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Balloons over Cappadocia

June 4th, 2019

I take a lot of photos while I’m traveling. I’m guessing you do too. I think it’s because everything is new and exciting and different from home.  But I don’t think of myself as a ‘travel photographer’, I guess it’s because I think of ‘travel photography’ as being more about capturing images that ‘sell’ the location and I don’t feel I do that very well. I guess my images are more ‘art’ (but maybe not ‘fine’ art) in that they don’t really have a purpose or tell a story; they’re just scenes/moments I felt compelled to capture. 

Anyway, this image is from a trip to Cappadocia, Turkey. The rocky formations across the landscape are amazing and it is a very popular place for lighter than air flight. We didn’t really know that and the first day we were amazed to wake up and see balloons dotting the sky.  The next day I woke up early and captured this shot of a balloon playing among the rock spires.


(Canon 5DMII, EF24-105 @ 28mm, 1/60s, f10, ISO100)