Grand Bazaar

We went to the Grand Bazaar early this morning, and were greeted by many eager merchants calling out, "Lady, Lady, we have carpets! Leather, leather, leather, Lady, leather, leather, leather! Best price pashmina! You want gold? silver?" etc. etc. etc. And all around, tea was being hurriedly delivered in swinging, round carriers to each store. As we rounded a corner of this enormous covered bazaar, I came upon this shop with a man leisurely reading his newspaper, but clearly prepared for the day with all his lights turned on. It was one of those moments when you don't have time to compose or fiddle with camera settings or anything -- but somehow, it turned out to be the image I wanted to remember.
Ooooh! I have to follow you Junko. Your photographs are amazing.
posted January 19th, 2013  
Really great candid and the composition is perfect! Brings back good memories of strolling through the Grand Bazaar ;) enjoy Istanbul. Its an amazing city!
posted January 19th, 2013  
I adore the gaudy color splash and lights against the casually posed store worker. Wonderful!
posted January 20th, 2013  
I love this! Makes me want to see it in person!
posted January 20th, 2013  
A fantastic capture....perfect pose and light capture....lovely detail...a fav..
posted January 20th, 2013  
Fantastic shot Junko! I wish I were there with you!
posted January 20th, 2013  
Love this. Following you!
posted January 20th, 2013  
Lovely colours, great street shot.
posted January 20th, 2013  
Very cool.
posted January 20th, 2013  
Very interesting shot. Love the contrast between all the energy in the merchandise and lanterns, and the calm of the man reading the paper. Thanks for the follow, Junko. Following you back!
posted January 20th, 2013  
Pam
Great candid shot! I love all those lamps. Great lighting, and composition. I could spend some time in that shop:)
posted January 20th, 2013  
Great shot! I love this! FAV!
posted January 21st, 2013  
No doubt a great capture...I love photographing in the bazzar and market area...!! Cool shoT!!
posted January 21st, 2013  
Thank you, all! I'm feeling a little "stuck" in my decision about what to post for the next day so I took a look at yesterday's, and found all your nice comments. My first "fav"s . . . special thanks!
posted January 21st, 2013  
Oh my, those are some gorgeous colors!
posted January 21st, 2013  
amazing shot, i love it.
posted January 21st, 2013  
Fabulous shot!
posted January 21st, 2013  
Magical!
posted January 21st, 2013  
and God said----"let there be light" but i said,"let there be Junko"...Great shot :)
posted January 21st, 2013  
Love it!!!
posted January 21st, 2013  
wow thats a ton of stuff. cool shot!
posted January 21st, 2013  
Great capture
posted January 21st, 2013  
great capture with lots of color
posted January 22nd, 2013  
An explosion of colour! Great candid. Fav
posted January 22nd, 2013  
WOW! Love the lanterns, the stuff - so much, so perfect! FAV!
posted January 22nd, 2013  
great image!!
posted January 22nd, 2013  
Love this!
posted January 22nd, 2013  
Very beautiful shot. Great capture.
posted January 22nd, 2013  
wow beautiful lights and detail
posted January 22nd, 2013  
Great capture and what a place to shoot with so many rich colours.
posted January 22nd, 2013  
Great capture - welcome to 365
posted January 22nd, 2013  
Wow! This is terrific! The addition of the newspaper reader makes the shot! A fav!
posted January 22nd, 2013  
Love it!
posted January 24th, 2013  
AWESOME!! fave! wonderful composition and lighting!
posted January 28th, 2013  
Perfect shot! I love all those lamps and little details but it is great that you managed to capture the owner too!
posted February 3rd, 2013  
Wow look at those lanterns!
posted December 4th, 2013  
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