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  • JapanJapan
    Title: AUTHENTIC JAPAN

    AUTHENTIC JAPAN
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3225 W: 68 N: 4815] (40934)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 10:33]
    Hello Serghei,
    You know how much I like this kind of photos of ordinary people in ordinary surroundings. This is the kind of Japanese daily life photos that our friend Kato used to take before he left the site. The man on the bike provides a superb foreground and behind him there is a long view of the narrow street among the wooden poles, trees, people and houses with tin roofs. It's very well snapped with fa nicely handled light.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Monument to the fallen in the WWINikon D90

    Monument to the fallen in the WWI
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3135 W: 259 N: 4401] (19378)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 10:28]
    Hello Saša,
    A fine photo of a dignified memorial. It has a fine place in the park outside the church and you have used the trees and the fence nicely to frame the view. The colours are excellent, as always.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: San Diego At Blue Hour

    San Diego At Blue Hour
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2330 W: 0 N: 5502] (29387)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 7:51]
    Hello Eleu,
    A superb photo with excellently managed light. The yellow reflections are beautiful and I also enjoy the two large yellow lights and the many green circles among the modern buildings.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Pushkar 2 Lake Brahma GathCanon 5D Mark III

    Pushkar 2 Lake Brahma Gath
    Praetzer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 325 W: 124 N: 287] (2109)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 7:48]
    Hello Alfred,
    There is a nice line of light blue houses along the shore but there are also many other fine pastel colored structures here and there in the maze of buildings. The local rules seem to be stricter than in Varanasi. I suppose all the people seen on this photo are properly barefoot. This is a fine general view which provides lots of information about this legendary place. It's a very good quality photo with fine clarity and sharpness.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Enjoying a Pembrokeshire Beach

    Enjoying a Pembrokeshire Beach
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1662 W: 0 N: 4151] (20241)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 7:42]
    Hello Ann,
    This photo has very fine lines and reflections and nice tones of blue and brown. The man in red and the child in blue and green are great focal points and are very nicely walking towards each other.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Near Alqueva....FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Near Alqueva....
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5283 W: 64 N: 9510] (38591)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 7:20]
    Hello Ana,
    A very elegant composition. The tree is well placed and there are enough many tones of green to give the photo a lively expression. The two lines across the field provide a fine structure to the composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Sari and shalwar kameez

    Sari and shalwar kameez
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5654 W: 86 N: 14602] (81684)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 3:11]
    Hello Malgo,
    Thanks for the compliments, but I think you are only rarely inspired by me ;-).
    The background is a bit unruly, but the colorful and elegant women capture my entire attention, so I hardly notice all the things behind them. This photo makes me wonder about something I didn't really think of before, whether it is mainly a matter of caste/social class or religion that decides who wears a sari or a shalwar kameez. Or if it's just a matter of personal taste.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: A specific sunsetCanon EOS 5 D

    A specific sunset
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11091 W: 296 N: 22489] (88205)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 3:04]
    Hello Danos,
    Fantastic golden reflections matching the brown and green tones perfectly. The men in the boat are a good focal point which adds human presence.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: ~ BWD ~Nikon D70s

    ~ BWD ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4518 W: 142 N: 10364] (44680)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 3:03]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    Most of the view is fairly ordinary, but the red lines created by the drying turbans still make this an extraordinary composition. A perfectly well seized moment.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Boy and dogSony Cybershot RX100M2

    Boy and dog
    jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3170 W: 835 N: 3804] (57888)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 2:58]
    Hello Jan,
    A fine composition in B&W. I like the details and the atmosphere. This is like the kind of photos you used to show us before.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Signs of spring - VIINikon D 5000

    Signs of spring - VII
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5675 W: 492 N: 15839] (86558)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 2:53]
    Hello Mesut,
    A lovely combination of nature and culture. The faces of marble are beautiful but the squirrel is prettier. I like them all.
    Have a nice week,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Castle of Leiria

    Castle of Leiria
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 12 N: 802] (3868)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 2:51]
    Hello Maciej,
    A very nice castle, looking relatively small and quite cosy. Every child (and adult) would love to explore these towers. It's beautifully situated and the tree adds a lovely colour among the grey and brown. Superb clarity and sharpness.
    Have a nice week,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Change of SceneryNikon D-300

    A Change of Scenery
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3374 W: 216 N: 7778] (31171)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 2:48] [+]
    Hello Bev,
    Gee, do the Hollies still exist? There can't be many gray-haired original members left by now, I'm sure. This view would be a lot more fresh and colorful than a bunch of pensioners singing songs from the 60's ;-). There are so many elements giving this composition a superb depth, and I guess the diagonal underscores that impression.Those curving white houses look quite interesting. Where I live the city-planners are very conservative and very few modern buildings with daring, extravagant design get a green light
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Indian Man, Water Buffalo & A CowPentax K3

    Indian Man, Water Buffalo & A Cow
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5120 W: 88 N: 12089] (57728)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 2:41]
    Hello Craig,
    I spent a week in Varanasi back in 1972. That was one of the few places where I was anxious to get up very early to catch the first rays of the sun. You captured several essential Indian ingredients here, including the many colors. In the really big cities cows and water buffaloes are getting less common than 40 years ago, but I guess traditions are very strong in a place like Varanasi.
    Have a nice week,
    Gert

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Sunday morning in my town

    Sunday morning in my town
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2117 W: 0 N: 1046] (6961)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 2:34]
    Hello Wolfgang,
    This looks like a nice and quiet town to be living in. The houses are pretty and look well kept, the small park is filled with lovely flowers and even the large advertisement looks nice in this environment. I like the diagonal composition which has good depth.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Nonne a passeggio

    Nonne a passeggio
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2844 W: 21 N: 3359] (35166)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 2:31]
    Hello Carlo,
    A nicely composed photo and very well timed. The woman with the pram is perfectly placed in front of the white part of the wall. I like the texture and faded colours of the bricks and the trees filling parts of the empty space. The contrast between the red bricks and the green lawn is superb.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PeruPeru
    Title: Alpacas in the Cordillera

    Alpacas in the Cordillera
    federico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 0 N: 310] (2856)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 2:28]
    Hello Federico,
    The Andine scenery is fantastic and the alpacas fill the foreground well and provide a strong local flavour. It's a very well composed photo with nicely handled light and fine colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Riquewihr XIIINikon D3100

    Riquewihr XIII
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2699 W: 0 N: 6286] (33220)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 2:26]
    Hello Angel,
    Another fine photo from this beautiful town. The woman gives life to the view, even though the street as such is very pretty by itself. I love the flowers and green plants along the street and the view towards the church in the background.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Keramoti  Village IV

    Keramoti Village IV
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4829 W: 22 N: 7709] (57180)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 2:23]
    Hello Costantino,
    The man in the orange cap and the two ropes create a fine foreground with human action and elegant lines. The quay also goes very elegantly towards the background where the boats provide a feast for the eye. The sun shines beautifully on the white yacht.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Reflets de Tulipes

    Reflets de Tulipes
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1296 W: 0 N: 2397] (16911)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3840 W: 313 N: 8353] (42701) [2015-04-20 2:21]
    Hello Ghislaine,
    Very nice tulips and nice reflections. I like the lines of white, green and brown, and how you composed the photo on the diagonals.
    Regards,
    Gert

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