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  • IranIran
    Title: From the Teahouse in Yazd

    From the Teahouse in Yazd
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3258 W: 107 N: 5714] (25533)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-30 6:02]
    Hello Klaudio,

    I like very much the composition here, with the thorny plant and its red flowers in the foreground and goldfish in the pond in the background. A line in your Intro Page, "It is a wonder and a privilege to have the gift of sight," would be especially poignant, if you were to insert the word "color" before "sight." Imagine how the red-green color blind individual would see this image.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IranIran
    Title: The Agony and the Ecstasy

    The Agony and the Ecstasy
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3258 W: 107 N: 5714] (25533)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-30 5:49]
    Hello Klaudio,

    Your gorgeous photograph shows the detailed and intricate mathematical mosaics created by Islamic artists. I used to think that the Shia were allowed to depict human and animal figures, and the Sunni only decorate with calligraphy, mathematical mosaics and flora (including the ubiquitous tulip), but there is a great deal of crossover. In graph theory, a major area of modern mathematics, one studies mathematical mosaics. It is remarkable that Islamic artist intuitively arrived at many of the patterns described as mathematical mosaics.

    Warm regards, Klaudio,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Wine TrainCanon EOS Rebel T3

    Wine Train
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2085 W: 39 N: 2751] (11322)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-30 5:19] [+]
    Hello Alexandre,

    Of course you are in the middle of your winter, and the two individuals are dressed for the season. The fog enveloping the background creates an atmosphere of mystery for this black train with red trim. It's a beautiful photo. Many years ago I met two ladies on a cruise to Alaska, one of them was Miss Wine Festival from Caxias do Sul. Is that nearby, and is this a particular wine center in Brazil?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Stormy day over the StooksNikonD300s

    Stormy day over the Stooks
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1162 W: 41 N: 2209] (15405)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-30 4:47]
    Hello Leslie,

    The depth of field is astounding in this image, especially under that unusual sky. And thank you for the informative note. I had no idea how the harvest was carried out when the straw is intended for thatched roofs.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Venedik Klasigi2

    Venedik Klasigi2
    GFSSD-1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 119 W: 29 N: 47] (3755)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-29 19:58]
    Merhaba Recep Bey,

    Venedik kanallarinin en muhtesem bir fotografi. Insan boyle bir manzaradan bikamaz. Ben de Venedik de kendi cektigim fotograflardan bir slide show hazirladim: Life on the Venetian Canals.

    Selam ve saygilarimla,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: UnchangedPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Unchanged
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 437] (2242)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-29 15:30]
    Hello Jean,

    Again, I'm delighted to see that you took the photo under a cloudy sky, eliminating stark contrasts in light and shade. The color and detail of the stone comes through so much better. Your note is much appreciated.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • UkraineUkraine
    Title: Modeling sessionCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Modeling session
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4007 W: 321 N: 8779] (44420)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-29 10:51]
    Hello Gert,

    Shooting the photographer and including her subjects. This is a wonderful scene, especially with the two young women being photographed stand so confidently, defiantly.

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Different perspectiveCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Different perspective
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 95 N: 7740] (32333)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-29 10:48]
    Hello Mariusz,

    What a spectacular scene. The small boats in the foreground help to anchor the scene. Of course the real focal point is the triptych created by the three arches. They are three complementary scenes outlined in oval frames.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: From aboveCanon EOS 5 D

    From above
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11284 W: 296 N: 22882] (89887)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-29 10:37]
    Fantastic photo, Danos, of the sailboat set against the cobalt blue Aegean. When the sunlight is so good, how is it possible to take a bad picture. I appreciate the note.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: From Owl's point of view

    From Owl's point of view
    Tigerlily Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 33 N: 387] (3137)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-29 7:42]
    Hello Jasmine,

    Depicted from your symmetrically chosen vantage point, what a spectacular view "the owl" enjoys each day, but especially on this occasion when the atmosphere is clear, the sunlight so brilliant, and the clouds so distressed...

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Old Car - 2015 - 4Nikon D300

    Old Car - 2015 - 4
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7322 W: 108 N: 12765] (59790)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-29 7:26]
    Bonjour Pierre,

    The classic car is beautifully photographed, from the best vantage point — showing the front and one side. As a young artist I had a passion for drawing and designing automobiles, and this, I thought was the best possible angle. I am surprised the roadster is not from the 30s but, I imagine it was completely custom built!?!

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: NiortPentax Optio RZ10

    Niort
    janjan1897 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 192 W: 13 N: 447] (2194)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-28 21:11]
    Hello Jean,

    You had an excellent vantage point to take this photo, revealing the lay of the land. The half-timbered house is especially eye catching. The note is highly informative. I've learned about Niort.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La tourLumix Digital Camera

    La tour
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4559 W: 63 N: 9271] (54803)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-28 20:49]
    Bonjour Nicole,

    This is a well composed shot with excellent exposure. The note is also informative, and I've learned something about the Solidor Tower.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Classic BeautyNikon D7000

    Classic Beauty
    ebingul Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 325] (1956)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-28 20:44]
    Merhaba Emin Bey,

    Hakikaten güzel bir kiz, we bu harika portre icin size poz vermis. Tebrik ederim ve paylastiginiz icin tesekkurler.

    Bulent

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Get That Light!Pentax K3

    Get That Light!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5365 W: 88 N: 12764] (60580)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-28 20:42]
    Hello Craig,

    A most engaging note and a spectacular photograph. I want to experience Lofoten after you and Malgorzata both posted photos from this area of rugged rocks, the fishing village that looks like a miniature village, and that Norwegian red. I don't know what they call that characteristic red, but they seem to have carried it to Norwegian settlements in the New World.

    Warm regards and thanks for sharing this exquisite photo with us.

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Horses in ForestCanon 7 D

    Horses in Forest
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19663 W: 519 N: 33577] (143445)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-27 19:54]
    Dear John,

    Just a few days ago I critiqued your photo of the four well-dressed people riding in an elegant four-horse carriage. From almost the same angle you've photographed this group, less formally dressed, riding in a two-horse carriage. The two photos make a wonderful combination together.

    Warm regards, good friend,

    Bulent

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Woman from Alfama

    Woman from Alfama
    Karolina999 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 62 W: 0 N: 69] (332)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-27 19:49]
    Hello Karolina,

    Alfama is one of my favorite areas in Lisbon, and you have chosen a superb vantage point to show its characteristic feature, its verticality. You are right, it is not an easy place for the elderly to live, but they are motivated to keep in in good shape for as long as possible. Close to where you took this shot, I caught a glimpse of several young people, with their arms outstretched leaning against a wall. The police were frisking them for drugs.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • MontenegroMontenegro
    Title: Sveti StefanNikon D 90

    Sveti Stefan
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10722 W: 999 N: 20659] (103531)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-27 19:42]
    Hello Chris,

    You had better weather, and a much better vantage point than we had in shooting St. Stephen, where our tour bus stopped immediately in line with the causeway... for all of 5 minutes. The note is also very useful.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: 9 YEARS WITH YOU

    9 YEARS WITH YOU
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3303 W: 74 N: 5007] (41882)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-27 19:36]
    Hello dear Serghei,

    This was shot on 10 April 2014, just two days before you came down to Pasadena for my lecture. It is a magical scene, the Classic World flourishing in the New World in San Francisco.The composition, colors and resolution are all first class. I like the disparate activity, especially the two women acting up (posing) for a photo by their friend with the camera.

    Warm regards, Serghei, if it is possible, we will meet in December. Oh, yes, and congratulations on the 9th year Anniversary of sharing your photos on Trekearth.

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Awa 2015 #3Canon 1DX

    Awa 2015 #3
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1686 W: 0 N: 3452] (37524)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6232 W: 469 N: 10891] (36719) [2015-07-27 19:15]
    Hello Takero San,

    This is one of my favorite photos in your rich gallery. The crowd in frenzied activity of the make an eye catching scene. Perfect shot, Takero.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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