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Modified 16-Nov-09
Created 16-Nov-09
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Early dawn in Istanbul, Turkey. From the mosques, a call to prayer is heard.
The fishermen gather on Galata Bridge. They will stay here all day, fishing the rich waters of the Golden Horn.
This is the spot where it spills into the Bosporus like a true cornucopia. The men share apparel and bait, tea, cigarettes and stories.
For some of them it seems a way to pass time with friends. For others, a way to supplement their income by selling to passers-by.
Soon, the ferry boats will engage in their endless rhythm of arrival and departure at the Eminönü and Karaköy quais.
The waters down there will stay incredibly busy and crowded until late in the evening.
Up here on the bridge, the trams, cars, motorcycles and pedestrians will soon form endless shoals of commuters.
But for now, the fishermen are the dominant species here. Just a lone pastry vendor keeps them company, until the sun rises over the Asian shoreline.

Categories & Keywords
Category:City Scenes
Subcategory:Documentary
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Bridge, Galata, Istanbul, Turkey, at, dawn, fishermen, work


Guestbook for Docu: Istanbul, Fishing the Golden Horn, Nov 2009
David Chia(non-registered)
Roel
Full marks to you on this wonderful series. I cannot recall a more captivating series on Istanbul anywhere online. You captured the atmosphere of the place and the time of day and all the different vantage points of the Galata - the use of shallow DOF in image 22 was exquisite. When I first saw it I wondered if more DOF would not have worked better but I think your choice was the best.
Says a great deal about getting up before dawn to get that magical light when she breaks. Most inspirational work. I have put you down as one of my favourite sites and will return to follow your work.
Thanks
David
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