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  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Inverted boat reflection #3Canon EOS 60D

    Inverted boat reflection #3
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6623 W: 589 N: 12388] (58895)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-13 16:21]
    Hello Ike,

    This image is evocative of an Impressionist painting, with the splash of red lending a superb color highlight. Good eye, good composition.

    Warm regards, and have a good weekend,
    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Tight SqueezePentax K7

    Tight Squeeze
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5097 W: 88 N: 12021] (57430)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-12 11:43]
    Hello Craig,

    This is as good a shot of the Bosphorus as I've seen in years. The composition is exquisite, the silhouettes of the all the individuals fishing set against a setting sun, the skyline of modern buildings, although more scarce, echoing the silhouettes of the fishermen, the close cropping, the exposure, have all collaborated to produce a masterpiece.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Snap, Snap, Snap

    Snap, Snap, Snap
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2844 W: 85 N: 7001] (31613)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-10 19:12]
    Hello Rosemary,

    I like photos of photographer(s) enthusiastically shooting away... in this case the great Chiesa de Santa Maria di Fiore. Walking around, did you feel the spirit of Brunelleschi and Ghiberti, Leonardo and Michelangelo. I know, I could not avoid their presence.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Rural landscape and bridge

    Rural landscape and bridge
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1887 W: 17 N: 3760] (14992)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-10 19:08]
    Hello Maria,

    This is a clever panoramic shot of the low bridge over the river... and illuminated by the light of the setting sun. It's too bad the birds did not take flight as you prepared to shoot.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Moscow CityCanon 650D

    Moscow City
    bower_power (15)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-10 19:06]
    Hello Boris,

    It has been many many years (40 to be exact) since I visited Moscow, but what imaginative architectural edifices can be seen.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Bike parking

    Bike parking
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2793 W: 20 N: 3327] (34448)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-10 19:04]
    Ciao Carlo,

    This must be the optimum configuration to park bicycles, and when he is ready to leave, he has a choice between riding it as a bicycle or a unicycle.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Oxford

    Oxford
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 747 W: 3 N: 567] (6035)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-09 20:23]
    Hello Agnes,

    One of the most inspiring views in my experience (I spent many hours in the Radcliffe Camera). Perched high on the steeple of St. Mary's you have a view of Brasenose College on the left and All Souls on the right, and te dome of the Sheldonian with the white tower capped with a green copper cupola in the rear left. I love this view. The overcast sky makes it possible to depict the cylindrical building with so much more detail than if you had bright sunlight, creating stark shadows.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: The face in Iguazu

    The face in Iguazu
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5578 W: 86 N: 14410] (80866)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-08 20:28]
    Hello Malgorzata,

    I feel the vicarious pleasure of seeing Iguazu Falls through your eyes. In 2010 we came very close to visiting there, but had to truncate our itinerary when we discovered that we needed visas and Yellow Fever vaccines to visit Brazil (we flew back from Barbados, rather than sail onto Rio). You have indeed seen the three great waterfalls. Have you had the opportunity to see the highest of them all, Angel Falls in Venezuela?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: MiklaholtsselCanon EOS 1100D

    Miklaholtssel
    janjan1897 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 149 W: 12 N: 323] (1643)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-08 20:23]
    Hello Jean,

    Last October we were in Iceland briefly, and were in awe of its rugged beauty. The light and colors are breath taking. Your photo certainly captures one aspect of this land of fire and ice. I still keep up with the temperatures in Reykjavik on my iPhone, and am frequently surprised that it is not much colder than the North East of the United States.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Postcard from Saltwell ParkCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Postcard from Saltwell Park
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2928 W: 95 N: 7373] (30877)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-08 20:18]
    Hello Mariusz,

    Indeed, the parents of small children have to balance their own touristic interests with those of their children. You had an ideal vantage point to shoot this structure, which appears like a miniature castle. This brings to mind the Cottswold Village of Bourton on Water... charming village of old stone houses, but then an area where the entire village is replicated as model village. If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend a trip their. I know, in the 70s when we lived in Oxford, we took our two children to visit the model village. Recently, my son took his young children to also visit.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: An old shepherds' villageFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    An old shepherds' village
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5256 W: 64 N: 9433] (38184)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-08 20:08]
    Hello Ana,

    The all-stone structure has seen a better day, with the collapsed and perhaps burned out roof. But the stonewalls appear permanent. The presence of the dog adds color and life. Interesting note.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • KenyaKenya
    Title: Family Ties

    Family Ties
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2844 W: 85 N: 7001] (31613)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-08 10:34]
    Hello Rosemary,

    My affection for elephants is galvanized with this shot plus your thoughtful essay. The African elephant, along with the English thoroughbred, happens to be the creature I can sit with... and communicate with. I've never understood the psychology of the African vs. the Indian Elephant. Of course, physically, the African elephant is larger, features much larger ears, but can never be domesticated... but is it socially similar to its distant cousin? I hope you have many many more images of these social creatures.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: VIEW FROM OLD FORTRESS

    VIEW FROM OLD FORTRESS
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3210 W: 68 N: 4774] (40650)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-08 5:16]
    Privat dear Serghei,

    This is an impressive photo, with total lack of color, and you did not post it in B&W.

    For the first time in 2015, the weather in the East Coast of the United States appears to be breaking, with no snow predicted in the near future. As you must have heard the famous words regarding March, "In like a lion, out like a lamb!" In the Urals, you probably regard our plight as mild.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Tower, house and churchCanon EOS 60D

    Tower, house and church
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8646 W: 378 N: 8093] (86054)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-07 16:15]
    Hello Jean,

    You've shot this image achieving excellent depth-of-field, and chosen an apt title for it. The composition is very good as is the exposure.

    Warm regards and have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Low tide, high tideCanon EOS 60D

    Low tide, high tide
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8646 W: 378 N: 8093] (86054)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-07 8:47]
    Bonsoir Jean,

    What a fabulous pair of shots of the same beach about 12 hours apart, at high and low tides. I use to think such photos were quirky and avoided them, until I decided to shoot a pair of images in Stockholm, entitled Night and Day. One can explore the effects of light, and in your case the tides.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: White Tiger

    White Tiger
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2305 W: 0 N: 5449] (28999)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-07 8:36]
    First class animal photography, Eleu, but you should not admit that you did not shoot this magnificent creature in the wild.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Cathedral InteriorCanon EOS 1100D

    Cathedral Interior
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6587 W: 63 N: 18863] (85621)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-07 8:33]
    Hello Stephen,

    In shrines in Japan, and the greatest Moorish Alhambra in Granada, Spain, whenever there are multiple columns or just patterns with repetition, the designers would inject an element of surprise... something would be slightly out of kilter. "Only God can make it perfect," was the general refrain. In this beautiful, symmetric presentation of the Cathedral of Melbourne, I can see only one slight element of broken symmetry. If I had been you, I might have moved the post holding the cord just a little to the right... but maybe that little lack of symmetry was intentded by the ushers. Superb shot!

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Spoleto - Via S.Agata

    Spoleto - Via S.Agata
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9910 W: 132 N: 19427] (124609)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-07 5:54]
    Ciao Silvio,

    Even in subdued light you have achieved a perfectly exposed photo, showing the exquisite stonework. You are immersed in so much history in Umbria.

    I see we are direct neighbors today, but it is 8.54 am here in Washington, which makes it 2.54 pm in Italy. Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Acropolis of Athens

    Acropolis of Athens
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4817 W: 22 N: 7640] (56791)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-07 5:39]
    Hello Constantino,

    Today we are neighbors on Trekearth. This spectacular view looks suspiciously like the one seen from the new Acropolis Museum, one of the favorite museums in the world. I have now seen it three times, and want to visit again. Your photo shows the details of the stonework and even the veins in the boulders.

    In 2009 I had met Stella Livadia and Kostas Dialinas, the latter seen as the subject of The Photographer.

    Warm regards my friend,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Saint Lubin ruinsCanon 50D

    Saint Lubin ruins
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8305 W: 4380 N: 14527] (57492)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6117 W: 465 N: 10632] (35791) [2015-03-06 11:03]
    Hello Didi,

    The time of day and the excellent sunlight gives clear and crisp lines. Religious Wars we think we become more sophisticated, but the total sum of wisdom and ignorance remains the same. Or perhaps, we can look at the greatest geniuses in history, and recognize even genius has limitations, but that stupidity has not limitations.

    Regards and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

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