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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Santa Monica Beach PierNikon D3100

    Santa Monica Beach Pier
    Zengi001 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 54 N: 213] (2797)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 10:06]
    Hello Engin,
    This is a colorful and attractive photo with a very good and relaxed atmosphere. The boardwalk and the people on it are slightly dark. Some more processing could have made the details clearer, but it's anyhow a very nice picture.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: More Modern Abstracts in ChicagoPentax K3

    More Modern Abstracts in Chicago
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5935 W: 88 N: 14185] (67022)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 9:43] [+]
    Hello Craig,
    If I didn't know you would take it as an insult I would call this an attempt to create modern art. ;-) It's a very interesting building full of fascinating details and not entirely easy to understand. The WS #2 explains it more clearly, and then it gets easier seeing this one too. It's definitely a work of clever architecture of a kind I would like to see more often. Clever hand-held photos too. What are the guards so worried about?
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Duomo di Milano CANON EOS 40D

    Duomo di Milano
    fabianoleite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2104 W: 69 N: 2391] (10774)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 8:52]
    Hello Fabiano,
    A very nice photo from Milan where you have combined the large state with the fantastic fašade of the cathedral very nicely. I like the inclusion of people in the square. The light is also very good.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Bluebell wood

    The Bluebell wood
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1233 W: 41 N: 2350] (16372)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 7:26]
    Hello Les,
    Here's a lovely view from a forest in spring. Soft light and soft colours and very beautiful flowers. It's also a very good scan which makes the photo look like a digital shot.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Miskolc Street XXXVII

    Miskolc Street XXXVII
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 3 N: 291] (3145)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 7:23] [+]
    Hello Gy÷rgy,
    I think I would have recognized this as one of your photos even without the characteristic thick black frames. Your choice of motifs also (often) set you out against the crowd. You have a way of making the ugliest places look a bit attractive. The workers in their yellow vests inject life and interest into this view of a marvelously ugly building (surely from before 1989). Authoritarian architecture like this needs someone to disturb the perfect balance.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: San Francisco Wall PaintingSony Nex 6

    San Francisco Wall Painting
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 306 N: 2711] (10568)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 7:15]
    Hello Rob,
    The graffiti is bright and eye-catching and good enough to be called art. The person, or two, at the bottom are too lost in the darkness to really complement the wall-painting, but the lampposts, signs and posters, and even the wires, do enough to put the painting in a wider context.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: ~ tapestry ~Nikon D70s

    ~ tapestry ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5357 W: 152 N: 11944] (53009)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 5:16]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    Just for once you didn't manage one of your candid shots showing these women's faces, but their way of dressing was just as important. Their clothes are bright and fantastic and well worth to be shown here. Even if this may not be one of your most memorable photos it is still of a quality far better than the TE average.
    Kind regards,
    Gert.

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Whom souvenir?Nikon D7100

    Whom souvenir?
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9427 W: 271 N: 3043] (102604)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 3:29]
    Hello Aleksander,
    I would not buy anything from this stall but I would possibly have taken a photo like this. These shapes and colours certainly call for attention. I would have liked to see the photo slightly darker and probably less yellow.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
    Title: Sunken Forest

    Sunken Forest
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6997 W: 100 N: 17716] (95161)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 2:35] [+]
    Hello Malgo,
    This is another fascinating scenery with fantastic colours and an interesting story. Don't you have any WS of yourself swimming in the lake in your sexy Cuban swimsuit? ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: HommageNikon D800

    Hommage
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10483 W: 0 N: 14865] (140002)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 2:31]
    Hello Nicolas,
    It is a beautiful monument and it fits the surroundings well. Your composition is quite simple but well balanced, and nothing more is really needed.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: FieldsFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Fields
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1517 W: 0 N: 3863] (34547)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 2:29]
    Hello Ryszard,
    You composed this photo of the beautiful green scenery very nicely and cropped it well to enhance the effect of the gently rolling hills and the lines of trees.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: maybe ghostsNikon D 7100

    maybe ghosts
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7382 W: 201 N: 7140] (49702)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 2:27]
    Hello Burak,
    This is a very clever and attractive photo. You composed it excellently and used the contrasts between the large B&W photo and the bright carpet perfectly. The nicely captured ghost is a very smart and amusing inclusion. Very well done.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MexicoMexico
    Title: Street life

    Street life
    Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 452 W: 132 N: 573] (4914)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 2:24]
    Hello Pedro,
    An interesting and colorful photo with fine details. There is a lot to watch here and you balanced the photo well.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: THE PRINCESS & THE DUST

    THE PRINCESS & THE DUST
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8850 W: 175 N: 14180] (63396)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 2:23]
    Hello Jorge,
    Even when doing a dirty and unpleasant work like this, reserved for the lowest casts, Indian women always keep their dignity by dressing beautifully. And they are always interesting for foreign photographers. The rather dusty and dull surroundings enhance the brightness of this well captured woman's clothes.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • EthiopiaEthiopia
    Title: Traditional fishing

    Traditional fishing
    federico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 404] (3889)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 2:20]
    Hello Federico,
    This photo is well composed, has an interesting subject and shows an attractive scenery with beautifully saturated colours. The strength of this photo is well described by yourself in the note.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Bow Bridge

    Bow Bridge
    poutpout Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 0 N: 73] (3020) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-26 2:16]
    Hello Robert,
    It's a very well composed photo with a suitable shape. The bridge is elegant and perfectly reflected. I like the green background, the people standing on the bridge and those seen under it.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Looking upwardNokia 930

    Looking upward
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12164 W: 298 N: 24006] (96734)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-25 12:55]
    Hello Danos,
    The palms are really remarkably high, like probably none I have seen before. The woman is proof of their size but she also provides life to the photo. The garden looks like a nice oasis in the desert of stones and concrete of Athens. It's a nicely cropped photo with excellent colours and a very suitable shape.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: happy

    happy
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4237 W: 12 N: 8545] (44302)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-25 12:51]
    Hello Ourania,
    The sign gives a slightly ironic twist to the photo, because the lady doesn't look very happy at all. Not depressed either, just as indifferent as most of us probably look when we're thinking of something else and are unaware of a stranger's camera being pointed at us. Sitting there in the shade with her sunglasses on she looks rather cool, like a celebrity trying to be unnoticed. But you spotted her, in spite of her disguise and the plants almost hiding her. This is a nice snapshot, obviously taken by an experienced paparazza.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: Pula amphitheaterNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Pula amphitheater
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5757 W: 5 N: 9671] (44832)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-25 8:22]
    Hello Luis,
    I like how you did not wait for the street to be empty (maybe that would be impossible). The cars, and especially the red bus, brighten the view and create life. They show that this magnificent building from thousands of years ago is situated in the centre of a big city and part of modern life. You have taken the photo with your usual good exposure and perfect colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Jerusalem's Chords-BridgeCanon EOS 60D

    Jerusalem's Chords-Bridge
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8289 W: 598 N: 14770] (69809)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4776 W: 360 N: 9994] (51166) [2016-05-25 6:05]
    Hello Ike,
    We see the elegant pylon of the bridge rise unexpectedly as if built among the trees. It's been 23 years since I last visited Jerusalem so I am sure this didn't exist then. At least I have no memory of it. You had a beautiful day with lovely colours.
    Best regards,
    Gert

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