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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: SelfiesSony Nex 6

    Selfies
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2862 W: 306 N: 2455] (9516)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-25 5:02] [+]
    Hello Rob,
    Seen as silhouettes against the quite spectacular sky these people look like a monument on their own. You observed and placed them very well. The airplane is a bonus.
    I plan to spend a day (not staying overnight) in Haarlem between the 7 and 10 of May. Would you have time for a brief meeting with a beer or a coffee any of those days? And of course Lars, if he is free and interested.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Tableau VivantOlympus OMD EM5

    Tableau Vivant
    macondo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2939 W: 101 N: 4988] (19451)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-25 4:09]
    Hello Andrew,
    You have used the famous palace as a backdrop to a more interesting view in the foreground, just like I try to do whenever possible. The man passing by seems to be glancing at the pram, maybe trying to see if there is a purse or small bag that could be easily snatched while the parents are busy. Maybe then he noticed you and realized there was a witness. The B&W conversion, as always, seems to bring us a few decades back.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CubaCuba
    Title: On the steps

    On the steps
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6929 W: 99 N: 17530] (94442)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-25 4:00]
    Hello Malgo,
    No nice smiles here,. but lots of nice colours and a glimpse of daily life. A very good photo in the category of "nothing special". ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert
    Just killing time now while waiting to go to the airport.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Heading Towards the CastleNikon D-300

    Heading Towards the Castle
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4052 W: 238 N: 9149] (37593)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-25 1:23]
    Hello Bev,
    This is a wonderful composition, looking entirely spontaneous while following every "rule" I can think of. People walking along a diagonal path, fine balance between the nearest couple and the yellow flowers, the bushes and the woman in pink placed on thirds and the inspiring ruined castle as a perfect focal-point in the background. The weather was nice and sunny and you got yourself a perfect photo. That was a day to remember.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: wires with a view

    wires with a view
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4182 W: 12 N: 8405] (43594)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-25 0:53] [+]
    Hello Ourania,
    For once here are wires that don't disturb the view but have an important function for the composition. The birds have a lovely view of the surroundings, at least if they turn their heads around and look back. But maybe they have other things on their minds. At least we can enjoy the original church on the hillside and the bright light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert
    PS I won't be able to follow TE regularly for the next couple of weeks.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Siamo rimasti in tre

    Siamo rimasti in tre
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3653 W: 27 N: 4247] (45840)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-25 0:49]
    Hello Carlo,
    A very pleasant composition of the three persons riding their horses along the road that seems to go through a tunnel of trees. I like the mild colours produced by the lack of direct light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Invisible Tow LineCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Invisible Tow Line
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2865 W: 137 N: 5750] (21362)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-25 0:47]
    Hello Murat,
    This is an excellent and simple composition of the kind that says "less is more". I like very much the triangle of the biker and the two kayakers, who also add nice colors to the view.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Cappella Reale Dublino

    Cappella Reale Dublino
    cristina1 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 85] (699)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-24 12:19]
    Hello Cristina,
    The mock Gothic chapel is quite beautiful and is well presented from this angle. The plants and the pots add a lot of colours and save what could have been a very empty foreground. The two visitors also provide interesting details. It's a very well exposed photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: The blind leading the blind.Nikon D7000

    The blind leading the blind.
    boa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 528 W: 2 N: 1256] (7327)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-24 11:53]
    Hej Boa,
    Jag vet inte exakt hur jag ska tolka den här bilden, men det är mycket som är skumt med rättsväsendet i Georgien. Det är hur som helst en ovanligt färggrann och fantasieggande gatubild. Det ser ut som en strypsnara som hänger framför tjejen, men så illa kan det väl inte vara? Det är en välobserverad och snabbt fångad ögonblicksbild, helt i min favoritstil.
    Hälsningar,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Reflets " casino" Las VegasPanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Reflets " casino" Las Vegas
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12514 W: 154 N: 21675] (117315)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-24 8:05]
    Hello Christiane,
    A very well framed and nicely shaped photo with an original balance between the "real" view and the reflections. I also like the contrast between the cold tones of the margins and the warm interiors. Very cleverly composed.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Nikon D 90

    Musée maritime
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2467 W: 1241 N: 2537] (33844)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-24 8:00]
    Hello Claude,
    This is an extremely bright and very original composition. It looks like Mondrian got tired of squares and switched to circles. Everything, not just the huge umbrellas, contributes to this stunning brightness.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: How boys are made

    How boys are made
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 2 N: 224] (2727)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-24 7:22] [+]
    Hello György,
    What is a "good" photo? to me it is more than often a photo that tells a story, which this one does (with a little help from the note). This may note be the most artistic composition I've ever seen, but it's amusing and I like it. I note that the University of Miskolc was utterly sexistic already 100 years ago (unless it should be regarded as progressive that girls were allowed to enjoy sex in the early 20th century). ;-)
    Best regards,
    Gert
    PS I won't be able to follow TE very much for the next couple of weeks.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: C'est en Provence

    C'est en Provence
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1605 W: 0 N: 3089] (20765) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-24 4:14]
    Hello Ghislaine,
    Wonderful colours in straight lines, but I almost like the clouds just as much. They have no colours, and are not lined up, but they give a lot of character to the well exposed photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Markethall RotterdamSony Nex 6

    Markethall Rotterdam
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2862 W: 306 N: 2455] (9516)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-24 4:12]
    Hello Rob,
    I usually hate shopping-mall, because they all look the same and contain the same international stores, but this is a mall with a difference. Just seeing this roof with its shapes and colours make me happy. You all captured some of the liveliness of the crowds, which is a clear advantage.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Caso

    Caso
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11087 W: 132 N: 21870] (139889) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-24 3:51]
    Hello Silvio,
    This is a fantastic view of the village almost hidden by the clouds. It looks like a pastel painting and I love it.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Three Crosses

    Three Crosses
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6929 W: 99 N: 17530] (94442)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-24 3:49] [+]
    Hello Malgo,
    This is a very nice photo with a good atmosphere and pleasant colours. The crosses give a certain character to the square but more important for the nice ambience are the activities of the children. I think the nice atmosphere is almost entirely due to the lack of tourists and trendy cafés. "Ordinary" life and ordinary buildings always please me, as you well know.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Ghent  flower and plant festivalCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Ghent flower and plant festival
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2923 W: 17 N: 6386] (27854)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-24 1:57]
    Hello Paul,
    The light coming through the door to the right indicates what you say about the difficult light management, otherwise the problems are not obvious. Or you must have done a marvellous job in post-processing. As for the floral arrangements I have rarely seen flowers growing along the walls and on the ceiling. The contrasts between green/yellow and brown are quite fantastic. The WS photos are also good but more the kind that could be expected during a festival like this.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Tulips 2016 - 1Canon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Tulips 2016 - 1
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20835 W: 522 N: 34591] (150788)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-24 1:49]
    Hello John,
    It's nice to see that this is a new photo and that the tulip fields look as beautiful this year as ever before. Few places could offer so many colours and such superb depth as these fields. This was worth the 18 km bicycle-ride.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Piast CastleNikon D7200

    Piast Castle
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1497 W: 0 N: 3787] (34011)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-24 1:46]
    Hello Ryszard,
    Maybe the castle is in a bad condition but that can not really be seen from this distance. From this POV it still looks very impressive with very elegant details and fine colours. This is a good postcard taken from a nice angle.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SenegalSenegal
    Title: United colors of SenegalSony DSC HX200v

    United colors of Senegal
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8689 W: 118 N: 16315] (89200)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4727 W: 360 N: 9899] (50774) [2016-04-24 1:41]
    Hello Luciano,
    The boats are well worn but the bright patterns are still visible. The traces of paint, the flags and the way the boats are assembled make this a very attractive and elegant photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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