This is Devrent Valley in Cappadocia, also known as Imaginary Valley and also as Pink Valley. It does not have cave churches like the other valleys of Cappadocia, nor does it have any tombs or fairy chimney houses. Actually it was never inhabited. So what makes it so famous is the lunar landscape!
The small fairy chimneys in the valley form a lunar landscape, or moonscape, by their strange look. The valley also has many animal shaped rocks. It looks like a sculpture zoo made by nature. Some of the most important, or the easiest seen animal shapes are camel, snake, seals, and dolphin. This is a place to let your mind run free in a seemingly lunar landscape with rock formations that look like animals.
This is the famous camel rock in Devrent Valley. I tried to picture it with a twist…When I saw the reflection of this iconic rock on the tinted glass of a tourist van, how could I resist?
I also tried to be allegorical with this picture ....as we reflect back on the year which has gone by (well almost :-)) and also take this opportunity to..
Wish you all a very fine, healthy & prosperous 2014
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danos (91228) 2013-12-30 3:01
very nice the view as the presentation of Devrent valley in Cappadocia,with the rocks formations to make the image unique.The created reflections as the beauty of the place are great.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year ahead,Danos
mesutilgim (89860) 2013-12-30 3:04
I looked a it many times and when I'd noticed that it's a reflection, my admire doublet it !
Great capture from Cappadoce enriched with mnay interesting notes.
TFS and a Happy New Year !
jhm (145306) 2013-12-30 3:52
What a nice idea for use the mirror, to back to looking to 2013.
You play nice with light and colours
Lovely composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Wish you all a very fine, healthy and prosperous 2014,
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-12-30 4:05
some nice thinking and idea behind this shot.love the place on view here through the reflection.great light ans colors. and what a place!
rigoletto (34279) 2013-12-30 4:23
salutations angshuman. you found a good way to underexpose this stone camel. looking at the real light outside, this was a wise use of pseudo ND filter :) i find how they trapped the thing inside fences quite funny, as if otherwise it would escape.
seeing that you find time to upload a new photo, i guess end of the year rush at work has slowed down a bit. i also wish you and the family a great 2014, healthy and happy.
ps: indeed, that bridge is the last one on golden horn, where we had passed under in a bus and then back in cabs. the closest time you got to that view was near the chora museum. and yes, that long lens is a good toy, not only for safari.
pierrefonds (61152) 2013-12-30 4:26
The reflections on the Mirror are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the détails and colors of the reflections. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
holmertz (45942) 2013-12-30 4:34
It was a nice idea to capture this view indirectly through the mirror. It has changed and probably improved the colours and light, judging from the glimpse of the "real" very harsh light beside the mirror.
I wish you a Happy new year and hope to see many more of your photos in 2014.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-30 4:45
complimenti sia per l'ottima ripresa sia per l'originalità della composizione e del punto di ripresa.
Splendido il soggetto, ormai noto in tutto il mondo, ed eccellente la gestione della luce con colori evidenziati in misura particolare pur senza snaturarli.
Splendida la nitidezza.
Una eccellente idea sviluppata nella migliore delle maniere
Complimenti e auguri di un felice 2014
Wanda1 (15058) 2013-12-30 5:00
A clever idea to show this very photographed touristic site by way of the reflection, instead of just a straight on normal view. Sharpness and creativity are great.
Wishing you and your family all the best wishes for 2014!
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-30 5:26
Great innovation and thinking behind this photo. The blue tone of the sky has come out very well on the mirror, rather than the original light which we see in the slim area. The rock formations look great and fan our imagination to search for resembling objects among them. Their beige color contrast well with the blue sky. Thanks for sharing an excellent picture.
Wish you and your family a very happy 2014 as well.
Sergiom (68856) 2013-12-30 6:00
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Le jeu de miroir est excellent et nous fait regarder à deux fois. L'endroit est beau et le ciel un peu polarisé est du plus bel effet. Les rochers sont magnifiques.
jjcordier (79275) 2013-12-30 7:30
Original! La vitre teintée joue le rôle de polarisant et sature les couleurs de ce fantastique paysage.
mohammad_H (9800) 2013-12-30 8:34
سلام دوست عزیز
سال نو مبارک
امیدوارم سال جدید ،با موفقیت و سلامتی برای شما و خانواده اغاز شود
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-12-30 9:19
what an intriquing idea to show Kappadocia this way. My congratulation for originality and very well executed photo. Great composition with all its elements planned very carefully. Beautiful colors and lovely light management.
besnard (55359) 2013-12-30 9:25
Une façon originale et réussie de nous présenter les cheminées de fées. Un paysage que j'ai plaisir à revoir.
Amitiés et bonne soirée.
npecanhuk (70894) 2013-12-30 13:21
I really enjoyed your idea and the results!
Chosen pov and composition are certainly the highlights here, but colors and light also pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
A very happy and prosperous 2014!
lousat (83666) 2013-12-30 14:41
Every time a great surprise and a great spectacle to see in your gallery,this is another top class example,great idea and magic view reflected,impressives details and bright colors too.I wish you all the best me too for the new year and thanks a lot for your 2013 pics! Luciano
bukitgolfb301 (38064) 2013-12-30 20:31
Hi NAMASTE dear Angshuman, how are you?
So long time no news from you, but I am glad that you seem to be fine.
Your artstic and poetic style remains unchanged, very wonderful image via the best expsoure full of fantagy.
Thanks a lot for your sharing and have a good new year 2014! Takero from Tokyo
abmdsudi (47766) 2013-12-30 22:04
Lovely, I like how you have used the glass window of the vehicle as a lens minus the glare! putting the "real" image on the side sharp in focus and offsetting into two horizon-vertical lines as points of ref. What a brilliant ideas, a superb bit of artistry and imagination that you have cracked this game really good and never fails to inspire me, you have a very very keen eye! It's well seen and just shows that you can find interesting photo if you look around with tuned-in eyes. Fantastically and creatively thought out, Compliments
Have a Healthy, Wealthy and Happy New Year
papagolf21 (91602) 2013-12-30 23:34
Bonjour, cher ami Angshu,
J'apprécie comme il se doit cette composition qui fait rêver de la plus belle façon.
Tous les ingrédients sont réunis pour nous offrir une fois encore un paysage merveilleux et étonnant.
Excellente année 2014.
emka (87696) 2013-12-30 23:42
good idea to show this view from Dervent valley as reflection with a twist. One can see really the the camel here. The people wanted to ride it so now there is a fence around. Fascinating place, Capadoccia. But my imagination was rather weak and I haven't see n some shapes.
I wish you health, joy band love in this New Year 2014.
No, in warsaw there was no snow this winter. it was rather warm as for winter. Today we have a bit of frost.
Nicou (131662) 2013-12-31 0:48
fantastique vue et iamge sueprbe compo et iamge quelle forme cette roche sueprbe quelle couleur et vue dans un ciel pur et limpide splendide vue.
Bravo et amitié
hidibyendu (875) 2013-12-31 1:10
Such a maginificent place and a beautiful capture. Lovely POV. Very well seen and captured.
pajaran (55661) 2013-12-31 3:33
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan i dobra tekst o mestu ...
Lepa fotografija, cestitka za Novu godinu.
Lep refleks na ogledalu.
Srecna Nova godina, sve najbolje u daljem radu i zivotu sa dobrim zdravljem.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting and good article on the place ...
Beautiful photos, greetings for the New Year.
Nice reflection in the mirror.
Happy New Year, all the best in their future work and life with good health.
Fis2 (90951) 2013-12-31 7:49
Good idea, curious effect.
I like colors and sharpness.
Happy New Year to you and your family.
ChrisJ (105681) 2014-01-02 6:45
I am going to have to go to Cappadocia sooner or later. Good angled pov with excellent sharpness and superb density levels which have given punchy light contrasts and nice graphis, with both shadows and highlights correctly exposed. Good warm cold color contrasts between the blue and yellow. Tfs!
Graal (100582) 2014-01-04 4:16
unusual rock like camel. Good presentation here. Fine colors, POV and composition. Unusual place and reflection. Superb result.
Have a great New Year 2014!
adores (41728) 2014-01-04 16:15
You had a great idea and the shot is fabulous! You found a different way to show the Cappadocia. The reflection is perfect with the chimneys and the people walking and colours are also very good. A very good shot!
John_F_Kennedy (43505) 2014-01-06 5:34
This is a fantastic shot of this great scene. Good POV to show the architectures in a mirror.
COSTANTINO (60699) 2014-01-08 22:29
excellent idea and nice inspiration
the beauty are the created reflections
original version welldone and wellseen
greetings to take this view through
you did your best
macjake (62364) 2014-01-09 7:11
especially because I'll be traveling here in May/June of 2014 :)
well, you certainly have a unique photo of this well photographed location.
looks warm even though its only May.
lovely contrasting colors and hues, and its funky/cool because of the reflection.
always fun to re-visit your gallery.
see you around
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2014-01-14 6:30
a nice idea to say good bye the last year and invite the newer one. A nice idea to present the view , mirrored. Great composition. Sharp details of the interesting looking rocks and the landscape. Addition of those two tourists made this shot lively. Great shot once again.
PS- dada wild life photographer hoye jai ni. I just love to try everything photogenic. I am just in a process of learning, that how to shoot good ones [but, haven't succeed yet :(
josepmarin (58047) 2014-01-15 4:41
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
a great idea for the framing in this clever composition, I like how you have used the mirror of the car in order to create a fantastic allegory of this reflection, as watching back to 2013.
These rock formations are very attractive at sight, its capricious shapes have a high aesthetical level, and people gives us a good reference.
The light and colours are splendid. it's a beautiful work.
sayeed_rahman (6370) 2014-09-27 10:31
Photographers can barely resist anything that evokes that feeling for even a fraction of a second. be it people or places. We crave for that feeling that just lasts for a second, and then voila...we have something that could last a thousand years.
I remember doing this tour, was it the red tour, or the yellow tour was it ? This place is exotic, isn't it. Am happy you have shared these here, i crashed out with a few from turkey owing to a transition in personal life etc..
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56686)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-21
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Turkish Delight
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-30 1:37