I just got back from a short trip to Istanbul, Turkey and wow what an amazing city! It's full, it's loud, there are people everywhere and you can buy anything you can imaging from them. On every street corner is a place to get some cheap but good kebab or dürüm. The days are spend on markets and bazars or on the river Bosporus and the night in the many bars and club of the town. It is just one crazy town and I mean the good, incredible kind of crazy.
Just for four days I've been in the city, which was enough to see all the main sights but I would have loved to stay longer to just enjoy the atmosphere of it. The days were mostly spent photographing on the streets, in markets, mosques, on the bazar or on the river. Including a very interesting bus ride down the coast of the river after I went all the way up to the beginning of the black sea and didn't want to wait all day for the return trip. It was definitely an experience but the busses are cheap and in the end I reached my goal. Plus I have no officially been to Asia for the first Time.
The Nights on the other hand I spent with the amazing guys and girls from the hostel exploring the incredibly funny nightlife of Istanbul. Just as the activities were split up, the weather was also split in the two extremes of sun and warmth during the day and loads of rain at night. But I guess since I've been to Ireland I don't really care that much about rain anyways.
Since I knew I'll be spending my whole trip running around around and getting very little sleep I packed really light weight with just a carry-on backpack and minimal camera equipment. Just my Nikon D750 and a 28-300mm lens on the Sun-Sniper strap. It was good enough for everything I needed to do, although I would have gladly sacrificed some telephoto reach for a bit more wide angle...well lets see what I can change till the next trip.
But these are more than enough words, just look at the pictures and let them speak for themselves. I put a small selection in the gallery below. Enjoy and let me know what you think.