It has been 8 years since I posted my first picture in Trekearth. In those days, Trekearth was a much different site than what it is now. Whether the change has been for good or for bad, let me not go into rhetoric. But I have no qualms in saying that whatever I have learnt about this amazing art of photography is all thanks to this website. I am still quite excited to be a part of this wonderful community that is TE!
Thanks also to this website, I have made friends from all over the world. I have been fortunate to meet a few of them in person & the moments have been electrifying as well as gratifying.
Last year I went to Turkey with one such friend & met another....This post is dedicated to both of you - Sabyasachi and Deniz!
This is a picture which I took Cappadocia in Turkey
I take this opportunity to thank every one in this community for sharing such wonderful pictures from every parts of our beautiful planet. Seeing your pictures has indeed been an enlightening experience for me. A special thanks to those, who have taken time & efforts to comment or critique my pictures, helping me, but a novice, in my quest to improve my photography and knowledge
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papagolf21 (110520) 2014-02-03 0:22
Bonjour, cher ami Angshu,
Félicitations pour vos huit années sur le site. Vos photographies bénéficient d'une grande qualité, et nous prenons grand plaisir à les contempler.
L'image proposée est de toute beauté.
danos (103216) 2014-02-03 0:26
congratulations on your 8 years in the site with your successful photos,like this splendis one.I like te created atmosphre with the hot air balloons to looks like tiny dots as outline against the cloudy sky.
josepmarin (58359) 2014-02-03 0:44
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
first, my sincere congratulations about your 8th anniversary in TE. And thanks for your gorgeous gallery, as well.
This photo for to celebrate the event is powerful, I love the silhouettes of the balloons on the clouds, the nice back lighting, the dark landscape at the lower part of the frame, and the dramatical effect because of the good choice of B&W.
The composition is superb.
I wait your photos for 8 more years.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-03 1:01
Heartiest Congratulations on completing 8 years over here, that is no mean feat in itself.
The wonderful cloud formations in this photo, would have made a fine photo, but the silhouette of so many balloons in the frame makes it great. Like the choice of title as well, very apt for the occasion.
Wishing to see many such wonderful moments from you in years to come. Thanks for sharing.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-02-03 1:39
Félicitations pour ces 8 ans de présence et merci pour toutes ces belles photos partagées avec nous. Une vision originale en noir et blanc de ces montgolfières de Cappadoce!
mesutilgim (97752) 2014-02-03 1:45
Hello dear Angshuman,
First of all congratulations to your 8ty anniversary at TE !
This b&w capture, with great graphical values is really worth to be used as a "celebrational" entry !
And the text is of course just great !
TFS and have a nice week ahead.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-03 2:50
Congratulations dear Angshu! A milestone moment and I salute your dedication to TE. This is an unusual way to present the balloons and I admire your creative and 'out-of-the-box' thinking. Generally, it is the colours of the balloons that attract but here you have converted to B&W which has emphasised the dramatic sky with its piercing light. Nicely done! Warm regards Rosemary
rigoletto (34279) 2014-02-03 3:12
hi angshu. it is rare that people celebrate the anniversaries of their first posts on TE (they usually go for the date of membership), but that's true: first upload is the actual start of one's membership for sure.
so, you are one of the "gradpa"s, if not the "dinosaurs" here. 8 years is too long. isn't it amazing to see many things changing in our lives, while TE still remaining a constant? that is one of the reasons i like it here: becoming a digital dino feels good.
a moody, yet elegant share to celebrate your 8th. and it is surprising to see a celebration so dark, especially when it comes from angshu, who is a sucker for colors, and from cappadocia balloon ride, which is an event about colors.
thank you for the dedication "dada", it is an honor...
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-02-03 4:04
congratulations on your anniversary - may you have more and more of those because on contribution to TE is very valuable. And sometimes I think we are a little bit like these balloons - floating higher and higher with what we learn from here.
Nice picture and well framed. Unusual for this kind of image use of Black and White makes it more original and eye catching. Very good contrast given to the quite dramatic sky.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day
daddo (28186) 2014-02-03 4:07
Namaste Angshuman. We almost met in Turkey but for the different itinerary. Great effect with this B&W treatment. Dramatic light and varying shades from white all the way to black.Keep floating and regaling us with your images. Regards. Klaudio.
pierrefonds (71783) 2014-02-03 4:27
Congratulation for your 8th years on TE, The hot air ballons in flight are offering a sensation of tranquillity. The wideness of the area is giving depth to the composition. I am wondering how this scene would be in colours? Have a nice day.
Sergiom (89387) 2014-02-03 5:21
Quelle belle photo. Le ciel était spectaculaire pour cette envolée de montgolfières et le noir et blanc apporte une touche dramatique à l'ensemble..
Bravo pour tes 8 ans.
berek (50508) 2014-02-03 9:28
Congratulations for your 8th year on TE . it is a long time. i love this beautiful picture from my country . thank you for your sharing.
I wish a good week.
Nicou (152204) 2014-02-04 1:31
quel ciel sueprbe ce gris et blanc et cette lumirèe et en plus les montgolfières qui se découpent grandisoe image.
Bravo et amitié
Romano46 (18472) 2014-02-04 2:31
una postproduzione eccellente che ha trasformato una bella foto in un bianco e nero di grande qualità per l'incredibile successione di sfumature e per la particolare evidenza dei soggetti che dominano la scena.
Ciao e buona giornata
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2014-02-04 4:55
Very good use of black and white in this view rich in various details.
pajaran (66424) 2014-02-04 5:02
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep fotografija za osma godina rada na TE.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan trenutak.
Lep trenutak, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Sve najbolje u daljem radu i zivotu sa lepim fotografijama na TE i dobrim kritikama.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Nice photos for eight years on TE.
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated time.
Nice moment, my congratulations to the caught moment.
All the best in their future work and life with beautiful photographs of the TE and good reviews.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
Fis2 (107596) 2014-02-04 6:47
My congratulation 8 years in TE!!!
Interesting b&w work.
Very impressive picture.
COSTANTINO (70282) 2014-02-04 6:51
Hello my friend
many wishes for your 8 yearS in TE
Many wishes for more and more new photos like
this one which seems very minimalistic in sepia
I like the clouds running into the sky
I agree with your thoughts about Trekearth
which was a much different site than what it is
now but we love it because we have made
friends from all over the world
abmdsudi (58336) 2014-02-04 7:04
Congrats on your 8th year, what an impressive strong contrast image to mark the day. Masses of that sky is superb full of drama, wonderful shades and light belting compo that you seem never be afraid to push those tones to the limit in mono effect!! Positioning the spread out striking silhouetted balloons go down very well against the lighter patch of dominant sky and appear strong enough for that depth with three-D feel. Great shot creating alot of atmosphere and has a real effect with it in mono, Congrats.
emka (107925) 2014-02-04 7:23
Hi Angshu, Indeed, it is wonderful site, and especially when through it you meet some friends all over the world. I am floating like you also quite a long time and still much addicted to it. I also met Deniz in Istanbul and yesterday I met another friend that is no longer on TE - Arnab Chatterjee :) in Finland. I wish many more photos and meetings in this site and i reality - maybe one day, we will also meet, who knows..
Beautiful shot from Cappadokia
jurek1951 (42198) 2014-02-04 8:35
a spectacular and dynamic photo with superb composition, the timing is excellent, impressive photo work,
Graal (103038) 2014-02-05 0:03
congratulations on your jubilee! I wish you next 8 years here.
Amazing image in B&W. Fine your remembrance from Cappadocia. Attractive balloons on the sky.
Have a nice day.
CLODO (35956) 2014-02-05 1:05
Nice B&W postcard to feast your 8th anniversary on this site.
As you say, it has changed and for instance this picture would have got hundreds of smileys instead of only 46! Less posts everyday, and the good photographers are gone elsewhere.
Didi (60590) 2014-02-05 7:06
An interesting subject for the circonstance, time is running fast
Good B&W contrast, the backlight give a dramatic ambiance
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-02-06 21:41
woooha...what an amazing sight and frame this is.great choice for b n w.
jhm (161079) 2014-02-08 1:39
Congratulations eight year TE is a very long time, I hope your yet a lot years to see on TE.
You celebration with a black and white picture, maybe are the balloons the sign for more air pictures
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-02-14 3:31
firstly congrats for your achievement. 8 years with great photos in this site. Here is one. Looking superb in monochrome. I like those balloons floating in air, with freedom... Nice comparison and fine title. Enjoyed the view very much. Excellent one. Tfs. Bhalo theko.
asli_ (23) 2014-02-22 8:49
Great composition in yours picture of a wonderful place.
nikkitta (17068) 2014-02-28 11:45
Congrats and..congrats for both, the 8 years on TE and the personal creative capture you choose to celebrate the date and your friedship
Like the balloons (plenty of color mainly) but here grey, black silhouettes scatered all over the sky
Congrats and warm regards !
adores (46419) 2014-03-02 9:45
Congratulations! It's really a long time, but time passes so quickly:)! Thanks a lot for all the posts, hope you'll stay around for many, many years!
B&w makes the shot different from what we usually see from this place. I like the silhouettes of the balloons and the sky is fantastic. A good conversion and a very good contrast.
PaulVDV (32799) 2014-03-12 11:33
It's fantastic to see the most luminous clouds in the sky together with the dark ones while the earth is completely in darkness.
The balloons are dotted all over the picture. Great that you also captured one with the lowest clear horizontal layer on its background.
Best regards, Paul
tatadalou (7459) 2014-04-25 20:27
I'm quite late but I couldn't resist to wish you a nice TE anniversary. Beautiful scene with all these hot ait balloons rising in this dramatic sky. Nice note.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56760)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-05-22
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: KODAK EASYSHARE C140
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/1250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Turkish Delight
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-03 0:07