Zorlu Center is Istanbul's new center of attraction presenting Turkey's first five functions "mixed use" project. The complex consists of a premium luxury hotel brand "Raffles Istanbul Zorlu Center", a shopping center, an A-class premium office space, and a Performing Arts Center.
We were at Zorlu Performing Arts Center to listen to Istanbul Symphony under the direction of Gürer Aykal tonight. The concert opened with a one-minute silence for Berkin Elvan who died today after a long battle for life as a result of police brutality during the Gezi incidents of last June. The orchestra accompanied Domenico Nordio for Beethoven's Violin Concerto. After intermission, they played Fazıl Say's Istanbul Symphony, Op. 28.
This was taken while we were waiting for the doors to open. The three-storey tall screen was advertising the upcoming events when I captured the ad for Jose Carreras' performance on March 29.
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batalay (38593) 2014-03-11 20:46
Merhaba Murat Bey,
I think you take the prize for the best photo today. The silhouettes of the two individuals in front of the illuminated poster, the reflections, the sharpness, the colors, and the subject — one of the finest tenors of our time. Finally, there is the freshness like a "francola" just pulled out of the oven, still warm and crisp. You submitted it the day you shot it.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-11 22:43
Excellent composition, I like the inclusion of the two onlookers. Beautiful colour contrasts between red and black. The performer looks to be towering over the scene. Well planned and executed image, thanks for sharing.
ourania (44398) 2014-03-12 14:16
I hope the weather is really getting better but I've heard the bad news about the young boy and other unsettling issues. Our news is not good either and the weather has been extremely windy today. This picture has fine, relaxing and healing warmth and darkness, the photos of Jose Carreras are appealing and reassuring too. A well composed vertical frame with nice atmosphere. I hope you enjoyed the concert, The Istanbul Symphony must be rich and interesting, I'll look it up. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
kato (11630) 2014-03-12 21:48
You're capturing well Performing Arts Center by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see spectators with silhouette for the doors to open and advertisement's poster the upcoming events. It's good at color contrast, and the reflection projected to the floor draws out an additional good effect.
jmdias (63504) 2014-03-20 1:48
interesting the use of the add with the image of the singer with the silhouettes of the people. I liked the colors and the shapes.
aliabazari (16154) 2014-12-01 22:22
I love this shot of a poster. Composition, exposure is well done.
Karolina999 (0) 2015-12-27 5:05
fine shot, Carreras is fine, what about Pavarotti>, fine idea, fine take, original post.
Thanx for sharing!!!
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (21810)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-11
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix AW100, JPEG Normal
- Exposure: f/4.1, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-11 16:34