Seeing things new?

I was getting ready to go to sleep the other night I turned to say good night to my eighteen year old son and his juxtaposition to a painting on the wall as well as the light from the lamp caught my eye. I have seen this site many times, but today I saw something new.

I am not interested in shooting new things -
I am interested to see things new. 

Ernst Haas
Source of quote: http://www.brainyquote.com

I quietly picked up my camera and began looking for different views with my Nikon D700. I didn’t want to use a flash to ruin the light so using my old 24mm manual focus and increasing the ISO to 1250, here is what I saw. I like the first photo because my sons position mirrors the person in the painting and I also like the light from the lamp. The last photo has the photo of the family in the upper left corner looking down on him as well as the computer screen—it’s just a nice composition, enjoy.

Artist at work—first impression.

Artist at work—first impression.

A view from above to give a different perspective.

A view from above to give a different perspective.

Eye level view including computer screen, but not quite there.

Eye level view including computer screen, but not quite there.

Finally—A lower view including family photo (top left) as well as blue computer screen to finish the picture.

Finally—A lower view including family photo (top left) as well as blue computer screen to finish the picture.

 

 

 

Traveling by bus in Turkey

Last week I took a bus trip from the northern part of Turkey to a Mediterranean city.  I could have flown from Istanbul to this same city, but I decided to take a bus. The trip took 8 1/2 hours, and was very relaxing. One each seat back there is a screen with a selection of movies, TV stations, music, games as well as internet connection. There is a USB plugg-in if you want to charge your iPod or similar device. During the trip they serve coffee, tea, and give a snack, as well as stop for 30 minutes about halfway to give opportunity for a meal or just a break.  The cost of the trip was about $60 US dollars. They also have a service from bus stations in most major cities. It was a good time to catch up on e-mail, edit photos, journal as well as read.
Along the way I took some photos. Hopefully they give a feeling and sense of the trip.

Bus, sunset, lone traveler walks to the bus

Bus in Turkey stops for a break allowing passengers to have a meal, use restrooms or just get out and stretch. A needed break in a 8 hour trip.

 

sunset, over mountain with clouds and golden fields.

Sunsetting over rural fields in central Turkey.