(NEX-7 + Sony E 50mm/1.8)
The Grand Bazar in Istanbul is a maze of alleys lined by little shops, crowded by tourists, all under a roof so you never see the sky and, in fact, can get easily lost.
Might as well get a cup of tea then.
(NEX-7 + Sigma 30mm)
Somewhere near the Grand Bazar, Istanbul.
(both with NEX-7 and Sigma 30mm/2.8, cropped)
Today I visited Hagia Sophia, a church that became a mosque and the blueprint of all mosques, and the newer Blue Mosque which was built to replace Hagia Sophia. On my way from Hagia Sophia to the Blue Mosque I encountered… umbrellas.
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Two perspectives on Taksim Square, Istanbul. It is the traffic hub of modern Istanbul, quite a distance away from the Old Town. When arriving at the airport I was puzzled that people wanted to sell me a “Taxi, taxi” to this square. I kept saying “no, I want a bus”. It was only later that I realized they were saying “Taksim”.
(both NEX-7 + Sigma 30mm)
Today I had some time to shoot in the streets of Istanbul. Here are two rather artificial kinds of relationships.
(both NEX-7 + Sigma 30mm, cropped)
Istanbul displays layers and layers of architecture at every corner.
(NEX-7 + Sigma 30mm/2.8 @ 1/640, f5.6, ISO 100, cropped)
Yet mosques are still the dominating visual landmarks.
(NEX-7 + Sony E 50mm/1.8 @ 1/400, f3.5, ISO100)
Today I took the plane to Istanbul, Turkey, to visit the LREC conference. Istanbul is such a mind-blowing place, it gives the photographically-inclined a visual overload in no time! So many different architectural styles, so diverse people, so much history.
(NEX-7 + Sigma 19mm/2.8 @ 1/400, f10, ISO100, cropped)
Augsburg’s fair is called Plärrer (“noise-maker”) and takes place twice a year. We were able to visit it on an actually quite noise-free morning on its last and very sunny day.
(all with NEX-7 + Sigma 30mm/2.8)
Today’s the day when in France and Greece, statesmen are racing against each other in historical elections.
(NEX-7 + Sigma 30mm/2.8 @ 1/100, f4.0, ISO 100)