Saturday, November 24, 2012

I looked up and couldn't believe the bright colors in the mid-afternoon sky.

As I walked out of the camera han in Sirkeci - there was a nearly complete rainbow in the sky above me! The sun was peaking out of the clouds and there was just enough sunlight with the remaining moisture in the air to create an amazing rainbow.
I took this photo as I walked past the Sirkeci Terminal (train station) in Istanbul.
Since my camera lens was fixed, I decided I should use it. So I followed the rainbow.

For once, I was in the right place at the right time with the right equipment!

I walked towards the rainbow. It looked like one part of the rainbow ended at Topkapı Palace while the other half disappeared somewhere into the Bosphorus.
Istanbul's suburban train "graveyard" area in Sirkeci.
The rainbow's bright colors appeared to be fading, so I headed back to the shore near the ferry docks at Eminönü. I wanted to capture as many photos as I could.

I didn't get a good shot of the complete rainbow, but you can check out one person who did over the Golden Horn on Twitter here. Many other people also tweeted rainbow photos so check it out.
The rainbow went over the car ferry port at Sirkeci in Istanbul.
Yesterday was one of life's reminders to literally follow the rainbow.

And I listened.

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Julia said...

Great set of photos Joy. Also noticed a couple of rainbow pics on Pinterest this morning that must be from the same time. :)

Joy said...

@Julia, Thank you! I can't keep up with Pinterest. ;-)

Erica (Irene) said...

These are great shots......must have looked really gorgeous there at that time. Glad you had your camera with you. Enjoy your weekend.

BacktoBodrum said...

If one end finished at Topkapı, it may be the one time that there's treasure at the end of the rainbow.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

how magical!!!

Joy said...

@Erica (Irene), yes beautiful moment! Wishing you a happy weekend as well!

@BacktoBodrum, lol...very true! I should've rushed over to Topkapi! ;-)

@Joyce, Yes, indeed!