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Striking Waterspouts at Black Sea

Striking Waterspouts at Black Sea
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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: 2010-08-20
Categories: Seascape
Camera: Nikon D-5000, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX DG APO HSM, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Landscapes from the Middle East [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-08-22 22:21
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
During our trip along the Black Sea around Kurucaşile (Bartın province) we encountered an amazing natural event that I captured some shots excitedly! The day was very hot and the moisture also was very high. I could count at least 7 waterspouts at the same moment (Please see attached “WS” too see another more detailed one).

A Waterspout is a small-diameter column of rapidly swirling air in contact with a water surface. Waterspouts are almost always produced by a swiftly growing cumulus cloud. They may assume many shapes and often occur in a series, called a “waterspout family” (see attached WS), produced by the same upward-moving air current. Waterspouts are closely related to other atmospheric phenomena such as tornadoes, whirlwinds, and fire storms. Waterspouts are similar to tornadoes, but they form in a different manner. Generally, waterspouts are given the honor of being called a "tornado over water". But waterspouts are not truly given the name of a real tornado until they reach land. Water spouts can start as tornadoes over land. If they move over a body of water, they are classified as tornadic. This type of waterspout can be fairly destructive.

The second type of waterspout is formed over water initially due to warm temperatures in the lower atmosphere along with high humidity. Fair weather waterspouts are generally not as dangerous and are more common than tornadic waterspouts.

For more info on waterspouts (Click on the link).

TFL and have a nice new week!

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.



By the way, i also wish some peoples who do not like me or my photos anymore, please they delete me from their favorite photographers.

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Ovvv.. müthiş bir olayı gözlemişsiniz hocam. ekteki kareler de süper. Sayenizde denizde hortum da gördük.
Ekteki resimlerden biri olayı çok daha bariz gösteriyor. Emeklerinize sağlık.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-08-22 22:50]

Hello Bayram,
How lucky you were to witness this natural phenomenon!! Impressive captures you got too! All very interesting to see but I prefer the one in the Workshop - fantastic! Great focus on the waterspout and lovely light and colours.
Many thanks and have a nice week! Ulla

Merhaba Sevgili Arkadaşım Bayram
I have never seen a Waterspout in nature, and I am truly happy for you that you were so fortunate to observe several!!

Thanks for taking the time to show us.

Did it rain just before or afterwards?

I can hardly imagine how you managed to capture such a clear image?!?

Thanks again - I must get on with the packing - enjoy the rest of your trip

İyi bir hafta dilerim

Hallo MF Bayram,
spectacular and very interesting pictures of this natural phenomenon, perfect focusing on the waterspout and marvellous natural colours
Best regards

Ciao Bayram, wonderful capture of anmazing natural event, wonderful double and beautiful detail in WS, a very interesting presentation, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Selam My dear Friend,
Welcome back. And it seems you have enjoyed a lot in your trip by capturing beautiful photos like this one. A very nice natural phenomena very well captured by you. Very well composed with lovely colors and nice informative notes. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hello mon ami Bayram,

Merci pour la grande explication de ceci.
Quelle rencontre, incroyablement beau et spectaculaire avec aussi dans le WS.
Fantastique cliché pour ce phénomen capturé pour vous et nous.
Félicitations, j'aime beaucoup.
Agréable semaine. Amitiés.

Hello my friend Bayram

Thank you for the great explanation of this.
What a coincidence, incredibly beautiful and spectacular as in the WAS.
Fantastic shot for this phenomenon, which we captured for you and us.
Congratulations, I love.
Pleasant week. Friendships.

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-08-23 1:43]

Szia Baratom Bayram,
Splendid photo of this very interesting moment, I never see like this, TFS! and have a nice week!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-08-23 2:39]

Hello MF Bayram,
I think that it is a very original one! This is something that I have never seen. This is dramatic indeed and much impressive.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Bayram,

A fascinating image! I am also interested in severe weather, so this is of a lot of interest to me. You've captured an excellent image of this weather event. Don't get too close, they can be dangerous!

These occur here too on Lake Michigan, particularly in autumn when temperatures start cooling off while the lake is still warm from summer temperatures. Since we've had a very warm summer, I anticipate that we could be seeing these within a month or so.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-08-23 4:30]

Hello Bayram,
A very impressive posting to present this phenomenon which happened on our lakes in the last years too. In my childhood we never has observed this watersprouts. An excellent chance you have been at a good place to take the shot. the WS picture is impressive too. Good short note too.
Kind regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-08-23 4:51]

Merhaba Bayram dostum,
What a shot!
Superbly captured waterspout over the Black Sea. The composition is just right and it contrasts nicely against the early evening sky with the land being a nice foregraound that givs the shot perspective.
Well done MF and thanks for fascinating us with this unusual shot and excellent note.
I think there will be more of these with climatic change!
Have a good week,

Hello little bro Bayram,

what a surprise and your lucky one.
Good seeing and on time to get this shot with great pov and fine colours.


Hi Bayram,
you get around a lot of places this year! With this waterspout at the Black sea you were really lucky, the bright background makes for a dramatic and rare scenery. But then, you are of course always ready when something unexpected pops up in nature! :o) What I like is that you give a detailed description and explanation of the phenomenon, this makes it a really top contribution to TN.
Bewst regards

Selamlar Hocam. Aşırı sıcak ile nemin birlikte nelere mal olabileceğini gösteren bir kare. Allah'tan tornadoya dönüşmemiş. Yoksa karada vereceği hasarı düşünemiyorum. Alışılmamış karelerinize bir tanesini daha eklediniz. Sayenizde biz de bu fenomeni öğrenmiş olduk.
Emeklerinize sağlık.


Hi Bairam
Waw...I never see one like that!Fantastic phenomena!

Congratulation for this shot!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-08-23 8:01]

Hi Bayram
That is an nice unusual image.Good POV at the right exposure.I also like the composition 1/4 of earth -1/2 swa ans a little bit of sky.
Perfect timing also
TFS Michel

Hello Bayram,
Exceptional image. Great moment...the right moment in the right place....Superb and very rare at Black Sea.
Very nice composition and details.

hello Bayram
interesting picture with great sharpness and good colours
last year i have seen this also on Lefkada
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-08-23 8:56]

Hello Bayram,
Impressive photo of this waterspout. The photos in the workshops are evenso very special. Fantastic colours and DOF. Wasn't this threatening? I think I should be afraid.

Hi Bayram,this is incredible,i never seen nothing like that,this is very very interesting and i like a lot your perfect pic and note to understand at the best what happen's...I see your beautifull pics of Jordan and Syria on facebook,never thought to open a gallery on trekearth too?Thanks for share,have a nice day! Luciano.

Merhaba Hocam,
Biz Lacerta viridis meridionalis beklerken bir hortumla dönmüşsünüz hocam.:) Bu doğa olayını ayrıntılı karelerle belgelemişsiniz. Kurbağa yağmasına sebep olan da herhalde bunlar.

Merhaba Bayram hocam,

Müthiş bir doğa olayını görme ve çekimini yapma fırsatı bulduğunuz için çok şanslısınız.
Çok ilginç bir görüntü. Deniz sakin ve dalgasız görünümünde ancak yukarılarda fırtınalar kopuyor demek ki:)
Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Selam ve saygılarımla

Merhaba sevgili Bayram,
What an interesting phenomenon! It is very spectacular on the see. I remember I saw it long time ago in Belgium but in the countryside. Your photo shows it very well. The colours are excellent, specially the dark spiral. TFS. Enjoy your trip!

Dayi valla yaninda olup ben de seyretmek isterdim. bir o kadar da kerkardim. Iyiki karaya dogru hareket etmemisler yoksa haliniz duman olurdu valla:) muhtesem fotolar dayi. ellerine saglik. Selamlar ve sevgiler.

Impressionnant Bayram
merci pour ce spectacle : Bravo

canim kardesim. umarim guzel vakit gecirdin karadenizde.. Ne kadar ozel bir doga olayi ile karsilasmissin. cok sanslisin gercekten.. etkileyici fotolar hepsi de...ellerine saglik. hepimizden selamlar..

Bayram hocam hiç boş durmamışsınız:) hemen yüklemişsiniz hortumları:p
Orda olduğum ve bu görkemli olaya şahit olduğum için ben de çok şanslıyım.
Gerçekten çok etkileyici idi hocam.
Emeklernize sağlık.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2010-08-23 18:41]

Hello Bayram,
What a neat capture you post today. I have seen very small ones over the years, but this one looks like a miniature tornado. I have heard that they can cause extensive damage, especially when they reach the shore line.
Great timing and shown in a nice vertical composition. Glad you had your camera handy in order to get this amazing image.
Love your WS images as well!!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-08-23 18:55]

Hello Bayram,
WOW, this is very special my friend, as are the images in the workshop. This must have been exciting to witness. Your photographic skills afford us a great view through your images. TFS Bayram.

Olayı gözleriyle gören üçüncü şahıs ve bir Karadenizli olarak ben de hayretler içinde kalmıştım hocam. Bir ilke daha sizinle birlikte şahit olmak onur verici.
Emeğinize sağlık.


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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-08-28 22:52]

Excellent documentation of this lovely natural phenomenon. The WS is great, too.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, Bayram,


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-10-04 11:59]

Ender rastlanabilecek bu anı mükemmel görüntülemişsin Hocam.Pozlama,kadraj seçimi mükemmel olmuş.
Selamlar,ellerine sağlık..

This is an amazing phenomenon and you have captured the moment really well my friend Bayram.
Thanks for the note and something I have never seen before.
Thanks and kind regards - Jusni

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-01-02 0:48]

Merhaba MF Prof. Bayram,
exciting phenomena and you have captured and presented it in a very nice view.
This is something special and very new to me.
Very well seen and it such a sharing that could never be forgotten.


Çok güzel bir çalışma olmuş hocam.
Ellerinize sağlık.

Selamlar Bayram Hocam,
Birkaç kez büyük hortum görmüştüm de Bu kadar büyüğünü görmemiştim. Ellerinize Sağlık. Mükemmel bir görsel şölen olmuş.

Hi Bareatom,
I miss your presence from here... Very nicely composed photo of a rare and interesting phenomenon. Spectacular and very special documentation shot(s. I like the WS photos, too). Congrats and tfs.
Friendly regards, László

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