Pamukkale is Turkish for 'Cotton Castle' and it's aptly titled, as these silica terraces cover an entire hillside. You cannot swim in them anymore due to damage to the sides by thoughtless tourists, and a whole bunch of hotels and restaurants have been removed from the upper grounds as their wastewater discharge was also damaging the silica terraces. But there are artificial swimming pools higher up the mountains where you can still swim. Go for pools 2 to 5. Number 1 has a lot of floating algae. You must remove footwear though. If not, you will hear a shrill whistle and then a demand to leave and remove your shoes!
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willperrett (7786) 2013-09-08 0:45
This looks like a photograph from another planet. I love the surreal quality you've captured here, and the fact that you've absolutely filled the frame with your subject.
papagolf21 (89033) 2013-09-08 1:11
Bonjour, cher Chris,
Quelle image proposée à travers cette composition. J'écarquille les yeux et essaie de comprendre les différents éléments.
La composition est fort bien présentée ainsi que la note d'accompagnement.
Très bonne journée.
snunney (88281) 2013-09-08 1:58
A fantastic landscape verging on the surreal, the sort of thing you would expect to see in a sci-fi film. I like the point of view and crop and the total exclusion of the sky, allowing us to concentrate on the detail. The light is ideal to bring out the nuances in tone and the wonderful textures. Thanks for sharing, have a great Sunday.
ktanska (25505) 2013-09-08 2:00
Pamukkale is familiar from many pictures, but I don't think I've seen such a steep place from there. Amazing as always. All light tones make this look lacking a bit of contrast but I guess that's close to reality there.
goodwill (4224) 2013-09-08 2:10
Great control on the xposure Chris; marvelous.
What an observation. You have created an outstanding shot out of a daily life scene.
Stairs of water and ice is a treat for my eyes, and I like the way you have filled the frame with 46mm focal length.
Three Cheers, Chris,
Romano46 (18472) 2013-09-08 2:39
una eccellente ripresa di questo famoso luogo della Turchia.
Mi piace molto la composizione che valorizza molto bene l'essenza di questo particolare luogo che conosco molto bene per esserci stato.
Ottimo anche il trattamento del colore che restituisce i colori naturali di questa bella meraviglia della natura.
Eccellente anche la composizione.
Ciao e buona domenica
Miguel82 (26198) 2013-09-08 2:48
Interesting photo comment Chris, it's a good decision in my opinion to remove hotels to save this unique site
An amazing geological phenomenon, good colors and sharpness, enjoy your sunday
ikeharel (61373) 2013-09-08 2:54
Probably one of the most toured location in Turkey, Chris, a place I'd love to see.
Fine shot show the water in mild blue tone, falling over the salt-terraces, and the stalactites.
Fabulous picture, intriguing indeed.
psamaddar (1089) 2013-09-08 3:27
This is a beautiful capture of the place.. good composition and color..good light management as well
pyffepa (625) 2013-09-08 4:06
A very nice point of view. You focused on the main subject and you make us forgetting the crowded environment.
Your note is very well written and indeed, you render very well the refreshed travertines (few years ago they were brown).
Maybe could the contrast be improved, I will propose you a WS.
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2013-09-08 5:20
wow, what an interesting place it is! You got a nice frame of it with perfect light. I like the subtle colours a lot. Nice use of high POV. A great composition as a result. Tfs.
saxo042 (37602) 2013-09-08 5:22
A very unique and interesting natural formation. A very fine capture with all these pale and subdued colours. An interesting note!
pierrefonds (59304) 2013-09-08 5:26
The tight frame is putting the Pamukkale in evidence. The point of view is showing the détails and colours of the Cotton Castle. The re is a good contrast betweenthe colours of the picture. Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (128283) 2013-09-08 9:45
Ciao Chris, fascinating composition, great view of Amazing place, wonderful soft colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PiotrF (10562) 2013-09-08 10:49
A fantastic surreal landscape.
Your picture is very well taken.
Excellent composition, colour and presentation be superb.
Very well done
cornejo (34626) 2013-09-08 11:09
Hi Chris, excellent photography of this beautiful and interesting composition with these beautiful formations, very well seen and captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy start to the week.
All the best from southern Spain.
fabbs99 (16813) 2013-09-08 21:18
Lovely shot of the cotton castle. Excellent composition with some lovely colors coupled with nice light management and presentation.Keep sharing.
jjcordier (78360) 2013-09-08 22:50
Cet endroit est vraiment magnifique et surprenant. Ta très bonne composition en montre bien toute la beauté sauvage.
gervaso (11032) 2013-09-10 5:06
This place is wonderful, it really looks like if it were made of cotton! And you captured it with excellent light and colors, giving very nice texture to it! Beautiful composition! Very good job!
jemaflor (88097) 2013-09-10 10:54
An interesting and original photo about this strange place, good effect with the contrast between white and black and also with this blue water, tfs.
Angshu (56450) 2013-09-10 23:05
The famous pools of Pamukkale...they now provide water to these natural terraces by rotation and on other days kept dry. When we visited, these pools which you showed in the picture (poosibly the most photographed) were dry whereas pools towards the Northern side were filled with water...Good work!
baclama (18385) 2013-09-10 23:15
superbe!! tout simplement magnifique
les bleus ressortent bien au milieu de tout ce blanc
un brin de vegetation pour casser la monotonie...