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September 9, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Daily Photo: The Hagia Sofia in Istanbul

Daily Photo, Istanbul, Turkey

In the Spring of 2005, I wen to Europe to attend a friend's wedding in Salamanca, Spain, and tacked on additional travels to Paris, Madrid and Istanbul. I took hundreds of photos on this trip, and this was the last time I traveled with a 35mm film camera. When I got back to San Francisco, I was appalled at the cost of developing my film, this in addition to the cost of purchasing the film, as well as the hassle of traveling with film used and unused film canisters, and resolved to buy a digital SLR. Later that summer I bought my first Nikon, the D70.

Lately I've gone back to these 35mm scans trying to resurrect some of these photos, this being the first. The JPGs were not large or high quality, so I've been doing a fair amount of work to bring these photos back to life. This photo was color adjusted in Aperture, and then run through a trial version of Adobe Lightroom to try out its noise reduction feature, which is simply amazing. Not enough to move to Lightroom, but its an impressive built-in feature.

The Hagia Sofia in Istanbul, Turkey (click to enlarge)



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