A little later in the evening than yesterdays upload taken after sunset. In the distance are the straights of the Dardenelles connecting the Aegean Sea to the Sea of Marmara and then to the Black Sea. Gallipoli and Anzac Cove are on the Aegean side of the peninsula. Both wars were fought over strategic access to the Black Sea although the legend of Helen of Troy is certainly less pragmatic and more romantic. Might upload shots from there later. This is part of the props used in the 2004 movie with Eric Bana, Brad Pitt and the late Peter O'Toole.
This wooden horse was made in Malta for the movie set but now stands on the Canakkale waterfront.
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papagolf21 (110486) 2014-01-03 3:17
Bonjour, cher ami Chris,
Le cheval de Troyes est impressionnant par la taille et par sa composition.
Le résultat est excellent entre heure bleue et chien et loup.
Mes meilleurs voeux pour l'année 2014.
umutlu101 (13629) 2014-01-03 3:18
il faut le voir
jurek1951 (42198) 2014-01-03 3:27
Wonderful colors, excellent sharpness and perspective.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-03 3:35
Nice crisp and clear blue hour shot of the same wooden horse we saw yesterday while sun set. You did good to wait another extra hour to take this photo, here we get to see good details on the horse which we missed yesterday. Good one and thanks for sharing.
snunney (107513) 2014-01-03 3:38
A closer view on this most impressive film prop. The image is perfectly exposed whilst the midnight blue sky makes an excellent backdrop. Excellent detail.
pierrefonds (71761) 2014-01-03 4:23
The distance between the horse and the trees is giving depth to the composition. Using a slow shutter speed and an ISO of 1100 is showing the details and colors of the Trojan Horse. It also has a special effecton the colors. Have a nice day.
rigoletto (34279) 2014-01-03 4:40
hi chris. it is good to see you wandering in turkey and seeing, photographing many things even many turks have not seen (you must have well recognized, we turks are not that much into seeing, travelling, reading or anything related to culture...) i love the idea of making it in blue hour. i usually prefer silhouettes, but i don't know why, this version attracts me much more than the previous version. have a happy 2014!
jemaflor (103729) 2014-01-03 4:45
good night shot with a perfect light capture and an interesting blue clear sky, interesting and very original statue.
HimalAnda (10671) 2014-01-03 4:49
This is a nice blue hour picture, with a good exposure management.
Sergiom (89341) 2014-01-03 5:25
J'aime beaucoup cette composition prise à l'heure bleue. Le ciel est de toute beauté et sert bien de support au cheval de Troie qui est immense. Probablement autant que l'original. La technique est excellente.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-03 5:41
this is a fascinating blue hour shot, with the wooden horse looking both imposing and magnificent. Perfect execution and presentation. Like it a lot!
Happy 2014 and enjoy the first weekend of the New Year - B.
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2014-01-03 5:56
Hello Chris, very nice image here. I know the story behind the statue. Lovely blue sky. You did well in the absence of light. Good sharpness. Well done.
danos (103216) 2014-01-03 6:15
nice the view of the place with the kitch Troyan horse to dominating the place,especially having this blue hour sky,as backdrop.I like the presentation as the clarity of the scene.
I wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year,Danos
Corry (4508) 2014-01-03 6:25
Belle prise de vue à l'heure bleue avec un ciel magnifique. J'aime bien l'éclairage sur le cheval qui permet d'en apprécier les détails. Bien fait.
lousat (98379) 2014-01-03 13:14
Hi Chris,excellent and nice second view of the big trojan horse,this blue hour is perfect to create a magnificent atmosphere,fantastic exposure and the best details too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
jjcordier (79297) 2014-01-03 22:31
Cette version du cheval de Troie à l'heure bleue me plait beaucoup plus que la précédente. Très bonne photo!
jhm (161051) 2014-01-04 1:33
You play excellent with enlightenment under the horse.
These picture gives quiet also depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture great.
Composition and presentation make these picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Graal (103038) 2014-01-04 4:46
very nice and interesting monument of Trojan Horse. Good quality of photo. Well informations and photo-work.
Have a great New Year 2014!
Cricri (126824) 2014-01-04 9:21
Superbe la prise du cheval de bois a heure bleu, ici l'on apprécie les moindres détails du bois, la présentation est magnifique
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-01-05 7:41
I like this better, somehow the blue hour and the lighting enhance this Trojan horse. Good pov and dof with nice details. Love the colors. Well done, tfs.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2014-01-06 5:45
Beautiful lighting indeed! It gives to the night a magic look to the Trojan horse! The long exposure works so well here.
berek (50508) 2014-01-08 23:47
A beautiful photo from the Turuva Çanakkale. When the sky blue color is very impressive. Thank you so much for sharing.
mesutilgim (97748) 2014-01-11 15:16
Hello dear Chris,
Topclass blue houre capture from Çanakkale with this famous landmark of the region.
TFS and have a nice weekend
delpeoples (59896) 2014-01-13 3:57
What a great shot and so fascinating, along with your informative note. The Blue Hour is sensational and the slight vignette adds to the mood so subtly. Nice light management, sharpness and the textures of the Trojan Horse look magnificent in the twilight.
Great work, thanks for sharing
macjake (73063) 2014-02-07 12:03
so where have you been lately?
nice to see you back.
now this is an interesting subject to post! I wonder if its been on TE before other than from you?
very cool though, wouldn't expect a subject like this from Turkey so that makes it even better.
awesome light in the bg, blues with a hint of purples, deep colors look sweet like that.
good illumination along the bottom portions too.
see you around
cornejo (47330) 2014-02-13 9:55
Hi Chris, very good photograph of this interesting sculpture of the Trojan Horse with beautiful background of the blue hour, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
batalay (40523) 2014-02-14 9:21
This is really the first good photo I've seen of the Trojan Horse used in the film. And, indeed, the replica is so much better than the one that sits it Troy, with a hut on top. The composition and light management are first rate.
nikkitta (17068) 2014-02-15 10:29
This is better than the precedent ( my idea), not so romantic but better lit, so, good to full appreciates the horse details against the dark blue sky
Informative note about the Troy war and location
yquem46 (38752) 2014-02-21 8:52
I like this Trojan horse at blue hour
Good idea that they kept it as a public sculpture after the movie has been completed
Have a nice WE, all the best
phildar77360 (328) 2014-03-21 12:15
Pour de l'heure bleue, c est de la belle heure bleue.
Ta composition est superbe et la lumière impeccable.
Bravo pour cette belle photo.