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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Preparations to dock or sail?

    Preparations to dock or sail?
    dedee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 781] (3049)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-27 11:29]
    Hello David,
    This makes my mind go somewhere far, far south of Devon, maybe even outside Europe. Perhaps it's the man's hat, or maybe just the reflections that make this look so exotic. It's anyway a very good photo.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Cruiser walkerCanon G5X Mark II

    Cruiser walker
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4521 W: 62 N: 7870] (44744)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-27 10:32]
    Hello Kari,
    This is quite funny, and you snapped this very neatly at the right moment. It's one of those perfect photo opportunities that come unexpectedly and will disappear just as quickly if you don't react immediately. To me, searching for pictures like this is a lot more rewarding than taking photos of monuments.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Fioritura a Castelluccio

    Fioritura a Castelluccio
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19867 W: 130 N: 42015] (221525)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-27 7:51]
    Hello Silvio,
    A very nice combination of beautiful colours in the lower part and a beautiful village on top of the hill. I am not sure if the yellow flowers at the bottom have grown naturally, but they are in any case just as pretty as the multi-coloured cultivated plants.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • IranIran
    Title: Selfie with the heroNikon D90

    Selfie with the hero
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1987 W: 104 N: 4001] (22127)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-27 3:55]
    Hello Ali,
    The girl is more interesting than the sculpture and you had a good idea to include her in the foreground. We see her well enough. I think she is perfectly placed as she was taking her selfie.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Contrasting Textures and ColoursNikon D3200

    Contrasting Textures and Colours
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9440 W: 371 N: 21857] (85896)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-27 3:45]
    Hello Bev,
    I am not familiar with this flower, which looks quite peculiar in its texture and shapes. The contrasts of green and red/orange makes it quite eye-catching.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Lady in Red

    Lady in Red
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13504 W: 141 N: 35047] (158092)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-27 2:03]
    Hello Malgo,
    I understand that you had a difficult choice. The three photos are all very bright snd eye-catching snd full of fine details. Maybe my favourite is the one with the balloons and the best view of the interesting architecture. Is that a building from after 2014?
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Redhead Black EgretCanon EOS 60D

    Redhead Black Egret
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13979 W: 645 N: 26831] (113291)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-27 1:55]
    Hello Ike,
    I didn't even notice the bird on the thumbnail, but in the larger view it stands out well against the green leaves. It's quite beautiful and I would have been excited at such a sight. The main difference between the two photos is that there seems to be some junk (maybe a bottle?) floating in the water behind the bird in the WS. So you probably made the best choice,
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Even with cloudy weather...Canon EOS 60D

    Even with cloudy weather...
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 17393 W: 387 N: 15386] (147076)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-27 1:50]
    Hello Jean,
    As long as the sky is not completely black, clouds often create the best light and colours. This view has a pleasant softness with basically only a few nuances of grey/blue and light brown, with the white boats as eye-catching details.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Jaram iznad prozoraNikon D60

    Jaram iznad prozora
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13592 W: 2948 N: 28133] (115831)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-27 1:48] [+]
    Hello Pavle,
    You took a few steps to the right to show us more of your friend's curious museum. You used elements of the interior well to frame the view. It's a very neat composition.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Chace RangePentax K1 II

    Chace Range
    ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4030 W: 102 N: 11540] (48019)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-27 1:46]
    Hello Ian,
    A well made stitch of the long range on a slightly cloudy day with subdued light and colours. I like the winding road cutting across the grassy area and leading my eyes up to the hills. The WS is nice too but you are right that it may be slightly over-sharpened. That's a temptation I have to resist every time.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Two LeavesCanon PowerShot SX70 HS

    Two Leaves
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8222 W: 305 N: 17904] (68447)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-27 1:41]
    Hello Murat,
    That looks like an interesting place with lots of fine sculptures to discover. I think the main photo makes the best combination of interesting art and pleasant environment.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Mouzaki

    Mouzaki
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5856 W: 2 N: 11743] (54602)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-26 12:09]
    Hello Piotr.
    An amazing view of the small town on the plain beneath the steep mountains. The light is very good and you found a perfect point of view for the photo.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Parish Church of Our Lady of Incarnation

    Parish Church of Our Lady of Incarnation
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 24 N: 16051] (62880) *



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-26 11:24]
    Hello Paul,
    You placed the sun neatly behind the church tower. The effect of the halo is striking and it makes me wonder how you could handle the exposure so well. I don't see any too obvious traces of heavy post-processing, so the fine light on the church faηade is admirable. In fact the entire picture is well exposed. The flower pots on the white wall is a strong feature in the foreground. The WS are also good. You had to watch your step in the narrow street in #1,
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Betanzos Square

    Betanzos Square
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9107 W: 5 N: 16378] (72970)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-26 11:16]
    Hello Luis,
    The large fountain gets the central place here, but behind it we see a number of fine buildings whose age I could not possibly estimate because they're so different from the styles I am familiar with. I believe there is a mixture of old and quite new keeping to the same style, which has created a harmonious image. The bright light is very well exposed and the photo is neatly composed.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Looking Down

    Looking Down
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8858 W: 85 N: 22612] (98438)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-26 11:11]
    Hello Craig,
    This one gives me a stronger sense of vertigo than the views looking into the distance. I feel I could fall straight down here. There's a lot of fascinating patterns and shapes but really hard to estimate the dimensions. Only a couple of cars to the left give me some idea. It's a fascinating view anyhow.
    Best wishes,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: All together now

    All together now
    dedee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 781] (3049)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-26 7:55]
    Hello David,
    The boat and its crew provide a nice view and it's interesting to see that they are all slightly elderly men. Rowing must be a great hobby which they have probably been engaged in for many years. I was a bit puzzled at first before I understood which men were handling which oars. I like the horizontal and well balanced composition and also the nice colours, but I suppose that sharpness could have been a bit better.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Coming ashorePanasonic Lumix TZ70

    Coming ashore
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2324 W: 0 N: 7258] (27847)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-26 7:41]
    Hello Jean,
    This is an interesting look at a procedure I suppose has been going on for a long time, since long before the arrival of tractors when the boats had to be hauled onto the shore by the men of the village. But doesn't the boat get damaged by being dragged across the rocks every day? Apart from the interesting work being done, the shapes and colours of the nicely layered steep rock are very attractive, as usual best seen in an enlarged view. Both WS are perfect complements.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Warsaw Pride

    Warsaw Pride
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13504 W: 141 N: 35047] (158092)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-26 3:47]
    Hello Malgo,
    Three good photos, including the portraits in the WS. These gay parades are always very colourful and perfect for a photographer. In spite of the reactionary attitude of the Polish government and the church these events in Warsaw seem to have been held without any major obstacles. In Norway, which is a much more open society, two persons were killed and nearly 20 seriously injured in a mass shooting at a gay bar in Oslo.
    Best regards,
    Gert

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Last of the SagaNikon D3200

    The Last of the Saga
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9440 W: 371 N: 21857] (85896)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-26 3:43]
    Hello Bev,
    That is quite a thriller you describe in the note. I hope the young starling was not traumatised for life by its experiences and that the mother didn't try to attack you. There are lots of seagulls in my area and they can be very aggressive if you come near a young gull walking on the ground.
    This photo is well timed and the WS are interesting complements describing the nestling's adventure.
    Kind regards,
    Gert

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Orco

    Orco
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19867 W: 130 N: 42015] (221525)



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    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12535 W: 572 N: 24035] (102650) [2022-06-26 2:15]
    Hello Silvio,
    It's a funny photo but the man could be in great danger if the monster decides to close its mouth. It's a very eye-catching photo and it's well exposed.
    Best regards,
    Gert

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