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A Long Walk to Shore

A Long Walk to Shore
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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: Transportation, Architecture
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, RAW
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-03-12 14:34
Viewed: 658
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
After going down the stairs to the pedestrian walkway, I turned back toward Fatih (south) and was impressed by the merging of old and new. The mosque we see to the left of Golden Horn Metro Bridge is Süleymaniye Mosque. Süleymaniye Mosque was built on the order of Süleyman the Magnificent, by the architectural genius Mimar Sinan. The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1557. It is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, and is the second largest mosque in the city.

Kıyıya Uzun Yürüyüş

Yaya geçidine inen merdivenden sonra Fatih'e (güneye) döndüm ve eski ile yeninin birleşmesinden etkilendim. Haliç Metro Köprüsü'nün solunda gördüğümüz cami, Süleymaniye Camii'dir. Süleymaniye Camii, mimari dehası Mimar Sinan tarafından Kanuni Sultan Süleyman'ın emriyle yaptırılmıştır. İnşaat çalışması 1550 yılında başladı ve cami 1557'de bitirildi. İstanbul'un üçüncü tepesinde bulunan bir Osmanlı imparatorluk camisidir ve kentin ikinci büyük camisidir.

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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: 794 kb
Shot Information
Exposure Time: 1/320
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal length: 3.80 mm (in 35mm: 21.0 mm)
Date Taken: 2016-05-30 16:43
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

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A well chosen POV of the modern bridge and its special design with round elements "mingling" with strait lines elements, Murat.
The minarets on far left is well added to teh scene.
There is a purple tint, done probably in the PP - I can try to fix this in a WS and will apply only if you will allow me.
Have a nice new day,

Bonjour, cher Murat,
La Ville bouge, se transforme, se transfigure au fil du temps.
Le modernisme s'installe à proximité des édifices qui possèdent des siècles derrière eux.
Ce mélange subtil donne un ensemble contrasté non désagréable.
Belle présentation.

Lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lepa konstrukcija i stara dzamija sa minaretima u pozadini.
Dobar tekst o koriscenoj tehnici i elementima snimka.
Sve najbolje.

Hi Murat,
Interesting view well framed, good contrast effect between modern style and architecture of the mosque, good depth result, tfs.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-03-13 1:00]

Hello Murat,
nice the view of this modern construction with the walking man on the bridge to adds scale in the scene.The Mosque with the Minarets complete perfect the whole scenery.


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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10380 W: 174 N: 18522] (82489)
  • [2018-03-13 1:28]


nice angle catching well the diagonals and curves this modern structure in FG while we can have a glimpse of the marvelous mosque and its minarets ahead. very beautiful.

take care


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24925 W: 520 N: 42008] (180070)
  • [2018-03-13 1:37]

Hello Murat,

You chose a very well angle with the handrail this leads us under the stairway to the nice background.
Nice two part picture with the Mosque and minarets' between the green area of the city.
Perspective and depth are perfect, also an excellent presentation.
very well done, TFS.

Best regards,

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14369 W: 0 N: 16314] (174617)
  • [2018-03-13 1:47]

quel ensemble et perspective quelle profondeur d'image superbe avec en fond la mosquée ce personnage sur le passage donne les échelle et quel escaliers et cette construction moderne ces formes architecturales fantastique
Bravo et amitié

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10197 W: 161 N: 16856] (129427)
  • [2018-03-13 1:49]

Witaj Murat!
Interesting fragment of construction.
Excellent POV, frame and colors.
Man add flavor to this composition.
Well done.
Warm regards.

Ciao Murat, great perspective on beautiful bridge, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Murat,
This is a surprise to me. I wasn't aware of this bridge, which probably didn't exist during my last visit to Istanbul in 2012. It is very different to the other bridges across the Golden Horn, maybe most of all due to the lack of fishermen. Aren't they allowed here? The man accentuates the fine depth of the photo and the view of Süleymaniye Mosque assures us that we are still in Istanbul.
Kind regards,

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9586 W: 57 N: 16346] (60420)
  • [2018-03-13 2:27]

Hello Murat,
A great cityscape and I really like the combination of old and new here. The long walkway leads the eye very nicely towards the green neighbourhood on the other side with the minarets of the mosque on top of the hill. The glass pane on the right hand side reflects this part very nicely too, which makes an amazing detail.

Hello Murat,
Excellent composition that cleverly combines ancient and modern. There is a purplish cast as Ike suggests but I do not find this unpleasant. I like the long perspective and strong geometric lines offered by the bridge.

Hello, Murat!

Very nice capture of this structure that creates an interesting graphical effect! The perspective is very nice, which gives very good depth to the composition. And the presence of the man completes the scene perfectly! Very good job!

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16051 W: 159 N: 27974] (147094)
  • [2018-03-13 8:49]

Hi Murat
Bonne perspective du pont séparent la ville avec la mosquée et l'architecture moderne, intéressante n, bien pris avec les reflets d'une partie de la ville
Bonne soirée

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14761 W: 1050 N: 30184] (141621)
  • [2018-03-13 9:54]

Hi Murat

Indeed, this is a striking contrast between the old at top left (Solomon / Süleymaniye Mosque) & the new pedestrian catwalk in the fg and at right. Good sharpness and perspective. Tfs!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12170 W: 126 N: 21953] (112111)
  • [2018-03-13 10:51]

Hi Murat,one of the most beautiful perspectives of your gallery,no doubts! What a endless walk in the right part with a fantastic view on the mosque in background,a great contrast between old and modern and an excellent quality too ,very well done! Have a nice evening and thank,Luciano

Hello Murat, great picture of this beautiful and interesting composition with views of the city, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Excellent and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.

Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

Hi Murat
Wonderful shot of a modern pedestrian bridge showing off its immense architectural features with a bonus of an attractive backdrop. Really good use of wide lens and as always, human touch is so beneficial. Superb shot, Congrats

PS: My only sincere crit is the sky colour doesn't look natural with purplish tinge
Best regards

Hello Murat,
An excellently composed picture with very good depth.
The long walkway leads our eyes well to the Süleymaniye Mosque.
A view I didn't have when I was in Istanbul in the early 1990's. I don't think this bridge was built then.
On the right of the picture we discover a very small but beautiful reflection.
Best regards, Paul

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