While in the town of Safranbolu I saw this man having lunch outside a small restaurant. No doubt he was surprised, maybe slightly annoyed, that a foreigner would find it interesting to point his camera at him. The older man didn't seem to notice me, or he was too cool to be bothered.
Safranbolu is one of Turkey's world heritage sites according to UNESCO. I will try to show in forthcoming uploads what makes this town so important.
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yquem46 (38752) 2012-10-17 7:44
I had to check the photo information listing to make sure this was not one your oldies, since I'm convinced that things haven't changed a lot in the countryside in Turkey
It's a totally different story in Istambul where I was this spring and was really amazed by the modernity of the city
I'm sure you will be able to post a similar one in 2030 !
Best regards, have a nice evening
mohammad_H (9904) 2012-10-17 7:59
Hello dear friend
Elderly, clean, and well dressed, charming and lovely
The culture and mores, the Orient, it is customary to respect elders and religious duty
Well you look at social issues
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-10-17 8:07
Hello Gert - This reminds me so much of the rural Turkey we witnessed on a trip 2 years ago. I love the little details ... the embroidered cloths, the tea glass, the newspapers. Excellent DL shot. TFS and warm regards rosemary
bayno (18344) 2012-10-17 9:20
a relaxing atmosphere made up of many small details, the two men had their photos taken quietly and perhaps as often happens they are pleased, excellent quality and framing...
abmdsudi (54513) 2012-10-17 10:28
Excellent street capture and great sense of atmosphere. An image can say so many things and this is always interesting to see persons doing things as depicted. I like the man sitting on the left balancing the image well and looking at you with cool curiosity while the other is not at all concerned by your activity. I think you were quite brave here. Great candid, that's quite a character you've caught and a nice piece of street image. TFS
mesutilgim (95378) 2012-10-17 13:51
Hello dear Gert,
Another nice capture from my country !
Perfect layout and very good compo. From the embroderied table cloths I can imagine that the owner of this place is a woman !
By the way Safranbolu is one of my most beloved corners in that region, and I'm proud to be one of the members of a civil organisation who helped since seventies to keep, renovate and restorate those wonderfull old buildings of Safranbolu.
Otherwise they would be losty forever !
TFS and best regards
ACL1978 (7511) 2012-10-17 14:37
Gert - I do always feel a bit shameful and voyeuristic when trying to get shots of people in my travels; for the sake of this one, I'm glad you don't feel the same! Nicely composed daily life shot with good expressions and and strong framing. Thanks for sharing it.
saxo042 (37888) 2012-10-17 15:19
Ja, man undrar just vad han sitter och tänker när han blänger på det sättet. Fast soppan han sitter och petar i sig ser ju ändå rätt god ut. Det finns ju dessutom många fina detaljer i bilden, som de fint broderade dukarna och den uppslagna tidningen med färgstarka rubriker. En trivsam bild av dagligt liv.
wolf38 (31296) 2012-10-17 22:21
Hello Gert. What a beautiful and peaceful life. Time flows leisurely. No hurry and bustle. All this can be learned, if you watch the two men. I like the photo, because here the focus is on people. Rgds, Wolfgang.
siamesa (28121) 2012-10-18 1:07
Bom dia Gert
Very nice scene. Very good to see aspects of the culture of this country in scenes like this.
Vasa (515) 2012-10-18 1:30
you realizes your ideas on my taste. It is lovely scene with reflections behind your models and the nice tables in kafana. The scene of the easy life. We need it. Thank you friend for your witness.
Fis2 (98459) 2012-10-18 1:39
A very interesting scene.
Good frame and superb colors.
Excellent reportorial photo.
Have a nice day.
I invite you to Torun, worth!
dkmurphys (59145) 2012-10-18 3:49
A simple but very attractive everyday scene. I like the characters and the charming place. Well seen.
macjake (68420) 2012-10-18 9:58
Always enjoy your people photos.
there are hints of culture all around the frame.
the newspaper, the oldermans attire (headware), the table cloths and i'm sure the food too.
go ahead and piss people off! its fun! lol
Highmountains (2674) 2012-10-18 11:02
Very Expressive photographs. The eyes of the younger man - looking at the camera, his raised brows and perhaps a grudging smile in his face is very expressive. The elderly person is immersed in his thoughts.
The clarity, brightnes and the varied colours of this photograph makes this a valuable document of daily life.
Another striking aspect that I have noticed - I may be mistaken - is the similarities with your earlier photographs that you had taken on your previous visits...Same people - same civilization !
Thanks for sharing
ourania (46192) 2012-10-18 11:44
I think that both men are a little nervous by your attention, maybe they thought you were a journalist:)
Each of them is dealing with the situation in his own way. I like very much how the diagonal entering from the bottom right corner is crossing the frame, leading to the arresting glance of the man near the upper left side. On the way a lot of interesting cultural details are revealed. The colours are very natural, sharpness and lighting are superb making the scene strikingly vivid. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
ciakgiak (30431) 2012-10-18 12:55
Bellissima scena di vita quotidiana, sai che adoro questo genere di foto e questo modo di interpretare la nostra passione! Bravissimo e TFS
un caro saluto
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-10-18 19:23
So many wonderful details including in the reflection! I like the bit of eye contact just while reaching for some bread. Nicely cropped.
Graal (102928) 2012-10-18 23:10
nice portraits and reportage about the daily life - in one. Well comment and photowork. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
jhm (153656) 2012-10-19 3:11
I love your style of pictures, your pictures be always perfect finished, also these picture of the two men is perfect.
Sharpness and clarity be pleasant for look at.
Excellent composition, nice presentation,
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
rbassin (23043) 2012-10-19 7:55
Une scène intéressante et bien photographiée.
Voir et observer les habitudes culturelles d'un pays, bien vu.
Glint (6171) 2012-10-19 11:26
this is a good study of the two men. The man with the soup seems happy to let you photograph him. Perhaps the other keeps his dignity by ignoring you. Or maybe he is too shy to be photographed.Nicely composed with a diagonal line and extra dof offered by the men's reflections.
ps I like the old fashioned embroidered tablecloths.
Tigerlily (3379) 2012-10-19 14:06
You are a brave man, Gert.:-D. Whatever "he was surprised, maybe slightly annoyed.." the photo was taken excellentlly. Wonderful eye contact, the expression is great! the whole image is full of life...Beautiful colour and clarity.
marabu61 (11055) 2012-10-19 15:16
I haven't been around a lot lately.
Comparing this shot to your earlier slides, time has stood still in rural Turkey.
This picture could have been taken in the 70ties as well as today.
It is a composition full of character, great work
Hejdå och trevlig helg
emka (98664) 2012-10-19 23:42
Hi Gert, It is a new photo from your recent Turkey trip but it could be also an old one, it seems that there it doesn't changed much. Nice lazy atmosphere. The man notice you but I do not think he was annoyed, rather only surprised.
Nicou (143028) 2012-10-20 2:20
superbe scène de ce homme qui mangent mangigiuqe compo en voit des reflets dans la vitre quelle cpatage et image avec les belles nappe brodées et colorées.
Bravo et amitié
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-10-21 9:16
Iran and cafes like the old portraits of the two men. Been well documented everyday life.
Thanks for visiting and Edith
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-10-21 9:17
The guy does not look angry, looks like he is posing for the camera with a slight smile on his face. Nice capture of the daily life and thanks for the wonderful information. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
(My photo of the deer was taking in the wild with a long lens.)
mirosu (16265) 2012-10-23 20:52
Excellent photo of road side coffee shop with well relaxing atmosphere. I like very much the different expression of both men, one seriously looking at your camera, the other deeply involved watching content in his hand without taking care about things around him. Excellently optimized crop allowng both men to remain a great focal point. Diagonal composition works very well here. Well done.
Angshu (56758) 2012-10-26 1:32
As Patrick said, I doubt if things have changed much from perhaps couple of decades ago. Its so wonderful, the quiet, non hassled life That sometimes I feel what are we doing today & whether its worth it! Fine relaxed shot...I especially like the 'coolness' of the old guy sipping tea. Great!
delpeoples (58276) 2012-11-30 18:48
I love photos of old guys. They bring so much character to the image, as they have done here. The older man seems completely oblivious (I can imagine my little 85 year old Dad not registering wither) and yes the other guy looks a little surprised. But they seem so characteristic and interesting, I don't blame you for taking the shot. I would have been too shy to take this photo, so congratulations!
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely weekend
aliabazari (16170) 2012-12-03 13:56
Hej Gert Kära
Så här visar du en vacker komposition. Exponering och färg är mycket bra.
serp2000 (44333) 2013-03-06 2:20
I really like to make photos of daily life too. Good presentation of an usual street scene. Fine details, just a little story, excellent journalist work. Good composed.
pajaran (61130) 2013-06-24 13:36
Dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan trenutak.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good article on the place and moment ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful moment shown.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started.
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-09-30 19:13
This is fabulous shot.I like the expressions on the two men on the dining table.Good sharp image.Fantastic sharpness and exposure.Very well done.TFS.