I should confess that I probably make it harder on the people who travel with me because I try to time some of my visits to popular spots by when I think the light will be nice, like in the late afternoon. But one big factor that helps that is that my wife and I often travel in the late fall, winter or early spring. This helps us avoid the crowds of tourists that pack the popular sites in the warmer months, and it also means that I usually have better light almost all day. The sun rises later, stays a little lower in the sky, and sets earlier. Sure, I have to wear a heavier jacket, but that's a small price to pay for having such nice shooting conditions. And it gives me extra pockets in which to stuff camera gear.
Pedestrians aren't wearing enough hats, our research has shown.
In the photo above a person would have helped show how very steep this street is. But the only person out was an old woman furiously chopping up a piece of furniture with an ax. The way she was banging on it, I figured it was best not to disturb her. In fact, I gave her a wide berth.
Here again, the organic forms of the people accent the regular, straight forms of the architecture.
In the Museum of Archeology, the signs don't lie! I was very amused by the document below, more than 3500 years old, saying that "Inanma prefers the farmer." Sorry, dude.
You can see a few more of my Turkey photos at my Thomas Graves Photography page on Facebook.
A bit of technical information: these photo were made with either a Nikon D5100 or a Nikon P7100. For the D5100, I use either the 12-24mm Nikon zoom or the 28-300mm zoom. And though I love lighting pictures whenever I can, I don't generally carry a flash when I travel. So these are all ambient light. I shoot in raw mode, then convert to DNG and handle the images in Adobe Lightroom.