Another sunset shot from the beautiful fishing village Golyazi on the shore of Lake Apolyont.
Lake Uluabat (Turkish: Uluabat Gölü and Apolyont Gölü) is the name of a freshwater lake in the vicinity of Bursa, Turkey. It is a large lake, covering an area of between 135 and 160 km² depending on the water level, but very shallow, being only 3 m deep at its deepest point. The lake contains eight islands and one other that is sometimes an island and sometimes a peninsula. The largest island is known as Halilbey Island. In the southwest the lake is fed by the Mustafakemalpaşa River, which has formed a silty delta. Water leaves the lake by way of the Ulubat stream, flowing to the west, and reaches the Sea of Marmara via the Susurluk River.
Most shores of the lake are covered in submerged plants, and it has the most extensive white water lily beds in Turkey. Ulubat Lake is one of the breeding areas for the endangered Pygmy Cormorant (Phalacrocorax Pygmeus). The latest DHKD (Society for the Protection of Nature Turkey) survey in June 1998 found 823 pairs of Pygmy Cormorants, 105 pairs of Night Heron, 109 pairs of Squacco Heron, and 48 pairs of Spoonbill breeding on Ulubat.
The alternative name Lake Apolyont comes from the lake's classical name Apolloniatis, from Apollonia-on-the-Rhyndacum (modern Gölyazı), an ancient Greek city situated on its banks which had considerable importance since it was on major trade routes.
Modern residential areas by its shores are Mustafakemalpaşa (formerly Kirmasti) and Karacabey (formerly Mikalick). The area was famous for centuries for its silkworm cultivation, but this industry has died out due to synthetic fabrics. The main industry today is fishing.
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mirosu (8160) 2012-04-13 7:22
Beautiful colors & excellent composition. Well done.
Suppiluliuma (3855) 2012-04-13 7:44
Nice color, interesting to see the shape of the peninsula, yet one wonders if the waves of the boat and the tip of the peninsula might have been included in the composition.
jemaflor (74078) 2012-04-13 9:16
Another beautiful view about this place, well captured, I like this soft light and this warm tone, tfs.
Cricri (92213) 2012-04-13 10:29
Bravo pour le POV, pour l'instant de douceur, l'arrivée du bateau capter au bon moment, une très jolie composition
PaulVDV (17323) 2012-04-13 10:48
The pink colour of the sky is beautifully reflected in the water of the lake. Even some facades of the houses appear purplish.
Excellent high point of view and very well composed. Also nice with the fully charged arriving boat.
Best regards, Paul
jjcordier (67270) 2012-04-14 0:36
Ce coucher de soleil rose est du plus bel effet et la composition de l'image très plaisante.
claudeD (26980) 2012-04-15 10:20
very fine picture with amazing pastel colors and a very good composition. I like trhe atmosphere of the picture very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
danyy (0) 2012-04-16 7:07
belles lueurs et lumières crépusculaires, un grand moment de calme, bercé par les petites vagues de ces embarcations. Un mood très séduisant.
anokutan (15097) 2012-04-23 12:31
Emin bey merhabalar,
Kartpostal gibi bir kare.Nefis bir gün batımı çalışması.Tebrikler.
Hunkar (6744) 2012-04-27 16:45
Fotoğraflar içinde en göze çarpanlar Gölyazı fotoğrafları, onların içinde ise en güzeli bu sıradışı fotoğraf.
- Copyright: Emin Bingul (ebingul) (1814)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-18
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor 55-200mm.f 4-5.6 VR
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-13 7:01