Istanbul Trip, Day 6, Scene 7
This is Halas which I had ridden many times in my youth when she served as a ferry boat along the Bosphorus. She was built in Scotland in 1914. Initially purchased in March of 1914 by the Ottoman Government, she was requisitioned by the British government for the war effort. She saw service beginning in 1915 as H.M.S. Waterwitch, acting as a troop ferry first at Lemnos and then in the Dardanelles. For five years from war's end she served the Occupation Authority in Istanbul before being handed over to the Government of the newly established Republic of Turkey. Her name was officially changed to Halas, meaning deliverance. For the next sixty-two years Halas was employed as a passenger ferry on the Bosphorus. Purchased in 1985 by her present owners, she was totally refurbished over a period of four years and outfitted for entertainment and holiday charter employment.
In this photo from MarineTraffic, she is seen in Thessalonica in 1916. In this other photo by Karsten Petersen, she is nearing the end of her life as a passenger ferry.
İstanbul Seyahati, Gün 6, Sahne 7
Bu, Boğaz'da bir şehir hatları vapuru olarak hizmet ederken gençliğimde defalarca binmiş olduğum Halastır. 1914 yılında İskoçya'da inşa edilmiştir. Başlangıçta Osmanlı Hükümeti tarafından 1914 yılının Mart ayında satın alınmış, savaş çabası için İngiliz hükümeti tarafından kamulaştırılmıştır. H.M.S. Waterwitch (Sucadısı) olarak 1915 yılında önce Limni de ve daha sonra Çanakkale'de bir askeri feribot olarak hizmet görmüştür. Savaşın sonunda beş yıl Türkiye'de yeni kurulan Cumhuriyet Hükümetine teslim edilmeden önce İstanbul'da İşgal Otoritesi için görev yaptı. Devirle birlikte adı kurtuluş anlamına Halas olarak değiştirildi. Sonraki altmış iki yıldır Halas Boğaz'da bir yolcu feribot olarak istihdam edildi. Şimdiki sahipleri tarafından 1985 yılında satın alınmış, dört yıllık bir süre içinde tamamen yenilenmiş ve eğlence ve tatil charter istihdamı için donatılmıştır.
MarineTrafficten bu fotoğrafta, 1916 yılında Selanikte görülüyor. Karsten Petersen tarafından bu öbür fotoğrafta bir yolcu feribot olarak hayatının sonuna yaklaşıyor.
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jemaflor (83046) 2014-04-22 22:58
Well taken, good light management, interesting with the flag, tfs.
erhan1958 (14953) 2014-04-23 0:42
fotolarınız tarih kokmaya başladı.
kato (11630) 2014-04-23 5:06
You're capturing well this ferry boat by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impresive to see luxury ferry boat with a good design and tasteful color combination along the Bosphorus. It seems to steam boat from the chimney in a bow. It harmonizes well with cloudy sky and clean water.
ikeharel (55368) 2014-04-23 7:20
Name changed and renovation work done, and it doe's look as new, not 100 years old sea-lady, Murat.
Fine outlnes of the elegant ship, clarity and colors superbly rendered.
saxo042 (37226) 2014-04-23 8:37
The boat adds many details and colours as it rests between the grey-blue clouds and the blue-green water. The red flag is the given eye-catcher here.
cornejo (30115) 2014-04-23 10:41
Hello Murat, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting boat, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
pierrefonds (56116) 2014-04-23 18:43
The ferry boat is wellplaced in the frame. The point of view is allowing me to distinguish the details and the colors of the ferry boat. The light is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
arnie (1783) 2014-04-24 11:10
A splendid capture of this magnificent looking boat.
A good POV showing the fine lines of the hull.
Sharp colours making it stand out against the paler sky and sea. Very interesting notes.
Just a thought but I think I would have cropped out the bottom left as it tends to draw the eye away from the focal point.
nikkitta (14354) 2014-04-28 16:46
Like the diferent subjets you are presenting from Turkey
Now the smart ex ferry floating in the turquoise waters of the Bosphorus
Like the waving turkish flag on top matching with the lifeguards
jmdias (54123) 2014-05-03 2:05
very nice view of this old boat. full of history. I liked the quality of the image that let us to see so many details of it. TFS.
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (12039)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-12
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR, RAW, Vivitar Series 1 HD CPL 67mm
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-22 21:46