It is my 10th birthday and the first time i celebrate myself on TE, but once in a decade is not too cheesy, i suppose. The next will come with my 20th year, promise :)
Eastern Black Sea Region houses Kaçkar Mountains, the so called "Alps" of Turkey, with many high mountains and plateaus, waiting for the visitors who are interested in high altitiude trekking. The lower parts are filled with thousands of acres of thick rain forests, rivers and cascades. The overall landscape can be called a wild heaven on Earth.
This one was taken 6 years ago, in Avusor Plateau @ 2.500 meters of altitude, just before a heavy mist covered everywhere. The climb lasted for one and a half hours, and i was sweating constantly in a chilling climate, my sweat freezing all in a sudden...
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serp2000 (37959) 2014-05-13 5:47
My congratulations! 10 Years... OMG! Good reason for Champagne to everyone! :) You are just a dinosaurus of the TE! Best wishes to you in the future. Well, I see you are big optimist if you want to meet 20th year too.
Original photo, excellent presentation of the Black Sea nature, TFS!
Greetings from hot Ural!
lousat (72425) 2014-05-13 6:03
Hi Denis,nothing better to celebrate your 10th anniversary on TE! The view is truly fantastic,what a magnificent landscape,taken with fine detail everywhere and a great exposure of the different light levels made by sun and clouds,very well done!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
erhan1958 (14550) 2014-05-13 6:04
genç yaşında bak dinozor da oldun.
daha nice 10 yıllara
emilbo (22262) 2014-05-13 6:33
Toutes mes félicitations pour tes 10 ans sur TE et j'aime beaucoup ce paysage de brume et de montagnes que tu as choisi pour l'occasion. Belle présentation dans un beau format carré.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne continuation,
dta (63008) 2014-05-13 7:01
Hello Deniz ,
. congratulations for you 10 years on TE . A splendid view of this mountain lake for the event . I like especially the effect of the clouds and the game of light and shade .
Giustiniani (2789) 2014-05-13 7:14
Congratulations on 10 years and long life on TE.
Thank you for this beautiful sharing! A great view of the Alps. The colors are vibrant, the light, the clouds are really beautiful. Image quality at the top.
ourania (26518) 2014-05-13 8:05
such a fascinating and rewarding photo, the wide scenery you are presenting is isolated and pure, the light and the clouds give it a superb sense of drama. The way you retained the textures both in the brightest and in the shady areas is wonderful, the natural colours and the graduation of the green tones are very lovely. Congratulations on your ten years of work and dedication to TE; your interesting, lovely and meaningful photos; your constructive and amusing comments. Thank you very much and best wishes for your future work and travels!
All the best, have a great evening,
photographer_sg (3001) 2014-05-13 8:52
that is surely a befitting photograph to celebrate a decade on TE!
Superb landscape with great atmosphere and lovely colours. The exposure is spot on with excellent sharpness and details.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
holmertz (37145) 2014-05-13 9:06
Congratulations on 10 years that could not be described any other way than having been very successful. Posting only 620 pictures in such a long time also shows that you have placed quality far ahead of quantity.
This one is a good example of your careful compositions and the high technical qualities of your photos. It's a stunning scenery and a very well handled light.
PiotrF (4528) 2014-05-13 9:43
Nice mountain landscape. Excellent composition and perfect presentation, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors.
Congratulations for you 10 years on TE.
pajaran (48519) 2014-05-13 11:51
Lepa fotografija za deset godina rada na TE.
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazan trenutak u prirodi.
Sve najbolje u daljem radu na TE, sa lepim fotografijama i dobrim kritikama.
Beautiful photography for ten years on TE.
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice moment shown in the nature.
All the best in your future work at TE, with pretty pictures and good reviews.
siudzi (32381) 2014-05-13 14:09
Wow! What a great anniversary you have today! I am happy with you:)
You selected a fantastic shot for this important posting. The landscape with low clouds around looks extremely interesting and attractive in my opinion. Beautifully seen and smartly composed as always! Bravo!
Many thanks for sharing!
carlo62 (27766) 2014-05-13 15:27
mi sembra giusto festeggiare 10 anni, un traguardo così importante bisogna festeggiarlo.
La definizione di "Alpi" mi sembra giusta, la foto lo dimostra ampiamente.
Ti auguro di festeggiare i 20 anni e poi i 30 anni e poi......
kabel (1579) 2014-05-13 18:53
Hello, Congrats on 10 years here on TE. It is a great site. Your photo is very special with the light and the shadows hitting the mountains and then the clouds hanging around. What a pleasant day to go be out in nature. You capture it well with your camera for all time,
Dreamtime (405) 2014-05-13 22:19
Gecen sene gittigimizde sis nedeni ile buzul gollerine tırmanamadım. Kısmet bu seneye insallah. Mukemmel bir fotograf ve gune guzel baslamama yardımcı oldu :)
delpeoples (52529) 2014-05-14 0:06
Ciao dear Deniz
Well congratulations on your 10th anniversary here on TE - you must have been about 4 when you joined ;) I've looked at a lot of your critiques and older photos and can't get over what a remarkable - and entertaining - contribution you've made to this site. So thank you and here's to many more decades here. Your photo is sensational, and the landscape actually reminded me of that on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. I would never have guessed that this was your homeland. It just goes to show what a devastatingly beautiful and varied landscape your country has to offer. Sensational colours, plays of light where you have captured the mood superbly. Thanks for sharing and once again, congratulations :)
PS: I saw the pics of your meeting with Craig & Tosca, it looked like a lot of fun and I know you made a wonderful tour guide
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-05-14 0:24
congratulations on you anniversary! The picture you decided to celebrate with is excellent - well done! The view of the lake in the mountains has been lovely framed and the colors have been well saturated. The composition is very classic and flawless and the clouds among the peaks add very pretty element to it.
Thanks for sharing and all the best!
mesutilgim (80112) 2014-05-14 0:31
Vay vay vay,
Deniz Bey evladım kardeşim, demek ki bu dükkanda sen benden daha kıdemliymşsin ! Nayır n'olamaz derhal bir üç kağıt çevirip arayı kapatmam lazım.
Şaka bir yana, dostları kadar, düşmanları da olan bir site, ama taklitleri hala nal toplarken, şu ya da bu şekilde, ana avrat küfürler, yeminler ede ede buradan tüyenler de çaktırmadan, ufak ufak geri dönüyorlar.
Sen buna istersen bir tür uyuşturucu bağımlılığı de !
Ama burası olmasaydı eğer, nereden haberimiz oalcaktı biribirimizden !
Bu kareye gelince, ne denilebilir ki ! Bana güzel bir Karadeniz türküsünü hatırlattı :
"Duman aldı dağları sesimin üstüne gel..."
Selam ve sevgiler
InasiaJones (31434) 2014-05-14 0:42
10 years, that's quite impressive and I think that you should receive a special title like Sir Taskin, but you have to subtract the year from your military service when you have vanished... :-p))
I think that showing a part of your country is de circonstance, and what a stunning place it is! The drama that these clouds infuse in your shot is remarkable. Managing the extreme variation of light was surely a challenge, and you have succeed to get the best of both worlds.
Congratulations Sir Taskin!
krzychu30 (15332) 2014-05-14 1:24
10 Years,huh?sounds almost like eternity:)
but seriously-I think 10 years abounding in new friendships and of course 10 years of great photo experiences.
Concerning the view itself-it´s definitely something I like...and unfortunately something I´m too lazy for:)at least the have cable car or something:)
Once again My Best Congratulations to You and I think you´ll have to think about some bigger party when you´re 18:)big party in Istanbul?:)
daddo (22676) 2014-05-14 4:58
Selam Deniz. It's not too cheesy to salute your efforts on your tenth birthday? I haven't marked any milestones as yet. I was somewhere in the Kackar mountains but not at this lovely spot.Great combination of imposing clouds, beautiful light and dramatic shadows. Excellent POV. Best wishes. Klaudio.
timecapturer (45289) 2014-05-14 7:07
today is my 4th anniversary on joining TE today! So I naturally identify with you celebrating 10 years that is some achievement. Wonderfully atmospheric and beautiful capture to highlight this milestone. Well done!
TRB (13561) 2014-05-14 11:37
harika, daha nice 10 yıllara....
cornejo (28111) 2014-05-14 12:56
Hi Deniz, my congratulations on your ten years in TE. Very good picture of this beautiful landscape, very well captured in this beautiful and interesting image, with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
danos (83093) 2014-05-15 11:32
congratulation on your 10th years in the site and i wish you to stay even more to see your beautiful photos like this one.
I like the panoramic view with the lake on the foreground to be completed with the low clouds that covering almost the goung on the backdrop.
Didi (55103) 2014-05-15 19:31
Wonderful picture for your 10 years anniversary
I will have 11 years in next july 2014
Very nice mountainscape from a good point of view
Interesting lower clouds on the valley
mjw364 (6998) 2014-05-16 7:28
Congratulations Deniz on ten years of commitment to TE.
I expect you already know about the ten year rule? That is there is a general notion that it takes at least 10 years of hard work to master a subject of study and become a creative genius. Though I believe in Henri Cartier Bresson's case it took him 15 so maybe you have another 5 years left!
As for the image - great composition and light. I was surprised that this is in Turkey it reminds me so much of Snowdon in North Wales - that lake could easily be Glaslyn Lake which you pass on your way to the summit.
GyurMaster (509) 2014-05-18 14:05
Deniz, new photos at least! And such a stunning one! Happy TE birthday!:)
Angshu (54763) 2014-05-21 3:36
10 years & 620 posts...not a scorching ace, but steady I would say ;-)
Quality is more important to some & you surely excel there.
A beautiful high reach shot here with the small lake reflecting the clouds a strong focal point. The low clouds hugging the hill slopes also look good.
emka (73379) 2014-05-23 23:51
Hi Deniz, Congratulations for your TE anniversary. Ten years - it is a lot. You are older than me :). And nothing wrong to clebrqate eery 100 photos, or anniversary or whatever reason. It is a kind of promotion. Beatuful high mountain landscape and we have very similar places in our Tatras. 2500 m - nnot bad.
From the bus to Graz
Noel_Byrne (20860) 2014-05-24 7:54
Happy birthday. I see even the clouds themselves have come down for the party, now that's what I call a guest list :)
This is an awesome scene, to me the clouds look like the have been summoned. They seem almost out of place with the bright vibrant greens of the foreground, and that crystal reflection, but they add such a dynamic element to the view. Excellent play of light and shadows makes this a really appealing and fascinating shot.
Thanks as always, and cheers to another 10 years!
All the best
bostankorkulugu (41896) 2014-05-24 22:38
buranın en kaşarlarından olma durumunu tebrik eder gözlerinden öperim... bir adet honder fotosuyla kutlamak da nereden aklına geldi :P ...
macjake (52232) 2014-06-10 8:51
this is exactly why we needed a full month in Turkey, so much to see in such a large country.
and I'm sure Tosca would have gone crazy over this place.
lots of hiking and treks here i bet.
looks so good I'm even wanting to check this place out!
great post for your 10th B-Day!
Thanks again for showing us around Istanbul, we had a wicked time. I just found out that Gert is meeting up with Malgo in Warsaw on Saturday :)
see you around
jemaflor (80806) 2014-06-10 23:19
Nice pov on this landscape, beautiful with this blue lake and the fog in the valley.
10 years on TE, congratulations ... 10 years like me ;-)
jhm (135274) 2014-06-25 5:39
10 years TE, congratulations for the much patience on these site, and the a lot of nice pictures that you has placed.
You chose a very well angle, this cares for perspective and depth picture.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
COSTANTINO (51403) 2014-07-03 7:27
Hello my dear friend
greetings for your 10 years in Te
and wishes for more and more new
impressive shot only earth and sky
I like captures of thismkind with many
high mountains and plateaus waiting
for the visitors who are interested
in high attitude trekking
mursaloglu (8321) 2014-07-03 9:31
mükemmel bir kare ışığın dağılımı ve bulutların adeta tepeyi çerçevelemesi olağünstü olmuş. elerine sağlık
GiovanniG (2375) 2014-07-03 20:00
I really love this special mountain landscape with wonderful colors and exposure. Reminds me of my home in the U.S. in Montana.
SnapRJW (29302) 2014-07-04 11:28
Huge apologies for missing this one Deniz.... congratulations on your 10th TE anniversary, wow, that's dedication.
A shot very much to my liking, a wild and beautiful landscape with pretty light and excellent colours and tones. Your sweaty climb was worth it!
ChrisJ (94802) 2014-07-07 11:15
Nice capture of the high alpine tarn lake with some superb reflections of the blue sky and clouds amongst the greenery. The clouds enliven the composition. The dark jagged peaks at right contrast well against the sunlit peak. Tfs!
EstudioChispa (1890) 2014-07-11 9:53
A toast to you, my friend! You are a fine gentleman, to share your talents and assist all of us so generously! Here's to Deniz! Congratulations on TEN YEARS of activity here!
Clairedelune (4923) 2014-07-19 16:35
I don't know if you remember me... :-)
Just had a look at TE. I might come here one or twice a year... And I saw your 10 years anniversary photo. 10 years?! In this world of fleeting moments, where we surf from one social media to the other, it speaks volumes.
So... let me congratulate you.
I hope you are happy and that life is good with you...
eldancer1 (25238) 2014-07-24 9:54
Congratulations on your 10th year with TE! You have posted wonderful photos and this image is very good to mark a milestone. Good pov and I like the effect of the low hanging clouds on the mood. Well done, tfs.
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (34197)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-12
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 18-55 mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-13 5:12