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Taksim, Taxi's and Teargas

By Treamus
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On Istikal Avenue the police started firing teargas even though there were no protesters or any signs of unrest that night. Just lots of scared tourists. These girls jumped into the taxi as half the shop keepers and street food venders were puking. I took dose of my ventalin inhaler for astma, and I see this girl staring at me just as I raise the camera to shoot the man in the gas mask then leans on the taxi.
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800x530px 172.85 KB
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
50 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 5, 2013, 2:19:52 AM
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PatrickMonnier's avatar
Hey Man,
I remember this image from when you first uploaded it. One of these images that will remain in my brain forever...
niklin1's avatar
Amazing shot! A shot where everything falls in place!
Illustrating political events with the man in the gas mask - content. The girl giving you a straight look - humanity.
And the composition and colour scheme - the form factor!
batmantoo's avatar

Congratulations Seamus on your well deserved DD! :)

Your shot has been among my favorites for a while now.

warkentien2's avatar
oh. the storytelling!
this photo says so much! favorited :+fav:
Very powerful photo and description.
Cak95's avatar
This is best street photograph that I have seen so far!

It's so freaking amazing.
Look of that woman tells how terrified she is, while masked guy is just keeping it cool. Story behind that photo is really amazing too!
RezzanATAKOL's avatar
Unforgettable photo!
And Happy New Year:)
yruhauntingme's avatar
Coming to America..sooner than you think.
HisWeskerness's avatar
hehe I like how that girl looks all concerned and the guy with the gas mask is like "……. yup….. just another night at the office" 
Warlordzeddicus's avatar
I think your line line for the gas mask guy is perfect.  Should be the caption!
HisWeskerness's avatar
XD I would if I could
Cholul123's avatar
Congrats for the DD
TylerCreatesWorlds's avatar
Sadly symbolic of the world today. Why do they have to wreck good things?
Denimi's avatar
Wow, this is a REALLY lucky shot!
katleidoscopic's avatar
I feel bad for the woman... Wonder if she knows that she's been seen by literally thousands of people?? :P
Treamus's avatar
Yes I wonder who she is, was she a local or a tourist. 
gibrick's avatar
That is one smooth taxi driver.
levent1132's avatar
taksim merkez , akıllı olsun herkez
Karinta's avatar
Perfect juxtaposition! The power of street photo, exemplified right here.
fliplock's avatar
This is a fantastic shot. Initially my attention was drawn to the individual with the gasmask, so when my eye was finally drawn to the girl, it has kind of a spooky effect. Really, really well done.
Dr-royal's avatar
how inhuman >:
BUT OMG i really love this pictures, is great, and to read how it turned out all together is quiet nice
idk but i have been interested in Tear gases, art wise.
noctive's avatar
I find this unbelievebly funny and I don't know why XD
BlackDiamond13's avatar
this is eerily incredible.
fantastic timing.
this is an astounding shot very very amazing! 
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