Lari house by sabermonajati (9897)
batalay (36141) 2015-05-24 21:26
Where the architect has designed a symmetric view, we should celebrate the symmetry. I like this image very much, especially with the clean crisp colors and resolution. The depth-of-field is outstanding.
Out by mcmtanyel (14951)
batalay (36141) 2015-05-24 20:58
Merhaba Murat Bey,
As an old soccer player, I am always interested in scenes from a soccer field, no matter the level of competition. The linesman is doing his job, and regarding your engaging note, your son's team showed improvement. It is better to lose "five-nil" in the afternoon after losing "six-nil" in the morning than the other way around.
Warm regards and best wishes for Memorial Day.
Lucky Strike by DonGusti (936)
batalay (36141) 2015-05-24 20:49
The two image create an abstract diptych and are quite complementary, as are your notes. I hope you don't think it is a cop out, but it is really quite difficult for me to pick out as the better of the two. I've gone back and forth. I actually like the work on the left better, since it is reminiscent of the spirals in Leonardo's depiction of a storm over landscape . The one on the right appears to have a pair of embedded eyes and quite haunting.
By the way, I believe you live in Saudi Arabia. But if you are in Qatar, or periodically visit the country, would you click on the website, Bulent Atalay, created by my publisher (National Geographic). There is a flag counter on the lower right side. Each new country from which the website is accessed raises a flag. I believe, there are 40 flags from Saudi, but none from Qatar.
Many thank and warm regards,
THE "D" TEMPLE by francio64 (39419)
batalay (36141) 2015-05-24 6:41
A view of the temple from the corner as you have caught, I believe also is the best possible vantage point (2-point perspective) you could have employed. The light is fantastic. The textures of the stones, the carvings, the deep shadows and the colors are all first rate. I have visited Taormina on many occasions, but it is Siracusa, Trapani and Agrigento that I want to see most.
Tribeca -Neighborhood in NYC #2 by Sonata11 (33426)
batalay (36141) 2015-05-24 6:37
In its composition, this one is similar to a photo of a street corner you posted last month. You had a gorgeous day for both shots, and you produced excellent renditions of the intersections of New York. Here you have a pedestrian who becomes a focal point. It's very effective.
Warm regards and happy Memorial Day weekend,
Four-Square by willperrett (7660)
batalay (36141) 2015-05-24 6:18
The puzzling title certainly elicits a view, and an invitation to read the photographers's note.
But obviously it's more than that. As a photograph of a work of art, a real specialty in photography, it is absolutely first rate. The colors, texture and the depth-of-view are outstanding... and I enjoyed reading the note.
Abbey of Montserrat by PiotrF (10448)
batalay (36141) 2015-05-24 6:06
The composition is first rate with the crest of the mountain running diagonally. The crisp light, the resolution and colors contribute to the eye catching image. You have convinced me, the next time I go to Barcelona (later this year), I must make it a point to try to see the Montserrat Abbey.
Garden Adegem II by jhm (141973)
batalay (36141) 2015-05-24 3:36
It helps to know the owner, and for the owner to know that you are a modern Flemish Master. I can hear the shrill sounds of the fountain in my mind. What gorgeous reds and greens, in the perfectly composed photo.
Warm regards, dear friend,