You'll spot them throughout Turkey: the tespihs.
Particularly men carry them – they finger the string of beads while walking in the streets, drinking tea and chatting. Originally prayer beads, Muslims use the Tespih to recite Allah’s name with every bead that passes through their fingers. Nowadays, tespihs are also used as accessories or, in many cases, to occupy the hands.
In the beginning of Islam, believers used small stones which later developed into a tesbih. The Christian pilgrims probably adopted the tespih from Muslims and introduced the rosary in Christianity.
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SnapRJW (31629) 2012-07-15 1:38
Hello Andre - What strikes me most about this shot is the exceptional quality and your pin-point accuracy with focus. Really magnificent use of DOF. Light on hand and beads is very good as form and details are nicely captured. The other plus here is the colour palette - well balanced and harmonious. A super detail shot and a real treat to see the quality. From and windy and very cold Windhoek, I wish you a lovely Sunday. Rosemary
guld (1042) 2012-07-15 6:54
Hello! his is a great macro shot! The light and POV is perfect. Clarity shows every detail wonderfully. Also, thanks for the narrative on tespih. I grew up wattching them everywhere around the streets and coffee houses but never knew where it came from.
sevy (58) 2012-07-15 8:42
Cette photo m'a tout de suite fait penser à certaines d'Olivier Follmi, un photographe que j'apprécie particulièrement. Je pense que tu dois connaitre aussi.
Le cadrage est soigné, le tesbih en tons clairs se détache notamment bien sur la partie foncée de la veste.
Ici, j'aurais assez vu une profondeur de champs encore plus faible pour flouter plus le chandail. Mais peut être est ce juste l'impression donnée par la petite taille du post et que le fichier original restitue mieux cela?
elkab (4951) 2012-07-15 11:07
Fantastic clarity and quality of the focus on hand and beads nicely captured. Moody balanced and harmonious palette of colors.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-07-15 22:55
Une photo de très grande qualité et très "significative". Je ne sais pas si j'aurais gardé le "triangle blanc" sur le côté?
tyro (24766) 2012-07-18 3:45
An interesting note and a stunning photograph with which to illustrate it.
The "Tespih" is clearly the centre of attention here, beautifully portrayed in exquisite detail and sharpness as also are the fingers holding it, all against a beatifully out-of-focus background which is enough to let us know the situation but not enough to distract from the main subject.
Perfect exposure, lovely natural but vibrant colours and stunning detail.
- Copyright: Andre Roberge (InasiaJones) (31566)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-05-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-14 23:22