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  • CyprusCyprus
    Title: Studying the ScriptureCanon EOS Kiss X4

    Studying the Scripture
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3028 W: 95 N: 7664] (32043)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-07 10:49]
    Witaj Mariusz,

    A superb interior shot of the interior of the mosque in Nicosia. The composition (especially with the inclusion of a worshiper), the brilliant colors, and the obsidian sharp resolution all collaborate to make this a first rate photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: The Mouth of Truth

    The Mouth of Truth
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 607 W: 21 N: 1461] (6770)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-07 10:36]
    Hello Maciej,

    Informed by a first rate note, your rendition of Bocca della Verità is very good present for Trekearth. We all like to think we are not superstitious, and as a physics professor I am especially resolved not to fear such myths. But, I must admit that before I've slipped my hand into the Bocca, I've thought of what I might have said recently that was not the entire truth, that I must be ready to pull my hand out reflexively if there is motion...

    In B&W especially, without any distraction from colors or other people, this is perfect.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Forum RomanumNikon D60

    Forum Romanum
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4040 W: 83 N: 6542] (51573)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-07 8:43]
    Hello Daniel,

    This is a "calendar like" expansive photo of the Forum Romano — sharp, colorful and well composed. Moreover, you've been gracious to provide a short but informative note.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ChinaChina
    Title: Traditional show in YunnanCanon 6D

    Traditional show in Yunnan
    lestans Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1769 W: 174 N: 2452] (17144)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-07 8:41]
    Hello Livia,

    It has been months since I came across one of your photos on Trekearth. This is a superb shot of the young man performing a traditional dance. It is colorful, well timed and sharp.]

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: uphill

    uphill
    ourania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3421 W: 5 N: 7020] (35164)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-07 8:37]
    Hello Ourania,

    The long climb up looks strenuous.

    After a Greek lady and her son visited us for a couple of days, our understanding of the Greek economy is colored by her observation. I hope this photo is not symbolic of the future of the Greek economy... after the results of the divisive referendum a few days ago.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Desert Storm Hits Las Vegas!

    Desert Storm Hits Las Vegas!
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2436 W: 0 N: 5752] (30873)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-07 8:33]
    What a dramatic photo, Eleu. There is a funnel like formation, heavy rain, a patch of blue and a sunburst effect in the same frame.

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The Muse of Discovery

    The Muse of Discovery
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2192 W: 127 N: 4157] (15647)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-06 22:17]
    Merhaba Murat Bey,

    Now this is a statue (or fragments thereof) that would get the attention of passersby. When you visited the DC area, did you get to the Washington Harbor, where the colossal statue "Awakening" by Seward Johnson is on display. The sculptor, I believe, was the heir to the Johnson and Johnson fortune, but a very talented artist who created bronzes life size everyday figures around Princeton and elsewhere. In the Awakening, a Rip Van Winkle like figure is seen waking up after a century, and his head, hands and feet are just emerging... evocative of this work.

    Thank you for identifying the iPhone 6. I gather you are happy with it.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • MalaysiaMalaysia
    Title: As the Sun Sets

    As the Sun Sets
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3241 W: 107 N: 5696] (25449)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-06 22:02]
    Hello Klaudio,

    It was in the year 2000, that I visited Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru. You had excellent light for this shot. There really appears to have been mass desertion in the past year or two. There are 8-10 photographers that I've missed. You've treated us to many memorable shots, and the wild animals from Africa are among my favorites. Rather than leaving Trekearth, you should just take a sabbatical.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Marking the wayPanasonic Lumix TZ30

    Marking the way
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 0 N: 387] (1992)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-06 21:52]
    Hello Jean,

    Rising from the lush green grass, the cross makes an eye catching edifice. It would be fun to inlay a set of stones as markers to make this structure into a sundial.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • QatarQatar
    Title: Rippled Water at Al Mourjan LoungeCanon 60D

    Rippled Water at Al Mourjan Lounge
    Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16013] (56460)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-06 21:47]
    Hello Mr. B,

    This is a splendid photo, a good demonstration of judicious composition and light management... but that $15x10^9 cost keeps resonating in my head. Will it ever pay for itself?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Time for Transhumance - VIIFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Time for Transhumance - VII
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5363 W: 64 N: 9763] (39942)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-06 21:41]
    Hello Ana,

    What a wonderful experience to trek with the shepherds and go back to our human roots. The composition is ideal, with the three young man in the foreground, holding their staffs, against a background the animals in the rugged terrain. Here shooting agains the light works well, as the people are almost silhouettes.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Blue Voyage 2015 - XIVNikon D 5000

    Blue Voyage 2015 - XIV
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5753 W: 492 N: 16136] (88220)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-06 21:37]
    Merhaba Sevgili Mesut,

    The high resolution and brilliant colors show up so much better after my recent cataracts surgery. It is similar to having the white balance reset. Beautiful shot, Mesut,

    Sevgiler,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le château de Montbrun.

    Le château de Montbrun.
    cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1202 W: 76 N: 983] (9101)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-06 21:34]
    Bonjour Adrian,

    The simple but effective vantage point you've chosen reveals the beautiful setting for this formidable castle, Le château de Montbrun. By including the colorful foreground, you've also shown the depth of field. Well done,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Canicule sur Times SquareNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Canicule sur Times Square
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5501 W: 0 N: 5350] (65369)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-06 9:24]
    Bonjour Serge,

    Only in New York would the crowds not find this scene somewhat distracting. I would have a difficult time pointing my camera at the woman, afraid that I might be regarded as a voyeur. Perfectly timed photo, well composed, "perfectly exposed" (not to play on words).

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: In a sea of colors

    In a sea of colors
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10172 W: 132 N: 20154] (128528)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-06 9:20]
    Ciao Silvio,

    This is a masterpiece of Pointillism, that would have impressed Georges Seurat. Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Between the sky and the sea.Canon EOS 5 D

    Between the sky and the sea.
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11261 W: 296 N: 22833] (89691)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-06 9:00]
    Hello Danos,

    This is a most inviting view of the crystal clear swimming pool against the waters of the Mediterranean.

    I hope that the difficult times that the people of Greece are facing after the divisive referendum will turn out to be for the better. I am personally nervous about the outcome of the referendum, but let's hope that the course ahead will be as crystal clear as the Aegean seen here.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: summer time

    summer time
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4929 W: 22 N: 8000] (58813)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-06 8:54]
    Hello dear Constantino,

    Again a most alluring photo of an island of Pythagoras and Aristarchus, a paradise of an island that I want very much to see. The waters look refreshing and crystal clear.

    I hope that the difficult times that the people of Greece are facing with the divisive decisions will turn out to be for the better. I am personally nervous about the outcome of the referendum, but let's hope that the course ahead will be as crystal clear as the Aegean seen here.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: The Blue DoorNikon D90 - Nikkor AF-S 18-200

    The Blue Door
    adramad Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5117 W: 5 N: 8681] (39806)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-06 8:44]
    Hello Luis,

    I'm glad to see you back. This is a gorgeous shot of the baby blue door, frames appropriately in a baby blue frame. Although it is not an old door as such, I thought it would be appropriate in the group theme Old Doors.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Cooling off with a Beer, Tower BridgeCanon EOS 5D Mark II

    Cooling off with a Beer, Tower Bridge
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1401 W: 397 N: 5351] (21634)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-05 11:10]
    Hello John,

    The composition, colors and resolution, as well as the depth of field, are all excellent in this unusual shot of Tower Bridge. I remember the bridge when it was green, and then when it was red, white and blue. I'm not that impressed by the decisions of the original committee, the interim committee, nor the final committee. Something subdued would be good, but especially not the Victorian green that the British cannot get away from (as we watch the matches at Wimbledon taking place at every turn is that green). Maybe an Italian or Spanish guild of artists should be consulted. I enjoyed reading your note very much,

    Bulent

  • IcelandIceland
    Title: Geothermal farmingNikon D90

    Geothermal farming
    marabu61 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 66 N: 1614] (9249)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6202 W: 468 N: 10840] (36531) [2015-07-05 8:23] [+]
    Hello Daniel,

    This, I see, was shot six days after the one of the waterfalls, and long after we had departed from Reykjavik. The exposure is ideal, revealing the sharpness, depth of field and light management in general. I had no idea that the power plant itself was lit up like a colossal light bulb. My son and his family will be visiting later this month. I will suggest to him to peruse your photos of Iceland before he embarks on his trip.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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