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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: EXPO 2015 - RussiaSony DSC HX200v

    EXPO 2015 - Russia
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7576 W: 119 N: 14470] (79772)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5710 W: 492 N: 15996] (87354) [2015-05-25 14:13]
    Hello dear Luciano,
    Wonderfull !
    Very good pov and layout. Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
    The illuminated periodical system of elements is just great.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Bucato d'altri tempi

    Bucato d'altri tempi
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2907 W: 21 N: 3445] (36147)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5710 W: 492 N: 15996] (87354) [2015-05-25 13:42]
    Hello Carlo,
    A good photographers eye can see everywhere a photographic theme ; like this one.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • CyprusCyprus
    Title: Mini-skirt among ruinsCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Mini-skirt among ruins
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2979 W: 95 N: 7525] (31481)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5710 W: 492 N: 15996] (87354) [2015-05-25 13:08]
    Hello dear Mariusz,
    No need for much photographic "blabla", it's jus perfect.
    Specially the lady with miny skirt is so eyecatching :-)
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: And He Didn't Even Notice....Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    And He Didn't Even Notice....
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1359 W: 397 N: 5237] (21126)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5710 W: 492 N: 15996] (87354) [2015-05-25 13:06]
    Hello dear John,
    Very nice capture with perfect pov and timing.
    He didn't noticed anything and is fully concentrated in his element.
    Very good compo.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa di San Martino  Appecano

    Chiesa di San Martino Appecano
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10051 W: 132 N: 19840] (126896)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5710 W: 492 N: 15996] (87354) [2015-05-25 13:04]
    Hello dear Silvio,
    Another topclass architectorial capture in your gallery.
    Perfect pov and layout. Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Sunset in West DevonNikonD300s

    Sunset in West Devon
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 41 N: 2154] (15003)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5710 W: 492 N: 15996] (87354) [2015-05-25 13:02]
    Hello Leslie "Master of lonesome trees" !
    All of your captures here with alone standing trees are unique ones.
    This one is also great. A tree covered with ivies and backed with a wonderfull sunset.
    Congratulations and TFS
    MESUT ILGIM

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Simple Pleasures

    Simple Pleasures
    mayjayne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 240 W: 22 N: 614] (3955) *



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5710 W: 492 N: 15996] (87354) [2015-05-25 8:15]
    Hello May,
    I didn't have the chance to visit your gallery yet.
    This b&w from Paris is really great.
    Paris is of course a great treasure chest for snaphots like this one. Due to harsh light, most probably taken in early morning hours. The gentlemen full in his element.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Saint-HippolyteNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Saint-Hippolyte
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5391 W: 0 N: 5263] (64011)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5710 W: 492 N: 15996] (87354) [2015-05-25 8:12]
    Hello Serge,
    Very nice capture from Alsace. Good choice of portrait format which fits well to your compo.
    Good light management.
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: 4 rowersCanon EOS 60D

    4 rowers
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6809 W: 590 N: 12764] (60401)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5710 W: 492 N: 15996] (87354) [2015-05-25 8:10]
    Hello dear Ike,
    Nice capture of this team of 4 rowers at Yarkon. Good pov and timing.
    TFS and best regard
    MESUT ILGIM

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Fata Morgana - Madison Square Park

    Fata Morgana - Madison Square Park
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1278 W: 222 N: 1754] (7309)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 468 N: 10726] (36141) [2015-05-25 5:52]
    Hello Brenda,

    Fascinating concept with the cutouts mimicking the leaves. I am puzzled by the mirrors, however. Could the artist not have used any other opaque material for the light to filter through. Excellent shot, as usual, complemented by an engaging note.

    Warm regards and Happy Memorial Day,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: la Roberta di DorgaliNikon D5100

    la Roberta di Dorgali
    baddori Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1891 W: 124 N: 3481] (19997)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 468 N: 10726] (36141) [2015-05-25 5:39]
    Ciao Gianfranco,

    You captured her soul in this beautiful portrait! The girl's expression, the colors and sharpness are all spectacular. Even placing her left eye on the vertical bisector is a masterful, if unintentional strategy. According to the "Centerline principle,"
    In 1998 Dr. Christopher Tyler, an English born psychologist living in San Francisco, made a remarkable discovery regarding single-subject portraits: in the preponderance of great portraits spanning the centuries, the centerline passes through one eye not the nose, not the ear. It could be the leading eye (as in the case of this rabbi) or it could the trailing eye. All three portraits of young women painted by Leonardo (including in the most famous portrait in the history of art), in countless portraits by Rembrandt, in many paintings by van Gogh and even Picasso. It is a principle never taught in art schools, and yet one that the great artist discovers intuitively. See for example, Rembrandt's Portrait of the Old Rabi.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Porto Alegre 2015 nº 029 - MILITAR !Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Porto Alegre 2015 n 029 - MILITAR !
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9231 W: 58 N: 12503] (68172)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 468 N: 10726] (36141) [2015-05-25 5:10]
    Hello Neyvan,

    Excellent composition and depth-of-field in this architectural portrait of the military school in Porto Alegre. I have close friends inRio Grande do Sul, and it is a pleasure to see more about their world.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Porto Alegre 2015 nº 030 - SIMETRIA!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Porto Alegre 2015 n 030 - SIMETRIA!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9231 W: 58 N: 12503] (68172)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 468 N: 10726] (36141) [2015-05-25 4:58]
    Hello Neyvan,

    Where the architect has given us symmetry, we should celebrate the symmetry. I think, you've chosen the best angle possible for your your photo of the interior of the Cathedral Porto Alegre. The red carpet is eye catching and offers a welcome invitation.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Window history...Canon EOS 30D

    Window history...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5575 W: 157 N: 7715] (88015)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5710 W: 492 N: 15996] (87354) [2015-05-25 0:35]
    Hello my neighbour !
    If you have started with windows than I shall start from tomorrow onwards with doors !
    Thi window is also very nice. The inner part is quite hopeless but the view through the window with fresh green folliage fills the hearts of the viewers with hope again.
    TFS and have a nice start into the new week.
    MESUT ILGIM

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Niveau femmeNikon D 90

    Niveau femme
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2342 W: 1199 N: 2252] (31150)



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    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5710 W: 492 N: 15996] (87354) [2015-05-24 23:16]
    Hello Claude,
    This series goes very well ! Also this one is very nice. The White silhoutte at left part made me think of a charleston dancer !
    Nice framed
    TFS and best regards
    MESUT ILGIM

  • IranIran
    Title: Lari houseNikon D700 fx

    Lari house
    sabermonajati Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1307 W: 65 N: 706] (9897)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 468 N: 10726] (36141) [2015-05-24 21:26]
    Hello Saber,

    Where the architect has designed a symmetric view, we should celebrate the symmetry. I like this image very much, especially with the clean crisp colors and resolution. The depth-of-field is outstanding.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IranIran
    Title: Towards Geyser

    Towards Geyser
    omid266 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 1102] (6322)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 468 N: 10726] (36141) [2015-05-24 21:24]
    Salam Omid,

    I like expansive scenes like this, with the long line of visitors making a pilgrimage to the geyser, amidst the parched land and rugged mountains. Good composition and resolution,

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Toscana pisana

    Toscana pisana
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2907 W: 21 N: 3445] (36147)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 468 N: 10726] (36141) [2015-05-24 21:22]
    Ciao Carlo,

    With our good friend Malgorzata, you saw this verdant scene only 12 days ago. Such lush greens, high resolution and superb colors.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: OutCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Out
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2130 W: 127 N: 3987] (14951)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 468 N: 10726] (36141) [2015-05-24 20:58]
    Merhaba Murat Bey,

    As an old soccer player, I am always interested in scenes from a soccer field, no matter the level of competition. The linesman is doing his job, and regarding your engaging note, your son's team showed improvement. It is better to lose "five-nil" in the afternoon after losing "six-nil" in the morning than the other way around.

    Warm regards and best wishes for Memorial Day.

    Bulent

  • QatarQatar
    Title: Lucky StrikeNikon D70s

    Lucky Strike
    DonGusti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 7 N: 107] (936)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6151 W: 468 N: 10726] (36141) [2015-05-24 20:49]
    Salam Ahmad,

    The two image create an abstract diptych and are quite complementary, as are your notes. I hope you don't think it is a cop out, but it is really quite difficult for me to pick out as the better of the two. I've gone back and forth. I actually like the work on the left better, since it is reminiscent of the spirals in Leonardo's depiction of a storm over landscape . The one on the right appears to have a pair of embedded eyes and quite haunting.

    By the way, I believe you live in Saudi Arabia. But if you are in Qatar, or periodically visit the country, would you click on the website, Bulent Atalay, created by my publisher (National Geographic). There is a flag counter on the lower right side. Each new country from which the website is accessed raises a flag. I believe, there are 40 flags from Saudi, but none from Qatar.

    Many thank and warm regards,

    Bulent

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