Kars is on an east west axis so the 'real' sunset is really over on the right off frame. But I liked the view and subtle colours in the clouds. In the fg you can see an old Armenian or Georgian church with a mossy roof, built in the 10th century. At bottom left of centre, the church was converted to a mosque (Kumbet Camii), but was built between 932 & 937. Also known as the Cathedral of the 12 apostles. Behind it is a newer mosque. The verticals are perfect in the fg, but the horizon only appears to tilt to the right. Double checked that before I uploaded. Taken from a cafe beside the Kars Citadel.
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nikkitta (17068) 2014-03-31 14:17
What first attracted my atention were the nice soft colors at the back, sky and mountains
Then at the front the city with contrasting red and green colors
You manage to obtain a good panoramic, that along with your note is easy to know about the buildings presented
The more original (my idea)is the church on the left, seems to have at its side, also at the left a bell tower
Well done, (a bit tilt on the right) tfs
Happy to be the first to watch and comment it
No more about Marrakesh?
carlo62 (55660) 2014-03-31 14:48
belle le sfumature di questo tramonto e bello é il paesaggio sottostante.
Un ottimo pov per osservare la città, con queste belle architetture, come quelle in primo piano, molto originale.
Bella condivisione, non conoscevo questo luogo, grazie per la tua presentazione.
pierrefonds (71649) 2014-03-31 17:57
The wideness of the city is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the different type of buildings of the city. Thw Sunset is giving soft couleurs to the scene.
npecanhuk (78901) 2014-03-31 19:26
Very interesting and attractive picture, showing so many details of a place that's so distant for me!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-31 22:43
Beau point de vue sur cette ville où on dénombre pas mal de minarets. La lumière est très intéressante.
jurek1951 (42198) 2014-04-01 0:01
an effective photo of this view, the composition is very spectacular, great POV and interesting details,
boa (7715) 2014-04-01 0:10
this a nice picture of Kars with a good overview. The old church in the foreground looks interesting with a mossy roof. It looks like it is in a good condition despite its age! Sharp and clear shot with a pleasant colored sky, tfs!
Have a great day/
Nicou (151958) 2014-04-01 0:47
la mosqueé en premier plan
ressort parfaitemetn par sa couleur et forme quelle vue sur cette immense ville et ces colline en fond sueprbe compo et immensité.
Bravo et amitié
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-04-01 1:24
lovely panorama of the city. I like how much there is of greenery which livens up the scene and also makes the concrete less overwhelming. The architecture is an interesting mix of modern and old style. The church in the foreground is especially pretty for me.
Nice and subtle colors and very good sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-04-01 3:17
A fine composition with lovely soft light over the city and the charming hill in the background. the mood of serenity and calmness expressed beautifully. the details and clarity are excellent.
thanks for sharing and have a great day.
snunney (107401) 2014-04-01 4:41
I love the lighting here and the dreamy looking sky. Your point of view and the light provides with a superb perspective over the city and one with great depth. The detail is excellent. Thanks for sharing.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-01 4:49
one of those shots that is has so much to look at. Captured superbly with lots of detail and fascinating contrasting architectural styles. Love the pastel shades here and the tonal qualities this light brings out so perfectly.
Regards - B.
Sergiom (89205) 2014-04-01 5:45
Un superbe point de vue sur la ville de Kars que je ne connaissais pas avant. J'aime beaucoup la verdure qui pousse sur le toit de l'église à l'avant plan.
holmertz (59740) 2014-04-01 7:44
This looks very different from the Kars I saw 40 years ago, and that's no exaggeration :-).
A great view of all these new buildings and fantastic evening colours in the sky.
ikeharel (79099) 2014-04-01 10:35
Good evening Chris,
Town roof-tops scenery view in a summer-evening, as the mist made a great golden cloud on far side.
Details of the many minerats and domes, with the curving roads and green trees along culminate beautifully.
PaulVDV (32665) 2014-04-01 12:01
A while ago you've posted another picture of Kars that was taken from the same POV. Today again, I'm surprised to see how much this city has grown and seems to be modernized. It looks nothing like the city I saw in 1984. I agree, that this is 30 years ago, a long time. But then Kars looked as if time stood still there.
I really like those religious buildings on the foreground. The Armenian church with the many plants on the roof and the dome looks gorgeous. A detail view of this church including the mosque behind it and also that second smaller minaret right of the church dome would be a great sight. Anyway this the part of the picture I like the most. Together with the soft tones of the sky on the horizon.
Best regards, Paul
Graal (103038) 2014-04-03 11:14
great view of Kars town. Fine high POV you had. Interesting church and other different architecture of city. Pleasant colors with pastel dominate. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
mcmtanyel (29608) 2014-04-07 21:38
Well, Kars is prettier than I thought! Or should I congratulate you for making it look prettier than it actually was? Lovely hues and tints, good sharpness. Last but not the least, an excellent vantage point.