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At the pool

At the pool
Photo Information
Copyright: Mesut ILGIM (mesutilgim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6758 W: 508 N: 19867] (108180)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-06-01
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
Exposure: f/7.4, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-03 0:29
Viewed: 552
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A capture I've made in the court of the famous Fatih Sultan Mehmet II mosque in Istanbul's European part.
A district of Istanbul where today the families are quite traditional and religious. Like this little girl for example, almost all women living there are carrying headscarfs.
A part of Istanbul which has changed itself quite drastically from modernism to religious aspected traditionalism. Unfortunately :-(

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Dobar dan.
Lep pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa decom.
Lepa fontana i cvece, lep trenutak sa decom.
Zelim vam lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.

Merhaba Mesut,

Water is fascinating, especially for children.
I can imagine their faces as they watch and listen to the cascading fountain.
Their body language reveals their concentration.
One little detail, just an aside, that caught my attention, was the shadow patterns of the railings, by the children's feet; so attractive.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Hello Mesut,
It's a very nice photo of the children watching the fountain. They are very well placed among the flowers that make the photo bright and attractive. I like the colours worn by the girl, but I really think such a small girl would have been more comfortable in more modern clothes, similar to her brother's.
Kind regards,

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9725 W: 57 N: 16632] (61522)
  • [2018-06-03 1:41]

Hello Mesut,
A good photo of the fountain in the background and the boy and girl standing in front of it, looking at the water. The roses are a great addition too and the lighting is pleasant.

Hello Mesut,
A charming capture; even though we can't see their faces we can imagine their enjoyment watching the tumbling waters of the fountain. Well framed with the flowers adding some nice splashes of colour. Excellent technical realisation.

Ciao Mesut, lovely composition with nice couple and beautiful fountain, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10331 W: 161 N: 17195] (130841)
  • [2018-06-03 8:02]

Witaj Mesut!
Curious scene from daily life.
Girl makes impression.
Good frame, colors and sharpness.
Beautiful flowers and fountain.
Nice afternoon.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 0 N: 16395] (176049)
  • [2018-06-03 11:13]


quelle scène et vue avec ces deux jeunes devant cette fontiane de pierre on voit juste l'eau quel cadrage avec la barrière et le jeu de projection de la lumière sur la barrière sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

Hello Mesut,
Probably I've been there a very long time ago but I'm not completely sure.
The fountain is beautifully surrounded by roses of different colour and the children are an important element of this picture.
You write that this district has changed through the years. Is this due to migration or have the former residents changed them selves?
Best regards, Paul

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-06-03 13:28]

Hello Mesut,
nice the snapshot from this district of Istanbul with the small children to stay in front of the fountain watching i this the movement of the water.The pink headscarf of the girl adds contrast in the scene as is the eye catching of it.


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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16186 W: 159 N: 28223] (148454)
  • [2018-06-04 1:26]

Merhaba Mesut
jolie scène des enfants regardant la fontaine,
j'aime les couleurs de la tenue de la fille,
la lumière est très belle, beau moment capturer
Bonne journée

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10743 W: 146 N: 27061] (129607)
  • [2018-06-04 23:59]

Hello Mesut, Strange that such a small girl and she is already wearing a scarf. I suppose that you are not happy to see these changes. Me too, observing the influence of the church on the state in Poland.
Nice scene from Fatih, I probably visited this mosque, I visited so many of them in Istanbul.

Kind regards Malgo

Good morning Mesut,
Very interesting post ! These children surrounded by flowers, watching the fountain and perhaps longing to be in the water themselves.
Thanks for bringing up the subject of the return of traditionalists. It's also happening in many western countries, I'm afraid !
And yet we must keep hoping the world will still become a better place !
Thanks for sharing.
Kindest regards.

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