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  • VietnamVietnam
    Title: Coracle fisherman, Da NangCanon EOS5D

    Coracle fisherman, Da Nang
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 930 W: 296 N: 2340] (11066)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-24 11:40]
    Hello Will,
    I'm amazed to see such an armada of round basket boats. I only saw less than a handful in my three journeys to Vietnam and none at all during my brief visits to Da Nang. These unusual boats make this an interesting photo that will certainly teach some people something about the world (or a small part of it). The undramatic procedures going on in the foreground make this a photo to my taste.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Sleepless in New YorkSony ILCE6300

    Sleepless in New York
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3346 W: 309 N: 3804] (15176)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-24 7:51]
    Hello Rob,
    The owners of the Tashibo company will be pleased with this photo. I like it too. It's an amusing and colourful combination of modern architecture and public art. It's very eye-catching.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: The walkers

    The walkers
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2677 W: 0 N: 1646] (11043)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-24 6:09]
    Hello Wolfgang,
    The cows are nicely placed on the slope of the hill where they create a nice atmosphere and provide local colour. You captured the family perfectly on the top of the hill where they are clearly seen against the sky. It's a well timed and generally pleasant photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: ~ off to school ~Nikon D70s

    ~ off to school ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5604 W: 152 N: 12460] (55116)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-24 6:05]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    It's a simple but nice snap-shot of the probably identical twins (at least wearing identical colours) on their way to school. In the short moment available you managed to balance the composition nicely and get the right settings on your camera. This photo gives us some little glimpse of life in this part of the world.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Matera TwilightNikon D 90

    Matera Twilight
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12097 W: 1007 N: 23345] (115493)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-24 4:34]
    Hello Chris,
    The flat stones in the street are quite attractive and even more so with the reflected warm light of the lamps. It looks like an attractive alley and the persons add atmosphere. They are just enough many, and at a reasonable distance, to animate the view without disturbing it.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Villa Milani

    Villa Milani
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11669 W: 132 N: 23116] (145533)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-24 3:48]
    Hello Silvio,
    The fine position of the statue, the thick tree on the other side and the long view into the valley between them make this a very good composition. The colours and light are beautiful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Summer in PhillySony DSC HX400v

    Summer in Philly
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6466 W: 53 N: 10755] (38652)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-24 3:46]
    Hello Lars,
    A magnificent fountain, people, interesting buildings and very good colours. This photo has everything a good postcard needs. In fact, the strong human presence makes it far better than most postcards.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: boats and seascape

    boats and seascape
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4499 W: 12 N: 9131] (47048)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-24 3:08]
    Hello Ourania,
    This photo has a beautifully quiet atmosphere and it shows preciously little. Three boats, maybe two nets and a few men in a light blue world. This is minimalism at its best, as it is also telling a story and teaching us something about the world.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Sant ApollinareNikon D7200

    Sant Apollinare
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1678 W: 0 N: 4386] (37325)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-24 3:04]
    Hello Ryszard,
    This church is stunningly beautiful and is nicely placed at the bend of the river and at the foot of the hill. It's a plain view but it's well balanced and all the features are very nice.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Tracks

    Tracks
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 202 W: 3 N: 503] (4442)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-24 3:01] [+]
    Hello György,
    This may be nothing special ;-) but the colours and the quiet atmosphere of early evening make it quite a poetic view towards the Lenin works. The tracks actually make some difference to the foreground and create a certain depth. The pink and purple tones in the distance are very nice. The WS is a good photo too but of course not Trekearthish enough. It makes me think of the end of a Hollywood movie where the poor abandoned dog has finally found a new home and friends and is happy again.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Tulips for Mesut

    Tulips for Mesut
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3373 W: 107 N: 5917] (26874)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-24 1:58]
    Hello Klaudio,
    I am sure this will be the brightest and most colourful photo of the day. The diagonal lines of flowers also make it a nice composition. It would still have been "just another tulips photo" but for the girls, who bring life and also very good balance to the composition.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Just before darknessCanon EOS 60D

    Just before darkness
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8795 W: 606 N: 15624] (72853)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-24 1:54]
    Hello Ike,
    The bright features of the Luna Park hour make a lot of difference to the view already at this early, but there is still enough natural light to allow us a good look at the high-rise buildings in the background. The shining blue ferris wheel nicely breaks the strong vertical accent of the photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: the riverNikon D3200

    the river
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1891 W: 34 N: 2942] (17648)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-23 13:36]
    Hello Benny,
    This looks indeed very quiet. Going down the river on one of those boats would probably be a slow but pleasant journey. The total dominance of green is almost overwhelming. This is gracefully far from the urban jungles of Java.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: Colorful Georgia

    Colorful Georgia
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2141 W: 2 N: 3155] (18732)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-23 13:33]
    Hello Piotr,
    These mountains are even more amazingly colourful than those in your last photo. They make a fascinating sight. A geologist would also love this photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Second tallest in NYCSony ILCE6300

    Second tallest in NYC
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3346 W: 309 N: 3804] (15176)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-23 9:46]
    Hello Rob,
    Maybe this is the kind of building that will grow on you and you will learn to love, but since I see it for the first time I can't yet see its beauty. I know it is stupid to say that something of a refined simplicity looks like something a child could design, but I get an image of a child building a tower of Lego pieces to see how tall he can make it before it collapses. And it doesn't really look like a cosy place to live. But there is no doubt you found a good place for taking this photo, looking down on all the surrounding skyscrapers. It's an amazing view.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Gatineau - 2016 - 3Nikon D7100

    Gatineau - 2016 - 3
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8307 W: 108 N: 14391] (67493)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-23 7:41]
    Hello Pierre,
    It's a well taken photo of this strange plane that makes me think of a wasp. It's a perfectly sharp photo with beautiful and well saturated colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • CroatiaCroatia
    Title: Port of TrogirNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Port of Trogir
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5951 W: 5 N: 10034] (46466)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-23 7:38]
    Hello Luis,
    This is a superb view of the small town with its church towers and typical red roofs. The three hills form a beautiful backdrop to the view and the crowded marina provides an amazing foreground. It is a splendid and very nicely composed photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Faces of the Edinburgh Fringe IIICanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Faces of the Edinburgh Fringe III
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1738 W: 412 N: 6326] (25702)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-23 7:10]
    Hello John,
    This is an excellent portrait. The woman poses well and you found her in a place with very good and soft light. The "fringe" seen beside her is a good detail in this photo. I am rather fascinated by her eyes and lips, and their accessories..
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le phare de la MadonettaNikon D100

    Le phare de la Madonetta
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6922 W: 0 N: 7104] (81703)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-23 6:25]
    Hello Serge,
    This is a pleasant photo with good balance between the boat and the lighthouse. The photo is nicely composed following the rule of thirds with these horizontal areas of sky, land and sea.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PeruPeru
    Title: Guinea PigSony Cybershot DSC-F828

    Guinea Pig
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2483 W: 39 N: 3466] (14773)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5223 W: 370 N: 10785] (54235) [2016-09-23 5:56]
    Hello Alexandre,
    This is an interesting photo, and quite colourful too, and it tells us something about the world, so it should be perfect for TE. And yet I am sure many people will be disturbed by it. If it wasn't served with the head still remaining it would be just like any kind of grilled meat. In China I have eaten unusual things, like snakes and dog, but I wasn't so reminded of what I had on my plate. You get a smiley for the cultural contribution to TE, and also for sharpness and exposure, but maybe not for the beauty of the photo. ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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