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  • SpainSpain
    Title: Rota XII

    Rota XII
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3633 W: 3 N: 7991] (42919)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 11:54]
    Hello Angel,
    A very neat and elegant composition where you used the dark vault nicely to frame the beautiful courtyard. It's a very well exposed photo with many fine details.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: St.Stephen selfie

    St.Stephen selfie
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 169 W: 3 N: 432] (4069)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 11:53] [+]
    Hello György,
    You made a clever observation and added a smart title to the photo, drawing our attention away from the obvious huge statue to the much more important feature of the photo: the couple taking a selfie. It takes some skill to notice those persons at a distance and to realize how to use them for a composition. I think this must have been a case where nothing but B&W was possible. It's all about big and white versus small and dark. You cropped it neatly too. And I am sure those persons turned the right direction for their one picture.
    Have a nice weekend,
    Gert

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Cold summerSony DSC HX200v

    Cold summer
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9141 W: 123 N: 16973] (91992)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 10:01]
    Hello Luciano,
    I was sure you had gone somewhere and was wondering where. I thought it must have been a warm country with beautiful beaches. Guess I was wrong ;-)
    These partly blue small icebergs are fantastic and create a superb composition along with the white ice, the grey rocks and the darker sea. The sky looks desaturated but I am sure it really was as grey as this. This scenery is almost like an abstract painting, quite fabulous.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Modern vs. old in Jaffa st.Canon EOS 60D

    Modern vs. old in Jaffa st.
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8673 W: 605 N: 15416] (72143)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 8:58]
    Hello Ike,
    Very similar to the other photo, but it's a nice view and can be seen again. It shows again how the latest techniques and styles have found a natural place in the ancient city. The colours and clarity are also as good as before.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: After the harvest

    After the harvest
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7411 W: 100 N: 18659] (98742)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 7:31] - [workshop] [compare]
    Hello Malgo,
    It's a beautiful view across the fields and the castle seen in the forest in the distance. The clouds are very nicely shaped too. I feel once again that you have fallen for the temptation to exaggerate the colours a bit. I tried to make a desaturated workshop but I can't post it. Probably another bug, because I had the same problem the last time I tried to change somebody else's photo. I will mail my failed WS to you so you can have a look.
    Kind regards,
    Gert
    PS Now I see the ws has been posted, even though I was told it was not possible.

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Damme Canal VICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Damme Canal VI
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21402 W: 522 N: 35243] (153686)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 7:16]
    Hello John,
    This fine composition is characterized by two bright and distinct diagonals, one partly red, the other green. The trees, the hedge and one small white hut are wonderfully reflected in the calm dark blue water. The photo has an excellent balance and the light and colours are perfect.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: 10 Years on TE......Edixa Prismat

    10 Years on TE......
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1704 W: 412 N: 6216] (25286)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 7:12]
    Hello John,
    You don't looks at all like the man I have seen in some WS photos recently. Considering that I look pretty much the same as 46 years ago you really have changed considerably ;-).
    End of silly jokes. Congratulations on you anniversary. I am still one year away from that. Will the site survive until then? You have posted a lot of remarkable photos in these years and this is one of them. It's so old and so well preserved and so well scanned, the scenery is so magnificent and you placed (or maybe cropped) yourself so perfectly at a third. The note is well written and interesting and an inseparable part of today's posting.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Changing of the GuardNikon D 90

    Changing of the Guard
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12006 W: 1007 N: 23135] (114621)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 2:34]
    Hello Chris,
    The guards look like they're about to make a high-five with their feet. What a very original idea. This is a common view but you captured the men at a slightly unusual moment. The colours of their uniforms match the wall and ground perfectly. I wonder if that is deliberate.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Nikon D5500

    Volcan à la Maya
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10845 W: 0 N: 14972] (143096)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 2:30]
    Hello Nicolas,
    A perfect composition with lovely light and colours. The clouds are fantastic and their softness makes a perfect contrast to the hard, dark mountain and its jagged silhouette.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: KeverdijkCANON EOS 600D

    Keverdijk
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5786 W: 95 N: 9183] (52061)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 2:28]
    Hello Gerrit,
    A very typical Dutch view with lots of water and an old windmill. I like the intensity of the colours, the fine light and the perfect reflections.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: My home cityNikon D7200

    My home city
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1644 W: 0 N: 4272] (36817)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 2:26]
    Hello Ryszard,
    A great view of Wroclaw, no doubt one of the finest cities in Poland (in spite of tough competition). I recall my days here with great pleasure. The perfect sharpness and light enables us to watch many of the buildings quite closely.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: SerroSamsung Pro815

    Serro
    lucasgalodoido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5578 W: 205 N: 6610] (22527)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 2:21]
    Hello Lucas,
    This is a very attractive view of the beautiful houses and the long staircase up to the church. The trees and bushes and lawns create a pleasant atmosphere and contribute fine colours to the photo. It's a very well composed photo with a good balance and perfect saturation.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: WOMEN'S WORK

    WOMEN'S WORK
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9025 W: 175 N: 14488] (64940)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 2:18]
    Hello Jorge,
    A nice rural scene from India. The women always bring colours into any photo but this picture also offers a lot more than just the brightness of those clothes. These people were obviously not used to having a camera pointed at them.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Chinatown

    Chinatown
    poutpout Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 0 N: 115] (3252)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 2:15]
    Hello Robert,
    This is a fine photo from a good POV and it is very nicely framed. The bright colours of the houses and the Chinese signs make this a quite exciting view.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Church of the NativityNikon D80

    Church of the Nativity
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12922 W: 154 N: 22273] (120143)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 2:13]
    Hello Christiane,
    An amazing church, more for its colours than the style, although there are lots of architectural details worth watching. The long view of the street gives a fine depth to the photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: ship ahead

    ship ahead
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4416 W: 12 N: 8953] (46264)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 2:05]
    Hello Ourania,
    This is a composition of colours and light more than actually showing anything in particular (although the three masts indicate something interesting behind the slope). The yellowish sky, the mossy green rocks and the gentle waves have a quality that would challenge and excite any painter.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Silesian Piasts

    Silesian Piasts
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7411 W: 100 N: 18659] (98742)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 2:01]
    Hello Malgo,
    All these figures adorning the façade make this far from boring. There is quite a lot to watch. George II looks exactly like the Swedish King Gustav Vasa (died in 1560, grandfather of Swedish and Polish king Sigismund), so people in those days were the captives of fashion just like nowadays. The bricks to the left disturb the balance slightly ;-).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ThailandThailand
    Title: All work and no play...Nikon D800

    All work and no play...
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 850 W: 1 N: 1227] (9201)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 1:53] [+]
    Hello Kasia,
    Three interesting glimpses from a floating market. Lots of tourists come here but I doubt that they leave with photos of this quality. The haze created by the smoke (and unfavorable light?) makes the little boy look so vulnerable. This is not the best environment for a child, but better than spending the days on a rubbish dump.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Rocky coastline.Sony Alpha 6000

    Rocky coastline.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12399 W: 298 N: 24442] (98453)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 1:46]
    Hello Danos,
    A fine photo of the rocky shores of Hydra. It's a very pleasant view where I gradually discover more and more people walking on the road, at the terrace of the café and quite many swimming in the sea. They bring colours and life and generally animate the view.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: A Cruise and a CokeSony DSC HX400v

    A Cruise and a Coke
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6349 W: 53 N: 10550] (37858)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5118 W: 366 N: 10582] (53488) [2016-08-26 1:43]
    Hello Lars,
    This is a very nice little building, the weather was great and you got fine colours. Today, just for once, I prefer the WS with the alternative view, for several reasons. It shows us a wider view, it includes a tree, a boat and people walking towards it, and you cut out the slightly annoying small part of the car on the right side.
    Have a nice weekend,
    Gert

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