Travels on the Silk Road:
The ancient Silk Road passed from Trebzon/Turkey to Täbris/Iran and passed through Orumieh at the lake of the same name. Part of the lake has become a National park that includes the island visible on the horizon. The picture has been taken on Gamichi island.
The lake has a high sodium salt concentration, floating crystals indicate saturation. The only living things in the water are a Diatomean alga and a crustacean, Artemia salina, of which I have a shot posted in the Workshop area.
This slide had to be scanned, the picture processed in Photoshop (getting rid of a grainy sky by blurring; straightening; colour correction; stamping out smudges; sharpening of the lower half; increasing saturation by 12% to compensate for loss when posting it).
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doubay (674) 2007-03-21 4:10
das ist ja ein ziemlich irrer Ort. Schönes und interessantes Foto.
- Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) (1626)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-08-17
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta Dynax 404si, Kodak elite 200
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): The Silkroad on Bicycle [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-20 7:28
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