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  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Horses in ForestCanon 7 D

    Horses in Forest
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19657 W: 519 N: 33571] (143413)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-27 19:54]
    Dear John,

    Just a few days ago I critiqued your photo of the four well-dressed people riding in an elegant four-horse carriage. From almost the same angle you've photographed this group, less formally dressed, riding in a two-horse carriage. The two photos make a wonderful combination together.

    Warm regards, good friend,

    Bulent

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Woman from Alfama

    Woman from Alfama
    Karolina999 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 54] (278)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-27 19:49]
    Hello Karolina,

    Alfama is one of my favorite areas in Lisbon, and you have chosen a superb vantage point to show its characteristic feature, its verticality. You are right, it is not an easy place for the elderly to live, but they are motivated to keep in in good shape for as long as possible. Close to where you took this shot, I caught a glimpse of several young people, with their arms outstretched leaning against a wall. The police were frisking them for drugs.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • MontenegroMontenegro
    Title: Sveti StefanNikon D 90

    Sveti Stefan
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10719 W: 999 N: 20651] (103487)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-27 19:42]
    Hello Chris,

    You had better weather, and a much better vantage point than we had in shooting St. Stephen, where our tour bus stopped immediately in line with the causeway... for all of 5 minutes. The note is also very useful.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: 9 YEARS WITH YOU

    9 YEARS WITH YOU
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3303 W: 74 N: 5003] (41866)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-27 19:36]
    Hello dear Serghei,

    This was shot on 10 April 2014, just two days before you came down to Pasadena for my lecture. It is a magical scene, the Classic World flourishing in the New World in San Francisco.The composition, colors and resolution are all first class. I like the disparate activity, especially the two women acting up (posing) for a photo by their friend with the camera.

    Warm regards, Serghei, if it is possible, we will meet in December. Oh, yes, and congratulations on the 9th year Anniversary of sharing your photos on Trekearth.

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Awa 2015 #3Canon 1DX

    Awa 2015 #3
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1685 W: 0 N: 3452] (37500)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-27 19:15]
    Hello Takero San,

    This is one of my favorite photos in your rich gallery. The crowd in frenzied activity of the make an eye catching scene. Perfect shot, Takero.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Winter Reflections

    Winter Reflections
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2027 W: 17 N: 4109] (16476)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-27 12:44]
    Hello Maria,

    A very interesting and well composed photo. Your note puts the scene into context. Next January we will visit Iguazu Falls, but from the Brazilian side. Unfortunately, we will not get the opportunity to visit Argentina.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: 24 arches' bridge IIICanon 50D

    24 arches' bridge III
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8441 W: 4425 N: 14788] (58730)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-27 12:41]
    Hello Didi,

    What a peaceful shot of the stone bridge supported by two dozen arches. The resolution and depth of field are extraordinary, I imagine assisted by the three separate photos that you stitched seamlessly, à la Didi

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: SolothurnNikon D610

    Solothurn
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 831 W: 66 N: 1643] (9383)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-27 12:33]
    Hello Daniel,

    A vertical format is ideal for this image, it accentuates the verticality of the scene. Moreover, on the large high resolution screen I am viewing the photo (70 cm iMac) it is as sharp as an obsidian dagger. The colors and resolution are revealed, especially you have an overcast sky, eliminating stark contrasts in light and shadows.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • CyprusCyprus
    Title: Souskiou, CyprusNikon E5700

    Souskiou, Cyprus
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 708 W: 297 N: 1633] (7991)



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    bostankorkulugu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3431 W: 758 N: 8245] (42206) [2015-07-27 11:12] [+]
    hey will,

    nice shot from the beautiful countryside of my beloved island... my maternal grandparents were also from a village near paphos... beautiful country yet full of sad stories... i hope everything will be better soon... now on holidays in cyprus, in my mother's summer house near kyrenia... keep on shooting man, cheers...

    korkut

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: what lasts..what doesn't

    what lasts..what doesn't
    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 842] (6368)



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    bostankorkulugu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3431 W: 758 N: 8245] (42206) [2015-07-27 11:05]
    so poetic, so cool... bravo sayeed... miss you guys, hoping to see you again very soon...

    hugs

    korkut

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Castello di Romena

    Castello di Romena
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3054 W: 22 N: 3595] (37938)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-27 9:37]
    Ciao Carlo,

    The imposing castle would have been a formidable challenge to invaders, rising from a peak. This is a splendid shot with the lovely Italian trees.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Archangelos

    Archangelos
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3461 W: 5 N: 7127] (35794)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-27 9:34]
    Hello Ourania,

    I don't like shot from high flying planes, but I love photos like this, evocative of topographic maps. Along with your informative note, this is an excellent package. The light was ideal, yielding colors and textures that are vivid. Well done.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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

    Portal...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5648 W: 157 N: 7905] (89297)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-27 9:06]
    Witaj Krzysztof,

    You've presented the semicircular Romanesque arch with extraordinary detail. The different colored columns suggests that they have replaced the ones on the right during a restoration.
    Wonderful note, accompanying the photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Chevannes'churchCanon G3

    Chevannes'church
    chrisnet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2909 W: 110 N: 5545] (21850)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-27 8:43]
    Hello Christian,

    You had beautiful sunlight to photograph the old church. I wonder if they had originally designed it as a symmetric structure, like the Cathedral in Reykjavik.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Ilustrata cu flori de camp

    Ilustrata cu flori de camp
    ines8 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 754 W: 43 N: 97] (6108)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-27 5:39]
    Hello Inez,

    This bucolic scene is evocative of a Georges Seurat painting in the genre of Pointillism. Very beautiful colors, and excellent depth of field.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Rhône fumantNikon D800

    Rhône fumant
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9214 W: 0 N: 14222] (128776)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-27 1:15]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    An inspiring image of the water and fog hanging above. The clouds create the atmosphere of birds in flight. Bravo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Regards from Lofoten

    Regards from Lofoten
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5994 W: 91 N: 15446] (85097)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-27 0:31]
    Hello Malgorzata,

    I've never been in Lofoten, but just yesterday a friend with Crystal Cruises mentioned it (possibly a former captain who is from Lofoten). You had a beautiful vantage point to take this photo, sharp, colorful and displaying unusually good depth of field. The houses are mostly on stilts. It is a veritable miniature village with model match stick houses.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Ideal versus realityCanon 5 D Mark II

    Ideal versus reality
    Energysavingelk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 120 W: 0 N: 212] (1389)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-26 20:38]
    Hello Sven-Erich,

    I had to write a paper for a biology teacher on "mimicry in nature," when animals assume the colors of their background. The designer of this sign was clever, mimicking mimicry in nature. Is it a photo or a painting?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: architecture of Pomoravlje districtNikon D90

    architecture of Pomoravlje district
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3270 W: 259 N: 4511] (19854)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-26 15:58]
    Hello Sasha,

    Very informative note highlighting a very good photo. Colorful, well composed and displaying impressive depth of field.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Yellow Umbrella

    The Yellow Umbrella
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1693 W: 0 N: 4233] (20693)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6231 W: 469 N: 10885] (36703) [2015-07-26 7:26]
    Hello Ann,

    I like your note, almost as much as I like this excellent photo. The partially de-saturated image is dramatic in just B&W and brilliant yellow. The young woman, umbrella in hand, is perfectly positioned in the composition.

    Warm regards, my immediate neighbor today.

    Bulent

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