Rainbow stairs in Cihangir / Istanbul. The neighborhood were so annoyed by the grey and dull looks of these stairs (painted by the municipality) that they decided to take action themselves and painted the stairs in rainbow colors. The next day Municipality noticed it and got angry, painted them back into grey. And then the next day municipality decided to revert the changes and painted it back to rainbow colors!!.  Well, this is Turkey :) But still we have a happy ending :)

  1. Camera: Nikon D600
  2. Aperture: f/3.5
  3. Exposure: 1/2000th
  4. Focal Length: 24mm
Anonymous Asked
QuestionAre you allowed to take tripods into the masques and churches? Answer

You can take them into mosques, but not all of them. If there is a security (with x-ray machines etc) they most probably will not allow it. You can use a small tripod though, put it in your bag and they will not notice it.

I am very proud to learn that I got the 3rd place in National Geographic Türkiye photo contest with this piece I shot in Princes’ Islands / Istanbul.  It’s my first award and I’m amazed to the fact that it is from National Geographic!. 

  1. Camera: Nikon D600
  2. Aperture: f/1.8
  3. Exposure: 1/25th
  4. Focal Length: 53mm

Bu blogda paylaştığım İstanbul fotoğraflarından en beğendiğim 12 tanesini seçtim ve bir 2014 yılı takvimi dizayn ettim. Bu bağlantıda takvimin özelliklerini inceleyebilirsiniz. Fotoğraflar çok güzel, baskı kalitesi çok güzel, hiçbir yerde satılmayan orjinal bir ürün oldu. Türkiye’nin her yerine kargo ile 25 TL’ye gönderiyorum. İlgileniyorsanız lütfen bağlantıya bir göz atın. Teşekkürler!

Let’s not forget the cats of Istanbul - You can find them in any corner, in the streets, in the parks, on your car! It’s such a common to see them, they’re simply everywhere!

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-5N
  2. Aperture: f/4
  3. Exposure: 1/200th
  4. Focal Length: 27mm

Karaköy is the new trendy district to go in Istanbul. Not so long ago, you wouldnt want to go there for any reason, but now its getting more and more popular, thanks to the new cafe and restaurants being opened. Take your time and visit Karakoy’s narrow streets on a weekend!

  1. Camera: Nikon D600
  2. Aperture: f/3.5
  3. Exposure: 1/640th
  4. Focal Length: 24mm

An #interior  scene from #hagiasophia  in #istanbul  - #Turkey . This place has been a #cathedral  for 921 years and then served as a#mosque  for 481 years. You can find traces of both #religions  inside.

  1. Camera: Nikon D600
  2. Aperture: f/5.6
  3. Exposure: 1/13th
  4. Focal Length: 24mm

Sunset in Eminönü / Istanbul. This “old town” area of Istanbul is a heaven for photographers, The historical buildings, people and scenary is full of moments to capture

  1. Camera: Nikon D600
  2. Aperture: f/6.3
  3. Exposure: 1/400th
  4. Focal Length: 24mm

Drinking tea in a coach, in Burgazada, one of the “Prince Islands” in Istanbul. 

  1. Camera: Nikon D600
  2. Aperture: f/1.8
  3. Exposure: 1/25th
  4. Focal Length: 53mm

Blue Mosque in Sultanahmet/Istanbul and its “mahya” which is lit only during Ramadan

  1. Camera: Nikon D600
  2. Aperture: f/6.3
  3. Exposure: 1/25th
  4. Focal Length: 48mm

Hagia Sophia after the sunset - Eminonu / Istanbul

  1. Camera: Nikon D600
  2. Aperture: f/6.3
  3. Exposure: 1/13th
  4. Focal Length: 38mm

Entrance to Blue Mosque / Istanbul

  1. Camera: SONY NEX-5N
  2. Aperture: f/3.5
  3. Exposure: 1/1250th
  4. Focal Length: 18mm

Hagia Sophia in Sultanahmet / Istanbul

  1. Camera: Nikon D600
  2. Aperture: f/11
  3. Exposure: 1/100th
  4. Focal Length: 24mm

A view of the Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridge from Mihrabat Grove in Istanbul

  1. Camera: Nikon D600
  2. Aperture: f/8
  3. Exposure: 1/60th
  4. Focal Length: 36mm

An excerpt of chimneys and minarettes from the Topkapı Palace / Istanbul

  1. Camera: Nikon D600
  2. Aperture: f/8
  3. Exposure: 1/30th
  4. Focal Length: 62mm