Wednesday, December 31, 2008

thank you & happy new year

Friends, CDP members, visitors; this photoblog was one of my resolutions last year and thanks to you, it turned in to the most motivating new year's resolution to keep.
This is priceless and I would like to thank all of you personally for appreciating the things that caught my eye.
May you all have a great year...

Friday, December 26, 2008

luminous times

Stripes of contrasting new year's colors.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

luminous times

A large gathering of Christmas luminaries...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

luminous times

Merry Christmas, everybody! May your days be filled with love and light...

Friday, December 19, 2008


Çiftlikköy, Çeşme, İzmir
The two are better than the one...
*I'll be in Istanbul till Wednesday; will try to post from there.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

lone boat

Great place and time to enjoy the view...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Bornova, Izmir
Rural farming in the middle of the city.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

safe zone

Nazarköy Village, Kemalpasa, Izmir
A wall tile detail from a house in the village made up of traditional Evil Eye Beads.

Monday, December 15, 2008


Nazarköy Village, Kemalpasa, Izmir
The making of handcrafted "Evil Eye Bead" today in a traditional way at Nazarköy village.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Karaburun, Izmir
One of the small restaurants on the waterfront where you can eat fresh seafood.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Experimenting with different textures continues...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


Experimenting with different textures...

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Like two different worlds...

Monday, December 8, 2008

a bright day

Kitchenette, Izmir
It was a bright and rainy morning on Sunday; we had a satisfying breakfast at the beginning of a long, whole week holiday.

Friday, December 5, 2008

by the sea

Ciftlikkoy, Cesme, Izmir
Quiet and peaceful, yet only fifty minutes from the city center...

Thursday, December 4, 2008

in forest

Walking among the tall trees...

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

good mood

Karsiyaka, Izmir
Walking along the Karsiyaka promenade, refreshing breeze helps to recover...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

kinetic landscape

Cesme, Izmir is a photographic community where owners of Four Thirds camera equipment can share their very best photos for review by other members. Besides rating and commenting other member's images and writing articles, users can participate in photo competitions every month.
November 2008 competition theme was "Out of the Box": In trying to get the members to shoot a different style of photography, photo entries must be in the style of someone else's photos (I've chosen Horst Schmier's style for my entry) .
I am so happy for winning an extremely close race together with Jyh-Lurn Chang in the November competition with above image.

Monday, December 1, 2008

the gate

Karsiyaka, Izmir
A scene from one of the elements of Human Rights Memorial done by painter and sculptor Bihrat Mavitan in 1992.