Rush Hour in Turkey (big)

Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soulPosts: 10,464Registered Users Major grins
edited September 22, 2012 in Journeys
Hello guys, long time no see:cry

Last weekend i took flight to Turkey for official duty i had one full day in Istanbul! Then i flew to Ankara and back to Pakistan. The day i landed Istanbul was grey and snowy but i walked around in that wind. Click image for large. I relied on my 7D, 17-40, 70-200mk2 and tripod :)

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2nd and only full day in Istanbul, in the middle of sight seeing i forgot its only day and i have to rush to see all places but it was too late, but i enjoyed every bit of what i did or learned. Cannot forget those welcoming smiles and yummy food Turkish people make.

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and before i took flight to Ankara 3rd day

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And i reached Ankara

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And next morning i took flight to Pakistan.:thumb
Thine is the beauty of light; mine is the song of fire. Thy beauty exalts the heart; my song inspires the soul. Allama Iqbal

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  • TravelTravel Major grins Posts: 276Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 1, 2012
    Nice work!
  • dave6253dave6253 Major grins Posts: 229Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 1, 2012
    Stunning as always, A.Y. Thanks for sharing. I love the great light and color in each.
  • Stella7dStella7d Major grins Posts: 201Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 2, 2012
    Wonderful series!! Your images are beautiful & colorful and represent the area well......I feel like I just went on a trip there!
  • denisegoldbergdenisegoldberg Major grins North Andover, MAPosts: 10,497Super Moderators moderator
    edited March 2, 2012
    Beautiful Awais! It's hard to pick a favorite from the set (as there are multiples that jump out at me).

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  • Art ScottArt Scott Have PASSPORT will TRAVEL Posts: 8,957Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 3, 2012
    What a fantastic set of images...really surprised at how many shops' sings are in english...WOW.
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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,464Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 5, 2012
    Thanks everyone! it is awesome city want to go back :)
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  • Ed911Ed911 Major grins Posts: 1,306Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 10, 2012
    Great series...loved the feeling I get when the images are this nice...makes me feel like I'm right there along side, walking with you. That first image is really gripping...eye candy.

    Thanks for sharing. Good job.
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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,464Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 13, 2012
    Ed911 wrote: »
    Great series...loved the feeling I get when the images are this nice...makes me feel like I'm right there along side, walking with you. That first image is really gripping...eye candy.

    Thanks for sharing. Good job.

    Thanks a lot Ed for kind words and stopping by. I hope to photowalk with dgrinners at Istanbul it is so awesome iloveyou.gif
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  • aj986saj986s Major grins Posts: 1,104Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 13, 2012
    Another set of stunning pics! You have a great eye. clap.gif
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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,464Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 20, 2012
    aj986s wrote: »
    Another set of stunning pics! You have a great eye. clap.gif

    Thanks Tony!!thumb.gif
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  • shawncshawnc shawnc Posts: 255Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 30, 2012
    Stella7d wrote: »
    Wonderful series!! Your images are beautiful & colorful and represent the area well......I feel like I just went on a trip there!

    I'm with Stella! I was there with with you and smelling that delicious looking food. Wonderful street Photog. Love the interior shots too.
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  • WillCADWillCAD Grinning Buffoon Posts: 722Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 30, 2012
    Wonderful series of images, Awais. Your photos are all works of art.

    I really love how you captured all of the vivid colors, and I also love that you took many photos of food.

    In frame #8, what is the food on the spit? We have spits like that in some American restaurants, where they roast lamb and beef for gyros, but the meat in your photo looks more like chicken.
    Art Scott wrote: »
    What a fantastic set of images...really surprised at how many shops' sings are in english...WOW.

    I was thinking the same thing as I looked through the images, Art.
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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,464Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 4, 2012
    shawnc wrote: »
    I'm with Stella! I was there with with you and smelling that delicious looking food. Wonderful street Photog. Love the interior shots too.


    Thanks Shawnc, it is beautiful place missed a lot due to timerolleyes1.gif
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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,464Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 4, 2012
    WillCAD wrote: »
    Wonderful series of images, Awais. Your photos are all works of art.

    I really love how you captured all of the vivid colors, and I also love that you took many photos of food.

    In frame #8, what is the food on the spit? We have spits like that in some American restaurants, where they roast lamb and beef for gyros, but the meat in your photo looks more like chicken.



    I was thinking the same thing as I looked through the images, Art.


    Thanks Will, You got it right its Gyro/doner kabab/shawarma, yes its chicken meat.

    As far as English signs are concerned, it might be due to tourism because in general i found limited english in Turkey compared to Pakistan, we use lot of english in daily life! :D:D
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  • avangardphotoavangardphoto Big grins Posts: 66Registered Users Big grins
    edited April 7, 2012
    Cool shots. Thanks for posting.
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  • TangoTango Major grins Posts: 4,638Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 7, 2012
    amazing Awais! 1 & 7 and the coin shot bowdown.gif
    Aaron Nelson
  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,464Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 12, 2012
    Thanks Aaron and Mario!
    Thine is the beauty of light; mine is the song of fire. Thy beauty exalts the heart; my song inspires the soul. Allama Iqbal

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  • PhotogWadePhotogWade Beginner grinner Posts: 2Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited April 13, 2012
    Great series. You really highlighted all of the vibrant colors in Istanbul and brought back memories of my trip to Turkey! Love the wide angle shot of the inside of Hagia Sophia.
  • ArvanArvan Major grins Posts: 888Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 16, 2012
    This is great! Thanx
  • bloomphotogbloomphotog Major grins Posts: 582Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 18, 2012
    Masterful.....now I am off to go find your blog.....
  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,464Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 27, 2012
    Masterful.....now I am off to go find your blog.....
    Thanks Josh!thumb.gif
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  • David_S85David_S85 Spotter of Dgrin Spam and Oddities ChicagolandPosts: 11,440Administrators moderator
    edited April 29, 2012
    I just found this thread, and am late to the party. Awais, this is an incredible collection of photos, all awesome. Good job!
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  • DavidTODavidTO Mod Emeritus Posts: 19,160Administrators moderator
    edited April 29, 2012
    Loved looking through those pics! clap.gif
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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,464Registered Users Major grins
    edited April 30, 2012
    Thanks David and David :D
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  • dixondukedixonduke Major grins Posts: 197Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 20, 2012
    Lovely work, and inspiring.

    I am leaving Houston, TX this Saturday and will have 2 days in Istanbul and 5 days in Antalya. I can't wait to get there, and your work has set the bar very high for me. I only hope that I can capture some images that may be as elegant as you have shared.

    Thanks for the motivation.
    Duke
  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,464Registered Users Major grins
    edited September 22, 2012
    dixonduke wrote: »
    Lovely work, and inspiring.

    I am leaving Houston, TX this Saturday and will have 2 days in Istanbul and 5 days in Antalya. I can't wait to get there, and your work has set the bar very high for me. I only hope that I can capture some images that may be as elegant as you have shared.

    Thanks for the motivation.

    Waiting for your clicks, it is awesome country and i am sure you will bring some great images. thumb.gifthumb
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