Boats on the Bosphorus looking towards the Asian side. Taken somewhere between Arnavutkoy and Bebek on the European side. From Turkish Heritage Travel:
Its English name “Bosporus“ comes from mythology. Zeus had an affair with a beautiful woman named Io. When Hera, his wife, discovered his infidelity, she turned Io into a cow and created a horsefly to sting her on the rump. Io jumped clear across the strait.
Thus bous = cow,
and poros = crossing-place:
Bosporus = “crossing-place of the cow.”
From Wikipedia: "The name comes from Greek Bosporos (Βόσπορος), which the ancient Greeks analysed as bous βοῦς 'ox' + poros πόρος 'means of passing a river, ford, ferry', thus meaning 'ox-ford', which is a reference to 'Io' from Greek mythology who was transformed into a cow and condemned to wander the earth until she crossed the Bosphorus where she met Prometheus. It has been known since before the 20th century that the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara flow into each other in an example of a density flow and in August 2010 a continuous 'underwater channel' of suspension composition was discovered to flow along the floor of the Bosphorus which would be the sixth largest river on Earth if it were to be on land. The study of the water and wind erosion of the straits relates to that of its formation. Sections of the shore have been reinforced with concrete or rubble and sections of the strait prone to deposition are periodically dredged."
The Mediterranean is saltier and the water is heavier than the Black Sea so the lighter, less salty water of the Black Sea floats on top, creating whirlpools and strong currents.
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fds (7510) 2014-04-03 12:10
dear friend Chris another very beautiful picture from Istambul with this little boat for fisching with vivid colors
very nice postcard from Marmara sea
mesutilgim (81578) 2014-04-03 12:28
Hello dear Chris,
Very nice capture from my homecity.
Good pov and layout. And interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
pierrefonds (55804) 2014-04-03 12:32
The distance between the two shores is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the boats. The good luminosity is making the colors to stand out. Have a nice day.
dta (64142) 2014-04-03 12:51
Hello Chris ,
Excellent framing of these picturesque boats . Well compposed picture with pleasant colors .
npecanhuk (62718) 2014-04-03 23:29
I really enjoyed its Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
snunney (80883) 2014-04-04 4:24
The boats make a good set of pointers to to the far shore in this well constructed composition. I am particularly attracted by the lovely light and crisp colours.
timecapturer (46655) 2014-04-04 4:47
my kind of image this, it is one that could be repeated a thousand times and yet no two shots would be the same. It oozes that sense of tranquillity and urge to just jump aboard and take to the waters. Captured perfectly.
Have a good weekend - B.
eldancer1 (26228) 2014-04-04 7:35
I can just imagine what it would feel like straddling two continents with so much history in the area and those small can take you from one continent to the other. I like the low pov and it has good dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
ikeharel (54397) 2014-04-04 8:19
Good evening Chris,
Boats always a fascinating subject, and when being in a vibrant waterfront city like Istanbul, that fact alone can bring an endless opportunities like this beautiful sight, yet you managed superbly taking this opportunity.
The depth is immaculate, light and clarity well collected and the "shining" boats anchored - all culminate to a lovely scene.
Have a nice weekend,
Nicou (118372) 2014-04-04 8:38
quelle belles barque tout en bois sueprbe bois naturel comme cela ressort parfaitement et tout autour les autres gros bâteaux sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (118527) 2014-04-04 11:26
Ciao Chris, lovely composition with beautiful boats, great view of Bosforo, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
cornejo (29487) 2014-04-04 11:28
Hi Chris, very good picture of this beautiful scene with pretty boats, very well composed and captured in this interesting and beautiful image with good sharpness, depth, light and beautiful color. Very good job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Sonata11 (33203) 2014-04-04 20:40
lovely composition with beautiful execution, wonderful natural colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done.
All the best and have a great weekend, Barbara
ktanska (24454) 2014-04-05 6:24
Well maintained boats with reddish brown wooden details look very good. Seaside areas of Istanbul are beautiful and there's always a lot going on, although not on this exact picture. Is that a ferry terminal in the background?
ourania (28576) 2014-04-07 13:24
your note is very interesting, I've read an article about the "secret river" and the strong currents in this sea. Always a lovely and interesting place, I like how you present it through a detail of the large harbour, with a group of elegant, wooden boats in the foreground. The textures and the motion of the sea have been captured superbly. I also like the depth, the interesting background and the vivid colours. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
mcmtanyel (11639) 2014-04-09 8:05
I think I have a photo of these very same boats from a slightly different angle, taken on the same day, funny how small the world is! The buildings on the water are on Galatasaray Island and the photo was taken from Kuruçeşme Park.
I am still stuck on Day 3 of my trip (Sunday), I haven't got to Friday yet.
Miguel82 (21908) 2014-07-21 7:44
Small boats on European Turkish side Chris, good pov and dof, neat picture, regards
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (95202)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-03 12:03