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My lake

My lake
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-18
Categories: Seascape, Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
Exposure: f/22, 1 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-09 8:31
Viewed: 4545
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My lake - or the Bafa lake :o) by the sunset. Wanted to upload something different than birds today. After a day of birding, I tried some long exposure landscape photos by the lake in the late afternoon. The worst thing was it was very windy, cold and freezing... Not a very charming foreground here, but I liked the colors.

Lake Bafa lying today in the foothills of the Besparmak mountains, was originally part of the Aegean Sea. It formed the easternmost, backwards portion of the Gulf Of Latmos, whose entrance was controlled by the city of Miletus. The Hellenistic town of Herakleia-on-Latmos and its predecessor town of Latmos as well as Miletus’s port-city of Ioniapolis were located at the end of the gulf. In the course of the centuries this portion of the gulf was filled with silt carried by the Meander River and consequently cut off from the sea and turned into landlocked lake. This process began in the 3rd century AC and continued over a considerable period. As recently as the late Middle Ages a channel still existed, connecting the mediterranean and the lake.

Exposure Time: 1 sec.
F-Stop: f/22.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 10 mm
Date Taken: 2008-02-18 17:55
taken in .raw converted to .jpeg

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-03-09 8:47]

Hi Selen

Great capture - the blurred water is lovely as is the light. Well thought out composition.


Hola Selen.
Una estupenda imagen.
Magníficos efectos del agua y buenos detalles.
Un cordial saludo, Jl.

Moody image, Selen.
I like the soft water and the light on it...

Selam Selen Hanım Bafa Gölü'nün günbatımı da hakikaten bir başka oluyor. Pekçok kez bu manzarayı setretme imkanına kavuştum. Beni gerilere sürüklediniz. Geçmişte bir trip yaptım sayenizde. Ellerinize sağlık.

Bonjour Selen
Excellente composition, très belles couleurs chaudes, bon cadrage et bonne maitrise de technique du sujet. Bravo.
Amicalement Robi

A beautiful sunset view of a place I like a lot Selen Hanım, the long exposure time produced a pleasant feeling of movement of the waters in the foreground, giving some dynamism to this otherwise tranquil scene, a nice effect indeed!

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-09 11:38]

Hi Selen Good to try somthing a bit different somthing i must do more often. I like the low POv which you have taken this one. and the warm colours of the late sun. The clouds help to break up the sky line. well done TFS.

I will look forward to some more.

Hello Selen,
A lovely view of the lake, with many interesting details!
I notice the small trees that indicates the water level here is higher than normal...
Wonderful colours and fine details, the sky is very attractive!
Pablo -

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-03-09 11:53]
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Absolutely superb image Selen!
Did you use filters?
Excellent sharpness and clarity.
I love the sliky water.
Great composition with good FG and BG interest.
Beautiful colours as well.
Very well done,

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-03-09 11:59]

"You" ;-) lake is beautiful and wild, Selen, very well captured under such a beautiful light. I like the slow shutter speed leaving the water like traces on the sand and fog on the lake. It is a superb effect. I like the foreground in earthy tones whereas the background and the horizon are blueish from the sunsetting. You sure have talent with landscapes. Thank you!


merhaba Selen hanım,
hakikaten sizin gibi oldu bu güzel göl. daha önceleri de pek çok nefis kareler gönderdiniz, bu güzel yerden. bu da çok hoş güzel bir manzara çekimi. özellikle gökteki renkler nefis. elinize sağlık.

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2008-03-09 15:06]

Good composition - and yes great colors! Well done! Cheers, Klaus

Merhaba my dearest friend,
You truly have a awesome lake that perfectly presented!
I loved it with my heart! great use of f/22 to achieved the effect on the water also the perfect exposure and focus in the shot, my special compliment on your talent!
this one is real good!
many thanks for this

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2008-03-09 19:09]

Nice scene with very soft lighting any excellent DOF. Love the natural colours, and composition, your photo creates a mood of quietness, and peace. Good notes.

Hi Selen,
Well worth the try, amazing place and a wonderful shot, stunning light, the f.22 has given an excellent d.o.f, and the 1"sec exposure has put a delicate movement on the water, the low POV really gives a sense of mystery about the place, just wonderful, all the best Cheers Rick :)

I am impressed with the foreground. This is a very different mood I like. The waves you can see through, and they look quite dramatic.
A beautiful scenic photo Selen.

Günaydın selen
gerçekten zor çekim şartlarına ragmen güzel bir çalışma olmuş.eline saglık
zaten göl senin :o)))

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-10 1:16]

Hi Selen,
Wonderful shot of this sunset scene with fantastic warm colours and amazing details. The slow shutter speed has enabled some fabulous details on the water and I like your low POV to portray this charming setting. Very soothing and pleasant to the eyes. Very nice composition. Kudos.

Bellissima immagine, eccellenti POV e DOF, ottime composizione e gestione dell'esposizione, buoni i colori. Complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

Merhaba Selen, fascinating view of splendid lake with wonderful sunset colors, superb light and excellent exposure, very well done, ciao Silvio

Very beautiful shot, Selen!
I love the warm colours and the overall composition!
Thank you!

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2008-03-10 11:28]

It's not hard to guess what lake that might be. Excellent low view and texture on water.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2008-03-11 2:13]

Hi Selen,
great to see such a wonderful landscape from you. I like your composition very much indeed and the light and colours are excellent. A very well chosen POV here, it works very well.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-03-13 9:47]

Hello Selen

The water has a lovely fluidity to it.
Excellent exposure and colour.
The lighting is excellent with lovely detail.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-03-15 1:40]

Merhaba Selen
The best light, colours and composition one can image! Wonderful effect with the timing!!
TFS, José M.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-15 3:37]

Hi Selen.
You have represented your lake so artistically. I like applied technique and impressive effects. Excellent reproduction of lake surface by texture and coloration, impressive POV and framing too. Colours are so delicate and pleasant. Well done and best regards.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2008-03-24 2:26]

Bonjour Selen,

Bravo pour cette prise,j'aime bien l'effet de la longue exposition et les couleurs. Vous demeré à une suerbe endroit.
Merci pour le partage.

Hallo Selen
A stunning capture of a sunset over the lake. The colours are very intense and looking at it the saying, "Every dark cloud has a silver lining" came to mind. The black silhouette is great, and the different display of colours from gold, dirty pinks, mauves to pale greys are beautiful. Excellent detail in this striking shot, the little boat in the distance rounding of the end of the day to a great extent. Thanks for sharing, and have an enjoyable day.
Best regards

Selen merhaba , " Orası " gerçekten harika bir yer , hadi bakalım senin olsun :) Fotoğrafında Bafa yı çok güzel anlatıyor .

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