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  • CubaCuba
    Title: Uniforms and stockingsCANON EOS 600D

    Uniforms and stockings
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5650 W: 95 N: 8962] (49920)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-28 2:45]
    Hello Gerrit,

    This is a good candid shot. Regarding the Dutch uniforms (KLM?), they are just adhering to the dictum, "When in Rome do as the Romans."

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Title: Storm Attack!Nikon D-300

    Storm Attack!
    Royaldevon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3398 W: 217 N: 7819] (31353)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-28 2:42]
    Hello Bev,

    It looks like storm sweeping Mars, except that the blue should be pink. I like the composition, colors, sharpness and frame.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: Precarious Arch at SagalossusNikon D 90

    Precarious Arch at Sagalossus
    ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10443 W: 999 N: 20094] (100910)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-27 18:18]
    Hello Chris,

    I know a very little of Sagalossus, but at an altitude of 1450-1700 m, it must be a site as inaccessible as Termessos near Antalya. It's quite astonishing that the lintel is as precarious in that earthquake ridden area. It would be good to compare this scene with past photos, 20, 40, 60 years old. But then, some ruins (including the leaning Tudor houses in England, stand, not by the forces of physics, as by those of tradition.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le poèteNikon D 90

    Le pote
    CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2328 W: 1186 N: 2225] (30858)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-27 18:08]
    Hello Clodo,

    This a very good pensive portrait of the man, clearly a man of independence and wisdom. He resembles a friend, a distinguished professor of psychiatry, with that long gray hair and similar air of independence and originality.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Bodnath's stupaNikon E3700

    Bodnath's stupa
    HimalAnda Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 971 W: 7 N: 1003] (9976)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-27 13:53]
    Hello Stehane,

    This is a fitting tribute to the loss of life in Katmandu. In the area of Katmandu, and of course on Mt. Everest, tens of thousands of lives were turned upside down. Thank you for posting this photo of happier times.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • NepalNepal
    Title: Tribute to people from Nepal

    Tribute to people from Nepal
    nikkitta Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1919 W: 17 N: 3835] (15360)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-27 13:50]
    Hello Maria,

    This is a fine remembrance to the loss of life in Katmandu. I emailed a friend who lives in Northern India to find out whether they had been victimized by the terrible earthquake. He assured me that they barely got a shake, but in the Katmandu area, and of course on Mt. Everest it was devastating. Thank you for posting this photo of happier times.

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: The Retreat PoolCANON EOS 6D

    The Retreat Pool
    Oceania Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 334 W: 0 N: 641] (5100)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-27 13:46]
    Hello Tiffany,

    The colors are unusual, but eye catching. It's interesting how they've created gazebo-like enclosures for pairs of chaise lounges.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Le Tracteur

    Le Tracteur
    Gigidusud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1304 W: 0 N: 2417] (17055)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-27 13:43]
    Hello dear Gigi,

    Bands of tulips, purple, pink and red, interspersed with bands of green grass. What a lovely sight, but I would expect to see this in Holland rather than France.

    Warm regards, cher Gigi,

    Bulent

  • IranIran
    Title: No 'Doggy Bags' in Iran or France

    No 'Doggy Bags' in Iran or France
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3176 W: 107 N: 5606] (24964)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-26 8:41]
    Hello Klaudio,

    Most of these dishes look familiar, with the lamb kofte on a spit (shish kofte) especially beckoning. The pilav with safron (even in the Spice Bazaar in Istanbul they claim Iranian Safron is the best) I would prefer with a spoon or two of yogurt. This photo is frustrating at lunch time (it's 11:40 am in Washington).

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • CubaCuba
    Title: Santiago SkylineCANON EOS 600D

    Santiago Skyline
    Gerrit Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5650 W: 95 N: 8962] (49920)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-26 5:31]
    Hello Gerrit,

    It's a pleasure to see this photo of the skyline, including the spires of the Cathedral. Sixteen months ago in January of 2014, we were in Santiago, and impressed by all that we saw, including the home of Pablo Neruda. We went onto the port of Valparaiso and a cruise to Easter Island, Pitcairn and Tahiti.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • PolandPoland
    Title: Salt mineNikon D200

    Salt mine
    Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9133 W: 270 N: 2605] (98732)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-26 5:25]
    Hello Aleksander,

    I have seen photos of the interior of this salt mine in Wieliczka. No wonder the long line of people waiting to see it. Thanks for the photo and note,

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: For The Birds

    For The Birds
    delpeoples Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5185 W: 367 N: 10968] (53726)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-26 4:50]
    Hello Dear Lisa,

    I too like the abstract quality of this photo, a veritable modern painting. Without your note, it have been impossible to guess what we are viewing. The hues of red and pink are magnificent.

    Warm regards to down under Australia.

    Bulent

  • JapanJapan
    Title: Enjoying sakura in the rainCanon PowerShot S1 IS

    Enjoying sakura in the rain
    PaulVDV Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2410 W: 17 N: 5260] (23091)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-26 4:46]
    Hello Paul,

    With the long line of colorful umbrellas the Sakura trees make a splendid backdrop. It appears that the trees blossomed at approximately the same time as the Sakura trees in Washington, DC. In a brief visit to the Tidal Basin on the same day (12 hours apart) I saw a similar situation in Washington. (The trees in the Nation's Capitol in America were a gift of the people of Tokyo to the people of Washington in 1912.)

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Trim, Co MeathCanon EOS 60D

    Trim, Co Meath
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3011 W: 18 N: 7332] (25844)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-26 4:41]
    Hello Noel,

    With extremely sharp depth-of-field, you've shown the fleeting spring flowers in the foreground against the ruins of a the church tower of St. Mary's Abbey in the background. I wonder if the abbey was destroyed during Henry VIII's dissolution of the abbeys movement?

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • FranceFrance
    Title: Bare Trees in Flat Top

    Bare Trees in Flat Top
    shevchenko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2480 W: 63 N: 4474] (18856)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-26 4:33]
    Hello Ally,

    You were observant picking up on the strange practice of topping trees at precisely the same height, like the "flat-top haircuts" some men would have in the 1960s. I like your note that explains the practice of Topiary.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • IrelandIreland
    Title: Grand Canal SunriseCanon EOS 60D

    Grand Canal Sunrise
    Noel_Byrne Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3011 W: 18 N: 7332] (25844)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-25 20:55]
    Hello Noel,

    As usual your informative and personal note augments a fine photo. The presence of the jogger adds a fleeting touch of human presence to the scene. Have a good Sunday,

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • SwitzerlandSwitzerland
    Title: Suíça 2015 nº 003 - MATTERHORN!Nikon D7000 DSLR

    Sua 2015 n 003 - MATTERHORN!
    npecanhuk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9179 W: 57 N: 12390] (67544)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-25 19:50]
    Hi Neyvan,

    Your gallery of the Alpine Peaks is sensational. It is a terrible tragedy about the snow slide that took place on Mt. Everest, wiping out so many climbers. As Kladio suggests, this could serve as a tribute to the loss of life and to nature's mastery over us, not the other way around.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United StatesUnited States
    Title: There's Gold In Casinos

    There's Gold In Casinos
    eldancer1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2338 W: 0 N: 5527] (29536)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-25 19:39]
    Hello Eleu,

    You captured the reflection of the sun in a manner suggesting the instant when a fireball strikes the building. It's a dramatic shot. I like the personal note and the sentiment it reflects about gambling.

    Warm regards,

    Bulent

  • United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates
    Title: Photo shooting

    Photo shooting
    fritzi007 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2132 W: 0 N: 1055] (7069)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-25 17:03]
    Hello Wolfgang,

    Two years ago I flew over Abu Dhabi on my way into Dubai and wondered about Abu Dhabi. I don't think it features such futuristic architecture like the better known Dubai, but it clearly has in common the enormous wealth. Very good photo,

    Regards,

    Bulent

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: 23 Nisan - 23rd AprilNikon D 5000

    23 Nisan - 23rd April
    mesutilgim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5686 W: 492 N: 15881] (86760)



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    batalay Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6125 W: 467 N: 10655] (35879) [2015-04-25 15:06]
    Merhaba Mesut,

    Ne hos bir hava bu fotografda, ama asli bu kirmizi-siyah kiliklar Barcelona'da flamenco dansozlerini andiriyor. Biz de bu yil 23 Nisani 26 Nisan Pazar gunu kutluyacagiz.

    Sevgiler,

    Bulent

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