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  • JordanJordan
    Title: Amman CitadelNikon D 90

    Amman Citadel
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11813 W: 1005 N: 22784] (113137)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 11:37]
    Hello Chris,
    This composition of a part of a giant hand in front of the ancient ruins makes me think of a Surrealist painting. Salvador Dali, maybe? It's a fine photo with superb colours, and it's good to see some of Amman in the background. It was a city I found much more interesting and appealing than I had expected.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Il Palazzo del Gattopardo

    Il Palazzo del Gattopardo
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3765 W: 28 N: 4437] (47341)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 11:33]
    Hello Carlo,
    The style of the façade, by the sunny street with just a few people, makes me think of the Wild West ;-). But this is much more interesting with its literary connection and it's an excellent photo from a good angle with fine light and colours. I didn't read the novel but I saw the movie with Burt Lancaster.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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

    Windows...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 157 N: 9132] (96681)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 11:29]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    The windows are nice, but what is seen between and around them is remarkable. These painted reliefs are very beautiful and create an amazing wall. They are well photographed with good sharp´ness and light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Maiko #7Canon 1DX

    Maiko #7
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1881 W: 0 N: 3427] (41408)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 8:56]
    Hello Takero,
    This is a very nice photo from a suitable low angle. I like how she is holding her hands, grabbing her head-cloth. The light is well handled and the colours and sharpness could not be better.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: TiradentesSamsung Pro815

    Tiradentes
    lucasgalodoido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5517 W: 205 N: 6521] (22144)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 7:52]
    Hello Lucas,
    This is a beautiful old-fashioned steam engined train. The people on the platform are probably looking forward to their journey. It's a delightful photo from a good angle with perfect light and colors.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • JordanJordan
    Title: Petra MonasteryNikon D 90

    Petra Monastery
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11813 W: 1005 N: 22784] (113137)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 7:44]
    Hello Chris,
    I remember spending hours walking quite long and steep distances in the heat, but I don't remember whether I saw this place. It's already more than 20 years ago. Even maybe without this, Petra was one of my greatest travel experiences ever, offering stunning sights and many photo opportunities like this one, where you nicely used the cave entrance as a natural frame. You managed perfect exposure inside and outside in the strong sun.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: THREE PEACOCKS

    THREE PEACOCKS
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8924 W: 175 N: 14279] (63912)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 7:38]
    Hello Jorge,
    The peacocks are beautiful but there are also many more fantastic details to watch in this magnificent courtyard. A very careful saturation would have made the colours even more attractive.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La vie des animauxPanasonic LUMIX DMC FZ38

    La vie des animaux
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13120 W: 879 N: 23553] (100834)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 7:34]
    Hello Pierre,
    A very nice and even touching photo of the swan and her baby. Maybe there are more of them we can't see from here. They are beautiful birds but sometimes rather aggressive, so maybe you were lucky that she wasn't too protective of her children. It's a lovely composition with very good colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Greek summer II

    Greek summer II
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5414 W: 22 N: 8785] (64710)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 7:28]
    Hello Costantino,
    It's not the nicest beach, but the lack of crowds make it nice in spite of the lack of soft sand. The photo is delightful, with fine depth, well captured waves and very good colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Great Hall, Edinburgh CastleCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Great Hall, Edinburgh Castle
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1651 W: 408 N: 6016] (24586)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 7:26] [+]
    Hello John,
    I wish you a speedy recovery from the shock of yesterday ;-). I think the British people (or actually about one third of them) made a huge mistake. In spite of the bureaucracy and some lack of transparency in the EU machinery we are really stronger united than each one on his own. I think Mr Cameron will go down in history in a way he didn't expect. Watch out for PM Johnson. :-(
    (We may get an even greater shock on November 8.)
    Now then, this is a very good photo. As you well know I love the combination of "sights" and people participating one way or another. We can all enjoy the fine decorations of this huge chamber, and personally I love to watch the people and their reactions (and sometimes lack of). I believe Rob made a correct point about the man in the middle being rather bored, just waiting for his wife to get ready.
    As always a photo of great quality.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: MaisonneuveNikon D-300

    Maisonneuve
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6625 W: 0 N: 6663] (78457)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 7:18]
    Hello Serge,
    It's a good photo, very sharp and well exposed, and the square and statue are quite impressive. If you make another attempt to include a note, by clicking at "edit", we can learn what this is.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ThailandThailand
    Title: Little Peddler in the Beach

    Little Peddler in the Beach
    Charrua Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 22] (176)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 7:15]
    Hello Ruben,
    It's not so nice to see children having to work to bring money to the family, but disregarding that it's a good photo. The girl is well captured, the colours and light are good, and the people enjoying the sunshine in the background tell us about the huge gap of living conditions between the locals and the tourists.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • BelarusBelarus
    Title: Red Church

    Red Church
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7122 W: 100 N: 18025] (96356)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 3:21]
    Hello Malgo,
    Another red church, but I think the one in Vilnius looks better. The weather was nicely sunny and it's always interesting to see photos from such a rarely shown city as Minsk. It's so close to us and so little known. Independence Avenue is not the liveliest main street I have seen. Maybe it is mainly intended for parades and not a popular place for strolling.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Bar la CasitaCanon PowerShot SX240HS

    Bar la Casita
    fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 411 W: 5 N: 845] (4345)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 3:18]
    Hello Zbigniew,
    People at work is a theme I like and these men are timely captured when preparing themselves for the rush of visitors. The desk covered with plates is nicely seen on a diagonal and the photo is very well exposed.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: AMOR in Washington DCSony Nex 6

    AMOR in Washington DC
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3068 W: 306 N: 3011] (11918)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 3:15]
    Hello Rob,
    This lacks the urban liveliness of the HOPE photo, but this is also an attractive sculpture and the green environment suits the mainly red material perfectly.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: US 89 ArizonaNikon D80

    US 89 Arizona
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12710 W: 154 N: 21976] (118709)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 3:09]
    Hello Christiane,
    It's a very nicely composed photo with superb depth and an attractive rock on each side of the very straight road. I like the panoramic shape and the brownish tones.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Swift action to take this momentCanon EOS 60D

    Swift action to take this moment
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8412 W: 600 N: 14980] (70607)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 3:06]
    Hello Ike,
    I don't see any problems with lack of sharpness. If I could wish for anything it would have been that you had snapped half of a second earlier, so they had been slightly more apart. But who am I really to ask for such perfection? You did very well to observe and capture this meeting in front of the colourful graffiti. It's an urban scene very much to my liking.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Rose GardenNikon D7200

    Rose Garden
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1545 W: 0 N: 3976] (35247)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 2:59]
    Hello Ryszard,
    A lot of hard work has been done to make this garden so perfectly neat. Personally I would prefer something looking slightly more natural, but I am still quite impressed by this perfection. The perfection also includes the photo with its very good sharpness, exposure and composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Basilica di S.Maria Maggiore

    Basilica di S.Maria Maggiore
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3765 W: 28 N: 4437] (47341)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 2:52]
    Hello Carlo,
    An elegant and beautiful church in a well exposed photo with fine symmetry.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Horsemen during the sunset.Canon EOS 5 D

    Horsemen during the sunset.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12251 W: 298 N: 24167] (97395)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4881 W: 360 N: 10163] (51940) [2016-06-25 2:50]
    Hello Danos,
    An almost empty beach on Naxos would be hard to find in June, even at sunset, so the view of the horses and the riders all alone by the sea is a rare and wonderful sight. The warm light and the fine reflexes in the water as well as the hazy silhouette of the distant island (Paros, isn't it?) also create a very attractive atmosphere.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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