Discovering Ortahisar - (Cappadocia, Turkey)

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    Ortahisar, which means middle castle in Turkish, is a beautiful little town in the region of Cappadocia, Central Turkey. The natural rock castle is a 90 meter high prominent landmark that’s riddled with caves and tunnels. Some of the outside has deteriorated over time, revealing the network of tunnels inside.

    I shot this on my first of 4 days in Cappadocia, Turkey. Unfortunately, it was also the only day with clear weather. The rest of the time the skies were densely overcast with a foggy and misty rain. The weather added absolutely nothing to the landscape and made it unfit for shooting.

    Since I wasn’t able to shoot, I decided to scout instead, each day hoping that the weather would finally clear up. Though the weather never improved, I did find some amazing vantage points to take advantage of the next time I visit. I just hope the weather gods smile on me when I do.

    Oh well, I guess you can’t win them all. ;)

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    Ebbs2, annickashyam1, romvi, rhanelt, and 71 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. romvi 40 months ago | reply

      fantastic place!!!

    2. greg194799 40 months ago | reply

      Excellent work as always!

    3. rhanelt 40 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo, amazing place.

    4. ar.t 40 months ago | reply

      Very beautiful photo!
      Happy 2012!

    5. °°Giacomo°° 40 months ago | reply

      stupenda, complimenti
      buon 2012!

    6. 來顆35mm F1.4 AIS 40 months ago | reply

      this is brilliant~~

    7. giorgosgrigoriadis16 40 months ago | reply

      wonderful capture my friend , so beautiful work !!!

      wish you a happy new year !!

    8. ioneanu.com 40 months ago | reply

      Stunning! Happy New Year my friend!

    9. yopinori 39 months ago | reply

      Wonderful view !! Nice capture, my friend !!

    10. Rebecca Ang 39 months ago | reply

      Beautiful detail and textures captured - very well done!!

    11. yogagi 36 months ago | reply

      Ah come on, not even a closet full of post processing software, or even the most expensive capture gear can get this if you don't scout out the light like you did. That's what makes the difference between yours and mine and a lot of others. Really appreciating all the time you take to post all the explanations about how you create the stuff.

    12. Vick Sahota 34 months ago | reply

      Wow awesome picture love the compostion!

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