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Streets Of Istanbul

Posted by
Ralf Kesper (Fröndenberg, Germany) on 5 October 2011 in Documentary & Street.

Istanbul 2004
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Chris Pereira from San Francisco, California, United States

great black and white, love the motion

5 Oct 2011 5:17am

Ani from Bordeaux, France

Perfect b&w !!!

5 Oct 2011 5:40am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellent street shot! Superb B/W!

5 Oct 2011 6:04am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Nice capture of daily life

5 Oct 2011 6:35am

TheoF from Emden, Germany

sehr schöne Straßenscene und in s/w besonders eindrucksvoll, auch die Bewegungsunschärfe gefällt mir sehr gut

5 Oct 2011 6:49am

@TheoF: Da läuft mir der Kerl doch glatt ins Bild ;-)

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Good choice for BnW

5 Oct 2011 7:11am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

nice capture

5 Oct 2011 7:19am

tataray from france, France

Une belle grande scène de rue !...
Magnifique en N/B))

5 Oct 2011 7:33am

klausz from Kufstein, Austria

erneut ein beweis, dass du mit sw wunderbar zurechtkommst! toll, auch die unschärfe des vorbeieilenden passanten passt perfekt!

5 Oct 2011 7:35am

@klausz: Nun, bin ja auch ein bisschen Farbenblind (rot/grün) :-)

Fraucha from Ukraine

lol same here in Ukraine, laundry everywhere!

5 Oct 2011 7:38am

@Fraucha: Sun and wind are be gratis.

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria

Interessante Straßenscene, im richtigen Moment fest gehalten, diese Fotos erzählen Geschichten..großartig!

5 Oct 2011 7:50am

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

A typical mediterranean view. Solar energy has been used since immemorial times. I like the B&W choice.

5 Oct 2011 8:06am

Linda from Riga/Sigulda, Latvia

great capture, timing ,movement

5 Oct 2011 8:36am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great street shot....wonderful composition.

5 Oct 2011 8:52am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Very nice used of focus and also a nice b/w processing

5 Oct 2011 8:57am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Excellent street shot - perfect in b&w.

5 Oct 2011 9:43am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Great, same scene in Okinawa almost everyday

5 Oct 2011 10:04am

k@ from Paris, France

One of my fav place with a very clever angle, bravo.

5 Oct 2011 10:18am

Ellebelle from Medemblik, Netherlands

Laundry day :-))
Nice in b&w ........

5 Oct 2011 10:25am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

excellent street scene . great !

5 Oct 2011 10:31am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A very nicely worked black and white, love the inquisitive girl.

5 Oct 2011 10:41am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

this may be "ordinary scenery" - but it is outstanding! Lovely work!

5 Oct 2011 10:59am

Sterre from Netherlands

Excellent this street scene in black and white.

5 Oct 2011 11:00am

Val37 from Tours, France

A very beautifull street shot !

5 Oct 2011 11:02am

Roxana from Panama City, Panama

You captured well the street atmosphere

5 Oct 2011 11:38am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nice picture story

5 Oct 2011 12:27pm

Eric C. from Ivry sur Seine, France

Geart street scene !! Good b&w !

5 Oct 2011 1:00pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice B&W.

5 Oct 2011 1:27pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Really superb street scene - I especially like the inclusion of the couple who are speaking to each other as she gets ready to head off to wherever it is she's going.

5 Oct 2011 1:36pm

Landy from Miami, United States

en mi pais natal hay una cancion que dice mas o menos asi ... sabanas blancas colgadas en los balcones...
una tradicion de las personas lavar y tender las ropas y sabanas en los balcones vetanas etc, una buena imagen saludos

5 Oct 2011 1:43pm

Landy from Miami, United States

n my home country, there is a song which says more or less like... white sheets hung on balconies...
a tradition of people washing and tend the clothes and sheets on balconies vetanas etc, a good image, greetings

5 Oct 2011 1:45pm

vu@granby from Granby, Québec, Canada

interessant dass Du die andere Seite von Istanbul zeigst, sehr wirkungsvoll durch s/w!

5 Oct 2011 1:53pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A fascinating street scene in your very smooth B&W. I've seen similar scenes in Hong Kong. Also, when I lived in Hiroshima we hung our laundry on the apartment's balcony. Most everyone in Japan prefers to hang their laundry outside in the fresh air.

5 Oct 2011 2:06pm

@Steve Rice: ...but the air is not really fresh in Istanbul. Smog in the air = smogwear ;-)

Mistral from Rheinfelden (D), Kembs, France

"Oh, Hotel Mama hat Waschtag, da bring ich ihr noch schnell Wäsche vorbei! ", meint das Mädel : )

5 Oct 2011 2:30pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

das mit der Wäsche haben wir in Kroatien auch immer gesehen - ist wohl einfach so üblich in diesen südlichen Regionen; ich würde da wahrscheinlich auch keinen Wäschetrockner kaufen ;-)
sensationelle SW-Aufnahme!

5 Oct 2011 2:35pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Ich dachte mir schon das ist Istanbul. Tolles s/w und gute "street scene".

5 Oct 2011 3:14pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Black and white gives it a beautiful stark look.

5 Oct 2011 3:16pm

Bhushan from kudal, India

Great Capture. I like it.

5 Oct 2011 3:37pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Wunderbare Szene. Das SW gefällt mir sehr gut.

5 Oct 2011 3:55pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

fantasticao b/w, *****

5 Oct 2011 4:25pm

vaFA from tehran, Iran

Great capture,nice.well done.

5 Oct 2011 4:46pm

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

What a chaos.:-) Nice B&W capture.

5 Oct 2011 5:02pm

Véronique from Here & Now, France

j aime beaucoup très belle scène de rue joli contraste et très bon angle !

5 Oct 2011 5:05pm

Zorilla from H, T & E, United Kingdom

It's Istanbul but also every city in Europe at the same time

5 Oct 2011 5:19pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is cool Ralf..I like teh lady standing there wondering as she wanders ;-) Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog today ;-)

5 Oct 2011 5:26pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

j'aime beaucoup ce noir et blanc !

5 Oct 2011 5:32pm

Linda from Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom

Brilliant take on what is modern day living in Istanbul , this is one city I wished I could have seen on a holiday in Turkey, but it was just to far to travel :-) Really like the B/W :-)

5 Oct 2011 6:21pm

oncho from granada, Spain

Great constrat B/N

5 Oct 2011 6:54pm

Stefanie from Paris, France

Hätte jetzt gedacht, dass du diese Szene in Italien gesehen hast. Kontraste kommen gut mit s/w rüber.

5 Oct 2011 7:04pm

@Stefanie: Ja, aus Italien hätte ich auch noch eines :-)

johbont from rotterdam, Netherlands

the man is in his thought, and a hurry

5 Oct 2011 7:17pm

franz from Baden, Austria

sehr stimmungsvolles doku-foto!

5 Oct 2011 7:37pm

Amir Madanipour from Karaj, Iran


5 Oct 2011 8:31pm

Martine from bousval, Belgium

J'adore cette scène de vie!!!! Le Noir et blanc lui va super bien!!

5 Oct 2011 9:02pm

Andrew from Simsbury, United States

Great shot, I love the angle. This works very well in black and white it makes you look at the details.

5 Oct 2011 9:54pm

Reinald Van De Walle from Vigo, Spain

Very observant. You make out something very typical from warmer climates.

5 Oct 2011 10:08pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A typical ordinary day view...very well presented. Beautiful composition.

5 Oct 2011 10:51pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Same as Hong Kong scene, it reminded me when I was joining a trip of photography to HK and China several months ago....nice captured !

6 Oct 2011 1:07am

Michael Fresh from Chester, United Kingdom

Gives a realistic impression in B/W. Great street shot.

6 Oct 2011 3:39am

Ashkitty from London, United Kingdom

haunting catch

6 Oct 2011 10:47am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

excellent capture of everyday life ! I love your compo, the motion blur of passerby !

6 Oct 2011 11:12am

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Magnificent picture - I love the composition and the tones. I don't know what technique you've used but it's fantastic to say the least. Great shot!

6 Oct 2011 11:19am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

It's so much what I like in Istanbul. Annierita

6 Oct 2011 1:09pm

Patricia from Brecht, Belgium

This I love

6 Oct 2011 2:54pm

Aly from Annen, Netherlands

Same everywhere where laundry dries

6 Oct 2011 9:32pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

great street scene.

7 Oct 2011 3:37pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Ein Bild ist hier besser als das andere - sprachlos, 5*

10 Oct 2011 10:22am