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Generations Apart (3rd place, Sepia et al Challenge)

Generations Apart (3rd place, Sepia et al Challenge)

Ankara, Turkey

I went up to my favorite part of Ankara today -- the very old, very conservative Kale (citadel) area. I brought all the prints of the many pictures I had taken with me for my friends up there, and they were absolutely delighted and asked me to take more pictures of them. This is an economically depressed area, and I'm certain that they don't have any cameras or computers, so the idea that someone would want to photograph them and actually remember to bring them the prints seems to suprise them. In fact, instead of trying to sell me things, they gave me presents today, a real departure from the norm.

I chose this image because I felt it represented young and old, one generation and another (grandmother and grandson), and more importantly, the new and old Turkey.

Sony DSC-H1
1/100s f/2.8 at 6.0mm iso64 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Yiannis Pavlis30-Jan-2006 14:28
i prefer this treatment for a photo like that.well done .
Ron Horloff15-Sep-2005 19:09
What a fabulous portrait, Helen. This captures so much (more like 10,000 words!) Their expressions are priceless.

Isabel Cutler13-Sep-2005 10:50
Fabulous shot! I'll bet you like the H1 now!