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  • NepalNepal
    Title: 2014 Misty Morning on the River RaptiNikon D800

    2014 Misty Morning on the River Rapti
    kasianowak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1083 W: 2 N: 1632] (10899)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-11 9:55]
    hello Kasia,

    The monochromatic image is a minimalist work of art. The boat fills the frame and adds a touch of definition in an otherwise amorphous setting. With the rope dangling in the water, I wonder if the anchor has been raised.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: The main hall in the National museumCanon EOS 60D

    The main hall in the National museum
    ikeharel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10051 W: 618 N: 18535] (82756)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-01 19:52]
    Hello Ike,

    This is a wonderful Victorian Era edifice. I wonder whose marble statue stands in the entrance. The style is somewhat evocative of the Smithsonian's "Gingerbread Castle," built in the mid-19th century in Washington, DC. An Englishman gave made a very large donation to the United States to build a National Museum inspired by those in Britain — in London, Manchester, and Edinburgh. Wonderful photo, Ike.

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Piazza del DuomoSony DSC HX200v

    Piazza del Duomo
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10506 W: 126 N: 19131] (100908)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-01 17:04]
    Ciao Luciano,

    I love everything associated with Leonardo — the Museum of Science and Technology, Santa Maria di Grazie (featuring the Last Supper), the Ambrosiana Library, San Satiro, all in Milan. This is fantastic shot looking down at the Piazza del Duomo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: black sand beach (II)Canon EOS Kiss X4

    black sand beach (II)
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3883 W: 91 N: 10041] (41477)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-01 16:28]
    Hello Mariusz,

    Only on the volcanic Main Island of Hawaii have I seen black sand beaches like this, although not in Maui. Are there still active volcanos in Tenerife? I will take a look at your red sand beach also.

    The Caribbean has mostly pulverized coral beaches and very white. Around Rio de Janeiro the beaches are of pulverized granite. In fact, the granite on the coast around Brazil explains why the coastline has been stable for so long that African and South American plates fit together so well.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ChileChile
    Title: Vicunha Sony Cybershot DSC-F828

    Vicunha
    LuisGustavoLima Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 258] (1120)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-01 16:21]
    Hello Luis,

    You had a wonderful face-to-face encounter with the vicuna most of us see only in zoos. The colors, sharpness, and composition are excellent.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent


  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Tourists in THE theater

    Tourists in THE theater
    giorgimer Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3430 W: 12 N: 2250] (35003)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-01 16:17] [+]
    Ciao Giorgio,

    This is fantastic photo of one of my favorite Greek amphitheaters. I was at the same spot just last year
    If you don't mind, I will put your photo in the group theme, Memorable Staircases.

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Wells-next-the-SeaFuji XT1

    Wells-next-the-Sea
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5135 W: 265 N: 11622] (46882)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-01 8:19]
    Hello Bev,

    I enjoy reading your notes as much as I love the scenery you share with us. This is a colorful scene, with the water, and boats as sharp as obsidian glass.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: La rue principaleLumix FZ300

    La rue principale
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7819 W: 0 N: 8745] (93329)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-01 8:14]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This is a wonderful panoramic image of the colorful block on La Rue Principal. The owners show independence of mind and good taste, I believe.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Varennes - 2016 - 2Nikon D7100

    Varennes - 2016 - 2
    pierrefonds Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9173 W: 108 N: 16167] (74193)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-01 8:10]
    Hello Pierre,

    I love to see photos of the fashionable homes seen on the St. Lawrence River in the Varennes. You've shared some wonderful photos with us.

    Warm regards,

    bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Zakopane VI

    Zakopane VI
    GyurMaster Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 482 W: 3 N: 1048] (8885)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-01 8:08] [+]
    Hello Gyorgy,

    This is an engaging shot, with the man in decorated leather and his master, the dog, watching over him.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Juste avant la monteeNikon D80

    Juste avant la montee
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14202 W: 156 N: 24529] (130176)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-01 8:06]
    Hello Christiane,

    Such a richly colorful image from your journey to Poland. The purple, green, blue, and white colors are all brilliant, and the photo is sharp and well composed.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Kumagaya fest. #7Canon 5D Mark3

    Kumagaya fest. #7
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2096 W: 0 N: 3684] (46529)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-01 8:04]
    Hello dear Takero,

    Your photo is endearing, with the teenage girls sipping cold water. It is also a good weather report from Kumagaya. The sharp, compact, well-composed photo is a pleasure to view. The kimonos worn by the trio have the same pattern, differing only in shades of blue/green.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: DiamantinaSamsung Pro815

    Diamantina
    lucasgalodoido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5833 W: 205 N: 6931] (23983)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-01 8:01]
    Hello Lucas,

    The is such an expansive panoramic view of município, Diamantina, that the entire city, surrounded by the barren countryside are on view.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • RomaniaRomania
    Title: Variety storeSony HX200v

    Variety store
    dekanski Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 309 W: 129 N: 858] (6278)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-01 7:54]
    Hello Aleksander,

    It is always a pleasure to study the shop windows of small shops. It's a creative choice of scenes to share with us.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Convenient cabNikon D 90

    Convenient cab
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2594 W: 1279 N: 2859] (36635)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-01 7:52]
    Hello Claude,

    It is always a pleasure to see your photos and latest commentary. But then, the pram contains her Louis Vuitton handbag, but where is the baby? Has she left the baby in the Black Cab. We have a long-running TV series, "Law and Order," where this happenstance would be highly suspect.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Other side of the Taj Mahal

    Other side of the Taj Mahal
    swapankumarroy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 493 W: 0 N: 843] (3765)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-08-01 6:47]
    Hello Swapan,

    This is a highly original shot of the grand architectural edifice, from the shores of the lazy River Yamuna. On a hot day in July 2010, I was on the other side of the building and shot The Temple of Love, before suffering a heat stroke.

    I will place this beautiful shot in the group theme, Domes, Spires and Minarets.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • Bosnia & HerzegovinaBosnia & Herzegovina
    Title: Mostar,The old bridge areaSony Alpha 6000

    Mostar,The old bridge area
    danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13028 W: 298 N: 25853] (103816)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-07-30 15:30]
    Hello dear Danos,

    What a gorgeous photo of the city, and its magnificent bridge. My son and his family recently visited the Dalmatian Coast and saw this beautiful sight. The river must be quite deep. I've seen photos of divers jumping from the bridge, and in your photo, there is a very high board (a diver is standing on it). And yet there is a person nearby who seems to be only knee-deep in the river, and others wading on the other side.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Green Mosque of BursaNikon D 90

    Green Mosque of Bursa
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13027 W: 1021 N: 25245] (123105)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-07-30 14:49]
    Hello Chris,

    I've never seen such details before in the interior of the Green Mosque's dome. The light management could not have been better.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Arrosage des vignesNikon D800

    Arrosage des vignes
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 12343 W: 0 N: 15495] (156458)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-07-30 14:46]
    Bonsoir Nicolas,

    What spectacular timing, capturing the colors of the rainbow created by the mist and the sun.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: A Peek into NYC Street LifePentax K3

    A Peek into NYC Street Life
    macjake Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6793 W: 88 N: 16366] (75465)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6790 W: 479 N: 12132] (41125) [2017-07-30 14:45]
    Hello, Craig,

    This is a wonderful shot with a pair of focal points. The first is the distant World One Trade Center, and the other is the pair of separate pedestrians. She has a ubiquitous cell phone in her hand, taking a chance texting while crossing the street. The tower rises majestically in the background. It would be sacrilegious to criticize the dual World Trade Center towers where so many lost their lives at 9-11. But (only) architecturally speaking, the new tower is much more elegant and graceful.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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