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  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Sikh Nuova Deli

    Sikh Nuova Deli
    cristina1 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 78] (537)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-08 19:16]
    Hello Christina,

    The portrait of the Sikh you've presented certainly exudes an independence of spirit and personality. It is sharp, well composed and well exposed. With his hypnotic gaze, he is gracious to accommodate the photographer. the five-k's that you mention are very interesting.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Laundry DayFuji Finepix S9500

    Laundry Day
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5941 W: 494 N: 16678] (92324)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-08 14:59]
    Merhaba sevgili Mesut,

    Demek ki camasir gunu cekmissin bu fotografi. Oyle bir gunun oldugunu biliyorum, ama haftanin Sali, Persembe veya Cuma günlerinin birisi oldugunu saniyorum, tam hatirliyamiyorum. Herhalde 19.cu asirda insaa edilen evlerin biri, ama tamirata ihtiyaci olan bir ev.

    Sevgi ve saygilarimla,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Caring for FlorenceNikon D200

    Caring for Florence
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3916 W: 233 N: 8912] (36087)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-08 9:05] [+]
    Hello Bev,

    I love this unusual shot of Brunelleschi's magnificent creation, the great dome of the Duomo. But, where were you standing (or floating) to take the shot, perhaps atop Giotto's Tower. For me, it is the scale offered by the visitors at the base of the "lantern" of the cupola, that is most useful. If you don't mind, I will use this beauty in a slide show on Leonardo's contribution. At 19, he was assigned the project of placing the 8-ft diameter gilded ball on top of the lantern. Employing exterior hoists similar to those used by Brunelleschi, Leonardo achieved the task, and in the process acquired a lifelong love of gadgetry. I already have a photo showing the view from the top that I sometimes use in my talks — the actual the view that Leonardo had when he was working. But the scale offered by this photo is far better.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Pink and redCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Pink and red
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4447 W: 336 N: 9601] (48910)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-08 8:46]
    Greetings Gert,

    The title you composed for the photo initially threw me off. "Where's the red?" I asked, until I noticed, along with the spherical pink balloons, was the hemispherical red hat of the would-be shopper. Wonderful slice-of-daily-life photo from Bratislava, which I've never visited.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Castle...Canon EOS 30D

    Castle...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6014 W: 157 N: 8732] (93775)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-08 8:41]
    Witaj Krzysztof,

    You've presented an unusual image of the celebrated Neuschwanstein Castle. Most touristic views of it show it in an organic view, fitting so beautifully into the hills. Here you've shown us the realistic, tourists' view, with visitors entering and exiting the edifice. And you've provided us all with an excellent note.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: The Italian sceneCanon PowerShot G1 X

    The Italian scene
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4326 W: 83 N: 7283] (55837)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-08 8:37]
    Hello Daniel,

    This photo could be celebration of globalization, with the Pizza, Vespa, the Union Jack (on the rear fender) and of course, its location, Stockholm. Accompanying an image I sent from the Ukraine a few years ago, Globalization, I had written an extensive note celebrating the phenomena. It might be useful for your excellent photo also.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The New ER AdditionNikon Coolpix AW100

    The New ER Addition
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2612 W: 133 N: 5367] (19667)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-08 8:31]
    Merhaba Murat Bey,

    Your light management in this late hour scene was entirely first rate. the colors a vivid, and the impressive depth of field allows one to read the license plate on the car and the "Emergency" sign in the distance.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • CanadaCanada
    Title:

    Lumière Magique II
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1529 W: 0 N: 2941] (19855)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-08 8:25]
    Bonjour Gigi,

    The magical colors you've captured creates an unforgettable scene in this image of the Richelieu River in Marseille. The owners of the white building on the opposite shore should purchase rights to this photo, offering the price of a new car.

    Magnificent photograph, dear Gigi,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Washington Street Life

    Washington Street Life
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2559 W: 297 N: 1807] (6431)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-08 8:18]
    Hello Rob,

    I love this shot from "my backyard." This must have been shot when you and Lars came to Washington, DC. The woman pausing at the intersection, the finger pointing at her in the poster behind her, the trump-playing performer, his prominent American flag. (Of course, you shot it on the 11th of July and just a week earlier was the "Fourth of July," commemorating the day of American independence from England.)

    Warm regards, Rob,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Alacati Street Scene

    Alacati Street Scene
    cankorman (6)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-07 9:14]
    Hello Can,

    Welcome to Trekearth. It behooves me to tell you that this is a highly addictive site in cyberspace. I like this unusual shot you've used in your debut, a street scene showing an assortment of marine paraphernalia suspended above the street. Colors, resolution and depth-of-field are first rate.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: T(h)ree of a kindSony Alpha 77

    T(h)ree of a kind
    king Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 325 W: 58 N: 315] (3065)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-07 8:58]
    Hello Huub,

    Interior decorators tell us that when artwork is to be displayed on a wall, make it an odd number. You have intuitively adhered to that principle of odd numbers.

    This is a wonderful shot. I see from your profile page, that you are an educator, just as I am.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Tous ensemblesLumix Digital Camera

    Tous ensembles
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4606 W: 63 N: 9333] (55808)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-07 8:34]
    Bonsoir Nicole,

    This must be laundry day in Venice, a view that most tourists do not see. Narrow alleyways off the beaten track are some of the most attractive sites in the beautiful city. Thank you for sharing this image.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Panasonic DMC-TZ3

    Arènes d'Arles
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12587 W: 879 N: 22572] (95453)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-07 8:29]
    Bonjour mon ami, Philippe,

    Like a miniature model of a bull-fighting arena, you have presented this beautiful photo in Elancourt. The light colors of the building are beautifully highlighted by the red padding on the fence encircling the grounds of the arena.

    Warm regards, dear friend,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Norcia

    Norcia
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10822 W: 131 N: 21567] (136633)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-07 7:45]
    Ciao caro Silvio,

    All of your photos of Perugia are good, but this one to me special with the unusual lighting. And it is fresh — shot on 5 February, posted on 6 February. Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ChileChile
    Title: Casino Espanol, a Spanish splurgeCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Casino Espanol, a Spanish splurge
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2800 W: 17 N: 6138] (26650)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-07 7:42]
    Hello Paul,

    The sharp and colorful photo shows the Moorish style, something I noted also in perusing the photo. My personal exposure to Chile consisted of visiting Santiago and Valparaiso. You have enlightened me and many others to the sites of the beaten track.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Fair in Jerez VINikon D3100

    Fair in Jerez VI
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3259 W: 2 N: 7268] (39303)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-07 7:35]
    Hello Angel,

    I can imagine the beautiful toreador music that accompanied the precession of the horses and carts. It is a beautiful photo, almost like a Hollywood film set.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Poljoprivrednik na svom poslu ...Nikon D300

    Poljoprivrednik na svom poslu ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7218 W: 2499 N: 12840] (57933)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-07 6:41]
    Hello Pavle,

    From an excellent vantage point yu captured the timeless horse wagon, but this one is different. It has been assembled from many farm vehicles. The wheels are rubber, reducing the noise, and the farmer is transporting what appears to be mulch. It's a very good photo of a slice of daily life... usually early in the morning.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: akrivi boat

    akrivi boat
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5276 W: 22 N: 8483] (62627)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-07 6:13]
    Hello dear Constantino,

    You had lovely weather in Volos just two days ago when you shot this well-composed photo in the marina of Volos. It brings back good memories of my visit there in 1999.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Carmers bridge BrugesCanonn 5D

    Carmers bridge Bruges
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20488 W: 521 N: 34401] (148678) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-07 6:11]
    Dear John,

    You were in the beautiful city of Bruges the day after Christmas, "Boxing Day, as it is known in England. We see extreme sharpness, a high resolution, that all your photos feature. Thanks for the story of the most popular dog of Bruges.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Haven of peace in the cityCanon EOS 1100D

    Haven of peace in the city
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7410 W: 63 N: 20889] (94813)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6375 W: 471 N: 11186] (37835) [2016-02-07 5:59]
    Hello Stephen,

    With our trip to Sydney approaching fast, I am making a comprehensive list of places to see, and you make an unusually good tour guide. Thanks for the note. The Chinese Garden of Friendship is highly evocative of the one I saw in Suzhou three decades ago.

    Wonderful photo, especially with a subtle presence of the long-beaked bird in the lower right.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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