Portraits and People
Big Cities and Little 'uns
I mentioned before how it rained most of the days that I was in Shanghai, but that didn't bother me at all. Unfortunately, my long-gone assistant spent half his time on another gig, so I didn't have anyone to hold an umbrella over me. I know that sounds like a real primadonna kind of thing to want, but it's almost critical because you need two hands to operate the camera. I've tried locking the umbrella in my bent neck (like a 1970's phone receiver), but that doesn't really work because there's not enough diameter to keep it from spinning around all over the place. So, I just had to be really quick and try my best.
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I would love to get back to Turkey to take more photos. I only spent a few days here, so just barely enough time to explore the highlights of Istanbul. As you know, I hate to go into “tourist” mode and only visit the places that are popular, but if you only have a short amount of time, I guess that's what you gotta do. And even going into these places like the Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sofia, my goal was to try to get a unique angle… something a bit different. Fortunately, a friend told me about this epic rooftop restaurant where I could get some epic views of the Blue Mosque as the sun sets. I'd gladly share it with you if I remembered the name!