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Copyright: Mesut ILGIM (mesutilgim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6702 W: 507 N: 19676] (107254)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-03-13
Categories: Nature
Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
Exposure: f/10.3, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-10-09 0:58
Viewed: 261
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mount Ararat, Turkish Ağrı Dağı, volcanic massif in extreme eastern Turkey, overlooking the point at which the frontiers of Turkey, Iran, and Armenia converge. Its northern and eastern slopes rise from the broad alluvial plain of the Aras River, about 3,300 feet (1,000 metres) above sea level; its southwestern slopes rise from a plain about 5,000 feet (1,500 metres) above sea level; and on the west a low pass separates it from a long range of other volcanic ridges extending westward toward the eastern Taurus ranges. The Ararat Massif is about 25 miles (40 km) in diameter.

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Hello Mesut,
I was lucky to have seen this mountain a few times from relatively close (and once from the air). It is a majestic sight, also in this photo which is dominated by the vast high plateau surrounding it, and what looks like remaining walls of ancient buildings in the foreground. The clarity of the photo is excellent.
Kind regards,

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14772 W: 1051 N: 30223] (141791)
  • [2018-10-09 1:20]

Hello Mesut,

I have seen this mountain from much closer in Doğubayazıt but you had better weather. The rust red tinged rocks in the wall contrast well with the blue sky. Tfs!

Mesut Bey merhaba,
Güzel bir açı.
Tebrik ederim...

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14379 W: 0 N: 16314] (174773)
  • [2018-10-09 2:17]


quel mur de pierres sèche en premier plan sueprbe avec le lychen sur la pierre orange et quelle montagne aux formes arrondies en fond et la fine couche blanche de neige quel décor sueprbe.
Bravo et amiité

Hello Mesut
The Ararat is one of the famous names from Turkey as the mountain that emerged from the flood. I had suggested it more impressively, but from this distance it seems a slight elevation in the landscape.
Very nicely photographed with those stone walls in the foreground.
Well done
Have a nice day, groet Rob

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24936 W: 520 N: 42035] (180190)
  • [2018-10-09 5:46]

Hello Mesut,

We see the volcanic massif in extreme eastern Turkey on a very nice way.
Very quiet place and pleasant colours.
Excellent sharp and clear image
A lovely composition and splendid presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

Bonjour Mesut,

J'aime beaucoup cette composition qui ne manque pas de profondeur entre le muret à l'avant plan et les montagnes très loin derrière, dans un beau ciel aux nuages qui voyagent vite.



Hello dear Mesut and have a nice time
and a happy new day
impressive photo concerning the mount
Ararat it is a majestic photo
with remains of old buildings

Hello Mesut

Much is to said about the lore of the mountain. From Noah's ark to other Biblical references. Well seen from such a low POV. Looks like more of a sloping mountain than a jagged knife like peak. nice


Hi Mesut,

The wideness of the area is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details of the valley and of the mountain. The colors are very good. Have a nice day.


Hello Mesut,
A wonderful landscape picture. I suppose this photo is taken already from a certain height.
I remember the Ararat. You call it Ağrı Dağı.
I've seen the mountain from in Doğubeyazıt and later again from in Yerevan. From both places it looked a very huge mountain.
Nice with the small stone wall on the foreground.
Excellent sharpness.
Best regards, Paul

Ciao Mesut
strano paesaggio, non si vedono alberi da nessuna parte.
La vista è molto ampia e le nuvole in cielo completano la tua composizione.

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