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  • Bosnie HerzégovineBosnie Herzégovine
    Title: Herzegovacka Gracanica Monastery IINikon D 90

    Herzegovacka Gracanica Monastery II
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15601 W: 1055 N: 32566] (151522)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-12 2:16]
    Hello Chris,
    In this light it's not so easy to see it's a new building. I just don't see much point in copying an already existing building from 700 years ago. There must be strong and maybe dark feelings behind this project. But the illumination at blue hour works perfectly well and the two men are like the cherries on the cake.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ChineChine
    Title: TRADITIONAL & FAKE

    TRADITIONAL & FAKE
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11306 W: 174 N: 20668] (91162)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-12 2:09]
    Hello Jorge,
    Only a very quick glance could have made me believe these pavilions are genuine. They are nicely built but look too good to be true. The distant hill is probably real. ;-) I probably wouldn't go on a tour like that, but maybe it was included in a bigger package you had already paid for. But the weather seems to have been better than average, so you got yourself a photo with nice light and pleasant colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • IndeInde
    Title: Bus stop

    Bus stop
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5158 W: 0 N: 4171] (34920)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-12 2:05]
    Hello Miguel,
    A very ordinary view from an Indian town, but it has a strong nostalgic value to me because I will probably never go to India again. I will always miss the taste of fresh samosa. They never seem to taste the same in Europe.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • TurquieTurquie
    Title: On the way to the fieldsRolleiflex 6x6 /twinreflex

    On the way to the fields
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7114 W: 508 N: 21626] (115058)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-12 2:01]
    Hello Mesut,
    First of all, thank you very much for your kind dedication. I really appreciate it.
    And then my compliments for this nicely nostalgic photo in a very carefully scanned B&W photo. If it already in the 1990's was like time had stood still in that village, it has certainly not changed in 50 years according to this photo. Except for this two children who are now approaching old age. They have seen big changes of society in their lives.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalieItalie
    Title: Castello di Ponte

    Castello di Ponte
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16510 W: 130 N: 34118] (190215)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-12 1:24]
    Hello Silvio,
    The village is very old but there seem to be some quite modern houses, which is a nice sign that it is alive and full of energy. From this angle it looks beautifully situated at the foot of the green hill. The light is beautiful, and I especially like the play of light and shades on the hillside.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Stari zeleznicki mostNikon D300

    Stari zeleznicki most
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11535 W: 2849 N: 21991] (91412)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-12 1:02] [+]
    Hello Pavle,
    The bridge is nicely designed and it is located in a beautiful scenery. The yellow and orange machines are fine additional focal-points. The photo is well composed and perfectly exposed with attractive colours.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • États-UnisÉtats-Unis
    Title: Shades of lightPentax K1 II

    Shades of light
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 79 N: 4344] (20239)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-12 0:56]
    Hello Ian,
    It's a fascinating scenery of these grassy slopes with the snow-clad peaks in the distance. The title describes well what is the best feature of the photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • États-UnisÉtats-Unis
    Title: A Noble AmbassadorCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    A Noble Ambassador
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6719 W: 291 N: 14355] (53829)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-12 0:48]
    Hello Murat,
    It would have been nice to see this magnificent bird in complete freedom, but then it would have been hard to take such a perfectly sharp photo. The bars in the background remind me of a prison, which in a way I guess this is. It's still a fine portrait and a rare chance of a close look at its eyes and beak. The notes are interesting.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • RoumanieRoumanie
    Title: Predeal

    Predeal
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4757 W: 2 N: 8657] (41670)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-11 13:06]
    Hello Piotr,
    This is a very original church. It looks quite new, but the style is so original that I'm not really sure. It makes a fine contribution to TE in any case, and the photo is of your usual high quality. I like the trees on both sides and the silhouettes of two persons standing in the shade to the left.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • EspagneEspagne
    Title: A different handPanasonic Lumix FZ200

    A different hand
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7947 W: 5 N: 14005] (62382)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-11 12:15]
    Hello Luis,
    There are lots of fingers on that hand, but that's the freedom every artist is allowed. I really first thought you had taken a photo of a painting in a museum, but then I noticed the slide of a street at the bottom. That connection with its context makes a lot of difference to the photo. It's a remarkably cleverly made painting and as such it deserves a place here. And the photo has a remarkably fine clarity and lighting.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • HongrieHongrie
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    Tirpák Festival 2019 (2)
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 750 W: 3 N: 1793] (16460)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-11 12:11] [+]
    Hello György,
    Are you famous in some way, or why does everyone want to be in the picture? Look at that woman to the right. So eager! Or did you just tell them they would be world famous?
    But I would not call that a "glass" of wine the "modern looking guy" is holding.
    Funny photo, and it's so obviously not a family photo, so it is entirely within the TE rules.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • SuisseSuisse
    Title: troncsNikon D5

    troncs
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15427 W: 0 N: 16877] (187540)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-11 9:48]
    Hello Nicolas,
    I am full of admiration for you talent at finding exceptional views in nature and turn them into exceptional photos. The only green tree among all the "naked" ones is perfectly placed slightly to the side, and the vertical lines are countered by the diagonal of the hill slope. So elegant and perfect.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • PolognePologne
    Title: Autumn in WroclawNikon D7200

    Autumn in Wroclaw
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4172 W: 0 N: 9900] (67537)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-11 8:56]
    Hello Ryszard,
    In spite of the chimney spewing out smoke it's a nice view, largely thanks to the beautiful autumn colours and the towers of the cathedral. But my favourite detail is actually the little red boat at the jetty in the lower corner and the invisible diagonal line across the river to the blue and white boat. The reflections are also very nicely captured and the photo has a perfect clarity.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • BelgiqueBelgique
    Title: 2019 BraambergstraatCanon 5D Mark III

    2019 Braambergstraat
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26117 W: 522 N: 44704] (190599)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-11 8:31]
    Hello John,
    This part of the street was almost entirely in the shade, but it is still a very clear view with good light and colours. You had the good idea to stand opposite the corner, so we could look in two directions. The gables facing the street to the left are all beautifully designed, and two persons are nicely placed near the side some distance away. They frame the view well, just as the tree on the right side.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • QatarQatar
    Title: Modern life

    Modern life
    federico Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 0 N: 656] (5751)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-11 7:12]
    Hello Federico,
    I find most airports quite terrible places, but they're okay if you can spend your time taking a smart photo like this. The silhouettes, reflections and dark lines of the windows are graphically very interesting. Of course B&W was the only option in this case.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Au loin les USANikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Au loin les USA
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9546 W: 0 N: 11452] (114972)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-11 7:09]
    Hello Serge,
    I had only read half of your note when I had the same thought: who wants to be in a country ruled by the idiot racist Trump? ;-)
    In case most of this view shows the US border region it looks beautiful at this time of the year, but maybe because the photo was taken when the US still had a decent president. Irony apart, the colours of autumn are really spectacular and you did the best justice to them with this well exposed photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • JaponJapon
    Title: Kamikouchi-04Canon 5D Mark3

    Kamikouchi-04
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2311 W: 0 N: 4493] (53274)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-11 6:09]
    Hello Takero,
    The tall white stems of the birches give this view a special character. The orange leaves shine like gold and their glow is enhanced by the dark green background of the pine trees. It's a wonderfully sharp photo with perfect light, and with the combined effort of you and nature it has turned out as a real work of art.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItalieItalie
    Title: Padlocks in VeronaNikon D 90

    Padlocks in Verona
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15601 W: 1055 N: 32566] (151522)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-11 2:23]
    Hello Chris,
    I understand what you mean in the last sentence, but if you really wanted to arrive before the tour groups you should have been there at least 50 years ago. I wasn't particularly bothered by groups in Italy in 1969.
    But it's a nice collection of padlocks looking rather different from those seen on most small bridges in cities everywhere. Having practically all the same design I suspect they were specially made to be sold outside this house. I also suspect the buyers borrow the same pen from the store to write their names.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ChineChine
    Title: Ways To Get ThereOlympus E-410

    Ways To Get There
    drt100 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 74 N: 754] (3506)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-11 2:16]
    Hello David,
    This is a Chinese street view that hasn't changed at all for several decades. Of course this was 10 years ago and much has happened in China since then, but still this street looks very unaffected by the enormous modernization the country has undergone in recent decades. It's nice and interesting and a simple photo of a kind I like.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • TurquieTurquie
    Title: Pigeon & PigeonsNikon D 5000

    Pigeon & Pigeons
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7114 W: 508 N: 21626] (115058)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9617 W: 511 N: 18682] (82736) [2019-11-11 2:12]
    Hello Mesut,
    The sculpture is quite nicely designed. It's a slight pity that it's partly covered with graffiti, but maybe that reflects its position as a meeting-point for people of all kinds from 7 to 70, for whom this kind of monument is not revered the same way as a statue of Atatürk or someone else at that level. The colours are very good and the light is well handled. But the little boy behind the rusty pigeon is well below 7. And what were you doing there? You are well above 70. ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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