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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Canale di TennoCanon EOS5D

    Canale di Tenno
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 299 N: 2502] (11760)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-27 10:09]
    Hello Will,

    It's always a pleasure to see recent posts from you. This is a lovely B&W work of art, the young man in the photo is ideally placed (almost exactly 0.618 parts measured from the right) and grabs one's eye. The note is detailed and complements the wonderful photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Beauty of mosaics - IINikon D 5000

    Beauty of mosaics - II
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6107 W: 495 N: 17482] (97248)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-27 10:03]
    Dear Mesut,

    This photo belongs in a fine art history book. You've captured the timeless beauty of the mozaics that date back two millennia. I see that you shot the photo almost 11 years ago. I imagine, if we are careful, and lucky, we can still travel to Gaziantep.

    Sevgiler,

    Bulent

  • CambodiaCambodia
    Title: Heavenly Nymphs

    Heavenly Nymphs
    samson Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 294] (1918)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-27 9:58]
    Hello Sam,

    Although the photo appears monochromatic, there are actually wonderful color highlights in the stone. You've photographed it to perfection with the sharpness and textures on display.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Ciel traceNikon D800

    Ciel trace
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11587 W: 0 N: 15221] (149978)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-27 7:12]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    The foreground is sharp and crisp, and dissolves into the colorful sky. I like this composition very much.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Canon PowerShot G1 X

    Puerta de Alcalá
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4852 W: 83 N: 8697] (63825)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-27 6:48]
    Hello Daniel,

    Your informative note helps to put this huge square into geographic and historic perspective. The note and photo complement each other well.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Amelia al tramonto

    Amelia al tramonto
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12282 W: 132 N: 24824] (151823)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-27 6:44]
    Ciao Silvio,

    A sensational silhouette of Amelia (the name of one of my granddaughters). I will alert her to the existence of her namesake in our Umbria.

    Warm regards,
    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: A mask of carnival ?Canon EOS 60D

    A mask of carnival ?
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10578 W: 372 N: 8968] (102359)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-27 6:42]
    Bonjour Jean,

    I like the creative composition and the quality of the photo. By adjusting for a shallow depth-of-field, you have been able to mask and distracting material in the background. Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: high, low and in betweenNikon D3200

    high, low and in between
    BennyV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2094 W: 34 N: 3503] (20267)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-27 5:22] - [workshop] [compare] [+]
    Hello Benny,

    The scene is so frequently seen and admired. Your expansive perspective includes these temple, the deep woods, and the distant hills. The colors, however, are a bit disconcerting as if the scene was shot through plate glass. I am going to try a ws, I hope you don't mind, simply correcting according to Photoshop's sensibilities.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: A President and a HalfCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    A President and a Half
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3642 W: 151 N: 7605] (28172)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-27 5:08]
    Merhaba Murat Bey,

    You've chosen an unusual by highly effective angle depicting two of the four Presidents memorialized at Mt. Rushmore. I am embarrassed to admit that in my two trips by car across the country I missed Mt. Rushmore and I missed Yellowstone. I did, however, get to Yosemite, which I though was the most beautiful park in the United States. (I was a young post-doc at the time and more focused on getting to UCal-Berkeley and back.)

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: new angler blues

    new angler blues
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4830 W: 13 N: 9928] (50679) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-27 5:00]
    Hello Ourania,

    You've composed the scene well with the angler ignoring the photographer and just enjoying his own privacy. Of course, the light is magnificent and you've managed it well. Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Let's danse!

    Let's danse!
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8118 W: 108 N: 20573] (105722)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-27 4:56]
    Hello Malgorzata,

    As usual, you've given us an engaging scene. I wondered initially is this one of your hyper-real photos or life imitating art. It's a colorful scene, well composed and exposed.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Darkening Skies

    Darkening Skies
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3474 W: 107 N: 6127] (27760)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-27 4:53]
    Hello Kladio,

    With the sunlight at a grazing angle the dimples in the sand are dramatically accentuated. I imagine the cabins are changing rooms. All in all, it's a lovely shot from down under Australia. I am frustrated that last year when we came to Australia, we could not spend enough to see anything beyond Sydney and Brisbane. That's akin to visiting the United States and seeing one coastal city. Hoepfully, we'll get another chance.

    Unhappily, you are right. TE is down to bare bone members comprised of the die-hard members for 10 or more years ago. I think a number of Draconian decisions by administrators led to this state of affairs. I miss many of the people from my early years 2006-2007.

    Warm regards, Klaudio,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Bruges CIVCanon 5D Mark III

    Bruges CIV
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 22229 W: 523 N: 36563] (159080)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-27 4:25]
    Dear John,

    The perspective you've chosen is highly expansive, showing the architecture, and the life around the canal. A boat full of visitors are getting a very good idea of the beauties of the city that I want to see myself, #1 Bruges and #2 Liege.

    Warm regards, John,

    Bulent

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: truth about SerbiaNikon D5500

    truth about Serbia
    kordinator Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3727 W: 263 N: 4798] (22177)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-27 4:22]
    Hello dear Sasha,

    You have chosen an angle that shows us so much of the interior of the Serbian Orthodox Church. It is colorful and it is well exposed. I wish there was sound to capture the service.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Schweiz 2015 nr. 65 - SUNNEGGA!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Schweiz 2015 nr. 65 - SUNNEGGA!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10151 W: 58 N: 14207] (77825)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-27 4:18]
    Hello Neyvan,

    I have been fortunate to have traveled a great deal, but I have not on never climbed this magnificent mountain, I have not even seen the mountain in person. but I am glad you had the chance to do it for all of us. Your photo from two years ago was beautifully composed and exposed.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Three at OnceNikon D-300

    Three at Once
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4610 W: 255 N: 10475] (42683)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-26 22:01]
    Hello Bev,

    Simple stone bridge is dramatic. I remember an older post showing the bridge from a slightly different angle. Thank you for the note.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Bodensee in Meersburg INikon D3100

    Bodensee in Meersburg I
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3983 W: 5 N: 8781] (46172)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-26 21:58]
    Hello Angel,

    One feature that makes this a scene in Northern Europe rather than in Spain and Italy is the steepness of the roofs, necessary to prevent snow from building up.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: COMEBACK TO HAIFA

    COMEBACK TO HAIFA
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3635 W: 76 N: 5624] (45610)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-26 21:56]
    Hello Serghei,

    This is a remarkable night photo of the Bahai Temple in Haifa. I've visited Haifa 5-6 times to meet with a physicist friend. The city has three levels but very good public transportation.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Shirakawago 2017 #12Canon 1DX

    Shirakawago 2017 #12
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2038 W: 0 N: 3627] (44841)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-26 21:53]
    Hello dear Takero,

    You've handled the subdued light skillfully in this photo of traditional equipment used in the old house. It resembles a stage set, so well organized are all the variety of memorabilia.

    Warm regars,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: colours of carnival IV

    colours of carnival IV
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5837 W: 22 N: 9551] (69026)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6677 W: 478 N: 11860] (40239) [2017-02-26 21:50]
    Hello dear Constantino,

    The colors and composition are wonderful in this photo of the festival in Xanthi. It is evocative of photos by Takero taken during similar holidays in Japan.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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