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  • CanadaCanada
    Title:

    Lumière Magique
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1525 W: 0 N: 2935] (19789) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 11:36]
    Hello Ghislaine,
    This photo has magnificent colours and extraordinary reflections. The contrasts of orange, green and dark blue/grey are very eye-catching and you have balanced the photo well, roughly according to the rule of thirds.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Copacabana just waking up...iPhone 6 Plus

    Copacabana just waking up...
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6371 W: 471 N: 11182] (37807) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 10:36]
    Hello Bülent,
    I see that the hotel advertises itself with a roughly similar photo, but yours is much better. The hotel didn't understand how to use the mirror effect as creatively. You had a splendid view from your room and you made it look even better with this composition.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Blue hour in GentSony Alpha 77

    Blue hour in Gent
    king Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 58 N: 306] (3013)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 10:30]
    Hello Huub,
    There is a glimpse of the dark blue evening sky, but there is a lot more seen of the interesting and very intricate architecture of the market hall. The design of the roof is very smart and original and you have captured it with an excellently used light. The elegant older style buildings in the street look very cosy with the light shining on smaller parts of the façades. Looking at the photo at maximum size I discover to my surprise a ghost like figure in the darkness tpwards the right side. This is a very well composed and enjoyable photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Cooling  down

    Cooling down
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2547 W: 297 N: 1794] (6351)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 5:57]
    Hello Rob,
    This is a lively and colorful glimpse of daily life of a kind that I like. I don't care that some small areas are slightly overexposed, because the action is so much more important. I love how you have "frozen" the spray of water. The brick wall forms a perfect background to this very nice shot of the kids having fun.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La Citadelle de CalviNikon D100

    La Citadelle de Calvi
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6212 W: 0 N: 5960] (73246)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 5:06]
    Hello Serge,
    A fine photo of the beautiful citadel and fantastic, well saturated colours. The view of the town and the citadel is surrounded by marvellously intense colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Santa TrinitaNikon D80

    Santa Trinita
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12267 W: 154 N: 21334] (115457)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 2:37]
    Hello Christiane,
    This photo has fantastic colours that make it very eye-catching. You have also composed it well, with a number of people that complement the statues and give the view fine depth. I like the inclusion of the man in the corner who is just stepping inside the frame. He provides a fine sense of motion.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Caring for FlorenceNikon D200

    Caring for Florence
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3907 W: 232 N: 8898] (36029)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 2:32] [+]
    Hello Bev,
    I do hope you spent more than one day in Florence. It is worth at least a week, preferably two. The Duomo is just one of an incredible number of "must see" places. The many red brick roofs make this view fantastic, but of course the dome is the most spectacular feature. I love the "garland" of people near the top. They seem to be part of the architecture. It's an excellent photo with very good light and sharpness.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Engelbrekt EngelbrektssonCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4323 W: 83 N: 7275] (55763)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 1:40]
    Hello Daniel,
    A classic view across Riddarfjärden, but maybe you include more foreground than in the average photos. The light is spectacularly fine. I am sure the other people seen here, visiting City Hall on Christmas Eve, are all tourists with nothing better to do on this day of family celebrations.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: KursaalNikon D7200

    Kursaal
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1435 W: 0 N: 3617] (32139)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 1:33]
    Hello Ryszard,
    The Congress centre is quite an impressive building but the civilian buildings across the street are rather more attractive. But maybe the Kursaal is the kind of complex that I would learn to love if I saw it regularly and from every direction. What I like very much in this photo is the contrast of colours and texture between the dark sky and the water, and I am especially fond of the white line cutting across the water.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Glace caramelNikon D800

    Glace caramel
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10048 W: 0 N: 14721] (135950)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 1:29]
    Hello Nicolas,
    Fresh home-made spaghetti hanging for drying? ;-) Another fascinating observation from nature and another work of art. Fantastic colours and shapes and so creatively observed.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: My Not-So Daily ViewKODAK P880

    My Not-So Daily View
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2598 W: 133 N: 5337] (19575)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 1:27]
    Hello Murat,
    This would maybe look ugly to some people, but I like the rather minimalistic and unflattering composition and the extremely well matching subdued colors. It's a well balanced composition and I think you should enlarge it, print it, frame it and hang it on your office wall.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: SFOLakeTahoe N120Nikon D80 DSLR

    SFOLakeTahoe N120
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9738 W: 58 N: 13525] (73486)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 1:22]
    Hello Neyvan,
    A very attractive view on a perfect day in winter with people having fun in the clean snow. I love the strong colors and contrasts and the deep perspective towards the forested hillside.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CubaCuba
    Title: The colorful mountainSony DSC HX200v

    The colorful mountain
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8410 W: 117 N: 15952] (86998)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 1:18]
    Hello Luciano,
    I was sure I remembered this spectacular rock featuring what must be one of the largest works of graffiti anywhere in the world. It's an outstanding piece of public art, much nicer and much more original than the many portraits of Che Guevara. We can see from the trees at the top how big this wall is, but the two persons certainly add further dimensions to the photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: ErasmusbrugSony DSC HX400v

    Erasmusbrug
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5619 W: 53 N: 9468] (32424)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 1:14]
    Hello Lars,
    Another well composed and very well cropped photo of the same bridge, this time as it is towering over some traditional style houses. It's a very diversified skyline, just the way I want a dynamic city to look.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: JUST FASCINATION

    JUST FASCINATION
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8480 W: 175 N: 13813] (61178)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 1:10]
    Hello Jorge,
    This is a well found angle for a photo of the Taj Mahal. You combine two fine buildings in one photo and included a lot of people at the same time. They bring colours and further interest to the photo. Very nicely done.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: 16

    16
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3504 W: 27 N: 4091] (43393)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 1:08]
    Hello Carlo,
    This is a very nice façade with fine blue details contrasting the grey stone wall. Everything looks so neat and well cared for, including the many flowers and plants. It shows that the owner really cares for every little detail of the house, at least the exterior.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Sony RX100 II

    festival des lumières # 6
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1714 W: 133 N: 1405] (21666)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 1:03]
    Hello Roland,
    I like the effect of the green very well lit façade and the group of people surrounded by complete darkness. It's an original and very eye-catching composition.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Carmers bridge BrugesCanonn 5D

    Carmers bridge Bruges
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20470 W: 521 N: 34386] (148606) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 1:00]
    Hello John,
    A beautiful view of the bridge and the buildings along the river. There is a nice group of people on the bridge and you captured them in a good spot as they were walking into there picture. The mild colours are well processed and very pleasant.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: De OudegrachtSony Alpha 77

    De Oudegracht
    king Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 58 N: 306] (3013)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 0:55]
    Hello Huub,
    I like the vertical shape of this photo which gives maximum effect to the fine reflections. The bridge with people crossing it is a good focal-point in the central area and the dark vault providers a roof to the view of the canal. It's a well composed and attractive view and I am amazed to see the buildings practically rising straight out of the water,
    Regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Athena, view due northCanon EOS 60D

    Athena, view due north
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7830 W: 597 N: 14328] (67069)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4436 W: 336 N: 9583] (48822) [2016-02-04 0:52]
    Hello Ike,
    A very interesting and varied view of this part of the city. There are so many colours among the buildings that I didn't at first notice there are also a lot of people on the stone walls in the lower part, but they certainly add a liveliness to the the view. You had a good light in this direction and the colours are beautifully treated.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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