Sunset across the Sea of Marmara from Izmit, Christmas Day 2013. The mosque in the fg adds context to this predominantly Muslim country. Istanbul is about 90 minutes by bus due west. Izmit is also known as Ismit or Kocaeli. From Wiki:
"Izmit (Turkish: İzmit, Greek: Νικομήδεια, Nikomedeia) is a city in Turkey, administrative center of Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. It is at the Gulf of İzmit (the ancient Gulf of Astacus) in the Sea of Marmara, about 100 km (62 mi) east of Istanbul, on the northwestern part of Anatolia. The city center has a population of 300,611 (2011 census). The population of the province (including rural areas) is 1,459,772. (Unlike other provinces in Turkey apart from Istanbul, the whole province is included within the municipality of the metropolitan center.)"
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mesutilgim (80602) 2013-12-31 13:40
Hello dear Chris,
İzmit shall be thankfull for this entry to you !
This most industrialised city at the Gulf of İzmit is most probably the first time here at TE !
TFS and all the best for the new year !
emka (73829) 2013-12-31 14:19
beautiful sunset at the Christmas day. marvelous sky and beautiful silhouette of the mosque.
Happy prosperous New Year, full pf travels and photos
rogerl (1544) 2013-12-31 16:03
Chris, great light, and the mosque sticking up amongst the other small buildings, make this shot. The yellows are really beautiful. Good light management. Thanks.
Gigidusud (13669) 2013-12-31 16:40
Beautiful city shot at sunset with a nice contrast colors. Well done!
Happy New Year!
Waylim (25162) 2013-12-31 17:11
A glorious image of the fiery sunset to bit good bye to the old year and welcome a new one. Excellent POV with the mosque in the foreground leading to the sea and sunset behind the hill. The cloud formation is wonderful casting beautiful color and light.
Happy New Year.
Sonata11 (33179) 2013-12-31 20:41
very beautiful composition wonderfully done. I wish You and Your family in New Year 2014, all the best. Barbara
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-12-31 22:40
lovely sunset and the colors of the sky are a real contribution to the image. They provide great background for the cityscape. Nicely composed and with good perspective.
All the best in New Year!
jjcordier (73748) 2013-12-31 23:51
Ce coucher de soleil sur Izmit est un beau cadeau de Noël!
Je te souhaite, à toi et tes proches, la meilleure année 2014 possible!
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-01 1:19
Beautiful sun set shot from Izmit in Turkey. I like way you have composed the photo and the framing with the silhouette of palm trees. The dome and the minaret is also a good addition to the composition. The sky color looks magical and makes the atmosphere look calm and tranquil. Thanks for sharing an excellent photo with fabulous colors and clarity.
Wish you Happy and prosperous 2014 as well!
pierrefonds (55268) 2014-01-01 4:59
La distance entre le minaret et les montagne au loin donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir une partie de la ville de Izmir. Le coucher de soleil donne de belle couleurs au ciel et à la mer. Bonne journée.
macjake (52962) 2014-01-01 6:48
you mentioned it already, but that tall Mosque in the fg really does stand out well and is clearly the focal point...our eyes go to it right away.
when I scan the image I see another shorter Mosque on the far left edge and boats off into the distance.
nice mood and atmosphere too.
Happy new year!
Sergiom (55371) 2014-01-01 6:59
Quel beau moment tu as saisi, juste au moment où le soleil se couche derrière les montagnes et nous laisse cette très belle lueur orange pour éclairer le minaret et la ville qui se colle autour.
Bonne et heureuse année
Cricri (101805) 2014-01-01 8:04
Un cadeau du ciel le jour de Noel que vous avez bien mis en image, très jolie réalisation
Bonne année 2014
ikeharel (53071) 2014-01-01 9:44
Good evening Chris,
Fabulous sunset over the Marmara, with fantastic golden light over water surface.
The two minerats prominently above town's roof-tops, an eyes catching elements. Immaculate fine sharp Image.
eldancer1 (25630) 2014-01-01 10:08
Beautiful sunset! Nicely captured with good lighting control, I like the different shades. Good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
fabbs99 (16104) 2014-01-02 22:04
Fascinating composition of the sunset and the misty atmosphere of late afternoon.Great POV and good composition.Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
mcmtanyel (10921) 2014-01-02 22:10
İzmit Körfezi, a familiar sight to me but not from this POV. I do not think I have wandered north of the main thoroughfare that runs right by the sea. I remember a time when that was the main highway from Istanbul to Ankara. If you have noticed (provided it's still there) an Orduevi right on that thoroughfare, that would be where we would regularly stop on the way back to Istanbul.
BTW, have you had pişmaniye yet?
nikkitta (13556) 2014-01-03 11:19
See your horses, but prefer today watch and comment this very atractive capture of sunset of a city not very known ( or so I believe) where the minaret, well positioned attracts the attention
Then the soft colors and reflects are quite stunning in contrast wirh the dark silhouette of Izmit
Happy New Year !
npecanhuk (61604) 2014-01-03 17:39
Very beautiful sky!
Truly interesting and attractive darker elements, like the silhouettes of the mountains in the bg and those buildings in the fg!
Exposure, chosen pov, colors and composition are highlights here that I really enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
Angshu (54919) 2014-02-13 1:58
This is beautiful! I loved the exposure control with the darkish FG and the mosque creating a strong fical point and anchor for the shot..Also loved the red sheen on the water
Why no new posts for long time?
Miguel82 (20972) 2014-07-04 20:13
Bravo Chris, this is a high quality of image, mustard hue sunset on Izmit, the minaret of a mosque, many buildings and the bay are visible, regards