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Shot in Urfa nearby Balikligöl (legendary pool of sacred fish).

Thank you all for the clicks and kind comments on my Coppersmith II, am especially thankful to Diggeo for his generous UA.

Brand:Samsung
Camera:Samsung NX300 Check out Samsung NX Generation!
Lens:Samsung 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 OIS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Oct 2013 - 1:28 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:2500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Reading the Koran in a Cell
Username:nonur nonur
Uploaded:8 Nov 2013 - 6:43 AM
Tags:Black & white, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 6:50 AM

A super capture my friend. He looks,deep in thought at his studies , great black and white too. Best wishes to you Patty

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termite53
termite53 e2 Member 1termite53 vcard United Kingdom
8 Nov 2013 - 7:13 AM

A really great mono image

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103995 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 7:30 AM

love the framing Grin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41018 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England132 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 7:30 AM

I like the perspective, Nezih but a slight crop from the top would remove the modern strip light and wiring. The colour v2 is very grainy but this grain adds so well to the 'feel' of the mono v1.

Dave

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 7:47 AM

I much prefer V1, Nezih. Once again the suitability for the subject of the monochrome injects a timeless feel to the atmosphere - except for the point that Dave makes above regarding the strip light.
Regards
Bill

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54168 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 8:09 AM

Very nicely composed. We really get a feeling of quietness from this.
x

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7391 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom952 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 8:18 AM

I like both, the colour in V2 is quiet and subdued. But V1 throws the background further back, concentrates on the man. Good composition/crop, a tall L-shape.
Moira

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Mollycat
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8 Nov 2013 - 8:33 AM

Subject matter is better suited for mono. Agree about the crop. Peter.

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Jeddahknight111
Jeddahknight111 e2 Member 2Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom
8 Nov 2013 - 8:56 AM

Very nice capture my friend. Smile.

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marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 5marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
8 Nov 2013 - 8:59 AM

For me the mono image has more atmosphere. Well composted.

Mary Grin

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 9:00 AM

A great capture Nezih, V1 for meSmile


Cliff

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Rasoul
Rasoul  1 Iran, Islamic Republic of
8 Nov 2013 - 9:13 AM

amazing mono Nezih,just want to know what is that book in hands of man?
Rasoul

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franken
franken e2 Member 113027 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 9:36 AM

Version 1 for me.

Ken

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 12:02 PM

V1 for me tooSmile

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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 12:57 PM

Well composed and atmospheric, Nezih!

Richard

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 1:57 PM

Very nice image, great in mono.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 2:41 PM

Good processing Nezih.
And colour for me.
Mick.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 3:12 PM


Quote: Amazing mono Nezih,just want to know what is that book in hands of man?
Rasoul

Thank you! I thought it was the Koran, but could be a prayer book of some sort, I cannot read arabic script.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 3:25 PM

V1 for me more powerful.

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 3:52 PM

I think the B&W works well with this image, Nezih.

Ray

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32816 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 4:39 PM

A very well observed, composed, exposed and captured image with a wonderful calming aura about it. The monochrome working especially well Nezih.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Philip_H
Philip_H  2 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2013 - 6:23 PM


Quote: I like the perspective, Nezih but a slight crop from the top would remove the modern strip light and wiring. The colour v2 is very grainy but this grain adds so well to the 'feel' of the mono v1.

Dave

My thoughts too, Nezih.

P.

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JohnChambersPhotography

Black and white working very well here, I do agree about the light but apart from that I find it very well taken

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debu
debu  4 India
8 Nov 2013 - 11:36 PM

Very nice mono.
debu

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
8 Nov 2013 - 11:41 PM

Lovely in colour but better in mono - a brilliant composition.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 278 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
9 Nov 2013 - 5:05 PM

A super set of variants, Nezih, v1 for me, and the grittiness of the processing works well.
Nice one.
Darryl. Smile

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jacquig
18 Nov 2013 - 9:54 PM

You have captured this serene gentleman in contemplation so well. I love the crop of him at the side of the frame. For me, it works beautifully in mono. Smile

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Potra
Potra e2 Member 1Potra vcard Venezuela
25 Nov 2013 - 1:14 AM

Excellent capture, I am in awe of your work Nezih, so beautiful.
M

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