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Forum: RFF Polls 1 Day Ago
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Posted By smbilgin
Istanbul / Turkey.

Istanbul / Turkey.
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 09-01-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 3,924
Posted By smbilgin
[QUOTE=Srono;2210939]smbilgin, please show us the...

[QUOTE=Srono;2210939]smbilgin, please show us the view of local. I would love to see.
I was just tourist for few days, i hope i could have more time in this beautiful city]


I really don't want to...
Forum: W/NW Words no Words. 08-31-2013
Replies: 71
Views: 3,924
Posted By smbilgin
Great pictures.... Love this thread. But I think...

Great pictures.... Love this thread.

But I think it wouldn't be fair if I share my İstanbul pics here, as a person who live in İstanbul and has gazillions of pics.

Please share more...
Forum: Leica M Film Cameras 08-10-2013
Replies: 11
Views: 702
Posted By smbilgin
I use my J8 with a cheap Chinese adapter on my M2...

I use my J8 with a cheap Chinese adapter on my M2 and never had any problem. I also have a summicron 50 and it had back focus issue at large apartures and now I sent it to Youxin to get it CLA'd. But...
Forum: Digital Fixed Lens Advanced Compacts 08-09-2013
Replies: 27
Views: 2,769
Posted By smbilgin
I use Fuji X10 for the same reason with zero...

I use Fuji X10 for the same reason with zero problems and I believe X20 should be much better.
Forum: Bill Pierce - Leica M photog and author 08-09-2013
Replies: 29
Views: 2,098
Posted By smbilgin
Only a smart phone is almost enough for me when I...

Only a smart phone is almost enough for me when I go out with my M2.

* Lightmeter app
* Voice record app
* Flashlight app
* Compass app
* Maps app
* Note app
* Diary app
* Forum Runner app (for RFF)
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-25-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
Not my image. As I said it is commonly shared...

Not my image. As I said it is commonly shared image on facebook and twitter these days.

By the way yesterday, the police who killed a young protestor with gun shot was released. The judge called...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-23-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
Yes, exactly... As expected police attacked once...

Yes, exactly...

As expected police attacked once again to a peaceful meeting last night. They attacked to the people who were carrying only cloves. The meeting was for a memorial meeting.

In memory...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-18-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
Dear Simon, There have been numerous activities...

Dear Simon,

There have been numerous activities all around the world to support our resistance and they all showed that fighting against fascism is not one nations problem. Even police brutality...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-13-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
If you had asked this 5 or 6 years ago, I would...

If you had asked this 5 or 6 years ago, I would have said "maybe". But now it is not possible at all. Because all "secular" army officers are in jail and the government placed their "officers" into...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-13-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Hello everybody, So far no action today as far...

Hello everybody,

So far no action today as far as we know. Also in 15 minutes there will be a meeting between the PM and 8 artists (who support and involve the resistance) and 2 resistance...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-11-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
Taksim Square and Gezi Parkı is burning guys....

Taksim Square and Gezi Parkı is burning guys. Pray for us :(
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-10-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
Thousands of police has just entered Taksim...

Thousands of police has just entered Taksim Square again...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-10-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
More pictures are in the below link... ...

More pictures are in the below link...

http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com/
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-10-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
It is really hard to estimate what will happen. I...

It is really hard to estimate what will happen. I hope it won't happenē
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-10-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
Yesterday the PM and his followers organised some...

Yesterday the PM and his followers organised some meetings. And he talked to the people. He said as a summary:

"These are just bunch of drunk marauders!"
"They got into a mosque and drank all...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-09-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Link is...

Link is updated...


http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-09-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Hello everybody, Here are some pictures that I...

Hello everybody,

Here are some pictures that I took yesterday on Taksim.


From Feminist Meeting
http://i40.tinypic.com/96yds0.jpg

People are Clark Kent at day time and Superman at night...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-09-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
Hello everybody, Status update: Yesterday...

Hello everybody,

Status update:
Yesterday evening there were again thousands of people demonstrated on Kızılay / Ankara and same thing happened. Police attacked with water cannons and tear...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-07-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
And sense of humour never stops...

And sense of humour never stops :)

http://i42.tinypic.com/24186kn.jpg
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-07-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
Interesting information from the...

Interesting information from the resistance...

During the clashes in the first 2 or 3 days, protesters had cursed a lot (son of a b..., f.g PM etc..). Also there were a lot of similar words on the...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-07-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
The symbol women of the...

The symbol women of the resistance...

http://www.milliyet.com.tr/fotogaleri/47742-yasam-direnisin-sembolu-kadinlar/1
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-07-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
The symbol women of the...

The symbol women of the resistance...

http://www.milliyet.com.tr/fotogaleri/47742-yasam-direnisin-sembolu-kadinlar/1
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-06-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Another site full of resistance...

Another site full of resistance photos...

http://www.kodacollective.com/occupy-gezi
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-06-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
Another site full of resistance...

Another site full of resistance photos....

http://www.kodacollective.com/occupy-gezi
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-06-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
The PM is coming back to Turkey tonight. He...

The PM is coming back to Turkey tonight. He talked to press today in Tunusia and said the same things.... "I will do whatever I want, bla bla boa... You are not allowed to do anything that I don't...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-06-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
Hi everybody, PM talked to the press in Tunusia...

Hi everybody,

PM talked to the press in Tunusia one hour ago and his says the same thing as he said before he go. So, nothing changed !!!

Tonight he will come back. Also the scheduled concerts in...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-04-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Hi Jon, The expectation is of course resign....

Hi Jon,

The expectation is of course resign. But this will not happen. So I think we have to define some relistic and achievable demands after this one week resistence. Tomorrow morning there will...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-04-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Hi everybody, I think every RFF members in...

Hi everybody,

I think every RFF members in Istanbul survived last night. Me, Taylan, Simon, Martin, luplup7... So we have another day ahead :)

Taksim is now a festival field but clashes still...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-04-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
Hi everybody, I think every RFF members in...

Hi everybody,

I think every RFF members in Istanbul survived last night. Me, Taylan, Simon, Martin, luplup7... So we have another day ahead :)

Taksim is now a festival field but clashes still...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-04-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Hello everybody. Link is updated with last...

Hello everybody.

Link is updated with last night's actions.

http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com



http://i43.tinypic.com/2upybmf.jpg
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-04-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
Hi guys again.... First of all, I thank...

Hi guys again....

First of all, I thank personally to Simon for the great work. Every effort on this quite important, because we need this to be documented.

Situation update: PM left the country...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
Don't worry. If Simon gets arrested, we will burn...

Don't worry. If Simon gets arrested, we will burn to that jail to the ground and get him out of there. He is RFF's escrow to us :)
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Thank you again guys. Mike, there is a video on...

Thank you again guys.

Mike, there is a video on social media today. A demonstration in Sofia. People say: "Turkey, you are not alone!" Love you guys, love you all.
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Thank you guys, to all of you... Last...

Thank you guys, to all of you...

Last information: Thousands of white collar people went to the biggest press organizations today in day break and protested them for censorship.

CNN Turk shows...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 315
Views: 20,269
Posted By smbilgin
Thank you Simon for being there and resist with...

Thank you Simon for being there and resist with us. And if you see Martin and Taylan say my greetings.

I have to be on my streets today, because now everyone has to organize their neighborhood....
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Let me clarify one thing for everyone who may...

Let me clarify one thing for everyone who may confuse.

The people who resist on the streets today believes that every nations and races are brothers and sisters. We accept Greeks and Armenians as...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-03-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Thank you Jon for moving the topic. Roger,...

Thank you Jon for moving the topic.


Roger, you are right. It is much wider than only youth now. Fathers, mothers, even kids are on the streets now. People who can go to the streets and resist are...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Hi Martin, I am glad you and Simon are OK. ...

Hi Martin,

I am glad you and Simon are OK.

Today, on 19.00 at Taksim, there will be again regrouping. If you join, please be careful.

By the way, if someone can move this topic to a more...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Hi Roger, Thank you for the support. I want...

Hi Roger,

Thank you for the support.

I want to add something. Please do not confuse this with Arabic Spring actions. Because this is nothing like it. People here don't fight against a dictator in...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
As of 00.30 local time, almost every city is...

As of 00.30 local time, almost every city is under tear gas now and people are still crying: "Shoulder to shoulder against facism!"
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Hi Tom, It is my mistake, I opened this topic...

Hi Tom,

It is my mistake, I opened this topic under off topic, so blaming the mods would be unfair. My bad. But if a moderator could move to a better place, it would be helpful.


Hi...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Hi Tom, Yes that is Gezi Park. Protestors are...

Hi Tom,

Yes that is Gezi Park. Protestors are cleaning the park at the moment. So there will be always free hug no matter what...

Thank you all and we hope to host you guys once more in İstanbul...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-02-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
We don't want military's intervention. Military...

We don't want military's intervention. Military will never bring freedom. The people is fighting for their own freedom.


Taylan, I am glad you OK.

Link is...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-01-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Thanks everyone... New pics are added to the...

Thanks everyone...

New pics are added to the link.

http://occupygezipics.tumblr.com

Jon, believe me, there is much more than just trees and shopping malls.

* The government arranged an attack on...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-01-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Taksim Square as of...

Taksim Square as of now...

http://i44.tinypic.com/16ivbbk.jpg
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-01-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
http://i40.tinypic.com/95toag.jpg

http://i40.tinypic.com/95toag.jpg
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-01-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
As of 18.00 (local time), Taksim Square was taken...

As of 18.00 (local time), Taksim Square was taken back by over a million protestors and more people are coming. Waiting for the good news from other resistant cities all over the country...
Forum: Simon Says -- SimonSawSunlight Photo Technique 06-01-2013
Replies: 90
Views: 5,147
Posted By smbilgin
Help cry for freedom of Turkey

Dear RFFers,

This is not a photographic topic, yet I'll share a lot of photos.

It's been 5 days since the resistance began in Istanbul. The government stated that one of the last green parts in...
Forum: Travel 02-17-2013
Replies: 52
Views: 3,278
Posted By smbilgin
I am glad you made it. Yesterday evening Miguel...

I am glad you made it.

Yesterday evening Miguel from Portugal called me. He told me that you arrived in İstanbul and you need Taylan's phone number. I called Taylan and also gave Taylan's number to...
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