Sunrise Balloon Ride, Cappadocia, Turkey

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    Hot air ballooning over the Cappadocia region of central Turkey at sunrise is a life experience. It's an amazing place, geologically and historically. Give it a Google if you'd like to find out more. If you've never photographed from a balloon before it is quite a challenge. Everything is in motion so you have no control over the scene you will see and when something nice does line up it is gone within seconds.

    Canon 5D III, 24-105mm lens @ 28mm, polarizer, 1/40 second @ f/13, ISO 400

    Salva del Saz, Younes B., and 211 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Ron Hay 41 months ago | reply

      Fabulous shot of a wonderful subject.

    2. Panorama Paul 41 months ago | reply

      This is absolutely fantastic Sean... the light is gorgeous... the subject amazing... and everything lined up just perfectly!!!

      ***WILD APPLAUSE***

    3. 41 months ago | reply

      Fan-bloomin-tastic! Great shot, everything is there - a tick in all the boxes

    4. David Copley 41 months ago | reply

      What a blast - great work catching this one "on the fly!" Some really great light dancing its way through this landscape. Cheers!

    5. bhawi 41 months ago | reply

      Wow, breath taking image! Would love to do this at some point!

    6. Mike Berenson - Colorado Captures 41 months ago | reply

      Such a wonderful treat for you to see for yourself and for us to see here. Thank you Sean for sharing your amazing work!

    7. AymanAlzaid 41 months ago | reply

      Fabulous capture Sean! keep up the great work..

    8. Gaurav Dinesh 41 months ago | reply

      This looks straight out of a fantasy movie ... It's amazing!!!!

    9. circleyq 41 months ago | reply

      Beautiful composition and lights!! The background is interesting as well. Love it

    10. justin burt 41 months ago | reply

      Excellent capture

    11. apefreeze [deleted] 39 months ago | reply

      Truly amazing work

      Your image is truly exceptional, please post it using this invitation to

      Truly excellent and high quality images

    12. RobertCross1 (off and on) 37 months ago | reply

      Wow. Absolutely epic shot. Talk about photos I wish I'd taken!

    13. Schweden Sabine 36 months ago | reply

      I have been thinking about a balloon ride for a while but seeing this I know I have to do it, this is amazing, so beautiful, what an experience this must be.

    14. The Terry Eve Archive 13 months ago | reply

      Challenge or no, you did brilliantly here. What a shot!

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