superb colours and contrasts. The strong diagonals give the photo its main character.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Sail 2015 / 2Nikon D300s

    Sail 2015 / 2
    papera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 491 W: 121 N: 1785] (14170)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 3:12]
    Hello Cristina,
    It's a graphically very attractive photo and I admire the sailors who can look so relaxed in those places. I like the tight crop that only shows this part of the ship where the contrasts of light and dark areas are best used.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: India Reflection 4

    India Reflection 4
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2066 W: 17 N: 4210] (16862)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 2:53]
    Hello Maria,
    This is a very well taken and nicely presented photo of the saffron colored monks in the boat nearby and the fantastic riverfront of Varanasi in the slightly hazy background. It's a beautiful and iconic view with a very good light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Random finds: poetry on the corner

    Random finds: poetry on the corner
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1313 W: 222 N: 1855] (7638)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4087 W: 331 N: 9011] (45341) [2015-09-03 2:50] [+]
    Hello Brenda,
    These are lovely and very interesting pieces of street art, looking too good and thought provoking to be entirely spontaneous. Have you any idea who arranged this? It's a joy to find things like these in the busy streets. It would give me an urge to look for more. You show us two very fine photos today. Thanks for sharing.
    Gert

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