The Blue Mosque, as dawn breaks, reflected in the still waters of the fountain.
With barely time for breakfast, we were on our way again, as we were off on a tour of the Bosphorus. Once more, it was important to get ahead of the crowds, so we could secure the best seats on, what has become, a very popular activity in Istanbul.
Rumeli Hisari, the fortress on the banks of the Bosphorus
We disembarked in Sariyer, a fishing port at the northern end of the Bosphorus. There we were free to roam and photograph the fish market by the harbour full of fishing boats, as well as other points of interest.
Our task today for our group review, was to return with three shots suitable for a travel magazine. One showing the overall picture of a scene; one of part of the scene; and one close-up, detail shot. We had to keep this assignment in mind as we happily photographed everything in sight!
The fish market in Sariyer (the scene)
One of the stalls in the fish market (part of the scene)
A detail shot, showing fish
Looking out at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridge from Rumeli Hisari, the old and the new.
Part of the 2nd group taking photos in the fortress
The fortress has 3 main towers, one small tower, and 13 watchtowers
Some of the first week's attendees resting after climbing all over the fortress
By Elizabeth Coughlan