THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD
To listen to the Beatles performing their immortal song, click on THE LONG AND WINDING ROAD, released on May 11, 1970
The long and winding road
That leads to your door
Will never disappear
Ive seen that road before
It always leads me here
Lead me to you door
The wild and windy night
That the rain washed away
Has left a pool of tears
Crying for the day
Why leave me standing here
Let me know the way
Many times Ive been alone
And many times Ive cried
Any way youll never know
The many ways Ive tried
But still they lead me back
To the long winding road
You left me standing here
A long long time ago
Don't leave me waiting here
Lead me to your door
But still they lead me back
To the long winding road
You left me standing here
A long long time ago
Dont leave me waiting here
Lead me to your door
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
Theme: My Daily Drive to Work.
I recently created a new group theme, Symphonies in Color, adding this photo into the collection. The expression, "A symphony of colors," is the way the great Expressionist painter Vincent van Gogh, in a letter to his brother Théo, described the works of French landscape artist Jules Dupré (1811-1889). Van Gogh's words are also appropriate in describing the still life depicted here. I welcome other TE members to add to the theme.
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meltemi (0) 2009-04-18 22:55
impressive autumnal landscape and magnificent play of light and shade. Your angle and composition is perfect. The light at the feet of the trees is beautiful. I love the shapes and forms of the road. Thanks a lot and with this perfect composition, you did really great.
All the best.
emka (107671) 2009-04-18 23:05
Hi Bulent, really, isn't it nice to see the photos with music? I have also discovered this possibility lately. beautiful winding road in autumn. beautiful colours, splendid mood.
erel (11890) 2009-04-18 23:32
Renkler,kompozisyon.ve dengesiyle hoş bir kare çıkmış ortaya tebrikler. EREL
Royaldevon (43865) 2009-04-18 23:37
A favourite song accompanying a shot with a similar mood!
The f/g tree is well placed and its softly dappled bark almost acts as an invite to the the rest of the shot.
The winding road leads gently to the pink tree, surrounded on each side by the constant interplay of light and dark.
A lovely, relaxing photograph.
mesutilgim (97712) 2009-04-18 23:48
Selam sevgili Bülent,
Çok güzel bir görüntüyü iyi yakalamışsın.
Dikey format konuya çok uygun düşmüş.
Doğanın bütün güzel renkleri var burada; sonbahar, ilkbahar...
Long, winding road ise hepimiz için geçerli, hepimizin böyle bir yol'u ve yol hikayesi var.
Selam ve sevgiler
Buin (42522) 2009-04-18 23:57
Hallo (in Europe: Good morning! ;-) Bulent!
A photo which really pleases the eyes. The composition is chosen skillfully and it creates a wonderful depth. You also managed the difficult light in a good way. A beautiful scenery!
Unfortunately retirees have no "daily drive to work" ... ;-))
Greetings from again sunny Germany - and have a nice and sunny Sunday!
tober (8797) 2009-04-19 0:17
Fotoğrafı mı Beatles'ın parçasına göre seçtiniz, yoksa müziği mi fotoğrafa uyarladınız bilmiyorum ama ikisini birbirine güzel yakıştırmışsınız Sayın Hocam. Hem fotoğrafın hem müziğin tatlı bir hüznü var adeta. Fotoğrafta sonbaharın renklerinin yanısıra yerdeki gölge ve ışık oyunlarını da çok beğendim.
Okyanusun karşı kıyısından, Portekiz'den saygılar.
snunney (107401) 2009-04-19 1:38
A lovely perspective along this winding road heightened by the shadow play and dappled lighting. Looks a calm and peaceful place. Beautiful autumn colours captured under a very pleasing light.
berek (50508) 2009-04-19 3:02
Merhaba Bülnt bey,
Sonbahar renkleriyle süslenmiş alıp kendi başına giden çok güzel perspektifi olan bir fotograf . helede bu parçayla tam bütünleşmiş. Selamlar.
ymrk (15085) 2009-04-19 6:10
Bir tablo gibi,adeta Picasso'nun çalşmaları gibi bir manzarayla karşı karşıyayız.Yolun kıvrımı,ışığın ılıman görünümü ve renkler şahane!
Selamlar ve sevgilerle,
BWJ (3094) 2009-04-19 7:00
You keep your camera with you and with your keen eye have captured many spectacular pictures on your daily drive to work. What a lovely collection of photos to treasure.
The forest with its ever changing scenery, light, and colors is fascinating. You took this picture on a sparkling sunshiny day last November. The canopy of trees made shadows on the ground that give the picture a wonderful magical feeling. The way you composed the picture, light, and clarity are superb!
asajernigan (21427) 2009-04-19 7:30
The autumn colors in this shot are excellent and set a calm, relaxing mood.
The lighting is great as is the sharpness and detail. Your composition is fine using the winding road to lead the eye through the shot. The play of light and shadow is nice here.
Atousa (7131) 2009-04-19 8:36
Very good play of light n shadow n beautiful colourful leaves in the BG which reminds me of autumn..I also like the " S " shape road which leads the eyes to the depth of the image..thank you.
Best regards, Atousa
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2009-04-19 9:35
Merhaba, Bulent -
We should all have such daily drives! (Actually, weekly drives would be better for the planet, but you know what I mean.)
It's lovely, but a little pale, at least on my monitor. So I did a small WS adjusting the Curves. I hope you don't mind.
Have a great Sunday,
carper (96) 2009-04-19 9:44
very nice Bulent,
a fine shot here of that road. good point of view, nice perspective, good balance, very nice job I like it. have a nice day.
delkoo (68) 2009-04-19 12:59
A simple shot of a simple subject,but so effective.It`s an excellent exposure with fantastic colors and contrast,with a skillful use of light, your photo suits perfectly with the Beatles song.
yedirenk (11244) 2009-04-19 13:26
merhaba Bülent hocam,
kadraj tercihiniz ve kesiminizle çok etkileyici bir kompozisyon.renkler,ışık ve detaylar huzur verici,sakin bir tablo gibi.elinize sağlık.selamlar
paololg (31448) 2009-04-19 14:55
Ciao dear friend,
thanks for this beautiful image accompanied by one of the most beautiful songs of the Beatles. It has done me a lot of pleasure to listen to this song and to read these words that make me remember my youth. Music and images are a pleasant union to express own emotions.
Ciao, have a nice week!
TGULUMSER (13252) 2009-04-19 15:07
Bulent Bey merhaba,
Ise giderken ne guzel bir yoldan geciyorsunuz. Doga muhtesem ve nefis goruntulemissiniz,
stego (24132) 2009-04-19 20:09
Another inspired one from your daily way to work, I guess. I like very much for a number of reasons. There is the play of light and shadows, very well controlled, there are the beautiful colours of Autumn and, of course, the winding road, which conveys the well chosen soundtrack. I like also the kind of graphical symmetry produced by the funnelling stripe of grass and the trunk in the FG with the road.
I like your version better than Dan's, but I have noticed long ago that I usually adjust the brightness and contrast of my displays lower than I "should" according to the calibration images.
Warm Regards to you and Carol Jean,
BurhanettinMasa (641) 2009-04-19 22:51
Gene mükemmel bir kare yakalamışsınız, muhteşem ...
judesta (1006) 2009-04-20 2:09
Fitting song to this charming photo. The autumn colours and the leaves by the side of the road adding great atmosphere. Wonderful composition with the road leading through the picture.
azaf1 (15929) 2009-04-20 2:18
Good morning Bulent Bey
A lovely composition with very good perspective created by the winding road. The side light with the beautiful shadows and strong colors create a superb image. Combined with the verse it's just perfect.
Have a good day and TFS
HondeR (876) 2009-04-20 2:56
Bakis acinizi, kadraj ve renkleri coook begendim...
Ellerinize, emeginize saglik..
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-04-20 4:26
Nice contrast between colours in this beautiful autumn composition.
I like the vertival format and how you managed the light
Have a nice week
mikeo (12129) 2009-04-21 1:12
Very nice composition of this mysterious road going to somewhere. Interesting colours add a charm and excellent climate to this photo.
Very nice song which suit to this shot, too.
PS. Emka told us a little bit about you, it was nice to hear;)
vagabondtravels (6511) 2009-04-21 2:26
A nice drive to work you have. Good use of color and light.
Thanks for you note. I have finished my M.Ed. and am now off traveling with my wife until our new jobs start in Khartoum. Actually, on May first we are taking a cruise from Beijing to Vancouver completing St. Peterburg to Vancouver overland. It will be our first cruise so if you have any tips they would be appreciated!
Have a good day.
dvlazar (6662) 2009-04-21 3:26
A good shot of the winding road, especially nice with the autumnal colors. The light and shadows are also nice in this image.
jwmunro (286) 2009-04-21 10:20
Hello Bulent -
It is hard to believe anyone can have such a beautiful drive to work. The many scenes you have presented in this theme makes wonder how you make it to work. Me, I would be stopping almost daily and be late almost daily if I had to drive this road. Well seen and presented.
Thank you for sharing.
jaywalker (16105) 2009-04-21 14:56
Hi Bulent, The Long & Winding Road is one of my favourite Beatles songs, this is a lovely photo of nature, the light is very good & there is a great sprinkling of colour, well composed, with a super POV & excellent vertical framing, kind regards Wilson.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2009-04-21 15:36
My favourite pop music group....so the picture is excellent hahahahahha :P
Nice colours. For sure, it should be a nice way to work!
MLINES (12516) 2009-04-21 17:20
Hi Bullent, A very appealing photo with autumn tones both in the foreground and behind. The strength of the well positioned tree trunk draws the eye well into the road. Good to read the lyrics too. TFS. Murray.
Cricri (126666) 2009-04-22 7:27
Une image agréable a regarder tout en écoutant une des belles chansons des Beatles, j'aime le cadrage avec le tronc de l'arbre qui invite a découvrir la route qui serpente entre les jolies couleurs d'automne
Have a nice day
PS) merci beaucoup pour la vidéo, c'est joli et entraînant :-)
hay_kes (31439) 2009-04-22 13:07
Tablo gibi bir sonbahar bir sonbahar karesi.Kıvrılarak kaybolan yol güzel bir perspektif oluşturmuş.Elinize sağlık.
Gerrit (52283) 2009-04-22 13:15
also very appealing, your environment. I could not live withpout city or nature.
The choise is best to avoid,
ChrisJ (118817) 2009-04-22 21:01
I like the 's' shape of the meandering dirt road. Good Fall colors, with excellent framing, sharpness & saturation. Tfs!
paura (47190) 2009-04-23 3:50
Lovely post here, friend. The image is a real nice couple with the song and they together an excellent post. well done.
Vasa (515) 2009-04-23 16:18
Merhaba Bulent, friend,
nice dedication to Beatles in combination with romantic picture - so colorful road "that leads to her hart". This visit I profit also to have a little nice walk in all your gallery. For learning a good picture.
So glad to see you again and here,
gunbud (34066) 2009-04-23 18:12
Beautiful autumn image that is very well suited for the tightly cropped vertical format which brings excellent depth to this scene as we follow the long winding road deep into the brilliantly colored woods.
Excellent low autumn light brings tranquily shadows along this lovely trip.
Very appropriate song to go with this stunning image.
stelli (2993) 2009-04-24 2:34
Quite a beautiful drive to work! Excellent use of the Beatles song in your note too! Thank you for sharing! Regards Stella
Silvio1953 (154001) 2009-04-24 6:22
Ciao Bulent, lovely autumnal composition with fantastic warm colors, splendid perspective, I like a lot, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jhm (160851) 2009-04-24 10:22
Hello Dear Bulent,
You found a very lovely place with excellent depth and perspective.
Your angle and composition is perfect, this care for a nice attractive picture.
Sharpness and clarity are very well.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Philippe (11836) 2009-04-24 13:52
Hi, Bulent. I like the way leads us into the image, winding through the forest. The autumn colours are very beautiful in the top of the picture. The tree on the right gives a good depth to the image. It must be very agreeable driving to work through such a ice scenery.
Have a nice weekend,
Fis2 (107346) 2009-04-24 14:10
A very nice colors.
I like the light and shadows.
Photo has climate.
Warm regards and have a nice weekend.
gracious (20025) 2009-04-24 21:37
Thank you so much for this beautiful long and winding road with a 'S' curve also with those colourful autumn colouration! good well with the song I long remembered!
will be nice driving through it with the beautiful sunlight as well
take good care and my warmest regards from NZ
a hug from Tony
Docarmo (9767) 2009-04-25 7:08
It is a beautiful road and even more with those Autumn colours. The shade is nicely presented, it gives a pleasant feeling. And the choice of the music of the Beatles couldn't be more apropriate! Fantastic!
Thanks for sharing,
archimatica (20648) 2009-04-25 14:31
Impressive landscape and great play of light and shade.
I particularly like the tree in the foreground because it sets the vision.
bracasha75 (24591) 2009-04-25 23:58
Beautiful road direct in autumn
I have one smiliar with smiliar title
Very nice work and here is one tip for you
You should visit Serbia again
Great country with great places for visiting
JCG (35129) 2009-04-26 6:30
Judicious to have chosen this tree trunk like strong point in the composition bringing from the depth to this beautiful image to the autumnal colors. I like much the plays of shade and light which gives much relief to the environment of this road. A really pleasant way to go to work !!! Thank you Bülent for this beautiful Beatles song which I like much.
With all my friendships and very good Sunday,
agustos07 (973) 2009-05-01 9:57
Cok hos bir doga karesi, "the long and winding road" 'la çok uyumlu!
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-05-02 4:08
Hello my friend ,
Bonita esta tua composição de outono com as árvores em tons dourados a estrada em S , bom jogo de luz e sombras ,gostei da opção vertical da foto ,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
argycon (2769) 2009-05-12 23:58
Very nice landscape dressed in autumn colors. Fine prespective with the eye following the road. Excellnt light handling!
jafadabret (56501) 2009-05-21 23:20
Cette petite route qui se fraie un passage dans la forêt à l'automne fait une très belle photo. Les couleurs et la lumière sont superbes.
ahmetgedikli (25609) 2009-05-24 5:42
Nefis bir sonbahar manzarası...
Bu arada Da Vinci'nin İstanbul için tasarladığı köprü Antalya'da yapıldı. İstanbul ve Osmanlı'yı andıran bir otel inşa edildi (Mardan Palace Antalya Oteli). Burada Kız kulesi, boğaz, saraylar yapılmış, boğaz içinde o köprü... Neye niyet, neye kısmet!
Selamlar, saygılar Hocam.
xuaxo (6854) 2009-05-25 10:24
Beautiful colors and nice position of the road inside the picture.
bakes888 (18499) 2009-06-03 0:28
Hi Bulent. Wonderful eye catching composition, fall colour is not half bad either ;-). Well timed and captured. Thanks for sharing.
danyy (0) 2009-07-19 13:14
Un format vertical bien adapté à ce type de composition. Un cadrage astucieux qui renferme une belle palette de couleurs sous de belles lumières pourtant pas évidentes.
Matthew-Watt (5934) 2009-09-15 6:41
It is wonderful to return to your gallery. The title of this photo is what caught my attention; I instantly recognized it as the Beatles song and am happy to see the lyrics here also. The landscape here is wonderful, so many shades and colours to enjoy provided by those glorious trees. The subtle light is a great way to selectively highlight different parts of the scene.
I am glad you are still a part of TE. Upon my return from a long spell away from this site, I was surprised to see that so many of my online friends have left and gone elsewhere. This is a great shame and I am not entirely sure why, but reading some old forum discussions I can gather a few hints. Thank you for your well wishes, study is going well, currently in second semester of third year. Hope your travels have been fruitful!
Urs (14082) 2010-04-24 8:25
Your long and winding road looks more like a painting then a photograph, it's so harmonic and peaceful. The autumn trees add color hues to the shot. I like it - good photo eye and job
Thanks for your critique of my paddy shot from Yan. Yes, for a painter the color hues will be interesting, but the humidity is very high. When you are outdoor you really sweat, so for a painter it would be difficult I think.
ines8 (6120) 2011-05-08 12:59
A beautiful play of light and shadow, a very impressive and sensitive picture.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-10-18 8:31
Hello Professor Atalay,
What a lovely daily life in fall. If this is the way you begin your days, the daily life can be magnificent. I love the colours of autumn. Winding path for me is a very important symbol, metaphor for life. I love the colours, and love the path. I am very happy to know that the autumn colours impressed you. I simply admire your sensibility as an artist.
With my best wishes,
Have a very nice Tuesday, Professor
- Copyright: Bulent Atalay (batalay) (40521)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Nikon D200, 28-200mm F3.5-5.6 ED AF Zoom Nikkor
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Daily Drive to Work..., SYMPHONY OF COLORS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-18 21:59
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