My photo Giants Under Stars has been exhibited as part of The Pursuit of Wonders theme at the Sloika World Photography Day Exhibition at the Superlative Gallery in Bali.
Giants Under Stars was taken at the peaks of Mount Nemrut in Turkey.
Mount Nemrut, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is located in south-east Turkey. Its peak at 2,134 meters is home to the temple-tomb built by the late Hellenistic King Antiochos I of Commagene (69-34 B.C.) as a monument to himself.
Giant stone statues of the kings and gods of this ancient civilization lie on the eastern and western terraces of Mount Nemrut. The mountain and its surroundings are preserved as a national park, attracting many tourists, as the view is especially breathtaking from the peaks at sunrise and sunset.
As a photographer and an admirer of historical and cultural heritage, I’ve always wanted to photograph this magnificent beauty. I consider myself lucky as I had the privilege to have access to Mount Nemrut at night. I preferred a summer day, where the skies would be clear to allow me to display the stars.
The photo is a rare display of the unique and fascinating beauty of monumental sculptures under a starry night sky.
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