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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Rhodes - 1980 - 21Minolta SRT 100

    Rhodes - 1980 - 21
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6722 W: 108 N: 11999] (55716)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 11:02]
    Hello Pierre,
    This is an excellent and very entertaining photo. It's so full of interesting details and it has retained its colours very well. The quality is generally superb for a scan. There isn't very much to tell that it is 34 years old. I can really just find one very obvious difference. Today the boys would have been weraing swimming-trunks reaching below their knees. (I could never understand that fashion.)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: a boat at sea

    a boat at sea
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2898 W: 5 N: 5781] (28368)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 10:56]
    Hello Ourania,
    A good and accurate title :-), actually a bit minimalistic, just like the photo. I like this picture very much for its simplicity and intensity of colours. It's like from a manual on how to compose a photo. Perfect balance between sea and sky, the boat perfectly placed and going in the right direction. Of course there was nothing else available to add, but this is the kind of composition that really doesn't need anything else. I could have accepted a yellow buoy, but I'm not insisting :-).
    Excellent work.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Sopron - 1969

    Sopron - 1969
    bbarna Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 28 W: 5 N: 170] (732)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 10:50]
    Hello Barnabas,
    This is a very nice photo, and what a strange coincidence that it was taken only about 10 weeks before mine. I can't say that I remember these buildings, but it is very likely that I passed along this street. The buildings are very pretty and I hope they are still there today. It is a good scan with excellent sharpness. Maybe the somewhat blueish tone could have needed some adjustment, but it's really a minor thing.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Last Surf Ride Of The Day

    Last Surf Ride Of The Day
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2020 W: 0 N: 4968] (26092)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 9:29]
    Hello Eleu,
    A fine shot with a great atmosphere. The nearest person is very nicely placed in the foreground. He helps to provide very good depth to the photo by connecting well with the nest surfer behind the first wave, and then with the other surfers behind the second wave. They all seem to connect even with the setting sun that looks like it.s just a little bit further away. You did wonders with the light and the colors.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Intrepid Holiday MakersNikon D-300

    Intrepid Holiday Makers
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 204 N: 6900] (27585)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 8:54]
    Hello Bev,
    What a charming view this is. The town climbs the hillside very nicely and I imagine people living up there must have a spectacular view. In spite of the dark clouds the light is very good and you captured the view with fine contrasts. It's nice to watch all the pople enjoying their day at the beach at the end of summer.
    KInd regards,
    Gert

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: ~ misty morning ~Nikon D70s

    ~ misty morning ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4136 W: 141 N: 9534] (41266)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 8:39]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    Burma sometimes looks like a country in a fairytale, although for a lot of people life is rather a nightmare to make ends meet. But a view like this makes me forget the hardships of reality. It is almost unbelievable. The golden domes by the riverside shining in the clear light, gradually getting more obscured further up the hill. The abundance of temples and stupas is a strong expression of people's religious beliefs. You captured this with a very clever management of the light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Window...Canon EOS 30D

    Window...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5210 W: 157 N: 7003] (83220)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 8:25]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    Graphically and artistically this is a fine composition. The contrast between the green windows and the red brick wall is superb. It's also a very nicely cropped photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: jump in the church

    jump in the church
    wolf38 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 108 N: 3309] (31068)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 8:22]
    Hello Wolfgang,
    A well timed snap-shot just as the lady is about to grab the door-handle shaped as an angel, or maybe a madonna. I am sure many viewers' eyes will wander here and there between the angel, the woman's legs and the curious formula written on the door.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Breathtaking viewCanon EOS 5 D

    Breathtaking view
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10687 W: 283 N: 21547] (84367)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 7:53]
    Hello Danos,
    Indeed the view is breathtaking, but honestly the beach looks far too crowded for my taste. Watching the turquoise water and the green hills is a great pleasure. The colours and light management are superb.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Smögen boardwalkOlympus OMD EM5

    Smögen boardwalk
    trevormoffiet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 205 W: 2 N: 528] (2860)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 7:48]
    Hej Trevor,
    Ännu en väldigt fin bild från Sverige. Detta är en mycket bra vinkel som visar berget, stugorna, bryggan och båtarna. Jag tror att de flesta bilder brukar tas från ett annat håll, men jag tycker bättre om den här utsikten. Jag tycker också om att du fick med en bit av det gamla tegeltaket i underkanten.
    Vänliga hälsningar,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Thirty years after...FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Thirty years after...
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4997 W: 64 N: 8743] (35100)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 7:43]
    Hello Ana,
    I was here in 1991, only 7 years after the disaster. I don't quite recognize this entrance but otherwise I have clear memories from inside the mosque. I remember Bhopal as generally a rather nice city with a very good museum of contemporary art, which surprised me a lot. This is a very fine view with nice details and excellent colours. I like the look of the old man crossing the street. You were lucky to snap this a brief moment before the motorbike would have disappeared.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Man(y) in red

    Man(y) in red
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5069 W: 81 N: 12919] (75107)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 7:37]
    Hello malgo,
    It's a hard choice between these three pictures, but I think I rather prefer the WS #1. This one may be the most interesting composition, but the WS has better light and colours. Together they make an interesting collection of photos.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • PhilippinesPhilippines
    Title: Fishing boatsCanon EOS 400 D

    Fishing boats
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5322 W: 95 N: 8462] (45858)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 7:33]
    Hello Gerrit,
    Very bright and interesting boats seen from a fine POV. The diagonal accent of the composition is very attractive and the light and colours are superb.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Man In Red for JasonPentax K7

    Man In Red for Jason
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4851 W: 88 N: 11204] (54070)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 7:31]
    Hello Craig,
    Even before the man came out of the door you had some nicely matching persons here. Actually the pink girl/woman fits the surroundings even better than the man with his slightly too bright shirt. But this photo still fits your theory that if you wait long enough (or sometimes a very short time) somebody with matching colors will show up.
    All the best,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Col de La ForclazCanon 400 D

    Col de La Forclaz
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6447 W: 241 N: 11108] (74554)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 7:26]
    Hello Jean Jacques,
    This is a beautiful view and a very fine composition. I like the contrast between the green valley and the snow-clad mountains. The narrow road with a few trekkers is a very attractive detail. The light and coloyrs are excellent.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Between two countriesNikon D70

    Between two countries
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 868 W: 0 N: 2107] (20861)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 7:23]
    Hello Ryszard,
    It was a hard choice whether to register this as Poland or Germany, but you made a patriotic decision :-). It is a very beautiful view with superb colours. It looks like a very quiet border zone.
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: de 25 à 0Nikon D800

    de 25 ā 0
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8136 W: 0 N: 13948] (118150)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 7:19]
    Hello Nicolas,
    This is a great composition of a beautiful scenery. The trees make a fantastic diagonal line of autumn colours through the grey scenery already looking like winter. This is a very well composed photo made with a great sense of colours and light management.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MexicoMexico
    Title: VendedoraNikon D7000

    Vendedora
    Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 251 W: 101 N: 205] (2517)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 7:15]
    Hello Pedro,
    A nice street-shot. I hope the woman managed to sell the fruit so she could earn some money. The photo is an interesting local scene and has good colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Museo di storia degli ebrei polacchi

    Museo di storia degli ebrei polacchi
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2408 W: 18 N: 2944] (29453)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 7:10]
    Hello Carlo,
    I liked this interesting building very much when I was here a few months ago. I took several photos but none of them was as good as this. You combine the building very well with one of the round monuments erected on the courtyard. This is a very well exposed photo with fine colours and it also gives full credit to the bold and innovative architecture.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Amarkantak

    Amarkantak
    photographer_sg Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 1 N: 506] (3417)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3459 W: 298 N: 7370] (38665) [2014-10-23 7:06]
    Hello Satya,
    A very interesting temple built right on the water of the Narmada. The photo combines fine buildings and great colours with attractive reflections. The people bring colours, as always, and the red flags also brighten the photo, creating great contrasts of red and blue.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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