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A converted version of a shot (Link )from the archives.

The Christian monastery at Alahan is located in the mountains of Isauria in Southern Asia Minor near Mut on the road between Karaman and Silifke. Altitude: 1250 m. with a splendid view over the valley of Göksu River. Constructed at the second half of the fifth century but already abandoned in the seventh century. Its remains include two churches, one (The East Church) is extremely well preserved, a baptistery, a colonnaded runway running the full length of the site, and a couple of subsidiary buildings, plus some old caves and graves. The complex may be funded by Emperor Zeno (474-491), who was from the region. The buildings stretches along the side of the mountain and covers an area of 30x200 meters. It is quite possible that the monastery official, and monks lived in the houses surrounding the complex. The monastery stands as the finest achievement of native Isaurian stonemasons and sculptors. Alahan is a key site in the history of early Byzantine architecture, half a century before the great achievements of Anicia Juliana and Justinian in Constantinople. This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on February 25, 2000 in the Cultural category. In 2012, Turkey's Ministry of Culture and Mersin Governorship started restoration work on the site because of its history and heritage.(Taken from Vikipedia)

Thank you all for the votes and kind comments on my previous upload!

Lens:Camera's own
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Apr 2013 - 1:22 PM
Title:Alahan Monastery
Username:nonur nonur
Uploaded:10 Apr 2013 - 9:24 PM
Tags:Alahan, Alahan Monastery, Architecture, Black & white, Photo journalism, Turkey
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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 - 9:25 PM

Great B/W shot

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10 Apr 2013 - 9:34 PM

Super image and interesting commentary. Grin

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leontari
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10 Apr 2013 - 9:38 PM

Nice conversion Nezih, great texture and detail.
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Irishkate
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10 Apr 2013 - 9:49 PM

Some wonderful architecture in this old Monastery.
The textures and tones are lovely - a nice warmth in the tones.
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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 10:00 PM

Excellent info and well illustrated using the wall and arch for framing from a high perspective. The tectures stand out in this mono conversion.

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10 Apr 2013 - 10:03 PM

Delving down into the past.
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richmowil
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10 Apr 2013 - 10:08 PM

Like the composition! Super image!!

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DicksPics
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10 Apr 2013 - 10:22 PM

An impressive image, Nezih, from an excellent POV.

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taggart
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10 Apr 2013 - 10:23 PM

You chose a wonderful vantage point for this image-- I like you choice for processing as well!

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10 Apr 2013 - 10:47 PM

Looks a wonderful place to explore ...nice conversion Smile Smile

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widtink
widtink  2406 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2013 - 11:03 PM

Great POV and fab B/W conversion stunning detail

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HELANA
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10 Apr 2013 - 11:19 PM

Lots of tectures and charpness Nezih, lovely mono very well capture.
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morpheus1955
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11 Apr 2013 - 12:41 AM

Fantastic shot, great pov and composition, superb textures and tones

Hugh

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Paddy_photos
11 Apr 2013 - 3:08 AM

Great tones to this photo.

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gallero
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11 Apr 2013 - 3:29 AM

Una captura espectacular. Con la fuerza del blanco y negro.

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Jocelia
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11 Apr 2013 - 4:00 AM

Wow...Wink

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 4:28 AM

Fantastic processing Nazith, love the POV too. Thanks for the narrative...John

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
11 Apr 2013 - 5:09 AM

Excellent back ground info on this amazing place Nezih !! Excellent photo !!

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derrymaine
11 Apr 2013 - 6:14 AM

this shot is awesome. the texture, the tones, the contrast, the angle and perspective, wow. wish I had more votes

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ColleenA
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11 Apr 2013 - 6:45 AM

A stunning image, great in mono...rich and textured

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SUE118
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11 Apr 2013 - 7:26 AM

Shows a lot of detail in B & W well done.

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jasonrwl
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11 Apr 2013 - 7:56 AM

A fine image and very interesting write up Nezih. The conversion is a definite improvement in my opinion
Jason

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andylea
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11 Apr 2013 - 8:02 AM

wonderful detail and textures Nazith love the pov and write up a belter nice one Wink
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platzy
platzy  1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 - 8:29 AM

The mono processing fits the image perfectly, great work Nezih.

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woolybill1
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11 Apr 2013 - 8:37 AM

Excellent treatment of a very good composition, Nezih.
Regards
Bill

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fentiger
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11 Apr 2013 - 9:19 AM

Great tones, detail and textures in this well balanced composition.

Albert

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helenlinda
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11 Apr 2013 - 10:14 AM

An excellent composition - Helen SmileSmile

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lonely_oryx
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11 Apr 2013 - 10:28 AM

Well composed

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Velja
Velja  1 Slovenia1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2013 - 10:35 AM

Hi,
excellent PP, much better variant of color, IMO!GrinGrin
greeting
Velja

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CaroleS
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11 Apr 2013 - 11:44 AM

I do like the comp and the processing
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rayme330
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11 Apr 2013 - 2:53 PM

Great shot and historical narrative, Nezih.

Ray

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 - 5:49 PM

Beautifully captured ruin (supported by an excellent narrative), great vantage point, comp and wonderful textures, Nezih.

P.

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kmeric
kmeric  3 Turkey
11 Apr 2013 - 9:33 PM

Fascinating capture, as always..!

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