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  • JapanJapan
    Title: Shiogama festival #4Canon 1D MKIII

    Shiogama festival #4
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1581 W: 0 N: 3352] (34278)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-31 18:12]
    Hello Takero,

    After six days in Kanazawa, we are preparing to fly back to Washington, DC. We saw many beautiful people and places, traditional dancers and drummers, but not a scene as colorful as this boat. I will post some photos soon from Kanazawa.

    Warm regards and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Mount AthosNikon D7100

    Mount Athos
    vasilpro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2752 W: 87 N: 5052] (40709)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-31 18:07]
    Hello Vasilis,

    With ideal light, you've captured the beauty of the shore on the Athos Peninsula. I've sailed past this area, but never landed. It's a beautiful shot, well composed and exposed.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • TunisiaTunisia
    Title: Fly with meSony DSC HX200v

    Fly with me
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6776 W: 117 N: 12670] (71485)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-31 17:58]
    Beautifully timed shot, Luciano. The composition, light control, colors all collaborate to produce an excellent photo.

    Warm regards, and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: A PsychicCanon 1D MKIII

    A Psychic
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1581 W: 0 N: 3352] (34278)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-23 20:42]
    Hello Takero,

    Another one of your patented festival photos, sharp, colorful and informative. I like the expression of the little girl. As always a beautiful photo.

    I am sorry I did not write earlier. I did not know the details of my visit to Japan. I will be flying into Narita Airport on Saturday, but only to make connections to a flight to Kanazawa. I will be in Kanazawa from July 26 to July 31 (I give a talk). The following day August 1, I fly from Kanazawa to Tokyo, and then back to the United States. I am very disappointed that I will not be able to spend any time in Tokyo, but all the arrangements were made by the organizers of the conference in Kanazawa.

    Warmest regards, my friend,

    Bulent

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Yuantong Temple

    Yuantong Temple
    Kamilutka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 576 W: 0 N: 1777] (8085)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-23 20:34]
    Hello Kamila,

    You've depicted the Yuantong Temple with colors evocative of colorization, i.e. photographed in black and white, and colorized in the manner of postcards from the 30s, 40s and 50s. With the informative note you've submitted, this makes another excellent package for TE.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Red TowerCanon EOS 60D

    Red Tower
    seres76 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 88 W: 0 N: 37] (507)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-22 13:24]
    Merhaba Serhan Bey,

    Kizil Kuleyi yakindan hiç görmemistim. Sahane bir notla beraber güzel bir resim paylasmissiniz. Tesekkürler,

    Selam ve saygilarimlay,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Oops I Did it Again! And Again!

    Oops I Did it Again! And Again!
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4648 W: 88 N: 10571] (51476)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-22 13:19]
    Hi Craig,

    You do have an eye for beauty, and Tosca is extraordinarily accommodating! The combination of red-white-and blue is effective, but the obvious focal point is the young woman... a natural model.

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: The Family & Beach

    The Family & Beach
    ideacubes (10)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-22 3:10]
    Hello Avijit,

    Welcome to this most addictive site in cyberspace. You are making your debut with an eye catching shot, beautifully conceived and composed.

    Warm regards from Washington, DC.

    Bulent

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Blarney Castle

    Blarney Castle
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2476 W: 12 N: 5802] (20169) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-22 3:08]
    Hello Noel,

    I remember visiting Blarney Castle in 1996, but... the line going into the edifice, ostensibly to kiss the Blarney Stone was so long, we left the queue and explored the grounds instead. Besides, I felt I had the gift of gab already! This is a gorgeous shot in vertical format, showing the reflection of the tower in the still waters.

    Regarding our upcoming visit on the Crystal Serenity, I noticed that the Crystal Serenity will be in port between the ungodly hour of 4:00 am and the departure time of 7:00 pm. We will not sign up for any shore excursions on board, hoping to spend time with you instead. A shuttle bus provided by the ship will probably take us to a central location in Dublin at a reasonable time (after 9:00 am). We probably will have to return to the ship by 5:00 or 6:00 pm. My mobile phone number is 001 540 845 4962. I don't want to impose, but what let me know of your time you can spend with us? In our1996 visit, among the sites we visited on a tour was Trinity College, and its magnificent historic library. I remember it being lined with busts of the greatest intellectuals, and featuring a bust of Isaac Newton near the entrance. I would personally love to see the hall again. Do you know any other Irish Trekkie well that you would like to bring on a short photographic expedition?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: Palazzo ParisioCanon EOS 1100D

    Palazzo Parisio
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6036 W: 61 N: 17516] (78855)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-22 2:46]
    Greeting Stephen,,

    As usual this is a beautifully conceived and exposed shot... considering how bright the stones can be in the sunshine, and how much contrast you must accommodate. Where the architect has imbued his work with symmetry, we also should celebrate that symmetry. I might have moved over an inch or two to the left to frame the arch within entirely symmetric with the outside door framing it.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Let's do it!

    Let's do it!
    wolf38 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4231 W: 108 N: 3220] (30142)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-22 2:40]
    Hello Wolfgang,

    As an "old-timer" I am absolutely fascinated (and petrified) by this sight. Increasingly, young people, however, will know no other life... and already regard it as the norm. Recently, sitting on a shuttle bus riding from the terminal to the car renal car agency in Los Angeles, I used my iPhone to capture a 180° panorama of the scene around me. Almost 90% of the riders on the crowded shuttle bus were similarly engaged on their smart phones. Among them, one group of high school students were staring at their screen devices, as was the teacher/coach (?) accompanying them. I know that with my own university students, I witnessed the getting up and leaving the class, ostensibly to visit the toilet. One student explained to me, their phones were on vibration mode, and those walking out had just received "an urgent" message.

    Thanks for sharing the remarkable and terrifying photo. I wish I had taken the photo.

    I added it, however, to a group theme I created, "Mobile Phones."

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Loire transportCanon 50D

    Loire transport
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8069 W: 4328 N: 13857] (54727)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-21 21:12]
    Salam dear Didi,

    I have not seen such a boat before with a square sail but much smaller than the dhows the Arabian Sea. You captured the moment effectively with a very fine shot.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Two years ago-Jouffroy

    Two years ago-Jouffroy
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1636 W: 9 N: 3201] (12834)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-21 21:10]
    Hello Maria,

    Few shops interest me as much as bookstores. Here the reader emulating a stork balancing on one leg would certainly attract my attention. Good eye, and good technical shot.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Beauties

    Beauties
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 618 W: 2 N: 333] (4648)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-21 21:06]
    Hello Agnes,

    The lavender and greens are breath taking. These gardens must be worth visiting. Thank you for alerting us to their existence.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: LungererseeCanon EOS 50D

    Lungerersee
    asajernigan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3511 W: 90 N: 5263] (20127)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-21 19:17]
    Hello Asa,

    You had an excellent vantage point to photograph the Lake and town that was clearly built after the the lake settled down to its present level. For a hazy day, you were able to get vivid colors.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Urban Reflections IICanon EOS 60D

    Urban Reflections II
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2476 W: 12 N: 5802] (20169)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-21 17:38]
    Hello Noel,

    This is another exquisite photo from Dublin, with a mixture of opaque clouds and patches of cerulean sky. For me, just as important are the highly informative notes.

    Many thanks,

    Bulent

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: Crowning GloryCanon EOS 1100D

    Crowning Glory
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6036 W: 61 N: 17516] (78855)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-21 8:40]
    Greetings Stephen,

    A simple but effective presentation of Queen Victoria's statue. Some years ago another member of Trekearth had submitted a photo of Edward VI or Edward VII, that complements this image.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Summer Sluis 2014Canon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Summer Sluis 2014
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18314 W: 497 N: 31462] (134540)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-21 7:01]
    Dear John,

    A beautiful scene in Sluis evocative of Henley in England. The fountain makes is nicely located in the photo, with the veil-like appearance. But it is the dominant blues of the sky and its reflection in the water that becomes the theme.

    Warm regards, John... and indeed, red roses (my last photo) are my favorite flowers also.

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Carrelets and sunCanon EOS 60D

    Carrelets and sun
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8074 W: 381 N: 7970] (80058)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-21 6:57]
    Bonjour Jean,

    An extremely imaginative photo, exposed perfectly. The sharpness is seen in the lines holding up the nets. The presence of the man adds significantly to the photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Rope & AnchorKodak EasyShare Z980

    Rope & Anchor
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1451 W: 116 N: 2661] (10121)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5973 W: 457 N: 10315] (34577) [2014-07-20 21:59]
    Merhaba Sayin Murat Bey,

    Ironically sometimes the most prosaic subjects can be the most poetic. The rope and anchor become the focal point. The colors and textures are perfectly depicted in the worn planks and the frayed rope.

    Selam ve saygilarimla,

    Bulent

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