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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: 2008-06-17
Categories: Nature
Camera: Sony DSLR-A100 W, Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Telephoto Zoom
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-23 11:12
Viewed: 1552
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Olympos of the Greek word/name "Ολυμπος". Olympos is a valley at the south coast of Turkey, 90 km southwest of Antalya city near the Town of Kemer.

The city was founded in the Hellenistic period, sharing its name with nearby Mount Olympos (Turkish: Tahtalı Dağı). Its coins date back to the 2nd century BC. The city became one of the six leading cities of the Lycian federation. In the 1st century BC, Olympos was invaded and settled by Cilician pirates. This ended in 78 BC, when the Roman commander Servilius Isaurieus added the city to the Roman Empire. The emperor Hadrian visited the city after which it took the name of Hadrianopolis for a period, in his honour.

Near Olympos, located in the neighbouring village of Çıralı and about 200 meters above sea level, the eternal flames called the Chimaera may be seen issuing from the ground. The fuel source for the flames is natural gas, largely methane, seeping through cracks in the earth. The mythical Chimaera - or Chimera - was a savage beast who sprouted fire from its mouth.

In the Middle Ages, Venetians, Genoese and Rhodians built two fortresses along the coast, but by the 15th century Olympos had been abandoned. Today the site attracts tourists, not only for the artifacts that can still be found (though fragmentary and widely scattered), but also for its scenic landscapes supporting wild grapevines, flowering oleander, bay trees, figs and pines.


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  • isa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 62 N: 139] (1593)
  • [2008-08-23 11:23]

Hi Sea!
Great composition. Nice colours and definition. Good lights.
Well Done,
Best Regards,

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-08-23 11:47]

Merhaba Ayhan...
Beautiful coast...
nice colors and composition...

Selam Ayhan,
Ustalının dokuduğu fotoğraf bir başka...
Kompozisyonunudan netliğe, renkten ışığa söylene

Look at that water! It hurts my eyes it's so blue! Incredible vivid shot Sea! Makes me want to hop a plane and visit! Wish I could! Excellent work!

Merhaba Hilmi,
Great view of this attractive and wonderful piece on earth :-) Maybe a tad too saturated, neverthless a fine posting.

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  • Kiwis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 189] (13118)
  • [2008-08-23 12:18]

Hi Sea,
Magnifique composition!! Wow! It's really great. Colors are alive with a perfect light. A real beauty

Merhaba H.Ayhan, splendid sea view with fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Merhaba Ayhan,
Muhteşem bir manzara.Teknenin varlığı mekanın boyutsal algılamasını kolaylaştırdığı gibi dinamik bir görünümde katmış.Elinize sağlık.


Hello my dear friend,

Wonderful blue of the sea and an excellent perspective! Very good job!
Congratulations and TFS,

Nefis bir manzara,
Başarılı kompozisyon.
Selamlar, sevgiler.

hi sea, beautiful colors and details, nice light and wonderful simple composition, nice shot,

Boa noite Sea
The blue is superb but all the composition ist´s a very beautiful capture. The eyes say: Thank you.
My regards

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  • hderin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 26 N: 256] (1484)
  • [2008-08-23 19:43]


Bilhassa kompozisyonunuzu çok sevdim. Tekne tam yerinde :) Renkleriyle, emeğiyle yine harikulade bir çalışma yapmışsınız... Elleriniz dert görmesin...

Sevgi ve selamlarımla :)

Haluk Derinöz

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-08-24 0:26]

merhaba Ayhan...
Mavi ve yeşilin en güzeli...ne güzel bir konpozisyon ve renkler....güzel bir paylaşım..selamlar

Günaydın Hocam
Harika bir kare
Renkler ve netlik olağanüstü
İyi pazarlar

merhaba sevgili dost
denizin mavisi mükemmel.antalyanın ilginç kıyı şeridinden güzel bir örnek.tebrik ederim.
hayırlı pazarlar.
gürkan akçakır.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-08-24 3:04]

Merhaba Ayhan

An incredibly intense blue of the Mediterranean Sea, which contrasts nicely against the greenery. The solitary boat is well placed & the diagonal cliff line adds dynamism. Tfs!

Merhaba Ayhan

mavi ve yeşili çok iyi buluşturmuşsun.
Güzel bir kompozisyon.
Eline sağlık.


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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2008-08-24 10:47]

Hello Ayhan,
Beautiful colors, mad sharpness, class picture design.
Thanks. Kind regards and beautiful evening.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-08-24 12:07]

Hello my friend Ayhan,
a very beautiful tendency in the picture. The light and the water colors are perfect. I love the warm colors and this opinion.

beautiful seascape view, Sea.. wow i just love the blue of the sea, the small boat and coast.. wonderful composed with lovely colours.. tfs..

regards, terry

Selamlar Ayhan :)
Çok Güzel bir Mavilik.Nefis bir bakış açısı.Ktlarım.Sağlıcakla kal Dostum :) İyi Günler.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2008-08-26 14:51]

Hi Sea...
Beautiful shot and nice point of view!
I like the colors, contrast and details...
Well done!
Rgd. George

Hello Sea,
Another great vista in your portfolio. A stunning view. Great colours, and POV. It must a wonderful place. Well done, congratulations!

Hi Ayhan,

This is what I call a blue sea. Beautiful! The rocks look amazing in this light, contrast and colours. Perfect composition. Great capture!

TFS Greetings Simone

hello Sea,
What a coastline and the sea so azure.
Perfect compo and great lighting and contrast.
I need to visit.

Merhaba H. Ayhan Bey, uzun süredir kayıptınız. Umarım bir problem yoktur. Olympos'dan harika bir deniz manzarası. Kareye bakınca yazı özledim şimdiden:).
Elinize sağlık.

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