Posts Tagged ‘Photo Friday’
I traveled to Turkey with my mom, aunt, uncle and a couple of their friends in May 2001 for a tour/sailboat trip. It’s one of my favorite places to visit.
While in Istanbul, we had a guided tour of the city and one of the places we saw was the gorgeous mosque, Hagia Sophia. I took this photo through the doorway to a small library off the main space. The Byzantine mosaics and woodwork in Turkey are amazingly beautiful. I brought home a few ceramic pieces I bought in town as a reminder.
In 2001, I went to a conference in San Francisco; this was the view from my hotel room. San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in the world in my opinion. The last time I was there was for my sister Andrea’s wedding to Forrest two years ago. Dan and I had a great time exploring Chinatown the day before the wedding. So much fun.
Not long ago, Dan and I were coming home from dinner and guess who was peeking out the window? Bella, our adorable tortoiseshell kitty. We adopted her from a PetSmart rescue animal event. She was born in Elizabeth City, NC, but seems to be quite happy in her home in P’town.
Several years ago, Dan and I, along with my good friend Barbara, took a trip to the Grand Canyon. I took this photo at the South Rim of a group of tourists with a guide. It’s really hard to portray the Grand Canyon in photos. It’s so majestic and almost seems to surround you, even when you’re standing on the rim, that it’s easy to understand why it’s one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
I took this photo of a hyacinth in our yard when I was taking a photography class at the Muse Writers Center in Norfolk. It turned out so beautifully that I framed it and hung it in my office.
I used my GorillaPod mini tripod to set up this photo. I love that thing – the flexible legs can wrap around anything, I can set it up on a table or the ground, and I often end up carrying my camera around with it, which sometimes makes it easier to make a shot. Cool tool.