Fatih Gönül, PPSA  


The Way of the Life by Fatih Gönül, PPSA

September 2020 - The Way of the Life

About the Image(s)

A photo from the poor streets of Ankara. An old man at one side and children at the other. As if the old man coming from the way behind him is the way of the life.
f 7,1. 1/80. İso 1000


8 comments posted




Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Merhaba, Fatih, it is exciting to see you now in Group 26. I used to see your images in Group 3, and they were wonderful, especially the woman with the pomegranates.
This is a fine shot, especially the contrast between age/youth, isolation/social. Although a poor section of the city, the colors perhaps suggest a cheerful care for the appearances of the little houses?
If you don't mind, what is the title in Turkish (my wife is Turkish, and we have a summer home in Alaçatı).   Posted: 09/06/2020 18:52:15
Fatih Gönül   Fatih Gönül
Thanks Stephen,
Your nice comments make me honored. Next month, I'll share a different shoot of the woman with pomegranate.
The Turkish name of the photo is 'Hayat Yolu'. In this shoot, I like the old man coming through a long way behind him represents the passing years and the children at the right side represent the enthusiastic new generation.
The newspaper in the hand of old man shows clearly the difference between generations considering the new generation do not read printed newspapers anymore in today's digital work.
So, I named this shoot as 'the way of the life'.   Posted: 09/07/2020 04:16:23



Jose Cartas   Jose Cartas
Welcome to the group Fatih, and a very interesting image to introduce yourself! The contrast between the old man walking into the picture and the children (they look happy!) is remarkable. The colorful houses, although poor, lend a nice touch to the picture. The detail of the newspaper (explained in your response to Stephen) is very subtle, but it gets lost within the image (no problem with that). Someone could object to the wire lines and the satellite dish on the top right, but I would keep them since they are part of the environment. I have two comments: 1. You caught the man exactly where his head touches the drainpipe; you don't need to clone out the whole pipe, but maybe some from its bottom so you get a little separation. 2. You can crop a little from the left, up to the yellow house, which will eliminate some distracting elements and bring the man more out-of-center (you will also need to clone some hanging branches, then).   Posted: 09/07/2020 19:24:31



Tony Au Yeong   Tony Au Yeong
Welcome to the group. In my opinion this is a compelling photojournalistic image. As you have said, the contrast between the old man and the girls makes a good story. I like the colors of the clothings of the girls and the houses of the village. A nice shot indeed.   Posted: 09/10/2020 06:16:33



Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Welcome to our group, Fatih. I look forward to seeing many more of your images and learning about your part of the world.

I love the balance in this picture between the old man on the left and children on the right. The houses in the background have complimentary colors, the green and orange in particular being complimentary colors. The path leading all the way to the back provides great depth.
I have photographed extensively in Soweto, South Africa , to show a different life to what we live in the modern cities. I invite you to look back at previous rounds of Group 26.   Posted: 09/10/2020 09:30:13



Belinda Hudnall Keller   Belinda Hudnall Keller
Hello and welcome Fatih! This is a fascinating image with a powerful story! I love the colors and details captured. The image speaks to so much about life (the path) and generational differences, but also life that many do not know and the joyful simplicity of little things in spite of hardships. It is impressive, grabs and holds attention, makes one stop, think. I agree with the suggestion to remove a bit of the drain pipe. It is a beautiful image.   Posted: 09/12/2020 14:37:30



Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
I visited Ankara with a very dear friend years ago, and this image brings back some very poignant memories. So true to life in some parts of the city and extremely well executed.   Posted: 09/16/2020 11:15:24



Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Visiting from 48 & 80
I visited Ankara with a very dear friend years ago, and this image brings back some very poignant memories. So true to life in some parts of the city and extremely well executed.   Posted: 09/16/2020 11:15:25



 

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