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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Silvignano

    Silvignano
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9971 W: 132 N: 19619] (125685)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-23 4:44]
    Ciao Silvio,

    I always look forward to seeing your photos, knowing that I can appreciate the quality of the photographic art and also about the location. The universal Cult of Janus I had known about, but I had not knew about the area it was centered in. The choice of a vertical format is appropriate here. I have a little difficulty with the stark contrast in light and shadow, but that is the nature of sunny Italy.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Let's Lock Our Love

    Let's Lock Our Love
    shevchenko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2477 W: 63 N: 4462] (18824)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-22 21:16]
    Hello Ally,

    My neighbor today (except it is just past midnight on Thursday here). Recently, someone posted a photo just a decade or two old, showing a time when the practice of putting up padlocks had not yet begun. Now there is no empty space left on this bridge for another padlock.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IranIran
    Title: Violin Maker

    Violin Maker
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3169 W: 107 N: 5595] (24924)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-22 21:10]
    Hello Klaudio,

    The young woman indeed appears to be a gentle soul, and engaged in creating that most elegant of musical instruments, the violin. I recently watched a program on the making of these instrument, and found out that a thin panel of wood is not bent into shape, but rather carved from a thicker plank. I can see in this photo that is exactly what is happening.

    Warm regards, Klaudio,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: on the beach

    on the beach
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3309 W: 5 N: 6708] (33535)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-22 15:27]
    Hello Ourania,

    whenever I see photos from the Aegean shores, I look for the details of the foreground — the sand, the rocks and the foam. Here you've achieved an excellent shot, and captured it with impressive depth-of-field.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Wow be takenCanon 1DX

    Wow be taken
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1644 W: 0 N: 3418] (36718)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-22 15:24]
    Hello dear Takero,

    Just as I had become a fan of your festivals, I've now eager to see more of your stop-action
    shots on the rugby field. Sharp, colorful and perfectly exposed. I cannot imagine better sports photography.

    Serghei mentioned that he had contacted you, and you had suggested seeing Kanazawa. He was disappointed that a visit did not take place.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Top levelCanon 7D

    Top level
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3373 W: 54 N: 3958] (25125)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-21 18:52]
    Hello Kari,

    I like the detailed shot you've created, with the train as the focal point, and complemented by a short but informative note. In 2011 when I visited Porto I was very much impressed. Wasn't this bridge designed by a pupil of Gustave Eiffel?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Go forward !#2Canon 1DX

    Go forward !#2
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1644 W: 0 N: 3418] (36718)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-21 18:28]
    Hello dear Takero,

    Absolutely first rate action shot! The expressions on the faces of the players are priceless. Sharp, colorful, an instant captured for ever.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Door in door

    Door in door
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5675 W: 86 N: 14657] (81900)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-21 5:52]
    Hello Malgorzata,

    This is a perfect candidate for the group theme Old Doors. The sharpness and colors you've achieved in this perfectly composed shot are all first rate. The note is a bonus!

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: AUTHENTIC JAPAN

    AUTHENTIC JAPAN
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3230 W: 68 N: 4828] (40998)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-21 5:38]
    Hello Serghei,

    The elderly gentleman laboring on his bicycle to climb. The telephoto lens compresses the distant very effectively, allowing you to put more information into your shot. I like the vertical format very much, especially where there are hills. As always a surprise appearance from a distant land, where are you now, and where will you be next?

    Warm regards, Serghei,

    Bulent

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Helping mommy

    Helping mommy
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3846 W: 313 N: 8382] (42815)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-21 5:32]
    Hello Gert,

    Another inspiring shot from your past, a shot now 43 years old. I've been following the trail of images shot by Malgorzata and Craig, and I think inspired by your camerawork from the distant past.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Morning Chai, Morning ShavePentax K3

    Morning Chai, Morning Shave
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5131 W: 88 N: 12124] (57888)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-21 5:28]
    Hello Craig,

    Absolutely fabulous portrait of the fellow getting a shave, and as useful a personal note as ever. I've visited a few sites in India — Mumbai (Bombay), Agra, New Delhi and Chandigarh — all serving as an appetizer, while the endless ocean of surprises in this country beckons...

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: The Douro at RéguaCanon EOS 1100D

    The Douro at Régua
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6638 W: 63 N: 19036] (86484)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-21 5:24]
    Hello Stephen,

    The lengthy piers were clearly designed to maximize usage, but where are the boats. Thanks for pointing out the difference in "vinha" and "vinho," two words that I had seen before. You've selected an excellent perspective to show the expansive scene.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Sari and shalwar kameez

    Sari and shalwar kameez
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5675 W: 86 N: 14657] (81900)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-21 5:19]
    Hello dear Malgorzata,

    With your always incisive photos and notes, you've reminded me of a word I had not heard in years, the "shalvar." It is the same in Turkish, and another symbol of the disappearance of the "turban, fez, charsaf..." but beginning an unhappy comeback with the reversal of Ataturk's reforms in present day Turkey.

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Near Alqueva....FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Near Alqueva....
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5289 W: 64 N: 9523] (38707)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-21 5:13]
    Hello Ana,

    "Green on green," an effective composition and execution. I wonder what kind of tree this is in its lonely setting.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: ortakoycannon EOS 350D digital

    ortakoy
    resat1972 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 1 N: 325] (7486)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-21 5:11]
    Merhaba Resat Bey,

    Bu fotografa bakinca sanki orada bulunur gibi hissetim. Yazdiginiz gibi, "civil civil."

    Sevgi ve saygilarimla,

    Bulent

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Monument to the fallen in the WWINikon D90

    Monument to the fallen in the WWI
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3145 W: 259 N: 4410] (19430)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-21 5:09]
    Hello Sasha,

    For me, the monument to WWI is a monument to the entire 20th century. What started in that war never came to closure. It gave rise to WWII, the Cold War, Vietnam, the wars by proxy around the world... It's a very sad time. My generation lived in relative peace (since the end of WWII), but the world is heating up again. Technically, this is a very good photo, but a remembrance of very bad times.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Mill on the river MauveCanon 50D

    Mill on the river Mauve
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8329 W: 4385 N: 14580] (57736)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-20 14:38] [+]
    Hello dear Didi,

    As I see photos of the Loire Valley I have an irresistible urge to visit, especially to see Amboise, where Leonardo lived the last three years of his life. I like this photo very much with the old mill, and in my mind's ear I can hear the water running.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Aegina island view I

    Aegina island view I
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4832 W: 22 N: 7733] (57295)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-20 14:33]
    Hello Constantino,

    I have been away from TE for a month, and I am happy to be back to see some of your marvelous shots of the Aegean Islands. Shot just 9 days ago, this image gives us a weather report along with the inviting scene.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Street Art (Red & Yellow)

    Street Art (Red & Yellow)
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1917 W: 17 N: 3832] (15334)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-20 14:30] [+]
    Hola Maria,

    Recently I saw a photo book of Buenos Aires that a friend had created. the street art is really very impressive, created by talented artists. I like this composition very much, with the young man perfectly integrated into the mural.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Poolbeg Station. Icon or Eyesore?Canon EOS 60D

    Poolbeg Station. Icon or Eyesore?
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3007 W: 18 N: 7305] (25748)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6124 W: 467 N: 10653] (35871) [2015-04-20 14:26] - [workshop] [compare] [+]
    Hello Noel,

    I have a dramatic shot of the two smoke stacks from the sea as our ship sailed out of the harbor. It was the end of the day, and the structures presented a gorgeous silhouette. I will share the silhouette shot as a workshop. Thanks to you, I now have the specs and the full history of the eye catching stacks. The young woman with the dog adda colorful highlight. Excellent shot, Noel.

    I am trying to convince my son and his family (wife and children) to take a week's vacation in Ireland.

    Warm regards.

    Bulent

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