Inter-continental Fireworks, by Orhan Aksel

I took this photo in New Year’s Eve 2009-10 in Istanbul. The body of water is Bosphorus, the natural divider of Asia and Europe. The far side is Asia, The side I took the picture is Europe. I was in sea water to my ankles to clear the celebrating crowd. And because it was a windy night, the firework figures drift in the air.

Inter-continental Fireworks, by Orhan Aksel

Nikon D700 with a 20mm f/2.8 | Exposure f/4.5 @ 1.3sec | ISO 100
Inter-continental Fireworks, by Orhan Aksel

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | July 04
Photo of the Day Award Category: Travel Photography
Photograph Location: Istanbul | Turkey

Photographer: Orhan Aksel (Istanbul, Turkey) Registered
Orhan 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.
Portfolio: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59093584@N00
Blog: http://orhansphotoblog.blogspot.com

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