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  • IraqIraq
    Title: What does the future hold…Nikon D800

    What does the future hold…
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 560 W: 1 N: 659] (6411)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3665 W: 309 N: 7939] (40983) [2015-01-27 2:17]
    Hello Kasia,
    My latest photo showed just a nice street, this on shows just a nice family. It's a good photo which seems to have captured their individual attitudes and characters very well. It becomes an interesting photo, more than just a family portrait, along with the note. They probably illustrate the problems facing so many families in this region, where very ordinary inter-marriages have made lives complicated because of political developments. I can sense the woman's worry at being a refugee with her kids, having her husband in the not very capable Iraqi army.
    As usual your WS photos are also very nice. Among them I prefer the one with the kids at the citadel and the view of the city. It gives us a little of everything.
    So now you are off on another journey again, and you only had time so far to post one single photo from Nepal. You are almost even more hopeless than Malgo. ;-)
    Have a good time, and stay safe.
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Ready For The Chinese New Year

    Ready For The Chinese New Year
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2189 W: 0 N: 5244] (27855)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3665 W: 309 N: 7939] (40983) [2015-01-26 8:22]
    Hello Eleu,
    This is an original composition, very different from most photos on TE. I don't like to be near smokers, but this photo with its very well handled light and nicely flowing smoke is quite fascinating. Very well done.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The River SeineNikon D60

    The River Seine
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3922 W: 83 N: 6126] (49254)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3665 W: 309 N: 7939] (40983) [2015-01-26 8:19]
    Hello Daniel,
    This is a nice composition. The colours are very good and I like the contrast between the slightly untidy foreground of boats and bikes and the very stately, magnificent building across the river.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Boudhanath EyesNikon D7000

    Boudhanath Eyes
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1341 W: 0 N: 2924] (13756)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3665 W: 309 N: 7939] (40983) [2015-01-26 8:15]
    Hello Miro,
    A fine composition with very good colours and excellent sharpness. I was here 42 years ago but I think it still looks just the same.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Time Stands StillNikon D-300

    Time Stands Still
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3211 W: 212 N: 7365] (29549)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3665 W: 309 N: 7939] (40983) [2015-01-26 8:05] [+]
    Hello Bev,
    I remember this village from an earlier photo. It looks nice from this angle too, very neat and very well maintained. As a tourist I would have enjoyed the relative lack of visitors, as a photographer I would (as always) have appreciated some more crowds of locals. I have a feeling there is a "not" missing in this sentence from your note: "It is a main tourist area yet". As a tourist and photographer I would have loved this kind of weather and this light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: In the evening...FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    In the evening...
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5164 W: 64 N: 9160] (37025) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3665 W: 309 N: 7939] (40983) [2015-01-26 3:10]
    Hello Ana,
    The material standard of living may not be very high, but there is a quite pleasant atmosphere emanating from the mainly smiling people, the colours, the goats and the many other details. This was a photo opportunity nobody would have wanted to miss.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Singing in the rainNikon D 90

    Singing in the rain
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2295 W: 1161 N: 2190] (30236)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3665 W: 309 N: 7939] (40983) [2015-01-26 1:41]
    Hello Claude,
    It sounds like a strange habit to me to spend one day just´t walking, whatever the weather, but last Monday gave you a fine photo anyway. It's very nicely cropped and shows a happy and content face surrounded by strong colours. It's a photo to cheer me up on another Monday morning.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Korzok on the Tso MoririCanon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi)

    Korzok on the Tso Moriri
    Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7795 W: 324 N: 15784] (55665)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3665 W: 309 N: 7939] (40983) [2015-01-26 1:33]
    Hello Angshuman,
    It's hard for a city person to imagine life in a desolate place like this, but maybe the changpa are quite comfortable. Anyway they only know their traditional way of life. This is another mind-blowing scenery with lovely tones of brown and green of the sparse vegetation and the calm surface of the dark blue lake.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Palace...Canon EOS 30D

    Palace...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5396 W: 157 N: 7326] (85471)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3665 W: 309 N: 7939] (40983) [2015-01-26 1:28]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    A beautiful building in a fine setting. You used the tree and the bushes very nicely to frame the view. The colours are well saturated,
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Window of Kalemegdan

    Window of Kalemegdan
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 114] (520)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3665 W: 309 N: 7939] (40983) [2015-01-26 1:26]
    Hello Maciej,
    A simple but very elegant composition. I like the yellow window frame among the red bricks and the diagonal line of bricks beneath the window. The fine light has given the wall a very pleasant warm tone.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: The Minarets of Sultan AhmetNikon D7000

    The Minarets of Sultan Ahmet
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1936 W: 122 N: 3543] (13407)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3665 W: 309 N: 7939] (40983) [2015-01-26 1:22]
    Hell Murat,
    This is one of those photos you just have to take a closer look at. It's really worth watching, not just for how you managed to squeeze everything in, from top to bottom, but also for the nice ambience outside the mosque even on this rainy day. Nice colors in the mild light and a nice inclusion of the woman close to the camera. She connects us well with the people on the steps and further back.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The remains of Kleindeutschland

    The remains of Kleindeutschland
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1249 W: 219 N: 1651] (6965)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3665 W: 309 N: 7939] (40983) [2015-01-26 1:14]
    Hello Brenda,
    You show us three fine and interesting façades which tell us about a part of NYC history that I had no idea about. I guess I would be excused for my ignorance. At least these houses go back in history far enough to be free from swastikas or unpleasant inscriptions like "Arbeit macht frei". :-(
    All photos are well taken and very nicely cropped.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Oostkerke Mill 3Canon 7 D

    Oostkerke Mill 3
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18971 W: 517 N: 32582] (139168)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3665 W: 309 N: 7939] (40983) [2015-01-26 1:07]
    Hello John,
    It's a very fine old mill and it is nicely situated among the cottages behind the screen created by the trees. I think in summer it would hardly be visible from this side. I like the nice green foreground and the strong vertical accent of the composition, and as always the excellent colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Grus Canadensisnikon D 7000

    Grus Canadensis
    clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2192 W: 0 N: 1987] (14906)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3643 W: 205 N: 5811] (37558) [2015-01-25 13:51]
    Hi Robert,
    A beautiful bird and a perfect capture. Excellent sharpness and very attractive and harmonic colours. The green reed provide a fine ballance for the red head. Also an interesting note.
    Kind regards
    Gunnar

  • IraqIraq
    Title: Erbil by NightNikon D800

    Erbil by Night
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 560 W: 1 N: 659] (6411)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3665 W: 309 N: 7939] (40983) [2015-01-25 10:23] [+]
    Hello Kasia,
    I love the colours and quiet atmosphere of the evening in the square by the fountain and I understand your feelings at the moment. I remember my last evening in Bombay in 1973, before I started my journey home (from which I showed a number of photos recently). Although I hadn't always enjoyed India I thought I would never come back and felt that something had been lost forever. But I did go back about a dozen times, so there is still hope for you and Kurdistan :-).
    The slightly melancholy atmosphere of this place may be entirely in my own imagination, but it is nurtured by the knowledge that the war is so close and anything horrible could happen in this peaceful place.
    I like the WS photos very much too. They are two fine street-shots and especially the one of the jewelry shop is a superb composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Meeting in the fjordCanon 400D Digital

    Meeting in the fjord
    Hansaphotos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 595 W: 63 N: 1174] (6771)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3643 W: 205 N: 5811] (37558) [2015-01-25 8:25]
    Hej Erling,
    De två båtarna är snyggt placerade i bilden och det magnifika landskapet är verkligen vackert. Det måsta ha varit en mycket angenäm vårdag ute på denna ö. Betr. oljepriset kan jag ju konstatera och det nu är mycket billigare för oss svenskar att åka till Norge, så vi åker snart igen...
    Hälsningar
    Gunnar

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Still Winter

    Still Winter
    NorthernLight Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 230 W: 0 N: 484] (2301)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3643 W: 205 N: 5811] (37558) [2015-01-25 8:19]
    Hej Peter,
    Det ser verkligen mycket kallt ut här. Den låga solen ger fina skuggor och motljuset ger en extra dimension åt bilden. Men jag väntar också på våren!
    Hälsningar
    Gunnar

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Blue hour at the NubbleSony HX100V

    Blue hour at the Nubble
    jacquest Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 26 N: 713] (18665)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3643 W: 205 N: 5811] (37558) [2015-01-25 8:17]
    Hi Jacques,
    A very fine picture with all these dark blue shades. The red light from the lighthouse is beautifully reflected in the water. A very attractive and perfectly composed picture.
    Kind regards
    Gunnar

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Blackadder Aisle, Glasgow CathedralCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Blackadder Aisle, Glasgow Cathedral
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1325 W: 396 N: 5077] (20420)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3665 W: 309 N: 7939] (40983) [2015-01-25 7:42]
    Hello John,
    This is a photo I had happened to overlook. Strangely enough this medieval chapel has a somewhat modern appearance, partly maybe because of the contemporary furnishing but also because of the "clean" lines of the elegant white pillars and vaults and the generous light. It's a beautiful room and you captured nearly all of it in this carefully managed photo.
    Thank you so much for your kind comments today on two of my photos from Tallinn. I appreciated that.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: Leaving HelsinkiPentax Optio RZ10

    Leaving Helsinki
    janjan1897 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 81 W: 7 N: 169] (967)



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    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3643 W: 205 N: 5811] (37558) [2015-01-25 7:25]
    Hi Jean,
    A very cold but peaceful and tranquil scene. The line along the opened water creates agood diagonal and a fine angle against the shoreline far away. An attractive colour of the sky.
    Kind regards
    Gunnar

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