Well worth the climb up countless steps although if you have a car or taxi it's possible to get most of the way up to a carpark, with a restaurant that has stunning views over the city. At bottom right is a Georgian style church converted to a mosque (Kumbet Camii, built between 932 & 937). Also known as the Cathedral of the 12 apostles. I've used a stone fence as a makeshift tripod. The very top of the castle with the Turkish flag is closed to the public.
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Angshu (56450) 2013-06-28 1:14
Nice blue hour shot! The artificial illumination of the Kumbet Camii looks good and anchors the shot well. Good details of the city with the mountains in the BG
lousat (81017) 2013-06-28 1:40
Hi Chris,magnificent moment and great choice of point of view,i like how you capture this city,whit the typical architechture and the mosque below,perfect exposure,details and colors,great atmosphere too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
jhm (142786) 2013-06-28 2:29
An amazing picture about the roofs with a spectacular enlightenment of the building of the city.
Splendid panoramic view.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2013-06-28 2:32
a very good blue hour shot. The illuminated town is looking nice with the backdrop of the mountains... Nice management of light and reasonably good clarity. A good one. Tfs.
Nicou (127734) 2013-06-28 2:34
qujelle compo nocturne sueprb eiamge et cpatage quelle vielle avec toutes ces lumières, cette immensité fantastique vue et captage mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
papagolf21 (89033) 2013-06-28 3:12
Bonjour, cher Chris,
Magnifique mise en image de l'heure bleue. Le choix du cadrage est parfait pour valoriser la ville.
Un grand merci du partage.
Très bonne journée.
Didi (58416) 2013-06-28 3:18
Very well done for the lights management exposure
Great dominant point of view
amitrajs (132) 2013-06-28 3:24
Namastey Chris........... great exposure and good clarity.......... great view too........ nicely captured......... tfs
timecapturer (49288) 2013-06-28 4:13
lovely blue hour shot this. A warm glow and so much detail to look at. Your execution and technique here are flawless and the result just captivating. Bravo!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
mesutilgim (88126) 2013-06-28 4:21
Hello dear Chris,
Nice blue hour capture of Kars ! When looking closer to the details one can easily notice how old details of Kars gets molten into new and modern elements.
TFS and best regards
pierrefonds (59304) 2013-06-28 4:31
The wideness of this area of the city is giving depth to the composition. Using an ISO of 1600 and a slow shutter speed is allowing me to see the details and colours of the buildings. It also has a special effect on the colours. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (65153) 2013-06-28 4:57
Une belle photo bien réussie à l'heure bleue de cette ville qui s'étend jusqu'au pied des montagnes. Les détails ressortent parfaitement sous cette lumière douce.
dkmurphys (51394) 2013-06-28 6:12
Spectacular night capture. I like the panorama of that city, looks very attractive.
Enjoy a nice weekend.
siudzi (34131) 2013-06-28 6:36
This city looks really amazing at night! The combination of warm lights and dark blue tones created a spectacular visual effect. Love it! Very well seen and taken. TFS.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-06-28 6:41
Amazing panoramic view with splendid lightning usage and perfect colors.Nice details and awesome POV.I like very much the result you made.
All the best
holmertz (43663) 2013-06-28 8:53
This is a great view with very well handled light and interesting details. We see a fascinating mix of traditional buildings and recent additions. I spent a couple of days in Kars 39 years ago and it's only natural that there has been a lot of change in those years. But the impression I get from this picture is that the changes are almost beyond belief.
ourania (35009) 2013-06-28 9:27
a wonderful blue hour view over the city. Your vantage point was excellent and the view is very clear, deep and comprehensive. There's an atmosphere of peacefulness and intimacy created by the lovely rendering of the spreading darkness and the intriguing play of lights that mark human presence. There's a wealth of details to explore but he most important thing is, in my opinion, the atmosphere. I also like very much how you placed the top border just above the blue mountain top. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Miguel82 (26198) 2013-06-28 10:20
What a nice view of that city of Anatolia,
Very good light management, colorful building, superb pov
A brillant capture
rychem (26758) 2013-06-28 10:44
Such a view is a bonus for the climbing to the top, beautiful night photo, great details and lighting
PiotrF (10562) 2013-06-28 12:59
Hello Chris, a very good blue hour shot.Perspective and depth are excellent taken.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
jjcordier (78360) 2013-06-28 23:12
Très beau point de vue à l'heure bleue sur cette ville. Tu as su trouver l'endroit privilégié pour réaliser cette très bonne photo.
PaulVDV (23959) 2013-06-29 13:15
I've been in Kars in 1984 and I'm sure this town has changed enormous. On this picture it looks much bigger and with much more highrise.
Can you still see there so many horse carts in the streets?
The many slender minarets rise beautifully between the buildings.
A splendid blue hour shot!
Best regards, Paul
fabbs99 (16813) 2013-06-30 2:55
Impressive shot of the blue hour.The buildings with old style architecture have a great presence in the City's skyline.You have captured the mood of this beautiful place extremely well.Excellent photography.Very well taken and TFS.
mcmtanyel (15547) 2013-08-30 17:05
Everything looks better in the blue hour. Not having seen Kars, this is prettier than I imagined. I am sure the blue hour is adding some romanticism to the ordinary things.
Zafer Bayramınız Kutlu Olsun,
ikeharel (61373) 2013-09-03 0:28
Good morning Chris,
Counted 3 double minerats over the town in scenery, and even more interesting elements, buildings and garden around.
A nice night scene, DOF and clarity, and no excessive bulbs-glare on the illumintaed parts.
The mountain on far show that the town built on a large valley.
Fine taken from the high elevation.