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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: THE EYES OF A PHILOSOFER

    THE EYES OF A PHILOSOFER
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9675 W: 175 N: 15965] (71145)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-19 14:01] [+]
    Hello Jorge,

    You photographed the bust perfectly. So this is one of the troves of treasures found along with the mechanical computer thought to have been designed by Archimedes. It's a marvelous piece. Any guesses about whom the bust depicts?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Where shall we go?Panasonic Lumix TZ70

    Where shall we go?
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 467 W: 0 N: 1513] (6539)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-19 13:55]
    Hello Jean,

    What an expansive and inviting beach scene. I like the vantage point you chose. It appears that a few people climbed the massive boulder to their sunbathing.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Too much of a hurryNikon D7100

    Too much of a hurry
    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 66 N: 2282] (15896)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-19 11:52]
    Hello Elaine,

    The colors and sharpness are spectacular in this eye-catching shot. It will be a star in the group theme Old Doors where I will upload it.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Typical Bradford viewCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Typical Bradford view
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3829 W: 91 N: 9915] (41017)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-16 10:13]
    Hello Mariusz,

    In this well composed and well-illuminated scene you give us a compelling photo of mixing of cultures. Two things I remember for a pair of visits to Bradford are first) a medieval bridge with a tiny chapel used by people in transit, and an actual Saxon Era house, dating back to the 9th century.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent


  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: CraftmanshipSony Alpha a35

    Craftmanship
    kim_gwan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 0 N: 296] (922)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-16 10:05]
    Hello Ralf,

    Through your photos, I have been enjoying a visit back to Oxford. The golden Cotswold stone used in Oxford buildings and these busts is actually quite soft. Periodically they erode, especially from acid rain created by mixing water with car exhausts. Approximately 40 years ago they were all changed. It is a tradition among the artisans carving the heads to select one under which to hide some coins. I wonder which one it is among this generation of "Emperor's Busts?"

    Warm regards, and congratulations on your 300th post.

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Hertford BridgeSony Alpha a35

    Hertford Bridge
    kim_gwan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 0 N: 296] (922)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-15 16:49] [+]
    Hello Ralf,

    I was a member of the Department of Theoretical physics, about 1/2 mile to the left on Parks Road. I was also a tutor for Hertford College. The story I was told about the bridge (and I wrote about it a book) was that the buildings on both sides of the bridge belong to Hertford College, but they didn't want to hire a porter and door man for both buildings. The present office is in the building on the right, and there are no entrances for the building on the left... except over the bridge. Under the bridge on the left and just to the left of the trees is the house of Edmund Halley of Halley's Comet fame.

    Thanks for a stroll down memory lane.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: A LEGENDARY FACE

    A LEGENDARY FACE
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9675 W: 175 N: 15965] (71145)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-15 16:12]
    Hello Jorge,

    The photo is perfectly executed with high resolution and golden glitter. It's wonderful to see the famous gold mask on Trekearth. Just four years apart we toured Mycenae (2012 and 2016). We knew that the mask was on display in Athens. On our last visit, just last year in April I took a panoramic shot scanning vertically.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent


  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: TA   TT    OONikon D 90

    TA TT OO
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2577 W: 1273 N: 2836] (36423)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-15 15:57]
    Hello Clodo,

    I think we are looking at a young woman and not a dummy, but it certainly makes an eye-catching view riding the bus. The light and colors are excellent.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: End of a DayNikon D 5000

    End of a Day
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6133 W: 495 N: 17609] (98112)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-15 15:55]
    Merhaba Sevgili Mesut,

    A fantastic sunset ending the day. The old Meso Americans (Maya, Toltecs, Aztecs...) believed that at the end of the day the Sun God would be tired and would rest while being carried across the underworld. Then on the East the following morning it would wake up and begin its journey, fresh, across the sky East-to-West again.
    As I look at your sunset, I can see how tired the sun appears.

    Sevgiler,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Fontana di San Giuseppe

    Fontana di San Giuseppe
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12954 W: 132 N: 26269] (157459)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-15 7:30]
    Hello Silvio,

    At the outset, happy birthday, and many, many happy returns. We have a fountain at home, and after seeing this wonderful photo I've decided to look for a resin face like this for the water to fill up the fountain. I love it.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Volos sunset  VIII

    Volos sunset VIII
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6088 W: 22 N: 10209] (72059)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-15 7:22]
    Hello dear Constino,

    You had a wonderful day in 2014, three years ago, for your walk along the promenade. The shadows are extremely long attesting to the late afternoon hour.

    Warm regards and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: travelling in styleNikon D3200

    travelling in style
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2239 W: 34 N: 3870] (22001)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-15 6:33] [+]
    Hello dear Benny,

    I am so happy to see another shot of the historic Antwerp Port, from where so many departed for distant lands. Of course, we know my favorite traveler... and he might be the same for you.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Fitnes u prirodiNikon D300

    Fitnes u prirodi
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8774 W: 2596 N: 15541] (68620)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-15 6:29] [+]
    Hello Paja,

    What a wonderful collection of sports photos. With this collection, you've inspired me to get some exercise today. The red banner in the vertical photo is well selected as the focal point.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Above St Georg , Tiers

    Above St Georg , Tiers
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5706 W: 277 N: 10676] (84370)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-15 6:27]
    Bonjour Denis,

    You've composed a gorgeous landscape photo with layer upon layer of diagonal bands, all showing different shadings of green. The village is beyond beautiful.

    Have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title:

    Iguaçu Falls
    walterantonio Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 275] (1021)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-14 16:21]
    Hello Walter,

    This is just one small section of the magnificent waterfalls, but each little section is magnificent. I like this detail shot.

    Warm regards and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Charming seller #2Canon 1DX

    Charming seller #2
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2079 W: 0 N: 3667] (46215)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-14 16:17]
    Hello dear Takero,

    Clearly, you have charmed her before taking her photo. She has an infectious smile. The quality of the portrait is up to par with most of your other excellent photos.

    Warm regards and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: IF YOU ARE TIRED...

    IF YOU ARE TIRED...
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3714 W: 76 N: 5751] (46318)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-14 9:38]
    Hello Serghei,

    It was a pleasure to be online when this beautiful photo rolled in. You've captured the child's attention and produced a beautifully composed and exposed image. It is so sharp that it is possible to see the details in the weave of the man's shirt.

    When you were in New York on 28 April we were sailing back from Japan. Next time you visit, let's try to get together.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Loja de Frutas Sony Cybershot DSC-F828

    Loja de Frutas
    LuisGustavoLima Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 91 W: 0 N: 147] (674)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-14 8:43]
    Olá Luis,

    You have captured the fruit vendor with subdued light and colors. It makes a very good scene, especially with some fruit and vegetables we do not see in the Northern Hemisphere.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Nikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    Opéra de Stockholm
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6395 W: 5 N: 10992] (50624)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-14 8:36]
    Hello Luis,

    You've created an excellent architectural portrait of the Opera House in Stockholm and I see the Summer season has opened. Thanks for providing a synopsis of the history of the edifice, and indeed the tradition of opera in Sweden.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Jardin chinoisNikon D80

    Jardin chinois
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14063 W: 156 N: 24273] (129064)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 479 N: 12110] (41057) [2017-07-14 8:30]
    Bonjour Christiane,

    An excellent composition and execution of the photograph! I didn't know about the Chinese Gardens in Warsaw, but it is very beautiful with a pagoda-like gazebo. The brilliant red enhances the greens of the park.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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