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  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: A Quiet Charles Bridge IISony DSC HX400v

    A Quiet Charles Bridge II
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12438 W: 57 N: 21972] (82990)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-28 10:40]
    Hej Lars,
    Kanske har Covid-epidemin det goda med sig att platser som den här bron inte är lika sanslöst fullpackade med turister som vanliga år. Här går det ju faktiskt att se själva bron och hela stenläggningen. Lite lagom med människor piggar upp förgrunden och ger balans åt vyn av de vackra byggnaderna i bakgrunden. Rött och gult och andra färger gör bilden väldigt trevlig att se. Ljuset ger hopp om en fin sommar om några månader.
    Hälsningar,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Avdalaz CastleNikon D 90

    Avdalaz Castle
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16270 W: 1062 N: 34943] (161098)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-28 6:09]
    Hello Chris,
    I never heard of these rocks, but I am getting resigned to the fact I will never learn everything about Turkey. I can see the entrances to the rooms, but without prior information I would hardly have noticed them. A very strange but fascinating piece of eroded nature, and a good photo with superb colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: The Snowy Eger 8

    The Snowy Eger 8
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 840 W: 4 N: 2474] (21739) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-28 5:49]
    Hello György,
    Whatever you prefer to call this, it's a rather cute photo with some nicely matching colours and a fine light behind the graphically nice trees. The tiled road makes an elegant curve through the park.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Dream timeNikon D750

    Dream time
    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 898 W: 66 N: 2617] (18002)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-28 5:44]
    Hello Elaine,
    This looks slightly more comfortable than the wooden benches of 1973, but I think the many hours from Rangoon to Mandalay would still be a long and tedious journey. The thanaka on the woman's cheeks simply screams: Burma!
    It's a nice snapshot with a good light.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Pirinac i mesoNikon D60

    Pirinac i meso
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12416 W: 2887 N: 25028] (103651)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-28 1:31]
    Hello Pavle,
    You composed an interesting dish which I am sure was very tasty, and you made it look a little like a pizza. Thanks to the colourful tablecloth under the glass plate the photo turned out brightly.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa di S. Elisabetta di Vecciano

    Chiesa di S. Elisabetta di Vecciano
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18128 W: 130 N: 38270] (206971)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-28 1:25]
    Hello Silvio,
    Another strangely simple church looking more like a warehouse. Only the cross seen against the dark sky reveals its function. The WS photos are almost shocking. Nobody would expect to find such beautifully bright paintings inside this very plain and almost anonymous building. There is a very appealing soft light which you handled well.
    Best regards,
    Gert
    And of course: Thank you again.

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Western styleCanon EOS 60D

    Western style
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15225 W: 384 N: 13720] (136248)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-28 1:19]
    Hello Jean,
    You already mentioned the difficult photo conditions, but you handled the strong contrasts fairly well. The foreground is slightly dark and the snow covered mountain is slightly too bright, but it's a good compromise of exposure. Most important is that we get a good view of the quite beautiful building.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Mt RobsonPentax K20D

    Mt Robson
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2397 W: 94 N: 7636] (33561)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-28 1:16]
    Hello Ian,
    The weather doesn't look so inviting, but the light was still good enough despite the low clouds, and the colours turned out well. Nothing could stop those yellow trees from catching attention. Mt. Robson is well placed between the nearer green hillsides.

    I don't have a good cricket memory, but I have a travel diary and a good memory of times when nearly all hotels were fully booked.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Spring preview IISony DSC HX200v

    Spring preview II
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15219 W: 129 N: 26498] (130577)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-28 1:08]
    Hello Luciano,
    You could have saved the WS for another main upload. Both photos have perfect colours and sharpness and both butterflies are extremely beautiful. The ground where you found them is not as beautiful as the flowers or leaves where we usually see your butterflies, but the mud and dry leaves are of course part of their natural environment.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: 2021 Eeklo Stained-glassCanon 7 D

    2021 Eeklo Stained-glass
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 27896 W: 522 N: 47839] (203955)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-27 12:19]
    Hello John,
    Three stained glass windows presented with perfectly captured colours and light in neatly cropped photos. In an enlarged version of the triptych we can appreciate the colours and sharpness even better.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: smoking cheroot

    smoking cheroot
    burmaman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 281] (1052)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-27 10:15]
    Hello Ronny,
    You had a good eye-contact for this photo. Her cheroot makes her unmistakably Burmese. I can recall very few countries where women smoke such "cigars". The baskets and the clay pots are other good focal points, I just find the colours slightly oversaturated.
    I hope it doesn't embarrass you to receive a dark green smiley from me. ;-)
    Cheers,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The old Guildhall and GaolSONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-N1

    The old Guildhall and Gaol
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 0 N: 5880] (22553)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-27 10:00]
    Hello Jean,
    It's a beautiful building with lots of attractive details. Like many photos on TE it gains much from being seen in a larger version, which proves its good quality. It looks like having been a rather dull day with a washed out sky, so it was probably no disadvantage that you couldn't take a wider view.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Detail paintings in MoldovitaNikon Coolpix P 90

    Detail paintings in Moldovita
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8415 W: 5 N: 15177] (67596)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-27 9:54]
    Hello Luis,
    Another fabulous painting which you captured with very vivid and natural colours in a well cropped photo. In a strange way the colours, patterns of the dresses and the postures of the persons make me think of a 20th century painting rather than from the 16th century. Maybe it shows that really good art is timeless.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Under the parasolsNikon D750

    Under the parasols
    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 898 W: 66 N: 2617] (18002)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-27 8:13]
    Hello Elaine,
    A nice glimpse of daily life and a rather typical one of Burma. The colours of the umbrellas, the nuns' clothes and their skin are matching perfectly.
    Thanks for your comments on my photo from Calcutta. You are probably absolutely right. I will update my note.
    Have a nice evening,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: A romantic gardenNikon D40

    A romantic garden
    ricardomattos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 11 N: 3043] (15512)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-27 5:54]
    Hello Ricardo,
    I commented the original version so I should comment this one. The slight brightening made a lot of difference. The pavilion and the brick building and surrounding details are much more clearly seen and more easily enjoyed, while the colours seem more crisp and bright.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Composition with backlightCanon EOS 60D

    Composition with backlight
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13078 W: 639 N: 25031] (106375)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-27 5:50]
    Hello Ike,
    Fine contrasts of brown and yellow with small areas of green. I guess the bushes/trees standing in the water will soon be full of fresh green leaves creating a totally different image.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Vatican - 2018 - 123Nikon D7100

    Vatican - 2018 - 123
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12562 W: 110 N: 23775] (104434)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-27 4:27]
    Hello Pierre,
    As usual the area in front of this church is full of people who animate the view. It's a pity that they didn't wear brighter clothes, but you couldn't do anything about that. They still make the photo lively, and you exposed it well.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: The Snowy Eger 7

    The Snowy Eger 7
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 840 W: 4 N: 2474] (21739) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-27 3:45]
    Hello György,
    It's a nice view of the boy and his grandmother and you timed the shot well, when we can really imagine him saying what you quote him. There is a good connection between them and the small sculpture, and there is a nice city view in the background. A perfect exposure and good processing has created very good monochrome tones.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Ravanica 26. FebruaraNikon D60

    Ravanica 26. Februara
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12416 W: 2887 N: 25028] (103651)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-27 3:41]
    Hello Pavle,
    There is very little water in the river, so spring rains would be eagerly awaited. It is still worth a photo and I am sure that you will show us another photo in a month or two when it is back to its normal look. You handled the hazy light well.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Unique Structure in G.B.Nikon D-300

    A Unique Structure in G.B.
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8383 W: 346 N: 19388] (76700)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11061 W: 536 N: 21434] (93580) [2021-02-27 3:38]
    Hello Bev,
    The WS has the advantage of including the bridge that leads my eyes diagonally up to the gate, and the lady crossing the bridge. But the blue wall in the background is slightly disturbing in the WS, so I agree with your choice of posting this as the main photo. The weather was obviously not the best, but the light and colours are very good in spite of that, and the gate is just as impressive from any angle.
    Best regards,
    Gert

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