Day 18 is a week late in coming. I am backdating this photo because I do feel very guilty that I do not have anything posted for this day – and I really shouldn’t have an excuse as to why I do not.
On Sundays, I have decided that I am going to post photos from my archive of images that I have taken of the years, and that continue to be favourites. This shot is from Vahida and I’s honeymoon to Istanbul. When I took it, it was nothing special and I snapped it as we were walking. I looked at it afterwards and didn’t think much of it because it had a dirty water bottle in the background. Looking at it again the other day though, I did a crop and some edits and the image really started to pop. Out of our trip there, there are a few shots that I really like, and this one is now on that list. I thought it would be good to have it be the first one posted.
In Istanbul, there are fruit stands all over the city and if you are thirsty, you can get a freshly hand squeezed fruit juice from any of them. Generally the fruits on display were oranges and pomegranates. This vendor chose to slice off the tops to tempt people with the beautiful fruit seeds.
This photo was taken on my Canon 7D Mark 1 with a EFS 17-85mm F4.6-5 lens at 85mm, shooting at 1/125 of a second at F 8 with an ISO setting of 100. It was a bright sunny day when the shot was taken.