This shot was taken during my visit to Grand Mosque of Hassan II in Casablanca.This very place is a part of Hammam section.The Mosque itself is a splendour and a must see place.
The Hassan II Mosque or Grand Mosquée Hassan II (Arabic: مسجد الحسن الثاني; nickname: "Casablanca Hajj") is a mosque in Casablanca, Morocco. It is the largest mosque in the country and the 7th largest in the world. Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 metres (689 ft). Completed in 1993, it was designed by Michel Pinseau and built by Bouygues. The minaret is 60 stories high topped by a laser, the light from which is directed towards Mecca. The mosque stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean, the sea bed being visible through the glass floor of the building's hall. The walls are of hand-crafted marble and the roof is retractable. A maximum of 105,000 worshippers can gather together for prayer: 25,000 inside the mosque hall and another 80,000 on the mosque's outside grounds.
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yquem46 (38750) 2013-01-25 5:43
A splendid shot !
I like the golden color, the reflections, the repetitive arches, the man as a slhouette well placed in the compo
Bravo, have a nice WE
Bluejeans (64249) 2013-01-25 5:48
Ola Emin ,
Beleza esta tua foto com este reflexo em tons dourados dentro desta mesquita , lindos detalhes , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-01-25 7:40
your photo reminds me some kind of moren painting: very beautiful colors which contrasting with each other already make beautiful composition. Using reflections of the arches makes the impression double. I also like placing single black silhouette in one of them - very nice interesting element of the whole composition.
Thanks for sharing
lousat (81566) 2013-01-25 8:52
Hi Emin,magnificent capture from the Casablanca mosque,a great idea and a great perspective,perfect exposure and impressives details despite the difficult light,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
claudeD (35029) 2013-01-25 9:09
very fine interior architecture picture from Casablanca with a perfect sharpness and really good reflections.I like the shot very much.TFS.
With hregards from Luxembourg
worldcitizen (7477) 2013-01-25 9:16
This photo is very elegant. I like the gold color and the wonderful reflections. You handled the exposure perfectly. The one person in the frame was captured in a great spot, really adding to the total beauty of the scene.
prashantprabhu (217) 2013-01-25 10:11
I love the frame and the use of the reflections.
I see your ISO rating at 3200, guess that's what caused the noise in the picture. But that also makes me wonder, how dark it was inside :)
SnapRJW (31625) 2013-01-25 22:41
A lovely composition Emin. I like the reflections and fine set of curved arches. The presence of the figure adds enormously to the success of the shot. Super. Warm regards rosemary
jjcordier (78388) 2013-01-25 23:52
Une très bonne photo avec une belle utilisation des reflets et une bonne composition où le personnage joue un rôle important. Très beaux tons d'image également.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-01-26 3:42
a beautifully and effectively constructed image this. The light and shapes are compelling but it is the placemet of the human interest that is genius here. It gives the shot, scale, power and real impact. Well done!
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
Cricri (110571) 2013-01-26 11:26
Tout bon l'effet de miroir, l'harmonie des couleurs, la lumière et la présence de la personne, juste que j'aurai cadré plus serré sur le côté gauche et ainsi n'avoir que les trois "ouverture", choix personnel...
une très belle réalisation
jemaflor (88727) 2013-01-27 5:44
Great visual impact with these reflection and the oval forms, light is perfectly managed and excellent detail with the human presence, well made.
PaulVDV (24189) 2013-01-27 12:54
I have seen the Hassan II Mosque but only from the outside. I wasn't allowed to enter.
So I'm glad to find here your picture of the interior. This is a splendid view with these ovals formed by the arches and their reflections. The lone figure is also nicely reflected and is a beautiful dark silhouette surrounded by the yellow walls, floor and ceiling.
Magnificent patterns on the foreground.
Best regards, Paul
Sonata11 (33576) 2013-01-27 16:41
what interesting composition and framing. Great executed and very nice framed. Great photo job. Splendid colors,great reflection, sharpness, clarity of the beautiful pattern in the oval pool, amazing POV and DOF as well. Tfs. Fantastic shot. Love it.
lpi (4857) 2013-01-29 6:31
la composition est excellente!
Bravo...très beau shot!
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-01-31 18:25
Hello Emin - a really unique and interesting capture here. Beautiful repetition of the archway with excellent light; clearly you had to work very hard for the exposure but even at ISO 3200 you have a nice clear image here that expresses itself well. The figure walking along the edge makes the shot really special. Thanks!
sacavem (18614) 2013-02-23 5:35
A composition very interesting and well done, with perfect clarity and brightness.
mcmtanyel (15979) 2014-04-21 20:21
İyi Günler Emin Bey,
Ben de sanal olarak tanıştığımıza memnun oldum. Bu oval yansımalar hayal gibi bir fotoğraf olmuş. Biz Casablanca’ya gittiğimizde maalesef bu caminin içine giremedik. İçinin ihtişamını sizler sayesinde görüyoruz, ellerinize sağlık.
- Copyright: Emin Bingul (ebingul) (1954)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-01-12
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-25 5:21