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  • UkraineUkraine
    Title: White Wedding

    White Wedding
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 923 W: 2 N: 1354] (9693) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-03 9:07]
    Hello Kasia,

    This photo came up in the random order you've selected for your photos on your profile page. Shot in 2010, posted in 2013 and a welcome addition to my gallery of "favorites" in 2016. "White Wedding" or "White on White," by any other name is still a rose. I fear, if I am not more selective, I could fill my entire allowance of favorites with photos you've taken. If you get a chance, take a look at some of my earlier selection of favorites. There are some beauties by Trekkies who appeared and disappeared, like this one: "World of Tomorrow."

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Copacabana Beach I

    Copacabana Beach I
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2733 W: 0 N: 1716] (11501)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-03 8:02]
    Hello Wolfgang,

    It's a wonderful shot, with you woman approaching from the rear. I have fond memories of wandering around Copacabana Beach, site of our hotel, the Arena Nacional, from 11 months ago. This particular vendor I do not remember seeing, but scores of others I do remember. I also remember a man approaching me and telling me to hide my watch, "They'll kill you for that watch."

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Autumn in BergenCanon 400D Digital

    Autumn in Bergen
    Hansaphotos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 701 W: 63 N: 1502] (8323)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 17:54]
    Hello Erling,

    This is a lovely shot from the shores near Bergen. The surface of the water is as mirror-like as I can imagine. I hope that if I visit your beautiful city again (the last time was in 2010), I will get to meet you in person.

    Warm regards and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: one step beyondNikon D40

    one step beyond
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2016 W: 34 N: 3225] (18977)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 17:49]
    Hello Benny,

    This is the type of photo from Athens I also like very much. You captured the guards in their traditional outfits against the white marble walls. Your note is highly informative. I see that they have civilized hours to stand guard, and not eight hours at a time, every day of the week.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: PharmacyNikon FM 2

    Pharmacy
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6098 W: 495 N: 17318] (96260)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 17:44]
    Merhaba Sevgili Mesut,

    Frequently, we see photos from Gert's archives that have unusually good color and resolution, but they are Kodachrome slides. This is an excellent shot from 35 years ago shot on Ektachrome 100 and just good. Do you have your slides scanned or do you perform the process yourself?

    Warm regards, dear Mesut,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Bend and soar...

    Bend and soar...
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1469 W: 235 N: 2240] (8996)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 17:30]
    Hello Brenda,

    This is a first-rate architectural photo with contrasting shapes, concave, convex and strait. Your note, as always, is a pleasure to read. You had a lovely day to take the photo. Have a good weekend and warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: CornigliaNikon D100

    Corniglia
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7137 W: 0 N: 7437] (84371)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 17:23]
    Bonsoir Serge,

    I know the exact spot you took this photo 10 years ago. I was there last year. Cinque Terra is certainly some of the most interesting landscapes in all of Italy, and we went there from Livorno. This is a beautiful photo, with good color and resolution,

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Scene AutomnePanasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Scene Automne
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13221 W: 156 N: 22779] (122473)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 10:37]
    Bonsoir Christiane,

    This a magnificent scene, I can picture the characters of "Sleeping Beauty" prancing down the footpath. The light management is also first-rate.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Usigni

    Usigni
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11964 W: 132 N: 23924] (148411)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 5:34]
    Ciao Silvio,

    It's a wonderful shot of the hilltop village of Poggiodomo, and fresh as a loaf of bread just pulled out of the oven. I get a sense that it should be rotated about 0.1įclockwise.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Nikon D70s

    ~Ming‚laba~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5748 W: 152 N: 12746] (56298)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 5:32]
    Hello Abmdsudi,

    I like the composition and the smiles the two subject exude. Pretty faces framed by windows have been subjects of paintings for hundreds of years. Take a look at the 350-year old painting Two Women in a Window by Murillo at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: A Romantic Meeting - A Romantic LocationNikon D200

    A Romantic Meeting - A Romantic Location
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4448 W: 251 N: 10047] (40988)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 5:16]
    Hello Bev,

    It's an unusual photo for New York, but showing a location I've seen on the TV-series Blue Bloods. It also reminds me of a scene that takes place on the banks of the Thames in the British film, Match Point.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent




  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Shadow MournerCanon EOS 60D

    Shadow Mourner
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3973 W: 25 N: 8918] (32512)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 5:10]
    Hello Noel,

    This photo works exceedingly well in B&W, and without your note, there would be no way to know about the tower and height. I have seen some of your photos from this cemetery in the past.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: Suspended in space...Canon EOS 30D

    Suspended in space...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6931 W: 157 N: 10460] (102276)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 4:34]
    Hello Krzysztof,

    Indeed, above the crystal clear waters of the Maltese archipelago, the boat appears to defy gravity. Excellent photo augmented by an informative note.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Crown ReflectionsSony DSC HX400v

    Crown Reflections
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6777 W: 53 N: 11272] (40770) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 4:30]
    Hello Lars,

    The combination of the gold and blue of this photo reminds me of the Swedish colors. I added two of the last three photos you posted to the group theme City reflections.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Maiko in temple #2Canon 1DX

    Maiko in temple #2
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1993 W: 0 N: 3597] (43562) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 4:23]
    Hello dear Takero,

    The red umbrellas serve as veritable halos around the heads of the porcelain-faced beauties. I added this to my list of favorites... with gratitude. The high definition of the two subjects stand in contrast to the blurred backgrounds. Have a good weekend, Takero san.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: In the streets of old Cochin

    In the streets of old Cochin
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5493 W: 373 N: 11278] (56095)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 4:14] [+]
    Hello Gert,

    A wonderful photo from your time capsule, a very good photo accompanied by a highly informative note. I knew the name Cochin, but not what it became, "Kochi." But then, Bombay became Mumbai and some of my good friends from India never quite took a liking to the latter.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: 01. Decembar 2016.Nikon D300

    01. Decembar 2016.
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8023 W: 2562 N: 14204] (63440)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 4:08]
    Hello Paja,

    The low angle of the roofline is not designed for the type of deep snow that northern Europe receives (Denmark, Sweden, Finland...) but I know from my one visit in December 1986 that it gets very cold and very bleak in Serbia. Very good photo and note,

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Mealt waterfall & the Kilt-rocksCanon EOS 60D

    Mealt waterfall & the Kilt-rocks
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9045 W: 606 N: 16204] (74733)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 3:51] [+]
    Hello Ike,

    A fascinating note, the actual whistling of iron filings as they drop. The colors and resolution are first-rate. Are the waterfalls coming off the top or from a cave mouth?

    Have a good weekend. Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Morning FogCanon 7 D

    Morning Fog
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21880 W: 523 N: 35937] (156458)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-02 3:48]
    Dear John,

    The frost covered grass and the sun peeking through the trees at the just the ideal location collaborate to make this a lovely early morning shot. Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title:

    SUMMER IN BORRAZ”POLIS
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9192 W: 175 N: 14787] (66323)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6599 W: 477 N: 11646] (39519) [2016-12-01 21:14]
    Hello Jorge,

    The rolling verdant hills and dales with sheep seen as dots. It's such a bucolic scene. I still have such wonderful memories from my visit last January to your beautiful country.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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