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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Spoleto Via Salara Vecchia

    Spoleto Via Salara Vecchia
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9916 W: 132 N: 19446] (124729)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 11:45]
    Hello Silvio,
    This street may not be as pretty as yesterday's, but it is still quite cosy and the presence of several people create a fine ambience. In this photo there are also many fine details to watch in the window and on the walls. The street is shades but the light is very well handled.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: a quiet walk in the afternoon sunshine

    a quiet walk in the afternoon sunshine
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3265 W: 5 N: 6571] (32867)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 11:13]
    Hello Ourania,
    No traces of a storm this time, just traces of a good meal. The dog may be lazy, but it serves your composition well, and so does its master. The light is really lovely and there is a good balance between the lamppost and the famous windmill.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Sea of Fire

    Sea of Fire
    elysan Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 72] (676)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 11:10]
    Hello Ely,
    A fine composition with the boats on one side and the fabulously red water on the other. A stunning photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: VenicePentax K100 D Super

    Venice
    robmal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 102 W: 0 N: 129] (1944)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 11:08]
    Hello Robert,
    Except for the few modern boats this is very much like an 18th century painting. The light is still the same and the buildings don't seem to have changed much. It's a very good photo from a fine POV.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: BELL OF PEACE

    BELL OF PEACE
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3210 W: 68 N: 4762] (40654)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 9:58]
    Hello Serghei,
    You captured the movements of the little girl very well. Every part of her shows how intent she is on beating the bell loudly. Her shadow is perfect too. This is also a result of a peaceful Polish-Russian cooperation (not always the case in these days). :-)
    Wishing you all the best,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Poissons d'Avril!Nikon D 90

    Poissons d'Avril!
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2321 W: 1181 N: 2215] (30708)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 8:42]
    Hello Claude,
    You created a fine composition of the silhouette of a person watching the fish among the spectacular artificial reefs. The blueish light has a an almost dreamy effect. The workshops are fine photos too, but this is no doubt the most exciting composition.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: ~ vanishing point ~ NIKON D200

    ~ vanishing point ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4477 W: 141 N: 10300] (44328)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 8:38]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    It's an artistic and elegant composition. The dark boulders, the low sun and the colours create a view looking like a painting. The long exposure has given the water a fine softness.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Palatul ParlamentuluiCanon IXUS 960IS

    Palatul Parlamentului
    John_F_Kennedy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 56 N: 10367] (43065)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 8:34]
    Hello Achim,
    This building is rather monstrous, but its'a very good photo from a fine angle. The lawns and the trees make the impact of the palace a bit softer and the dark clouds are probably the main reason for the pleasantly mild colours.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Last Surf Ride Of The Day

    Last Surf Ride Of The Day
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2306 W: 0 N: 5455] (29055)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 8:30]
    Hello Eleu,
    This is an amazing photo. The colors of the sunset, the silhouettes of the surfer and the pier and the waves heading for the beach have an almost magic effect. Really outstanding.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Rasnov Saxon ChurchNikon D 90

    Rasnov Saxon Church
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10383 W: 999 N: 19924] (100180)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 8:27]
    Hello Chris,
    Usually parked cars spoil street-views. but a red car parked beneath a yellow tree and a golden tree is like a gift from above. Adding the nice church, the poster and the beautiful blue sky you get a vary eye-catching and appealing photo. It's also a very nicely balanced composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Staying in hostels

    Staying in hostels
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5590 W: 86 N: 14438] (80972)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 3:47] [+]
    Hello Malgo,
    This little garden looks very nice and cosy and was most likely a very good place to relax after hectic sightseeing, but in a way the note is more important than the two photos. It's interesting to read about your way of traveling (although I had heard most of it before) and to recognize that I had similar experiences 40 years ago. It was nice to mingle with other travelers and exchange experiences and suggestions, but today it would be unthinkable to share a noisy dormitory with several other persons. If I couldn't have a quiet room for myself I would prefer not to travel at all.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Messengers of SpringNikon D-300

    Messengers of Spring
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3341 W: 214 N: 7694] (30793)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 2:42]
    Hello Bev,
    Daffodils and a person in red is not a bad combination. That kind of brightness can make even a dull day look cheerful. Here they provide a very good "entrance" to the view towards what looks like a flooded part of the road. You composed this photo well with the diagonal lines and the fine depth, but the photo still owes nearly everything to the bright colours of the foreground.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: It isn't an Easter eggNikon CoolPix P80

    It isn't an Easter egg
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1092 W: 0 N: 2604] (24654)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 2:30]
    Hello Ryszard,
    There were too many interesting things to keep me busy in the older parts of Wroclaw, so I never had enough time to explore the spectacular modern architecture that you show us so often. This is a fascinating building, quite different from what I have seen anywhere else, and the reflections of trees and clouds are stunning. It's a fantastic building, very well presented by you.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Harbour, KirkcudbrightCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    The Harbour, Kirkcudbright
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1336 W: 397 N: 5155] (20782)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 2:24] [+]
    Hello John,
    The masts and other equipment on board the boats make the little harbour look more crowded than I think it actually is. Although things look fairly quiet at the moment there is still a sense of things going on. There are plenty of red and yellow details that brighten the view, which also benefits from the close presence of a nice and hilly countryside. You seem to have had a mostly sunny day last Monday, and hopefully they will soon also get warmer. At least Scandinavia is still quite chilly.
    I wish you a pleasant Easter.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Chaukhamba reflected

    Chaukhamba reflected
    federico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 282 W: 0 N: 295] (2716)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 1:19]
    Hello Federico,
    The scenery is magnificent and it is spectacularly reflected in the crystal clear water. The trees help to make the view quite dynamic. It's a perfectly exposed photo with very good sharpness.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Faces  from Smyrna - VIIINikon D 5000

    Faces from Smyrna - VIII
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5663 W: 492 N: 15765] (86134)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 1:15]
    Hello Mesut,
    It seems that the horrible war in Syria has changed the faces of many Turkish cities because of the huge number of refugees. It's heartbreaking to see so many people, in many cases well educated, reduced to beggars. This is a good photo but it makes me very sad.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Spoleto Via San Gregorio della Sinagoga

    Spoleto Via San Gregorio della Sinagoga
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9916 W: 132 N: 19446] (124729)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 1:12]
    Hello Silvio,
    This is a very nice street with beautiful architectural details. You balanced the composition very well and I enjoy the glimpse of the sky between the vaults.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Sign of wind ...Nikon D3100

    Sign of wind ...
    grigand Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 960 W: 97 N: 1771] (19605)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 1:09]
    Hello Andrea,
    It's very simple but very elegant. You cleverly observed the modernistic art created by nature.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Beach of the cathedrals IVNikon D3100

    Beach of the cathedrals IV
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2674 W: 0 N: 6199] (32780)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-04-01 1:06]
    Hello Angel,
    The arches of this natural cathedral are quite fantastic, a fascinating geological creation. With the assistance of the reflections and the people wading through the water you have achieved superb depth in the composition. I also like the contrasts of the brown rocks and the green water. This is a very interesting and attractive sight.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Windows of Szczecin

    Windows of Szczecin
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 288 W: 12 N: 649] (3054)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3799 W: 313 N: 8257] (42319) [2015-03-31 13:21]
    Hello Maciej,
    This is a very elegantly composed photo. Two thirds smooth wall with fine windows, one third rougher wall with a well captured texture. I like the inclusion of the little red sign and the small metal piece below it. It's a very nicely shaped bookmark kind of photo which stands out from the crowd among the other thumbnails.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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