View of one of Turkey's most photographed beach, from a perspective only accessible by walking, Ölüdeniz, meaning dead sea as in dead clam, and nowadays almost dead polluted, seen from the walking path linking the abandoned greek village of Levissi to sea level at the lagoon. This is a quite bad stitch of 3 portrait format frames taken with 28mm lens. I had posted a similar but single frame photo when I first joined this site. Now I think I must go there with my new digital camera, and 10mm lens, when the mountain at left, Babadagi, is covered in snow in winter, which would make a much prettier photo. I DID a tandem paraglide off that mountain the following year, but unfortunately I was too afraid of dropping the camera so I did not take it with me, only a crappy digital one. (That Photo will be added to workshop)
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chanjits (4454) 2006-07-16 21:03
great shot what a contrast of dark blue and pitch dark green with great depth of field you composed it marvelously thanks for sharing.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2006-07-16 21:03
This is a spectacular scenery ... and the colours are so vivid. Also, well composed ... I like the use of curves in this photo. TFS.
lucasgalodoido (22078) 2006-07-16 21:16
Bonita foto! A riqueza dos detalhes e a vivacidade das cores são imprecionantes, formando bons contrastes! Lugar Privilegiado esse!
Saudações do Brasil!
s10001in (0) 2006-07-16 21:58
Beautiful nature shot.
Wide long view.
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2006-07-16 22:02
Beautiful shot of what seams to be a wonderful place. It reminds me of a very similar place in Portugal, south of Lisbon. Your POV is very good and the colours are superb. Very well done.
Scharan (14144) 2006-07-16 22:39
Tan, que espetáculo de foto!
Estou encantada com esse tom de azul do lago,em contraste com o verde ele realça ainda mais.Maravilha de foto, parabéns.
PJE (20758) 2006-07-16 22:43
Well Tan I must say congrats to you for both photos taken. The workshop has a real dramatic effect with your shoes hanging in the frame. This photo shows the lush greenery and reveals very deep blue tones which makes this an attractive place. I do have a thought on cropping some of the greenery out and show more of the beach. That would mean carrying another lens up too. I hate hiking up steep hills with alot of camera gear. Excellent presentation Tan..thanks for sharing!
rhodinia (120) 2006-07-16 23:49
Great shot! Excellent color harmony with the grey, blues and greens. POV is nice, I like that it feels a bit aerial, like a view while hang-gliding :) Thanks for sharing.
Jeronimo (1382) 2006-07-17 0:55
Wooo! Magnifique point de vue!!!
Very nice shot Tan. Colours are wonderfull.
Very good post.
DownUnder (1177) 2006-07-17 1:22
Merhaba Tan, great view of this beautiful place, you have must have done some hard walking there :) great shot..
crettaz (2767) 2006-07-17 2:14
Magnifique région. Ce lagon a vraiement l'air paradisiaque. Je ne m'immaginai pas la Turqui comme 4a.
Gerrit (51935) 2006-07-17 3:08
great composition and perfect green and blue tones make a wonderful landscpe here. Good and tight framing.
ChrisJ (112331) 2006-07-17 3:31
A fantastic pov, from this high vantage point, overlooking this marvellous bay. I like the saturated colors.
peter1892 (1681) 2006-07-17 5:21
Good shot Tan - wonderful scenery & colours. The workshop view is great too, I can certainly understand your reluctance to bring your good camera on that particular trip!
sleon (9402) 2006-07-17 5:37
Gorgeous postcard view of this photogenic place. As you say, the stitching isn't perfect but this barely detracts from the fabulous scene. I love the WS too - very novel POV!!!
Paolo (41222) 2006-07-17 5:39
Hi Tan, what a wonderful view! from a great POV with amazing colours in the double bay.
excellent focus, light cotnrol and so many tones of green!
i went there during a blue cruise, but i went just on the sand stripe in the middle.
the view from that point os...fantastic!
gilou530 (34) 2006-07-17 7:51
un super assemblage qui donne un paysage majestueux et des couleurs top, beau travail de post.
carper (96) 2006-07-17 11:02
very nice tan,
your blue lagoon, a very nice piece, well composed and a nice quality, very good job Tan.
Cormac (26565) 2006-07-17 11:02
I like this landscape, with the sweeping curves of the shoreline giving this a unified shape, and providing a kind of framework for the forests and mountains. The stitch is really only visible in the sky, other than that it looks great!
Tue (35334) 2006-07-17 11:27
The trees and their pleasant green colours that surround that lovely blue lagoon are great. The composition with that mountain at the left hand side is also very good. Well done!
ahmetgedikli (25603) 2006-07-17 13:36
Fethiye'den henüz bozulmamış, tarumar olmamış bu güzel yeri; çok güzel ve çok canlı fotoğraflamışsınız. Ellerinize sağlık. Selamlar.
alvaraalto (10660) 2006-07-17 17:54
This is a very different kind of blue than you see flying over Rotterdam on a cloudy day. That bluish colours cant be compared with this deep blue lagoon cutting into the green landscape.
rajhema (1873) 2006-07-18 11:36
Wow! beautiful scenary Tan. I liked your workshop picture as well. VIbrant colors and the depth is great. Very well captured - as usual.
Ann75 (0) 2006-07-18 23:17
What a beautiful photo. The colours are amazing and so vivid. I love the beautiful details and such a stunning landscape. I wish I was there right now ;) Great composition with stunning colours and sharpness. Excellent work, Tan!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-07-19 7:37
Beautiful place, hard to tell from your photo tha tit is polluted,
the water seems very inviting specially considering the heat we have here.
PS is off to Ethiopia next weekend
singuanti (15250) 2006-07-21 23:34
Hi Tan. That picture you took while paragliding is a riot! That looks really cool. I think you did a commendable job of saving this one and as usual you've got some whopping colors and saturation. That deep blue reminds me of Crater Lake. Fantastic shot Tan!
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-07-23 3:54
It was a pleasure going through your gallery with so many wonderful images. This ofcourse is one of the best landscapes I have seeen in recent times. Wonderful colours, the blue seems so unreal. Well seen and well captured.
With Greetings from India
Leonie (8809) 2006-07-23 11:23
How are things...I see you still have reserves from all your wonderful trips! I would pay a lot of money in this minute to be able to go swimming in this place!
john_c (24666) 2006-07-24 11:18
Polluted or not, the hues and tones are alluring. The foreground is well proportioned, and I like how the vegetation is so lush on the right and rather barren on the left. Taken from a superb vantage point, it would indeed be interesting to see this scene in winter. Well captured.
quantabeh (5205) 2006-07-24 13:45
I have seen some images of Fethiye, but this one is truly beautiful. wow, those colors are really amazing. You always somehow seem to have the high-ground advantage!!
Budapestman (82620) 2006-07-26 14:03
This is beatiful! What a photo!
anesugur (18789) 2006-08-01 17:02
Ölüdenizin bu açıdan çekilmiş bir fotoğrafını hiç görmemiştim.
Gerçi şaşırmamak lazım.Böyle güzel bir manzarayı çekmek için senin gibi bir manzara ustasına ihtiyaç var.
Angshu (56750) 2006-08-04 3:43
A great contrast especially the blue is just fantastic. Great POV & phenomenal depth
bazal (7900) 2006-10-03 7:14
This Turkish beach reminds me a lot those of the Greek neighbour. Your composition combines both the wonderful colors of the landscape and the incredible geometry of the shoreline.
Thanks for sharing this Aegean marvel!
banyanman (7789) 2006-10-08 6:13
I can understand why this must be the most photographed beach in Turkey - it's a beautiful landscape and you have captured it well in your usual style, Tan. Nice contrast and saturation. Cheers . . . David
giritli (419) 2006-10-29 1:07
Merhaba, Oludenizin bu acidan hicbir fotogafini gormemistim. Belki de tek fotograf sizinkisi. Nefis olmus. Turizm bkanligina gondersenize...
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-06-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta X-700, 28mm, Kodak Royal Gold 100, 49mm Linear Polariser
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-16 20:55