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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Per le strade di Firenze

    Per le strade di Firenze
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4394 W: 29 N: 5322] (56368)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 14:04]
    Hello Carlo,
    This is the special kind of nothing special that I like. It is a great combination of two lovely girls on the wall and a nice woman in the street. They may all be Italian but with their roots somewhere else. The world is changing and we shouldn't be so afraid of that. You spotted this well and timed the photo perfectly.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Group 1Nikon D3100

    Group 1
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4146 W: 5 N: 9179] (47792)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 13:59]
    Hello Angel,
    This photo fits the "daily life" category well even though I doubt these ladies are dressed like this on a daily basis. They provide wonderful splashes of colours and probably attracted many photographers.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title: The wax palmCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    The wax palm
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3486 W: 17 N: 7786] (33275)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 13:56]
    Hello Paul,
    These palms are really remarkable, and at the first quick sight I thought this looked like a large wind energy park. They look amazing and their tall vertical features combined with the many diagonals of the hillsides have created a remarkably dynamic composition, to which the many tones of green contribute well.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • LithuaniaLithuania
    Title: Postcard from Trakai

    Postcard from Trakai
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 2 N: 4222] (23324)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 13:44]
    Hello Piotr,
    This castle is usually seen from closer, but I like this fairly distant view where we also see so much of the water with the perfect reflections and the sky, which on this day happened to look remarkably nice.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Miskolc Underground

    Miskolc Underground
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 417 W: 3 N: 934] (7901)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 13:40]
    Hello György,
    These underground passages seem to be a typical feature of "eastern Europe". In my own country I would be reluctant to use them late in the evenings, not knowing who could be waiting for me down there, but in the former Socialist block they are usually filled with small shops and actually quite cosy. You have captured that quite well in this underground street-shot. I still prefer regular overground zebra crossings with light-signals.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: RIO GLARO ICanon 5D Mark III

    RIO GLARO I
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 22600 W: 523 N: 37217] (161789)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 13:33]
    Hello John,
    This is an interesting and fine boat but what I really like in this photo is the fine balance between the green tones of the trees and grass and the darker tones of the boat, the sky and the water. There is not a wide range of colours but the few are well harmonized and pleasantly mild. It is also a nice composition of the boat beside the narrow path lined with trees.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Ascending to BeyogluNikon D200

    Ascending to Beyoglu
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6725 W: 479 N: 11982] (40643)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 9:13] [+]
    Hello Bülent,
    I think these steps run parallel to an equally steep street, without steps, that I have walked many times. The topography is no doubt one of many reasons for Istanbul's great charm, even though some areas can be tough for those who are no longer very young. In this photo the two ladies of course play major roles but the black railings also make a fine and slightly uneven pattern along the staircase.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Quel la pointeNikon D800

    Quel la pointe
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11912 W: 0 N: 15367] (153046)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 7:04]
    Hello Nicolas,
    A beautifully elegant and well balanced composition with a touch of minimalism and very attractive mild colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Piazza del Mercato

    Piazza del Mercato
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12641 W: 132 N: 25707] (155121)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 6:59]
    Hello Silvio,
    The many houses seen connected to each other are all very different but all have their special character with beautiful details. Together they form an elegant block. The dramatic clouds contribute a lot to the impact of the photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh Castle
    sacimar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3632 W: 53 N: 4829] (29365)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 6:56]
    Hello Sergio,
    This is a fine low view of the castle. I like the contrasts of grey and green areas and the outline of the castle against the bright clouds.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Argentina 2017 nr. 006 - RUTA 7!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Argentina 2017 nr. 006 - RUTA 7!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10242 W: 58 N: 14420] (79141)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 6:52]
    Hello Neyvan,
    A great view of the dramatic scenery and the beautifully coloured mountains. My favorite element is the road winding so nicely across the flat area.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Montreal - 2016 - 37Nikon D7100

    Montreal - 2016 - 37
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8862 W: 108 N: 15618] (72187)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 6:50]
    Hello Pierre,
    This is an elegant composition with a fine combination of elements and colours, as well as horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Last light in Doelan I

    Last light in Doelan I
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5653 W: 277 N: 10511] (83454)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 6:46]
    Hello Denis,
    This is a great combination of sunny and shady areas. The houses are shining brightly and the shady surface of the water is brightened enough by the reflections and the four red buoys. It's a very elegant and cleverly handled composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: The BridgePentax K3

    The Bridge
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6558 W: 88 N: 15799] (73291)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 6:43] [+]
    Hello Craig,
    I think there are several fine bridges in Porto and I can't tell them apart. Combining bridge and street-life is a great option in this city. The advantage of this shot is that you found a fine position for yourself where you could take a "from above photo" and a greater view at the same time. I like it.
    Cheers,
    Gert
    PS I think Canadian kids will have to practice a lot more street hockey ;-). The Swedish World Cup victory is celebrated in central Stockholm right now. (Personally I don't care who won.)

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Miles of Golden SandNikon D200

    Miles of Golden Sand
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4837 W: 256 N: 10978] (44531)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 3:57]
    Hello Bev,
    You would need a lot of people to make this huge beach look crowded. It will probably never happen. And those who want to reach swimmable water at this time of the day have to prepare for a long walk. But the view is impressive even without any Gormley statues seen here. You had a beautiful weather with fine colours and you used the rocks well for a nice foreground.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Rainy dayNikon D 90

    Rainy day
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2565 W: 1271 N: 2787] (36070)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 3:20]
    Hello Claude,
    The dynamic heavy downpour is complemented by a lot of nice colours and a pleasant light. The ladies with the umbrellas seem to find this weather quite cosy, just as it seems from safely inside.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: old trikeri island view V

    old trikeri island view V
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5982 W: 22 N: 9932] (70749)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 3:11]
    Hello Costantino,
    This delightful view is mainly characterized by the fantastic blue tone of the sea and the nice contrast with the lighter blue sky. There is an excellent bright light shining on the buildings, some of which are beautifully reflected.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Dutch cheeseCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Dutch cheese
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4967 W: 83 N: 9088] (65646)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 3:08]
    Hello Daniel,
    I saw similar displays of cheese in Holland last year and took some photos, but this one has the great advantage of contrasting the orange cheeses with the plain blue wall. The bike complements the cheesy view nicely.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Onbashira fest 2017#6Canon 1DX

    Onbashira fest 2017#6
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2053 W: 0 N: 3645] (45573)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-22 3:04]
    Hello Takero,
    This is a dynamic composition where we see many facial expressions and the participants have formed themselves into a conical shape. It's interesting, exciting and colourful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Vieux quartier de MetzNikon D80

    Vieux quartier de Metz
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13859 W: 156 N: 23887] (127410)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 390 N: 12355] (60288) [2017-05-21 10:39]
    Hello Christiane,
    The trees and the water provide a fine foreground, especially with the nice reflections, and further back there are several interesting buildings, not just the church towers but also those closer, with the large windows.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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