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  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Farm Sheep IIICanon 7 D

    Farm Sheep III
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19544 W: 519 N: 33440] (142852)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493) [2015-07-04 20:03]
    Dear John,

    An amazingly bucolic scene with the sheep feasting on the lush green grass. I understand the sheep keep the grass short and close to ground, and that cows cannot graze on it afterwards. That was one of the disagreements of cattle and sheep growers in the old West.

    Two weeks ago with guests visiting us from Greece we visited George Washington's birthplace, about 50-60 km from our home. The historic house is maintained as a working farm just as the first President knew it. It is remarkable how the scene in your photograph resembles the farm with its sheep.

    Warmest regards, dear John, have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Wonders of natureNikon D90

    Wonders of nature
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 66 N: 1604] (9209) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493) [2015-07-04 19:36]
    Hello Daniel,

    The 1 sec shutter speed, coupled with a microscopic f/22 aperture has converted the rushing waters into gaseous fluid, while accentuating overall sharpness. It's an interesting idea. We must have been in the land of Fire and Ice at the same time.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Palacio de la ArtesaníaSony DSC HX200v

    Palacio de la Artesanía
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7703 W: 119 N: 14748] (81112) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493) [2015-07-04 19:22]
    Ciao Luciano,

    What a spectacular courtyard in the old palazzo. You have been treating us all to the amazing sites of Havana, and what a pleasure it has been. In this photo the composition is perfect, as are the resolution, colors and textures. The man strolling across the courtyard is wearing a New York Yankees cap, and it might be as old as some of the automobiles of the city.

    Have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Palace on the Water

    Palace on the Water
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 599 W: 21 N: 1433] (6634)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493) [2015-07-04 17:45]
    Witaj Maciej,

    Now this is majestic! You had spectacular light, and composed the scene perfectly — The reflections in the pond of just a few of the columns, the brilliant green foliage in the back, the contrast of light and dark — everything collaborating to make this perfect photo of the palace.

    Warm regards and have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: EGYPTIAN SURPRISE

    EGYPTIAN SURPRISE
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8025 W: 175 N: 13302] (58149)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493) [2015-07-04 16:53]
    Perfect timing, Jorge. It almost looks like they all posed for you. The poor girl looks petrified. The well composed shot exhibits sharpness, brilliant colors and also good composition.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Rue de la Tour GaillardeCanon EOS 60D

    Rue de la Tour Gaillarde
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6712 W: 239 N: 11645] (78372)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493) [2015-07-04 16:46]
    Bonjour Jean Jacques,

    The detailed shot of the half-timbered houses displays excellent composition, brilliant colors and textures, and razor sharpness. I was not familiar with Auxerre until I saw this photo, but it is enough to inspire a visit.

    Have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: In the port of AntibesCanon EOS 60D

    In the port of Antibes
    jjcordier Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6712 W: 239 N: 11645] (78372)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493) [2015-07-04 16:39]
    Bonjour Jean Jacques,

    Indeed, your description of a "forrest of masses" describes the scene perfectly. The shimmering reflections in the water makes this a most eye catching image. Thank your for letting us see a beautiful corner of Antibes.

    Amicalement,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Roman Baths

    Roman Baths
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1999 W: 17 N: 4048] (16230)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493) [2015-07-04 10:57]
    Hello Maria,

    This is fabulous! It's an interior I haven't seen in years. and better than I remember. When I was at Oxford, I remember visiting the Roman Baths with friends from the United States. The guide was the Director of the Roman Baths, and just as he was showing us the lead plumbing originally left there by the Romans, he mentioned that it was not known how the water was heated. I noticed there were flies walking around, unable to fly. I took him aside, and mentioned to him that sometimes where there is lead, there is also the possibility of uranium (uranium decays into lead). "This could be a natural nuclear reactor," I said. He turned red, and admitted they did know how the water was heated. There was nuclear radiation, although quite low level.

    Wearing my artist's hat, rather than a physicist's, I made a sketch of the square in front of Bath Abbey. If you get a chance, take a look at the third photo down in the left column, Bath Abbey.

    Warm regards, Maria, a very beautiful photo. Have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Swiss FoodNikon Coolpix S2800

    Swiss Food
    Zengi001 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 260 W: 54 N: 208] (2711)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493) [2015-07-04 10:45]
    Merhaba Engin Bey,

    Insanin midesi ac'ken boyle resimlere bakmamasi gerekir. Hakikaten lezetli gorunuyor -- bilhassa sebseler. Afiyet olsun.

    Selam ve saygilarimla,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Obashi houseCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Obashi house
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2504 W: 17 N: 5501] (24015)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493) [2015-07-04 10:19]
    Hello Paul,

    Indeed, the mission of Trekearth is "...to learn about the world through photography," and you've done a very good job here. I must confess I have not posted photos of interiors of Japanese homes and shops, and I must rectify that omission also. This is a lovely shot, showing a room in the foreground, and allowing a view of the other rooms and a staircase in the background. Of course, the floor covering is comprised of mats with different textures. I remember a Toshiba Receiver I had purchased three decades ago. In the instructions, translated from the Japanese to English, it said clearly, "Take care not to drop on mat."

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The towers of La RochellePentax K10D

    The towers of La Rochelle
    chrisnet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2873 W: 110 N: 5483] (21522)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493) [2015-07-04 10:10]
    Bonsoir Christian,

    You've chosen the perfect spot to show the narrow entry way into the harbor, with the two massive cylindrical towers serving as the gateway. The light is ideal, allowing you to capture colors in high fidelity, as well as the depth of field allowing the foreground and the background to appear sharp. The clouds highlighting the blue sky provide the drama of "a floating French flag."

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: London eye - Occhio di Londra

    London eye - Occhio di Londra
    cristina1 (72)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493) [2015-07-04 8:35]
    Hello Cristina,

    The unusual composition is effective, revealing the structure of the London Eye. Indeed, the edifice resembles the wheel of a racing bike. I like the perspective you've chosen to shoot this photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Abbaye Sénanque

    Abbaye Sénanque
    mayjayne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 254 W: 22 N: 654] (4267)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493) [2015-07-04 8:31]
    Hello May,

    In an unusual composition, the massive abbey appears to be sinking in a sea of lavender. This is beautiful photo, one that is aromatic and a pleasure for the eye. Have a good Sunday, May,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Lune de ce matinNikon D800

    Lune de ce matin
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 9097 W: 0 N: 14177] (127852)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493) [2015-07-04 7:15]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    The composition and the execution are excellent. I place this in the group theme The Moon....

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: ~ washer woman ~Nikon D70s

    ~ washer woman ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4626 W: 143 N: 10580] (45694)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6197 W: 468 N: 10832] (36493) [2015-07-04 7:12]
    Hello abmdsudi,

    This remarkable photo you posted from two weeks ago, it may be a slice of daily life shot, but the unusually good and simple composition, the surpassing brilliance of the colors and sharpness makes it a genuinely eye catching image. I did some minor manipulation on the photo, but could not submit it as a workshop. (I removed the distracting bag in the foreground).

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Palombara Sabina

    Palombara Sabina
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10158 W: 132 N: 20132] (128399)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 0 N: 3447] (37312) [2015-07-04 5:42]
    Hi Ciao dear Silvio, how are you here?

    Great shot as usual here and there, Silvio!
    Perfect framework with so tasteful color touch via an intentional overexposure, that makes this masterful image more and more attractive.

    All the best! Takero from rainy Tokyo

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: A Medieval Festival at WarkworthNikon D-300

    A Medieval Festival at Warkworth
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3530 W: 223 N: 8113] (32627)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 0 N: 3447] (37312) [2015-07-04 5:38]
    Hi dear Beverley

    Very interesting event for me.
    Greatly deceive moment you did catch in the perfect framework. Very clear and sharp presentation as usual, I like this color touch with getting so nice day lights.

    All the best! Takero from rainy Tokyo

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The photographer ...Canon EOS 1100D

    The photographer ...
    Giustiniani Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 202 W: 9 N: 422] (3532)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 0 N: 3447] (37312) [2015-07-04 5:35]
    Hi Bonjour dear Magaly

    Again so much implicated image as your taste!
    So intersting shot of a sereious cameraman and an innocent lady, those are so nice combination!

    All the best! Takero from rainy Tokyo

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: moody highlands

    moody highlands
    dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 586 W: 0 N: 30] (6705)



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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 0 N: 3447] (37312) [2015-07-04 2:20]
    Hi dear Dale, how are you?

    Ya exactly there are full of moody atmosphere.
    Great under exposure presentation, that makes these circumstances so attractive. Framework and composition is so admirabel to see, Great work!

    All the best and have a good Sat.! Takero

  • 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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    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 0 N: 3447] (37312) [2015-07-04 2:17]
    Hi dear Kasia

    Wow so stuning image from Himalaya.
    Full of nostalgy and poetic atmosphere. The shade on her half body is so tasteful. Her back tells something to us. Boke of background is also very attractive to see. Greatest shot!

    All the best and have a good Sat.! Takero

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