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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Dreaming of Springtime....Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    Dreaming of Springtime....
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1313 W: 396 N: 4990] (20042)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-20 10:12]
    Hello John,
    As from Monday days will again get longer and lighter, at least in my part of the world. Unfortunately they will also most likely get colder, so I appreciate a photo like this with green grass and grazing sheep. It's actually very green photo with just one pink flower breaking this pattern. Amazing how many shades of green there are.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: One for all, all for oneCanon 5D Mark3

    One for all, all for one
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1599 W: 0 N: 3383] (35442)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-20 10:06]
    Hello Takero,
    I like this photo where you show us the game from a different perspective. The deliberately blurred background tells us everything we need to know about the fighting spirit. It's an original photo, also very bright and colorful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Drawing lesson in Burano

    Drawing lesson in Burano
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5270 W: 84 N: 13567] (77444)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-20 10:02]
    Hello Malgo,
    I have occasionally taken similar photos of young students having drawing lessons outside, but I never had such a blue wall or green window as a background. A very nice composition and a well timed shot.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: A ras la nappeNikon D800

    A ras la nappe
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8337 W: 0 N: 13999] (120452)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-20 9:57]
    Hello Nicolas,
    A fantastic sky that truly deserves the major part of the composition. The peaks of the mountains rising above the thick fog are another great feature of this photo. I like the dominance of mainly blue and grey tones.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: an alley in Platanos

    an alley in Platanos
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 5 N: 6099] (30187)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-20 9:53]
    Hello Ourania,
    This is a pleasant view of a narrow back alley in a small town. Looking carefully I realize there are amazingly many things to watch. The castle is an obvious eye-catcher as it rests alone on top of the hill, but my eyes tend to stay in the central area with its collection of red, green, yellow and blue details. I like the quiet and unhurried atmosphere of this ordinary street seemingly untouched by tourism.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Korzok Bell and Tso MoririCanon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi)

    Korzok Bell and Tso Moriri
    Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7776 W: 324 N: 15711] (55407)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-19 10:34]
    Hello Angshuman,
    This is a very nicely composed photo giving us a view of the old gompa and the spectacular scenery, with the bell as the central feature. The contrasts of light are very well managed, bringing out fine details of the walls and the roof, only leaving the bell and the rope hanging from it as a very distinct silhouette.
    KInd regards,
    Gert

  • IranIran
    Title: autumn day _3Nikon D3100

    autumn day _3
    mohammad_H Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 782 W: 135 N: 1683] (9198)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-19 10:29]
    Hello Muhammad,
    A fine photo of autumn. The colours are wonderful and well saturated and you have presented it very nicely with a tasteful frame.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Winter at St Aubin's Bay

    Winter at St Aubin's Bay
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1586 W: 0 N: 3909] (19245)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-19 10:27]
    Hello Ann,
    This is a lovely view and I enjoy the soft colours changing discreetly from green to light brown to grey to light blue. The partly cloudy sky has created fine reflections in the very calm water. The distant castle breaks the horizon nicely and I also like the view of the persons and a dog walking along the bank of what maybe is a salt-pan. Your note also taught me a thing or two about Jersey.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Castello di Caso

    Castello di Caso
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9592 W: 132 N: 18668] (120652)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-19 10:15]
    Hello Silvio,
    You have composed this very nicely, showing the house through an arch, seen through another arch. The light is superb and the texture of the stones is excellently captured. It always makes me happy to find some fine small details in a photo, and in this one I enjoy the laundry hanging outside the house, just below a nice little lamp.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Opposed to Change

    Opposed to Change
    photographer_sg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 253 W: 1 N: 572] (3791)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-19 10:11]
    Hello Satya,
    This is an original way of looking at a café. Seeing any place from above gives a different impression than being on the ground/floor with the others. This place still looks popular after so many years. Most tables are occupied and the waiters look busy. I don't think I ever was at this particular place, but I used to look for the branches of the Indian Coffee House, where I knew I could always get a decent cup and usually a cheap and tasty snack.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Blue domes again

    Blue domes again
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5270 W: 84 N: 13567] (77444)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-19 7:41]
    Hello Malgo,
    This is certainly a beautiful church, but it is so extravagant that it makes me think of a Disney movie or a fairytale book. It's amazing in any case and a fine photo with superb colours. Regarding the visitors, the Chinese can still afford to travel, but it seems there will be a lot fewer Russians traveling to distant countries the next few years.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Architectural beauty...Canon EOS 30D

    Architectural beauty...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5308 W: 157 N: 7182] (84598)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-19 7:32]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    This is indeed a very beautiful building with superb details. The beautiful weather and fine colours make it look even better. Personally I also like the inclusion of the woman passing by, adding some life to the composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Observers' logeFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Observers' loge
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 925 W: 0 N: 2300] (22225)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-19 7:29]
    Hello Ryszard,
    A very pleasant composition, well balanced and with fine colours. The people on the bench are all facing the right direction, looking into the photo. It's a simple but very attractive photo.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Laundry for MesutPentax K7

    Laundry for Mesut
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4963 W: 88 N: 11579] (55562)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-19 7:26]
    Hello Craig,
    I see no technical problems here, but in any case it's not technical perfection that makes a photo great. To my mind the composition and the content of a photo is nearly everything (as long as it's not totally blurred or tilted). This is a fine little unimportant moment you have captured. A woman in red hanging laundry outside a white wall and a lady in blue hanging laundry on a red (maybe pink) wall. A white window on the red wall and a green plant framing that wall. A fine example of matching colors and coincidences.
    Have a great weekend,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Ho Hop EiffelNikon D200

    Ho Hop Eiffel
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5197 W: 197 N: 6524] (37328)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-19 7:19]
    Hello Berek,
    This is the way to photograph the Eiffel tower: just to keep it discreetly in the background as an indication of the location. The focus is entirely on the young girls having fun, but I also like the line of lampposts leading my eyes towards the trees at mid level.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TunisiaTunisia
    Title: Girlfriend in Tunisia

    Girlfriend in Tunisia
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1748 W: 0 N: 602] (4537)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-19 7:13]
    Hello Wolfgang,
    The henna decorations on the hands and feet of the woman to the right makes me think she is newly married, in which case she probably has some amazing experiences to tell her friend about. I like the relaxed spontaneity and ordinariness of this shot, as well as the nice colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Blue hour and hospital

    Blue hour and hospital
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 545 W: 0 N: 1049] (7492)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-19 7:09]
    Hello Piotr,
    It's never much fun to stay in a hospital, but the warm light streaming out from these windows make this look like a rather cosy place. The buildings as such are very elegant and you have handled the blue hour light perfectly with an excellent exposure.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Merry Christmas!Nikon D800

    Merry Christmas!
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 499 W: 1 N: 552] (5956)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-19 2:00] [+]
    Hello Kasia,
    A Merry Christmas to you too. I'm looking forward to seeing more of your pictures from Iraq, as well as Nepal. This one has a fine blue hour atmosphere and to me it is more exotic than any "normal! view from Kathmandu. I am fairly sure this peaceful little oasis didn't exist 42 years ago.
    All the best,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: peace

    peace
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 5 N: 6099] (30187)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-18 10:49]
    Hello Ourania,
    This is a calm and harmonious and very beautiful view. It has a very appealing simplicity and the few ingredients are all very well balanced against each other and they all contribute to the composition.
    KInd regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: CastropolNikon D3100

    Castropol
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2499 W: 0 N: 5779] (30664)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3577 W: 301 N: 7725] (40085) [2014-12-18 10:26]
    Hello Angel,
    This is a splendid view across the water towards the small town and the hills beyond. The rather thick clouds go well with the subdued colours of the view, where the town with its white and yellow houses have a marvelous bright tone.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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