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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: tabakika

    tabakika
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5710 W: 22 N: 9266] (67370)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-07 14:43]
    Hello Constantino,

    I like the tight cropping in this old tannery building in Samos. It's such a shame that the stone structure is no longer used. If someone would restore it, it could still serve as a residence or business.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
    Title: Autumn in the vineyardsCanon EOS 5D Mk II

    Autumn in the vineyards
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2620 W: 76 N: 1172] (40345)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-07 9:11]
    Bonsoir Jean Claude,

    You've chosen an unusually effective vantage point to present this expansive view of Wormeldange on the Luxembourg-German border. Autumn colors are rife, but that was six weeks ago. Most of this foliage must be gone by now.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Living StatueCanon EOS 1100D

    Living Statue
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8162 W: 63 N: 22886] (103327)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-07 9:07]
    Hello Stephen,

    This living statue is certainly elaborately designed and even has a water pump circulating the water. What is sad is the lack of attention the man is able to garner. Your photograph is well composed showing the entire statue, and the pedestrians. I wonder if there is a story behind the fellow?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent



  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Fireman PVCanon 7 D

    Fireman PV
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21893 W: 523 N: 35961] (156580)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-07 8:58]
    Dear John,

    What a pleasure to be one of the earliest to comment on this magnificent portrait of the fireman. The sharpness, colors and composition are first-rate in everyway. The old American Indians would not allow photographs to be taken of them, 'lest his soul was captured. You have captured this man's soul.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Great Galery at Royal Palace

    Great Galery at Royal Palace
    CamCam Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 12] (93)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-06 23:54]
    Hello Camilla,

    At the outset, I want to welcome you to this exceptionally addictive site few people have escaped. This is a spectacular shot with the best of "one-point perspective." The man is perfectly placed in the frame and adds both scale and a human touch. The composition, colors, resolution, depth-of-field are all extraordinary.

    Warm regards from Washington,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Depuis le Balcon a GoldfieldNikon D80

    Depuis le Balcon a Goldfield
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13231 W: 156 N: 22807] (122617) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-06 23:48]
    Hello Christiane,

    With the intense sunlight in the American wild West you were able to achieve remarkable depth-of-field. The foreground is as sharp as the distant mountains.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: TWO LOVERS POINT

    TWO LOVERS POINT
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3583 W: 76 N: 5511] (45072)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-06 23:45]
    Hello Serghei,

    Where photographers are aiming their cameras is always a good place to start shooting. They were there before you, and have already done some scouting. You also set up the audience curiosity of the viewer of the, and graciously answered what the photographer is aiming her camera at. No doubt she got good results, she is using one of those new shutterless cameras. I considered getting one before I bought my newest pocket camera, but the decision was made for me. The family gave me a Lumix with a Leica lens, not as fast as the shutterless camera, but very sharp.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Divorce or romance?Nikon D7200

    Divorce or romance?
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1862 W: 0 N: 4804] (39493)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-06 23:36]
    Witaj Ryszard,

    All good art is "open-ended." Each viewer has a different interpretation, and you've given the two ends of possible interpretations in your title. This is an excellent photo quality wise, the product of very good camera in the hands of a skilled photographer.

    Warm regards from Washington,

    Bulent

  • EstoniaEstonia
    Title: Doors of TallinnCanon EOS5D

    Doors of Tallinn
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 963 W: 298 N: 2442] (11468)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-06 11:47]
    Hello Will,

    This is indeed an excellent contribution to the theme of Old Doors. An indispensable part of any architectural edifice, except in one of the earliest cities ever, in Catalhuyuk, where the inhabitants would climb ladders and enter through trapdoors in the roof.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: DecollageNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Decollage
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7147 W: 0 N: 7463] (84529)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-06 8:40]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This is a spectacular action shot of the gaggle of geese taking flight. I'm surprised that in mid-November, they are still in Canada and have not headed south yet. We have a pond behind our house, a pit stop for Canadian geese flying south for the winter, like New Yorkers heading down to Florida.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Campinas nr. 117 - CENTRO!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Campinas nr. 117 - CENTRO!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9932 W: 58 N: 13760] (75736)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-06 8:37] [+]
    Olá Neyvan,

    You had a superb vantage point to present this street image of SÃO PAULO. When we were visiting Brazil in late December 2015-early January 2016, I had a chance to take a trip to Visit the great city and to give a lecture at the UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO. Unhappily, the students were just returning from summer vacation and we could not extend our stay in Rio. One day, I hope...

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • EstoniaEstonia
    Title: When we were very youngCanon EOS5D

    When we were very young
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 963 W: 298 N: 2442] (11468)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-06 8:31] [+]
    Hello Will,

    This is a wonderfully engaging shot, with the little child in tears at an old door. The Old Town Section of Tallinn became a favorite area for me after a visit to Estonia in 2010. I just stored this photo in the group gallery Old Doors. I know that you like B&W, but those old doors in Tallinn would work just as well in color. What augments the photo, of course, is the presence of the child. But you've inspired me to submit an old door or two.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Screaming RedSony ILCE6300

    Screaming Red
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3599 W: 310 N: 4520] (18056)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-06 8:13]
    Hello Rob,

    What an intense red on the roof of Auberge du Trésor (I like your description "screaming red"). My guess is that the cable draped in sine-waves serve as a heating element to melt snow, and let the water flow into a gutter.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Union SquareSony DSC HX400v

    Union Square
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6788 W: 53 N: 11294] (40858) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-06 8:10]
    Hello Lars,

    I'm glad to see this photo, and to read the dedication the to Brenda Elaine, Trekearth's nominee for the "Queen of New York." We have all learned so much about the monuments and slices of every-day-life from her photos. Carol Jean and I had the pleasure of meeting Brenda a few years ago and celebrating a micro TE-meetings. She knows the modern center-of-the-world, better than anyone else. You had an excellent vantage point to see Union Square, with the Empire State Building looming in the distance. I was wondering of the subject of the Equestrian Statue. So it is George Washington. If you wandered to Central Park South, you probably saw the remarkable display of fathers of Latin American Countries also.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • EcuadorEcuador
    Title: TripletsSony Cybershot DSC-F828

    Triplets
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 39 N: 3733] (15827)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-06 7:54]
    Hello Alexandre,

    At the outset, thank you for the correction in my last post, Recife's location being in the state of Pernambuco instead of Bahia.

    Meanwhile, this is an engaging shot, with the pair of sea lions sunning themselves in a water taxi, with a third one having climbed into the workshop. So, these massive creatures actually climb into the boats without any invitations extended to them. The subdued yellow is seen in so many contexts in Brazil, has here found itself on a taxi. I imagine, the other water taxis have the same colors and similar markings.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: Falconer

    Falconer
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3426 W: 107 N: 6018] (27316)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-06 6:38]
    Hello Klaudio,

    Having just critiqued the portrait of the dancer, I wanted to see the detailed shot of the falconer with his prized bird. The composition with the dark background behind the bird and the light background behind the man presents an interesting compositional effect. These birds of prey have evidently developed an extraordinary technique in attacking their prey. Spotting their prey from a significant height, this bird initially gains speed by flapping his wings while keeping his head and beak cocked forwards in order to minimize the air resistance. As it swoops downwards at increasing speed, the trajectory describes a logarithmic, converging spiral. Usually, the logarithmic spiral is seen in static shapes, horns of rams, the shell of the chambered nautalist, the human ear... But here it is the dynamic trajectory of the bird attacking its prey that describes the shape. If this is a peregrine falcon, it is the fastest species of any animal on earth.

    As you know, birds can see only see sideways. He is looking at you!

    Regards, Klaudio,

    Bulent

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: Ramayana

    Ramayana
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3426 W: 107 N: 6018] (27316)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-06 6:37]
    Hello Klaudio,

    This is a fabulous portrait of the young dancer illuminated with soft light of flames. The light management, the details of her costume, and the lack of any blur suggest you captured her in a fleeting moment when she was still. Moreover, your note is excellent, as always.

    I like your bio page photo with the falcon on your arm.

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • NepalNepal
    Title: 2014 Synchronised WalkingNikon D800

    2014 Synchronised Walking
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 926 W: 2 N: 1368] (9737) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-05 14:31]
    Hello Kasia,

    Indeed, they are synchronized and they have their loads essentially parallel. It is a well composed shot and works well in B&W. Here is a

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: the quay

    the quay
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4659 W: 13 N: 9528] (48802)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-05 9:56]
    Hello Ourania,

    The seams in the ground tiles lead the eye toward the center of the frame creating an effective example of one-point perspective. The red ship on the right and the coat worn by one of the individuals immediately attract the eye, but it is the cat that serves as witness to the drama unfolding... slowly perhaps. This is a wonderful photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le voilierPanasonic LUMIX DMC FZ38

    Le voilier
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13561 W: 879 N: 24289] (105382)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11659] (39563) [2016-12-05 6:12]
    Bonjour mon ami Philippe,

    This is a bookmark created of a sailboat with variations of blue water and sky, and very pleasant to the eye. The water is as still as glass, making this a placid and peaceful scene in the marina.

    Warm regards, cher ami

    Bulent

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