For last Friday's Fethiye photo, we went vintage with a black and white shot of the Telmessos Theatre. Today's photo is another attempt at night photography. Night photography and I don't get on too well, but our relationship is improving. My first semi-successful night shot was the one I took back in May of Fethiye harbour at night. So pleased was I that it wasn't a blurry mess, it went straight onto the blog - it's far from perfect but it encourages hope.
I've picked up a few tips from a photography book and put them into practise while we were in Izmir. Some success and some failures - of course, the successful ones will be appearing on the blog all in good time. And then, a few days ago, we were up at the Sundial with friends. We've taken hundreds of photos of the sunset from the Sundial so, this time, we waited till after the sun had gone down and then I set about wandering with my camera.
Dinner service at the Sundial
If you know the Sundial Hotel, you may be thinking it would have been better to have a photo of the view of the lights across Fethiye. Those were certainly my thoughts, but we'll blame the limitations of the camera for that because none of those photos came out very well.
However, evening guests were starting to arrive at the restaurant for dinner and, as I was strolling back to our table, the blueness of the pool with the warm lighting of the restaurant as a backdrop caught my eye. With this scene, combined with the outstanding views over Fethiye, it's easy to see why the Sundial restaurant is so often fully booked.
(These days, the Sundial Hotel is a really popular choice for evening dining in Fethiye so it's advisable to book a table, otherwise you could have trailed up the hill for nothing. Contact details are available on the Sundial Facebook page. And, if your choice of evening is fully booked, you could always choose to go somewhere recommended on our Fethiye eating & drinking page.)