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Heritage and Reality by MahmoudYakut Heritage and Reality by MahmoudYakut
El Moez street, the heart of the old Islamic town of Cairo, a place where layers of historical eras that passed by Egypt pile on each other. This small antique shop just summarized it all for me, with this simple looking pious old man, sitting surrounded by antiques belonging to all these different eras, representing his glorious cultural heritage, while his looks and the position he was assuming reflects the weight of the tough life and the bad economical situation that he bears, which is the bitter reality of many of the middle eastern countries these days.


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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Artist
Well done.
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Artist
Welcome!
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:iconkegro:
kegro Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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HishamAnsari Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
an artist eye... full of emotions... another masterpiece!
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot bro :))
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supaphatt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Very nice photo!
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much!
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:iconsupaphatt:
supaphatt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Your welcome :)
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:iconlvladness:
lvladness Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i call it depression, nice shot <3
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
could be, thank you very much! :)
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mxdonence Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
O an
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kapt73 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:salute:
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PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Featured on the front page of The Yard Nov 12, 2011 and can also be found here [link]

/Pelle
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much for your support! :)
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DylanHope Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
The contrast and tones here are great
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Dylan! :)
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PEN-at-Work Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
This great image has been featured in the latest Yard blog [link]

/Pelle
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
many thanks!
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toxic-mind Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
forgot to ask you why you named it x19?
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
it has no meaning baby :P i just thought there is no point from naming the journalistic photos i did, so i started just calling them X1.... till i reached X19, check out the street photography folder i have [link] :)
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toxic-mind Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
hmmm.. why no point from naming the journalistic photos? There's definitely something in particular that u're trying to capture so why can't it be named? Anyway, I'm not saying i don't like it.. I find your idea interesting too
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
its just that journalistic photos are supposed to be realistic, coming directly from life and speak for themselves, they are supposed to tell you some story... so no need for a tittle :)
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toxic-mind Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
aha, now I see your point. You mean there's not much space for interpreting a journalistic photo anyway? I think there's 2 sides of it.. one is.. the point you say, that a journalistic photo speaks for itself.. and a title would be redundant in that case. But the other side is.. a journalistic photo often comes with an article and the article has a title and the 3 complement each other. I think there's even a newspaper in Germany, but I'm not sure of its name, that is based on photos and titles.. I'll try to check that and tell you about it, and I see how you mean exactly the opposite.. that the picture should express the story without need of words.. jouranlistic photos.. an interesting topic :)
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you are right, no need for naming journalistic photos coz they come within an article.... this is exactly what i feel when i look at the photos i posted here from Sudan, that i want to write about my experience there... thanks for your point ya koukou :)
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dukeofspade Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats this great photo was feature on
Monthly Feature- October of :iconthepeopleavenue: [link]
have a great day :)
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much :)
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dukeofspade Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:ahoy:
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cheekymonkeyali Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
great shapes :)
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much! :)
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Milanogreg Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Very nice shot. Wonderful lighting.
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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:iconlaurent-conduche:
laurent-conduche Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011   Photographer
Nice mood, nice composition, nice lights...
Bravo.
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks, and welcome on DA :)
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Tough way to spend retirement. Great shot!
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much!
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Lady-Sandglass Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Love it :+fav:
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :)
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TheRedRussian Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
amazing shot
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much :)
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toxic-mind Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
I like it a lot but when I first saw it I felt that there are too many details on the photo, more than I expected. I thought when I saw you taking a photo of him that you will just concentrate on the man. But then when I looked longer to the photo I saw that the surroundings are interesting, too so they all can be regarded as one unit together with the man. But my idea is that you might want to dissect it in a 2nd version like you did with that picture you took in Turkey..
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yes ya nono, that was my idea too, that the surroundings are interesting... that way the photo is telling a story, of an old man selling antiques, sitting in his shop and having a rest or nap... but if i isolate him, it will be just an old man :) ... but i will try it and see, may be it will be nice too... :kiss:
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DewyPath Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice! great mood
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much :)
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