This old man is one of the many birdfood sellers of İstanbul.
He sits in his little wooden cabin and sells small plates filled with corn.
Passerbyes pays 1 TL (approx. 1/2 €) for such a plate and feed the myrriads of pigeons flying around and sitting in the Windows of the mossques there.
Here at the end of a day he counts his income !
Eminönü meydanından bir güvercin yemi satıcısı. Artık minik tezgahını kapatmak üzere, günlük hasılatını sayıyor !
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papagolf21 (90378) 2013-11-14 2:29
Bonjour, cher Mesut,
Voilà un bien joli portrait fort bien présenté.
Une scène de la vie quotidienne très réussie.
Très bonne journée.
jhm (144158) 2013-11-14 3:09
I am very gladly that you this portrait placing in colour.
It's always pleasant to see the clothing of the man and his beard and cap
Very well composition, perfect captured, lovely presentation.
Excellent done, TFS.
holmertz (45132) 2013-11-14 3:21
This is a fine and interesting portrait and note about this man with an unusual occupation. It would be hard to make a living this way. A well taken shot and a fine contribution to TE.
williewhistler (15559) 2013-11-14 4:11
this is a lovely portrait of the man checking his takings,I think that the inclusion of the seeds on the plate help to tell the story.
daddo (25771) 2013-11-14 4:45
Selam Mesut. The rich count their millions, he counts his small collection of liras. A well taken shot of a hard working man. I wonder if he would be receiving a pension and supplementing his income this way.Regards. Klaudio.
resat1972 (7492) 2013-11-14 6:20
Merhaba Mesut Bey
Günlük hayattan içi hüzünlü,
foto açısından güzel bir çalışma
rbassin (19902) 2013-11-14 9:28
une photo charmente de ce vieux monsieur,c'est bien fait avec un bonne lumière.
pajaran (54967) 2013-11-14 10:30
Interesantan tekst o starom gospodinu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Gospodin je u svom poslu, nema vremena za snimatelja.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the old gentleman and moment ...
A good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
The Lord is in his work, no time for cameramen.
Good evening and a beautiful night, all the best.
nikkitta (16758) 2013-11-14 14:58
The income must come from another source because he is so well dressed with matching colors and weariaang a good wristwatch...
Anyway the scene is plenty of local color and well seen
jjcordier (78946) 2013-11-14 22:55
Très bon portrait de cet ami des oiseaux....qui n'a pas fait fortune à la fin de sa journée!
emka (86303) 2013-11-14 23:44
Hi dear Mesut,
I saw many of these birdfood sellers in istanbul, near Eminonu or University, and I was wondering how they make a living with it. Sad photo, he has not much income here. On the other hand, he doesn't look very poor. Excellent portrait.
I see that you are already back from Sile.
WArm regrads MAlgo
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-11-15 10:47
I like this Mesut. It tells the story of an elderly man for whom keeping busy and supplementing his income is important. I can imagine that the interaction with people is a very important part of his day. A lovely, if not poignant portrait. Have a fine weekend. Rosemary
jemaflor (89315) 2013-11-15 23:42
A good portrait with this old man with the money., perfect sharpness and exposure.
Buin (42362) 2013-11-16 1:37
... und er zählte seine Lieben - es waren ihm nicht viel geblieben ... ;-))
Es ist immer wieder toll, wie nah Du an die Menschen herangehst und ihre alltägliche Lebenssituation zeigst - ohne aufdringlich zu erscheinen.
Ein irgendwie eindrucksvolles Bild.
Ich hoffe, dass Du wieder gut zu Hause gelandet bist.
Alles Gute aus dem graun-kalten Deutschland! Brrr!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-16 1:52
da quando ho scoperto che sei un bravo ritrattista rimango sempre affascinato dai tuoi ritratti ricchi non solo di particolari ma anche di tanta umanità.
I personaggi che ritrai non sono mai in posa ma sempre colti nelle loro attività e sempre con effetti molto naturali.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
claudeD (35419) 2013-11-17 2:23
Very fine daily life picture showing a fine portrait counting his earned money. Very good sharpness and clarity. Like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
chrislo (4155) 2013-11-17 13:12
Light gains make a heavy purse ! It was a good day as there is only one plate left. Turkish people have a good heart as they are willing to spend money to feed the pigeons. Fine capture of this old man sitting in his shelter and counting the takings of the day. Let's hope he won't have to pay taxes on this money !
Have a nice week.
aliabazari (16053) 2013-11-18 9:38
Hi MESUT Dear Friend
A documentary portrait of a beautiful display. Good lighting and colors.
SWEETFREEDOM (23438) 2013-11-23 4:46
very nice portrait, excellent details and fine colors.
- Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) (89044)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/6.2, 1/530 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-14 1:52