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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The DewerstonePanasonic Lumix TZ30

    The Dewerstone
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 0 N: 448] (2286)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 13:15]
    Hello Jean,
    This is a lovely view towards the hill, very nicely framed by the trees. The greatest assets of this photo are the fantastic light and the beautiful colours with so many fine tones of green. The light clouds are very pretty too.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Winter Light

    Winter Light
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2027 W: 17 N: 4109] (16476)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 13:11]
    Hello Maria,
    This is an original and very beautiful composition. The tree and its many hanging branches have created a very attractive pattern with very fine tones of yellow and almost blue shining through them. The silhouettes of the houses create fine foundation for the composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
    Title: Vianden 3Canon EOS 5D Mk II

    Vianden 3
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2353 W: 76 N: 1037] (35119)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 12:11]
    Hello Jean Claude,
    A very nice compositions, all the way from the swans and the little waterfall right up to the castle on the hill. The houses along the bank are very pretty and the colours and light are magnificent.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: New York from the UN buildingCanon 400D Digital

    New York from the UN building
    Hansaphotos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 63 N: 1256] (7215)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 11:36]
    Hej Erling,
    FN har ont om pengar men de verkar ha råd att betala fönsterputsarna ;-). En otroligt skarp och fin bild med en perfekt utsikt mot den svenska flaggan! Nå, allvarligt talat så är det en väldigt vacker vy mot ett tvärsnitt av New Yorks byggnadsstilar, högt och lågt, gammalt och ganska nytt, och framför allt en otroligt vacker färgskala. Chrysler Building är ju kronan på verket, men det är färgerna i förgrunden som imponerar mest på mig. Mycket snyggt taget.
    Hälsningar,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: We are proud 2015 / 2Nikon D300s

    We are proud 2015 / 2
    papera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 490 W: 121 N: 1772] (14102)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 11:25] [+]
    Hello Cristina,
    Being someone who actually likes colours I am rather overwhelmed by this explosion of red and pink. It is also easy to imagine the loud music and rhythms from the ladies' body language. In crowds like this you often wish you could have cropped the photo slightly differently, but it's hard to get it perfect. There will always be someone else partly cut off. Even if you are not totally satisfied I like this for the brightness and the joyful expressions.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Patiently waiting for the sun...FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Patiently waiting for the sun...
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5411 W: 64 N: 9869] (40468)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 10:22]
    Hello Ana,
    This is a wonderful photo, I really like it. This is a total opposite to "Cat on a hot tin roof". The white cat looks beautifully lazy on the fine old brick roof. You have captured the textures of all the materials very nicely, as well as the mainly rather dark tones. Only the cat and the plant growing up the wall break this colour scheme. You made an excellent observation and you clearly have a good eye for what makes a fine photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Awa 2015 #9Canon 1DX

    Awa 2015 #9
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1690 W: 0 N: 3452] (37584)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 8:15]
    Hello Takero,
    It looks anything but easy to wear a hat like this. You captured this photo at a nice moment when the nearest girl had her hat adjusted by a friend. It's a nice glimpse with a personal touch during the big festival. The light is very good and I like the green and pink details.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Doors and windows in AixNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Doors and windows in Aix
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5175 W: 5 N: 8777] (40204)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 8:10]
    Hello Luis,
    I like this composition for the strong vertical accent, the mild pastel colours, the many fine details and the tight framing. What else could I say? It's a fine photo.
    Kind regards.
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Karlovasi port II view

    Karlovasi port II view
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4982 W: 22 N: 8089] (59309)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 7:31]
    Hello Costantino,
    A wonderful view of this quiet port, for the moment totally empty. The town is nicely placed below the forested hill and the houses are beautifully reflected among the many yellow buoys ornating the water. It's a very pleasant photo with fine colours and superb light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Boy from Lisbon

    Boy from Lisbon
    Karolina999 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 97] (464)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 4:56]
    Hello Karolina,
    Here's a photo of a kind I always love to take. A cute child with colorful clothes in a colorful part of a street. A nice vertical crop of a fine glimpse of daily life. I like it.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • AlbaniaAlbania
    Title: Komani UmbrellasNikon D 90

    Komani Umbrellas
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10735 W: 999 N: 20692] (103673)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 4:53]
    Hello Chris,
    It's a slight surprise to find this almost Riviera like beach in this place, but why not? It's still not too crowded and the scenery is just as beautiful as anywhere else.
    As for Shkoder or Shkodra, Tirana/Tiranë, Berat/Berati etc I never understood which version to use. The explanations don't make much sense to me. Even the Albanians seem a bit confused :-)
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Hut circles at FernworthyNikonD300s

    Hut circles at Fernworthy
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1164 W: 41 N: 2215] (15451)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 4:48]
    Hello Les,
    This is a beautiful and very interesting photo. The Bronze Age circle is fascinating, even more so from the knowledge that it is usually covered with water. It is also a very carefully composed photo with a wonderful light and colours and well treated clouds. The workshop photo is equally interesting even though the location is less captivating.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Street of your childhood

    Street of your childhood
    unclehotshot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 434 W: 50 N: 519] (3068)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 4:39]
    Hello Frank,
    This is a fine and original photo that immediately caught my intention. It's a nice portrait, even if you didn't take it yourself, and the combination with the house at Vesterbro makes this quite thought-provoking and poetic, so the inclusion of the poem by Tove Ditlevsen (I think she is quite well known in Sweden too) comes very naturally.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: where are you?

    where are you?
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3474 W: 5 N: 7162] (35948) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 4:34] [+]
    Hello Ourania,
    That title makes me imagine the man is talking to his shadow. It seems that some people who use their phones to isolate themselves from the nearest surroundings would be only too happy to use their shadows as their closest friend. The cracks in the road could symbolize this isolation.
    It's a great photo, very well cropped and in beautiful B&W tones, and it's a photo that stimulates my imagination. Not many photos really do that.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Royal Castle of Warsaw

    Royal Castle of Warsaw
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 705 W: 21 N: 1679] (7899)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 4:28]
    Hello Maciej,
    The palace is impressive and the colours are stunning. You found a good foreground in the slightly uneven lawn and the road made by the unevenly shaped tiles.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: J'aime les PyrénéesNikon D 90

    J'aime les Pyrénées
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2380 W: 1217 N: 2292] (31749)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 4:24]
    Hello Claude,
    That backpack was the reward for your long trek. It is part of the important human presence and brightens the view enormously. The scenery itself is terrific and the small patches of snow are very nicely reflected.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: From Zzyzx to A

    From Zzyzx to A
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6015 W: 91 N: 15532] (85407)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 3:50]
    Hello Malgo,
    Funny photos and a funny note, but did you know that Å is actually the last letter of the Norwegian alphabet, not the first? So you travelled from one last place to another last one ;-)-
    In Swedish Ä and Ö both come after Å.
    Have a nice day,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Djacki most  ...Nikon D60

    Djacki most ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6707 W: 2342 N: 12290] (54602)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-04 1:02]
    Hello Pavle,
    This is a photo I had missed. It is a very attractive composition with fine depth and nice yellow lines leading my eyes across the river. The buildings in the background are elegant and the light is exceptionally good.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Poppy field

    Poppy field
    unclehotshot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 434 W: 50 N: 519] (3068)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-03 11:02]
    Hello Frank,
    Poppies are definitely my favorite flowers. I usually see them a bit further south were they often line the roads or railway tracks, more rarely covering entire fields like here. Their colour is fantastic, especially along with the green leaves and stems. This is another fine photo from the rural parts of Rügen, a simple but very beautiful scenery far away from the cities. It's not a complicated photo. This kind of landscape doesn't need any complications.
    Cheers,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Where Is My House Again?Pentax K3

    Where Is My House Again?
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5381 W: 88 N: 12806] (60726)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4022 W: 321 N: 8821] (44572) [2015-08-03 9:47] [+]
    Hello Craig,
    These roofs should be teeming with activities, but I only see one or two persons (maybe). Perhaps this was a very hot part of the day. This is not only a very blue town, it also looks very congested. Where are the streets? Is there room enough for a car or even a rickshaw between the houses? I know the perspectives can play games with your eyes, but this really looks very dense. And I wonder what the neighbors think of the guy who painted his house pink. Traitor?
    Bets wishes,
    Gert

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