Turkey 1: Merhaba, Istanbul
25 August 2011
We just came back from 3 weeks of backpacking through Turkey. I shot a few thousand pictures, I just couldn’t help myself. It felt good to have the Nikon at hand at all times, something I hadn’t done in awhile, especially at home in Montreal where the everyday gets ahold of me and I become blind, lazy blind; not to mention the camera phone in the backpocket which acts as a mediocre safety cushion if something does come up.
But then, travelling to the unknown, seeing for the first time, gazing at sights, yearning to memorize and somehow capture the tableau along with the intrinsic excitement of discovery, the camera becomes a close travelling companion with which you converse endlessly. And so, you can expect doses of Turkish [photographic] delight around here for the next little while.