The vibrant blue shutters of an old building in one off the back streets in Istanbul - I had to get the tour guide to let me off the bus so I could take a couple or three photo's...
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carlo62 (28447) 2013-11-25 23:23
bellissimo particolare di questa facciata.
Forse i colori sono un po' saturi, ma il risultato è sorprendente.
Highmountains (2255) 2013-11-25 23:45
Very strong and saturated colours heighten the effect of the photograph.
The two windows in blue with brown border have been captured with depth and detail.
The red wall with the uneven plaster is simply stunning when in contrast with the blue.
Wonderful clarity and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing, Dawn.
dkmurphys (47014) 2013-11-25 23:48
Charming blue eyes of this red face:P I like the detail a lot, well spotted.
Enjoy a good day.
emka (73847) 2013-11-25 23:53
Hi Dawn, Very attractive windows shutters. fantastic strong colours and texture of the walls and paint. Amazing view. did you take a guided tour in istanbul?
WArm regrads Malgo
SnapRJW (29408) 2013-11-25 23:59
The highly saturated colours, textures and sharp light work so well here Dawn. Good for you stopping the bus was worth the strange looks of the other passengers! Super. Warm regards Rosemary
dta (63524) 2013-11-26 1:13
Hello DAwn ,
Superb colors and textures for these two old windows .
yquem46 (38382) 2013-11-26 1:28
Well spotted old windows and well exploited
Strong color accentuation for this nice graphical shot
lousat (72855) 2013-11-26 1:49
HI Dawn,you caught very very well the opportunity offered by these very particular windows,a magic blue that contrast the red in the best way,a special light too,very well exposed,makes the difference,spectacular details.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
ikeharel (53101) 2013-11-26 1:59
Great sharp photo, red facade and the blue shutters, a real eyes-catching elements, dawn,. and you very well made a beautiful photo, out of this simple subject.
krzychu30 (15344) 2013-11-26 2:26
The close-up view as well as the strong graphics of the image are amazing!Just love all the textures and so vivid and well contrasting colors of the facade!
Have a nice day
chrislo (4151) 2013-11-26 4:04
Excellent choice of subject and composition. The crop is fine, the subtlety of the colours is superb, the play of light and the rendition of the surface textures is excellent. Very well done.
snunney (79973) 2013-11-26 4:15
The deep saturation works very well here, emphasising the graphical nature of the composition. Superb rendering of the textural detail. I also like the shadow play. All in all a fine well lit composition. I like it very much.
timecapturer (45691) 2013-11-26 4:54
a shot full of glorious textures and immaculate detail that just looks so beautiful in this perfectly managed light. It is an image that could grace any gallery wall. Love it!
Regards - B.
Sergiom (55401) 2013-11-26 5:28
J'aime beaucoup le plan serré sur ces deux belle fenêtres fermées vers l'extérieur. J'aime la texture et les couleurs ainsi que les ombres.
gus72 (3719) 2013-11-26 11:29
Hi Dawn !!
you have a good eye for photography.......
I love the vibrant colours of such a simple set of windows.
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2013-11-26 13:05
Hi dear DAWN
Very eye-catching and appealing image of impressive prime colors and greatly bold cropping with well balance. So sharp touch is also highly appreaciated.
Thanks a lot and have a good day! Takero from Tokyo
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2013-11-26 13:27
beautiful colors and a magnificent contrast with the light falling on these traditional shutters, I like it very much artistic and beautiful!!
thanks for visiting Dawn!!
adidas5nb (4502) 2013-11-26 19:32
i dnt hv words to tell you how much i like this one.just a perfect combination of light,shadow,pov framing and most importantly contrasting attractive colors.very nicely seen.
danos (83629) 2013-11-26 22:21
brilliant the falling light on the windows as brings out the details and the beauty of them as the well painted wall.I like the clarity as the created small shadows on them.
pajaran (48997) 2013-11-26 22:45
Kod mene je -07,45. sati.
Lep pogled na stare prozore sa plavim poklopcima.
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana fasada i prozori.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Kod mene pada prvi sneg u jesen 2013. godine.
With me is -07.45. hours.
A nice view of the old windows with blue lids.
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, well demonstrated facade and windows.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
At my first snow falls in autumn 2013th year.
kato (11630) 2013-11-26 23:19
You're capturing well this target by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see color contrast of blue window's shutter, window's frame with thin brown and red outer wall. It's color contrast which awakes. And, it's effective for shadow projected to them.
mirosu (12684) 2013-11-27 3:11
Excellent shot, brilliant window shutters close-up photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. Nice textures. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done my friend.
jhm (135826) 2013-11-27 5:29
You found thee two shutters in blue colours, as contrast against dark red colour of the wall.
Very sharp of detail, a lovely picture.
Colours and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
abmdsudi (40258) 2013-11-27 7:06
Very fetching collection of grot Dawn, especially the vibrant colours and texture, Wonderful contrast between the blue shutters and the red stone wall.
I actually see smiley eyes and a toothy grin there! Lovely catch, Congrats :))
Didi (55145) 2013-11-27 8:53
Very good sharp picture
With the lights direction we are able to appreciate the texture of the house wall
josepmarin (57591) 2013-11-27 11:10
Hello, dear Dawn,
a great minimalist composition here, made elegantly and with a fantastic graphical wealth because of these blue shutters on the red wall.
You've reached a wonderful result, I like.
Pili & Josep
baclama (17371) 2013-11-27 11:27
des couleurs qui accrochent l'oeil....superbe!
mcmtanyel (10935) 2013-11-27 20:04
This is simple but very appealing. I like your postprocessing that emphasizes the textures of the surfaces. The indigo blue versus the bright red, buffered by the grey frames makes for a pleasant combination.
fds (7400) 2013-11-27 23:04
ciao dear dawn another great image of you dooors and windows collection
this with great red and blu colors and super scharpnees
and this from istambul
ciao dear friend
NorthernLight (1599) 2013-11-28 3:20
an unusual facade. The window shutters look like blue eyes in a strange face.
A very nice color contrast. Well seen and captured!
All the best
photoray (10533) 2013-11-28 4:25
Glad you convinced the guide to stop the bus for this view of classical shuttered windows in attractive blue, red and brown tones. Basic scene with no clutter or distractions.
Cricri (101873) 2013-11-29 10:44
Une lumière sublime qui donne un éclat énorme aux couleurs , une texture super bien rendue, le cadrage au top, très belle réalisation
Sonata11 (33179) 2013-11-30 19:54
beautiful composition of those windows, fantastic management of light, colors, sharpness, clarity and wonderfully framed. Perfectly well done. I like it and tfs.
Have a nice Sunday, Barbara
corjan3 (2053) 2013-12-09 12:50
What with this shadow falling over the shutter on the right? No one even mentioned it, it seems. While such a shadow could destroy an image otherwise, it is not the case here. To the contrary, it enhances the image. Without the shadow the image would still have been nicely symmetrical and in beautiful colours but the shadow "breaks" the symmetry without destroying it and I like that very much. Interesting how the edge of the shadow runs down the centre of the shutter. The fabulously saturated colours are, in conjunction with their shapes and patterns, of course, just beautiful to behold. Best wishes.
PS: Oh, and by the way, I am not surprised at the numerous accolades above. It just proves again that beauty is in simplicity.
adores (34736) 2013-12-12 16:43
It's really worth the shots! The windows are fabulous with such combination of colours and textures. It's a very good shot, with good light and contrast!
fotka (3333) 2013-12-31 6:46
Congratulations, for good observation.
Very good close-up shot of two colorful window's shutters. Great quality shot as well colors, light and sharpness.
All the best in 2014,
daddo (22944) 2014-02-08 21:36
Hi Dawn. I wonder if any other tour members followed your lead and took a photo or two. Well spotted and nicely taken with great sharpness and vivid colours. Regards. Klaudio.
jmdias (52918) 2014-04-12 1:45
I liked the light and the texture of the wall visible here with this high light.. the contrast between shapes and colors are fantastic. TFS.
macjake (52982) 2014-04-13 9:51
no THAT's a great pair of window shutters!
possibly the best i've ever seen :)
even the bg red paint is an excellent addition to give it that extra pop.
love it, excellent find in Instanbul.