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  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: backstageNikon D300s

    backstage
    papera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 116 N: 1775] (14206)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-30 15:25]
    Ciao Cristina,

    Your black and white photos have an atmosphere of the old English film Ilford — sharp, high contrast, and possessing surpassing depth-of-field. Well done.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: EguisheimNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Eguisheim
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6942 W: 0 N: 7125] (81881)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-30 11:51]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This is a veritable stage set, perhaps a miniature village. A colorful and very tidy little square i Eguischeim. A beautiful photo indeed,

    Amicalement,

    Bulent

  • PakistanPakistan
    Title: Karakoram StarwayNikon D800

    Karakoram Starway
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 875 W: 1 N: 1260] (9355)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-30 9:04]
    Hello Kasia,

    This is an exquisite view of the Karakoram with surpassing depth-of-field. The stars appear like brilliant diamonds, with the dramatic highlight created by the Milky Way. I'm surprised this is not a time exposure of several seconds, instead of only 1/21 sec.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Tennengebirge

    Tennengebirge
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 2 N: 3204] (18902)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-30 8:59]
    Witaj Piotr,

    This expansive view of the Austrian Alps should be in a special gallery of photos. Rugged, varied, sharp, and colorful. It's a beautifully composed shot with surpassing depth-of-field.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Tatra Mountains 3Sony a6000

    Tatra Mountains 3
    Sonata11 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2780 W: 59 N: 2900] (33927)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-30 8:57]
    Hello Barbara,

    I have seen photos of the Tatra Mountains before, and this beautiful picture confirms how rugged and attractive they are. They are so much higher than I would expect in central Europe.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Walking past the past

    Walking past the past
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5243 W: 373 N: 10816] (54363)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-29 19:30]
    Hello Gert,

    I agree with your choice, the stroller looking up at the heroic Communist era statue in distinction to the woman, oblivious to the statue and the cat, oblivious to the building. Graffiti. What is your sense of the people's reaction to the separation of the Czech Republic from Slovakia?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Yellow Enchantment

    Yellow Enchantment
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3373 W: 107 N: 5926] (26904)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-29 19:22]
    Hello Klaudio,

    With a rich assortment of photos to critique, I choose the one with the Australian national colors. The colors, depth of field and the composition are all surpassing in quality. Incidentally, your new profile photo with the falcon/eagle is fabulous.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Iceland waterfalls 3Sony DSC HX200v

    Iceland waterfalls 3
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9282 W: 123 N: 17203] (92964)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-29 19:19]
    Hello Luciano,

    Fantastic shot of the Skogafoss, with the people giving scale and human presence to the massive waterfalls. This has to be a classic, Luciano. I will share it with my son and his family who last year spent a week in Iceland.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Walking in ReykjavikSony DSC HX200v

    Walking in Reykjavik
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9282 W: 123 N: 17203] (92964) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-29 19:16]
    Ciao Luciano,

    A perfect composition with the three people strolling along the waterfront along with their reflections. Sharp, colorful and a magazine quality photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Ouro PretoSamsung Pro815

    Ouro Preto
    lucasgalodoido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5616 W: 205 N: 6661] (22745)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-29 19:13]
    Hello Lucas,

    You had a superb vantage point to take this photograph with the majestic Cathedral of Ouro Preto on the hilltop and a field terra cotta roofs. The light was sensational for the photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title: Having a cup of coffee

    Having a cup of coffee
    sacimar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3375 W: 53 N: 4244] (26661)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-29 19:09]
    Hello Sergio,

    A perfectly composed and eye-catching image of the woman deep in contemplation and enjoying her coffee. I imagine it is a common sight in Columbia, but also it the rest of the world.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Nikon D 90

    Pèlerin de Compostelle
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2497 W: 1254 N: 2655] (34738)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-29 19:04]
    Hello Clodo,

    I had seen this photo when you first posted it but then lost track of it. It's a well-composed portrait of a man with real character. With that impish smile and the outfit he is wearing, he must be a hit with the ladies.

    Warm regards, and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Daily Life in Ouro PretoCanon EOS Rebel T3

    Daily Life in Ouro Preto
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2497 W: 39 N: 3489] (14855)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-29 17:33]
    Hello Alexandre,

    I see that Ouro Preto is a laid back town, at least on this weekday. The brilliantly sunlit cobblestone street makes an eye-catching composition. The man strolling along the narrow sidewalk is essential for the composition.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GeorgiaGeorgia
    Title: Take care! Big Brother is listeningCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Take care! Big Brother is listening
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5243 W: 373 N: 10816] (54363)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-23 16:18]
    Hello Gert,

    Thanks for sharing the excellent photograph as well as the information. It appears to be a marble statue rather than bronze, and much more difficult to create. Almost sixty years after he passed away, I imagine the woman on the phone is neither in awe nor in fear of the personification of evil. His daughter Svetlana married an American architect and lived in Charlottesville, Virginia the last couple of decades of her life.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Second tallest in NYCSony ILCE6300

    Second tallest in NYC
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 309 N: 3844] (15350)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-23 9:30]
    Hello Rob,

    I've seen this building a number of times in my visit to New York in the last couple of years. It is strange design because of its overwhelming simplicity. Do some floors have more than one apartment? I recently saw a program in which the incredible nouveau rich population in such buildings have an elevator for their cars. One apartment owner owned two Lamborghinis that were transported up by elevator to the owner's floor, and stood sentinel behind glass wall... but part of the apartment. Could it be this building? In a way, the building evokes memories of the tragic World Trade Center's Twin-Towers, and is also vulnerable. I don't think I could live in a building like this, but I don't expect anyone to ask me.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Coming in to Land!Nikon D-300

    Coming in to Land!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 245 N: 9708] (39792)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-22 22:03] [+]
    Hello Bev,

    This is the best photo I've seen of a drone in midair. We see photos of military drones, toy drones in commercials... but this is a grown man's version, especially with photo capability. I will try to find the photo that your husband posted on Face Book. Better still, do you have a facebook page?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Idyllic ReflectionSony ILCE6300

    Idyllic Reflection
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 309 N: 3844] (15350)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-22 21:58]
    Hello Rob,

    The sunset creates an idyllic scene, just as you suggest, and the presence of the two pairs of individuals adds a touch of human presence. I like it very much.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Vineyard in the cityCanon EOS 1100D

    Vineyard in the city
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7959 W: 63 N: 22210] (100850)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-22 21:56]
    Hello Stephen,

    You've chosen a good vantage point to show the vineyard. The precisely planted array of plants in the vineyard, I wonder why there are labels for each column. The plants look identical. Freiburg is famous for its ancient university, it is a town I would love to visit.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Les rousquillesNikon P 510

    Les rousquilles
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13346 W: 879 N: 23928] (103026)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-22 21:52]
    Bonjour mon cher ami, Philippe,

    The color of these biscuits suggests an orangy taste, but that is because I have never seen anything this color that was not orange... or pumpkin. It immediately beckons a visit.

    Warm regards, Philippe,

    Bulent

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Once more - The church toweriPhone6

    Once more - The church tower
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8818 W: 606 N: 15664] (72971)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6551 W: 477 N: 11533] (39149) [2016-09-22 21:48]
    Hello Ike,

    In this well-composed ecclesiastical scene, the 19th-century church of Saint-Peter Russian Orthodox Church looks very different from the onion-shaped churches seen in Russia. I think I've seen this place among the sites I've visited in Israel.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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