The Keeper Of The Palace Gate

© Helen N. McHugh

The Keeper Of The Palace Gate

Uploaded: June 20, 2007


This soldier , guarding Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, seemed happy to be photographed!Shutter speed 1/80sec, F5.00, ISO 200, canon Lens 24-105mm @58mm.


Su Sana E. P level-classic June 20, 2007

Very striking portrait capture of this handsome guy, Helen!! I wouldn’t have the guts to take a picture of him when he’s carrying that deadly weapon. LOL. #676874

Helen N. McHugh June 20, 2007

Thanks Susanna for your great comment! He just looked so handsome...but I did ask his permission first!!! #4415155

Colette M. Metcalf June 20, 2007

Very nice capture, Helen!!! #4415343

Helen N. McHugh June 20, 2007

Thank you Colette, lovely to hear from you! #4416895

Pat Gamwell June 20, 2007

Whenever I see pics of heavily armed soldiers protecting 'the people' of their city, I am humbled and grateful for the privilege of living in America! Excellent pic of this handsome young man, Helen! #4416969

Lani J June 22, 2007

He certainly did seem willing! Wow... I'm with Susana, I don't know if I'd have had the nerve to ask! But, I'm certainly glad you did! Wonderful portrait :) #4422530

Megan p June 29, 2007

Yes this is excellent, he does seem pleased! #4457302

Ross Throndson July 10, 2007

Wow, what a Great Capture, Helen....he does seem flattered.....Fantastic Portrait!! #4494453

Steven E. Ray July 17, 2007

I really like this photo. Being a guy, I do have an extended appreciation of military compositions. The soldier does exhibit some happiness about the moment :) Great photo. #4519462

Helen N. McHugh July 17, 2007

Thank you Pat, Lani, Megan, Ross & Steven for your great comments! When someone is carrying a gun I would not normally ask for their photograph !!! but ,I knew I would probably never go back to Istanbul again & he just looked so handsome I had to ask! We communicated by sign language.. judging by that wry smile I think he was flattered! #4519500

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