Sunset from the Galata Tower


I captured this Sunset from the very top of the Galata Tower in Istanbul, Turkey - a rich and vibrant city that straddles the divide between Europe and Asia, where many colourful and interesting cultures collide.

The Galata Tower itself is a medieval, nine-story stone tower that was built back in 1348 and offers panoramic views of the incredible city, it’s historic peninsula and the waters of the Bosphorus Straits.

Skyline of Istanbul, Turkey at Sunset During Summer

Did you know that with every image that I publish on the Photo Blog, I will also be posting the detail of how I captured it? You can always find the details of the equipment and exact settings I used at the bottom of each article in the ‘How Did You Shoot That?’ section… check it out now below!

How Did You Shoot That?

The Settings:

Shoot Mode: Manual / 3 Exposures

Shutter Speed: 1/60 | 1/2 sec | 1 sec

Aperture: f/9.0 | f/9.0 | f/9.0

ISO: 100 | 100 | 100

Focal Length: 14mm | 14mm | 14mm

I used 3 different exposures (as you can see above) that I shot throughout the Sunset and just after to capture the city in daylight, as the Sun was setting and after-dark for more city lights. I then combined the exposures together.

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