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  • FranceFrance
    Title: Coiffeuse (meuble)Nikon P 510

    Coiffeuse (meuble)
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10728 W: 884 N: 20073] (83214)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-22 22:39]
    Bonjour mon cher ami, Philippe,

    The interior shots you've photographed of the period furnishings are fabulous. You've presented the details of the furniture, the hexagonal tiling and the wall paper. I feel as if I am there seeing the scene in person.

    Have a good weekend, Philippe.

    Bulent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Hello Handsome

    Hello Handsome
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2927 W: 103 N: 5045] (22630)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-22 22:32]
    Hi Klaudio,

    You've produced a classic shot of the majestic bird, the details as sharp as obsidian. I imagine a photograph like this calls for close coordination with your driver... gently inching up to the subject. I wonder if these creatures are indigenous to Australia?

    Have a good weekend, Klaudio,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Galley 'La Real'Olympus E-300

    Galley 'La Real'
    stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4329 W: 622 N: 7074] (22866)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-21 23:51]
    Dear José,

    This could be a very good book cover on a book about the Golden Age of Spain. The composition and light management, the sharpness and colors, the inclusions of the two visitors to the museum to give it scale... all excellent!

    Do you have any photos from Lisbon showing replicas of Vasco de Gamma's ship. I am planning to give a talk in how Europe started a period of ascendency 500 years ago, and I would love to integrate a slide of his world. Of course, in the Al Fama section, there are the beautiful and timeless tiles.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Our Crumpled EarthNikon D-300

    Our Crumpled Earth
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2949 W: 203 N: 6640] (26481)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-21 20:28]
    Hello Bev,

    I love this shot of the rugged coastline of Wales, and your accompanying note... clearly written by a first rate educator!

    On September 5th, we sail out of Southampton for Guernsey, then onto Waterford, Dublin, and back to the States. I wish we also made landfall on the West Coast of England. It would be a pleasure to meet you, as our good friend Malgorzata did a couple years ago.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Gdansk II

    Gdansk II
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 270 W: 0 N: 557] (4414)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-21 17:39]
    Witaj Piotr,

    In 1990 I was giving lectures on a cruise that visited Gdansk, and I remember walking along the historic Long Market and Long Street. I like the vantage point you've chosen to give this remarkable view.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: The DoorNikon D 5000

    The Door
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5250 W: 494 N: 14796] (79956)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-21 13:46]
    Merhaba Sevgili Mesut,

    Eski kapilara bayilirim, ve senin koleksiyonun en ilginçi. Demekki Güney Dogu'nun o kuru havalarinda bu ahsap kapi 400 yildir duruyor. Bunu hemen Old Doors koleksiyonuna aldim.

    Vaktin olursa National Geographic Robin Williams hakkinda yazdigim Bloga bir bak.

    Sevgi ve saygilarimla,

    Bülent

  • ChinaChina
    Title: MISS WORLD 2006

    MISS WORLD 2006
    serp2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3023 W: 67 N: 4375] (37875)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-21 13:25] [+]
    Hello Dear Serghei,

    You could be a glamor and fashion photographer, or a member of the paparazzi. It's a great shot, where the subject has not been distracted by the photographer. The resolution and colors are excellent.

    Warm regards, Serghei,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Tower...Canon EOS 30D

    Tower...
    Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5126 W: 157 N: 6837] (81876)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-21 2:40]
    Witaj Krzysztof,

    The restless sky has created ideal lighting for this detailed shot of the spire the Holy Trinity Church. The composition, assisted by the sharpness of the detail stand out in this photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: 9/11 Memorial II

    9/11 Memorial II
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1221 W: 213 N: 1528] (6477)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-20 21:25]
    Hello Brenda,

    Such a poignant scene! The depth of field is ideal, revealing the names of some of victims in the foreground, and the visitors in the background. I am impressed by the size of footprint of the pool.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Lumière d'EstaubéNikon D 90

    Lumière d'Estaubé
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2228 W: 1095 N: 2085] (28938)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-20 20:52]
    Hello Claude,

    The unusual atmospheric conditions you've captured are very dramatic, especially in B&W. Framed in a simple white mat with gray core adds to the minimalistic presentation. Well done.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • HungaryHungary
    Title: Esterházy Palace l.

    Esterházy Palace l.
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 640 W: 3 N: 371] (4884)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-20 20:39]
    Hello Agnes,

    Where the architect has imbued symmetry in his creation, we should celebrate that symmetry in our composition. I think this is a very good way of presenting the grand palace. Nikolaus Eszterhazy is a name that has been familiar to me for years, since he was an early patron of Beethoven, although he may never have fully appreciated the extraordinary gifts of the composer.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: La Toscana Nel Cuore

    La Toscana Nel Cuore
    SnapRJW Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2657 W: 72 N: 6436] (29248)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-20 20:32]
    Hello Rosemary,

    An aspect that I find appealing in the photo are the wheels circles and ellipses with different eccentricities. Along with the wooden crates, it is the variations in the wheels that standout. Wonderful shot!

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • MaltaMalta
    Title: MdinaCanon EOS 1100D

    Mdina
    snunney Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6074 W: 61 N: 17674] (79521)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-20 0:15]
    Hello Stephen,

    The walled city of Mdina appears with its majesty in this excellent composition. The abundance of stone on Malta becomes evident in virtually any photo of the island, and your note puts the scene in historical perspective. It is another excellent package for Trekearth, geography through photography.

    It is the ungodly hour of 3:10 am in Washington, DC, and 9:10 am France. The note will be the last thing I do before retiring for the night.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: large blacksea

    large blacksea
    cak Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 460 W: 21 N: 49] (4885)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-20 0:01] [+]
    Merhaba Cihat Bey,

    Harika bir manzara. Objektif'te de günes parlamis daha ilginç bir fotograf yaratmis. Kompozisyon da sahane.

    Selam ve saygilarimla,

    Bülent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Chalchiuhtlicue

    Chalchiuhtlicue
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2927 W: 103 N: 5045] (22630)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-12 23:50]
    Hello Klaudio,

    Your series of images from the Aztec Exhibition are first rate, along with succinct but informative notes. I remember the Rain God, Tlaloc, from my visit to Central America. I did not know about his wife, Chalchiuhtilcue.

    Incidentally, I did write a blog for National Geographic Newswatch, and included your articulate and incisive characterization of Robin Williams. I hope you don't mind. They prefer that I write about scientific topics, but they also give me wide latitude. I hope it does not get taken down by the editors.

    Thank you,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Catch me if you can

    Catch me if you can
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1507 W: 0 N: 320] (2680)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-12 20:27]
    Hello Wolfgan,

    What a precious child... running toward the sprinkler. Did you catch the moment when she found herself in the spray, or did her mother whisk her up at the last moment?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: The Abode of God

    The Abode of God
    ryno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 770 W: 0 N: 278] (6715) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-12 20:21] [+]
    Hello Ryno,

    This image is gives us a choice between the last one I critiqued with four women, and frankly, it's very difficult to decide which one I like more. The shimmering lights in the water, the reflection of the temple across the way, makes an eye catching scene. The light management is first rate. did you use a fill flash to get the woman's sari so perfectly exposed?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Roasting Chili PeppersCanon 5D Mark III

    Roasting Chili Peppers
    photoray Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 982 W: 1 N: 2472] (10125)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-12 19:39]
    Hello Ray,

    An excellent informative and personal note to accompany the photo. The man's grill appears to be sitting on an Oriental carpet, somewhat incongruous for the occasion.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: InterlakenCanon EOS 50D

    Interlaken
    asajernigan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3534 W: 90 N: 5314] (20364)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-12 19:19]
    Hello Asa,

    I like very much the simple composition, showing the old church with its full majesty. Your note is highly informative, and a pleasure to read.

    Regards,,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Essential oilNikon P 510

    Essential oil
    papagolf21 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10728 W: 884 N: 20073] (83214)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5990 W: 457 N: 10373] (34723) [2014-08-12 19:12]
    Bonjour Cher Philippe,

    A symmetric perspective, ideal for such a perfectly symmetric arrangement of the herbs. The rich grain and color of the walnut appears with excellent definition. As usual, the note is very informative.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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