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  • IranIran
    Title: The highest peak in the Middle East

    The highest peak in the Middle East
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3517 W: 301 N: 7556] (39415)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 21:29]
    Hello Gert,

    In first viewing the thumbnail image, I thought this might be Mt. Ararat. But certainly you are correct, this is considerably higher than the Ararat, soaring to merely 5165 meters. You had excellent light for the photo.

    Have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Bang, Bang Maxwell's Hammering Silver

    Bang, Bang Maxwell's Hammering Silver
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2761 W: 81 N: 6768] (30639)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 21:23]
    Hello Rosemary,

    For the poor lighting I can feel your frustration, but I admire the manner in which you managed the light. The B&W is a good choice in presenting this ancient technique.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Geothermal powerNikon D90

    Geothermal power
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 736 W: 62 N: 1372] (8037)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 21:19]
    Hello,

    The brevity of our visit to Iceland made it impractical for me to see any power stations. The Icelanders have been extraordinarily resourceful in harnessing geothermal energy, and as a physicist, I am extraordinarily curious about the design of such plants. The color of the water, a turquoise blue-green appears inviting, but as you explain, local hot spots can be scaldingly hot. I found the similar effects last week while visiting Rotorua, New Zealand, where sulfur mud pools just look innocent... but are they ever deadly!

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Uig ViewpointCanon EOS 450D

    Uig Viewpoint
    Cloud__Warrior Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 65 W: 8 N: 48] (387)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 21:12]
    Hello Andy,

    You captured the scene by the late afternoon light, showing an extraordinary atmosphere of tranquility. I just returned from the South Island of New Zealand, almost diametrically opposite this spot on the globe, 12,800 km below. With the Northern Hemisphere descending into autumn, while the Southern Hemisphere welcoming spring the temperatures are about the same right now... but not too much longer.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IranIran
    Title: Room of Mirrors-Persian Brilliance

    Room of Mirrors-Persian Brilliance
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3030 W: 103 N: 5268] (23601)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 21:08]
    Hello Klavio,

    After perusing your Persian Gallery, I was overwhelmed by the images and notes. This is a land I have never visited, but made my way to the border crossing exactly 30 years ago. I've been invited to give a talk there, but it is unlikely that I will be able to. The light management here is first rate, the subdued colors highlighted by the reflections in the mirror.

    Warm regards.

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Forest path IICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Forest path II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18701 W: 508 N: 32184] (137502)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 20:59]
    Dear John,

    The beautifully composed shot of Autumn would have been excellent even without the bike rider, but his presence makes it all the more interesting. He is perfectly placed at roughly 62% measured from the left (as you know, the golden ratio is 0.618).

    I have been away for almost five weeks in California, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean and New Zealand. I will begin to post again.

    Have a wonderful Sunday,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Squirrels or Canal?Nikon D-300

    Squirrels or Canal?
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3088 W: 211 N: 7079] (28329)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 20:54]
    Hello Bev,

    The arch and its shadow in the waters of the can frame the riverboats perfectly, in the manner of a tunnel. The note is personal and informative, as always.

    Have a wonderful Sunday.

    Bulent

  • UruguayUruguay
    Title: CasapuebloSony Cybershot DSC-F828

    Casapueblo
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1898 W: 38 N: 2481] (9765)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 20:50]
    Hello Alexandre,

    From the thumbnail image I thought this might be a scene from the Greek Island of Santorini. I've visited Montevideo, but did not get to Punta del Este. The structure is beautifully designed, and must have had considerable contribution from the artist, Carlos Paez Vilaro, himself.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: STRICT WARNING!

    STRICT WARNING!
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3113 W: 68 N: 4552] (39244)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 20:46]
    Hello Serghei,

    I like this photo of the early the early 19th century canon. You apparently shot the photo about three weeks before we met in Pasadena last April. Having just returned from a month long jaunt in California, Hawaii, then a cruise to New Zealand, I have many photos to share, but it will take some time perhaps ten years.

    Incidentally, the beautiful jeep you made with pasta has an honored place on a shelf in the library downstairs. Have a good Sunday.

    Bulent

  • ChinaChina
    Title: 'Happy Families'Canon EOS 1100D

    'Happy Families'
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6224 W: 61 N: 18125] (81673)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 19:00]
    Hello Stephen,

    Your note desires the scene perfectly. The dog is the member of the trio who appears interested in the photographer. Indeed, it is a funny grouping, but why on earth are they hated this way, with the woman seated behind her husband, seemingly concentrating on her screened device.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Berber architecture in Spanish mountainsCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Berber architecture in Spanish mountains
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2258 W: 17 N: 4862] (21569)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 18:24]
    Greetings Paul,

    The composition of this shot, with the intersection of the crests of a pair of hills rising in opposite direction, creates an eye capturing scene. The snow covered mountain the background adds a luminous backdrop. Thank you for sharing the photo along with a first rate note.

    Have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Walking on the roofsSony DSC HX200v

    Walking on the roofs
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7055 W: 117 N: 13367] (74853)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6029 W: 457 N: 10440] (35125) [2014-11-22 18:21]
    Ciao Luciano,

    It is highly satisfying for me to see the the great Cathedral of Palermo from the roof. I've seen the Cathedral from pedestrian level, and toured the inside. Now I have a better grasp of the structure having seen its upper structure and its towers. Excellent note.

    Have a Sunday, my friend.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: EddlestonCanon EOS5D

    Eddleston
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 576 W: 283 N: 1326] (6607)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1606 W: 0 N: 3372] (35182) [2014-11-21 10:44]
    Hi dear Will

    Wow stunning landscaep image via perfect color, light, framework, focusing and so on. A complete professional work as usual.

    All the best and have a good weekend! Takero

  • UruguayUruguay
    Title: Montevideo 2014 nº 001 - INDEPENDENCIA!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Montevideo 2014 n 001 - INDEPENDENCIA!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8751 W: 56 N: 11685] (63440)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1606 W: 0 N: 3372] (35182) [2014-11-21 10:41]
    Hi Hola dear Neyvan

    You seem to travel out all over the world, this time is frm Urguay. Very historical and so typical colornial architecture image in so nice format as usual.

    All the best and have a good weekend! Takero

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Petrified Forest

    Petrified Forest
    annjackman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1566 W: 0 N: 3834] (18933)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1606 W: 0 N: 3372] (35182) [2014-11-21 10:39]
    Hi dear Ann

    Greatly eye-catching image! First of all wonderful light red color touch. Great composition and so well balanced allocation!

    All the best and have a good weekend! Takero

  • FranceFrance
    Title: City of history and art

    City of history and art
    goutero Gold Star Critiquer [C: 91 W: 0 N: 3] (1019)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1606 W: 0 N: 3372] (35182) [2014-11-21 10:37]
    Hi dear Konrad

    So extream cropping makes very possitive impact on cntrary, nice idea!

    All the best and have a good weekend! Takero

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Waiting for the new tireSony DSC HX200v

    Waiting for the new tire
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7055 W: 117 N: 13367] (74853)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1606 W: 0 N: 3372] (35182) [2014-11-21 10:35]
    Hi Ciao dear Luciano

    Very poetic iamge via great proportion and combination. Sharp color is also so nice to see.

    All the best and have a good weekend! Takero

  • IranIran
    Title: Firoozkooh RoadNikon D90

    Firoozkooh Road
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1148 W: 102 N: 2216] (14093)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1606 W: 0 N: 3372] (35182) [2014-11-21 10:31]
    Hi dear Ali

    Wow stunning snow maoutain via so sharp and clear color and focusing. Tatseful contrast at all!

    All the best and have a good weekend! Takero

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Lace from Irkutsk

    Lace from Irkutsk
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5149 W: 81 N: 13231] (76213)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1606 W: 0 N: 3372] (35182) [2014-11-17 14:54]
    Hi dear Malgo, how are you?

    Great sereis of Russian tasteful windows, i enjoy so much. Sharp and clear presentation makes these wonderfultradition and culture so artstic indeed.

    All the best and have a good day! Takero

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Crescent Lake 1Canon T1i

    Crescent Lake 1
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1054 W: 1 N: 2749] (11351)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1606 W: 0 N: 3372] (35182) [2014-11-17 14:52]
    Hi Ray, how are you?

    Very tranqulized pecturesque landscape image at all.
    Reflection on a mirror lake is also woderful to see.

    All the best and have a good day! Takero

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