The City Bus of Democracy
Today's upload is in memoriam to what is going on right now in Istanbul and other cities in Turkey. Actually, I found out about it from a comment Chris Vekris (chrisvek) made to me. I have been glued to the internet watching news from Turkey since last night - what brutality, what arrogance!
This was a color slide I had of the historic tram that operates between Tünel and Taksim I took back in 1986. The events of this weekend would be happening right here. I converted the scan of the slide to B&W using the selenium toner process in Photo Tools 2.6 add-on to Photoshop. Through layering, I left the clothes of the people wearing red (or tones of it) in color. To emphasize that this photo is a memorial, I applied a red and white border - the colors of the Turkish flag.
Bugünün yüklemesi, İstanbul ve Türkiye'nin diğer şehirlerinde şu anda olanların anısına. Aslında, haberi Chris Vekris (chrisvek)in bana yaptığı bir yorumdan öğrendim. Dün geceden beri internete burnumu yapıştırmış Türkiye'den haberleri izliyorum - ne vahşet, ne küstahlık!
Bu, ta 1986 yılından Tünelle Taksim arasında işleyen tarihi tramvayın bir renkli slaydıydı. Bu hafta sonunun olayları tam burada yaşanıyordur. Ben Photoshopa eklenti Photo Tools (Fotoğraf Araçları) 2.6 içinde selenyum toner işlemi kullanarak slaydın taramasını S&Ba dönüştürdüm. Bir katman sayesinde, kırmızı (veya tonları) giyen insanların giysilerini renkli bıraktım. Bu fotoğrafın bir anımsama olduğunu vurgulamak için, Türk bayrağının renkleriyle - kırmızı ve beyaz - bir çerçeve uyguladım.
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PaulVDV (25519) 2013-06-02 12:57
I see that most Turkish TE-members or members with Turkish roots sympathize with the demonstrators. I know it started all as a protest against the felling of trees in Taksim, Istanbul but meanwhile there have been demonstrations in different Turkish cities.
In the news in my country it is explained as demonstrations against the restriction of freedom in the country and the maintenance of the Atatürk reforms.
Your picture of the place near where the demonstrations started is heartened for the people who fight for their freedom.
With sympathy for the good cause, Paul
rigoletto (34279) 2013-06-02 13:04
Hi Mr Tanyel,
This is the 5th night of the resistance and it has spread now to more than 60 cities.
Hundreds of thousands of people are on the streets, protesting against the artless ways of the ruling party.
For those who are interested, i'd like to inform more:
A navie and passive resistance against the replacement of a small park in Taksim Square with a shopping mall, has suffered violent attacks by the police. Since then, the resistance has grown like a snowball. It is supported by people with all kinds of political ideas and is not led by any political parties. It is the uproar of Turkish people who have had enough of the fascist rulers, who scorn and ignore half of the country's people, i mean, all those millons who do not think like them or disapprove their recklessness and attacks against the very fundamentals of Turkish Democratic Republic.
Thanks for sharing this and helping Trekearthers learn about Turkey through photography.
umutlu101 (13555) 2013-06-02 13:41
la démocratie turque *version actuel gouvernement* a montré son vrai visage tyrannique.
c'est la honte et barbarie...
Urs (14082) 2013-06-02 22:05
That certainly must be a historic shot of the tramway. You did a great job to convert the colour slides to a b&w with fine grey layers. Well done
Vientiane and Loas in general are very dusty. Person with respiratory problems wear cloth mask to protect themselves from the dust. Yes the fill in flash is the only way to take a decent shot against the sun.
fabbs99 (17129) 2013-06-02 23:34
The colors are deep and the details are excellently expressed.Well composed photo. Superb pov and exposure.Very well done.
Best regards and best wishes.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-06-03 1:17
i like your note,and the theme going with this pic.it is a lovely shot never the less with a beautiful composition.
ChrisJ (107053) 2013-06-03 1:19
I recognised the Istanbul tram immediately. So far I haven't heard of or seen any demonstrations in Erzurum, but Trabzon is not too far away (6 hours by bus) so I will remain cautious & optimistic. Good sharpness and tonal range and the b&w makes the image look much older than it really is. Could be the 1950's rather than the 1980's. Tfs!
kato (11630) 2013-06-03 4:19
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent B/W tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the tram running the street with nostalgia and many passengers waiting for it. It is found useful as a civic leg and is visible, although it's photograph of twenty seven years ago. It is the attractive idea that uses the red and white of the Turkey national flag for a frame. And, I found the advertising signboard of japanese brand "Panasonic" in here, and am happy.
Miguel82 (27024) 2013-06-03 4:32
Ooh Murat, interesting document of daily life in Turkey
You save an excellent picture, many ad boards and nice view of the tram
Clear shot with fine colors and exposition
erhan1958 (15563) 2013-06-03 4:34
mükemmel bir yerden yakalamışsın
demokrasi aracını kullanarak ulaşmak istediği yere ulaşacak.....
işte buna müsaade etmezler
ManuMay (36095) 2013-06-04 8:42
Today I found this old capture, and I like it very much...I fell in love with Istanbul in our visit on 2009, and like very much the life on Istiklal...even I made a theme about this wonderful Street, I´ve added this image to the theme...Thanks!! Good tribute yours to turkish people, let me join the tribute...
photoray (13725) 2013-06-04 17:59
Attractive historical electrical trolley, which ironically California had in the 30s and 40s but cheap gasoline and the automobile killed them. But now we are having a rejuvenation, with electric trains like Bart in the SF Bay area, and Sacramento's electric trains, etc.
I was an engineer, project manager, financial analyst, etc. for the Calif Dept of Transportation, and always enjoy transportation images.
danos (92502) 2013-06-04 22:18
one more nice and beautiful scenery that looks like as an old posrcard.I like to see all these photo memories because of they have an original aroma and memories that unfortunately have been losted.
pajaran (56536) 2013-06-04 22:23
Dobar rad, lepa fotografija i secanje na 1986. godinu.
Kako danas izgleda ovo mesto ...
Ostaju fotografije i uspomene.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Good work, beautiful photos and memories of in 1986. year.
How this place looks today ...
Photographs and memories remain.
Have a great day, all the best.
ourania (38874) 2013-06-05 13:56
this is a fine composition with great depth and a lot of interest arranged delightfully in the frame. I like very much the softness of the grey tones and the way the tram and the people stand out in the urban scenery which looks so remote in time. The scene and the atmosphere are tranquil and nostalgic and come to an extreme contrast with the scenes we 've seen from the centre of Istanbul these days. You've done a great job, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
jmdias (59958) 2013-06-09 12:45
nice option for black and white in this image. I liked the framing and the graphic mood created. despite the beautiful homage, the red frame is something distractive in my opinion.
turkey became famous even for humble Brazilians in these last months because a Brazilian soap opera (Salve Jorge)whose some personages, scenery and plot was in that country. it is sad that the image of this beautiful country have gone from the fiction to the bad news in few days..
maloutim (9639) 2013-06-16 14:09
Good evening Murat,
Sorry I missed this photo before. I didn't look well enough at the title written in Turkish ! And yet, Demokrasi is an easy word to understand.
I am really sorry about what's happening in your homeland!
When we were there in 2011, we felt the country was really going forward towards modernisation and democratisation.
So unfair that this ruler should want to go back on these advances.
We can only keep our fingers crossed that the issue will be as positive as possible. But it seems to be taking a long time...
I like your photo very much. Very clever PP with the B&W version of the old tram, the red shirts and the red and white frame.
ikeharel (65121) 2013-08-27 0:44
Good morning Murat,
An exquisite old B&W shot from turkey in 1986.
Old Tram in a relatively modern neighbourhood, no so crowded with people as I tend to think about the place in mid-town famous square.
Well scanned, best regards,
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (18021)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1986-09-00
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Yashica FX-3, Dale Laboratories
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Istiklal Caddesi [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-02 12:40