Since last 29th May I was on a four days trip in differet cities of South-East Turkey.
Hystorycally 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 capture was been made in the court of one of the very famous Assyrian Monasteies (Deyrul Zafaran) of the region and shows one oft he priests there in their traditional headdress.
Bu kare de bu dizinin altıncı karesi. Yörenin en görülmeye değer köşelerinden biri olan Süryani Manastırı Deyrul Zafaran'ın bahçesinde çekildi. Manastırın keşişlerinden biri geleneksel kıyafeti içinde.
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umutlu101 (13547) 2014-06-07 1:06
mükemmel bir portre daha
arka plandaki duvardan mardijn oldugunu anlataccak kadar da otantik
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-06-07 2:10
Hello Mesut - Judging by his dress I'm guessing that this fine bearded gentleman is a monk. What a marvelous twinkle he has in his eye! I do like the way the black robe offsets his lavish beard. An attractive portrait.
PaulVDV (24191) 2014-06-07 2:24
This is a very beautiful portrait of the Syrian Orthodox priest. This friendly looking man certainly enjoyed you took a picture of him.
South-East Turkey is a fascinating region of your country. Once I visited Diyarbakir but haven't made it to Mardin or to Şanlıurfa. I remember it was very hot when I was in Diyarbakir (at the end of July).
You were there only 4 days ?
Best regards, Paul
willperrett (8007) 2014-06-07 2:45
This is a fine formal portrait, which lives because of the wonderful cryptic expression you've managed to capture. He looks at you with a rye, ironic expression as if indulging you in a slightly naughty activity!
Hunkar (7122) 2014-06-07 3:42
İçten bir fotoğraf olmuş.
siolaw (38292) 2014-06-07 4:00
A fine close up portrait of the Assyrian priest, a lesser known (in western Europe) group of christians...
Picture is sharp and well exposed and the man gives you a fine expression.
Sergiom (66163) 2014-06-07 4:22
J'aime bien le regard de cet homme. On y trouve un certain sourire , de la joie et de la sérénité.Le portrait quant à lui est bien fait et quelle belle barbe.
danos (89855) 2014-06-07 4:53
very nice the portrait of the Assyrian priest of SE of your country.Excellent the details as the pose in front of your lens to be superb.
Have a good weekend,Danos
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-06-07 5:39
such a charming face and you have captured it in excellent clarity, colours and detail. Superb portrait work.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.
eldancer1 (31359) 2014-06-07 6:44
Awesome portrait of this gentleman. Nicely posed with good lighting and sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (129256) 2014-06-07 6:49
Ciao Mesut, great portrait of lovely old man, fine details, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (26996) 2014-06-07 8:37
This is a really fine portrait, and you have such sharpness and clarity in how you took it. Every single hair of this mans beard is so clearly defined! I also really like the bemused look on his face, and his eye contact with your lens, it makes a smile break on my face to see this.
Thanks as always
Didi (58734) 2014-06-07 8:41
Very nice natural portrait of this humble priest
Very good frame quality
Fis2 (89325) 2014-06-07 9:07
Good frame and colors.
Beard add savor of photo.
resat1972 (7492) 2014-06-07 10:07
başarılı bir portre
papagolf21 (89706) 2014-06-07 11:25
Bonjour, cher Mesut,
Des portraits soignés et bénéficiant d'un réalisme étonnante.
Très bonne réalisation.
Nicou (128818) 2014-06-07 12:21
quel portrait cette barbe grise ce visage le trait sur son visage son petit châpeau et quel regard au dessus des lunettes merveilleux splendide vue.
Bravo et amitié
nikkitta (16476) 2014-06-07 12:41
Hola dear Mesut
Impressive anf very good portrait of the ortodox priest
Like the way he is watching you, as well as the sharpness that let admire details of face and beard
Very well donecongrats
dip (23822) 2014-06-07 13:10
a wonderful portrait of the Assyrian priest with excellent clarity and sharpness!
very well captured!
thanks for sharing,
jjcordier (78388) 2014-06-07 23:35
Un portrait de qualité très réussi avec une excellente lumière et une netteté parfaite. Très belle qualité d'image.
jemaflor (88737) 2014-06-08 0:54
A portrait well managed, interesting attitude and glance, perfect sharpness.
chrislo (4155) 2014-06-09 13:41
This priest has a wonderful expression on his face, which you have caught very well. It's a fantastic portrait, well composed, with nice light and great dignity overall. The clarity and detail are astonishing, with every hair of his beard pin sharp. Very good work.
fritzi007 (8388) 2014-06-09 15:29
sehr gutes Porträt, sehr gute Bildschärfe, der Blick des Priesters ist genial, deine Information sehr gut, mir gefällt dein Foto sehr, man könnte es malen, gratuliere dir!
shreya2000 (1590) 2014-06-10 5:02
Quite a charming face of the man. Very clear photo of the smiling face. Colours are natural and interesting.
claudeD (35029) 2014-06-11 2:16
Very fine portrait picture with very good colors, clarity and perfect sharpness which is always very important for a good portrait. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
tatadalou (7015) 2014-06-20 12:06
Lovely portrait, this man has a very kind look ! Great contrasts and perfect sharpness make the quality of the picture.
jmdias (58486) 2014-08-29 2:40
a portrait of high quality. the light and details area impressive and the expression of the personage is fantastic, with a touch of humor. I liked the result. TFS.
- Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) (88472)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-30
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/5.7, 1/680 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-07 0:50