12 Camera Setups, One Mesmerizing Turkish Vista

By Johanna - 4 min read

Taking to the skies in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey

Turkey’s historical Cappadocia region, with its truly magical landscape, is one of the most popular hot air ballooning spots in the world. And many members of the EyeEm Community have been lucky enough to see it for themselves, snapping away on whatever camera they had to hand.

From smartphones to point-and-shoot cameras to pricier DSLRs, each of the 12 photographers captured Cappadocia from a unique angle. With 12 unique results.

Let’s see how Cappadocia looks through 12 different lenses:



Claudio Sericano

THE GEAR: Canon EOS 600d with 55-250mm lens

A telephoto lens has allowed Claudio to really zoom in on the red balloon. The result is this abstract composition, with a burst of red contrasted against the patterns of the ground below.

Hot air balloons flying against sky at cappadocia during sunrise



THE GEAR: Samsung NX500

Ness has also used a telephoto lens – but the results couldn’t be more different. In her take on the scene, mountains fill the frame, dwarfing the balloons in front.

Low angle view of silhouette hot air balloons in sky during sunset


charlie Jung

THE GEAR: Nikon D810 with lens at 14mm

Charlie’s wide angle perspective lifts us, the viewer, into the picture and up into the air. From lemon yellow to dark purple, his photo makes use of color grading in the sky at sunset.

Women looking at hot air balloons while sitting on mountain at cappadocia



THE GEAR: Sony RX100

Nikolay’s strong composition, complete with two friends and their long shadows, helps us really situate ourselves in the scene. And shot on a point-and-shoot camera too!

hot air balloon


Muxuan Fang

THE GEAR: Sony a7 with Zeiss FE 35 F2.8 lens

The Sony a7 is known to capture light beautifully. That is on full display here in Muxuan’s shot.

Here are some more from the collection:

Hot air balloons flying over cappadocia against sky



THE GEAR: Canon Powershot G15 at F/2.8

Hot air balloons at cappadocia against sky


John Park

THE GEAR: Nikon D700 with f/4 lens at 24mm

Aerial view of hot air balloons over landscape



THE GEAR: Canon EOS 5D Mark III with 16-35mm lens

hot air balloon


Sally Elbassir

THE GEAR: Canon Powershot SX130IS

hot air balloon



THE GEAR: Samsung Note 5 phone

Hot air balloons over cappadocia


Anna Nikitina

THE GEAR: Sony Alpha A-850

large group of people


Dila. 🎀

THE GEAR: Nikon Coolpix P500

Congratulations to all the photographers featured in this collection – thank you for sharing your photos with us! Want to see more shots like these? Check out our curated albums of Landscape pictures and Sunset images.

Header image by @Rekind1e.

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