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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: the harbour of Lakki

    the harbour of Lakki
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2768 W: 5 N: 5497] (26620)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-09-01 1:16]
    Hello Ourania,

    The clouds add a lovely atmosphere to this shot from Lakki, as does the presence of the motorcycle placed nicely in the frame. It is a most alluring view.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Matching colours

    Matching colours
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4970 W: 81 N: 12503] (73437)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-09-01 1:07]
    Hello Malgorzata,

    This is indeed a Gert style photo, and one that I recently critiqued. I can identify with reunions with old (very old) physics classmates. When you mentioned the rivalry about who visited the most countries, I knew this would be have been no competition for you. I would not be able to compete with you, even though the list on my profile page is not complete.

    Warm regards, Malgo,

    Bulent

  • New ZealandNew Zealand
    Title: Hokitika Gorge

    Hokitika Gorge
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2937 W: 103 N: 5063] (22732)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 22:53]
    Hello Klaudio,

    The color of the water is reminiscent of some of the melt-water ponds in Western Canada. I remember your photo of the couple on the suspension bridge.

    In November we will be disembarking from a cruise from San Diego to Auckland (by way of Honolulu). I am thinking of hiring a car and driving to Rotorua, then Wellington, and possibly, crossing over to the South Island. Would a week allow such a crazy itinerary? Unhappily, we will not make it to Australia.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Shardview of St Paul's cathedralSony Nex 6

    Shardview of St Paul's cathedral
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2507 W: 299 N: 1650] (5757)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 22:40]
    Greetings dear Rob,

    This is an exquisite view of London, with St. Paul's providing the focal point for the scene. The absence of bright sunlight prevents harsh shadows. The depth-of-field is spectacular.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: A beautiful summer day in AsturiasCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    A beautiful summer day in Asturias
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2155 W: 17 N: 4594] (20537)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 22:33]
    Greetings Paul,

    Yes, I did wonder about the distressed atmosphere described by an incongruous title, but now I understand. It makes for a dramatic scene, expansive and appealing.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: The Lonely ManPentax K7

    The Lonely Man
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4721 W: 88 N: 10787] (52340) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 22:30]
    Greetings Craig,

    You've created a dazzling shot of the interior of Yeni Cami (New Mosque). In the dozens of times I've seen the mosque from the exterior, I have never been inside. The circles, hemispheres and ellipses created by the architect and the perspective you've chosen makes this an interesting study of conic sections.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IranIran
    Title: KermanNikon D90

    Kerman
    aliabazari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 987 W: 79 N: 1796] (11873)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 22:24]
    Salam Ali,

    There is poetry in this photo, and I wish Omar Khayyam would have described the scene. The slender branches radiate through the scene like lacework, all framed by a beautiful natural doorway.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • MyanmarMyanmar
    Title: The Spirit of GoodwillCanon EOS 1Ds Mark III

    The Spirit of Goodwill
    InasiaJones Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1426 W: 152 N: 6229] (31444)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 22:18]
    Hello André,

    Exquisite portrait of the young girl. You've capture her gentle understated smile effectively. Moreover, the resolution is as sharp as obsidian glass.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Leuven IIICanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Leuven III
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18418 W: 499 N: 31666] (135336)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 22:08]
    Dear John,

    I've known about Louvain for many years because of its famous university. I'm glad to see his gorgeous photo in brilliant sunlight and as sharp as obsidian glass. I assume Louvain and Louven are the same place.

    Warmest regards, good friend,

    Bulent

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Welcome to Russia ! (for Jason)

    Welcome to Russia ! (for Jason)
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1696 W: 12 N: 3320] (13330)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 22:04]
    Hola Maria,

    You managed the dimly lit photo very well, and composed the shot perfectly. The proprietor has a winning smile, and a brilliant red shirt to serve as a color highlight.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Chenonceau castle IXCanon 50D

    Chenonceau castle IX
    Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8105 W: 4339 N: 13947] (55127)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 21:55]
    Salam dear Didi,

    What a spectacular evening shot of the Chenonceau Castle. The light management, compositon and the associated resolution is first class. Have a wonderful vacation, Didi. I too will be traveling, and look forward to showing each other the photographic results.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Festetics Palace

    Festetics Palace
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 3 N: 387] (4948)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 21:52]
    Hello Agnes,

    Your note informs the scene exceptionally well, and the composition I am especially impressed by. Off-setting the planter to the side makes the scene more interesting than if it had been placed symmetrically, in front of the spire.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • UgandaUganda
    Title: Landscapes of Uganda -Rwenzori MountainsCanon EOS 400 D

    Landscapes of Uganda -Rwenzori Mountains
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5202 W: 95 N: 8284] (44321)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 21:47]
    Greetings Gerrit,

    5600 meters is serious height and comparable to the tallest mountain I've ascended (Mt. Ararat in Eastern Turkey). I like the composition very much with the lush green foliage in the foreground, and the majestic mountain chain in the rear.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: The MermaidOlympus E M5

    The Mermaid
    cagla Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 443 W: 6 N: 547] (3974)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 21:43]
    Merhaba Cagla hanim,

    Kopenhag'da ki denizkizi heykelini iyi bilirim, ama ilk kez Gökova'da da bir denizkizi bulundugunu ögrendim. Sahane bir fotograf. Kompozisyon, isik, renkler her biri harika.

    Selam ve saygilarimla,

    Bülent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Home, sweet homeNikon D 90

    Home, sweet home
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 1095 N: 2100] (29020)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 21:39]
    Hello Claude,

    The total package, the composition, the largely monochromatic image, the aspect ratio, is especially effective. The light in the window is at the best possible location. The graduated blue of the sky... all collaborate to make this a successful photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TunisiaTunisia
    Title: Postcard from MonastirSony DSC HX200v

    Postcard from Monastir
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6867 W: 117 N: 12872] (72509)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 21:33]
    Ciao Lucano,

    The image of the brilliant sand of the beach against a backdrop of the fortress, beautifully preserved in that dry air. Lovely composition of an exotic spot. This is also the homeland of one the most brilliant physics students I've had over the decades. I will share this with him.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: The Moomins and their MomCanon Ixus 1000 HS

    The Moomins and their Mom
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3363 W: 298 N: 7011] (37209)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 21:27]
    Greetings Gert,

    I enjoyed reading the short essay you've provided with this street scene. It's true that we usually take for granted site in our own neighborhood. Accordingly, I am not surprised that you hadn't traveled the 500 km distance to Helsinki, but routinely traveled 15 times that distance Southeast Asia.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: House on Cathedral SquareCanon EOS 1100D

    House on Cathedral Square
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6098 W: 61 N: 17725] (79823)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 21:18]
    Hello Stephen,

    Interior decorators say that it is important to have an odd number of art pieces on a wall, 1 or 3... but not 2. Here the three cars set off the building effectively. The brilliant sunlight of Malta, and the golden stone that characterizes it. I like this image very much,

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Monumento ai caduti di tutte le guerre

    Monumento ai caduti di tutte le guerre
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2300 W: 15 N: 2777] (27864)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5996 W: 457 N: 10386] (34773) [2014-08-31 21:15]
    Ciao Carlo,

    Beautiful light and resulting colors, and a good composition. The texture of the stone and the depth-of-field are exquisite.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Graslin in colourCanon EOS 60D

    Graslin in colour
    chawax Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1310 W: 26 N: 2952] (18491)



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    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1224 W: 213 N: 1531] (6485) [2014-08-31 15:57]
    Hello Olivier,
    What a beautiful rainbow! It's a great idea to add more color to cities, and this combination of bright colors and lovely architecture is very nice. Great sharpness and presentation, too.

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