Dome in the Sultan’s HaremA shot of the dome inside the Harem. This one shows off more of the blue tile work in a brighter light, along with the gold accents around the dome.
June 5, 2020by Greg VIstanbulPhotographyPlacesTopkapı PalaceTurkey
Sultan’s HaremA photo of the inside of the Sultan’s Harem at the Topkapi Palace. I intentionally kept it dark to show off the light and how stunning the blue tile work was. I also learned quite a bit about what the actual function of the Sultan’s Harem actually was. I had a misconception that they were full of beautiful women who lazed around to tend to the Sultan’s whims and desires when in reality the...
Slums in TurkeyOur tour guide pointed out some slums in Turkey to give us a perspective on how we often take the things we have in life for granted. He mentioned how most were not safe for living and the police would often harass the people living there even though most had no other choice.
May 25, 2020by Greg VArchitectureIstanbulPhotographyPlacesTurkey
Medieval Architecture Oil DropsI can’t remember which building this was, but it’s definitely from a building in Istanbul. From what I remember from the tour guide’s explanation, back in the day, soldiers would drop hot oil on invading enemies using the drops on either side of the wall and then set their enemies on fire. I tried searching for more information on the building and how it was used but I...
Ruins From Turkey in HDRA photo I took of some ruins and used the in-camera HDR on my Canon 5D Mark III to capture, handheld. I believe this was taken at Ephesus but I can’t be sure.
May 8, 2020by Greg VArchitectureEphesusPhotographyPlacesTurkey
Temple of Artemis – ArchwayJust an archway that framed a doorway which I thought was interesting.
May 7, 2020by Greg VArchitecturePhotographyPlacesTurkey