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  • IranIran
    Title: Esfahan bridges

    Esfahan bridges
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11967 W: 126 N: 30421] (142230)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-26 3:48]
    Hello Malgo,
    This bridge is beautiful at all times, but especially with this illumination and the reflections. You were lucky that the river was not dry. Of course, as you understand, I am also fond of WS #2 where the people create a fine atmosphere, although it doesn't have the same fine colours. All photos are very sharp and perfectly exposed.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: Guarding the BorobudurSigma SA-300

    Guarding the Borobudur
    bertolucci Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1922 W: 122 N: 4312] (13948)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-26 2:34]
    Hello Bert,
    Since people started to travel there seems to have been a deep human urge to leave behind messages of "I was here". There is Viking graffiti in the Hagia Sophia of Istanbul, and I am sure that people disfigured precious monuments even much earlier than that. Still, it's hard to understand that not even a well protected Unesco World heritage site is left untouched. This photo is sort of funny, but even more painful. The vandal's embarrassment is so well captured, especially because we see there were witnesses. The man and the boy connect us with what is going on and make me feel part of the crowd.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: CATHEDRAL & PALM TREE

    CATHEDRAL & PALM TREE
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11595 W: 174 N: 21465] (94120)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-26 2:20] [+]
    Hello Jorge,
    By placing the sun behind the palm tree you used the contre-jour light to create a dramatic effect of silhouettes, with only the water of the fountains is seen clearly. I think it would have been possible to adjust the shadows and highlights to make us see the details of the church and the ground without spoiling this effect. But it's a matter of personal preferences, so I won't bother to post a WS.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: The ferryNikon D5500

    The ferry
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3929 W: 264 N: 3562] (16127)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-26 2:09] [+]
    Hello Saša,
    I didn't think there were ferries as large as this going to Mount Athos. Except for the cool light of winter this reminds me of Greek island hopping in the holiday season. But of course with one very big difference: I see no women waiting to board this ferry. Apart from the lack of women it's a very nice and well composed photo with superb clarity.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Puerta de San IldefonsoCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Puerta de San Ildefonso
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5746 W: 83 N: 11598] (77372)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-26 2:04]
    Hello Daniel,
    The façade is stunningly beautiful and the photo gains very much from the warm light and the persons that animate the view.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Icebergs & Volcanic AshPentax K3

    Icebergs & Volcanic Ash
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8496 W: 85 N: 21243] (93757)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-26 2:02]
    Hello Craig,
    I do hope the title and note doesn't indicate that you think global warming is "fake news", like the idiot in the White House? Of course calving icebergs and melting snow is partly a normal seasonal thing, but it happens more frequently now, and on a greater scale, and statistics tell us very clearly that the average temperature is rising much faster in the Arctic regions than elsewhere. The melting seasons start much earlier, and last much longer, than they used to.
    As for the photo, it's a pity that this little iceberg is so dirty, but it's still a fine natural sculpture, and the scenery in the distance is impressive.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: passageNikon D5

    passage
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15792 W: 0 N: 16962] (191216)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-26 1:45]
    Hello Nicolas,
    The wooden fence, vines and stumps of trees have created a graphically attractive pattern. Lovers of diagonal lines can find a lot of pleasure in this photo. The composition is well structured.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Wheaton Grand TheaterNikon D300s

    Wheaton Grand Theater
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7030 W: 300 N: 15098] (56818)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-26 1:41]
    Hello Murat,
    Without commenting on yesterday's photo (now reinstated), I have a strong feeling that in most cases when photos are removed it's because people don't really care about the rules.
    To me, a photo like this teaches me more about the world than a flower, and so it's more suitable for this site. It's a nice building in a design of nearly 100 years ago, and the man in the red shirt matches perfectly the signs of the theater. There is a beautiful warm light and a good exposure.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Empty shopsPentax K20D

    Empty shops
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1704 W: 79 N: 4931] (22874)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-26 1:27]
    Hello Ian,
    There are still some remaining brightly painted details on these buildings reminding us of a livelier past. Obviously at least one of the 131 persons takes care of those flowers, but I wonder what the other 130 do for a living in a godforsaken place like this. A handful of people selling things to each other? The Google camera car went past a few shops that seemed to be open, but I didn't see one single person in the street.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Corona-virus dramaSony DSC HX200v

    Corona-virus drama
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13850 W: 125 N: 24653] (123037)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-26 1:13]
    Hello Luciano,
    It looks like a shot from a horror movie. I hope that lonely person didn't sneeze or cough at you. ;-) Depending on which information we get from a note, a photo like this could be interpreted as capturing an exciting atmosphere, or a scary atmosphere. Considering the spread of the new virus in this area, this could give us unpleasant feelings. But looking at the date when it was taken, it has nothing to do with any epidemic. Still you manage to remind us of the fear spreading across the world, even though this is just a nice and well exposed photo.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Hoglund'sSony DSC HX400v

    Hoglund's
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11439 W: 57 N: 19735] (74026)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-26 0:22]
    Hej Lars,
    Det ser ut som om skandinaviska migranter var här och startade butik en gång i tiden. Byggnaden är inte så vacker, men det här varma ljuset kan skapa konst av nästan allting. Jag tycker väldigt mycket om den övre delen av väggen med den slitna målade skylten och de olika tonerna av beige, brunt, orange. Gatlyktan med den fina skuggan är också fin.
    Hälsningar,
    Gert

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: 2020 Kaprijke CityhallCanon 5D Mark III

    2020 Kaprijke Cityhall
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26571 W: 524 N: 45508] (193863)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-25 13:32]
    Hello John,
    The sharpness of this photo is impressive, and the good light has created an excellent clarity. The building is partly hidden by the trees, but we can still see that it is an elegant building which probably is the pride of this small town.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: walk in the sun

    walk in the sun
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8496 W: 23 N: 15298] (95655)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-25 13:08]
    Hello Costantino,
    My favourite among your themes: silhouettes of people seen against the setting sun and reflections across the sea. This is a category of photos you know perfectly how to handle. The exposure always comes out perfectly, and you always capture a good atmosphere.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Appetising WallartNikon D 5000

    Appetising Wallart
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7198 W: 508 N: 22139] (117024)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-25 8:18]
    Hello Mesut,
    This painting looks much too good to have been made by an amateur. It's an original work of art and very cleverly done. It obviously attracts photographers, and it is likely to attract people who suddenly feel hungry for a pizza. You have taken a good photo which deserves to be shown on TE.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: 2020.02.24 SkomagergadeLeica V Lux 40

    2020.02.24 Skomagergade
    mrmike1935 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 335] (4614)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-25 4:54]
    Hello Michael,
    It's a nice kid and he seems to think it's fun to be photographed. With these bright clothes he deserved to be in a photo. The letter box makes a perfect match.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Rome -  2018 - 161Nikon D7100

    Rome - 2018 - 161
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11763 W: 108 N: 21568] (95689)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-25 4:51]
    Hello Pierre,
    The people provide some colours, but the Italian flag does even more to brighten the view. The monument is usually not regarded as the finest in Rome, but it is still quite impressive, and you show it from a good angle.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • IranIran
    Title: Haraz RoadCannon EOS M

    Haraz Road
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1627 W: 102 N: 3135] (18102)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-25 1:36]
    Hello Ali,
    This is a magnificent view of the mountains covered with snow and the villages deep down in the valley. The larger version of the photo reveals so many details that could have been overlooked. The sharpness and exposure are really impressive.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ThailandThailand
    Title: Phra ubosot

    Phra ubosot
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5633 W: 0 N: 4887] (38697)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-25 1:34]
    Hello Miguel,
    You captured a lively atmosphere outside the beautiful chapel. The visitors provide a lot of colours, but even more of that is found on the building among its many fine architectural details. The photo has a perfect clarity and sharpness.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Stari vinograd u FebruaruNikon D300

    Stari vinograd u Februaru
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11845 W: 2864 N: 22731] (94317)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-25 1:19] [+]
    Hello Pavle,
    A pleasant composition from the vineyard waiting for the new season. The old wooden poles are nicely seen on a diagonal lines, while the long rows of vines go on diagonals in another direction. The composition has a nice structure and the photo is well exposed.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Funny situationNikon D 90

    Funny situation
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2874 W: 1392 N: 3519] (42958)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10028 W: 520 N: 19315] (85217) [2020-02-25 1:13]
    Hello Claude,
    It's a nice kind of portrait, and the lady placed herself in a way that allowed you to make a quite artistic composition. The contrasts are very strong but the exposure is fine and there is a nice balance of colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

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