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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Conversation sur la placeNikon D-300

    Conversation sur la place
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7393 W: 0 N: 7995] (88141)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6698 W: 479 N: 11902] (40373) [2017-03-23 8:05]
    Bonjour Serge,

    I have not visited the Ardennes, but I like your photo very much. The statue overseeing the small group of in the square makes a humorous scene. The cobble stones, or parquet, are laid out in concentric patterns but in sections radiating outward from the fountain. It's a very good capture with excellent depth of field.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • CubaCuba
    Title: A windy marriageSony DSC HX200v

    A windy marriage
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9905 W: 123 N: 18317] (97487)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6698 W: 479 N: 11902] (40373) [2017-03-23 8:00]
    Ciao Luciano,

    This is such an alluring scene, a small table under an awning, with the endless sea creating the background. The Caribbean is one of the most beautiful areas of the world. I have never visited Cuba, but I am still hoping... one day.

    I put this image into the group theme, Paradise on Earth.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Porte ornementalePanasonic LUMIX DMC FZ38

    Porte ornementale
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13916 W: 880 N: 25127] (109124)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6698 W: 479 N: 11902] (40373) [2017-03-23 7:50]
    Bonjour mon cher ami, Philippe,

    The composition with the stained glass window (in the left door) makes an effective counterpoint to the open door on the right. Through the latter we are looking out in the courtyard where the massive stonework is on display. This structure displays form and function. Beautiful elements, built to last.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: I Carry My Spoon With Me

    I Carry My Spoon With Me
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3503 W: 107 N: 6154] (27894)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6698 W: 479 N: 11902] (40373) [2017-03-23 7:46]
    Hello Klaudio,

    A spoonbill! I've never seen them in the wild or in a zoo. This is a nice portrait of the feathered creature, but like other birds, I don't think he is looking at the photographer with his head turned right at the lens. Like other birds, I suspect you caught him looking off to the sides.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: "Water-of-Leith" trail #3Canon EOS 60D

    "Water-of-Leith" trail #3
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9412 W: 615 N: 17206] (78161)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6698 W: 479 N: 11902] (40373) [2017-03-23 7:24]
    Hi Ike,

    Form and function. It is attractive with the smooth gentle curve, and it is built to last. The pair of orthogonal additions serving to buttress the wall are nicely included in your photo, from last fall. the aspect ratio 16:9 yields a value of 1.777... I have never figured it out but camera and television makers have never embraced the golden ratio of 1.618, known to be pleasing to the eye. It's too bad that they don't make screens 16.2:10, instead of 16:9.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Beach towerCanon EOS 60D

    Beach tower
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10650 W: 372 N: 9003] (103027)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6698 W: 479 N: 11902] (40373) [2017-03-22 21:14]
    Bonjour Jean,

    A colorful and inviting scene of the famous beach. March certainly is an ideal time to be there. In the background I can see the Breakers of Miami.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Me&Me

    Me&Me
    eayyildiz (36)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6698 W: 479 N: 11902] (40373) [2017-03-22 21:09]
    Merhaba Erol Bey,

    Trekearth'e hos geldiniz. Bu sahane fotografa bayildim. Ellerinize saglik.

    Selam ve saygilarimla,

    Bulent

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Gugutke na klimiNikon D300

    Gugutke na klimi
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8330 W: 2586 N: 14736] (65664)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6698 W: 479 N: 11902] (40373) [2017-03-22 2:37] [+]
    Hello Pavle,

    Doves are social birds, almost always seen in pairs. You had a very good vantage point to capture the two "love birds."

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: 'A Gentleman of the Old School'

    'A Gentleman of the Old School'
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 378 W: 3 N: 896] (7271)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6698 W: 479 N: 11902] (40373) [2017-03-20 6:29] [+]
    Hello Gyorgy,

    Your first digital experience already revealed you as a first rate photographer. The composition, colors, exposure, sharpness, and depth-of-field are all exquisite. The D80 served you well. Is that the camera you still use? I went in 2008 from a D70 to a D200. Of course, newer models followed... with lighter bodies, faster exposure, automatic ccd dust removers...

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Maiko 2017 #7Canon 1DX

    Maiko 2017 #7
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2042 W: 0 N: 3639] (45107)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6698 W: 479 N: 11902] (40373) [2017-03-20 3:40]
    Hello Takero San,

    There is a lovely porcelain-like quality to the geisha's complexion. The footwear must be very difficult to balance and walk on, however. This week we will know about the Tokyo visit and seeing you.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Accurate ResearchSony Nex 6

    Accurate Research
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3785 W: 311 N: 5056] (20314)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6698 W: 479 N: 11902] (40373) [2017-03-20 3:38]
    Hello Rob,

    This is a perfect candidate for the group theme Pictures at an Exhibition II, indeed it is as much about the visitor to the exhibition as the exhibition itself.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: For off piste skiingCanon EOS 60D

    For off piste skiing
    jemaflor Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10650 W: 372 N: 9003] (103027)



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5658 W: 369 N: 12317] (59772) [2017-03-19 21:43]
    Cher Jean

    A minimalist photo that is visually so attractive. I love the duo of blue and white and the striking patterns made on the huge mountain by the skiers. The skiers look like ants in contrast to the mountain. Excellent work and use of light and shade.

    Bonne amities
    Lisa

  • SpainSpain
    Title: La Fortaleza de Chipude

    La Fortaleza de Chipude
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5592 W: 277 N: 10294] (82278)



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5658 W: 369 N: 12317] (59772) [2017-03-19 21:41]
    Dear Denis

    A superb photo caught in perfect light conditions and from the perfect POint of View. You have captured the stunning symmetry of the rock and also the wonderful colours it exudes in the late afternoon light. A stunning photo with exquisite sharpness and depth of field.

    Warmest wishes
    Lisa

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Bantry BayCanon EOS 60D

    Bantry Bay
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4144 W: 26 N: 9206] (33584)



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5658 W: 369 N: 12317] (59772) [2017-03-19 21:39]
    Ciao Noel

    I love the simplicity of this shot. The light certainly wasn't doing you any favours, but you still managed a superb photo, making the best of really difficult light conditions. The symmetry is stunning and I love those silvery-grey colours. I remember your shot of the memorial to the victims of the plane crash, and the weather conditions, so added brownie points for you waking up at daft o'clock to get the shot.

    Cheers and a happy week to you
    Lisa

    PS: there certainly is a stone willy theme very popular in Ireland. I don't understand why

  • CambodiaCambodia
    Title: a little shy!Nikon D70s

    a little shy!
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5866 W: 152 N: 13038] (57606)



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5658 W: 369 N: 12317] (59772) [2017-03-19 21:35]
    Ciao Abmdsudi

    Yes a little shy, but that really is the beauty of the woman. The way you have composed this shot is exquisite. Even the small droplets of sweat on her face are evident, which add to the story of this enigmatic princess. The tight framing is expertly judged and you have finessed the light superbly. Not an easy thing to do with backlight and your subject wearing a hat. Excellent work as per usual and a pleasure to critique, as usual.

    Warmest wishes
    Lisa

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The immigrants

    The immigrants
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1487 W: 235 N: 2341] (9348)



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5658 W: 369 N: 12317] (59772) [2017-03-19 21:33]
    Ciao dear Brenda

    I love this photo and congratulations on posting it. As you say, we're living through some very dark times and it is important to speak out against the xenophobia which is gripping so many countries at the moment. And I've seen that the act of speaking out can be a very dangerous occupation in your country at the moment. I wish you all the best and thank you for this important contribution.

    Hugs and solidarity
    Lisa

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Serviceable?Canon 5 D Mark II

    Serviceable?
    Energysavingelk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 226 W: 1 N: 525] (2808)



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5658 W: 369 N: 12317] (59772) [2017-03-19 21:29]
    Ciao dear Sven

    This castle reminded me a little of the ones we see in Scotland. It is very beautiful and I see it has been turned into a hotel. Anything to keep and maintain it, I suppose. The vineyard below is beautifully composed, I can imagine this would look lovely and green in the summer and spring. Excellent work, thanks for sharing.

    Cheers
    Lisa

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Little mountain railwayCanon 7D

    Little mountain railway
    ktanska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3677 W: 59 N: 4666] (29223)



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5658 W: 369 N: 12317] (59772) [2017-03-19 21:22]
    Ciao Kari

    A classic scene indeed. The train looks like a toy. Excellent vertical frame, adding even more depth. The definition of the mountains beyond is really awesome and your colours and light are flawless and so natural.

    Nice work, thanks for sharing
    Lisa

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: KARADENIZ KIYILARI-VINikon D810

    KARADENIZ KIYILARI-VI
    GFSSD-1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 32 N: 84] (4298)



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5658 W: 369 N: 12317] (59772) [2017-03-19 21:20]
    Merhaba dear Recep

    This land and seascape reminds me so much of the southern parts of Australia. Beautiful golden light and superb definition on the rocks. A delightful, peaceful scene, well done.

    Warmest wishes
    Lisa

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Thessaloniki's sunset

    Thessaloniki's sunset
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5875 W: 22 N: 9693] (69566)



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5658 W: 369 N: 12317] (59772) [2017-03-19 21:19]
    Dear Costantino

    What beautiful pastel colours and people in silhouette. I love the soft light and the feeling of relaxation that your photo represents. Hopefully the weather is getting warmer in your part of the world, and the beautiful Mediterranean summers will once again feature in your photos, to help us Southern Hemisphere people get through our winter.

    Warmest wishes
    Lisa

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