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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: As Cromwell left it in 1651Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    As Cromwell left it in 1651
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1396 W: 397 N: 5340] (21588)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-07-01 11:57]
    This is sensational, John. I wish I had known about Tantallon Castle, both for visits I've made, and so too for my son and his family, when they toured Scotland last year. The light is spectacular. Your note is first rate, as usual. Please, give my regards to Winifred Sillito, a physicist colleague, who has not been active on Trekearth in several years.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • NepalNepal
    Title: News from NagarkotNikon D800

    News from Nagarkot
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 1 N: 809] (7409)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-07-01 11:04]
    This is a lovely shot, Kasia, unusually well composed and exposed. There is mysterious atmosphere, created by the woman's total covering... except her hands. Of course, it appears to be a candid shot, as she has not positioned her hands as a model might. The colors and texture came out well.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Streetrs of VejerCanon EOS 5D Mk II

    Streetrs of Vejer
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2329 W: 76 N: 1025] (34781)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-07-01 10:41]
    Hello Jean Claude,

    At the outset, I apologize in critiquing the beach scene from Cadiz for addressing you as "Angel." I made the correction on that critique. You must know that Angel Cornejo, a resident of Cadiz. I like very much this perspective you chose, demonstrating the best of two-point perspective. I positioned yourself symmetrically at the corner of two walls of the house, with the lines of perspective (orthogonals) trailing off to converge at a pair of vanishing points. The colorful plants, set against white washed walls, and a pair of staircases diverging at 90° is very effective and attractive.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: La Caleta BeachCanon EOS 5D Mk II

    La Caleta Beach
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2329 W: 76 N: 1025] (34781)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-07-01 6:52]
    Hello Jean Claude,

    Now this is an inviting scene! The sun, sand and sun worshippers appear with plenty of elbow room in this photo shot on the first day of June. It certainly difference from my visit to Yalta, which was the height of Claustrophobic Experience.

    Warm regards, Jean Claude,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: On the Corcovado

    On the Corcovado
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 90 N: 15189] (84085)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-07-01 6:22]
    Dear Malgorzata,

    This magnificent photo totally slipped my attention. Of course, I should start with your photos before I make any trips, and, indeed, in late December 2015-Early January 2016 we will be in (Rio de Janeiro). I want to share with you a fantastic youtube video Repairs on the Christ Redeemor Statue in Rio. I am not a "destination lecturer," but a "Special topics lecturer." I will speak about "Ascent of the West — the Age of Navigators", "the West and the Rest", "Science and Reason — Leonardo and Newton" etc. But I would love to use a few of your slides as well. Can you send me a higher resolution image of half a dozen of your best photos to my email address."

    Warmest regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Oculus

    Oculus
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1293 W: 222 N: 1785] (7435)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-06-30 14:20]
    Hello Brenda,

    When I look at the two sides (at 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock) of the oculus I see the lines coming off tangentially, and spiraling out clockwise and counterclockwise. They create an eye catching and very regular pattern. They are evocative of the spirals on a sunflower. But of course the spirals there are logarithmic spirals, and a pair of Fibonacci numbers in their clockwise and counterclockwise patterns (89:55) or (55:34) , whereas here they are barely curved, if at all. I like the angle you chose to break up the symmetry by including the balcony. I like the photo very much.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A wildlife magnetPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    A wildlife magnet
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 143 W: 0 N: 372] (1934)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-06-30 13:53]
    Hello Jean,

    Well composed shot with high resolution and brilliant colors. Until I spotted the individuals (children?) on the far left I had no idea of the scale. It's a rugged shore to be sure, and somewhat evocative of the eastern coast of Ireland.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Castle ValleySigma SD14

    Castle Valley
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1143 W: 1 N: 3114] (13182)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-06-30 7:46]
    Hello Ray,

    I am embarrassed to admit I had not heard of Manti-La Sal National Forest. It's beautiful with the cliffs and river, and the colors of the sky. I am grateful to learn about site in Utah.

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Cool landscape ...Canon EOS 60D

    Cool landscape ...
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8857 W: 378 N: 8127] (88125)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-06-30 5:37]
    Bonjour Jean,

    Now this is a refreshing view in the heat of summer. I like the footprints in the snow, meandering, and heading down the hill. Very good light management, considering the pristine white of the snow and the dark pines in the background.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Bass Rock from SeacliffCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Bass Rock from Seacliff
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1396 W: 397 N: 5340] (21588)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-06-30 4:38] [+]
    Hello John,

    A fascinating note informs a first rate photo. It is the impressive depth of field that is also noteworthy, with the droplets of water in the crashing waves as sharp as the nearby Bass Rock. I tried to guess the season you shot this photo, but could not tell that it was in the freezing days of winter.

    Kind regards

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Lighthouse of Darlowko

    Lighthouse of Darlowko
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 591 W: 21 N: 1412] (6550)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-06-30 4:13]
    Hello Maciej,

    The reconstructed galleon and the restored tower create a complementary composition with their warm colors of wood and brick. Thank you for the informative note,

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Eggs from hell

    Eggs from hell
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5892 W: 90 N: 15189] (84085)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-06-30 4:04]
    Hello Malgorzata,

    The veil of smoke puts a veil of mystery in the photo. I can smell the aroma of the food... although I prefer the corn on the cob, then the pickles, and finally the eggs here. The white doughy food lightly covered with mesh... what is it? Very interesting note,

    Regards, MalGo.,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Garden court...Canon EOS 30D

    Garden court...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5612 W: 157 N: 7817] (88779)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-06-30 3:35]
    Hello Krzysztof,

    Indeed, the name of Bayreuth immediately brings to mind one of the great composers in history. The expansive panoramic photo features the well kept grass and park. Very nice shot.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • DenmarkDenmark
    Title: Et ça rameNikon D800

    Et ça rame
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9089 W: 0 N: 14177] (127766)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-06-30 3:32]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    As the young Vikings row their boat, existence of large tires reminds me of the shields that the old Vikings used to line their longboats. Reflections of the colorful boat in the water is very effective.

    Warm regards, Nicolas,

    Bulent

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Beautiful Bardejov - 2

    Beautiful Bardejov - 2
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3920 W: 319 N: 8609] (43685)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-06-30 3:15]
    Hello Gert,

    Should you have waited longer for the field trip to pass by? Absolutely not! The children make this photo. I don't know Bardejov, but it's a town I would be interested in seeing, thanks to this post.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: P-51 Mustang

    P-51 Mustang
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2426 W: 0 N: 5727] (30764)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-06-29 9:04]
    Hello Eleu,

    Another excellent areal capture, in this case of the Mustang P-51. Along with your informative note, this is again a very good addition to Trekearth.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Mountain of DespairKodak EasyShare Z980

    Mountain of Despair
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2186 W: 127 N: 4137] (15557)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-06-29 9:01]
    Merhaba Murat Bey,

    We tend to take sites in our backyard for granted. I still haven't had a chance to tour the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. But having seen your photos, I resolve herewith to make a trip up there with friends. I didn't know about this passage representing the gates to the monument. They appear to be resonate tastefully, symbolically...

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La tour SolidorLumix Digital Camera

    La tour Solidor
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4550 W: 63 N: 9249] (54593)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-06-29 8:43]
    Bonsoir Besnard,

    In Brittany you get exceedingly high and low tides, and such scene are quite expected. But for those who have never visited the area boats sitting on the silt are so rare. This is a beautiful photo of the fort, and the walls in Saint-Malo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Aveiro squareNikon D60

    Aveiro square
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4025 W: 83 N: 6514] (51416)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-06-29 8:27]
    Hello Daniel,

    The memorable cobblestones of Portugal. I would have recognized the country, but not the city, since Lisbon abounds with similar piazzas. A vertical shot works very well here, accentuating the ground, and of course the church to which it lead. The clear crisp sunlight of Portugal allows such vivid colors and depth of field.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Galerias PacificoCanon EOS Rebel T3i

    Galerias Pacifico
    bona Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1326 W: 119 N: 2704] (13255)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6193 W: 468 N: 10817] (36451) [2015-06-29 6:09] [+]
    Hello Andre,

    I have seen photos of Galerias Pacifico in Buenos Aires before, and it is a pleasure to see them again from a different angle. The gorgeous ceiling frescoes are enhanced here by the inclusion of the fountain full of flowers. Late next December and early January I hope to be in Brazil, and I am hoping to journey down to Iguazu Falls and possibly Buenos Aires in Argentina. Accordingly, I will peruse your photos in the next few weeks and months.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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