Since last 29th May I was on a four days trip in differet cities of South-East Turkey.
Historycally also known as Mesopotamia whre the rivers Tigris and Eupohrates meets each other.
Unfortunately this part of my country still suffers under major economical and ethnic problems.
This man on a quite busy shopping Street rolls his own cigarette.
Bu kare de bu dizinin ikinci karesi. Mardin sokaklarında çektim.
Dicle ve Fırat'ın suladığı bu topaklar, hala ciddi sorunları olan, problemli yerler.
İnsanlar mutlu mu değil mi anlamak güç.
Mardinli bu amca bir yandan sigarasını sarıyor bir yandan da bana gülümsüyor.
Critiques | Translate
lousat (82720) 2014-06-03 0:48
Hi Mesut,very nice portrait of this smiling old man rolling the cigarette,a pic coming from the other Turkey,not rich like the west part but veyr interesting for an original and unique trip.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Sonata11 (33697) 2014-06-03 7:25
beautiful portrait of this man. I like your POV,execution and presentation.
Best regards, Barbara
Nicou (130233) 2014-06-03 7:53
quel beau portrait de cet homme sueprbe un très beau sourire et il roule sa cigarette quel bel homme sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
umutlu101 (13547) 2014-06-03 8:43
çok güzel bir portre.
tirnaklari kinali :-)
farkli bir zamandan gelmi$ gibi
Periko (3865) 2014-06-03 9:45
Good portrait, natural espression, striking details.
Silvio1953 (130518) 2014-06-03 10:56
Ciao Mesut, gresat portrait of old man with nice smile, fine details, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
erhan1958 (15501) 2014-06-03 12:11
SELAM MESUT BEY
memleketimden insan manzaraları,
harika bir çalışma olmuş
PiotrF (11300) 2014-06-03 12:43
A wonderful portrait man.
Colour and presentation be superb.
Very well done
tedesse (25133) 2014-06-03 13:32
Excellent POV, nice light and colors, good sharpness.
papagolf21 (90616) 2014-06-03 23:41
Bonjour, cher Mesut,
Félicitations pour ce portrait parfaitement dressé empli d'un naturel manifeste.
Félicitations pour cette réussite.
Très bonne journée.
daddo (25875) 2014-06-05 0:51
Hi Mesut. Wonderful meeting of kindred spirits- obviously he is responding to your approach and sense of humour. a fine face with lots of character, even catching him half way rolling his cigarette is a master stroke. Is he a Turk or has he Arab or Kurdish background? Best wishes. Klaudio.
COSTANTINO (59991) 2014-06-06 9:24
it is my life s dream to travel to
Mesopotamia may be in the future
I liked this man s portrait
what is he thinking of?
is he happy?he seems to be happy
for the expression of his face
He rolls his own cogarette
that s why he is happy
have a nice weekend
InasiaJones (31562) 2014-06-07 3:15
What a coincidence! My girlfriend (Wanda1) and myself have met the same man while in Mardin, and she even made a portrait of him!
Actually, it feels good to see him again, benevolently smiling (and still smoking...), as it brings me back to the narrow streets of the city where we came across.
Good spontaneous portrait. well done!!
cornejo (35919) 2014-06-08 9:57
Hello Mesut, very nice portrait of a humble person, which could be in any country I know of, beautifully captured in this interesting image with good sharpness, good light, color and quality. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (24435) 2014-06-08 12:42
A picture that will immediately tell me this is Turkey.
It's almost 30 years ago that I travelled in East Turkey. In my memory, it seems that every man there was a chain smoker (as a non-smoker that struck me). In one hand the tespih and in the other a cup of tea. Well, I certainly enjoyed the tea drinking.
This person is very happy with the attention.
Excellent clear and sharp portrait!
Best regards, Paul
tyro (22184) 2014-06-11 6:25
Despite his rather worn clothing and obvious poverty, this man still gives you a delightful happy smile as he stands rolling a cigarette!
An excellent portrait full of character and with lovely light and colours, this man perfectly captured against a beautifully colourful background and with excellent details and sharpness.
An interesting note too about life and culture in southeast Turkey.
chrislo (4155) 2014-06-20 14:02
What a great portrait ! His happy eyes and serene smile speak of a wise and human soul. You have captured his stubble-bearded face and the tobacco tin held up in his work-hardened hands beautifully. Excellent shot. Well done.
- Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) (89166)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-30
- 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/5.2, 1/571 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-03 0:38