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  • JapanJapan
    Title: Back poseCanon 5D Mark‡V

    Back pose
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1589 W: 0 N: 3354] (34474)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [2014-08-23 7:33]
    Hello Dear Takero,

    This is an absolutely magical shot, a blurred background of light framed in an arch, then the lovely subject, in an elegant kimono. Having visited Kanazawa recently, I feel especially receptive to such beautiful scenes from Japan. This is absolutely first rate fashion and glamor photography,

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Regards from lazy holidays 2

    Regards from lazy holidays 2
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4942 W: 81 N: 12444] (73183)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [2014-08-23 7:30]
    Hello Malgorzata,

    An expression in English calls for "...putting all your ducks in a row."Of course, these are swans and are not expected to be ordered in a linear path. It's a wonderful, heart warming shot from your native Poland (what a surprise).

    Warm regards and have a good weekend, Malgo,

    Bulent

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: View of CaminhaOlympus E-300

    View of Caminha
    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4329 W: 622 N: 7074] (22866)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [2014-08-23 7:10]
    Hello José,

    The large version of this panoramic shot clearly does far more justice than the small version. It gives the viewer the opportunity to scrutinize each square centimeter. As usual, you've given an excellent introductory note.

    Warm regards, José,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Misty green

    Misty green
    ryno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 770 W: 0 N: 278] (6727)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [2014-08-23 7:05]
    Hello Ryno,

    There is a magical quality in the photo, with the shallow dugout being paddled gently along the waterway, a heavy mist hanging in the air... the paddler and the passenger unhappily reversed (he should be doing the labor). It's a first rate shot, with the dark shadow of the dugout collaborating with the boat to create an yawning mouth.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: NY ShoppingSony Nex 6

    NY Shopping
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2497 W: 299 N: 1636] (5659)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [2014-08-23 7:01]
    Dear Rob,

    Now this is an eyeful! Layer upon layer, or perhaps I should say, "level upon level," of people, mannequins, colors... emblematic of New York itself. The presence of the carts selling fast food adds a slice-of-daily life effect.

    Have a good weekend, Rob,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Evening Swim

    Evening Swim
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1490 W: 0 N: 3578] (17755)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [2014-08-22 23:33]
    Hello Ann,

    You chose a spectacular vantage point to shoot the Pacific Ocean. The late afternoon sun creates deep shadows and shimmering light rays on the water. Now this would be very inviting, but I do remember from days as a postdoc at Berkeley, the sea is so very cold in the Pacific Northwest. How are these people wading in those waters.

    Warm regards and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: 50s Chevy StationwagonCanon 5D Mark III

    50s Chevy Stationwagon
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 983 W: 1 N: 2476] (10139)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [2014-08-22 23:28]
    Hello Ray,

    I like the shot of the Chevy station wagon (that's an expression young people would not know). But it is the personal note that adds special interest. I remember the massive chrome bumpers on cars in those days.

    Warm regards and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: VDNH ParkCanon EOS 350D Rebel XT

    VDNH Park
    resat1972 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1017 W: 1 N: 312] (7257)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [2014-08-22 23:24]
    Merhaba Resat Bey,

    Çok güzel yakalamissiniz bu firsati, islak yerlerde yansimalar, rengarenk çiçek ve çimenler... harika bir manzara.

    Selam ve saygilarimla,

    Bülent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Colors.....Canon EOS 60D

    Colors.....
    Sonata11 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2741 W: 59 N: 2894] (33157)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [2014-08-22 23:21]
    Dear Barbara,

    The stripes of stark color, make an eye catching textile, with the diagonal chosen as an effective composition structure. The details are sharp, and the colors display fantastic fidelity.

    Warm regards and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Staring at the SunCanon EOS 60D

    Staring at the Sun
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2511 W: 12 N: 5957] (20720)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [2014-08-22 23:18]
    Hello Noel,

    The sunburst effect provides a timeless backdrop to the silhouette of the church steeple. But it is the pair of the Celtic Crosses that create powerful focal points.

    Warm regards, Noel. Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: the little captains III

    the little captains III
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4454 W: 20 N: 6686] (51290)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [2014-08-22 23:13]
    Dear Constantino,

    The well-timed photo indeed captures the crowded boat, complete with a dog, seeing the tiny sailing vessel off to the race. What I particularly like is that it is back-lit, with the sun shining through the sail.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Et Egressus foras Petrus Flevit AmareNikon D7000

    Et Egressus foras Petrus Flevit Amare
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1513 W: 117 N: 2727] (10447)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [2014-08-22 23:08]
    Merhaba Murat Bey,

    The blue stained glass, on the right — naftalin in color — adds majestic color to the scene. The simple symmetric perspective is well chosen.

    I apologize sincerely in not being able to see you in your recent visit to Washington, DC. The day that we put aside to come up from Virginia, we turned back after two hours and only 35 miles up from Fredericksburg. With the temporary closure of the high occupancy lanes (HOV) on Rt. 95, we were sitting in a veritable parking lot. I hope your visit was enjoyable.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Le mélèze brûléNikon D800

    Le mélèze brûlé
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7953 W: 0 N: 13900] (116266)



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    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6354 W: 241 N: 10948] (73228) [2014-08-22 23:00]
    Nicolas
    Peut-être la "statue" la plus belle de ta série vue sur FB! Cette foudre destructrice semble avoir une âme d'artiste....comme toi!
    Amitiés
    JJ

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Antwerp 1Canon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Antwerp 1
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18389 W: 498 N: 31614] (135120)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [2014-08-22 22:58]
    Dear John,

    A warm and welcoming scene in Antwerp. Your note complements the scene very effectively. I like the dramatic splashes of color created by the red lampshades.

    Have a good weekend, John,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: DecorationNikon D70

    Decoration
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 0 N: 1909] (19443)



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    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6354 W: 241 N: 10948] (73228) [2014-08-22 22:58]
    Ryszard
    Bon cadrage de ces fenêtres joliment décorées. La présence de la locomotive statufiée est surprenante.
    Amicalement
    JJ

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Gwenn ha DuCanon EOS 60D

    Gwenn ha Du
    chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1307 W: 26 N: 2946] (18463)



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    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6354 W: 241 N: 10948] (73228) [2014-08-22 22:56]
    Olivier
    Bien typique celui-là, plus breton tu meurs! Bon cadrage et bravo pour avoir réussi à presque faire disparaître le public en arrière-plan.
    Amicalement
    JJ

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paris by night 2

    Paris by night 2
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2142 W: 76 N: 938] (30437)



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    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6354 W: 241 N: 10948] (73228) [2014-08-22 22:54]
    Jean Claude
    Ton Canon n'a pas peur des ISO élevés! Intéressant cadrage associant pont et tour Eiffel.
    Amicalement
    JJ

  • IranIran
    Title: Sheikh Loftollah MosqueCanon EOS 7 D

    Sheikh Loftollah Mosque
    lestans Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1765 W: 172 N: 2438] (17030)



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    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6354 W: 241 N: 10948] (73228) [2014-08-22 22:52]
    Livia
    Intéressante photo de l'intérieur de cette mosquée avec une belle exploitation des zones d'ombre et de lumière.
    Amicalement
    JJ

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Grande ValleeNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Grande Vallee
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4712 W: 0 N: 4396] (54445)



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    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6354 W: 241 N: 10948] (73228) [2014-08-22 22:50]
    Serge
    Tu as trouvé un beau point de vue sur ce village joliment situé entre rivière, mer et forêt.
    Amicalement
    JJ

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Niagara RainbowNikon Coolpix S9300

    Niagara Rainbow
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4922 W: 53 N: 7992] (26132)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [2014-08-22 22:50]
    Dear Lars,

    This is a classic shot of the mighty falls, the view from the Canadian side, with the edge of a rainbow peeking in mist. The expansive view you present truly does justice to the falls. Once in a rare while, the place freezes up. Take a look at these photos of a frozen Niagara Falls.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

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