hidden window by alizekikaya

Cappadocia lies in central Anatolia, in the heartland of what is now Turkey. The relief consists of a high plateau over 1000 m in altitude that is pierced by volcanic peaks, with Mount Erciyes (ancient Argaeus) near Kayseri (ancient Caesarea) being the tallest at 3916 m. The boundaries of historical Cappadocia are vague, particularly towards the west. To the south, the Taurus Mountains form the boundary with Cilicia and separate Cappadocia from the Mediterranean Sea. To the west, Cappadocia is bounded by the historical regions of Lycaonia to the southwest, and Galatia to the northwest. The Black Sea coastal ranges separate Cappadocia from Pontus and the Black Sea, while to the east Cappadocia is bounded by the upper Euphrates, before that river bends to the southeast to flow into Mesopotamia, and the Armenian Highland.[1] This results in an area approximately 400 km (250 mi) east–west and 250 km (160 mi) north–south. Due to its inland location and high altitude, Cappadocia has a markedly continental climate, with hot dry summers and cold snowy winters.[4] Rainfall is sparse and the region is largely semi-arid.

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HERE COMES THE SUN by jankovoy

Old Bagan (Pagan) – is a huge archeological zone on the territory of Myanmar. It counts thousands of buddhist temples and pagoda. The most of them were built during the 11th-13th centuries at the time Bagan was the capital of the ancient prosperous dynastic kingdom. The ruins of Bagan are located in an area of ​​40 km along the east bank of the mighty Irrawaddy river. You might need a couple of days to see all of these landmarks by feet, so there are very popular the air excursions. On sunrise you may see dozen of air balloons which are slowly and soundlessly floating over the cradle of myanmar history and culture.

Myanmar, balloons over the Old Bagan, 2014 | 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, FL 200 mm (Canon EOS 5D Mark III + Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM + Gradual Tobacco filter)

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Elevation by Carlosmacr

I’m now in Instagram

This image is specially dedicated to Aiste, Viktorija and Vytautas from http://www.orobalionai.lt (in Lithuania) who let me ride in one of their balloons. This summer had the chance to ride on hot air balloon. It was something i really wanted as i wanted to have some stock hot-air-balloon images to use if i needed to make any manipulation.

This is a photomanipulation made with my own stock images. I added the balloon and the birds to the main image (pretty obvious :))

Thanks for your visit and have a nice time :))
Esta imagen va dedicada a Aiste, Viktorija y Vytautas (de http://www.orobalionai.lt), que este pasado verano me dieron la oportunidad de volar en uno de sus balones aerostáticos. Hacía tiempo que tenía ganas de probar esa sensación y así de paso tener algunas imágenes de globos aerostáticos para “fabricar” alguna imagen.
Este es un fotomontaje que hice con mis propias imágenes. A la imagen de base le añadí el globo aerostático y las aves (supongo que es obvio :-))

Gracias por tu visita y que vaya bien 🙂

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A Giant Emerges Over Mara by mariomoreno

A Hot Air Balloon flying of the Mara North Plains at sunrise made an iconic scene epic. This image was captured during the Maasai Mara Photo Safari I led earlier this month.


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