After 10 b&w days back to the colorfull life of İstanbul's streets.
This Couple from USA were performing their music midst of quite busy shopping area of İstanbul.
Mainly gospels ! Gospels in a city with 99 % muslim population ! But never mind; the music has no religion.
Siyah Beyaz karelerden oluşan on Gün'den sonra yaşamın renklerine kesin dönüş.
Bu kareyi Kadıköy çarşısında çektim. ABD li bu müzisyen çift çarşının ortasında kendilerine bir yer bulmuşlar ve sanatlarını icra ediyorlar.
Yaptıkları müzik ağırlıklı olarak dini içerikli parçalar ! Nüfusunun % 99'unun Müslüman olduğu bir şehirde, insanlar ya sözlerini anlamadıkları için büyük bir huşu içinde dinliyordu onları, ya da "müziğin dini olmaz" diye düşündüklerinden !
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jhm (130684) 2014-02-08 0:45
I get but the half picture of these both singers on beta TE to see. Why I don't know!
But the faces are very important, and the faces speak book parts.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
BennyV (13358) 2014-02-08 1:12
A very fascinating picture, dear Mesut. The expression in their faces is just superb. The way they dress and what they are doing...it's all pretty alien to a non-religious person like myself. But I do appreciate their belief in the power of music!
Have a fine weekend out there.
Noel_Byrne (16281) 2014-02-08 1:44
you chose a nice moment to capture this, the man looks like he is really putting his heart and soul into his work. This couple look like they could have their own tv show. A great candid street scene, nicely done
Romano46 (14534) 2014-02-08 1:56
un ottimo ritratto sia per la parte tecnica che per i soggetti rappresentati.
Eccellenti nitidezza e gestione della luce.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
batalay (33903) 2014-02-08 2:36
Sevgili Mesut Kardesim,
Dressed in biblical garb, my guess was that they were Americans, "...marching to a different drummer," as we say in the States. The Details of the shot are superb, just like the composition and colors. You've captured the moment beautifully.
Sevgiler, Mesut. Güzel bir hafta sonu dilerim,
willperrett (4861) 2014-02-08 3:04
Aging hippies doing their thing. Nothing wrong with growing old disgracefully I suppose. Very well framed, and the viewpoint is perfect to produce a balanced composition.
marabu61 (6303) 2014-02-08 4:32
Gospels are quite a pleasant sort of music, as long as their religious context is not the main reason for it. Jugging from this couple, I don't think that was their purpose here, they look rather like some old hippies to me. You have captured the couple in a beautiful moment as they are lost in their music and the expressions on their faces are superb.
have a great weekend
ktanska (23164) 2014-02-08 4:51
They seem to be vey dedicated and enthusiastic on their music, and probably mission too. I guess it is the right attutude for playing gospel in Istanbul.
You captured the feeling well with your tight framing.
TRB (13273) 2014-02-08 7:57
Kadıköy'de gündelik yaşamın içinden güzel bir paylaşım.
Güzel bir kompozisyon, anlatımınızla daha da güzelleşti.
emeğinize sağlık Hocam, selam ve sevgiler
Fis2 (78834) 2014-02-08 8:29
Excellent colors, sharpness and light.
Good reportage work.
pajaran (44402) 2014-02-08 8:42
Interesantan tekst o mestu i muzicarima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazani ulicni muzicari i trenutak, lepe boje.
Muzika je deo nas ...
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article about the place and musicians ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely displayed street musicians and a moment, beautiful colors.
Music is part of us ...
Good evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
claudeD (28289) 2014-02-08 9:19
very fine (color) picture from Istanbul showing this gospel singers who seem to me that they really like singing.I like the picture very much. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
eldancer1 (22463) 2014-02-08 9:59
As they say "music is the language of the soul" and music does wonders to ones soul. Good documentation of the daily life of people in happier moment through music. Good lighting and I like the grainy details. Well done, tfs.
jjcordier (69639) 2014-02-08 22:37
Ce couple est vraiment "habité" parla musique....et depuis de nombreuses années apparemment! Bon double portrait!
wolf38 (29682) 2014-02-09 0:13
Hallo Mesut. Ein verblüffendes Foto. Als ich das Thumbnail sah, dachte ich zuerst an künstliche Figuren. Aber tatsächlich, diese Figuren sind echt und machen Musik für die Leute. Ein besonderer Blickfang sind diese Künstler allemal.
Viele Grüße, Wolfgang, - und einen schönen Sonntag.
tyro (16780) 2014-02-09 6:42
What a fabulous photograph and what an interesting note too! So nice that this couple in their very old fashioned dress can play and sing Christian gospel songs in a place where 99% of the population is Muslim! How I wish that the rest of the World were so tolerant!
These people obviously perform their music with great passion and you have captured that perfectly in your photograph. Your picture is also technically perfect with lovely soft light, true colours, perfect exposure and absolutely stunning details and sharpness.
josepmarin (57073) 2014-02-10 0:30
Merhaba, my friend Mesut,
you have caught beautifully the attitude of this couple singing in the middle of the street.
They seem to be a couple of old hippies, who keeps alive their spirit of love, joy, and freedom.
I love this vital and fresh scene of the daily life in Istanbul.
A nice work.
Silvio1953 (109385) 2014-02-10 11:57
Ciao Mesut, great portrait of fantastic couple, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
- Copyright: MESUT ILGIM (mesutilgim) (75604)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-02-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/7.2, 1/620 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-08 0:33