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  • EspanhaEspanha
    Title: Andalucia StreetPanasonic Lumix FZ200

    Andalucia Street
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8124 W: 5 N: 14452] (64252)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 11:36]
    Hello Luis,
    The balconies of the white façades and the paved pattern in the street give this photo a nice depth. The brown building basically provides the end of the long view. The bright light shining on the buildings enhances the details and the contrasts between black wrought iron and white plaster. There is one person seen here, and that is really all that was needed to animate the view. You placed her well at a fair distance from the camera.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • BélgicaBélgica
    Title: 2020 Castle Poeke IVCanon 5D Mark III

    2020 Castle Poeke IV
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 26850 W: 522 N: 46250] (196737)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 11:12]
    Hello John,
    I didn't at first realize this is the same castle as in your last photo. It looks quite different from this side, especially since we don't see the moat. But the round towers on the corners of the gable reveal the similarity.
    With a different angle there is a different light, but you handled it perfectly from this side too. The colours seem a it softer from this angle, but the photo is just as pleasant.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • Costa-RicaCosta-Rica
    Title: Portrait of a lizardCanon 7D

    Portrait of a lizard
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4107 W: 60 N: 6550] (37931)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 9:44]
    Hello Kari,
    You chose the title well. It really looks like it's posing for you, keeping its head straight while resting its "hand" on the dry branch. It would have been easy to miss it among these branches looking very much like the lizard. There was a kind of very beautiful lizard that was very common in West Africa, but I never managed to take a good photo, so I'm impressed by this. Lizards move much more quickly than people.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • BulgáriaBulgária
    Title: Minimalist sunsetNikon D70

    Minimalist sunset
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4380 W: 0 N: 10401] (71009)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 8:25]
    Hello Ryszard,
    The details may be minimalist, but the colours and light are maximalist. Amazing photo.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • ItaliaItalia
    Title: Rome -  2018 - 186Nikon D7100

    Rome - 2018 - 186
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11981 W: 108 N: 22122] (97957)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 5:15]
    Hello Pierre,
    A sharp and well exposed view of this famous arch, with another legendary building just across the street. Lots of people animate the foreground. In late winter most of them were still wearing dark clothes. But the sky looks like summer.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • MalásiaMalásia
    Title: Kapitan Keling masjid

    Kapitan Keling masjid
    Miguel82 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5930 W: 0 N: 5412] (41794)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 4:07]
    Hello Miguel,
    A well composed photo of the mosque and some activity in the foreground. You managed the somewhat difficult light very well, and the photo has a fine clarity.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • RússiaRússia
    Title: GOING TO WAR

    GOING TO WAR
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11696 W: 174 N: 22170] (96596)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 4:05]
    Hello Jorge,
    It is a clever and touching photo. It's interesting to see the entire painting, but it's the closer view that lets us fully understand the skill of the artist by showing us the desperate and sad look of the young man taken away to fight in the war.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Jutro u centru CuprijeNikon D60

    Jutro u centru Cuprije
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11992 W: 2866 N: 23354] (96811)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 3:55]
    Hello Pavle,
    A nice view from central Cuprija this morning, You had again nice weather and beautiful colours. Maybe the effect of the Covid crisis can still be seen in the relatively few cars and persons seen here.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • Reino UnidoReino Unido
    Title: Buttercups in AbundanceOne Plus 5T

    Buttercups in Abundance
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7535 W: 326 N: 17305] (68453)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 3:52]
    Hello Bev,
    Similar but different, as you point out. Trawden Hall and the converted farm buildings look a lot nicer than the grey row of buildings in your last photo. The buttercups play a more discreet role but still give the view a strong yellow character. I recall from my childhood in the countryside that the same game of having the petals shine on your friend's chin was played in Sweden too.
    Thank you for your kind comments on my photo from Bamako. No, I don't remember how the produce was brought to the market, but I imagine trucks and horse-carts would have been used.
    My next photo will have a kind of connection to your own youth. ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Planting field-workCanon EOS 60D

    Planting field-work
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12675 W: 631 N: 24059] (102223)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 3:38]
    Hello Ike,
    For an "automatic" machine it looks rather labour intensive. ;-) On the other hand the workers being busy on the red machine enliven the view and make me curious of more precisely what they are doing. The photo is well structured into three horizontal layers, with the machinery as a very strong focal point in the center.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • AustráliaAustrália
    Title: X-ray art

    X-ray art
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12260 W: 130 N: 31414] (145695)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 0:55]
    Hello Malgo,
    Both paintings are fascinating, both for their designs and for the knowledge of their age. The view of the outside scenery could also have been a main photo. It's quite spectacular and the slightly dark colours are very attractive. I appreciate the informative note.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • PolóniaPolónia
    Title: Summer toboggan run...Canon EOS 30D

    Summer toboggan run...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12213 W: 164 N: 20694] (148670)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 0:50]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    Great view from above of the scenic landscape. The pylons of the chair lift and the strangely shaped toboggan course are interesting additional features. Good light and colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ItaliaItalia
    Title: Rocca Albornoziana

    Rocca Albornoziana
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17304 W: 130 N: 36000] (197904)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 0:46]
    Hello Silvio,
    The same fantastic light and atmosphere as yesterday. The beautifully illuminated arches create a superb contrast to the blue hour sky. The well is an attractive work of art in the middle of the nicely tiled courtyard. It's another perfectly sharp and well exposed photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • EtiópiaEtiópia
    Title: Bleeding heartSony Alpha 700

    Bleeding heart
    SteveH Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 98 N: 1117] (7234)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 0:43]
    Hello Steve,
    Very nice portrait of this unusual monkey with a touch of "lady in red". You managed a very good sharpness on its face.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • AustráliaAustrália
    Title: Before dawnPentax K20D

    Before dawn
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1846 W: 82 N: 5538] (25503)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 0:38]
    Hello Ian,
    Blue hour and Yellow water - no wonder there is a lot of green in this photo. ;-) There was a good atmosphere in this early hour and you captured a view looking like a painting.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • Reino UnidoReino Unido
    Title: Conwy CastleSony DSC RX10 III

    Conwy Castle
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5452 W: 325 N: 10237] (40256)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 0:35]
    Hello Rob,
    You found a good place for this view from above of the fascinating castle. I like that you could also include some of the town and the surrounding countryside, not quite lost in the mist of a not so beautiful day. Of course the inclusion of some visitors make the view more cheerful. The WS are also nice and sharp, and I particularly like the blurred background to the One visitor seagull. It looks like a real modernist painting.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • PolóniaPolónia
    Title: Silence of the lambsSony Cybershot RX100M2

    Silence of the lambs
    jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3157 W: 809 N: 3818] (58625)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 0:27]
    Hello Jasmis,
    I am surprised to see you back after several years. As usual you show us a good photo. The lambs seem stunned by the magic light. You captured a fine atmosphere.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • República ChecaRepública Checa
    Title: Windows of St VitusSony DSC HX400v

    Windows of St Vitus
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11751 W: 57 N: 20422] (76648)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-03 0:25]
    Hej Lars,
    Ett fantastiskt vackert fönster, som dessutom är fint speglat i väggen till vänster. Det är en väldigt väl exponerad och skarp bild.
    Hälsningar,
    Gert

  • ItaliaItalia
    Title: Monte Paterno

    Monte Paterno
    Ilonka1974 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 281 W: 0 N: 1118] (8103)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-02 12:21]
    Hello Janusz,
    Another superb photo from this fascinating area. It looks steep and not entirely safe, but quite beautiful. It's a good composition with the path going straight down in the foreground. The scenic beauty is enhanced by the fine clarity and colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • HungriaHungria
    Title:

    Market at the Búza Square 3
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 3 N: 2044] (18570)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10300 W: 523 N: 19923] (87529) [2020-06-02 12:01] [+]
    Hello György,
    You were at the right place at the right time. That's a very big and heavy piece of fresh meat. There's also a nice photo in the photo on the back of a truck, looking much more idyllic than the interior of a slaughterhouse. Did you see the movie "Teströl és lélekröl" a few years ago? A very good movie about life and dreams in a slaughterhouse.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

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