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  • JapanJapan
    Title: Enjoying sakura in the rainCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Enjoying sakura in the rain
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2409 W: 17 N: 5255] (23073)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-26 13:31] [+]
    Hello Paul,
    Welcome back, it's nice to know you were not among those that left the site.
    This is a terrific composition, largely thanks to the many colorful umbrellas (and their owners), seen on a diagonal under the cherry blossoms. The people add so much substance to the natural beauty of the pink trees. It's the kind of photo I would have loved to take. The two workshops are almost equally fine.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NepalNepal
    Title: The beauty of Nepal (No points please)

    The beauty of Nepal (No points please)
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) *



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3645 W: 205 N: 5819] (37594) [2015-04-26 10:28]
    Hej Gert,
    En passande bild vid en händelse som denna. Trots detta en mycket intressant och vältagen bild. Dessutom intressant att notera att somliga inte alls läser texten till bilden...
    Hälsningar
    Gunnar

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Devastating News from Nepal

    Devastating News from Nepal
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 634 W: 1 N: 792] (7287)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-26 1:17] [+]
    Hello Kasia,
    This is a lovely and charming photo with superbly matching colours, but of course the pleasure of watching it is darkened by the ongoing tragedy. There are many very saddening photos on the internet now. I get the impression that most of the fantastic temples are destroyed or severely damaged, not to mention the probably thousands of lives that have been lost. It's so very sad.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: I'm Not Listening To You!Pentax K3

    I'm Not Listening To You!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 88 N: 12144] (57974)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-25 12:41] [+]
    Hello Craig,
    An interesting photo with some amazing architecture and a nice little kid. It can be seen as two pictures in one: The skyscrapers representing the "old" Craig and the child playing with the concrete eggs showing what the "reformed" Craig can do. The two really go very well together. There's a lot to watch and enjoy in this double feature, not least the superb colors and light.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Keeping the tradition...FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Keeping the tradition...
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5290 W: 64 N: 9525] (38711)



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    boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 2 N: 992] (6167) [2015-04-25 10:56]
    Hi Ana,
    This is a very nice shot were you have captured a warm atmosphere from this pub, i can almost hear the men singing! Definitely a pub i would like to visit and not because of the good beer and wine:) Perhaps it would be better if you had been standing a little bit to the right(we cannot see the face of the man in the center)Good control of the natural light and interesting interior. Well done!

    Have a nice evening/
    Boa

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: I'm Not Listening To You!Pentax K3

    I'm Not Listening To You!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 88 N: 12144] (57974)



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    boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 2 N: 992] (6167) [2015-04-25 10:28]
    Hi Craig,
    kids are kids, we would probably also have used this exciting area as a gigantic playground if we were kids:) I haven't been to UAE yet but i must admit it is tempting. Normally i prefer totally different architecture than this but hey, this is cool!
    I like the overall freshness in this shot. Sharp and clear and many forms and lines included in this composition, well done!

    Have a nice evening/
    Boa

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Saint LeuNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Saint Leu
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 0 N: 5173] (63034)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-25 7:06]
    Hello Sergio,
    Quite nice houses along the canal. I like the pastel colours around some of the windows. It's a pleasant composition with a fine light, but of course the swan is the star of this photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Tulips time

    Tulips time
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5681 W: 86 N: 14670] (81962)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-25 7:03]
    Hello Malgo,
    Beautiful colours and a fine light. It's nice to see the tulips on these curves instead of the usual endless straight lines of the "tulip factories".
    The changes after 1989 were a great fortune for all Europeans. I never thought I could go to the "East bloc" without a visa, even to Albania with no fuss at all. I'm only sorry I missed Crimea before it stepped back in time 30 years.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: A charmy chapelCanon EOS 5 D

    A charmy chapel
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11108 W: 296 N: 22531] (88379)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-25 6:57]
    Hello Danos,
    A very pretty bay and a fine composition with excellent light and colours. The red and white boat is perfectly placed in the lower part. This is a superbly idyllic postcard.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: dog and castle

    dog and castle
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3314 W: 5 N: 6718] (33607)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-25 6:52]
    Hell Ourania,
    I hope you didn't have to clean the lens after the close encounter with the dog. She (so you say) fills the foreground very well (even though not wearing red), and the rest of the view is just as nice. There is a terrific light in spite of the fairly dark clouds, and the strong contrasts are very appealing.
    Kind regards, have a nice weekend,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Anzac CoveNikon D 90

    Anzac Cove
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10439 W: 999 N: 20085] (100872)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-25 6:47] [+]
    Hello Chris,
    This place is strongly linked to the history of some nations. For others it's not so easy to fathom the tragedy taking place on these quiet shores. For a strange reason ;-( this year's memorial service was held yesterday, one day early. Politics apart, this is a good composition with a fine balance and great contrasts of mainly blue and mainly yellow.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Santiago de CubaCANON EOS 600D

    Santiago de Cuba
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5649 W: 95 N: 8956] (49884)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-25 6:42]
    Hello Gerrit,
    You found a superb, slightly elevated POV for this photo. The ramshackle buildings and people's colourful clothes must have been hard to resist, and the gentle slopes of the street were a fine benefit for the composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: ~ paused ~Nikon D70s

    ~ paused ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4532 W: 143 N: 10400] (44856)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-25 6:34]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    Lump in throat or not, this was a photo that deserved to be taken. TE needs good and truthful documentary photos like this. Besides, the colours and light must have been hard to resist.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: La promenade ZattereLumix Digital Camera

    La promenade Zattere
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4526 W: 63 N: 9221] (54001)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-25 6:23]
    Hello Nicole,
    The well placed elegant lamppost makes a fine foreground and connects with the line of lamps along the quay, giving the composition superb depth.The crowd of people animate the ground view and the fine clouds animate the sky.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: National Stadium of Poland

    National Stadium of Poland
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 388 W: 12 N: 858] (4120)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-25 6:17]
    Hello Maciej,
    I saw this stadium last year when Malgo (emka) guided me through the Praga area, but it looks much better in this photo than how I experienced it. This is a superb composition with first class colours and sharpness. I wish you success in the race tomorrow.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Camac na velikoj reci ...Nikon D60

    Camac na velikoj reci ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6548 W: 2220 N: 11983] (53376)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-25 6:12]
    Hello Pavle,
    A very fine bridge, well placed on a diagonal, and a very nice boat. I love the balance of the brown bridge and brown river against the green boat and green grass. An uncomplicated but sophisticated composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: OrchardNikon D70

    Orchard
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1103 W: 0 N: 2658] (25242)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-25 6:07]
    Hello Ryszard,
    Fantastic trees on neat straight lines, but also a quite lovely carpet of mainly green and yellow tones on the ground. Another photo with superb colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Trim, Co MeathCanon EOS 60D

    Trim, Co Meath
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3008 W: 18 N: 7326] (25820)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-25 6:02]
    Hello Noel,
    A fine composition from a good angle and with superb colours. The flowers gave you a great foreground and the ruins are very nicely laid out. Especially the tall steeple is still magnificent and must have been an impressive building long ago. I also like the inclusion of the narrow curving road to the left.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Torre Guinigi

    Torre Guinigi
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2854 W: 21 N: 3369] (35348)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-25 5:52]
    Hello Carlo,
    A lovely tower and a very original one with trees growing on the roof. The tree growing to the right, behind the nearest building, makes a fine parallel to the tower. The colours and light are splendid and there are very fine contrasts of light and shady parts.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: aegina island view III

    aegina island view III
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4835 W: 22 N: 7737] (57329)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3849 W: 313 N: 8397] (42835) [2015-04-25 5:48]
    Hello Costantino,
    A simple but elegant composition with superb contrasts of blue and yellowish white. There are also fine contrasts of sunny and shady areas and the texture of the plastered walls is very well captured.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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