This view is also on all tourist brochures on Turkey, and with a dozen photos of it already on TE, fulfills its purpose as this weeks "middle eastern cliche". It was taken a couple of hours after my cloud attacks ararat photo, after the cloud had won. I'm not really happy with the green tones at the bottom, maybe someone can suggest how I can fix it.
Info on the palace taken from http://archnet.org/library/sites:
Constructed through the end of eighteenth century, Ishak Pasa Palace stands on a plateau that descends to the northwest. It overlooks Sariova, where the modern city of Dogubayazit is located. The remains of old Dogubayazit lie to the northwest and to the south of the palace. A small mosque (mescit) and a cemetery lie to the southeast of the palace. The northern façade of the palace faces the Dogubayazit Castle, on a nearby hill. The palace was commissioned by local Ottoman governor Ishak Pasa and took 99 years to complete in 1784. Ishak Pasa is also thought to be the architect of the palace.
Due to its proximity to the Russian and Persian borders of the empire, Ishak Pasa Palace suffered serious damage during several wars, beginning with the Russian seige in 1828. Stones were removed from the abandoned palace during the re-location of the city in 1934. The upper wooden structure also vanished during this period. In 1963, the Directorate of Monuments and Museums (Anitlar ve Müzeler Genel Müdürlügü) announced a campaign of preservation for the site and several restoration projects were undertaken since, including a general cleanup and excavation of the site and the maintenance of the east and south façades in 1966.
The complex is situated on an artificial platform aligned east-west. The site was made even with the construction of a partial basement that is fifteen meters at its tallest. Surrounded by steep slopes, the building is entered only from the east. The palace consists of three successive sections; an outer courtyard and inner courtyard, followed by the harem section with its gardens. It is similar to the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul in its layout.
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Leonie (8809) 2005-05-11 8:02
Wow, Tan...fantastic photo! It looks like in a arabian fairy tale world or something like that... amazing! Congrats,
MarekP (4750) 2005-05-11 8:05
Hi Tan. This is a beautiful picture. It's like from fairy tales. Very good colours and perspective, nice POV.
Paolo (41222) 2005-05-11 8:12
Another great image Tan...and i went there!
in the 2002! not in may but in a very hot Agoust.
you capture very well that fanstic valley and the wonderful castle! (as i didn't!).
thanks also for the great note.
(better than a Lonely Planet!)
Zanni (6108) 2005-05-11 8:19
The beautiful sky steals the scene to the Palace: the man can create incredible and fantastic architectures but never will reach the beauty of Nature creations. Great colors and pov too.
I also posted a picture with a great sky thinking at Carper's skies titled "I see, I see ... Carper"
hdl (6995) 2005-05-11 8:44
It looks like a very nice place. The composition is good but in my personal opinion, you cropped it too tight at the bottom. Impressive sky and landscape; good depth.
flyinglaz (88) 2005-05-11 9:05
çok güzel bir poz hayranlık duymamak elde değil öncelikle teşekkür ederim ishak paşa sarayının en güzel açısı bu gidenler bilirler doğu beyazıta bakan yüzü ve Ağrı dağını görmemsi
jjbach (9324) 2005-05-11 9:22
Impressive shot Tan,
The landscape with the palace is wonderful!! Excellent lighting, and vivid colours!! Very well composed with great sky!!
olopez (4959) 2005-05-11 9:40
Impressive place Tan, very beautiful landscape and architecture,
Maybe too tight at the bottom.
venne (2759) 2005-05-11 9:47
Very nice composition, may be to tight at the bottom (we don't see enough the palace) but still superb.
twofun (1480) 2005-05-11 10:21
color and composition is so perfect.
Thanks for it .
marieaude (1196) 2005-05-11 10:22
Very nice photo. The place is very nice and the sky is great. I love it.Thanks
Guenther (10915) 2005-05-11 10:46
Hi Tan, the first thing which catch one's eye is the gorgeous sky, the great depth and the vastness of the landscape ... of course also the castle is very beautiful, thanks for sharing!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-05-11 11:09
I like the building here and the magnificent view too, very nicely shot, well done
RGatward (20062) 2005-05-11 13:40
Very nice 'big sky' shot, wit lots of interesting clouds and great light. Maybe the palace could be a little less central.
toni_al (15875) 2005-05-11 16:13
Superbe image, le cadrage est superbe , et la lumière aussi
kingdragon (407) 2005-05-11 16:16
dünyada gitmedigin yer kalmamıs
Senin yerinde olmak isterdim
Istanbulu cek cek bilemiyorum nasıl olucak
Cok guzel bir resim
Kartpostal yapılması icin cekilmis bence
tek aklıma objeyi biraz daha sa veya sol yerlestirip ordaki kadraja bakmak isterdim
Kesin elinde belide bu sekilde cekilmis fotolar vardır
Sayglar & Sevgiler
Galmeida (12559) 2005-05-11 17:37
Visiting your past work and Portfolio I noticed about all of your great sahots this one that is a must in your overall creative posts at TE. I like very much your way and style to show us great works to us!
VERY Well done, composed and a great composition with a excelent quality.
My sincerely wait for your great insight, travel, communication and modesty way of share Ideas and resulting world pictures.
nerve (10231) 2005-05-11 18:08
ooo, bizim meshur Dogubeyazit..
you are a good traveller really,, how do you find all this time for all that? Lol.. You have some amazing landscape shots really.. i admire this.. This one is a great one for instance.. so sharp and such a good DOF..
very well done Captain!
lukie (0) 2005-05-11 19:31
Hello, Tan, I see your back... and in what way ! Great picture here ! No further comment, just wonderful !
mineelci (1535) 2005-05-12 1:28
2 yer var görmeyi çok istediğim. Burası ve Nemrut. Umarım yakında. Renkler çok güzel çıkmış.Eline sağlık.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-05-12 5:54
A beautiful place and a great landscape, light and colors are excellent here, just I wish you could have framed this one a bit lower.
Have a nice day,
AmiBe (6042) 2005-05-12 9:35
I think you must change your job.
You can work for the tourist office of Turkey, you're doing a good job !
Very nice cloudy sky. Beautiful light, too.
delaufer (260) 2005-05-12 16:05
This is a beautiful picture Tan. The composition is pretty good but I think you cropped too much off the bottom. Maybe you could've cloned the cars out instead. The sky is beautiful as is the distant valley. Great exposure and sharpness. I tried a WS to get rid of the greenish cast, hope you like it, Don
mumek (20202) 2005-05-13 16:50
Good evening Tan!
Another fantastic shot from your portofolio.
Excellent view at the palace in the foreground. Beautiful chain of the mountains in the backgrond with great clouds on the sky.
Very well done. The note is very interesting.Thanks.
john_c (24662) 2005-05-30 23:31
A superb portrayal of this palace, Tan, and a credit to your skills. The POV is key, as the vast expanse of sky and interesting clouds contrast with the relatively small but grand and ornate palace. The various shades of green colour are amazing and pleasing to the eye. A first class contribution. Regards.
sarpedon (352) 2005-06-07 11:26
Ishak pasa sarayina cok istememe ragmen hala gitme firsati bulamadim. Yalniz resimde gokyuzunun orani biraz fazla gibi geldi. Sarayin alt kismi da tam alinmamis. Acaba bulundugun yer icabiyla mi boyle kareledin?
sharkattack (268) 2005-07-06 3:08
Tan bu fotografi atlamisim gercekten nefes kesici.......tebrikler......WS yaptim istersen bir goz at....
lucinka (9976) 2005-07-15 12:10
fantastic photo and great inspiration... I had to add it to my 99+ list.. I am looking forward to see more of these great inspiring places you've been to.. L.
muratyilmaz (725) 2006-01-16 10:00
fotografini tesadufu bir sekilde yakaladim eline saglik...dogubayazit ve senin icin sansli bir fotograf gunuymus.....acikcasi hayiflandim ishakpasaya bircok kez ciktim.fakat boyle bir bulut ve saati denk getiremedim....kadraj konusundaki sanssizligini okudum....basarilar
ahmetgedikli (25482) 2006-02-12 13:41
İshakpaşa Sarayı'nı muhteşem bir gökyüzü altında fotoğraflamışsınız. Işık, renkler ve bulutlar harika. Ellerinize sağlık. Ahmet
droonsta (423) 2006-04-20 7:36
great photograph and subject matter.. however i feel that it needs to be cropped so the foreground covers the castle with a backdrop of the horizon... I have provided a workshop and hope you like it :) otherwise excellent photo!
nex (2738) 2006-04-20 7:38
Merhaba Tan, an impressive image with great colours, sharpening and the whole atmosphere, unfortunately the bottom of a it, is a little bit cut-off and also the sky itself is bigger as it could be, however a great work, greetings from Slovakia
mbaqir (441) 2006-05-03 7:53
suru (1079) 2006-05-03 12:17
Veri beautiful photo. Good job
ryno (6851) 2006-05-03 12:35
Wonderful photo, Tan Bey. Exceptional clarity, one can see all the way to the horizon. I also like the warm sunbaked walls. I lived in the beautiful east of Turkey for four years and this photo makes me quite nostalgic. Great shot! Hos cakal!
anokutan (15097) 2007-06-13 16:42
Tan bey merhaba,
yurdumuzun güzel köşesinden güzel bir kare.tebrikler.
Mistral (15402) 2007-11-06 9:33
definitively it's a place I want to visit in the next years and your images are always a good advertisment to every place you went as, usually, they are great!
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-05-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Ishak Pasha Palace [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-11 7:50
- Favorites: 2 [view]