This photo was taken from the balcony of my parents' summer house near Bodrum. They would go down to Bodrum early May and return to Istanbul late October - early November. Their return date was not fixed; Dad used to say when they needed the space heater, it was time to return. Whenever I visited home in the summer, it was Bodrum I went to.
This was one of those unusual full moons that illuminated the night almost as if it were daytime. We are looking southeast from Bank-Ev Sahil Sitesi (Bank-Home Coastal Site) toward Bitez. The first landmass across Bitez Bay is Asarlık Peninsula. The next landmass right across the peninsula is Görecek Island. Further southeast from Görecek Island is Karaada. North of Karaada (to our left) are the hills of İçmeler.
That was another life, another world.
Önceki Bir Hayattan Bir Gece
Bu fotoğraf Bodrum yakınlarındaki ailemin yaz evinin balkonundan alınmıştır. Onlar Mayısta erkenden Bodrum'a gidip İstanbula geç Ekim - Kasım ayı başlarında dönerlerdi. Onların dönüş tarihi sabit değildi, babam ısıtıcı gerektiğinde, geri dönmenin zamanı olduğunu söylerdi. Ben yaz aylarında evi ziyaret ettiğim zaman, gittiğim yer Bodrumdu.
Bu geceyi sanki gündüz gibi aydınlatılan sıradışı dolunaylardan biriydi. Burada Bank-Ev Sahil Sitesinden güneydoğuya, Biteze doğru bakıyoruz. Bitez Körfezinin öbür tarafındaki ilk kara Asarlık Yarımadası. Yarımadadan tam sonraki kara Görecek Adadır. Görecek Adanın arkasında güneydoğuya doğru daha uzakta Karaadadır. Karaadanın kuzeyinde (bizim solumuz) İçmelerin tepeleri vardır.
Bu başka bir yaşam, başka bir dünyaydı.
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photoray (9867) 2013-10-05 19:38
Fine immense moon lighting radiating the water, and contrasting with the blue colors.
It must have been a great summer place to live.
pajaran (47848) 2013-10-05 22:14
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Lep pogled ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje i refleks na vodi.
An interesting article about the place and time ...
Nice view ...
Good work, nice place and time shown, beautiful colors and reflection on the water.
A beautiful moment.
All the best.
jemaflor (80000) 2013-10-06 0:14
Nice composition with this god light capture, a photo well composed with the Fg and the sea with reflections.
erhan1958 (14430) 2013-10-06 0:31
harika tonlama ve renkler
kaliteli bir makine ve tripodla nefis bir foto çıkarmış
ikeharel (51495) 2013-10-06 0:34
Old stuff with lots of memories, Murat.
The moon looks bigger in Budrum.
Time past had beaten the quality of the printed photo., unfortunateluy, yet there is long DOF in view over the bay.
Have a nice Sunday.
resat1972 (7134) 2013-10-06 1:24
Murat Bey Merhaba
çok sağlam bir arşiviniz var
saxo042 (36712) 2013-10-06 5:50
A very artistic capture with soft and pleasant colours. Beautiful!
danos (82673) 2013-10-06 10:11
nice the view of this dreamily scenery with the pink sky with the full moon to be on it.I like the created reflection on the calmly surface of the sea as the beautiful presentation.
halikarnas (6469) 2013-10-06 10:49
Harika bir bodrum fotoğrafı.
Yansıma ve karaada suliyeti çok güzel.
ourania (25532) 2013-10-06 11:13
your note is nostalgic and lovely and your photo has a very simple and interesting arrangement of eloquent elements. There's great depth, marvellous colours and atmosphere. It's obvious that your priority was to evoke the beauty and tranquility of the place and hour. There's no sharpness and the image looks like a painting, it's dream-like, an illustration of a cherished memory. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,
grebe1 (374) 2013-10-06 22:25
Thanks for the kind comments. Myanmar is a magical place for pictures, but I really love the various colours in this example. It too must be magical. At least your image makes it appear so.
Keep on clicking.
ChrisJ (94426) 2013-10-07 4:24
I must get down to Bodrum and Antalia one of these days. Not bad at all for a film shot. I would be tempted to blur the sky in photoshop to mask the mottled effect. Of course the moon would stay as is including the outer halo. Love the warm cold color contrast between the blue and yellow. I like the reflection at left. Tfs!
Kugart (1778) 2013-10-07 5:35
Real nice shot of the full moon lighting up the sea and giving some beautiful colour on the surface. Nicely composed with the shadowy mountains in the background .
marabu61 (7225) 2013-10-07 7:11
A picture that surely lives from the profound memories that go with it. There is nothing better than the fond memories we have about our childhoods. But the moon is impressing indeed.
Just a pity for that ugly concrete block in the foreground that spoils the beautiful view over the bay somewhat.
have a great day
Miguel82 (19405) 2013-10-08 3:49
That picture is full of nostalgia and touch me a lot Murat I can feel it without reading your text and I don't need to spell it out, a brillant sunset image taken at the blue hour, lovely colors, it's a scanned photo so I can understand the sharpness is not good. About the picture it was taken with a small pocket Olympus that's why the quality is a little bit grainy. A very romantic picture about your previous life, kind regards
abmdsudi (38862) 2013-10-08 21:06
Almost 20 years ago! It's fairly good scanned and processed image and thumb up for save archiving and share with us. The full high moon... It's an amazing shot, love the mood evoked something I would have loved to have seen, let alone capture an image of it! This a wonderful opportunity for some unique photo with great foreground just sufficiently highlighted by the glow of the moon which appears brighter than usual. Really love the ambient that your playing around with clarity, colours and contrast brought out nicely with excellent definition, very clever and nicely executed. Nostalgic perhaps!!
Well done, TFS
eldancer1 (24761) 2013-10-10 9:15
Awesome capture of the full moon! I love taking pictures of the moon. Good pov and it has good dof with nice details in spite of the problem with scanning. I like the reflection on the water. Well done, tfs.
jmdias (51983) 2013-11-08 15:28
it was a pity the grainy texture of the image. despite this the image has marvelous framing, colors and shapes. nice nocturne mood.
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (10079)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1994-07-00
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Yashica FX-3, Dale Laboratories
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-05 18:10