Acacia Blossom from Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum

I took this photograph of Acacia flowers in my town Diyarbakir, an old city in the region of Kurdistan. Here in this southeast part of the Turkey, when these trees turn into white with flowers, the air is filled with the sweet smell of its blossom.

Acacia Blossom from Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum

Pentax MX-1 f/1.8 | Exposure 1/100s @ f/2.8 | ISO 100 | Focal Length 93mm
Acacia Blossom from Diyarbakir, by Mehmet Masum

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 07
Award Score: 59 (Value 11, Clarity 11, Composition 14, Style 12, Skill 11)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Nature Photography
Photograph Location: Diyarbakir | Turkey

Photographer: Mehmet Masum Suer (Diyarbakir, Turkey) Registered
Mehmet Masum Suer is a Kurdish international photographer and freelance journalist living in city of Diyarbakir in Turkey. He began his career as a journalist in 1974, then worked for different agencies and newspapers of Turkey as a reporter, photo-journalist, writer, redactor and representative. He quit journalism after 1993, and got involved on his researches about history, culture and language. Mehmet Masum Suer has been taking photos professionally in different fields besides photojournalism since 2005. Suer takes pictures of historic places and buildings especially in citys of Diyarbakir, Mardin, Van and Hasankeyf. Meanwhile he has been involved on a project of taking photos of famous Kurdish politicians and artists. Cultural, historical values, and works of art are the subjects that take his attention. Suer also records the cultural festivals, and presentations as documentaries. Some of his exhibitions took place in Turkey, Iraq, and USA. Photos of Suer are especially used in touristic publications such as guide books, brochures, and postcards as well as they are used in international tourism fairs, newspapers, and magazines.

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