Turmoil in Istanbul

Turmoil in Istanbul

I should make it clear that this photo was taken in 2010, is of a normal motorcyclist on a small street, and has nothing to do with the recent events in Istanbul. That said, having been there in 2010, I watch what is going on there with a fair amount of interest. Since I'm generally interested in world politics I would most likely be paying attention to the protest even not having visited but seeing streets that I have walked down full of teargas, protestors and police puts it into a context that I would normally not have.

I have a friend who lives there now and am hoping that she stays safe in all of this.

Also, regarding the photo, it was taken just off of Istiklal Avenue – not so far from Gezi Park – and the dynamic combination of colours and motion reminded me of the chaotic scenes from there.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/5 sec
Aperture: f 10
ISO: 400


Taken: 2010-05-31 20:27:31
Posted: 2013-06-03 | 14:38





Turmoil in Istanbul

Turmoil in Istanbul

I should make it clear that this photo was taken in 2010, is of a normal motorcyclist on a small street, and has nothing to do with the recent events in Istanbul. That said, having been there in 2010, I watch what is going on there with a fair amount of interest. Since I'm generally interested in world politics I would most likely be paying attention to the protest even not having visited but seeing streets that I have walked down full of teargas, protestors and police puts it into a context that I would normally not have.

I have a friend who lives there now and am hoping that she stays safe in all of this.

Also, regarding the photo, it was taken just off of Istiklal Avenue – not so far from Gezi Park – and the dynamic combination of colours and motion reminded me of the chaotic scenes from there.

Show this photo on a map ✈

EXIF

Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: 10.0-24.0 mm f/3.5-4.5
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/5 sec
Aperture: f 10
ISO: 400


Taken: 2010-05-31 20:27:31
Posted: 2013-06-03 | 14:38


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