St. Peter’s magnificent 15th century castle on the hillside that overlooks a harbor is
what you will find in Bodrum, Turkey.
It is one of the prettier historical towns that you will encounter if you travel here and
want to explore the area. Despite being what many refer to as a cosmopolitan resort, it is
filled with white-washed housed dating back to ancient times as well as some of the
narrowest and winding roads you will find anywhere in the entire country.
– Sores Dogan
Hagia Sophia, also known as The Blue Mosque. In Istanbul
Turkey is a uniquely situated country having one foot in Europe but at the same time being the passage way into Central Asia and the Middle East. Turkey has been the bridge between the all three areas therefore giving it a crucial geostrategic standing and gaining attention from big powers. “For the last half century, Turkey’s geopolitical outlook has been shaped by its military alliance with the West” (Wilkens 3).
Great photography consists of a few key elements: composition, lighting, and a great moment. Sounds easy, but these three components, in various forms, are what are missing in most photographs you see. To combine the three is the aim of all good photographers, and a time-consuming, laborious, frustrating effort it can be. BUT, when it does come together, when that magic image appears on your screen, not much can touch that feeling.
Cowboy boots represent the culture of hard work. They are the perfect symbol of independence and an iron will. A single photograph has the ability to tell the story of a lifetime of commitment.
This shot was taken as the fading rays of the setting sun broke through an overcast sky in Sandy Point State Reservation last July. It won’t be too long from now that the shorebird numbers will start increasing with the spring migration, and I hope to get out there to photograph them. Plum Island (which contains both the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Sandy Point State Reservation) gets red knots passing through each year — and it’s my goal to photograph one in their