Goof old night time photography with the tripod. Lovely sunset behind the Blue Mosque.
And here's the same view a short while later once the sun had disappeared.
Then, turning through a 180 degrees we have the Hagia Sofia.
Finally, just around the corner is the site of the Hippodrome:
This subterranean structure was commissioned by Emperor Justinian and built in 532. The largest surviving Byzantine cistern in İstanbul, it was constructed using 336 columns, many of which were salvaged from ruined temples and feature fine carved capitals. Its symmetry and sheer grandeur of conception are quite breathtaking, and its cavernous depths make a great retreat on summer days.
This will be a blog about my latest shots and what I liked or was trying to do with them
I am a teacher of Economics and have worked in various schools in Europe & Asia. One of the things I love doing is getting out and about with my camera.