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  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Discerning Gaze

    Discerning Gaze
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3285 W: 107 N: 5780] (25795)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-29 7:06]
    Hello Klaudio,
    I think many of us miss Wolfgang's photos that showed the interaction of people and elements in their surroundings, usually unintended, in an often quietly humorous way. This photo fits his style well. I find several connections between the woman in the painting and the lady watching it. Furthermore I think the only reasonable way to take photos of art in a museum or gallery, at least for a site like TE, is to combine it with onlookers.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: ~ on a tangent ~Nikon D70s

    ~ on a tangent ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4756 W: 146 N: 10879] (46848)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-29 6:01]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    I don't understand much of the technical details you tell us, but that doesn't stop me from enjoying this superb photo. You have composed it very elegantly with excellent balance between the few elements and the different colours. It's a work of a fine artist.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: FOREST LAKE

    FOREST LAKE
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3319 W: 74 N: 5053] (42056)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10961] (36958) [2015-08-29 6:01]
    Hello dear Serghei,

    Your photo of the lake in Perm represents a first class nature photo, with very little development (houses,stores, etc.) nearby. It's bucolic scene, very attractive and inviting.

    Have a good weekend, what is left of it.

    Bulent

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Argentina 2015 nº 010 - LAGUNA CAPRI!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Argentina 2015 nº 010 - LAGUNA CAPRI!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9384 W: 58 N: 12853] (69964)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10961] (36958) [2015-08-28 20:49]
    Hello Neyvan,

    How nice to have you as a neighbor late on Friday evening. This is a spectacular photo of the Southern Alps. Patagonia remains very high on my list of places to see. The jagged peaks rising higher than anywhere else on earth, except the Himalayas must still have numerous peaks that have never been conquered. The clouds hanging around the peak adds fantastic atmosphere to the photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Tati

    Tati
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3100 W: 23 N: 3665] (38629)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-28 14:10]
    Hello Carlo,
    This is a fine photo of this humorous statue of the classic M. Hulot in his characteristic style. He is well placed at the curve of the railings, overlooking the beach where he made so many of us laugh. He deserves a memorial. So many years after his death Jacques Tati is still a frequent guest in Swedish crosswords. Your photo gains a lot from the fine light and beautiful colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: My New Pet!

    My New Pet!
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2517 W: 0 N: 5983] (32015)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-28 10:35]
    Hello Eleu,
    It's certainly a beautiful cat but I would advice you to choose a slightly smaller one, fancying a meal of Whiskas rather than human flesh. It's a fine photo and the colors of the rock match the beauty's fur quite well.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Foxy LadyPentax K3

    Foxy Lady
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5427 W: 88 N: 12993] (61418)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-28 10:31]
    Hello Craig,
    I think you choose this POV to show us the light green fox from its best angle. The green person goes very well with the water and the trees and of course he adds a nice human touch. The view is, as you say, slightly gloomy but not so dark that I would call it disturbing. Did you ever try the shadows/highlights? It could totally spoil a photo when used without further thoughts, but carefully handled it can do wonders to tricky exposures. At least that's my experience, but I admit to having extremely rudimentary knowledge when it comes to PP.
    Have a nice weekend,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Old tenements by nightNikon D7100

    Old tenements by night
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9235 W: 271 N: 2760] (100106)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-28 10:24]
    Hello Aleksander,
    A fine composition with a rather romantic atmosphere. The lights from the windows look very cosy and match the light from the half moon. The dark blue evening sky dominates the view beautifully.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Campo Maior - IIIFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Campo Maior - III
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5446 W: 64 N: 9974] (40946)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-28 10:22]
    Hello Ana,
    A plain and simple but very nice composition. The paper flowers look very bright against the white wall. I wonder if the curtain is used to match the flowers, or the other way around. Or maybe it's just a coincidence.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Restaurant in Lisbon

    Restaurant in Lisbon
    Karolina999 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 139 W: 0 N: 258] (1148)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-28 10:18]
    Hello Karolina,
    Portuguese food is often delicious. Let's hope this restaurant is not too touristic and adapted to foreign tastes. It's a nice photo in fine B&W tones of a situation we all know, whether to pick this restaurant or go somewhere else.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Myrina's port.Canon EOS 5 D

    Myrina's port.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11332 W: 296 N: 22978] (90305)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-28 10:13]
    Hello Danos,
    A beautiful view and an excellent composition. There is not one dead or empty part of this photo. At every angle there are interesting views of boats, houses, mountains and clouds. The light has a wonderful brightness and the colours have a fine intensity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: In Shwedagon

    In Shwedagon
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6096 W: 91 N: 15802] (86391)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-28 10:09]
    Hello Malgo,
    With this photo I think you have followed some important rules for composition, mainly a beautiful frame and a human foreground. The roofs of the two stupas fit perfectly inside the beautifully decorated screen and there are enough people walking across the burning hot tiles to show what a lively place this is at all times of the day. Without any doubt this is also to me one of the greatest places ever.
    Another gem that you had carefully hidden for several years ;-).
    Kind regards,
    Gert
    PS I allowed myself to use your space for a message to Stephen, although I am not sure that he will see it.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: 54 - rougeSony RX100 II

    54 - rouge
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1623 W: 128 N: 1304] (19938)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-28 9:54]
    Hello Roland,
    I would not call this kind of graffiti "art". It is done with no consideration to the community, it shows no artistic talent and has no other message then "I was here". But along with the red door, the surrounding wall and the house number all these tags get an interesting graphic effect. I would say that the graffiti is not art, but your photo is.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Town of Palmela

    Town of Palmela
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 776 W: 22 N: 1924] (8948)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-28 9:49]
    Hello Maciej,
    It's an impressive view of the mainly white houses and red roofs. Seeing so many looking the same, so tightly packed together but at different angles, has a strong impact. Great light and colours and a fine green frame at the bottom.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: The beauty is in detail - VINikon D 5000

    The beauty is in detail - VI
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5780 W: 492 N: 16301] (89070)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-28 9:43]
    Hello Mesut,
    These are very original pink chairs and table, not the kind you would expect to find in a street. But they go well with the light blue door and window shutters and the grey wall. It's a simple but pleasant photo with a good combination of colours.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Old tenements by nightNikon D7100

    Old tenements by night
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9235 W: 271 N: 2760] (100106)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10961] (36958) [2015-08-28 5:20]
    Witaj Aleksander,

    A superb shot just past blue hour, and I see that it took a shutter speed of 1/15 second and a very large aperture of f/4.5. The moon is the star, but the random arrangement of lit windows complements the moon.

    Warm regards, and have a good weekend.

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Take a seatPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Take a seat
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 0 N: 505] (2528)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-27 14:20]
    Hello Jean,
    This is really a beautiful building which would inspire anyone with the faintest interest in medieval architecture. The modern additions of tables and chairs make the place look very inviting, regardless if the chairs are just intended for those who want to rest their feet or if there is actually a café inside. The colours are mild but have very fine tones of green and yellow.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Heddal Stave ChurchCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Heddal Stave Church
    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3649 W: 205 N: 5842] (37666)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-27 14:15] [+]
    Hej Gunnar,
    Välkommen tillbaka. Kyrkan är ju rätt snygg, rent av fantastiskt vacker, och den är elegant inramad av träd i ett fint ljus, med bra färger. Fast den där bakgrundsberättelsen tror jag inte riktigt på. Nog måste bygget ha tagit åtminstone fyra fem dagar.
    Hälsningar,
    Gert

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Leisure at the lake

    Leisure at the lake
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2375 W: 0 N: 1330] (8685)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-27 5:42]
    Hello Wolfgang,
    This is a very nice photo. The two boats are well placed in slightly different positions and the fisherman's rod makes a fine vertical slightly curving line. I like the different activities going on and the silvery surface is a perfect backdrop to the two boats.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Cloud GateSony DSC HX400v

    Cloud Gate
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5168 W: 53 N: 8681] (28998)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8975] (45179) [2015-08-27 5:39]
    Hello Lars,
    I have seen this before, but this work of public art is amazing and can be seen over and over again. It is always a new work thanks to the change of light and angle and spectators. It's a superb photo and, yes, I can see you. ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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