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Karst landscape

Karst landscape
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 861 W: 57 N: 4006] (14097)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-22
Categories: Mountain
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Tamron 28-200 AF Aspherical LD
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-11 9:40
Viewed: 3387
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
Sarıveliler is located on the southern foothills of the Taurus Mountains, at an average altitude of 1650m. It is a mountainous region with little arable land, traversed by the river Göksu. But the most significant aspect of this region is karst landscapes created by the corrosion of surface water. On the slopes, we saw also quantities of fossil seashells, evidences of the period when this region was submerged by Mediterranean Sea millions years ago.
Some of the natural caves of this karst landscape have been occupied, transformed and sculpted at different periods of prehistory and antiquity.
If you look carefully, you can see Mert Kariş, student of Bayram Göçmen, climbing the slope. His presence helps to evaluate the size of the huge rocks.

Karst topography is a landscape shaped by the dissolution of a layer or layers of soluble bedrock, usually carbonate rock such as limestone or dolomite.
Due to subterranean drainage, there may be very limited surface water, even to the absence of all rivers and lakes. Many karst regions display distinctive surface features, with sinkholes or dolines being the most common. However, distinctive karst surface features may be completely absent where the soluble rock is mantled, such as by glacial debris, or confined by a superimposed non-soluble rock strata. Some karst regions include thousands of caves, even though evidence of caves that are big enough for human exploration is not a required characteristic of karst.
Karst topography is characterized by subterranean limestone caverns, carved by groundwater. The geographer Jovan Cvijić (1865–1927) was born in western Serbia and studied widely in the Dinaric Kras region. His publication of Das Karstphänomen (1893) established that rock dissolution was the key process and that it created most types of dolines, "the diagnostic karst landforms". The Dinaric Kras thus became the type area for dissolutional landforms and aquifers; the regional name kras, Germanicised as "karst", is now applied to modern and paleo-dissolutional phenomena worldwide.

Wikipedia/Karst topography
Sarıveliler website [Tu]

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Ciao Catherine, my today neighbour, splendid landscape with wonderful rocks formations, fantastic light and beautiful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2010-07-11 9:59]

Hello Catherine!

Fantastic photo of beautifull place. I love deep blue colour of the sky and rocks which look like an ancient ruins. Polish karst looks very different, with more white colour. Great picture.

Hi Catherine,

Excellent colors and composition, yellow/brown of the rocks goes well with the blue of the sky.

Thanks and best regards.


Ciao Catherine. Impressive light's managament and perfect contrast for this wild landscape. Very well done.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-07-11 14:29]

Slav Catherîne,
What a different and beaytiful place,great pov and splendid colors.TFS and best regards.
Bi slavên germ,

Hello Catherine! Amazing rock. Cosmic landscape. Good colours. Very good light and bright, superb contrast and sharp. Sophisticated work. Interesting note. Well done!

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  • briGG Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 195 W: 2 N: 344] (1823)
  • [2010-07-12 8:03]

Très joli paysage Catherine!
C'est une bonne idée que d'avoir mis des bandes noires, au dessus et en dessous de ta photo. On se croit dans un film (style western) et on sent toute la chaleur sur nos épaules!

Bonne fin de journée


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-12 8:48]

Salut Catherine,ce sont de photos dont je suis encore une fos jealoux,j'aimerais les avoirs pour ma galerie de TE...Eehehhe...simplement parfaite depuis la meilleure prise de vue.Mes compliments et bonne soiree',LUCIANO

Bed rock!
Who'd believe that!
What an amazing shot, Catherine! I love your low POV, which brings out the shape and size of this landscape so well!
PS: Thanks so much for your kind words upon Caroline's passing away.

Hay unas formaciones geológicas aquí muy parecidas a esta que también tengo publicadas en Tn. Muy buen encuadre.
Saludos Catherine.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-07-13 5:39]

Hi Catherine.
Lovely landscape and wonderful picture. Sunlight underlines the beauty of the place. Colours are awesome and details of all scene are perfect. Cropping of the shot is very impressive as well as selected POV. Well done and kind regards.

Hi Catherine, again,
excellent, to show natural Turkish landscapes on TN is a good idea, I will have to do it also. And your interesting info that goes with the picture, awesome.
best regard

Good morning dear, realy amazing place! i could not forget the monster face here reminding me an arcaic temple. Nice use of the S-man:) as a scale.. haha...
TFS and have a nice Sunday!


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