Zemi Valley in the Goreme National Park in the Cappadocia region of Central Anatolia is locally known as ‘Love Valley’. If it is not obvious why it is known as this, then it is probably best that you don’t ask! Zemi Valley is just one of many valleys in the Cappadocia region of Central Anatolia that has spectacular rock formations that will make you think that you are on another planet. It is one of the most photogenic regions of Turkey and will take days to see it all. Most of the rock formations are a result of erosion of volcanic deposits, and those like shaped like this where a harder layer of rock has protected softer layers underneath are called peribaca by the local villagers. As the softer rock – or tuff as the geomorphologists call it – can be hacked quite easily with handtools, many of the peribaca have man-made caves in them in which villagers have lived since the 6th or 7th centuries.
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Vagabond (5848) 2005-08-23 11:22
Spectacular and very interesting picture. Very good light and definition ..
betogrein (2232) 2005-08-23 13:08
Wonderful picture with amazing colours and excellent composition ..
YavuzA (357) 2005-08-23 15:26
Müthis bir aci yakalamissin. Daha önce gördügüm Peri bacalari fotolarina benzemiyor...
kevinos (7507) 2005-08-23 21:07
THis is a fine picture of some amazing rock formations, David. You have group them very nicely against the sky. Regards Kevin
capthaddock (28790) 2005-08-23 21:46
Hi David - wonderful angle and interesting sky, well seen, greetings from Oz.
klyee75 (778) 2005-08-31 20:50
The wide angle make things looks interesting...hey by the way...is the 12-24mm a good quality lens cos I was thinking going to buy it soon...I have check the price...I can get it at RM3300.00. Good composition.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-09-07 3:49
nice picture, I like your low POV here.
I like the way you managed the rocks to fill the sky.
venus (748) 2005-10-24 13:03
This place really exists???? I saw the photos before but I thought it was set up.
fayeulle (27827) 2006-01-28 4:55
A very "erotic" shot ! Is it allowed on TE :-) ?
Althrough I ever visited this area, I am always amazed by the shapes !
s10001in (0) 2006-04-19 9:37
Thanks for sharing...
ccooper (840) 2006-06-10 12:24
I have never seen this place featured here before! This seems like the place for me. I have learned something new about the world, for sure! Just great.
- Copyright: David Astley (banyanman) (7789)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-06-22
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D100, Nikkor AF-S 12-24mm f/4G ED, UV
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-08-23 11:16
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