Photographer's Note

The fishermen of Garipçe cast their nets very close. As we sat at the restaurant, we watched them go up and down casting their nets. I shot this photo when this boat was returning to harbor. You can see the nets’ floats behind it.

The boat's name, loosely translated, is Shotgun Brothers. Actually, its strict translation is Siblings with Double Barrel Gun. It is interesting that Turkish does not have a word for just brother. We have a word kardeş, which literally means sibling. If we are talking about a younger brother, we say ”erkek kardeş“ (male sibling) but older brother gets a special word, ”ağabey“ (shortened to ağbi when spoken). Likewise ”kız kardeş“ (girl sibling) means younger sister but an older sister is an ”abla“. So, why did I instinctively translate Çifteli Kardeşler (Siblings with Double Barrel Gun) as Shotgun Brothers? I suppose I assumed in this traditional fishing village, women would stay home and the men, hence the brothers, would go fishing.

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Camera / Image Information
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Lens: 3.8-247.0 mm
Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Macintosh)
File Size: 1087 kb
Shot Information
Exposure Time: 1/500
F-Stop: f/5.6
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal length: 74.23 mm (in 35mm: 410.22 mm)
Date Taken: 2016-05-29 17:20
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

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