Cappadocia is also called the land of the fairy chinneys. A place with an awesome beauty, oll over the year. A sacred place for photographers
who seek natural beauties, also a land rich with history. The patterns which are seen in this pictures are the result of erosion on a
volcanic soil. After a snowfall, on sunny days white and chocolate tones form exquisite designs. I was trying to capture them when this guy and his camels appeared pn the tiny slope. Lucky enough that my camera was not at it's last exposure..
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sohrab (7439) 2005-01-27 14:08
beautiful izzet.. really
at the first glance this reminds of this photograph by mccurry, primarily because of the life on snow.
but then i feel that while your photograph is more skewed towards the aethetic content, mcurry's photograph is more soulful than beautiful, while yours has the camel, his has the prayer flags..
so it's a little difficult to compare the 2 actually... the only advantage that i find in his photograph is the mood and the atmosphere. while yours is nice and sunny, an amazing travel photograph.. his captures something that is beyond the surface. i guess you might know what i mean here, since you might have clicked some of those soulful photographs yourself
this is not to say that your photograph is not good. it's really great, i'm just saying that while at first impression i was tempted to compare the 2 photographs, now i have to restrain myself from doing so .. since the objectives seem to be entirely different
i love the kodak vs
take care :)
richwm (1215) 2005-01-27 14:13
I really like this photo and your note is good too.
This area is more often associated with summer photos so it's nice to see Cappadocia in the snow for a different perspective on this beautiful area of Turkey. The camels look so out of place like they don't belong in the picture.
The composition is good and I love the colours, especially the mix of white and brown on the hills and the strong blue shadows in the snow.
Great photo, thanks for posting it!
neruda (4626) 2005-01-27 14:15
Muhtesem bir doku, masals1 bir anlat1m, renklerin uyumu, kontrast inan1n çok hosuma gitti ,benim gibi yeni baslayan birisinin, fotoraf idolerinden birisine yorum yazmas1 harika, sizi aram1zda görmek çok güzel.Esenlikler dilerim.
CrissX (1093) 2005-01-27 15:19
Excelent landscape, also very strange to see camels walking in snow.I like that mountain covered with white snow.I really like that one...very rare picture.
alainh (33201) 2005-01-27 15:35
une superbe photo où le sable et la neige se rencontrent. malgré cet etrange contexte le convoi passe sans sans émouvoir. tres joli et bien capturé.
Philappy (157) 2005-01-27 15:51
Great shot, amazing landscape. The relief seems like a cake with cream ! Very good work.
trip (860) 2005-01-27 18:37
What a fantastic landscape. Very dramatic and nicely composed, the camels bring it to life.
sharkattack (268) 2005-01-28 1:24
Hocam olaganustu bir Kapadokya fotografi..........6 yildir yurtdisinda yasiyorum ve Kapadokya buradaki insanlar icin inanilmaz favori yerlerden birisi her yil binlerce turist bu guzel bolgeyi ziyaret ediyor.....beni hayal kirikligina ugratan olay tanitim brosurlerindeki fotograflar......ne kadar kotu olduklarini anlatamam ...bu fotografi gordukten sonra bolgenin guzelliginin yanlizca yazin degil kisin da harika oldugunu farkettim.....birde yurtdisina gonderdigimiz brosurlerin fotograf kalitesi artsa sanirim gelen turist sayisida artacak......Kamil Firat hocamin inanilmaz hos siyah beyaz Kapadokya serisinden sonra bu renkli kis fotografi ayri guzellikte fotografik sunum oldu benim icin......elinize saglik..
sixTL (8596) 2005-01-28 13:24
Fantastic ! Congratulations.
BAKO (1689) 2005-01-28 15:08
fotograflarinizi bizlerle TE de paylastiginiz icin tesekkurler.
Inanilmaz ve olaganustu
brkgnd (268) 2005-01-28 16:14
tontonjc (6623) 2005-01-28 17:11
Waouhhh... Superbe image.Couleurs et composition superbes.
elturco99 (995) 2005-01-28 17:41
Tüm diğer fotograflarınız gibi, bu da muhteşem, Üstad. Ellerinize sağlık Sharkattack'in da dedigi gibi. Tekrar selamlar. (Not: Hem sizi, hem bu fotografinizi, hem de Roma fotografini favorilerime ekledim. Eminim her yeni yuklemenizde favori adedim bir adet artacak. Heyecanla bekliyorum.)
Leonie (8809) 2005-01-30 5:15
Amazing and so unusual picture!! Camels in the snow!!! These mountains in the back look great! Well done,
clodreno (0) 2005-01-30 5:48
Une belle image izzet, elle me parait presque incroyable.. une ohoto récente je vois. Les montagnes semblent très douces, comme caressées par une gentille couche de chantilly.
Evidemment, l'homme et ses deux camaeaux ajoutent une belle touche a ce paysage. j'ai vu pas mal de photos de roland michaud, prises en Afganisthan qui avaient ce type depaysage...
un endroit que j'aimerais voir en hiver..
ChrisJ (115569) 2005-01-31 3:42
Superb graphism of dark & light. The man & 2 camels add perspective & scale. The fairy chimneys do indeed look like chocolate, under the right lighting, as it is here. Excellent sharpness & color.
sengir (4956) 2005-01-31 19:31
this is amazing photo, I've never seen Capadocia in winter, and those camels here gives it very special feel. Great!
verge (1242) 2005-01-31 19:54
wow, what an excellent capture. I like the contrast of the sand on the snow really make an amazing effect. good job.....brgds
papou (114) 2005-02-01 7:40
Pour moi, le charme de cette photo vient de la combinaison d'un paysage extraordinaire et de personnages typiques.
langaloo (489) 2005-02-05 4:30
Hey, hello, nice pictures you make, izzet, first, my eye got caught by the Vermont pix, then I went to see your others, this one is really nice, I like the dots and spots on the mountain, and it is even more exotic because of the camels and not the usual dunkeys.
dabri (1692) 2005-02-09 14:58
Immagine straordinaria, mi piace moltissimo!
TomteTim (434) 2005-02-11 13:01
WOW !!! This is one of the best pictures I've ever seen on TE. The white / brown / blue contrast is just incredible, as well as the structure of the rocks. Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture !
archanabhimasen (270) 2005-05-09 18:59
The thumbnail was too tempting. It look like a closeup of a sundane. Whipped cream and chocolate :). Good shot.
rajhema (1873) 2006-03-10 14:17
gorgeous landscape Izzet.
AMZINCHIA (1082) 2006-03-28 19:14
I discover your picture from the TE homepage favourites' posting, and I can't resist to add my enthusiastic comments to your fabulous image. It tells the story of man's hardship, of animals'hardship too, mixed with the beauty of the world. The composition is wonderful, with the walking line going up in a diagonale. The colours are pure oxygen to my eyes! Well done, bravo! Cheers, --amz
jmdias (65119) 2006-07-19 20:25
This is a masterpiece. Fabulous work.Congratulations
Or_Han (815) 2006-12-26 8:05
en sevdiğim fotoğraflarınızdan. geri plandaki doku çok güzel. selamlar.
orhan y. çelik
sadeik (3282) 2007-01-06 7:25
Last one in the Turkey group and for me the best. Its not how you normally see it so is even better. Oh how I wish to travel all over Turkey.
You have loads of brilliant photographs
Cormac (26565) 2008-01-26 16:25
Wow, such and unusual shot! The camels in the snow is striking image, one that I'm sure that I've never seen before. Wonderful patterns too, really different and exciting, with the snow on the red hills. Superb!
quovadis (1867) 2012-08-04 8:00
Very nice and unusual content! The hills covered with snow look like a sandcake with sugar powder. And the camels in the snow spice up the whole scenery. Must be a place worth visit, I add it to my future travel list :)
onphoto (1253) 2013-12-01 9:02
WOW! A very unique image! The camels, the snow, the sky, the ground! Everything is perfect! Thanks for sharing!
- Copyright: izzet keribar (keribar) (43841)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-01-15
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: NikonF100, 24-120/3.5-5.6 D VR, Kodak E100VS, Nikon Circular Polarizer
- Details: Tripod: Yes
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Ice-creams and sorbets, TRIPLE WOW !!! [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-01-27 13:42
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