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sunrays on Marmara

sunrays on Marmara
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Copyright: nedim miletli (halki) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-23
Categories: Seascape
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): 100 points or more (Chapter 1) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-07-29 3:14
Viewed: 30406
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 125
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello,this is my second post on TN.This photo was taken last winter at Pendik-Istanbul.Clouds,sunrays and reflection on Marmara Sea was a dramatic scane.At the right side is a part of Büyükada(on english means big-island) and in the middle Tavşan adası-(Rabbit Island on english) at where nobody lives except wild rabbits and seagulls.Sory for the english mistakes and hope you’ll like it.


Nikon D70
2005/01/23 16:34:03.2
Lens: 18-70mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 70mm
Exposure Mode: Shutter Priority
Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern
1/500 sec - F/11
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: Normal
White Balance: Auto
AF Mode: Manual
Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached
Color Mode: Mode Ia (sRGB)
Tone Comp: Auto
Hue Adjustment: 0°
Saturation: Normal
Sharpening: Auto
Noise Reduction: OFF

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-07-29 3:38]

Fantastic photo. I love the sun rays coming through the holes in the clouds.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-07-29 4:07]

Hello Nedim!
Wonderful capture.Sunrays,warm colors,POV and composition are excellent.TFS...:-)

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  • omnia Silver Star Critiquer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-07-29 4:22]
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Fantastic! The bird silhouette really adds to the atmosphere of this scene. The horizon seems a little tilted (only a little)? Very dramatic clouds and light - nice composition. Excellent.

Hey Nedim,

What a nice photo. I like the siluette of the gull. The colors are fabulous. Well done.

Hello Nedim!
Wonderful seascape and sky photo.Colors,lighting,framing and composition are excellent.Thanks for sharing.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-07-29 7:13]

WoW ! Félicitations pour cette belle prise nature. Le ciel est fantastique avec ces rayons de lumière et les belles couleurs. Bravo aussi pour le bonus, l'oiseau en vol.

Merci pour l'envoi !

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-07-29 10:51]

Hello Nedim, very beautifull landscape with very nice colors. Composition is perfect TFS Didier.

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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-07-29 11:11]

very nice one nedim,
very good composition, the contours of the bird are nic ein the shot, the colours are good, it´s a very fine job,
gr. jaap

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  • Tage Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 43] (251)
  • [2005-07-29 11:27]

I very interesting and nice sunset picture. The sunrays, the clouds and the flying bird. An excellent shot.

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-07-29 11:41]
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This is a stunning image and I love this sunset. My only suggestion here is that the horizon needs to be leveled. The rest of the image is great.

Very well done and thanks for posting

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-07-29 14:01]

Nice Sunset photo Nedim.
I like the colors,dramatic clouds and the way sun rays looks.TFS

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-07-29 14:29]

Nedim, very nice second post. Great.

I like the mixture between dark and light shades.

Great composition and mood. The flying bird is a great "bonus".


Hi Nedim!
Great capture of the beautiful rays! The bird is a huge bonus. My only nit would be a tiny degree of rotation of the horizon; otherwise spectacular. Comandante lives on your island, do you know him?


Hello Nedim, very nice sunset. The gull flying across the frame is a very nice addition. I love the rays filtering through the coulds and the colours are great. My only nit is the horizon, the sea should be horizontal. I've posted a quick workshop to show you. I hope you like it.

Nedim, This is a dramatic capture with great impact and colors..Even with the horizon out it's a great shot, Well done!

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 0 N: 339] (1351)
  • [2005-07-30 3:33]

Very nice shot Nedim, it is very well captured with the bird in the shot too! I like the reflection on the water and the rays that shine through the clouds, excellent timing! Nice composition. Very well done, thanks for sharing. :)

Very nice sunset Nedim,
The bird has been captured very well and gives a good effect to the image. The colours and composition are good. The rays through he clouds are awesome.
My only nit, which is a very small one is the tilted horizon, but Paul's workshop has corrected that.
Very well captured, thanks for posting.
Have a good weekend.

Hi Nedim,

A beautiful suset shot. The light rays coming thru the clouds are great. The seagull in there really adds well to this composition. I love these types of shots. This one is an excellent one.


Hello Nedim, excellent capture. Great composition and nice sharp detail. Excellent DoF too. Very well done.

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  • Callie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1101 W: 95 N: 2610] (7555)
  • [2005-07-31 9:55]
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Hi Nedim
Welcome om TN
I am a sucker for sunsets/risers - the colours always make me happy.The gull here is an added bonus, the horizon is not level - esily rectified by cropping and rotating in PS, The sun is a bit too in the centre and if you wouls have move the POV slightly to the right, you would have had more space for the bord to fly into.

Hello Nedim,
This sunset is superb with its rays of the sun which pass through the clouds. The bird had the good idea to pass at the good time ;-)
The horizon would have perhaps deserved to be more horizontal, but the composition, contrast and the colors are perfect.
TFS, cordially,

The captured rays looks nice. And I think you did well given the smaller imperfections all ready noted. Well done.

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  • mumek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 0 N: 180] (853)
  • [2005-08-01 10:19]

Good morning Nedim!
Very well composed and captured beautiful sunset.Super colours and atmosphere.Very well done.

Hi Nedim... beautiful photo! The bird silhouette adds to the photo and shows the motion. Well done!

Very dramatic sunset with the sun's rays shining through from the sky. I love the little bit of beach you've captured on the right and the seagull flying. Well done, just needs the horizon leveled, but that's been mentioned. Very beautiful peaceful colors.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-02 20:31]

Hi Nedim,
You did a very nice photo, i like the warm colours & light however the horizon needs to be leveled i like the workshop from Paul, thanks for sharing.


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-03 6:15]

Hi there Hedim, what a superb seascape with the setting sun. Stunning colours and patterns in the sky. And the bird flying past is an added bonus. My only problem with it is the crooked horizon, and I see Paul (PDP) has done a good workshop on it. Thank you for sharing.

Hello Nedim

Another nice piece of work from you. The colours have good depth. The flying bird is an added bonus to an already nice image. Great work. Thanks.

Hello Nedim, you have captured a lovely sunset, very dramatic. The gull flying across is an added bonus. The rays in the bg are great.
My only nit (and this has probably been said already) is the horizon as it isn't straight.
Ah, a WS has been done already!
Welcome to TN.

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  • hekcik Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 291 W: 15 N: 305] (1827)
  • [2005-08-04 17:22]

Hi Nedim,

Fantastic photo and atmosphere. Sunrays, colors and composition very, very good. Good job!!!


Hi Nedim.
The mood of the sunset is excellent. I agree with the WS of DPD, but it is very good job. Wellcome on TN.
Thanks to share with us.

Spectacular rays of light Nedim. Great colours too. Great composition and dof. And the flight of the bird completes it. Good timing. Take care. Yan

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-10 4:18]

Sorry Nedim, I have no time to write a proper comment. I give to you the well deserved smily.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2005-08-11 18:08]

Nice. The things to criticize are skewed horizon and overburnt parts of the sky. Nice composition with the seagull. TFS!

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  • Eko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 187 W: 10 N: 38] (121)
  • [2005-08-16 16:26]
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Selam Nedim
Tebrikler süper bir manzara yakalamışsın...

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-08-17 7:57]
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Awesome SKY SHOT!Compoastion is fantastic ,love the gull in this frame,it adds extra charm to this beautiful shot.

Lovely shot Nedim. The colours are great and the sun rays are beautiful. I really like the silhoetted bird. You've captured it very well. Gorgous shot!

Beautiful image! I love that you captured the bird in the photo too! Thanks for sharing this amazing picture with us!

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2005-08-21 0:28]

Beautiful shot of sunset. It's Perfect.
Well done !

Very tricky exposure here but I can't help thinking something's lacking in the sky. More colour maybe? I'm sure you've shown it as it was. The horizon sould be levelled, though, it's so easy to do.

This is a kind of dream shot you HAVE to get one day. It was the right time and you did it very well. The regularly spaced rays are a rarity and it's wonderful. They add the impression nature wanted to impress you with a big show. Just a nit: the horizon has to be horizontal :-)

Ammaaazing. The sunset is fantastic. I like how the sun rays pierce the clouds at regular intervals forming a nice arc and teh silhouette of the gull completes the picture. TFS

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  • tjasa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 100 W: 0 N: 84] (602)
  • [2005-08-28 4:38]

Fantastic foto! sun shining through the clouds..waw. I think that bird flying by makes picture even more interesting. Beautiful colour!

Congratulations with this beautiful scene Nedim. The rays from the sun reflecting on the sea is wonderful. Becareful to watch for straight horizons, although they are easy to fix afterwards with a rotation. The seagull flying in the sky makes the photo even more perfect. Very well done. This is beautiful to see.

Original and stupendous, coloring between the rays and the ocean is fantastic, you were there at the right time, congratulations, super well done!!!

love the sunrays and the Gull in the foreground and reflection in sea
Love to look at sea and sky shots
nice dramatic sky
Great capture
Dave R

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1190 W: 366 N: 811] (2307)
  • [2005-10-19 15:03]

O que gostei mais nesta foto foi a textura do mar...!!!
Muito bom.
Composição excelente. A ave na cena completou muito bem a composição.
Bom trabalho, parabéns!

Nedim, your photo is excelent, bright and dark tones are in good compozition.

Hello Nedim,
It's a stunning image you have captured! The light with the sun rays penetrating through the clouds and the bird flying there just at the right moment. My only comment is that the horizon is tilted, but Paul has corrected it thought a workshop so now you have a perfect image.
Well Done and TFS,


Hello Nedim!
It's absolutely AMAZING moment!
Just.... unimaginable.

Wow. Great shot with the sunrays and bird and great colors.


great landscape with great colours!
This shot is very expressive, we can feel emotions!

Hi Nedim,
Excellent and beautiful landscapes.POV, colors(sky,sea &,clouds) lighting,framing and composition are very good. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us.Well done...

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-02-20 13:25]

Hi Nedim,
a wondeful sunset, beautiful how the rays break through the clouds. The bird an added bonus it adds interest. Lovely colors. The horizon need straightning other wise a lovely composition.

Mehaba Nedim,
Şahane bir fotograf. Kutluyorum.
Mehmet Hamurkaroglu

Hello Nedim,
Wonderful sunrays, I love this kind of momments. Good colours and light.
I wait more photos of you.

Hi Nedim!
Wonderful seascape except the horizontal line.I liked
the visual impact very much.
Thanks for sharing.

This is the most amazing play of light I have seen on this site. Great job, Nedim.

bonjour Nedim
Félicitations pour cette belle prise nature. Le ciel est fantastique avec ces rayons de lumière et les belles couleurs.
enplus il y a cet oiseau en vol

Bravo rt merci....JP

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2006-03-13 9:50]

Very strong shot, beautiful colors too. Well seen and well done Nedim.


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  • RII Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 481 W: 0 N: 895] (2862)
  • [2006-03-18 17:26]

Hi Nedim.
Wonderful capture,great sunset postal, very nice contrast and color.

Thanks,and I wait more photos, tips, critiques and comment of you.

Saludos desde MEXICO...RICARDO.

Hi Nedim, you have an axcellent image here, what a wonderful combosition. Thanks for share

Hello Nedim,
This is awesome... Simply.
Everything already said... Just let me add it pays to be in the right place at the right moment, like you here! The bird is the final touch!
Pablo -

Very nice. Colors is perfect.
Well done

Hello Nedim!
Amazing moment you have captured.Sunrays on Marmara are
realy perfect.Thanks for sharing.

Very nice shot. Good colours and composition. Only the horizon seems a little tilted, but is a particular!
Nice work

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