This is an image of people bathing & having fun at the incredible site of the famous '' Travertine Terraces '' at Pamukkale.
In 1988 this natural wonder was declared a World Heritage Site.
The name Pamukkale is Turkish for Cotton Castle.
The city contains around 17 hot springs & travertines.
The Greco-Roman & Byzantine City of Hierapolis was built on top of the white castle & then in the mid 20th century hotels were built & have since been demolished - after considerable amount of damage was caused... on the old hotel sites artificial travertine pools were created.
People have bathed & had fun in these natural pools for thousands of years... & maybe thousands of years to come.
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adidas5nb (4003) 2013-07-27 20:07
this is an amazing piv.great pov to show such a lot.like the different layers in the pic.people having fun and great nature.
fds (6918) 2013-07-27 22:18
dear friend dawn this is a very beautiful and very interested document for my with this originaly swimming pool very natural
great colors and very nice point of view over the valley
jadesgran (4464) 2013-07-27 22:32
Hi Dawn Your picture has brought back many happy memories for me, as me and my husband visited Pamukkale many years ago on our travels.We were awe struck. Good PO.V.and lighting.
lousat (68517) 2013-07-28 1:29
Hi Dawn,really beautiful this capture from Pamukkale! I been there 4 years ago in a good day without a lot of people as i can see in your pic,the best exposure of the white and great details and colors everywhere,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
mariposa (782) 2013-07-28 1:51
Dawn, I love the way your photograph presents the landscape surrounding the Cotton Castle. Well done :)
bayno (18340) 2013-07-28 2:53
Hello dear Dawn,
people seem to just have fun and you knew well capture the scene and the mood, the colors are vivid and bright, excellent exposure to freeze motion and a fabulous location, details and depth is also good...excellent job...
greetings from really hot Rome....Caronte is here ;)
cornejo (25477) 2013-07-28 5:02
Hi Dawn, very good view of this interesting and beautiful scene of daily life in this interesting place, very well captured in this good and beautiful photography. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
ourania (22722) 2013-07-28 7:06
Hello dear Dawn,
this is a stunning picture full of dynamism, movement, fun, colours and an amazing vast view in the background. There's great geological interest too. You've made room for everything in this well handled panoramic frame, a diagonal separates the two parts of the composition in a smooth and elegant way. The sense of depth is superb and there's marvellous clarity and colour definition from the closest people to the remotest part of the view. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
Kielia (22279) 2013-07-28 8:23
this is an amazing view indeed. The panorama is impressive and the composition wisely chosen.
I didn't know anything about the Travertine Terraces, so it was quite a surprise for me. And this is what TE is for!
rychem (16404) 2013-07-28 8:55
A summer paradise, fantastic landscape, flawless photo with great depth and lighting, compliments
abmdsudi (36288) 2013-07-28 11:22
What an intriguing landscape and the geology beneath with interesting narratives. You balance the compo very well with the contrasting groups of people in the foreground add so much perspective and lead into the depth. But i am disappointed that the artificial pools down below are like bath tubs, i think with a bit of thought they could have sculptured them to blend in with the original pools and retain some of its old features. This looks a fascinating place, well shot.
mcmtanyel (8157) 2013-07-28 13:31
Thank you so much for sharing this photo and the note that came with it. I have not been to Pamukkale recently and I am so glad to hear that the hotels have been demolished. As you said in your note, they siphoned off all the water and caused a lot of damage to the travertines. Hooray, the beast is dead! Did they also demolish all those stupid hot spring swimming pools?
emka (68536) 2013-07-28 23:19
Hi dawn, How amazing trip you made! You went also to Turkey and Pamukkale... What fun it is to bath in these travertines. The people look indeed very happy and amused. gorgeous panorama of this amazing unique place.
have a nice week
ikeharel (48274) 2013-07-29 2:28
An amazing place,Dawn, and takenthe picture from a great perspective, show besides the nature's-phenomenon here, also the wide green vally, red roof-tpos town and the mountains on far.
Cheerfull kids added a nice dynamism to the whole.
Pleasent to watch,
jhm (131794) 2013-07-29 4:56
Turkey a country with a lot different nice places.
These terraces with cool water is very welcome in the hot period
Also these picture is pleasant and very well presentation.
I like the excellent light and colour management as the clarity and the beauty of the image.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
maloutim (9621) 2013-07-30 20:27
So you visited Turkey too, and are posting about Pamukkale-Hierapolis as I am at the moment. Then we can share our feelings about the place.
Here, I like the contrast between the bustle in the pool and the vast expanses of countryside and hills in the distance.
It's a beautiful place indeed ! Pity about the spoilt travertines :-(
snunney (76358) 2013-08-03 3:11
A lively image with a very happy atmosphere to it. I like how you have composed the shot with the people enjoying themselves on one side and the rocks stretching away into the distance on the other. A pleasantly lit image with very good colours and sharpness. Have a good weekend.
Graal (94140) 2013-08-04 0:05
pleasant view. Photo good on summer season. Very nice colorful image. Superb quality of larger format. You've great remembrance from Turkey.
Have a nice Sunday.
Sonata11 (32261) 2013-08-10 20:37
what a fantastic place for children, they have a so much fun. Beautiful capture this scene. Magnificent photo job. Like it. Tfs.
All the best and have a great WE friend, Barbara
fabbs99 (14403) 2013-08-11 11:25
People are having fun at the travertine pools.The background is picturesque.A very nice shot of the place with good colors and sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
Cricri (96919) 2013-08-12 9:27
Une image pleine de bonheur, agréable a voir de toutes ces personnes s'amusant dans l'eau, un endroit merveilleux que vous présenter si bien, immensité et profondeur, très belle présentation,
delpeoples (50641) 2013-08-16 6:14
Ciao bella Bambina
This is such a colourful, dynamic and well-composed shot. This place deserves its UNESCO status so much, being so unique and beautiful. It looks like it is very touristic nowadays, but it's understandable that we all want to see this phenomena. Excellent photo, absolutely luminous.
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful weekend
Romano46 (15554) 2013-08-16 11:33
se devo essere sincero anche io ti rispondo con notevole ritardo perchè sono stato assente da TE per oltre un mese, tra vacanze lavoro ed altro, ma oggi nel vedere le tue ultime foto che rivelano un bel giro che ti sei fatta fuori dalla tua terra sono rimasto particolarmente colpito da questa Pamukkaleche ebbi modo di visitare nel lontano 1970.
A quel tempo i visitatori erano scarsi e vi ero giunto dopo un lunghissimo viaggio via terra dall'Italia ma l'atmosfera era magica perchè il luogo era quasi deserto e la luce dorata del pomeriggio inoltyrato rendeva l'ambiente ricco di suggestione.
Oggi purtroppo noto con dispiacere che il turismo di massa l'ha resa irriuconoscibile anche se, dal punto di vista fotografico la gran mole di turisti presente riesce a rendere particolarmente bella la ripresa fotografica per i colori dei loro abiti che si perdono nel bianco accecante delle distese di calcare.
Mi complimento per la tua eccellente ripresa e per la bella composizione che non trascura il bel paesaggio circostante, ma mi resta, ahime!, il rimpianto per un angolo magico di mondo che il turismo di massa ha irrimediabilmente distrutto.
Complimenti anche per le altre tue belle foto sulle quali tornerò nei prossimi giorni cercando nel frattempo di non trascurare gli altri amici di TE.
Con l'occasione ti saluto e ti auguro un buon fine settimana
Gigidusud (12193) 2013-08-17 13:36
Beautiful scene on this fabulous place with splendid colors and an original POV. Well done!
macjake (49274) 2013-08-19 5:02
very strange, or at least a strange looking place for me anyways.
with so many people it must be hard to find a spot to yourself where you can be at peace :)
but its a lovely view of the landscape from here isn't.
and you captured that well,
excellent pops of color too
enjoy your day
PaulVDV (19395) 2013-08-28 22:54
I've seen already many pictures of Pamukkale but never one like this. I like the general overview with the surrounding landscape, the forests and the snowcapped mountains.
I'm a little surprised of the crowd in the water. But all these people do make the picture very lively and colourful.
To me this picture is certainly very beautiful but I have to confess that Pamukkale now has become a bit less appealing to visit.
Best regards, Paul
serp2000 (35744) 2013-08-30 23:08
Hello, Dawn, my neighbour today,
I like your latest post, but this view is more attractive. First of all, Pamukalle is my old dream. I have visited Turkey few times but I did not see this wonderful place. Excellent photo, marvelous colors. TFS!
Miguel82 (17305) 2013-08-31 1:20
Thanks for your comment Dawn, it's an insolite place, it should be interesting to visit
I see the children like to bathe here
Vivid colors and clear shot with the valley in the bg
Have a nice we
berek (32312) 2013-09-01 8:11
Hi Dawn ,
I just read your message. am too busy these days. I'm so glad you liked Turkey . lovely view from my Country.If you come to once again please sent me a message.
eldancer1 (23039) 2013-09-02 9:38
Beautiful capture of this natural wonder! Very interesting rock formation and the water flowing from it. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
s_lush (16128) 2013-09-02 21:13
Your colorful and high-quality shot reproduces the busy atmosphere of this famouse place very well. Excellent composition, beautiful colors and a lot of interesting details!
corjan3 (2003) 2013-09-10 14:18
A very cheerful image and I like all the splashes of red in the water. Pamukkale (Never been there) makes me think of Huang Long (Been there) and what an impressive place to visit. The travertine pools with calcium carbonate saturated water are unusual the world over and so beautiful. Thank you for this beautiful image and for the informative note.
PS: I have an image of Huang Long (Yellow Mountain) on Treknature.
danos (80921) 2013-09-13 22:26
very nice this colourful presentation of little boys and girls as and other visitors in the famous natural pools and terraces at Pamukkale.Lot of them bathing and having fun in this unbelievable Natural monument.
gus72 (3719) 2013-09-14 14:09
HI Dawny !!
This is a beautiful panoramic view that you are presenting.
It is almost an action shot with so much happening.
The image is super clear and the colours very natural.
Congratulations..... fantastic capture.
COSTANTINO (47638) 2013-09-22 22:50
lucky people down there bathing and having
fun at this incredible site
worthseing view to this impressive landscape
with many interesting details explaining
that people have bathed k had fun in these
natural pools for thousand of years
have a nice new week
jmdias (50333) 2013-10-03 2:09
very interesting view with people enjoying this marvelous place. I liked the framing showing the people, the terraces and the far landscape ahead. nice job.
ruisc_pt (10255) 2014-01-13 2:30
I've been hera ...
This is a fantastic place you framed so well.