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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Chaplins NomadicCanon EOS 60D

    Chaplins Nomadic
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 12 N: 6301] (22062)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-18 15:06]
    Hello Noel,

    Charlie Chaplin, virtually transparent in this statue, provides as an eye catching image for the Harland and Wolff Shipbuilding Yard. Your note is fabulous, informative and entertaining.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: HusavikNikon D90

    Husavik
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 719 W: 62 N: 1322] (7789)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-18 15:00] [+]
    Hello Daniel,

    With the dramatic sky as a backdrop, I like this image very much. Just a month ago we were in Reykjavik, just a day after you shot this photo. (Note: in your last sentence do you mean "protestants" or "protestors?"

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Lascia il fucile

    Lascia il fucile
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2395 W: 18 N: 2929] (29309)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-18 14:56]
    Ciao Carlo,

    This is immediately an eye catching photo, well composed and exposed, exuding considerable tension.

    Have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Runner ICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Runner I
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18578 W: 504 N: 31966] (136580)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-17 4:09]
    Dear John,

    This is a very beautiful sunburst effect, creating a pyramid of light. The presence of the jogger is very effective to create a small amount of symmetry-breaking, and making the composition much more interesting.

    Warm regards and have a good weekend. Next week we are starting a new adventure. I will post some photos along the way, or upon my return.

    Incidentally, at the end of my note for "Fish out of water," I added:

    "IMPORTANT:

    After reading my good friend, John Maenhout's note, I thought I would repost the photo. But then, rather than reposting it, I decided to make the two corrections he suggested and post the photo to workshop. He had suggested, #1 making the sea absolutely level, and #2 reducing the pixelation. John was absolutely right. Please, see the the Altered Image and compare side by side."

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: iron birdLEICA V Lux 2

    iron bird
    berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4906 W: 197 N: 6362] (35318)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-16 21:27]
    Merhaba Burak Bey,

    I never cease to be astounded by the drama of the Grand Canyon The muddy river, perhaps the Colorado, has been scouring the mile deep canyon for only ten million years, but it has carved the land to a billion years past. The presence of the helicopter is a bonus.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: To be tuckled but-Canon 1Ds

    To be tuckled but-
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1597 W: 0 N: 3362] (34916)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-16 21:18]
    Hello my friend, Takero,

    As an action shot, your photo captures it all... the drama of the rugby game, the expressions of the players, the resolution and colors. Well done,

    Warm regards, Takero,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Casina delle civette # 4Canon EOS 700D

    Casina delle civette # 4
    Romano46 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1090 W: 0 N: 2643] (16584)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-16 21:16]
    Ciao Romano,

    What an unusual structure, created as a patchwork of additions of different style. Your photograph and note are excellent. The jury is out about the harmony of the design... I don't see very much harmony.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: facade miroirSony A77

    facade miroir
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1471 W: 122 N: 1145] (16873)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-16 20:27]
    Bonjour Roland,

    I remember this beautiful building from our tour of the city of Reykjavik and its surround area. What makes it so dramatic of course are the reflection. I think, it is a very good candidate for the group theme, City reflections.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PhilippinesPhilippines
    Title: Lonely treeCanon EOS 400 D

    Lonely tree
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5313 W: 95 N: 8457] (45745)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-16 2:59]
    Hello Gerritt,

    You've composed a tranquil image with the solitary tree as the focal point. The colors, depth of field and resolution are all first class.

    I just had a chance to read your succinct, albeit extremely interesting note on your profile page. I imagine you came on this road on your bike. And I was fascinated to read about your employment in the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.

    We are near neighbors today.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: CACTUS & TAURUS (turkish files #45)

    CACTUS & TAURUS (turkish files #45)
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3087 W: 68 N: 4489] (38783)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-16 1:59]
    Hello Serghei,

    You've composed and exposed this scene with extraordinary depth-of-field. Moreover, you've taught me about the Toros (or Taurus Mountains) in Turkey. Now that I think about it, it makes sense that it is a chain created from folding in tectonic plate collision.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: St John's Gardens on a rainy dayCanon EOS 1100D

    St John's Gardens on a rainy day
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6147 W: 61 N: 17883] (80537)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-15 23:44]
    Hello Stephen,

    You've provided a fascinating note to accompany the photo of St. John's Gardens. I looked at the vegetation trying to ascertain how far along you were in Autumn, but then I saw that the photo was taken in July. I imagine those bronze statues would also make a good photo.

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: uprising

    uprising
    erhan1958 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1172 W: 158 N: 374] (14803)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-15 15:01]
    Merhaba Erhan Bey,

    Insanlarin birbirine yaptiklari eziyete insan inanamiyor — burada ilk Almanlarin, sonra da Ruslarin. Ustelik de hiç bir sey degismiyor. Güzel bir fotograf, ellerinize saglik,

    Sevgi ve saygilarimla,

    Bülent

  • IranIran
    Title: PersepolisNikon D90

    Persepolis
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1086 W: 90 N: 2029] (13195)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-14 20:59]
    Salam Ali,

    This is the first photograph I have seen that shows so much of the famous historic site. I remember when Shah Reza Pehlavi celebrated the 2500 year anniversary in 1971.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • MoroccoMorocco
    Title: 'sunrise in desert'

    'sunrise in desert'
    haydn Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 14 N: 27] (258) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-14 15:58]
    Hello Hahn,

    This is an exquisite photo, one of the most dramatic camel caravan I have ever seen. Cropping it in a long rectangle was wise. It accentuates the length of the caravan set against a rising sun.

    Warm regards,

    bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: "Nellie"Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    "Nellie"
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1277 W: 393 N: 4781] (19228)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-13 6:51]
    Hello John,

    Excellent capture of Nellie against a totally no-distracting black background. Anyone who can scowl as this young lady can must be a good actress. Regarding her voice, I will take you word. "South Pacific" is one of my favorite musicals of all time, especially since I made it to Tahiti and Moorea twice to feel that atmosphere.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IranIran
    Title: Naharkhoran parkNikon D700 fx

    Naharkhoran park
    sabermonajati Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1269 W: 65 N: 566] (9019)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6019 W: 457 N: 10452] (35043) [2014-10-13 6:43]
    Hello Saber,

    You captured a magnificent autumn scene. Gorgan is a little bit farther ahead into Autumn than we are here in the mid-Atlantic Coast of the United States. The trees are just beginning to turn here. I like the back lit scene.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: ~ fleeting glance ~Nikon D70s

    ~ fleeting glance ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4126 W: 141 N: 9508] (41134)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1597 W: 0 N: 3362] (34916) [2014-10-13 5:13]
    Hi Abmdsudi YTH

    Lagi dong Great portrait! Hebat dan astaga!
    You are a master of portrait!

    All the best, Takero from Tokyo

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: the carousel

    the carousel
    wolf38 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4262 W: 108 N: 3301] (31014)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1597 W: 0 N: 3362] (34916) [2014-10-13 5:12]
    Hi dear Wolfgang, how are you recently?

    Very very natsural and casual snap image in an amusement park. So well considered position and proportion are so admirable na dremarkable to observe, Great image indeed!

    All the best, Takero from Tokyo

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Pictures from the Gallery

    Pictures from the Gallery
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5048 W: 81 N: 12880] (74963)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1597 W: 0 N: 3362] (34916) [2014-10-13 5:09]
    Hi again dear Malgo

    Ya this is heartwaming and a little funny postcard.
    Natural daylight effect is so fantatsic to see.
    Does she notice you? I hope not------.

    All the best, Takero from Tokyo

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Runner ICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Runner I
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18578 W: 504 N: 31966] (136580)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1597 W: 0 N: 3362] (34916) [2014-10-13 5:07]
    Hi Bosior again dear John

    Ya great shot again! Presentation of sunlight leaking from the leaves gap is outstndingly marvelous and fashinating, Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    All the best, Takero from Tokyo

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