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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Live in a LighthouseNikon D-300

    Live in a Lighthouse
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4525 W: 253 N: 10239] (41770)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 8:42]
    Hello Bev,
    One immediate question that comes to my mind is whether there is a lift installed for those who rent a flat on any of the upper floors. As for the photo it is stunningly bright and attractive with these distinct vertical features against the clear blue sky. I like the red line on the left side of the tower. It matches the chimney and roof to the right perfectly. The tree creates a nice frame to the left and the black triangle at the bottom is another fine element.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Bois et lumiereNikon D80

    Bois et lumiere
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13370 W: 156 N: 23038] (123700)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 8:30]
    Hello Christiane,
    A beautiful view from a day in winter. The piles of wood are covered with snow, as everything else, and the shade makes the view look rather cold. The bright light of the sun has an attractive effect but doesn't seem to heat up the air. You did very well to handle the rather difficult light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Under the bridgeSony DSC HX200v

    Under the bridge
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9673 W: 123 N: 17920] (95838)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 8:25]
    Hello Luciano,
    An excellent composition with superb effects of the reflections. The woman standing on the bridge is maybe the finest detail. I tried to flip it over to see what it looked like and I think it works well that way too.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Snow Monkey 2017 #1Canon 1DX

    Snow Monkey 2017 #1
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2018 W: 0 N: 3606] (44228)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:43]
    Hello Takero,
    Poor little monkey. It looks so old and sad but also very protective of its child. It is a fantastic personality and you captured it with great light and colourr.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Cobh HomesPentax K3

    Cobh Homes
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6336 W: 88 N: 15241] (71015)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:40]
    Hello Craig,
    Honestly, that funny old car to the left attracted you just as much as the buildings, didn't it? But the buildings are very nice, attractively painted and perfectly placed on the steep slope. It's a bright and cheerful photo with a very nice sky.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Bassin d'affinagePanasonic LUMIX DMC FZ38

    Bassin d'affinage
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13687 W: 880 N: 24533] (106740)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:37]
    Hello Philippe,
    It's an original and very well composed photo with attractive tones of grey, brown and green and an attractive light. You have also written an interesting and informative note on the production of oysters (not quite as simple as could be imagined).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Castle...Canon EOS 30D

    Castle...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7100 W: 157 N: 10846] (103874)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:31]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    A well composed photo of the ruins of the castle. The madonna and the stone wall are very well placed in the foreground. I like the contrasts of grey stones, green hill and light blue sky.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Church of Saint SeverinCanon Eos 760d

    Church of Saint Severin
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8276 W: 63 N: 23251] (104679)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:28]
    Hello Stephen,
    It's a very nice village church with an attractively ornamented façade. You took the photo from a good angle which shows as much as possible of the church and uses the light very well. I can imagine that the small monument to the left honours the memory of those who lost their lives in the great wars of the last century. The light and colours are wonderful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: CARPINTEIRO VALLEY

    CARPINTEIRO VALLEY
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9268 W: 175 N: 14963] (67165)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:22]
    Hello Jorge,
    It's a beautiful panorama with very fine colours and light. One slight problem with this shape is that it's difficult to see the entire large version on an ordinary monitor.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: In Pere Lachaise

    In Pere Lachaise
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7956 W: 103 N: 20159] (104196)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:19]
    Hello Malgo,
    It's a nice photo which shows well the slightly confusing organization of this famous cemetery. I don't remember if I saw this grave, but it was not one of those I was looking for. I was more interested in finding the graves of Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison, Simone Signoret and others.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Il lampione vicino

    Il lampione vicino
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4193 W: 28 N: 5005] (53216)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:16]
    Hello Carlo,
    Very nice and simple, neatly framed and balanced. Perfectly well seen and composed with lovely colours and light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Porchiano del Monte

    Porchiano del Monte
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12119 W: 132 N: 24402] (150199)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:13]
    Hello Silvio,
    Simple buildings with a rustic charm and a well composed photo with a beautiful light and very fine mild colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Swell in Charco AzulPanasonic Lumix FZ200

    Swell in Charco Azul
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6161 W: 5 N: 10487] (48392)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:11]
    Hello Luis,
    It was a rather dark and gloomy day, but the blueish tones are very attractive and create an atmosphere in which the strong waves and dark rocks fit perfectly. It's a very well balanced composition with a lovely light in spite of the lack of sunshine.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Zodiac ClockiPhone6

    Zodiac Clock
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9199 W: 611 N: 16603] (76075)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:08]
    Hello Ike,
    The WS shows beyond doubt that the clock is very attractive, but you are excused for missing it on this rather crowded wall, so full of balconies, signs, and air conditioners. It's a rather original building and it makes for an interesting photo with lovely colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: WinterFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Winter
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1960 W: 0 N: 5006] (40627)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:06]
    Hello Ryszard,
    Polish roads... ;-)
    This is a beautiful composition, very elegantly composed and with lovely colours. The trees look graphically fantastic against the dark grey/blue sky. It's a simple masterpiece.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Sheep in fog IVCanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Sheep in fog IV
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 22066 W: 523 N: 36250] (157854)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-17 6:52]
    Hello John,
    Fog can cause trouble to traffic but it can also give great beauty to a photo. The grey background, hiding everything except the nearest trees, creates a quiet and peaceful atmosphere and makes a perfect complement to the green meadow. You have balanced the composition nicely according to the rule of thirds. The sheep adorn the view beautifully. Only one out of seven doesn't keep its eyes on you. Maybe it was too far away too hear you, or maybe it couldn't see you through the fog.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Gaspesie - 2016 - 20Nikon D7100

    Gaspesie - 2016 - 20
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8582 W: 108 N: 14962] (69763)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-17 4:51]
    Hello Pierre,
    The photo is nicely divided into sections of dark grey, light blue and dark blue. There is a fine view towards the fishing boats and the hazy mountains in the distance, and in the foreground seagulls have gathered on the pier. It's a clear and well exposed photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IranIran
    Title: Old town

    Old town
    federico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 401 W: 0 N: 440] (4269) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-17 4:47]
    Hello Federico,
    This is an impressive photo, technically and artistically. You captured the elderly man in his step. The difficult light is very well handled with all details well kept in his face. There is a fine edge of light on his shoulders, arms and head and a beautiful shadow. The top of a minaret is perfectly seen in the opening between the walls.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Nikon D5

    Décor de neige
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11435 W: 0 N: 15166] (148412)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-17 4:02]
    Hello Nicolas,
    A very nice curve in the snow between the trees in a beautiful Alpine scenery. Fantastic colours and brightness.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Story in the SnowNikon D-300

    A Story in the Snow
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4525 W: 253 N: 10239] (41770)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-17 3:41]
    Hello Bev,
    You had a very good idea to document these prints. It's a funny and fascinating photo of the mass movement of geese. But why didn't they fly? Did they need to reach the summit to be able to take off? Nature is strange but wonderful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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