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Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-10
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 100, 52mm C.PL
Exposure: f/7.8
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Geological Wonders, Landscapes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-10-11 7:02
Viewed: 4445
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello my Friends!
I was not present in TN gallery during last days because of serious problems with my computer. Even today not everything is perfect, but fortunatelly again I can start to present some new photos :>

Today something really unusual and very special, at least from geological point of view.

Picture wa taken in Pamukkale village, province Denizli, W Turkey, the very famous area because of at least 2 reasons:

1. in this area a famous ruins of ancient city of Hierapolis can be visited

2. the amazing geological wonder - beautiful white terraces with crystal blue water are made of travertine, a sedimentary rock deposited by water from the hot springs.

Because of the colours of rocks and the shape of terraces this beautiful area was named in the ancient times the Cotton Castle or the Cotton Fortress, but of course there is no connection between the rocks and the cotton :> The shape of these rocks is made by water from hot springs, from which calcium carbonate is deposited.

The terraces (or if you like the white cotton castle) is in total about 2700 metres long and 160 metres high. On its top the ancient city of Hierapolis was built.

Actually this area is under protection as Pamukkale-Hierapolis National Park, since 1988 it is also included on the list if UNESCO World Heritage Sites .

Argus, roges, zulfu, avallaunius, jazdzurka, meyerd, boreocypriensis, Dis. Ac., Heaven, Alex99, rousettus has marked this note useful
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-10-11 7:40]

Hello Radomir,
An excellent view of this famous 'white cotton castle', the POV taken with fine sharpness and light management to show the blue pools and limestone deposits in a well composed image that would make a great postcard!
Thanks and best wishes to you,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-10-11 8:19]

Witaj Radomir,

Dobre, a nie z nadzieją gonna mieć problemy z komputerem. Zobaczmy, jak wiele pięknych zdjęć z was.
Co za wspaniałe uchwycić kolory i odtwarzać je!
Cichy niedzielę

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-10-11 10:19]

Hello Radomir, Great capture from Pamukkale:)
TFS and R's,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-10-11 11:06]

HI Radomir,
Beautiful scene, and very unusual indeed.
This kind of reminds me of Yellowstone National Park in the USA.
We have some terraces like that there.
Very nice composition and presentation of this intriguing geological phenomenon.
TFS. : )

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2009-10-11 11:59]

Hello Radomir,

C'est vrai que c'est un endroit fabuleux! Très belle photo!


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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-10-12 11:43]

Hi Radomir,
a truly amazing scene you caught here my friend! It looks like ice at first glance! A love your composition, using in the blue pools of water in the foreground to lead the eye back towards the unexpected green of the trees..you should do more landscape photography, you have a very good eye for it!

Cześć Radku
Piękne zdjęcie Pamukkale. Ładna kompozycja i kolory, aż chciałoby sie wykapać w jeziorku :)

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  • meyerd Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 585 W: 64 N: 2238] (7531)
  • [2009-10-15 23:21]

Hi Radomir ,
good to have you back amongst the living :-) . Pamukkale, very good that you present it here, because I think about a bicycle trip in Turkey next spring. The picture holds a warning that you of course heeded: the large surface of gleaming white must be compensated for. Thanks for this one, Radomir!
Best greetings

Hello Radomir,
a fantastic picture, marvelllous colours in a very pleasing composition.
Best regards

Ahhh.. a splendid scene capture from Pamukkale located near ancient city Hierapolis from wonderful POV. Nice to learn you liked Denizli.
TFS and greetings from sunny:> Izmir.


hello Radomir
i like this place
great shot

beautiful colours and very good composition
greeting lou

Hello Radomi,

a very nice shot from Pamukkale,with fantastic poc and fine colours.
The only thing the two people there.


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-10-18 23:18]

Hi Radomir!

I'm glad that you have again access to your computer in order to present us this classical, yet very beatiful picture of Pamukkale. The picture reflects the geological interest and the magical aspect of the spot at best. Your notes are also very useful.

Kind regards


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-10-19 3:19]

Hi Radomir.
I also very happy to see you here and your new shots (how many of them I have missed). Pictured scene is rare and amazing. I have never seen anything similar. You have exposed the scenery perfectly. All light and colour tones are reproduced precisely. Image is crisp sharp (what is suitable for the scene perfectly). Bravo. Perfect job.

A nice picture with good composition and POV. Framing and composition are wonderful.
Best wishes,

Hello Radomir
nice to see Cotton Castle's great capture from your camera. You nicely summarized information about a site from our marvellous nature. white balance, POV composition and colors superb. nicely composed. thanks for sharing.
welcome everytime to Turkiye.
best wishes my friend

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