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Calmness & serenity

Calmness & serenity
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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, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Lakes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-11 20:49
Viewed: 1562
Points: 39
[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.


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  • Great 
  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2009-02-11 21:05]

hi Selahattin

Yes, this kind of late autumn scenery is always very peaceful and good to capture for photography for the colorful tones. Very nicely composed using the trees to cover the upper part of the frame.

tfs, bill

hello my friend,

another great shot of this autumn scene.. make me smile looking at this beautiful colours and the beautiful tree.. excellent work.. wonderful composition.. good one..

regards, terry

Helo Selahattin
Beautiful autumn colors and realy beautiful place

Merhaba Selahattin!
Very nice warm colors, light and reflections.Lovely autumn scene.A beautiful composition!
TFS - Congratulations!
Selamlar Kostas

Hi Selahattin
very impressive composition...with beautiful colors...nice presentation...
Well done
Regards from the Serbia

Salam Dr Selahattin
wonderful coloured composition
really good effect of nature

Salam Selahattin,
Beautiful scene of autumn. Great colors and POV.
Nicely work.


Ciao Selahattin

Sometimes it is wise to turn the lens to the side, to capture what is on our back!
A beautiful forest of trees multicolor
and a beautiful palette of colors ...
The atmosphere is seasonal and well captured!



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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2009-02-12 4:35]

Merhaba Selahattin bey...
Yedigöller için harika bir tanıtım çalışması oldu, sizin sayenizde kimbilir kaçkişi oraları ziyaret edecek, bu güzel çalışmalarınızdan dolayı sizleri kutluyorum...
selam ve saygılar...

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-02-12 4:40]

Merhaba selahattin

Wonderful colour & reflections in this superb Autumn shot. Well composed, with a good colour contrast, between the yellow & blue. Tfs!

Merhaba Selahattin Bey, harika bir manzara. Renkler ve kompozisyon muhteşem. Derinlik müthiş.
Elinize sağlık.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2009-02-12 5:16]

Hello Selahattin
Wonderful composition with excelent coloirs and light. As the title suggests is perfect image of serenity. Wonderful nature photo with a great mood.
Best regards, mb

Yedigöller her fotoğrafçının özellikle sonbaharda kış öncesi uğraması gereken bir mekan

Elinize sağlık


  • Great 
  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-02-12 6:04]

Merhaba Selahattin!

How here beautifully and colorfully.
Trees look in the full sun magnificently.
Very pretty "warm" formulation.

I greet warmly.

Merhaba Selahattin hoca,
Yedi Göşller'den renkli bir sonbahar çekimi..
Sulardaki derinlik çarpıcı. Eline sağlık üstadım.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hello Selahattin,

I like very much the colors, POV and frame!
Excellent work again!
Congratulations and TFS.

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  • Mravka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 203 W: 0 N: 270] (8806)
  • [2009-02-12 15:54]

Hello selahattin,
another great shot, with splendid colours and excellent composition.
Lovely place.
best regards, biljana

amazing colors in this, good framing and overall composition, nice work!

Merhaba Selahattin
wonderful colours and excellent work!Bravo!

  • Great 
  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-03-15 8:29]

Hi Tanburi...

Excellent autumn photo - nice colors and realy beautiful view...
Nice shot, sharpness and colors.
Perfect details and well composed photo...
Best regards,

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