Date: 14th - 21st October 2017
Join David Clapp on a fabulous photographic experience to Cappadocia, a rich and undiscovered landscape in Central Anatolia and explore this fascinating landscape, from both the land and the air.
Without a doubt, Cappadocia in Turkey is one of the most understated and photogenic landscapes. Formed millions of year ago by volcanic eruptions, the soft sedimentary clay has eroded into fascinating shapes and colours and it is this that we shall explore.
Cappadocia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The strange cone shaped ‘fairy chimneys’, became the houses for settlers, who excavated rooms from the sediment. These make fascinating photographic subjects and have been used in many fantasy movies, including the original 1977 Star Wars.
We will base or trip in the small, friendly town of Goreme, an hour away from the connecting airport of Nevsehir. This is a great place to explore the surrounding landscape like the Rose Valley, Orchisar and more. Its distinctive coloured rock will present all manner of photographic opportunities and we will concentrate our work when the light is at its best, either end of the day with exploratory walks in the later afternoon.
Expect to photograph the night sky over alien looking rock formations and learn to light paint the landscape with David’s expert advice.
Goreme is popular for hot air ballooning and we will take a balloon ride over the landscape to shoot sunrise from the air! It is a real trip highlight and provides some absolutely incredible photographic opportunities as tens of balloons rise upwards into the early morning light.
Easy to get to, easy to explore with wonderful photographic opportunities – Cappadocia is this years trip with a difference.