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  • IndonésieIndonésie
    Title: Working on the paddy field

    Working on the paddy field
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12038 W: 126 N: 30667] (143104)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 7:59] [+]
    Hello Malgo,
    It's a nice view and a well taken photo, but (now you will get angry) it doesn't look so very impressive, compared with many other paddy fields on terraces I have seen in photos. Maybe they looked larger and wider from other angles. But since it's so close to Ubud this is where all the tourists go. According to a story I found on the net it is extremely touristy, with entrance fees, soft drink shops and people who will pose for photos. But I find it interesting for showing how every available area of land is used for agriculture, every slope is turned into terraces. The hard work behind this view is really impressive.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • Royaume-UniRoyaume-Uni
    Title: Seals in the HarbourCanon PowerShot G12

    Seals in the Harbour
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7384 W: 321 N: 16892] (66841)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 5:44]
    Hello Bev,
    This is cute, and how exciting to come so close to such a gracious wild animal. And even more so to be able to take such a good photo. I would imagine seals to be just as smart as many animals we use as pets, and they easily learn not to be shy of people. This is a photo to be happy with.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • DanemarkDanemark
    Title: Flower ShopLeica V Lux 40

    Flower Shop
    mrmike1935 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 335] (4630)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 5:08]
    Hello Michael,
    She must have dressed for the occasion, putting on a coat that would match the plants. It is not perfectly sharp, but it's okay for a snapshot. Most importantly you reacted quickly to opportunity.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ChineChine
    Title: No more mao suitsCANON EOS 600D

    No more mao suits
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6213 W: 94 N: 10317] (59268)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 5:04]
    Hello Gerrit,
    I would rather have thought this to be somewhere in Japan. Probably that is from where these Chinese girls took their inspiration. It's a nice crowded street scene.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • RussieRussie
    Title: AN HIDDEN TREASURE

    AN HIDDEN TREASURE
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11635 W: 174 N: 21693] (94911)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 2:04]
    Hello Jorge,
    Restoration works can be annoying because of the scaffolding and tarpaulins hiding what you came to see. But obviously this relief needs to be saved, so you were lucky to see it before it was also covered. It's a beautiful work of art, and as for the photo as such I like the three arches on top of each other and the good exposure.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • CambodgeCambodge
    Title: Causeway entrance into Angkor wat

    Causeway entrance into Angkor wat
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5735 W: 0 N: 5047] (39706)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 1:59]
    Hello Miguel,
    A very nice photo from an angle obviously used by many photographers. I certainly prefer this photo to the one taken by the man in the white cap. This photo is well balanced and technically perfect. The balloon in the background indicate how far tourism has gone in Angkor.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItalieItalie
    Title: Spello

    Spello
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17113 W: 130 N: 35396] (195463)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 1:57]
    Hello Silvio,
    Walking with a camera in a picturesque winding street, it is always a pleasure to meet an elegant lady in red. You were quick to use this opportunity and managed a nice photo in fine surroundings.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • TurquieTurquie
    Title: Teaching  ArchaeologyFuji Finepix S9500

    Teaching Archaeology
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7219 W: 508 N: 22299] (117636)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 1:54]
    Hello Mesut,
    This man was perfectly dressed for a photo and you placed him well. The lady further down is a good complement to indicate the height of the theatre. The close view of the seats indicate that watching a play here must have been a very uncomfortable experience. But it's a very nicely scanned photo.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: 28 Mart u karantinuNikon D300

    28 Mart u karantinu
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11903 W: 2864 N: 22948] (95137)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 1:47] [+]
    Hello Pavle,
    You still seem to be able to eat good food, and it's a nice and colourful photo. But doesn't the government guarantee that fresh food is delivered to the elderly people who are forbidden to go shopping? Does the government want the elderly to starve to death?
    Regards,
    Gert

  • Cote d'IvoireCote d'Ivoire
    Title: les hommesNikon F4

    les hommes
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15863 W: 0 N: 16974] (192262)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 1:43]
    Hello Nicolas,
    It's a well scanned photo from long ago. It's interesting to watch these men and young boys and their different postures. They make me curious of what was going on.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • EthiopieEthiopie
    Title: Bull jumping preparationSony Alpha 700

    Bull jumping preparation
    SteveH Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 393 W: 96 N: 1028] (6806) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 1:40]
    Hello Steve,
    This could be the first nude man on TE since I posted a photo from South Sudan several years ago. My picture wasn't removed and hopefully this will also remain. It's quite an exciting composition with the cows in the middle and the henna coloured hair in the background.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • SlovénieSlovénie
    Title: War cemetery in a forestNikon D50 Digital SLR

    War cemetery in a forest
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1758 W: 82 N: 5138] (23695)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 1:33]
    Hello Ian,
    The neat lines of identical crosses indicate immediately this is a war cemetery. They always make me more sad than ordinary graveyards. So many young men who died in such a short time, and for very little use. The nice chapel and the dense vegetation make the view nicer.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • PolognePologne
    Title: The Lodz  Cathedral

    The Lodz Cathedral
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 2 N: 9698] (46180)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 1:23]
    Hello Piotr,
    It's good to see you can take advantage of the fine weather to go for a walk. The cathedral is a fine example of Neo-Gothic architecture. From this angle it's nicely framed by the trees. You handled the light and colours superbly.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItalieItalie
    Title: On the Road to Three Peaks 1

    On the Road to Three Peaks 1
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 776 W: 3 N: 1955] (17818)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 1:20] [+]
    Hello György,
    I don't have much experience of mountain trekking, but I suppose it's not so common to meet someone carrying an umbrella in this kind of environment. But you should be happy for that amusing photo opportunity. The bright light on the umbrella and ground contrasts well with the carefully processed dark clouds. There is a great view in WS#1 and the orange coat makes WS#2 a very eye-catching nothing special.
    Have a nice Sunday,
    Gert

  • GrèceGrèce
    Title: reflection boats

    reflection boats
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8574 W: 23 N: 15422] (96441)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 1:10]
    Hello Costantino,
    There are many boats anchored in this marina, but the Eolos stands out with its place in the foreground and the magnificent reflections it creates in the very calm water. There are so many nice details to watch, and the exposure and clarity of the photo is so fine.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IrlandeIrlande
    Title: BuskersSONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-N1

    Buskers
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1348 W: 0 N: 4457] (17315)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 1:09]
    Hello Jean,
    I was in Dublin more than 50 years ago. I have been thinking of going back, but right now it's hard to have active plans for future journeys. I wonder if I would recognize anything at all. I can probably say for sure that the large building at the end of this street didn't exist then., and those buskers were not yet born, maybe not even their parents. Possibly the music they played sounded similar to what I heard at so many pubs all over Ireland. It's a nice photo because you show the length of the street and some of the colourful signs and flags on the opposite side.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ChypreChypre
    Title: Archeological ParkNikon D7200

    Archeological Park
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4341 W: 0 N: 10220] (69713)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10132 W: 521 N: 19509] (85953) [2020-03-29 1:08]
    Hello Ryszard,
    A nice photo with interesting details of the remains of what probably was a luxurious villa. The light is good and the mild colours are very pleasant. Especially I like the slice of green between the ochre stones and the blueish overcast sky.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • IndonésieIndonésie
    Title: Fruit seller

    Fruit seller
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12038 W: 126 N: 30667] (143104)



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    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14047 W: 379 N: 12261] (128341) [2020-03-29 0:30]
    Hi Malgo,
    Well presented this fruits market in the street, well composed with the lady. Good colors, always interesting to discover tropical fruits, interesting to taste also but sometimes so strange taste, tfs.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: House - 2012 - 3Nikon D300

    House - 2012 - 3
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11845 W: 108 N: 21756] (96446)



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    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14047 W: 379 N: 12261] (128341) [2020-03-29 0:27]
    Salut Pierre,
    Joli rivage avec ces maisons bien placées, belles teintes avec cet ensoleillement, bien pris.

  • Royaume-UniRoyaume-Uni
    Title: The Secret LodgeCanon PowerShot G12

    The Secret Lodge
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7384 W: 321 N: 16892] (66841)



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    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14047 W: 379 N: 12261] (128341) [2020-03-29 0:25]
    Hi Bev,
    Well photographed this lodge, nice sunlight, good effect with this sinuous alley in the FG, tfs.

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