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  • FinlandFinland
    Title: MercedesSony DSC HX200v

    Mercedes
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7856 W: 120 N: 15056] (82472) *



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    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5304 W: 368 N: 11234] (55086) [2015-08-28 5:59]
    Caro Luciano

    ooooh che bella. Adoro questo capolavoro. I toni azzurri ed argenti sono veramente spettacolare. La resa cromatica e' super ed adoro i riflessi. Un grande colpo di occhio. 10 e lode!

    Un abbraccio
    Lisa

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Old tenements by nightNikon D7100

    Old tenements by night
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9235 W: 271 N: 2758] (100088)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-28 5:20]
    Witaj Aleksander,

    A superb shot just past blue hour, and I see that it took a shutter speed of 1/15 second and a very large aperture of f/4.5. The moon is the star, but the random arrangement of lit windows complements the moon.

    Warm regards, and have a good weekend.

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le Jet ski rougeNikon D80

    Le Jet ski rouge
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11718 W: 154 N: 20576] (111339)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-27 5:32]
    Bonjour Christiane,

    Gorgeous composition and colors in the marina in Saint-Cyprien. Together with the note, this is a very good Trekearth contribution.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: Kruske krajem avgusta  ...Nikon D60

    Kruske krajem avgusta ...
    pajaran Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6770 W: 2383 N: 12396] (54997)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-26 7:40]
    Hello Pavle,

    No photograph can inspired me more to go to the Farmer's Market in historic Virginia (where I live) to purchase some pears. Indeed, it is a collection of three photos, beautifully composed and presented.

    Thank you,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Talmont sur Gironde

    Talmont sur Gironde
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3098 W: 23 N: 3661] (38601)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-25 14:14]
    Ciao Carlo,

    The earthy colors of the stone and ground complement the entire image of the Romanesque church. A beautiful photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SyriaSyria
    Title: Dead lion

    Dead lion
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6090 W: 91 N: 15788] (86341)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-25 13:56]
    Hello Malgorzata,

    Excellent photo, and even better commentary on the state of affairs. I have been working on my new book, "No Ordinary Genius," focusing on five transformative geniuses Leonardo, Shakespeare, Newton, Beethoven and Einstein. None of the 26 Nobel Laureates I've met qualify (they are all "ordinary geniuses," except for two perhaps, Dirac and Feynman). Genius has its limitations, stupidity and ignorance has no limitations whatsoever. Do you remember the two colossal Buddha statues in Bamyan, Afghanistan?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Town Hall Kortrijk IICanon 7 D

    Town Hall Kortrijk II
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 19781 W: 519 N: 33746] (144176)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-24 10:15]
    Dear John,

    This is a very beautiful architectural portrait of the city hall in Kortrijk. It is so well preserved despite its age, and continued evolution through two centuries. Your photo demonstrates the best of two point perspective. The absence of crowds and cars gives it a early 20th century atmosphere,

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Detail...Canon EOS 30D

    Detail...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5696 W: 157 N: 8016] (89977)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-24 1:50]
    Witaj Krzysztof,

    I have always found appealing Lion's head door knockers. This is a well exposed, albeit simple photo, showing how well the knocker and the dark wood finish on the door complement each other.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le Miroir d'Eau

    Le Miroir d'Eau
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 0 N: 2571] (18003)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-23 21:18]
    Hello Dear Gigi,

    Such color and depth of field in this photo. The great German physicist Heisenberg once said, "Never underestimate how much pleasure it gives a man to see what he already knows. I know this lovely boulevard in Nice.

    Warm regards to your family,

    Bulent

  • IndonesiaIndonesia
    Title: ~ portrait ~ NIKON D200

    ~ portrait ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4754 W: 146 N: 10877] (46836) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-23 7:52]
    Hello Abmdsudi,

    This is a very beautiful portrait, placed well in the photo. The dark background and the woman's olive skin are very effective together. If you don't mind, I will offer a ws as an alternative. It is meant only to show you alternate point of view, where the woman is looking inward toward the frame, rather than out ward. Also, to put one eye, her right on the vertical bisector of the frame. This was a scheme used by the greatest portrait artists in history, including Leonardo and Rembrandt. I hope you don't mind. Since you haven't indicated you allow workshop I am just including it as a comment,

  • ArgentinaArgentina
    Title: Argentina 2015 nº 007 - LAS VUELTAS!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Argentina 2015 n 007 - LAS VUELTAS!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9384 W: 58 N: 12847] (69936) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-22 19:48]
    Hello Neyvan,

    Superb shot from Argentina, the backlit image creates a veritable mirror like reflection in the river. No wonder you had terrible weather. In July that would be the middle of winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Duty of HonorNikon D90

    Duty of Honor
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1502 W: 0 N: 3278] (15302)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-22 13:53]
    Hello Miro,

    The changing of the guard is an eye catching process in Athens, with the unique uniforms the soldiers where. It's interesting that physically these fellows have to be imposing, minimum 1.87 m (over 6'1"). That I did not know.

    Warm regards and enjoy Sunday,

    Bulent

  • Czech RepublicCzech Republic
    Title: A study of stones

    A study of stones
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4076 W: 331 N: 8972] (45167)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-22 13:49]
    Hello Gert,

    The patterns of cobblestones of various sizes makes a good study of mathematical mosaics semicircles, rectangles, variety of stones, parallels, diagonals... The bird's eye view of the scene, including the pedestrian, is simple but eye catching.

    Have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Wish I was not here..

    Wish I was not here..
    Tigerlily Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 230 W: 33 N: 427] (3299)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-22 13:35]
    Hello Jasmine,

    I'm flattered you remembered my photo "strongman of Mallorca." They are getting more and more complicated and I've now seen 3-4 better than mine, but your is by far the best!

    Warm regards, and enjoy the rest of your weekend,

    Bulent

  • IranIran
    Title: Iranian Ancient Sport

    Iranian Ancient Sport
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3281 W: 107 N: 5776] (25787)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-21 20:38] [+]
    Hello Klaudio,

    The photo is somewhat puzzling, showing the group performing nothing more than pushups. I wish i could have heard their music. Your note is most engaging. I know there is a strong tradition of wrestling in Iran, just as there always has been in Turkey.

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Temple of ApolloNikon D 90

    Temple of Apollo
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-21 20:30] [+]
    Hello Chris,

    I'm glad you showed the pristine Mediterranean in the back. Not far from Side is Perge, the town known for the 2nd Century BC mathematician, Appolonius. And on a mountaintop are the ruins of Termessos. Did your travels take you to those two ruins also?

    Have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • AlbaniaAlbania
    Title: Blue Eye ReservoirNikon D 90

    Blue Eye Reservoir
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10784 W: 994 N: 20800] (104127)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-21 7:12] [+]
    Hello Chris,

    This to me looks like a massive oasis, set against barren hills. Albania is one country I would love to see, and I am grateful for your photos and notes. Speaking of "selfies," there was a first class image posted by Jean Claude Dresch. I am from a generation that does not shoot selfies, but I just purchased a couple of monopod extensions for my offspring to use. They shoot selfies.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Dzar-dzong GompaNikon D5300

    Dzar-dzong Gompa
    Highmountains Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 300 W: 38 N: 653] (2584)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-21 6:55]
    Hello Arunava,

    Your essay puts the sorry state of the monastery in perspective, the mud brick walls, holding the prayer wheels about to collapse. Of course, for me it is the mountainous setting, the massive chain of the Himalayas that captures the eye. Excellent colors and depth of field,

    Have a good Sunday,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: ChicagoSony DSC HX400v

    Chicago
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5166 W: 53 N: 8679] (28986)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-21 6:51]
    Dear Lars,

    Chicago really does have a special beauty with its pristine architecture near Chicago River. I haven't walked on those streets in many years, and when I was there last, the freezing and howling wind in January made the tears in my eyes freeze. But I could picture this summer scene in my own mind, wishing it was warmer. Well you had the best weather. Have a good weekend,

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Rothenburg ob der Tauber XNikon D3100

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber X
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2899 W: 2 N: 6784] (35741)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6265 W: 469 N: 10958] (36948) [2015-08-21 6:47]
    Hello Angel,

    You've chosen an extraordinary view of the bend in the road, showing the lovely house in Bavaria, with a northern European design, but with Chinese style flanged roof. The brilliant red and yellow is so characteristic of Bavarian architecture.

    Warm regards and best wishes for a weekend,

    Bulent

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