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April 27, 2013
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Canon EOS 1100D
Shutter Speed
100/2500 second
Focal Length
15 mm
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Date Taken
Feb 23, 2013, 2:54:46 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS6 (Windows)
Iki Yol by m-eralp Iki Yol by m-eralp
The title is also the name of a turkish song from Mavi Sakal. Iki yol means "two ways".

Place: Yıldız Parkı, Istanbul - Turkey
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First of all, congratulations on this stunning piece.

The first thing I think I noticed was the almost tilted version of the place. It's very nice- nearly makes me feel like I'm looking at the picture with my head cocked to one side!

The colors are absolutely beautiful. There really is nothing more I can say here. The soft pink light coming in through the trees- the way it matches with the (blossoms?) ground, and fades to a lighter almost yellow color to match the paths. Just amazing. The speckles of blues on the ground really make the trees stand out. Great color capture- did you use a filter or add anything here?

The look of the paths is very good. I almost feel like one leads upwards to known places, and the other isn't as traveled- which the bend in the road you captured helps with. Great symbolism here for any artist or viewer. Loving the mystery. It also allows the viewer to really connect this with something from their mind. For me, it's Alice in Wonderland!

Overall, just a gorgeous shot. Nicely done.
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Well, well, well. This is a rather elegant and refined photograph... I can start with a description of the scene: we can see a boulevard which is divided in two parts, and these two parts lead to a different direction. By saying in this way I will certainly sound like "Captain Obvious", but I dunno how to describe it better... In any case, I must say that colours are really sharp, clear and clean, and this picture with so many trees is a nice sight, at least according to me. So, on the whole the vision field deserves full marks. =)
However, the originality loses some points because the basic theme of the fork is rather common: two paths to choose, two different choices, which will lead you to other paths and even more choices. Hence this is not exactly a newness, though it is a very nice vista that anyone can like. In addition, technique must be truly excellent, if we consider the result. This is not all: the final impact is positive and gives a sense of serenity or bewilderment (it depends on the diverse points of view).
In general terms, I can say for sure that this photo is amazing and it passed my "exam" :lol:
I congratulate the author on this masterpiece :aww:
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Doroteja1 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Wonderfully !
cassannder Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I really like this... it always tells a story somehow. It's like a really pretty college campus.
m-eralp Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013   Photographer
Thank you:) A cantury ago it used to be a part of the palace garden:)
cassannder Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Ooh, my bad - a little fancier than a college campus, haha!
allison731 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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gizemlianilar Featured By Owner May 11, 2013
yaşadığımız her an, böyle yol ayrımlarına gebedir.
her yol ayrımı ani kararlar bekler ve o kararlarki tek yol içindir.
aydınlık veya karanlık / mutluluk veya hüzün.
yokuş veya düz.
gözün görmüş olduğu bu anda ; insan yine kararını bu şekilde veriyor.
bu fotoğrafı çekerken umarım böyle daha çok düşüncelerle çektiniz.
bir fotoğraf hayatın muhasebesini kısa bir anda yaptırabiliyorsa ;
tebrik ediyorum
m-eralp Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   Photographer
Çok teşekkürler, aldığım en güzel yorumlardan biri kesinlikle.

Aldığımız kararların hep mutluluk getirmesini bekleriz ama bunu kestirebilmek ne kadar mümkün ki... Önemli olan, her şeye rağmen yürümeye devam etmek olsa gerek, Âşık Veysel gibi :)
XxParanoidAndroidxX Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is insane! Is it manipulated or did the trails really split like that? Either way it's a total trip! It almost feels like if you go left your world gets warped into some kind of demented alternate world. I wish I could eat some booms there lol It's just beautiful and so unique!
m-eralp Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   Photographer
Thank you i did color adjustment on photoshop but nothing is manipulated :)
maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Photographer
a big wow...
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