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    Photos from a small island

    Hi everyone! I know Sigma DP1 is no novelty anymore, after all its recently introduced and improved siblings. But it is all I have, and I took it with me for a two day trip on the occasion of St.Valentine's Day.
    Heybeliada is the second largest of the Prince's Islands, just a few miles south of Istanbul. Unfortunately it sits on top of the Marmara Fault, where a major earthquake is expected. A much favored resort during the summer, it was a bit forlorn in February and the rain did not help to dissipate this feeling.
    Hope you enjoy the trip.
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    City lights as seen from our hotel room:








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    Re: Photos from a small island

    And this is the second half of the show. Thanks for looking.

    The old windmill:



    Two smaller islands:



    There are millions of cats on the island. Here are two of them:



    The ferry arriving: Time to go home.


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    beautiful shots, osman. they may have improved the operation but nothing that affects iq. keep using it.

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    Re: Photos from a small island

    Thank you Wayne, I sure will.

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    Osman, I don't know why, but I am drawn to the old windmill, I think the structure interests me. Good image!

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    Osman. enjoyed those super photos, liked the inquisitive cats.

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    Osman,
    a lovely set of beautiful pictures. I really like the photo before the cats, trees-bay-picnic table all nicely placed to get the eye roving round the picture and the twinkly light making it even a little fantasy like. Also like the fishing boat a lot. I do have a soft touch for those subjects though!.
    I will use these pics to try and convince my wife we should go to Turkey this year.

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    Thank you Tim, Derek and Paul. All I can say is that it's so easy to shoot interesting photos in a city with a thousand faces.
    Paul, I do hope that you convince your wife for a trip here. I'm sure she'll be delighted in the old city.
    Osman

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    These are just great, Osman. One of the drawbacks of life is that we can't visit everywhere, but we do have the magic of photography (and a good eye on some people) to transport us there. Thanks for the trip... and if I have to choose a favorite (and I do), it's number 2... well, number 92, really.

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    Re: Photos from a small island

    Thank you very much, Don. Funny how we could escape the bustle of city-life to enjoy love and peace in harmony with the elements, just after a 45-minute ferry trip. Actually the moment the ferry started, we felt already transformed spiritually.

    As I did not wish to lug a heavy DSLR combo with me, I had the luxury of choosing my beloved DP1 so that we could wander around the island freely.

    Best,

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    Lovely, Otumay
    as to having one camera...my ex, an Old West Style competitive shooter, used to quote the old gunfighters adage; beware the Man with one Gun 'cause he KNOWS how to use it.
    That applies here to you very much.
    Your work is consistently excellent.

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    Thank you Lili. I had just posted my appreciation for your shot in your Grackle thread, and now here I come upon your most kind encouragement.
    The gunfighter adage is very apt; here is my version (we can call it the expressively challenged shooter's adage): The camera that lets you express yourself better is always dearest to your heart, no matter what the critics say
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    BTW, your photos are great. When I wiev with Firefox, the colors are much better, whereas a lot is lost when I use the Opera browser.
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    Thanks, as I only use Firefox, I was unaware of the problem with Opera browser. You certainly deserve highest praise Seyhun, because it was you who lent me the DP1.

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    It was your birthday present. It has to stay there.
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    Re: Photos from a small island

    I love the bike picture, it just so intrudes on the ageless age of the building... your photos make me want a DP as well (maybe some day).
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    Re: Photos from a small island

    Thank you, Michael. This small camera somehow attracts me, in spite of its shortcomings.

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    Osman,

    absolutely stunning shots. And I must say I am overwhelmed by the IQ coming out of this camera. Maybe I should look at some of the newer models for myself ......

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    Thank you, Peter. I read that the newer models are faster in focusing and writing to memory card, among other improvements.
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