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  • PolandPoland
    Title: Pink eveningNikon D200

    Pink evening
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8906 W: 269 N: 2407] (95650)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 11:38]
    Hello Aleksander,
    A beautiful atmosphere of an evening in early autumn, still pleasantly warm judging from the man's light dress. The colours are lovely and the photo tells us of quiet and peaceful evening.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: In Orthodox church

    In Orthodox church
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4991 W: 81 N: 12603] (73925)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 11:35]
    Hello Malgo,
    Of course you didn't see any Chinese tourists in Yaroslavl. They are all in Helsinki. Didn't I tell you? :-)
    This is a beautiful church and you did very well to capture the paintings with such natural colours. Although the light seeps nicely through the narrow windows and the dome I imagine the general impression was fairly dark.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Longing...

    Longing...
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1226 W: 213 N: 1542] (6523)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 11:31]
    Hello Brenda,
    I like this elegant and poetic photo very much. You did well to see the fine photo opportunity. It would have been a nice photo even with just the right half, but the reflection of the street sets the composition in its context and enhances the atmosphere of someone being alone and lost in the big city.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Lagoon of RodiaCanon EOS 5 D

    Lagoon of Rodia
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10605 W: 283 N: 21381] (83641)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 11:26]
    Hello Danos,
    This is an excellent photo. The steep hill and its reflection have created a near perfect triangle, or actually two. In the right half ther are two equally fine areas of blue, although of different tones, with the fine bird perfectly placed in the lower part. It's a very elegant and symmetric composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Orange, white and blueCanon 400D Digital

    Orange, white and blue
    Hansaphotos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 562 W: 60 N: 1111] (6433)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 11:21]
    Hej Erling,
    Detta är en mycket vacker komposition med fina mönster och fantastiska färger. Enkelt men originellt och stiligt.
    Vänliga hälsningar,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Take off the maskCanon 1Ds

    Take off the mask
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1592 W: 0 N: 3354] (34644)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 11:18]
    Hello Takero,
    A charming photo, a kind of double portrait of the young boy and his mask. You had a good eye-contact with him, and the light and colours are delightful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: on the bench

    on the bench
    wolf38 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4252 W: 108 N: 3240] (30606)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 11:13]
    Hello Wolfgang,
    Another beautiful observation of your sharp eyes. This is such a surprising street photo, turning my expectations upside down. How remarkable when a poster looks comparatibly alive. The strange face to the right adds another pinch of mystery to the scene.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Waiting for big catch - INikon D 5000

    Waiting for big catch - I
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5290 W: 494 N: 14909] (80668)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 11:10]
    Hello Mesut,
    What a beautiful photo, so full of nice atmosphere. The colours of sunset and the reflections in the water are fantastic, and the silhouettes of the man and his little son are superb.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Fisherman's LotNikon D-300

    A Fisherman's Lot
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2977 W: 204 N: 6724] (26883)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 11:07]
    Hello Bev,
    Nets and ropes, so often tempting photographers, and for good reasons. They can form such nice shapes and they often offer beautiful colours. This was a well spotted bundle, and the pretty houses create a fine background. This photo captures the atmosphere of a small fishing community very nicely.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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

    After rain V...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5162 W: 157 N: 6938] (82540)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 11:04]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    You used the time well as long as this fantastic light lasted. The contrasts of black clouds and well lit houses are astonishing and the reflections are beautiful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NamibiaNamibia
    Title: Doorway to the Past

    Doorway to the Past
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2661 W: 72 N: 6475] (29422)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 11:01]
    Hello Rosemary,
    Seeing the thumbnail I was expecting a street-scene with some graffiti, so this was some surprise. I rarely see interiors with graffiti. It's a strange house with an interesting story and beautiful colours, in spite of the neglect. The light enters the second room very nicely through the door to the left. I am quite sure it was no coincidence that you snapped when the woman was perfectly placed in the doorway.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PhilippinesPhilippines
    Title: mountain familyCanon EOS 400 D

    mountain family
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5253 W: 95 N: 8350] (44919)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 10:56]
    Hello Gerrit,
    I like the casual attitude among these people. Half of them seem totally indifferent to your camera, looking in all directions except at you. Each one behaves in her/his own way, which creates a very natural atmosphere.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: EveningNikon D70

    Evening
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 834 W: 0 N: 2006] (20127)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 10:53]
    Hello Ryszard,
    This was a sunset well above the average. The colours are magnificent and you captured them perfectly. The trees seen as silhouettes across the river are especially beautiful.
    KInd regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Jeu de montangeNikon D800

    Jeu de montange
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8070 W: 0 N: 13926] (117398)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 10:49]
    Hello Nicolas,
    The colours are fantastic. The composition is divided into very distinct sections, each with its one tones. It's a beautiful and very well structured view of this interesting scenery.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Bye Bye SummerSony DSC HX200v

    Bye Bye Summer
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6901 W: 117 N: 12970] (72937)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 10:46]
    Hello Luciano,
    Yesterday it rained all day and today it was pretty cold. This kind of picture at this time of the year is attractive and annoying at the same time. The beach and the water look so tempting, but I see no way I could find a place like this for many months now. It's a simple picture, but nothing else is needed to capture the beautiful simplicity of a nice beach on a hot day. The colours and light are fantastic.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Michele

    Michele
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2350 W: 18 N: 2832] (28525)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 10:40]
    Hello Carlo,
    You managed to squeeze almost the entire church into the photo from this narrow space. It's a magnificent church which I remember from when I studied art history at university 45 years ago. It's a real beauty, and the good light makes it easier to see all the fine details of the façade. I like the inclusion of some people in front of the church. Looking at the thumbnail there seems to be a very strange black figure standing in the foreground :-).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Ups and downs of street photographyNikon D 90

    Ups and downs of street photography
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2260 W: 1117 N: 2139] (29366)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-23 3:11]
    Hello Claude,
    This is a very amusing photo of an increasingly more common situation. I wouldn't worry about the "not completely satisfying" sharpness. You captured the situation perfectly and the people at the back are not really blurred. The exposure is spot on and people have lined up themselves perfectly for your composition.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Low tideCanon G11

    Low tide
    clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2146 W: 0 N: 1915] (14374)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-22 13:14]
    Hello Robert,
    I like this photo a lot. It's a very nicely balanced composition with distinct features. The boat in the lower corner balances the white buildings on the hill nicely, and there is a good connection between the small red buildings and the red roofs. The people in red clothes and the persons close to the water provide more colors and life. The warm tone of the light is very pleasant. This is in every sense a fine photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: windows

    windows
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2817 W: 5 N: 5577] (27344)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-22 12:20] [+]
    Hello Ourania,
    For a moment I thought this was from the same place you showed recently, but that was Vromolithos, as I quickly found out. The house looks so cosily surrounded by trees, just like some in that place. Did you try to get up on the roof? There should be a great view from there, much better than among the trees. This photo tells us that this at least must have been a fine place to live once upon a time, but what do you mean with "almost abandoned"? Does the owner come here once a year?
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: Weather ReportCanon 7D

    Weather Report
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3313 W: 54 N: 3841] (24290)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3403 W: 298 N: 7155] (37793) [2014-09-22 12:14]
    Hello Kari,
    A very nice view, which easily could have been taken in Sweden :-). There are really so many similarities between our countries. The weather looks fantastic and I can imagine the crisp air of a sunny day in early autumn. The red boat, although largely shaded, makes a fine splash of brightness in the still mainly soft green environment.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

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