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May 18, 2015 17:35 |  #1

Had the pleasure of visiting Turkey a couple of weeks ago. One of my first stops in Istanbul was to the Basilica Cistern, a subterranean structure built in the 6th century that provided a water filtration system. During my walk around, I saw a narrow alley lined with pillars. I walked over and barely saw another gent layed out on the walkway getting his shot. When he rose, he asked me what I was shooting...Canon I replied. With that, he offered me a crack at the shot with his 70-200 2.8 IS. With barely being able to see if I had nailed the focus, I snapped off the shot. I rose and exchanged some small talk and thanked him and we were both on our way to our next conquests. I nearly deleted the shot as I didn't like the perspective. Well, thankfully, I didn't. With a bit of cropping and playing around in LR, I kinda like the way the 2nd shot came out. To the gent from Germany (or perhaps Austria), if you're on this list...once again, thank you for your generosity!

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May 18, 2015 22:37 |  #2

Nice work. That first shot is exceptional. Glad you didn't delete it.


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May 18, 2015 22:41 |  #3

jamganz wrote in post #17561721 (external link)
Had the pleasure of visiting Turkey a couple of weeks ago. One of my first stops in Istanbul was to the Basilica Cistern, a subterranean structure built in the 6th century that provided a water filtration system. During my walk around, I saw a narrow alley lined with pillars. I walked over and barely saw another gent layed out on the walkway getting his shot. When he rose, he asked me what I was shooting...Canon I replied. With that, he offered me a crack at the shot with his 70-200 2.8 IS. With barely being able to see if I had nailed the focus, I snapped off the shot. I rose and exchanged some small talk and thanked him and we were both on our way to our next conquests. I nearly deleted the shot as I didn't like the perspective. Well, thankfully, I didn't. With a bit of cropping and playing around in LR, I kinda like the way the 2nd shot came out. To the gent from Germany (or perhaps Austria), if you're on this list...once again, thank you for your generosity!
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I'm so glad you didn't delete the images because they are just beautiful! I was there some 40 years ago; stunning!


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May 18, 2015 22:44 |  #4

The shot is spectacular,. the location..

I have heard of this spot, saw it on the discovery channel or something. I had no idea one could visit! What a marvel! Istanbul is full of them. Post more! :)


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May 19, 2015 12:38 |  #5

M_Six wrote in post #17562066 (external link)
Nice work. That first shot is exceptional. Glad you didn't delete it.

Thanks for looking and commenting!




  
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May 19, 2015 12:40 |  #6

itsallart wrote in post #17562069 (external link)
I'm so glad you didn't delete the images because they are just beautiful! I was there some 40 years ago; stunning!

Yeah...i'm glad too. It doesn't look like much has changed since the 6th century - so 40 years is a drop in the bucket! Hope this bring backs some good memories. This place was incredible!




  
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May 19, 2015 12:41 |  #7

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The shot is spectacular,. the location..

I have heard of this spot, saw it on the discovery channel or something. I had no idea one could visit! What a marvel! Istanbul is full of them. Post more! :)

Thanks for looking and commenting Jake. I have 3 16gb cards filled and 1 partially filled so...yeah....I may be posting some more from Turkey! :-)




  
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