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Kiosk & the Maiden Tower

Kiosk & the Maiden Tower
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Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5170 W: 245 N: 10988] (40869)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-30
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, RAW
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-06-18 15:55
Viewed: 824
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Walking further south, we came across the Maiden’s Tower area. Here, the waterfront has two levels between two kiosks. The upper level is the continuation of the sidewalk and the lower level has tables and these umbrellas where people may sit down to eat/drink whatever they purchase from either one of the kiosks. I took this photo from one kiosk to the other, using the umbrellas as ”foundation.“

The photo did not come out as I imagined. I should probably have concentrated only on the other kiosk. As it is, it has two focal points, the other kiosk and the Maiden’s Tower, both competing for the viewer’s attention. However, I still like the color combination provided by the umbrellas so I am uploading it, anyway.

Büfe ve Kız Kulesi

Daha güneye yürürken Kız Kulesi alanına geldik. Burada, rıhtım iki büfe arasında iki seviyeye ayrılır. Üst seviye kaldırımın devamıdır ve alt katta insanların büfelerden birinden aldıklarını yemek/içmek üzere oturabilmeleri için masalar ve bu şemsiyeler vardır. Şemsiyeleri "temel" olarak kullanarak, bu fotoğrafı bir büfeden diğerine çektim.

Fotoğraf hayal ettiğim gibi çıkmadı. Herhalde yalnızca diğer büfe üzerinde konsantre olmalıydım. Olduğu gibi, iki odak noktasıyla, diğer büfe ve Kız Kulesi, izleyicinin dikkati için yarışıyor. Bununla birlikte, şemsiyeler tarafından sağlanan renk kombinasyonunu hâlâ seviyorum, böylece yine de yüklüyorum.

Exif Data
Camera / Image Information
Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Lens: 3.8-247.0 mm
Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 12.0 Macintosh
File Size: 538 kb
Shot Information
Exposure Time: 1/1000
F-Stop: f/5.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal length: 8.80 mm (in 35mm: 48.6 mm)
Date Taken: 2016-05-30 12:38
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

PaulVDV, ikeharel, pajaran, papagolf21, Fis2, snunney, holmertz, rychem, jhm, Cricri, COSTANTINO, alvaraalto, ChrisJ, cornejo has marked this note useful
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Hello Murat,
An original picture of the Maiden’s Tower.
After reading your note I understood the picture with its two levels.
For sure it's a colourful foreground.
Best regards, Paul

Hi Murat,
Original presentation of this famous tower, interesting composition with all these sun umbrellas and all these colors, good depth result too.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9989 W: 144 N: 25031] (122263)
  • [2017-06-18 23:32]

Hello Murat,

Nice view of the famous Kiz Kulesi. I do not care about two focal points. I like the view of the colourful umbrellas. Original composition.

Kind regrad s MAlgo

Interesantan i lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje. Lepi kisobrani i the Maiden Tower, lepo mesto za setnju sa lepim pogledom na horizont.
Sve najbolje, srecno.

Interesting and nice view, good text ...
Good work and compositions, beautifully demonstrated, good contrast and perspective, beautiful color. Beautiful umbrella and the Maiden Tower, a nice place to walk with a nice view of the horizon.
All the best, good luck.

Bonjour, cher Murat,
Très bonne mise en image et bravo pour l'originalité de la composition avec ces hauts de parasols colorés, cela donne à l'ensemble un air de fête.
Choix de cadrage judicieux.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13679 W: 0 N: 16021] (168114)
  • [2017-06-19 1:03]


fantastique cadrage et vue quel tapis de parasols colorées sueprbe iamge et cpatage quelle couleur e tiamge quel rendu et vue avec les personnage et cet édifice sur la mer fantastique compo.
Bravo et amitié

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9445 W: 157 N: 15246] (122929)
  • [2017-06-19 1:17]

Witaj Murat!
Curious place, nice view.
Good frame and colours.
I like tower.
Warm regards.

Wonderfully combined the Maiden-tower out in the middle of the waterway, the pavilion and promenade and an eyes catching colorful parasols, Murat.
Superbly allocated over the pic. space with fine clarity.
Have a nice new week,

Hello Murat,
There are indeed two focal points but I do not find that unduly off-putting. The kiosk certainly wins out with the colourful lead-line supplied by the parasols. I might have cloned out or cropped the edge of the awning at the top, but all in all a very successful composition.

Hello Murat,
I see nothing wrong with two focal points. The kiosk and the tower don't compete for attention but rather complement each other and balance the photo. The umbrellas are anyway the strongest focal point of them all but are somewhat balanced by the glimpse of an umbrella at the top.
Kind regards,

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3288 W: 0 N: 7482] (55057)
  • [2017-06-19 3:34]

I wondered that the umbrellas lie on the ground, your note explained that there are two levels, very nice and colorful photo
regards Ryszard

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24277 W: 523 N: 40588] (174734)
  • [2017-06-19 5:21]

Hello Murat,

I would the pent maybe remove above, but this is personal.
The parasols care for a nice colour.
You create depth and perspective.
Also a nice panorama too.
Composition and presentation are nice to look at.
Very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9001 W: 57 N: 15106] (55970)
  • [2017-06-19 8:56]

Hello Murat,
The many colourful umbrellas look great from this POV, it's quite nice to see the people walking above them as well. The tower and the kiosk frame the entrance of the harbour and the view of the open sea very nicely.

Ciao Murat, great view of beautiful tower, lovely composition with colorful umbrellas in FG, excellent perspective, good clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Murat,

Your notes explain precisely how you were able to get such a view of the parasols, which are extremely colourful and are a wonderful guide from the f/g into the depths of the scene. I agree with your conclusion about having a double focal point but, in some ways, the two act asa balance.
The thing I might have changed, I might have cropped whatever is showing in the upper part of the shot. It might be a parasol but there is not enough information to explain it and it does distract somewhat.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15344 W: 159 N: 26871] (140816)
  • [2017-06-19 10:33]

Hi Murat
J'aime l'idée original de la présentation des deux éléments , les parasols de couleurs sont très attrayant, bonne profondeur, perspective , intéressante présentation
merci pour ton commentaire sur la photo de mes 2 ans sur TE
belle soirée

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11636 W: 126 N: 20917] (108071)
  • [2017-06-19 15:44]

Hi Murat,a very rich comosition made by the famous tower and this long carpet made by the top of shop umbrellas,great idea and the usual top sharpness,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Murat,

good image of this tower, I like the composition with the colorful umbrellas and the kiosk in the back, well done,

Best regards,


Hello dear Murat and have a nice time
and a happy new day
thanks for sharing with us this beautiful photo
with useful notes in order to understand
U like the chosen point of view showing a great
depth and the waterfront whuch has two levels
between the two kiosks

Hello Murat
I like in this nice composition the combination of the coloured parasols and people on the left hand side and the wide view over the water. The brink of a parasol on the upper side is also a good idea. It looks like it will protect us against the warm sunshine.
Well done, have a nice day, Groet Rob

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14151 W: 1033 N: 28239] (134648)
  • [2017-06-21 7:10]

Hello Murat,

I've seen Maiden Tower many times crossing back and forth between Harem & Eminonu, but the boat is far way from the tower and it's difficult to get a good zoom shot. Good sharpness and the fg red and blue umbrellas add a wonderful warm cold color contrast. Tfs!

Hi Murat
Excellent compo and narratives. As can be seen, the burst of striking colours add that all important impact against the setting. Excellent shot and lots of detail to absorb - more than a mouthful, Lol. Congrats
Best wishes

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10438 W: 174 N: 17656] (78427)
  • [2017-06-24 1:45]


curious view using well the colored umbrellas in FG and the view of the famous islet with tower. very beautiful angle and quality of image.



Hello Murat, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with the view of the island, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good day and happy sunday.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

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