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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: THE "D" TEMPLEPanasonic Lumix FZ38

    THE "D" TEMPLE
    francio64 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2711 W: 520 N: 5041] (39401)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-24 6:41]
    Ciao Francesco,

    A view of the temple from the corner as you have caught, I believe also is the best possible vantage point (2-point perspective) you could have employed. The light is fantastic. The textures of the stones, the carvings, the deep shadows and the colors are all first rate. I have visited Taormina on many occasions, but it is Siracusa, Trapani and Agrigento that I want to see most.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Tribeca -Neighborhood in NYC #2Canon EOS 60D

    Tribeca -Neighborhood in NYC #2
    Sonata11 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 59 N: 2890] (33426)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-24 6:37]
    Hello Barbara,

    In its composition, this one is similar to a photo of a street corner you posted last month. You had a gorgeous day for both shots, and you produced excellent renditions of the intersections of New York. Here you have a pedestrian who becomes a focal point. It's very effective.

    Warm regards and happy Memorial Day weekend,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Four-SquareCanon EOS5D

    Four-Square
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 676 W: 293 N: 1561] (7656)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-24 6:18]
    Hello Will,

    The puzzling title certainly elicits a view, and an invitation to read the photographers's note.
    But obviously it's more than that. As a photograph of a work of art, a real specialty in photography, it is absolutely first rate. The colors, texture and the depth-of-view are outstanding... and I enjoyed reading the note.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Abbey of Montserrat

    Abbey of Montserrat
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 990 W: 1 N: 1618] (10418)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-24 6:06]
    Greetings Pyotr,

    The composition is first rate with the crest of the mountain running diagonally. The crisp light, the resolution and colors contribute to the eye catching image. You have convinced me, the next time I go to Barcelona (later this year), I must make it a point to try to see the Montserrat Abbey.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Garden Adegem IICanon 7 D

    Garden Adegem II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19387 W: 519 N: 33240] (141961)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-24 3:36]
    Dear John,

    It helps to know the owner, and for the owner to know that you are a modern Flemish Master. I can hear the shrill sounds of the fountain in my mind. What gorgeous reds and greens, in the perfectly composed photo.

    Warm regards, dear friend,

    Bulent

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: Tulip Field IVCanon 7 D

    Tulip Field IV
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19387 W: 519 N: 33240] (141961) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-24 3:33] [+]
    Dear John,

    A field of tulips as far as the eye can see in perfect bloom, but as you mention you've removed some that are not quite ripe yet. This is in the Netherlands and not in Belgium. Can you ride there on your bike, or did you drive? There is a surreal aspect because it is so ideal.

    Warmest regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Palace CourtyardCanon EOS 1100D

    Palace Courtyard
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6704 W: 63 N: 19237] (87284)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-24 3:28]
    Hello Stephen,

    The photograph is technically first rate. Ideal lighting, sharp as obsidian glass, and featuring vivid colors of the Mediterranean sunlight. The palazzo is beautifully preserved. It's columns, arches, ironwork... are all opulent. It could date back to the Renaissance, or it could be an edifice in the neo-Renaissance design of the 30s, built by Chicago Mafia don who is in self-imposed exile. I'm relieved that even you can fail to give notes extensively researched. If it were shot by Didi, it could even be a composite of 4-5 photos seamlessly stitched together, and include the courtyard below. But it is a perfectly exposed beauty.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Aoi festival #7Canon 1D Mark‡W

    Aoi festival #7
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1658 W: 0 N: 3437] (37036)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-23 15:33]
    Hello dear Takero,

    Your chronicling of Japanese festivities and festivals are overwhelming as a collection, and extraordinary with individual photos. The colors, resolution, timing, exposure... all perfect. Have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Le cloitreLumix Digital Camera

    Le cloitre
    besnard Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4537 W: 63 N: 9235] (54259)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-23 15:27]
    Bonjour Nicole,

    I like very much the two-point perspective you've chosen for the picture of the court yard. In the foreground the columns are backlit, and in the background well illuminated. The composition and resolution are superb.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Birth of river HueznarNikon D3100

    Birth of river Hueznar
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2753 W: 0 N: 6449] (33998)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-23 15:25]
    Hello Angel,

    I love the shimmering reflections in the water. The whites, blues and greens are spectacular in the manner of a very good landscape painting.

    Warm regards, and have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Du sable et un phareCanon EOS 60D

    Du sable et un phare
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8776 W: 378 N: 8108] (87345)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-23 7:49]
    Bonjour Jean,

    Fascinating, the way the small plant swirled around in the wind to created the concentric circular pattern, and just the combed effect of the wind on the sand. In bookmark format, the photo accentuates the dynamics of the sand and wind.

    Warm regards and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Zeleno polje i oblaci sa kisom.Nikon D60

    Zeleno polje i oblaci sa kisom.
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6581 W: 2251 N: 12064] (53705)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-23 7:42]
    Hello Pavle,

    Rich soil with and the green vegetation complements the color of the soil. I particularly like the sky in this photo. Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Spring in AinokuraCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Spring in Ainokura
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2442 W: 17 N: 5351] (23413)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-23 7:28]
    Hello Paul,

    A compelling note highlights a fantastic photograph. I like this package even more than the last one you posted. The mist covered mountains serve as the backdrop for the gassho-style chalets. Well done,

    Warm regards and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • AlbaniaAlbania
    Title: Childhood memoriesNikon D7000 DSLR

    Childhood memories
    Dasius Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 18] (229)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-23 4:45]
    Hello Ardi,

    Excellent idea, excellent results! The composition, colors and resolution all collaborate to make this a first rate "slice of life" photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Chiesa di Sant’Anna – Ocosce

    Chiesa di Sant’Anna – Ocosce
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10050 W: 132 N: 19831] (126846)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-23 4:43]
    Hello Silvio,

    An A for composition, A for exposure, A for sharpness...

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • QatarQatar
    Title: Guardians of Qatar IINikon D70s

    Guardians of Qatar II
    DonGusti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 7 N: 107] (934)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6150 W: 468 N: 10723] (36133) [2015-05-23 4:40]
    Spectacular shot, Ahmad. I feel the same way about taking photos of people taking photos...and making sure to include their subjects. This is especially good, because you've included the photo your subject was taking for example.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: PrintempsNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Printemps
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5389 W: 0 N: 5263] (63979)



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5226 W: 367 N: 11049] (54125) [2015-05-23 4:30]
    Bonjour cher Serge

    It is the light, aswell as the countryside that changes when Spring arrives. I love how everything is so lumimous in this shot. The colours are brighter, more vivid and eye-catching. A delightful scene once again, one that fills me with a bit of envy as we turn into winter.

    Bonne amities
    Lisa

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: 'Wanted'Canon EOS 1100D

    'Wanted'
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6704 W: 63 N: 19237] (87284)



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5226 W: 367 N: 11049] (54125) [2015-05-23 4:27]
    Ciao Stephen

    hehehe, I'd have been tempted to ask if they wanted to buy me. A funny and characteristic Australian scene. I really love that quirky sense of humour people from the country seem to have here. You captured it nicely.

    Cheers
    Lisa

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Paris, retro moodCanon EOS 60D

    Paris, retro mood
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8776 W: 378 N: 8108] (87345)



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5226 W: 367 N: 11049] (54125) [2015-05-23 4:23]
    Salut cher Jean

    My favourite type of place, full of old architecture, interesting bookshops and cafés. I could stay in a place like this all day. Beautiful symmetry, excellent sharpness and a wonderful inviting colour.

    Bonne amities
    Lisa

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Red point

    Red point
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5746 W: 86 N: 14824] (82572)



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5226 W: 367 N: 11049] (54125) [2015-05-23 4:17]
    Cara Itchy Feet

    I see green. Green everywhere, and one little red dot. The umbrella on the bridge which is a nice contrast to the cooler colours. You did really well with the grey skies here and dull light here. Beautiful reflections and wonderful vibrant green colours despite the light difficulties. A charming place and a delightful photo.

    Un abbraccio, I hope you are relaxing now
    Lisa

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