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  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Turkiye

    Turkiye
    eayyildiz (152)



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    GFSSD-1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 150 W: 35 N: 107] (4791) [2017-06-24 10:26]
    Önemli olan O'nu nasıl bulacağımız..

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Mini sansa #1Canon 5D Mark3

    Mini sansa #1
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2067 W: 0 N: 3666] (45945)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 18:08]
    Hello dear Takero,

    Such beautiful vivid colors, especially dramatic set against the darkness of the interior. With an overcast sky, you had no stark shadows. It's a very good photo as usual.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title: A shock for the Spanish conquistadorsCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    A shock for the Spanish conquistadors
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3570 W: 17 N: 7985] (34033)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 18:03] [+]
    Hello Paul,

    This is a fascinating archaeological site that I knew nothing about. The monoliths are somewhat reminiscent of the Mayan Ruins in Honduras, the Toltec Ruins in Mexico, and, if they are astronomical, perhaps the Avebury and Stonehenge. Were there any explanations about their astronomical alignments? It's good to learn something new, I had not heard of the Muisca that survived for a thousand years, but then like so many other civilizations just disappeared.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Lastres IINikon D3100

    Lastres II
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4215 W: 5 N: 9296] (48296)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 14:32]
    Hello Angel,

    The steep hills of Asturias are seen in this excellent photo, of both the low valleys and the fog-bound hilltop. What a great trip you had to Germany and Austria in 2013. I follow your posts closely. Your notes are also thorough and well written,

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Paraty Sony Cybershot DSC-F828

    Paraty
    LuisGustavoLima Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 23] (86)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 14:26]
    Hello Luis,

    Welcome to Trekearth. After a heavy rain, it seems water has collected in puddles, leaving you with a mirror-like surface. It adds atmosphere to the very good photo. Seventeen months ago I visited Rio da Janeiro and fell in love with the city and its people. An overcast day like this is sometimes preferable to photos, it does not show stark contrasts.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Piazza Pianciani

    Piazza Pianciani
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12812 W: 132 N: 26038] (156439)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 8:00]
    Ciao Silvio,

    Just a few days ago I gave advice to friends thinking of visiting Spoleto. Unfortunately, I have never visited but cited your photos of the city as evidence of its beauty and its history. I like the presence of the couple in the photo for an atmosphere of human presence.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Geiranger Fjord ReflectionNikon D 90

    Geiranger Fjord Reflection
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12748 W: 1019 N: 24687] (120983)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 7:47]
    Hello Chris,

    In the early spring so many of these cliffs become waterfalls (I think I remember this very scene). The ripples in the sea and the details of the cliffs are sharp attesting the the excellent depth-of-field in the water.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Makrinitsa village view X

    Makrinitsa village view X
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6036 W: 22 N: 10075] (71425)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 7:26]
    Hello dear Constantino,

    An unusual architectural creation that reflects a vertical preference of the architect. The balcony below the upper floor offers protection against the elements — the sun beating down, and sometimes the rain.Makrinitsa must be a beautiful village in Magnesia with the buildings made largely of stone. Good vantage point to photograph the building.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Mrs.IrisCanon 1DX

    Mrs.Iris
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2067 W: 0 N: 3666] (45945)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 7:18]
    Hello dear Takero,

    The elderly woman presented in B&W appears especially appropriate, although I'm not quite sure she approves of the photographer. As usual, it is a sharp image.

    Warm regards, my friend,

    Bulent

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Ciel d orage sur ma villeLumix FZ300

    Ciel d orage sur ma ville
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7642 W: 0 N: 8440] (91292)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 7:14]
    Bonjour Serge,

    What a distressed sky, but with good lighting of the buildings. Such condidtions seem to be ideal for good photography. Have a good weekend,

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Bridge and Tree IICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Bridge and Tree II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 22753 W: 523 N: 37500] (162915)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 7:12]
    Dear John,

    The sharp photo reveals the reflections of a mirror-like surface in the canal. The colors, depth of field, and composition are all very good. I like especially the fact that you caught the car driving across the bridge.

    Warm regards, and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • Dominican RepublicDominican Republic
    Title: Selfie maniaSony DSC HX200v

    Selfie mania
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10253 W: 124 N: 18800] (99537)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 7:08]
    Ciao Luciano,

    I love this shot of the selfie-shooting couple, a testimony to our egocentric times. It's an excellent photo. I like to shoot photos of selfie shooters, especially when it is a crowded scene into which a large throng is trying to squeeze into the frame.

    Warm regards and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Passage ombreNikon D800

    Passage ombre
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12062 W: 0 N: 15409] (154310)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 7:02]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    The overwhelming focal point is, of course, the arched doorway. Lovely photo, Nicolas. Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Remembering the six million

    Remembering the six million
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6208 W: 398 N: 12526] (60934)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 6:59]
    Hello Gert,

    The monolithic rectangular slabs, seemingly laid out in the same direction but randomly spaced, create a poignant scene... especially with the well-place woman in the photo. Her presence is crucial, both for a tincture of presence and for scale. Just recently I watched the travelogue of Rick Steeves with the Holocaust Museum in Berlin.

    Regarding your question about the roots of the name Champagne Beach in Vanuatu, I suspect it was the French Colonists who named it that inspired by a leader of the expedition from Champagne, France. Since the super jet set also visit beaches ranked at the top of some list or another, it could have been named after a refreshing glass of Champagne. The color of the water in the beach was a milky blue previously seen in my photo, ”Ouch!”.

    Warm regards.

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: canon eos m5

    Un petit village français
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14330 W: 880 N: 25960] (112682)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 6:46]
    Bonjour mon cher ami, Philippe,

    Old roads curving away into the distance and out of sight make such charming photos of the French (and some English) villages. Here the house of the left is a strong focal point with its darker pastel wall and elliptical window is well presented.

    Warm regards, Philippe,

    Bulent

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Can't See the Marina for the MastsSony DSC HX400v

    Can't See the Marina for the Masts
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7434 W: 53 N: 12428] (45474)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 6:42]
    Hello Lars,

    What a dense forest of masts. So Enkhuizen is the marina. In this well-photographed scene, the red stern of the boat on the right provides a veritable chop mark. It is subtle but very effective.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ChinaChina
    Title: The most terrifying lift?

    The most terrifying lift?
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8486 W: 108 N: 21589] (109347)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 6:39]
    Hello Malgo,

    Between us, we've covered most of the world, but you have seen 80% and I have seen 20%. I love this shot of The National Park in Zhangjiajie. It has been in the news lately with the glass bridge suspended above the valley. I love the misty valleys.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Ibiza and fiestaCanon EOS 60D

    Ibiza and fiesta
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10910 W: 374 N: 9232] (104961)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 6:24]
    Bonjour Jean,

    Now these are not just gravel on the beach but huge polished stones. In archaeology, they frequently place something like a lens cap to establish scale. It's a very effective photo of the rugged coastline in Ibiza.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Motorcycle ladyCanon EOS 60D

    Motorcycle lady
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9759 W: 618 N: 18053] (80998)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 6:00]
    Hello Ike,

    Until I read the sign on the bus and your note, I didn't know whether this photo was from Scotland or Israel. She insisted on remaining anonymous when you were photographing her. Once in the Old City of Jerusalem on my first of 5-6 visits, I was about to take a photograph of an old woman peeling sabra fruit. But then I realized while looking through the eyepiece and focusing manually that I was having a hard time keeping her in focus. I realized then that she was waving the peeling knife in my direction, that's why she was out of focus. She too wanted to remain anonymous.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Action at the lockCanon EOS 60D

    Action at the lock
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9759 W: 618 N: 18053] (80998)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6751 W: 479 N: 12038] (40817) [2017-06-23 5:54]
    Hello Ike,

    North of Australia we visited islands discovered by Captain Cooke, who named them "New Caledonia" after Caledonia in Scotland. I'm happy to see this photo of the lock that is pivoted on the two ends. We see one of the pivots, the other must be beyond the right end. Good colors on an overcast day. Have a good weekend, Ike,

    Bulent

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