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early in the morning

early in the morning
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Copyright: Sea Ayhan (norenastramus) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2229 W: 88 N: 1678] (23434)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-19
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100 W, Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-27 11:56
Viewed: 1724
Points: 64
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Çıralı is an agricultural village in the southwest of Turkey in Antalya Province. It is close to ancient ruins of Olympos and Chimaera permanent gas vents.

It is a very small rural village located just over an hours drive southwest from Antalya and boasts a beautiful 3.5 km secluded beach, the ruins of Olympos, the flames of the Chimaera / Yanartaş, as well as being a protected area by the WWF for the nesting of the Caretta or also known as the Loggerhead Sea Turtles.

Also nearby to Çıralı is the Ulupınar region, which is rich in rivers and creeks. Cirali / Çıralı is one of the last unspoilt natural areas along the Antalya coastline.

For the intrepid trekkers highlights of the Lycian Way with hidden paths are also found in Çıralı. One from Çıralı to Tekirova ( 19 km ) and another travels from Çıralı to Ulupınar and then back down to the flames of the Chimaera which is around 12 km. All these trails and paths are clearly marked in Red and White.

Another wonderful section of the Lycian Way ( Likya Yolu ) near to Çıralı is to the summit of Tahtalı Dag or as also know as Mt. Olympos . Located in the National Park of Olympos or Olimpos Bey Dağları Parkı.

There are no large hotels but numerous small places with accommodation, e.g., family run pensions.

Although close to Olympos it is not possible to drive between the road of Çıralı and the road to Olympos since they are separated by the beach and the ruins of Olympos.

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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-06-27 12:05]
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Hello Sea,
This is great!!
What a view!
Amazing colours and light.
Splendid perspective and composition!
Greetings from Netherland,

ahh gorgeous layers here Sea! A beautiful place where the gods live! Just beautiful all around, love the greens here!

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2008-06-27 12:31]
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Hola Sea,
gran panorama,
detalles y estupendo pov,
exquisito paisaje,
saludos amigo.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-06-27 12:38]
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Hello Ayhan,
Beautiful montain view,wonderful details,colours and presentation.
Well done my friend.

Hi Sea,

Amazing view of morning magic.
Superb composition.
All the best, dear friend.


Merhaba H. Ayhan!
Wonderful view! Lovely place! Beautiful natural colors, lights and deatils!
TFS, Best regards, Zorica

Hi Sea,
Beautiul place,good photo.

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-06-27 13:36]
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This is wonderfully lu7sh! Superb depth of colour and fine composition

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-06-27 13:54]
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What a beautiful landscape of your view my friend Ayhan,beautiful kolours and details.
Best wishes.

hi sea, beautiful mountain forest view, great colors and details, nice work,

Hi Sea
wonderful view.
beautiful colors and great POV.
I like the sharpness of details in the front in contrast of the blurred view at the distant.
have a nice weekend

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-06-27 22:41]
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Hi Sea

Wonderful aerial perspective of the receding mountain ranges, with a nice warm early morning color tone & glow. Tfs!

Hello H Ayhan,

A beautiful landscape, presented in a well balanced composition!
Lush greenery and the frame has a great sense of depth with the dwindling hills...
I like the contrasting red roofs to hint there is human presence too!

Pablo -

Merhaba Ayhan,
Mükemmel ışık altında renk ve dağ katmanları harika görünüyor.Eline sağlık.


Merhaba AYHAN .palmiye ağaçlarını görünce . fotoğrafı yurt dışı kaynaklı sandım .
dağ sıraları . derinlik ve ağaçların arasından görünen yerleşim yerleri vs. zengin ve seyri heyecanlı bir kare . elinize sağlık. sağlıcakla kalın

  • Valerka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 431 W: 21 N: 385] (5076)
  • [2008-06-28 5:42]

Hello,Komshi Sea,
It's a delightfully composed shot and as usual you've made a shot to render the place so inviting!
I'll be soon

Merhaba H.Ayhan, fascinating landscape with fantastic light and great colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Ayhan bey,
Güneşin ilk ışıkları ile yıkanan muhteşem yeşil...
Ardarda gelen dağ silüetleri batı torosların en
çarpıcı özelliği. Dinlendiren bir kare. Eline sağlık.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hello Sea

Beautiful look of this whole green,
the forest in first plan is wonderful.
the mountains to such beautiful healthy bottom, they have one
that of similar with the descent for my city
that it is in a hole and all of mountains.
Beautiful shot and composition!


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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-06-28 12:14]
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Hi Sea...
Beautiful shot, lovely landscape, nice panorama...
Great natural lighting, beautiful colors and contrast...
Well done,

Hello Sea,

The lush greenery makes a very nice triangular shape across the left half of the shot. Then the distant mountains make the most interesting layers of receding colours.
Well composed.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)


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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-06-28 18:50]
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Hi Sea,

i must visit that vilage. Is really very beautiful! Another great capture!


hello Sea

This is a lovely landscape view of the lush green and bright light scene. You composed it well and managed the light nicely. Good work

tfs, bill

Hello Sea,

Fantastic shot! Great perspective, wonderful colors and very good frame!
Congratulations and TFS,

on sunday

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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2008-06-29 9:53]
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Hi Sea
Beautiful light in this picture. And a good comp.
Gr Jos

Merhaba, Ayhan :)

One more beautiful postcard from Cirali :) Wonderful greeness of luxurious vegetation, breathtaking view to the mountains in the background (Taurus Mountains?) I hope I will have opportunitu to visit this place one day :)


HI Sea,
Beautiful place again.
Nice shot on this one.
Great color and light.
Beautiful composition and POV.
Nice one my friend.


Thanks for the wonderful critique on "F/T FINGERS" and "FIREWORKS & FOUNTAIN".

Hello Sea,

Great composition and colors, also a perfect light. I like very much the multiple color layers in your photo. TFS

Selamlar Ayhan:)
Burayı bir yerden gözüm ısırıyor ama nereden? :))))Çok Güzel bir fotograf.Ellerine sağlık.Tebrikler.İyi Geceler.

hello Sea,

wonderful view of the mountain.. good shot, my friend.. well seen and taken.

regards, terry

çok güzel bir manzara ve harika bir bakış açısı.. tebrikler..

Hello Sea,
The varying colours of the greens here are really stunning.
Great perspective and composition.
Beautiful mountain view.
TFS, Joni

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