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  • PakistanPakistan
    Title: Tea for two - long ago

    Tea for two - long ago
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739) [2014-09-20 05:09:59]
    From my long train journey from Karachi to Quetta. I took this picture through the window while we had stopped at a station somewhere in Baluchistan. My train probably looked exactly the sme. I was going 3rd class too.
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  • FinlandFinland
    Title: West Meets EastCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    West Meets East
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739) [2014-09-13 06:07:08]
    The monument to Jean Sibelius shows stylized organ pipes made of steel. It is 8,5 m high, 10,5 m wide, 6,5 m deep and weighs 24 tons. A smaller verson is found in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris.
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  • FinlandFinland
    Title: West Meets EastCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    West Meets East
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739) [2014-09-13 06:04:13]
    Jean Sibelius is regarded as the national composer of Finland and one of the greatest composers of any of the Nordic countries.

    The main monument and this bust were created by Finnish artist Eila Hiltunen and were installed here in 1967. According to Wikipedia this bust was made as a concession to those who considered the main monument too abstract,
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  • FinlandFinland
    Title: Stairway to Heaven

    Stairway to Heaven
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739) [2014-09-09 07:22:07]
    A heavily cropped photo. Lots of disturbing details in the upper part of the original photo were eliminated.
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  • FinlandFinland
    Title: Stairway to Heaven

    Stairway to Heaven
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739) [2014-09-09 07:20:27]
    Standing on the steps looking down to Senaatintori, Senate's Square.
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  • FinlandFinland
    Title: Postcard from Helsinki

    Postcard from Helsinki
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739) [2014-09-06 05:26:06]
    Same church, a different angle.
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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paris - Place de la ConcordeCanon EOS 5D Mk II

    Paris - Place de la Concorde
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2154 W: 76 N: 948] (30849)


  • Photoshop Elements
    Photoshop Elements
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739) [2014-08-18 07:37:16] [1]
    I just dropped the upper half. Sometimes you can achieve very interesting results by "killing your darlings".
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  • PolandPoland
    Title: Fountain of frogsCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Fountain of frogs
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739) [2014-08-12 10:19:01]
    I had slight problems to make up my mind which picture to use as the official upload. Finally I decided on the other one because of the nicer background.
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  • PolandPoland
    Title: Let the music begin

    Let the music begin
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739) [2014-08-09 05:11:16]
    The band started playing moments after I met the late arriving musicians.
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  • PolandPoland
    Title: Leaving WawelCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Leaving Wawel
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 298 N: 7139] (37739) [2014-08-05 06:31:13]
    Wawel Hill in the morning, before the rush started. The Castle is to the right, outside this photo. What you see here is the Cathedral and some smaller buildings that I suppose are used for the administration.
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