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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: 2147 W: 76 N: 938] (30595)


  • Photoshop Elements
    Photoshop Elements
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209) [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: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209) [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: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209) [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: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209) [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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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Sorgue river

    Sorgue river
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2844 W: 0 N: 2493] (20494)


  • Photoshop Elements
    Photoshop Elements
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209) [2014-08-04 12:31:11] [1]
    I reduced the yellow and added some red, then darkened shadows and highlighs as much as possible, darkened the entire picture and finaly added some brightness.
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  • PolandPoland
    Title: Brightness on a dull dayCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Brightness on a dull day
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209) [2014-08-02 06:10:33]
    School children on an excursion to Gdańsk.
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  • PolandPoland
    Title: Law & Order

    Law & Order
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209) [2014-07-22 10:47:23]
    The last part of the Palace of the Supreme Court ends by the lawn in front of the Krasiński Palace. On this lawn are five brightly coloured winged horses created by the artists Beata Konarska and Paweł Konarski. The palace, like so much else in Warsaw, was heavily damaged during WW2 and rebuilt later.
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  • PolandPoland
    Title: Law & Order

    Law & Order
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209) [2014-07-22 10:41:19]
    The Palace of the Supreme Court is shaped like an "L". This is from where the lower part of the L crosses the street like a triumphal arch. The glass panes are filled with silhouettes of birds of prey to scare real birds away so they won't kill themselves by flying straight into the glass.
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  • PolandPoland
    Title: Bricks and balconyCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Bricks and balcony
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209) [2014-07-19 06:49:00]
    Minutes before. Late May was the end of the semester and all Polish cities were full of children on excursions with their teachers. This group is turning into ulica Kopernika, Copernicus Street. Nicolaus Copernicus (Mikołaj Kopernik; 1473-1543) was one of the great Renaissance scholars dealing with almost every branch of science and culture but most of all known as an astronomer and mathematician. He taught us the the Sun is the centre of our universe, not the Earth, He was born in Toruń and is still the pride of the city.
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  • PolandPoland
    Title: Bricks and balconyCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Bricks and balcony
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209) [2014-07-19 06:42:31]
    Minutes after. I think these children were given a lecture on the history of Toruń by the guide in the "medieval" dress. I don't know what the white and black flag signifies, but i wouldn't be at all surprised if it has some connection with the Catholic church, which is very influential in Poland.

    Having written this, as expected, I got it all explained to me by Malgo (emka)::
    Such sign, black cross on the white was worn by Krzyżacy, The Knights of the Cross or The Teutonic Knights. Torun was founded by them in 1233. There are many castles built by them in northern Poland, biggest one is in Malbork. Torun castle was also built by them.

    Thanks Malgo!
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