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Lodos



Winter storm in Istanbul.

Winter storm in Istanbul.
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo on the shore in Kadikoy, a neighbourhood on the Asian side of Istanbul. In winter, Istanbul is sometimes hit by a storm called 'Lodos,' which brings strong winds blowing over the Mediterranean from the south. On this occasion, the winds were so strong that the entire shore was flooded, with only the trees still sticking out of the water.
Time
This photo was taken around midday.
Lighting
I wanted to capture the somewhat apocalyptic feel of this scene, which is why I decided to photograph into the sun. Shining through the clouds and the dust blown by the wind, the sunlight created a very eerie lighting.
Equipment
This picture was taken with a Nikon D90 and a Sigma f/2.8 17-50 mm lens. I also used a Hoya NDX8 Filter so that I could lower the shutter speed to one third of a second and, capture the movement of the water.
Inspiration
I generally like to take pictures that have a certain dark, strange feel to them, so when I woke up in the morning and saw the storm outside I thought that it would be a good opportunity to take some interesting photos. The bare trees standing in the rushing water seemed like a great motif.
Editing
I increased the contrast a lot in order to make the trees more silhouette-like, and to bring out the silver reflection on the water. I also slightly heightened the yellow and green tones in the picture in order to emphasize the strange nature of the light.
In my camera bag
I use a Nikon D90 with a Sigma f/2.8 17-50 mm lens, which is great because of the versatility it offers. Because I work a lot with long exposures, I also usually carry a tripod and two neutral density filter - a Hoya NDX8 and a Hoya NDX400.
Feedback
Neutral density filters, which reduce the amount of light entering your lens and thus make it possible to work with lower shutter speeds, are very useful in order to capture the movement of water, people, cars, etc - especially during the day. Different ND filters allow you to reduce shutter speeds by varying amounts - the NDX8 filter which I used for this shot let me reduce the shutter speed to 1/3 of a second, while a filter like the NDX400 lets you work with shutter speeds of 10 seconds or more.

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