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  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Une belle riviere en hiverNikon D-300

    Une belle riviere en hiver
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9605 W: 0 N: 11507] (115636)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 6:39]
    Hello Serge,
    I like the contrasts of the black water and the white snow, matched by the partly black and partly white clouds. The brown trees and a patch of blue sky break this almost monochrome image of winter. A kind of optical illusion caused by the bending river makes the photo look tilted, but the pillars of the bridge confirm that it is perfectly straight.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • EspagneEspagne
    Title: Low tide in La Caleta IVNikon D3100

    Low tide in La Caleta IV
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5716 W: 5 N: 12502] (61182)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 5:27]
    Hello Angel,
    Reaching the water to go for a swim was a bit complicated for the moment, but this view from above was made more interesting thanks to the low tide and the green pattern seen where the water used to be. In every other way it was a beautiful day which you captured with excellent colours and a well handled light.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • AllemagneAllemagne
    Title: Neither Disneyland nor NeuschwansteinCanon 5 D Mark II

    Neither Disneyland nor Neuschwanstein
    Energysavingelk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 389 W: 1 N: 1124] (5127)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 3:55]
    Hello Sven,
    It was probably to your advantage that close views would not have been a good idea. I could not imagine a nicer composition than this, where we see the fairytale castle in the gap between the trees and the narrow winding road in the foreground.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ThaïlandeThaïlande
    Title: Bangkok Street ArtSony a6300

    Bangkok Street Art
    drt100 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 341 W: 74 N: 803] (3738)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 3:32]
    Hello David,
    This is an interesting piece of graffiti, somewhere between a conventional portrait and an abstract painting. Normal graffiti, yet not really; obviously made by someone with a talent and ideas. I think you captured the original colors well.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • Royaume-UniRoyaume-Uni
    Title: The Mublescanon 450 eos

    The Mubles
    fds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 678 W: 0 N: 1662] (9945)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 2:20]
    Hello Francesco,
    Amazing view of the boats lying on the muddy ground at low tide. I like the contrasts of the mainly brown lower part and the blue/grey upper area. You processed the dramatic clouds well.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • Royaume-UniRoyaume-Uni
    Title: From the Height of the WallsCanon PowerShot G12

    From the Height of the Walls
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7087 W: 313 N: 16280] (64334)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 2:18]
    Hello Bev,
    This photo is well taken and also interesting for moving us smoothly through history. Starting with the medieval wall closest to us we see the ancient bridge, the rather old ordinary buildings in the middle of the photo and finally the modern houses at the top. They all go so well together that we hardly notice the huge gap in styles. What is brought to my mind is that everything seems to have got smaller in time, while in larger cities the newest buildings are usually the biggest and tallest. ;-) No need for skyscrapers in Barnard Castle. The WS is also well composed through the narrow opening in the wall.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurquieTurquie
    Title: Autumnal BeautyNikon D 5000

    Autumnal Beauty
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7130 W: 508 N: 21733] (115458)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 2:08]
    Hello Mesut,
    The shopkeeper did a good job with decorating his wall, and this closely cropped photo is well taken. It's hard to see that the flowers are artificial, so we get an impression you bent over to take a photo of flowers growing so close to each other on the ground in an unusual mix. The shopkeeper and you both made this a work of art.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • ChineChine
    Title: THERE IS A BUDDHA UP THERE

    THERE IS A BUDDHA UP THERE
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11411 W: 174 N: 20878] (91967)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 1:32] [+]
    Hello Jorge,
    I would probably not have noticed the damages to the trees unless you have pointed it out. They still frame the impressive statue nicely. Most impressive is probably the huge staircase. I see that one woman is going down the wrong way. I wonder if she was identified by one of the many cameras and maybe punished for going against the directives of the Communist party. Maybe she was sent to a re-education camp.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • IndeInde
    Title: Dhungri temple

    Dhungri temple
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5286 W: 0 N: 4370] (35896)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 1:25]
    Hello Miguel,
    The temple and also the surrounding forest makes this very different from most views of India. As Luciano points out it might have been somewhere in northern Europe, at least at a quick glance. But the two ladies in blue saris indicate this is actually India. A very interesting and different photo.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • Emirats ArabesEmirats Arabes
    Title: Inside the mosque

    Inside the mosque
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11635 W: 123 N: 29567] (139218)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 1:21]
    Hello Malgo,
    You were lucky to get at least this opportunity to take photos of the interior, even though you were not allowed to actually go inside. This definitely makes a different impression from the earlier photos. I like the relative darkness, which creates an exciting atmosphere. The closer view in the WS shows that you were still able to get a very good exposure. We clearly see the details of the men's faces.
    Have a nice week,
    Gert

  • États-UnisÉtats-Unis
    Title: Buck MountainSony DSC HX400v

    Buck Mountain
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11122 W: 57 N: 19205] (71910)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 1:15]
    Hej Lars,
    Tre väldigt vackra bilder idag. De gröna tonerna i gräset och träden matchar bergens och molnens grå nyanser perfekt. Trots så få färger gör de här kontrasterna ett starkt intryck. Bergens former bidrar förstås. Jag tycker också mycket om WS-bilderna. De visar på olika sätt en otroligt vacker natur. Du hade tur som hann ta dessa fina bilder innan det blev för dåligt väder.
    Hälsningar,
    Gert

  • AustralieAustralie
    Title: Smoke at midday  todayPentax K1 II

    Smoke at midday today
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1573 W: 79 N: 4519] (20947)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 1:09]
    Hello Ian,
    This looks even worse than contemporary photos of the "normal" smog in China or India. It is really scary, so I hope the fires will remain contained at a safe distance from your home. The red sun in the WS reminds me of many sunsets I have seen in India, where the sky in the cities is always full of smoke from the thousands of small fires in almost every home.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • Pays-BasPays-Bas
    Title: Stepping StonesSony DSC RX10 III

    Stepping Stones
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5346 W: 324 N: 9850] (38660)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 1:05]
    Hello Rob,
    It's an attractive sculpture and it's interesting to see how the light outside and inside gives it such different appearances. In both cases it offers an unlimited number of photo opportunities, including selfies. But I have a photo from Moderna Museet which possibly sets some kind of selfie record. I never posted it, but maybe I should. Anyway, this gave me a joyful start of the week.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • États-UnisÉtats-Unis
    Title: SlipstreamCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Slipstream
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6808 W: 291 N: 14542] (54589)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 0:58]
    Hello Murat,
    The scenery is magnificent and the boat brings a sense of human presence, even though we can hardly see anyone onboard. I like the many blue tones and the green area on the lower parts of the hills.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • GrèceGrèce
    Title: Parthenon view

    Parthenon view
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8218 W: 23 N: 14891] (93441)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 0:47]
    Hello Costantino,
    The view of the Parthenon is famous, one of the best known in Europe, but the autumn coloured trees in the foreground make this photo special. We don't usually see this particular angle. You were lucky to have a perfect light making the golden tones of the tree even more intense.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Canon G3

    Une chambre du 18e siècle
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17923 W: 877 N: 33486] (145112)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 0:43]
    Hello Philippe,
    Fantastic furniture captured in a perfectly exposed photo with pleasantly warm colours. It is a very interesting interior, and it must have offered the very best comfort and elegance that few people could afford in those days, or could even dream of. But nevertheless I prefer my own bedroom and bathroom.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItalieItalie
    Title: Castel San Felice

    Castel San Felice
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16637 W: 130 N: 34375] (191261)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 0:40]
    Hello Silvio,
    This is of course similar to many earlier views, but I never stop to be amazed by the number of ancient villages and castles on the hills of your part of Italy. And there is always another hill nearby where you get a perfect view! This is another beautiful composition showing us well the ancient culture of your country. I like the long line of yellow trees in the lower part of the photo.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • PolognePologne
    Title: Zakopane (2019) 3

    Zakopane (2019) 3
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 752 W: 3 N: 1818] (16650)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 0:37] [+]
    Hello György,
    You captured the man's boredom and the dullness of the environment perfectly, and of course this was a good choice for a B&W photo. I hope his tears did not drop on the cheese. That could bring the sales down and make his day even more boring.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • RoumanieRoumanie
    Title: National Opera

    National Opera
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4866 W: 2 N: 8903] (42716)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 0:36]
    Hello Piotr,
    Maybe those who planted the trees in front of the theater had photographers in mind. They helped you to make an almost perfectly symmetrical composition. It's an elegant building with fine details and it seems to be either perfectly maintained or well restored. It's a very sharp photo with fine colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • EspagneEspagne
    Title: In a corner of HuelvaNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    In a corner of Huelva
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7987 W: 5 N: 14076] (62704)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9713 W: 511 N: 18837] (83352) [2019-12-09 0:35]
    Hello Luis,
    An elegant building with many fine details. The photo is technically perfect and very neatly cropped.
    Best regards,
    Gert

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