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  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Gengenbach IXNikon D3100

    Gengenbach IX
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2284 W: 0 N: 5186] (27515)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-31 12:59]
    Hello Angel,
    This is a beautiful square with fine buildings in pastel colours. You included the rounded area of lighter stones very nicely in the composition and managaed to capture a person with a red coat inside it. I like the slightly subdued light and the very mild colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Breitling Wingwalkers IICanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Breitling Wingwalkers II
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1245 W: 390 N: 4547] (18344)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-31 12:18]
    Hello John,
    This is a terrific photo, perfectly composed and perfectly exposed. This show must have been great fun and those women dancing on the wings are probably better protected than the average Asian construction worker.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Double portrait

    Double portrait
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4871 W: 81 N: 12243] (72344)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-31 12:11]
    Hello Malgo,
    A very nice photo. The bird is wonderful and I hope it is allowed a better life than those poor creatures kept for tourist photos at the Potemkin steps in Odessa. It would be fun to watch these lovely birds so closely, but I may not like to have one on my head.
    Cheers,
    "#99"

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Pergola

    Pergola
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4871 W: 81 N: 12243] (72344)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-31 12:06] [+]
    Hello Malgo,
    Last Sunday a terrible thunder storm cut off my internet connection and my TV, but now i am back to a normal life :-). Maybe there are many photos of this, but I am not familiar with this interesting consruction. I am not sure about its purpose, because as you say it doesn't seem to provide much shade, but the design is very elegant and creates a fine play of light and dark areas. It's also good for the photo that this is an area attracting a lot of people.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: timeless

    timeless
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2679 W: 5 N: 5331] (25618)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-31 12:01]
    Hello again,
    This is a very elegant composition in a refined B&W style. Very few details but distinct features near three corners (and your signature near the fourth). A quiet sea with fine tones of grey. Only one dog (I think) waiting to greet the catamaran, or so it seems. It looks like a very quiet day on Leros.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: halos

    halos
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2679 W: 5 N: 5331] (25618)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-31 11:57] [+]
    Hello Ourania,
    Finally I feel I am properly back in the 21st century:-). I like this photo a lot, and not just because of the "halos". They are sitting the same way, facing the same direction, providing nicely matching colours and creating a minor mystery as to what they are talking about or watching. Are you sure they didn't just step out of the restaurant so they could enjoy a smoke without disturbing the other guests?
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A clock

    A clock
    Tigerlily Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 206 W: 30 N: 339] (2863)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-31 11:52]
    Hello Jasmine,
    A fine sculpture and a very interesting clock. They knew how to create fantastic "machines" even a very long time ago. It's also a cleverly taken photo creating a good sense of depth through the mirror. As so many times before you have used the limited light very well.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Merendree Canal ICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Merendree Canal I
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18314 W: 497 N: 31462] (134540)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-31 11:46]
    Hello John,
    This is a very nice composition. I like the diagonal line of the canal and the two different diagonals leading into it: the boat and waves from one side and the wooden construction from the other. The colours are very pleasantly mild and the clouds are pretty.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Tea Anyone?Pentax K7

    Tea Anyone?
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-31 11:42]
    Hello,
    Of course I like this too. This kind of tea party looks a lot nicer than the Sarah Palin style. The friendly attitudes are very typical. The man to the left could have some trouble getting a US visa with that beard and rosary, but I'm sure he was a nice guy. I think it was actually a good choice to keep the fisheye so you could capture the whole group and so much background, and they're not even distorted:-).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: RiomaggiorePentax K7

    Riomaggiore
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-31 11:35]
    Hello Craig,
    I don't know if you're thinking of me in the first sentence...? I do like some postcard views as long as they don't look exactly the same as one thousand photos before it. You make this look quite fresh by including the huge rocks in the foreground. I always wondered what the area looks like where everybody else take their identical postcard views :-). Now I know. The boats also add something different. The clouds are cute too. On the thumbnail I thought they looked like water splashing onto your camera.
    If you wondered about my recent silence I was cut off from the internet and TV for four days after a severe thunder storm, that caused a lot of damage.
    Cheers,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Sorry World, We Blew It

    Sorry World, We Blew It
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5081 W: 367 N: 10618] (52309)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-28 7:13]
    Hello Lisa,
    The shortsighted stupidity of some governments is just unbelievable, and unfortunately the present rulers of Australia seem to be more stupid than most, even more so because they were democratically elected. This picture is different from most at TE but an important contribution according to the ideas of the site.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Lakki Bay

    Lakki Bay
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2679 W: 5 N: 5331] (25618)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-28 7:04]
    Hello Ourania,
    This is a lovely view, although I can only watch it on my mobile phone since a severe thunder storm "killed" my internet connection yesterday :-(. You have an original composition where the fluffy soft-edged clouds dominate the view, although all the action is found near the bottom. I like that you somehow went against the rules. The effect is lovely and the blue tones are very attractive.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Boulevard by nightNikon D200

    Boulevard by night
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8871 W: 269 N: 2378] (95107)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-27 11:38]
    Hello Aleksander,
    Excellent light and great colours of the blue hour. Superb reflections. The lamps create very good depth,
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Abandoned  - for Craig

    Abandoned - for Craig
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4871 W: 81 N: 12243] (72344)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-27 11:34]
    Hi Malgo,
    A very strange construction, typical British I think. There is nothing like these piers in Sweden. Even those that are still used look very strange to me. I can imagine this one being haunted by the ghosts of losing gamblers and unsuccessful entertainers. The rotten seaweed suits this place well.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Portrait à la tour Eiffel!Nikon D 90

    Portrait à la tour Eiffel!
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 1091 N: 2031] (28662)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-27 9:37]
    Hello Claude,
    This is an amusing copy of the Eiffel Tower and a smart and attractive composition. It's a challenge to show a different view of that famous monument, but even in the ws showing them both you manage to create something original.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: FemundenCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Femunden
    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3569 W: 206 N: 5678] (36728)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-27 7:50]
    Hej Gunnar,
    En mycket snygg bild med vackert speglade moln och fint placerad båt, på väg åt rätt håll. Den kommer väl inte helt till sin rätt på mobilen, men åskan i dag slog ut bredbandet. Comhem skriver på sin hemsida att "man kan uppleva det som att bredbandet inte fungerar".
    Hälsningar,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Tea timeNikon D 5000

    Tea time
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5216 W: 492 N: 14706] (79428)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-27 3:52]
    Hello Meust,
    I remember Gaziantep in the 70's as one of the most colourful and "exotic" Turkish cities, and this doesn't seem to have changed, even though it has now become a dynamic "Anatolian tiger". I enjoy this charming photo of the two boys outside their store and the oldest one sipping his tea.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Between cliff and seaCanon EOS 60D

    Between cliff and sea
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8074 W: 381 N: 7970] (80058)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-27 1:34]
    Hello Jean,
    A nice composition with good balance between the areas dominated by clear sky, hazy sky, sea and sand. There is also a good balance between the boat and the person lying on the beach. The steep rock provides fine shapes that give the composition a strong character.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
    Title: door، mosque GhmamehNikon D3100

    door، mosque Ghmameh
    mohammad_H Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 760 W: 132 N: 1560] (8685)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-27 1:30]
    Hello Mohammad,
    This is a beautifully decorated gilded door and the man stretching his arm towards it gives the photo a certain depth, apart from providing life to the composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Shiogama festival #2Canon 5D Mark‡V

    Shiogama festival #2
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1581 W: 0 N: 3352] (34278)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3306 W: 296 N: 6854] (36459) [2014-07-27 1:27]
    Hello Takero,
    This is a very charming photo with lots of colours and a sense of motion. The seagull is very nicely placed and makes a good contribution to the composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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