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Espiritu de la Tierra

Espiritu de la Tierra
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-11
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, Hoya 77mm Super-HMC CPL MCPRO1
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Beautiful Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-11-09 3:44
Viewed: 4643
Points: 62
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
*Goreme, located among the "fairy chimneys" rock formations, is a town in Cappadocia, a historical region of Turkey. It is in the Nevsehir Province in Central Anatolia. The Goreme National Park (Göreme Milli Parklar in Turkish) was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1985. (from wikipedia)

*Land of the Volcanoes
Cappadocia, with its fascinating landscapes, lies in the central Anatolian highlands of Turkey. The plateau has an average height of over 1000 m and is marked by its steppe-like vegetation. It's climate varies between cold, damp winters and hot, dry summers. The landscape is studded with bizarre rock formations, the result of volcanic activity, wind and water.

Ancient Volcanos
The volcano came into being some three million years ago at a fault between two continental plates. The magnificent landscape around Göreme has been formed from its solidified lava streams, its ash and tuff stone, all dating from Neocene period. It is criss-crossed by deep valleys formed by heavy erosion. Only small mounds of non-volcanic origin stand out above this. No further volcanic eruptions have been recorded in more recent times. But earthquakes throughout most of Anatolia testify to the constant tensions in the earth's crust and shifts in the continents.
The second largest volcanic massif in inner Anatolia after Erciyes Dag¦ is the 3268 m tall Hasan Dag¦. It's present name was given to it by the first Seljuk prince of western Cappadocia, Hasan.

The onset of the volcanic activity began some 14 million years ago. It continued until 8000 years ago, when the inhabitants of the famous Neolithic settlement Çatal Höyük depicted the event in their wall-paintings.

Bizarre Tufa Landscape
Cappadocia numbers among the most fascinating corners of the world. This veritable lunar landscape distinguishes itself by its extensive geological formations, which often have an unreal air to them. The highly typical morphological structures of Cappadocia are the result of thousands of years of continual erosion, which has shaped the tuff deposits into the strangest pyramids and cones. The process was assisted by the different strata of volcanic ash, which through the course of ages were compressed to form firm tuff rocks.

Source:CD-ROM "Cappadocia, the land of rock cut churches" published by www.mediacultura.de & the Cappadocia Academy in 2004

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Hi Selen,

incredible landscape! Excellent colors and sharpness. Very good note.



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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-11-09 4:36]

What an incredible place!!
+++ Excellent composition and POV.
Sharp with superb details.
The colours are amazing.
--- Nothing :D
Well done Selen,

Hi Selen
Nice view of this interesting place.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-11-09 4:38]

Hi Selen,
Very impressive landscape! Super sharp with excellent detail and a massive variety in terrain that makes this fascinating to look at. i would love to hike through here, thank you for sharing this amazing place with us so well.

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  • jesst Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 368 W: 0 N: 172] (2441)
  • [2007-11-09 4:46]

Impressive place and wonderful picture. Colors, composition, detail.

Hello Selen,
An amazing landscape!
I like the composition and the rich colours are eye-catching...
A good point of view to show this impressive place at it's best!
Pablo -

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2007-11-09 5:42]

hello Selen,
What an amazing sight,how beautiful this landscape is. Interesting the reddish colour of the tuffrocks and the beautiful eroded shapes. I like your point of view,giving an open door to the sky on the left. Very interesting note too.
Thanks a lot

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-11-09 6:15]

Hi Selen.
Superb shot of wonderful place. I am impressed with rich amazing colour palette, razor sharpness of the rocks and hills, terrific POV and choice of pictured scene and extreme details. Bravo and TFS.

Fascinating vista...Selen
And image is high quality. No nitpicking whatsoever.
Beautiful colours and composition...

Que voilà une texture remarquable.
Bonne journée.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-11-09 8:00]

Hello Selen,
I fine capture of what must be a fascinating landscape. It is interesting to see the two colours of the volcanic rock strata, presumably caused by different types of volcanic eruptions.
Nice lighting colours and presentation.
TFS and have a nice weekend,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-11-09 8:59]

Hello Selen,
This is a region of Turkey I'd love to see! These rock formations are really spectacular and very interesting. Excellent capture in beautiful colours.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

Hello Selen
What a wonderful scene you captured,
Great focusing,lighting and POV,
Superb shot,Welldone.


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-11-09 12:03]

What a marvellous shot of this outstanding landscape!
Excellent sharpness and exposure, showing all the depth of shapes and colors.
Congratulations and TFS

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  • dejo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 344 W: 51 N: 520] (2242)
  • [2007-11-09 13:04]

Hello Selen,

What a magnificent landscape!
Must be great to be there!
great work!!!

merhaba selen hanım,
güzel yurdumuzun güzel bir köşesi. ama onun kadar güzel bir fotoğraf. elinize sağlık, renkleriyle, netliğiyle, kompozisyonuyla çok güzel olmuş. selamlar.

You have captured the texture and colors superbly, well done.


Merhaba my dear friend Selen,
Oh! This is a trully great composition of landscape photo! I loved it!
good pov with superb sharpness, vivid colour and so much details to enjoy and admire!
You had done a great job with quality!
have a wonderful weekend, Selen!
all the best

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-11-10 1:44]

Hello Selen,
Twenty-five years ago I was there. The landscape in Goreme is/was overwhelming. I hope you showed us more of this beautiful photos. Great colours, details and composition.

Selen merhaba,
Coğrafya kitaplarına layık çok güzel bir fotoğraf. Tabakalaşma ve peri bacalarının oluşumunu göstermek için çok uygun görünüyor. Eline sağlık.

Wouaw Selen,
outstanding point of view, clors of rocks and blue sky are wonderfull, realy great composition with an excellent lighting

Bonjour Selen
Très beau paysage, magnifique point de vue, couleurs et cadrage.
Amicalement Robi

Fantásticos colores y hermosos contrastes.
Genial presentación amiga Selen.
Saludos, JL.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2007-11-10 14:25]

Hello Selen, great picture of this great landscape, very clear and sharp, good details and very good exposure. Thanks !


slm selen hanım
dünyanın yedi harikasından birini çok güzel bir çelim yapmışsın netlik ve parlaklık güzel olmuş ellerine sağlık

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-11-11 2:52]

Hi Selen,
Just appreciating this wonderful shot from you. I am on a tour and internet connection comes at a premium here, hence doing a short job. Sorry.

Hi Selen.
Amazing landform. Great composition, colour, sharpness and detail. Excellent notes to help understand the geological formation of this landscape.

Merhaba Selen,
Outstanding landscape!
I like very much everything here: The lighting, framing, composition, blue sky, and exposure.
Details seen on the mountains topography are unique and so appealing.
My compliments and thanks for share it.
Best regards,
PD: Why the title in spanish?

Hi Selen!

You have captured a wonderful scenery with fascinating patterns and colors. Although the eye is attracted by the green bush and grass on the right, it easily finds its way through the image. I have never been there, but the picture remembers me some places in the national parks of the USA like Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon or Kodachrome Basin.

Kind regards


Hi Selen

What a stunning location with an impressive landscape and a superb photo. Great composition, DOF and sharpness add to this wonderful shot.


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  • Norte Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 32 W: 0 N: 45] (184)
  • [2007-11-21 16:30]

Very strange and beautiful landscape, and a very sharp and good shot! Interesting note. Colors are vivid and clear.

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