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Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6786 W: 476 N: 12169] (41257)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-12-27
Categories: Artwork
Camera: Nikon D200, 18-70mm DX Zoom Nikkor
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): More than 300 points to 400 - (photos), CLODO's, PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION I [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-12-28 22:20
Viewed: 17509
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 350
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The Museum of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in Providence, Rhode Island, houses over 80,000 works of art, ranging from ancient Greek and Roman sculpture to French Impressionist paintings, from Chinese stone and terracotta sculpture to contemporary art in every medium, including textiles, ceramics, glass, and furniture. In the photograph is seen a young art connoisseur, according to his father, just three days short of his third birthday. The early 19th century work he is seen examining hangs in the “Old Europeans Paintings Gallery” of RISD.

The quality of the photograph is far below the capabilities of my new camera, a Nikon-D200, and represents a hurried shot, with no tripod, no flash, and worst of all, with the camera set at small file size 1868x1250 pixels (807 KB). The camera, capable of 10.2 MB file size, should have been set at larger file size, and on RAW+JPG. Because of the fleeting nature or the circumstance, catching the child contemplating the large painting, I had to pull out the camera, and shoot reflexively. For me, the moment has a Norman Rockwell atmosphere.

While offering an apology for the less than stellar quality, I do wish my friends at Trekearth a Happy New Year!

NOTE: Four and a half years later the young connoisseur is seen standing in front of the same painting, but flanked by a pair of older sibling.

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To Wahclellaspirit: Boy in the painting...batalay 1 2007-12-29 06:05
To feather: Baby...batalay 1 2007-12-29 06:18
To Iuli: Rockwellian image...batalay 1 2007-12-29 06:36
To carper: Incorrect settings...batalay 1 2007-12-29 06:42
To meltemi: Baby...batalay 1 2007-12-29 08:58
To stego: The boy and the painting...batalay 1 2007-12-29 01:31
To MLINES: The boy and the painting...batalay 1 2007-12-29 03:06
To Wandering_Dan: Connoisseur...batalay 1 2007-12-30 01:52
To bostankorkulugu: The boy and the painting...batalay 1 2007-12-30 03:52
To kibele66: the boy and the painting...batalay 1 2007-12-31 05:51
To Henryk_Bilor: Happy New Year...batalay 1 2007-12-31 04:03
To Cretense: The boy and the painting...batalay 1 2008-01-01 11:24
To danos: The boy and the painting...batalay 2 2008-01-02 12:21
To delic: The boy and the painting...batalay 1 2008-01-02 12:50
To emka: The boy and the painting...batalay 2 2008-01-03 12:32
To jhm: The boy and the painting...batalay 1 2008-01-03 01:05
To isabela_sor: the boy and the painting...batalay 1 2008-01-04 04:28
To Tue: The boy and the painting...batalay 1 2008-01-04 08:35
To Olympos: The boy and the painting...batalay 1 2008-01-06 01:55
To robertosalguero: the boy and the painting...batalay 1 2008-01-06 02:32
To giorgimer: The boy and the painting...batalay 1 2008-01-06 03:04
To Manamo: The boy and the painting...batalay 1 2008-01-07 06:20
To pboehringer: The boy and the painting...batalay 2 2008-01-11 07:11
To sayan: The Boy and the Painting...batalay 2 2008-01-18 02:26
To hpruyn: The boy and the painting...batalay 1 2008-01-21 04:01
To banyanman: The Young Connoisseur...batalay 1 2008-02-13 06:30
To Glint: The Young Connoisseur...batalay 1 2008-02-13 05:52
To branley: The Young Connoisseur...batalay 1 2008-02-18 06:10
To lraew: Young connoisseur...batalay 1 2008-03-08 07:51
To erdo: Tesekkürlerbatalay 1 2008-04-01 02:11
To amazon: Tablo...batalay 1 2008-04-26 01:51
To Mediterranean: Afacan...batalay 1 2008-05-02 04:55
To BWJ: Children visiting art galleries...batalay 1 2008-07-09 05:45
To sothy81: Young connoisseur...batalay 2 2008-07-13 10:03
To Wanda1: Many thanks...batalay 1 2008-09-22 10:17
To jafadabret: Young connoisseur...batalay 1 2008-12-11 09:35
To ahmetgedikli: Torunum...batalay 2 2009-02-06 11:50
To westcoastgirl1: Young Connoisseur...batalay 1 2009-11-28 08:41
To ETA: Young connoisseurbatalay 1 2010-04-17 10:35
To Robert1969: Painting...batalay 1 2011-07-08 12:55
To Surajmondol: Young Connoisseurbatalay 1 2016-05-16 05:05
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Hello Bulent,

What a triumphant photo. The child is portrayed in your photo in a mood of awe and wonderment. The lighting around the picture and boy is sensational. I also like the surrounding frame (not only of the photo, but look at that picture frame! It makes the ones I buy from the film shop look rather humble).
There may be a little grain holding the best clarity back, but this was probably a large zoom photo and the artificial lighting could not help you much! Well managed and seen! One day left of 2007! Take care and enjoy the festivities!


Good morning Bulent and well come back with this really funny photo from the young boy that admires the enormous painting.
Excellent timing and without any mistake for a quick photo as it is.
My best wishes for a Happy and healthy new year.

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2139 W: 54 N: 1004] (17136)
  • [2007-12-28 22:43]

I really like this moment you captured. I'd love to know whats going threw this little ones mind looking at the picture. TFS and wishing you all the very best in 2008.

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  • Iuli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 134 W: 120 N: 221] (838)
  • [2007-12-28 22:44]
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Happy new year, to you too, prof. Atalay!
You were right to act as you did. I, too, can see the Rockwellian atmosphere in this photo. I really love the spotlight on the large painting.

Amazing perspective. I really liked this pic.

And Happy New Year for you!!! =))

Hello Bulent. Art. Which for an interesting topic. Here it is "large" art, which the small man admires. How it seems, it wants to see all details exact. A beautiful and worth seeing shot. Photographically well realizes. Best regards, Wolfgang.

Happy New Year 2008, Bulent.
This photo is a good report of the situation, the kid 's attitude had to be fixed on the memory card of you Nik....
Good choice, there is a dialog between this one in life and in the painting (the red kid) and an idea of a mirror exam.
Proportions in the composition have of course a great interest and this small subject in the wide galery is one another attraction of the picture.
I like it, this is a good and spontaneous shot.
Again an happy new year to you and your family.

Jean Michel

Hi Bulent
Excellent shot. The small kid in front of the geant panting is really nice. The light is beautifull and the colors also. I really like.
Well done

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  • Buin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4253 W: 48 N: 10771] (42580)
  • [2007-12-28 23:11]

Hallo Bulent!
A wonderful shot - funny and impressive at the same time. It made me smile - and what better could a picture do!?
You mustn't apologize for it's quality at all. Its message comes across very well! Truly wonderful ... ;-)
Greetings from Germany and all the best for the beginning year!

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  • hyasar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 839 W: 97 N: 666] (7775)
  • [2007-12-28 23:36]

merhaba Bulent Abi,

nefis bir kadraj ve harika kompozisyon. Her ne kadar hakim renkler fenerbahceyi hatirlatsa da kareniz muhtesem olmus.

Muzelerde herkesin sergilenen eserlerle ilgilendigi bir anda sizin bu ani gormeniz bakmak/gormek konularini ne de guzel ozetlemis. bence kalite konusuna da o kadar takilip kalmayin (bunu ben diyorum ama az takintili degilimdir bu konularda), sizin fotografiniz anlatmak istedigini fazlasiyla biz izleyenlerine sunuyor. ellerinize saglik.

ben de sizin ve sevdiklerinizin yeni yilini simdiden kutlarim,

Hello Bulent,
very creative and the paintings are terrific. The boy is adorable too, as he, alone is stepping inside the paintings and experiencing various imaginative scenarios. You point of view is very good as it enhances the boy's ecstasy and wonder in admiring great masterpieces, all in simply stunning light.
Hope the new year will bring you and your family joy, happiness and a lot of success.
Warm Rgards.

Hello Bulent,
A great catch to view the youngster who seems overwhelmed by the large painting. He probably is attempting to figure out how the boy in the painting is alike himself. Excellent showing...

Hello Bulent
Congratulations for your new camera it's a very good one especially for lights management.
The result is very good for this original scene in a muesum.
Interesting spotlight on the Rockwell paint.
I have done a colour adjustment for the white balance.
I wish you a happy new year 2008.

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  • Faros Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 204 W: 18 N: 3] (12)
  • [2007-12-29 0:14]

A decisive moment, for sure !



merhaba bülent hocam

cocugun kendinden kat kat buyuk tablolara hayran hayran bakisi harika. muzelerle pek arasi olmayan bir milletin ornek alması geren bir kare bence.
ellerine saglik


Selam sevgili Bülent,
Bu kare de mükemmel ; David ile Goliath'vari bir mesaj. Çok iyi bir bakış açısından, çok mükemmel bir an'ı dondurmuşsun. Tablodakiler herhalde Napolleon'lardan biri ve ailesi, ama ufaklık öyle bir noktadan seyrediyor ki tabloyu ! Kimbilir kafasından neler geçiyordur.
Selam ve sevgiler

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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3581 W: 114 N: 6346] (28696)
  • [2007-12-29 0:42]

Merhaba Bulent. absolutely delightful. Even a hurried shot from you is a gem.I love the way he cranes his neck to wonder at and decipher this larger than life painting. Interesting to note that the boy in the painting has the same coloured clothing as our little connoisseur. great moment, fleeting yet captured by your quick eye and hand. Happy and Prosperous 2008 to you and yours. Selamlar. Klaudio.

enfes kompozisyon
kadraj ve renkler sahane
elinize saglik
mutlu yillar

Hello Bulent,
This is a very good candid shot of this little boy staring in amazement at the massive picture before him. The lighting and colours are excellent and the clarity very good given the circumstances you describe. All the best for 2008 to you and yours.

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  • vincz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2604 W: 77 N: 5252] (19113)
  • [2007-12-29 1:31]

Excellent composition. So small in front of such a big painting. I like very much his position. Very well seen. A very special moment.

I wish you a happy new year as well!

Bulent - often think that Art Galleries and Museums in the West miss out of a bit of extra earnings by allowing photography in the slow and deliberate manner by charging. I visited the Hermitage in St Petersburgh earlier this year and for a small fee you could purchase a photography permit which allowed you to take pictures at your leisure (withour flash or tripods for preservation reasons)
Good composition in the circumstances.
Regards Colin

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  • parbo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2432 W: 15 N: 3160] (11092)
  • [2007-12-29 2:44]

Merhaba Bulent Bey,

It's a very good photo while young boy busy at looking front of giant paint. Blue wall full with paints are creating an extraordinary scene.

I wish Happy New Year to you and your family.



yes I know Bulent you may no flash into the museum.
when it was sharp it had been your best shot til now. But 1600 iso, for myself I never try it out before. it is a good one. The composition is great, the little boy looking to the big masters of painting, looking to his grand, grand, grand parents. well I like it a lot. fantastic capture and ofcoarse a good note. Thank you Bulent for your friendship last year. May you with your family have a good years ending and have a good 2008.
gr. jaap

I don't think the reduction in quality from your settings is too detrimental to this wonderful image. It's never too early to introduce children to good art and as your image shows they can appreciate it at their own level. He was probably fascinated by the children in the painting. Well done for spotting the photo op.
Have you entered the exposure details correctly? f18 and 1/1600sec seems astonishing for an interior shot.
Happy New Year to you and your family too.

hello Bulent
interesting is this photo of that child looking to this massive painting, i like the square format and the attractive colours,
the fact that it is a tiny 3 y-o boy accentuate the contrast of size
indeed the quality is not the best, i've already done the same mistake but my lower size is even smaller (650x480pix!), i was disappointed as i've done a lot of photos with that setting while i was living a magic moment (sunset on Skagen beaches in north of Denmark)
however it's enough to appreciate it on a screen ;)
best wishes

Hello Bulent -

Regardless of file size and quality is this a precious image! It is amazing sometimes what children can do to make people really take notice. I hope this kid develops a sense for art and carries into adulthood. Well seen!

Thank you for sharing.


Ciao Bulent,
stupendous photo. Apart the good composition and the good management of the light, what more I like of your photo it is the sensation that I have tried when I have seen it: the small man in front of the great art. For me it is an important thing, because the art, that true, goes over the power, the money and the temporary greatness of the men. Often, when I admire a work of art I feel me as this child of the photo: small and humble in front of the beautiful things that last forever. Thank you for having posted this beautiful image.
Best regards

Merhaba Bulent Bey,
Muhtesem bir bakis acisi ve mukemmel bir zamanlama ile enfes bir kare. Kucuk cocugun tabloyu incelemesindeki ciddi durusuna ve konsantrasyonuna bayildim. Elinize saglik.
Tum sevdiklerinizle birlikte mutluluk, huzur ve saglik dolu bir yeni yil dilerim.

Hello Bulent
This boy seems to be very interested by the huge painting and you were lucky he was looking upwards to it, adding more interest to the scene. These masterpieces are well presented and I find the luminosity interesting.
Was a good idea to relate your picture to the painting.
Wish you all the best for 2008 ;)

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  • Cormac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2553 W: 61 N: 5828] (26565)
  • [2007-12-29 10:05]

Outstanding shot! The image of the young boy looking up at the painting is magical, you really captured the wonder and joy of discovery. The lighting is dark in these places, so I'm impressed that the photo came out as well as it did considering the conditions. Great work!

Hello Bulent!

This is a lovely composition! The lightning and the colors are great! Lucky you that you had the chance to capture this moment. I´m pretty sure it was a big decisive day for this boy to stand in front of such a huge and beautiful picture!

Warm regards and I wish you and your family a Happy New Year!

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9304 W: 57 N: 15753] (58348)
  • [2007-12-29 10:30]
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Hej Bulent,
I've been thinking about your question about your friend Jan van Houten, but I'm afraid I can't help you. His name is also a rather common Dutch name, as you probably have seen on Google. Good luck with your search.
Now the photo, I like it very much with the child looking up to the in his eyes huge painting or wall with paintings. It's good that children are taken to museums, it's surely an enrichment of their young lifes, I know that of own experience! :-) Very well captured and thanks for sharing!

Hi Bulent,

I’m glad to see that here on Rhodes Island they have learned my lesson 9: Start at young age already at looking to art, or introduce your kids at young age to art.
Maybe we should tell the little boy that he can see better if he takes some distance : -)

Groet Rob

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  • erel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 791 W: 0 N: 384] (11890)
  • [2007-12-29 10:55]

Gayet ilginç olduğu kadarda hoş bir kare bende sizin yeni yılınızı candan kutlarım... EREL



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  • belido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5207 W: 315 N: 5056] (19934)
  • [2007-12-29 12:31]

Hi Bulent,

very good interior shot! The image with the boy appreciating the paintings is a graceful feature. I like the perspective and the clarity! Very well done!
PS: I've just receivid your postcard. I really appreciate that. By the way, you have a beautiful family! Now I get your address, so you can wait for some letter for the next year
PS1: still reading your book...and not jumping the chapters. :) I'm enjoying it a lot...I'm in the chapter that explains something about the egyptian pyramids and their interesting geometry relations.
PS2: I wish you Happy New Year...now going to the beach!

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  • stego Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4422 W: 612 N: 7301] (24132)
  • [2007-12-29 13:22]
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Hello Bülent,

This one of those photos that is so well composed and captures such a magic moment that one doesn't care much for the lack of technical quality. The bigger painting really stands out and we are spontaneously attracted to share the awe of the boy. I bet he makes his grandfather very proud, by showing that fascination for Art so early.

Considering the adverse circumstances and your distraction, it is remarkably well.

As soon as I saw this photo, I reminded the fascination of my son with the Mona Lisa in the Louvre when he was 8 years old. Curiously, he wasn't the only child excited with the vision and for the joy of all those young Art lovers, they were allowed to pass the barrier that keeps the visitors a few meters away from the painting.

Regards, José.
I wish a Happy New Year to you and your family!

Hello Bulent,
What aamzing size of the painting compare with the size of boy!
good pov with lots of perspective, clarity, vivid colour and details to enjoy
a great composition
wishing you a very happy new year

Bonsoir, cher ami Bulent,
Voilà une photographie digne d'être présentée à un concours. Le sujet est parfaitement mis en valeur dans cette composition, de plus, l'humour y est bien présenté.
Une très bonne composition.
Je vous souhaite, cher ami, d'excellentes fêtes de fin d'année.

İlginç bir kare olmuş.Ama gerçekten çok hoş.tebrikler.
iyi seneler

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2007-12-29 14:49]
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Hi Bulent. A spectacular composition which has several elements of interest. The little boy seems to be looking at the babe in arms to see if he recognises him perhaps. The paintings show up well and looks an interesting place to spend time. Look forward to more in 2008. TFS. Murray.

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  • tober Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 18 N: 683] (8797)
  • [2007-12-29 15:14]

Merhaba Saygıdeğer Hocam, tripodsuz, flaşsız ve düşük çözünürlük ayarına rağmen yine de bu kalitede bir fotoğraf ortaya çıkarmış olmak ustalık gerektirir. Özellikle renk tonlarını ve çocuğun kocaman tabloyu izlerkenki konumunu çok beğendim. Çerçeve de çok zarif olmuş.

En iyi dileklerle yeni yılınızı kutluyorum, saygılar,


Hello Dear Professor,
Müze fotoğraflarını ve renkli tabloların daha da renk kattığı fotoğrafları hep sevmişimdir. Çocukla ve eklediğiniz notla birlikte çok güzel bir paylaşım.
Sevdiklerinizle birlikte mutlu bir yeni yıl dilerim.

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14493 W: 1047 N: 29302] (138504)
  • [2007-12-30 0:36]

Merhaba Bulent

Lol at the kid straining his neck, to look upwards. I like how the lighting accentuates the large painting at right. Wonderful colour, sharpness, & pov. Tfs!

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  • gbeli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 395 W: 63 N: 238] (1970)
  • [2007-12-30 6:25]

Hello Bullent
Beautiful photo with nice POV and amazing atmosphere.
I also like the colors.
I wish you a happy new year.

Buona foto...
Ad majora

Bülent Bey Merhaba,

Soz ettiginiz teknik sorunlar hic dikkat cekmiyor, insani gulumseten cok hos ve guzel bir fotograf olmus.

bu arada kitabınizin yarisina geldim, yeni yıl tatilinde bitiririm herhalde...bence zaman ve tarih de tekerrür ederken logaritmik spiral seklinde tekerrür ediyor :)

Sevgiler,saygilar, mutlu yillar.

Bonsoir Bulent
j'aime beaucoup cette photo pour son graphisme et pour la présence de cet enfant qui semble se tordre le cou pour contempler ce tableau. Très joli travail.

Hello, Bulent -

Well, as you say, the quality is not what I have come to expect from you, but as a moment capture it is quite charming. Ofcourse, the contrast between the size of the painting and the size of the boy adds an extra element to the child's wonderment. And I see from the discussions that the boy is, as I thought, your grandson.

I see you got a D200 rather than the D80. How do you like it overall? And congratulations on getting the book done!

Happy new year,

bu çocuk o tabloda babasının dizine yaslanan çocuk değil mi?... zaman tünelinden çıkıp gelmiş sanki... ve ne olup bittiğini anlamaya çalışıyor:)... çok hoş bir kompozisyon, elinize sağlık...

mutlu bir yıl, uzun bir ömür dileklerimle sevgili profesör...

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24633 W: 523 N: 41345] (177668)
  • [2007-12-31 4:37]
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Hello dear Bulent,

This is funny the young boy beneath look it to the wonderful painting.
Indeed the quality is not as usual, but through the focus on the middle painting give this a specially effect but also attractive.
Very well done, thanks for sharing.

Healthy 2008 for and your family.

Hello Bulent,
It worths to capture this moment despite all the negative conditions you mentioned. Composition is great, the child's admiration is inspiring. I wish to know what he was thinking at the moment. Maybe he was thinking about the lives of the kids in the painting and himself.
The light illuminating the painting is amazing.

I wish a very Happy New Year to you and your whole family with lots of light and photography.
Sevgiler ve saygilar

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  • TopGeo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4033 W: 93 N: 8299] (38220)
  • [2007-12-31 5:36]

Hi Bulent! As it has the make you have a improbable thought to take this picture very well. Splendid and the laboratory! Believes the transport of our eye there is enough, Praises to also you sends the Hot Wishes

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15717 W: 159 N: 27499] (144212)
  • [2007-12-31 7:11]

Hi Bulent,
Belle image et scéne de ce petit garçon ou son regard est attirer par "l'image" hélas trop haut pour lui, joli l'effet de lumiére sur certain cadre, belle présentation et couleurs, compliment
Happy new year for you and your family

Good afternoon Professor,
simply but very effective compo with the little child standing in front of the beauty of the giant painting. Doesn't really matter if the quality has not been set to high quality standard because the scenary and the result you've achieved is very nice.
Thanks for sharing this and all the very best wishes for a great 2008


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  • Morac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1990 W: 221 N: 2765] (27725)
  • [2007-12-31 13:47]

Hello Bulent,
Amazing perspective.
I really liked this pic.
Again an happy new year to you and your family.

Merhaba Bulent Bey,

Tabloyu seyre dalan afacan galiba tablodaki aile ortamina, sicakligina hayran hayran bakiyor.. guzel bir paylasim... hos bir kare..

Baris ve dostlugun peksitigi mutlu yillara...

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2007-12-31 19:57]

Hello Professor "A"
What a lovely shot! Though one cannot see his face, one can easily feel the sense of awe in his eye, just seem to wonder what's going on in his little head..kids think and know a lot more now than we used to at their age! A beautiful shot, a fascinating presentation as always.
With Warmest Regards
I take this opportunity to wish you and your entire family the very best for the New Year. Let it be full of happiness, joy & peace.

Hi Bulent
Wow, amazing comparison of the little man against the big pictures on the wall. Great sense of scale and colours.
Happy New Year (it started an hour ago in Poland)

Hi dear Bullent, you have here a fascinated composition, the kid staying in front of the very big painting looks really very very good.
I wish you all the best for the new year.

Hi Bulent,
He's more than a conoisseur actually, he's completely fascinated and since i read the side stories I know why... Nice interior photo.
Best wishes to you for a happy 2008 !

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13700 W: 295 N: 27475] (110383)
  • [2008-01-01 8:43]
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Hello Batalay,
i think that some times it's better to 'catch' a rare snapshot against the quality,than out of nothing.I think that the scene is very nice with the lilliputian young connoisseur to watching this huge painting.The most important with this shot,with my opinion, is the way of the readiness for the capture.Excellent.

Have a happy New Year,Danos
PS By the way, why are you set on the camera so small file size,under these difficult lighting conditions that exist in the Museums?

Hi Bulent, my dear friend and Happy New Year! I wish good health, happiness and neverending creativity to you and all your loved ones!

This is a fantastic picture, like a painting and I feel that much of its power lies exactly on what you call "less than stellar quality"! I think that with a perfect definition this photo would be less interesting. The work of art has nothing to do with perfection in my humble opinion. Your photo raises one more cuestion about art. I wonder how does a child perceive the work of art, with its innocent eyes and without the "burden" of knowledge? How far from the aproach of an elder man is its "look"? To get the question a bit further, should we aproach a work of art only through our senses (heart) or through our thoughts and spirit (brain)?

Anyway, this is a wonderful photo, that kept my eye (and my heart, and my brain) pleasantly "troubled" for some time. Congratulations!

Warm regards,

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  • crckt Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 70 N: 1324] (7222)
  • [2008-01-01 13:18]

Hi Bulent,
This is such a cute shot! You did well to capture the moment, and not worry about the quality. Enjoyed it.
Thanks for sharing.

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  • yupp51 (46)
  • [2008-01-01 14:35]

bu foto cok sey anlatiyor...film karesi gibi bir sahne bu..iyi yakalamissiniz...
elinize saglik...


  • Miha2ou7 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 732 W: 2 N: 1205] (5162)
  • [2008-01-01 16:20]

Hey Bulent,

Thanks for sharing. A really incredible photo. The motive, along with the compo is great. Everything is top-notch, down to the framing.


Sorry for not rating - it seems I`ve reached the quota for the day. :>

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  • gunbud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 5926 W: 8 N: 8034] (34066)
  • [2008-01-01 17:33]

Hi Bulent,
Fantastic capture of this young man seen in apparent awe of the great paiting. Wonderful light management renders very clear sharp details and excellent clear crisp colors to this fine museum image. Happy, Healthy, Peaceful New Year to You and Your Family.
Regards, Tom

Merhaba Bülent Bey,
Herşey bir tarafa, zamanlamanız müthiş,çocuğun, çocukça bu enfes halini ve eserlerle tek başına yakalamanız inanılmaz güzel olmuş.Işığın sadece odak noktamız tabloya gelmesiyle, kadraj mükemmel görülüyor.Her müze fotoğrafa izin vermiyor o nedenle çekebilmeniz bile yetmiş bu enfes kompozisyonu.Tebrik ederim.
2008 in size ve ailenize bol şans mutluluk ve sağlıklı günler getirmesini diliyorum.Selam ve saygılarımla

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 268 N: 3085] (103038)
  • [2008-01-02 0:46]

Hi Bulent,
na interesting reportage from museum. Good composition and informations. I like it, well done photo.
Happy New Year for You!
Gr., Aleksander

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  • hergi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 699 W: 72 N: 271] (4541)
  • [2008-01-02 3:15]

Merhabalar Bülent abi,
Sarı ve lacivert yoğunlukta olan bu kare gerçekten çok başarılı, hem tabloyu çizen ışığı çok doğru kullanmış, hemde sen çok doğru bir açıdan ve güzel bir ışıkla fotoğrafı çekmişsin , konuyu iyi yakalamışsın...
Ellerine sağlık

Bonjour Bulent
Quelle photo!Elle est superbe par la composition avec une belle diagonale et la lumière qui l'éclaire mais surtout par ce joli moment saisi.Beaucoup d'humour et même de tendresse.
C'est vraiment excellent ,j'aime beaucoup
Une belle et douce année à toi.

Ola Bulent ,
Fantastico !!!
Um rapaz tão pequeno apreciar arte , o quadro e gigante em relação ao tamanho da rapaz bem comico , parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom ano novo 2008

Very expressive, my Dear Bulent !
It makes me think about my (almost) 6 years old grandson!
Um abraço,

Hello Bulent Bey,
I felt myself in an Art Gallery by this photo. The position of the child is interesting and added great to your composition. The light over the photo that the child is looking at is very amazing.
Congratulations and best regards,
Wish you and your family all the best for the new year,

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  • siolaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4763 W: 618 N: 10303] (38294)
  • [2008-01-02 10:05]

Hi Bulent,
There is no age limit to appreciate art! Nice how close he is to the painting and how carefully he looks at it!.. good candid catch, with nice exposure and sharpness.

Hello Bulent ,

I like your shot here very much.You have got the right moment to use your camera.Very well done.

All my best wishes for 2008 Jean-Claude

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1219 W: 65 N: 1883] (6735)
  • [2008-01-02 12:30]
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You have captured a brilliant moment with Zachary looking up the painting. His reaction is like one I would expect from my own son. You must have many more photos from other angles. Regarding the quality, I don't think it's the small jpg size. You should have gotten something much better than this at any jpg setting. Would you mind sending me the original file? Best wishes to you and your family in the new year!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25981] (125665)
  • [2008-01-02 16:13]
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Hi Bulent,

Wjat could I say that others didn't say already? It is an amazing photo. I love the way the boy is looking at the painting with such a concentration. I have read it is your grandson. He starts to be an art conoisseur quite early. My son has birthday also 30 Dec.

Best wishes for a happy new year for you and your family, especially for this young conoisseur.


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  • BLO Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (180)
  • [2008-01-02 21:02]

Dear Bulent,
Picture is charming....and there is no need for apologies - this decisive moment compensates the luck of crispiness or sharpness :)
Happy New Year!

Hello Bulent,
Majestic and cute image at the same time. The little boy facing this great painting, it seems a kind of allegory, in my "point of view" ;-)
Like this boy, we are facing the future, represented by the starting New Year.
I hope it will be full of love, serenity and affection, like this family image on the painting.
For all of us.
Thanks for sharing this artistic moment.

Merhaba Bülent,
what a lovely scene did you capture!
Excellent timing.
My best wishes for a Happy New Year!
Regards, Linda

Quality issues aside (which are not too terrible, just a little grain) this is an excellent photo. Considering the lighting in museums, it's a wonder you didn't have a complete unworkable photo, that was blurry.

This photo works wonderfully, with the sheer size of the painting fascinating the little boy. The colours are very pleasing, as I like the blues and the reds. A great timely shot, and one that was definitely worthwhile. Happy New Year Bulent.


The painted children, larger than life size are impressive and the child has not understood that he should take a few steps back - a funny photo, I'd love to go back to the states just to see some more of the fantastic museums there !
Your photo is very elegant and again, I love the rich colours and the presentation !
Ellinize saglik,

Hello Bulent Bey,
Superb catch, wonderful colors. The details are wonderful, but the focal point for me is the difference in the sizes of the boy and the painting.
I wish you a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year with all the ones you love.
Best regards. Salvator.

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  • toto Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2832 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-01-04 1:33]

Belle photo de cet enfant qui regarde cette peinture 4x plus grande que lui, bon POV qui nous montre tout un pan de cette superbe exposition.Bon WS qui nous le montre sous un autre angle.Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté, de plus les cadres surtout le grand sont superbes.

Je vous souhaite beaucoups de bonheur et de prospérité pour cette année 2008, qu' elle vous soit profitable au point de vue santé et que vous ne manquiez pas d' argents pour mener a bien vos projets.
Amitiés Thomas
Je reviens

Hi Bulent, splendid view of great paintings with this young child in admiration, splendid perspective and wonderful light, very well done, have a great 2008, ciao Silvio

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 913 W: 23 N: 338] (3233)
  • [2008-01-04 8:35]

Bonsoir Bulent,
Excellente année 2008 pleine de nouvelles oeuvres aussi intéressantes ! J'aime beaucoup l'attitude du gamin devant cette oeuvre qui semble, d'ailleurs, sortir du lot. Bien vu et bien fait !

a very good shot!
The selective colors on the two paintings make this special.

The light on that painting is fabulous!!!Amazing !!!And the kid looking it is a perfect bonus in this composition!
Happy 2008,my dear dear friend

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  • yso Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 372 W: 25 N: 164] (4146)
  • [2008-01-05 11:11]

Hi Bulent,
Great moment you have captured with the attitude of the kid, very well seen !

Great moment you've captured here Bulent, this little boy in front of these big beauties and what lool likes a very big room ! I thing it's good that you have included the moulding on the top left to see the size of the room, great presentation, well seen.

Thanks for stopping by on my site, your kind work are appreciated, continue your good artwork, thanks for sharing !

Hello Bulent,
And congratulations on this great picture. You are mentioning the problems, but nevertheless the result is so good. The little boy looks as if he jumped out of the big frame.You are also mentioning the D200 ( I just sold one on D200 and bought a D300 ) we'll see if my pictures get better..
I also wish you a very very good NEW YEAR and hope to finally meet you personally

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  • madux Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 27] (203)
  • [2008-01-06 0:20]

This is such a magnificent photo.
the title itself could represent a perfect theme for a painting, just like the ones hanging on that wall.


Dear friend Bulent,

I heartily wish to you and to your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year, and successful captures of those artistic photographs that you have offered to all TE members, I really enjoy your work.

Regarding your photo, it is really a great shot, despite your claims about the quality. I wish to your grandson to follow your steps in science and art.



Hello Bulent,

The paintings are huge by any dimension. The child look tiny and at the same time lost in the paintings. Good perspective to capture this interesting moment. Is hard to imagine that many objects of art in display. This must be a huge building. Cheers :-)


Hi Bulent,

COMPLIMENTS!!! This directly goes to my "top 10" of TE images! Wonderful! I like the moment capture, the composition, the way the space is divided in meain colors of the ground and of the wall. The light on the paintings and the red dress of the guy against the blue wall. I would like to have the opportunity to give you 3 pts :) :) :)

Well done!


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  • jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3162 W: 831 N: 3819] (58603)
  • [2008-01-06 3:11]

Incredible situation. Absolutely perfect photo. Little boy and the big piece of art. Amazing set of elements.

Olá Bulent, this is such a funny shot that immediately made me smile. For me, situation like this one are the most important thing in photography and also the most dificult to capture imo. No matter what camera we have, since the quality becomes a secundary issue. If we can have both, fine, but if not, I prefer such a scene than a landscape with perfect technical quality. I wonder what the boy is observing from such a closer POV, since the painting is so big. The fact is that a similar boy also with a red pullover is in the scene above him... ;-) A bit to central composition, but still a wonderful situation to apreciate. Very well done.
I wish you all the best for 2008,

Merhabalar Bülent Bey,
Tabloları izleyen küçük çocuğun karde olması tebloların boyuları hakkında da bilgi veriyor, harika bir çalışma elinize sağlık.

Warm greetings, Bulent and best wishes for the New Year!
This is a wonderful shot. You do those inside photos so well. I really like that kind of soft quality you have. It is like a painting inside a painting. I like the diagonal line of the white baseboard and the total absorption of the young boy contemplating that great huge work of art. The light is very nice and I enjoy the way the gold in the frames is echoed by the color of the floor. I think you've done a fine job on this. Many thanks and very best wishes.... Fond regards,

I wish you and your family a fantastic 2008.
As always, I must say thank you for all the information, it is greatly appreciated by all as you can see. Thanks for yet another wonderful picture where all the colours is calling for another look, to cherished the art of great artists.

Hi Bulent,
Good effect, interesting and funny result for this shot, good light and happy new year !

şahane bi kare yakalamışsınız,
sanat tarihiyle hatta dünya ile ilgili öğrenecek daha çok şey olduğunu fark ettiğim anlarda ki hissiyatım sanırım tam olarak bu:)
iyi seneler hocam,

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  • Tezic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1825 W: 7 N: 3326] (17867)
  • [2008-01-07 13:53]

bana söyleyecek bir şey kalmasa da enfes bir kare demeden edemeyeceğim.. iyi haftalar..

Hello Bulent,
I had a lot of fun watching this picture. I think this little boy s so adorable watching this huge painting. There is such an expression in his physionomy. I don't think it's admiration, it looks more like he's studying the painting, like he saw the adults do. I love it.
You are right about the quality of the picture, but I don't think it harms the quality of the message. But, I also think it can be enhanced by cropping the top (cropping the white wall). I try a ws for you.

oh, and I like reading your notes!

Take care,


Hello Professor...

the sharpness aside, much has already been said..think this one is very instinctive and quite different from the previous ones where you had to work out and compose,pull out your equipment etc

There is a definite element of interest and oomph in this...leaves the viewer with a freedom to interpret the situation..

Its the blue texture of the wall that compromises on the sharpness..but not to bother :)

Greetings for the New Year..Its never too late..is it ?


Never ending amusement of the museums…
Un-real world of the true beauty, false beauty and a fake beauty…
But then… You have to be quite mature to understand the relation between the price of the frame and the painting itself…
This little fella in there…
He’s the lucky one.
He enjoys the sublimation of the place…
He’s un-spoilt yet to understand the sophistication of the real art and art that looks like an art…

How do I have those shaggy thoughts upon seeing this charming scene in your photo…?
Oh, well… I just spent the last hour surfing TE…
That should be enough of an explanation upon my mood…


All the best, professor…
May the 2008 be the one you’ve been waiting for with utmost anticipation

Love and respect


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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5755 W: 64 N: 11341] (46939)
  • [2008-01-09 17:46]

Hi Bulent!
That's really a moment not to be missed! Very good pov, he's so small comparing to the painting and he seems really impressed, maybe it's because of the little boy there, he's dressing in the same colours.
Happy New Year!!!

thanks a lot for your wishes of a Happy New Year with such an outstanding shot. The digital quality isn't so important here. The composition and story of the shot are so unique that the perfectness of sharpness, noise, colors, contrast, etc and all the other technalities get less important. Actually I like the softness and the noise in this shot. I provides additional mood and atmosphere. Believe me, with the perfect presentation you would have killed it.
Not much more left to be said after being the 103rd person to write a critique!

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  • hdl Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1402 W: 14 N: 1577] (7035)
  • [2008-01-11 4:23]

Hi Bulent. The low pixels do not make it a bad picture... The artistic value remains and I personally find this a great moment you captured.

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  • JCG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5328 W: 737 N: 9440] (35153)
  • [2008-01-11 9:10]

Hi Bülent,

We can wonder what so strongly interests this child on this table!!! In spite of of the small inconveniences which you mention in the use of your new camera, I find that the photograph is successful rather well. I like much the lighting which emphasizes painting well that looks at the small boy. A beautiful gallery of portraits and certainly an interesting museum like Louvre in France.

With all my friendships and I present to you like with all your family all my wishes of happiness and prosperity for the New Year's Day,


Hello Bulent !
I can easily leave the quality of your photo out of account !
What I see is a little boy wondering and taking in the noble people from a distant past , his hands deep in his pockets and for a moment cutting off the outside world .
You captured a golden moment !
My compliments , Bulent and a happy New year to you too !
Kindest regards

I loved art since I can remember. My parents took their family to every art museum possible, yet never understood art.

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  • faubry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 340 N: 4524] (35447)
  • [2008-01-13 1:36]

superb moment captred with this little boy, hand in the pokets, seeing up... wonderful composition, with big pictures and small size of boy.. who add a lot in your photo, great...
happy new year

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  • sayan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 559 W: 76 N: 686] (2617)
  • [2008-01-16 4:40]
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Hello Prof. Atalay,

This definitely is a beautiful work of art! The most interesting thing in it is the presence of two different length scales! It goes to give us some idea about the dimensions of those wonderful paintings! Very nice capture with a very good angle.



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  • hpruyn (0)
  • [2008-01-21 14:50]
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amazing photo. I can understand what the child is thinking when he looks at it, confused.

Merhaba Bülent Bey,

Çok etkileyici bir kompozisyon....
Çocuğun duruşu,tabloların fonu olan lacivert-gri tonlarının duvar rengi ile müthiş uyumu ve karenize başlıbaşına bir tablo niteliği kazandıran derinliği....
Elinize sağlık.


Hi Bulent, not that often that i come make a visit to you but always a pleasure to read your note and see the world through your eyes, a pleasure too to see that science can rime with poetics, i do believe that sciences and the best of them - mathematics - are an art that only artists can push further limits ... Anyway ... funny note, i was also asking for a lower quality in technical aspects seeing this, i understand now :)
That's were your artistical mind takes advantage on cartesian one and shoot .. and posted it, a great idea, for my pleasure .. the scene is excellent and deep, youngness, dream, achieveness, reaching of goal ... a great one

Merhabalar Bulent bey,

Cok guzel bir kare olmus. Renkler ve kadraj etkileyici bir ahenk icinde...
Ufakligin sanat heyecani da cok guzel yansimis.

Ellerinize saglik,

çocuk mu küçük?
dünya mı çok büyük?

derin bir anlatım, tebrik ederim,

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2008-01-30 10:57]

Hola Bulent.
Sorry I missed this one during my Christmas holidays.
A superb shot with a superb composition.
Well done. TFS.
Best wishes.

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
  • [2008-01-31 6:33]

Superb work in this one Bulent. A perfect light on the painting and then of course the boy - the real thing within a world of classic art. For TE more than enough tech.
EXIF and ISO not given - maybe some grains here due to format and/or ISO setting.

In a way it reminds me a little of this Rembrandt and children setting in Amsterdam:


Hi Bulent,
just found that emerald in your gallery. Emerald because of the moment and thanks for sharing it and ignoring the several flaws in technical things. But the POV helps a lot to emphasize and the moment you show us is just great. The second beautiful thing is the high quality of the painting where we could see the great knowledge of these old painters to use light or what we see as light to focus on what they want.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf

Hello Bulent,
Museums are among the toughest places to photograph. Everything works against us photographers in these places. Dim lighting to protect the original artwork, crowded and harried conditions, no fill-flash allowed and suspicious security guards. Tripods are forbidden for obvious liability reasons and for impeding the flow of traffic. In spite of your limititations, this is still a very effective photograph with outstanding composition. The small boy wearing the red sweater was the perfect model for you. I love the composition and the small boy looking at these grandiose masterpieces. Good job!

Hi Batalay,
Excellent shot with a proper title!
It's impressive to compare the size of the portrait and the child and how close he apporaches at it!!!
Well seen!
A smile

That is a great capture Bulent and well spotted.Iv read your note about the quality but you could still increase contrast on this to give colours more "pop". ahh just seen this has been suggested.. Regards Steve.

Hello Bulent.

Excellent image, nice composition and colors.
Georgeus shot.

Jose Luis.

Hi Bulent. This is a real gem. You took full advantage of a perfect photo opportunity (we see them so often but then they are gone before we can capture them). The lower technical quality doesn't worry me too much (especially given the circumstances in which it was taken that you described) but I am not sure that I like the square format and the positioning of Zachary almost centred in the bottom of the frame. I am wondering whether the balance would feel better if the left hand side was cropped away to produce a vertical format. But then we would lose the highlighted painting in the top left which provides balance of a different type. I am undecided, so don't take that as a criticism - just thinking out aloud ;)
Cheers . . . David

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  • Glint Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1049 W: 30 N: 1226] (6171)
  • [2008-02-13 14:14]
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Hello Bulent,
I came across this by a circuitous route and pleased I did. I love the whimsy of it, the small boy dwarfed further by the massive pictures.I feel he could at any moment step into the frame and be adopted by the family. It would make a good illustration for a children's time slip story. Perhaps you should write one just for fun and you wouldn't need to employ an illustrator.

Hello Bulent,

my apologies for not visiting sooner, my life seems to be one of rushing around since last July and TE has taken a back seat. Good quality or not the subject matter here is superb. The young boy is dwarfed by the giant portraits, I love the dark blue tones (or are they purple?) and your pov is spot on. A fine, spontaneous capture my friend, well seen.

Warm regards


Such an interesting picture Bulent and so artistic!What a moment...a small boy is discovering Art! Your picture encloses the interest, the humor, the worth of art and something realy cute!...Maybe we all look "lost" in front of the power of art and creativity!And this is also happens through you artistic picture!!
Really and "deeply" interesting!
Kind regards

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  • nes7 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 115 W: 3 N: 41] (735)
  • [2008-02-20 10:32]

Keyifli bir kare. İyi yakalamışsınız. Küçüklerin bu yaşta sanatla tanışması çok güzel.

As you say, technically is not flawless. But still, a very clever framing with such a smaall boy and such a huuuge paint. Also the colours blue/gold work well.

guzel bir ani yakalamissiniz. resim ve ufakligin boyutlari ile etkileyici bir kompozisyon yaratmis.. ellerinize saglik,


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  • lraew (42)
  • [2008-03-08 5:28]
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Your perspective far surpasses what must be his persective! Beautiful shot and a most interesting and unique capture. The overwhelming beauty of such masterpieces seem to have adequately taken over this young connoisseur! I like the colors and I like the leading left edge of "more to come" in the composition.

The important thing is first of all get the shot, then worry about the rest later. Just think of how many famous shots would have been lost if the photographer thought the other way around Bulent?
The photo made me LOL, very amusing. Glad you caught it.

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  • erdo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 118] (569)
  • [2008-04-01 12:38]
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Bülent beycim, bir karede film gibi bir fotograf bu. O kadar çok çağrışım yaptırıyorki beyinde. Elinize sağlık.

hi Bulent

Very nice capture, this kid is very interested in paint.
What kind of reflection could have this little boy?

Hi Bulent!
Excellent shot, the small kid in front of the geant panting is really nice...nice collors and atmosfere.


Hi Bullent,
very interesting image of this litttle children looking for the arts. The quality of your image is excelent. Great work my friend.
Congratulations and hug!

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  • amazon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1338 W: 57 N: 1882] (12112)
  • [2008-04-26 10:54]
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fotografiniza konu olan cocugun eminim ki ömür boyu unutmayacagi bir ani fotograflamissiniz,hani cocukken herseyin boyutu devasa gelir ve daha sonra ayni seyleri büyüdüklerinde tekrar görseler bile o anilardaki ilk foto hiç silinmez ya,bu kücük kırmizili cocuk da bunu yasayacak ...eminim,
istanbul'dan sevgi ve saygilar,

Nevermind the hurry, it is a fabulous composition, with the boy pretty clear and the paintings pretty much blurred except for the brilliantly lit centerpiece.
The theme, the atmosphere, we can feel the smallness of the boy in front of a monumental painting a lot larger than he his...
What is he thinking? is he the next master painter or is he wondering how to get up there with spray paint? is he wondering what giants did this out of the mists of time or did he hrow a beall up the gilded frame???
So many possibilities...

nefes kesen bir kompozisyon ve harika bir başlık
elinize sağlık
(Sayın Volkan'ın bir fotografını
WS olarak yukledim son fotografınıza:)

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  • danyy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 8943 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-04 14:11]

Bonjour Bulent,
une photo très particulière et bien qu'elle ne soit pas des plus nettes, elle fait penser à une peinture de peintures. J'en aime les couleurs, bien rappelées par l'encadrement.

hallo bulent,
awesome.very nice moment you capture.
the boy is cute for this comparison.

this little kid seems very fond of art, i can surely tell :)
wonderful moment

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  • BWJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 918] (3094)
  • [2008-07-09 16:40]
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Hello Bulent,
Perfect lighting on the large center painting draws attention directly to your center of interest, the young art connoisseur. This dear little boy, standing in just the right spot looking up at the figures in the painting, seems completely captivated by his observations. He defines the impact of the image and its emotional expression. Inspiring, extraordinary work.
Warm wishes,

Hi Bulent,

This is a fantastic photo. The whole thing looks like a picture itself. Very interesting to see the boy looking up at the pic. GOod lighting and colors. Very well done.

I am now still in Cambodia working on my data collection and data entry. Will be back in Mid Aug.


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  • Wanda1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1312 W: 50 N: 2538] (15142)
  • [2008-09-21 22:10]
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Hi Bulent,
I like these shots you have taken in the galleries with the kids viewing the artwork. It is amazing how he seems dwarfed by the huge painting whilst standing in admiration of it. I love that the colour of his clothing is exactly matching the colour of the clothing of the boy in the painting.

Great shot! The little kid infront of the huge paintings look wonderful. Also excellent colours.

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  • Felip Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 677 W: 56 N: 779] (3907)
  • [2008-10-24 9:35]

Difficult to see this great art critic between all those paintings :)). Funny picture, well composed and good colors and definition even without tripod.
Kind regards


This is really a great picture. In addition to the lovely scene, and the perfect capture, the composition is also very good and accurate.
Regards Stefano

Bulent, this is a great one and I am gald someone commented on it so it showed up again. Technically great, compositionally exceptional, great capture.


Bonjour Bulent.
Même si la photo n'est pas techniquement parfaite je la trouve très belle. Ce petit bonhomme en train de contempler comme un vrai connaisseur ce grand tableau donne à la photo tout son charme.

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  • Dyerco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1748 W: 46 N: 2392] (10185)
  • [2008-12-12 7:19]

Hi Bulent
Barring the low pixel count this is a wonderful shot of the little fellow contemplating the meaning of this artwork. There is good balance and scale here. The light on the two pieces ar well placed in this scene.

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  • Ning Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 1 N: 44] (359)
  • [2009-02-03 6:17]

Thank you for visiting my webpage. I like your detailed descriptions of your own photos. You have captured beautifully the moment of truth in The Young Connoisseur.

Ning de Guzman

Hacam Hayırlı sabahlar,
Şimdi burada saat 07.40... Sayfanızı açınca bu fotoğrafın üçyüzüncü puanlarını vermeliyim dedim. Çocukta tablolardan fırlamış gibi, o kadar uygun kısacası, o kadar güzel...
Selamlar ve iyi bir haftasonu diliyorum.

Hi Bulent!
Strong shot! It says "curiosity moves the world".
I like the surrounding light of the main subject with the geometry of the paintings.
Well done

Merhaba Bülent Bey,
Mükemmel bir tablo oluşturmuşsunuz, ellerinize sağlık ...


Hi Bulent,
Despite the poor quality of the photo, the theme and composition is GREAT~!!

very well done


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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2009-09-04 12:17]

We must go back in your gallery, Bulent friend, from time to time, to look for the nice pictures and moments. I like so much the light on oils. And so little boy...

Many thanks dear friend,


Hello Bulent

I really like your creativity displayed here.
the wonders of a small boy!

all of your photos are beautiful to view
you have a tremendous eye for photography
Thanks for sharing your work


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  • titou Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 2 N: 100] (805)
  • [2009-10-24 12:44]

Instant well captured!
A bit too much centered from my point of view, however you got the proper instant!


Hi Bulent

You always have excellent write ups for your photos. The quality of this shot is not your best as you know but what you have captured is a fantastic moment! The little boy engrossed in the painting, is a priceless moment. Way to go in getting this shot off in time. Great composition. Well-framed.

I always enjoy your photos,
Keep it up,

Fotoğraflarınız birbirinden güzel; gönülden kutluyorum sizi Bülent bey.

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  • xramm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 66 N: 125] (1831)
  • [2010-04-06 23:54]

I liked young connoisseur in the exhibition.good catch.

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  • ETA Silver Note Writer [C: 6 W: 0 N: 36] (203)
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Hello,i enjoy this picture, is very unique and educational,Small boy in a big world...thanks for sharing..
I wish you success and Have a good day!


Great shot. Definitely a "moment" that you timed perfectly. Quality, no, not there, but you know that, pointed it out and the photo does some a certain older film type feel to it which I like. Technical aspects aside though, the artistry of the shot is just perfect.
Nice work,

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  • ingvar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 98 N: 391] (2106)
  • [2011-02-08 19:11]

Dear Professor,

I have often said that as a matter of not being able to speak freely in English, I can not transmit the emotions that cause to me some of Your photos, especially those who have the artistic theme!

It seems that the boy had come down from the same framework that he is being viewed, as happens in some fiction films ...
As if it were his Déjà vu !

The shoot is very successful!

Have a nice day and hope to see more Your photos with a description that only you can do!



LET'S PRAY TODAY FOR THIS NEW AGE AND FOR OURSELVES AFTER THIS HUGE JAPAN DISASTER : http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/Europe/Greece////photo1282614.htm

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  • Kielia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2514 W: 0 N: 6733] (24077)
  • [2011-05-29 3:58]

Hello Bulent,
I just came across this photo via the link you offered and it caught my attention at once. It is a very nice composition created with the eyes of the artist and it tells a whole story. Congratulation! I think it has deserved more attenion, it is one of the most fascinating photos here on this wonderful site.
Warm regards

Hello Bulent,

If I am not wrong, the boy looks at a painting where Napoleon gets up.

The beauty of this picture is the fascination of the little boy.

Considering the situation is the quality of the picture not so bad as you write.
Furthermore, this picture has two very important points: it is timeless and it tells more than a thousand words....Good work.

Friendly regards and have a nice weekend,

insanely awesome picture, Bulent!!!!!!!!!

Hello Professor Atalay,

It is one of the most powerfully evocative images in your gallery. Countless number of fine paintings and a young boy, a young connoisseur in your word is gazing at the painting several times larger than himself. The illuminated painting and its content are having a silent communication with the observer. How wonderful to be young, and to have an experience of this type at such early age. I also had a wonderful childhood. I must thank my parents. I am certain that one day he would realize how wonderful his childhood was. And he will realize one day and be very grateful the kind of privilege he has as a part of his childhood. I am very certain about this. The great memories never tarnish with time.

With my very best wishes,
Have a very rewarding week, Professor

Hello Bulent, great image and very interesting. Makes us realize how small we are in fact, compared to 'art. A photo that makes you think, well taken with the lights that illuminate the right places. Great job. compliments :)))
Greetings, have a nice Sunday ... Marino

Amazing composition with a perfect title.Excellent timing. I love how the colors of the wall, floor and paintings somehow combine with the cloths of the boy. Regards

عکس زیبایی است از بچه ای که در حال نگاه کردن به نقاشی خانوادهی سلطنتی دوستش دارم .
روز خوبی داشته باشی

Hi Bulent,
There is little I can say about this shot that has not already been said, but still I will say wow :)
A fantastic image, cleverly constructed and very thought provoking. Love this!
All the best

Selamlar Bülent Bey,
The cuteness of this photo surpasses any other of its qualities. Well seen and skillfully recorded.

Hello dear Bulent and have a nice weekend
interesting capture of the Museum of the Phide
island worthseeing view perfectly executed
this is a lovely composition

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  • Uhu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 727 W: 0 N: 1712] (8609)
  • [2015-06-13 15:29]

Oh dear, what a great photo it is!
Small people are so fonf of fine arts! Like my daughter, or well!
Great one!

You are a very good photographer keep it up.

Olá, Bulent!

Foto muito legal! O garoto aparenta estar levantando todo o pescoço para poder ver a pintura rs! Inclusive, a inclusão dele na foto nos permite imaginar o tamanho dos quadros. Boas cores e luz. Parabéns!

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