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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Usigni

    Usigni
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11956 W: 132 N: 23906] (148333)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-02 5:34]
    Ciao Silvio,

    It's a wonderful shot of the hilltop village of Poggiodomo, and fresh as a loaf of bread just pulled out of the oven. I get a sense that it should be rotated about 0.1°clockwise.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: Nikon D70s

    ~Mingâlaba~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5744 W: 152 N: 12738] (56256)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-02 5:32]
    Hello Abmdsudi,

    I like the composition and the smiles the two subject exude. Pretty faces framed by windows have been subjects of paintings for hundreds of years. Take a look at the 350-year old painting Two Women in a Window by Murillo at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: A Romantic Meeting - A Romantic LocationNikon D200

    A Romantic Meeting - A Romantic Location
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4447 W: 251 N: 10045] (40978)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-02 5:16]
    Hello Bev,

    It's an unusual photo for New York, but showing a location I've seen on the TV-series Blue Bloods. It also reminds me of a scene that takes place on the banks of the Thames in the British film, Match Point.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent




  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Shadow MournerCanon EOS 60D

    Shadow Mourner
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3970 W: 25 N: 8916] (32498)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-02 5:10]
    Hello Noel,

    This photo works exceedingly well in B&W, and without your note, there would be no way to know about the tower and height. I have seen some of your photos from this cemetery in the past.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: Suspended in space...Canon EOS 30D

    Suspended in space...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6923 W: 157 N: 10442] (102198)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-02 4:34]
    Hello Krzysztof,

    Indeed, above the crystal clear waters of the Maltese archipelago, the boat appears to defy gravity. Excellent photo augmented by an informative note.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Crown ReflectionsSony DSC HX400v

    Crown Reflections
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6769 W: 53 N: 11253] (40694) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-02 4:30]
    Hello Lars,

    The combination of the gold and blue of this photo reminds me of the Swedish colors. I added two of the last three photos you posted to the group theme City reflections.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Maiko in temple #2Canon 1DX

    Maiko in temple #2
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1992 W: 0 N: 3596] (43548) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-02 4:23]
    Hello dear Takero,

    The red umbrellas serve as veritable halos around the heads of the porcelain-faced beauties. I added this to my list of favorites... with gratitude. The high definition of the two subjects stand in contrast to the blurred backgrounds. Have a good weekend, Takero san.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: In the streets of old Cochin

    In the streets of old Cochin
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5486 W: 373 N: 11261] (56045)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-02 4:14] [+]
    Hello Gert,

    A wonderful photo from your time capsule, a very good photo accompanied by a highly informative note. I knew the name Cochin, but not what it became, "Kochi." But then, Bombay became Mumbai and some of my good friends from India never quite took a liking to the latter.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: 01. Decembar 2016.Nikon D300

    01. Decembar 2016.
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8018 W: 2562 N: 14195] (63402)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-02 4:08]
    Hello Paja,

    The low angle of the roofline is not designed for the type of deep snow that northern Europe receives (Denmark, Sweden, Finland...) but I know from my one visit in December 1986 that it gets very cold and very bleak in Serbia. Very good photo and note,

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Mealt waterfall & the Kilt-rocksCanon EOS 60D

    Mealt waterfall & the Kilt-rocks
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9039 W: 606 N: 16183] (74663)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-02 3:51] [+]
    Hello Ike,

    A fascinating note, the actual whistling of iron filings as they drop. The colors and resolution are first-rate. Are the waterfalls coming off the top or from a cave mouth?

    Have a good weekend. Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Morning FogCanon 7 D

    Morning Fog
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21870 W: 523 N: 35925] (156410)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-02 3:48]
    Dear John,

    The frost covered grass and the sun peeking through the trees at the just the ideal location collaborate to make this a lovely early morning shot. Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title:

    SUMMER IN BORRAZÓPOLIS
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9189 W: 175 N: 14777] (66283)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-01 21:14]
    Hello Jorge,

    The rolling verdant hills and dales with sheep seen as dots. It's such a bucolic scene. I still have such wonderful memories from my visit last January to your beautiful country.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • CubaCuba
    Title: The endSony DSC HX200v

    The end
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9515 W: 123 N: 17627] (94632)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-01 20:53]
    Ciao Luciano,

    A fascinating note highlights your photo. The one thing I know about these creatures is the highly acidic venom. I remember from my late teens visiting Fort Lauderdale, Florida, seeing a young man with a rowboat paddle smacking men-of-war on beaches. One of them exploded on his bare chest and face, sending him to the hospital with serious burns.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Inside the RampartCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    Inside the Rampart
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3359 W: 141 N: 6921] (25522)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-01 20:48]
    Hello Murat Bey,

    It's always a pleasure to come across something still fresh in my memory. Last March we were traipsing along the grounds of the Royal Naval Dockyard.

    I see that we are neighbors late this evening.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Sony A77

    au musée
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1827 W: 133 N: 1606] (23945)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-01 7:23]
    Bonjour Roland,

    In this perfectly composed shot, you have the tall column at the ideal location, allowing the three young individuals to be near the center. The brick wall makes a very effective backdrop.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: A look insideCanon EOS 1100D

    A look inside
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8152 W: 63 N: 22846] (103165)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-01 7:20]
    Hello Stephen,

    Your depiction of the interior of St. Michael's Church, Munich, could not be any better. The vantage point you've chosen, a symmetric perspective, celebrates the symmetry imbued in its design by the architects. The sharpness, depth of field, and the colors... are all ideal.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5

    Musée Salvador Dali
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13214 W: 156 N: 22766] (122409)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-01 7:12]
    Bonjour Christiane,

    This is a wonderful detail shot of the fairyland castle built by Salvador Dali. I had not known that the round motifs on the roofline are shaped like eggs. Here is a treat for you from 50+ years ago: Salvador Dali

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Nikon D5

    Prairie bombée
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11260 W: 0 N: 15080] (146660)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-01 6:23]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    The long shadows of the bare trees in the foreground guide one's eyes to the trees in the center area and to the snow-covered peaks background. Lovely rural, atmospheric, and inviting Switzerland.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: The old man and the child

    The old man and the child
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5486 W: 373 N: 11261] (56045)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-01 6:18]
    Hello Gert,

    A perfectly composed shot with colorful garlands laid out for sale. The main focal point, of course, is the duo, nonchalant child with the red waste band discussing something crucial with the tall adult who is giving him all the time and patience. It's a wonderful shot from 28 years ago. The child must now be a 32-year old man, one would hope.

    For some reason, the note I uploaded with my last photo did not appear. I composed it again, and it disappeared again. Last night on my return to Virginia, I wrote up something inane but switched browsers from Chrome to Firefox, and voila it appeared... until it disappears again. Along with these two browsers, I occasionally use Safari.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: angry waves II

    angry waves II
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5705 W: 22 N: 9251] (67258)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6596 W: 477 N: 11638] (39489) [2016-12-01 6:07]
    Hello dear Constantino,

    In this perfectly composed shot, the violent waves are crashing onto the harbor, scouring the street. A pair of focal points — the modern arched pedestrian bridge and the young boy — balance each other perfectly.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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