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Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by Kape » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:24 pm

Fuuu****

I'm just trying to follow the instructions to see if I can post a pic here. Let's see if this works...


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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by Kape » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:36 pm

TEST:

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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by judik » Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:50 pm

Nice!
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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by Kape » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:49 pm

Ok... test #2...

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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by Kape » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:54 pm

Ok, now I get it how this works..

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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by judik » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:59 am

I think I have that picture of the Cistern
Fascinating place

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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by pezworld » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:32 am

Gorgeous, Kape.
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Post by Steve_in_Exile » Sat Jan 05, 2013 12:40 am

The cistern was an awesome place to go on a hot day.

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Post by janieblack » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:21 am

I'll be in Istanbul in a little over a week. Very excited and inspired by the photos Kape. POST MORE!!!!
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Post by Kape » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:30 pm

Glad to hear you liked my pics.

janieblack, ooh... I envy you! I want to go back. Here some more of my Istanbul pics (mostly of the same few locations, though). I LOVED Istanbul!

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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by Geece » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:03 am

Great thread. Makes me think I should post my London-Istanbul photos/trip report at some point.

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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by Kape » Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:58 pm

Geece, please do! Would love to see them.

Btw... this is kind of funny: I've NEVER been to London, OR the UK...

I should go, shouldn't I...?

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Post by rezuar » Sat Jan 19, 2013 1:22 pm

Gorgeous shots, Kape.

I´m going to Istanbul over Easter. Can´t wait.
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Post by RandomThoughts » Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:21 am

Hate to just say "nice pics"... but nice pics!
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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by Kape » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:52 pm

Thanks RandomThoughts! They're definitely meant to be, hopefully and at best "nice pics" :) Glad you "liked" them ;)

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Post by Kape » Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:54 pm

rezuar, have fun there! I want to go back.

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Post by Kilombo » Mon Jan 21, 2013 6:42 pm

Nice pics from an amazing place
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Post by rezuar » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:12 pm

Thanks, Kape. I can´t wait!
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Post by stringer_bell » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:32 pm

Great pics. Got any of Berlin?

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Post by Bondi » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:02 am

Hagia Sofia has clearly visible Runic graffiti left by 9C Danes.
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Post by Kape » Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:02 pm

stringer_bell, yeah, posted some here:

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Bondi, I think I saw the runic graffiti there. Don't have a pic of it though. I think the Emperor had some Vikings in his bodyguard at some point.

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Post by northern_goddess » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:05 pm

I love these pictures, Kape. I really must get my ass over to Istanbul asap!
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Post by Kape » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:14 pm

ng, you should go! I'm sure you'd love it!

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Post by northern_goddess » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:55 pm

It was after I saw some amazing pictures desmona had taken of his trip that I decided I needed to get there. Yet I still haven't. :(
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Post by Bondi » Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:02 pm

Kape wrote:stringer_bell, yeah, posted some here:

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=114288

Bondi, I think I saw the runic graffiti there. Don't have a pic of it though. I think the Emperor had some Vikings in his bodyguard at some point.



There were more than a few. They were part of the Varangian Guard, most being Swedish Vikings known as Rus. Which is where Russia gets its name from
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Post by Electrolyte » Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:33 am

Great pictures of Hagia Sophia!

I'm jealous. I saw it twice in the 000's and both times the interior was full of scaffolding.

What camera did you use? That's a nice wide angle lens.

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Post by Kape » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:47 pm

Bondi, that's interesting.

Also, interstingly: Sweden in Finnish is "Ruotsi" even in modern Finnish. I think it must have the same origin as the word "Rus". One theory I've heard about the origin of "Ruotsi" is that is comes from the name of an area in Sweden called "Roslagen".

Electrolyte, thanks! I took these pics with my Canon EOS 5D Mark II and the lens was Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0 L IS USM.
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Post by Kape » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:50 pm

...I think that was the lens I took the pics inside Hagia Sophia. I did have another lens with me on that trip: the Sigma 50mm F1.4 EX DG HSM.

I'm sure I had the Canon lens in Hagia Sophia. The Cistern pic was taken with the Sigma.

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Post by Kape » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:51 pm

n_g, you have to go!

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Post by Electrolyte » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:24 pm

You have close to what I have, though a little better. I've got the Rebel Xti. Just got the Rebel T4i for the wife.

But my lens is the EF-S 17-85 and I don't have any shots that look nearly as wide angled as yours. Maybe it's because there was scaffolding everywhere so I didn't bother.

Rats! We were both in Istanbul in September, but didn't go to HS because we had both seen it multiple times and what was the point if the reconstruction was still going on.

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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by barbi01 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:47 am

Great Pics, Kape.
I have a few similar ones, but yours are of course of much better quality.
And Istanbul still remains one of my favourite cities.

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Post by Kape » Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:14 pm

Electrolyte wrote:But my lens is the EF-S 17-85 and I don't have any shots that look nearly as wide angled as yours. Maybe it's because there was scaffolding everywhere so I didn't bother.

Rats! We were both in Istanbul in September, but didn't go to HS because we had both seen it multiple times and what was the point if the reconstruction was still going on.



I'm not familiar with the Rebel XTi! Maybe it's sold with a different name here? My 5D Mark II is full frame, so that has an effect on the angle.

barbi, yes... definitely also one of my favourite cities, too!

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Post by Electrolyte » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:21 am

My Xti is at least 4 years old. No longer made. Good camera though. I thought of moving up to the D series, but it was more expensive and a little heavier. Didn't know about the full frame in the D series. Yes, that makes a difference.

Looking back at my pictures I also realize that 2/3 or 3/4 of the chandeliers were missing when I was there.

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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by Kape » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:37 pm

Electrolyte, you should go back now. The HS is wonderful now. Did you go visit the Cistern? Also a wonderful place.

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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by Kape » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:01 pm

Ok, testing again...

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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by Kape » Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:41 pm

UYG

Flashback... I thought I posted some pics from Istanbul some time ago! Gah... I take better pictures now..

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Post by Electrolyte » Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:41 am

Kape wrote: I take better pictures now..

Link?

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Post by NorthAmerican » Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:43 am

Kape wrote:UYG

Flashback... I thought I posted some pics from Istanbul some time ago! Gah... I take better pictures now..
Kape, thanks for demonstrating how to boast without being criticized for it; just post the word "Test" or "Testing" above the photo. But to post those glorious images -- Oops, I mean those "test photos" -- and later say "I take better pictures now" is going a little too far.
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Post by Kape » Thu May 01, 2014 12:29 pm

Ha! NA, those "test" things were me testing how to post a picture on this forum! For some reason, I used to find it somewhat difficult some time ago.

Electrolyte, I think my Tunisia pics are better than my Istanbul pictures.

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Post by Electrolyte » Fri May 02, 2014 3:23 am

So why are you holding out on us?

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Post by Electrolyte » Fri May 02, 2014 2:39 pm

Nice pics, but I like the Istanbul ones more.

You should have posted about going to Tunisia ... or maybe I missed it. I would have given you some tips, including about food, though I generally agree with you that most of it isn't spectacular.

I went to Morocco 30 years ago and had more time to explore, so it isn't a fair comparison, but I liked Morocco more and I hear better things about it now.

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Post by Kape » Fri May 02, 2014 7:20 pm

Electrolyte wrote:Nice pics, but I like the Istanbul ones more.

You should have posted about going to Tunisia ... or maybe I missed it. I would have given you some tips, including about food, though I generally agree with you that most of it isn't spectacular.

I went to Morocco 30 years ago and had more time to explore, so it isn't a fair comparison, but I liked Morocco more and I hear better things about it now.


I think the subject was better in Istanbul (plus, I posted bigger and better quality linked copies here... I cut down the size and quality a lot with my Tunisia pics). You can't take a really ugly picture of Hagia Sophia or the Blue Mosque. They're just so magnificent.

I did post about going to Tunisia, on Albo's Place. Anyway, re: the food: the local fast food was ok/excellent. I think my problem with the food was mostly due to the fact that I was based in Sousse, which is a big tourist destination. Would love to go to Morocco. If/when I do, I'll try to remember to contact you and ask for tips.
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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by Kape » Fri May 02, 2014 7:23 pm

NorthAmerican, I think you'd like my real photos, too. That is, if you liked these test photos of mine.

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Post by Electrolyte » Sat May 03, 2014 6:33 pm

I'm happy to give you some tips about what to see in Morocco, but any advice about logistics will be out of date. We went to Marrakesh and stayed in a huge room at the Hotel de la Menara, right next to the main gate to the old city, for $20/night. Those were the days.

My favorite food in Tunisia was the traditional food in upscale touristy restaurants (couscous, etc ...). Didn't eat street food.

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Post by Kape » Sat May 03, 2014 8:08 pm

Electrolyte wrote:I'm happy to give you some tips about what to see in Morocco, but any advice about logistics will be out of date. We went to Marrakesh and stayed in a huge room at the Hotel de la Menara, right next to the main gate to the old city, for $20/night. Those were the days.

My favorite food in Tunisia was the traditional food in upscale touristy restaurants (couscous, etc ...). Didn't eat street food.


I had a pretty nice lamb couscous once in an upscale restaurant. With the mezes, the lamb couscous and half a bottle of red wine that cost 26 TND which was really expensive for Tunisia (ca. 13€). Still, preferred the street food.

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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by Kape » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:21 pm

A shameless bump, in a way... but: I came back to this thread of mine due to it having so many views.

And coming back to this thread made me think: I really, really need to go back to Istanbul! It's such an amazing city.

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Post by Chip_Oatley » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:39 am

It's wonderful. I need to go back too.

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Re: Istanbul, Sprin 2012

Post by judik » Thu Oct 16, 2014 5:26 am

I'll be going back in March!!!
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