I spent last week 5 days in the most North-Eastern point of Anatolia; in Borçka which borders to Georgia.
You'll see here different portraits of people living there. The second series will contain of landscapes which is not far different for Alpine scenes of Switzerland and the last group will show you different architectorial details of the area.
This second one shows a dancer from Georgia which took part within a dancers group from there, who performed their art within a local festival. He is 92 years old and is the grandfather of the bautiful girl I'd posted yesterday !
Geçen hafta beş gün boyunca ülkemizin en Kuzey-Doğu ucunda; Gürcistanla hemsınır Borçka ve yöresindeydim.
Bu dizinin ilk bölümünde bu bölgede yaşayan insan portreleri göreceksiniz. Dizinin ikinci bölümünde ise, İsviçre Alp'lerinden hiç de farkı olmayan manzaralar göreceksiniz.
Bu ilk karede, Macahel Bal Festivali için Gürcistan'dan gelmiş bir dansçı grubun en yaşlı üyesini görüyorsunuz. Bir evvelki karede yer alan bayan dansçının dedesi ve de tam 92 yaşında !
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Royaldevon (33387) 2014-08-19 1:17
Another fantastic portrait.
You have placed the face perfectly in frame, eyes sharp and resting on the thirds line.
What a wealth of experience lies behind those sharp, focussed eyes!
Have a great day,
carlo62 (38729) 2014-08-19 1:26
bellissimo personaggio e splendido ritratto, sembra uscito fuori da un libro di storia.
Eccellente qualità, una foto molto nitida e con magnifici colori.
miumiu (6113) 2014-08-19 1:57
This is a fantastic piece again with this old, wise man.
l like the composition, little details and sharpness on your photo.
l would like to show a drawing, (l made this picture in 2002.) it is a little bit similar to this man. l upload it to WS. l hope you like it.
ryno (6865) 2014-08-19 2:38
Wow, great portrait of this stern-faced old man, Mesut.There are definitely elements of Georgia in his clothing, and perhaps even in his bearing. Great sharpness, and you captured his serious and dignified demeanour very well.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-08-19 5:52
a compelling and amazing portrait study this. Superb detail and a real sense of the character in this beautifully presented image.
Regards - B.
holmertz (45267) 2014-08-19 6:50
At 92 there is no reason to be scared of him, but he looks like a man I would not have tried to annoy some 30-40 years ago. He has a beautiful face with extremely intense eyes and obviously he is still extremely vigorous if he can take part in the dancing. This is also an excellent portrait with perfect sharpness and light. Very well done.
lousat (82604) 2014-08-19 11:28
Hi Mesut,this is a beautiful masterwork,what a portrait of this old man mad with the usual top quality and how is great the WS too,very interesting serie about this people not often seen on TE,i like your idea! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Fis2 (90057) 2014-08-19 12:46
A very interesting face!
Next excellent portrait.
I like POV, composition and colors.
jadesgran (5369) 2014-08-19 13:02
Wow! What a fantastic portrait you have captured of this elderly gent.He looks very stern , but I`m sure he has a kind nature.
Excellent clarity and T.F.S.
COSTANTINO (59905) 2014-08-19 13:20
Hello dear Mesut
one face one history
perfect work dear Mesut
it seems so alive I can talk to him
dta (71449) 2014-08-19 13:37
Hello mesut ,
A great portrait of this proud old man .
ourania (36428) 2014-08-19 14:23
Hello dear Mesut,
this portrait is marvelous too, it looks so great next to the girl's portrait in your gallery! I like very much how the proud dancer has been detached from the busy backdrop and how his serious face has been framed by the deep black tones of his costume. Amazing contrasting textures, fine, eloquent details. A very handsome and intriguing face, an expression that shows a very strong character. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
jjcordier (79040) 2014-08-19 23:18
Il a une face et une barbe photogéniques et le même regard que sa petite fille. Tu en as fait un très bon portrait.
cagla (4182) 2014-08-20 3:57
Buna da yazmadan geçemeyeceğim. Bakışlar gerçekten müthiş. Elinize gözünüze yüreğinize sağlık.
CLODO (32174) 2014-08-20 6:12
A splendid old man's portrait, seeming so fierce!
ikeharel (62959) 2014-08-20 21:44
A very strong face expression, Mesut, well taken the photo - every details of the old man face shown in most sharpness and clarity.
Best regards and gunayden,
PiotrF (11264) 2014-08-21 12:40
great portrait of this old man, fine colours and details.
Very well captured in this interesting picture.
Good composition and quality, fine presentation.
PaulVDV (24423) 2014-08-22 22:32
92 years and still a dancer! Wow!
Looking at the thumbnail I wondered if this man was also Turkish ... So he's a neighbor of you.
The man's eyes are very striking. Maybe he was very attentive to watch the dances.
Best regards, Paul
ChrisJ (104307) 2014-08-23 2:04
A superb head and shoulders portrait with good sharpness and excellent partially diffused lighting. Superb shadow detail and effective tight cropping. His black and white attire adds a nice graphic element. Perfect sharpness on the old mans face and eyes. Good bokeh and oof colors top right. The diagonal head covering or shawl adds dynamism. Tfs!
dkmurphys (52745) 2014-08-23 9:34
Very fine portrait. This old man looks like an old warrior. Well taken, enjoy a good weekend.
resat1972 (7492) 2014-08-23 12:06
Merhaba Mesut Bey
azcık dikkatli baktığımda Haluk Bilginerin yaşlanmış haline benzettim
cornejo (35849) 2014-08-25 12:51
Hello Mesut, very good picture of this interesting face, reminds me of some American movie about the bible, very well captured in this interesting picture with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Miguel82 (26541) 2015-01-31 6:05
Successful portrait taken in Northern Turkey Mesut, enriching details especially the clothes style and the scarf
- Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) (89124)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-08-16
- Categories: Festivals, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/8.2, 1/755 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-19 0:45