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Gelemiç Magarasi / Gelemiç Cave

Gelemiç Magarasi / Gelemiç Cave
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Copyright: Fevzi YAPICI (fyapici) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 121 N: 1985] (7499)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-11
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon D 300, Nikkor 18-200mm 1:3.5-4.5 VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-02 14:55
Viewed: 4239
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Friends.

I was very busy and I couldn't an opportunity to come here and post a comment or a photo.

This time I want to share a different photo. I took it in a cave, an unknown cave. It is located near Gelemiç Village (Keles subprovince of Bursa) about 80 km far from Bursa, nearby Aldirnaz (Kocaçay) river's valley. Local people call it as "Bizans Magarasi" (means Byzanthian Cave).

I was in an official duty. I took lots of photos for governmentship of Bursa. During we are visiting Keles, the Guvernor of Keles said that here is an unknown and beautiful cave. It was exciting. We immediately went there and saw this exiciting, unknow and beautiful cave. The way was a bit tiring. We had to climb a step slope for two hours under a terrible summer sun. But when we entered the cave, I felt that I was in a paradise. There was a very cool air. It was possible to be ill, thus we waited for drying our clothes which were watered with our sweat. In the meantime, I missed to shot an owl! Misfortune! It would be my first owl photo. What a pity! We went on to go to inside of cave. It was too dark. We couldn't see anything without a flashlight. When our pathfinder opened the portable searchlight, we noticed that here waited for us an unbelievable scenery! I have visited lots of caves, but I have never seen before a beautiful cave like this. Stalactites and stalagmites seemed incredible. We went about 1 km but there wasn't an end point. But we were unprepared for visiting a cave. We didn't have any tool for climbing down or up. Thus we had to stop and turn back. Our guide said that there is no an end point of cave, there is a big underground stream, a lake and some interesting creatures in the deeps. I want to go there again with helpful tools for climbing and swimming and I want to see the deeps of cave.

You see here a view of these incredible stalactites. This is a very little part of whole stalactites. But it is too difficult to capture a good image without powerful light. I had to use my flash. I couldn't carry a tripod too. Because of this I worked with high iso value. I hope you like it and you feel like me.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-03-02 14:58]
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Hi Fevzi,this is one of the most difficult light situation to take pics...and you work very very well as i can see..impressive vertical composition and fantastic sharpness and colors,there is all your photographic class inside this pic.Thanks for share,the place is very interesting,have a good night,Luciano

hemşehrim, özlettin kendini. son mesajımda demişti, yine güzel karelerle dönersin diye. dediğim gibi de oldu. yalnız benim gibi bir yarasacı mağara görünce sormadan edemez. yarasa varmıydı burada (varsa yazın kesin damlarım oraya:) eline sağlık, dikitler sanat eseri gibi. usta ellerden çıkınca, pek bir güzel olmuş fotoğrafı da. renkler gibi pozlama ve dikey kadraj da çok güzel notlar da.
sağlıcakla kal, iyi geceler, selamlar.

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  • Bass Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 173 W: 0 N: 233] (974)
  • [2010-03-02 15:51]

Hi fyapici,

uou! Seems amazing that cave. They seem to be too big, right? Do you know how big? like a man tall or more perhaps, right? Never saw somthing like that before...
I guess that it´s quite hard to find good light into this caves, but your work here it´s too good.
Thank you for share this wonder with us and with such amazing note!!!

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-03-02 22:33]

Hi Fevzi!

It is fascinating to read your notes about the discovery of this beautiful and almost unknown cave. Your picture reflects its beauty at best and I'm delighted by the number of "statues" decorating the cave. You are lucky to be one of the visitors and we are lucky to able to take notice of your testimony.

Kind regards


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-03-02 23:38]

Merhaba Fevzi,

You caught these rocks on a wonderful way.
Very difficult for take, you did excellent with pleasant colors.
Excellent light and presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Merhaba Fevzi, hoşgeldin!
Adı gibi Bizans izleri taşıyan dikikleriyle enfes bir görünüm yakalamışsın bu mağaradan dostum. Dikiklere kesin insan eli değmiş:) grafikize edilmişler belli. Hristiyan izleri taşıyor.Işığın yönü, dikikler üzerindeki ki detaylarda rölyef etkisi oluturmuş. Enfes görünüyor. Nasip olursa gelip kendi gözümüzle görürüz artıkın:)) -Kıbrıslı deyimiyle: görürüm gendi gendime:)-
Eline sağlık dostum. Paylaşıj için teşekkürler.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-03-03 0:36]

Fevzi bey günaydın,
Mağaralar ışık yoksunu...
Çekimler oldukça zor.Flash gerçek görüntüleri aşıp gerçeküstü sanal görüntüler bile yaratabiliyor ...:)
Kadraj ve kompozisyon şirin güzellikte.
Emeklerinize sağlık,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-03-03 0:39]

Merhaba Fevzi,
İlginç fotoğraflar!
Bir BG ile Splendid POV de birinci sınıf.
Nasıl zor fotoğrafı bir mağarada olduğunu biliyorum. Neyse ki ben fırsat şimdiye kadar 3 mağaraları ziyaret etmek vardı. Hatta iki ben resimleri yayınlayacağız.
Güzel bir gün,

Merhaba fevzi bey,
Güzel bir çekim olmuş tanıtım harika tebrikler.

Delamlar fevzi bey,
çok güzel bir çalışma olmuş,
elinize sağlık.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-03-03 3:17]

Salam Akhi Fevzi,
wow...this is a stunning view of the stalagtite. Reallu an amazing thing that occurs in the cave. What a lovely geographical and geological happening.
Well presented and the details are superb.
Well done my friend for shoawing a special and unique subject.


Ciao Fevzi. Great POv to exalt the vertical sens for this Nature's work. Nice colour and good light.


Merhaba Fevzi dostum,
I'm happy to see you again! I missed you! And you came back with a fantastic work of mysterious stalacmites with great colours. They look like genies (good I'm sure!), specially the big in the middle with his two eyes! It is very difficult to take photos in caves, specially under the conditions you described. Tebrik ederim arkadaşım.
İyi geceler,

Hi, dear Fevzi.
It is a pity that I cannot follow all your new amazing shots. Sorry. However, I am very pleased watching them. Shot taken in cave is wonderful. I feel myself next to you in it. Great light management and DOF/details. Composition of the image is superb too. My compliments and warm greetings.
P.S. Welcome to Nikon family too. :)

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-03-07 11:59]

Hello Fevzi,
Fantastic capture from inside a cave showing the fascinating stalactites. I llike your composition very much and colours and details are excellent.
Best regards Siggi

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