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Metroda Saz

Metroda Saz
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Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5680 W: 279 N: 12137] (44973)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-30
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, RAW
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-03-09 12:26
Viewed: 424
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Saz in the Subway

As I was traversing the tunnels of the subway system, I came across this saz player. According to Wikipedia, "saz" actually refers to a family of plucked string instruments, long-necked lutes used in Ottoman classical music, so, I should have called this instrument a bağlama. However, we don’t make the distinction in Turkish and use the word saz indiscriminately. Like the Western lute and the Middle-Eastern oud, bağlama has a deep round back, but a much longer neck. It can be played with a plectrum or with a fingerpicking style known as şelpe.

Metro sisteminin tünellerini geçerken, bu saz çalıcısına rastladım. Vikipedi'ye göre, "saz" aslında, Osmanlı klasik müziğinde kullanılan uzun boyunlu utlara, çekilen yaylı çalgılar ailesine atıfta bulunur, bu yüzden bu enstrümanı bağlama olarak adlandırmalıydım. Bununla birlikte, Türkçede bir ayrım yapmayız ve saz sözcüğünü gelişigüzel kullanırız. Batı ve Orta-Doğu utu gibi, bağlama derin yuvarlak bir sırta, ama çok daha uzun bir boyuna sahiptir. Bir pena ile veya şelpe olarak bilinen bir parmak ucuyla çalınabilir.

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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: 912 kb
Shot Information
Exposure Time: 1/30
F-Stop: f/3.4
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal length: 3.80 mm (in 35mm: 21.0 mm)
Date Taken: 2016-05-30 16:14
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12170 W: 126 N: 21953] (112111)
  • [2018-03-09 13:02]

HI Murat,very well organized this street artist! No only the instruments but a nice background too. Good place in the metro station usually full of people passing,and the pic is perfect too,well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hello Murat,
Well placed the street musician within the frame, not too close and not too far. can imagine the sounds and echo in the tunnel when he played.
Have a nice weekend,

*** See my reply to your question in the critique.

Hi Murat,
Well presented this view taken in the tunnel of subway, I imagine music ...good exposure and colors contrast with this blue on the wall, sharpness is perfect.

Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa muzicarem i njegovim instrumentima, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Interesantno mesto za muzicara i njegove instrumente, nadam se da dobro svira.
Sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10610 W: 146 N: 26710] (128171)
  • [2018-03-10 0:05]

Hello Murat,

Interesting note about this Turkish music instrument. nice scen from the subway. And the guy have found an ideal place, as made for him.

Kind regrad s Malgo

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-03-10 0:29]

Hello Murat,
nice the snapshot with the street musician to please the passengers with the his music in the subway.The light and the colours are well managed.


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10380 W: 174 N: 18522] (82489)
  • [2018-03-10 0:37]


excellent view of this street musician inside the subway. nice light and framing with informative aspects.

take care


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10197 W: 161 N: 16856] (129427)
  • [2018-03-10 0:56]

Witaj Murat!
An interesting scene from the subway tunnel.
Good frame, colors and light.
I like this daily life shot.
Good reportage work.
Nice weekend.

Hello Murat,
It's a nice photo of this musician, but I am amazed by the "stage" where he is performing. It seems that the designer of the tunnel - or the company running the metro - decided that musicians should be allowed to work only at specific places. That's an original concept. The blue reflection is a nice element of the composition, but I think you could have gone a bit closer to the musician (he had already seen you anyway), or zoomed in more closely, or cropped the photo a little bit tighter to bring him closer to us.
Kind regards,

Bonjour, cher Murat,
Eh bien, j'aurais appris quelque chose de nouveau à travers la prise de vue et de la note.
Je ne connaissais pas cet instrument (ils ont tendance à électrifier cet instrument pour les jeunes).
Bon sujet et bien présenté.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14369 W: 0 N: 16314] (174617)
  • [2018-03-10 2:11]


Quelle scèen et vue quelle comèo ce musucien suel au moande dans ce couloir avec cet immense tableau il atten les visiteurs pour leur chnter et jouer la musique sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Murat,
He has come well prepared this busker, hopefully he hasn't far to go loaded with all his instruments and audio gear. Fine realisation though it would be nice if he had an audience apart from yourself.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9586 W: 57 N: 16346] (60420)
  • [2018-03-10 4:14]

Hello Murat,
Good capture of this musician in one of the subway tunnels. I like the juxtaposition with the large blue billboard. The colour contrast with the warmer tones of the photo is very nice as well.

Ciao Murat, lovely composition with street artist, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14761 W: 1050 N: 30184] (141621)
  • [2018-03-10 7:32]

Hello Murat

A good daily life scene of this hopeful busker in the Istanbul Metro. Good color, sharpness and framing. I like the reflected blue light from the wall poster in the pavement. Tfs!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16051 W: 159 N: 27974] (147094)
  • [2018-03-10 11:05]

Hi Murat
Intéressant instrument du musicien bien équiper et bien placer sur la décoration de musique, belle scène de vie
Belle soirée

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