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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Hancock & MichiganSony DSC HX400v

    Hancock & Michigan
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5171 W: 53 N: 8686] (29018)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 8:21]
    Hello Lars,
    There are lots of very attractive buildings in this photo and the superb sharpness gives them full credit. I also like the yellowish slightly hazy light that gives the view a certain softness. Maybe we should thank the window for that effect ;-).
    Thank you very much as well for your very kind words on my latest photo.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: English LonghornsPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    English Longhorns
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 179 W: 0 N: 506] (2544)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 8:15]
    Hello Jean,
    I hope you had a fence between yourselves and these animals. No matter how friendly they normally may be I would never trust big, strong animals with sharp horns. But as long as they are quietly grazing and minding their own business they are ideal for a pleasant photo. As John pointed out, the high quality of this photo is better appreciated "at full size". To be honest your chosen size may even be a bit too large. It is not possible to see the entire photo without a bit of scrolling.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: The Grossglockner Alpine Road

    The Grossglockner Alpine Road
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1711 W: 0 N: 4286] (20905)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 5:47]
    Hello Ann,
    In spite of the magnificent view of the mountains my eyes are irresistibly drawn to the yellow rucksack. Although a good foreground is essential to any composition like this, maybe this is almost too good. The rock could perhaps have served the same purpose. But now I sound too critical. After all it's a magnificent photo with a fantastic light and crispy colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Memphis LegoCanon 400D Digital

    Memphis Lego
    Hansaphotos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 631 W: 63 N: 1286] (7341)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 5:38]
    Hej Erling,
    Detta är ju en fantastisk byggnad, omöjlig att motstå för en fotograf, särskilt på en så solig dag. Din bild har en fantastisk fin lyster och är utmärkt balanserad. Man kan ju inte säga annat än att den här byggnaden skiljer sig från mängden. Ett sådant hus skulle nog aldrig tillåtas i Sverige, där reglerna är stränga och tråkiga.
    Tack också får dina vänliga ord om min senaste bild.
    Hälsningar,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: PERMIAN

    PERMIAN
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3320 W: 74 N: 5054] (42060)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 5:33]
    Hello Serghei,
    These are two interesting photos accompanied by an informative note. I may not be one of the geology fantasts but rock formations like these would fascinate most people. Among the photos I rather prefer the workshop for its more distinct features with fewer details and slightly brighter colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: noodle shopNikon D3200

    noodle shop
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1609 W: 34 N: 2344] (14361)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 5:28]
    Hello Benny,
    I like the tightly cropped and nicely framed composition and of course the lovely smiles. Although no noodles are actually seen there is enough local colour for an interesting and detailed view.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: White

    White
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6098 W: 91 N: 15805] (86409)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 5:09]
    Hello Malgo,
    A wonderful white pagoda with golden details, a lovely sky and a tree that completes the palette of bright colours. I like the low POV and the framing.
    I hope my harsh words yesterday didn't upset you.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Olvera VIINikon D3100

    Olvera VII
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2903 W: 2 N: 6793] (35791)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 4:03]
    Hello Angel,
    A fine photo with an excellent depth along the street, partly thanks to the woman who is well placed in the foreground, the man across the street and the car and further people down the hill. The façades have many fine details and the light is excellent.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Tigar ...Nikon D60

    Tigar ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 2383 N: 12403] (55025)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 2:53] [+]
    Hello Pavle,
    It's a good photo of the tiger, but I don't think it enjoys being in this cage. It looks very bored, but you snapped the photo at a fine moment when the tiger opened its big mouth. It's a very well exposed photo with nice colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: World sculptureNikon D7200

    World sculpture
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1226 W: 0 N: 3003] (28037)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 2:50]
    Hello Ryszard,
    This is an excellent composition, where the little red boy makes a greater contribution than he would ever understand. The sculpture is fine on its own, the square seems to be surrounded by interesting buildings, the light is great, but still the boy makes a total difference to the photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChileChile
    Title: Distorted cityscapeCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Distorted cityscape
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2540 W: 17 N: 5611] (24379) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 2:47]
    Hello Paul,
    To me this is not at all too abstract. In fact it may even teach me something about Santiago. If you had not given us some clues I might have thought this was taken in the Museum of modern art, and I would have liked the colours and lines and distorted shapes even then. This is more fun than the average postcard.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Glasgow Riverside MuseumCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Glasgow Riverside Museum
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1427 W: 399 N: 5478] (22140)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 2:42]
    Hello John,
    As you know well I am not a enthusiast of old cars, but this lorry has a lot of character and an interesting history which makes it worth a good look. Apart from that there are many fine details to watch here and the light and colours have created an atmosphere of a small town that has stepped back in time several decades. And even though this is a photo site I find your description of the rent strike the most interesting aspect of this contribution.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Rochefort en terre

    Rochefort en terre
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3103 W: 23 N: 3670] (38667)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 2:33]
    Hello Carlo,
    Very pretty buildings and a beautiful courtyard with all the flowers. The red and green details adorn the entire view. The light and clarity of this photo is admirable.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: Boat tripSony DSC HX200v

    Boat trip
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7861 W: 120 N: 15066] (82512)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 2:31]
    Hello Luciano,
    The cathedral is the most impressive building in all of Helsinki, and yet it looks like it's going to be eaten by the gigantic ship. It's a fascinating view of the harbour in the heart of the city, with lots of other fine buildings as well, and the weather gave you the finest colours possible.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Les cheminées de féesNikon D80

    Les cheminées de fées
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11725 W: 154 N: 20586] (111373)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 2:27]
    Hello Christiane,
    Very interesting rocks with strange shapes. The green foreground makes a beautiful contrast and the man in the red shirt is a perfect addition of life and bright colour.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Beamish Open Air MuseumCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Beamish Open Air Museum
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3064 W: 95 N: 7782] (32469)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 2:24]
    Hello Mariusz,
    I had expected you to start uploading photos from Tarnów and other Polish places by now, maybe even from Lviv, so this photo is a bit surprising. However, it's a very pleasant and colorful view, but without the title and your note I would have imagined I was looking at an ordinary street in an ordinary town. Maybe the tram would have puzzled me, since I don't suppose there are many regular trams left in the UK - if any. But there are many fine details here, the colours are lovely and the cloud is very nicely shaped.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Pristina LibraryNikon D 90

    Pristina Library
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10794 W: 994 N: 20826] (104209)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 2:17] [+]
    Hello Chris,
    The library is a remarkable building with very unusual architectural details. Probably this is the kind of building that many people dislike at the beginning but will learn to appreciate in a few decades. No doubt it will become one of the city's landmarks in due time. It is understandable that the Orthodox church has been abandoned, but I hope it will be maintained and used in a proper and respectful way. This is a very interesting photo and the light is superb.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: View of Callian

    View of Callian
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5218 W: 5 N: 8890] (40642)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 2:12]
    Hello Luis,
    This is a beautiful postcard. You made an excellent composition of flowers in the foreground, green hillsides and a beautiful medieval village which looks like a fantastic place to visit. It is a very well exposed photo with great colours and sharpness.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Ride "X-Scream" To The Moon

    Ride "X-Scream" To The Moon
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2519 W: 0 N: 5986] (32033)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 2:09]
    Hello Eleu,
    Another successful combination of moon and slightly closer elements. The diffuse red, blue and green details of the X-Scream create a mysterious atmosphere, and some of them could give an impression of big guns pointing at the moon.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Biotope de montangeNikon D800

    Biotope de montange
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9348 W: 0 N: 14236] (130047)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8977] (45187) [2015-08-30 2:05]
    Hello Nicolas,
    There is a very nice gradual elevation of the low hill, going from the swamp in the foreground to the forest at the top. In the background is an entirely different kind of scenery. The various tones of green and yellow, as well as the superb light and clarity, are wonderful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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