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  • EgyptEgypt
    Title: Red PyramidNikon D 90

    Red Pyramid
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11746 W: 1004 N: 22644] (112461)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4795 W: 360 N: 10028] (51310) [2016-05-31 4:30]
    Hello Chris,
    More than 4600 years old and still looking good, although it must have looked even better before the white sandstone disappeared. But this is how we are used to seeing the pyramids, like we are used to seeing Greek and Roman temples and sculptures without colours. It's a nice photo with good light and it's actually quite refreshing to see the pyramid without people offering camel-rides or selling popcorn.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Modica Alta and San GiorgioCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Modica Alta and San Giorgio
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2965 W: 17 N: 6497] (28299)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4795 W: 360 N: 10028] (51310) [2016-05-31 4:14] [+]
    Hello Paul,
    I don't mind the lamppost and I recognize your thought about where to take the photo. There will always be another lamppost in the wrong place. It reminds me about photos of crowds of people, where there will nearly always be someone who is cut in half, but cropping further will always cut off someone else.
    Since this doesn't look like a street for pedestrians (except some crazy foreign photographers) I don't mind the empty foreground. It's such s stunning view of the town anyway with the buildings climbing the hill and spots of green here and there in the almost monochrome view of sandstone colour.
    I like both WS photos very much too. To your great surprise my favourite is the one from above which offers a very interesting view, whereas the one showing the women on the staircase is more conventional.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The PierNIKON D3300

    The Pier
    bogdans Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 3 N: 13] (447)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 894 W: 296 N: 2169] (10421) [2016-05-31 3:29]
    Hello Bogdan

    A very atmospheric and minimalist image. I like the severe, near-monochrome palette, and the uncompromising, stark composition.

    Regards

    Will

  • ChinaChina
    Title: ~ deep inside ~ NIKON D200

    ~ deep inside ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5366 W: 152 N: 11969] (53105)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4795 W: 360 N: 10028] (51310) [2016-05-31 3:08]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    Another portrait in your most recognizable style. The man doesn't look entirely satisfied with your camera, but his rather apprehensive eyes fit his wrinkled face well. His white beard and elegant skull-cap also fit him nicely and the blurred yellowish background is a fine complement. As always you have placed him very nicely towards the side, looking into the photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Reflections from SpaceSony Nex 6

    Reflections from Space
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2972 W: 306 N: 2765] (10796)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4795 W: 360 N: 10028] (51310) [2016-05-31 2:53]
    Hello Rob,
    This is a lovely composition with superb colours and a lot of fascinating details. This is one of those photos that could be enlarged, framed and hung on a wall. It's amazing what could be done with reflections and a favourable light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: La lune dans le caniveau

    La lune dans le caniveau
    beatrox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 74 W: 0 N: 29] (706)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 894 W: 296 N: 2169] (10421) [2016-05-31 2:52]
    Hello Beatrice

    What a film! Perhaps only bettered by "372 le matin" (called "Betty Blue" over here). I love this photograph for its strong urban atmosphere, and wonder at the fact that so far it's attracted no other comments. I may have cropped a little off the bottom of the frame, but then compositional balance may not be appropriate for this edgy, gritty sort of image. The couple with the umbrella mediate the cold, lonely feel.

    Regards

    Will

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The Big Little Chicago BeanPentax K3

    The Big Little Chicago Bean
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5949 W: 88 N: 14216] (67188)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4795 W: 360 N: 10028] (51310) [2016-05-31 2:50] [+]
    Hello Craig,
    You're quite right. I haven't seen this view before. The Bean is a wonderful work of modern public art, deservedly probably one of the best known in the world, but the entire area looks interesting. What is the building (?) right behind the Bean, looking like a heap of metal junk? It looks fascinating too. It's interesting to see that about half of this city area is green. It looks like a perfect city oasis.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • KazakhstanKazakhstan
    Title: Bayterek

    Bayterek
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7020 W: 100 N: 17782] (95399)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4795 W: 360 N: 10028] (51310) [2016-05-31 2:44] [+]
    Hello Malgo,
    I thought the golden egg would symbolize the eternal power of the president for life, and below this we see the struggle between him and the opposition. What are the golden silos on the sides? It's a well taken photo with wonderful light and colours, but the city seems to have a kind of Pyongyang atmosphere, not really cosy according to my view.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Trompenburgh IISony DSC HX400v

    Trompenburgh II
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6004 W: 53 N: 10012] (35420)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4795 W: 360 N: 10028] (51310) [2016-05-31 2:36]
    Hello Lars,
    These reflections are no doubt as perfect as they could get. Personally I would prefer something different for a summer residence, but for wealthy people of the 17th century this probably fulfilled their ultimate desires. The light was perfect that evening and the mild colours are very attractive. When I see buildings like this I often wonder what they are used for today. It doesn't look like the ideal home for a modern family of four persons.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Broeltorens IXCanon 7 D

    Broeltorens IX
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20975 W: 522 N: 34757] (151570)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4795 W: 360 N: 10028] (51310) [2016-05-31 2:28]
    Hello John,
    I think you have shown this place before, and why not? These towers are beautiful and so is the bridge between them. The very nice clouds enhance the beauty of the view along the river. That day last summer provided perfect colours and a wonderful atmosphere-
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Old & OldNikon D 5000

    Old & Old
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6049 W: 494 N: 17047] (94624)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 894 W: 296 N: 2169] (10421) [2016-05-31 2:14]
    Hello Mesut

    A very picturesque scene, shot from the optimum viewpoint. For me, it's the cat that makes the shot!

    Regards

    Will

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Elevator to HeavenSony Nex 6

    Elevator to Heaven
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2972 W: 306 N: 2765] (10796)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 894 W: 296 N: 2169] (10421) [2016-05-31 2:11] [+]
    Hello Rob

    An absolute cracker! Although I guessed the subject was the inside of a lift shaft, the effect is nevertheless resolutely abstract. And of course eye-poppingly colourful. I'd like to put it in my Abstraction theme, if you wouldn't mind. Did you consider a crop, to include just the central portion?

    Regards

    Will

  • Saint Kitts and NevisSaint Kitts and Nevis
    Title: Stad AmsterdamCanon 7D

    Stad Amsterdam
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3551 W: 59 N: 4281] (27356)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 894 W: 296 N: 2169] (10421) [2016-05-31 2:04]
    Hello Kari

    As a sailor myself (though not on anything this large and grand!), I couldn't pass this one by. The silhouette against the setting sun picks out the details of the rigging perfectly, and the overall composition is both beautiful and romantic. Nice one.

    Regards

    Will

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Castle SelfiesCanon EOS 60D

    Castle Selfies
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3652 W: 25 N: 8392] (30546)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 894 W: 296 N: 2169] (10421) [2016-05-31 1:59]
    Hello Noel

    I agree that the inclusion of the three girls adds extra elements to the image: not just colour, but also human interest. I note that you say you usually try to avoid people in shots like this. As you probably know, I come at this from an entirely different perspective, where usually the people are the dominant subject, with the architecture secondary. I've noticed over the years, and my wife has also pointed it out, that viewers pause and linger over my pictures that contain people longer than those that don't. But each to his own...

    Regards

    Will

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: The view from the red tower

    The view from the red tower
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4795 W: 360 N: 10028] (51310)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 894 W: 296 N: 2169] (10421) [2016-05-31 1:52]
    Hello Gert

    This is a really interesting trompe-l'oeil photograph. It certainly took me a while to realise what I was looking at. I also like your viewpoint, whereby the yellow painting slashes across the frame in a strong diagonal.

    Regards

    Will

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Broeltorens IXCanon 7 D

    Broeltorens IX
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20975 W: 522 N: 34757] (151570)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 894 W: 296 N: 2169] (10421) [2016-05-31 1:45]
    Hello John

    Good architectural image. The twin towers are seen from a strong vantage point, and the side-lighting works well.

    Regards

    Will

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Reichstag DomeCanon EOS 1100D

    Reichstag Dome
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7678 W: 63 N: 21391] (97639)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 894 W: 296 N: 2169] (10421) [2016-05-31 1:24]
    Hello Stephen

    An interesting note you've given us here: I've learned something today about the Reichstag, and I supposed that fulfils one of TE's missions! The photograph shows the "technology" of the dome very well, including the double helix ramps. The flag offers a little splash of colour.

    Regards

    Will

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: the little train of Pelion I

    the little train of Pelion I
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5383 W: 22 N: 8685] (64268)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4795 W: 360 N: 10028] (51310) [2016-05-31 0:57]
    Hello Costantino.
    This is a bright photo full of interesting details. It must have been an exciting moment for these people, and for you, to watch the train and to get on it for a nice journey. The station is a fine building and there is a good atmosphere on the platform. It's a well exposed photo with fine colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: European Capital of Culture 2016Nikon D7200

    European Capital of Culture 2016
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1522 W: 0 N: 3877] (34669)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4795 W: 360 N: 10028] (51310) [2016-05-31 0:53]
    Hello Ryszard,
    I like all of these photos. This was obviously a perfect moment for street-photography even though the water was not so good. The main photo is the best, no doubt, with a magnificent combination of colourful details, excitement and crowds among the dignified old houses of the city. It's a very attractive photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Un oiseauNikon D300

    Un oiseau
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10499 W: 0 N: 14877] (140194)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4795 W: 360 N: 10028] (51310) [2016-05-31 0:49]
    Hello Nicolas,
    A great composition with a lovely green and pink background and a fine pattern created by the wooden poles. The reflections in the water are beautiful and the bird sitting on a pole is the most perfect detail. You placed it very nicely in the composition. The light and mild colours are lovely.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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