Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Pic(k) of the week 7: Flying over frozen Turkey

As I'm writing this while on a weeklong ski-holiday in the French Alps, it's only normal to post a snowy landscape image for my Pic(k) of the week!

The aerial image below is however not of the Alps but of the Northern-Eastern part of Turkey. Unlike what most people think, winters in Turkey can be very harsh with lost of snowfall.

The image was taken when flying over Lake Van; with a maximum length of 119km and a total area of 3755 sqkm this is Turkeys largest lake. Even though the surface elevation of the lake is 1640m (5380ft), the water doesn't freeze because of its high salinity.

Over frozen Turkey

Image details:
Fujfilm X-T1 with the Fujinon 16-55 f2.8 lens
ISO 200, 34mm (51mm full frame equivalent), f6.4 1/1500s
RAW file developed in Lightroom 5.7
Nik ColorEfex Pro 4 with Pro Contrast

More aerial images can be found here.

Remember: "You wanna fly, you have to give up the shit that weighs you down" - Toni Morrison

Happy shooting,

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