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  • JapanJapan
    Title: Tokyo in duskPentax K10 D

    Tokyo in dusk
    kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1298 W: 219 N: 3210] (11102)


  • Photoshop Elements
    Photoshop Elements
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647) [2014-04-08 05:29:26] [2]
    I made some very simple adjustments, only clicked on the Auto smart fix and then the Auto color correction. I think nothing further was needed.
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  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Men on the moon

    Men on the moon
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647) [2014-04-07 08:16:13]
    A close encounter at the Zoji La. Obviously my bus had stopped here so I could get out to take a photo. Here and there during the ride I couldn't see any ground below my window, just emptiness hundreds of metres down. No, there were no safety barriers here but I should give most drivers along this stretch the credit of driving very carefully.
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  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Going through the backwaters

    Going through the backwaters
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647) [2014-03-23 09:12:44]
    The brown heap behind the boat consists of coir. Quoting from Wikipedia, coir "is a natural fibre extracted from the husk of coconut and used in products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes, mattresses, etc. Technically, coir is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut. Other uses of brown coir (made from ripe coconut) are in upholstery padding, sacking and horticulture. White coir, harvested from unripe coconuts, is used for making finer brushes, string, rope and fishing nets".
    Kerala is among the world's major producers of coir.
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  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Water to Hell

    Water to Hell
    Apurba20 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 0 N: 71] (629)


  • Photoshop Elements
    Photoshop Elements
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647) [2014-03-21 13:36:00] [3]
    Mainly I darkened shadows and highlights and added blur. Cropping the top could also have been an option but I refrained from that.
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  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
    Title: Ancient city, old photo

    Ancient city, old photo
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647) [2014-02-28 10:18:51]
    This looks like a very recent photo of the Herat Citadel. From what I can judge it must have been taken from roughly the same spot where I stood more than 41 years ago. In my opinion the restoration seems a bit overdone, like they almost built a new fortress. But it looks impressive from this distance, no doubt.
    I have borrowed this photo from the internet and credits should go to Alistair Caldicott. Thanks Alistair, I hope you don't mind.
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  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
    Title: Where pilgrims go

    Where pilgrims go
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647) [2014-02-19 07:46:45]
    Two women dressed in burqas are hoping for alms from the visitors to the mosque.
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  • YemenYemen
    Title: Walking by the local mosque

    Walking by the local mosque
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647) [2014-02-12 08:06:17]
    I don't remember what those large buildings were used for, but at least you can have a glimpse of the flag of Yemen. As far as I remember this is from the same part of the city as the other photo.
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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Sea waterfallsCanon EOS 60D

    Sea waterfalls
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7984 W: 381 N: 7795] (77476)


  • Photoshop Elements
    Photoshop Elements
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647) [2014-02-11 06:31:04] [2]
    All I did was to click the Auto Color Correction. As simple as that.
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  • YemenYemen
    Title: Gingerbread houses

    Gingerbread houses
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647) [2014-02-09 07:06:40]
    I remember taking this from the roof of a traditional gingerbread house in Sanaa old town. It had been converted to a simple hotel, and although I wasn't staying there I was allowed to have a look inside and climb the four or five stairs to the roof.
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  • YemenYemen
    Title: Gingerbread houses

    Gingerbread houses
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647)



  • holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3181 W: 284 N: 6413] (34647) [2014-02-09 07:04:39]
    I think I took this photo from the top floor restaurant of the hotel where I stayed in Sanaa in one of the main streets, just across from the old town.
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