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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Carbon neutralNikon Coolpix 8700

    Carbon neutral
    clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2919 W: 0 N: 3979] (25246)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-28 7:10]
    Hello Robert,
    The scenery is magnificent and the clouds are almost as attractive. The panoramic shape gives full credit to nature's beauty and the tree is well included in the foreground. Exposure and sharpness are perfect.
    Did you go by battery driven ship? ;-)
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Going up !Nikon D700

    Going up !
    ricardomattos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1313 W: 14 N: 3351] (16930)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-28 6:31]
    Hello Ricardo,
    One more view of amazingly attractive and obviously very well maintained buildings, each one with colours and design different from its neighbours. It looks so idyllic that I was surprised to see a car in the background to the right. This looks good on the TE page but the enlarged version is really so much better. The fine sharpness becomes so evident.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa di San Flaviano

    Chiesa di San Flaviano
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18997 W: 130 N: 40117] (214057)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-28 2:41]
    Hello Silvio,
    This is a church that really looks like a church and not some kind of cave. There are some peculiar details that make it look quite original, including the bell tower. Generally I would describe it as more interesting than truly beautiful, even though the photo is taken with very good light and contrasts.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Timisoara Opera HouseNikon D 90

    Timisoara Opera House
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16904 W: 1065 N: 36803] (168006)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-28 2:37]
    Hello Chris,
    If I remember correctly this was quite near where I was staying, so I have seen the opera in this light (without taking any photos). It is a very elegant building and it looks quite impressive with this illumination. The silhouettes of people create a nice atmosphere.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: RetzbachCANON EOS 600D

    Retzbach
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6275 W: 94 N: 10492] (60580)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-28 1:59]
    Hello Gerrit,
    A very pretty fairytale town, looking like the Brothers Grimm were here. I like the view of the cyclist and the warm tones, but most of all the inclusion of the sculpture on the wall to the right.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: coffee time

    coffee time
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10330 W: 23 N: 17716] (110375)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-28 1:55]
    Hello Costantino,
    This looks like a cosy café where looking at the walls could keep a customer busy if service is slow. But again you show us a café at coffee time without any guests and no coffee seen anywhere.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Rusevina ,, Bele ladje ,,Nikon D60

    Rusevina ,, Bele ladje ,,
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12990 W: 2908 N: 26531] (109647)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-28 1:53]
    Hello Pavle,
    I remember the earlier photos of this restaurant. Now it looks like some kind of strange sculpture created by a very original artist.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Looking upPentax K1 II

    Looking up
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3243 W: 101 N: 9688] (41149)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-28 1:51]
    Hello Ian,
    I would prefer to reach that peak by helicopter rather than trying to do it on foot. It's an attractive scenery, but rather rough, and as usual two very well taken photos.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The Great Salt LakeiPhone XR

    The Great Salt Lake
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7692 W: 302 N: 16592] (62763)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-28 1:47]
    Hello Murat,
    I don't know if this was at dawn or dusk, but in any case the colors of the sun on the clouds and their reflection in the lake make this a very eye-catching photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Muskau Palace

    Muskau Palace
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5733 W: 2 N: 11388] (53284)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-28 1:42]
    Hello Piotr,
    The castle is quite impressive, but the light and colours are the main assets of the photo. The red and white walls are perfectly reflected in the lake. The autumn coloured trees also contribute well to the brightness of the photo.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa di San Flaviano

    Chiesa di San Flaviano
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18997 W: 130 N: 40117] (214057)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-27 11:00]
    Hello Silvio,
    Another old church! And a very beautiful one too. I love the paintings above the nearest arch and the altar. There is a very good light, perfect symmetry and nice depth.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: This fights climate changeCanon PowerShot G1 X

    This fights climate change
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5829 W: 83 N: 11956] (78933)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-27 2:19]
    Hello Daniel,
    I like the diagonal lines and the areas of green and grey. The blue flowers are well placed in the foreground and you timed the photo well to include the cyclist who illustrates the note.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: My impression...Canon EOS 30D

    My impression...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13807 W: 162 N: 23911] (163719)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-27 2:16]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    You used this trick again, and you did well this time too. The bright view and the interesting wooden sculpture stand out strongly against the pale blurred background.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: This is mine not the mine'sPentax K1 II

    This is mine not the mine's
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3243 W: 101 N: 9688] (41149)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-27 2:14]
    Hello Ian,
    When I hear stories like this I get more and more convinced that a total environmental disaster within the next few decades is inevitable. Everyone (basically) knows the drastic measures that have to be taken to prevent the disaster but the big companies' profits are always more important. And almost all governments are too scared to lose votes to do anything. It's mainly "blah, blah, blah" to quote Greta Thunberg.
    Both photos are "nice", but that's not so important.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Na Moravi krajem OktobraNikon D60

    Na Moravi krajem Oktobra
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12990 W: 2908 N: 26531] (109647)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-27 2:08] [+]
    Hello Pavle,
    It's a very nice view of the river where the water seems to be back at a normal level after the drought of summer. I like the darker blue tone of the water under the lighter blue sky. You balanced the photo well.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Blue Mosque from Hagia SophiaCanon PowerShot SX70 HS

    Blue Mosque from Hagia Sophia
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7692 W: 302 N: 16592] (62763)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-27 2:04]
    Hello Murat,
    It's a nice view towards the Blue Mosque and it's well framed by a corner of the Hagia Sophia and a tree. On my first visits to Istanbul I used to stay in a budget hotel in the narrow street on the right side of this. It was a convenient location but now it's gone and the street is completely changed.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: StolbergCANON EOS 600D

    Stolberg
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6275 W: 94 N: 10492] (60580)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-27 1:54]
    Hello Gerrit,
    The smaller buildings are very pretty and the tower is quite beautiful. The colours are nicely intense and the photo is perfectly exposed.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Autumn in Kromlau

    Autumn in Kromlau
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5733 W: 2 N: 11388] (53284) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-27 1:49]
    Hello Piotr,
    You found a perfect circle and perfectly reflected trees of bright autumn colours. It's an amazing view and a very good composition with a slight touch of surrealistic art.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Enjoying a beer - Outside the Oculus

    Enjoying a beer - Outside the Oculus
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1916 W: 335 N: 4281] (15322)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-26 12:47] [+]
    Hello Brenda,
    It's fun to see the exciting elements of the Oculus from an angle where they have become parts of the background and the focus is elsewhere. Like the "street art" or the crowd of people relaxing with a few glasses of beer. (Do people actually drink beer from glasses in the US? The last 500 times I've seen people drinking beer in American movies it's always been straight from the bottle.)
    This is a good combination of architecture, art and human touch. The WS shows us this place in its greater context and we see the Oculus more like we are used to. Both photos are very nice but this is definitely also my choice of main upload.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: 2021  Rally Zoute 3CANON EOS R

    2021 Rally Zoute 3
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 28719 W: 518 N: 48887] (208687)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11830 W: 564 N: 22685] (98194) [2021-10-26 11:28]
    Hello John,
    It must have been difficult to take a panning picture from this angle, but you did it surprisingly well. The front of the car and the two persons are very sharp, but we can see the wheels spinning round and the scenery is sufficiently blurred. And you didn't forget the exposure while you were busy with the panning. It's very well done.
    Best regards,
    Gert
    PS My congratulations on your wedding anniversary. :-)

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