Once again I have dug deep into my archives of slides and scanned a number of photos from a journey through Turkey in 1974.
This is from the remote northeastern part of Anatolia, not far from the border with the Soviet union, today the republics of Georgia and Armenia. I was travelling by bus between the small towns of Artvin and Ardahan when we stopped for maybe half an hour at a large fair in the middle of nowhere. All kinds of rural products were sold, and there was also a large cattle market. In my diary I noted that the atmosphere reminded me very much of Afghanistan which I had visited only a year earlier.
This was scanned from a Kodachrome slide. I used a Canon FT-QL. In a ws I will show a picture from the cattle section.
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umutlu101 (13541) 2010-10-10 2:35
une photo historique de Turquie!
comme le temps change?
merci pour ce témoignage!
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-10-10 2:47
Hello Gert! Amazing shot from 1974. Superb picture. Fine colours. Gorgeous people. Good quality. High fidelity. Well done!
tyro (20696) 2010-10-10 3:05
What a wonderfully busy and interesting scene. Everywhere I look I see people and objects of interest. I can almost smell the place.
You must store and look after for your slides very carefully because I don't see any traces of the dust-spots which seem to plague all my old slides from this era.
For a scanned photograph, the colours here are beautifully saturated and the whole picture is as sharp as a pin.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-10-10 3:09
I like these archive pictures documenting life as it was, possibly it has changed much less there as in our countries, I like this busy scene and the fact no element really allows to date it precisely
Have a nice day jY
jasmis (57824) 2010-10-10 4:32
Another "ancient" presentation. Superb scenery. Fine theme.
Regards my dear friend.
wolf38 (31282) 2010-10-10 8:21
Hi Gert. I admire this ancient and yet modern photo. The technical quality is excellent. The market scene like it very much. these old photos always have a documentary character. A good shot. Regards, Wolfgang.
muunal (792) 2010-10-10 9:49
Hello Gert, I'm impressed the details and character of your photo. Thank you for sharing us this excellent shot.
UlfE (14641) 2010-10-10 11:15
A fantastic photo from the past. I could imagine that it is fascinating for Turkish members to see this photo taken 36 years ago. The scene is very vidvid with people moving and resting. A perfect scanning job. TFS and have a nice Sunday!
Gerrit (48262) 2010-10-10 14:02
great old scenery, those clothes are marvellous.
The colors are deep and the harsh light is well controlled.
boa (6075) 2010-10-10 15:09
it is always interesting to see what emerges from your old archives. I hope that there is still much to get there ? I have some old slides from India and Nepal but i haven`t been to the photo lab yet. It`s a shame but maybe within the next 10 years or so :D
Very impressive quality of this scanned slide! Markets are often excellent objects for photos, people, products and the atmosphere! People from everywere selling and buying known and unknown products, I love it ! Interesting note by the way and a good shot, Tfs!
Ha en bra vecka.
bukitgolfb301 (36218) 2010-10-10 17:13
Hello my dear Gert
Yes your own world again! Another great documentray and nostalgia masterpiece shot indeed! 26 years ago shot, I wonder how change this situation. Anyway pectly considered framework and matured composition as usual. Congratulation on your greart job and thanks for sharing, have a good start of a new week!
emka (79875) 2010-10-10 23:41
Hi Gert, Once you dig very dip in your archives and I am very glad about it. Amazing photo as usual. I suppose that if you made it now there would be no signifact changes. fantastic daily life scene, amazing quality.
saxo042 (37578) 2010-10-11 8:37
This is a superb scan and a very good capture of daily life. This is indeed a "travel in time" with an abundance of fine and interesting details. Also the WS is a very good picture, could have been a "stand-alone" upload. I´m sorry I missed your previous photo, you should have some patience...
stevesaba (8135) 2010-10-11 11:37
A fascinating photo from your archives and 1974 is getting back there now! I love the crowd and chaos of the fair. I count 7 or 8 wool caps, which must have been the hat of the day? I wonder if it is still the case? A fine photo, and a wonderful addition to your great collection! Fine work, warm regards,
yquem46 (38746) 2010-10-11 14:13
I like your old shots, it's amazing to see how things have changed, or on the contrary not that much, in 35 years
Bravo for the scanning work, amazingly good
have a nice evening
Glint (6167) 2010-10-11 19:00
I like this one very much. There are so many interesting things to see and it is one to linger over. Nice light and colours too. I don't know anything about scanning photos but this looks like a fresh image.Interesting workshop picture too.
abmdsudi (43718) 2010-10-11 22:00
My congrats for posting this 36 yo image despite its age but still in tip top condition and the scan quality is equally good. Strange remote place, depicting daily local life and their activities. Interesting faces and each looks pretty busy getting about buying and selling or bagaining. Interestingly that their produce are not displayed in the open but in sacks. That curious looking boy must abt 40+ by now. Very authentic dailylife and local custom, you truly have captured the essence of life here. Great photo works Gert, TFS this vintage
papera (13952) 2010-10-12 13:10
I am so glad you started digging again :)
this photo is superb - the level of detail and the colours are magnificent, they haven't lost anything of their original quality. I feel like I have just found a magazine from 1974 and started reading a travel journal :)
indeed the atmosphere reminded me of your other photos from Afghanistan.
great stuff, really.
polpo56 (15134) 2010-10-12 14:19
I like this picture very much.
A very very realistic scene of daily life.
agjika (3616) 2010-10-12 16:13
You have a very valuable archive. This is a great document. Again a lot of men, hats and a lot of mustaches! Fantastic scanning.
Angshu (55914) 2010-10-13 9:04
That's a picture full of action...stocks of wares, mostly vegetables still in the sacks, wood & stone houses in the BG...people doing variety of activity. Fine quality of a 36 year old picture & good scan as well!
daddo (24406) 2010-10-29 15:47
Hi Gert. A lively and "historical" shot. Can't be Afghanistan without the voluminous turbans. Interesting buildings which for some reason remind me of the cowboy movies I have seen set in small towns in the middle of nowhere. The very tall man really stands out. Great to see these golden oldies. Regards. Klaudio.
ellelloo (6572) 2010-11-28 5:24
Again a fascinating shot from your old archives and with an amazingly good quality of the scan. I like the
busy scene with many nice and interesting details. Good colours and contrast. TFS!
figenya (2852) 2011-01-06 0:26
I love the history smell in your photos...
kato (11630) 2013-09-06 23:10
You're capturing well local market by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the place which local residents gather and they are trading. There are the big hemp sacks containing grain on ground and some wooden cottages in back. It is a market with the vigor in everyday life. Their countenance has the feature common to the residents who live in the area over the Middle East from West Asia. And, it is interesting so that the form of the hat which the man is wearing may symbolize Turks. We can see pastoral scene of cattle's group in WS.
ourania (32083) 2014-02-03 13:25
I like very much the straightforward way in which you confronted this scene and the tight framing with which you exalted its animation and dynamism. Most of the faces are not visible and those that are seen clearly gain even more interest in this picture that is both vivid and mysterious. I like very much the rich and dark colours that seem to absorb the strong light. Your contrast management is wonderful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, take care,