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For Terry (Boomcat)
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Copyright: selahattin erikci (tanburi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2320 W: 222 N: 5695] (44392)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-08
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Boomcat's Favourite, My Lakes, Precious Gifts For Me [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-12 21:22
Viewed: 1525
Points: 37
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yedi Göller -Seven Lakes-

The Yenicaga crossing on the Ankara - İstanbul highway leads you into Yedigöller National Park. The road goes through Mengen, a small area long known for producing many of Turkey's finest chefs. It is a good place to stop when visiting the region to enjoy traditional Turkish cooking. The twisting and turning 42-km Yedigöller features stunning forest landscapes.

The Yedigöller group of seven small lakes is located within the boundaries of the 550-hectare national park on two plateaus that have a height difference of 100 meters between them. These lakes are fed by the same sparkling mountain stream, forming a treasure of untouched nature, both in the summer and winter. For most who go there, the best time of the year to visit is autumn, when the trees and hillsides are painted in reds, yellows and all the colors that make autumn such a glorious time of year.

The park is home to several species of trees such as beech, hornbeam, oak, poplar and pine. Although the lakes are not large, they are beautiful and their shores are home to deer, bears, wolves, foxes, rabbits, squirrels and countless numbers of birds. If you are lucky, you can also see swans on Buyukgol. Fishing is also a possibility in certain seasons.

Whatever the season, the lakes are charming simply because they are undeveloped and are never crowded with cars, buses or people. For this reason, it is an ideal place for long romantic walks, evenings by the fire and nights of deep sleep of the kind that most people have forgotten about.

There are only small bungalows belonging to the Forestry Ministry where visitors who want to linger can stay, and it is wise to make a reservation prior to arrival. The silence of nature there is enhanced by the comfort of the bungalows, all of which have fireplaces and barbecues. You have to bring everything you will need with you because, once you are at Yedigöller, you are completely cut off from civilization. There are no other hotels or even local bed-and-breakfast establishments to cater to the casual visitor; only wooden tables at which you can enjoy the panorama while eating and drinking whatever you brought with you. However, if you wish to enrich your menu, you can drop the trout production farm at Deringol and cook the fish in the furnaces nearby.

Kilted-Arab, boomcat, lizas, burak28, bucanas, cunejo200, milas, norenastramus, andrzej, juyona, Darkshadow, Fortuna has marked this note useful
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To milas: For Terrytanburi 1 11-13 08:43
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Hi Selahattin - the scene is pretty and I kinda like the composition with the exposed root and the diagonal of the tree, but it just all seems a bit out of focus. It's just not very sharp which is a shame. Sorry.

Hi Selahattin,

im agree with kilted-arab =)..great scene and a good composition that you have here..try higher value of aperture like f/10 or more..

thanks for sharing,

hello my friend, :D

thank you.. thank you.. im so happy to received your gift again.. ah autumn scene.. just the other day i was thinking i wish someone will give me an autumn shot as a gift.. haha and you did.. did you read my mind? lol.. kidding..

i just love the tree at front.. its beautiful.. i just wished it was sharper.. but i understand some camera have limitation.. the place im sure is very beautiful.. oh im a fan of lake so i like this more..

have a nice day..

cheers, terry

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  • lizas Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 24] (94)
  • [2008-11-13 0:31]

Hello Selahattin,
you have achieved a beautiful combination
in colour and detail.
Nice dedication and informative note.
Thank you

Merhaba Selahattin Hocam
Yedigöllerden harika bir sonbahar manzarası
Renkler olağanüstü
Elinize sağlık

Hi Selahattin
this bit out of focus gives good effect to the tree in foreground
good effect and view

Merhaba Selahattin Bey,gitmeyi isteyipte bir türlü program yapıp gidemediğim bir yer.Ama ne güzel ki,dostların muhteşem çekimleriyle gitmiş kadar oluyorum.Nefis bir kare,suyun dinginliği ruhumuda dinginleştirdi,ellerinize sağlık,selamlar:)

Hi Selahattin,
Beautiful place and veri good composition,congratulation.
Best regards,

good morning selahattin,
the composition is flawless in your capture of this autumn scene. in reading other viewers' c/c, the focus appears to be on the foreground especially on the tree with its defined protruding root. my best regards...danilo

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-11-13 6:14]
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Merhaba Selahattin bey..
öncelikle Necla hanımla soyadı benzerliği onladığını yeni anladım, biraz geç oldu ama, bunu öğrenmek istiyorum, birde yeniçağda 6 yıl durmuş biri olarak (otoyol inşaatın için), mengen tarafından mı gittiniz yedigöllere, biz Bolu kuzeyinden pek iyi olmayan yollardan giderdik bundan 20 yıl kadar önce tabi...birde güzel bir yedigöl karesiyle bizi buluşturduğunuz için teşekkürler...selam ve saygılar...

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2008-11-13 9:11]


Quel beau tronc, il a une forme spéciale et une bella ttitude, avec cet ensemble de couleur autonmle qui l'enroute, mangigique image.

bravo et amitié


Merhaba Selahattin, superb autumnal composition with splendid tree in FG, fantastic warm colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Selahattin,
Kadraj ve renk tonlarıyla çok güzel bir
komposizyon.Terry için güzel bir hediye.
ellerine saglık.

Hi Selahattin
Great place.Very nice autumn image,nice colours,very good lighting.

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-11-13 11:29]

Hola Sela,
preciosa postal,
reflejos y color...
pov agradable bonito trabajo para Terry.
(se aprecia ligero desenfoque)
saludos amigo.

Merhabalar Selahattin Bey,
Harika bir manzara ve tabiiki Yedigöller , elinize sağlık çok güzel bir fotograf..

Merhaba Selahattin hoca,
Hayat veren suyun güzellikleri ve yansımaları
sizin objektifinizden bir başka sunulmuş.
Mükemmel bir doğa çekimi. Eline sağlık.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Merhaba my dear friend Selahattin,

Beautiful scene, nice colors and very good frame!
Excellent gift to our friend Terry.
Congratulations and TFS.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2008-11-13 16:03]

Hello Selahattin!
Magnificent, oryginal picture...colrs, fokus, light.
Beautiful composition.

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