Photographer's Note

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Lately I've been thinking that a change in direction would do my photography a lot of good, so I've decided to concentrate on posting film-based images for a while (well, the next 36 posts at least!). I'll be posting a mixture of old stuff and some of my more recent work.

I decided to start with this one; no particular reason, I just like it. It shows the Süleymaniye Mosque, up on the hill overlooking the Galata Bridge and Golden Horn. I took it from near the ferry terminal by the Galata Bridge, late in the evening as the sun was going down.
I like how the strong side-lighting gives definition to the silhouetted heads in the foreground, creating a kind of halo effect. I can't remember any exposure details, but I remember that I took a spot-meter reading from the sky and then set the camera to under-expose a couple of stops in order to darken the foreground.
I used my criminally under-used Olympus OM4Ti that I picked up second-hand a couple of years ago. It's a great little camera, more compact than my other "old" camera, the Nikon FM2n, but being a Nikon man at heart it doesn't get as much use as it deserves.
Anyway, that's enough of me rambling on...

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