It was a nice and warm morning in Northern Florida at the end of December and we even had a few minutes of nice sunrise.
Although we spent only half a day in Antalya itself, it is the place I’d like to visit again. I mean, judge it for yourself, pretty awesome if you ask me. After taking this photo we made our way to a restaurant that seats on the cliff right above the beach. I must say that I enjoyed the view down below while sipping some beer and eating shishkabubs.
I did very little post processing to this photo. On a beautiful day, at a beautiful place like this no post processing is required. Pretty much straight out from the camera for your viewing pleasure. And if you want to see it in high resolution all you need to do is click on it.
When I arrived at the Point Reyes, I was hoping to get down to the Light House and take some close up photos of it with the ocean in the background. The wind was at hurricane force (is it right term for Pacific?, maybe storm force? hmmm) and access to the Light House was closed. So I had to stay at the top and take some shots from there. I had to put my body weight on the tripod and position my self to block the wind from the camera to keep it stable.
I’d like to take the same photo sometime during the summer. Not sure when I’ll be able to make my way to NYC in summer, with longer days and when sun setting behind those sky scrapers, at least I assume it is setting behind Manhattan. In February, when I took this photo, the sun was going down to the left of this view and didn’t make a cool sunset from this angle.
Last month, we spent four days in Istanbul before going to Kazakhstan. Four days is really a teaser for Istanbul, to really experience this city you should spend here at least three, four weeks. Next time I should plan a longer visit and not rush through it. I think this day was a first day of Ramadan. There were huge tents setup not far from where I took this photo, and the start of Ramadan or the permission to start eating food was announced by shooting canons, which took us totally by surprise. As soon as sun cleared the horizon, the canon started shooting and mosques started broadcasting their prayers. The boat in this photo is a floating kitchen, they were grilling fish full steam, with smoke coming in each direction and orders coming back to the bank, feeding hungry Turkish, after a day of fasting.