During my vacations in Lesvos island i decided to make an one day trip in the nearest NW Aegean coast of Turkey,in Ayvalik,and a visit to the ancient Pergamos.
The shot was taken from the ship late in afternoon just before my departure from the city.
Ayvalık (Ancient Greek: Κυδωνίαι, Greek: Αϊβαλί Aivali or Κυδωνίες) is a seaside town on the NW Aegean coast of Turkey. It is a district of the Balıkesir Province.
It was alternatively called (Κυδωνίες - Kidonies) by the town's formerly indigenous Greek population, although the use of the name Ayvalık was widespread for centuries among both the Turks and the Greeks.
Ayvalık is a district in Turkey's Balıkesir Province on the Aegean Sea coast, facing the Greek island of Lesbos. It is situated on a narrow coastal plain surrounded by low hills to the east which are covered with pine and olive trees. Ayvalık is also surrounded by the archipelago of the Ayvalık Islands on the sea and by a narrow peninsula in the south named the Hakkıbey Peninsula. Ayvalık is the southernmost district of Balıkesir. Gömeç, Burhaniye and Edremit are other districts of the Balıkesir Province which are situated on the Aegean shores and they are lined up respectively to the north. The region is under the influence of a typical Mediterranean climate with mild and rainy winters and hot, dry summers.
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ikeharel (56024) 2010-08-10 22:52
Fantastic afternoon light with it's orange tone over the town.
Well done on contrast, and great POV.
tober (8797) 2010-08-10 23:09
Hello Dear Danos, nowadays both of us are sailing in the same geography:) At the first glance (without reading your note) I assumed that this shot had been taken from the deck of the boat of Lesvos-Ayvalık. I shot similar photos from the same PoV too. Nice photo with the soft touch of late afternoon sunlight. Best regards, Tolga
wojtpod (774) 2010-08-10 23:24
Very niceafternoon scene! Good warm colors and point of view.
bema (26331) 2010-08-10 23:51
very intensive light-conditions, worth to take such a capture, as you did it here..
thanks for sharing, kind regards Bernd
danyy (0) 2010-08-10 23:56
un avant plan avec de l'eau est toujours un atout pour une photo extérieure, du soleil, il y en a , mais sous un ciel un peu laiteux. Bonnes lumières au niveau de la scène toutefois.
Un POV de choix pour ce batiment des plus cubiques.
mesutilgim (83028) 2010-08-11 1:03
Hi dear Danos,
What a nice surprise !
Wonderfull timing with good pov and nice warm colors. Good and usefull notes as well.
I am now preparing to a visit (as every year around this time) to my most beloved island Symi !
TFS and best regards
mauro61 (52623) 2010-08-11 1:22
bella immagin dalla costa con la torreta e la massiccia costruzione dalla colorazione rossastra.
tonalità calda ben sfruttata per inquadrare la scena,
Royaldevon (28641) 2010-08-11 1:33
Good Morning Danos,
You chose a good time to take this shot, with the sun getting lower in the sky and lighting the facade of the building, the minarette and the slope of the hilside.
The focal building is strongly placed in the frame and offers an interesting view with its multitude of windows and pink colouration. With the boat in the f/g and the minarette in the b/g, there is a nice diagonal across the frame.
Have a good day,
mkamionka (30220) 2010-08-11 1:37
very charming view: mediterranean architecture plus a mosque with minaret. Pleasant soft low light.
kordinator (16362) 2010-08-11 1:38
Great composition of a beautiful island.
Beautiful peaceful place.
Fantastic afternoon light with it's orange tone over the town.
Good warm colors and point of view.
Vell written text.
dkmurphys (48446) 2010-08-11 3:35
Very good capture of that picturesque place. Interesting architecture and wonderful trees over the hills. Good work.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-08-11 3:59
I find the light a bit shy here, was probably already getting late as you departed, the minaret sets the context
Have a nice day JY
pajaran (51250) 2010-08-11 4:04
Vrlo interesantno mesto i istorija, dobar trenutak snimka i tekst.
Lep pogled na mesto i lepu arhitekturu, dobar rad , lepa fotografija.
Very interesting place and history, a good time recording and text.
Nice view of the place and beautiful architecture, good work, beautiful photos.
Bluejeans (64247) 2010-08-11 4:51
Ola Danos ,
Interessante esta cidade junto deste rio , e pena ter as margens com algum lixo , gostei de ver a torre da mesquita a surgir do meio das árvores, boa luz em tons dourados , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Giorgio (11279) 2010-08-11 5:39
- Beautiful light for this impressive building, warm colors at this time Danos, good PoV on the boat, well done!
Urs (14082) 2010-08-11 9:46
Wow, you cleverly used the sunset to boost the colors of the already red building and minaret further, making them to really stand out of your shot. That is a really perfect light management. Well done. Thanks for your critique of my paddy field shot.
dip (23592) 2010-08-11 11:31
Geia sou Dano,
vrikes tin eukairia kai piges kai mia volta 'apenanti' ap'oti vlepo,
oraia foto me kali oksutita kai endiaferouses leptomeries,
yedirenk (11244) 2010-08-11 12:13
Hi my dear friend Danos,
welcome to Turkey!!
very nice photo from Ayvalık..warm light,colours and old buildings are eye catcher.a great presentation..TFS
Budapestman (82620) 2010-08-11 13:55
a spectacular view, the composition of the photo is attractive, very nice architectural details, interesting note, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
pierrefonds (56462) 2010-08-11 17:18
The trees and the mountains are framing well the buildings. the point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the architecture of the building. It is clear and sharp. have a nice day.
gunbud (34066) 2010-08-11 20:38
Very interesting architecture is found on this lovely coastal village.
The red and white boat adds effective scale.
Love those palm trees.
edge (6070) 2010-08-11 21:58
Hello Danos, You are very fortunate to be able to visit all of these Greek islands. This is a lovely view of the shoreline and the excellent architecture here. It appears that there is a mosque in the background and the sulight on the large building in the foreground gives it a marvelous red color. I like the small boat here as well. Nicely done. Regards, Roger.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-08-12 2:16
A good shot to this pecafull harbour. I like the bota in the FG with the white color which arise very well in the image. The superb light give too beautiful colors.
Have a nice day,
josepmarin (57711) 2010-08-12 2:49
The weak light and the reddish very warm tones on this architecture, they create a very pleasant image at sight.
The mosque hidden amongst the vegetation shows us its elegant minaret, in the middle of a coastal very beautiful landscape.
Great management of the exposure, and good graphical result in your composition.
A beautiful work, my friend.
Have a nice day,
yeln (11504) 2010-08-12 3:07
I thank you for the beautiful words written in your critique on my absence. I've been absent for some time and now I'm back to writing my reviews.
beautiful photos from your neighbors. very well-chosen design with minaretom and powerful structure in the FG!
simple but very powerful color photo. very well and professionally done!
Cricri (105303) 2010-08-12 4:01
La lumière avec les teintes chaudes du bâtiment avec la pointe du minaret, le POV depuis le bateau donne une vue d'ensemble bien agréable, belle composition
Have a nice day
subhendu_bagchi (25593) 2010-08-12 4:36
nice mixing of fine landscape and very good architecture in frame. The boat added dimension to it. Very well managed light and the sharpness is superb. An excellent composition. Tfs.
ciakgiak (30409) 2010-08-12 11:14
una composizione magnifica nella quale hai scelto un soggetto architettonicamente splendido, il cui colore, grazie alla bella luce, esalta al massimo la bellezza del paesaggio. Perfetta la composizione e la qualità dell'immagine.
Un caro abbraccio
Charo (51210) 2010-08-12 15:56
Very beautiful sunset light on this interesting place. Excellent perspective and great detail.
delpeoples (53001) 2010-08-12 20:43
Geia sou dear Danos, I envy you being able to go for a day trip to such a marvellous country. For me it would be 24 hours in an aeroplane :) I like the mosque in the BG, the image has great depth and the light on the facade of the building is very beautiful. TFS and I wish you a good evening, Lisa
jafadabret (56501) 2010-08-12 23:06
La douce lumière chaude du soir enveloppe ce paysage de belle manière. J'aime la paix de la fin de journée qui ressort ainsi de cette composition.
Longroute (19394) 2010-08-13 6:56
Interesting place where the architecture fits well in the natural environment. I think the beauty of the photo is due to the lovely warm tones which the late afternoon light gave you, to the harmonious composition and the presence of an opportune boat to act as focal point.
holmertz (40069) 2010-08-13 11:09
There's a fine building in the focus, but after all the main feature of this photo is the warm evening light falling on the façade and on the hillside.. The light makes me feel the pleasant Mediterranean air after the worst heat of the day is gone.
raszid62 (18583) 2010-08-13 13:29
Καλά κατέλαβε ένα κομμάτι μια όμορφη τούρκικη ακτή το απόγευμα, ένα απαλό φως. Υπάρχει ακόμη και ένα τζαμί και μιναρέ κρυμμένο ανάμεσα στα δέντρα. σύνθεση Άριστα.
COSTANTINO (54463) 2010-08-13 22:36
Kali sou mera file mou
fotografies olo evesthissia pou fernoun mnimes
poli omorfi ke apli i parousiash me to
karavaki stin akri tis ikonas,to palio spiti
pou ferni poli pisso me katharotita ke aplotita
omorfa hromata epissis
adramad (37333) 2010-08-14 8:31
Very nice image of the coast with a beautiful light of dusk, the composition is nice with pine-covered hills, I suppose ... the minaret added charm to the image.
A very sharp photo and a good color.
Have a nice weekend. Best regards.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-08-14 9:46
Environment is different from that of the Greek islands. Architecture is different too. It is a beautiful image with a superb light. Good composition, carried out well.
Have a good evening
paololg (31448) 2010-08-14 13:12
Ciao dear Danos,
pleasant view of Ayvalik captured in the very beautiful warm light of the afternoon. Excellent photographic quality with a perfect sharp and a good depth of field. Very beautiful the silhouette of the trees on the hill in contrast with the sky. Excellent!
Ciao, have a nice SUnday!
anducina (8407) 2010-08-15 2:56
Picturesque scene-the red house with the silhouette of the minaret, the green hills near the sea, the white boat, the shadows on the facade. Interesting architecture.
Have a nice Sunday!
Angshu (55401) 2010-08-20 8:30
The minaret of the mosque on the left gives this away as Turkey. Fine warm colours as the scene is lit up by the late light, contrasting with the light cyan sky above. The water in the FG also adds contrast
s_lush (16134) 2010-11-04 0:49
This lovely seaside scene was captured under wonderful soft light, with beautiful colors. Very well composed, perfectly captured and very informatively described in the note!
geoant68 (331) 2011-04-11 0:39
Δάνο γεια σου,
το κτήριο αυτό από το Αιβαλί είναι καλοτοποθετημένο στη σκηνή με το ζεστό απογευματινό φως να το κάνει πιό ενδιαφέρον.Η οξύτητα και το φως είναι εξαιρετικά.
fritzi007 (4531) 2011-04-17 12:19
Really a beautiful, very well-done recording!
Is it for you is not problematic, as a Greek to travel to Turkey?
Wish you a beautiful week
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2012-11-07 11:23
Περίφημη η φωτογραφία σου όσο περίφημο και ξακουστό είναι το Αιβαλί!
gus72 (3719) 2013-04-19 14:50
Hi Danos !!
nice view....... but what makes it special is the late afternoon light casting a very pretty colour.
good timing and a nice place to visit.
have a nice week end.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (85785)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-07-09
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 24-105mm 1:4mm L IS USM, HOYA Pro1 Digital 77mm MC UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/45 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Lesvos island-Ayvalik
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-10 22:36