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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Roussanou Monastery #1Panasonic Lumix FZ 28

    Roussanou Monastery #1
    fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 475 W: 9 N: 1099] (5377)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 5:25]
    Hello Zbigniew,
    This monastery almost looks like a small scale model. Its situation just beside the steep mountainside is almost too amazing to be true. It makes me wonder how they managed to build it at such a difficult place hundreds of years ago. This view is fantastic and you captured it perfectly with fine sharpness and very attractive colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Via degli Scaloni - Spoleto

    Via degli Scaloni - Spoleto
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13949 W: 132 N: 28427] (166255)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 5:01]
    Hello Silvio,
    It's a well cropped photo with good light and a sharpness that makes every detail come forward for a close inspection. I love the shapes of the windows and the neatness of every detail. It is obviously a house kept in perfect shape by the persons living here.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Dur dur la vie de centurionNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Dur dur la vie de centurion
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 8348 W: 0 N: 9562] (99972)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 4:58]
    Hello Serge,
    This looks like a very old photo, and it has kept its colours perfectly ;-). It really gives an illusion of authenticity, thanks to the lack of disturbing cars, people in modern clothes, waste baskets etc. The grey cobble stones enhance the brightness of the antique style uniforms. It's an attractive photo from a good elevated position and with excellent light and colours.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paris - September - 1971 - 1Minolta SRT 100

    Paris - September - 1971 - 1
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9772 W: 108 N: 17366] (78463)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 4:52]
    Hello Pierre,
    It's an interesting view of Paris many years ago. I wonder how much has changed. I don't know which direction we are looking at, but I guess this view would today also show a number of skyscrapers. This photo is old, but my photo today is seven months older. ;-)
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • JapanJapan
    Title: A lonely harberCanon 1DX Mark2

    A lonely harber
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2128 W: 0 N: 3810] (47897)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 2:21]
    Hello Takero,
    It's an original and very attractive composition. Darkness is already falling on the marina but the last rays of the sun shine on the small clouds. The clouds are nicely shaped and the effect of the disappearing light is quite amazing.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Eglise Saint-MartinCanon G3

    Eglise Saint-Martin
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15428 W: 882 N: 28177] (122398)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 2:19]
    Hello Philippe,
    This very beautiful church is shown from a perfect angle where we get the best view of it. The afternoon light and the excellent sharpness underscore the texture of the walls and the roofs. The well tended trees help to create a strong 3D effect.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: After sunset...Canon EOS 30D

    After sunset...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8916 W: 157 N: 14259] (118639)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 2:14]
    Hello Krzysztof,
    It's a spectacular photo of the purple sky and its perfect reflection in the water. The dark forest and its reflection makes a very elegantly shaped bow along the centre of the very nicely exposed photo.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • Macedonia FYRMacedonia FYR
    Title: Ohrid CastleNikon D 90

    Ohrid Castle
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13748 W: 1030 N: 27048] (130112)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 2:12]
    Hello Chris,
    A good photo with fine sharpness and intense colours. The very impressive castle has a perfect position on the hill overlooking the old part of Ohrid with its obvious roots in the Ottoman empire. It is quite similar to the world heritage sites of neighbouring Albania.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Street MusicianNikon D 5000

    Street Musician
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6235 W: 495 N: 18050] (100198)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 2:10]
    Hello Mesut,
    It's a well timed photo but it leaves me totally heartbroken. How cruel can this world be when small children like this girl are forced to do this kind of "work" to earn a living for herself and her family? At least she is still alive, but what kind of life is this for a child?
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: VictorianaCanon Eos 760d

    Victoriana
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9361 W: 63 N: 26411] (116571)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 2:07]
    Hello Stephen,
    Palace interiors like this don't really interest me much. One room after another, all filled with the same kind of bombastic furniture and decorations, not always in the best of taste. I think I didn't miss much by not entering this palace. However, this is a well taken photo with the statue (or is it just a gigantic lamp-post?) perfectly placed towards the side, leaving a good view of the chairs and sofas and the many porcelain pieces.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Golan-Heights mines-fieldCanon EOS 60D

    Golan-Heights mines-field
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10735 W: 620 N: 19917] (87344)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 2:00]
    Hello Ike,
    Unfortunately there are many countries in the world where old mines make life dangerous for people even decades after the wars. In most places the mine-fields are not as properly marked as here, so farmers and children are regularly killed or maimed. This hill looks idyllic but is not to be trusted. It's an interesting document and as a photo it is well taken with fine colours and good sharpness, especially considering it is taken from a bus.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Pita sa sirom i ...Nikon D300

    Pita sa sirom i ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9647 W: 2629 N: 17191] (74341)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 1:55]
    Hello Pavle,
    Your wife always prepares such delicious looking food, and you show it to us in very appetizing photos. I won't have lunch for at least an hour but these pictures are already making me hungry.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Mercan Kokore & Midye
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4856 W: 207 N: 10251] (38143)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 1:52]
    Hello Murat,
    The restaurant looks modern and probably offers delicious food, but the building is obviously quite old. The stretch of the street we see here looks the same as it probably did decades ago, except for some upgrading of smaller details. It's a lively and interesting photo with fine colors and a lot to watch.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: SilvesNikon D70

    Silves
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3049 W: 0 N: 6945] (52003)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 1:48]
    Hello Ryszard,
    Today Silves looks like a modern town, maybe thanks to tourism. The castle hill offers good views of the pleasant town and the scenic surroundings. The photo is attractive with all these red and brown and beige roofs and the original parking lot looking like a park. It has a superb clarity and good colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: National Parks

    National Parks
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9564 W: 144 N: 24014] (118565)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 1:28] [+]
    Hello Malgo,
    Three beautiful photos from this famous and impressive national park. You have a lot of wonderful memories of these natural wonders, but why haven't you been to Sarek in northern Sweden? Along with other national parks it is also part of an official world heritage forming the largest area of almost untouched nature in Europe (a lot less touched than the Białowieża forest). But seeing Sarek and the adjoining parks probably involves a lot more of trekking on foot than Yellowstone.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • NepalNepal
    Title: 2016 Men in White, Ladies in RedNikon D800

    2016 Men in White, Ladies in Red
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1146 W: 2 N: 1840] (11743)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 1:18]
    Hello Kasia,
    Were you really not aware of the legendary annual hair washing festival? ;-)
    Well, you got there in time for three magnificent and somewhat amusing photos of ladies in red (and men in white) in a very pleasant light and nice surroundings. Quite original photos, rather different from the average Bhaktapur shots.
    Have a nice and safe trip!
    Gert
    PS As always a very entertaining and well written note.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Lungarno Pacinotti

    Lungarno Pacinotti
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4936 W: 31 N: 6194] (64127)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 1:13]
    Hello Carlo,
    This view is getting well known, but it's such a beautiful line of buildings along the river, so why not see them once more? This day was perfect for capturing the best reflections .
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: the 2...

    the 2...
    dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 849 W: 0 N: 1028] (11415)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-24 1:11]
    Hello Dale,
    The horses are impressive and from this angle the well managed light makes them look very expressive and dynamic. It's interesting to see how they are covered with sheets of stainless steel, so with that material and their enormous size they must make quite an impression.
    Regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: water reflection

    water reflection
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6552 W: 23 N: 11222] (76720)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-23 12:35]
    Hello Costantino.
    The large buildings is perfectly reflected in the calm dark water, but even nicer is the view of the small waterfall. The photo is remarkably sharp and clear and the colours are perfectly rendered.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Volcanic veinsPanasonic Lumix FZ200

    Volcanic veins
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6935 W: 5 N: 11906] (54162)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7254 W: 411 N: 14400] (67306) [2018-02-23 12:24]
    Hello Luis,
    A somewhat unusual photo, but a very attractive and interesting one. The layers of several kinds of minerals of different colours create a kind of abstract composition. I am sure that very close views would reveal amazing differences of colours even within very small areas. The Earth offers fascinating spectacles and yoy captured this one with an excellent light and colours.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

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