Photo an Hour // Birthday Adventure 14.05.2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016

10:30 / On the way to Şile. Passing through Bosphorus bridge.
11:30 / Made it to our destination and started exploring.
12:30 / The Lighthouse of Şile is quite popular. Made in the 18th century and still in use today.
13:30 / Took photos of the lighthouse from a far away spot and also checked out the castle.
15:30 / On our way back we stopped by Saklıgöl (Hidden Lake). Since the heat was unbearable we only looked around for a short time. Lake photos didn't come out as I wanted so I chose this one of the cabin in the woods.
16:30 / On the road back, going through a tunnel.
17:30 / My mom enoying the view of Istanbul while taking the ferry across to the European side.
18:30 / Passing the Galata Bridge. Always crowded with people.
19:30 / After eating dinner at the Sultan Ahmet area we decided to walk around a bit.
It has been so long guys and I am so sorry. These photos have been waiting in my folder for the longest time as you can see by date they were taken on. Life is a bit crazy right now both in my life and in the country. I want to get back to blogging and take my mind off of everything negative. I hope I can do that. Thank you for always being around!

Elif x

Memorable Moments on Film Part 2

Monday, May 23, 2016

Last year during vacation I was obsessed with my heart shaped sunglasses!
My first photoshoot and possibly my first light burn.
Stray cat sleeping under the sun.
Beautiful rose in a hotel lobby.
Went to Yıldız Park a few years ago with my friends and came home with a bunch of beautiful photos that we took at an abandoned cafe.
Saw this lantern at Soğukçeşme St. which is a small street with lots of historic houses. The street is closed now and all the houses are being renewed which is sad because I feel like the "historic" feeling is now lost forever.
My first photoshoot was with my friend Birgül. I love how vibrant the colors of this photo are!
A photo of old buildings taken from Valide Han.
One of favorites from my Fragile Flower series. I have shared the entire series on the blog before so if you want to see them click HERE.
Close up of a cherry. Have I told you how much I love blurry backgrounds? Also, don't mind my child hands I'm just a really small 23 year old hehe.
I'm probably the worst blogger at the moment. I haven't been doing anything blog related in maybe more than a month. Things actually started to slow down before then but even then I had time to join Twitter chats but this past month I didn't have time to do anything. I was spending my days helping my mom at her work place and had so much to do on the weekends that I would go out of the house in the morning and return after it was dark so I had no time to take proper photos. Now, there has been a bigger change in my life. I started working at a new place and I am trying to get used to my new life. Things are slowly coming together but I want things to speed up. Therefore I decided to use this time I have to share some more film photos with you guys! I hope you love them as much as I do <3

P.S. Thank you for always being patient with me and leaving lovely comments. I am so grateful for every single one of them because they put a huge smile on my face!

Elif x

Photo an Hour // Yummy Cheesecake 09.04.2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

09:30 / Ever wonder what Turkish people eat for breakfast? This is it.
10:30 / On the road to Yıldız Park.
11:30 / Took a bunch of photos of tulips but this one is my fave.
12:30 / Saw this mannequin at the park and it kind of creeped us out from afar.
13:30 / We left the park and decided to go eat cheesecake at one of my fave cafes.
14:30 / The cafe we always go to for cheesecake is Pan. I'm actually not a huge fan of cheesecake but I can never go to this place and not order a slice. We also tried their lemonade and it was so huge we couldn't finish it but it was amazing, very refreshing.
16:30 / We left the cafe because we didn't realize how late it had gotten and we knew we would be stuck in traffic for a long time. While walking to the car I saw this colorful street. 
18:30 / Took this photo while we were stuck in traffic.
19:30 / It took us a bit more than 2 hours to get home which is too much considering it only would've taken half of that time if there was no traffic. I immediatly threw myself to bed after putting on some comfy clothes.

If you're wondering why I kept using plural is because I spent the day with my sister. It was a lovely day but it's always tiring when we have to spend so much time on the road which is why I stopped taking photos after the last one. Istanbul is just way too crowded for us sometimes. Hope you enjoyed this post and sorry for not being active on here I'm just not very inspired :( x
Elif x

Memorable Moments on Film

Sunday, April 17, 2016

A beautiful pink sunset from last summer.
Last minute photo of strangers at Valide Han.
My heart shaped sunglasses in the summer looked really pretty with the sunset.
An abandoned cafe in the park and good company result in lovely photos like this.
Book full of pressed plants is probably the cutest thing to photograph.
Spending the day with a close friend and finding things outside for props resulted in this photo.
Winter at university always looked good. I miss that place, now that I'm not there anymore.
I will forever love this photo of the parrot. The bokeh and the colors look amazing to me.
Unexpected things happen with film. This one was unexpected with its colors and the shadows.
My first roll of film on Smena 8m. My floral backpack looked really cute in that all white hotel room.
Really love the bokeh and the summer feeling of this photo.
Although it's blurry this photo is colorful enough to make up for it.
I've spent quite some time looking through all of my photos to choose my favorites. There was so many to choose from and I definitely have more I want to share but I thought I'd save some for another day. I didn't mean for it to take this long to choose photos and write this blog post but I had no time to properly finish it until now. I might have shared some of these before but I haven't really checked which ones they might be. All of these have been taken in the course of 4 years but I have no idea of their exact dates which is something I probably should have kept track of but I guess I'll just have to keep that in mind in the future. Hope you enjoyed this post because I really enjoyed taking a short trip down memory lane ♡

Elif x

Photo an Hour // 28.03.2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

09:30 / Took a nice hot shower after waking up so I could have a fresh start to the day.
10:30 / Ate a chocolate filled pastry for breakfast.
11:30 / Looking through Instagram and admiring my most recent photos. I'm quite proud of them!
13:30 / Chilling outside of where my mom works.
14:30 / Listening to some music. Recently I've been really enjoying Can't Complain by Shere Khan. I mean who knew Theo James could sing?
15:30 / Loving this cute little cactus that my moms co-worker has on her desk. She's a plant lover.
17:00 / It's almost been a year since I got my license and I really enjoy taking the car to the seaside by where I live. The roads are calm and you get to see the sea so how cool is that!
19:00 / Ordered a chicken and vegetable stew for dinner.
The times are a bit messed up this time but I had things to do in between so I didn't have time to take my camera out and take photos. After the last photo I rushed home to make it to The Girl Gang chat. I always enjoy chatting with people who join so I never want to miss it if I'm free. After the chat I just watched a movie and spent some time on social media so nothing to photograph really! Anyways, hope you guys enjoyed this post! 

Elif x