Sunrise, sunsets and night shots - in TURKEY!

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My husband and I visited Turkey in 2002. I have finally scanned my slides. As always, comments and critiques always appreciated!

You can see my gallery of images from Turkey at www.butlerkid.smugmug.com

#1 Sunset over Istanbul
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#2 Blue Mosque at night
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#3 Sunset at Pamukkale
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#4 Sunrise in Istanbul
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#5 Aya Sofia Mosque at night with a light dry brush effect
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My cousin spent a college semester studying in Instanbul and she absolutely loved it. Her photos were stunning and yours are excellent as well.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Karen, Stunning set!

Glad you enjoyed them!

Nice work, particularly the first one.

David

Great pictures, I love the first one!

Thank you both! I was running up and down the road as I tried to keep the sun where I wanted over the skyline of Istanbul! LOL!

My cousin spent a college semester studying in Instanbul and she absolutely loved it. Her photos were stunning and yours are excellent as well.

Thanks for sharing.

We spent several days there and loved it also.
 

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Beautiful shots! Your efforts to capture the true beauty really paid off.

I'm glad you liked them. Hopefully you also saw images of Cappadocia and other historic Turkish locations on my website.

Beautiful shots! I really like #4 the best, great tones.

Thank you! We were the only ones around the river before sunrise!
 

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These are scanned slides - no filters were used other than the star filter on #5. I carry filters around - especially graduated ND's - but never use them. A personal fault.....LOL!

The colors are what the film recorded!
 

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Kris -

Cropping the top of #1 would certainly remove the perhaps distracting clouds in the upper left corner. Thanks for the suggestion. It would then look more than a panorama instead of the typical slide dimensions.
 
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The first 3 images are good, but in my opinion you should have booted the black levels quite a bit. They seem a little washed out and this would really help the overall look and feel of the images.

The second image looks very noisy, i would definitely apply some noise reduction. I image you shot this hand held?

4th image - love it although i would increase exposure a little...

the final image seems a little off to me, the lens flare looks nice but is way to dominant IMHO, and i would again boost black levels to bring out the colors further, also increasing your vibrance might really help you...

Hope this helps :)
 

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The first 3 images are good, but in my opinion you should have booted the black levels quite a bit. They seem a little washed out and this would really help the overall look and feel of the images.

The second image looks very noisy, i would definitely apply some noise reduction. I image you shot this hand held?

4th image - love it although i would increase exposure a little...

the final image seems a little off to me, the lens flare looks nice but is way to dominant IMHO, and i would again boost black levels to bring out the colors further, also increasing your vibrance might really help you...

Hope this helps :)

Thanks so much for your suggestions! Back in 2002 I had a cheap lens and these are scanned slides. The scanning process created a lot of noise. So much so that I could not sharpen the photos at all. Scanning and addressing the noise softened the photosquite a bit. All photos were taken using a tripod and cable release.

I will try scanning the slides again.

All are very beautiful. But some are not sharp. Did you use a tripod?


I appreciate your comments! You can reference the comments above. All photos were taken using a Gitzo tripod and cable release.
 

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