I was hesitant to put this title, as I am hardly capable of depicting the beauty of the nature I saw. My first pleasant surprise in Turkey was the beautiful and diverse landscape. For some reason I've allways thought that once crossing the Bosphorus, you enter the arid desert of the Anatolian plateau. This is so far from the truth. There are luscious green valleys surrounded by high mountains, whose peaks were still covered with snow. It was a delight to watch the lovely pattern of differently colored agricultural fields - some freshly plowed and exposing the orange-reddish soil, while the others ranging through all shades of green and yellow.
The view was changing too fast from the bus window, so I was trying to capture it with my camera. I must be the owner of the largest number of photos of road-side posts and shrubs. You know how these always manage to get into the frame, while you try to focus on something in the distance.
Here are a few of my attempts to transform those landscapes into watercolors.
|The Meander valley, Arches 35 x 18 cm|
|Snow-capped mountains near Bursa, Arches 40 x 30 cm|
|Near Bursa, Arches 35 x 25 cm|
|Olive garden, Arches 40 x 25 cm|