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  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Vancouver Mural FestivalPentax K3

    Vancouver Mural Festival
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6873 W: 88 N: 16600] (76329)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-23 8:09]
    Hello Craig,
    This one is more fun than the big painting in your last photo, but not quite as good as a painting. I realize this was more of a challenge for you and gave you a chance to play around with angles and lenses. It's definitely worth posting here.
    Best wishes,
    Gert
    PS When you make "Vancouver Mural Festival" clickable you should add the angles surrounding /a afterwards.

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Vegitarian LiquoriceLeica V Lux 40

    Vegitarian Liquorice
    mrmike1935 Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 275] (3815)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-23 7:18]
    Hello Michael,
    It's an amusing street photo, whatever kind of liqourice it is. I eat vegetarian carrots every day but never thought much about it. Maybe ordinary liquorice sweets contain animal fat. The tiny letters at the bottom of the sign are too small for me to read. Maybe there is an explanation, or this is just a trick to make people believe that liquorice is good for them.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: He's Considering the Size!Fuji XT1

    He's Considering the Size!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5191 W: 266 N: 11760] (47414)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-23 7:08] [+]
    Hello Bev,
    Yes, you were lucky to have the camera handy at this moment. Even in case the armour would have been large enough from head to toe, I doubt the gentleman could have squeezed his stomach into it. Is that armour real, or is it actually connected to the drainpipe? That would have a funny effect on a rainy day.
    This is a street photo entirely to my taste, but I would probably have tried some clone-stamping on whatever it is lying on what I suppose is a rubbish-bin.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Transpor du raisinNikon D800

    Transpor du raisin
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12497 W: 0 N: 15605] (157754)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-23 6:30]
    Hello Nicolas,
    This is a surprising and very smart way of transporting the grapes. It looks fun, and it is also a very photogenic kind of agricultural work. You chose a beautiful day with perfect light and colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Gdansk XXIII

    Gdansk XXIII
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 3 N: 1078] (9339)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-23 5:16] [+]
    Hello Gy÷rgy,
    This could also belong to the unofficial category of "conversation", created by Will ;-).
    Small talk, nothing special... it's a nice scene of friends meeting in the street, smiling and talking politely for a while. The background is also nice. Well spotted, as usual.
    Have a nice Saturday evening.
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Polyommatus icarus

    Polyommatus icarus
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13260 W: 132 N: 26828] (159751)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-23 5:12]
    Hello Silvio,
    Here is another one of your beautiful butterflies. As always you captured the marvellous little creature with perfect light and sharpness and managed a very good contrasting but not distracting background.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Pumpkin pyramid

    Pumpkin pyramid
    Energysavingelk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 279 W: 1 N: 647] (3276)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-23 5:10]
    Hello Sven Erich,
    It's a nice composition of bright and beautiful pumpkins. There is an attractive contrast between mainly orange and green.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Yser DiksmuideCanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Yser Diksmuide
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 23158 W: 523 N: 38261] (165890)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-23 5:08]
    Hello John,
    This looks a lot nicer than it would have done 100 years ago. Let peace forever prevail in this pleasant area, so that people can enjoy paddling down the canal and others use their small yachts just for pleasure. It's a pleasant photo with excellent light and fine reflections. The canoes are small but bright spots of human activity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Trooping the colourNikon D 90

    Trooping the colour
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2600 W: 1281 N: 2870] (36817)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-23 5:04]
    Hello Claude,
    Nothing special I should say. ;-) A lot of men in red, but where are the ladies? In Sweden half of them would probably have been female. On the other hand I don't think we have any red uniforms. Just like Rob I enjoy the green background, including the traffic light and the policeman.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: 3 TowersNikon D 90

    3 Towers
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13168 W: 1022 N: 25563] (124499)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-23 5:01]
    Hello Chris,
    It's a fantastic view and a very good composition. The nearest tower catching the afternoon sun brightens the foreground enormously. The town looks almost impenetrable. Is there really any room for streets between all those tightly packed buildings? It's a fascinating place.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Flamingos in SeattleSony DSC HX400v

    Flamingos in Seattle
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7791 W: 57 N: 13058] (48036)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-23 4:56]
    Hello Lars,
    If you can't find any ladies in red, a few inflatable pink flamingos will do just as well. They also brighten any view, and maybe these are more funny. If they were this year's craze on the US west coast we should expect them to invade Europe next summer. We are now prepared.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Canal in  Lijiang

    Canal in Lijiang
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8940 W: 135 N: 22578] (113019)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-23 3:46]
    Hello Malgo,
    A nice area for strolling. Lots of trees and flowers, nice buildings, fine reflections in the water. A very pleasant photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Golden BowCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Golden Bow
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4269 W: 168 N: 8995] (33526)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-23 3:14]
    Hello Murat,
    It's a very nicely ornamented detail of the boat. It's sharp and clear and the fine contrasts bring out the details well. As a photo I would prefer the WS of the Golden hawk, where we see an identifiable figure from the front with a quite spacious area behind and the boy stepping inside the room, adding a human touch.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Main squareSONY_DSC_HX350

    Main square
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2596 W: 0 N: 6195] (47532)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-23 3:09]
    Hello Ryszard,
    You found a place with a good view of the square in spite of the many umbrellas. Too much commercialization often spolis the view of beautiful places. I was greatly disappointed with the Rynek in Rzeszˇw ;-). You used the nearest lamppost well, and in the foreground we also get an glimpse of an interesting sculpture, maybe a fountain. The umbrellas can't spoil the fine colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: UFOnikon D 7000

    UFO
    clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2577 W: 0 N: 2824] (19684)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-23 3:04]
    Hello Robert,
    The colours, shapes and the dramatic contrasts of light and darkness make this look like it's from a Hollywood movie. You spotted this well and cropped it suitably. The exposure is superb.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Summer of .....Sony ILCE6300

    Summer of .....
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4142 W: 317 N: 5899] (23822)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-22 13:14]
    Hello Rob,
    I remember some concerts with this kind of annoying psychedelic flashes of light. In 1967-68 I was fascinated by the idea of mind-expanding Mexican drugs to improve the abstract paintings I was trying to make, but fortunately they were hard to get, and LSD was not yet very well known, so I grew up quite clean ;-). By the time I travelled in Asia and everything was available I was no longer interested. Protests against the Vietnam war became much more important. This photo once again brings back memories. I still enjoy some of the music but can do without everything that came along with it.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Gdansk XXII

    Gdansk XXII
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 3 N: 1078] (9339)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-22 11:11] [+]
    Hello Gy÷rgy,
    It's a good photo and a very interesting note. :-) I think their happy faces could inspire me to a story, or several. It's a photo open to every interpretation. Unfortunately too many people on TE don't seem to appreciate the joy of nothing special. But you can trust me. ;-)
    Have a nice weekend,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: A Surprisingly Colourful BarrageNikon D-300

    A Surprisingly Colourful Barrage
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5191 W: 266 N: 11760] (47414)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-22 8:21]
    Hello Bev,
    A grey and dull day, but a barrage painted like this brightens the view considerably. The barrage and its reflections create a quite nice triangle. This kind of construction has to be functional, so beautiful design has to stand back, but this shows what some paint can do.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Saint Mary of the Chorus

    Saint Mary of the Chorus
    sacimar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3931 W: 53 N: 5322] (31527)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-22 7:39]
    Hello Sergio,
    What an amazing view and great photo. The church fašade is incredibly decorated, and from this angle there seem to be just as many details on the buildings on the sides. The contrasts and play of light and dark areas have created a remarkably strong 3D effect. It's an absolutely stunning photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Abbaye de JumiegesNikon D100

    Abbaye de Jumieges
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7923 W: 0 N: 8880] (94601)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6615 W: 403 N: 13151] (63156) [2017-09-22 7:29]
    Hello Serge,
    It's an attractive wall with fine details and it makes quite an impression as it is standing there alone. It's a nice composition with an attractive simplicity and only three colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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