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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: great cloud of fire

    great cloud of fire
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2972 W: 5 N: 5983] (29387)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-25 4:18] [+]
    Hello Ourania,
    If clouds like these are seen in a movie they would probably predict a disaster of a kind, but I guess it wasn't quite as bad here. But they do look rather menacing, but most of all spectacular and very photogenique, and the strange light has also produced a remarkably fine tone of the water.
    What if you would see something extraordinary through the windows during class? Can you leave the students for a few minutes to run out for a quick photo? :-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: open marketPanasonic DMC LX5

    open market
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5065 W: 196 N: 6399] (36462)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-25 4:14]
    Hello Burak,
    A fine market scene with lots of very fresh and appetizing vegetables. The nearest man is well placed in the foreground, next to the colourful vegetables. The weak light inside the covered market is well handled.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Lever du jour dans la brumeNikon D800

    Lever du jour dans la brume
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8254 W: 0 N: 13980] (119469)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-25 4:10]
    Hello Nicolas,
    Fantastic blue and purple tones of the sunrays and the sky. This is another superb and attractive composition with fine silhouettes of the trees at the bottom.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • New ZealandNew Zealand
    Title: The Profile of a Young WomanNikon D200

    The Profile of a Young Woman
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10453] (35169)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-25 4:08]
    Hello Bülent,
    I wouldn't say that you are a greater artist than Leonardo, but I do think this woman has a nicer profile than the woman in the link. Besides, I like this background better too. It's an amazing background to find inside an airport lounge.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IraqIraq
    Title: Family Picnic in Minare ParkNikon D800

    Family Picnic in Minare Park
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 1 N: 535] (5884)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-25 4:03] [+]
    Hello Kasia,
    This is indeed a very cute little boy. He has no clue about what is going on but is obviously fascinated by you and the strange black thing in front of your face. His big eyes are adorable. The partial inclusion of what I would expect to be his grandmother lifts the photo above mere cuteness. While he is dressed in Western style clothes and represents a hopefully good future for Kurdistan, the elder woman in her tradiitonal clothes represents the past. So this photo gets a symbolic significance, not just cuteness. I guess this was your intention.
    (Or maybe you just fell in love with him and forgot all about composition?) ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Important Meeting inside the Taj Garden

    Important Meeting inside the Taj Garden
    swapankumarroy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 354 W: 0 N: 593] (2823)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-25 3:52]
    Hello Swapan,
    This is a very green photo, but the parrots offer slightly different tones. Above all they offer life and you captured them perfectly, one near each corner. This has an amusing effect and also gives a balance to the photo. It's a pleasant view and I like it.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Chandrashila

    Chandrashila
    adidas5nb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 433 W: 0 N: 834] (4943)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-24 8:06]
    Hello Dwaipayan,
    This is a fine photo with a great combination of human presence and magnificent distant peaks. It is interesting at all levels. The light and colours are fantastic too. The way you positioned these persons you accomplished a quite original photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: GwaliorFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Gwalior
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 64 N: 8867] (35679)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-24 8:03]
    Hello Ana,
    This is one of the marvellously interesting and beautiful places in India I haven't seen. That country is just too big! This architecture is fantastic, with so many fine details. But for the photo you still had good help from the two boys, who by themselves create a good balance to the glory of the palace. I love the well saturated colours too.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Russian wedding session

    Russian wedding session
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5165 W: 81 N: 13280] (76393)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-24 7:57]
    Hello Malgo,
    I always wondered why no TE member asked me to marry her ;-). You are so lucky.
    This is a nice photo and the pink dress certainly looks better than the same old white dress all the time. She matches the green surroundings well. In Warsaw I saw a newly wed couple stepping out of city hall (or whatever), the new wife walking with large steps ahead of her husband, very busy sending text messages or updating her Facebook status. I wonder if they are still married 5 months later. ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Via del Porto Fluviale # 1Canon EOS 700D

    Via del Porto Fluviale # 1
    Romano46 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1092 W: 0 N: 2644] (16662)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-24 7:49]
    Hello Romano,
    It's nice to see you back. You return with an extremely colourful photo of a remarkable building. This is a graffiti far above the ordinary. Astonishing.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Old tenementsNikon D200

    Old tenements
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8947 W: 269 N: 2443] (96444)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-24 7:46]
    Hello Aleksander,
    Kazimierz was my favourite part of Kraków. I liked it much better than the Old Town. I don't remember these particular houses, but maybe I just didn't notice them because I was walking too close. There are many beautiful buildings in this photo and you captured many of them from a fine POV. The colours are lovely and you made a good PP.
    KInd regards,
    Gert

  • UgandaUganda
    Title: PovertyCanon EOS 400 D

    Poverty
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5402 W: 95 N: 8596] (46878)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-24 7:41]
    Hello Gerrit,
    These kids are as fine as any but their obvious poverty makes me sad. I have seen thousands of African children dressed like these but I never get quite used to this kind of misery (and I hope I never will). At least I can't see any obvious signs of undernourishment, which would have been a lot worse than torn and dirty clothes.
    By the way, it's a fine photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Garden Sculpture

    Garden Sculpture
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3040 W: 103 N: 5281] (23633)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-24 7:36]
    Hello Klaudio,
    It's an amusing title but it is quite well found. I have seen stranger sculptures than this, and less attractoive ones as well. It's a refreshingly spontaneous and natural photo with a lot of charm.
    Kind regards,
    Gert
    And thank you so much for your latest critiques on my photos.

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: From Shade to LightNikon D-300

    From Shade to Light
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3095 W: 211 N: 7096] (28409)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-24 7:26]
    Hello bev,
    This is a very fine composition with lovely balance between the green foreground and the yellowish central area. Between those areas the large tree looks quite magnificent and the large cloud has very fine afternoon colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Façade dans le village de RuosinaPanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Façade dans le village de Ruosina
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10990 W: 167 N: 19253] (104433)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-24 7:22]
    Hello Christioane,
    This is a colourful and charming photo. The windows are very nice and the laundry provide superb colours and very attractive shadows. You observed this very well.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Minnewaterpark ICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Minnewaterpark I
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18717 W: 508 N: 32217] (137622)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-24 7:20]
    Hello John,
    Although no people are seen here you found a quite lively foreground thanks to the tables and chairs, the lines of the steps and the tiles at the right. All these details create a fine pattern. The buildings is beautiful and is very nicely surrounded by the trees. The light was very pleasant and provided you with fine colours.
    Have a nice week,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Oaks, birches, maplesFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Oaks, birches, maples
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 898 W: 0 N: 2197] (21677)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-24 7:16]
    Hello Ryszard,
    These are fantastic colours. The yellow/orange dominance is so great that I appreciate the green grass still seen between the fallen leaves. Those contrasts, as well as the dark trunks of the trees, give the composition a fine pattern and good rhythm.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Small In The Hall

    Small In The Hall
    jcpix Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 2 N: 3626] (13404)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-24 7:11]
    Hello Jason,
    I never knew that tourists were sent from heaven but sometimes they obviously are. Those bright spots clearly saved what otherwise would have been a very elegant and perfectly symmetric but slightly lifeless composition. The way it turned out I now have the pleasure of watching fine architecture and some colorful human activity at the same time. That's not so bad.
    Have a nice Thanksgiving but take it easy with the cholesterol.
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Champs et brumeNikon D800

    Champs et brume
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8254 W: 0 N: 13980] (119469)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-24 7:04]
    Hello Nicolas,
    The nearest fields have lovely rounded shapes and fine green and brown tones. Further back the line of trees look great in front of the misty area and the blue mountains. It's a beautiful area and a very fine composition with an attractive light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Afyon CitadelNikon D 90

    Afyon Citadel
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9930 W: 992 N: 18883] (95826)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3526 W: 301 N: 7582] (39513) [2014-11-24 2:02] [+]
    Hello Chris,
    I was here 40 years ago but I didn't manage such a good photo of the citadel, mainly because I didn't have access to any 6th floor terrace. Probably there were no buildings as high as that in those days. I rememer Afyon as a very rural town. This is a delightful view with fine colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

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