One of the most beautiful rock cut churches in Cappadocia, a real "trademark" of this magnificent region, this cap shaped rock is known by the strange name "El Nazar".
Some info about this impressive church from ***cappadociatraveltours.com***:
"El Nazar Church is situated in the El Nazar valley, about 800m to te right from the road to the Goreme Open air museum. This church was carved from one piece of rock in a “T” shape. It is cruciform with three apses, the main apse opening up in the center where the barrel vaulted arms of the crucigorm meet. The floor has been completely destroed, as has part of the apse. The frescoes show scenes which follow each other in chronological order. This church can be dated to the end of the 10th century.
Scenes: Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Adoration of the Magi, Flight into Egypt, Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, Pursuit of Elizabeth, Baptism, Raising of Lazarus, Transfiguration, Entry into Jerusalem, Crucifixion, Anastasis, Ascension, and portraits of the saints."
***MY TRIP TO CAPPADOCIA (THEME)***
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KLB (23723) 2010-10-09 2:57
A great combination of orange tones and blue.
Very attractive picture.
You've done a great use of the stairs, and put them in the corner is a good idea, like an invitation to clim them !
The fine quality reveals the texture, and the marvelous light enhances the colours. Compliments.
tober (8797) 2010-10-09 3:06
Merhaba Giritli, the colours, sharpness and use of light is more than excellent! The contrast of the rock-cut church against the blue sky looks impressive. It has even a window at the top. I really admire the simple way of living of ancient people. Best regards from Ankara, Tolga
hemantbuch (1649) 2010-10-09 3:11
What a beautiful and unique structure...I have heard about Cappadocia and even seen a lot of pictures but this one is perfect in the colors you have managed...the lovely polarized effect in the sky and excellent colors on the church. Wow!
asajernigan (21427) 2010-10-09 3:51
This is a great shot of this odd church. Your composition is fine using the stairs to create a diagonal into the shot. The contrast created by the orange colored rock and the deep blue sky is great. The lighting and colors are great and the photo has fine sharpness.
yeln (11516) 2010-10-09 3:51
že sam pogled na fotografijo je zelo lep, ker so tako zelo tople barve in lepa modrina neba. težko si predstavljam takšno cerkev, ki ima tako malo prostora.
zelo lepo delo!!! TFS!
lep WE želim, vojko
siudzi (34141) 2010-10-09 3:56
Wonderful place, unique architecture with many interesting lines and shape. Love your intensive colours! TFS, your submitted picture is very good as always!
Have a lovely weekend! M
kiasari (62) 2010-10-09 4:05
A fantastic shot with superb colors. You were lucky that you had the sun on your right side. So, you could managed the CP filter very well.
diomed (13926) 2010-10-09 4:07
nice vertical frame for this fantastic architecture. Amazing colours, great contrast, perfect sharp, very attractive picture.
npecanhuk (75592) 2010-10-09 4:47
Very nice, unique and truly interesting church!
That Turkish region is truly amazing!
Very attractive picture!
TFS - congrats,
Have a great week-end,
Aliza (597) 2010-10-09 5:18
It's perfect working about vivid colours and sharpness. If only you didn't cut stairs.
Thanks for sharing...
mursaloglu (8682) 2010-10-09 5:36
γειά σου αγαπητό μου φίλο
you captureed a great picture and fantastic daily light Herakli. Marveilous tones of the colors makes this picture very attractive. Mia iperohi fotografia .. bravo ihsan
Sergiom (81929) 2010-10-09 6:04
Le regard monte avec ces marches dans cette structure aux formes assez spéciales. Le cône monte dans le ciel grâce à la contre plongée qui donne de l'ampleur à l'ensemble.
bobocortis (16026) 2010-10-09 14:37
I like the contrast between orange rock and blue sky.
The light management is great, and the sharpness is excellent.
Glint (6171) 2010-10-09 15:04
another great Cappadoccia photographfrom your collect. The colours really hit you in the eye.A curious place that I would love to see.
emka (100071) 2010-10-09 23:48
Hi Hercules, Hard to guess it is a church here. Splendid colours and amazing photo.
vasilpro (41551) 2010-10-09 23:55
Γεια σου Ηρακλή,
Πολύ ενδιαφέρουσα αρχιτεκτονική, πρωτότυπη εκκλησία, όμορφα χρώματα, πολύ καλός φωτισμός και αντίθεση με το γαλάζιο ουρανό.
Να περάσεις μια όμορφη Κυριακή, Βασίλης.
mkamionka (37879) 2010-10-10 0:22
This is so cute and pretty.
I like it very much. The subject is very interesting and the quality of shot makes it I believe even more attractive. I like especially the contrast of well saturated blue and orange colors. The shape of the church fills perfectly the frame with its unique shape.
Very well captured,
ymrk (15085) 2010-10-10 0:33
what a different church that i have never seen!Sky's seeming amazing!
Regards file mou!
Cricri (120645) 2010-10-10 0:56
Magnifique cette église construite dans la roches, c'est très particulier, voir original, belle présentation et des couleurs sublime
umutlu101 (13629) 2010-10-10 2:56
j'aime les couleurs de tes photos.
merci encore une fois pour la Turquie!
resat1972 (7576) 2010-10-10 5:41
The colors are great. Located behind the church and the sky was amazing.
Longroute (19396) 2010-10-10 7:11
This is really great Hercules!
Among so many of those houses you choose a single one most representative and framed it with a wonderfully deep blue sky: a combination of colours which works well.
Great visive impact an some many lovely textures and details to offer.
an excellent work,
timecapturer (49288) 2010-10-10 7:11
wonderful use of colour and light management in this truly stunning shot. What an amazing place.
As usual your composition is spot on!
francio64 (39888) 2010-10-10 11:57
sempre affascinanti le tue foto provenienti da questo luogo.
Eccellente il contrasto cromatico tra la costruzione ed il cielo blu.
jemaflor (98793) 2010-10-11 11:02
Very well presented, perfect colors and contrast, interesting post with an very original church, tfs.
marietom (34609) 2010-10-11 13:08
Superbes couleurs de terre, et magnifique ciel bleu.
pal_claudia (458) 2010-10-12 11:55
HI again Hercules :)
I like the compo, the combination of this beautiful colors, superb contrast.
Magnificent region indeed.:)
O hope some time I will visite them.
Clau from Romania
baddori (20151) 2010-10-16 16:39
Stupirsi vedendo il "conosciuto" è il massimo .....Ho letto la nota ...quasi per trovare una conferma ...una gialla "Cappadocia"
si ammanta dei colori ..come una bella donna .
Per te aggettivi e note tecniche ...sono superflui .
chantelley (113) 2014-01-12 13:34
I always love your photos!
- Copyright: Hercules Milas (Cretense) (68703)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-24
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM, 82 mm circular polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): ***MY TRIP TO CAPPADOCIA*** [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-10-09 2:51
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