Here you see the fortress and the Kura River in the city of Ardahan. The Ardahan Province was the first Turkish province on my bike travel through Russia, Georgia and Turkey. The next provinces were Artvin, Rize and Trabzon.
GPS coordinates: 41.11620 Lat, 42.70148 Long, 1790 m
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pajaran (51272) 2011-08-12 4:23
Dobar tekst o mestu i tvrdjavi ...
Dobar snimak, pogled na stare zidine tvrdjave sa turskom zastavom i reku, lepa fotografija.
Dobra perspektiva, kompozicija i prikaz lepim bojama.
Imajte lep dan i vreme, sve najbolje za vikend.
Good article about the place and fort ...
Good shot, look at the old fortress walls of the Turkish flag and the river, beautiful photos.
Good perspective, composition and display of beautiful colors.
Have a nice day and time, all the best for the weekend.
Sonata11 (33225) 2011-08-12 4:54
this view is very beautiful. Management of light and and colors are great. A very good POV and DOF. This picture is very nice. Tranquil atmosphere. Awesome !!! I love it.
All the best,
holmertz (40085) 2011-08-12 7:03
I travelled through this part of Turkey exactly 40 years ago. I remember the nice little town of Ardahan but I cannot recall this view. You found a perfect POV of the wall, the narrow road, the grass and the river running roughly parallel. The Turkish flag is always an eye-catcher and it seems the Turks rarely miss an opportunity to show it.
nikkitta (14618) 2011-08-12 14:09
Like to follow your bike trip discovering places and ..flags
Great landscape capture with true colors contrasting and plenty of details to watch ,like the red flag
Interesting note also
TFS, have a resting week end
paololg (31448) 2011-08-12 15:17
Ciao dear Sergiy,
interesting testimony of your fantastic trip. A pleasant picture characterized by the color of the Turkish flag that catches the eye in the soft tones of green and blue. Excellent composition, with the usual perfect photo quality. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
siamesa (27739) 2011-08-13 0:34
A fantastic travel, without doubt. Very good for us that see these landscapes. Excellent work. Congrats and TFS.
dip (23594) 2011-08-13 3:04
nice image of the old fortress along the river,good point of view and nice perspective,
Atousa (7131) 2011-08-13 8:28
Nice combination of nature n old architecture.. the Turkish flag is an attractive point in this composition due to its color.. a well composed shot with nice colors n good sense of depth.. well done.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
adramad (37345) 2011-08-13 10:21
A gorgeous composition from the first walls along the river, the image then took us to the rugged rocky shore, the other part of the castle above the walls with the flag waving defiantly gives us a picture of the power of another era of this fortress.
Very nice colors offered by the beautiful contrast of green with gray stone and blue as the ideal. Good lighting also.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-08-13 14:20
A nice shot of this fort on the hill and the flag on this fortress inviting us to visit this lovely monument. Nice article about the place and the river. Good colors and light.
stny (18) 2011-08-14 3:01
Welcome to Turkey.I saw the east boundary of our country in your beautiful photo.Many thanks.I wonder the others.
Have a nice weekend
sacimar (25975) 2011-08-15 5:26
good image of this fortress, I like the detail of the flag, it´s a good composition with the river and the walls, well done,
axiotea (21649) 2011-08-16 20:46
it looks like you had a wonderful bike trip, crossing different countries...
I like how you've built this compo, starting with the grass in FG creating a kind of triangle separating the river and the road, leading the eye to the walls and fortress, with a good light to illuminate all the elements.
batalay (35369) 2011-08-20 16:32
Although I have seen at least half of Turkey, I never had the pleasure of seeing Ardahan. I know you've covered hundreds, perhaps thousands of kilometers by bike in the Ukraine, I had no idea that you had extended your reach to Turkey. This is a beautiful photo, flawlessly composed. The red flag makes a strong focal point, with the meandering walls and undulating topography of the historic site representing the main subject. Have a good weekend,
jhm (138244) 2011-08-21 3:12
You chose an excellent angle, we get perspective and depth image.
the Turkish flag upwards is the really eye catcher, with the red color and the half moon.
Excellent composition and original colors.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice sunday,
DjoleEric (0) 2011-08-21 14:50
A beautiful display of colors.
Good article on the fortress.
Congratulations for this work.
Have a nice evening.
pablominto (53744) 2011-08-25 1:40
An interesting old fortification in a picturesque setting!
The flag also tells this place bears some significance in our times...
The scenery is well framed, with the gravel road as an effective lead through the place!
jmdias (54561) 2011-11-20 12:04
very interesting view of this castle. I liked the way the walls were build over the natural barrier of rocks. nice light, the flag is an interesting point. nice job.
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-20
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: From Ukraine to Turkey by bike
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-12 1:24