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A special day in Turkey

A special day in Turkey
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Copyright: John van Aarle (JohnTulip) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3349 W: 798 N: 8612] (35303)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-18
Categories: Daily Life, Event
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF-S 17-85 mm f: 4-5,6 IS USM, Compact Flash 2-2gb
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-05-31 10:59
Viewed: 2714
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
May 19 ..a special Day for Turkey!

We are here in the Bazar, a huge and nice shopping mall in Istanbul. Date: May 19 !

19th May is designated as the “Official Youth Day” of Turkey.

The day has a symbolic value for youth in Turkey since it is the present of the founder of the Republic of Turkey, Kemal Ataturk to young people to whom he commended the Republic.

Everywhere we noticed youngsters .. nicely dressed in
sports clothing or there ' best gear '

Also talked with four young students .. about many things, but for that you have to open my WorkShop.

Istanbul, go and see it Folks !!

Best regards .. and see W O R K S H O P

John T

PS: Sarturation: On ground, right window it was wet, since the owner washed his windows, and to be honest I forgot to correct that in my photo, sorry!

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.
Okakura Kakuzo

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  • mugush Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 50 N: 175] (1790)
  • [2007-05-31 11:02]

well seena and captured shot! I like your PP work,specially framing!!
wonderfull note made it more beautifull
thanks for sharing

Wonderful people shot here John and I love how the overhead canopy lines give perspective to the shot! A little too much saturation for me, but it may be my monitor! Nice composition!

Hey John,
This is very creative, I like the framing.
I can see also the saturation, but for creativity, here my dos puntos.

Wow Johnny this is so nice , your PP is great! Understood that you made this photo 'indoor' and it came out well! I like the 3 d. sort of action from the people . Good note to!

Special compliment for your WS photo and story, nice to get a good reaction, a kind face and word opens all doors, but I know you, you are a talent in that field (+__+) Hugs for the post.

Interesante nota.
Buena escena cotidiana en el Bazar, donde a la juventud se suma el colorido de las banderas, declarando la festividad del día.
Un saludo John, JL.

Hello John.
Here Excellent shot.good captured. like your interesting idea.well done.TFS.

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2007-05-31 12:29]

Hi John,
very nice presentation of grand bazar that is near my university...
while I was studying in Istanbul University everyday I was walking down in the grand bazar(this way) to reach the boat which was taken me on asian part.
the special day... 19 th May 1919...
I love everything with this pic except the flag on the ceiling...
that is the Fenerbahce' s football team's flag... oops...
Sorry but I am supporter of GALATASARAY... :P

thank you ....

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2007-05-31 12:45]

Well mr Tulip, this is 100% you. a good shot and let people walk out right on my table in my living room , lol
Johnny serious, you have an eye for things like this, also your WS
is so nice. The colors here, the sharpness, well that spoiled water on botom right was just there, Overall : sexcellent mr Tulip!

Nice and crowdy 'souk', as the Arabian people call those places.
Very well presented, John, with that superb framing around it.

Exploding colors on the flags, John.
Great framework; the people are walking my room in now.
Lots of depth in the image. Good job.

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2007-05-31 14:41]

Hi John,
Nice real life scene. Looks very colourful.

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-05-31 21:11]

Hi John ,
Original idea, well done, the result is cool. Love the composition and PP work. It works very well. Eevery thing is working for you here, and very lovely presentation as well!!!

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  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2007-06-01 3:26]

Wonderfful and joyful compo !


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  • jawa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1273 W: 0 N: 1] (12005)
  • [2007-06-01 5:42]

Mooie kleurrijke foto van deze bazar.
Mooi totaalbeeld.
Gr Jos

Good morning Mr T

What a riot of colour and light, I absolutly love the people walking out of the frame too. For me its nice to be looking at a shopping Mal rather than to be in one bumping elbow to elbow with people.

Great capture and good notes

TFS regards Helen

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2007-06-01 6:27]

Nice story John,
We almost feel to be there with you. Your photo is very detailed with a very good PP work on that framing job. Your WS set the travelling context and your communicating ability !

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-06-01 7:24]

another nicely exploded frame, John!
Great PoV and colours
(back with :)

One big man, walking on my old road.
Like me.
Like old ottomans.
Time, time.

Thank you John for visit this dream city.
Thank you for info.
Wellcome again.

Kind regards.


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  • fer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 741 W: 119 N: 910] (8190)
  • [2007-06-01 10:43]

Hi John,

Beautiful mix of colors!The PP work are fantastic!!!
Seems that I am in the middle of that street, I almost get to hear the people's noise. :)
Good weekend,

Hi John,

I always enjoy your images from public places, the are interesting, colorful and well composed.

Great colorful passage! You have people walking right out of the frame - they guy up front walking in looks a little like my former boss, haha! I don't know why you think you should have corrected the wet floor in front of the windows: it's part of the live scene!

Hoi John,
Lekker kleurrijk man! Great perspective and the use of the fantastic JohnT framing methode!
Tot morgen.....

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  • HaBeMa Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 33 N: 619] (3072)
  • [2007-06-01 17:03]

Hi dear my master John;yes "19 May Official Youth Day"
Thank you very much for this your shot....

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  • sleger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 476 W: 55 N: 177] (3549)
  • [2007-06-01 18:07]

Hello John

This is a very lively picture where peoples are entering and getting out. Very interesting effect. I love the colours.

:) regards, Sylvain

ciao John
magnificent shot.. colors so alive.. rich of details.. i like ur presentation.. perfect POV..
excellent taken!
Best regards

Hello John,
really a good PP for the frame with its flags with the intense colors. Scene very alive with all its characters. An environment which one can imagine very cheerful.
TFS, kisses

Hello John!
Nice composition and great perspective!
Wonderful colours and good clarity!
Perfect composition with lovely frame!
Excellent done!

Hi John,
This works for me. Lovely corridor with all those flags and people walking in and out of the frame. Love it. Also know for sure now that you love to meet people and have a chat (WS).
TFS and "see" you in a couple of weeks.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • deains Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 33 N: 1169] (5051)
  • [2007-06-02 14:04]

Well done John! I like the way the people seem to be walking out of the frame. I didn't get to see much of Istanbul when I was there in 1964. We, a Lieutenant, another enlisted man & I stayed overnight on our way to Eskesehire. We did go to the Istanbul Hilton & have filet mignon for $4.95 American! You can't buy it at that price at the butchers now! Don

Hi John, good artwork and lovely bright colours. Well composed and TFS,

I Bro, this is very nice and colourful, bustling of everyday life! The people are walking to me and they don't seem to notice me ;))

And maybe like Linda, a little overdone on the colourboost.

Very well done! Sis :)

Hi John: great view of this local bazar...
again very colorful, and yes very nicely dressed young generation here on this day...
I also notice flags...
your exposure says 1/30 sec, so was this handheld?
In your WS I like you benig able to be freinds, (and your charming personality) this what life is all baout!

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  • Josine Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 922 W: 21 N: 652] (4069)
  • [2007-06-06 23:42]

Om er zo maar in of uit te stappen. Geweldig dit 3D effect, prachtige kleuren. Doei

Nice and colourful shot.
Great idea with the framing.

I am little worried about the front faces being out of focus or detail.

Good view.
It reminds me of similar places in Iraq and Libya.


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  • loumi Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 48 W: 1 N: 19] (224)
  • [2007-06-08 20:50]

I love the visual effect of the people going in and out of your picture. Vibrant colours and great PP. On top of that, John the globetrotter ads an important dimension to his pictures, he is reaching out, with such grace, humour, and ads some history as well.
Always a pleasure. TFS.

Merhaba Dear john,
welcome to my town:)Very Beautiful photo of 19 May Official Youth Day"
Thank you very much for this your shot....
Cordial Greetings.

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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2007-06-13 20:00]

The Grand Bazaar, Istambul !
An amazing and colorful composition, John!
I´ve alreday been there and it´s really a very interesting place to visit in Istambul.

Merhaba John
Perfect work. Good frame.
Yine bekleriz Türkiye ' ye ;)


Good pp work and frame work John. Good depth and it looks like the people really walking out of the picture. Good job.



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  • efi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 198 W: 11 N: 211] (3730)
  • [2007-06-26 8:27]

hi john;
i think you are a legend around and you deserve it..i began from turkey photos..this is a very qualified and meaningful photo for me.coming through on the youth day is a nice coincidence.the yellow blue flag up there is our football team's flag..it is fenerbahçe and we are the champ this year..nice to meet you..

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