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  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Per le strade di Firenze

    Per le strade di Firenze
    carlo62 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4397 W: 29 N: 5323] (56386)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-22 19:53]
    Ciao Carlo,

    This is an excellent candidate for the group theme Compelling Backdrops.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: La MairieCanon Eos 760d

    La Mairie
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8553 W: 63 N: 24054] (107838)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-22 19:49]
    Hello Stephen,

    A richly informative note complements this post. The expansive architectural edifice is featured in detail with a group of Lilliputians strolling about giving it scale. With the stark contrast in brightly sunlit and foreground in shadows, light management becomes a real problem, but you've done a good job. I especially like the red seen in the reverse side of the poster. It lends a color highlight.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • AzerbaijanAzerbaijan
    Title: People of Baku - 4

    People of Baku - 4
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6100 W: 390 N: 12359] (60304)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-22 10:19]
    Hello Gert,

    The construction workers in Baku make an excellent subject. "Men at Work" signs are often put up by workers in the States when a public works project is undertaken, but frequently there is the irony of half-a-dozen standing around watching, while just one or two characters are actually working. Here these men, nattily dressed in cobalt blue workers' overalls appear to be participating... at least 2 of 4, or maybe 3 of 4, with the man at the lower right supervising. It's a nicely composed photo, with the lines converging into the distance where a bright yellow highlight is present.

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Rainy dayNikon D 90

    Rainy day
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2565 W: 1271 N: 2791] (36098)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-22 8:52]
    Bonjour Clodo,

    You captured the moment well with the two women getting drenched. The weather forecast is very important for England, and it has become very accurate. There was a time when it was not the accurate, and along with train schedules, it was on the list of "works of fiction."

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Vieux quartier de MetzNikon D80

    Vieux quartier de Metz
    Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13867 W: 156 N: 23893] (127444)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-21 19:06]
    Bonjour Christiane,

    The reflections double the value of this well-composed photo. It's an overcast day, but you managed the light well.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Syrian Tragedy - IINikon D 5000

    Syrian Tragedy - II
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6132 W: 495 N: 17584] (97882)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-21 17:22]
    Sevgili Mesut,

    This is such a heart-breaking scene, but as you write, there seems to be no end in sight.
    19 Mayis Bayramini kutlarim.

    Sevgiler,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Onbashira fest 2017#6Canon 1DX

    Onbashira fest 2017#6
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2053 W: 0 N: 3646] (45577)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-21 17:19]
    Hello Takero,

    The young men have created a pyramid, seemingly orchestrated by the man with both hands raised examining the pyramid. This is a very good action photo with brilliant colors.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: THE WALL STREET

    THE WALL STREET
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3689 W: 76 N: 5713] (46118)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-19 6:48] [+]
    Hello Serghei,

    A well-composed shot of the woman taking the "bull by the horn." Recently new controversy developed around the Wall Street Bull and a small 1-m high statue, "The Fearless Girl." The woman taking the photo of the bull is not the Fearless Girl, but you can see a short video at this link.


  • PolandPoland
    Title: Piotrkowska Street

    Piotrkowska Street
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2749 W: 2 N: 4230] (23374) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-18 10:52]
    Hello Piotr,

    The lights reflecting from the wet pavement, the orthogonal all converging at a vanishing point (a distant- point on the horizon line), as well as the colors collaborate to make this a very attractive street scene. The note is informative as always.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • NorwayNorway
    Title: VikersundCanon 400D Digital

    Vikersund
    Hansaphotos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 731 W: 63 N: 1645] (8851)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-18 10:41]
    Hello Erling,

    The mirrorlike surface of the water would certainly have attracted my attention as well. The atmosphere is tranquil and dreamy. You composed and exposed the photo perfectly.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: beauty in white

    beauty in white
    dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 731 W: 0 N: 542] (9592)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-18 9:45]
    Hello Dale,

    In the 20 months since you shot this photo outside Krakow, and most certainly in the 13 years since a census was taken the population must have changed from 4,499. You've also furnished an informative note to accompany the shot of the rugged rocks.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: On the Lower East Side - Still Life

    On the Lower East Side - Still Life
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1514 W: 237 N: 2424] (9606)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-18 9:40]
    Hello Brenda,

    One of the most elegant props for an urban scene is a bicycle, and here you have a contrasting pair a man's and a woman bike anchored together by a larger, circular bicycle lock. The shop window certainly qualifies as "nothing special," but the bikes are special, I think.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • MoroccoMorocco
    Title: Walking to the MedinaNikon D800E

    Walking to the Medina
    mayjayne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 364 W: 23 N: 1100] (7108)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-18 9:33] [+]
    Hello dear May,

    With the woman walking in front of the door, and another woman sitting on a step, this is a well-composed shot. The colors offered by the door and archway are vivid and set against an otherwise monochromatic background. Are you back in Kuala Lumpur now or still on an expansive tour?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: England in ruinsCanon EOS Kiss X4

    England in ruins
    mkamionka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3775 W: 91 N: 9776] (40471)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-17 16:06]
    Hello Mariusz,

    The rapacious King Henry VIII certainly left his mark on the history of England, the history of the Church, and even the history of the world. His daughter, Elizabeth I, proved herself to be the finest monarch in British history, ushering in the Shakespearean Age... and subsequently the Scientific Revolution in England. You might remember the little rhyming mnemonic to remember the fates of his six wives, "Divorced, beheaded, died...divorced, beheaded, survived." However, not many Catholic monasteries, Abbeys, Cathedrals.... survived. I like the photo, but maybe it should just be titled, "Ruins in England."

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • UkraineUkraine
    Title: Saint Andrew

    Saint Andrew
    suomi_ Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 64] (257)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-17 15:55]
    Hello Fran,

    The great physicist Werner Heisenberg once said, "Never underestimate how much pleasure it gives a man to see what he already knows." Well, from 3-4 visits to Kiev, I have seen the clean and colorful architectural edifice of Saint Andrew, and this is one of the finest detail shots in my recollection.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ColombiaColombia
    Title: Colours of FilandiaCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Colours of Filandia
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3489 W: 17 N: 7794] (33303)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-17 13:24]
    Hello Paul,

    What a colorful checkerboard of colors. Indeed, I think it is appropriate for the group theme "City Reflections."

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Wind blownPanasonic Lumix TZ70

    Wind blown
    jean113 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 435 W: 0 N: 1358] (6021)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-16 11:20] [+]
    Hello Jean,

    This is a bucolic country scene you've captured beautifully just before spring begins to foliate those old trees. I love the wall with a covering of green is it ivy or moss? Th animals grazing in the distance creates a nice touch. There appears to be a fine net over the wall. I have never been to Dartmoor, steeped in history.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: Saint Nicholas view

    Saint Nicholas view
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5984 W: 22 N: 9940] (70779)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-16 9:32]
    Hello dear Constantino,

    Rich in colors and excellent in composition this photo is a very good post, especially since it is augmented by an informative note.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: VeerhavenCanon PowerShot G1 X

    Veerhaven
    dkmurphys Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4970 W: 83 N: 9097] (65686)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-16 8:51]
    Hello Daniel,

    I like your description of this area in the inner harbor of Rotterdam, "...where historic sailing ships rock gently on the water." You captured it effectively and provided a succinct but informative note. Many thanks,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: E bord de CanalNikon D800

    E bord de Canal
    Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 11916 W: 0 N: 15369] (153090)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6727 W: 479 N: 11986] (40651) [2017-05-16 4:20]
    Bonjour Nicolas,

    There are many beautiful aspects and components of this photo: the diagonal design, the reflections in the water, the mist in the distance, the peace and tranquility...

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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