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Ex oriente lux - Happy Republic Day!


Ex oriente lux - Happy Republic Day!
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-01
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Nikon D-80, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, @ ISO 320, SIGMA 62MM EX DG MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/25.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Floral Beauties, Goldys' Personal Favorites, Landscapes from the Middle East, A painter's dream, My purple obsession 5, Flora of Cyprus island [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-10-29 2:51
Viewed: 7495
Favorites: 8 [view]
Points: 100
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today, I would like to change my subject to celebrate a “special” day with a special sunset shot (at least for me!) from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), including the typical plant of the Mediterranean, Capparis spinosa (Caper) [Turk. Kapari, Gebere; Cyp. Turk. Kappar]. I captured it during our last trip to Cyprus -my homeland- with Catherine in semi-arid conditions around Gönyeli Lakelet which is seen as a bright horizon in BG. It was taken using the "Sigma EM-140 DG Macro Ring-flash". Hope you can like this:)

I did not apply any photographic correction. Just minimized and a bit cropped to TN uploading sizes.

The title "Ex oriente lux" (in Lat.) means that "lights comes out of the East" in contrary to sunset position of Sun:).

On October 29, 1923, the Turkish constitution was amended and Turkey became a republic. This formally declared the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. Republic Day (Cumhuriyet Bayramı) is celebrated throughout Turkey every year. Commemorative events usually begin in the afternoon on the previous day.

Briefly, today is a special day for us, so i wish all Turkish citizens a "Happy Republic Day!
Herkese Mutlu bir Cumhuriyet Bayramı!" diliyorum.


TFL and Have a happy weekend!
Cheers,

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved. ********** Google Translate

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-29 3:04]

Hi Bayram,fanatstic idea to celebrate this very important day for you,the composition is a beautiful artwork,what a colors and what a magic moment captured at the best! Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

Merhaba Bareatom,

A very special post from you indeed, but truly a beautiful one with gorgeous colorization. Sharpness and flashlight management are second to none, and the overall visual impact is more than beautiful, even if the horizon's far from being straight. But knowing HOW to break rules in photography is even more difficult than following them! :) And on "breaking the rules" I don't mean a technically obscene snapshot with centered compo, awful sharpness and bad use of flash, you know! Compared to how many useless snaps I commented today this post is like the air to a suffocated prey. Thanx for the pic and the feeling.

I wish all of you in Türkiye a Happy Republic Day! Anyway, sorry for my indolent question: "Cumhuriyet Bayrami" doesn't mean "Bayram's Republic"? :)

Friendly regards, all the best, László

Merhaba Bayram bey,
Bugünün özelliğini bu günün güzelliğini ve bu günün değerini öyle güzel bir kareyle anlatmışsınızki oldukça duygulandım.
Bizlere sunulan Cumhuriyeti yaşatmak ve yüceltmek bu ülkede yaşıyan herkesin ilk görevidir,ben böyle düşünüyorum ve yorumluyorum, günü hatırlamanız ve güzel bir şekilde anmanız dolayısıyla sonsuz teşekkürler Bayram hocam..
Murat

great and romantic! greetigns Ori

Tek kelime ile muhteşem ve anlamlı bir kutlama olmuş Bayram hocam. Emeklerinize sağlık. Saygılarımla,
Nazım

Hello Bayram,


Good sharp macro but my attention goes to the sundown an not to the flower.
You know it, one subject are better.
Good pov and details.
Fine warm colours.

Gert

Ovvv..FB'de gördüğümden çok daha güzel hocam. FB'nin boyutu fotoğrafı biraz daha farklı gösteriyor. TN'de kendi boyutunda olduğundan sanırım çok daha etkili duruyor. Süper olmuş hocam. Bu anlamlı günü anmak içinde harika bir seçim yapmışsınız. Hem de ISIK DOGUDAN YÜKSELİR başlığı ile... emeklerinize sağlık hocam. Teşekkürler ve saygılarımla.
Özgür

hello bayram
"Happy Republic Day!
Herkese Mutlu bir Cumhuriyet Bayramı!
nice shot with beautiful colours and details
good sharpness
TFS
manaswi

Sorry, I'm away Bro, this depression is getting to me again!
This is an awesome shot, the BG of the setting sun and the beautiful use of the flash has produced one of your best shots yet!
Very well done!
Goldy

Hi Bayram, Happy Republic Day! This is a amazing picture , the use of flash probably a front / rear curtain sync has enabled you to get both flower and sun set, master class.

Magnificent scenographic artistic one for an important day. Well done MBFBBB.

Roberto

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-10-29 5:49]

Hi Bayram.
Wonderful art picture. I like its idea so much. Subject is selected perfectly. Combination of sunset and flower is looked perfectly. Colour palette is also amazing as ell as great DOF and precise flash work. TFS and best wishes.
Alexei.

Ciao Bayram, happy republic day, my friend, great composition with lovely flower and fantastic sunset in BG, wonderful light, splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

woww dayi..very impressive macro and sunset! A true postcard shot, what a marvelous view. Great choice for the celebration of Cunhuriyet Bayrami. A shot to be proud of. Well done dayi. selamlar.
Mel

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-29 6:17]

Merhaba MF Prof.Bayram,
very very nice and excellent picture to celebrate -
Happy Republic Day!

Regards,
Foozi

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-10-29 6:46]

Hello MF Bayram,
A beautiful flower. Great shot, beautiful colours the exposure is perfect. DOF is perfect too. The flower in focus with a nice defocused background.Best regards Siggi

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-10-29 8:30]

Hello Bayram,
A very special photo. Beautiful colours, great DOF and sharpness.
Regards,
Peter

Hepimizin Cumhuriyet Bayramı kutlu olsun. Özelliklede bu günlerde daha bir ship çıkmalıyız Cumhuriyetimize. Teşekkürler hocam böyle bir paylaşım için. Ellerinize sağlık.
Saygılarımla
Volkan.

Hello Bayram,
a beautiful image of capparius, fantastic light and sharpness. A nice picture, and happy republic day. Regards. Paolo

This is just a stunning creation against the beautiful Turkish sunset, MF Bayram. The flowers filling up the foreground details are amazing and the short focus works well with fine details and dreamy backdrop. Great shot and well done indeed. Regards - Jusni

Kompozisyon ve detaylar harikulade hocam... masallah demek lazım nazar değmesin size ve objektiflerinize..:)
teşekkürler hocam, Cumhuriyet Bayramınızı kutlarım... her yeni günün Vatanımıza ve Milletimize güzel ve yararlı şeyler getirmesi dileklerimle...
Saygılar,

Bahadır

Özel güne özel kare, çok düşüncelisiniz Bayram hocam. TN'de bundan daha güzel bir kutlama düşünemiyorum. Ruh inceliğinizin ve fotografi tecrübenizin, yurtseverlik heyecanınızla bir bütün olduğu bir saheser olmuş. Emeklerinize sağlık. Duygularımıza tercuman olduğunuz için de çok teşekkürler hocam.
Saygılar,

Deniz

Cumhuriyet Bayramı Kutlu Olsun !
This is a fantastic capture to commemorate this day. And for me, a fantastic capture to remember that famous day on TRNC. Very photogenic Capparis spinosa! Next time, I would like to see a sunset on Karpas ;)
Have a nice and joyful weekend,
Cathy (from the Kingdom of Belgium in nationalist troubles...)

Hallo Bayram
This one is a real piece of art, and great idea for an image. A definite postcard image. It is almost dreamlike. The bright colours in the scene is just so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

İyi akşamlar hocam,
Türk değil diyenler haltetmiş:) Kendini işine bu denli vermiş çalışkan ve yavru vatan Kıbrıslı bir Türkten anlamlı bir foto. Kapari çiçeğinin bu kadar güzel olduğunu ilk defa gördüm. Cumhuriyetimizi kutlarcasına havai fişek güzelliğinde erkek organlar.
Elinize sağlık,
Ömer.

Yolda giderken rahatlıkla görebileceğimiz bir bitkinin bu kadar güzel bir fotograf verebilmesi. Fotograf sanatı bu işte.

Hola Bayram

Vaya, que bella composición con ese fondo del sol escondicndose fantstico, y además una perfecta profundidad de campo y con perfecta nitidez en la flor y hoja. Realmente una muy buena imagen y Pov excelente.

Un saludo de Antonio

Salut Bayram
C'est vraiment une belle photo en macro de cette superbe fleur et une magnifique présentation,peut être une photo pour une encyclopédie,mes plus gros compliments
Bravo et au revoir...JP

Bonjour Bayram!

Belle macro!! superbement bien définie! Bravo!

Antonio

Bayram dun cok yogun ve yorgundum..bakamadim. simdide oglen arasi verdim.. cok guzel bir gun icin gercekten cok anlamli bir kutlama olmus...ustelik memleketimizden..yine oralara gitti aklim..ahh bu ozlem ne zaman bitecek.. senide dort gozle bekliyoruz.. super olmus canim kardesim.. gurur duydum..
Hepimizden selam ve sevgiler.
Leyla.

Bonjour Bayram,
Très bonne composition artistique dans une lumière bien maitrisée permettant d'apprécier la finesse des détails et la délicatesse des couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

Eyvallah Bayram,
Renk armonisi bakımından da mükemmel, nefis bir kompozisyon sunmuşsun, "ışığın doğudan gelmesi" günün önemine de "cuk" oturmuş, ellerine sağlık dostum, ee, kebere çiçeği ve tomurcukları da harika. Bu durumda Latince deyişin ikinci yarısı olan "ex occidente lax" kısmını da, güzel ülkemizde genelde yapıldığı gibi, es geçebiliriz!...
Mehmet

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-10-30 8:33]

Hello Bayram,

Very soft contrast, different colors care for a wonderful image.
Perfect captured, excellent composed.
Nice done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,
John.

Bayram bey merhabalar,
adamızın güzeliklerini çok güzel bir şekilde sunuyorsun,tebrikler.Turşusuda super olur:)

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-10-30 11:01]

Awesome image Bayram!!
Truly an incredible image to celebrate this special day in Turkey. Love everything about the scene, from the gorgeous colors to the super fine detail. The sunset is an added treat to an already flawless photo.
Ron

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-30 12:20]

Merhaba Bayram dostum,
A superb well exposed capture of this beautiful flower nicely taken with the sunset BG in a fine composition.
The colours and arrangement are very suitable to commemorate a festive occasion: like fireworks!
Thanks and enjoy the rest of your weekend MF,
Cheers!
Ivan

hello Bayram
this picture with his BEAUTIFUL colours is GREAT
super shot with very good BG
and beautiful light
great shot
greeting lou

Buen trabajo en el control y manejo de la ilumunación, tanto del primer plano como del fondo.
Una manera peculiar y real de captar el ambiente en una hora concreta y de diícil luz en el dia.
Excelente trabajo Bayram.

Hi Bayram,

THis is a great picture of this flower.
The detail is great and the DOF is spot on keeping all of the flower in focus and making the background nice and soft.
Good colours as well that stand out really well.
Great capture and TFS, hope you had a good republic day :).

Sion

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-31 12:22]
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Selam Dostum,
Bu anlamlı güne yakışır bir fotograf olmuş.Kompozisyona bayıldım.Tebrikler,ellerine sağlık..

Hello Bayram,
Fantastic shot with outstanding details, colours and clarity.
Using the flash was an excellent idea.
Congratulation!
Marius.

Hellow Bayram,
Well MF this is a spectacular image with such magical and splended colours.Perfect sharpness on the beautiful flower and the warm sunset in the BG is an absolute plus.Great job Bayram.
erwin...

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-11-01 1:52]

Hello Bayram,
A fiery picture in all senses of the word! The Capper-flower looks like a firework and the sun is on fire. Happily it's not "Ex Occidente lux" at the moment there is nothing very inspiring coming from this side.
History of Turkey is really fascinating! I already thought it at school.
Have a nice week
kind regards
Anne

Saygıdeğer Hocam, bu özel günde çok güzel bir sunum yapmışsınız. Stamenler sanki havai fişek gibi. Özellikle seçtiğinizden eminim. Başlık da süper olmuş. Yavruvatandan bir kare de çok anlamlı durmuş. Ancak gördüğüm kadarı ile yükleme sıklığını da düşürdünüz. Yılmayın hocam. "İt ürür kervan yürür"
Emeklerinize sağlık. Saygılarımla,
Naşit

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-02 7:28]

Hello Bayram,
Brilliant use of the flash to capture this bright flower against the bneautiful sunset! A magic colour combination and very well composed.
I hope you enjoyed the day of celebrations! As you know I have a weak spot for Turkey and Cyprus!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla

What an artful change of pace.....The image is chocked full of superior qualities and the lighting notions are so very unique. I have not seen anything quite like this before!
Bob

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-11-03 2:55]

Merhaba Bayram,
And I'm happy to review your work again.
Great macro, very difficult to make.
The best thoughts.

Hi Bayram,
excellent shot & perfect title, very amazing pic!!!
TFS Fearran

Hello Bayram,

Of course I love this.
How not to be entranced by a flower as beautiful.
The glorious pick stamens that beautiful orange sky.
Excellent composition and perfect score.
Good evening.
Yolande

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  • dilek Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 9] (82)
  • [2010-11-21 18:45]

Bu çiçek çok güzel Ben böyle bir gül yükledim dün sildiler onu
senin çalışman harika Wonderfull

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