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Harbour of Sile

Harbour of Sile
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Copyright: Mesut ILGIM (mesutilgim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 508 N: 19906] (108390)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-03
Categories: Nature, Transportation
Camera: Nikon D 5000, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
Exposure: f/8.5, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-10 1:27
Viewed: 734
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After long wintermonths just came back to my summerhouse in Sile at the Black Sea shore.
Not too far away from Istanbul.

Sile is a pretty resort town on the Black Sea coast of Istanbul, on the Asian side, about 65 kilometers (40 miles) northeast from the city center. It can be reached via side roads passing from Polonezkoy or directly from the TEM Highway. The name of Sile comes from Greek, which means a kind of flower (Mercankösk in Turkish).

Sile has long sandy beaches and it gets very popular especially during the summer time. Its population is around 35thousand but it triples during the holiday season, even up to 10 times during the summer weekends. During the spring and on nice autumn weekends, people from Istanbul comes to Sile to taste the fish in one of the restaurants around the fishermens' harbor or to stroll in its narrow streets. The town has the biggest lighthouse of Turkey which is a small restaurant today overlooking the Blacksea, it also became the symbol of Sile. Just above the harbor, there are ruins of a Genoese fortress on the steep rocks which was also used during the Ottoman period.

Sile town is famous for its special cotton fabric, called Sile Bezi. Turkish women love this textile because it's very light thus nice to wear during hot summer days. Many shops in the market sell clothing, tablecloths and other stuff made with Sile Bezi. There is a local Sile Bezi Festival every year between July-August.

Sile has many small hotels and pensions where people can stay for the weekend having a short sea holiday. When it's windy, the Black Sea can be rough and sometimes dangerous to swim because of high waves and strong undercurrents. Many people from Istanbul have their summer houses too.

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Ciao Mesut, great view of lovely harbour, superb sky, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Mesut,
A nice view from the port of Sile with the white flowers in the foreground, steep rocks far behind and a lot of boats in between. Nice light and fine colours and an atmosphere of almost summer, even though I see this was taken long after the season ended last year.
Kind regards,

Bonjour, cher Mesut,
Voilà une très belle composition haute en couleurs !
J'aime beaucoup la mise ne image de ce port où les yeux prennent plaisir à se poser un peu partout.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12324 W: 126 N: 22230] (113175)
  • [2018-06-10 9:15]

Hi Mesut,a very rich composition from the port of Sile,flowers,boats,clouds and sea in a lovely perspective,perfect sharpness as usual! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Mesut,
This looks like a beautiful small port with the rocks surrounding the water and with the tower on the top on the right.
Many colourful boats are anchored.
The clouds make a splendid backdrop.
Good that you included the flowers on the foreground. A bit too bad of the two ugly buildings directly behind them.
Altogether a beautiful and colourful view with good brightness.
Best regards, Paul

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-06-10 13:19]

Hello Mesut,
the brilliant light of the day enhance the beauty as the details of the place.as i see the port is full of fishing boats with the rocks on the backdrop to complete perfect the scenery.


Ciao Mesut
molto bella questa foto, il cielo è meraviglioso e completa una splendida composizione.

Hello dear friend Mesut and have a nice time
and a happy new week
my personal opinion is that this photo is
one of your best with the greatest lightness
and sharpnesspresenting a part of Sile a pretty
resort town on the Black Sea coast of Istanbul
wonderful atmosphere of summer
wow!!!is this a scenery from the Paradise???

Hi Mesut,
lovely artistic mess so well captured! Great light and so well saturated natural colors. I like such busy compositions which are like labirynth of elements and you need time to figure out how they are interconnected.
Very well seen and captured,

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10365 W: 161 N: 17205] (131115)
  • [2018-06-10 13:59]

Witaj Mesut!
A very nice view from port,
I like rock and tower.
Good frame, composition and colors.
Nice flowers in fg.
Well done.
Good night.

Hello Mesut
This is a pleasant view indeed. Lovely sky above a tranquille harbor scene with some nice flowers in the foreground.
Enjoy your time in Side

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10773 W: 146 N: 27120] (129847)
  • [2018-06-11 0:16]

Hello Mesut,

Lovely view of the harbour in Sile. Interesting very busy scene. I like the flowers (of yucca?) in the foreground. Fascinating place.

Kind regards MAlgo

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14886 W: 1055 N: 30603] (143247)
  • [2018-06-11 2:11]

Hello Mesut,

I like the bg castle, the dry-docked red and blue boat and the fg cream flowers adding depth and layering to the scene. Good sharpness and well framed and composed. Nice repeating cloud patterns in the sky. Tfs!

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25087 W: 520 N: 42358] (181452)
  • [2018-06-11 6:35]

Hello Mesut,

A nice panorama and great view of lovely harbour
Nice of colours pleasant nature picture too.
But very well composition a lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6144 W: 277 N: 12039] (92372)
  • [2018-06-11 8:20]

Hello Mesut ,
I like a lot this busy fishing port scene , also interesting from the flowers in the Fg to the beautiful clouds in the BG .

Dobro vece.
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa oblacima koji dolaze.
Lepo cvece i ribarski camci u luci, lepa stara arhitektura na brdu.
Zelim vam lepu i mirnu noc, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4272 W: 2 N: 7350] (35812)
  • [2018-06-11 13:25]

Hello Mesut,
interesting view of Harbour of Sile with beautiful flowers in the foreground.
Well done, fine presentation.

Hello, Mesut!

So many interesting details to see here, typical of a harbour scene, and it was captured with very good light and sharpness! The colors are beautiful and well saturated! Very nice composition! Well done!

Hi, Mesut.
A sensational view of the port of Sile, which seems to be protected by these large rock formations, magnifies the vision of the boats and that tower on the rocks, the flowers in the foreground, add much charm.
Very beautiful colorful, in a few tones, very attractive.
Very well done. My congratulations.
All the best and a great day.

Mehaba Mesut, very good photograph of this interesting composition in the port, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy weekend.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

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