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Istanbul Municipal Library for the Blind located in Eyup. Converted using Topaz B&W Effects 2. V2 is the colour original for comparison.
Thank you all folks for the generous appreciation of my last upload! My special thanks to Billy (williamsloan) for his precious 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:16 Oct 2013 - 2:13 PM
Focal Length:18mm
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/6000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Public Library for the Blind
Username:nonur nonur
Uploaded:8 Jan 2014 - 8:07 AM
Tags:Architecture, Black & white, Istanbul, Library for the Blind, Photo journalism
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 8:22 AM

colour for me today .... but a close call

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 8:26 AM

Colour for me too a cracker nice one Wink
Andy

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 8:27 AM

The monochrome processing brings out the tiniest of detail, superb...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7435 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1022 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 8:30 AM

What a wonderful institution, the story has taken over the image for me. How many cities have that, I wonder?
Moira

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 8:35 AM

Mono for me Nonur, good details and textures in that version.
Regards Richard

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104023 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 8:42 AM

Do the blind see in colour? or is it all B&W? (quickly adding - not meant to disrespect anyone who is visually challenged) Smile

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 8:44 AM

Mono for me today,....great processing....my husbands son and family are in Istanbul at the moment. They are loving it...

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 8:48 AM


Quote: Mono for me today,....great processing....my husbands son and family are in Istanbul at the moment. They are loving it...

How nice, Coleen! Thank you!

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 8:56 AM

Well captured image Nezih, the Topaz software certainly brings out the textures in the B&W shot, my favourite.

Ray

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briantjjones
8 Jan 2014 - 9:30 AM

Nezih, Such a lovely image and building, Mono version for me Smile
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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 9:30 AM

Two excellent pictures Nezih. Peter.

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 10:12 AM

Excellent capture Nezih, like both imagesSmile


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8 Jan 2014 - 11:09 AM

V1 great image

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 12:08 PM


Quote: What a wonderful institution, the story has taken over the image for me. How many cities have that, I wonder?
Moira

I agree with Moira on this - for us photographers this institution should make us very, very grateful for our sight.
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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 12:55 PM

This is a wonderful idea, every city should have such a library.
I like the color of the building, but the mono makes a much better image. The detailing and contrasts are beautiful.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 1:59 PM

Nice to see this institute for the blind Nezih.
Colour for me.
Good shot.
Mick.

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 2:45 PM

Mono for me superb.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 2:56 PM

It is always interesting to see the original color images, Mono works very well here--

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SimonFletch
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8 Jan 2014 - 3:18 PM

I love the lightness of your Mono, Nezih, yet with incredible detail.
I must get to grips with Topaz B&W, had no idea it was capable of this (in the right hands!).
Interesting, too, to see what you started with.
I agree with others, sight is so precious, yet we take it for granted.

Simon

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gss  Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 3:43 PM

2 excellents shots. And Istanbul the most impressive town!
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Silviu

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 5:18 PM

The additional textural detail in the monochrome easily tips the balance for me, Nezih, though I am interested to see the colour too.
An admirable institution in every way!
Regards
Bill

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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 5:19 PM

good shooting my friend i favour V2.


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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2014 - 5:55 PM

Wonderfully captured image, Nezih. I prefer V1....

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8 Jan 2014 - 7:46 PM

The mono image is really alive. You've done an excellent conversion. The colour version is just so flat in comaprison.

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8 Jan 2014 - 10:04 PM

Nice work Nezih - great conversion
Jason

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gajewski e2 Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2014 - 12:17 AM

Beautiful B&W processing, Nezih.
My best to you in '14.
-=\Walter

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