Posts Tagged: sepia

Mediterranean History: Mountains And The Sea

Whenever I visit the incredible coastal stretches that bring Turkey’s mainland together with the Mediterranean, the Aegean, or the Black Sea in the north, I come away with one overriding impression: a soaring rocky mountain range over clear blue sea is a thing of beauty. This picture was taken off the deck of a small sailboat in the waters near Fethiye. I decided to go for a textured treatment to add a sense of history and culture – thanks to Flickr user Skeletalmess for the textures.

Antalya Door Detail

Looking upwards, a view of rotting wooden balconies and vintage plaster door details on an old Ottoman style house in Antalya.

Canon EOS Rebel XTi, ISO-200, f/9.0, 1/30 sec., jpeg processed in Camera Raw with a texture added in Photoshop.

Narrow Street In Beypazari

This street in the central Anatolian town of Beypazari isn’t really collapsing in on itself, it just looks that way thanks to a wide-angle lens and the natural close design of a traditional Ottoman street. The restored wooden houses of Beypazari are a great example of 18th and 19th century Ottoman architecture, the cars sitting in the streets herald the coming of the 21st, and the carpets hanging out to dry never change, whatever the century may be.

Canon EOS Rebel XTi, ISO-100, f/9, 1/30 sec.