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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Evening Swim

    Evening Swim
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1490 W: 0 N: 3577] (17751)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [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: 982 W: 1 N: 2472] (10125)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [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: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [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] (33155)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [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: 2507 W: 12 N: 5951] (20698)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [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: 4451 W: 20 N: 6682] (51262)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [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: 1509 W: 117 N: 2726] (10429)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [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

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

    Antwerp 1
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18385 W: 498 N: 31608] (135096)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [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

  • 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] (26130)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [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

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Coiffeuse (meuble)Nikon P 510

    Coiffeuse (meuble)
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10728 W: 884 N: 20073] (83214)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-22 22:39]
    Bonjour mon cher ami, Philippe,

    The interior shots you've photographed of the period furnishings are fabulous. You've presented the details of the furniture, the hexagonal tiling and the wall paper. I feel as if I am there seeing the scene in person.

    Have a good weekend, Philippe.

    Bulent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Hello Handsome

    Hello Handsome
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2927 W: 103 N: 5045] (22630)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-22 22:32]
    Hi Klaudio,

    You've produced a classic shot of the majestic bird, the details as sharp as obsidian. I imagine a photograph like this calls for close coordination with your driver... gently inching up to the subject. I wonder if these creatures are indigenous to Australia?

    Have a good weekend, Klaudio,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Galley 'La Real'Olympus E-300

    Galley 'La Real'
    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: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-21 23:51]
    Dear José,

    This could be a very good book cover on a book about the Golden Age of Spain. The composition and light management, the sharpness and colors, the inclusions of the two visitors to the museum to give it scale... all excellent!

    Do you have any photos from Lisbon showing replicas of Vasco de Gamma's ship. I am planning to give a talk in how Europe started a period of ascendency 500 years ago, and I would love to integrate a slide of his world. Of course, in the Al Fama section, there are the beautiful and timeless tiles.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Our Crumpled EarthNikon D-300

    Our Crumpled Earth
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2949 W: 203 N: 6640] (26481)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-21 20:28]
    Hello Bev,

    I love this shot of the rugged coastline of Wales, and your accompanying note... clearly written by a first rate educator!

    On September 5th, we sail out of Southampton for Guernsey, then onto Waterford, Dublin, and back to the States. I wish we also made landfall on the West Coast of England. It would be a pleasure to meet you, as our good friend Malgorzata did a couple years ago.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Gdansk II

    Gdansk II
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 270 W: 0 N: 557] (4414)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-21 17:39]
    Witaj Piotr,

    In 1990 I was giving lectures on a cruise that visited Gdansk, and I remember walking along the historic Long Market and Long Street. I like the vantage point you've chosen to give this remarkable view.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: The DoorNikon D 5000

    The Door
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5250 W: 494 N: 14796] (79956)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-21 13:46]
    Merhaba Sevgili Mesut,

    Eski kapilara bayilirim, ve senin koleksiyonun en ilginçi. Demekki Güney Dogu'nun o kuru havalarinda bu ahsap kapi 400 yildir duruyor. Bunu hemen Old Doors koleksiyonuna aldim.

    Vaktin olursa National Geographic Robin Williams hakkinda yazdigim Bloga bir bak.

    Sevgi ve saygilarimla,

    Bülent

  • ChinaChina
    Title: MISS WORLD 2006

    MISS WORLD 2006
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3023 W: 67 N: 4375] (37875)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-21 13:25] [+]
    Hello Dear Serghei,

    You could be a glamor and fashion photographer, or a member of the paparazzi. It's a great shot, where the subject has not been distracted by the photographer. The resolution and colors are excellent.

    Warm regards, Serghei,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Tower...Canon EOS 30D

    Tower...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5126 W: 157 N: 6837] (81876)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-21 2:40]
    Witaj Krzysztof,

    The restless sky has created ideal lighting for this detailed shot of the spire the Holy Trinity Church. The composition, assisted by the sharpness of the detail stand out in this photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: 9/11 Memorial II

    9/11 Memorial II
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1221 W: 213 N: 1528] (6477)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-20 21:25]
    Hello Brenda,

    Such a poignant scene! The depth of field is ideal, revealing the names of some of victims in the foreground, and the visitors in the background. I am impressed by the size of footprint of the pool.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Lumière d'EstaubéNikon D 90

    Lumière d'Estaubé
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2228 W: 1095 N: 2085] (28938)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-20 20:52]
    Hello Claude,

    The unusual atmospheric conditions you've captured are very dramatic, especially in B&W. Framed in a simple white mat with gray core adds to the minimalistic presentation. Well done.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Esterházy Palace l.

    Esterházy Palace l.
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 640 W: 3 N: 371] (4884)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-20 20:39]
    Hello Agnes,

    Where the architect has imbued symmetry in his creation, we should celebrate that symmetry in our composition. I think this is a very good way of presenting the grand palace. Nikolaus Eszterhazy is a name that has been familiar to me for years, since he was an early patron of Beethoven, although he may never have fully appreciated the extraordinary gifts of the composer.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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