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Rosary Dealers

By nonur  
In down-town Konya there's a small square adjacent to a mosque, Kapı Camii, where you can see a small open market is being held for the collectors and buyers of rosaries, worry beads and all kind of prayer beads. Those who are interested visit the place everyday to buy, sell or chat about those particular objects sitting on low stools and drinking tea and basking in the sun. A nice place for candid shots, if you can manage not to disturb or annoy them somehow.
Cropped and converted.

Thank you folks for the votes and comments on my yesterday's upload! They are much appreciated.

Voters: SUE118, abeeror2, Hermanus and 53 more

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SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 7:18AM
A very interesting image with lots to view.

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Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
15 Jan 2013 7:27AM
This is really a very special photo Nezih !! Excellent !!
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
15 Jan 2013 7:27AM
I find this to be one of the best B/Ws love it!SmileSmile
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
15 Jan 2013 7:29AM
great piece of life SmileSmile
gajewski Plus
13 10 9 United States
15 Jan 2013 7:29AM
This is such a richly textured B&W. Your conversion to mono is excellent. I really like the shot here -- perfectly cropped and composed.
The narrative is FASCINATING -- especially to someone who attended grammar school at Queen of the Most Holy Rosary Catholic School in Buffalo, New York.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 7:43AM
I like the fact that we cannot see the objects of their attention (apart from that guy's mobile phone, the modern equivalent of a rosary or worry beads... Wink )
A very male congregation...
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 7:45AM
It is rare indeed to see such intense audience concentration on a serious subject, something I have only observed once I believe (around a chess game in the square outside some flats in Leningrad). An excellent capture, as Walter says.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
15 Jan 2013 8:01AM
You have captured this candid so well with every person contributing to the overall scene.

andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 8:06AM
wonderful detail and tones works so well in mono a cracker nice one Wink
rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 9:02AM
A wonderful candid B&W shot Nezih.

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
15 Jan 2013 9:29AM
A close up of characters and the 'eyes down' posture of almost all the group link them together so well.

User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 9:33AM
A very crisp & detailed capture.

mugshotmyk 7 3 9 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 9:54AM
I like this a great deal. The direction of the eyes is a great feature. The tones and textures are excellent. Well done.
a beautiful and natural taken image,the people looking very intent on what is happening.

slide71 7 1 Scotland
15 Jan 2013 12:27PM
Great Mono and everyone looks so busySmile
I find the expressions fascinating, without seeing what they are seeing adds a lot to capture , great tones very well captured .

15 Jan 2013 4:01PM
An excellent 'people study' shot, Nezih!
There's so much to see in this picture!

HELANA 8 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 4:04PM
It sound like a very interested place Nazih, very interesting faces.Would love to see the prodacts they are sellind or buy.
15 Jan 2013 4:25PM
A wonderful b/w candid capture Nazih. Superb details and tones

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 4:36PM
Some character faces there - well captured.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
15 Jan 2013 4:58PM
men's gathering place, nicely done in mono!
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
15 Jan 2013 5:10PM
Verry interesting image that work's well in mono Smile
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 6:27PM
Wonderful group capture and lovely processing.

carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 6:36PM
A cracking black and white image, Nazih, wonderful range of tones, really good bold blacks, luv it.
Well done.
Phil_L 9 19 1 Wales
15 Jan 2013 8:27PM
Fascinating subjects. Top notch candid shot and conversion. Really well done.
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 9:01PM
Great image Nezih
xwang 9 56 8
16 Jan 2013 10:15AM
Nice shot.. interesting place. I would like to be there to have a look, but it seems there is no sign of women..
Tibetan 6 3 England
16 Jan 2013 10:24AM
An interesting photo Nazih, I understand some can fetch very high prices such as Amber and Ivory, excellent natural shot, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
UrbaneMagick 6 172 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:09PM
I love this, an insight into an everyday life that we don't get to see over here..thankyou for sharing this.

Apologies for not commenting the last few days, I have to do this whilst Lorna is working in the evenings is also dependant on whether my little baby boy (nineteen months now) is on best behaviour or not :-p

Many thanks for your comments on my series, always vry much appreciated.

Gareth Smile
cooky 14 6 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 11:21AM
Love this candid especially that the modern mobile has crept in - the new rosary for some!

Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2013 10:42PM
Great candid mono, well captured.Smile


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