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  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Palaiokastritsa Beach

    Palaiokastritsa Beach
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 22 N: 10221] (72102)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-26 14:34]
    Hello dear Constantino,

    I have visited a number of beaches on the Island of Corfu, but Palaiokastritsa Beach was not one of them. This is a lovely panoramic scene.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: White weapon...Canon EOS 30D

    White weapon...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7935 W: 157 N: 12203] (110707)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-26 14:32]
    Hello Krzysztof,

    That is an impressive collection of swords, including I believe some Ottoman scimitars. Set against a silk tapestry, it makes a powerful display of warfare from just a few centuries back.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Man at an exhibition

    Man at an exhibition
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1549 W: 244 N: 2485] (9818)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-26 14:29]
    Hello Brenda,

    It's an unusual composition, a contrast in colors and textures. Your essays are always fun to read, mini-essays of sort.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Plaza Premium Lounge, YYZ

    Plaza Premium Lounge, YYZ
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4089 W: 167 N: 8635] (32174)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-26 14:26]
    Merhaba Murat Bey,

    What I like about this rather funky scene is, of course, the shapes, but also the colorful and well-lit scene through the tunnel, but also the contrast between the color and the B&W areas. You captured the scene well.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: God was not busy that day.

    God was not busy that day.
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3719 W: 76 N: 5752] (46364)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-26 14:23]
    Hello Serghei,

    Your photo has a well-chosen title. I'm glad you got to meet Brenda. We too had a lovely visit with her a few years ago.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Gdansk II

    Gdansk II
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 468 W: 3 N: 1002] (8539)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-26 14:19]
    Hello Gyorgy,

    Your choice of B&W perfectly describes the conditions of the day. It's a high-resolution image with plenty of contrast. I have great memories of Gdansk from my only visit there in 1990.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Palm housePanasonic Lumix TZ70

    The Palm house
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 1521] (6569)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-26 7:01]
    Hello Jean,

    This is a novel and very successful detail shot. Through the windows, one can see the exterior, replete with resplendent colors.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Rotonda di San Lorenzo

    Rotonda di San Lorenzo
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12977 W: 132 N: 26310] (157629)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-26 6:59]
    Hello Silvio,

    The 11th-century church is well preserved, and, thanks to you, very well photographed. The composition, colors, depth-of-field, and the exposure are all exquisite.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwedenSweden
    Title: Fixing something

    Fixing something
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6354 W: 399 N: 12745] (61748)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-25 4:40]
    Hello Gert,

    The two photos are related in theme. Here the bright colors are complementary and can lift one's spirit. As Beverly (Royaldevon) points out, it is reminiscent of
    • How many workmen does it take to replace a lightbulb? The answer is six. Six, one to screw in the bulb, and the others to turn the room around.
    In the United States, we have many variations, by state, by gender...
    • In Virginia, six. One to screw in the bulb, five to remind us how the earlier one was better.
    • Among feminists, fifteen. One to screw in the bulb, fourteen to be supportive.
    • At Johns Hopkins University, two. One to stand on the ladder, a second one to kick out the ladder.
    • In New York, "What's it to you! It's none of your business."

    From your photo, I can see that the workmen are much more efficient.
    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The Shard DistortedSony DSC HX400v

    The Shard Distorted
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7578 W: 53 N: 12657] (46444)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-24 18:50]
    Hello Lars,

    My last visit to the UK was in 2011, no wonder I don't remember seeing the Shard. I was curious about the undistorted appearance of the building and just looked it up. I will place it in the group theme City reflections.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Canon G3

    Château fort
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14459 W: 880 N: 26243] (113929)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-24 18:40]
    Bonjour mon cher ami Philippe,

    The well-preserved castle reveals its age, the narrow arrow slits must have been used before gun powder became available for a new age of canons and muskets. The clear blue sky provides a good background.

    Warm regards, Philippe,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: CAPTAIN

    CAPTAIN
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3719 W: 76 N: 5752] (46364)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-24 18:34]
    Hello Serghei,

    You captured a humorous moment of a boy being a boy! The high definition of the photo reveals each strand of the child's curly mop! How many visits have you made so far to the United States?

    Warm regards to you and your family,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Beached BoatFuji XT1

    Beached Boat
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5011 W: 256 N: 11382] (45999)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-24 16:39]
    Hello Bev,

    The drama you've captured just resonates! The colors, the stark contrasts, the textures — they all collaborate to create a fabulous prow. The sky is one that El Greco would have loved.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Kablovi na stubuNikon D300

    Kablovi na stubu
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8791 W: 2596 N: 15573] (68722)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-24 16:36] [+]
    Hello Paja,

    What complex arrangement of cables — some high voltage, others for communication. But how can these be sorted. Are they all in use, or are new ones just added without eliminating the useless cables?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IsraelIsrael
    Title: Just painted...Canon EOS 60D

    Just painted...
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9914 W: 618 N: 18347] (82068)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-24 16:31] [+]
    Hello Ike,

    What a wonderful mural, and photographed it to perfection! The light must have been perfect to capture the colors so brilliantly. Did you actually shoot it from a bus?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Drongengoed routeCanon EOS 5 D Mark II

    Drongengoed route
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 22903 W: 523 N: 37764] (164032)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 479 N: 12117] (41081) [2017-07-24 10:47]
    Dear John,

    I can't believe. Today we are actually next-door-neighbors. As usual, you've posted a very good shot with unusually good depth-of-field. Standing just on the side of the riding path, you've shown the parallel lines converging into the distance, with the lovely trees and foliage framing the scene.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Milky Fall under the blue sky

    Milky Fall under the blue sky
    swapankumarroy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 823] (3679)



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    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3719 W: 76 N: 5752] (46364) [2017-07-22 14:04]
    Namaste, Swapan,
    Great! Excellent contribution to the waterfall theme on the Trekearth. Amazing scene indeed. I do know another Milky Fall in the East part of Goa State. But your photo is really more impressive. Thumbs up!
    Best wishes!
    Serghei

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: Quo vadis?

    Quo vadis?
    Energysavingelk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 269 W: 1 N: 612] (3116)



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    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3719 W: 76 N: 5752] (46364) [2017-07-22 13:56]
    Hallo, Sven,
    Well, this is part of history today. Although we still can meet Trabants on the street of Eastern Europa. Wartburg was not so popular symbol of der DDR. Good title and good presentation of the street artwork! TFS!
    Best wishes to you from Urals!
    Serghei

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Murals behind MugsiesNikon Coolpix AW100

    Murals behind Mugsies
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4089 W: 167 N: 8635] (32174)



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    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3719 W: 76 N: 5752] (46364) [2017-07-22 13:30]
    Hello, Murat, my neighbor today!
    I heard something about the Amishes. Are they like Mormons?
    This is very picturesque photo, good report about so unusual theme, thanks for the informative note.
    Best!
    Serghei

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Wall paintings in Berlin

    Wall paintings in Berlin
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6354 W: 399 N: 12745] (61748)



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    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3719 W: 76 N: 5752] (46364) [2017-07-22 13:14]
    Hello, Gert,
    If we have talk about the squatters and the artists so would be better to visit Christiania in Copenhagen, but we can't take the photos in this exotic place, unfortunately.
    This is very clever composition and reminds me a art book page with a field for comments. Well seen.
    Best!
    Serghei

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