One more photo from my journey all over Turkey in 1974. This is from the small town of Doğubeyazıt in the far east, near the Iranian border.
Naturally I don't remember taking this photo, but I assume that the boy in the background was anxious to be part of it. I guess I preferred a girl to play a leading role just for a change.
I have scanned this from a Kodachrome slide.
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Suppiluliuma (3885) 2012-09-18 7:52
A picture that smells, feels and tastes 1970s.
The boy in the B/G competes the triangle. Congrats...
mohammad_H (9532) 2012-09-18 8:21
Innocent look. Dresses and shoes appropriate to the social situation and living environment
I think "unique masterpiece
Before photo of a woman in Ukraine. Superb and pleasant your photos
I've saved the image on your interests
Good camera angles and proper record
Have a nice evening
pajaran (53022) 2012-09-18 9:32
Lep trenutak, dete sa hlebom ...
Dobar rad skeniranjem, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan sa lepim secanjem.
Beautiful moment, a child with bread ...
Good work by scanning, beautiful colors.
Have a nice day with beautiful memories.
All the best.
saxo042 (37588) 2012-09-18 10:00
En helt oemotståndlig bild! Hennes ställning ger bra balans på hela bilden och han i bakgrunden bidrar också, på sitt sätt.
Hälsningar från Cucuron
ghost_man (1006) 2012-09-18 10:35
Bu fotoğrafı bir de siyah/beyaz (B/W) deneyebilir misiniz.
Çok nefis doğrusu
macjake (57490) 2012-09-18 11:55
again, you know i really enjoy these photos of yours.
Funny that you mentioned the boy in the bg, because he seems so interested into whats going on - and i think you're right that he wants to be apart of the action :)
funny too that almost everything in the scene is yellow or beige, from the bread, to the clothes, to the architecture to the sandstone.
cool post for TE
bayno (18342) 2012-09-18 11:59
an exceptional model, the golden light was great and warm tones very nice, I really like the pose that has taken the child, a little awkward but nice, good framing and the use of DOF with the child behind that balances well the 'image, always great quality...is always a pleasure to look your old photo...
Gerrit (49102) 2012-09-18 14:43
Great portrait of this girl looking towards the camera in a very intruiging way. The boy could also be her brother and he don't like his sister being photographed.
konrado (371) 2012-09-18 15:17
I really like this composition and the sweet scene of girl carrying bread home. So natural and simple.
ACL1978 (7507) 2012-09-18 15:18
Such great and evocative detail here, Gert, from the looks on both of their faces to the worn clothing and shoes. The framing and DOF are both perfect, creating a clear path in the shot, and the color certainly gives it an 'old photo' feel. Beautiful moment captured... just imagine, these two are probably in their late forties or early fifties by now!
bukitgolfb301 (36516) 2012-09-18 16:26
Hi dear Gert
Another marvelous shot you present!
I cannot believe this shot is taken 38 years before, so still vivid indeed. Greatly precious documentation.
I want to see her present face that has passed 38 years. Thanks for your sharing with finest work and have a good day!
Takero from Tokyo
tyro (20782) 2012-09-18 16:33
Another fine testament to the longevity of Kodachrome slide film but an even greater testament to the skill of the young photographer - you have obviously taken care to use a wide aperture in this case to isolate your subject perfectly against a finely out of focus background.
As such, this little girl with her "net" bag full of loaves is perefctly represented in this picture, standing out proudly against the distant view - perhaps of some building process or a mason's yard - and taking pride of place before the boy who appears a little disgruntled and to be hurrying to get himself in the photograph. Curiously, it looks as though his mother has made his shirt from the same cloth as his sister's dress.
Beautiful colours, perfect exposure (Kodachrome, I seem to recall, had an exposure latitude of barely a stop in either direction) and excellent details and sharpness.
daddo (24581) 2012-09-18 16:42
Hi Gert. I love these scanned images of yours as they bring back to life the life that was. Superb light and warm colours- matched by the bread and the dress.I wonder what she was thinking as she looked at this Firangi taking her photo. Regards. Klaudio.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-09-18 18:13
a splendid portrait with attractive composition and lovely details, the realization is superb, beautiful shot, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-09-18 19:08
Lovely shot. I like that this photo have many details and yet there is a very limited colour pallet from bread to clothes to the building structures. I like the secondary figure in the background completing the image.
abmdsudi (44328) 2012-09-18 23:11
Imaginative and enjoyable shot! The facial features and the eyes are especially captivating as this eye-level shot really makes you love all her priceless expressions - the photogenic 'look' of the innocence and the amounts of delicious breads, a proud mother by now. Also a nice glimpse of the background characterised by the crumbled dusty street of real situation then, depicting the everyday lives of the ordinary people, an interesting facet of this exotic land. Your pp treatment and quality is fine, this is a marvellous capture of a quite an intelligent face. Thank for sharing.
Graal (98351) 2012-09-18 23:37
another interesting photo from your archive. Nice portrait of girl with bread. Good scan.
Have a nice day.
Nicou (124295) 2012-09-19 0:58
Très beua portrait de cette charmante jeune fille qui a été chercher le bon pain amgngique attitude et on voit bien les pains dans son filet sueprbe.
bravo et amitié
dkmurphys (50224) 2012-09-19 2:42
Splendid scene, a superb capture of the daily life moments. We still can see scenes like this one iin the poor villages.
Enjoy a fine day.
Highmountains (2255) 2012-09-19 3:03
Perhaps the warmth and the sharpness of the photograph can only be captured on a slide !! The Theme - did you have such a name for the picture in 1974 ? Today - the theme is striking and strong. The girl stands (with perhaps a shade of cynicism) with the bread and behind her are broken buildings ...ruins.. The road is dusty with the gravels and stones of destruction.
There is a young man in the background and his moods are quite apparent.
Bringing the bread home is hard work - even more so now than it was about 40 years ago.
Thanks for sharing.
COSTANTINO (56837) 2012-09-19 3:30
Nice shot with the little girl bringing bread at home
nice,simple,pleasant shot of daily life
the expression of the face says too much..,
jhm (140689) 2012-09-19 3:45
Almost thirty year old and very actual with this lovely young girl as model for these nice picture.
Good done with the scanned image
Excellent composition, with orginal colors.
Very well captured and lovely composition, TFS.
eldancer1 (29055) 2012-09-19 9:13
Awesome capture of this young girl and good documentation of the daily life. I wonder if life in Turkey has improve since this was taken in 1974. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
ayferaldanmaz (1085) 2012-09-19 9:30
this is a real beauty.. her eyes tell a story all in themselves. great captured moment. thanks for sharing all the serie, my compliments.
have a nice evening,
lucasgalodoido (21097) 2012-09-19 11:48
beautiful portrait here, with good light and colors. Great job, my friend.
ourania (32867) 2012-09-19 12:13
like in one of your previous pictures, the unexpected guest star -in the background this time- enriches the composition and the story and becomes an attractive point of interest. He makes the composition more balanced, enhances our perception of depth and offers a sense of movement. Not that the little girl isn't enough. Her portrait in her every day environment while running a usual errand is wonderful, vivid and intriguing. Her direct, deep and bold glance is captivating, her elegant posture makes a great contrast with that of the boy but also invites him in the composition. The bold lighting and the uniformity of bright tones make a very strong visual impact and a long lasting impression. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Glint (6167) 2012-09-19 15:29
this is a photo with great charm. The pretty girl is such a wonderful subject. I like very much your pov and that we can see all of her, including her shabby footwear.The girl is not only nice to look at but has a certain poise too (in contrast to the boy, who seems both ungainly and of roughly hewn features).Perfect dof and composition.Much to enjoy.
Waylim (25362) 2012-09-20 17:34
Classic daily life image, I was probably younger than her in 1974, or around the same age. To think she is now about 45 year old. Wonder what her life is like now.
Good scan and nice color and tone, but not overly saturated.
notrap (5883) 2012-09-21 0:51
ein Kind, das mich über Zeit und Raum hinweg direkt ansieht..., berührend!
Grüße von Elvira
fabbs99 (16747) 2012-09-24 7:59
Another gem of a portrait from your treasure chest.The girl may be old now but still if she gets to see her snap today she'd still blush.Fascinating composition with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors.TFS.
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
agjika (3616) 2012-10-01 11:03
Another one of your usual style. Fantastic protrait and the girl poses realy well. I like the mood.
Thanks for sharing
mkamionka (30921) 2012-10-02 13:12
I remember now this type of bags: we have used them in Poland in the past as well.
Very attractive portrait with an interesting background.
Very well done,
batalay (35791) 2012-10-07 15:50
It's hard to believe that 38 years have elapsed since you took this excellent photo of the young girl bringing home the warm "francola". (There is the round ekmek, somewhat darker, and the baguette-inspired francola.) Ten years later, in 1984 I visited Dogu Beyazit, the first and last time in my life. I remember well the view of Mt. Agri (Ararat Dag) looming in the distance as a memorable site.
Superb job of scanning what I assume is a Kodachrome image.
serp2000 (40654) 2012-10-09 3:17
This is an another interesting short story from your rich journalist life. Good register from the past of Turkey. I think, you could make an exhibition of your archive photos there. Just a business idea.
annjackman (20137) 2012-10-09 7:28
A charming portrait from the past. The girl has a relaxed pose and the boy walking into the picture adds interest and depth. I wonder what these two are doing now!
Kind Regards, Ann
mjdundee (4663) 2012-10-09 11:12
Fine scan from such a old slide. Seems Kodachrome 64 never goes out of time. It was my favourite slide film too and I still remember how exited I was to find the yellow bags returning by mail after a week or so.
Unbelievable today - to see the results from a journey maybe weeks after you took the shot! TFS.
Have a nice evening,
Angshu (56066) 2012-10-12 9:09
What an innocent face! To see this picture is about 40 years old...wonder where is she now...must be a mother of a few children!
She poses for you with her net bag with some breads, so sweetly!
Fis2 (86837) 2012-10-16 4:45
Good reportorial photo.
I like frame and colors.
Have a nice afternoon
Tigerlily (3107) 2012-10-17 12:56
Once again.. I love the tone.. really, the colour is far far rich than digital...A lovely photo..beautiful sky..wonderful color contrast(blue&warm clour of the girl's dress) wow.. 1974.. I can't imagine what she looks like now:-D..Strangly, I just realised that no body uses this kind of carrying bag anymore.. things disappeared without our notice..i've never been to Turkey, but I bought some this kind of bread in Romania once.. very nice:-D..A very good evening to you, Gert.
anel (563) 2012-12-03 5:25
Even if this picture has been taken already 40 years ago, its visual impact has not lost an ounce and your shot still speaks to the beholder. Somehow an interesting little girl with a lot of expression. This picture reminded me my youth, where I had to buy bread too, mostly after school.
Ber (8233) 2013-01-26 10:43
Beautiful moment captured... So natural and simple. a splendid portrait with attractive composition and lovely details
adidas5nb (5413) 2013-04-09 21:08
really really like this picture.
bachapi (369) 2014-05-21 5:05
Beautiful girl portrait, increbible colors and contrast with this 1970s "touch"... Argentic work is really different from digital one.