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Copyright: nejat yilmaz (ballyna) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 621 W: 63 N: 239] (1914)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 1993
Categories: Humorous, Experimental, Abstract, Mood, HPP [Heavily Post-Processed]
Camera: Nikon F3, Nikon E 28 mm. 1:2,8
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 100-150 points, photos that I'd like to remember... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-26 6:08
Viewed: 5933
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 105
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
actually I was not decisive on writing any notes here about this pic;but I realized I want to:-) I had prepared this compo with the thoughts of ridley scott’s ‘kingdom of heaven’,samuel huntington’s ‘the clash of civilizations’,times of crusades,cervantes’s ‘don quijote de la mancha’,Iraqian war,george w.bush etc. in my mind.
I used minarets as a symbol for Islam,and called them as windmills in the title on purpose.for two reasons; I don’t believe the idea of religious wars,it has no use like the one with the windmills and the other idea is the productivity;many religious ideas were discussed in mosques under that minarets like theological schools and declared canonical laws.

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Good idea.

interesting philosophy behind the pic.
maybe you should just try to give the man and horse a good long late sunset shadow for realism...

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  • rui Gold Star Critiquer [C: 279 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-11-26 18:02]

Hi Nejat !
This is your matrix, excellent photograph and concepts concerning the life and the humanity! Continue with your work because it has much content, congratulations.
All the best,

I am glad you wrote a note . This photograph has a great composition . Jim

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2005-11-27 1:59]

Hi Nejat - interesting thoughts and symbolism. Great combination photo, and very artistic. The whole presentation is great. TFS, Sam

Hi Nejat,
Excellent graphic effect! Good layout... will make a very appealing poster... Great colours!
Pablo -

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2005-11-27 6:20]

Hi nejat

I like the repetition of the mosque / windmills. Excellent color & graphism. Good pp work. Tfs!

The colours are great. Nice composition with the mosques at the far end and the man on the horse infront. The wide open space between them creates distance and a lonliness. Great note. Is a war ever sensible?

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  • Victor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 360 W: 26 N: 232] (3388)
  • [2005-11-27 11:55]

Hi Nejat,
Great composition, beatiful colores and creative imagination, well done.

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  • fer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 119 N: 910] (8190)
  • [2005-11-28 5:14]

Hi Nejat,

You have a unique style...Nejat style,you make interesting compositions with yours PP works.Nice note too.
Obrigado brother,

Interesting thought and work over all...Thanks for sharing

Very interesting creation... I see that since I have been away you have been re-inventing surealism... very good... there is need for it... there is far too much fact, and not enough fiction in this world... And the stranger the better I say... ;)

Now I suppose I should say something in critic of the picture... well,
Raspberry! hehehe

But realy they say that a picture tells a thousand words... then how many does a half good workshop tell... hmm I wonder... so I will do what I haven't done for SO long... do a work shop! You just try and stop me....

Now here I am revisiting this critic again... and why? Because I read your note... :)

I so enjoy the thoughts here. And wish that such windmills could only be productive and not destructive.

Hello Nejat, this is beautiful and well thought of. Great photo for great notes. Your idea is very well rendered.

Personnly, I prefer the wide perpective here than on the ws.

Great mood here and great sunset! And your knight is a great addition.

Take care, Yan :)

verry nice pic beautifull colors light en dark whit a good frame good composition TFS
greets ed_lin

very cool idea. It looks very tastefully done. The composition is well balanced. nice job! JP

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer [C: 141 W: 0 N: 5] (42)
  • [2005-11-29 12:00]

Merhaba Nejat,
Harika bir photoshop calismasi olmus.
Renkler,contrast,focus,sharpness,frame ve not harika.Eline Saglik.TFS

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  • tsumeb Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 54 N: 279] (2204)
  • [2005-11-29 21:05]

Nejat . . . Iloveyour stuff. Fun, free and artistic. This one is very dramatic and surreal. Well done!

It is a beatiful picture Nejat. However, too much sand in the foreground distracts from the beautiful architecture. See the workshop I've done on it. Good capture

Hi Nejat, it's like a sceen from the "1001 nights" so amazing colours! Great PP work!

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  • LuciG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1206 W: 151 N: 655] (8171)
  • [2005-12-01 14:49]

Je suis éblouie ...

My friend a very creative and original image. All elements have been put together in a masterful way. Great work!
Very nice note!

çok yaratıcı ve iyi bir çalışma
güzel bir anlatım

Ustat dokturmussun burada..................sanirim biraz daha calisirsan daha iyi olurmus gibime geldi......bilmiyorum sen ne dersin.......istersen bir ws atarim senin icin.......

SPECIAL, thanx, (*_*)

beautiful well done super color and idea very creative.

great compo with strong effect, beautifull colours and PP work!

nice job I like the compo and thae sunset you captured

uh, çok büyük felsefeler doluşmuş bu kompozisyona.olayları neredeyse özetlemişsin tek bir kareyle.devam serilerini bekleriz,düşünmeye devam edelim lütfen:-)

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2005-12-11 16:25]

beautiful, beautiful picture
a color magnifies of
excellent graph
Great composition, beautiful style
Congratulations for the picture, I loved that


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  • fmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 81 W: 0 N: 44] (503)
  • [2005-12-11 20:33]

A beautiful picture illustrating a perfect idea. Congratulations.

Hi Nejat, very interesting experiment and notes which make it all more thought provoking. Excellent layout and lovely colouring, TFS

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  • hojper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 680 W: 110 N: 849] (4090)
  • [2005-12-19 17:24]

I am at a loss for words for once. This one really is a masterpiece. I don't care how you did it, the important thing is that you did it. And it is not often that I have that reaction on TL. Thanks.

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  • DAM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 513 W: 67 N: 268] (1110)
  • [2005-12-20 21:34]

Nejat, I do not what to say.... if I like the picture better or you short note. I too do not agree with religious wars, or any other wars at all. What a waste of effort, humanity and so much more good could be done. You have obviously attracted many of us to your picture as it is very attractive.


nicely captured nejat and a good PP work. the idea is great !

hello netjat
Apart from all thought philosophical I notice simply that I have a beautiful photograph in front of me. As all photographs people interpret them according to their thoughts of the day. Very beautiful work.

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  • jrj Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 14 N: 82] (724)
  • [2005-12-22 7:11]

Good work with the very adventure setting. Interesting and well made presentation.

fantastique composition!!
image faite avec beaucoup d'imagination!
bravo! bravo!

A very well thought out composition representing your thoughts and notes. The colouring is beautiful and the shapes of the minarets silhouetted against the sky repeatedly are really nice. I like the horseman at the bottom right to add something to the blank space. Very well done.

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  • letr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1134 W: 420 N: 1093] (6670)
  • [2005-12-27 9:27]

Like the note here nejat, i agree with you , nice illustration to go with it , it serves the purpose..

Hi Nejat,
You have a interesting ideia with a beuatifull result.
Very creative.!!!

This is a stunning shot. I love the colors, and the composition is amazing. Your note is interesting too.

Hi Nejat, Love this one. This compo has a lot going for it. It tells a story and the colours are magical. TFS, Paul.

A very nice shot Nejat, very good composition with the mosques, and the man with the horse in the front, it gives a nice effect to the picture. Lovely colors.
Best regards

It is a dream composition and photo. Very nicely done with a touch of reality and imagination in it. You have rightly said that your photos are doucmentaries.


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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-01-22 10:42]

Hi Nejat,
This is a very creative photo. I like your idea behind this beautiful image and the note. Very good.

Hi Nejat,
this is truely fantastic idea. And wonderful execution. Your interesting note makes very good complement to this picture. tfs


tres joli coucher de soleil nejat
le cacalier rajouté c'est une bonne idée.

  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2006-03-10 11:13]

A good post processed picture, good idea and good note. Thanks.


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  • Rita Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 87 W: 54 N: 46] (492)
  • [2006-03-28 14:48]

Beautiful... The silhouettes give the touch of master to the photo. Colors and composition to deserve more of the one than 2 points

Powerful statement. I love the blazing colors and crisp silhouette of mosques. The sun position is wonderful. TFS.

I like the idea, and it's a great job !

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 680 W: 60 N: 8] (86)
  • [2006-09-26 1:15]

Merhaba Nejat bey,
süper bir çalışma renkler ve kadraj çok hoş elelrinize kollarınıza sağlık.

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  • clic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 728 W: 0 N: 107] (2973)
  • [2006-10-06 15:13]

Bonjour l'Artiste!!
Quite an eye-catching creation because of warm tones and spectacular repetition of exotic architectural silhouettes.
I hope your thoughtful note will inspire many warring parties!!!!!!
Au revoir.

Hello,i like this picture,i think colours are soft and warm.
Exellent work.

bu sitenin puanlaması digerlerine göre biraz kıt
ama siz tavan yapmışsınız fotografınızla...
güzel olan heryerde hakettiğini buluyor demek ki:)

nice work! ;)
veryy creative!
love the colors here, and really like hte informative note that goes with the photo =)
well done! =)

  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-27 4:42]

Hello Nejat,

Interesting subject with good lighting and nice colors.
Congratulations and TFS

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