Taken from the same point on the Byzantine Walls, this time we are looking towards east. Here you can see three seperate parts of the city: the one at the front is the Fener District, located inside the old town in the historic peninsula, the one on the left is Pera District (other side of Golden Horn) and the one at the top is the Asian side, seperated from Pera and Old Town by Bosphorus.
The towers your see here are:
1- The red one at the front: Fener Greek High School. Originally dating back to 1454, this Greek School was a part of the Orthodox Patriarchy of Constantinople, and had only Greek students. The red brick structure was built in 1882. Today it has been teaching continuously since 559 years.
2- The one on the left: Galata Tower. Originally built in 528 by the Byzantines, it was destroyed during the 4th Crusade (Latin Invasion) of 1202-1204. The structure standing today was built in 1348 during the Genoese expansion in Constantinople, and it was the tallest in town with its 66,9 meters height.
3- The one afar: Varyap Meridian. Residential building in the Asian side, completed in 2012. 2nd tallest in Turkey and 13th tallest in Europe with its 244 meters height.
Istanbul has seen many towers in its long history, while our money based modern times make everything larger and uglier. What do you think?
edit note: After Mesut Ilgim's notice, i need to add that, there is a huge compressed perspective here, due to the focal length used. The distance between first two towers is more than 3 kilometers, while the tower in Asian side is almost 10 kilometers away :)
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rbassin (19657) 2013-12-26 4:15
Vous nous montrez un vue intéressante sur Istanbul, avec les trois tours qui dominent la ville.
Le contraste est saisissant, c'est bien vu!
yquem46 (38750) 2013-12-26 4:20
You did it again !
Now with the Galata tower in the frame I can figure out from where you shot this beautiful series
The effect of surprise of course does play any longer, but again it's a well worth image in itself
have a nice Xmas time, all the best
mesutilgim (88568) 2013-12-26 4:27
Bu seri çok iyi gidiyor. Eline gözüne sağlık. Ama bilgi notlarına bunun "stitch" oldupunu ekle, yoksa biri İstanbul'a gelip Galata Kulesinin yanıbaşında Fener Rum okulunu ararsa fena şişer !
Bu arada sana bir bilgi notu.
Orta bölümde gözüken Galata kulesi ile hemen sağındaki eski İngiliz Hastanesi kulesinin (şimdilerde Beyoğlu Belediye hastanesi ve de benim gittiğim Avusturya Lisesinin yanıbaşında) hikayesi :
Neyzen Tevfik birgün kıyak kafa ile Eminönünden Galata köprüsüne doğru yürümeye başlar bir de bakarki Galata kulesinin yanıbaşında bir kule daha. Önce gözlerini oğuşturur hayal görmediğini anlar ve cebinden defterini çıkartıp yazar : "Sanmaki Galata kulesi ikidir, sağda görüneni soldakinin si..dir" !
TRB (13914) 2013-12-26 5:36
seri çok güzel...
çok beğendim, emeğinize sağlık.
npecanhuk (69552) 2013-12-26 5:55
Another great picture of Istanbul!
So many details to be seen and enjoyed!
I love all the contrasts (colors, light & darkness, architectural styles)!
Chosen pov, composition and exposure are highlights!
TFS - congrats,
Corry (4508) 2013-12-26 6:06
Un beau point de vue sur la ville d'Istanbul. La note est très intéressante et permet de bien identifier les différents bâtiments. Beau jeu de lumières et d'ombres. Bien fait.
wolf38 (31284) 2013-12-26 6:28
Hello Deniz. Again a great photo. The visual effect of the 300mm lens is really fascinating. Yes, you needed in everyday life best a superzoom for all occasions. But then the camera would be too heavy and unwieldy. Anyway, your photo is perfektt and technich excellent.
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-26 6:55
We continue to enjoy Istanbul through your lens and in this pick and choosy light. I call it so because it has selectively alighted a few and has kept the rest in the dark. Wonderful effect it creates on the viewer which you have anticipated long before and captured the series at the right time. Excellent work and keep sharing. Thanks.
arnie (1803) 2013-12-26 7:07
A great panoramic shot of this great city, the light and shade adds to the depth of the shot.
carlo62 (38094) 2013-12-26 10:07
altra bellissima panoramica di una città dalla grande storia, ma, come si vede dalla foto, la storia continua e Istanbul è già proiettata nel futuro.
holmertz (44496) 2013-12-26 10:16
You (or Mesut) made a good point here about compressed perspective, because this photo makes Istanbul look like a giant, relatively flat stone desert. The Bosphorus is hardly visible and the Golden horn not at all. In spite of that the view isn't less fascinating. I am impressed that you managed to squeeze all these areas into one shot. I agree that the Galata tower has more character and is more easily recognizable than the tower on the Asian side, but I think that future generations may judge today's architecture with different eyes (provided that today's buildings are good enough to last for hundreds of years).
emka (85311) 2013-12-26 13:27
here I know all the towers. Near red tower and Galata I was with you and I saw even Varyap Meridian from the bus going to Bursa :). It is really amazing how the perspective is squeezed here. Also strange that the walls are not so high and what a stunning views are from there. But it is the light that makes these photos so remarkable. We have had the views in three directions, I am looking forward to seeing the view of the south.
lousat (81734) 2013-12-26 14:14
Hi Deniz,these pics are always beautiful,i like this new panoramic view of your collection,a different panorama but the same quality and a very impressive light,i like it!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-12-26 18:23
another fine example of your stunning use of light, color and symmetry, deniz ~
i especially like the layers of light in this shot. the sun highlights the rich, vibrant colors of the historic buildings, while at the same time rendering the new highrises almost colorless. certainly personality-less. i think the sun knows what it is doing.
i'm with you, i much prefer the old towers to the crass new ones, which could be anywhere in the world. and, in fact, are everywhere in the world.
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-12-26 23:41
thats an amazing vantage point you got to get this fantastic wide pov.just love the view on display here.
Noel_Byrne (27006) 2013-12-27 2:41
Your recent posts have taught me so much about this amazing city, the views offer so much detail, and your complimentary notes explain so well what we are viewing. The photos y post give me a completely new impression of Istanbul, from it's old city to its modern soaring towers. Once again, the light has allowed creation of such appealing images. Thanks for a beautiful scene and an excellent educational note.
Nicou (128968) 2013-12-27 7:37
quelle vue sur cette ville sueprbe compo et iamge avec tous ces édifice en fond ces coupoles ces minarets sueprbe, et les contrastes de lumières sur le plans de l'image sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
dekanski (4067) 2013-12-27 9:42
Nice view Deniz,
Low sun - Parts of the city are sunny, parts of in the shadow! splendidly!
bukitgolfb301 (37560) 2013-12-27 17:33
Hi MERHABA dear Deniz, how are you recently?
Sorry for my late reaction as I was so busy last week.
Great shot via combination of now and old in your wonderful country. So well considered framework is set as usual. The balance and proportion of everal rays of houses are so perefct.
Thank you for your sharing and have a good weekend!
Takero from cold Tokyo
Didi (58794) 2013-12-28 5:24
Interesting spotlights on the town hill
Very good lights ambiance
Very good selective exposure
Best wishes while waiting the new year
serp2000 (41884) 2013-12-28 10:08
I really don't know this part of Istanbul. Thanks for this photo, perfect DoF, excellent contrast between the shined FG and gloomy BG. Well done!
Yes, in the worldwide web the trekearth is my favorite site. I have real friends here.
Best wishes and Happy New Year!
nikkitta (16476) 2013-12-29 12:57
I saw so diferent kind of greetings so I add the spanish one
Very interesting note telling thename of the main buildings
Like in special the old red School that, then the Galata tower and at the bach the very modern and tall biuildings, quite imposible to prevent built, but here help to add contrast medern versus traditional
Happy end odf 2013
bona (13366) 2013-12-29 16:02
this photo is wonderful! Love how the towers glows out from the photo! Beautiful colors and great depth of field.
abmdsudi (46234) 2013-12-29 19:37
A fine idea of framing & compo here with the cluster of apartment buildings almost hugging each other filling the frame stretching all the way and it seems that every inch is occupied not wasted. But this certainly conveys it's own uniqueness & charm well preserved while the towering structures stand above the rest. The play of side light and rich tones are sublime with excellent depth and perspective. A very beautiful attractive composition!
Waylim (25368) 2014-01-03 11:26
Another really beautiful photo with excellent POV of this very crowded ancient city. We can see the changes in the city scape, the old and historical and the new and modern high rises. The light is very unique here and make this image very special and exciting to look at. the warm color and clarity in the foreground version the cool blue hazy background. Creating really nice contrast. Excellent quality image.
Thanks and Happy New Year.
claudeD (35085) 2014-01-04 9:34
wonderful picture over the roofs of Istanbul. Excellent sharpness and perfect light managment. I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Dreamtime (443) 2014-01-06 22:29
Aciklamayi okumadan fotografa bakip, nasıl ya bunlar bu kdar yakın olamaz!! deyip açıklamayi okuduktan sonra icim rahatladi :S Bu arada eline saglik cok guzel ve farkli bir calisma olmus.
Angshu (56462) 2014-01-07 2:12
The 'magic' light yet again...
The FG and the BG shows two Istanbuls indeed...a classier FG and a less classier modern BG. The tower of the Fener Greek High School looksquite interesting with a slight admixture of styles I think. Fine work yet again!
So how's New Year treating you? When do you come to India?
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (34269)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-18
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6 LD Macro
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-26 4:05
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