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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Like a shelf of booksSony DSC HX200v

    Like a shelf of books
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8420 W: 117 N: 15966] (87042)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-06 21:45]
    Ciao Luciano,

    I've long wondered, how do the Italian (and to a lesser extent) the Greeks build on vertical slopes, with narrow roads passable only by pedestrians and donkeys. But then Roman engineers started the tradition and their descendants mastered and sustained it. I love this photo, and even the anachronistic satellite dishes fade into the "bookshelf."

    Warm regards, Luciano.

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Topknot festival #7Canon 1DX

    Topknot festival #7
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1804 W: 0 N: 3303] (39578)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-06 15:39]
    Hello dear Takero san,

    I love this colorful picture of the four young women (and girl) attracted by the carp swimming below the Japanese garden bridge. All concentrating on what they see, and not on the first class photographer who is taking their picture.

    Have a good Sunday, Takero,

    Bulent

  • BulgariaBulgaria
    Title: St Nicholas Church VratsaNikon D 90

    St Nicholas Church Vratsa
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11412 W: 999 N: 22092] (109414)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-06 13:05]
    Hell Chris,

    You've presented a veritable winter wonderland of St. Nicholas's Church. I love the Wedgewood-like paint on the edifice. Excellent composition and resolution.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Hellskarnuten and HellskarvatnetCanon EOS 70D

    Hellskarnuten and Hellskarvatnet
    HimalAnda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1026 W: 7 N: 1059] (10587)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-06 7:04]
    Bonjour Stephane,

    Superb composition and exposure in this view of the mountains and mountain lake in Lofoten Islands. The depth of field could not be better.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: The Beach BoysSony DSC HX400v

    The Beach Boys
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5625 W: 53 N: 9478] (32486)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-06 7:01]
    Hi Lars,

    So well exposed that I would guess that you had 10 minutes to set up your camera, tripod and lights. I think they are twins, hired by the company "Marka."

    Regards and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Vigne de glaceNikon D800

    Vigne de glace
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10059 W: 0 N: 14723] (136032)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-05 21:57]
    Bonjour Nicolas

    The frigid scene shows life suspended below the ice and cold air. This is a very dramatic photo, beautifully composed and exposed.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: STRENGTH & FRAGILITY

    STRENGTH & FRAGILITY
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8493 W: 175 N: 13819] (61236)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-05 21:55]
    Hello Jorge,

    The extreme sharpness of your main subjects — the young girl herding her water buffalos — set against a blurred background makes this a genuinely dramatic shot. You really had to go into the hinterland to catch this rural scene.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Room with a viewCANON EOS 600D

    Room with a view
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5780 W: 95 N: 9208] (51902)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-05 21:51]
    Hello Gerrit,

    This is a spectacular view of what is probably the most naturally beautiful city in the world. I too recently returned from Brazil, visiting Fortaleza, Recife, Salvador Bahia, Buzios, Rio de Janeiro and Foç do Iguasu. Of course, the overwhelming highlights were Rio and Iguazu. My friends drove us briefly to some of the favelas, but it sounds like you had more than an exposure to the favelas.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Backlights on the MauveCanon 50D

    Backlights on the Mauve
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8589 W: 4463 N: 15094] (60356)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-05 18:06]
    Salam Didi,

    The bucolic scene of the forrest and canal are made all the more dramatic by the sunlight illuminating the leaves and parts of the water, while the rest is backlit and in deep shadow. It's a beautiful autumn scene you captured on the the Mauves Trail.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Cascia

    Cascia
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10818 W: 131 N: 21561] (136585)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-05 18:03]
    Ciao Silvio,

    You have captured a scene that exudes mystique and mystery. The thick fog enshrouding the valleys presents the village in a dream-like atmosphere. This is a superb shot.

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: The Castle of Arraiolos..IIFuji Finepix HS50 EXR

    The Castle of Arraiolos..II
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5695 W: 64 N: 10685] (43827)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-05 17:59]
    Hello Ana,

    With the sun at a relatively low angle, the long shadows makes this a dramatic scene. The fortification is preserved beautifully, and you've selected a vantage point that has the shadows leading one's eyes right to the edifice. Excellent photo in every way.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Formal Dining at the Clayton House

    Formal Dining at the Clayton House
    terez93 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 78 N: 445] (1184)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-04 21:04] [+]
    Hello Terez,

    I've been enjoying your photos from Fort Smith, Arkansas, after seeing your photos for years of classical archaeological sites and artwork. The note is just as comprehensive. The 19th-century furnishings are beautifully exposed, despite the backlighting. I was in Little Rock in 2011 to give a talk at the Arkansas Art Center, but did not make it to Fort Smith.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ChinaChina
    Title: write meNikon D3200

    write me
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1764 W: 34 N: 2673] (15867)



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    bostankorkulugu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3407 W: 758 N: 8244] (42324) [2016-02-04 2:14]
    loved the diagonal compo here... would have looked great in b&w as well ;) ...

    cheers

    krkt

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Late Summer

    Late Summer
    bantonbuju Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3368 W: 166 N: 7141] (51813) *



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    bostankorkulugu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3407 W: 758 N: 8244] (42324) [2016-02-04 1:53]
    hey mister!... love the man up there...

    hugs

    krkt

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Looking for knowledgeCanon Digital Ixus 750

    Looking for knowledge
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4445 W: 336 N: 9590] (48856)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-03 15:45]
    Hello Gert,

    Fantastic shot of the book stall. I think the presence of the woman reaching to the upper shelves makes the picture superior to the other photo you had contemplated posting. The viewer is immediately pulled into examining the titles, mostly engineering, mathematics, medicine... by the shelf.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3255 W: 95 N: 8266] (34559)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-03 14:48]
    Hello Mariusz,

    Thanks for treating us to a superb photo and an exceedingly interesting note. I did not know about Deacon Brodie, the inspiration for Jekyll and Hyde. Indeed, we take things for granted, especially in areas where we live. A highlight of my visit to Edinburgh was passing by James Clerk Maxwell's house, and a few of the sites of interest Robert Louis Stevenson dwelled. If I am in that beautiful Scottish city again, I will recognize this pub.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Sur les toitsNikon D100

    Sur les toits
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 6220 W: 0 N: 5976] (73310)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-03 6:33]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This is a spectacular detail shot from the great Cathedral of Milan. In my two books on Leonardo da Vinci, I wrote extensively about Milan. And of course, this magnificent edifice was there during Leonardo's years in Milan (1482-1499). There is statue of the great artist/engineer/scientist.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: The stairs

    The stairs
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6649 W: 97 N: 16965] (91492)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-03 5:56]
    Hello Malgorzata,

    This is a beautiful symmetric presentation of the staircase, similar to your presentation of the staircase in the bookstore in Porto. I know you are galavanting in some exotic spot on the globe. And yet, I had not see this photo (nor the real thing) in your neighboring Baltic. I had no idea when I visited Stockholm on several occasions that the Royal Palace was open — of course to select guests — but those who pay in Kroner!

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Canon EOS 60D

    Superb Pyrénées
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9449 W: 378 N: 8319] (93143)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-03 5:42]
    Bonjour Jean,

    One should not be surprised to peruse your latest posts and find another beauty, indeed, this would a special postcard from the pristine Pyrénées. Normally on the pages of Trekearth I am not impressed when a photo is called postcard-like, but in days of analogue photography when top photographers shot a finite number of photos for calendars and postcards, this is the type of photo that would be presented. Indeed, this is a first class calendar and postcard photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent


  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Birks of Aberfeldy

    The Birks of Aberfeldy
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1762 W: 0 N: 4440] (21674)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6373 W: 471 N: 11182] (37817) [2016-02-02 19:12]
    Hello Ann,

    As a lifelong admirer of the poetry of Robert Burns, "the Bard of Ayrshire," I love seeing the world that inspired him. The photo is itself a piece of poetry.

    War regards,

    Bulent

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