Sunset this evening over the Golden Horn, Istanbul. There are some minarets silhouetted in the sky top left that counterbalance the ship's mast at right. Taken from the Harem passenger and vehicle ferry that departs from Eminönü. Wonderful to see clear blue skies after days of rain. The name of the boat is 'Kadıköy '
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lousat (83500) 2014-03-14 13:36
Waaw! How i like this hour and how i like your choice of this moment to take this original composition from Istanbul! Beautiful and made with a great exposure to take all the lights on the ground and the colors of the sky,great detail too,it's nice to see something of different from there! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
yquem46 (38750) 2014-03-14 14:01
here I like the pastel colors of this blue/orange hour in the sky that blend well with the golden lights of the street and buildings
A nice view on this famous part of istambul
best regards, all the best for the WE
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-03-14 14:22
absolutely superb picture of the twilight hour with lovely colours and a great pov. Beautiful details of the surroundings with great contrast and clarity.
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
daddo (26102) 2014-03-14 14:31
Hi Chris, I like the merging of natural light and man made ones.Tranquil mood- the mad rush is over. A nice part of town, enjoyable for a stroll, especially when one hears the call for prayer in stereo. Regards. Klaudio.
chrislo (4155) 2014-03-14 14:34
Superb magic hour shot, you've timed this one perfectly just as twilight was falling. The colours are so gentle and beautiful and the clarity is excellent as is the viewpoint. The warm glow of the city lights emphasizes the pleasing atmopshere of this blue hour. The composition is also very pleasant and the photo is technically well done.
pierrefonds (61034) 2014-03-14 15:16
The distance between the boat and the buildings in the background is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the boat. The Sunset is giving nice colours to the sky.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-14 23:08
a beautiful photo of this famous place with spectacular composition and vibrant colours, great atmosphere,
jjcordier (79275) 2014-03-14 23:16
De très jolis tons pastels dans cette image de la partie très touristique d'Istamboul. Belle lumière.
emka (87458) 2014-03-14 23:31
So you are now in Istanbul? I have read that the weather is poor recently there. Have you met Deniz? How I like this busy area near Eminonu! It was my favourite. And I went from there to Kiz Kulesi to see it in blue hour.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jemaflor (90049) 2014-03-15 0:17
Well taken to get a well balanced composition, interesting result with all these lights and also daylight, almost a blue hour shot, tfs.
papagolf21 (91422) 2014-03-15 0:49
Bonjour, cher Chris,
Une image de toute beauté et présentée avec talent.
Le rendu est excellent.
Image très appréciée.
fds (9028) 2014-03-15 1:07
dear friend Chris very nice composition and postcard from Istambul with this very nice sunset
very nice light and delicated colors
jhm (145156) 2014-03-15 1:57
One of the better pictures out of your TE gallery.
Everything is perfect as well as light and composition.
I take these picture as favourite, specially for the quality.
An interesting image of a nice place with good sharpness, depth and quality
Very well composition, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-03-15 2:41
beautifully captured port scene at lovely time. The Golden Horn looks very pretty at twilight when all the lights are on but there is not very dark yet. Good composition with the shore at nice angle and the boat taking dominating place in the image.
Thanks for sharing
ikeharel (63877) 2014-03-15 2:46
Fabulous blue hours with golden lights, Chris.
The ferry dominat the scene , but when looking elsewhere the modern buildings and the ancient minerats added nice contrast.
A well amanged light conditions.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-15 3:40
always a captivating hour this and I love the warmth in this shot. It captures the feeling of early evening tranquillity and also the amazing amount of lights and detail of this part of this huge City. Beautiful!
Have an enjoyable weekend - B.
snunney (90728) 2014-03-15 4:09
The shot is well exposed and the atmosphere very pleasant. Ideally exposed and with excellent colours and clarity. I like it very much, I just wish my night shots turned out like this!
Sergiom (68638) 2014-03-15 6:57
Quelle belle ville pour les photographes. Ici le point de vue est parfait et nous montre bien le port et les minarets sous une lumière de fin de journée des plus intéressante.
arnie (1805) 2014-03-15 7:08
A great capture, god POV. Nice pastel shades as the light disappears.
ourania (37344) 2014-03-15 8:35
a well balanced and elegant composition, a very lovely evening view over a neat and interesting corner of the great city. Everything looks romantic in this light and tinted by the early evening colours. You captured light, colours and atmosphere in a marvelous way. I like very much the deep view into this interesting setting, the warm lights stand out agreeably and provide great reference. I also enjoy looking at the tiny people. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
danos (91090) 2014-03-15 8:46
nice the sunset view over the Golden Horn with the mouve colour tints to make the image so beautiful and unique.I like the excellent presentation as the light and colour management of the image.
Graal (100516) 2014-03-15 10:10
very nice and attractive photo from Istanbul. Fine time for shot, I like the pastel sky and lights. Very well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
Sonata11 (33697) 2014-03-15 12:57
very beautiful capture of this boat and architecture. Very well taken and presentation. I love the great management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity. Congrats. Tfs.
Best regards and have a great Sunday, Barbara
nikkitta (17018) 2014-03-15 16:17
After reading all coments, not adjetive is left for this impressive capture of this blue magic hour with still a pink horizont
Like the presence of some golden lights (windows, for instance) to give some contrast at the bluish capture
Enjoy Sunday, tfs
npecanhuk (70810) 2014-03-15 17:23
I love your idea and your photo job!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all oustanding photo qualities here that I truly enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
umutlu101 (13547) 2014-03-16 3:50
une belle présentation d’Istanbul.
avec ses bateau,ses minarets,son pont de galata....
eldancer1 (32788) 2014-03-16 7:38
If this was taken when the sun was still up it would just be an ordinary photo but the blue hour made this image beautiful. Good pov and nice details with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Didi (59156) 2014-03-16 11:57
Interesting picture in the blue hour
Well done for the lights control
Good large version
Better than in Facebook
mcmtanyel (17183) 2014-03-16 15:57
It was very good to meet up with you on Friday. So, you ended up back in Eminönü after we parted. It looks like you caught a terrific blue hour (or should I call it violet hour?) photo.
It is just lovely.
P.S. After an unexpected stay in Toronto, I am back home.
Angshu (56666) 2014-03-21 2:06
This is 'fresh from the camera' post...We don't ususally see this view often...like the pastel hues in the sky and the two minarets on the left attract interest. Kadikoy in an interesting name of the ship...being I remember, the name of this area itself. Good work!
pili51 (1669) 2014-03-21 16:33
The mild afternoon light gave pink golden tone on the sky over the Marmara. The big vessel draw the attention, but placed off-center allow a farthur view on the local port.
Fine clear details, well collected.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
fabbs99 (16819) 2014-03-25 12:27
Fabulous shot of the boat at the Golden Horn.Lovely colors and excellent sharpness in this image.Very well done. TFS.
adores (41632) 2014-04-13 17:50
Usually when I see photos of the Golden Horn at this time of the day, it's always crowded but here it isn't. I like the composition and specially the light and the evening colours. A very nice atmosphere!