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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Vintage advertising...Canon EOS 1100D

    Vintage advertising...
    Giustiniani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 80 W: 5 N: 120] (947)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-18 6:45]
    Hello Magaly,
    I love the faded colours of this old advertisement, which actually looks like several ones painted on top of each other. The little colour remaining has given the wall a very attractive patina. This was very well observed and nicely composed.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: StarsNikon D 700

    Stars
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2503 W: 67 N: 5934] (27068)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-18 6:38]
    Hello Rosemary,
    Nobody could overlook a photo with these colours. You composed this very well by standing so close to the bright orange wall, including the stars but also getting a good view along the street going up the hill. I like the inclusion of the dog, the man carrying two bags and the parked red car. I don't remember if there were any houses so brightly painted in Ireland in 1968, but the rest of the street further up the hill may have looked the same in those days. Whether there really were any "great places to eat" in 1968 would in any case have been beyond my budget to discover.
    Kind regards and a Happy Easter,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Hotel turned universityNikon D5100

    Hotel turned university
    rogerl Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 197] (1314)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-18 3:18] [+]
    Hello Andrew,
    This is a fine composition of this grandiose building with an interesting background. Weren't people supposed to stay for less than four months in the late 19th century? That sounds very strange. No Americans today have that kind of vacations, do they?
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Panchina con vista

    Panchina con vista
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2015 W: 16 N: 2363] (23738)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-18 3:09]
    Hello Carlo,
    The view of the rural scenery is beautiful, like a painting, but it makes me envious to see that it already looks like summer in Italy. You made a fine composition of wonderful colours and light. I only wonder why the bench is facing the wrong direction. I wouldn't like to tun my back on this fine scenery.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Crocodile TreeNikon D800

    Crocodile Tree
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 339 W: 1 N: 296] (4122)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-18 2:23] [+]
    Hello Kasia,
    Having grown up with the Beatles, I could have briefly taken this for a yellow submarine :-). It's an amusing picture, quite attractive with its strange colours and shapes, but it can of course also be viewed as a worrying sign of even worse times to come, as the climate change proceeds and floodings become more frequent. Maybe when the northern hemisphere gets considerably warmer there will actually be crocodiles in England.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Friendship BridgeNikon Coolpix P7000

    Friendship Bridge
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1407 W: 9 N: 2765] (11170)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-18 2:16] [+]
    Hello Maria,
    An interesting photo with an interesting note. The bridge looks so crowded and busy, not at all like in 1972 when this was a very quiet and empty place. You were lucky to pass this way in those digital era. In earlier days they could have taken the film and you would have lost a lot of pictures. That happened to me once in Africa. In 1972 nobody cared that I took photos from the Nepalese side into China. Maybe I will show those photos here later.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Happy Easter

    Happy Easter
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9061 W: 135 N: 16951] (111120)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-18 2:08]
    Hello Silvio,
    This is a lovely old tree, very strangely shaped with its two or three trunks grown together. They are full of fascinating twists and holes and cavities, reminding me of an old person with a body bent and aching from a long life of hard work.
    A very interesting view. I wish you a Happy Easter too.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Suburban landscapeCanon Powershot A640

    Suburban landscape
    gildasjan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4007 W: 297 N: 6040] (40244)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-17 14:01]
    Hello Gildas,
    The straight lines of the tall buildings and the red iron construction dominate the view, making the graffiti in the foreground appear as a great contrast. The colours of the buildings are fairly dull but balance each other in an interesting and quite attractive way. The dark clouds and the good light clearly benefit the photo. It's a well considered composition of very different kinds of elements that combined create a highly interesting effect.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Old Warehouses - Trondheim

    Old Warehouses - Trondheim
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1439 W: 0 N: 3385] (16859)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-17 9:57]
    Hello Ann,
    This is an excellent photo. The beautiful old houses are beautifully reflected and you have "anchored" the composition perfectly in the two red buoys. I get an impression they were left there for the benefit of observant photograpers. They also form a kind of triangle with the top of the church tower. You were blessed with fine weather and a very good light, but a less gifted photographer could probably have wasted such an opportunity anyway.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Deutsche Bank Twin TowersCanon EOS 60D

    Deutsche Bank Twin Towers
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2222 W: 8 N: 4942] (17253)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-17 9:15]
    Hello Noel,
    These are very interesting twin towers, quite beautiful too, and the dark clouds suit them perfectly. They are very nicely reflected in each other, and I also love the reflections at the bottom of the more modest buildings in the vicinity.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • CubaCuba
    Title: What You Looking At?Pentax K7

    What You Looking At?
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4533 W: 88 N: 10076] (49328)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-17 8:35] [+]
    Hello Craig,
    Amazing cars, I wouldn't deny that, and a spontaneous eye-contact could never be wrong. There is nothing wrong with laundry hanging outside the windows either. Even the architecture is fine, or at least it used to be fine. But why did you want to brighten this? I see no need at all for that.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le Lac du SalagouNikon D80

    Le Lac du Salagou
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10449 W: 165 N: 17874] (97031)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-17 8:31]
    Hello Christiane,
    This is a great view with remarkable natural colours, possibly improved by the warm afternoon light. The small island would be a fine place for a picnic. The sharpness of the photo is excellent.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Choir stall canopy

    Choir stall canopy
    Tigerlily Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 190 W: 26 N: 280] (2499)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-17 8:28]
    Hello Jasmine,
    The dramatic contrasts of the well lit surface and the pitch black background make the canopy look like floating in space, like a Gothic satellite if any such thing existed. I like how you have cropped it just below the small heads (of prophets, angels?). It's a marvellous work of art and a very good photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Karlovasi village view I

    Karlovasi village view I
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4213 W: 19 N: 6062] (47726)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-17 8:22]
    Hello Costantino,
    This is a great view of the small town below the mountains. This time of the year the streets look quite empty but there seems to be a crowd of locals at the café to the right. The light and colours are very good and I also like the single red buoy floating in the blue water.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: The girl wrapped in the spring flowerPentax K10 D

    The girl wrapped in the spring flower
    kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1300 W: 219 N: 3212] (11106)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-17 8:07]
    Hello Mikio,
    This is a lovely picture. The girl gave you a perfect photo opportunity and she also adds more fine colours to the yellow and green of the field. It's a fine and charming composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Place de la mairieNikon D-300

    Place de la mairie
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4460 W: 0 N: 3928] (50636)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-17 7:59]
    Hello Serge,
    A nicely captured wide angle view of this neat square. The buildings are beautiful and the photo has superb light and colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ArmeniaArmenia
    Title: Windows...

    Windows...
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4654 W: 76 N: 11375] (68666)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-17 7:56]
    Hello Malgo,
    You composed this close-up very well by tilting it to create diagonals. This little excerpt of the wall looks a lot better than the entire building with its design of what may be called Soviet modernism.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Impromptu!!Nikon D-300

    Impromptu!!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2766 W: 199 N: 6148] (24342)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-17 7:50]
    Hello Bev,
    This is a great photo. Impromptu shots are usually the best, IMO, provided the photographer has enough time to get the technicalities reasonably right. This one is almost immaculate. There seems to be a slíght tilt, judging from the walls of the ruin, and it would have been even better if the girls had not been so close together. But considering the circumstances these are very minor remarks. I really love the colours and good atmosphere the girls bring, and the surroundings are superb. There's a wonderful contrast between the happy young girls and the gloomy old ruins.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Lune pîquéesNikon D800

    Lune pîquées
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7565 W: 0 N: 13705] (111365)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-17 7:41]
    Hello Nicolas,
    As always you have managed to create fantastic colours. This is an amazing balance of dark blue, pink, orange and dark grey. A very impressive and aye-catching composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Bicykle trip...Canon EOS 30D

    Bicykle trip...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 157 N: 6547] (79806)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3182 W: 284 N: 6421] (34669) [2014-04-17 7:38]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    Lots of people in bright clothes assembled in the forest, that was an ideal moment for a photo. The bikers are placed on a diagonal splitting the composition in two parts, and one woman is standing in front of the others creating a superb foreground. The light is excellent and the colours are perfect.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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