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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Instant magique a Saint CyprienPanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Instant magique a Saint Cyprien
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12972 W: 154 N: 22340] (120491)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 10:58]
    Hello Christiane,
    The clouds have fantastic colours but they are also very nicely shaped. The narrow slice of houses and trees at the bottom create a good foundation for the view where the evening sky is no doubt the most important feature.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: FONTANA DI PALAZZO ARRONI

    FONTANA DI PALAZZO ARRONI
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11672 W: 132 N: 23125] (145579)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 10:55]
    Hello Silvio,
    This fountain has fantastic sculptures and ornaments. You captured this amazing view with a perfect light management and natural colours. It's a very interesting and attractive photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: dreamsNikon D3200

    dreams
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1891 W: 34 N: 2943] (17650)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 9:36] [+]
    Hello Benny,
    A very nice portrait. The boy's red cap is a fine detail, but his eyes are better. The light and colours are so perfect that it could hardly have been a quickly grabbed photo in the crowd. I suppose he was voluntarily posing, but did he look to the side spontaneously, maybe out of shyness, or did you ask him to?
    Thanks for your comments on my photo today. I see that you were also in Battambang. At least for me it was a relief to get there after noisy and crowded Siem Reap.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: the way back

    the way back
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4502 W: 12 N: 9141] (47092) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 9:25] [+]
    Hello Ourania,
    This is a very good photo, looking like it was taken from an old movie. The light is so special and the elegant composition makes me feel it was carefully considered by the director, producer and camera-crew. Maybe you actually knew the priest would come walking here alone, along the wet pier, and had plenty of time to find the perfect angle, but in reality photos like this are more often the result of luck and fast reactions, seeing the opportunity and grabbing it in a matter of seconds.
    Whichever the explanation I like it very much. It has a great atmosphere. I have no choice but to add it to my favourites. ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert
    PS I didn't read Benny's comment. ;-)

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Old StreetCANON EOS 6D

    Old Street
    Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 510 W: 132 N: 651] (5524)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 8:45]
    Hello Pedro,
    This is an incredibly colourful street and the old car is the cream of the cake. I suppose most things here are mainly for tourists but it still looks like an interesting place to explore. The photo is bright and beautiful and very fun to watch.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Port de ZugNikon D5500

    Port de Zug
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10972 W: 0 N: 15010] (144228)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 7:54]
    Hello Nicolas,
    This is a very elegant composition with a good balance between the many boats at the top and the wave at the bottom. Across the water you captured a diagonal "rainbow" perfectly. I also like the light blue tones very much.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Firework IICanon 7 D

    Firework II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21554 W: 522 N: 35451] (154508)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 7:26]
    Hello John,
    This is a magnificent fireworks and you captured it with perfect sharpness and exposure. I like it because there are so few colours, which makes it look quite elegant and artistic. I also like the contrasts between the straight lines in the upper part and the wonderful blur lower down.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Canterbury Cathedral - 2011 - 15Nikon D300

    Canterbury Cathedral - 2011 - 15
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8309 W: 108 N: 14397] (67513)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 7:21]
    Hello Pierre,
    The wonderfully sharp and clear photo gives us a fine view of this corner of the cathedral and the beautiful stained glass window. Well done.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: VesuviusNikon D 90

    Vesuvius
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12098 W: 1007 N: 23346] (115497)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 7:05]
    Hello Chris,
    The volcano doesn't look so scary these days, but who knows if it could have another eruption? Its dark sides look even darker considering the bright façades of the nearer buildings and the shining clouds.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Sa brda ...Nikon D300

    Sa brda ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7806 W: 2517 N: 13739] (61834)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 2:30]
    Hello Pavle,
    The monastery in the valley is totally surrounded by trees when seen from this angle. The view creates a pleasant feeling and the towers provide fine contrasts to the green dominance. It's an original composition with excellent colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: Entrance...Canon EOS 30D

    Entrance...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6627 W: 157 N: 9871] (99652)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 2:27]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    I would be tempted to knock at this door even if I was not invited. Everything here is so neat and pleasant that almost anyone could feel welcome. As usual you have captured this in a tightly cropped photo with excellent colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Piazza de' PittiCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Piazza de' Pitti
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4588 W: 83 N: 7864] (59951)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 2:24]
    Hello Daniel,
    I have been here, but very long ago and have no clear memories of this place. Florence is a beautiful city and these buildings are no exception. I am a bit unsure about your choice of POV, showing the large empty grey area in the foreground. But the colours and clarity are great.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: MartinstorCanon EOS 1100D

    Martinstor
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7943 W: 63 N: 22164] (100698)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 2:20]
    Hello Stephen,
    That tower is fantastic and the relatively recent additions are not noticeable. Some of the other buildings are very nice too. As always I enjoy to see some people making the street look more lively and natural. The wires are slightly disturbing but there is not much to be done. After all they're part of the environment, so erasing them would be a waste of time and efforts.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Mural from Philly

    Mural from Philly
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7540 W: 100 N: 18991] (99931)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 1:54]
    Hello Malgo,
    Neighbors again, but I don't think you noticed that ;-). This is a carefully made and interesting painting with some references on the medallions. Before I read the note I thought Douglass was actually Karl Marx! The cars are not so pretty but they are needed to explain the dimensions and the location of the wall.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Lumix Digital Camera

    Atmosphère automnale
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4651 W: 63 N: 9376] (56575)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 1:15]
    Hello Nicole,
    This is a very pleasant composition of the small boats resting by the empty beach and with a fine view of the town. The overcast sky has produced a nice light with fine colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Limone sul GardaNikon D7200

    Limone sul Garda
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1681 W: 0 N: 4392] (37343)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 1:13]
    Hello Ryszard,
    I understand why tourists come to this pretty place, but nine times more visitors than locals sounds a bit too much. I wish at least they would all take photos as well composed and sharp as this, but probably they won't. This photo offers a good view (much better than in a selfie) and the colours and light are superb.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Ohara festival #1Canon 5D Mark3

    Ohara festival #1
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1943 W: 0 N: 3518] (42656)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 1:09]
    Hello Takero,
    The faces are very expressive and intense, which makes them interesting to watch. The red, white and black dresses make the photo bright and colourful. The mild light is very attractive too.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: Corner in SibenikNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Corner in Sibenik
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5953 W: 5 N: 10035] (46476)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 1:06]
    Hello Luis,
    Not as spectacular as some of your other photos from this area, but it is a very neat courtyard with beautiful pots and plants and fine details among the doors and windows. One obvious advantage of this photo is the excellently handled mild light which gives full justice to the colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: STOP!Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

    STOP!
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3174 W: 139 N: 6476] (23973)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 1:02]
    Hello Murat,
    It's a curious museum but probably interesting for a visit, but I guess it only shows the Cold War from one side. Probably there is nothing about the victims of McCarthyism. But certainly these imitations of Russian signs etc look better in a photo. It's a colorful and interesting picture, even a bit amusing.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Settembre toscano

    Settembre toscano
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3981 W: 28 N: 4773] (50031) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5225 W: 370 N: 10785] (54243) [2016-09-26 0:58]
    Hello Carlo,
    This is a fantastic and very attractive photo, looking like a desert in central Italy. The warm evening light has given you wonderful colors. I love the simplicity of the composition, mainly just two large areas of contrasting colours, and between them a house and a few trees. It's very elegantly made.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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