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  • IslândiaIslândia
    Title: Skeidara Bridge MonumentSony ILCE6300

    Skeidara Bridge Monument
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4793 W: 320 N: 7904] (31274)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-23 3:35]
    Hello Rob,
    As I understand it this "monument" are pieces of the old bridge left as a memorial, and not a monument designed by an artist. As an art work it would not have been so impressive, but as remaining pieces of metal it shockingly shows us the forces of nature. The graffiti is not beautiful, but it provides bright colours in the predominantly grey surroundings, as we can see from the first WS. The other WS makes me feel cold and miserable, somehow reminding me of childhood when clothes and shoes were less functional than these days.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • Reino UnidoReino Unido
    Title: BRISTOL CATHEDRAL

    BRISTOL CATHEDRAL
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10226 W: 174 N: 18239] (81253)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-23 2:22]
    Hello Jorge,
    There is a short distance between Bristol and Wells, and I think I covered both cities on the same day trip from the village in Somerset where I was staying at a farm B&B. This cathedral is quite impressive too, but it doesn't quite have the same magnificent beauty as the one in Wells, does it? Still it's a nice photo, perfectly well taken.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItaliaItalia
    Title: Touching the Stones!Canon PowerShot G12

    Touching the Stones!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6071 W: 295 N: 13913] (55168)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-23 2:19]
    Hello Bev,
    This photo strikes me as a case where inclusion of people really tells us of the impressive dimensions of what we are seeing. The persons don't mean so much for vividness or colours, but they tell us of the enormous size of the Colosseum. It seems to be one of those buildings that are larger inside than outside. ;-) Both photos have excellent clarity and colours, and although I like the WS too, this is the most informative. Are you obliged to use a guide, or do most people do that anyway, just to get better information? I am quite sure I walked on my own here in 1969.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurquiaTurquia
    Title: Little PrinceNikon D 5000

    Little Prince
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6614 W: 504 N: 19342] (105874)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-23 2:11]
    Hello Mesut,
    He probably won't look so happy the next day, but his smile now makes him look better. I have seen so many boys like him but for some reason I only have one or two photos. Maybe I thought taking pictures like this would be too much intrusion into the families' private spheres.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MalásiaMalásia
    Title: George Town FacadeCanon Eos 760d

    George Town Facade
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9960 W: 63 N: 28016] (123198)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-23 2:03]
    Hello Stephen,
    In spite of a certain level of decay, these two similarly designed houses have an undeniable charm. It's hard to tell if they are abandoned or not, but they deserve to be restored back to their former glory. The mural next door is spectacular but it doesn't really look very cleverly made.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • GréciaGrécia
    Title: Mycenae excavationsSONY_DSC_HX350

    Mycenae excavations
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3478 W: 0 N: 8080] (57837)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-23 1:55]
    Hello Ryszard,
    It's a fascinating view of the ruins in a beautiful scenery, and it's fascinating to imagine the people building this more than 3000 years ago and to wonder what their daily lives were like. I don't really understand what I am looking at, but I can still enjoy the photo for the fine colours and well handled light.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • Estados UnidosEstados Unidos
    Title: The Other Side of PittsburghSony DSC HX400v

    The Other Side of Pittsburgh
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9396 W: 57 N: 15965] (59110)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-23 1:49]
    Hej Lars,
    Jag gillar vyn över staden i bakgrunden med byggnader i så många olika stilar och storlekar, och den gula bron är ett starkt blickfång i förgrunden. Kontrasterna mellan gult, grönt och olika bruna toner gör bilden riktigt färgsprakande. Dessutom är bron perfekt placerad mot kanten.
    Hälsningar,
    Gert

  • TailândiaTailândia
    Title: My First Trip!

    My First Trip!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7661 W: 88 N: 18724] (84295)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-23 1:43]
    Hello Craig,
    It seems that even on your first trip you managed to get away from the worst tourist traps. These buildings actually look quite good, but there is no picturesque young lady in a picturesque boat in any of the three photos. In a straightforward photo like this, with no need for an extreme fish eye lens or any funny effects, I don't see much difference of quality compared to your recent pictures. Personally I am quite satisfied with using a small pocket camera, so easy to handle when a photo opportunity pops upp suddenly and will soon be gone.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • ItaliaItalia
    Title: La Ferdinanda

    La Ferdinanda
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5422 W: 31 N: 7062] (71264)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-23 1:36]
    Hello Carlo,
    The large white villa looks as impressive as its history and is nicely placed in this photo above the large area filled with trees. It's an attractive view and the photo is taken with a well managed light.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • EspanhaEspanha
    Title: On the wallsPanasonic Lumix FZ200

    On the walls
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7416 W: 5 N: 12840] (57576)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-23 1:30]
    Hello Luis,
    These buildings have plain and simple designs that I find very attractive. The red one certainly stands out from the crowd but it is an integral part of the block, and together these buildings of irregular heights and shapes form a very interesting unit. The brightness and contrasts make the photo very attractive and as always a couple of persons make it look less empty.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SuiçaSuiça
    Title: BottleneckCanon G5X

    Bottleneck
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3898 W: 59 N: 5590] (33237)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-23 1:26]
    Hello Kari,
    The tracks and electricity poles look graphically nice, while the trains and workers provide bright colours. In the background we even get a glimpse of the Swiss scenery. The photo is actually full of small details that may not always be very beautiful but are very eye-catching.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • BélgicaBélgica
    Title: 2007 Ryckevelde XXIVCannon EOS 5D

    2007 Ryckevelde XXIV
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24743 W: 523 N: 41602] (178592)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-23 1:22]
    Hello John,
    The light was very nice that day exactly 11 years ago. The lake reflects the trees beautifully and in the foreground the lawn is covered with yellow leaves. The castle completes the composition well. Trees frame the view perfectly and balance the composition well. It's an excellent composition in your characteristic style and of your usual technical high quality.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • UzbequistãoUzbequistão
    Title: Karakalpaks

    Karakalpaks
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10458 W: 146 N: 26258] (126563)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-22 11:28]
    Hello Malgo,
    Their clothes are fantastic, but do they really wear such expensive clothes on an ordinary day? Was it some kind of festival, or a performance for tourists? They look like they are clapping hands. For what? And there is a strange contrast between their elegance and the very plain vegetables and fruits in plastic bags. It's a photo that makes me ask a lot of questions. But it's beautiful, maybe just turned out slightly dark in the strong light.
    Karakalpakstan is a difficult word. I think a few letters got mixed upp in the title.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SuiçaSuiça
    Title: sec et coloreNikon D5

    sec et colore
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14188 W: 0 N: 16220] (172860)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-22 8:44]
    Hello Nicolas,
    A fantastic composition of bright colours. The two tall, black trees rise like strange giants above the others, or like exclamation marks, or maybe like modern sculptures. In any case the effect is superb.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • CanadáCanadá
    Title: Parce que c est l AutomneNikon D-300

    Parce que c est l Automne
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8947 W: 0 N: 10627] (107181)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-22 6:00]
    Hello Serge,
    The boat is well placed and the red buoy is a fine eye-catcher. There is a good balance between the blue tones of the sea and those of the sky, with the strong autumn colours of the forest separating them. The dark red and orange tones of the hillside have a stunning effect on the composition with its mainly very mild colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • EspanhaEspanha
    Title: Les  rives du lac d'Estaens

    Les rives du lac d'Estaens
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6105 W: 277 N: 11863] (91338) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-22 4:50]
    Hello Denis,
    The red shores of the lake have a marvellous warm tone that create a great contrast to the green surroundings. The hills and clouds are perfectly reflected in the water. This is yet another stunning scenery you came across on your treks. The photo is technically as fine as ever.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • TurquiaTurquia
    Title: Votive treeNikon D 5000

    Votive tree
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6614 W: 504 N: 19342] (105874)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-22 3:10]
    Hello Mesut,
    If I didn't know that this was an old tradition I would have thought they were making an artistic installation. It is quite beautiful and the lake provides a perfect background.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • MoldovaMoldova
    Title: Tiraspol Dubossary DioceseNikon D 90

    Tiraspol Dubossary Diocese
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14583 W: 1049 N: 29638] (139709)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-22 3:05]
    Hello Chris,
    The white building looks nice enough, but this photo is mainly about colours: a green and a red roof, blue benches. Very nice and intense light.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • Reino UnidoReino Unido
    Title: Nobody will do it for youNikon D 90

    Nobody will do it for you
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2734 W: 1353 N: 3117] (39547)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-22 3:02]
    Hello Claude,
    I like the colours and the animated discussion. The picture seems to send conflicting messages. The sign suggests that robots could do it for us, while the T-shirt disagrees. So what should I think? What an amazing coincidence.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • FrançaFrança
    Title: Plage ArcachonNikon D80

    Plage Arcachon
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15842 W: 159 N: 27678] (145320)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8237 W: 468 N: 16092] (73065) [2018-10-22 2:56]
    Hello Christiane,
    You made a pleasant composition of the man seated in the shade with the bike nearby. The beach and the bay full of boats create a fine background, but the nicest atmosphere is found in the shade of the large tree.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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