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  • RussiaRussia
    Title: the sun:see you tomorrow again!

    the sun:see you tomorrow again!
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3113 W: 68 N: 4553] (39248)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-25 19:03]
    Hello Serghei,

    In this spectacular photo, it appears that a streaking meteorite has just struck the ground.. The light and sharpness are superb. I am also back from travels, and am beginning to post again.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Windsurfing

    Windsurfing
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2073 W: 0 N: 5063] (26748)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-25 16:35]
    Hi Eleu,

    The light is perfect for the shot, and you timed it well to capture the windsurfer along with the two individuals paddling boards. We were in San Diego between Oct. 24-28, just a few weeks after you took this photo, and was genuinely impressed by the city.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Jackson-Clark HouseCanon EOS 50D

    Jackson-Clark House
    asajernigan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3610 W: 90 N: 5496] (21066)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-25 14:37]
    Hello Asa,

    Lovely Georgian architecture, similar to many homes in Virginia. the clapboard house, without its porch, could be in Williamsburg or Fredericksburg. I've also found that a vantage point featuring two point perspective ideal for depicting architectural portraits.

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: NYC enthusiasm!

    NYC enthusiasm!
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 218 N: 1598] (6723)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 17:54]
    Hello Brenda,

    The detail shot shows blazing reflections of a spot in New York, a bit devilish actually since Ms. Mannequin is supporting a happy smile. Perhaps we should place this image in the group theme, City Reflections.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: SkógafossCanon EOS 70D

    Skógafoss
    HimalAnda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 909 W: 7 N: 964] (9109)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 17:48]
    Hello Stephane,

    Having visited Iceland just two months ago, I am especially receptive to scenes from this wondrous land of ice and fire. A waterfalls 62 meters is higher than the ones I saw in my brief visit, but I still remember well the cold rain pelting us horizontally and turning umbrellas inside out. This is gorgeous photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: reflection after rain ii

    reflection after rain ii
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4614 W: 22 N: 7116] (53669)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 17:23]
    Hello Constantino,

    This artistic composition captures a different aspect of Volos than many of your other photos. The puddle created by rain, provides a mirror to show the masts from a different angle. The light blue colors reflecting the sky, framed by the muddy ground, offers a beautiful abstract work of art.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Cuffy's CoveCanon T1i

    Cuffy's Cove
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1057 W: 1 N: 2760] (11413)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 17:18]
    Hello Ray,

    This is a genuinely beautiful cove, and one that I never knew about. Perched on high ground, you had a perfect view of the smooth curve the beach presents. The waters, however, must be frigid, if they are anything like San Francisco.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Le Petit Port

    Le Petit Port
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 0 N: 2022] (14655)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 17:12]
    Dear Gigi,

    A beautiful scene and perfectly depicted in you beautiful photograph. The shore rises almost vertically, and the Italian architects are so skillful in building on the vertical faces of the land. I see that the season is in late October, a perfect time to visit Italy.

    Warmest regards, Ghislaine,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Trip on the DordogneCanon 50D

    Trip on the Dordogne
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8168 W: 4358 N: 14163] (56047)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 17:00]
    Hello Didi,

    With the sunlight immediately behind you, the 12th century castle is perfectly illuminated, with its reflection cast on the dark waters of the Dordogne River. Early September must provide some of the best weather in the area, and the best light.

    Warm regards, my friend,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Old harbour of Iraklion IIOlympus E-300

    Old harbour of Iraklion II
    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4416 W: 612 N: 7278] (23988)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 16:51]
    Hello José,

    This is a nostalgic view for me. I remember well standing at the same spot. But then, there is so much history here, spanning thousands of years, and a myriad individuals who have gazed at the sea from these shores.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: McConnells Mill FallsNikon D7000

    McConnells Mill Falls
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1748 W: 122 N: 3149] (12017)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 16:30]
    Merhaba Murat Bey,

    One hears about Slippery Knot Falls, but I had no idea that it was in Pennsylvania. I am impressed by the view you captured, and the excellent note you composed to explain it. Indeed, I am impressed by the Rosetta Stone like note in a pair of languages.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • MontenegroMontenegro
    Title: Sveti StefanCanon EOS5D

    Sveti Stefan
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 578 W: 283 N: 1332] (6632)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 4:40]
    Hello Will,

    How beautifully you've framed the scene — the microscopic island connected to the mainland by the little land bridge. The lighting is so much better than when I saw it two years ago in September 2012. I am grateful for the note, precisely because our guide had little to say about the celebrities who gallivanted there, nor its connection to its dalliance (or lack of) in Yugoslavia's communist past.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Kingsgate

    Kingsgate
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 718 W: 3 N: 532] (5731)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 4:33]
    Hello Agnes,

    I love this composition, a serene scene of the silhouette of the fortress. It looks so peaceful with the waves rolling in gently.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: GwaliorFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Gwalior
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5041 W: 64 N: 8864] (35665)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 4:30]
    Hello Ana,

    Superb composition in producing this architectural portrait, with the pair of people adding a touch of humanity. The note, however, is disturbing, the practice of self-immolation of young women in this culture — their treatment then... and the treatment now (that bus incident a few years ago).

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Russian wedding session

    Russian wedding session
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5161 W: 81 N: 13269] (76355)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 4:24]
    Hello Malgo,

    You've composed the shot perfectly, and framed it in as close a golden rectangle as my eyes can pick up without measuring it (1:1.618). It is a bit unusual to see the dominant color in the bride's choice of wedding dresses, On Nov. 3, we were in Honolulu on the beach and I took a photo of a young couple... just getting married. With a long lens I captured the scene on the beach, surrounded by a few strangers gallivanting on the sand.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Vernazza reflections

    Vernazza reflections
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4526 W: 267 N: 7905] (64946)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 4:17]
    Bonjour Denis,

    The shimmering reflections in the water, a generallyl monochromatic scene punctuated by the red buoys and a small white boat, all elements of a very good composition. Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Garden Sculpture

    Garden Sculpture
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3037 W: 103 N: 5273] (23607)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 4:14]
    Greeting Klaudio,

    With the sepia colors, it is even more evocative of a piece of garden sculptor than iff were in color. The acrobatic mother and daughter... playing on the grass, befitting Western Europe, or that outpost of Wester Europe, Australia. You would not see such playful scenes in countries with abject poverty. Well done.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • UgandaUganda
    Title: PovertyCanon EOS 400 D

    Poverty
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5398 W: 95 N: 8585] (46846)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 4:09]
    Hello Gerrit,

    You've captured the face of cruel poverty in the faces and demeanor of these innocent children. It tears at my heart strings to see such abject poverty, and it is all they know. There is a simple pyramidal structure in their grouping that adds to the composition. Well done photo, if not terribly disturbing scene.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Turkish elderly market lady

    Turkish elderly market lady
    RhodieIke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 1 N: 2624] (11536)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 4:06]
    Greetings Iain,

    A beautiful portrait of the old gal, who has seen so much. But without your note, it would just be a very good photograph. There is symbolism in the rope (replete with a complex knot) hanging next to her, somewhat bothersome... perhaps suggesting a martyr of some sort. Although her face is located well in the frame, I wonder if a very much closer crop would not make it even more dramatic. That 97° heat, especially for October, would be suffocating in itself.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: HCB and meNikon D300s

    HCB and me
    papera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 121 N: 1755] (13942)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6035 W: 457 N: 10452] (35157) [2014-11-24 3:59] [+]
    Hello Christina,

    There is an element of Hencri Cartier-Bresson in this haunting composition. Great art is open ended, inviting viewers to interpret the work, and a thousand different interpretations emerging. I like your photo very much, and so too the note.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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