Old and new, traditions and the future - and the ever present red and white Turkish flag. This is not the most frequent view from Istanbul but yet very typical of this mega city.
Taken somewhere on the hillside between the Süleymaniye Mosque and the Egyptian spice bazaar (Mısır Çarşısı), looking across the non-visible Golden Horn (Haliç) towards the city's most modern areas. This is all in the European part of Istanbul.
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mohammad_H (10058) 2012-11-04 8:35
Combined, the minaret of the mosque and the flag of the country, religious harmony, and nationalist
Did you alertness and sense of national
Good work, greetings
Have a nice evening
abmdsudi (57168) 2012-11-04 8:39
This is confirmed that, this shot is taken in Turkey, apart from the mosque thin minaret, clever use of the influential stunning red flag in the foreground to lead us into the whole scene. Glimpse of the cityscape with the slight haze adds to the atmospheric feel and depth as well Great shot, Well done.
saxo042 (37966) 2012-11-04 9:15
Det här lär nog slå rekordet när det gäller att lägga in en röd "ögon-fångare". Jag har förstått att flaggviftandet är like utbrett i Turkiet som i Danmark och Norge. Stadsbilden bakom den dominerande flaggan är mycket intressant. Imponerande skyskrapor i fjärran och en typisk minaret i förgrunden. En kombination som säger en hel del om staden.
Hälsningar från Göteborg
Fis2 (103914) 2012-11-04 9:26
A very interesting composition.
I like colours.
Fog add savor of photo.
Have a nice evening
mesutilgim (96730) 2012-11-04 9:41
Hello dear Gert,
Nice capture from İstanbul, combining all the symbols of the modern Turkey in one frame.
Flag, minarette and modern highraisers !
TFS and best regards
agulberk (3794) 2012-11-04 10:57
İstanbul is not understandable and unexplainable with a photo frame.
a most beautiful city can be introduced as the worst place with a snapshot , or a worst city can be introduced as the best place with another snapshot. Here İntent is important. Journalists knows this work better.
Have a good week
lousat (95888) 2012-11-04 12:31
HI Gert,very original and rich composition,there is all inside,the big flag,old and modern architechtures and and a excellent quality of details and colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
SteveH (6405) 2012-11-04 14:28
Hi Gert, great idea; the flag leaving no doubt as to location. Istanbul looks to have grown dramatically since I was there 20 years ago. Cheers, Steve
wolf38 (31296) 2012-11-04 22:46
Hello Luke Gert. Yes, this is "Another Istanbul view" than usual with Galata bridge and tower. The high-rise buildings in the background are impressive. Istanbul is truly a vibrant cosmopolitan city. I particularly like the Turkish flag. I think that in no other country does the flag worship is so important.
bayno (18344) 2012-11-04 23:08
Wonderful idea for your composition, one of the most beautiful flags, a wonderful mix in the BG, modern and ancient architecture, excellent light and colors and a charming framing....
Tigerlily (3379) 2012-11-05 2:17
Excellent observation. Yes, old and new; national and religion. The image tells us about the country. Nice DOF. Most interestingly,the little speaker represents the voice of the people's life..it reminds people the sound of prayers from the distance...
umutlu101 (13629) 2012-11-05 4:12
comme un jolie collage.
Nicou (148458) 2012-11-05 5:52
Fantastique compo et iamge avec ce beau drapeau au vent et dans la même lignée ce minaret, tout fin qui file vers le ciel, sueprbe enssemble.
Bravo et amitié
zoomer (6) 2012-11-05 9:18
Greetings,a very interesting and unique presentation.I am afraid that the more a place becomes modern the more they look alike and lose character.But that can't be changed unfortunately.Friendly regards,Wolf.
ayferaldanmaz (1085) 2012-11-05 9:47
hi dear Gert,
very impressive shot.. marvellous mix of a modern city and local life. great size of the flag next to skyscrapers in the background gives a great feeling of depth and very sentimental for me :)
thanks for sharing this awesome photo, my compliments!!
have a lovely week,
pajaran (64382) 2012-11-05 13:07
Lep pogled na zastavu i minaret ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija.
Lepa arhitektura grada u pozadini.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Nice view of the flag and a minaret ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good lyrics and compositions.
Beautiful architecture of the city in the background.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started.
dkmurphys (62831) 2012-11-05 13:19
Nice composition with two symbols of everyday life of Turkey. Well taken, have a fine evening.
agjika (3177) 2012-11-05 16:25
A bit overpowering but nice and bright! I like the idea of representing the old and the new under the flag.
Lovely and sharp and great colour.
kordinator (21521) 2012-11-06 0:05
Very good work plenty of color contrast.
Nice flag and minaret in the foreground and beautiful modern buildings in the background.
A nice moment and a beautiful photo.
Very well captured.
jhm (157878) 2012-11-06 5:11
These picture on a perfect moment taken, the tower between the skyscrapers, and the flag as attraction in the corner.
Good lights management with shades.
Depth and perspective are excellent
Sharpness and clarity are perfect taken.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Sonata11 (33971) 2012-11-06 16:22
wonderful composition and framinf of the city and the flag. Very interesting picture and POV. Like it. Perfectly well done.
All the best,
siamesa (28123) 2012-11-07 14:35
Boa noite Gert
Beautiful composition of these two symbols of this country.The modern buildings in background are a nice elements.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-11-08 7:23
Good composition with the Turkish dominating the scene but not over powering. Beautiful architecture. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
annjackman (21901) 2012-11-08 9:51
An unusual but super composition. The red flag takes the dominant position and contrasts well with the cityscape.
Best wishes, Ann
mafegan (8624) 2012-11-09 18:07
Well done Gert! You have filled what would otherwise be an area of featureless hazy sky with a huge flag. Great composition which you have cropped effectively.
Glint (6171) 2012-11-11 6:34
thgis is a well composed shot, giving us a strong fg, a mid gruind and bg.Good contrast between mid and background.A creative way to show us Istanbul.
mkamionka (39531) 2012-11-12 12:47
original composition: the flag nicely covers the uniformly blue sky and at the same time provides an interesting characteristic element. Well combined with the star and half moon on top of the minaret.
Very well spotted,
notrap (6167) 2012-11-13 11:34
so kann man mit dem Teleobjektiv Dinge zusammenbringen, die weit von einander entfernt sind. In Antalya war ich immer ganz erfreut über die Allgegenwart der türkischen Flagge, und das leuchtende Rot hat mir auch einige fotografische Möglichkeiten geboten. Hier bei uns in Deutschland sind soviele Fahnen nur bei Fußballweltmeisterschaften zu sehen (zum Glück!).
Bei diesem Foto finde ich es schade, dass die Flagge so dunkel wirkt. Ich werde einen workshop versuchen und hoffe, Du bist einverstanden.
Grüße von Elvira
s_lush (16600) 2012-11-17 9:37
You have find a very good composition, which comprises features of Turkey symbolizing its past, present and even its future. The quality, especially depth of focus, colors and light also are perfect in your picture. Excellent job!
kasianowak (10021) 2012-11-26 4:51
Brilliant composition! I know how difficult it is to photograph a flag moving with the wind! The image shows the city new and old, traditional and modern. Great work.
josepmarin (58359) 2012-12-09 11:44
I like this powerful composition, in which you have combined effectively the minaret and the Turkish flag in foreground, in an explicit framing very well chosen, but at the same time you offer us the sight of the modern part of the fantastic city of Istanbul between the mist, thanks to an excellent management of the field depth.
A great work.
Waylim (25436) 2013-01-04 22:28
Wonderful POV with the flag of Turkey dominating the composition with the city sky line in the background in different layer. I like how much depth you have captured as it fade to lighter as it goes further back. Really beuatiful shot, the inclusion of the flag makes it really eye catching and compelling image.
serp2000 (45312) 2013-09-03 6:27
It sounds strange but I did not see this your photo. Excellent composition, very original view of Istanbul. I remember my emotions after the first day of the visit to this legendary city. Thanks for memories!
Hanssie (10886) 2014-04-15 1:05
That's an original Isanbul view with
the flag, great photo !
Matyas (0) 2015-07-03 0:49
Hello Gert! Simply good idea. Perfect take. Ideal lightness and colours. Good focus effect. Great effect. Well done!
jmdias (67187) 2016-12-14 4:51
I am ever surprising how much national flags are visible in places like USA, Chile and Turkey. nice this view with the national symbol and details of the town ahead.