©David A. Ziser
As our tour guide was sharing the wonders of Istanbul with the four of us, I spotted a young child chasing hundreds of pigeons that were everywhere within the city center. The pigeons didn't seem to mind at all. Every time the young child ran through the mass of pigeons, they circled around for a short time and then landed right back into their original locations.
Once the pigeons were settled in, our young, mischievous lad would make a run at them again. He was having a blast. This continued on for well over five or six minutes and I spent most of that time trying to get the photograph I wanted.
With the very low vantage point, I think the image above does just that. You can see the pigeons taking off and even midflight with the playful child enjoying every moment of his pigeon play.
I like how the pigeons appear to vignette just him. I also love the wonderful expression of the young boy showing glee and excitement on his face. This image is a wonderful candid that captures the happiness of a child in this beautiful and exotic city.
Camera specs: Canon 5D Mark III fitted with Sigma 12 – 24 MM super wide angle lens at 15mm, F16 @1/320th of a second, ISO 2500. Enjoy! – David