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Accessorizing the sky
Sultan’s minarets mix
With Rome’s columns and
Bricks from an age when
Ottoman elegance mingled
With great wealth setting
An emotional tone that was and
Is crucial to living now in
The great past.

The palace of the Ottoman Sultans, their home for 400 of their 624 year reign. From the mid 16th through the mid 19th centuries Topkapi in Istanbul housed as many as 4,000 in the splendor of the great empire.

Canon 7D: A six panel pano captured with a Canon 7D through a Canon EF-S 10-22mm (f3.5-4.5) then merged and dynamically adjusted in PS4 with additional multi-layer enhancements and custom filters created with tools by AlienSkin and Topaz.

Aging… Um…. Maturing. Still wondering what I’ll be when I grow up.

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  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeover 1 year ago

    Terrific Montage of some fascinating structures!

  • Turkey was civilization’s bridge filled with the monuments left by all of its users. In a DNA sense, we are all Turks Robyn. Glad you enjoyed these accessories of the Sultans.

    – Ted Byrne

  • John Velocci
    John Velocciover 1 year ago

  • Thank you.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Fantastic – the birds and clouds look quite ominous

  • So much history parked by perhaps history’s greatest collectors? Thanks Shulie.

    – Ted Byrne

  • banrai
    banraiover 1 year ago

    great contrast …..nicely put together Ted

  • Pieces of a story B? Thanks for the support.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Rita  H. Ireland
    Rita H. Irelandover 1 year ago

    Wow just awesome!

  • Rita, you’ve got to find a way to take your lens to Istanbul. You have such a sense of cities and I can only imagine what and how you’d show us this ancient place! Thanks for taking the time.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerrover 1 year ago

    Fantastic work Ted !!

  • Have you visited Turkey Ray? As a mystical story teller, you’ll find fantastical tales there. Thanks for the hot reaction.

    – Ted Byrne

  • jainiemac
    jainiemacover 1 year ago

  • Really supportive!!!! Thanks a lot Jainie.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 1 year ago

  • THANK YOU! Marie…. Topkapi is an historic bubble that you pierce and instantly fantasize that you’ve entered another age. So glad this montage resonates with you.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshover 1 year ago

    View GALLERY Here

  • Wonderful Kanages. You’re very encouraging. And the company you’ve included me with in the gallery is Big Time complimentary.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasover 1 year ago

    Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group.

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