Well it’s my second trip to Turkey in three years. The first trip began my travels over the three years, more than I ever expected. Now back again, I’m here with a new eye, mind and heart. I am also a different photographer now, I am excited to see what this return trip reveals. New also this trip I will be doing a blog from each location with my thoughts, some images, and anything else I discover. BTW I’ll try to keep the food shots to a minimum! I wrote a lot on the first trip but mostly to family and friends, guess its not that different now probably only my family and friends read the blog anyways!
After a typically long flight, Tuesday was spent doing selfies during a walk through a familiar part of the city.
I made some of my favorite images here three years ago. It was my last day and I remember I felt a sense of urgency. I wonder if that was the catalyst that inspired those images. I wonder if that’s why the camera remained hidden away in its bag. Guess we’ll see…
The last few days were peaceful with family and friends, some much needed rest and great home cooked meals. During some down time I was introduced to a very funny YouTube channel by my friend Derin : http://www.youtube.com/user/ERB “Epic Rap Battles of History”. Not intended for all ages but had me on the floor laughing.
We did encounter some wildlife, but thanks to the bird whisper, Naz No one or animal was injured.
On a walk to dinner last night I noticed the film industry alive and well in Istanbul, nice to see. Notice to the photo/film students, this is how you make daylight at night! Didn’t stop long enough to see if it was a commercial or a scene for a movie.
Today off to Bodrum and see what new interesting sights, sounds and smells that will bring.