This is a view from the lake of Sapanca, very close to İstanbul.
Sapanca Lake is located on a tectonic hole, which is situated between Izmit Bay and Adapazari Meadow and runs parallel to Iznik Lake. The forest area near to the coast of Lake Sapanca‘s south slopes has been heavily damaged and has left space for new kinds of small trees like maquis. Nowadays there are no more significant forest areas surrounding Lake Sapanca. Flow volumes of the streams, which feed the Lake are very low and many of them have dried up.
This entry is also been scanne from a b&w print.
Sapanca gölünden bir görüntü. Bu kare de siyah beyaz bir baskıdan tarandı.
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williewhistler (14611) 2014-02-05 1:44
your excellent conversion to digital has retained the lovely tones of the original print.
The image was very well composed with a perfect reflections in a classical square format,fine photography all round.
COSTANTINO (56255) 2014-02-05 1:44
Hello my friend Mesut
the choice of sepia is the best
excellent minimalistic shot like a movie
scene of Angelopulos perfectly executed
the world of the silence with reflections
and beautiful shadows
have a nice day
you are wellcome
ryno (6863) 2014-02-05 1:45
Hi Mesut, almost neighbours again today! I like the simplicity of this one...you just don't get the same effect with modern digital B & W. Sharp reflection, serene and peaceful atmosphere.
cornejo (32202) 2014-02-05 2:04
Hello Mesut, good photograph of this interesting composition in black and white, beautifully captured in this interesting image with good sharpness. Interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
jurek1951 (42158) 2014-02-05 3:53
Nice composition, good photopraphic performance and impressive black and white choice.
jemaflor (85510) 2014-02-05 4:02
great water mirror well captured, interesting result with the contrast of the b&w photo. perfect sharpness, well balanced.
ebingul (1926) 2014-02-05 4:35
Merhaba Sevgili Mesut,
Benim gibi özellikle yansımaları seven bir foto sever için bakış açısı, kadrajıyla güzel bir kare.
Sevgi ve selamlar,
timecapturer (49286) 2014-02-05 6:53
now this is magic! It has a real old world charm about it and deserves to be hanging on a wall somewhere. Love the textures and tones here - irresistible and artistically beautiful. Love this one Mesut!
Regards - B.
Silvio1953 (123603) 2014-02-05 7:30
Ciao Mesut, lovely B&W composition, beautiful atmosphere, fascinating reflection, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
PS: per cortesia clicca mi piace
halikarnas (6736) 2014-02-05 8:20
Ellerine,düşüncene sağlık.Mükemmel bir kompozisyon.Sandalın bağlandığı direk bence bu güzelliğin ağırlık noktası.
(senden 1 yaş büyüküm.)
willperrett (7348) 2014-02-05 8:35
I can't stop looking at these lovely old images of yours. This is a fabulous high-key landscape, beautifully composed with the foreground boat balancing the further tree. Good work: it's in my favourites!
Cricri (107306) 2014-02-05 9:48
Belle comme une peinture, tout bon contraste du N/B, des reflets et une présentation magnifique
photographer_sg (4402) 2014-02-05 10:11
beautiful monochrome with excellent clarity and great framing. loved the serenity conveyed. thanks for sharing.
chrislo (4155) 2014-02-05 10:43
A good balanced composition and a lovely image with a fantastic calming atmosphere. The stillness on the water and the black and white tones amplify the serenity of this composition. I like how the water and sky blend into each other. Nice light and reflection with the boat in foreground well placed in the frame. A very good one.
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2014-02-05 11:26
Hello Mesut, I really like your series of good old pictures in black and white..
great memories and beautiful presentations!!
thanks so much for visiting me again, always nice to see you and your work!!
all the very best
Graal (97861) 2014-02-05 12:05
nice picture in B&W. Fine graphical effect. I like the boat with reflections in water. Good scan. Great archive you've.
Have a nice evening.
gildasjan (41628) 2014-02-05 13:17
Beau rendu en haute lumière de cette composition en B&W.L'accent est bien mis sur cette barque.
PaulVDV (22737) 2014-02-05 14:38
The reflection makes the boat looks bigger than it is in reality.
The picture has a nostalgic feel.
Best regards, Paul
Royaldevon (30237) 2014-02-05 15:02
This really is a beauty!
I remember you showing how you scanned prints and this one has worked particularly well.
It is a delightful composition, nicely anchored in the f/g, the focal image and reflection dominating the scene but, then, the little boat nestling under the tree produces an amazing sense of depth.
One to be proud of!
My warm regards,
jjcordier (76858) 2014-02-05 22:50
Ce scan de bonne qualité nous permet d'imaginer la beauté de ce tirage ancien en noir et blanc. Bonne composition.Seul l'horizon un peu penché me gêne un petit peu.
claudeD (33234) 2014-02-06 0:13
my compliments for your b+w series here. Excellent picture with very good composition and fine reflections of the boat in the water. A shot full of atmosphere. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
rbassin (18497) 2014-02-06 9:08
C'est une superbe photo N&B: les contrastes, les nuances de gris et les reflets sont bien gérés.
Une scène que j'aime beaucoup avec la barque, les herbes et l'arbre.
npecanhuk (66344) 2014-02-06 15:24
A wonderful painting-like black & white picture, where the composition and exposure are true highlights!
TFS - congrats,
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-07 5:26
I love the atmosphere in this one and very good framing. The black and white format has been used very well to highlight the details of the composition.
The boat sitting peacefully on the water gets more attention thanks to the mirror like reflection.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
serp2000 (40352) 2014-02-08 9:16
I love your oldies series, excellent masterpieces, I think it could be great photo exhibition. Thanks! Wonderful composition with a diagonal line from the boat to the tree. What can I say? Superb!
Oceania (4982) 2014-02-10 7:57
Among all your B&W pictures, I pick this one. The reflections of boat and tress are very nice. The picture is artful and beautiful.
ourania (32127) 2014-02-12 11:37
Hello dear Mesut,
a very elegant composition, great balance and natural rhythm in a well cropped frame. I like very much how moody, poetic and timeless this simple and tranquil scene looks. There's wonderful depth and all the elements and textures are described effectively by magnificent, soft, grey tones. I like the still and luminous surface and the absence of a background reference that enhances the sense of mystery. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
baclama (18111) 2014-02-13 11:42
superbe noir et balnc avec un bon reflet et un bon cadrage
adores (37601) 2014-03-05 16:40
Another good old one. It's old and looks old, I like that! I like the composition, the b&w and the way it looks like a painting. The reflection adds a lot!
jmdias (56161) 2014-04-12 1:51
a master piece !
the graphic effect is fantastic and I liked the option for black and white. perfect details, framing and use of reflections. a compo with a strong sense of art. congratulations.
- Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) (85454)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 1974-04-23
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Rolleiflex 6x6 /twinreflex, Kodak 100 ASA
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Will's favourites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-05 1:22
- Favorites: 1 [view]