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  • MexicoMexico
    Title: Grand Ball Court in Chichen ItzaCanon EOS 60D

    Grand Ball Court in Chichen Itza
    Sonata11 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2767 W: 59 N: 2923] (33675)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6240 W: 469 N: 10905] (36771) [2015-08-03 23:26]
    Hello dear Barbara,

    In pre-digital days I took dozens of slides of the ball court in Chichen Itza, but your expansive shot shows it off better than any of my photos. I like very much the colors of the grass and the stones walls.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Postcard from Bruges

    Postcard from Bruges
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1354 W: 0 N: 2526] (17747)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6240 W: 469 N: 10905] (36771) [2015-08-03 23:21]
    Bonjour cherrie, Gigi,

    I have always wanted to see Bruges, and in your photo I get a good idea of its 17th century (and older) building. Our good friend John Maenhout has been very generous with his photos from Bruges, and recently we watched "Salamander," the TV series making the Belgium and Bruges very alluring.

    Warmest regards, Gigi,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Bleu Lavande

    Bleu Lavande
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1354 W: 0 N: 2526] (17747)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6240 W: 469 N: 10905] (36771) [2015-08-03 23:12]
    Hello dear Gigi,

    What magnificent colors, and what magnificent aroma. I can almost smell this brush. You chose a symmetric vantage point to view this scene.

    Warmest regards,

    Bulent

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Pyjamas photo session (0:34)

    Pyjamas photo session (0:34)
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6015 W: 91 N: 15532] (85407)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6240 W: 469 N: 10905] (36771) [2015-08-03 15:05]
    Hello Malgorzata,

    Whenever I see photo of the wilderness of Norway, I picture in my mind's eye the Vikings. No doubt they wandered into this cove one time or another. This is a serene view in the middle of summer. You asked whether we had ever been Lofoten, we have not. We have been to the North Cape a couple of times and remember having a photo taken at midnight with a clock right behind us, without any artificial light.

    Warmest regards,

    Bulent

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Mountain village...IIFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Mountain village...II
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5411 W: 64 N: 9869] (40468)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4872 W: 276 N: 8536] (71039) [2015-08-03 15:03]
    Ola Ana ,
    Wonderfu view on the amazing old stoned village . fine contrats of lighting .
    Regards

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Walk through Ronda XVSony Cybershot DSC W170

    Walk through Ronda XV
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2857 W: 0 N: 6677] (35231)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4872 W: 276 N: 8536] (71039) [2015-08-03 15:02]
    Hola A,ngel ,
    Très belle ouverture sur le village et les collines dans le lointain , entre ces deux belles maisons blanches . Jolie lumière hivernale .
    Amicalement

  • SlovakiaSlovakia
    Title: Mountains in the clouds

    Mountains in the clouds
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1093 W: 1 N: 1757] (11172)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6240 W: 469 N: 10905] (36771) [2015-08-03 11:30]
    Hello Piotr,

    This is really one of the most beautiful photos in your rich gallery. Perched at the crest of the rugged mountains, you can see the drop off on the left immersed in soup fog, on the right, the details a sharp. I've heard of the rugged beauty of Slovakia, otherwise I know precious little about the difference in the Czech vs. Slovak sides. Again, this is a first rate photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Cusworth Hall

    Cusworth Hall
    Tigerlily Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 224 W: 33 N: 392] (3165)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6240 W: 469 N: 10905] (36771) [2015-08-03 10:26]
    Hello Jasmine,

    The light is genuinely beautiful on the Georgian house, bathing it in golden hues, and a highly distressed sky looming in the background. I think this is the best way to photograph some of the architecture anywhere. With a frequency of once per year I would see this sort of inspiring light while living in Oxford. Unfortunately it was during pre-digital photography days.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The Cat in the HatNikon D7000

    The Cat in the Hat
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2228 W: 127 N: 4283] (16093)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6240 W: 469 N: 10905] (36771) [2015-08-03 10:13]
    Merhaba Murat Bey,

    Colorful, well composed and tightly cropped. This is a good way to present the Cat in the Hat. Your children must have loved this trip to Florida.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Among giants

    Among giants
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1301 W: 222 N: 1807] (7517)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6240 W: 469 N: 10905] (36771) [2015-08-03 10:09]
    Hello Brenda,

    I thought I had critiqued this photo, but clearly I had not (I may have run out of green smileys). The vertical format is indeed the best way to accentuate the midget among giants. You had wonderful light to shoot this image. Indeed, with that wonderful reflection, in the curved glass, the facets accentuated by discontinuities in the reflected clouds. It might be a good choice for the group theme City reflections, if you care to put it there.

    Incidentally, we are going to be in New York in late September. I am giving a lecture at One Day University, please, let me know and I will have them invite you.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Château de RouvillePanasonic LUMIX DMC FZ38

    Château de Rouville
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11914 W: 886 N: 21369] (89734)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6240 W: 469 N: 10905] (36771) [2015-08-03 9:21]
    Mon cher ami, Philippe,

    You have more recent posts than this, but I love the light and shadows on your photo of Château de Rouville. Certainly its Renaissance era construction is apparent, but its ownership and alteration by the d'Auboville Family ownership in the 19th century is also apparent. It would be unwise for windows to be located on the ground floor in times of siege.

    Warm regards, Philippe,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Traffic Police In The Sky

    Traffic Police In The Sky
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2477 W: 0 N: 5866] (31475)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6240 W: 469 N: 10905] (36771) [2015-08-03 9:07]
    Hello Eleu,

    Last October I saw an AWACS plane while touring the Aircraft Carrier Midfield, docked in San Diego. But to see it aloft, and with such spectacular light, now that is rare. Excellent photo, and a short but informative note.

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: CherbourgCanon EOS5D

    Cherbourg
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 715 W: 297 N: 1642] (8043)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4872 W: 276 N: 8536] (71039) [2015-08-03 8:55]
    Hello Will ,
    As a clouds'lover , I'm attracted by this beautiful picture . Superb light on this picturesque portuary district of Cherbourg .
    regards

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: PromenadeSony A77

    Promenade
    rbassin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1614 W: 128 N: 1275] (19679)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6240 W: 469 N: 10905] (36771) [2015-08-03 8:45]
    Bonjour Roland,

    Lovely colors and alluring coastline in Verona. The young woman in the red slacks adds beautiful highlight. However, the water is very slightly tilted, and the water could run off the left side.

    Warm regards, Roland,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Americain paranoiaNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Americain paranoia
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5608 W: 0 N: 5450] (66407)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4872 W: 276 N: 8536] (71039) [2015-08-03 5:47]
    Bonjour Serge ,
    J'aime bien le titre . Si les gardes côtes sont nécessaires , est-il besoin d'avoir le doigt sur la détente du fusil mitrailleur ? Sans doute pour impressionner les visiteurs ...
    Amicalement

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Facciate riflesse

    Facciate riflesse
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3069 W: 22 N: 3608] (38164)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4872 W: 276 N: 8536] (71039) [2015-08-03 5:46]
    Ciao Carlo,
    De superbes reflets de façades capturés d'une manière artistique . LA feuille à la surface de l'eau est un petit détail bienvenu dans la composition .
    Amicalement

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: Pyjamas photo session (0:34)

    Pyjamas photo session (0:34)
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6015 W: 91 N: 15532] (85407)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4872 W: 276 N: 8536] (71039) [2015-08-03 1:30]
    Hello MAlgo ,
    Just seeing the thumbnail , and before reading the tittle , I wondered why this picture looked so dark .
    This is an exquisite capture od the little wooden boats (and an incongruous rubber dinghy !) , in the calm and "luminous" night . The mist adds to the charm .
    Regards

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Facciate riflesse

    Facciate riflesse
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3069 W: 22 N: 3608] (38164)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6240 W: 469 N: 10905] (36771) [2015-08-02 15:39]
    Ciao Carlo,

    A very beautiful composition with the distorted reflections in a puddle of colorful buildings. The piece of paper floating in the immediately becomes eye catching.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Not a live villageCanon 5 D Mark II

    Not a live village
    Energysavingelk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 121 W: 0 N: 214] (1401)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6240 W: 469 N: 10905] (36771) [2015-08-02 15:37]
    Hello Sven,

    The half-timbered houses framed by the branches makes a first rate photo. Indeed, the scene is reminiscent of a model village. It is a sharp, colorful and well exposed photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: late evening light

    late evening light
    movoschu (26)



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    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4872 W: 276 N: 8536] (71039) [2015-08-02 14:31]
    Hello Monique ,
    Another excellent composition . Without the red light house in the BG (perfectly placed as a focal point) , it would be difficult to imagine the scale ot the rocks and dunes in the FG .
    regards

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