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  • SwedenSweden
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    Escandinavia 2014 N118 - VARM KVÄLL!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9873 W: 58 N: 13653] (75056)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-27 0:41]
    Hello Neyvan,
    Relatively few foreign tourists discover Södermalm, they all stay in Gamla stan and the city centre, so I am glad you spent some time on my beautiful island. This is not so far from where I live. The evening light is beautifully captured and you composed this perfectly to include the people on the lawn as well as a good view towards Gamla stan. The red fence is a typical Swedish feature and it has a lovely warm tone,
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: Narodni SquareNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Narodni Square
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5822 W: 5 N: 9768] (45302)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 11:26]
    Hello Luis,
    A very elegant square with beautiful buildings and a lively atmosphere. It's a very well balanced composition, perfectly cropped, and the nicely shaped clouds contribute to make this photo so enjoyable.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: In the St. James's Park (For Burak)

    In the St. James's Park (For Burak)
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3478 W: 76 N: 5262] (44037)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 11:20]
    Hello Serghei,
    This photo really shows what the title promises: a cottage on an island with a lot of ducks in the water. You were here on a day when the fine light created perfect reflections that enhanced the pleasant view of the birds. The building is quite beautiful too, so it must be a nice place to have your office.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: the island of Artemis

    the island of Artemis
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4299 W: 12 N: 8655] (44938)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 11:16]
    Hello Ourania,
    This interesting photo is accompanied by an almost even more interesting note. It seems the Artemis is doing a great job to keep culture and traditions alive. That's rather amazing, considering the competition with YouTube, Facebook and whatever seems to capture most people's minds nowadays. It's nice to see that such a large crowd (I imagine there were many others outside the photo) turned out to watch the performance
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Artist City HallCanon 7 D

    Artist City Hall
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21097 W: 522 N: 34897] (152178)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 11:10]
    Hello John,
    Now and then you show us a portrait. They are always interesting because they bring us so close to the motif. Thanks to the excellently managed light and the perfect sharpness we can study the faces into the smallest details, perhaps sometimes so closely that the person on the photo would feel uncomfortable if he/she was aware of our curious eyes. But this is a great shot of this original elderly gentleman. Thank you for sharing it with us.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: "Athens of the North"Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    "Athens of the North"
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1652 W: 408 N: 6022] (24604)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 9:55] [+]
    Hello John,
    What great luck that the Parthenon was too big and heavy to dismantle and bring to Britain ;-). Greece was allowed to keep it and Edinburg got itself a nice copy.
    This is another fine photo, technically and artistically quite faultless, which so far has received far fewer critiques than it would deserve. The people seen here are relatively far away and small in comparison with the temple but mean a lot for the ambience of the photo. I suppose Craig and Tosca were too busy taking their own photos to be sitting up there. I am quite convinced it's not Craig taking a selfie at the corner.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Pe' Zi' Cicc'

    Pe' Zi' Cicc'
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5479 W: 369 N: 11773] (57590)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 4:36] [+]
    Hello Lisa,
    Wonderful rays like these could probably make some persons religious. They wouldn't succeed with me, but I enjoy watching them nevertheless, just like a enjoy the paintings and vaults and other details in this fine church. This time your warm and touching note is almost more important than the photo. I wanted to see the WS pictures but it took you some time to include them ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Less is moreNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Less is more
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6628 W: 0 N: 6667] (78505)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 4:31]
    Hello Serge,
    You tell us a good motto. I wish someone else had thought about it ;-). But what may not be the greatest graffiti has turned out a colourful and amusing photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Imperial Summer Palace

    Imperial Summer Palace
    Charrua Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 25] (190)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 4:09]
    Hello Ruben,
    This is a marvellous photo. The composition with the reflections and the hazy pink light makes this look very much like a classic Chinese painting. It's very beautiful.
    I see you have again lost the note. You can probably easily re-enter it by using the "edit" button. This problem seems to happen to some members more frequently and not to others. It's one of the mysteries of TE technique ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: La Puebla de Sanabria IVNikon D3100

    La Puebla de Sanabria IV
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3487 W: 2 N: 7695] (41693)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 4:06]
    Hello Angel,
    Someone in that house loves flowers! I have seldom seen a balcony so entirely filed with pots and plants and the effect is stunning, You have taken a very good and well exposed photo, which is also nicely cropped to include he coat or arms above the window,
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Kasno popodne na reci Belici u JagodiniNikon D300

    Kasno popodne na reci Belici u Jagodini
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7501 W: 2511 N: 13268] (60039)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 3:04] [+]
    Hello Pavle,
    This is a fine photo of the fisherman standing by the narrow river, surrounded by green banks and flowing under the bridge. The nice sky is beautifully reflected in the water. The photo is slightly dark but the colours are beautiful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: From the Castle Walls - a Gertesque ViewNikon D-300

    From the Castle Walls - a Gertesque View
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4148 W: 241 N: 9327] (38395)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 2:54]
    Hello Bev,
    It was nice of you to make this reference to me, but I have to say that I was not the one to introduce people in photos. It was done some 150 years ago ;-).
    But of course I like this photo, not just because there are lots of people and colours to enjoy, but for the bird's eye view which I also love. So many city views look surprisingly different when seen from straight above. In this photo I also like the green frames at the top and bottom of the composition.
    The situation in Britain these days has shocked and bewildered the entire continent. I get a feeling even Boris J is somewhat taken aback by what he has done through his vulgar and simplified mumbo jumbo. Having him as the next PM, Trump as President of the USA and Le Pen as the president of France is a nightmare that could come true. It's already bad enough with people like Putin, Erdogan and Orbán.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelarusBelarus
    Title: Victory Day

    Victory Day
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7126 W: 100 N: 18042] (96408)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 2:42]
    Hello Malgo,
    Minsk doesn't have a reputation for being a beautiful city, but this place looks quite nice, not much different from what I could have expected to see in Vilnius. It would have been quite colourful even without the balloons. The three photos are all attractive but you made a correct decision to use this as the main upload.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Reflections of RotterdamSony DSC HX400v

    Reflections of Rotterdam
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6107 W: 53 N: 10165] (36154)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 2:38]
    Hello Lars,
    Today heavy autumn rain started falling in Stockholm already in the morning ;-).
    Whatever reflections could be found anywhere would not look as nice as these. They are just slightly distorted to have a superb, impressionistic effect, and those who know this area well will certainly recognize the buildings. The light is quite fantastic.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: UmbrellaSony Nex 6

    Umbrella
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3074 W: 306 N: 3027] (11966)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 2:33]
    Hello Rob,
    Your photos from museums always amuse and attract me. Here is an interesting painting and an interesting behavior among the visitors. It's probably quite typical that it's the girls/women who care about the art. The presence of the umbrella is almost more mysterious than the meaning of the painting. How on earth could the guards at a museum like that miss it? I was almost thrown out of the Guggenheim for eating an apple at a very safe distance from anything valuable.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Looking for paradiseSony DSC HX200v

    Looking for paradise
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8895 W: 123 N: 16638] (90638)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 2:24]
    Hello Luciano,
    A fine view of the impressive inside of the dome and the surrounding vaults. The light is beautifully managed, so we get a very good view of the paintings and gilded details. It's a perfectly straight and balanced and excellently cropped photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Escandinavia 2014 N117 - GAMLA STAN!

    Escandinavia 2014 N117 - GAMLA STAN!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9873 W: 58 N: 13653] (75056)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 0:53]
    Hello Neyvan,
    A nice view from Gamla stan with fine colours and good depth. The people having their meal in the street create a good atmosphere but I even more like the look of the woman with her children to the left.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Winter in ExtremaduraCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Winter in Extremadura
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3013 W: 17 N: 6608] (28771)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 0:50]
    Hello Paul,
    Three fine photos of which I prefer this one as the best and most appealing composition. It's not just thanks to the persons, but they certainly add an important ingredient in my mind. It's also the street leading me towards the wall before disappearing behind the bend. Clarity and sharpness are equally good in all photos and the workshops provide important further information.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Castelluccio 2016

    Castelluccio 2016
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11265 W: 132 N: 22358] (141991)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 0:45]
    Hello Silvio,
    Maybe this was arranged, but the woman's dress matches the colours of nature perfectly. It is a beautiful view with a perfect composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: "We Have To Accept The Result"

    "We Have To Accept The Result"
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3478 W: 76 N: 5262] (44037)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4887 W: 360 N: 10178] (51988) [2016-06-26 0:40]
    Hello Serghei,
    Maybe this meagre thing is what remains of the poor British workers after the people from eastern Europe have taken all their jobs and their bread. (Or at least that is what they believe.)
    Funny photo.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

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