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View from Hosap Castle

View from Hosap Castle
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Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14772 W: 1051 N: 30223] (141791)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-05
Categories: Castles
Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
Exposure: f/0.6, 1/32 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-10-11 1:14
Viewed: 358
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Part of the the modern town of Güzelsu (formerly Hosap), can be seen here along with the serrated teeth like mud battlements atop a wall built in the early Ottoman era. It also looks like a dinosaur's back in the old Flintstone's cartoon:


The surrounding terrain continues to look desolate long after the old Ottoman arsenic and tin mines from 1831 AD in Hosap have closed. Maybe the soil is now contaminated with arsenic and plants have a tough time surviving?


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14379 W: 0 N: 16314] (174773)
  • [2018-10-11 1:41]


quelle vue et compo quelle image cette roche rouge qui ressort quel effet et vue ces maisons basse et comme un mur de roche avec ces formes fantastique compo et image.
Bravo et amitié

Dobar dan.
Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lep deo starog grada i priroda, lepe stare kuce.
Zelim vam lepo popodne, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Interesting and beautiful view, good text ...
Beautifully shown, good perspective and contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice part of the old town and nature, nice old house.
I wish you good afternoon, all the best.

Hello Chris,
It's a strange and fascinating scenery with some odd colours and fairly miserable buildings. It seems slightly out of place to call this a "modern" town, but I understand what you mean. I think there is a slightly strong yellow hue, which may to some extent explain the strange atmosphere here.

Hello dear friend and have a nice time
and a happy new day
its the first time I see this place in a photo
i red carefully your useful notes
about this part of the modern town
of Guzeslu
welldone and wellseen

Bonjour Chris,

L'étendue de la vallée donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prie de vue permet de voir les détails des maisons et des collines. La lumière met en valeur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


Hello Chris,

good image of this place, I like the point of view showing the yellow houses and the different colors of the land, the landscape is amazing, well seen,

Best regards,


Bonjour Chris,

Cette photo résume parfaitement le dilemme entre photographier un château de l'intérieur du haut des remparts où de l'extérieur pour mieux apprécier ceux-ci. Ici, c'est un peu désolant comme village.



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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6128 W: 277 N: 11966] (91892)
  • [2018-10-11 6:54]

Hello Chris ,
What an interesting picture ! Both for the outstanding rocky formation , and the typical architecture .

Ciao Chris, sad view of desolate village, fantastic Red rocks, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Chris
you know what i'm about to ask...do people still live in these homes? I see a car - unless that is yours haha. the home with the bright blue paint looks like it could be lived in still. But what else is here in the surrounding neighbourhood? excellent subject content, very interesting with such a mystery to it. awesome landscape sections too. cheers

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4268 W: 2 N: 7337] (35776)
  • [2018-10-11 14:25]

Hello Chris,
Interesting view of this place.
Picture with perfect exposure and good color saturation.
Fine presentation

Hello Chris,
Magnificent red rocks slopes, unusual and most attractive.
Light-yellow houses from local stones and green vegetationon the slope - all made accolors combination attractive to the viewer (and photographers).
Best regards,

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 986 W: 77 N: 2814] (13062)
  • [2018-10-11 23:44]

Hi Chris
Very interesting with the saw teeth and red rock plus bare landascape behind.

Ciao Chris
Luogo insolito, credo che ci siano molte opportunità per fare foto.
La tua panorama è molto ampia e dettagliata e si vedono tante situazioni da poter utilizzare.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24936 W: 520 N: 42035] (180190)
  • [2018-10-12 7:22]

Hello Chris,

People are sometimes very cruelty.
Something broke, for more than two hundred year, but why, belief!.
But your picture is wonderful if panorama image.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16066 W: 159 N: 28010] (147264)
  • [2018-10-12 8:43]

Hi Chris
Fascinant paysage , désolation du " village moderne" étrange, mystérieux, bon POV, présentation

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3588 W: 0 N: 8388] (59347)
  • [2018-10-13 7:31]

This is a reportage photo taken in a strange scenery, on the one hand, rocks with beautiful texture, on the other hand abandoned houses and poisoned environment, very good work
regards Ryszard

Hello Chris,
It still looks quite medieval, except for the lone car parked on dirt. Wild scenery! 👍👍

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