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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Second Avenue Subway II

    Second Avenue Subway II
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 235 N: 2287] (9160)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6638 W: 477 N: 11766] (39911) [2017-01-18 11:08] [+]
    Hello Brenda,

    With close friends living at 86th Street and Second Avenue, for several years now I've seen construction on the subway. So now, it has reached 96th Street. Will it stretch very much farther? Along the platform on the right side, is that the ghostly view of a train passing by?

    Wonderful shot, Brenda.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: purposes

    purposes
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4752 W: 13 N: 9732] (49799)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6638 W: 477 N: 11766] (39911) [2017-01-18 10:08]
    Hello Ourania,

    A fleeting pitstop for the ferry, I've seen this sight many times, and enjoyed it each time. There are always the beckoning ruins of the timeless civilizations: enthusiasm if you are just disembarking or the memories of what you've recently seen as you are boarding. Excellent, slice of daily life scene on an August day in the South Aegean. Thanks for taking us along,

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: purposes

    purposes
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4752 W: 13 N: 9732] (49799)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 9:52]
    Hello Ourania,
    A very bright and lively photo with as many persons that anyone needs to see. You captured very nicely two opposing diagonals, one made of the exit from the catamaran and the corresponding lines on the quay, the other one of the length of the quay towards the street. There are lots of fine colours everywhere and a lovely light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Second Avenue Subway II

    Second Avenue Subway II
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1481 W: 235 N: 2287] (9160)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 9:11]
    Hello Brenda,
    This is very very different from the relatively few subway stations I saw in NYC. They were all amazingly gritty and ugly. I like how you captured the long perspective through the station with all the colorful signs and lines and lamps. You used the light very well.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: A back view

    A back view
    sacimar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3462 W: 53 N: 4420] (27713)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 9:06]
    Hello Sergio,
    The fine gothic church is nicely placed on top of the rock, above what I imagine are old defense walls of the castle. The light, colours and sharpness are all first class.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
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    Winter in the Mátra
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 326 W: 3 N: 804] (6404)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 9:02] [+]
    Hello György,
    A very nice winter scenery, far from the gritty street of Miskolc. The sun shines beautifully on the foreground and I like the blueish tones. The thick black frame works well in this case too.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: workingman's blues#2Nikon D40

    workingman's blues#2
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2059 W: 34 N: 3370] (19673)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 8:48]
    Hello Benny,
    This photo is only six and a half years old but could have been taken in the 1940's (except that cheap workers in those days probably didn't wear protective helmets). The colours have an attractive retro tone and people at work are always worth watching.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Live in a LighthouseNikon D-300

    Live in a Lighthouse
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4525 W: 253 N: 10239] (41770)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 8:42]
    Hello Bev,
    One immediate question that comes to my mind is whether there is a lift installed for those who rent a flat on any of the upper floors. As for the photo it is stunningly bright and attractive with these distinct vertical features against the clear blue sky. I like the red line on the left side of the tower. It matches the chimney and roof to the right perfectly. The tree creates a nice frame to the left and the black triangle at the bottom is another fine element.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Bois et lumiereNikon D80

    Bois et lumiere
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13370 W: 156 N: 23038] (123700)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 8:30]
    Hello Christiane,
    A beautiful view from a day in winter. The piles of wood are covered with snow, as everything else, and the shade makes the view look rather cold. The bright light of the sun has an attractive effect but doesn't seem to heat up the air. You did very well to handle the rather difficult light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Under the bridgeSony DSC HX200v

    Under the bridge
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9673 W: 123 N: 17920] (95838)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 8:25]
    Hello Luciano,
    An excellent composition with superb effects of the reflections. The woman standing on the bridge is maybe the finest detail. I tried to flip it over to see what it looked like and I think it works well that way too.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Snow Monkey 2017 #1Canon 1DX

    Snow Monkey 2017 #1
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2018 W: 0 N: 3606] (44228)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:43]
    Hello Takero,
    Poor little monkey. It looks so old and sad but also very protective of its child. It is a fantastic personality and you captured it with great light and colourr.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Cobh HomesPentax K3

    Cobh Homes
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6336 W: 88 N: 15241] (71015)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:40]
    Hello Craig,
    Honestly, that funny old car to the left attracted you just as much as the buildings, didn't it? But the buildings are very nice, attractively painted and perfectly placed on the steep slope. It's a bright and cheerful photo with a very nice sky.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Bassin d'affinagePanasonic LUMIX DMC FZ38

    Bassin d'affinage
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13687 W: 880 N: 24533] (106740)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:37]
    Hello Philippe,
    It's an original and very well composed photo with attractive tones of grey, brown and green and an attractive light. You have also written an interesting and informative note on the production of oysters (not quite as simple as could be imagined).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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

    Castle...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7100 W: 157 N: 10846] (103874)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:31]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    A well composed photo of the ruins of the castle. The madonna and the stone wall are very well placed in the foreground. I like the contrasts of grey stones, green hill and light blue sky.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Church of Saint SeverinCanon Eos 760d

    Church of Saint Severin
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8276 W: 63 N: 23251] (104679)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:28]
    Hello Stephen,
    It's a very nice village church with an attractively ornamented façade. You took the photo from a good angle which shows as much as possible of the church and uses the light very well. I can imagine that the small monument to the left honours the memory of those who lost their lives in the great wars of the last century. The light and colours are wonderful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: CARPINTEIRO VALLEY

    CARPINTEIRO VALLEY
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9268 W: 175 N: 14963] (67165)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:22]
    Hello Jorge,
    It's a beautiful panorama with very fine colours and light. One slight problem with this shape is that it's difficult to see the entire large version on an ordinary monitor.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: In Pere Lachaise

    In Pere Lachaise
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7956 W: 103 N: 20159] (104196)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:19]
    Hello Malgo,
    It's a nice photo which shows well the slightly confusing organization of this famous cemetery. I don't remember if I saw this grave, but it was not one of those I was looking for. I was more interested in finding the graves of Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison, Simone Signoret and others.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Il lampione vicino

    Il lampione vicino
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4193 W: 28 N: 5005] (53216)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:16]
    Hello Carlo,
    Very nice and simple, neatly framed and balanced. Perfectly well seen and composed with lovely colours and light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Porchiano del Monte

    Porchiano del Monte
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12119 W: 132 N: 24402] (150199)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:13]
    Hello Silvio,
    Simple buildings with a rustic charm and a well composed photo with a beautiful light and very fine mild colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Swell in Charco AzulPanasonic Lumix FZ200

    Swell in Charco Azul
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6161 W: 5 N: 10487] (48392)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5652 W: 377 N: 11588] (57325) [2017-01-18 7:11]
    Hello Luis,
    It was a rather dark and gloomy day, but the blueish tones are very attractive and create an atmosphere in which the strong waves and dark rocks fit perfectly. It's a very well balanced composition with a lovely light in spite of the lack of sunshine.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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