One of the unique scene one would immediately notice in Istanbul. Is hundred of people fishing on the bridge. Even a tourist can rent a hook and start fishing on it. It seems some sort of passtime tradition. The photo below was taken during BLUE HOUR. As you can see from the left side are bunch of people fishing and on the top left you would see the famous Galata Tower (The Galata Tower – Istanbul (Blue Hour) is a medieval stone tower in the Galata district of Istanbul, Turkey, just to the north of the Golden Horn. One of the city’s most striking landmarks, it is a high, cone-capped cylinder that dominates the skyline and affords a panoramic vista of Old Istanbul and its environs.)
How the photo Was taken:
I wanted the tower to be as clear as and as well to cover as much in the fram, so the only wide focal length lens I had with me was the Zeiss 21mm, as oppose to the 35mm summicron and the 50mm summilux I carry around. To get the clarity I wanted, I need a high value aperture and being it was a blue hour, I knew the shutter speed at that Aperture would be very low, so I had no choice but to use the TRIPOD. The good thing about the Zeiss lens, it could go upto 22 Aperture value, where the leica lens goes maximum to 16. So I was lucky I had the right lens for the right need.
At 22 Aperture I ended up with a shutter speed of 14 seconds. And as you can see from the photos there several spot lights. With that low shutter, it would suck the light from the spot light so much to a point it would create noise. So I had to make sure I set the camera at Noise reduction and as well use lowers ISO value on the Leica M9, which was the PULL 80 ISO. Finally I touched up the photo with LIGHTROOM 3.0 and this what I got.
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