I took this shot sometime ago now, back in September 2010 to be precise. It depicts the magnificent Sultan Ahmed Mosque (popularly known as the Blue Mosque) semi-silhouetted against a fairly dramatic Istanbul sky.
So why, I hear you ask, am I now posting images taken two and half years ago? Well I shall tell you….
I’ve been inspired to look again at some of the shots from our Istanbul trip, because an artist friend of ours – Tilly Wilkinson – mentioned to me the other day that she liked the images from this collection, but couldn’t find them on my website. Unfortunately these fell victim (like a few hundred other photos) to the decision I made when I started blogging on WordPress not to post a whole load of shots from my back catalogue, but instead to choose some for my galleries and then to move forward with new images. So although I do have a couple of shots of the Blue Mosque in my Architecture gallery, that is about it…..until now…..:0).
Suitably enthused I shall post some more images from our Istanbul adventure over the next few days and weeks…..so watch out for those if you’re interested. In fact I may (in those rare lean periods when new work is a little thin on the ground) look to see what other photographic gems I can unearth from the past and share them with you too.
© Mark Simms Photography (2013)