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This Hero fought for Turkish independence war in the west side of Anatolia.We call them (EFE).He wears his traditional uniform on the celebration of the independence day.This is honor for him. Also we are proud of them.


Kathy Brown , May 07, 2006; 01:18 P.M.

This is a wonderful portrait but does appear somewhat overexposed on my monitor (23" Cinema Display). I also viewed it on one of our PCs (also an LCD monitor) and it is still a bit overexposed. Minor adjustments in PS would fix this and make the colors stand out even more. Otherwise, a magnificent photo of a hero.


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Alec Ee , May 07, 2006; 02:48 P.M.

What an angle, you got the light just right to focus on him. Great job.

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Julio Segura Carmona , May 07, 2006; 04:06 P.M.


Excelente retrato, bella composicion y buena expresion, saludos Akin.

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rabinder bhandari , May 08, 2006; 09:44 A.M.

a GREAT shot of a GREAT Hero, very fine composition, good lighting and a balanced exposure...congrats Mehmet


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Kathy Brown , May 08, 2006; 10:48 A.M.

Mehmet, I'm very sorry if the info I gave you regarding the possible overexposure was incorrect. I checked again on one of our PC laptops with an LCD monitor and again on my Apple Cinema Display and also a Dell PC (desktop) with an LCD monitor, all of which have been recently calibrated. I was trying to give helpful feedback, not to in any way criticize your wonderful portrait, and I apologize if my intentions were misunderstood. I will be more cautious before I give technical input which I am not qualified to give.


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Biliana Rakocevic , May 08, 2006; 11:32 A.M.

Wow. so wonderful Hero dear Mehmet and what a great traditional costume :) superb :) Congratulations! Biliana

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baogiang tran , May 08, 2006; 12:21 P.M.

very nice portrait

Such a story teller portrait...very nice set-up and composing...baogiang

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Ab Ergun , May 08, 2006; 01:03 P.M.

Mahalli kiyafetler icerisinde cok guzel bir portre, tebrikler...

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Lou Ann Aepelbacher , May 08, 2006; 05:52 P.M.

This is a wonderful tribute. How did you happen upon such a great opportunity?

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Jacqueline Anderson , May 08, 2006; 08:57 P.M.

Fantastic portrait mehmet!!!!!

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Juan Ramón D. Pintado , May 09, 2006; 10:34 A.M.

Fantastica iluminacion y composicion. Saludos

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Ozgur Ersin , May 09, 2006; 04:48 P.M.

Cok guzel bir portre, tebrik ederim. Puanlari gorunce ayrica gurur duydum. 7/7!

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Ellen van Deelen , May 09, 2006; 05:13 P.M.

Very nice done Mehmet, beautiful colors too. (Thanks for your comment!)

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Amilcar Barca , May 09, 2006; 11:07 P.M.

Beautiful portrait, superb colors.

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Michel Latendresse , May 10, 2006; 03:46 A.M.


I'm glad to see you are adding more portraits to your portfolio you have a great eye for it, and this is an excellent choice. I love the colors of the costume and the texture of the wood in his hand and the very simple chair. Most of all i love his expression of pride mixed with humility. Great portrait Mehmet

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A.K. Sircar , May 10, 2006; 05:53 A.M.

Excellent portrait,mehmet.His eyes and body language show his mettle.

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B.C Okmen , May 10, 2006; 07:30 A.M.

tam bir efe..

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Armagan Bice , May 10, 2006; 09:42 A.M.


Great and Colorfull Hero ... Best Portrait... Cong.

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Cherlyn . , May 10, 2006; 11:06 A.M.

Looks like a stern heroic general. The aura of light falling on him is a good emphasize on his personality. A very good portrait, Mehmet.

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cyrus K , May 10, 2006; 11:15 A.M.

In a perfect world where we would be interested in more sincere and constructive inputs, I would have to agree with Cathy Brown on this image being slightly over exposed. It is evident in the skin tones and the garment colors. But the fact is that I'm not sure if it could have been captured much better than already had been. I think it's just the nature of the lighting here probably with no softener, modifier or difusers. We try to do best under circumstances and hope that the opportunity will present itself better next time.

Turky is no short of local and national heros and thank you for bringing them to us. Regards.

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Chaba Kasanitsky , May 10, 2006; 01:33 P.M.

WOW ! excellent character photo Mehmet 6/7

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Tony Bijeaux , May 10, 2006; 08:27 P.M.


Great shot of a fierce warrior. You can see his heart of a lion through his eyes. Nice colors and composition. May he never have to see war again...



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CT Pehlivan , May 11, 2006; 02:10 P.M.


Merhaba Sayin AKIN,
Mukemmel bir Efe portresi olmus.Yuz ifadesi,verdigi poz,renkler,
derinlik ve netlik super.Elinize Saglik:)

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Harmit Klair , May 14, 2006; 02:13 A.M.

mehmet 7\7

awesome work, exellent portrait mehmet 7\7. regards harmit klair

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David Cassidy , May 23, 2006; 07:40 A.M.

What a wonderful portrait. The colours and lighting are perfect. I love the pose and the expression. Well done.

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Gerry Tetz , June 16, 2006; 03:54 P.M.


His strength, determination, fierceness and pride are very powerfully captured here. Great work!


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hüsn gengönül , June 28, 2006; 04:49 P.M.

Dear Mehmet Akin, excellent photograph with light, shadow, figure and colours...

Warmest regard...

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Todd McDonald , July 07, 2006; 10:01 P.M.


Superb portrait!

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W J Gibson , July 11, 2006; 04:02 P.M.

really excellent work, incredible colours

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Dave Dube , May 12, 2007; 07:53 P.M.

Great Portarit!

Technically, as indicated by 2 other comments, there is just a tad amount of clippping. If highlights were brought down to approx 250 then the technical aspect of your great hero's photo would be right on.

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Lukas Hejtman , July 04, 2007; 10:06 A.M.

great, i like colors and his expression

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Andrew Piotrowski , January 01, 2010; 04:50 P.M.

Happy New Year and all the best for you and your family.

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jorge fernandez , June 06, 2010; 08:35 A.M.

Outstanding colors!!!

Mehmet, fantastic use of light with a fabulous presentation. What is the red thing in his hand? Warm regards.

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Mehmet Akin , June 06, 2010; 12:53 P.M.


Thant you for your comment...That is a rosary ...regards.

Francesco Cifarelli , March 02, 2015; 06:01 A.M.

... What more can I say?... Simply perfect...

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