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  • SwedenSweden
    Title: A dull Midsummer's Eve

    A dull Midsummer's Eve
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3617 W: 200 N: 5616] (37874) [2016-06-29 23:09]
    Hej Gert,
    Du har fångat tristessen mycket bra. Kompositionellt också mycket bra med alla parallella linjer etc.
    Hälsnigar
    Gunnar

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Bottes de SionNikon D800

    Bottes de Sion
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10609 W: 0 N: 14919] (141202)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 13:25]
    Hello Nicolas,
    A calm and elegant composition of round hay bales, trees and mountains. The tones of yellow and green are beautiful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: ~ peepo ~ NIKON D200

    ~ peepo ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5436 W: 152 N: 12100] (53693)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 13:22]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    So different from your usually elaborately composed and carefully executed photos. This fairly haphazardly taken photo gave you a fine portrait, completely natural and innocent, totally free from stiff posing or boyish friendly naughtiness which so often happens in front of a camera. There is no way I could complain of the exposure or sharpness on the boy's face. For a partly hidden camera the result is pretty good.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: to the rock

    to the rock
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4310 W: 12 N: 8683] (45048)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 13:16]
    Hello Ourania,
    The steps and especially the green railings give a fine lead into the photo, where the jetty takes over up to the round rock. Without any boats attached to it there is nothing to disturb the view of the sea and the hills across the bay. The fine depth, the colours and the elegant composition characterize this nice photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Sony RX100 II

    Jour de marché
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1764 W: 133 N: 1457] (22739)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 13:10]
    Hello Roland,
    A photo full of colours and life and interesting details. There is nothing dramatic going on, which is just like most people's daily life.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: watching the wheelsNikon D40

    watching the wheels
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1815 W: 34 N: 2787] (16867)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 7:52]
    Hello Benny,
    A bit of China that looks like China used to look before the arrival of modern shopping malls. In fact not much seems to have changed here for a long time. The wheels are fine features and the presence of two persons, well seen in the dark water, enliven the view.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Miskolc Street XXXI

    Miskolc Street XXXI
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 3 N: 353] (3605)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 7:18] [+]
    Hello György,
    The street and the tracks create good depth and the three persons provide a fine foreground. I also like the inclusion of the fine manhole cover. The heat is quite evident in the intense light. But how could you survive on just a beer? You would have needed at least two ;-).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Ahead of Time!Nikon D-300

    Ahead of Time!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4167 W: 243 N: 9360] (38514)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 7:11] [+]
    Hello Bev,
    This is a very large hotel and the question thatI immediately comes to my mind is whether a huge place like this was ever completely full. It looks more lika a castle than a hotel, so the cost of staying here may have suited those with royal incomes. It's an impressive building with some interesting constructions in the vicinity. The light was ideal and the colours are superb.
    Kind regards,
    Gert
    PS I may have cheered the Icelanders the other night but I take no responsibility for England's defeat. ;-)

  • BelarusBelarus
    Title: Mir Castle

    Mir Castle
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7138 W: 100 N: 18086] (96565)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 7:04]
    Hello Malgo,
    Has this place always been called Mir, or is it a typical Soviet name?
    The castle is at least typical pre-Soviet, looking very nice on this sunny day. There are some fine features on the nearest little tower. It's a perfectly exposed photo too, and the colours are very nice.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Film & TheaterSony Nex 6

    Film & Theater
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3091 W: 306 N: 3075] (12150)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 3:14]
    Hello Rob,
    It was not an easy choice, but like some others I rather prefer this one, where the thin slice of red bricks provide a nice contrast and balance. It is generally a well composed photo where the windows and the reflection as well as the letters below have a fine graphical effect.
    So the Netherlands lost to Sweden in the UN, but you will probably soon get your sweet revenge when the World Cup qualifications start in September.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Chez EugeneNikon D80

    Chez Eugene
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12730 W: 154 N: 22005] (118877)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 2:54]
    Hello Christiane,
    The tricolor chairs underscore the very French style of this restaurant. It looks just like we expect such a place to look in Paris. It serves the photo that there is at least one person sitting at a table. The blackboards, flower pots and the signs are graphically nice.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Between the sea and the sky.Canon EOS 5 D

    Between the sea and the sky.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12271 W: 298 N: 24194] (97519)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 2:34]
    Hello Danos,
    This is a wonderful and very eye-catching composition. The road makes a superb diagonal zig zag pattern across most of the photo, which is elegantly based on the slice of dark blue water and the line of white buildings just above it . At the top the composition is rounded off by another line of white buildings. It's a well balanced and exciting looking photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Horses and reflectionsCanon EOS 60D

    Horses and reflections
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9870 W: 378 N: 8465] (96835)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 2:29]
    Hello Jean,
    A very nice photo of the horses and their reflections. They are facing different directions and are standing on opposite sides of the centre, giving the photo good balance. The view is nicely framed by branches and the colours are very appealing.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • JordanJordan
    Title: Dead Sea BeachNikon D 90

    Dead Sea Beach
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11834 W: 1006 N: 22818] (113309)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 2:25]
    Hello Chris,
    It must be a strange experience to float in this very salt water. I like the many colours of the sea and the pebbly beach. The shapes and colours should make this an interesting place for a painter, but maybe it's not so pleasant to spend hours here in the heat and the salty air.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Naples undergroundSony DSC HX200v

    Naples underground
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8912 W: 123 N: 16666] (90772)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 2:19] [+]
    Hello Luciano,
    It's an unusual and quite exciting composition. The several grey vaults create a superb depth and of course the dark man at the end means almost everything to the composition. Did you know him, otherwise it could have been scary to meet him suddenly? ;-) The walls have a beautifully captured texture and you handled the light perfectly.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ArmeniaArmenia
    Title: Khor Virap and AraratsCanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Khor Virap and Ararats
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1900 W: 2 N: 2703] (16910)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 2:08]
    Hello Piotr,
    It's a nice surprise to see that you have visited Armenia. It is a beautiful country with many attractive sights, which this photo proves beyond any doubt. I was in Armenia a few years ago. I didn't come as far south as this, but at least I had a view of Ararat from my hotel room in Yerevan ;-). Everything in this photo is tremendously attractive, from the vines at the bottom to the magnificent view of Ararat only partly covered by clouds. The monastery is perfectly placed between these areas.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Panorama di Cefalu

    Panorama di Cefalu
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3777 W: 28 N: 4460] (47503)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 2:04]
    Hello Carlo,
    This famous town looks fantastic from this angle. The trees gave you a good foreground and the steep mountain adds a dramatic element. It is a composition for a postcard but a very good one. It makes Cefalu a very tempting place to visit.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: InspirationNikon D3200

    Inspiration
    Rajarshi_Mitra (26)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-29 2:00]
    Hello Rajarshi,
    Welcome to TrekEarth, This is a very good photo. The paintings on the wall are very cleverly done and the man walking by is a good feature for the photo, especially as he seems to be watching the paintings. He also adds more colours to this well composed and well exposed photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Homme avec son portableSony RX100 II

    Homme avec son portable
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1764 W: 133 N: 1457] (22739)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-28 11:54]
    Hello Roland,
    I think the young persons had their mobile phones temporarily in their pockets. But I agree we usually see it the other way around. Even elderly people sometimes become addicted to the phones. He is placed very well in the shade where we only see his silhouette with his hands in a very revealing position. A well spotted moment and appropriately converted to B&W.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Beauty from Jersey ShoreCanon Ixus 115 HS

    Beauty from Jersey Shore
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3570 W: 59 N: 4307] (27540)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4907 W: 363 N: 10204] (52086) [2016-06-28 11:49]
    Hello Kari,
    Yes, she is prettier than most cows but has a hairstyle like a modern football player. Probably no tattoos, but a chip in her ear. A very nice portrait kind of photo with perfectly managed light and sharpness and a suitably fine green background.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

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