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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Chez HansiNikon D600

    Chez Hansi
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1219 W: 0 N: 2661] (12686)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-10-01 21:14]
    Hello Miro,

    This is a very inviting restaurant. If you recommend it so highly, I want very much to visit it. The colors and resolution reveal the beauty of the half-timbered structure.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • AustriaAustria
    Title: Sky over Two CountriesNikon D600

    Sky over Two Countries
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1219 W: 0 N: 2661] (12686)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-10-01 21:09]
    Hello Miro,

    Now this is an inspiring cloud formation over the fields of Austria, otherwise known as "the big sky." The definition and contrast are extraordinary.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Huge Metalic SpiderNikon D-300

    A Huge Metalic Spider
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2987 W: 204 N: 6766] (27093)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-10-01 13:44]
    Hi Bev,

    The impressive structure dating back 140 years is beautifully explained by your note. It's evocative of the equipment I saw in Belfast two weeks ago: shipbuilders Harland and Wolff, had built huge slipways and graving docks to accommodate the simultaneous construction of Olympic and Titanic.

    Regards, Bev,

    Bulent

  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
    Title: Local flavour

    Local flavour
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3425 W: 298 N: 7219] (38067)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-10-01 13:09]
    Hello Gert,

    Forty-one years and counting. In this impoverished land, people eked out a living. But then the imperial powers moved in, made the Taliban possible. The magnificent colossal statues in Bamyan were destroyed after standing sentinel for 1500 years. Maybe this young man foresees the devastation of his country, and the insanity to visit it.

    I find the scan exceptionally good. The subdued colors, the textures of the cart and wheels are entirely realistic in appearance.

    Regards, Gert,

    Bulent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: The Cup That Satisfies- Per Luciano

    The Cup That Satisfies- Per Luciano
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2973 W: 103 N: 5127] (23086) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-10-01 12:18] [+]
    Hello Klaudio,

    A fascinating note and an interesting survey. I'm surprised that Seattle, Washington, whence Starbucks, Pete's and Caribou coffee all sprung, would have been among the leaders, and New York would not have been far behind.

    The photo demonstrates excellent quality. I have not been able to read the name of Golf Club in the spoon, but the definition nonetheless is first rate.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

    PS Between 13-20 November, we will be in New Zealand. I plan to peruse you photos to get an idea of what to see.

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: piétonsSony RX100 II

    piétons
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1451 W: 122 N: 1134] (16594)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-10-01 12:10]
    Bonjour Robert,

    A bird's eye view of unsuspecting is always a source of mystery. They are wrapped up in their own worlds, their own concerns, and we are all witnesses.

    Regards, Robert,

    Bulent

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: The Hill of SkryneCanon EOS 60D

    The Hill of Skryne
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2595 W: 12 N: 6199] (21688)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-10-01 11:40]
    Hello Noel,

    You managed to bracket the sun symmetrically in the gateway to Skreen Church. Again a well composed shot, augmented by a very good note.

    Regards

    Bulent

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Dublin People - At St Patricks CathedralCanon EOS 60D

    Dublin People - At St Patricks Cathedral
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2595 W: 12 N: 6199] (21688)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-10-01 11:36]
    Hello Noel,

    Painters who painted realistic images of scenes had to take their time to compose their creation. It took days or weeks to produce the final product. Modern photographers can click away at random, and by the scatter shot process perhaps produce a good composition. This could not be better composed! It's a beautiful photo of a beautiful scene.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: P like Perm

    P like Perm
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5001 W: 81 N: 12687] (74237)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-10-01 4:24] [+]
    Hi Malgo,

    A very large stool, a gateway, but here also, a picture frame (are those Olga in the frame and Serghei moving in?). This is the same day we were in Guernsey Island.

    Regards, bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Wooden Mosque - IINikon D 5000

    Wooden Mosque - II
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5306 W: 494 N: 14936] (80900)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-10-01 4:19]
    Sevgili kardesim Mesut,

    Extraordinary colors and geometric patterns on display. In that arid climate the wood and paint have survived over two centuries.

    Sevgiler, saygilar,

    Bülent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Freedom-Özgürlük

    Freedom-Özgürlük
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2973 W: 103 N: 5127] (23086)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-09-28 12:39]
    Hello Klaudio,

    Again a superb shot, and an even more powerful note. It's a disgrace that Tohti would be given life imprisonment, but then Western style Democracy exists neither in Communism nor in Islam. Those operating systems are incompatible with human rights.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Serenity Now

    Serenity Now
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2973 W: 103 N: 5127] (23086)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-09-28 12:31]
    Hello Klaudio,

    As usual you have not disappointed with your superb shot of the aviary creature and the engaging note. The colors and sharpness are first rate. Ten seconds is more than enough time when you have a good camera and lighting quick reflexes.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IranIran
    Title: ChehelsotoonNikon D90

    Chehelsotoon
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1027 W: 89 N: 1952] (12709)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-09-28 12:25]
    Salam Ali,

    I like very much the vantage point you've chosen to produce an architectural portrait of the Chehelsotoon House. The highly informative note is also very much appreciated.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Longing...

    Longing...
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1228 W: 213 N: 1557] (6567)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-09-28 2:33]
    Hello Brenda,

    The window design has a wonderful abstract quality and your note informs the work. The design demonstrates one point perspective effectively, as well as the shading on a cylindrical surface. I am happy that you did not crop the reflections in the plate window, anchoring the image in reality.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Brighton beachCanon EOS5D

    Brighton beach
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 552 W: 277 N: 1254] (6284)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-09-27 2:29]
    Hello Will,

    It is s sad scene, the pier has seen its heyday. You've composed the photo extremely well, and with unusually good depth-of-field.

    Warm regards... have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: ~ Spacecraft & Astronauts ~Nikon D5100

    ~ Spacecraft & Astronauts ~
    subhendu_bagchi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2605 W: 162 N: 4726] (25341)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-09-27 2:21]
    Hello Subhendu,

    When I first caught a glimpse of this image I asked, "Who is driving?" But your explanation helped, they are all driving and none of them is driving. They are children being children. The scene of daily life, including the background, is beautifully conceived.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Lesson of history

    Lesson of history
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5001 W: 81 N: 12687] (74237)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-09-25 5:38]
    Hello dear Malgo,

    What a fabulous short lesson in history for the children (and for those reading your note). You are right. I will never get to Lake Baikal or Kolomenskoye (my spell check does not even accept the latter) on my confounded working vacations. It would have been a pleasure to see you and Serghei, and indeed meet Jason.

    There are national and ethnic jokes we can never get away from. One of my closest physicist friends was a brilliant Serb (but not Serp2000) who hated communism and Tito in decades past. He had a joke about two men on the Trans-Siberian train. After a few days they strike up a friendship. "What is your name, comarade?" asks the first man. The second man answers, "Nikolay Petrovic." The first inquires further, "How do you spell that, comarade?" The second takes a pencil and writes, "X X." The first inquires, "What is this X, and what is the other? The second man, points to the first and answers "Nikolai, and the second X, Petrovic."

    It is now the second man's turn. "And how about your name?" The first man responds, "Igor Nikolova." And how do you spell that, comarade?" The first man takes the pencil in hand, and writes "X X X." The second man inquires what is this X, and what is this, and what is this?" The first man responds, "This one is Igor, and this one Molotov," and continues, "...and this X is 'Doctor.'"

    So much for ethnic jokes. Turks have jokes about the Black Sea Turks. Just as Americans have it for all ethnic types... Now all politically incorrect.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Queueing up to understand art

    Queueing up to understand art
    Tigerlily Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 214 W: 30 N: 370] (3033)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-09-24 16:48]
    Hello Jasmine,

    Works in galleries hear more puzzled critiques than anything else. The euphemism, "It's very interesting," generally means "There must be something to it, but I don't have the foggiest idea what the artist is saying. I will put it into the group theme, Pictures at an Exhibition II.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Take off the maskCanon 1Ds

    Take off the mask
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1592 W: 0 N: 3355] (34706)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-09-24 16:36]
    Hello my friend Takero,

    The quality of your photo is first rate as always. The symbolism of the mask featuring the immense nose must have a story of its own. The local Japan are both and impressive and fascinating aspects of Japanese culture.

    Warm regards, Takero,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Bye Bye SummerSony DSC HX200v

    Bye Bye Summer
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6919 W: 117 N: 13021] (73219)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6003 W: 457 N: 10420] (34889) [2014-09-24 16:29]
    Hello Luciano,

    Indeed, the sandy beach is nothing like what one sees on the Mediterranean coasts of the Italian and French Rivieras, but more like the Caribbean. Beautifully photographed and tastefully framed, it is sad that we must relinquish the summer to lands below the equator.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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