My Year in Photography and some Things I don’t like about Instagram

Best Nine? After seeing some of the “best nine posts” on Instagram I went to the website and made my own. The result was, well, interesting. Not many of the nine most liked pictures were the same as my favorite pictures posted this year. Maybe not surprising, since usually the pictures I like more get less likes, for whatever reason. I didn’t take all of my posted pictures this year,

Corycus Ancient Churches – A Forgotten Place

After the unexpectedly difficult ancient “road”, we were finally at the top of the hill by Corycus ancient churches. As I had already been here before, I knew the churches are worth seeing, even many times.  The point of going through the necropolis was to explore that area and to see it from a different angle. But I had not expected this path to be that difficult. Still, I must

Lost in Corycus Necropolis

After having had a look at the castles in Kizkalesi we decided to continue to the ancient/medieval burial site, or Corycus necropolis just across the highway. The location is easily recognized by the carved picture of a Roman soldier and the grave houses behind it. However, one can be forgiven for mistaking the grave houses here for being the whole necropolis. After all, the area is overgrown and difficult to

The Castles in Kızkalesi

One of my favorite locations in Turkey is definitely Kızkalesi, a small resort town in the Eastern Mediterranean region. Being a resort it’s usually packed during summers. However, winter means the sun worshipers have left and the beaches are empty. It becomes perfect for people like me who neither like hot weather nor crowds. Landscape photography also becomes easier and the unpredictable weather in November is perfect for making interesting

Moon Light Photography in Autumn

One of my favorite types of light conditions to shoot in is definitely moon light. Moon light  can be used for very interesting photographs but it has some unique challenges as well. Even though the moon phases are predictable, the chance of using this type of light completely depends on the weather. As with astrophotography in general, clouds and especially overcast tend to ruin the opportunity.  Full moon might bring

The Shortest Night

The lack of darkness in summer In the Nordic countries makes night photography difficult. Attempting astrophotography before late summer is more or less pointless. Landscape photography in general can also be problematic since the sun sets very late and rises only a few hours afterwards. If you want to use both, you wont be getting much sleep. On the other hand if you have the time and determination you can stay up