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  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: A Timeless View - Sort'aKodak EasyShare Z980

    A Timeless View - Sort'a
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1429 W: 116 N: 2630] (9993)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-25 3:12]
    Hello Murat,
    Finding a view looking the same as 2000 years ago is not easy. Although this is a historically important area, I think it may have changed a lot. It would be interesting to know what the lake's level and the vegetation looked like during Biblical times. But what does it matter, really? It's a great view today and you found a fine red and green foreground.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: MACHO

    MACHO
    wolf38 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4229 W: 108 N: 3218] (30140)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-25 3:05]
    Hello Wolfgang,
    I think they look like members of a rock band. They don't show enough tattoos to be really macho according to the fashion in some countries (e.g Sweden or Poland), but the sunglasses are nearly as important for the image. I fully understand their need for a beer on a hot day. A nice observation in a colourful crowd.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Postcard from Granada

    Postcard from Granada
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4849 W: 81 N: 12174] (72098)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 12:45]
    Hello Malgo,
    Of course you climbed to the highest point. The lazy ones on the flat roof far below don't get even half as nice view as you did from here. :-) It really is a fine view of the palace, the city and the surrounding hills, but it looks like a hot day. Stilll, the light isn't as harsh as could have been expected. I guess you just handled the exposure very well.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IranIran
    Title: PersepolisNikon D90

    Persepolis
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 903 W: 75 N: 1595] (10846)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 10:25]
    Hello Ali,
    This is an excellent composition. I like the crowd of people walking towards the entrance, filling the foreground with lots of interesting details. The central part of the view shows the impressive walls and towers of the ancient city and behind it the mountains form a fascinating background. I like how you have cropped the photo straight through the mountainside, cutting off any view of the sky.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: Church of St. George

    Church of St. George
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1473 W: 0 N: 278] (2395)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 10:21]
    Hello Wolfgang,
    A nice chapel, or at least it was long ago. Now it has seen better days but the grey ruin is still impressive. This is a fine documentation with good light and colours and a nice view of some of the environment.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Summer in the cityNikon D200

    Summer in the city
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8866 W: 269 N: 2368] (95007)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 10:15]
    Hello Aleksander,
    A very good photo from a nice-looking place. This city square looks much less commercial than in the more touristic cities, which could be a great advantage. Children will have fun here. You composed this well with a good focal point near the corner with the young couple and their daughter. The buildings on the other side form a nice diagonal counterbalanced by the tall building. I like the very pleasant light and fine colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Madiba Goes To Mirage Casino

    Madiba Goes To Mirage Casino
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1915 W: 0 N: 4794] (24665)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 10:10]
    Hello Eleu,
    Still cute, but not much longer. This is a nice group photo with what looks like it could be an exciting environment for baby lions. I hope that living in a "casino" won't be as bad for them as it sounds. For the time being they seem to have fun, but I hope there is no human hand inside that glove.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CambodiaCambodia
    Title: Loaded...Canon EOS Kiss X4

    Loaded...
    siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4819 W: 653 N: 10233] (38018)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 10:02]
    Hello Laurent,
    Travelling by bus in Cambodia is not always a nice experience, even the traffic of Phnom Penh is hair-raising, But watching an overloaded vehicle such as this through the safety of a computer is quite amusing. As always this photo has superb colours and sharpness and it's amusing to judge just from the way they are "protecting" their heads that this could be nowhere but Cambodia. At least I can't remember seeing that kind of headgear anywhere else.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Perched DiskitCanon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi)

    Perched Diskit
    Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7724 W: 324 N: 15464] (54489)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 9:56]
    Hello Angelsy,
    Strangely I didn't notice the monastery at first glance, probably because I was so fascinated by the immense, barren, rough mountainsides. Really, the buidlings almost look like strangely shaped rocks being natural parts of the mountain. This is an overwhelming view, one of many you have shown us, and I realize you must have gone through some hardship to visit all these distant places. Probably the hardship of the monks living in these places is a lot worse, but I guess that is the purpose. You have captured the wonderful clear light and colours very well.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: The corner MenuNikon D60

    The corner Menu
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3766 W: 83 N: 5584] (45787)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 9:11]
    Hello Daniel,
    Looks like a great place for rabbit or anything, and maybe a bottle of wine. The tables look well protected from the strong sun. The black menu-boards are fine details, and so is the basket with plants on the bicycle. A strange place for plants but it looks nice.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Summer Sluis 2014Canon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Summer Sluis 2014
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18287 W: 497 N: 31420] (134384)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 8:55]
    Hello John,
    This is a lovely view of the curving river, the nice houses and the church in the background. The cascade of water is well placed in the near corner where it makes a very fine foreground. The colours are well saturated, but maybe close to being oversaturated.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Rue d'ErnenNikon D800

    Rue d'Ernen
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7869 W: 0 N: 13869] (115124)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 8:52]
    Hello Nicolas,
    A superb close-up of the interesting details of the old building. You have captured the wooden texture very well and the colours are perfect.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BulgariaBulgaria
    Title: Sofiyski universitet

    Sofiyski universitet
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2704 W: 0 N: 2379] (19238)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 8:46]
    Hello Miguel,
    A very nice and impressive building and a well composed photo. You have framed the view of the street and the building nicely with the overhanging branches and the flowers. Great light and colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Le torri di Tarquinia

    Le torri di Tarquinia
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2196 W: 15 N: 2685] (26722)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 8:43]
    Hello Carlo,
    A superb view of the pots and plants adorning the fine old architecture, There are very attractive lines and curves and excellent light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: On the Beach of Calangute

    On the Beach of Calangute
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2969 W: 67 N: 4292] (37402)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 8:41]
    Hello Serghei,
    This looks like an updated version of a photo I posted here some time ago, but I had mainly women dipping their feet. This photo has several great advantages to mine. So many brightly coloured shirts, superb reflections in the wet sand and a very nice wave approaching the beach. India always offers such superb colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: across the bay

    across the bay
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2663 W: 5 N: 5278] (25396)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 8:34]
    Hello Ourania,
    I recognize this curve from your recent moonlight photo. This very different composition has a marvellous golden tone and a very attractive balance between the colours of the three sections of the photo. Especially the sky has a tone that I find rather hard to define. It's not blue, it's not orange, it's not pink, but whatever it is it looks good and creates a fantastic atmosphere. The boat is another fine element of the composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Two years ago-Tuileries

    Two years ago-Tuileries
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 9 N: 3162] (12684)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 7:55]
    Hello Maria,
    This is also a very good composition with a comfortable looking man in the foreground and a lot of relaxed people seated along a curve. The curve of the quay is very elegant and benefits the composition superbly. The view of the Louvre provides a very good background.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Castelluccio again

    Castelluccio again
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9195 W: 132 N: 17649] (114943)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 4:02]
    Hello Silvio,
    This is a fabulous composition where the area covered with flowers is cutting like a wedge into the distant green fields.There is a beautiful transition from the sharp details of every single flower in the foreground, to the mainly blue area and further on to the totally red dominance. The soft-looking green hillside forms a superb background.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CambodiaCambodia
    Title: ~ home sweet home ~Nikon D70s

    ~ home sweet home ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3898 W: 144 N: 8937] (38738)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 3:26]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    This is another excellent contribution to TE, for the informative note as much as the photos. This picture is a very good composition with strong colours, although the muddy water doesn't look so appealing. It's almost embarrassing to be looking straight into these people's livingroom and bedroom, but this is no doubt an interesting photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Riquewihr IVNikon D3100

    Riquewihr IV
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2271 W: 0 N: 5150] (27345)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3296 W: 295 N: 6820] (36343) [2014-07-24 3:15]
    Hello Angel,
    This is a perfect combination of beautiful architecture and street-life. I appreciate that you didn't wait for the street to get empty. There is so much happening among the people in the foreground and the atmosphere of the photo is highly dependant on these persons.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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