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Back to the Turkey postings, and this is a shot I took in one of the pedestrian underpasses under the main road at the southern end of the Galata Bridge over Istanbul’s Golden Horn. It is not a weekday rush hour, but a Sunday morning and people are coming and going from a market that is held nearby. Istanbul is a city of 12 million people, and I took this photograph to illustrate just how busy some parts of the city can be – even on a Sunday. What is making the underpass even more crowded are people stopping at the small shops along the side of the underpass. They say a good location for a shop is one where there is lots of pedestrian traffic, but there is probably a point where too much pedestrian traffic stifles business because people daren’t stop for fear of being bowled over.

The slow shutter speed enabled me to capture some movement in the foreground, but it was fast enough to keep most of the crowd in focus. PP: Cropped, adjusted levels and USM.

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  • Copyright: David Astley (banyanman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 108 N: 2568] (7789)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2003-10-12
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Camera: Nikon E5000
  • Exposure: f/2.8, 1/10 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-08-26 11:01
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