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  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: silence

    silence
    erhan1958 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1168 W: 157 N: 364] (14681)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 11:42]
    Hello Erhan,
    This is a fine composition. The beautiful villa is very nicely situated by the lake on the edge of the thick forest beneath the mountains covered by the mist. It looks lonely and quiet and you have captured this well with excellent colours and clarity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The yellow potCanon Powershot A640

    The yellow pot
    gildasjan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4006 W: 297 N: 6152] (41084)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 10:57]
    Hello Gildas,
    This is a photo of beautiful simplicity. I love the bright colours beside the grey wall and I appreciate the care shown by the owner of the house. The good light and excellent sharpness have captured the texture of the stones very nicely.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: 108 Shiva Temple Complex at Ambica Kalna

    108 Shiva Temple Complex at Ambica Kalna
    swapankumarroy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 0 N: 237] (1132)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 10:32]
    Hello Swapan,
    I had never heard of this temple complex. On the other hand the Indian cultural heritage is so immense that probably nobody knows about everything. The wide curve of small temples and the parallell line of yellow flowers are very beautiful and impressive and the other line of temples across the lawn are equally interesting, It must be a great experience to visit this complex. You have taken a fine photo with good colours and excellent clarity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Zalazak sunca na Bovanskom jezeru ...Nikon D300

    Zalazak sunca na Bovanskom jezeru ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6164 W: 1724 N: 10824] (48979)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 10:17]
    Hello Pavle,
    This lake sounds like a paradise for an eager fisherman like you. For everyone the natural beauty of the surroundings and the colours of the sunset will make a visit worthwhile. This is a well taken photo with fine tones among the rflections in the water.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: After rain II...Canon EOS 30D

    After rain II...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5157 W: 157 N: 6921] (82416)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 8:59]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    Another fine photo of the wet street in Gdansk.The details are lovely and the colours are fantastic. There are some strange shadow around the legs of people, and the plastic bags the nearest man is carrying. They seem strange, considering this was taken at 1/200 seconds.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Stairway to heavenSony HX200v

    Stairway to heaven
    dekanski Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 176 W: 89 N: 247] (2540)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 8:30]
    Hello Aleksander,
    An original composition with nice angles and diagonals and fine shadows. I used the same title last week :-).
    Regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: TIMBERS

    TIMBERS
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3049 W: 67 N: 4410] (38329)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 7:16]
    Hello Serghei,
    This is a beautiful photo. The tones of grey and brown are so nice and the texture of the wood is perfectly captured. Most of all I am overwhelmed by the skill of the carpenters constructing the church so meticulously. You have cropped the photo in a way that underscores the graphic beauty of the logs. The workshop is also very nicely composed with the trees framing the view of the church perfectly. But you should have told Jason to wear something red;-).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Call of the WildNikon D700

    Call of the Wild
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 456 W: 1 N: 439] (5248)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 7:09]
    Hello Kaia,
    Here's that marvellous hazy morning light again. And what a splendid view you found this time. I am sure there was no need to clap your hands to make this animal pose the way you wanted. There is a strange fairytale atmosphere, like the stag would mysteriously appear from inside the mist and disappear again without a sound. It's really beautiful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IranIran
    Title: Iranian TurkmenNikon D90

    Iranian Turkmen
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1014 W: 85 N: 1887] (12409)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 7:04]
    Hello Ali,
    This is another fine and interesting portrait. You have handled the light perfectly and the sharpness is also excellent. The man looks quite serious but there is a clear hint of an amused smile on his face.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: LaonNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Laon
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4780 W: 0 N: 4503] (55371)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 7:00]
    Hello Serge,
    This is a lovely street-photo showing so many interesting details among the houses, as well as the magnificent church tower. The people mean a lot to the impression of the view. A street like this would look dead without people. You did a fine job with the post-processing, taking good care of the strong contrasts of light and darker areas.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Dryburgh Abbey IICanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Dryburgh Abbey II
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1268 W: 393 N: 4697] (18904)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 6:45] [+]
    Hello John,
    I keep an eye on your replies to others ;-). I do (occasionally) comment on nice photos even if they just show empty sceneries, but it's true that I enjoy a picture like this a lot more if a person makes it come alive. I just don't understand those who think that living people spoil a photo. Maybe this man could have chosen another colour, but you have to accept people as they are, don't you? Regardless of that man this is (no surprise) a very well composed photo with fine details filling the frame very neatly. The light and the colours are stunning. The ruined walls and the old graves would evoke a lot of feelings in every visitor.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Bee at work !Nikon D 5000

    Bee at work !
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5289 W: 494 N: 14899] (80602)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 6:32]
    Hello Mesut,
    The orange flower looks great against the dark green background. Let's hope the bees can finish their important job before it gets too cold. I think you will soon be back at 20° or more.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Puffin ShootOlympus OMD EM5

    Puffin Shoot
    trevormoffiet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 200 W: 2 N: 485] (2618)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 6:28]
    Hej Trevor,
    Jag tycker om ditt foto, men jag tycker inte om höjder, så jag skulle nog inte kunna ta någon bild här. Dessutom har jag inte rätt sorts super-objektiv som de andra fotograferna. Det är lite lustigt att se att här nästan finns fler fågelfotografer än det finns fåglar. Detta är en roande bild som visar både den storslagna naturen och naturfotografens vardag. Den röda jackan sitter perfekt.
    Vänliga hälsningar,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Manduria - Chiesa Madre

    Manduria - Chiesa Madre
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9337 W: 132 N: 17988] (116931)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 6:23]
    Hello Romano,
    The battered old church looks great after so many hundreds of years. You timed the photo very well to make the view come alive. The boy on the bike is a perfect addition to the view. Well done.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Brighton beachCanon EOS5D

    Brighton beach
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 549 W: 277 N: 1238] (6224)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 6:20]
    Hello Will,
    Coincidences often make the best compositions. Here are three "components" with no obvious connections, but together they create a superb, colourful and surprising unity. A woman in red, looking almost like she's dancing alone on the beach, a yellow buoy and a strange skeleton that would be hard to identify unless you knew about it. It's a great shot, clearly different from the average.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: ElblagNikon D70

    Elblag
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 831 W: 0 N: 2004] (20063)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 6:10]
    Hello Ryszard,
    This is a very nice postcard, in the best sense of the word. The sky may be dark but the colours are fine and the view of the city is splendid. The carefully wrapped church tower looks rather funny. First I thought it was a modern high building just in front of the church, before looking more carefully. I like the inclusion of the green triangle with the fisherman.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Mosc-wow!

    Mosc-wow!
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1587 W: 2 N: 3089] (11680)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 6:05]
    Hello Jason,
    It's interesting to compare this with Malgo's shot today from virtually the same place. How very different. There are so many options for a photographer. This one is really catchy. I am sure I would agree with the WOW, as long as it doesn't include the leadership :-(. The only time I was ever in Moscow was during Soviet days, and there was no reason to say WOW then. The city looked fine, of couse, but I am sure the atmosphere was very different from today. The city was interesting, but not much fun.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Night on the Red Square

    Night on the Red Square
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4988 W: 81 N: 12585] (73829)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 6:00]
    Hello Malgo,
    A fine "black hour" shot from the Red Square. The strong artificial light has given the view a rather exciting atmosphere. So Lenin was gone? Well, he is an old man now and seems to be going on vacations more often in recent years. He definitely needs a long, good sleep.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: P.zza del Duomo dal Marzocco

    P.zza del Duomo dal Marzocco
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2343 W: 18 N: 2814] (28419)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 5:56]
    Hello Carlo,
    This is a very nice combination of statues, fine architecture and colourful daily life. There is something in this photo that will please almost everyone, regardless of their photographic preferences. Everyone can also enjoy the fine colours and the pleasant light. Well done.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: trois couleurs

    trois couleurs
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2813 W: 5 N: 5563] (27216)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3395 W: 298 N: 7126] (37681) [2014-09-20 5:50]
    Hello Ourania,
    A small part of the boat, but with these colours it is very eye-catching. No wonder several countries have chosen red, white and blue for their national flag. The green water, turning blue further away, makes a fine complement to the tricolour in this nicely cropped photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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