Tuesday 27 February 2018

Photo shoot Expedition - day 2

Here is the second day of last week's weekend, you can see the first day here.
Our first stop were Lycian tombs made a long time ago in the top mountains of Fethiye. The Lycians, from Cretan origin, were present between Fethiye and Antalya till about 42 BC.

On our way to our second stop we cam across two Ostriches, such funny creatures.

Their feet are huge, no wonder they can run 70 km an hour (45 mph)!

Our second stop took a few hours, it is Kayak√∂y or with its original name Levissi. It is an abandoned  town.

The town was deserted in 1923 and has two churches and used to house 3000 people. The Catholic Greeks had to move away due to the politic climate of those times.

Nature has been taking over the town, but not very much as it attracts visitors.

And also goats and sheep are keeping the grass at bay.

 It was a strange experience to walk around in such a ghost town.

Our third stop was Dalyan, both famous for being a popular place for Caretta Caretta's to lay their eggs on the beach and again some more beautiful tombs in the mountains. The Lycians,  were present between Fethiye and Antalya from 1400 BC till about 42 BC when Brutus invaded.

Our last stop was Akyaka, only 25 km from our town for another sunset shoot :)

Friday 23 February 2018

Newly Listed: Woodland Deer Coat

Woodland Deer Coat, Mori Girl Clothing, Jacket with Wooden Button Vintage Landscape Gobelin Fabric by StarsWear
Woodland photograph, decor, dreamy nature, tree wall art, golden sun flare sparkly bokeh by LupenGrainne
Woodland Tree Roots Photography, Fine Art Print, Tree Roots Print, Nature Photography, Rustic Decor by lostkatphotography
acorn nature photography, autumn, fall, woodland, rustic, earth tones, forest, wood, still life, acorns by shannonpix

Monday 19 February 2018

Photo shoot Expedition

For the past 2,5 months I have been going to a photography course 3 times a week. Up till now it was all technical learning, looking at photographs and discussing methods etc, but this past weekend we went away for the weekend and got to put our new knowledge to use.

We went Saturday morning at 7:30 am and arrived back at 20:00 Sunday evening. Our first stop was Patara where there were ruins for us to shoot. We also went to Xanthos, Letoon and to the beach for the sunset.

Patara's theater, dating from the second century B.C. is in very good condition.

Although it was raining cats and dogs on Friday and today (Monday) it was cloudy and cold, we had terrific weather during the weekend and I was in my t -shirt all day with above the 20 degrees Celsius weather, it was like a warm Spring weekend, so that was lucky!

Letoon is partly submerged and features the foundations of the temples of Leto (Zeus's lover) and her children, Apollo and Artemis.

Hard to imagine how majestic these places must have been, the tumbled down stones are amazing too though, and when looking closer you can see how much work went in each stone  before putting them in place.

Farm land in the background.

It was a nice change to just purely be there to take pictures and take the time for it.

And all the people of the group (20 of us) were fun so the entire experience was great fun.

Do you see the sunbathing sweet water turtles? So funny and cute!

These two I took at the end of the first day with my underwater camera.

Some people on Instagram asked me how I took them, here you can see how it looked from behind :D And at the end I got totally wet, but it was worth it.

These were from the first day, I will show more pictures this week of the second day.