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The Morning Over the City

The Morning Over the City
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Copyright: Karo Kendimian (yerevantsi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 80 N: 171] (859)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-21
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT 350D, Canon 18 - 55mm EFS, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-03-23 4:31
Viewed: 4594
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Since ancient times, Ararat has been revered by the Armenians as their spiritual home, but in 1923, it was included in the new Republic of Turkey. Today, it is the national symbol of Armenia, where it is sometimes called Masis (Մասիս).

The Ararat Anomaly

Several expeditions to Mount Ararat to search for the Ark have occured.

Starting with intelligence photos shot from an aircraft in 1949 and continuing with intelligence satellite images taken in the decades since then, an interesting feature at about 4,724 m (15,500 feet)) on the mountain's northwestern side appears to be a manmade structure poking up through the glacier, called the Ararat anomaly. Many analysts suggest this could be the wreckage of Noah's Ark, many others dispute that conclusion. That the waters of the flood described in Genesis could have reached the above elevation is open to question. With no access, this anomaly remains unsolved.

On our way to work/kindergarten/grandparents (our family is totally departed during the day hours) I stopped to capture this beautiful view.


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Ochen' interesnaya perspektiva, Garo!
Dorogoi vsem armyanam obraz, spasibo:)
have a nice, sunny day, Karina from Cyprus;)

absolutely superb photo!!!

many many TfS.

Hi Garo,
a breathtaking view!those mountains in the background are beautiful, and your panoramic format is just superb!

good note..my sources place the flood epic on the ararat mountains in iran..with tabriz as the centre of ancient civilisation..i have a good book on it if you are interested
the photo is classic and powerful of a siingular peak in snow against the panorama of the city.

Hi Garo,
this is very impressive photo - the hugeness of the mountain stays in perfect contrast with tiny (in comparision to it) town with it's small boxes of houses, niddles considered to be chimneys etc... This shows the power of nature. tfs


update: I am sorry, I read your intro only now and learned about your points handling philosophy. Corrected my rating according to your wishes. Apologies.

A small hint: place in the note as many "non-pointers" do short text like "no points please" so people will know you do not want to be rated :-) They will use their daily amount to give out to those who accept points. Once again thanks for the beautiful photo!

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  • lukdm Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 332 W: 3 N: 21] (1350)
  • [2006-03-23 18:19]

great view and shot Garo

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2006-03-24 5:54]

Hi Garo,

Wonderful panorama, great shot !!!
I've been there in '86 ... thanks for refreshing sweet memories !

have a sunny weekend,

  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2006-03-24 23:50]

A superb panorama. Very strong shot. Well done.


Hi Garo,
A very interesting lighting makes this image stand out! Not only the distant mountains but also on the some of the houses...
Well framed image, with great colours and fine details!
Pablo -

Great, great capture of the Ararat Mount, Garo ! :))
I had missed it.
And very interesting note.

Hello Garo,
i liked this note more than your others. This note is totaly true and nice...

Thanks for the story of the prophet Noah.
And i want to add that after Seljuk and Ottoman Turks(totaly more than 1000 years), that montain included in Republic of Turkey..

and i am glad that you could feel it is your spiritual home during these 1000 years.

It is also our national symbol, too. You are always wellcome to ararat when ever you want as a tourist.. I hope some problelms between govermants are solved for this...
wellcome to My lovly country. We will be good hosts for you!

About your photo: i liked it alot. There are some little rocks in front of you. the city in the middle and the great Turkish mountain far away.. This is a wonderful view and may be the symbol of brotherhoods and peace.

Med.Dr.Cihan Selcuk Eksi

great photo Garo, amazing perspective! didn't know so many people lived so close to the famous mountain


Beautiful!! I want to see this view by myself, and hope too, soon. The best view over Ararat is from Yerevan, am I right?

Nice view, open and clear atmosphere.
Thank you for sharing
bye Aga

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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2007-06-15 21:38]

This is very spectacular! It reminds me a photo of the Fuji mountain in Japan! I find this picture very impressive and attractive! Well done! TFS!

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  • sp00l Silver Star Critiquer [C: 29 W: 0 N: 7] (16)
  • [2009-02-27 9:15]

very fine shot, great landscape captured!

parev.. .superb panoramic shot .. so clean details for our Armenian symbol ..

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