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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Where the wall speaks...

    Where the wall speaks...
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 213 N: 1579] (6647)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 11:38]
    Hello Brenda,
    As far as graffiti goes I wouldn't call this the finest or most interesting I have seen, but along with the posters and the general decay it is perfectly well suited for a photo. The strange wall with the different kinds of bricks also contributes to the big city rough kind of atmosphere. You made a very nice composition of this well spotted view.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Goreme by NightNikon D800

    Goreme by Night
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 468 W: 1 N: 459] (5468)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 10:43]
    Hello Kasia,
    In 1970 I never expected to see a picture like this. Honestly. So much llight, so many shops and restaurants and what looks like a major highway just by the fairy chimneys. It's amazing, but that's development :-). It's a very well taken photo with so many different sources of light, including what looks like the last natural light of the day, all brought together into this amazing show.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Music stairsNikon D60

    Music stairs
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3843 W: 83 N: 5877] (47666)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 5:37]
    Hello Daniel,
    An unusal and graphically very attractive composition. It has lots of interesting lines and curves and the colours are well matching. You have cropped it very nicely too. It's very different from most other photos from Porto.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: ~ all aboard  ~Nikon D70s

    ~ all aboard ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4132 W: 141 N: 9514] (41188)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 5:35]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    This is a very nice glimpse of daily life among the novice monks, who seem to thoroughly enjoy staying in the sun by the riverside. Above all this is a photo of superbly balancing colours. Every detail, except maybe the blue scarf, matches every other in a most fascinating way. As always this was very well observed.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: the art of drawing

    the art of drawing
    wolf38 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4265 W: 108 N: 3305] (31038)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 2:56]
    Hello Wolfgang,
    This is an unassuming but very pleasant photo from the square. The young woman is nicely seated and well placed inside your frame. She is surrounded by nice lines in the paving and it's a wonderfully bright and clear photo. As always technically perfect.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Modern GlasgowNikon D-300

    Modern Glasgow
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3023 W: 204 N: 6883] (27515)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 2:52]
    Hello bev,
    This is interesting architecture and you have made a graphically bold composition. Those who are interested in geometry could probably find a few figures here and there.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Eating Indian style

    Eating Indian style
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5061 W: 81 N: 12901] (75045)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 2:43]
    Hello Malgo,
    It didn't take me long to realize what inspired you to this posting ;-). These Indian "charpoys" are probably more comfortable than the Afghan tables as they are also used as beds, but less beautiful without the fine carpets. It's an interesting set of photos showing us fine excerpts of Indian daily life,
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Parkirana bicikla  ...Nikon D60

    Parkirana bicikla ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6242 W: 1727 N: 10980] (49630)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 2:21] [+]
    Hello Pavle,
    This is an original street photo with interesting details. The three items are all very eye-catching. Maybe the signboard with the information on dead people will be the most interesting one to people in northern Europe, where this tradition is quite unknown.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Saint AugustinCanon EOS 20D

    Saint Augustin
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4920 W: 197 N: 6363] (35400)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 2:18]
    Hello Burak,
    This is a nice street photo with many interesting details and very good light and colours. The two men coming from the metro seem surprised at meeting a man with a camera pointed at them. Maybe they were not entirely pleased.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Silver MountainFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Silver Mountain
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 0 N: 2102] (20815)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 2:15]
    Hello Ryszard,
    This is an interesting set of photos and again the colours are amazing. You always seem to find the exactly correct tones, well saturated without ever being oversaturated, which is a very common temptation.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: A Brave lady!Canon 1Ds

    A Brave lady!
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1597 W: 0 N: 3362] (34930)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 2:11]
    Hello Takero,
    This is an amazing view and a very original composition. You handled this well with a very good exposure of the complicated light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: The Sad Little VikingNikon D200

    The Sad Little Viking
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6021 W: 457 N: 10456] (35061)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 2:09]
    Hello Bülent,
    This is a fine portrait with a very nice light and good colours. I'm not so sure that the boy looks sad, just because he isn't smiling into the camera. Let's say he just looks serious. Amazing blue eyes, by the way.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Le scale della scienza

    Le scale della scienza
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2404 W: 18 N: 2939] (29395)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 2:04]
    Hello Carlo,
    Staircases are a popular theme on TE, but this is different. The almost square pattern is not so often seen and makes this a quite original composition. The brown lines against the yellow background are very attractive and the light is nicely handled.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: this view again

    this view again
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2892 W: 5 N: 5765] (28300)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 1:44]
    Hello Ourania,
    It is strange how a slight change of POV can dp so much for a photo. At first glance this is very similar to your earlier photo of the same view, but with the "windmills" included the foreground is totally different. Even comparing the pictures I couldn't quite make out how you have moved between your photo sessions. It's like the windmills were quickly built while you moved between the two spots :-). Apart from that, the sea still shows the same fine reflections making the surface shine like silver.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Red Square & Man in Black

    Red Square & Man in Black
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1756 W: 12 N: 3492] (13939)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 1:36] [+]
    Hello Maria,
    It's not easy to capture an almost unique view from one of the best known places in the world, but you really managed that. Only two persons seen in the Red Square in broad daylight must be very unusual. Regarding the angry guard in the WS I am amazed to learn that these Soviet instincts of forbidding photography are still so strong in people's minds. In countries like Albania or Romania, that used to be very tough and secretive, it is now possible to take photos anywhere in the streets. I never met anyone that tried to stop me.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Vélos et graphismeSony A77

    Vélos et graphisme
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1476 W: 122 N: 1148] (16911)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 1:29]
    Hello Roland,
    Another graphically fine composition, appropriately converted to B&W. The cyclists are well spread out along the white lines and the large E is a fine detail. It gives the photo a nicely mysterious appearance, since we don't know what the letter stands for.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Almond HeartCanon PowerShot S5IS

    Almond Heart
    tatadalou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 608 W: 118 N: 890] (5855)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 1:25]
    Hello Delphine,
    I like the view of the busy narrow street where so much is going on. It is a bit dark, because you didn't have time to arrange the settings. That is not a big disadvantage, since the street seems to have been all shady, but with some further processing some more details could have been brought out of the shade.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Hudhud!

    Hudhud!
    photographer_sg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 1 N: 499] (3393)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 1:18]
    Hello Satya,
    This is an interesting and valuable document, so different from most photos posted here by you or anyone. The real tragedy of the devastation is understood when comparing with the workshop photo. It is sad to see nature destroyed and people's livelihoods being threatened. In spite of these sad facts I can't deny that this photo has a certain graphic beauty of the trees stretching their broken branches against the sky.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Upside down in a mirrorMinolta Dynax 600si

    Upside down in a mirror
    NorthernLight Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 189 W: 0 N: 389] (1879)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-21 1:10]
    Hej Peter,
    Detta är en lustig komposition. Vattnet är så stilla och blankt att man knapp ser att träden är speglingar. De ser faktiskt ut att vara vända upp-och-ner. Färgerna är fantastiska.
    Hälsningar,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Calico Ghost Town

    Calico Ghost Town
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2018 W: 0 N: 4962] (26056)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3454 W: 298 N: 7359] (38607) [2014-10-20 10:36]
    Hello Eleu,
    You composed this very nicely with great graphical quialities. The slightly leaning white cross and the white letters balance and match each other well. Similarly there is a good contrast between the yellowish foreground and the reddish hillside. Everything basking in the sun shining brightly from a clear blue sky. The cross reminds us of those who perished here during their hard work of mining the silver.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

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