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  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Two MariasNikon CoolPix P80

    Two Marias
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1677 W: 10 N: 3284] (13192)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 10:27]
    Hello Maria,
    This is essentially a portrait - from a distance - of the peon in the environment of his work. The horses may be more beautiful but here they are only partly seen in the background. In the composition the man is balanced by the rake, leaning like him on the railings. It's a nice photo from a kind of place seldom seen on TE, off the normal tourist tracks.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: "Le Camion Plus Vite du Monde"Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    "Le Camion Plus Vite du Monde"
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1254 W: 391 N: 4604] (18556)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 10:20]
    Hello John,
    As you may know I am not particularly interested in cars, old or new, but I do admire well polished old machines that have been so lovingly taken care of for many decades. There are many fine details to watch on this Bentley, but to me the car is just part of a composition that also shows a spectator leaning into the view, three men discussing technical details (they couldn't be talking about the weather, could they?) and a bright red marquee. All these ingredients create a nice ambience that makes the photo well worth watching.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: the little captains

    the little captains
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4446 W: 20 N: 6674] (51208)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 9:54]
    Hello Costantino,
    This is a very nice shot taken a short time before these boys and their boats transformed themselves into the more typical summer holiday scene. The sails really look just as good on the road as on the sea, and this is certainly a more original photo. You captured them very nicely on a long diagonal line across the composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Breakfast for oneCanon EOS5D

    Breakfast for one
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 523 W: 266 N: 1167] (5862)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 9:49]
    Hello,
    Ah, this is so good. I love the look of the hungry dog fixing its eyes on the delicacies on the too distant plate. I am sure this eventually turned out to be a breakfast for two, or at least for one and a half. It would have been a crime not to take this picture and I hope it gets the attention it deserves.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Fishing by Net at Talsari - Orissa

    Fishing by Net at Talsari - Orissa
    swapankumarroy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 0 N: 119] (517)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 8:35]
    Hello Swapan,
    This is a fine and very well timed photo of the fishermen throwing their nets. The nets add fine yellow patterns to the sky.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Wedgemount ReflectionsPentax K7

    Wedgemount Reflections
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4683 W: 88 N: 10699] (51972)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 8:10]
    Hello Craig,
    This looks cold but beautiful. Great light and contrasts. I could say a cliché or two about the water's surface, but I'll refrain from that. You know what I mean :-).
    Cheers,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Courthouse Rock

    Courthouse Rock
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1947 W: 0 N: 4851] (25085)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 8:06]
    Hello Elu,
    A stunning scenery with fine light and great contrasts between the pink rock and the green and yellow trees. I like this fine photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Bienvenue à L'Ile RousseNikon D80

    Bienvenue à L'Ile Rousse
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10723 W: 166 N: 18673] (101149)



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    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9259 W: 132 N: 17807] (115815) [2014-08-20 7:43]
    Ciao Cricri, great view of fantatic place, lovely composition, excellent clarity, wonderful natural colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: PostCARD FROM THESSALONIKI

    PostCARD FROM THESSALONIKI
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3017 W: 67 N: 4371] (37841)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 7:21]
    Hello Serghei,
    A very fine church which certainly must have adorned a postcard or two. I like the warm light and fine colours and the palm-tree in front of the church. From this POV the church looks quite big, but my impressions from a few visits to Thessaloniki was that the old Byzantine churches looked so very small in comparison to the new buildings surrounding them.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • UgandaUganda
    Title: Hectic CityCanon EOS 400 D

    Hectic City
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5175 W: 95 N: 8233] (43983)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 7:16]
    Hello Gerrit,
    I guess you are refering to Kiev in Ukraine as "the other famous city" built on seven hills ;-). Otherwise there doesn't seem to be any resemblance between downtown Kampala and any other famous city. It is certainly crowded and looks quite exciting and i know visitors generally appreciate Kampala. It also looks like the kind of place where people will always be stepping in front of the camera when you attempt street-photography. I love the warm light and the bright colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Le voyageurNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Le voyageur
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4703 W: 0 N: 4373] (54331)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 4:52]
    Hello Serge,
    The red lighthouse is beautiful and eye-catching, and it is surrounded by interesting old buildings. You used the flowers very well for the foreground. Light, colours and clarity are all perfect.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Keep on eye on the weatherNikonD300s

    Keep on eye on the weather
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 953 W: 41 N: 1698] (12353)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 4:49]
    Hello Leslie,
    My first reaction was that the photo is heavily tilted :-). Of course it isn't, but the trees are. They have weathered many storms, all from the same direction, throughout the years. In windy places like this dark clouds can assemble very quickly. But before the rain starts the clouds look great in photos. The light is still superb.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IranIran
    Title: Iranian TurkmenNikon D90

    Iranian Turkmen
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 77 N: 1717] (11448)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 4:43]
    Hello Ali,
    This is a fine and relaxed portrait of the elderly man in a very nice setting. The carpets provide colours and interesting patterns. I also get a feeling there is an interesting mural painting on the wall. It contributes nicely to the composition with its different colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1961

    Alfa Romeo Giulietta 1961
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2736 W: 5 N: 5438] (26236)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 4:38]
    Hello Ourania,
    If we would see a car like that in the early 60's we would say "Wow, an Alfa Romeo". They were regarded as among the most sophisticated and beautiful cars and brought a high status to their owners. It's funny to think of that so many years later, seeing this charming but rather ordinary looking small car. Its dark blue colour is its greatest asset, especially as a contrast to the red clothes of the woman, the red chairs and the warm tones of the hillside with a touch of red.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: View from the bottom...

    View from the bottom...
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 4:28]
    Hello Bülent,
    This is a very intelligent work of art and a smart photo. The effect of the twisted figures and light blue and turquoise tones is mind-blowing. It makes me think of an installation I saw in London several years ago, where the spectators were walking one or two at a time surrounded by black oil reflecting the lights of the room.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: La pierre verteNikon D800

    La pierre verte
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7943 W: 0 N: 13893] (116138)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 4:17]
    Hello Nicolas,
    Another fine example of your talent to create art out of almost nothing. You placed the green rock very elegantly opposite the vaguely green hillside far away. I like the lines on the surface of the water and along the horizon and the hazy grey and green tones.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Postcard from LiverpoolCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Postcard from Liverpool
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2826 W: 95 N: 6945] (29169)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 4:06]
    Hello Mariusz,
    This is a very elegant postcard of the iconic buildings of Liverpool. The central view is nicely framed by the more modern structures, and towards the right I like the signs of GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. The inclusion of the seagulls and the black bollard in the foreground is a nice feature.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • UkraineUkraine
    Title: Ukrainian VeniceNikon D700

    Ukrainian Venice
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 424 W: 1 N: 387] (4840)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 3:30]
    Hello Kasia,
    This is among the most unusual photos I have seen on TE. It took me a while to realize what I was looking at. But it's a smart photo of a "smart" animal and an amusing note and WS. I suppose the WS shows the main street of the Ukrainian Venice :-).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Gdansk I

    Gdansk I
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 267 W: 0 N: 541] (4342)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 3:21]
    Hello Piotr,
    This is a superb view of central Gdansk. Although there are lots of clouds they are beautifully shaped and catch a very good light. The light generally is far superior to what I experienced during my visit to the city in late May. The colours have a wonderful clarity. I am curious to know from where you took this photo. It looks like you were standing on the roof of the small boutique hotel where I was staying, but you seem to have been much higher. I can't remember a tower in that block.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Nubble lighthousenikon D 7000

    Nubble lighthouse
    clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2128 W: 0 N: 1880] (14098)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989) [2014-08-20 3:15]
    Hello Robert,
    This is a very pretty view with the red hut as a strong eye-catcher. Actually it is almost the only feature that breaks through the mist. On the other hand the mist almost hiding everything is the main reason for the charm of the photo. It creates a very interesting atmosphere.
    Regards,
    Gert

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