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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Manhattan Bridges part 1.3Sony ILCE6300

    Manhattan Bridges part 1.3
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3243 W: 306 N: 3498] (13910)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 13:21]
    Hello Rob,
    I don't understand the technical details the way you do, but even as a total amateur in engineering I can enjoy the photo with the impressive depth and the contrasts of red and blue/grey. It's definitely an advantage to have a few persons around (probably hard to avoid anyway.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: London Calling...

    London Calling...
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3508 W: 76 N: 5333] (44333)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 12:35]
    Hello Serghei,
    A postcard this isi for sure, but you found a good angle which shows the bridge as impressive as it really is. There is a wonderful light and fine contrasts between grey and blue. What looks like the blurred leftovers of a jet plane's vapor trail seems to be continued in the blue and white construction carrying the bridge.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Ikaria island view XII

    Ikaria island view XII
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5518 W: 22 N: 8967] (65742)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 11:14]
    Hello Costantino,
    This is a very eye-catching and bright composition. The rather strong waves have a wonderful blend of blue and white tones and make a perfect contrast to the quiet and dark blue water on the other side of the pier. The line of cars and a truck waiting on the pier provide colourful and graphically attractive elements. You balanced the composition very nicely.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: TranshumanceFuji Finepix HS50 EXR

    Transhumance
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5819 W: 64 N: 10958] (45595)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 9:57]
    Hello Ana,
    This is another fantastic composition from your long walk with the shepherds and their animals. There is a dramatic contrast between the green hillside and the dark blue sky and the animals are spread out on a very long line going up the hill. The shepherd is well placed to the side. The view of the wind park on top of the hill describes a meeting of old traditions and modern technology. I love the rather dark tones of the well saturated colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta

    Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11535 W: 132 N: 22815] (144288)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 9:52]
    Hello Silvio,
    Another photo that makes me so sad. Almost 300 people have been found dead and so many houses have been destroyed. A great part of the local cultural heritage has been lost.This is an original way to present a photo of this kind, but the message is drastically clear.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: In a hurryPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    In a hurry
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 0 N: 1088] (5061)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 9:49]
    Hello Jean,
    Either the exhibition inside is very interesting, and she's eager to see it, or the naked young lady is trying to hide inside before anyone else sees her. The connection between her, the sign and the door makes this a much more amusing photo than if you had isolated the sculpture against a totally neutral background. There is no need to apologize for the title. It couldn't have been better.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: RelaxCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Relax
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3055 W: 17 N: 6713] (29147)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 8:34]
    Hello Paul,
    I just found this photo which I had not seen before. You combine a lot of the beauty of my city in one picture with a very relaxed atmosphere and fantastic colours and light. I have seen this view many times, of course, but I am still amazed that my city looks so nice.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Forza Italia CANON EOS 40D

    Forza Italia
    fabianoleite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2244 W: 69 N: 2511] (11677)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 7:14]
    Hello Fabiano,
    This is a classic view, more than most places, and the beautiful architecture tells us why. The people in the square animate the view, and especially one woman in red and one in yellow add bright spots.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Retiens ton souffleNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Retiens ton souffle
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6816 W: 0 N: 6943] (80646)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 4:35]
    Hello Serge,
    You observed this moment very nicely. I think this kind of close-up tells us more than a wider view of people re-enacting an ancient battle. It's a well composed photo, nicely cropped and with very good colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Putting Cullen on the TE MapPentax K3

    Putting Cullen on the TE Map
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6078 W: 88 N: 14535] (68432)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 4:03]
    Hello Craig,
    What a very conventional photo, and how very nice it is. ;-)
    You would have been totally incompetent not to include the couple on the bench in the foreground, so it honors you that you grabbed the opportunity. They add so much to the view, which for sure is pleasant enough in its own right. Fine light and colors and fine workshops too.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: SzegedCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Szeged
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4536 W: 83 N: 7725] (59155)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 2:16]
    Hello Daniel,
    So this was what kept you away from the site. This is a very nice composition. It has a postcard shape but doesn't quite look like an ordinary postcard. They usually don't show such a cloudy sky and a relative lack of beautiful buildings. I like this kind much better, where the river and the bridge get most attention and the large church is only seen in the background. In spite of the clouds the light is perfect and the photo has a very nice light blue tone.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Crveni krovovi na kisi ...Nikon D300

    Crveni krovovi na kisi ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7695 W: 2517 N: 13563] (61158)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 1:43]
    Hello Pavle,
    I can imagine the rain was well needed at the end of the summer. Rain can also benefit photos because of the mild colours created by the dark clouds and the haze of the water. This is a pleasant scenery and a well exposed photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Ferry at SunsetNikon D 90

    Ferry at Sunset
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12001 W: 1007 N: 23128] (114585) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 1:39]
    Hello Chris,
    The small ferry is nice and the lights create a quite cosy atmosphere on board. More important is that the lights and the purple sky have created fantastic reflections. This is a very well exposed evening photo with superb colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: WAITING THE TAX

    WAITING THE TAX
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9025 W: 175 N: 14482] (64918)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 1:35]
    Hello Jorge,
    Crossing between Indian states seems more complicated than crossing between different countries in Europe. It's very strange and wastes a lot of time and probably money. On the other hand the long wait made it possible for you to take this bright and interesting photo. Indian trucks are remarkable, probably only surpassed by those in Pakistan which are even brighter and more decorated. The light is perfect and I love the dark grey clouds.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Can ErikCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Can Erik
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3106 W: 139 N: 6292] (23287)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 1:32]
    Hello Murat,
    Not many places can offer so many colors as fruit and vegetable markets. They are delightful to watch and to smell. This is a kind of photo I like very much, thanks to the people you have included. Fantastic colors and a lot of activity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Rose gardenNikon D7200

    Rose garden
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1642 W: 0 N: 4266] (36791)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 1:28]
    Hello Ryszard,
    A beautiful garden and a nice photo with lovely colours and light. You did your best to give the photo perfect symmetry, only that the trees look different on opposite sides a and no persons are sitting directly in the sun to the right. I like such details the disturb the perfect symmetry.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: Above the bay...Canon EOS 30D

    Above the bay...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6489 W: 157 N: 9598] (98503)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 1:25]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    This is a nice composition of the long curving seafront of Sliema. There are still some traditionally painted boats but when I was here 19 years ago there were probably more of them. It's an elegant photo, well balanced, and the colours are nicely intense.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Nikon D5

    maison médiévale
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10841 W: 0 N: 14972] (143066)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-25 1:22]
    Hello Nicoas,
    This is not your usual style but you handle this kind of photo just as excellently. The building is fantastic and is beautifully adorned with green and red plants. The yellowish tone makes the photo look like it was taken much much longer ago than last week. It's more like a hand painted postcard from the 1920's.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Ogni debito luogo

    Ogni debito luogo
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3913 W: 28 N: 4673] (49159)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-24 13:35]
    Hello Carlo,
    A very original composition but somehow a fitting symbol for today's tragic events in central Italy. Even on an ordinary day this would have been a good photo of a simple but elegant beauty. You made an excellent observation.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Rain in Bratislava

    Rain in Bratislava
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 3 N: 430] (4065)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5116 W: 366 N: 10567] (53434) [2016-08-24 12:12] [+]
    Hello György,
    I remember this square very well, of course, but it looks different on a rainy day. The sun was always shining without mercy during my visit. But the rain creates a much more interesting atmosphere, while also seeming to clear the air. There is a very fine clarity which I like. I also like the look of the three girls crowded under one umbrella, one of them fortunately wearing red. I happen to know that the man in the background is just a statue, indifferent to the weather.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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