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  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Ho Chi Minh's MausoleumCanon EOS5D

    Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 984 W: 299 N: 2509] (11786)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-25 6:01]
    Hello Will,
    It's nice to see you posting again after some absence. It's a somewhat amusing photo from the dullest part of Hanoi. Whatever the reason why the girls are hiding under the umbrella they picked one that matched the the mausoleum well. I think Uncle Ho would have had many good reasons to be turning in his grave, considering how Vietnam has gone the capitalist way the last 30 years. I was actually inside here and saw him, and I can only say I've had more interesting experiences.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: 1812 en 2016Nikon D7000 HDdSLR

    1812 en 2016
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7399 W: 0 N: 8001] (88217)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-25 4:42]
    Hello Serge,
    This is a bright and eye-catching photo where the long guns create a fine diagonal pattern. The nice light is very attractive.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: A Living Legend

    A Living Legend
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3504 W: 107 N: 6156] (27906)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-25 3:57]
    Hello Klaudio,
    The horse is beautiful and the connection between him and the girl is quite heart-warming. The photo gains a lot from the inclusion of so much of the surroundings. And maybe more than anything else it's the fine light and perfect exposure that make this a very enjoyable photo.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SwedenSweden
    Title:

    Escandinávia 2014 nr. 156 - GAMLA STAN!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10215 W: 58 N: 14322] (78497)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-25 3:48]
    Hello Neyvan,
    Yet another nice photo from Gamla stan. I love the colours of the buildings at the end of the narrow street and the people make the view lively and interesting. I long for such warm and pleasant days.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: I've Been SpottedPentax K3

    I've Been Spotted
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6471 W: 88 N: 15618] (72491)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-25 3:44]
    Hello Craig,
    This is exactly what I like so much about India. Roughness and strange beauty go hand in hand everywhere, and there are always people around to make photos more interesting. Of course these girls make the photo so much better, but a photo of just those girls wouldn't have been so interesting without the bright but faded letters, the details of the wall and the view into the shop. This is "nothing special" - and street photography - at its very best.
    Have a nice weekend,
    Gert

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: The Holy River (100th photo from Israel)

    The Holy River (100th photo from Israel)
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3657 W: 76 N: 5662] (45828)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-25 3:40]
    Hello Serghei,
    I think you are right. This is quite an unusual photo for TE but a perfect contribution to the site. This is what TE should be all about: teaching us about the world through photography. It is not just an interesting photo but perfectly sharp and clear and graphically very attractive. It is slightly amusing that if that happy woman had dressed like this on a French beach the police could have arrested her and torn off her clothes. Radical Christians and radical Muslims sometimes look the same.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title: On a cloudy day in GuatapeCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    On a cloudy day in Guatape
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3415 W: 17 N: 7615] (32599)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-25 3:35]
    Hello Paul,
    I recognize these colours and designs from several photos shown by Sergio (sacimar). They seem to be a Colombian specialty. They must be a delight for a photographer, and nobody could overlook this photo. It is well balanced and the children are perfectly included. But seeing the three pictures together I begin to long for some smart and discreet Scandinavia design. Bright colours are fun but maybe I wouldn't like to live among them all the time.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Vitra Design

    Vitra Design
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8201 W: 108 N: 20845] (106662)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-25 3:26]
    Hello Malgo,
    It's a very interesting building, looking like several small buildings stacked on top of each other at various angles. I like their designs and colours and their glass façades. The yellow chairs brighten the view and match the lawn very nicely. I was a bit confused if they are only intended for people to sit on, or if they are like some kind of installation. Maybe both. The strangely designed "café caravan" is also very interesting and could have been worth a photo all on its own, with the persons standing there. The WS is also very nicely composed.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Like a Rock

    Like a Rock
    maloutim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1686 W: 318 N: 2909] (9641)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-25 3:04] [+]
    Hello MarieLouise,
    It is nice to see you back. Many members leave the site and few return. This plain photo has a strange beauty. It is an immense feeling to realize this stone was raised here so many years ago by people we know very little about. The strong colours and the rough surface of the stone, captured with a perfect sharpness, make this a very appealing photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • EgyptEgypt
    Title: Alexandria LibraryNikon D 90

    Alexandria Library
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12390 W: 1010 N: 23872] (117741)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-25 2:54]
    Hello Chris,
    What a pity you couldn't see the original library, but this is also very interesting. I never saw anything looking as modern and elegantly designed in Egypt. I wonder if the contents are as impressive as the architecture. The good light allowed for very sharp and clear photos.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: A SPECIAL HARBOR

    A SPECIAL HARBOR
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9413 W: 175 N: 15316] (68615)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-25 2:48]
    Hello Jorge,
    There is not much left reminding us of Themistocles, but it's a nice view of a part of Pireas with the big stadium dominating the panorama. The light is fine after the many cloudy days earlier in your journey.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: SunsetNikon CoolPix P80

    Sunset
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2119 W: 0 N: 5326] (42552) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-25 2:42]
    Hello Ryszard,
    This is a very well framed photo with remarkably beautiful colours. The person watching the sunset is well placed and adds a fine human touch to the composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Avvistamento

    Avvistamento
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4305 W: 29 N: 5138] (54900) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-25 2:40]
    Hello Carlo,
    You composed this well and created a superb connection across the entire photo between the cargo ship and the man looking towards the sea. The ship and the man are two fine eye.catchers. The photo also benefits from excellent light and clarity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Las Vegas en MontgolfierePanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Las Vegas en Montgolfiere
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13652 W: 156 N: 23539] (125818)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-24 14:12]
    Hello Christiane,
    This is a simple but strong and catchy composition. The contrasts between the two structures is the main factor but the wonderful warm light means a lot too.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Farm Donk IICanon 7 D

    Farm Donk II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 22353 W: 523 N: 36782] (159925)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-24 13:04]
    Hello John,
    Cows, horses and sheep can make any photo look nice. These cows make the view of the farm look quite pleasant and the trees also make good focal-points. The brick buildings provide a fine balance to the green grass and the pleasant sky.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Train through RuinaultaCanon 7D

    Train through Ruinaulta
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3677 W: 59 N: 4671] (29241)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-24 13:01]
    Hello Kari,
    It's a nice view, I would even say it's a great view, mainly thanks to the curving river and railway and the red train well timed to brighten the view in the right place.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: What's inside?Panasonic Lumix TZ70

    What's inside?
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 399 W: 0 N: 1271] (5695)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-24 10:55]
    Hello Jean,
    What a very strange little shed, built like a fortress but so small and with a door almost as big as the wall. The roof seems to be collapsing and nature is about to swallow it. Certainly questions arise, not least because the padlock looks relatively new. I thought it might have been there since the 1920's. What could be inside? A drug laboratory? It's an interesting discovery in any case.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: A corner in BergenNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    A corner in Bergen
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6269 W: 5 N: 10749] (49504)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-24 9:49]
    Hello Luis,
    This is a very nicely composed and well cropped photo. The building is pretty and well maintained and the many flowers outside makes it look very welcoming. It's a perfectly exposed photo and I like that you included a small glimpse of the neighbouring house.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Where Soho meets Chinatown

    Where Soho meets Chinatown
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1489 W: 235 N: 2347] (9362)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-24 9:46]
    Hello Brenda,
    What a magnificent piece of public art. I like the vertical shape of the photo and the inclusion of the street sign and a small part of another building. It's a photo that makes me really enthusiastic.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: John Rylands libraryNikon D 90

    John Rylands library
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2543 W: 1267 N: 2750] (35730)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 384 N: 12035] (59044) [2017-03-24 8:11]
    Hello Claude,
    Not your usual quick shot from the street, but a very good photo. You used the light very well and there is a fine depth created by the lamps, tables and the long red carpet. It's an architecturally magnificent room and it's good to see it mot entirely empty.
    Best regards,
    Gert

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