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Copyright: DAWN IZURIETA (thebest) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 525 W: 0 N: 805] (4276)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-15
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-15 22:06
Viewed: 2396
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Floating Restaurant situated on the Bosphorus waterway in Istanbul - if you look close enough you will see the patrons arriving & leaving by boat to go back to the mainland.
The Bosphorus is a body of water that connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara & separates Europe from the Anatolian Peninsular of Western Asia... Istanbul is located at its South end...
Turkey is a wonderful place to visit - just amazing - I would not hesitate to go back again... Please Enjoy!!!

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10378 W: 146 N: 25979] (125663)
  • [2013-11-15 23:36]
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hallo Dawn,

this floating restaurant seems very busy here. So many people are coming and going. Interesting painting-like postprocessing. You can see Kiz Kulesi at night here:

have a beautiful weekend Malgo

Hi dear Dawn

So lovely image full of nostalgy covered by so fantatsic white high key light / color.
Brave horizontal bold cropping is the best choice.

All the best and have a good weekend! TAKERO

Hello Dawn,
I like your composition and panoramic crop. The high key tone is unusual but attractive. It provides an old-world atmosphere.

Ciao Dawn
una foto geniale sia per la composizione che per lo stesso taglio ed i colori che fanno assomigliare le acque del Bosforo ad una distesa innevata. Gli stessi uccelli in primo piano fanno da piacevole cornice allo specchio acqueo.
Fin dal sia apparire in miniatura la foto attrae l'attenzione che si dispiega in tutta la sua bellezza una volta che si visione in grandezza naturale.
E' una Istambul che appare molto diversa da quella che io conosco ma proprio per questo motivo ancor più interessante.
Complimenti. Una foto eccellente.
Ciao e buon fine settimana

Hi Dawn
what a cool place this must be to enjoy a meal, did you visit the restaurant? You have given it an excellent sense of place with this wife view and the colors here are really appealing under lovely light
thanks for sharing

Gidday Dawn,

A very impressive panorama, reminiscent of early photos at the beginning of the 19th century. The ancient rock towered building surrounded by the white Bosphorus, with boats and shore birds and ships in the background.

I also think that Turkey is often overlooked by lovers of the ancient Mediterranean.
Have an excellent weekend,

Hi Dawn
Great ideas, seems to work as a mixture of high-key art and photojournalism for me, lovely that you managed to retain excellent detail throughout with a strong lead and balance with those seabirds and beacon. But I love the retro feel, that real sixties look about it to me. Fine capture, tfs
Best regards

From thumbnail is seen as an icy panorama, but it is not!
Weird yet fantastic colors, bravo!
Best regards,

Hello Dawn,
I love photos in wide,panoramic format and this one is exceptional!
I like the way you composed and framed the scene as much as its strong graphics!Really successful combination to achieve so eye-catching result.

Wish You a nice weekend

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  • m Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 645 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2013-11-16 10:26]

Hi Dawn,
a beautiful and very unusual photo, just like an old graphics.. there's a vintage feel all over it. The light and colors are very special. It doesn't look like a restaurant to me, more like a lighthouse. And I don't remember seeing it when we were cruising the Bosphurus:/
Love the seagulls in the foreground...
Did the two best gourmets of Australia try the cuisine there?:)


Hello Dawn,
Original restaurant in the middle of sea. Excellent choice the panoramic format and great effect painting. Well done!
Have a nice Week-end,

uyarlayı güzel yapmışsın
harika bir kız kulesi olmuş


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11904 W: 126 N: 21539] (110347)
  • [2013-11-16 15:34]

Hi Dawn,a very interesting and different pic from Istambul,great choice to show us this floating restaurant and great work in PP to give a special effect to the lights and colors,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • gus72 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 422 W: 1 N: 969] (3719)
  • [2013-11-16 19:09]

Hi Dawn !
The way that you are presenting this photo is just sensational and it is because some very inspired processing ..... the soft colour that dominates the images is so pleasing... it is just a delight to look at it.
Well done.

Hi Dawn
what a view of Istanbul!
very unique and interesting.
love seeing the industrial cranes in the bg too, a great addition.
and what a strange place for a restaurant!
love the composition and point of view

Hello Dawn,

I like the panoramic view although a wee bit overexposed.Excellent view and lovely presentation.TFS.


Good afternoon Dawn,
Strong light that enhanced the water to a metalic tone and yet contrast well with the seagulls flown over.
The known tower and the shipyard beyond are nicely collected on the image.
Fine clarity and outlines, applied the crop just perfectly.
Have a nice week ahead,

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  • kato Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1386 W: 219 N: 3395] (11630)
  • [2013-11-16 23:30]

Hi Dawn,

You're capturing well this scene by a good panoramic view and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see a floating restaurant in Bosphorus waterway and the calm waterway with many seagulls and boats. The restaurant looks like tasteful design. The who;e is harmonized well by a good arrangement and the good atmosphere as the painting. And, it's also impressive in dock of backdrop.

Kind regards,

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13702 W: 295 N: 27475] (110381)
  • [2013-11-17 1:56]

Hi Down,
nice the view as the presentation of the floating restaurant in this exciting environment.
The flying birds on the foreground and the boats the approach to this landmark of Istanbul,
is really very effective.


That must be an expensive restaurant to go to. Its at the crossroads of history and it must be amazing to run a business out there...
As a photograph, the birds, the boats and the huge ocean liner gives me an excellent idea of the distances and the relative sizes... Overall the idea is unique and I like it.

Hello Dawn,
I am not such an expert that can tell exactly what you did for postprocessing, but I like it. It gives a surreal look to the photo without taking w=away from the information it conveys. I also like the flock of cormorants (?) included in the foreground. Thanks for such a unique photo.

Hi Dawn!
Interesting and attractive picture with special regards to the management of light, panoramic format and composition!
TFS - congrats,

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2013-11-17 18:00]
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Hi Izurieta
Original evening lights and of course an interesting place for having a dinner
Well done
Kind regards

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  • mirosu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1572 W: 0 N: 3418] (16313)
  • [2013-11-17 23:17]

Hi Dawn,
Brilliant photo with superbly balanced composition. I like the bright light tones and very well balanced colors. It looks almost like a nice painting. Excellent artwork. Very well done my friend.

Hi dear Dawn,
you have given an interesting effect in this photo, because of a strong contrast created by a bit of overexposure, and a subtle and soft colours.
This restaurant placed in the small island, called Kiz Kulesi or Leandro's Tower, stands out beautifully in the middle of the Bosphorus, and I love the atmosphere created by the boats that crowds the place.
A nice work.
Pili & Josep

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15707 W: 159 N: 27472] (144116)
  • [2013-11-19 9:31]

Hi Dawn
Très particulière cette vue Istanbul, l'originalité de ce restaurant sur la mer, joli avant plan avec les mouettes, un rendu des couleurs très particulière, bien réaliser
Belle soirée

Even if the food in this restaurant is not that good I would love to dine there for it's unusual location. Very creative idea, nicely captured with nice details. Well done, tfs.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 174 N: 18146] (80623)
  • [2013-11-22 0:25]


curious the color of the sky and the see here, in the miniature looked like a plain covered with ice.
very nice details like this tower, the birds and the boats. TFS.



Impressive lansdcape and saturation option Dawn,
All the best

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