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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Scream'n SwingCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Scream'n Swing
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3524 W: 149 N: 7304] (27030)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6645 W: 478 N: 11783] (39959) [2017-01-21 0:52] - [workshop] [compare]
    Hello Murat Bey,

    The pixelation in the sky bothered me a little and I tried an application I had acquired last year. It's called "Noiseless." If you look at the WS, you'll see some improvement suppressing the noise.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The Viscos and its clouds scarfCanon EOS 60D

    The Viscos and its clouds scarf
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10463 W: 372 N: 8817] (101399)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6645 W: 478 N: 11783] (39959) [2017-01-21 0:38]
    Bonjour Jean,

    I like the description of the "cloud scarf," wrapped around the summit. How opaque that fog/cloud appears without the edges feathered.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Illumination: Center Panel

    Illumination: Center Panel
    terez93 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 74 W: 78 N: 517] (1286)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6645 W: 478 N: 11783] (39959) [2017-01-21 0:36]
    Hello Terez,

    This is an absolutely breathtaking ceiling with a style evocative of Raphael in the "School of Athens." You achieved razor sharpness and excellent color fidelity. Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: HyperRealism IIISony ILCE6300

    HyperRealism III
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3718 W: 310 N: 4847] (19436)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6645 W: 478 N: 11783] (39959) [2017-01-20 15:05]
    Hello Rob,

    Carol Jean just returned from NYC but missed seeing the Whitney because it was closed. I like the young mother (pointing) and child as a hyper-realistic creation. Forget the older woman and dog. Stamps in the 1970's cost about 11 cents to mail for a first class domestic letter. I'm sure such details are taken into account.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent


  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Live in a LighthouseNikon D-300

    Live in a Lighthouse
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4531 W: 253 N: 10262] (41857)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6645 W: 478 N: 11783] (39959) [2017-01-20 14:48]
    Hello Bev,

    This would indeed by an exciting place to party... and sleep, except for the fear of rolling down a spiral staircase. Around 1823 the French physicist/engineer Augustin-Jean Fresnel developed the "Fresnel Lens" to collimate a beam of light especially useful for lighthouses. I wonder if the Burnham-on-Sea lighthouse ever incorporated the lens into its structure.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: MIDDLE OF AUGUST

    MIDDLE OF AUGUST
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9277 W: 175 N: 14981] (67247)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6645 W: 478 N: 11783] (39959) [2017-01-20 14:34]
    Hello Jorge,

    The hanging branches are key to putting this image into perspective. There is a tranquil quality achieved in the well-composed photo. I like it very much.

    Warm regards, and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
    Title: Water reflectionsSony Alpha 6000

    Water reflections
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2639 W: 76 N: 1186] (40874)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6645 W: 478 N: 11783] (39959) [2017-01-20 10:20]
    Bonjour Jean Claude,

    Such a beautiful mirror-like water, producing two photographs for the price of one. Bare trees are so much more effective sometimes than full foliage, then would have obscured the architecture. Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Lines and shadowsPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Lines and shadows
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 380 W: 0 N: 1197] (5453)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6645 W: 478 N: 11783] (39959) [2017-01-20 10:13] [+]
    Hello Jean,

    For me, the most interesting aspect of the shot is the immense swings of tides the British Iles represent. This is clearly low tide, and I can see a man with either a child or a dog strolling along the beach, which in six hours will be under water. The man sunning could also be under water. I wonder what that red circular object is? Is that floating ring, a sign...

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Doorknobs of Mardin - INikon D 5000

    Doorknobs of Mardin - I
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6103 W: 495 N: 17425] (96772)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6645 W: 478 N: 11783] (39959) [2017-01-20 9:15]
    Sevgili Meseut,

    I like very much your gallery of ancient doors. After 400 years this one shows its wear, and still functions to keep a secure entry/exit. I think it belongs more than any other photo into the collection Old Doors

    Sevgi ve saygilarimla,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Panasonic LUMIX DMC FZ38

    Allée principale
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 880 N: 24559] (106875)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6645 W: 478 N: 11783] (39959) [2017-01-20 9:12]
    Bonjour mon cher ami, Philippe,

    The stone gateway is well placed with the roadway bifurcating into two different paths. It is a sharp photo with wonderful depth-of-field. Have a good weekend,

    Amicalement,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Balconies on the canal.Canon EOS 5 D

    Balconies on the canal.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12824 W: 298 N: 25346] (101858)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6645 W: 478 N: 11783] (39959) [2017-01-20 3:54]
    Hello Danos,

    A photo evocative of Venice and Brugge, but from Ulm. This is the city that Albert Einstein was born in, and it would be a pleasure to see it in person. I like the way you have integrated your name and date on the docks.

    Warm regards, by friend,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: HyperRealism IVSony Nex 6

    HyperRealism IV
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3718 W: 310 N: 4847] (19436)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6645 W: 478 N: 11783] (39959) [2017-01-20 3:51]
    Hello Rob,

    This is a perfect(ly unappetizing) and (un)appealing image of the matronly woman having a rich meal... sugar, sugar, and more sugar. Malgorzata had shared a photo from the exhibition, "Swimmers for Zwemmer." For a moment I thought this woman was from Positano, and here it turns out it's from my backyard.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Canard & Champagne

    Canard & Champagne
    mayjayne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 23 N: 1016] (6636)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6645 W: 478 N: 11783] (39959) [2017-01-19 20:59] [+]
    Hello May,

    There is an unusual and appealing coloration, perhaps because of fluorescent lights. I like the atmosphere very much in this "Canard and Champagne." It's interesting that the covered arcades are disappearing in Paris. There are a few in Istanbul inspired by those old covered arcades. In the United States we are bracing for the Inauguration tomorrow wondering whether common sense will ever return... here and in the rest of the world).
    Warm regards.
    Bulent

  • RwandaRwanda
    Title: Eggs sellerNikkon D90

    Eggs seller
    Aldi Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 11] (160)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 0 N: 3608] (44325) [2017-01-19 18:00]
    Hi dear Aldona

    Another very intersting human story shot. Commodities in front play an important role.

    All the best and have a good day! Takero

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: FishermanNikkon D90

    Fisherman
    Aldi Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 11] (160)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 0 N: 3608] (44325) [2017-01-19 17:58]
    Hi Aldona, nice to meet you!

    The contarst of a Man with blurred fishes in front is very intersting. His expression and pose is very attractive to see. Very well considered framework shot!

    As same as you, I also like portrait shot, let us keep in touch with each other.

    All the best and have a good day! Takero

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Notre Dame des Cyclistes

    Notre Dame des Cyclistes
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4199 W: 28 N: 5019] (53324)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 0 N: 3608] (44325) [2017-01-19 17:54]
    Hi Ciao dear Carlo

    Very impressive and high sense decoration of the iron fence. Very well balanced shot. So sharp and clear presentation as usual.

    All the best and have a good day! Takero

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Oiran IIINikon D200

    Oiran III
    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6645 W: 478 N: 11783] (39959)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 0 N: 3608] (44325) [2017-01-19 17:53]
    Hi dear Bulent

    Ya I have seen almost same images by you before.
    Yes this is "Oiran" but for me she is too old, hahaha.
    Nice expsoure and the best framework setting is quite favorable to see.

    I am looking forward to seeing you in Tokyo in April.

    All the best and have a good day! Takero

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Wooden Architecture

    Wooden Architecture
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2471 W: 2 N: 3850] (21538)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 0 N: 3608] (44325) [2017-01-19 17:50]
    Hi dear Piotr

    Very impressive Winter image via keping delicate balance one another. So charming pastel color houses are so well prensented via the best exposure. So sharp and clear presentation as usual.

    All the best and have a good day! Takero

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Shoes for every tasteNikon D 5000

    Shoes for every taste
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6103 W: 495 N: 17425] (96772)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 0 N: 3608] (44325) [2017-01-19 17:48]
    Hi MERHABA dear MESUT

    Very impressive close-up image for usual commodities.
    So interesting and also very eye-catching image at all. Nice your keen attention and inspiration.

    All the best and have a good day! Takero

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: high and low

    high and low
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4759 W: 13 N: 9740] (49901)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2025 W: 0 N: 3608] (44325) [2017-01-19 17:46]
    Hi dear Ourania

    Great panfocus image via your deep consideration, the propeotion of each portion is so touchy. Unity of blue and white is very comfortable to see as usual.

    All the best and have a good day! Takero

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