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Yel Değirmenleri, Bodrum

"And you fall from the sky with several flowers, words spill from your mouth in waves, your lips taste like the sea, salt-sweet..."  Reginald Shepherd.
After a week traversing Istanbul and the small city of Konya in early April 2018, I took an internal flight and headed to the coast in Bodrum.

On my first evening there I had noted the direction of the sunset as the whole of the sky became flooded with a beautiful orange light.

A couple of the days later, I walked up to what I could see was the highest vantage point in the vicinity by the Yel Değirmenleri, a group of 18th-century Greek windmills. The windmills are in a terrible state of repair with one Tripadvisor user lamenting it as a "waste and insult to the [city’s] past."

In almost any direction, the location commands views over Bodrum Bay or Gumbet Bay, and is perfect for capturing sunset over the landscape and Aegean Sea.

Playing with the manual settings on my Nikon D3300 (don’t ask me what I did) it seemed to capture a quite spectacular range of colours in raw mode.

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