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  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Hohenschwangau IVNikon D3100

    Hohenschwangau IV
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4441 W: 5 N: 9752] (50150)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 11:20]
    Hello Angel,
    It's a nice low look at the strange castle. It looks quite impressive from this POV too, not just from high up and far away. I like how you found trees on both sides to frame the view, and I like how the view is split into three horizontal sections of blue, yellow and green. The colours are good and the clarity is excellent.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Gdansk XXV

    Gdansk XXV
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 3 N: 1078] (9355)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 10:44] [+]
    Hello György,
    Some may think that the construction workers and the wall make the photo ugly. I don't agree. They make the view of the old houses more interesting. Something new is created, the city is changing, maybe even for the better, and the workers with their bright clothes provide us with a lot of interesting focal-points. I would naturally have taken a similar photo if I had been there.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Horses TramCanon 5D Mark III

    Horses Tram
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23165 W: 523 N: 38277] (165942)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 10:39]
    Hello John,
    The brick buildings looks rather humble and modest. Maybe they were not built for the very rich people. But now at old age they look beautiful and dignified, especially in the warm light, as the one in the middle. The lively streets make the view even nicer. Especially I like the inclusion of the elderly couple in the lower corner. They are well placed, looking into the scene.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Keeping it cleanPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Keeping it clean
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 521 W: 0 N: 1743] (7295)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 9:56]
    Hello Jean,
    Finding a good title is sometimes more difficult than finding a good photo. "Keeping it clean" is fine with me. I think it forces people to watch this more carefully, not just taking a quick glance. Now we see that there is actually something going on in the foreground, there's a person at work (always a good theme), and then we can take a further look at the other boats and the nice hill full of quite attractive houses among the trees. Judging from the weather it was a good day for photography with a wonderful light and good colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Look Out!Pentax K3

    Look Out!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6876 W: 88 N: 16612] (76375) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 8:09]
    Hello Craig,
    The second paragraph says most of what I wanted to say. This is definitely the right way to take photos of any kind of art, in my opinion. By integrating the art with a person you make this a work of your own. It's so much better than just "stealing" what someone else has done without adding anything. This woman "interacts" perfectly with the painting of the roaring lion. It's such a good photo that I will have to add it to my favorites.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Polignano a Mare

    Polignano a Mare
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13268 W: 132 N: 26850] (159841)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 7:54]
    Hello Silvio,
    This view looks great also at nighttime, even without a lady in red posing in the foreground ;-). It's a beautiful blue hour photo, perfectly exposed, with three or four fantastic light sources.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: An dernier

    An dernier
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7926 W: 0 N: 8885] (94639)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 5:52]
    Hello Serge,
    This is above all a matter of fantastic autumn colours, but for the composition as such the church, bridge and the birds contribute a lot. The processing is quite strong but it has certainly enhanced the colours.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: TibetansCANON EOS 600D

    Tibetans
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5788 W: 95 N: 9228] (52381)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 3:52]
    Hello Gerrit,
    I was here in 1986, and while other parts of Lhasa have probably changed a lot since then the old area around the Jokhang seems to look the same. The Han probably avoid that ultimate provocation of interfering too much with religion. This is a very nice photo of the mainly elderly Tibetans. There is a quiet atmosphere and you captured it with good colours and light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Ercolano IINikon D 90

    Ercolano II
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13173 W: 1022 N: 25585] (124577)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 2:51]
    Hello Chris,
    Tourists are never my first choice when I need human presence in a picture, but sometimes no "locals" are available and the photo would be so boring without anyone at all, so I take what I have. These two don't disturb the view, in fact the man's activity provides some kind of action to the entire scene. It must be an amazing feeling to walk down these ancient streets, so I am surprised there are so few tourists around.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: corfu island view V

    corfu island view V
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 22 N: 10566] (73546)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 2:39]
    Hello Costantino,
    A beautiful view of the small island. There is a lovely contrast between the strong green tones and the pale pink and blue light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Royal bikesCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Royal bikes
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5178 W: 83 N: 9654] (68435)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 2:37]
    Hello Daniel,
    I posted a fairly similar photo from another Dutch city last year, but bikes and beautiful buildings are always seen together in the Netherlands, so it is an almost inevitable composition. It would have been even better without the car, but you may have been forced to wait a long time for a view showing only bikes, people and the palace. The soft light and smooth colours make this a great view even with the car.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ChileChile
    Title: Valle de la Muerte Sony Cybershot DSC-F828

    Valle de la Muerte
    LuisGustavoLima Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 266 W: 0 N: 415] (1746)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 2:32]
    Hello Luis,
    This is almost identical to the photo shown here earlier by Alexandre. But it's a beautiful scenery, the light is almost magic and the dog is very nice and perfectly placed, so I give it another green smiley. ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Santa Maria della Purificazione

    Santa Maria della Purificazione
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4625 W: 29 N: 5765] (59818)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 2:26]
    Hello Carlo,
    I suppose the note concerns the elegantly ornamented church to the left and not the modest chapel on the right side of the square. I am very much attracted to the Romanesque style with its relative simplicity. This is a fine square and a nice photo although it hasn't quite the clarity that would have been possible by some very simple further treatment.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Admirals and Minister of the NavyCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Admirals and Minister of the Navy
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4274 W: 168 N: 9009] (33574)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 1:15]
    Hello Murat,
    The busts and the persons watching them create a good depth up the staircase. This effect is enhanced by the pillars on the upper floor. It's a well composed photo of cultural and human interest.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: A dreamily night concert.Sony Alpha 6000

    A dreamily night concert.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13100 W: 298 N: 26039] (104536)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 1:12]
    Hello Danos,
    The darkness surrounding the brightly lit stage and the ruined wall creates a magical atmosphere. You exposed the photo perfectly and I am sure the performance in this fantastic environment also gave you an unforgettable experience.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Church of St. JamesNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Church of St. James
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6544 W: 5 N: 11260] (51656)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 1:08]
    Hello Luis,
    This is not just the most central church of the city but clearly also the brightest. I remember the heated discussions when it received this paint after a restoration in the late 1960's, some describing it as vulgar, while it actually just went back to its original look. Now I think everyone loves it. You used the other buildings nicely as frames and captured the natural colours perfectly.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Royal bikesCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Royal bikes
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5178 W: 83 N: 9654] (68435)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5198 W: 266 N: 11779] (47484) [2017-09-25 1:08] [+]
    Hello Daniel,

    Yes, bikes and Amsterdam go hand in hand!
    To have them as the f/g for your photograph seems most appropriate.
    They help to create the 'busy' atmosphere as well as a horizontal thirds in your composition.
    It's a scene full of activity before the viewers reach the imposing building of the palace.
    I don't know if you are familiar with paintings by L.S. Lowry but this reminds me very much of the busy scenes he recorded in Manchester.

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Station Ratusz ArsenalPanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Station Ratusz Arsenal
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14318 W: 156 N: 24792] (131276)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 1:05]
    Hello Christiane,
    The poster of the woman catching a suntan in the dark underground is the strongest eye-catcher and you placed it well at the side of the photo. The many diagonal lines on all sides come together at the entrance to the tunnel, creating superb depth and also greatly brightening the view. You created a smart composition with very simple means.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChileChile
    Title: Valle de la Muerte Sony Cybershot DSC-F828

    Valle de la Muerte
    LuisGustavoLima Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 266 W: 0 N: 415] (1746)



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    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5198 W: 266 N: 11779] (47484) [2017-09-25 1:02]
    Hello Luis,

    THis is a wild and beautiful landscape, from the rocky f/g to the line of distant, snow=sprinkled mountains.
    The pink sky adds a sense of a different world, maybe a moonscape!
    What better way to emphasise the wildness by sharing the scene with an animal!

    Have a lovely day,
    Bev :-)

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Yangshuo 6Canon EOS 5Ds

    Yangshuo 6
    peterpap Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 108] (1659)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 403 N: 13168] (63212) [2017-09-25 0:58]
    Hello Peter,
    I have probably been on the same hill, but I didn't have the same fine light. The sunbeams break through the clouds very nicely and spread a wonderful light across parts of the valley. The light and scenery and weather together create a wonderful view which you captured cleverly.
    Regards,
    Gert

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