At the crack of dawn, you can see dozens of hot air balloons filling the sky around Göreme.
But to be honest, their design are very dated and boring, and a lots of them are nothing else then huge billboards for the balloon companies, with cheap logos and email addresses...
From a promotional point of view for the Cappadocia region, I think that they would benefit to come up with imaginative and inspired balloons, as it would be much more enticing and picturesque.
This one is probably one the least worst...
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sevy (58) 2012-07-13 0:01
Alors comme ça tu n'as pas pu résister à visiter la forêt des totems phalliques ;-)
Ca fait un moment que je pense à visiter un bout de la Turquie, mais l'occasion ne s'est pas encore présentée. Ca finira bien par se faire, car c'est assez facile à organiser depuis l'Europe.
Ta note me rappelle la discussion que l'on avait eu sur le parking au pied du Mt Saint Michel. Ca y est, maintenant ce parking est fermé et des navettes de bus ont été mises en place depuis le continent. J'essaierai d'y retourner à Noël.
Ici, ce qui aurait été amusant aurait été d'avoir une énorme publicité Mannix ou Durex sur le ballon. Là, ça m'aurait fait marrer.
KLB (23723) 2012-07-13 0:04
Oh mais t'as pas le droit ! Une montgolfière, la Cappadoce... pense à ceux qui prennent pas de vacances ;o)
Tu nous fais décoller avec ta splendide photo. La qualité est juste exceptionnelle et renforce l'aspect velouté de ce drôle de paysage.
Merci du voyage !
ravinmb (1303) 2012-07-13 0:06
Hi Andre Roberge,
What an impressive image.. what a senery.. you have captured very well with the surrounding.. I am always facinated with this place.. hope can visit one day..
Have a great weekend.
yquem46 (38750) 2012-07-13 1:27
Une belle image carte postale de la Cappadoce
Dommage qu'à l'époque où j'ai visité cet endroit, ils n'avaient pas encore eu l'idée de proposer des survols en montgolfière
Bravo et bon WE
Suppiluliuma (3913) 2012-07-13 1:40
A classical view with an original, different opinion.
About 6 years ago, the number of balloons were around 30 in Cappadocia, now it exceeds 130. The state finally decided to limit the number of balloons new companies can handle. But the competition is fierce, and the total number is actually too much for this limited area. That's why they compete on the basis of prices, and take adds -instead of being creative to offer differentiated products. But my experience was that they generally put their name on their balloons.
jemaflor (95449) 2012-07-13 1:44
Superbe et étonnant paysage avec ces formations rocheuses, un bon souvenir pour moi, le ballon est un magnifique complément pour la composition, il apporte des couleurs et fait rêver ...
kathryn_weir (2056) 2012-07-13 3:52
What a lovely "Kodak moment " !i particularly like the intersection of the widest point of the balloon as it rises with the cliff top on the upper third. The shade and variegated light from the sun behind clouds is also very effective.
timecapturer (49288) 2012-07-13 4:31
balloons make such great subjects for photos, but when pitched against a stunning backdrop they are just amazing. This is one such shot, superbly executed and a spellbinding presentation. Love it!
Have a great weekend - best wishes Brian.
dta (76665) 2012-07-13 6:59
Bonjour Andre ,
Un grand classique que ces montgolfières dans les sublimes paysages de Cappadoce . Qualité de l'image au top , et composition efficace . Je me demande ce que ça aurait donné avec le ballon un peu plus haut , et donc entièrement devant le ciel .
abmdsudi (52499) 2012-07-13 7:34
Great shot of some nice contrasting colors and looks like u had a fun time snapping from high above ground and what a view! The baloon does more punch to the shot and standout so superbly in the rugged looking green environment. The early morning light and lovely shadows hitting at an angle add so much to the beauty with wonderful textures and shades and the sun has caught the baloon nicely. Excellent perspective, depth and dof. Wonderfully done although I do agree with your remarks. TFS
emka (94572) 2012-07-13 23:58
Hi Andre, Indeed they might be colourful and less boring. but it looks nice against the incredible landscape of cappadocia. And when someone do not like the view, after a short time they probably disappear. nice rock in foreground.
Have you tried the ride in balloon? it is possinble in bagan too but very expensive, so I didn't.
siudzi (34141) 2012-07-15 12:02
Maybe this captured one is really not special however as a part of your composition looks great! Like it a lot. Very interesting and well executed image. TFS.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-07-15 22:53
Ces célèbres formations rocheuses encadrant cette belle montgolfière....de quoi réussir une très bonne photo!
tyro (24072) 2012-07-16 1:52
I just love your Shakespearean double superlative - "least worst" in your note - Shakespeare, I think, was the very first writer to use that particular combination of words in "Julius Caesar" - "the most unkindest cut of all" - so you are in good company!
Despite what you say about the unimaginative designs of these balloons, this one really is quite striking and you have caught it perfectly in the frame against the distant mountains and above those rather phallic-looking pillars of rock in the valley floor. The vibrant colours of the balloon stand out well against the sky and the more sombre colours of the vegetation below.
As always, perfect exposure, lovely colours and exquisite sharpness.
brianmcc (6219) 2012-07-16 11:07
this is a wonderful picture. you have composed this with the balloon perfectly placed in the frame and its colours contrast well with the natural stone colours of the landscape. excellent sharpness.
npecanhuk (74526) 2012-07-16 19:30
I'd love to fly in a balloon in that place!
Your picture is so beautiful and inviting... it makes more eager to one day making that dream of mine come true!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (66652) 2012-07-17 8:34
Reading your note, i could not agree with you more, and I experience the same thing here locally.
Out in Langley, these Hot Air Balloons take off for sunset and sunrise, and i've always wanted to photograph them. Just one problem...like you mentioned - they're ugly balloons. They all have the some 1 style, red white and blue with huge huge advertising for RE-Max Realty company...i"m sure you've heard of them as you've lived in Canada.
At least with this one, it looks clean, no dirt stains or streaks (like our re-max ones) and the colors look vibrant, or maybe thats just the lighting.
You'd think with the blue and yellows this would be a Swedish Balloon company :)
Well, great on ya for getting a fine photo of it anyways, with an interesting backdrop of landscape to compliment the scene. Much better than anything i'd be able to capture out here.
- Copyright: Andre Roberge (InasiaJones) (31566)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-21
- Categories: Festivals, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/16, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-12 23:42