One more shot form snowy days..
An overview of Galata Bridge from Karakoy-Persembepazarı.
Galata bridge was built 5 times at same place.
The first Galata Bridge at the mouth of the waterway was constructed in 1845 by Valide Sultan, the mother of Sultan Abdülmecid (1839–1861) and used for 18 years.
The second bridge was replaced by a second wooden bridge in 1863, built by Ethem Pertev Paşa on the orders of Sultan Abdülaziz (1861–1876) during the infrastructure improvement works prior to the visit of Napoleon III to Istanbul.
The third bridge in 1870 a contract was signed with a French company, Forges et Chantiers de la Mediteranée for construction of a third bridge, but the outbreak of war between France and Germany delayed the project, which was given instead to a British firm G. Wells in 1872. This bridge, completed in 1875, was 480 m long and 14 m wide and rested on 24 pontoons. It was built at a cost of 105,000 gold liras. This was used until 1912, when it was pulled upstream to replace the now genuinely old Cisr-i Atik Bridge.
The fourth bridge Galata Bridge was built in 1912 by the German firm Hüttenwerk Oberhausen AG for 350,000 gold liras. This floating bridge was 466 m long and 25 m wide. It is the bridge still familiar to many people today that was badly damaged in a fire in 1992 and towed up the Golden Horn to make way for the modern bridge now in use.
The fifth (current) bridge; Detail of the break in the overhead lines for the trams between one bascule (left) and the fixed part of the bridge. The Süleymaniye Mosque is in the background.
The fifth Galata bridge was built by the Turkish construction company STFA just a few meters away from the previous bridge, between Karaköy and Eminönü, and completed in December 1994. It was designed and supervised by GAMB (Göncer Ayalp Engineering Company). It is a bascule bridge, which is 490 m long with a main span of 80 m. The deck of the bridge is 42 m wide and has three vehicular lanes and one walkway in each direction. It has also recently had tram tracks re-added to it, allowing the Istanbul Tram to run from Zeytinburnu in the suburbs near Atatürk International Airport to Kabataş, a few blocks before Dolmabahçe Palace. This bridge along with Trowse Bridge in Norwich, a number of bridges in Saint Petersburg in Russia, a number of railway bridges in the United States may be the only movable bridges in the world that also carry electrified rail tracks.
The rest of the bridge including the market area in the first floor opened to common use in 2003.
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guld (1042) 2012-02-26 2:09
I like this "Boats Under Snow" photo. I especially appreciated the narrative about the bridge. Great information. Thank you.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-02-26 2:11
تبریک دوست من
papagolf21 (86746) 2012-02-26 2:30
Bonjour, cher Atilgan,
Les bateaux sous la neige s'amusent à s'incliner de gauche et à droite en fonction du clapot.
L'ensemble se regarde avec intérêt. Le cadrage est très réussi.
Très bonne observation.
bayno (18342) 2012-02-26 2:41
Beautiful scene with boats in the snow, I think it is unusual for Instambul, I really like the background with all these oriental architectures,
hava good sunday,
golus (2893) 2012-02-26 3:23
Kar yağışının etkisi, dalgalı deniz ve arka planda güzelim Galata Köprüsü. Renkler, netlik ve derinlik mükemmel. Çok güzel kompozisyon. Eline sağlık. Selamlar,
mohammad_H (9468) 2012-02-26 8:06
,Very beautiful photo of snow falling on yachts that are at the beach with a beautiful landscape of the city and its ancient architecture, taking into view
ourania (32083) 2012-02-26 8:59
wonderful composition with great perspective and depth. I like very much the superb clarity in the snowfall and the use of the dim light in a way that gives drama to this scene. I love the contrast of the bright colours to the general mood, the texture of the water and the fantastic play of the shadows. Well done!
All the best, have a good week,
danos (87475) 2012-02-26 9:44
nice the view of this snowy scenery with the boats to looks so great between the sno flakes.I like the different colours of the boats as create an excellent contrast in the image.
Have a good week,Danos
agulberk (3794) 2012-02-26 11:32
Merhaba Atılgan Bey.
Karlı bir günde Galata Köprüsü ve uzaklarda yanılmıyorsam Yeni Cami ve Ayasofya Camilerinin arkaplandaki silüetleri , yakın plandaki teknelerin hafif dalgalı denizde canlı renkleriyle alımlı salınmaları ile harika bir kompozisyon oluşturmuş. Perspektifi,kadrajı,derinliği ve netliği ile mükemmel bir sunum .Tebrikler, Selamlar.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-02-26 12:10
a beautiful atmosphere with superb composition and details, great view, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
TRB (13763) 2012-02-26 13:01
merhaba Atılgan Bey,
Kar yağışının etkisi yine çok güzel, denizin dalgası,
sıralı motorları ile güzel bir kadraj.Arka plan manzarası da çok güzel.Netliği, renkleri ve pozlaması ile ustaca.
ChrisJ (99260) 2012-02-27 3:38
Now when it gets cold & you tell people in future years that it snowed in Turkey, you will have proof! Good sharpness & graphism. I like the bg Mosque in the top right corner still discernible through the haze & falling snow. Tfs!
pajaran (52602) 2012-02-27 11:00
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima o mostovima i istorijom izgradnje ...
Lep pogled preko cama na most i trenutak sa snegom koji pada, lepa fotografija.
Dobra kompozicija, perspektiva i prikaz, lepe boje.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Verilen veri ve köprüler bir geçmişi olan çok ilginç ve iyi bir metin ...
Kar düşen, güzel resimler ile köprü ve cama an üzerinde Nice view.
İyi kompozisyon ve perspektif görünümü, güzel renkler.
Yeni bir hafta içinde hepsi iyi başladı.
Zengi001 (2583) 2012-02-28 2:53
Kayıkların renkleri çok güzel, kar yağışı da etkili bir atmosfer katmış. Güzel foto.
jhm (140054) 2012-02-28 3:55
Thank you very much for your interesting note.
Snow care for a nice image together the three small boats.
A splendid panoramic view about these lovely area.
Perspective and depth are very well taken.
Very well done, TFS.
bertolucci (13358) 2012-02-29 4:45
What a delightful scene - the colourful snow covered both against the fine backdrop of the G bridge. Very good work!
Best regards from Rotterdam,
sacimar (25975) 2012-02-29 6:22
this is a different image from Istanbul, I like how the snow is falling down here, the three boats are a good element in the composition, well seen,
Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-02-29 6:34
Very intersting composition with a lot of atmosphere! great combination of colors and superb backgroung..weel taken and well seen!
berek (39521) 2012-02-29 21:13
Ne güzel manzara . bu kar yağışı iyi şans sağladı bizlere . elinize sağlık.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-03-01 2:56
in settimane di intense nevicate sull'Europa non poteva essere risparmiato il porto di questa città che ben rappresenti in BG.
Ottimo inserimento delle tre imbarcazioni in FG a dare profondità alla scena,
siolaw (38284) 2012-03-02 1:20
The falling snow flakes give an interesting mood and these boats make for a good compo, with good view of the city in the background.
macondo (18623) 2012-03-02 1:48
I think you have some very good shots of winter and snow in Istanbul in your gallery. This one balances the cold and the fog with the colours of the small boats. I also like the towers of the Mosque in the background, looming out of the mist and making a nice balance for the boats and snowflakes.
pedram_abazari (971) 2012-03-02 8:19
عکس بسیار زیبا وجالبی است .
bukitgolfb301 (36218) 2012-03-02 14:55
Hi MARHABA my dear Atilgan
Sorry for my late reply, as I am still sufferring from a light pneumonia, getting well very slowly.
Another great impressive secnery shot as your own originality and taste! Breathtaking secnenary via well considered allocation of each components and background mosque! Far deep exposure focusing is marvelous. Perfect reasonable framework and well considered composition as usual! Thanks for your sharinig with finest work and have a good Saturday!
Takero from Tokyo
aliabazari (15845) 2012-03-06 6:40
Background image is sharp and very good lighting and composition with good background has created a beautiful record.
ikeharel (58195) 2012-03-06 8:17
Good evening Atilgan,
Inspite of the low light conditions, you managed a very clear image on sea with boats in FG to give scale to the whole.
The mosque's turrets on far side are amazing on the skyline.
vasilpro (40933) 2012-03-06 14:10
Wonderful composition with boats, beautiful wintry atmosphere, excellent POV and DOF, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
Nicou (123236) 2012-03-07 0:53
Ils sont beaux ces bâteaux avec la belle vue en fond et cet éclairage ce rayon de lumière sueprbe cpatage et iamge fantastique.
bravo et amitié
lousat (77804) 2012-03-07 1:37
A beautiful choice of point of view and backlight to take so well the snowflakes in the air,i like the excellent sharpness and colors too,not easy in these days a quality like that!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Graal (97857) 2012-03-07 23:42
good shot and presentation of boats during the winter season. Fine colours and effect of weather with snow.
Have a nice day.
Cricri (107274) 2012-03-08 6:02
Belle prise des bateaux a la tombé des flocons de neige pour créé une ambiance plus particulière et colorées, belle réalisation
kordinator (18548) 2012-03-08 7:34
Nice details in your composition.
Great combination of colors and superb background.
anokutan (15097) 2012-03-08 12:25
Çok güzel kompozisyon. Kar etkisi, dalgalı deniz ve Galata Köprüsü.Netlik ve derinlik mükemmel.
vladic (4479) 2012-03-08 14:09
Bonjour, cher Atilgan,
Belle prise de vue ces bateaux, qui met bien en valeur le composition. Les flocons de neige donnent une belle ambiance à ce port, la visibilité tombe et le paysage disparaît...
wolf38 (31282) 2012-03-08 22:28
Hi Atil. Yes, this all looks very wintery. But Istanbul is also in the winter, a remarkable metropolis. The boats are well combined with the background (Galata bridge and Moschee). Rgds, Wolfgang.
Angshu (55914) 2012-03-09 2:13
The boasts with the snow around their rims create a nice impression. You seem to have taken this shot behind glass where we see water droplets forming. The view of the dome & minarets of the mosque is appealing as well!
sacavem (18610) 2012-03-09 13:51
A very good shot, sharp and a well chosen POV, the composition overall is good.
P-S-I-G (25536) 2012-03-10 2:17
Once again, a very beautiful scene under snow. I line the composition with boats and the water.
Very pleasant atmosphere.
delpeoples (53167) 2012-03-10 3:58
Merhaba dear Atilgan
It is so strange to see water and snow together. So this composition is very interesting. The coloured boats provide good contrast to the white snow and also give good perspective to the composition.
Excellent work, happy day
maria-v1981 (10814) 2012-03-10 7:42
I like this winter scene under fine lighting. The light is truly fabulous in such well composed shot.
Have a nice evening,
nikkitta (14858) 2012-03-12 17:16
Nice composition with the falling snow and the colorful boats at the FG
What I like the more is the Bg with the mosque, is it Suleyman's?
Greetings and TFS
dip (23632) 2012-03-13 1:20
nice capture of the snowy scenery,very good clarity and management of light,
jmdias (56127) 2012-03-14 2:55
a different view of this famous town. I liked the known mosque ahead and the position of the boats, the snow falling added more beauty and poetry to the scenery.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-15 12:28
Your images under snow are amazing. The snow flakes look so beautiful like white dots. The small anchored boats look like they are enjoying the soft snow. The view of the port at the far end looks misty and nice. The colors and sharpness are excellent.
Sonata11 (33283) 2012-03-21 17:29
beautiful shot of thre boats in winter time with fantastic management of light, colors, sharpness, perfect clarity, POV and DOF excellent. Perfectly well done. Love it.
All the best,
- Copyright: ATILGAN CAVLI (cavli) (1876)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-01-31
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D5000, Tamron AF 17-50mm f/2.8 SP Di II XR
- Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Snowy Istanbul [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-02-26 1:41