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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: within the clouds

    within the clouds
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 13 N: 9747] (49935)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 5:09]
    Hello Ourania,
    This photo surprised me. At first I mistook the patches of snow to be small huts all along the mountainside. Surely there couldn't be that kind of Latin American slum area in Athens? And of course there isn't. Maybe I was mislead by the cloud, which makes the mountain look much higher than it is, like somewhere among the Andes. So this is not just an attractive photo but also very interesting.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Casigliano

    Casigliano
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12140 W: 132 N: 24458] (150405)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 5:01]
    Hello Silvio,
    Beautiful buildings along the narrow alley. The light and colours are well managed and the texture of the walls is perfectly captured.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Silhouettes au MetNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Silhouettes au Met
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7251 W: 0 N: 7699] (86147) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 4:59]
    Hello Serge,
    The silhouettes of people in front of the fountain are perfectly captured and create a very vivid image. The façade of the building provides a fine background.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Spanish Royal GuardSony DSC HX400v

    Spanish Royal Guard
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6974 W: 53 N: 11627] (42202)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 4:17]
    Hello Lars,
    What a terrible job to be standing perfectly still like this for probably an hour, maybe on a very hot day, and most likely with people like you getting close with a camera. Since he was not allowed to chase you away you had time to get a perfect sharpness and exposure.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Boys will be boysCanon AE 1

    Boys will be boys
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 972 W: 299 N: 2492] (11704)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 3:53]
    Hello Will,
    This was only 30 years ago, and the photo has kept its colours very nicely, but still this rather makes me think of the 1950's, when I was of these boys' age. Children probably have fun this way even now, but as an ignorant pensioner I only imagine them as constantly stuck with their iPads or mobile phones, catching up on their obesity. (I'm glad to realize I'm probably wrong.) It's a very nice view anyway, with remarkably well captured tones of the water.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Snowy Miskolc III

    Snowy Miskolc III
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 332 W: 3 N: 820] (6500)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 2:23] [+]
    Hello György,
    A very neatly cropped and amusing photo and an amusing note. It's as so often a well spotted ordinary moment which most people would ave neglected. The WS is a nice photo but to my mind far less interesting.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: SleepwalkerSony ILCE6300

    Sleepwalker
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3723 W: 310 N: 4855] (19478)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 2:19]
    Hello Rob,
    I have of course seen this original sculpture before, but it is such a fantastic creation that it can be photographed over and over again and a new impression could always be found. This is a beautiful case of an art work that seems to be created to inspire interaction with the viewers. You have three wonderful examples of this, all of them worthy of being an official upload.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Balades dans les Hautes FagnesNikon D80

    Balades dans les Hautes Fagnes
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13388 W: 156 N: 23073] (123832)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 2:04]
    Hello Christiane,
    You used the colorful billboard perfectly as a bright contrast to the view of the white scenery. It makes the photo very eye-catching and attractive. It is also a very well exposed photo with a wonderful clarity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Sunset in MardinNikon D 5000

    Sunset in Mardin
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6104 W: 495 N: 17425] (96794)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 2:02]
    Hello Mesut,
    The beautiful building and the magnificent view are captured with perfect warm colours of the sunset. It is a photo with a great and exotic atmosphere and it is very well exposed.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La forteressePanasonic LUMIX DMC FZ38

    La forteresse
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 880 N: 24560] (106917)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 1:59]
    Hello Philippe,
    The magnificent fortress is well captured with fine colours and contrasts. The light and shadows underscore the fine shapes of the wall.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Reflections and contrast.Canon EOS 5 D

    Reflections and contrast.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12827 W: 298 N: 25351] (101882)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 1:57]
    Hello Danos,
    A swan or two always makes a photo nicer, and it is the case also in this photo, but even more attractive this time are the reflections and fine colours. Especially I like the red reflections coming from something we can't see. They bring a surprising element to the photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Omerta

    Omerta
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5642 W: 369 N: 12243] (59466) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 1:54]
    Hello Lisa,
    I think this huge rock is like a cloud, where almost any shape can be imagined and each one can see her own figure. I love the grayscale, the rough surface of the rocks and the marvellous sharpness and contrasts.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title:

    Champs-Elysées
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7967 W: 103 N: 20193] (104302)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 1:50]
    Hello Malgo,
    A nice view where the careful planning of the city with the wide boulevards is clearly seen. Lots of magnificent buildings, lots of life along the streets and several spots of bright colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: The village forgotten by snowSony DSC HX200v

    The village forgotten by snow
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9693 W: 123 N: 17952] (95982)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 1:47]
    Hello Luciano,
    No snow but a wonderful warm light complementing the frozen pond. The yellow façade of the town hall shines brightly between the trees. The birds walking on the ice create a nice atmosphere.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Frozen RiverNikon D7200

    Frozen River
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1972 W: 0 N: 5021] (40776)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 1:44]
    Hello Ryszard,
    You have found a lot of inspiration from this winter. Here is another ideal postcard where the view of Cathedral Island gets a special quality from the snow covered ice on the river. The light and colours are beautiful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Luna ParkCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Luna Park
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 150 N: 7313] (27060)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 1:41]
    Hello Murat,
    There is no lack of bright colors and amusing details in this photo, and there is a good atmosphere among the young families expecting to have fun. You used the light very nicely.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: 5 S C I L 2...

    5 S C I L 2...
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9278 W: 175 N: 14985] (67271)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 1:39]
    Hello Jorge,
    An original composition with a good choice of partial desaturation. I am not always fond of that technique but in this case it works very well. I like the diagonals and straight angles of the grey lines.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Finestra bretone

    Finestra bretone
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4202 W: 28 N: 5022] (53360)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 1:36]
    Hello Carlo,
    A nice wall with many fine details and bright colours. It's well observed and nicely captured with good light and contrasts.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Snow Monkey 2017-1#2Canon 1DX

    Snow Monkey 2017-1#2
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 0 N: 3608] (44337)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 1:08]
    Hello Takero,
    This is a very touching photo. I feel sorry for the monkeys who feel so cold and my thoughts immediately go to photos of refugees from wars suffering in the snow at a closed border. It's well captured.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: il va prendre le trainNikon D5

    il va prendre le train
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11452 W: 0 N: 15173] (148618) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5673 W: 377 N: 11625] (57483) [2017-01-22 1:03]
    Hello Nicolas,
    This is another fantastic photo. It's so simple and so stunning. There is a perfect imagined connection between the person at the bottom and the train at the top, with just a large white field in between. The light inside the train looks so cosy that we understand that the person wants to get inside. I will definitely add this to my favorites.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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