Hi dear TE friends,
I am in Turkey for business but I spent some time to meet with Turkish TE friends.
Last Tuesday I met Burak Erek (Berek) and Hakan Yasah (Hyasar).
They showed me two very nice places. We finished our trip at the Beylerbey place, close to sea. There, I made some pictures. We can see the gorgeous Ataturk Bridge and the Istanbul city, in background.
In the WORK SHOP you can see the picture with us in the restaurant
Beylerbey (from Beylerbeyi, Ottoman Turkish for "Bey of Beys", meaning "Commander of Commanders" or "Lord of Lords"; the equivalent of Grand Duke in Europe), originally Beglerbeg(i) in older Turkic, is the Ottoman title used for the highest rank in the hierarchy of provincial administrators (all military officers, at high levels generally pashas), in western terms a Governor-general, with authority over the Governors (Vali) of several vilayets, always (if not yet made) a Pasha, second only to the Grand Vizier.
Initially used for very large parts of the empire – all of Anatolia and Rumelia – in later centuries the title was used in various much smaller Ottoman eyalets.
Beylerbeyi is also the name of a neighbourhood of Istanbul, on the Asian side of the city, where the Beylerbeyi Palace is located.
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deblink (2548) 2007-05-17 1:50
Glad you had a nice get together, what a great idea. The image is fabulous with beautiful reflections and colours. The water looks great and the image is so clear we can even see a star in the sky. Beautiful work.
ebrulo (351) 2007-05-17 1:57
Welcome to Turkey and Istanbul. Very nice angle looking straight to the Bosphorus bridge. The city looks as if on fire :)
carper (96) 2007-05-17 1:58
a stuning night shot Aires,
fantastic colours, good pov and yes I like the good details, realy a good night photo my compliments for it, well done,
flory (4848) 2007-05-17 2:02
olalala..spectacular night pic!like this green bridge/stunning reflections,good exposure,a beautiful view from this old city..a perfect spend of time;)
robertosalguero (288) 2007-05-17 2:09
Aires this is an excellent scene. The lights on the bridge light up the night with a beautiful green. Details are well defined and the image is well composed. I am sure you had a good time during this trip. Thanks Aires.
ChrisJ (117883) 2007-05-17 2:14
Good sharpness for a night shot, with a nice color contrast between the green of the floodlit bridge, & the red bg. Tfs!
rafelito (3648) 2007-05-17 2:19
Wonderful night shot...excellents reflexes and composition.
Many regards, Rafael
besnard (57228) 2007-05-17 2:29
C'est bien de pouvoir joindre l'utile à l'agréable. Ceci te permet de nous proposer un très beau cliché nocturne de ce pont magnifiquement éclairé.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
axiotea (21651) 2007-05-17 2:40
Great night shot, with the bridge and its green light zigzagging and glowing in the dark. Long exposure gives a nice effect on the water and the view of the city in the far gives a sense of depth to your image. In the WS I can see you had a good time with your friends at the restaurant :)
Have a nice day
lestans (17208) 2007-05-17 2:46
I envy you for your meeting with TE friends... for good Tukish food... and for your trip to Istanbul, one of the most beautiful towns in Mediterranean Sea!!
Great picturte! Perfect, sharp, a great composition of lights.
I should scan some my old pics from Istanbul... but I am afraid I will not get a good result.
isabela_sor (47748) 2007-05-17 2:50
Lucky you!!!My salutes for my dear friend Burak!
Excellent night shot,good POV and the green lighting of this bridge creates a good contrast in compo
A very nice day
Ertan (2988) 2007-05-17 2:53
Excellent night shot.Good POV and The lights on the bridge light up the night with a beautiful green.Good composition.Well done
leo61 (0) 2007-05-17 2:54
A great shot from an excellent POV.Nice reflections and great contrast of the green lights at the bridge with the great surrounding brown tones.
pablominto (53746) 2007-05-17 3:02
Interesting night photograph!
The illumination of the bridge is a real eye-catcher as the fresh green colour makes it really outstanding...
Well exposed image, good colours all over!
nata (488) 2007-05-17 3:18
I like this picture a lot. Very beautiful!
I am planning to go to Istanbul in July, what place would u recommend me to visit from a photograher's perspective?
stefanocer (10642) 2007-05-17 3:27
Great night shot Aires and nice idea to meet TE members .
Gustaw (21670) 2007-05-17 3:46
Hi, my friend!
It is very beautiful night photo. I very like your conception and composition. Nice colours and lights. Well done.
vinicio (23423) 2007-05-17 4:02
Beautiful night image and excellent low POV Aires, compliments, light and composition are very good and the tooth of saw created from the green light is really nice, compliments.
Have a nice day
Paolo (41230) 2007-05-17 4:24
Hi Aires, wonderful picture, with a great mood!
the quality is a top level,a s the perfct exposure and the beautiful colours.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-05-17 4:31
You've got the right exposure here ... very good light management. Lights are not too bright yet subdued enough to give a very pleasnt scene. Well composed ... excellent! tfs
gildasjan (43824) 2007-05-17 4:50
Une très bonne photo de nuit de ce pont.L'éclairage vert du pont attire bien l'oeil.
Bravo et bonne journée.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-05-17 5:03
Excellent night shot, perfect exposure, love the green against the dark sky.
With Greetings from India
asoley (0) 2007-05-17 5:34
a onderfulnight shot Aires,
fantastic colours, good pov and e good details.congratulations...
jasmis (58491) 2007-05-17 5:42
Interesting semi-diagonal composition.
Fine night scenery. Proper lights/shadows controll.
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2007-05-17 5:59
Great night scene! Excellent composition and POV. Well done ;-)
UnTrained (0) 2007-05-17 7:12
lovely night shot in a good composition. Taking the bridge as the theme with the city below and on the bottom the light on the water is pleasant.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Marcelo_Almeida (1044) 2007-05-17 7:26
Bela foto noturna, acho que você poderia ter usado uma abertura menor para dar um pouco mais de nitidez e dof, mas mesmo assim é uma bela imagem.
delkoo (68) 2007-05-17 8:08
Vous rencontrez beaucoup de gens de TE, ils peuvent vous faire découvrir beaucoup de belles places pour prendre la photo.
this one is a good example, perfect light and lovely reflections on the water.
lilimih33 (9918) 2007-05-17 8:18
Wonderful night shot!
Nice colours, reflexion and perspective!
teutza (10590) 2007-05-17 8:24
wow..this is a great green light!
i like your nightshot! it looks kind of romantic:)
Budapestman (82620) 2007-05-17 8:30
Great shot. This is a picturesque and very spectacular image. I like the mysterious red tints and the particular atmosphere. Particular composition and glittering details. Effective work, indeed. Have a nice day, thank you
thea0211 (1365) 2007-05-17 8:46
well captured night scene, love the lights reflected in the water and the green(ish) well lit shape of the bridge. good perspective with the nicely lit buildings of Istanbul as a background.
very well seen!
sevman13 (553) 2007-05-17 9:36
bulanık, kesilmiş ve tripodsuz olduğunu unutursak hoş renkli bir tablo olmuş.
sorry for my rudeness, subconsciously i have written my comment in Turkish when i saw that bridge...
i would like to mention the blurry look, cut-off 2nd leg of the bridge and the "tripodness" shooting of a 5sec exposure... the rest is beautiful about the frame. i hope you have enjoyed Istanbul and Turkish people -and food!-.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2007-05-17 10:06
Una bonita foto nocturna con unos buenos colores y exposición!
Un saludo, Oscar
Didi (60590) 2007-05-17 10:11
Interesting sharp night shot, the water looks froozen by the long exposure.
Very good lights management.
inanuc (0) 2007-05-17 11:19
hi AİRES . (sory light english)
nice very good photo.
-color -reflection and.composion
Cricri (125904) 2007-05-17 13:34
Belle composition nocturne, trés jolie la couleur verte du pont qui resort dans ce paysage de nuit, belle prise des lumiéres et couleurs, sympat la photo en WS
berek (50508) 2007-05-17 15:43
beautiful view in my country. I am so happy for met with you. I spent great time together. thanks for nice friendship. i am waiting for you again .
have a nice evening my friend . take care.
ALIRIZA (16423) 2007-05-17 16:09
Great POV from Bosphorus.Wonderful night shot with good colours and light.Very nice meeting with TE friends.
All the best my dear friend...
JoseMiguel (860) 2007-05-17 17:52
An image with a lot of impact!
I think you achieved a very good picture with this long exposure, and catched the low light available in a very effective way.
I like very much the composition made with all the elements here.
Very good the contrast of the green lights against the dark background.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,
ahmetgedikli (25609) 2007-05-17 18:40
Beautiful reflections and composition. Great colors and light. Really good job.
guli (227) 2007-05-18 3:32
very beautiful photo.
color and light:*****
evanrizo (456) 2007-05-18 3:36
You have here a superb night shot.
A superb image.
The lightness is excellent and you shot it from a great point and very good composed.
I will come back-:)
salvator (19110) 2007-05-18 3:41
Superb composition and superb use of light and colors. The scenery of the bridge and Bosphorous, the colors, the details are just superb my friend. Best regards. Salvator.
siolaw (38294) 2007-05-18 4:07
Put a business trip to good photo use! And meet TE friends, that is already nice!
Good night shot here with this glowing green lights bridge! And good view on the BG city as well. Nice exposure smoothening the water, great brown sky colors!
riclopes (35577) 2007-05-18 5:12
Bom dia Aires, excelente foto nocturna com uma bela luminosidade. A ponte está com um efeito fantástico assim 'vestida' de verde. Quase parace uma imagem projectada e não uma ponte real. Linda!
p.s.- adorei a foto de conjunto em WS. O TE é um espectáculo! :)))
hyasar (7773) 2007-05-18 6:26
Hi my friend,
meeting with you and spending time together was great happiness for me. I hope you enjoyed, too. :) Very nice view of Bosphorus bridge with lights. We should try ferries next time. It will be joyfull for you. TFS.
jhm (160057) 2007-05-18 7:35
I like the green light to the bridge, nice lines all in a V form, details are well defined and the image is well composed, together with the wonderful reflections, my compliments for this one. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Bluejeans (64251) 2007-05-18 8:30
Ola amigo Aires esta tua foto esta fantastica , sem ruido o iso 50 foi uma boa escolha , as cores estão nitidas , gostei muito dos reflexos na agua ,parabens!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
agbonavita (0) 2007-05-18 14:16
Linda foto Aires. A paisagem está maravilhosa com essa luz que você ministrou de forma excelente.
Legal a foto do ws com os amigos.
levocan (2253) 2007-05-18 14:32
Welcome to Istanbul...
Well composition and reflections...
Tue (43454) 2007-05-18 15:58
Beautiful night capture of Istanbul. I like to see the lights of the city and the green bridge is a real eye-catcher. The reflections in the water are great too. Well done!
adores (46363) 2007-05-18 19:52
E valeu bem a pena Aires tirar fotos, porque esta está excelente. A perspectiva, as cores e a luz que permite ver os detalhes das casas e da ponte. O reflexo na água também está muito bom!
Bom fim de semana! Anabela
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-05-19 4:17
Great colors in this one.
Sharpness on bridge lights is spot on, and you caught wonderful reflections.
Wanda1 (15142) 2007-05-19 4:49
Great night time view of this bridge. Good control of light. Wonderful colours and composition.
atilgone (0) 2007-05-19 6:34
Very nice POV! Nice shot! I like the colors and the clearty very much. Hope you enjoyed in Istanbul :)
Have a good weekend you too!
ryno (6865) 2007-05-19 10:09
Lovely photo, Aires. Great reflections on the water, and I like the green zig-zag pattern made by the lights on the bridge. You've captured the Istanbul night-time atmosphere very well with this one. Good to see that you're back in Turkey!
Emile (20352) 2007-05-19 18:13
One of the reason to be in TE is to meet friends personally, you have done this which is a beautiful thing to do, hope one day i will be able to do the same. Your night shot is very good, captured with nice colors and reflection. Lights are great and your POV is excellent. Lovely view of the bridge and the city. Well done, TFS.
diguina (430) 2007-05-19 20:54
Hola de nuevo!
Magnifica vista nocturna con el puente iluminado.
Veo que compaginas el trabajo con el placer.Te deseo una buena estancia y...con salúd! (bessaha!)
Un cordial salud.
danos (103150) 2007-05-20 3:31
very impressive your night shot of the Ataturk Bridge.The perspective and the POV are great.The lights on the bridge light up the night with this beautiful green.Nice idea to meet TE members.Very well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
bostankorkulugu (42486) 2007-05-20 3:52
the bridge looks like a big club now doesnt it aires :), and beylerbeyi has the best views of it on the asian bank of istanbul... beautiful nite shot, could hve been a bit sharper though... cheers
have a great sunday
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-05-20 4:52
Hi AIres, very good composition and result!
the lights are very good as the reflections and the tones!
rigoletto (34279) 2007-05-20 5:07
I've missed this one, so sorry for being late :)
Yes, this is the exact place for taking a night shot of Bosphorus. Lovely contrasting tones of yellow/black, and the lights of the bridge add something mathematical into your photo. I guess the soft blur, which i believe makes this photo look like swimming in a pool of teardrops, is due to the white wine in the photographer's veins (lol), and looks quite attractive somehow. Looking forward to see more about this magnificent city from your beautiful works.
anducina (8407) 2007-05-20 5:28
Superb night shot, I like the combination of gold and green and the reflections. Great light effects and cityscape.
TFS and a great Sunday to you too !
Cretense (68703) 2007-05-20 11:14
I am a nightshot lover and I can tell you that this is one of the best I 've seen in TE. A great subject, perfect composition and Excellent light managment. Great atmosphere! Congratulations!
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2007-05-21 2:29
Very attractive shot. I love the colours, The composition and the point of view! Beautiful light!
marianita (3455) 2007-05-21 3:31
baeutiful shot of this bridge! the colours for a night shot are excellent. the POV and framing great
Graal (103038) 2007-05-21 8:52
wow, great night view, You had good POV.I like the composition and quality of photo. Well done.
markstaples (15670) 2007-05-21 15:42
Subtle, but beautiful. Love the golden glow and how the green contrasts against this. Well done.
paura (47186) 2007-05-21 20:06
Beleza de foto, Aires. Tanto a composição como a iluminação tratada, ficaram realmente bons. A cidade, ao fundo, é um lindo background.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-05-22 3:52
Beautiful image with excellent colours and light. I like the green bridge and the city in the background.
vagabondtravels (6511) 2007-05-22 9:29
Nice night image from Istanbul. Really interesting colors. Great work meeting up with some of the TE guys from Turkey. The food looked delicious. Anyhow Well done.
syd1946 (18663) 2007-05-22 12:35
This is an excellent night shot in high quality.I like the point you choose to enjoy the whole view.The green colour contrast very well the night colour!
bruce_wayne (1507) 2007-05-22 18:50
Very good night shot! I like this green bridge, it made a very good effect...nice light and clearness!
zeca (19762) 2007-05-22 23:21
Uma exposição apropriada para apresentar esta bela paisagem noturna, que mais parece uma pintura. A definição da imagem parece um pouquinho prejudicada, talvez pela falta de um tripé ou até pela ação do vento, o que é absolutamente normal para nós, fotógrafos mortais. Por outro lado, é este mesmo tremidinho que dá um ar de pintura à bela imagem! Bom trabalho, Aires!
danyy (0) 2007-05-23 6:43
festival de couleurs et de lumières de nuit, inhabituelles en ce qui concerne les verts de la structure du pont, assez éloignée de la tendance orangée plus familière.
Quelques reflets interessants et un cadrage que j'aurais vu un rien plus bas.
Vato_Law (12732) 2007-05-23 14:45
Pelos vistos trouxeste umas belas fotos da tua ida à Turquia e este nocturno espelha-o bem, com uma composição bem equilibrada tanto ao nivel do que se vê na foto como ao nivel de luz e exposição. Gosto muito das luzes na ponte, e da cidade ao fundo assim como dos reflexos na agua. As casas do lado esquerdo da foto (mais em pormenor) e aquelas que compoem a linha de cidade ao fundo dão imensa vida e interesse à foto.
Parabens por mais um belo nocturno que nos trazes.
:) mais tarde
atus (15856) 2007-05-24 5:43
very well captured night shot of a great perspective and fantastic lighting. The greenly enlightened bridge is really outstanding and the reflections are nice. The overall sharpness is perfect, exept the left sight of the pic which seems to be a bit out of focus. I know, this is a problem, due to the camera and as I told you some times ago, I had the same trouble with my small pocket cameras. Very well done, my friend!
Tfs and have a nice evening.
Rosa_d_MonteLua (1508) 2007-05-25 5:09
Bela composição nocturna com as maravilhosas cores a que já nos habituaste neste tipo de trabalho.
Excelentes reflexos e um enquadramento muito bem escolhido.
goodwill (4226) 2007-05-25 13:13
This is really an outstanding shot.Really I fail with words today........this is exceptional.
No words again.
Endy (1025) 2007-05-27 2:16
Marvelous point of view. I'm a big fan of night shot and this one is very well composed. This bridge with its green lights offers a nice contrast with the rest of picture where the yellow-orange lights are prevailing. I like also the background where we have the impression that Istanbul is on fire while the foreground seems so quiet.
xuaxo (6854) 2007-05-27 6:01
Muito boa captura. A iluminação verde que eles usam também ajuda que esta foto esteja acima da habitual noturna. Belo efeito, sim senhor.
O WS vem a propósito e parece-me que marca um momento bem agradável.
Muse (34962) 2007-05-29 4:18
Très jolie vue nocturne de ce beau pont.
De belles couleurs, des lumières qui donnent un petit air de fête et surtout de superbes reflets.
maduixeta (1795) 2007-05-30 16:58
una buena toma nocturna. Fantásticos colores y composición. Magníficos reflejos de las luces en el agua.
Cara (2059) 2007-06-08 9:02
Muito boa esta foto!
O pov bem escolhido, a definição está boa mas a meu ver o maior atributo é a combinação de cores verde/laranja.
Parabéns, bom trabalho.
coco (30439) 2007-06-16 14:04
5 seconds: you need tripod and, sure, you used it.
But, what the camera well fixed?
Or maybe, did you fixe the camera on another way?
Anyway, nice exposure and composition.
rossy85 (2879) 2007-06-17 16:49
Hi Aires dos Santos,
A really beautiful night view of The Ataturk Bridge, great colors and composition. It's very difficult to capture all these lights so clearly but you did it very well.
Thanks for the wonderful comment u left me,
See you soon on TE,
bakes888 (18499) 2007-06-28 3:34
Hi Aires. Great night shot. I love the colours and textures you have captured in this shot. Good handling of light also. Thanks for sharing.
Scharan (14144) 2007-07-18 15:38
Não tinha visto esta foto...LINDA!!!
Uma imagem fantástica, efeitos de luzes e cores maravilhosos. Parabéns Aires.
tuncayhuyuk (0) 2007-07-30 17:31
great night shot, indeed. well-done.
mikeo (12129) 2007-08-20 11:52
Good afternoon Aires,
Does every bridge caught with your eye looks so great?:)
Amazing colours and these green lamps creates really nice effect.
Well done (like always seems:)
Greetings from Poznan
PS. Any plans to visit Poland again:)?
anavazao (5592) 2007-08-25 12:37
és um sortudo viajas a trabalho e fazes umas fotos espetaculares.....como sempre um bonito registode luz e cor! Fica bem Ana:)
Stepan (27210) 2007-08-26 0:29
The definition of the shot is not that good but the subject is fascinating.
This green bridge is so unexpected and psychedelic, especially in these warm golden light. Very original.
Bianconeri78 (701) 2007-11-07 4:54
Nice picture, but I would not go as far as describing it as 'stunning' as some reviewing did! I think the buildings to the left lack sharpness, and the orange cast throughout is too strong. But good effort nonetheless!
ruisc_pt (11090) 2008-01-03 9:05
Imagem fantástica Aires
a luz artificial e o reflexo nas águas estão qq coisa de especial
cacam (128) 2008-01-15 5:24
Bela foto, esta de uma das pontes do Bósforo. Estive em Istambul em Novembro, em viagem de negócios, e tive a oportunidade de testemunhar a beleza que os Turcos conseguiram com a iluminação, em várias côres, desta ponte.
Infelizmente estava a chover bastante e não tive opurtunidade de obter nenhuma foto. Fica para a próxima ida.
ekinokswest (2994) 2009-03-22 9:04
this one is definitely one of the best among your Turkey photos surely the timings is well arranged plus it is very neat despite a night photo really.
- Copyright: Aires dos Santos (AiresSantos) (56155)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Benq DC C60
- Exposure: f/2.8, 5 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Pontes - Bridges [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-17 1:43
- Favorites: 2 [view]