I took this photo between the Konak Pier and the Izmir’s Konak Square.
Here we can see this city from another angle.
Today, İzmir is Turkey's third largest city and is nicknamed "Occidental İzmir" or "The pearl of the Aegean". It is widely regarded as the most Westernized city of Turkey in terms of values, ideology, lifestyle, and gender roles. It is a stronghold of CHP.
İzmir is also home-town of some famous singers like Sezen Aksu.
The city hosts an international arts festival during June/July (A) , and an international fair during August/September every year.
Modern İzmir also incorporates world-famous ancient cities like Ephesus, Pergamon, and Sardis. Turkish Internet phenomenon Mahir Çağrı is a resident.
There is one modern subway line running Southwest to Northeast.
(A) THE IZMIR INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL beginning in mid-June and continues to mid-July, has been organised since 1987. During the annual festival, many world-class performers-soloists and virtuosi, orchestras, dance companies, rock and jazz groups including Ray Charles, Paco de Lucia, Joan Baez, Martha Graham Dance Company, Tanita Tikaram, JethroTull, Leningrad Philarmony Orchestra, Christ De Burg, Sting, Moscow State Philarmony Orchestra, Jan Garbarek, Red Army Chorus, Academy of St. Martin in the Field, Kodo, Chick Corea and Origin, New York City Ballet, Nigel Kennedy, Bryan Adams, James Brown, Elton John, Kiri Te Kanawa, Barshnikov and Josè Carreras gave recitals and performances at various venues in the city and surrounding areas, including the ancient theatres at Ephesus and Metropolis.
The Izmir European Jazz Festival is among the numerous events organized every year by İKSEV (The İzmir Foundation for Culture, Arts and Education) since 1994. The festival aims to bring together masters and lovers of jazz in attempt of generating feelings of love, friendship and peace. From Wikipédia.
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greg64g (11193) 2005-11-17 2:19
Very nice the top of the picture with the very graphic sky.
The light is perfectly managed.
congratulation for this shot.
stefanocer (10642) 2005-11-17 4:02
Aires , that's another good night shot , the light condition was difficult but you well balanced with the dark zones , good job , just the subject in my opinion is not special .
alekpet (4663) 2005-11-17 4:32
Really good juxtaposition of the sail like roof with the town lights in the background. I like the contrast between light and dark. Really good job you made.
efigesta (12188) 2005-11-17 5:04
Ola IAres, que bonita foto, com cores muito boas e um POV fantastico, gostei muito
pitai (3985) 2005-11-17 6:53
Impressive and inspiring photographic work.
Well done my friend,
nofer (3215) 2005-11-17 8:06
Um efeito de iluminação muito "doido"... ficou muito bom!
De momento nos dá impressão de faixas de toldo pretas e brancas!
Um ótima foto... e composição.
berek (50506) 2005-11-17 8:30
interesting composition.Beautiful night photo from Izmir.Congratulations !
TFS. Have good weekent.
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2005-11-17 11:13
Wonderful night shot.I like your composition and splendid lights. Good job.
elmec (12210) 2005-11-17 13:42
Great night shot!
Very original idea - i like it!
The lights are playing with you ;-)
gebala (0) 2005-11-17 14:51
hello, nice compo with nice point of view, I like your night shots;) upppsss I forgot my polish lesson;) But I am glad becoz you did your work exellent :) A+:)))
Amirsun (2122) 2005-11-17 15:16
Very nice night shot with excellent use of F-Stop to reach the flares! I like the lines and the gradiant in the shapes. Tanks for posting.
Tue (40898) 2005-11-17 19:04
Very good night shot with fine lights. I like the foreground in front of the city. Good composition too, nice work!
alvaraalto (18142) 2005-11-19 16:52
Excellent picture. I like the strong contrast between the black and white canvas and the blue lights of the buildings and the reflections into the pools.
ChrisJ (116676) 2005-11-20 4:00
Wonderful graphism, with good sharpness & contrast. I like the repetition of the starburst white lights. Parabens & obrigado!
HNIK (1104) 2005-11-20 10:46
It's an interesting shot ,well composition with the lines and lights,good POV.
pedritos (23) 2005-11-21 9:41
Ola Aires dos Santos
Gosto muito desta tua foto, principalmente pela perspectiva que lhe deste...
starbug (6924) 2005-11-23 10:48
this is great Aires, the roof gives the photo a graphical touch, and enhances the modern atmosphere of the city. it;s a great composition to include it at the top- this way it fills the area above the lit buildings.
i really like it:-)
tontonjc (6623) 2005-11-27 6:57
Belle image nocturne ! Les couleurs et les lampadaires sont superbes .
Les toiles font de cette image un joli graphisme.