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The quiet streets of Istanbul

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by nickthetasmaniac, May 20, 2013.

  1. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    A collection of street photography from my recent time in Istanbul, Turkey.

    Please check out my blog post here : http://peopleandotherstrangecreatures.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/turkey-the-quiet-folk-of-istanbul/

    Shot with an EM5, m.ZD 12mm, Nokton 25mm, m.ZD 45mm and m.ZD 75mm, processed with an iPad Mini and PhotoForge2.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8756202585/" title="Istanbul - Galata Bridge by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8756202585_94032762f9_o.jpg "1000" height="750" alt="Istanbul - Galata Bridge"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8756235725/" title="Istanbul - New Mosque by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8756235725_cc3b4f4911_o.jpg "1000" height="750" alt="Istanbul - New Mosque"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8734043943/" title="Istanbul waterfront by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8734043943_fcce483630_o.jpg "1000" height="666" alt="Istanbul waterfront"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8735169200/" title="Istanbul - cafe backgammon, Taksim by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8735169200_d1c1d38224_o.jpg "1000" height="750" alt="Istanbul - cafe backgammon, Taksim"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8757284740/" title="Istanbul - Grand Bazaar by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8757284740_d3aa3cbfff_o.jpg "1000" height="1000" alt="Istanbul - Grand Bazaar"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8734054257/" title="Istanbul - locals by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8734054257_8ca13bf0f2_o.jpg "1000" height="666" alt="Istanbul - locals"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8757281078/" title="Istanbul - Blue Mosque by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8757281078_f17d35a6df_o.jpg "1000" height="666" alt="Istanbul - Blue Mosque"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8757385944/" title="Istanbul - coffee vendors, Eminönü Spice Markets by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8757385944_6d0417c763_o.jpg "750" height="1000" alt="Istanbul - coffee vendors, Eminönü Spice Markets"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8756167643/" title="Istanbul - Eminönü by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8756167643_4cfeffd795_o.jpg "1000" height="750" alt="Istanbul - Eminönü"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8756216415/" title="Istanbul - Eminönü by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8756216415_4f0fb677a1_o.jpg "1000" height="666" alt="Istanbul - Eminönü"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8757290038/" title="Istanbul - Sultanahmed by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8757290038_a8a76e5d67_o.jpg "1000" height="1000" alt="Istanbul - Sultanahmed"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8757319578/" title="Istanbul - Galata Bridge by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8757319578_ec57f5aea8_o.jpg "1000" height="666" alt="Istanbul - Galata Bridge"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8735177094/" title="Istanbul - Galatasaray fans pre-game by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8735177094_cf94ab58fc_o.jpg "1000" height="666" alt="Istanbul - Galatasaray fans pre-game"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8757295446/" title="Istanbul - Eminönü by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8757295446_78dcd6f8cc_o.jpg "1000" height="1000" alt="Istanbul - Eminönü"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8756192393/" title="Istanbul - Galata Bridge by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8756192393_1e794fe16e_o.jpg "1000" height="762" alt="Istanbul - Galata Bridge"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8756260515/" title="Istanbul - Coffee vendors, Eminönü Spice Markets by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8756260515_0ec3979d70_o.jpg "1000" height="749" alt="Istanbul - Coffee vendors, Eminönü Spice Markets"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8756210455/" title="Istanbul - Eminönü by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8756210455_7f103f5502_o.jpg "1000" height="666" alt="Istanbul - Eminönü"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8756262471/" title="Istanbul - Coffee vendors, Eminönü Spice Markets by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8756262471_b07d0ee4fd_o.jpg "750" height="1000" alt="Istanbul - Coffee vendors, Eminönü Spice Markets"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8757360022/" title="Istanbul - New Mosque by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8757360022_b680094455_o.jpg "750" height="1000" alt="Istanbul - New Mosque"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/nickthetasmaniac/8756272371/" title="Istanbul - bus driver, Harem Otogan by nickthetasmaniac, on Flickr"> 8756272371_b493c65be6_o.jpg "666" height="1000" alt="Istanbul - bus driver, Harem Otogan"></a>
     
  2. duke

    duke Mu-43 Veteran

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    Duke
    Really great work!
     
  3. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Thanks mate, it's a great place to shoot :smile:
     
  4. homerusan

    homerusan Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 25, 2012
    izmir, TURKEY
    will looking forward to your blog post^^
    wonderfull photos, istanbul is very special city especially for photopraph.
    if you have any future plan to visit Turkey again, suggest you to check out Izmir also :thumbup:
    i can assist you some wondefull places :smile:
     
  5. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Nice set Nick...the lonely old lady selling plates of something or another is excellent.
    Can't believe I spent a year in Europe and din't squeeze Istanbul in !!
    Guess it leaves something for next time.
     
  6. fspeur

    fspeur Mu-43 Rookie

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    Sep 23, 2012
    Edmonton AB, Canada
    Frans
    Great set, I like the one of the girl with the camera. Last time I went to Turkey was in the 1970's, but I'll go back there one day.
     
  7. Ian.

    Ian. Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 13, 2013
    Munich
    Ian
    For some reason all the black and white pictures are my favourite ones! Is it me? You? Or Istanbul?
     
  8. poisson rouge

    poisson rouge Mu-43 Regular

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    Mar 13, 2013
    Great work, those would definitely deserve to get published. I am in awe. Strong stories in those pictures.
     
  9. Gillymaru

    Gillymaru Mu-43 Veteran

    Wonderful photos Nick, I must get there one day.
     
  10. GreenGhost

    GreenGhost Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 30, 2012
    Melbourne
    Peter Liakopoulos
    Thanks Nick, I am now so looking forward to Istanbul and you have shown me another side. What wonderful images.
     
  11. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    Thanks for the comments everyone!

    I hope you enjoy your trip :smile: My tips from the few days I spent there - the Galata Bridge/Eminönü foreshore area at twilight, the Galata Tower for sunset (on a clear evening you can see over most of Istanbul) and the Basilica Cistern early in the morning before the crowds.
     
  12. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 7, 2011
    NYC
  13. limpeh09

    limpeh09 Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 21, 2012
    Singapore
    Nice pictures and great city. Thanks for sharing.

    Sent from my GT-P3100 using Mu-43 mobile app
     
  14. hanzo

    hanzo Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 22, 2010
    Chan
    You have a collection of wonderful pictures too :biggrin:
     
  15. homerusan

    homerusan Mu-43 Regular

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    Dec 25, 2012
    izmir, TURKEY
    thanks mate ^^
     
  16. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    I've updated the OP with a link to my blog post :smile:
     
  17. GreenGhost

    GreenGhost Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 30, 2012
    Melbourne
    Peter Liakopoulos
    Thanks for the tips Nick. Enjoy the rest of your trip and please keep sending in photo updates.
     
  18. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    A real sense of place in these pics.Well done.
     
  19. fin azvandi

    fin azvandi Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 12, 2011
    South Bend, IN
    Thanks for sharing, Nick! I spent a month in Istanbul a few years ago but had not gotten into photography yet...hope to get back someday.