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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Random finds: poetry on the corner

    Random finds: poetry on the corner
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1313 W: 222 N: 1853] (7634)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-09-02 19:07]
    Hello Brenda,

    I knew the name of the poem, but I had never read it. For that, thank you. The photo itself is very effective, immediately capturing the eye. But I would have associated the picture with the phrase, "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil."

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Tempus FugitNikon D7000 DSLR

    Tempus Fugit
    pili51 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 24 N: 416] (1505)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-09-02 19:02]
    Hello Pilar,

    It's been several years since I saw one of your photos on Trekearth.Here you give a s closely cropped shot of the clock, and it is very effective. I see that it is 4:00 pm in the afternoon Burgos, is that the end of siesta hour?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: A moon-face terrainNikon l 35 (prints)

    A moon-face terrain
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7185 W: 599 N: 13425] (63019)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-09-02 8:50]
    Hello Ike,

    In the summer of 2002, just a year before you I stood at the same spot. It is perfectly scanned shot, just as vivid as a modern digital image. A few months before I was the volcano had erupted, with lava flowing downhill and wreaking the steel girders of a cable car along the way.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Discerning Gaze

    Discerning Gaze
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3292 W: 107 N: 5794] (25855)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-29 20:24]
    Hello Klaudio,

    Now this is one of my favorite genres, indeed lets put it into either
    Pictures at an Exhibition I or
    Pictures at an Exhibition II, whichever has some available space. The Hermitage Exhibition in Melbourne had to wet your appetite, to visit the real thing in St. Petersburg.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Pravoslavna Crkva Sveta Petka u JagodiniNikon D60

    Pravoslavna Crkva Sveta Petka u Jagodini
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6789 W: 2391 N: 12419] (55091)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-29 20:00]
    Hello Pavle,

    The vertical format is by far the best for the scene, the "Crkva Sveta Petk" ("Orthodox Chuch of Saint Petka"). It's a sharp and colorful scene with excellent depth of field. The religious painting of Virgin Mary above the door is sharp and rich in colors.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Rochefort en terre

    Rochefort en terre
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3108 W: 23 N: 3681] (38773)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-29 14:25]
    Ciao Carlo,

    Such beautiful colorful flowers surrounded by the rugged stonework. I like very much you composition in this photo from Brittany.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Desfile II

    Desfile II
    magui Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 92 W: 0 N: 91] (653)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-29 14:24] - [workshop] [compare]
    Hello Maria,

    There is a timeless atmosphere in this photo. I like the composition very much. But if you don't mind, I will try a b&w conversion with a new application called "Tonality" for MacIntosh. Please, see the workshop to get an idea of a photographic plate at the beginning of the 20th century.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: FOREST LAKE

    FOREST LAKE
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3322 W: 74 N: 5064] (42108)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-29 6:01]
    Hello dear Serghei,

    Your photo of the lake in Perm represents a first class nature photo, with very little development (houses,stores, etc.) nearby. It's bucolic scene, very attractive and inviting.

    Have a good weekend, what is left of it.

    Bulent

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Argentina 2015 nº 010 - LAGUNA CAPRI!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Argentina 2015 n 010 - LAGUNA CAPRI!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9394 W: 58 N: 12885] (70106)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-28 20:49]
    Hello Neyvan,

    How nice to have you as a neighbor late on Friday evening. This is a spectacular photo of the Southern Alps. Patagonia remains very high on my list of places to see. The jagged peaks rising higher than anywhere else on earth, except the Himalayas must still have numerous peaks that have never been conquered. The clouds hanging around the peak adds fantastic atmosphere to the photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Old tenements by nightNikon D7100

    Old tenements by night
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9237 W: 271 N: 2762] (100124)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-28 5:20]
    Witaj Aleksander,

    A superb shot just past blue hour, and I see that it took a shutter speed of 1/15 second and a very large aperture of f/4.5. The moon is the star, but the random arrangement of lit windows complements the moon.

    Warm regards, and have a good weekend.

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le Jet ski rougeNikon D80

    Le Jet ski rouge
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11737 W: 154 N: 20608] (111485)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-27 5:32]
    Bonjour Christiane,

    Gorgeous composition and colors in the marina in Saint-Cyprien. Together with the note, this is a very good Trekearth contribution.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Kruske krajem avgusta  ...Nikon D60

    Kruske krajem avgusta ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6789 W: 2391 N: 12419] (55091)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-26 7:40]
    Hello Pavle,

    No photograph can inspired me more to go to the Farmer's Market in historic Virginia (where I live) to purchase some pears. Indeed, it is a collection of three photos, beautifully composed and presented.

    Thank you,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Talmont sur Gironde

    Talmont sur Gironde
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3108 W: 23 N: 3681] (38773)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-25 14:14]
    Ciao Carlo,

    The earthy colors of the stone and ground complement the entire image of the Romanesque church. A beautiful photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SyriaSyria
    Title: Dead lion

    Dead lion
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6110 W: 91 N: 15838] (86577)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-25 13:56]
    Hello Malgorzata,

    Excellent photo, and even better commentary on the state of affairs. I have been working on my new book, "No Ordinary Genius," focusing on five transformative geniuses Leonardo, Shakespeare, Newton, Beethoven and Einstein. None of the 26 Nobel Laureates I've met qualify (they are all "ordinary geniuses," except for two perhaps, Dirac and Feynman). Genius has its limitations, stupidity and ignorance has no limitations whatsoever. Do you remember the two colossal Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Town Hall Kortrijk IICanon 7 D

    Town Hall Kortrijk II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19806 W: 519 N: 33773] (144318)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-24 10:15]
    Dear John,

    This is a very beautiful architectural portrait of the city hall in Kortrijk. It is so well preserved despite its age, and continued evolution through two centuries. Your photo demonstrates the best of two point perspective. The absence of crowds and cars gives it a early 20th century atmosphere,

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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

    Detail...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5700 W: 157 N: 8038] (90111)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-24 1:50]
    Witaj Krzysztof,

    I have always found appealing Lion's head door knockers. This is a well exposed, albeit simple photo, showing how well the knocker and the dark wood finish on the door complement each other.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le Miroir d'Eau

    Le Miroir d'Eau
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1373 W: 0 N: 2583] (18065)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-23 21:18]
    Hello Dear Gigi,

    Such color and depth of field in this photo. The great German physicist Heisenberg once said, "Never underestimate how much pleasure it gives a man to see what he already knows. I know this lovely boulevard in Nice.

    Warm regards to your family,

    Bulent

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: ~ portrait ~ NIKON D200

    ~ portrait ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4766 W: 146 N: 10902] (46936) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-23 7:52]
    Hello Abmdsudi,

    This is a very beautiful portrait, placed well in the photo. The dark background and the woman's olive skin are very effective together. If you don't mind, I will offer a ws as an alternative. It is meant only to show you alternate point of view, where the woman is looking inward toward the frame, rather than out ward. Also, to put one eye, her right on the vertical bisector of the frame. This was a scheme used by the greatest portrait artists in history, including Leonardo and Rembrandt. I hope you don't mind. Since you haven't indicated you allow workshop I am just including it as a comment,

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Argentina 2015 nº 007 - LAS VUELTAS!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Argentina 2015 n 007 - LAS VUELTAS!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9394 W: 58 N: 12885] (70106) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-22 19:48]
    Hello Neyvan,

    Superb shot from Argentina, the backlit image creates a veritable mirror like reflection in the river. No wonder you had terrible weather. In July that would be the middle of winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Duty of HonorNikon D90

    Duty of Honor
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1502 W: 0 N: 3278] (15302)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6266 W: 470 N: 10967] (36994) [2015-08-22 13:53]
    Hello Miro,

    The changing of the guard is an eye catching process in Athens, with the unique uniforms the soldiers where. It's interesting that physically these fellows have to be imposing, minimum 1.87 m (over 6'1"). That I did not know.

    Warm regards and enjoy Sunday,

    Bulent

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