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Castle of Çesme

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Çesme [ˈtʃeʃme] is a coastal town and the administrative centre of the district of the same name in Turkey's westernmost end, on a promontory on the tip of the peninsula which also carries the same name and which extends inland to form a whole with the wider Karaburun Peninsula. It is a popular holiday resort and the district center, where two thirds of the district population is concentrated. Çeşme is located 85 km west of İzmir, the largest metropolitan center in Turkey's Aegean Region. There is a six-lane highway connecting the two cities (Otoyol 32). Çeşme district has two neighboring districts, Karaburun to the north and Urla to the east, both of which are also part of İzmir Province. The name "Çeşme" means "fountain" and possibly draws reference from the many Ottoman fountains scattered across the city.

The town itself dominated by Çeşme Castle. While the castle is recorded to have been considerably extended and strengthened during the reign of Ottoman sultan Bayezid II, sources differ as to their citation of the original builders, whether the Genoese or the Turks at an earlier time. A statue of Cezayirli Gazi Hasan Pasha, one of the naval commanders of the Battle of Chesma is in front of the castle and the Pasha is depicted caressing his famous pet lion and facing the town square. The battle itself, although ended in Ottoman defeat, had seen Hasan Pasha pulling out honorably after having sunk the Russian flagship Sv. Evstafii, together with his own ship, after which he had to follow the main battle from the coast before joining the capital by way of land, where he rapidly rose to become a distinguished grand vizier.

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Lens:smc PENTAX-DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Aug 2013 - 6:45 PM
Focal Length:57.5mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Castle of Çesme
Username:nonur nonur
Uploaded:28 Dec 2013 - 8:02 AM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Çesme , Izmir, Saturday shadow, Turkey.
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Jeddahknight111
Jeddahknight111 e2 Member 2Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom
28 Dec 2013 - 8:42 AM

Great photo and lots of info.Smile

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2013 - 8:46 AM

A striking image, Nezih!
Again, excellent use of mono.

Richard

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2013 - 8:49 AM

A very striking composition from a well-chosen viewpoint. Such an enormous range of textures!
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Bill

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2013 - 8:53 AM

Interesting narrative and composition, Nezih.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2013 - 9:08 AM

Nice composition Nezih with an abundance of good information!! Thanks for sharing it!!

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Lynniesefforts
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28 Dec 2013 - 9:41 AM

Wonderful mono Nezih...great textures and light... superb image Grin

Lynette Grin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
28 Dec 2013 - 10:37 AM

Super information given with this really lovely image Nezih !! I like the trouble they went trough to build those small arches on the outside. really a lovely place this !

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SimonFletch
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28 Dec 2013 - 10:55 AM

Your macro work is simply astonishing, Nezih. This image has a wonderful range of greyscale, yet looks light and crisp.
I enjoy history and appreciated your narrative, too.

Simon

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Mollycat
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28 Dec 2013 - 11:07 AM

Great narrative to go with your superb picture Nezih. Peter.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom72 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2013 - 11:48 AM

Stunning buildings of historical interest.
With all those textures this makes a very fine mono.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2013 - 12:04 PM

Excellent mono image Nezih, great write upSmile


Cliff

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33376 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2013 - 12:35 PM

Textures and tonal range are impressive, Nezih. A very well-controlled exposure.

Malc

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Daisymaye
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28 Dec 2013 - 1:01 PM

Excellent mono tones. Superb shot.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2013 - 3:25 PM

Like your processing here Nezih.
Super shot.
Mick.

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gss
gss  Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2013 - 3:55 PM

I think of all those in the EPZ, I understand that means "Çesme" (in Romanian comes from Turkish, cişmea = fountain, and the biggest public garden in Bucharest, is called Cişmigiu, as there are a lot of sources (fountains)).
Very interesting image white / black, the black sky seems from a negative film, but the whole look tremendous

(I'm glad I'm not the only one in the EPZ, who writes much in descriptions...)

Best regards
Silviu

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bobsblues
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28 Dec 2013 - 5:49 PM

Great shot and very interesting narrative Nezih
Rob

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tonyng
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28 Dec 2013 - 6:36 PM

Nice piece of mono work Nezih.
Happy New Year.

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AnnChown
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28 Dec 2013 - 7:06 PM

I love that dark sky showing the minaret at its best.

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netta1234
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28 Dec 2013 - 7:40 PM

A great textured mono image Smile
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senn
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28 Dec 2013 - 9:01 PM

delightful mono here Nezih

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jacquig
28 Dec 2013 - 10:06 PM

A lovely range of tones in this excellent mono, Nezih, and a strong composition. Thank you for a very interesting introduction too. Smile

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gallero
gallero e2 Member 2gallero vcard Venezuela
29 Dec 2013 - 9:09 PM

Excelente captura. Gracias por todos sus comentarios que tenga un Feliz años.

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dark_lord
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31 Dec 2013 - 7:26 PM

Excellent mono with those textures standing out. I really like that dark sky Smile
Keith

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