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An Alley in Üsküdar

An Alley in Üsküdar
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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: 2017-06-16 18:04
Viewed: 707
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Closer to the waterfront, we are looking at the intersection where Rumi Mehmet Paşa (Greek Mehmet Pasha) Street makes a T with Darende Street. I took this photo because stone houses like the one we see are rare in Istanbul.

Rum Mehmet Pasha was an Ottoman stateman who served as a vizier during the reign of Mehmed the Conqueror between 1466 and 1469. He was the child of a local Greek family from Constantinople, and was later taken over by the system of recruitment and became a Muslim. With the encouragement of Karamanli Mehmet Pasha, the counsel of the Conqueror who would become the Grand Vizier in 1477, he was dismissed and was strangled in 1470.

Üsküdar'da Bir Dar Sokak

Rıhtıma daha yakın, Rumi Mehmet Paşa Sokağı’nın Darende Sokağı'yla T oluşturduğu kavşağa bakıyoruz. Bu fotoğrafı çekmemin sebebi gördüğümüz taş evlerin İstanbul'da nadir olmasıdır.

Rum Mehmet Paşa Fatih Sultan Mehmet saltanatı sırasında, 1466-1469 yılları arasında sadrazamlık yapmış Osmanlı devlet adamıdır. İstanbul’un yerli Rum ailelerinin birinin çocuğu olup, sonrasında devşirme sistemine alınmış ve müslüman olmuştur. Fatih’in danışmanlarından ve 1477’de sadrazam olacak Karamanlı Mehmet Paşa'nın teşvikiyle azledilmiş ve 1470 yılında boğularak öldürülmüştür.

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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: 989 kb
Shot Information
Exposure Time: 1/1000
F-Stop: f/4.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 160
Focal length: 7.35 mm (in 35mm: 40.6 mm)
Date Taken: 2016-05-30 12:21
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

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I see that you are taking us through the les-toured parts of Istanbul, Murat.
Beautiful old and new rising behind, well shown.
Have a nice weekend,

*** Also reckon you look at my Italia photos - a trip planned soon?

Dobro vece.
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan tekst, lepo secanje na Rum Mehmet Pasha ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i arhitektura, dobar kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa prolaznikom. Lepa raskrsnica i arhitektura.
Dobar tekst o tehnici i elementima snimka.
Sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Good evening.
Beautiful view of the moment, interesting text, nice memory of Rum Mehmet Pasha ...
Good work, nice place and the architecture shown, good contrast and perspective, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured the passer. Beautiful architecture and intersections.
Good article about the technique and the elements of the image.
All the best for the weekend, good luck.

Hi Murat,
Well framed, interesting with the stone house, good management for the contrast of light with these shadows.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10008 W: 144 N: 25073] (122437)
  • [2017-06-16 23:35]

Hello Murat,

Nice corner in less visited part of Istanbul. In fact, I wouldn't guesses it is Istanbul. Pleasant to see anyway.

Kind regrads Malgo

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24291 W: 523 N: 40622] (174858)
  • [2017-06-17 0:25]

Hello Murat,

Istanbul an old-world city with the nice pittoresk narrow streets.
Composition and presentation are superb.
Sharpness and colours are nice to look at.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

Ciao Murat, great view of lovely corner, good perspective, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour, cher Murat,
Merci de nous faire découvrir des rues peu empruntées, nous pouvons découvrir une architecture particulière, notamment celle construite en pierre.
Je note que l'Histoire de ces lieux est chargée.
Bonne mise en image.

Hello Murat
I like this picture of, what seem to be just one of that small streets that a tourist only will pass when he lost the road. One moment of the other face of the metropolis. One moment of peaceful rest.
We, have a good weekend, Groet Rob

Hello Murat,
The beautifully illuminated stone house makes a delightful focal point. The walls in the foreground nicely direct our attention towards it. An interesting composition quite different to those we are used to seeing from Istanbul.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9017 W: 57 N: 15135] (56094)
  • [2017-06-17 2:33]

Hello Murat,
This photo offers an excellent impression of the town and these streets. The sidelight is very attractive and illuminates the houses and their different colours very nicely.

Hello Murat,

I was interested to read your reason for taking this photograph and so looked carefully at the stone building. You have detailed it well, for it is possible to see horizontal lines of brick at frequent intervals, a technique often used by the Roman builders. I wonder if there is a connection with Rome!
As always, your photograph is has good leads and is very well composed.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13695 W: 0 N: 16033] (168264)
  • [2017-06-17 7:51]


quelel vue et iamge uqelle rue et compo sueprbe avec cet arbre et ce personnage sueprbe cpatage et iamge cette ancienne maison de peirre quelle compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3292 W: 0 N: 7498] (55125)
  • [2017-06-17 8:04]

A beautiful, very calm and silent corner, well composed photo and a very good management of light
regards Ryszard

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11649 W: 126 N: 20954] (108189)
  • [2017-06-17 15:07]

Hi Murat,a lovely alley that reminds a lot the classical pics of Silvio from Italy watching the architechtural style,perfect capture well exposed and very sharp as usual. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14161 W: 1033 N: 28276] (134812)
  • [2017-06-18 6:54]

Hi Murat,

I like the yellow green foliage of the tall tree at right & the tan facades of the buildings contrasting against the cooler tones of the blue sky. Tfs!

Hi Murat
A pretty little alley through the old buildings portraying the essence of the place ad the warm lights beckon us to enter and explore. Detail, colours and the mystery fig add to the appeal. A pleasure to view and credit to your photo works, Congrats
Best regards

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10448 W: 174 N: 17679] (78539)
  • [2017-06-22 1:35]


THE TEXTURE OF THOSE WALLS REMIND ME THE shapes of greek orthodox churches. nice view of the old street with the trimmed tree adding some life.



Olá, Murat!
Gostei do estilo das casas! O ângulo da foto é muito bom, assim como as cores! Parabéns!

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