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  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: At the Defence Heritage ExhibitCanon PowerShot SX60 HS

    At the Defence Heritage Exhibit
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3372 W: 142 N: 6948] (25654)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-09 21:29]
    Hello Murat Bey,

    Your wonderful shots of Bermuda bring back memories of our visit to the museum and port in Hamilton. In first seeing these cannon balls in person the first thing that came to mind was the "close-packing of spheres problem," that Gauss solved, pi/[3√2]=0.74 had offered.

    I see that we are neighbors again, probably because we are in the same time zone.

    Regards.

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: LIFE IN THE OTHER WORLDS

    LIFE IN THE OTHER WORLDS
    jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9197 W: 175 N: 14805] (66403)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-09 17:57]
    Olá Jorge,

    I just filed away your splendid photo of the moon in the group theme The Moon.... Your light management is ideal.

    Warm regards and have a good weekend,

    Bulent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Le chateau de Flemalle en nocturneNikon D80

    Le chateau de Flemalle en nocturne
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13235 W: 156 N: 22815] (122649)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-09 7:52]
    Bonsoir Christiane,

    I am very impressed by the light management in this evening photo of Le Chateau de Flemalle en nocturne. I see you used a very short focal length Tokina lens and an exposure of 1/21 second. I would have expected a much longer exposure to get such excellent quality.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Les demopiselles de RochefortNikon D 90

    Les demopiselles de Rochefort
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 1257 N: 2693] (35158)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-09 6:58]
    Bonjour Clodo,

    This is a heart-warming photo with the two young girls being young girls! The colors of their dresses and the intense cobalt blue of the door complement each other.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Row row row your boatNikon D 90

    Row row row your boat
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 1257 N: 2693] (35158)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-09 3:17]
    Bonjour Clodo,

    You captured the quad (4x) from the best possible vantage point, standing on a bridge as the boat went by. When each rower has two oars the sport is called "sculling" as in your photo. When the rowers have only one oar each, the boat is called a "sweep." In high school and university I rowed in a sweep (8+); then my son did the same, but reached much higher success; now in a third generation, my 15-year old grandson is rowing in high school in a sweep.

    Here is a "sweep" (8+) also called an "eight". Four years ago, my son who is now a doctor was rowing in a Princeton alumni "eight." They now call them selves "Fat-Cats" and alternate in Princeton's orange and black colors.

    Warm regards and thank you for a stroll down memory lane and sharing this photo.

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: tabakika

    tabakika
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5711 W: 22 N: 9268] (67380)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-07 14:43]
    Hello Constantino,

    I like the tight cropping in this old tannery building in Samos. It's such a shame that the stone structure is no longer used. If someone would restore it, it could still serve as a residence or business.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • LuxembourgLuxembourg
    Title: Autumn in the vineyardsCanon EOS 5D Mk II

    Autumn in the vineyards
    claudeD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2620 W: 76 N: 1172] (40377)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-07 9:11]
    Bonsoir Jean Claude,

    You've chosen an unusually effective vantage point to present this expansive view of Wormeldange on the Luxembourg-German border. Autumn colors are rife, but that was six weeks ago. Most of this foliage must be gone by now.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: Living StatueCanon EOS 1100D

    Living Statue
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8165 W: 63 N: 22897] (103361)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-07 9:07]
    Hello Stephen,

    This living statue is certainly elaborately designed and even has a water pump circulating the water. What is sad is the lack of attention the man is able to garner. Your photograph is well composed showing the entire statue, and the pedestrians. I wonder if there is a story behind the fellow?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent



  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Fireman PVCanon 7 D

    Fireman PV
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 21897 W: 523 N: 35964] (156594)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-07 8:58]
    Dear John,

    What a pleasure to be one of the earliest to comment on this magnificent portrait of the fireman. The sharpness, colors and composition are first-rate in everyway. The old American Indians would not allow photographs to be taken of them, 'lest his soul was captured. You have captured this man's soul.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Great Galery at Royal Palace

    Great Galery at Royal Palace
    CamCam Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 13] (111)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-06 23:54]
    Hello Camilla,

    At the outset, I want to welcome you to this exceptionally addictive site few people have escaped. This is a spectacular shot with the best of "one-point perspective." The man is perfectly placed in the frame and adds both scale and a human touch. The composition, colors, resolution, depth-of-field are all extraordinary.

    Warm regards from Washington,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Depuis le Balcon a GoldfieldNikon D80

    Depuis le Balcon a Goldfield
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13235 W: 156 N: 22815] (122649) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-06 23:48]
    Hello Christiane,

    With the intense sunlight in the American wild West you were able to achieve remarkable depth-of-field. The foreground is as sharp as the distant mountains.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: TWO LOVERS POINT

    TWO LOVERS POINT
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3583 W: 76 N: 5511] (45072)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-06 23:45]
    Hello Serghei,

    Where photographers are aiming their cameras is always a good place to start shooting. They were there before you, and have already done some scouting. You also set up the audience curiosity of the viewer of the, and graciously answered what the photographer is aiming her camera at. No doubt she got good results, she is using one of those new shutterless cameras. I considered getting one before I bought my newest pocket camera, but the decision was made for me. The family gave me a Lumix with a Leica lens, not as fast as the shutterless camera, but very sharp.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Divorce or romance?Nikon D7200

    Divorce or romance?
    rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1864 W: 0 N: 4805] (39527)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-06 23:36]
    Witaj Ryszard,

    All good art is "open-ended." Each viewer has a different interpretation, and you've given the two ends of possible interpretations in your title. This is an excellent photo quality wise, the product of very good camera in the hands of a skilled photographer.

    Warm regards from Washington,

    Bulent

  • EstoniaEstonia
    Title: Doors of TallinnCanon EOS5D

    Doors of Tallinn
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 963 W: 299 N: 2442] (11470)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-06 11:47]
    Hello Will,

    This is indeed an excellent contribution to the theme of Old Doors. An indispensable part of any architectural edifice, except in one of the earliest cities ever, in Catalhuyuk, where the inhabitants would climb ladders and enter through trapdoors in the roof.

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: DecollageNikon D7000 HDdSLR

    Decollage
    Sergiom Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7150 W: 0 N: 7472] (84569)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-06 8:40]
    Bonjour Serge,

    This is a spectacular action shot of the gaggle of geese taking flight. I'm surprised that in mid-November, they are still in Canada and have not headed south yet. We have a pond behind our house, a pit stop for Canadian geese flying south for the winter, like New Yorkers heading down to Florida.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: Campinas nr. 117 - CENTRO!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Campinas nr. 117 - CENTRO!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9934 W: 58 N: 13768] (75770)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-06 8:37] [+]
    Olá Neyvan,

    You had a superb vantage point to present this street image of SÃO PAULO. When we were visiting Brazil in late December 2015-early January 2016, I had a chance to take a trip to Visit the great city and to give a lecture at the UNIVERSITY OF SÃO PAULO. Unhappily, the students were just returning from summer vacation and we could not extend our stay in Rio. One day, I hope...

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • EstoniaEstonia
    Title: When we were very youngCanon EOS5D

    When we were very young
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 963 W: 299 N: 2442] (11470)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-06 8:31] [+]
    Hello Will,

    This is a wonderfully engaging shot, with the little child in tears at an old door. The Old Town Section of Tallinn became a favorite area for me after a visit to Estonia in 2010. I just stored this photo in the group gallery Old Doors. I know that you like B&W, but those old doors in Tallinn would work just as well in color. What augments the photo, of course, is the presence of the child. But you've inspired me to submit an old door or two.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • CanadaCanada
    Title: Screaming RedSony ILCE6300

    Screaming Red
    alvaraalto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3602 W: 310 N: 4531] (18098)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-06 8:13]
    Hello Rob,

    What an intense red on the roof of Auberge du Trésor (I like your description "screaming red"). My guess is that the cable draped in sine-waves serve as a heating element to melt snow, and let the water flow into a gutter.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Union SquareSony DSC HX400v

    Union Square
    Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6791 W: 53 N: 11306] (40892) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-06 8:10]
    Hello Lars,

    I'm glad to see this photo, and to read the dedication the to Brenda Elaine, Trekearth's nominee for the "Queen of New York." We have all learned so much about the monuments and slices of every-day-life from her photos. Carol Jean and I had the pleasure of meeting Brenda a few years ago and celebrating a micro TE-meetings. She knows the modern center-of-the-world, better than anyone else. You had an excellent vantage point to see Union Square, with the Empire State Building looming in the distance. I was wondering of the subject of the Equestrian Statue. So it is George Washington. If you wandered to Central Park South, you probably saw the remarkable display of fathers of Latin American Countries also.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • EcuadorEcuador
    Title: TripletsSony Cybershot DSC-F828

    Triplets
    gervaso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2605 W: 39 N: 3736] (15835)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6602 W: 477 N: 11660] (39567) [2016-12-06 7:54]
    Hello Alexandre,

    At the outset, thank you for the correction in my last post, Recife's location being in the state of Pernambuco instead of Bahia.

    Meanwhile, this is an engaging shot, with the pair of sea lions sunning themselves in a water taxi, with a third one having climbed into the workshop. So, these massive creatures actually climb into the boats without any invitations extended to them. The subdued yellow is seen in so many contexts in Brazil, has here found itself on a taxi. I imagine, the other water taxis have the same colors and similar markings.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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