Sand

There are over 20,000 images in my Lightroom catalogue. An overwhelming majority of them, are simply bad photos. Mistakes. Bad compositions. The wrong time of the day. Out of focus. And then there are the photographs that work. Those are few and far between, but I like to think that …

Taksim to Tünel tram in Istanbul

When we first got to Taksim, all we saw was people. Lots and lots of people. Shopping, eating, walking, etc. We wondered if the tram was actually running. It didn’t take long however to notice that the tram was in fact there, just buried behind the masses. This was a …

The Basilica Cistern (Yerebatan Sarnici) in Istanbul

My first post from Istanbul featured a detail from this impressive structure, today it’s the main hall of the Basilica Cistern. It’s hard to imagine that hundreds and hundreds of years ago, this was all full of water. Today, there is only a tiny bit of water towards the main …

The interior of Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) – Istanbul

According to many Hagia Sophia, is the prime example of Byzantine architecture. We made it to Hagia Sophia on our first full day in Istanbul and manage to beat the lines by purchasing a Museum pass which you can find just next to the main entrance being sold from a …

The Blue Mosque – (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) at Sunset

Perhaps it is a bit of a cliche to say that the Blue Mosque was my favorite mosque in Istanbul, but its true. I start with a fairly typical but must have image of the Blue Mosque silhouetted against the setting sun. Unfortunately the skies were not this orange 🙂 It took …

Gone Fishing

Well not really fishing, but I couldn’t find a more suitable image 🙂 Heading to Istanbul today for Easter and really looking forward to it. It’s my first time that far east. Hope to capture some interesting photos to share with you. This image was taken on the way back …

Scheveningen Sunset #4

  The last image from my series on Scheveningen. Taken during the same time as the previous images. My original intent was to make this a black and white image, however once I started to process it, it went a completely different way. I am glad however how this has …

Venice Carnival 2012 #9 : Behind the scenes

Not quite done with photos from the Venice Carnival of 2012, hope you aren’t bored yet 🙂 This photo was taken on the very early morning shoot we did at Saint Marco’s square on the last Saturday of the trip. As I mentioned previously, this was likely the very best opportunity to …