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  • MaltaMalta
    Title: MdinaCanon EOS 1100D

    Mdina
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6070 W: 61 N: 17663] (79459)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-20 0:15]
    Hello Stephen,

    The walled city of Mdina appears with its majesty in this excellent composition. The abundance of stone on Malta becomes evident in virtually any photo of the island, and your note puts the scene in historical perspective. It is another excellent package for Trekearth, geography through photography.

    It is the ungodly hour of 3:10 am in Washington, DC, and 9:10 am France. The note will be the last thing I do before retiring for the night.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: large blacksea

    large blacksea
    cak Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 460 W: 21 N: 49] (4881)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-20 0:01]
    Merhaba Cihat Bey,

    Harika bir manzara. Objektif'te de günes parlamis daha ilginç bir fotograf yaratmis. Kompozisyon da sahane.

    Selam ve saygilarimla,

    Bülent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Chalchiuhtlicue

    Chalchiuhtlicue
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2926 W: 103 N: 5034] (22604)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-12 23:50]
    Hello Klaudio,

    Your series of images from the Aztec Exhibition are first rate, along with succinct but informative notes. I remember the Rain God, Tlaloc, from my visit to Central America. I did not know about his wife, Chalchiuhtilcue.

    Incidentally, I did write a blog for National Geographic Newswatch, and included your articulate and incisive characterization of Robin Williams. I hope you don't mind. They prefer that I write about scientific topics, but they also give me wide latitude. I hope it does not get taken down by the editors.

    Thank you,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Catch me if you can

    Catch me if you can
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1505 W: 0 N: 318] (2662)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-12 20:27]
    Hello Wolfgan,

    What a precious child... running toward the sprinkler. Did you catch the moment when she found herself in the spray, or did her mother whisk her up at the last moment?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: The Abode of God

    The Abode of God
    ryno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 770 W: 0 N: 278] (6711) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-12 20:21] [+]
    Hello Ryno,

    This image is gives us a choice between the last one I critiqued with four women, and frankly, it's very difficult to decide which one I like more. The shimmering lights in the water, the reflection of the temple across the way, makes an eye catching scene. The light management is first rate. did you use a fill flash to get the woman's sari so perfectly exposed?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Roasting Chili PeppersCanon 5D Mark III

    Roasting Chili Peppers
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 982 W: 1 N: 2463] (10097)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-12 19:39]
    Hello Ray,

    An excellent informative and personal note to accompany the photo. The man's grill appears to be sitting on an Oriental carpet, somewhat incongruous for the occasion.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: InterlakenCanon EOS 50D

    Interlaken
    asajernigan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3532 W: 90 N: 5314] (20352)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-12 19:19]
    Hello Asa,

    I like very much the simple composition, showing the old church with its full majesty. Your note is highly informative, and a pleasure to read.

    Regards,,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Essential oilNikon P 510

    Essential oil
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10727 W: 884 N: 20071] (83206)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-12 19:12]
    Bonjour Cher Philippe,

    A symmetric perspective, ideal for such a perfectly symmetric arrangement of the herbs. The rich grain and color of the walnut appears with excellent definition. As usual, the note is very informative.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Fountain of frogsCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    Fountain of frogs
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-12 10:33]
    Hello Gert,

    A slice of daily life around the Fountain of Frogs. It's a lovely shot, with the young woman strolling by, the child reaching for a bronze frog, and a woman in the background on her mobile phone.

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • LatviaLatvia
    Title: Colourful RigaSony A350 Digital SLR

    Colourful Riga
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2495 W: 299 N: 1633] (5643)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-12 7:32]
    Hello Rob,

    When I look at this image, I think of Leonardo's words,"You need only to look an ponder that the commonplace becomes wondrous and the wondrous commonplace." You've taken a routine scene and made an artist's color palette of it.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: F-15 Eagle

    F-15 Eagle
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1947 W: 0 N: 4851] (25085)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-12 7:20]
    Hello Eleu,

    As many photos as I've seen in your gallery of Air Force planes, I can never get tired of them. The composition, colors and detail are astonishing in this image of the F-15. I had a former student who became a "Top Gun" flying fighter planes off aircraft carriers. Their version of this plane, I believe, was an F-114.

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Farm Ten Broeken ICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Farm Ten Broeken I
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18380 W: 498 N: 31595] (135042)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-11 15:48]
    Dear John,

    Another bucolic masterpiece, a simple subject photographed with perfect exposure and detail. The depth-of-field is so good that the brickwork on the small structure in the foreground is just as sharp as the tiles on the roof of the house.

    Warm regards, John,

    Bulent

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: The Smiling ChurchCanon PowerShot G1 X

    The Smiling Church
    saxo042 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3589 W: 209 N: 5723] (36902)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-11 15:45]
    Hello Gunnar,

    Certainly someone with a sense of humor had his hand in the design of the 'Smiling Church.' I enjoyed reading the personal note about your paternal grandfather.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Let the music begin

    Let the music begin
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3347 W: 298 N: 6963] (36989)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-11 15:43]
    Hello Gert,

    You did capture the pair of musicians as if you had choreographed them. The graffiti adds a certain dynamism to the image, although I agree wholeheartedly with your sentiments about graffiti in general. I enjoyed reading the note in Gunnar's last post about the land of your paternal grandfather.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Samba 2014 #2Canon 5D Mark‡V

    Samba 2014 #2
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1589 W: 0 N: 3354] (34474)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-11 15:35]
    Greetings Takero,

    I remember the earlier post with the Samba dancer in a slightly different pose. They are both very good as technical shots and as action shots. The back lit image is perfectly exposed.

    Warm regards, and thank you for correcting me about my photo, that the performer is not practicing kabuki.

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: For romantic travellers

    For romantic travellers
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4934 W: 81 N: 12429] (73093)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-11 15:30]
    Hello Malgo,

    With and without a frame, this is a lovely scene, captured at the right moment, composed perfectly, and as sharp as obsidian glass.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ZimbabweZimbabwe
    Title: ZimberjackCanon EOS 1Ds Mark III

    Zimberjack
    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1422 W: 152 N: 6216] (31338)



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    cherryripe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2060 W: 344 N: 3714] (21033) [2014-08-11 9:38]
    Salut André.
    Comment vas-tu ? Il s'agit d'une magnifique portrait et j'adore le regard dans ses yeux. La lumière est très belle aussi. Tu sais, nous avons quitté le Zimbabwe 3 jours avant que tu aies pris cette photo. Mais depuis les chutes de Victoria. Je n'ai pas osé prendre en photo les gens dans la rue comme une pauvre dame albinos avec ses deux enfants.

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Oiran INikon D200

    Oiran I
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1589 W: 0 N: 3354] (34474) [2014-08-10 23:36]
    Hi dear Bulent

    Great shot for expression and so orgeous color and light getting.
    But this is not "KABUKI" but "OIRAN". KABUKI actors should paint unique lines or so on his face but he did not have. But anyat very good shot.

    All the best and have a good day! Takero from Tokyo

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: 9/11 Memorial III

    9/11 Memorial III
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1219 W: 213 N: 1525] (6469)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-10 21:30]
    Hello Brenda,

    As usual, you've provided a fascinating note to accompany this photo. The scale is much greater than I had originally expected, but in with your photos and notes the area gains perspective in scale... and in gravity.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Temple of Olympian ZeusOlympus E-300

    Temple of Olympian Zeus
    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4329 W: 622 N: 7074] (22866)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5988 W: 457 N: 10364] (34693) [2014-08-10 21:18]
    Hello José,

    We are near-neighbors this time, although it is late Sunday night in Washington, and early Monday morning in Lisbon. This is a familiar sight. Just two years ago with our second granddaughter we were there with Stella Leivadia. Just like Cretensa and Danos, they all belong to the Golden Age of Trekearth.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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