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  • PhilippinesPhilippines
    Title: Sugar Beach girlsCANON EOS 600D

    Sugar Beach girls
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5316 W: 95 N: 8459] (45771)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-20 7:37]
    Hello Gerrit,
    I like the glance the "blue" woman is giving you. It's a brief moment, but you captured it perfectly. Did you whistle at her or call her to make her look back? :-) I also like the contrast of the blue and yellow shirts and the light blue background of the sea.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Three Very Different Men

    Three Very Different Men
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5052 W: 81 N: 12894] (75011)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-20 7:31]
    Hello Malgo,
    Of course they are staring at you! Who wouldn't be staring at someone coming from the other side of the earth pointing a camera at you as you are gossiping and having a cup of tea. This is a nice photo that tells us a lot of India in a very simple way.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Turret...Canon EOS 30D

    Turret...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5203 W: 157 N: 6993] (83138)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-20 7:27]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    A simple but very efficient and distinct composition with excellent contrasts. As always this is a perfectly exposed photo with equally perfect sharpness.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Muinkschelde - IICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Muinkschelde - II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18579 W: 505 N: 31977] (136638)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-20 7:23]
    Hello John,
    Another beautiful city view from a nice and sunny day. The palace is very impressive and beautiful, and the people on the boat are obviously enjoying the day. I like the small red details outside the palace and the very well handled light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Mélèzes dorésNikon D800

    Mélèzes dorés
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8124 W: 0 N: 13945] (118038)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-20 7:21]
    Hello Nicolas,
    Wonderful yellow trees standing in the sunshine, contrasting well with the shady mountainside behind. Very fine tones of yellow, green and grey in all of the photo. The light and contrasts are superb.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: It's Like Light & Day

    It's Like Light & Day
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1687 W: 2 N: 3333] (12508)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-20 7:18]
    Hello Jason,
    Honestly, a cloudy sky can produce just as good light as a sunny day. I like the very fine, mild tones of this photo and also the lack of crowds. Yes, really, too many people can obscure the view, but a couple of persons on the doorsteps are always nice to see.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Owl MountainsNikon D70

    Owl Mountains
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 866 W: 0 N: 2098] (20795)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-20 7:09]
    Hello Ryszard,
    Another amazing natural scenery. I love the light and the soft shadows and the combination of mild tones of yellow, green and almost pink.The red roof in the green field is a superb detail.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Light and shadows.

    Light and shadows.
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 395 W: 0 N: 793] (5864)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-20 6:59]
    Hello Piotr,
    I regret that I only spent less than a day in Lodz this year. I realized the city was worth much more. This photo may not tell us so much about Lodz, but it's a very attractive picture with beautifully handled play of light and shadows. It's very well exposed and it has created a fine atmosphere.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IranIran
    Title: EsfahanNikon D90

    Esfahan
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 90 N: 2032] (13213)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-20 6:50]
    Hello Ali,
    A fine photo from the Isfahan bazaar. The artificial light is very well handled with well maintained colours and good sharpness. This is an interesting photo with lots of details to watch, including the small crowd of people.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Well Protected!Nikon D-300

    Well Protected!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3020 W: 204 N: 6877] (27495)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-20 2:56]
    Hello Bev,
    Actually, I thought thatched cottages were quintessentially a tradition of southern Sweden and the island of Gotland :-). But they still wouldn't look like this. I agree that this is very English. And whatever it is, it's a beautiful house which may be hiding an equally nice garden behind the hedges and the over-ambitious dog. In any case it was a lovely day with a superb light and beautiful colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: watching the game

    watching the game
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2886 W: 5 N: 5760] (28278)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-20 2:50]
    Hello Ourania,
    This is a very pleasant photo with so many things to watch. I like the fact that the game looks so informal and unorganized. There seems to be as many colours of the shirts as there are players. If anyone gets tired of watching the kids play there is a beautiful view of the windmills or the hillside. And at this time of the year you still have a lovely sunshine, which is now rare in my part of Europe, where the days are getting darker and duller all the time.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Love Valley for Malgo with WS for NoelNikon D800

    Love Valley for Malgo with WS for Noel
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 467 W: 1 N: 459] (5454)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-20 2:44] [+]
    Hello Kasia,
    Now, how on earth could anyone get the idea to call this Love Valley?
    I was here in 1970. There were no balloons, no English names for the valleys, not even any tourists at all, just me and my friend going by taxi along the dusty roads.
    On the other hand I didn't get any photo as brilliant as this. The view is stunning and the early morning light and colours are beautiful. In a way I think one single balloon in the distance has a greater impact than a crowd of balloons.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Sekapark'tanNikon D700

    Sekapark'tan
    GFSSD-1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 109 W: 29 N: 43] (3461)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-19 10:00]
    Hello Recep,
    A nice composition. The long jetty makes a fine curve along the water. The dark wood contrasts nicely with the light clouds and the grey sea.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Wild With Watermelon

    Wild With Watermelon
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1687 W: 2 N: 3333] (12508)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-19 8:20]
    Hello Jason,
    It seems you and Malgo were taking turns going to the same places, but not quite taking the same photos. It's always interesting to compare the different compositions various persons decide on. This one has great colors, a strong human presence and fine parallel curves (sort of). There doesn't seem to be a lot of activities going on, but maybe it wasn't exactly rush-hour. The indoor light is very nice anyway,
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • PhilippinesPhilippines
    Title: Mount kanlaon and a chapelCanon EOS 400 D

    Mount kanlaon and a chapel
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5316 W: 95 N: 8459] (45771)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-19 8:13]
    Hello Gerrit,
    A very nice view of the well shaped volcano and a fine foreground. The road makes a very nice curve, and for some reason I always enjoy roads that disappear behind a bend. It's good to see some people on the road as well. The church is nicely placed and the red and yellow garlands are a fine detail. The light and colours of the photo are very good.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Trouble at millCanon EOS5D

    Trouble at mill
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 565 W: 278 N: 1275] (6388)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-19 7:31] [+]
    Hello Will,
    This is a graphically strong and dynamic photo. I sense trouble just climbing this road, although you may have made it look steeper than it actually is. Monochrome definitely suits old Victorian houses and dirty industries the best, so I fully agree with this treatment. It's an oriignal and impressive shot.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: A red house with a viewOlympus OMD EM5

    A red house with a view
    trevormoffiet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 2 N: 522] (2842)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-19 4:28]
    Hej Trevor,
    Ja, detta är verkligen en fantastisk utsikt. Jag undrar ofta om människor som lever så här njuter av naturen, eller om de är alltför vana vid den. Det röda huset och de gröna tonerna i förgrunden balanserar varandra mycket fint. Island ser alltid fantastiskt ut, men också väldigt kallt och vått och ensamt.
    Bästa hälsningar,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Strolling through Istanbul - V

    Strolling through Istanbul - V
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5332 W: 494 N: 15026] (81320)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-19 4:24]
    Hello Mesut,
    A nice photo of daily life with fine various tones of grey and blue. Very well seen. There is a slightly unfortunate gap between the left man's trousers and shirt ;-).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: La SeuOlympus OMD EM5

    La Seu
    siudzi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2698 W: 23 N: 4364] (32825)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-19 4:21]
    Hello Gosia,
    This is an extremely well exposed photo with marvellous reflections. The cathedral is impressive and so is this photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Kremlin now and then

    Kremlin now and then
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5052 W: 81 N: 12894] (75011)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3450 W: 298 N: 7350] (38579) [2014-10-19 4:18]
    Hello Malgo,
    I think a lot of tourists, maybe most, will only visit places they have already seen on TV or the net. They wouldn't bother with looking for anything different. It is surprising, though, that a marvellous place like this seems to receive so relatively few visitors. Maybe the busloads had not yet arrived. The church and the residence of yes I know who look quite fantastic in this light and with your good exposure.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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