Night Fishing, Istanbul

Night Fishing, Istanbul

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As much as an activity to catch some food, to me the night fishing seemed to be a social event. Clusters of men would hang out for hours talking, smoking and casting. Families would sit on the grass and barbecue, getting a needed break from day's heat. It was, above all, a group event.

Whether or not the fish are safe to eat is a matter of debate. I can't imagine that those waters are particularly clean and, despite an ever-present shoreline, I only saw a couple of children swimming the entire time I was there. Istanbul is an ancient city and even with an absolutely modern, perfect sewage system (which Istanbul definitely does not have) there is still thousands of years worth of human settlement along these shores to contend with.

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Camera: NIKON D90
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Focal Length: 24 mm
35mm Focal Length: 36 mm
Exposure: 6 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200
Views: 3313
Taken: 2010-05-29 22:36:12
Posted: 2010-06-28 | 06:44





Night Fishing, Istanbul

Night Fishing, Istanbul

As much as an activity to catch some food, to me the night fishing seemed to be a social event. Clusters of men would hang out for hours talking, smoking and casting. Families would sit on the grass and barbecue, getting a needed break from day's heat. It was, above all, a group event.

Whether or not the fish are safe to eat is a matter of debate. I can't imagine that those waters are particularly clean and, despite an ever-present shoreline, I only saw a couple of children swimming the entire time I was there. Istanbul is an ancient city and even with an absolutely modern, perfect sewage system (which Istanbul definitely does not have) there is still thousands of years worth of human settlement along these shores to contend with.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 24 mm
35mm Focal Length: 36 mm
Exposure: 6 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200
Views: 3313
Taken: 2010-05-29 22:36:12
Posted: 2010-06-28 | 06:44