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Copyright: Mesut ILGIM (mesutilgim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6758 W: 508 N: 19867] (108180)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018-05-18
Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G ED, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
Exposure: f/8.2, 1/338 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-06-04 0:41
Viewed: 982
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another capture I'd made a few days ago in one of the most traditionalist districts of İstanbul, in Fatih.
This family is either from Syria or from Saudi Arabia.
Even this little girl has to carry a headscarf, the women in their traditional black veils.

Fatih is the place where I was born in 1942 and spent all my childhood. But it was quite different on those days from today. It was quite seldom to see such scenes.
Like all over the İslamic world also here in Fatih the time seems to be stopped. Unfortunately.

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Bonjour, cher ami Mesut,
Très bonne mise en image d'un monde traditionnel !
J'ai aimé votre note d'accompagnement.
Très bonne journée.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10331 W: 161 N: 17195] (130841)
  • [2018-06-04 1:03]

Witaj Mesut!
Next curious scene from daily life.
Good frame and composition.
The nice girl looks pretty.
Well done.
Warm regards.

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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 1:35]

Merhaba Mesut
Scène de vie bien présenter de votre pays,
bonne lumière, contraste des couleurs
Bonne journée

Hello Mesut,
An interesting scene from daily life that has a story to relate. Well framed with excellent colours and clarity.

Hello Mesut,
I don't get the impression that time has stopped. It has rather gone back, as far as the female dress code is concerned. Apart from that sad fact this is an interesting and well timed photo with fine light and colours. In spite of all the little girl is very cute.
Kind regards,

Bonjour Mesut,

Certains disent traditionnel d'autres dirait rétrograde. Ils commencent très jeunes à montrer la différence entre la liberté des garcons et des filles.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3659 W: 0 N: 8592] (60259)
  • [2018-06-04 8:16]

I guess it is a family scene, the clothes are really traditional, but I think it belongs to the past, women should have a free hand to choose their clothing. Well captured
regards Ryszard

Hello, Mesut!
First of all I think about the black dress in the heat. It would be dangerous for health under the strong sunlights.
Well, this is not my life. Very interesting daily life photo, fine details of their wear.
Thanks for your informative note.
Best wishes from Urals!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14489 W: 0 N: 16395] (176049)
  • [2018-06-04 9:02]


quelle iamge de cette place avec cette animation ces dame en burka noire et les enfants quelle rendu au sol et belle lumirèe ces contraste de tons ces personnes sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-06-04 22:43]

Hello Mesut,
the street snapshot from the daily life of the natives with the women in black to chat in the middle of the square.The young man rather is boring and the little girl looks a bit shame.


Selam Mesut,
Pek çok şey anlatan enfes bir kare !

Hi Mesut,
I have been to my home country Poland last week and ironically I have purchased a traditional costume for my little daughter. However we do put those traditional costumes on only on certain occasions and rather for fun, so it is quite funny for me to think that my daughter or wife would have to wear the traditional costume all the time.
Interesting thing which comes to my mind looking at this photo is as well that the tradition seems to be applied only to women and not to men. Why the boy can wear western jeans and girl not? This illustrates to me the fact that in fact the clothes are rather a way to suppress women than actually relating to traditions.
Either way it is a very interesting and thought provoking capture,

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