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  • FranceFrance
    Title: La quêtecanon eos 7d

    La quête
    maltese Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3034 W: 297 N: 4338] (22643)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 526 W: 268 N: 1177] (5904) [2014-08-23 3:06]
    Hello Herve

    Beautiful perspective achieved here with your wide-angle. Your management of light is good too under what look like pretty demanding circumstances of contrast. Oddly similar to one I posted recently: maybe great minds think alike!

    Regards

    Will

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Faces from North Turkey - VINikon D 5000

    Faces from North Turkey - VI
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5251 W: 494 N: 14801] (79988)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 526 W: 268 N: 1177] (5904) [2014-08-23 3:01]
    Hello Mesut

    Pretty girl, classic over-the-shoulder pose, although "pose" is probably not the right word for this candid grab-shot. I suppose she's talking on her mobile...

    Regards

    Will

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: memoirs of an old cretanCanon EOS 650D

    memoirs of an old cretan
    bostankorkulugu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3431 W: 772 N: 8308] (41886)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 526 W: 268 N: 1177] (5904) [2014-08-23 2:29]
    Hello Korkut

    Fairly conventional by your standards, but none the worse for that. The inclusion of the old man in the foreground is a vital element, and your usual choice of contrasty monochrome, which I always like, is here perfectly married to the scene and the sense of nostalgia. Can't decide about the vignette, though.

    Regards

    Will

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Evening Swim

    Evening Swim
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1490 W: 0 N: 3578] (17755)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [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: 983 W: 1 N: 2476] (10139)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [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: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [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] (33157)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [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: 2511 W: 12 N: 5957] (20720)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [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: 4454 W: 20 N: 6686] (51290)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [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: 1513 W: 117 N: 2727] (10447)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [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: 18389 W: 498 N: 31614] (135120)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [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] (26132)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [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: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [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: 5047] (22634)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [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: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [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: 2951 W: 203 N: 6648] (26515)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [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: 274 W: 0 N: 561] (4432)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [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

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Design By Frank Gehry

    Design By Frank Gehry
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1950 W: 0 N: 4863] (25151)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 526 W: 268 N: 1177] (5904) [2014-08-21 13:54]
    Hello Eleu

    With architecture this flamboyant, it would be hard to take a duff photograph. But yours is not just a straight mug-shot. Your choice of time of day (the so-called "blue hour") has added colour and light drama to the image. The artificial lights fighting with the blue "remains of the day" give us that classic colour-wheel blue/orange contrast. Very well managed.

    Regards

    Will

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Fishmarket, Mahon - for MalgoCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Fishmarket, Mahon - for Malgo
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 391 N: 4613] (18588)



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    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 526 W: 268 N: 1177] (5904) [2014-08-21 13:48]
    Hello John

    Well, as a "pescetarian" I must comment on this photograph. Your friend the fishmonger is placed very well in the frame, and appears to be several feet from the nearest knife! The seafood itself I must say looks delicious. Your f/10 aperture has allowed for very adequate front-to-back sharpness. A good environmental portrait.

    Regards

    Will

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: The DoorNikon D 5000

    The Door
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5251 W: 494 N: 14801] (79988)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5991 W: 457 N: 10376] (34733) [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

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