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  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Istanbul TrafficNikon D7000

    Istanbul Traffic
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1951 W: 122 N: 3576] (13519)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-29 20:14]
    Merhaba Murat Bey,

    This is a very nicely composed shot. I can never tire of sites that I know well. as for the Archaeological Museum... it is my favorite haunting place in Istanbul, always near the top of my places to visit. In the 70s and early 80s I had a relative who served as the director of the museum, further incentive for making visits.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GreeceGreece
    Title: fishing boat

    fishing boat
    COSTANTINO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4754 W: 22 N: 7402] (55564)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-29 20:07]
    Hello Costantino,

    As I looked at the photo, I spotted the name on the boat... then I realized it was your signature. I like busy and crowded scenes, and this qualifies.

    Regards, Costantino,

    Bulent

  • MoldovaMoldova
    Title: Winter in ChisinauNikon D 90

    Winter in Chisinau
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10162 W: 993 N: 19390] (98008)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-29 19:57]
    Hello Chris,

    there is just enough snow covering the parking lot to allow the wheel tracks to show, and it is interesting to see the maneuvers the drivers have attempted. The cars completely covered with snow haven't move yet. a few of the cars have driven in and out making 3-point turns (the car second from the left. Several have come in and made u-turns and left.

    Excellent note, informing us of Chisinau. I've never been to Moldova.

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The remains of Kleindeutschland

    The remains of Kleindeutschland
    worldcitizen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 219 N: 1659] (6983)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-29 19:45]
    Hello Brenda,

    Now this would he an interesting discovery for even a New Yorker. I imagine in the 20th century, this would have been an area that the FBI would have kept a close eye on, looking for German sympathizers. Your photograph is sharp and reveals the detail of the carvings.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SerbiaSerbia
    Title: St. Mary from Novi Sad

    St. Mary from Novi Sad
    Matyas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 66 W: 0 N: 147] (698)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-29 16:24]
    Hello Maciej,

    You've depicted the Church of St. Mary with all its grandeur. The low angle of the sun and the brilliant light has illuminated the edifice, as well as the surrounding buildings in the square, creating brilliant colors. Thank you also for providing a useful note.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Toporowa Cyrhla

    Toporowa Cyrhla
    PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 719 W: 1 N: 1309] (8738)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-29 16:07]
    Witaj Piotr,

    The expansive view of the valley and surrounding mountains is highlighted by the red roof a building. There is excellent depth-of-field, with the foreground as sharp as the distnat buildings on the hills.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SpainSpain
    Title: Castropol INikon D3100

    Castropol I
    cornejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2569 W: 0 N: 5954] (31550)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-29 16:04]
    Hello Angel,

    This is a lovely view of Castropol. With the pier visible on the right, there is excellent depth-of-field. The distant shore is as clear as the rugged rocks in the foreground. Also, thank you for the informative and complementary note,

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FinlandFinland
    Title: Ice wakePentax Optio RZ10

    Ice wake
    janjan1897 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 90 W: 7 N: 175] (1015)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-29 15:57]
    Hello Jean,

    Excellent definition in a photo that looks like the wake of an icebreaker. it must have been freezing out there.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Que haces?

    Que haces?
    Rafer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 873 W: 142 N: 558] (15305)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-29 15:52]
    I love the subject, and the spectacular manner in which you composed and exposed the shot. I just added it to the group theme Pictures at an Exhibition II, since Pictures at an Exhibition I is already full.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • NetherlandsNetherlands
    Title: deep

    deep
    erhan1958 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1184 W: 162 N: 411] (15142)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-29 15:48]
    Merhaba Erhan Bey,

    Amsterdam'in muhtesem bir fotografi, bundan daha güzel bir kanal resmini görmemistim. Biliyormusunuz, uzun yillar evvel Amsterdam'da otomoil kullanma ehliyetini alirken, yüzmesini bildiginizini ispat etmek gerekiyordu.

    Selam ve saygilarimla,

    Bülent

  • BelgiumBelgium
    Title: Oostkerke Mill 3Canon 7 D

    Oostkerke Mill 3
    jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 18982 W: 518 N: 32598] (139244)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-29 12:26] [+]
    Dear John,

    What a pleasure to see a photo of a mill constructed in the 17th century during the golden age of Flemish and Dutch painters. You had excellent light, and that allowed you to shoot with extremely good depth-of-field. The shrubbery in the foreground creates that depth of field. The bare tree branches indicative of the winter are always a pleasure for me to see also. When I used to do my own artwork — both in oil or in pen and ink — I always preferred the bare trees. Take a look at my ink drawings, Atalay Gallery. On the first page, the drawings change automatically every 6 seconds. In the other rooms, you must place your mouse on one of the drawings on the left, and they appear in the frame.

    Warmest regards, John,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Stained Glass Artworks - VNikon D 5000

    Stained Glass Artworks - V
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5560 W: 489 N: 15527] (84402)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-28 8:05] [+]
    Merhaba sevgili Mesut,

    Amerikanin büyük sehirleri arasinda en az bildigim Chicagodur. Yillarca evvel iki kez fizik konferanslarina gitmistim, ancak bir kac gun dolasabildim. Senin Chicago'da çektigin fotograflardan neleri kaçirdigimi görüyorum. Bu fotografin netligi harika. Vaktin olursa "The Devil and the White City," baslikli bir kitabi okumani isterim. 1893 yilinda hem Dünya Fuari, hem de bir seri katlamin oldugu bir ani anlatiyor. Insan kitabi bitirene kadar birakamiyor.

    Sevgiler,

    Bülent

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Shopping in ThamelNikon D7000

    Shopping in Thamel
    mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1351 W: 0 N: 2955] (13866)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-28 7:59]
    Hello Miro,

    This scene inside the arts and crafts shop Thamel is a site that few Westerners would get an opportunity to see. Isolating the interior of shop with close cropping leaves out all distracting elements. Its colors really do capture the atmosphere of Kathmandu, and indeed the high plateau around the Himalayas.

    I perused your rich gallery of photos, "MIRO," and will return over and over.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Expecting Bad Weather Today....Canon EOS 5D Mark II

    Expecting Bad Weather Today....
    tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1325 W: 396 N: 5089] (20490)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-28 6:51]
    Hello John,

    I can feel the frigid temperatures and hear the howling winds conveyed in this image shot two years ago. Indeed, northeastern United States, New England, is feeling the brunt of this storm. And yet in the mid Atlantic States (here in Virginia, for example) we've had only a dusting of snow.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Go to the shrine in the sun shineCanon 1DX

    Go to the shrine in the sun shine
    bukitgolfb301 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1622 W: 0 N: 3392] (35982)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-28 6:44]
    Hello dear Takero,

    Your brilliantly colored, high resolution photo depicts a scene from a tradition that could be hundreds of years old. Absolutely fantastic!

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PortugalPortugal
    Title: Washing Day

    Washing Day
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1228 W: 0 N: 2239] (15891)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-28 6:32] [+]
    Dear Gigi,

    This is one of my favorite shots in all of Trekearth. Leonardo once said, "Observe and ponder and the commonplace will become wondrous... and the wondrous commonplace." This is a simple scene, a slice of everyday life, washing day, but it features brilliant colors, ideal resolution, and very sharp resolution.

    Warmest regards, Ghislaine, incidentally, in mid-October 2015 we hope to visit Marseille.

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: When day turns to nightNikonD300s

    When day turns to night
    williewhistler Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1080 W: 41 N: 1989] (14213)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-28 1:41]
    Hello Leslie,

    The spectacular sunburst effect highlights this photo, with the prominent silhouette of Brentor Church. The murky sky adds mystique to the atmosphere.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • BrazilBrazil
    Title: The red riverSony DSC HX200v

    The red river
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7265 W: 119 N: 13851] (76964)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-28 1:31]
    Ciao Luciano,

    I don't know how I missed this beauty. Busy market scenes are some of my favorite scenes, and you've captured one of the best — colorful, crowded and sharp. And with an informative note, this is a first rate package.

    Warm regards, Luciano,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: SelborneCanon EOS5D

    Selborne
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 629 W: 288 N: 1425] (7048)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-27 17:20]
    Hello Will,

    Framed by the dark foliage, this is such an effective presentation of the little hamlet. The note is complementary and much appreciated. The villagers must take pride in keeping the place so neat and tidy, a veritable miniature village in this photo.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • GermanyGermany
    Title: over the yearsLeica M6

    over the years
    wolf38 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4275 W: 108 N: 3327] (31280) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6093 W: 462 N: 10584] (35609) [2015-01-27 17:06]
    Hello Wolfgang,

    This beauty came up quite by random. You haven't been very active lately on Trekearth, I hope everything is alright.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

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