Koutoubia Mosque in central Marrakech, Morocco. Looks great at blue hour. I've cropped a little of the shadowed fg which added little to the shot imho. From Wikipedia:
"The Koutoubia Mosque or Kutubiyya Mosque (Arabic: جامع الكتبية Arabic pronunciation: [jaːmiʕu‿lkutubijːa(h)]) is the largest mosque in Marrakesh, Morocco. The mosque is also known by several other names, such as Jami' al-Kutubiyah, Kotoubia Mosque, Kutubiya Mosque, Kutubiyyin Mosque, and Mosque of the Booksellers. It is located in the southwest medina quarter of Marrakesh. The mosque is ornamented with curved windows, a band of ceramic inlay, pointed merlons, and decorative arches; it has a large plaza with gardens, and is floodlit at night. The minaret, 77 metres (253 ft) in height, includes a spire and orbs. It was completed under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184 to 1199), and has inspired other buildings such as the Giralda of Seville and the Hassan Tower of Rabat"
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dip (23888) 2014-03-28 8:32
very nice capture of illuminated mosque and the people in the foreground,
a wonderful blue hour shot!
imageme (1790) 2014-03-28 8:44
Hi Chris, Awesome blue hour scenery. Nice golden colour gives warmth to the atmosphere. The silhouettes have given a mysterious mood to the moment. People in the front seem enjoying their time in the park. Beautifully taken night scene. Best regards
snunney (100740) 2014-03-28 8:47
A fine night time capture of this mosque. I like the framing offered by the silhouetted palms and the warm/cool tonal contrasts.
saxo042 (37898) 2014-03-28 9:57
Beautiful warm colours and a very pleasant feeling here. A very good blue hour capture with people enjoying themselves below the velvet sky.
PaulVDV (29531) 2014-03-28 13:12
Splendid blue hour of Al Koutoubia with a great contrast between the well lit minaret tower and the sky.
Beautiful with the palm trees flanking the minaret.
Hopefully the people under the trees could find some coolness in that hot summer night.
Best regards, Paul
siudzi (34141) 2014-03-28 14:46
What a beautiful evening shot this! Like the achieved contrast between yellow lights and cold blue tones of the sky. Well seen and composed scene. TFS!
pierrefonds (67539) 2014-03-28 16:34
The palm trees are framing well the Mosque. Using an ISO of 1600 and a slow shutter speed is showing the details and the colours of the Mosque. It also has a special effect on the colours. Have a nice day.
Royaldevon (39710) 2014-03-28 17:22
Yes, this does make a lovely blue hour shot.
Your cropping has created a good composition, with just enough shadowy area for atmosphere and, also, to give a good contrast with the amber lit mosque.
Have a good w/e,
nikkitta (17066) 2014-03-28 19:02
Well taken capture at the blue hour with good golden light in the mosque
Like the vertical format and the use of the palm trees to frame the building
A night in August must be good to enjoy the gardens as people ins doing here
Well done, tfs
Hope you post some views from the leather dyers, Cafe de la France, the big palmeral, etc, etc
Nicou (144264) 2014-03-28 20:03
quelle belle tour accompagnée de cet arbre sueprbe vue et cpatate et ces lumières douces ce ciel ces personnages qui passent quel ensemble merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-03-28 22:33
Very nice shot of the Koutoubia Mosque minaret in the blue hours.Keep sharing.TFS.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-28 22:38
a splendid nocturnal photo with beautiful composition and lights, great clarity and POV, the realization is excellent.
emka (99971) 2014-03-28 23:08
Hello Chris, Excellent blue hour shot of Koutoubia Mosque. Wonderful silhouettes of the palm trees, The minaret is so nicely lit and indeed, it is similar to Giralda and most of minarets in Morocco look like it - I mean, they are square and not like a pencils like in Turkey.
have a nice weekend
jjcordier (79297) 2014-03-29 0:50
Une bonne photo à l'heure bleue du minaret de la mosquée Koutoubia au milieu des palmiers.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-29 3:20
golden light and a captivating blue hour shot of this impressive looking mosque. Lots of atmosphere and silhouettes that add both scale and depth.
Enjoy your weekend - B.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-03-29 7:33
Good composition and capture of this mosque during the blue hour. I especially like the lighting and I'm surprise that at 1/4 of a second exposure the people are not blurry. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Graal (103028) 2014-03-29 11:21
good shot during the blue hour. Attractive view of minaret of mosque. Nice warm lights. Good vertical composition. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
cornejo (43533) 2014-03-29 11:46
Hi Chris, very good picture of this beautiful composition with pretty and elegant palms tower at blue hour, perfectly captured in this beautiful and interesting image, with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
npecanhuk (75592) 2014-03-29 16:30
Interesting and attractive picture!
Exposure, vertical format, chosen pov, cropping and composition are all highlights here!
TFS - congrats,
lousat (92858) 2014-03-29 17:14
Hi Chris,magnificent choice of the moment,a beautiful blue hour broken by the warm light of the Koutoubia,beautiful capture in the best exposure and with fine details too,a great memory to me! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Cricri (120521) 2014-03-31 10:20
Belle prise a heure bleu de la Koutoubia, les éclairages ajoute une ambiance agréable a la composition, très jolie présentation
pili51 (1853) 2014-04-04 12:26
beautiful warmth on the tower caused by artificial lighting and perfect use of the blue hour.
Magnificent capture of this beautiful place. Wonderfully done and is pleasure to look at. Perfectly well done. Love it. Tfs.
Best regards and have a great WE,
mcmtanyel (23995) 2014-04-04 20:16
A lovely blue hour photo. Not having been to Marrakech, I appreciate whatever I can see of it.
ikeharel (72887) 2015-06-07 7:01
Good afternoon Chris,
Partial light on the tower gave excellent scaled illumination on it, from dark top's down to street level.
Placed nicely between the tall palm-trees.
An attractive photo of the famous tower in town.