Not quite as spectacular as the one in Oregon, this is the crater lake at Mt Nemrut near the much larger lake Van. The access road was still closed because of snow in mid May. The walk to the peak at the centre left was a bit scary because of the clouds & fog, one minute you can't see your shoes, the next you find yourself a few metres from a 700m drop. The blue in the lake is not enhanced, crater lakes tend to have an unnatural blue colour. The following is info on the location from this website which also has a map and aerial photo of the crater:
Nemrut Dagi is a great caldera at the western end of Lake Van, the collapsed remnant of a once much-taller stratovolcano. (It should not be confused with the "other" Nemrut Dagi, an archaeological site in southern Turkey which is now famous for its large carved stone heads.) An ancient eruption and lava flow from this Nemrut Dagi formed Lake Van by damming a river, and thousands of years of evaporation from the lake (which has no outlet, but numerous inlet rivers and streams) has concentrated the minerals in the entering water, making the lake extremely alkaline and saline. The present caldera of Nemrut is 5 miles (8 km) in diameter, with a lake occupying the western third and numerous lava flows and domes (plus a couple more tiny lakes) covering the rest. The high point on the north rim of the caldera is about 2300 ft (700 m) above the surface of the main crater lake, Lake Nemrut. A dirt road leading from the highway beside Lake Van up the northeast side of the volcano provides the best access to the summit and to the interior of the caldera itself.
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carper (96) 2005-03-27 12:31
very nice photo Tan,
the super composition is nice the lines are beautiful and the contrast with the blue sky is nice, I like even the reflection, very nice job.
alainh (33201) 2005-03-27 12:41
amazing place well captured. i like this kind of composition.
A very good work
Galmeida (12559) 2005-03-27 13:04
Thanks for your great and useful and also cultural guidelines including this great picture and composiition. Great approach and great depth in this mountain wild beautiful scenery. I like the angle of view the POV and the resulting frame.
Congratulations for this quality picture and enjoy happy this time of Easter.
Regards from Fernando.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-03-27 15:32
very good POV, nice composition.
I like the clouds...
Tan, you have been everywhere, you're lucky !
jjbach (9324) 2005-03-27 16:50
Excellent composition with great perspective. Very clear and sharp with nice colours. Just great Tan!
Leonie (8809) 2005-03-28 7:00
Hi Tan, great photo again..I hope I can make a trip to Turkey soon... Enjoy your upcoming holidays soon! You will love Ireland..landscapewise you will have plenty of pics to take.. ;-) Take care..
mumek (20202) 2005-03-28 9:32
Good morning Tan!
The note as usual very informative. The composition is great. Very beautiful view with majestic peak on the left side and wonderful view at the lake and the mountains.
Very well done
RGatward (20086) 2005-03-31 9:34
I've just noticed your handle, very appropriate to include a 'Snowy' scene in your portfolio :-)
emrenasir (0) 2005-12-16 14:26
Gordugum en guzel "Nemrut Krater Golu" fotograflarindan biri.
jbweasle (9393) 2006-06-09 15:58
Hello Tan, this is a beautiful shot of this snowy scene. It's an excellent composition with the foreground mountain showing the rocky peak in detail. The background gives the context of the wider scenery with the distant mountain nicely reflected in the lake.
MLINES (12516) 2006-06-24 6:14
Hi Tan, Very good DOF as both the close peak and the distant mountains are clearly in focus. TFS Turkey in an impressive way. Murray.
Jeronimo (1382) 2006-07-02 11:53
Another exelent landscape Tan. Reflect in the water add the special thing who make the difference.
sergio1 (12152) 2006-08-04 4:55
Cold cold cold, jejejeje Excellent view and compo. Very nice sharp and depht.
Thanks for share
I come back in two weeks
verde (957) 2006-11-20 22:50
well done here, it is difficult to provide an exceptional foreground in mountain landscapes but you have chosen and provided a very nice one with the edge of the caldera on the left.
Tibo (1906) 2007-02-02 9:26
Very nice one anyway... thanks to the right angle you gave it. Well done, Tibo
Wittmann (168) 2007-06-21 16:07
very good photo. This year I will go to Turkey. Best regards. Tomek
daddo (26904) 2008-07-08 2:59
Merhaba Tan. Strange scene as it seems both delicate and imposing at the same time. The vista is impressive, stunning POV and the patterning is what adds a touch of delicacy to this panorama. Selamlar. Klaudio.
npecanhuk (75592) 2008-08-25 7:43
Very interesting, attractive and wonderful view, with the snow, mountains, lake and reflection!
Another good one of yours!
TFS - Congratulations!
erhan1958 (15717) 2008-10-17 3:11
türkiyede görmediğim nadir yerlerden birisi burası. mükemmel kadraj ve mükemmel bir netlik var fotoğrafta emeğine sağlık erhan