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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Saying YES to Europe.. NO points please

    Saying YES to Europe.. NO points please
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11254 W: 296 N: 22814] (89623)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-07-01 0:58]
    Hello Danos,
    Not only Greece, but all of Europe, is facing a dramatic week with an uncertain and potentially disastrous outcome. We can only hope that the current crisis can be overcome through co-operation and mutual respect. As for the photo it gives us a good idea of the strong impact of the situation on the Greek nation.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: A Titbit of StrawNikon D200

    A Titbit of Straw
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3524 W: 223 N: 8101] (32593)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-07-01 0:53]
    Hello Bev,
    You show us a very nice portrait and a rather unusual one for TE. Llamas are known for spitting people in their faces if they get angry, but this one seems to be in a very good mood. And who wouldn't, being courted by so many friendly children? I like this photo also for the inclusion of the children in the background. Together they tell us a little story.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: "The swing"Nikon D7100

    "The swing"
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9194 W: 271 N: 2681] (99462)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-07-01 0:47]
    Hello Aleksander,
    For this photo the dull weather was a blessing. The grey clouds (very well treated in PP) create a superb background to the colorful swing. I love the very simple but refined composition and you placed the "legs" perfectly in the corners. A very elegant photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Palacio de la ArtesaníaSony DSC HX200v

    Palacio de la Artesanía
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7695 W: 119 N: 14739] (81066) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-07-01 0:44]
    Hello Luciano,
    This is a remarkable shopping centre with a lot more atmosphere than most streamlined modern malls. It's a good thing, at least for the photo, that it is not so crowded. We can have a good look at the architecture and the goods displayed. The HDR treatment has produced excellent colors and very fine shades and has also given the photo a strong 3D character.
    I think you uploaded this already yesterday, but I didn't haver time to look at it any closer. Is the HDR the new addition?
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Porto TramNikon D60

    Porto Tram
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4025 W: 83 N: 6514] (51416) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 13:32]
    Hello Daniel,
    A fine combination of colorful tram and picturesque Porto houses. Nice light and colours and a fine perspective with good depth.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Oculus

    Oculus
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1293 W: 222 N: 1785] (7435)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 13:29]
    Hello Brenda,
    This is not just an ingenious work of engineering, it's also a beautiful piece of architecture and a very good photo. You have used the light very well and captured the fine patterns among the mirrors and reflector panels. It reminds me of the popular photos of spiral staircases, but this is still something entirely different.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Silly Bird, Tried Hiding From Me!

    Silly Bird, Tried Hiding From Me!
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2426 W: 0 N: 5727] (30764)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 11:28]
    Hello Eleu,
    A quite fantastic shot of the little bird seemingly standing still in the air. It's a clever flyer but obviously not so smart. But the composition is smart and the light and sharpness excellent.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Cloth Hall

    Cloth Hall
    deffra Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 16] (231)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 6:10]
    Hello Francesco,
    You have composed this photo very well by including the large statue and some people that animate the scene. Especially I like the hugging couple to the right. The photo gives us a good idea of the Cloth hall but puts the people in the foreground, which I appreciate.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: ~ simple life ~Nikon D70s

    ~ simple life ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4622 W: 143 N: 10571] (45644)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 6:07]
    Hello Abmdsudi,
    A fine picture, as always, with a beautiful warm light shining on the elderly men who look quite comfortable leaning on the mud wall. The camels and the very simple huts - looking rather African - form an interesting and exotic background. These men look quite content with what they have (and I wouldn't be surprised to learn that each one has bought himself a mobile phone).
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Allan

    Allan
    unclehotshot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 398 W: 51 N: 478] (2828)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 4:06]
    Hello Frank,
    This is an interesting portrait and much more. The photo owes its quality to a great extent to the many souvenirs surrounding Allan. He has created a kind of museum in his office. I don't agree with him that anyone should need a permission to take a photo of a building in a public area, but if you had argued with him you would not have had a chance to take this nice photo.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Grace BuildingNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Grace Building
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5484 W: 0 N: 5344] (65191)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 4:03]
    Hello Serge,
    This is an interesting composition where you have used the architectural elements and reflections to create a very dynamic and attractive pattern with superb details. Very well done.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Balle bianche

    Balle bianche
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2989 W: 22 N: 3507] (37205)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 2:07]
    Hello Carlo,
    A very elegant composition from such a long distance that the white "balls" have formed a pattern that creates an interest in the wide empty field. I like the yellowish tones of the field and its contrasts against the green hillside and foreground.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le lac de Villeneuve-de-la-RahoNikon D80

    Le lac de Villeneuve-de-la-Raho
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11606 W: 154 N: 20360] (110295)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 2:04]
    Hello Christiane,
    A beautiful view with fine reflections. The line of buoys creates a fine diagonal which adds a surprise and different colours to the composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Time for Transhumance - IIFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Time for Transhumance - II
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5354 W: 64 N: 9746] (39860)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 2:02]
    Hello Ana,
    The goats are so tightly packed that they have almost lost their natural shapes and have become like a kind of abstract pattern. It must have been a fascinating experience for you. The fine light, the shady background and the haze of dust create an exciting atmosphere. The colorful "balls" brighten the background, but what are they?
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: WndowsFujifilm FinePix HS30EXR

    Wndows
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1153 W: 0 N: 2861] (26774)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 1:56]
    Hello Ryszard,
    I admire the architect who was daring enough to design windows like these, and I love this composition. It's so simple and elegant and well balanced.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title: Church of San Pedro ClaverNikon D7000

    Church of San Pedro Claver
    Periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 116 N: 297] (3285)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 1:54]
    Hello Pedro,
    A beautiful old church and a clever photo where you managed to include the surroundings too. I like the inclusion of some people and the line of sculptures and I love the very well saturated colors.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Cool landscape ...Canon EOS 60D

    Cool landscape ...
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8857 W: 378 N: 8127] (88125)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 1:52]
    Hello Jean,
    An excellent and very attractive photo of the forest and the mountains. The small tree to the left gives a balance to the composition and the footsteps lead my eyes towards the larger trees, as well as adding a sign of human life. The exposure is perfect and the colours are very well saturated.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Bass Rock from SeacliffCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Bass Rock from Seacliff
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1396 W: 397 N: 5340] (21588)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 1:49]
    Hello John,
    What a very lonely place, ideal for a hermit, very bad for prisoners and hopelessly boring for anyone serving the lighthouse. In a photo like this I would have been very worried to see any people included, especially colorful children :-).
    The waves smashing onto the rocks serve the same purpose of adding an interesting foreground and a kind of life, although not human but the forces of nature. I imagine this must have been a fairly tough place for you too in the wind and the spray of water. That didn't stop you from taking a perfectly sharp and well exposed photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Let the Cannon Balls Fly!Pentax K3

    Let the Cannon Balls Fly!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5300 W: 88 N: 12614] (59954)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 1:41]
    Hello Craig,
    It's a wonderful cathedral and you did well to fit so much of it into the picture, even though the tower seems a bit twisted. Superb light and colors.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Lighthouse of Darlowko

    Lighthouse of Darlowko
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 591 W: 21 N: 1412] (6550)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685) [2015-06-30 1:36]
    Hello Maciej,
    A very nice composition where the "ancient" boat creates a fine foreground and balances the elegant lighthouse.I like the well saturated colours and the contrasts between the light blue sky and the very dark water,.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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