In April, I attended a five-day photography class in Istanbul, Turkey. Part of the Cities at Dawn series taught by Anthony Epes, the workshop was an outstanding experience. Not only was I forced to shoot in manual mode, but the early morning photo sessions opened my eyes to the beauty of the dawns early light. These are a few of my favorite pictures from the week I spent in Istanbul. Click on the first image for a slide show.
The Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Sunrise Pink on the Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Detail of the domes on the Blue Mosque
Sunrise on the European side of the Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey.
Sunrise along the Waterfront, Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul sunrise looking across the Golden Horn
Fishing from Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey
Dock along the Bosphorus waterfront, Istanbul, Turkey.
Istanbul at Dawn photography class walking long waterfront.
The domes on the back side of the Süleymaniye Mosque, 1558 A.D, looking across the Golden Horn
Cemetery, Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
Hagia Sofia at dusk
Hagia Sofia from a rooftop.
Interior of Hagia Sofia. The building did not appear to be well maintained.