July, 2014. July was my last post! Overall, I just haven’t been traveling much and the name of the blog does limit the focus a bit! I did recently get back from California though and I must say it was a wonderful trip. I do have the best family and friends in the entire world. Drop the mic.
Speaking of focus, while I was in the Golden State, I bought new lens for my camera – 35mm. I wanted to challenge myself a bit and try to look at things a little differently. Plus, it was only about $200 – not so bad as far as lenses go and it’s very lightweight.
I am still goofing around with it but supposedly, this lens will give me great close up images as well as solid wide-angle shots. With the 35mm, I can also shoot in low light. The jury is still out but so far, so good. Additionally, it will force my hand in terms of portraits. I will actually have to interact with people and ask if I can take their photo, instead of ‘stealing’ one with my zoom lens.
Below are the photos I took while out on a snow day last week and a few from a walk around Karakoy – it’s the new, trendy spot in Istanbul. Lots of charm, street art, and coffee… heaven.
Enjoy the (35mm) photos!