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  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
    imageme Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 0 N: 328] (1625)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-21 7:35]
    Hello Anna,
    I wish you too Happy Holidays. You send us very nice greetings with this fine building on a perfect day in winter. The few colors are beautiful and the sharpness is perfect.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Christmas time

    Christmas time
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 5 N: 6099] (30187)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-21 6:34]
    Hello Ourania,
    It's a pity that the neglect of the building has been allowed to go quite a long way. This must have been a beautiful building with those bright colours, and in a way it still is. The humble Christmas decoration shows that people here still care at least about their own apartment. It sends a message that where there is life there is hope.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Periphery # 3Canon EOS 700D

    Periphery # 3
    Romano46 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1154 W: 0 N: 2740] (17516)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-21 6:30]
    Hello Romano,
    A fine photo with superb colours, contrasts and sharpness.I hope this fine old industrial building will not be destroyed or too neglected. So many have been beautifully converted into hotels, shopping malls, conference centres or art galleries. I like that much better than the total decay.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Viana do Castelo IXNikon D3100

    Viana do Castelo IX
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2499 W: 0 N: 5779] (30664)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-21 6:26]
    Hello Angel,
    A very nice street with fine houses and enough people to create a lively atmosphere. You managed the difficult light perfectly.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Familiar...But DifferentPentax K7

    Familiar...But Different
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4963 W: 88 N: 11579] (55562)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-21 6:24]
    Hello Craig,
    This is a fine combination of well known elements of Oia and ordinary life in the street. It doesn't matter that the lady is looking away, since she doesn't do it in a very obvious and "provocative" way that could have spoiled the photo. Both of them serve their "purpose" as props very well. You didn't have much time for this but at least enough for a decent exposure in the difficult light.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Christmas at OkehamptonNikonD300s

    Christmas at Okehampton
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1043 W: 41 N: 1920] (13741)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-21 6:19]
    Hello Leslie,
    Except for the cars and some minor details this view couldn't have changed very much for the last half century. It looks like the eternal English small town. Very nice and cosy, especially at this time of the year with the Christmas decorations and the cosy yellow streetlights. Just for once the wires obstructing the view are well used.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MoroccoMorocco
    Title: Oued n'FisCanon EOS 400 D

    Oued n'Fis
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5461 W: 95 N: 8684] (47518)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-21 6:10]
    Hello Gerrit,
    A dramatic scenery with the rough mountains look very inhospitable.The steep terraced hillside is quite remarkable. The light and colours are fine.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: StaircaseFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Staircase
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 925 W: 0 N: 2300] (22225)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-21 6:05]
    Hello Ryszard,
    Staircases are a very popular theme here. This is a good one, mainly thanks to the very fine light, but also because of the two persons in blue and red, as well as the paintings on the lower wall. The sharpness is also outstanding.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Pelourinho,colors and lifeSony DSC HX200v

    Pelourinho,colors and life
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7117 W: 117 N: 13536] (75566)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-21 6:01]
    Hello Luciano,
    The title already says what needs to be said. Colors and life. I can add that the couplers are very pleasant, partly thanks to the cloudy sky, and that there is a lot of life here, of all kinds. The church and the other buildings are all remarkably beautiful. This must be a great place to go looking for street-shots.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Turisti dall'alto

    Turisti dall'alto
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2548 W: 19 N: 3135] (31444)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-21 5:57]
    Hello Carlo,
    A fine photo of tired tourists from an unusual POV. Everyone who has ever done any sightseeing knows the relief to sit down for a while. These people seem to carry so much with them. No wonder they need a rest. The diagonal position of the bench is another reason why this is such a nice composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Neva Cruise 7

    Neva Cruise 7
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1845 W: 12 N: 3677] (14618)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-21 5:54]
    Hello Maria,
    A great photo of the beautiful church, the bridge and the ordinary houses, which also look very nice. The colours are good, although the light was getting weaker. It's just a slight pity that there are so many wires going across the view.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: sprinkler

    sprinkler
    ajayrawat Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 143 W: 12 N: 24] (615)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-20 11:04]
    Hello Ajay,
    This is a beautiful and well timed photo. It is technically excellent, with perfect colours, and shows a touching connection between an animal and a human.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Skating in Rockefeller Center

    Skating in Rockefeller Center
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1241 W: 218 N: 1618] (6815)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-20 11:00]
    Hello Brenda,
    The WS disappoints me. I thought the "someone special" would be George Clooney or Brad Pitt or someone else at their level. But all right, Santa has nicer clothes. ;-)
    "Iconic" is the word that entered my mind even before reading your note. I wonder how many movies that have featured this skating rink. Probably almost as many as the Grand Central Station. From this POV you even manage to give an impression of a modern Bruegel painting. There is no lack of human activities here.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Lights festivalCanon EOS 60D

    Lights festival
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8401 W: 378 N: 8068] (83757)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-20 10:51]
    Hello Jean,
    Amazing colours and light, also a very impressive architecture. It's a stunning photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: ~ lost in old town ~Nikon D70s

    ~ lost in old town ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4289 W: 141 N: 9899] (42664) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-20 10:49]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    This looks like straight out of a movie. Not even Zhang Yimou could have done better with the light falling on the woman and reflected in the wet stones. Two traditional red lanterns are perfectly included in the right place. You must have had a large crew arranging this according to your directions. :-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: EXCESS LEG

    EXCESS LEG
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3133 W: 68 N: 4603] (39578)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-20 10:44]
    Hello Serghei,
    You bring us another funny and very original photo. I really like this amazing POV. Not many people would have thought of taking a picture like this. With such a strange behavior you could have got arrested for spying If they had known you were a Russian. ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Winter In Southern Nevada

    Winter In Southern Nevada
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2113 W: 0 N: 5133] (27203)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-20 10:35]
    Hello Eleu,
    This is a rather fascinating combination of snow, wild horses and Nevada. You have shown us such horses before, but not in this kind of environment as far as I remember. I didn't expect this.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Filter cigarette !Nikon D 5000

    Filter cigarette !
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5455 W: 482 N: 15255] (83046)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-20 10:32]
    Hello Mesut,
    Maybe this could also have been a "decisive moment" for somebody to clean up this mess. This is among the more original photos I have seen on TE. It is quite fascinating and so ugly that it almost becomes beautiful as a kind of abstract art, :-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: and the gods made loveNikon D3200

    and the gods made love
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1550 W: 34 N: 2245] (13792)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-20 10:28]
    Hello Benny,
    This looks like it could probably still be a nice place for a honeymoon, even for ordinary humans. The small boats strewn out across the bay fill the lower part of the picture very nicely and the turquoise water is beautiful. The little church with its red roof is a superb eye-catcher. Funny how Greece in July always looks so much nicer than Scandinavia in December.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Wintry moodCanon EOS 650D

    Wintry mood
    Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2477 W: 0 N: 6550] (23391)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-20 10:22]
    Hello Harriet,
    Being Scandinavian I am not surprised by the almost total lack of colours in December, but I still had to look closely to make sure this was not a B&W photo. Seeing this I almost catch the depression you describe in the as usual well written note. This November the hours of sunshine even in Stockholm could probably be counted by using the fingers of just one hand. No need to go as far north as Luleň. Still, I like the composition of the dark wooden poles and jetties reflected in the dark water under the dark sky.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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