<< Previous Next >>

Egyptian Bazaar- For Silvio

Egyptian Bazaar- For Silvio
Photo Information
Copyright: selahattin erikci (tanburi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2320 W: 222 N: 5695] (44392)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-06
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-12-22 10:17
Viewed: 1998
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
For dear friend Istanbul Lover Silvio Sorcini...


I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed;
At first there blows a gentle breeze
And the leaves on the trees
Softly flutter or sway;
Out there, far away,
The bells of water carriers incessantly ring;
I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.

I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed;
Then suddenly birds fly by,
Flocks of birds, high up, in a hue and cry
While nets are drawn in the fishing grounds
And a woman's feet begin to dabble in the water.
I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.

I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.
The Grand Bazaar is serene and cool,
A hubbub at the hub of the market,
Mosque yards are brimful of pigeons,
At the docks while hammers bang and clang
Spring winds bear the smell of sweat;
I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.

I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed;
Still giddy since bygone bacchanals,
A seaside mansion with dingy boathouses is fast asleep,
Amid the din and drone of southern winds, reposed,
I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.

I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.
Now a dainty girl walks by on the sidewalk:
Cusswords, tunes and songs, malapert remarks;
Something falls on the ground out of her hand,
It's a rose I guess.
I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.

I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed;
A bird flutters round your skirt;
I know your brow is moist with sweat
And your lips are wet.
A silver moon rises beyond the pine trees:
I can sense it all in your heart's throbbing.
I am listening to Istanbul, intent, my eyes closed.

Orhan Veli Kanik

Translated by Talat Sait Halman (1982)

marianas, juyona, roges, cunejo200, Teresat, gaillarde, Fortuna, parasbhalla, Scharan2, boreocypriensis, berger33, joopschotsman, mesquens1, CyberMeritam, JT50, Tanjicka has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekLens members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekLens members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hello Selahattin,

Je rêve d'aller à Istanbul et découvrir la Turquie.

Que de couleurs c'est miam!miam!
Belles fêtes de Noël aussi pleines de douceurs que cette image.


Wonderful capture and wonderful dedication for our friend Silvio.
Lovely poem!

  • Great 
  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2009-12-22 11:06]

Excellent work friend
great details and colors
nice presentation...
saludos Sela

  • Great 
  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-12-22 11:32]

Merhaba Selahattin,
How many sweets! What color are! Very beautiful image, especially now before Christmas ....
Best regards,

Happy holidays Selahattin. I also enjoy traipsing through local and ethnic markets for I find them exciting. The sacks of spices and the natural framing are absorbing, there is good light. Wishing you well,

  • Great 
  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-12-22 12:06]

Hi Selahattin,
I like the POV to capture this colorful presentation of the Egyptian Bazaar in Istanbul.
Marvelous use of available lighting!
Great sharpness and a very pleasing perspective.
Very neatly presented
Best regards,

Francis Xavier

Boa noite Selahattin
I love this Bazar..wonderful smell and colors. I can imagine the smell in this colorful photo.
Istanbul is superb of life , a great city to the senses.
A great gift to dear Silvio.
My regards

Hello Selahattin,

Wonderful colors and clarity!
Great PP work!
Congratulations and TFS

Merhaba Hocam,
Harika bir iç mekan çalışması.Işık ve detaylar harika.Eline sağlık.


Merhaba Selahattin Uestad,

A wonderful poem on Istanbul and subsequently a great gift for our friend and a great photographer, Silvio!
This sweet shot looks very nice and the yummy sweets ornamented in the shop, are just pleasant to watch. Great colors and nice sharpness. Well done!

best regards,

Olá Selahattin

Bonita foto, bonito ponto de vista.
Cores e detalhes muito interessantes
e boa luminosidade.

Merhaba Selahattin Bey, nefis bir bakış açısı, renkler ve harika bir tanıtmalık.
Elinize sağlık üstat. iyi geceler.

Hi,a very good shot with the three shoppers balancing the image.Vivid colors to create the bazaar atmosphere.Best regards Otto.

Hoi Selahattin,
Superb colors and atmosphere in this photo !
The light is wonderful too, as is your POV.
Great note.

Bom dia Selahattin,
Impressive simetry of colors and shapes. Very good choice from an intersting scene and great idea to gift Silvio Sorcini.
Very good presentation,

Colorida imagen con multitud de productos buen documento de la vida cotidiana de esta ciudad
Buen trabajo
un saludo
felices fiestas

Salam Selahattin.. :)

Nice dedication picture for Silvio..i hope he very happy to see this..
i also like them both >> The picture and the note.. well done my friend.


  • Great 
  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-12-23 6:38]

Hi Selahattin,
A different kind of image from you. You have chosen a nice angle for your
capture with good details of all different kind of shelves and ways to project
their merchandise. Good light management and lovely colours.
Have a lovely week.

Hi Selahattin,

Beautiful gift .
Smiling colors.

♥ ♥ Merry Christmas & Happy New Year ♥ ♥


Merhaba Selahattin,

Excellent daily life photo and bazaar scene.
Very good chosen POV.
Great clarity, sharpness and colors.

Best regards,

  • Great 
  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-12-23 13:44]

HI Selahattin
Ths is a very nice tribute to our friend Silvio who I hope that soon in the future will return.
These shops abound with such great delicies, I enjoy getting
so many of the wonderful things they carry.

Merhaba Selahatin, OH OH I missed your splendid photo dedicate to Silvio Sorcini, I don't know why, my god!!!
Thanks my friend I'm very happy to see again this fantastic egiptyan market, I like a lot this wonderful place full of life and colors, and I take splendid Istanbul in my hearthL hpr return here, thanks again for this great dedication my friend, best wishes to you and your family, ciao Silvio

Merhabalar üstadım,
Kültürümüzün renkli bir yönünü harika sundunuz..
Netlik, ışık ve çarpıcı renkler dikkat çekici.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Nice and interesting picture about this bazaar.
Good colors and details.
Best regards.Alin.

  • Great 
  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-31 7:54]

Hello Selahattin! Very colorful composition, nice textures too. Good note, well done!

Have a great new year!


Calibration Check