Travels on the Silk Road: Orumieh Salt lake
The ancient Silk Road passed from Trebzon/Turkey to Täbris/Iran and passed through Orumieh at the lake of the same name. The picture has been taken on Gamichi island.
The lake has a high sodium salt concentration, floating crystals indicate saturation, the shores are covered with a salt crust. The only living things in the water are a Diatomean alga and a crustacean, Artemia salina.
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 reducing size).
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Mikos (4326) 2007-03-24 4:18
Very well captured and created! I like the light you have achieved, warm, as the sand! It reminded me a place in Formentera Island, Balearics, Spain.
noborders (1010) 2007-03-24 4:33
Very good viewpoint and lovely colours, congratulations !
hatti52 (12786) 2007-03-24 6:13
what a nice shot
i like the colours and your viewpoint
doubay (2093) 2007-03-24 7:58
was für eine bemerkenswerte, außerirdische Landschaft. Wenn der Himmel orange-lila gefärbt wäre, dächte ich, dieser Ort läge auf dem Mars.
hgupta (1323) 2007-04-03 4:40
Very nice picture. I like it for the angel and the colors. One can see two different tones of similar coloprs on the two sides and the land in between creats lovely contrast.
fserajian (2295) 2007-04-06 15:19
Nice work, very well presented with excellent colours and sharpness. TFS
- Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) (1626)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-08-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Minolta Dynax 404si, Kodak elite 200
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Salt Mining, The Silkroad on Bicycle [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-24 4:13