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Shot at Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey

Thank you for the votes and kind comments on "PVC Pipe"! They are much appreciated.

I thought it would be useful to add this info about the place (taken from Wikipedia), as I have more to upload:
Pamukkale, meaning "cotton castle" in Turkish, is a natural site in Denizli Province in southwestern Turkey. The city contains hot springs and travertines, terraces of carbonate minerals left by the flowing water. It is located in Turkey's Inner Aegean region, in the River Menderes valley, which has a temperate climate for most of the year.

Travertine terrace formations at Pamukkale, Turkey. May 21, 2011
The ancient Greco-Roman and Byzantine city of Hierapolis was built on top of the white "castle" which is in total about 2,700 metres (8,860 ft) long, 600 m (1,970 ft) wide and 160 m (525 ft) high. It can be seen from the hills on the opposite side of the valley in the town of Denizli, 20 km away.

Tourism is and has been a major industry. People have bathed in its pools for thousands of years. As recently as the mid-20th century, hotels were built over the ruins of Hieropolis, causing considerable damage. An approach road was built from the valley over the terraces, and motor bikes were allowed to go up and down the slopes. When the area was declared a World Heritage Site, the hotels were demolished and the road removed and replaced with artificial pools. Wearing shoes in the water is prohibited to protect the deposits.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-5 Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL WR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:13 Oct 2012 - 11:35 AM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:80
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Tourists on the Travertines
Username:nonur nonur
Uploaded:30 Nov 2012 - 9:01 AM
Tags:Landscape / travel, Pamukkale, Photo journalism, Turkey
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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Nov 2012 - 9:06 AM

Brilliant shot, excellent composition, it looks a fascinating place

Hugh

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mrswoolybill
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30 Nov 2012 - 9:17 AM

Tourists in an alien landscape. I assume that those are salt deposits? Intriguing.
Moira

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cats_123
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30 Nov 2012 - 9:18 AM

looks wonderful Smile

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woolybill1
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30 Nov 2012 - 9:34 AM

Yes, intriguing: I can't imagine a lady in a light dress lying down in the snow!
A well-balanced image with the three contrasting groups of people.
Regards
Bill

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
30 Nov 2012 - 9:46 AM

What an amazing place is this Nazih !! A great photo of this stunning scene Smile

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franken
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30 Nov 2012 - 11:22 AM

Well captured. I paid it a visit in 2008 and was impressed. I took a lot of images of the scene.

My favourite time on the week I was in Turkey was travelling along the Dalyan river.

regards,

Ken.

ps, some of mine are way back in my EPZ portfolio.

Last Modified By franken at 30 Nov 2012 - 11:26 AM

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NDODS
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30 Nov 2012 - 12:08 PM

A great foreword and a wonderful accompanying image Nazih

Regards Nathan

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woolybill1
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30 Nov 2012 - 12:34 PM

Thanks for the extra information, Nezih. Extra understanding is always welcome!
B

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mrswoolybill
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30 Nov 2012 - 12:42 PM

Yes, thanks for the Wiki information.
Moira

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CaroleS
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30 Nov 2012 - 1:22 PM

Intriguing information, very well captured too.
Carole

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Daisymaye
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30 Nov 2012 - 1:58 PM

Interesting scene, would love to be there to see this.......Sandy

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
30 Nov 2012 - 2:48 PM

Very interesting narrative, I thought it was salt deposits at first, thank you for that, nice photo tourists are part and parcel of places like that, nice one like it, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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rayme330
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30 Nov 2012 - 3:02 PM

Excellent shot, Nezih and commentary.

Ray

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Fefe
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30 Nov 2012 - 3:23 PM

FascinatingGrin I thought it was snow and ice till I read the infoTongue.................. Great capture!
Diane

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SUE118
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30 Nov 2012 - 4:39 PM

Looks an interesting place.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Great exposer with a good comp very interesting place well presented with good info.

John

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HELANA
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30 Nov 2012 - 6:29 PM

Grate capture Nazih, Spot on with the exposure and composition,lovely.
Elena

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fentiger
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30 Nov 2012 - 7:02 PM

A fine candid which is full of interesting elements.

Albert

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netta1234
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30 Nov 2012 - 9:57 PM

A Verry interesting sceneSmile
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thedon1941
30 Nov 2012 - 11:19 PM

Lovely image. Love the light. Don

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AnneWorner
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1 Dec 2012 - 1:24 AM

What an interesting and intriquing landscape. The geology beneath where I live is limestone - we have several quarries nearby and I can see how the calcium encrusts everything around it. Here it is many times more concentrated - amazing the formations it has created.

Anne

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NeilWigan
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1 Dec 2012 - 10:05 AM

Good to see it being protected.

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salfordcityred
27 Feb 2013 - 10:13 AM

Merhaba Nezih,
A great capture, i first visited in 1995 and then in 2003 by which time the hotels had been demolished.
But i was disappointed that the artificial pools were like bath tubs, i think with a bit of thought they
could have sculptured them to blend in with the original pools.
Regards Arnie.Grin

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2013 - 1:11 PM


Quote: Merhaba Nezih,
A great capture, i first visited in 1995 and then in 2003 by which time the hotels had been demolished.
But i was disappointed that the artificial pools were like bath tubs, i think with a bit of thought they
could have sculptured them to blend in with the original pools.
Regards Arnie.Grin

Merhaba again, Arnie,
I was there in September last year. They tidied up the place and I liked that, but still missed some of the old features as well.
Thank you for your kind comment and personal info.

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