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  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Varanasi 7 No, definitely NO.Canon 5D Mark III

    Varanasi 7 No, definitely NO.
    Praetzer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 114 N: 244] (1813)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-30 7:41]
    Hello Alfred,
    The treatment of the dead in Varanasi is naturally a sensitive matter, but it is hard for any tourist not to try to document the various rituals. TE should not be a site for just "pleasing" pictures. Only lovely views would make it utterly boring. I think this is a good contribution to TE for what it teaches us.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Cammino fiorito

    Cammino fiorito
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2798 W: 20 N: 3329] (34538)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-30 7:36]
    Hello Carlo,
    This is a beautiful photo. It looks like an overgrown road all covered with flowers. I would be very careful to approach the building this way for fear of stepping on the flowers. You created a very good depth from this well chosen POV.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ThailandThailand
    Title: The market...FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    The market...
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5261 W: 64 N: 9441] (38224)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-30 7:34]
    Hello Ana,
    The saleswoman is studying her newspaper while at the same time keeping an eye for prospective customers, or maybe thieves. It's a very common view but I like this everyday ordinariness of the neatly stacked fruits and the bags of snacks hanging from above. You treated the light very nicely too.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Bolkow CastleNikon D70

    Bolkow Castle
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1091 W: 0 N: 2602] (24626)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-30 7:29]
    Hello Ryszard,
    This is a fine old castle very nicely placed on the green hill. I like the glimpses of other buildings below, which give us some idea of the dimensions and the height of the hill. I also like the "tricolor" of light blue, dark blue and green.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: The Other .Side of the MountainCanon EOS 30D

    The Other .Side of the Mountain
    edge Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 699 W: 34 N: 1990] (6743)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-30 7:26]
    Hello Roger,
    This is a great view of the verdant valley beneath the rugged mountain. It's a well composed photo with a glimpse of a tree and a couple of buildings in the foreground, which help to create a good depth. The light and colors are very good.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Northern California nº 61 - MONO LAKE!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Northern California nš 61 - MONO LAKE!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9128 W: 57 N: 12280] (66894)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-30 7:21]
    Hello Neyvan,
    I like the simplicity and the quiet beauty of this view. The rocks rise from the sea like the ruins of a submerged old castle. I like the tiny waves of the water and the pastel tones of the distant land. I also like that you included so much sky. The clouds are very nicely shaped.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Lonely canoeistNikon D200

    Lonely canoeist
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9111 W: 270 N: 2564] (98343)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-30 7:17]
    Hello Aleksander,
    You have made a very impressive processing and created fantastic contrasts and excellent clarity. The canoeist has created beautiful waves on the silvery surface of the river. Generally the photo has a superb dominance of silvery and golden tones. The sharpness is magnificent too.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Morning Chai, Morning ShavePentax K3

    Morning Chai, Morning Shave
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5099 W: 88 N: 12030] (57468)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-30 7:13]
    Hello Craig,
    I like that you got so close so that we can really see the man's face, and the barber is reduced to two forearms. The red background is also very good. This is a kind of scene that is so very common all over India, and many other countries, but for some reason I always found it difficult to get good pictures of situations like this. Somehow I myself and the people involved seem to regard this as a too private moment. I've always felt unwelcome when I've got too close to outdoor barbershops. Maybe I should have carried a 250 mm lens.
    Besty wishes,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: RestingCanon EOS 400D

    Resting
    jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3170 W: 835 N: 3804] (57858)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-30 2:35]
    Hello Jan,
    A well spotted situation. It's an amusing photo with splendid contrasts of black and white.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Bouwwerkzaamheden

    Bouwwerkzaamheden
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3444 W: 0 N: 2911] (24739)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-29 13:20]
    Hello Miguel,
    A plain but quite attractive composition. I like the vast open areas and the colours of the boat and the crane. There is a pleasantly peaceful atmosphere here, even though it shows some work going on. I think it's all because of the unbroken horizon.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: winter morning

    winter morning
    GFSSD-1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 117 W: 29 N: 47] (3723)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-29 13:17]
    Hello Recep,
    A fine photo with a great light. There is like a giant spotlight shining on the central part of the hill. That area is very nicely framed by the shade on top of the hill and the dark trees below. I also like the rounded shape of the hill and the colours of the tightly packed small houses.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: traditional

    traditional
    erhan1958 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1186 W: 163 N: 422] (15258)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-29 12:21]
    Hello Ethan.
    A very nice photo of these beautiful Ottoman houses with so many trees around them. It's a cleverly stitched panorama with excellent light and colours.
    Well done,
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Streets of Sevilla IVCanon EOS 5D Mk II

    Streets of Sevilla IV
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2269 W: 76 N: 1002] (33642)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-29 11:24]
    Hello Jean-Claude,
    A very nice square with attractive buildings and a remarkable monument (lamppost) in the middle. The absence of cars and the many people leisurely strolling about create a pleasant atmosphere. It's also a well exposed photo with fine colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: House Made Of Glass Bottle

    House Made Of Glass Bottle
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2306 W: 0 N: 5454] (29041)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-29 10:29]
    Hello Eleu,
    A very strange house, more original and amusing than actually beautiful or stylish. It's also a good photo with superb colors. There is a lot about this house and other similar ones on the internet, but I didn't see anything about the TE ghost. It remains a mystery, or maybe it symbolizes the imminent death of this site?
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: THE GOLDEN WALL. . .Canon PowerShot SX500 IS

    THE GOLDEN WALL. . .
    ManuMay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2428 W: 279 N: 4470] (35515)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-29 10:25]
    Hello Manuel,
    A beautiful wall and lovely warm colours. The nicely curving wall gives the composition excellent depth. I also like the well shaped clouds and the fine reflections.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Blackrock CastleCanon EOS 60D

    Blackrock Castle
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2948 W: 18 N: 7182] (25308)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-29 10:22]
    Hello Noel,
    It's a fine castle even though I get a feeling that its present appearance owes a lot to 19th century romantic ideas of the Middle Ages. That doesn't really make it less attractive and it makes no difference at all to your fine composition. The rocky beach leads me very nicely up to the impressive building. It's also a very well exposed photo with good clarity in spite of the weak light.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Touffes de vignesNikon D800

    Touffes de vignes
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8766 W: 0 N: 14075] (124243)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-29 7:40]
    Hello Nicolas,
    The purple flowers provide a stunning foreground, the only bright colours in this view of mainly various tones of brown and grey. The large rocks of the wall and the long rows of dry vines also create fine patterns.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: NussfjordNikon D610

    Nussfjord
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 779 W: 64 N: 1511] (8745)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-29 7:34]
    Hello Daniel,
    This looks wet and rather cold, but the bright light still makes it look quite beautiful. For those who are properly dressed this should be a perfect time for a visit, especially considering the absence of other tourists. The red huts form a bright and beautiful chain along the bay, beneath the mountains still partly covered with a thin layer of snow. I love the clarity and fine colours of this photo.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: ~ approaching storm ~Nikon D70s

    ~ approaching storm ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4476 W: 141 N: 10298] (44324)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-29 6:55]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    This is an excellent photo where every inch tells us of the approaching storm. I hope you found shelter before hell broke loose. The person with the green shirt in the canoe is an obvious focal point, not just because of the bright colours but because of his/her obvious vulnerability. We can see all over the surface of the water that the winds are increasing and getting dangerous. The sky looks really ominous and the light is quickly disappearing. You have captured the fine tones of the water and the sky perfectly.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Tillage...Canon EOS M

    Tillage...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5515 W: 157 N: 7555] (86813)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3796 W: 313 N: 8249] (42281) [2015-03-29 6:50]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    A fine photo of farming the traditional way. A horse is always much more beautiful than a tractor and a better companion for the farmer. I like the very nice light and the mild colours of early spring.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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