Turkish Delights

13 commentsIstanbul,Photography

During a twelve-day visit to Istanbul, I collected snapshots of my favorite people, places, and sights. Since I had sworn off using my “proper” camera for street photography (to avoid getting distracted from a story I was working on) I chose to use my phone instead.

So here they all are.

ISTANBUL IN 12 DAYS OR 120 SHOTS • Click on each snapshot for a larger view.

Snapshots taken on my phone.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

M. July 23, 2010 at 11:20 am

Headquarters of the Turkish Communist Party is amazing!!

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Meedo July 23, 2010 at 11:23 am

Apparently it has been incognito in that building for years and “came out” as it were a couple of month ago.

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M. July 23, 2010 at 2:20 pm

Headquarters of the Turkish Communist Party is amazing!!

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Meedo July 23, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Apparently it has been incognito in that building for years and “came out” as it were a couple of month ago.

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Q Smith July 27, 2010 at 12:22 am

Excellent series! I was particularly taken with the portrait of the women framed in the upper left corner with the sea ahead of her. Unorthodox composition but works really well!

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Meedo July 27, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Yup! A cellphone with its fixed lens, sluggish responsiveness, and awful dynamic range lends itself to unconventional compositions, crooked horizon lines, and many other happy accidents. :)

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Q Smith July 27, 2010 at 3:22 am

Excellent series! I was particularly taken with the portrait of the women framed in the upper left corner with the sea ahead of her. Unorthodox composition but works really well!

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Meedo July 27, 2010 at 3:26 pm

Yup! A cellphone with its fixed lens, sluggish responsiveness, and awful dynamic range lends itself to unconventional compositions, crooked horizon lines, and many other happy accidents. :)

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Q Smith July 29, 2010 at 3:48 am

Despite technical disadvantages there still needs to be an eye that says, “Now!” Well done.

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Meedo July 29, 2010 at 5:11 am

Thanks again and glad you think so.

I also have another much more consistent and thought-out project I did solely on a cellphone. You’re welcome to read the post here
http://www.meedosite.com/telephonecasse/ and preview the finished product here
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1474047

M.

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Q Smith July 29, 2010 at 6:48 am

Despite technical disadvantages there still needs to be an eye that says, “Now!” Well done.

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Meedo July 29, 2010 at 8:11 am

Thanks again and glad you think so.

I also have another much more consistent and thought-out project I did solely on a cellphone. You’re welcome to read the post here
http://www.meedosite.com/telephonecasse/ and preview the finished product here
http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1474047

M.

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Ekha November 21, 2015 at 3:33 pm

asma – i’m confused if i pay for your ticekt/s, your services are free or charge, or you find your own way to my destination, but i still pay for your services?thanks

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