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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Green on TopPentax K3

    Green on Top
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6011 W: 88 N: 14352] (67760)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-26 5:52]
    Hello Craig,
    It's an original photo, or maybe rather some original architecture. They could use the lawns for a small golf course, but if you miss a shot to the next green you would have a great problem getting the ball back to the roof. ;-) What I especially like with this photo is how the light only covers these buildings, while the rest of the view is in the shade. It's like if you had a giant spotlight directed at the features you wanted to show.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: a serene summer evening

    a serene summer evening
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4342 W: 12 N: 8768] (45420)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-26 5:43]
    Hello Ourania,
    This photo shows the importance of sometimes looking back at where you came from, even when not stopped by strangers. The warm light still covering most of the hill is very attractive, and there is still enough light to create fine reflections in the water. But I suppose it would already be quite dark before those people reached the church. I like the vertical shape where you managed to include the long stretch of beach towards the village. The elderly fisherman adds a strong element to the good atmosphere.
    Kind regards,
    Gert
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Market Day, Port de PollensaCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Market Day, Port de Pollensa
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 410 N: 6082] (24794)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-26 5:37]
    Hello John,
    I guess I would often regard very bright pottery like this, or any kind of bright souvenirs, as being not of the best of taste, byt these actually look quite nice. One of these could look good on any table, provided you managed to bring it home in one piece. In spite of their brightness they needed the surrounding people to be really interesting in a photo. I see that you did some saturation, but it was entirely within an acceptable range.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Il marchait sur les eauxNikon D-300

    Il marchait sur les eaux
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6730 W: 0 N: 6821] (79633)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-26 4:05]
    Hello Serge,
    I suppose Chris is right that this is a sculpture. Otherwise it would be a mystery what he was doing there - and how he did it. It is in any case a well placed figure, who creates a great interest in the view and whose colours match the sky quite well. Even without this figure this would have been a beautiful view, but certainly this surprising element increases the attraction.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Paroi rocheuseNikon D800

    Paroi rocheuse
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10721 W: 0 N: 14949] (142084)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-26 2:42]
    Hello Nicolas,
    You used the strange rock very nicely for a fine, almost abstract composition. It is quite simple but very well done with a good contrast of brown and blue.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ArmeniaArmenia
    Title: In Kathogike

    In Kathogike
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7267 W: 100 N: 18355] (97607)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-26 2:40] [+]
    Hello Malgo,
    Am I among those "some people" who you hope will find this interesting? All right, I do. I saw this place and had just a quick look inside, deciding my camera couldn't handle that light, so I didn't even try to take any pictures. I don't remember if there were any people inside at the time. It's a very pretty church but much of the beauty is lost by the careless city planning which has destroyed the nearest environment.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: DomeFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Dome
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1588 W: 0 N: 4123] (36023)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-26 2:35]
    Hello Ryszard,
    This dome has very elegant details and colours. You handled the light perfectly and inserted the circle very nicely inside the frame.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Institute of Contemporary Art, BostonSony ILCE6300

    Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3183 W: 306 N: 3290] (13094)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-26 1:26]
    Hello Rob,
    This is one of those photos that immediately stand out from the crowd of thumbnails. I knew at once that it could only be yours. It's hard to do justice to a video installation in a a shot like this, but with the dark silhouettes of people in an orange room surrounded by darkness it is a work of art in its own right. The "stars in the sky" at the top, and the circles, add a further attraction to this photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ArmeniaArmenia
    Title: Yerevan Cascade

    Yerevan Cascade
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1990 W: 2 N: 2828] (17480)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-26 1:19]
    Hello Piotr,
    This is a very original photo from the Cascade. I don't remember seeing this angle before. You found a lot of very attractive diagonals and interesting shapes and there is also a fine contrast between grey and green.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: SHAKING MINARETS

    SHAKING MINARETS
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8966 W: 175 N: 14374] (64426)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-26 1:16] [+]
    Hello Jorge,
    I was wondering if you had been here. It was maybe not the finest but the most unusual place I saw in Ahmedabad. I had never heard of this kind of minarets built hundreds of years ago, so I was very impressed. You took a graphically attractive photo and cropped it well, but I don't see any traces of colors.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Entrance to Hall of machines

    Entrance to Hall of machines
    taubenus (49)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-25 12:42]
    Hello Frank,
    This fašade is simply fantastic. It's an exceptionally beautiful industrial design.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Edinburgh 2016 - 1Canon EOS 5D Mk II

    Edinburgh 2016 - 1
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2539 W: 76 N: 1140] (38708)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-25 12:40]
    Hello Jean Claude,
    This is a nice composition. There is a good balance between the statue and the castle and with a lot of beautiful treeds in between. You may think I am crazy, but I really like the small glimpse of the persons in the road to the right ;-).
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: IORECanon 7D

    IORE
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3578 W: 59 N: 4333] (27660)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-25 10:51] [+]
    Hello Kari,
    Your imagined image looks great to my inner eyes. I would probably have added it to my favorites. ;-) This one may look less fascinating but is still an interesting photo, because I have never been as far north as this and have never seen Malmbanan. These trains are definitely impressive.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: World Youth DaySony A7

    World Youth Day
    jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3169 W: 834 N: 3808] (58092)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-25 10:47]
    Hello Jasmis,
    Lots of youthful joy perfectly captured in a photo which makes me feel the rhythm. Again with excellent tones of B&W.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Evening bird's conversationsNikon D7100

    Evening bird's conversations
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9449 W: 271 N: 3080] (102884)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-25 10:43]
    Hello Alexander,
    It's a fine photo with lovely colours and a great evening atmosphere among the birds. It's a good capture from nature and it is a graphically magnificent composition, quite minimalistic.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: A relaxing night in the marina.Sony Alpha 6000

    A relaxing night in the marina.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12321 W: 298 N: 24272] (97815)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-25 10:40]
    Hello Danos,
    A fine nightly atmosphere well captured. The yachts are quite impressive but I care more for the people, the connection between them and in some cases lack of connection (mobile phones, mobile phones). The light is superb, and on second though I admit that the very expensive boats play important roles for the composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: sunset at Ikaria island

    sunset at Ikaria island
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5460 W: 22 N: 8876] (65236)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-25 10:00]
    Hello Costantino,
    I almost though this was in black & white, but indeed there are blue and mildly pink tones in the sky. The sun is nicely captured and the reflections are marvellous. The silhouette of the rock gives the composition a kind of stability.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Oast housesPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Oast houses
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 332 W: 0 N: 1036] (4871)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-25 9:57]
    Hello Jean,
    Maybe this kind of building is common in the UK but to me they look like they're from a fairytale, possibly being the home of some friendly trolls. The roofs and the white things look very exotic. As for the composition you did well to include the curve of the lawn and the narrow road, as well as the trees on each side of the buildings.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Central-Bus station graffiti #5iPhone6

    Central-Bus station graffiti #5
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8540 W: 603 N: 15211] (71407)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-25 7:35]
    Hello Ike,
    Another fine phone photo of a work of graffiti which leaves none indifferent. The combination of red, yellow and black is striking. I wonder what that little monster creeping up the woman's shoulder is.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Iraklion SunsetNikon D 90

    Iraklion Sunset
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11929 W: 1007 N: 22990] (113989)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5009 W: 365 N: 10374] (52722) [2016-07-25 7:17]
    Hello Chris,
    This may not be specific for Iraklion, but it's in any case a fine sunset with very nicely captured warm waves and a pleasant blueish haze around the distant hills.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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