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bahadir Mar 20, 2010 9:20 PM

Hierapolis, a tribute to Sun God Apollo
 
Hierapolis (sacret city), founded in the second century BC. by the king of Pergamon, Eumenes II, is unique for its location on the top of a hill made of travertine cascades breaking the sun into!! The ancient city which is a World Heritage Site, still serves as a healing center with its thermal water flowing forever...and makes a good candidate for hdr : )

You may need to scroll a bit for the relatively longer images.


1.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2710/...24709506_o.jpg


2.


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4072/...1c764145_o.jpg


3.


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/...d7a9ba56_o.jpg


4. I believe you will enjoy swimming around Roman columns in the natural hot spa pool on a winter day : ) The picture below was also a three shot hdr taken with the polarisor filter on so as to eliminate the reflections to be able to show the depth of the pool.


http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4052/...a1dd3790_o.jpg


5.

Just caught the last rays of sun in the ancient theater overlooking the plain on the hill...One day is never enough to do justice there!

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4045/...a7f247f2_o.jpg


Enjoy : )

Bahadir

Hards80 Mar 20, 2010 9:22 PM

i really like this first shot Bahadir.

lovely formations, and you captured it really nice. makes for a very interesting picture.

also love the captured light rays in shot #2.

Bynx Mar 20, 2010 10:33 PM

I could spend a week there taking pics. I particularly like your last one.

shoturtle Mar 20, 2010 11:09 PM

Great shots, the sun rays add allot to the shot on the 2nd one. Great series

maggo85 Mar 21, 2010 12:01 PM

Stunning series Bahadir - #2 is breathtaking... a true "wall-hanger" :)

The Barbarian Mar 21, 2010 3:09 PM

Absolutely amazing shots. The last, over the theater, is especially good. But I really like sunsets and great HDR.

bahadir Mar 22, 2010 5:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Hards80 (Post 1067997)
i really like this first shot Bahadir.

lovely formations, and you captured it really nice. makes for a very interesting picture.

also love the captured light rays in shot #2.

Thank you for the kind feedback, Dusty. Good pick indeed :).The first image is a stitch work of two photos each of which comprise three exposures of 2 ev spacing. The exposures to go in #2 was shot a bit earlier before I reached the top to shoot #1.

bahadir Mar 22, 2010 5:12 AM

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Originally Posted by shoturtle (Post 1068036)
Great shots, the sun rays add allot to the shot on the 2nd one. Great series

Thank you for letting me know about your opinion. I still feel my feet in water stepping on the travertines while laening over the water to shoot for that 2nd one : )


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@ Bynx:

Happy to read your words of appreciation signalling to your sensitivity...
My humble equipment set is at your disposal during that week my friend : )
Below I attach some images of the lake you see at the bottom of the first image to stiffen your resolve of paying a visit. They were shot just the day before
Btw, be careful about any donation you intend, since Apollo cannot be said to be forgiving for any unworthy sacrifice ;)

a non hdr stitchwork

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4053/...c18e4694_o.jpg


a tranquil sunset over the peaceful town at the skirt of hiearapolis...


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2608/...152006f9_o.jpg


at nighttime...

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/...d4d27009cc.jpg

bahadir Mar 22, 2010 5:23 AM

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Originally Posted by maggo85 (Post 1068225)
Stunning series Bahadir - #2 is breathtaking... a true "wall-hanger" :)

Thank you so much : ) Again it's a three shot hdr the middle shot starting from +0.7 ev (though I usually shoot +0.3 ev single shots)
Ah, you may remember the following stanza by Poe:

For the heart whose woes are legion
'Tis a peaceful, soothing region...

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Quote:

Originally Posted by The Barbarian (Post 1068289)
Absolutely amazing shots. The last, over the theater, is especially good. But I really like sunsets and great HDR.

I'm so pleased to read your encouraging words again my friend.
Being acquainted with your deep appreciation for history and having seen your inspirational architectural pictures accompanied by your insightful comments over years, I feel particularly rewarded :)

maggo85 Mar 22, 2010 2:59 PM

Bahadir, the first two of your latest set are amazing - that must be an absolutely beautiful place!


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