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  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: McConnells Mill FallsNikon D7000

    McConnells Mill Falls
    mcmtanyel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1748 W: 122 N: 3149] (12017)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-24 16:30]
    Merhaba Murat Bey,

    One hears about Slippery Knot Falls, but I had no idea that it was in Pennsylvania. I am impressed by the view you captured, and the excellent note you composed to explain it. Indeed, I am impressed by the Rosetta Stone like note in a pair of languages.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • MontenegroMontenegro
    Title: Sveti StefanCanon EOS5D

    Sveti Stefan
    willperrett Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 578 W: 283 N: 1331] (6627)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-24 4:40]
    Hello Will,

    How beautifully you've framed the scene the microscopic island connected to the mainland by the little land bridge. The lighting is so much better than when I saw it two years ago in September 2012. I am grateful for the note, precisely because our guide had little to say about the celebrities who gallivanted there, nor its connection to its dalliance (or lack of) in Yugoslavia's communist past.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Kingsgate

    Kingsgate
    miumiu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 718 W: 3 N: 531] (5727)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-24 4:33]
    Hello Agnes,

    I love this composition, a serene scene of the silhouette of the fortress. It looks so peaceful with the waves rolling in gently.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: GwaliorFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    Gwalior
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5039 W: 64 N: 8855] (35632)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-24 4:30]
    Hello Ana,

    Superb composition in producing this architectural portrait, with the pair of people adding a touch of humanity. The note, however, is disturbing, the practice of self-immolation of young women in this culture their treatment then... and the treatment now (that bus incident a few years ago).

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • RussiaRussia
    Title: Russian wedding session

    Russian wedding session
    emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5158 W: 81 N: 13255] (76305)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-24 4:24]
    Hello Malgo,

    You've composed the shot perfectly, and framed it in as close a golden rectangle as my eyes can pick up without measuring it (1:1.618). It is a bit unusual to see the dominant color in the bride's choice of wedding dresses, On Nov. 3, we were in Honolulu on the beach and I took a photo of a young couple... just getting married. With a long lens I captured the scene on the beach, surrounded by a few strangers gallivanting on the sand.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Vernazza reflections

    Vernazza reflections
    dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4523 W: 267 N: 7901] (64906)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-24 4:17]
    Bonjour Denis,

    The shimmering reflections in the water, a generallyl monochromatic scene punctuated by the red buoys and a small white boat, all elements of a very good composition. Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: Garden Sculpture

    Garden Sculpture
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3034 W: 103 N: 5269] (23583)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-24 4:14]
    Greeting Klaudio,

    With the sepia colors, it is even more evocative of a piece of garden sculptor than iff were in color. The acrobatic mother and daughter... playing on the grass, befitting Western Europe, or that outpost of Wester Europe, Australia. You would not see such playful scenes in countries with abject poverty. Well done.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • UgandaUganda
    Title: PovertyCanon EOS 400 D

    Poverty
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5394 W: 95 N: 8580] (46820)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-24 4:09]
    Hello Gerrit,

    You've captured the face of cruel poverty in the faces and demeanor of these innocent children. It tears at my heart strings to see such abject poverty, and it is all they know. There is a simple pyramidal structure in their grouping that adds to the composition. Well done photo, if not terribly disturbing scene.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Turkish elderly market lady

    Turkish elderly market lady
    RhodieIke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 1 N: 2621] (11526)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-24 4:06]
    Greetings Iain,

    A beautiful portrait of the old gal, who has seen so much. But without your note, it would just be a very good photograph. There is symbolism in the rope (replete with a complex knot) hanging next to her, somewhat bothersome... perhaps suggesting a martyr of some sort. Although her face is located well in the frame, I wonder if a very much closer crop would not make it even more dramatic. That 97 heat, especially for October, would be suffocating in itself.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: HCB and meNikon D300s

    HCB and me
    papera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 121 N: 1753] (13930)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-24 3:59] [+]
    Hello Christina,

    There is an element of Hencri Cartier-Bresson in this haunting composition. Great art is open ended, inviting viewers to interpret the work, and a thousand different interpretations emerging. I like your photo very much, and so too the note.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Old tenementsNikon D200

    Old tenements
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8946 W: 269 N: 2443] (96418)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-24 3:54]
    Witaj Aleksander,

    What a gorgeous line of buildings, so perfectly maintained. The colors are subdued and exuding taste. You've captured the scene very effectively.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Via del Porto Fluviale # 1Canon EOS 700D

    Via del Porto Fluviale # 1
    Romano46 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1090 W: 0 N: 2644] (16586)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-24 3:52]
    Ciao Romano,

    Amazing design and colors, created by garish colors. The faces, eyeglasses, masks... You've captured the essence of this eye-catching corner perfectly.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Montefalco

    Montefalco
    Silvio1953 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9514 W: 132 N: 18442] (119531)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-24 3:49]
    Ciao Silvio,

    There is stage-like atmosphere in this image, a serenity unusual for the blue hour. People going about their business, Best of all, there is the technical excellence of the light management. It is a truly beautiful piazza. Montefalco is a name I will remember.

    Warm regards, my friend.

    Bulent

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: Devotees and their items

    Devotees and their items
    shreya2000 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 68 W: 0 N: 112] (1035)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-23 7:32]
    Hello Joginder,

    I am so sorry for getting back to you so late (you had critiqued my photo of "The Young Woman on a Bus." I was away for more than a month and am just getting back to Trekearth. I like very much the mystique you've created with the shadowy images of people in the background, while the fruits and flowers are in sharp focus in the foreground.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Evening on the lakeNikon D200

    Evening on the lake
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8946 W: 269 N: 2443] (96418)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-23 7:29]
    Witaj Aleksander,

    A perfectly composed sunset, with the sun located closer to the golden ratio of 61.8% (measured from the right) rather than the 66.6% (2/3). The light management is ideal.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: Trojan StatueCanon EOS 50D

    Trojan Statue
    asajernigan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3610 W: 90 N: 5496] (21066) *



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6031 W: 457 N: 10448] (35149) [2014-11-23 7:16] - [workshop] [compare]
    Hello Asa,

    Having visited the site of the original Troy, just a miles east of the Dardanelles in Turkey, I am always interested in citations in one context or another of the Trojans. In Corfu, there is a massive bronze of Achilles, a mortal enemy of Hector, Paris and Priam (I will submit a workshop of the statue to compliment your image). Close by is the reclining statue of Achilles, the arrow sticking out of his heel. This is a gorgeous photo, with excellent lighting.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Walking on the roofsSony DSC HX200v

    Walking on the roofs
    lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7058 W: 117 N: 13383] (74937)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 787 W: 66 N: 2012] (14548) [2014-11-23 7:16]
    A photographers paradise up there I would imagine. Wonderful details in the architecture due to your PP

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Adur AutumnSony Alpha 850 DSLR

    Adur Autumn
    timecapturer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4067 W: 7 N: 6277] (47388)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 787 W: 66 N: 2012] (14548) [2014-11-23 7:13]
    a very nice autumnal scene Brian, good POV to follow the river through. I may have been tempted to remove the pylon on the hill

  • ItalyItaly
    Title: Le Petit Port

    Le Petit Port
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 0 N: 2022] (14655)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 787 W: 66 N: 2012] (14548) [2014-11-23 7:10]
    beautiful composition and nice clarity and colours also. The boats in the shadow looks as if they have already retired for the day

  • FranceFrance
    Title: L'Isle-sur-la-SorgueCANON EOS 550D

    L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
    SWEETFREEDOM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 2866] (22250)



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    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 787 W: 66 N: 2012] (14548) [2014-11-23 7:09]
    A great composition and colours and a great view, a nice place to relax with a beer on a fine day

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