Taken in Cappadocia.
Cappadocia which is unique in the world and is a miraculous nature wonder is the common name of the field covered by the provinces of Aksaray, Nevsehir, Nigde, Kayseri and Kirsehir in the Middle Anatolian region.
In the upper Myosen period in the Cappadocia region as a result of the vulcanic eruptions occurred in Erciyes, Hasandag and Gulludag, in the region was formed a large tableland from the vulcanic tufas and together with the erosion of the Kizilirmak river and wind over ten thausands of years there appeared the chimney rocks which are a wonder of the nature. In the old Bronze Age the Cappadocia which was the population zone of the Assyrian civilization later has hosted the Hittite, Frig, Pers, Byzantine, Seljuk and Ottoman civilizations. The first Christians escaped from the persecution of the Roman Empire in the 2nd century B.C. came to the Cappadocia over the Antakya and Kayseri and they have settled here. The first Christians finding the underground cities from Cappadocia have been hidden in these underground cities which gates were made in such way in which they couldn't be easily observed and they have escaped from the persecution of the Roman soldiers. Due that they had live in the underground cities for long duration without being able to go out they have developed these underground cities by making provisions rooms, ventilation chimneys, wine production places, churches, abbeys, water wells, toilets and meeting rooms.
In the prehistoric periods the first human settlements have begun and the humans have constructed the underground cities in the volcanic rocks in form of tufa due to protect themselves from the wild animals and they lived for long times in these underground cities.
Urgup , Cappadocia Turkey
Urgup, Cappadocia Turkey
In these cities made in form of rooms connected to each others some of the rooms were connected to each other only with the tunnels tight and permitting passing of just a person. At the access gates of these tunnels there were huge stone rollers used for closing the tunnels for security reasons.
The first populations of the region of Cappadocia were Hatties, Luvies and Hittites. In the 3000-2000 years B.C. the Assyrians have established trade colonies in this region. The Cappaddocian tables with cuneiform in Assyrian language founded at Kanes which are lighting the social and politic life of the period and were in the same time the trade and economical agreements are the firs written tablets of Anatolia. According to these documents in that period in Anatolia were founded small local kingdoms non-depending from a central authority. These had in generally in their hands a little area and were living in peace. The region creating the core of the Hittite Empire later has go under the domination of Phrigia and Pers. The Pers civilization has called this region Katpatuka and its center was Mazaka. When Datames the Satrab (Starab: little district administrator at Pers) of Cappadocia has bear arms against the biggest king of Pers, the other Anatolian Satrabs have been supported him but the revolt has been raided. In 33 b.c. the Big Alexander has captured a big part of Cappadocia. In 188 B.C. The Cappadocia which entered under the Roman domination has been captured in 100 B.C. by the Mithridatesd the king of Pontus but in 63 B.C. Pompeius has defeated Mithridates and took again the Cappadocia under the domination of Rome. In the period of Tiberius the Cappadocia gainded the status of Roman district.
Cappadocia was one of the most important places in the spreading periods of the Christian religion. The first christians trying to escape from the Roman soldiers who wanted to avoid the spreading of the Christian religion have settled in the region of Cappadocia which was so suitable for hiding and so they were able to continue their natures and to spread their religions. Saint Basileious from Kaisera and Saint Gregorios from Nyssa had settled in Cappadocia. In 647 A.C. together with occupation of Kayseri by Muaviye Cappadocia has met with the Arabian invasions. Cappadocia which went under the domination of the Seljuks in 1072 has been added to the lands of Ottoman Empire in 1399 by the Ottoman Sultan Yildirim Beyazit.
Cappadocia which is in our days one of the most important tourism centers of Turkey is visited every year by hundred thousands of tourists coming from every part of the world.
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smarcell (19963) 2008-11-04 2:37
It is a poetic picture. It's a pity that the two human figures are maybe not veryy sharp (at least in my screen), and a bit too dark, in my opinion. But it is a very good composition
ymrk (14955) 2008-11-04 2:37
Selamlar Çiğdem hanım;
Şimdi orada olmak vardı...
Manzara,konu ve detaylar harika!
Gerçekten çiftler konuya iyi yerleşmiş.
I_WanderingSoul (686) 2008-11-04 2:37
Amazing moment captured here! the couple looking at the flying balloons are very instrumental in this picture. It is like they are dreaming of a beautiful future ahead of them and let their dreams soar high..just like the balloons.
Nessie (918) 2008-11-04 2:48
Beautiful and romantic scene cigdom! The title fits perfectly to the image.. Thanks for sharing!
argycon (2769) 2008-11-04 3:16
It could be the happy end of a romantic movie. Very nice composition and capture of the moment.
azizbilgili (2111) 2008-11-04 6:03
Merhaba Çiğdem hanım,
Düşünce ve kompozisyon harika. Ancak balonların renkleri birazdaha belirgin ve canlı olsaymış sanki bi bukadar daha güzel olacakmış.
Paylaşımınız için teşekkürler,
AYDIN (5700) 2008-11-04 6:12
selamlar balonları seyreden çifti çok güzel karelemişsiniz..Elinize sağlık
a-lee (430) 2008-11-04 7:09
merhaba cigdem hanım.;
cok güzel bir fotoğraf olmuş , o çiftin yerinde yada o balonların birinin içinde olmak isterdim :)) ellerinize sağlık
gezgin37 (3766) 2008-11-04 8:51
Hem fotoğraf hem de başlık çok güzel.
Tebrikler / Selçuk
nes7 (735) 2008-11-04 9:36
Modeller ve balonların konumu , renkler, manzara ve sunum çok iyi. Verilmek istenen duygu verilmiş, hatta ötesine geçilmiş. Başarılı çalışmanız için tebrik ediyorum.
pandoraTE (2321) 2008-11-04 9:57
Kapadokya'daki balonlar ilk defa güzel gözüktü bana:) Kompozisyon çok hoş olmuş. Eline sağlık.
ps: program yapalım da biryerlere gidelim:)
gokanlam (6605) 2008-11-04 11:56
Cigdemcim merhaba, harika bir fotografla gelmissin.. balonlara bayildim.. ne kadar pahali olduklarini hatirladim simdi :) kadraja nefis bir hareketlilik ve renk katmislar.. kahve tonlar ve gun isigi da cok uyumlu, eline saglik,
cappadoce (155) 2008-11-04 12:09
Merhaba.Yüzlerce balon fotoğrafı çektim böylesi hiç aklıma gelmedi.Romantizmi ihmal etmişiz.Harika ve duygu dolu bir kare.Tebrikler.
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-11-05 5:11
kadraji cok guzel olmus. ozellikle de yanyana oturanlari taklit eden o iki balon cok hos.
feather (51130) 2008-11-05 13:45
I love this kind of composition where we are behind watching people and the floating hot air balloons add a touch of magic. It could be slightly sharper but the composition and subject are wonderful.
bostankorkulugu (42018) 2008-11-06 11:34
şiir gibi olmuş gerçekten çiğdem... biriaz netlik problemi var ama kim takar, kapadokyadan gördüğüm en güzel karelerden biri bu son zamanlarda...
thunderon (224) 2008-11-12 3:17
Merhaba Çiğdem hanım,
Çok güzel bir kompozisyon olmuş.Rengarenk balonlar ne güzel. Geçtiğimiz yaz bende günübirlik Kapadokyaya gitmiştim fakat balonlar sabah havalanıyormuş maalesef kaçırdım.Kıskandım sizi şimdi.
meyavuz (741) 2008-12-06 16:08
Cok guzel kompozisyon olmus,
leo61 (0) 2008-12-06 23:24
Not the best exposure but a nice composition.
When I was there in september,one day I counted 29 balloons above Göreme.
Scharan (14144) 2008-12-12 12:23
Um belíssimo e romântico cenário.
Bonita composição e cores...o detalhe dos balões é lindo.
alexisborel (755) 2008-12-24 6:01
An excellent scene in a beautifull place and a choice of framing who made it in value.
Colours are goods and you got excellent contrasts.
Have a good day
Manamo (3676) 2009-01-29 12:29
oh, I like this. the romantic image created by the couple and their position (might not be a couple at all...but in my head, it is one ;) ) creates a fantastic mood to sit back and enjoy the show of the balloons.
Very cinematographic, especially with the 2 black bands at the top and at the bottom, and the soft and warm colors...I feel like it's the end of a good poetic and romantic movie.
Angshu (55401) 2009-02-07 5:20
The composition is excellent where we share the POV with the couple enjoying the scene of the flying balloons. I guess a touch of sharpness would have done good, but a very fine shot from this amazing place!
mafegan (8624) 2009-07-30 3:06
A very good composition with the 2 onlookers perfectly positioned between the balloons. The background and foreground details provide an informative backdrop for the scene. Tfs, Marlene