TE Meeting Istanbul 2010, Blue Mosque.
I just got home from Istanbul and honestly I am too tired to write my usual double note in English and Italian... but I want to post a photo all the same, something that in my eyes represents the spirit of these past four days spent in Istanbul with the other TE members.
I called it "encounters" because it's been an encounter of people, languages, cultures and photographic attitudes. it's also been my first encounter with Istanbul, with its people and its architecture.
like this lady and her camera looking at the man walking past her in the Blue Mosque, we also walked through the city with our cameras looking at places and people, in search of that special shot to take home...
my special thanks goes to Isabela and Deniz, for organizing the meeting and for taking care of such a large group of people for four days.
and now I can't wait to see all the photos we shot :)
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KevRyan (22956) 2010-02-22 18:34
Hi Cristina - it is a nice moment caught here and a nice note too - compositionally this image doesn't work for me 100% but it rings for me symbolically in a number of ways. In particular it reminds me of a discussion I was party to between two young Turkish women and a young English woman about dress - all three were Muslims - a very interesting cross over of ideas and let's say 'energy' exchanged in the argument!
It was lovely to meet you - all the very best of wishes Kev
isabela_sor (47748) 2010-02-22 20:45
That lady in BG was also part of our group , but only at blue mosque...after they went.
Good focus and I like the B&W here
Thank you for participate, hope u are not very tired ....and i hope u enjoyed this meeting
cak (4931) 2010-02-22 20:59
welcome to İstanbul.
but is this place İstanbul?
this scene is an unfortunate choice about İstanbul
ı hope ,you have many contemporary images about İstanbul and İstanbul peoples,maybe? .teşekkürler.Cak
jasmis (58489) 2010-02-22 23:00
There is something eye-catching in this photo. Maybe the main actor, maybe the girl in the background, maybe both...
Regards my dear friend.
polpo56 (15144) 2010-02-22 23:35
Ciao Cris, bentornata.
Vedremo dalle tue foto quanto sia stata interessante la gita fuori porta...
Qui è sicuramente il susseguirsi dei diversi piani focali l'elento principale di attrazione; l'uso del solito buon lavoro in B/N lasca spazio all'interpretazione: io personalmente ci vedo la differenza di usi e culture tra i personaggi della foto.
CLODO (35754) 2010-02-22 23:50
Still in B&W! The idea and the focus is good but the position of the lady is too close to the man (she should have been in front of the column at the right). Hope you spent 4 working days with full of pictures in your eyes...............and camera of course to share.
anes_lc (14968) 2010-02-23 1:53
hi cristina,was a pleasure to meet you :) and ..i hope you agree that was a great meetig and that our friends from istanbul are amaizing persons :)
look what great shot you made ...wow....nice point of view ,fit this meeting :)
Clementi (52514) 2010-02-23 5:55
ecco dove eri sparita.... ho visto qualche disappunto nelle critiche nei confronti della foto, personalmente non sono d'accordo mi piace sia la scena che le persone che ne fanno parte.
p.s. come sempre bianco e nero perfetto.
umutlu101 (13629) 2010-02-23 8:33
très réussi comme s/b.
une jolie paradoxe dans une réduction de qualité.
peppe59 (14555) 2010-02-23 8:55
questa foto mi piace tantissimo, per il personaggio la composizione ed la scelta del B/N.Complimenti
ymrk (15085) 2010-02-23 9:29
an another face of Turkey..if you will have a preference,which did you use to choose,which face of Turkey?Background or forground? :)
rikko77 (10861) 2010-02-23 10:05
a Istanbul c'è di tutto, pure le fumerie dentro i cimiteri, quartieri tirati giù come se ci fosse stato un bombardamento, gente strana...peccato che ci sono andato con la compattina e ancora non avevo in mente certi concetti...oggi sarebbe diverso. Vedo che ti sei scialata parecchio al TE meeting, lui passa in questo bel biancoenero e sembra non curarsi degli altri...un invisibile che però è visto dagli altri...o gli altri sono invisibili a lui? misterioso quesito. Mi piace!
bebbetto (40) 2010-02-23 10:43
Attendiamo con curiosità le tue foto turche.
Questa è curiosa e intrigante direi perché il tizio in primo piano sembra .. sniffare tabacco ?
Il secondo piano sfocato isola il primo e o esalta.
mesutilgim (97484) 2010-02-23 10:51
Great to have met you in İstanbul !
This is a perfect b&w capture with a great title. First of all perfect pov and compo, showing this reality (or contrast) perfectly ! Very good quality.
TFS and best regards
HondeR (876) 2010-02-23 12:00
black and white is good choice..
cobra112 (15589) 2010-02-23 12:13
Ciao Cri. Sarebbe stata già grande la ripresa di questo signore in andatura da passeggio. Beccarlo mentre si gratta il naso è una vero e proprio colpo di genio. Impeccabile gestione del BW.... as usual!
stefanocer (10642) 2010-02-23 13:50
Ottimo BW Cristina , l'architettura è particolare ma quello che colpisce è la posa del soggetto proncipale , complimenti.
rigoletto (34279) 2010-02-23 23:54
Yeeees yes :)
You have learnt another thing about us: we become angry when religious people are shown in the photos depicting Turkey: we keep on saying: this is not Turkey (as if they are not the part of our society). Baaah, it is a subject of deep polemics. But i am at your side, because it was indeed your first time in a mosque, and what else are you expected to show from there, other than a religious man?
You also have the lady (from our Saturday group), and she makes a strong contrast with the man: indeed, they make a very good couple to show the contrasting face of people living in Istanbul. IMHO, this is conceptually a very good photo: all about the dualities in our society.
BennyV (20491) 2010-02-24 1:58
This is a great picture to discuss, and also a great picture. The crowded center is not very classical, but getting the two so close to each other is perfect for the idea of an encounter of cultures. I dread to use the word 'clash' here...that's another point for debate.
I really hate it when other photographers stand in the way of my picture (guess I like to pretend I'm alone at the scene, even when I'm not...I'm sure you know the feeling, no?) EXCEPT of course, when the photographer's presence is the very subject of the picture.
This makes this picture food for thought about photography in general, and about your TE meeting in particular.
I hope you enjoyed Istanbul, it's one of my favourite cities. I only have one old Istanbul scan in my gallery, maybe it's time to return.
PS: Oh yeah, and I love the hand gesture.
sayeed_rahman (6459) 2010-02-24 12:06
yeah the melting pot of several cultures and civilization..wish you had more people in the frame..Shouldn't deniz be getting his wedding in order..or is it late summer..these trips will help him with the nerves..but am sure he will travel more a married man !
indeed i'd love to see alot of this city through your lenses..it might take several visits..am sure it will be refreshing
- Copyright: cristina pacciarella (papera) (14320)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2010-02-20
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Event
- Camera: Nikon D80, Nikkor AF 85mm f/1.8D
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): ISTANBUL 2010- TE MEETING [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-22 15:17