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  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Moje komsije vrapciNikon D300

    Moje komsije vrapci
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11908 W: 2864 N: 22963] (95197)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-31 1:10]
    Hello Pavle,
    You created a good photo opportunity for yourself by inviting the sparrows for lunch. They are pretty to watch, and the diagonal of the dark roof created an elegant composition. I like the contrast with the pink and beige wall with the light shining on it. Nice pictures in the WS too.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • República ChecaRepública Checa
    Title: Wooden town...Canon EOS 30D

    Wooden town...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12051 W: 164 N: 20290] (146616)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-31 1:07]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    Another beautiful building, a real masterpiece of wooden architecture. It is surrounded by many smaller but pretty huts and also lots of nice trees. Two trees provided you with good natural frames. Light and colours are pleasant.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SuiçaSuiça
    Title: reflet et vitrageNikon D700

    reflet et vitrage
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15868 W: 0 N: 16974] (192348)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-31 1:04]
    Hello Nicolas,
    A smart and slightly confusing photo of reflections in a reflection. Photos like this always make me a bit puzzled as to what I am seeing, but I find it amusing. The small figures in the window add nice details to the mirrored view.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • EslovéniaEslovénia
    Title: Pink churchNikon D50 Digital SLR

    Pink church
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1761 W: 82 N: 5145] (23759)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-31 1:00]
    Hello Ian,
    This church would brighten any photo, not just because of its colours but also for its elegance and fine proportions. The pedestrian square in front of it provides a lively foreground. This is one of the most famous landmarks in Ljubljana, and right behind you (unless you were actually standing on it) is the equally famous Triple Bridge. Colours and clarity are superb.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • PolóniaPolónia
    Title: Spring park

    Spring park
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5211 W: 2 N: 9713] (46256)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-31 0:54]
    Hello Piotr,
    It is getting rare now to see brand new photos on TE. This is a very pleasant sight reminding us of how nice the parks are getting now, when most people can't see them. There is like a sea of blue flowers on the lawns but nobody on the benches watching them. How very sad.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • Estados UnidosEstados Unidos
    Title: Desert View Watchtower

    Desert View Watchtower
    Ilonka1974 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 264 W: 0 N: 901] (7023)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-31 0:49]
    Hello Janusz,
    The watchtower is very nicely designed, and I guess that the surrounding buildings were deliberately built to look like ruins. I think very similar structures could also be found in northern Africa or the Middle East. The colours and light are very good, and you balanced the photo well. We get a small but impressive view of the Grand Canyon on the side.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ItaliaItalia
    Title: On the Road to Three Peaks 2

    On the Road to Three Peaks 2
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 776 W: 3 N: 1958] (17838)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-31 0:44] [+]
    Hello György,
    You were far too generous this time. All photos could have been perfect main uploads. The one you have chosen is very pretty, with the almost shocking contrast between the colourful softness of the foreground and the rough grey peaks. I hope nobody stepped on the flowers on the way to the summit. Carrying a cat on a hike seems even more absurd than an umbrella. Besides, that cat looks like it could have needed some exercise. The other WS shows a beautiful scenery and there is a good connection between the little painted sign on the stone and the distant building. I guess it's just a coincidence that the sign looks like the Polish flag.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: Postcard from Tbilisi

    Postcard from Tbilisi
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8537 W: 85 N: 21409] (94317) [2020-03-31 0:43]
    Hi Gert
    I just emailed you.
    Nice to see a Postcard from you for a change, why not right?
    Even if it does hurt you to do so haha. from a composition stand out, its good that the statue on the left is ABOVE the tree line in the bg...its actually quite important. It bothers me when such subjects are not clearly visable. I can see why this would be on the tourist map, its got some obvious appeal. nice shot. cheers
    Craig

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: 28 Mart u karantinuNikon D300

    28 Mart u karantinu
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11908 W: 2864 N: 22963] (95197)



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    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8537 W: 85 N: 21409] (94317) [2020-03-31 0:23] [+]
    Hi Pavle
    I would probably get confused with this table cloth, and start eating the fake food on the fake plate hahaha
    Glad to hear you're taking care of yourself and you're following the protocols of staying indoors for safety.
    Keep posting, keep safe :)
    cheers
    Craig

  • FinlândiaFinlândia
    Title: Building blocksCanon G5X Mark II

    Building blocks
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 59 N: 6361] (37215)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-30 12:04]
    Hello Kari,
    So you are still allowed to leave your house in Finland, just like in Sweden. This doesn't look very much like in the map view. Things are changing fast and soon this view will also be part of history, unless the virus makes the work come to an end for a long time. It's an interesting document, so you should go back here in a year or so when this construction site may have become a cosy residential area.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • Reino UnidoReino Unido
    Title: Menai Suspension BridgeSONY CYBER-SHOT DSC-N1

    Menai Suspension Bridge
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 0 N: 4463] (17349)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-30 9:39]
    Hello Jean,
    I am amazed that the bridge is almost 200 years old. Obviously they did a very careful job. There must have been some restoration done a few times, but it's still very impressive. It also looks very nice from this angle. It's a slight pity that the British sky is often so grey and cloudy, but the colours and light are nevertheless fine.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ChinaChina
    Title: guarding MaoCANON EOS 600D

    guarding Mao
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6213 W: 94 N: 10323] (59318)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-30 9:34]
    Hello Gerrit,
    This must be the most boring job imaginable, but I suppose that young man is forbidden to have such thoughts. His uniform matches the parasol and other surrounding items well and makes a nice contrast to the red tones of the background. I wonder how often they have to change the Mao portrait before it gets dirtied by the pollution. The crowd waiting to get inside the gate looks huge. It's a classic Beijing view which looked the same 50 years ago, except for the visitor's clothes.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ChipreChipre
    Title: Sunset photoNikon D7200

    Sunset photo
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4345 W: 0 N: 10232] (69779)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-30 9:27]
    Hello Ryszard,
    A very nice photo from the short moment when the sky was filled with amazing pink and orange tones which were perfectly reflected in the calm sea. Darkness is falling on the city and soon the magic will be gone. Luckily you didn't need to take a snapshot, so you had time to get the camera settings right.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • EspanhaEspanha
    Title: Chilling morning

    Chilling morning
    sacimar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4744 W: 53 N: 6500] (37215)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-30 6:48]
    Hello Sergio,
    Indeed, there was a thin layer of snow or frost on the ground, similar to what surprisingly covers central Stockholm at this very moment. ;-) The nearest building is very nice, almost of the "flat iron" type, with attractive pink walls and a fine round tower. In case it contains ordinary apartments it should be an attractive place for people to call their home. A bench and a narrow path anchors the composition in the foreground. There is a pleasantly mild winter light which you captured well.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • OmanOman
    Title: Descent to Muscat

    Descent to Muscat
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5740 W: 0 N: 5063] (39774)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-30 4:15]
    Hello Miguel,
    You had a great view from the plane. These buildings seem to be relatively new and modern, but the style is clearly anchored in local tradition. They are in some way similar to what I saw in neighboring Yemen, and yet so very different. The soft pastel colours make a pleasant impression. Despite the thick window you managed a very sharp photo.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • FrançaFrança
    Title: Bridging the Gap!Nikon D-300

    Bridging the Gap!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7389 W: 321 N: 16907] (66913)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-30 4:09]
    Hello Bev,
    One may wonder why a composition like this has stayed in your archive for more than five years. It's so well balanced and from this low angle the lighthouse makes such a strong impression. But I see you posted a different view soon after your visit, so I guess you thought then that one photo was enough. But this is certainly worth posting, and so is the WS. I admit I first thought the red/brown tone was too strong, but looking carefully at peoples' skin I realize that the colours are just right.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • RússiaRússia
    Title: THE INITIAL POINT

    THE INITIAL POINT
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11639 W: 174 N: 21709] (94965)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-30 3:55]
    Hello Jorge,
    This is a nice composition with a fine contrast between the vertical accent of the towers and domes and the horizontal long wall and red boat. There is also a pleasant balance between the light blue sky and the dark blue water. Even apart from the fine composition it's just plainly a nice view.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • IndonésiaIndonésia
    Title: Harbour on Flores

    Harbour on Flores
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12044 W: 126 N: 30693] (143194)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-30 3:50]
    Hello Malgo,
    If I hadn't known that the outrigger technique is very old, I would have thought these boats were a smart modern idea. They are so elegantly designed. These two are well placed in the foreground, but there are nice details in the entire photo, not least the two small boats with people and the green hills. The light and colours are very beautiful.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • Reino UnidoReino Unido
    Title: Sun-rays above the Isle-of-SkyeSamsung Galaxy S2

    Sun-rays above the Isle-of-Skye
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12579 W: 623 N: 23679] (100841)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-30 3:40]
    Hello Ike,
    It pays to search old archives carefully. My experience is that I usually find a few perfectly acceptable photos that I had overlooked previously. Like this one, for instance. There is an exciting struggle between dark and light forces in the sky and also in the water. It looks like a day when the weather could change dramatically in just a few minutes. The contrast between the mainly light sky and dark ground also makes the photo very eye-catching.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItaliaItalia
    Title: Spello

    Spello
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17121 W: 130 N: 35413] (195547)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10137 W: 521 N: 19518] (85991) [2020-03-30 3:36]
    Hello Silvio,
    This photo has good depth as well as good height. I like the double arches I see when I look up, and when I look down along the sloping narrow lane I like the light appearing at the end of the dark vault.
    Regards,
    Gert

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