Now that I have some extra time on my hands I have been trying to catch up with my mountain of projects. So, for the past week I decided that I would finally start designing my book from Turkey. The task has been more daunting than I could have imagined. While on the trip I took somewhere in the neighborhood of 1200 pictures, and on top of that, anytime one of the participants I was on the trip with have posted their pictures online I have downloaded images that either I didn't take or included me in them. As you can tell the numbers have grown substantially. It took me 5 days (8-9 hrs a day) just to sort, organize and color correct the images. Last night I was able to actually start designing the book. As of right now I have laid out 22 pages and I am only on day three. I decided that I would not censor myself and make the book as long as I felt it needed to be. The final stage in the design will be writing about the trip. I am pleased with the results so far and I will be excited to post some of my favorite pages once it is finished. In the meantime, here are a couple of my favorite pictures of my trip.
Picture from inside the Jewish section of Istanbul.
The Spice Market in Istanbul