Award Winner | Photo of the Day | January 29, 2012
This is taken by a compact camera on manual. It was a beautiful August night in Istanbul with full moon at a lucky spot to take pictures. Because I didn’t expect to take any pictures that night, I only had my little compact camera, which I carry around all the time. Later I decided to convert that into black and white as its suited much better.
Technical Info: Nikon E4300 | Exposure 1sec at f/2.9 | ISO 100
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | January 30
Title of the photograph: Istanbul by Night
Photo of the Day Award Category: Night Photography
Photograph Location: Istanbul | Turkey
Photographer: Orhan Aksel (Istanbul, Turkey)
Aksel was born in 1961. He is an Industrial and Systems engineer, graduated from University of Florida in ’86 and since then the founder and owner of a high-tech company in Istanbul. He Has been a passionate photography amateur since he was 12, grew up in darkrooms. But recently he decided to step up his photography, hoping that one day he can earn money through this hobby to donate for the education of the needy children of the world. It is still a hobby to him, but just became a philanthropic one. Eventually he wants to shift his carrier more to this direction.