I was walking through Istanbul, Turkey around peak hour on a weekday. The streets were crowded and it was slow moving. Everyone was avoiding this area as it was overrun with pigeons. I heard a loud flutter of many wings as I walked past and spun around fast with my camera ready, clicked once and this is what I captured.

This man walked straight through them all, smiling to himself the whole time. He had this look of wonder on his face, like he was thinking “..wish I could do that..”

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Original image cropped and layered with texture from www.deviantart.com – free use stock: visualogist. Edited in Photoshop CS4.

Canon 50D
18 – 55, 58mm


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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

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  • Ben Loveday
    Ben Lovedayover 3 years ago

    Sometimes it only takes an instant to get a great shot- and you’ve done it.

  • That’s a great thing to hear, Ben. Thanks a lot mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Cathy  Walker
    Cathy Walkerover 3 years ago

    Fabulous capture, that guy is so cool!

  • He was the coolest! Straight through all the birds.. thanks Cathy :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroover 3 years ago

    Freakin Awesome… I finally got in early with my comments…. l

  • Haha, thanks a lot, Maria! I know you were very busy before making that rocky road ;)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • FeeBeeDee
    FeeBeeDeeover 3 years ago

    How amazing. Thank-you for transporting us there, too.

  • Thanks a lot, mate! Love being able to take you guys with me :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Caroline Gorka
    Caroline Gorkaover 3 years ago

    What a classic shot !

  • Thanks mate, I was stoked when I got this one!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Sheila Laurens
    Sheila Laurensover 3 years ago

    Thank you for submitting your wonderful image to
    All In, Editing


  • Cheers Sheila! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 3 years ago

    Such a wonderful image Andrew… as usual I just love it :D

  • Thank you so much, my friend! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 3 years ago

    right place, right time! Fantastic capture Parmi, well done

  • For once, I didn’t fumble! lol, thanks a lot mate! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • ☼Laughing Bones☾
    ☼Laughing Bones☾over 3 years ago

    muy fantastico

  • Muchos gracias amigo!! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 3 years ago

    No worries mate! :D

  • ;)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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