The photo of the woman under the Turkish flag was captured at Anadolu Kavagi, a small fishing village near the Black Sea. I took a ferry up the Bosphorus River, which separates Europe from Asia, and this particular port was the last stop.
I had just boarded the ferry for the return trip to Istanbul when I saw this woman in traditional dress looking at her mobile phone. And then I saw the Turkish flag. I could see the possibility of an interesting composition if the wind would cooperate. The flag was blowing in all directions and I probably snapped at least 20 exposures before catching the flag in this position.
In certain circumstances, it’s all about timing. She could have put her phone away or moved but luckily for me, it all came together in a snap that says something about the evolution of Turkish women in the 21st century.
This photo was shot with a Panasonic Lumix – it’s my favorite camera to carry around when I travel.