A few years ago a fellow countryman of mine, Roger GODET (rodgerg) posted very regularly pictures on TE. He was also specialized in bookmarks.
Too bad we get no new pictures of him.
Here I've also tried out one.
The picture is taken inside the Blue Mosque of Yerevan. The interior of the Blue Mosque looks quite red, don’t you think so ? :) Just because I was fixed on the carpet of course.
In my gallery you will find only a few pictures of the daily life, a category in which I haven’t yet undertaken much and I’m not really sure if this picture can qualify for this.
Frankly, I do not see in which category it might fit.
From the Lonely Planet guide:
The mosque was built in 1765 by the Persian Governor Hussein Ali Khan as a place for Friday sermons and features a medrese (religious college) built around a garden courtyard, a 24 m high minaret and a brightly tiled turquoise dome.
During the Soviet era it didn’t function as a mosque but it was a museum. After the independence of Armenia and with the support from the Iranian government, the Blue Mosque became again an Islamic prayer house.
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COSTANTINO (64788) 2014-04-01 22:15
impressive colorful shot drawing our eyes
your notes are are really useful
jemaflor (96835) 2014-04-01 22:36
excellent effet avec ce cadrage et cette présentation en marque pages, la composition est équilibrée entre le tapis et les personnes, des teintes bien rendues.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-04-01 23:13
Wonderful to put this in the format, Bookmark, it make this this beautiful red carpet stand out.
The two lads are the icing on the cake.
Wonderful, well done.
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-04-01 23:35
I must say I just love this format of the picture.It makes its graphical impact really strong and eye-catching!
Red carpet and two happy boys-sounds like a common juxtaposition,but your execution really makes it one of a kind!
Have a nice day
dta (77606) 2014-04-02 0:51
Bonjour PAul ,
Un marque-page très attractif , avec ses motifs rouge vif , et le sourire des deux hommes .
Bien fait .
Hanssie (10790) 2014-04-02 1:27
Heel leuk gedaan, Paul ! !
Royaldevon (38514) 2014-04-02 2:28
This is eye-catching!
A bookmark with a difference!
You have treated us to this fine carpet - so red in the blue mosque, and, also, a couple who are enjoying seeing you and your hobby!
You have presented it very well, too!
Have a great day,
I used to like Roger's work. He is missed!
lousat (90772) 2014-04-02 2:37
Hi Paul,great idea this long long bookmark on this colorful carpet,one of the typical products of these lands and caught in the blue mosque,very very nice perspective and fine details and colors despite the difficult perspective and light.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-02 3:06
like this! It makes for a colourful and effective bookmark image, with the red carpet patterns leading us irresistibly to the two smiling youngsters. It makes for a fascinating and worthwhile image.
Regards - B.
kato (11630) 2014-04-02 3:11
You're capturing well this one scene of Mosque by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see an awaking red caepet in which embroidery was given well and two sitting guys in back. It is glad that the good tradition as a mosque returned.
cornejo (41813) 2014-04-02 3:47
Hi Paul, I like this beautiful bookmark with this good and interesting photograph of this interesting place, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and happy rest of the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
mirosu (16129) 2014-04-02 6:07
Outstanding colourful arrangement in long vertical format. Excellently balance photo. Nice to see the smiling young boys on top of this colourful arrangement.
Very well done.
jhm (152264) 2014-04-02 6:10
Bijna niet te geloven dat u zoiets kon vinden, ik zou zweren dat dit, een copy op copy, maar ik weet dat u dit nooit zou doen, dus een echte foto totaal.
U mag aannemen dat deze foto opnieuw behoort tot de betere op TE, qua kleur en scherpte, onderwerp blijft subjectief, voor de een mooi voor de andere onvoldoende, nooit luisteren naar mensen die leven met afgunst.
Goed foto werk, bedankt.
Groeten uit Oost-Vlaanderen,
saxo042 (37874) 2014-04-02 7:16
The vertical format really emphasizes the strong colours here. The persons at the top of the view are very good for adding a sense of scale and also life.
ikeharel (70753) 2014-04-02 7:30
Blue mosque on the outside and top, Paul, with a stunning red carpet indoor's.
Fine vertical slim cropped image, with the youngsters sitting and smile at you on the right moment.
Well done technical details, I rather see a wider scope, but this would be my private preferences.
dekanski (5182) 2014-04-02 9:30
No specific comments, I just want to say that I like the photo.
holmertz (52086) 2014-04-02 9:41
One obvious advantage of these bookmark photos is that they become so very obvious among the other thumbnails that nobody could overlook them. It's even better if they are almost 20 % red. I like this photo not just for the red vertical but for the combination of a human touch and a work of textile art. The tight cropping has given the pattern of the carpet a zigzag rhythm that may not have been so easily visible if you had shown a mucher large part of it.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-04-02 13:02
non c'è dubbio che questa è la tua foto più originale che hai proposto di questo viaggio in questa regione poco nota.
Un taglio particolare per evidenziare quella che è una delle caratteristiche di questo luogo.
Belli i colori ed efficace la composizione oltre che adeguata all'idea che volevi esprimere.
Ciao e buona notte
emka (96565) 2014-04-02 13:28
hello Paul, Nice bookmark from the blue mosque. interesting pattern of this red carpets.
we were there yesterday and today we had wonderful tfip to Khor Virap and Echmiadzin. The weather was splendid, a mixture of winter and spring. Tomorrow we go to TAtev. The day ended with good supper in Yerevan Tavern.
Warm regards MAlgo
nikkitta (17066) 2014-04-02 15:14
HOw creative way to show part of the interior of the Blue Mosque , with a red croped part in the way of a bookmark with also a good frame and better the smiling faces of the boys at the top
Congrats , well done
fritzi007 (10597) 2014-04-02 16:00
mir gefällt dein Foto sehr weil es lachende Menschen zeigt; die blauen Mosque mit viel rot; Ok.
Ich bin begeistert
Sonata11 (33795) 2014-04-02 23:03
this is really impressive and very beautiful composition. Lovely colors, sharpness, perfect clarity of fabulous details. Perfectly well done. Tfs.
All the best, Barbara
dkmurphys (58072) 2014-04-03 1:00
A great idea for this vertical crop, just perfect for my taste. Well done, beautiful work!
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-04-03 3:41
very successful attempt at the bookmark format. Hope it is not the last one :-) The red carpet with bright pattern on it makes superb subject for the majority of the picture. Two people placed at the top of the composition finish it off in very nice and elegant style. There is a fine contrast between these two parts which is very eye catching.
All the best
williewhistler (16394) 2014-04-03 4:09
Hello Paul,despite,or perhaps because of the low lighting conditions you have taken full advantage of the bright red carpet and it`s design to compose a most striking bookmark,the two seated boys add a great deal of charm to a very well conceived photograph.
Kind regards Les.
baclama (18829) 2014-04-03 4:15
un excellent format que j'aimerai avoir comme marque page!!!
un rouge eclatant et un cadrage audacieux!
ChrisJ (113309) 2014-04-03 9:52
A nice elongated vertical bookmark indeed! Love the warm cold color contrasts between the red and blue and the repetitive patterns of the mosques woven into the carpet culminating in the duo at the back. Good sharpness and excellent informative notes. The yellow green wall at the back balances the colour scheme. Tfs!
jcpix (13916) 2014-04-03 16:25
The Blue mosque in red...what's going on here, do my eyes deceive me?? :) First off, I think the bookmark format works especially well in this instance...the repeating pattern and bold color is enhanced by the slim format. It also aids in the depth, making a natural perception of such. Aside from the technical details, it the smiles of these two young men that steal the show, what a wonderful capture of expression that results in the same reaction from my side...a big smile! A solid concept and execution, well done indeed. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-04-03 20:49
Paul, what a great and very creative bookmark!! lovely theme and colors!!
I like your note!!
photoray (13981) 2014-04-04 7:40
Like everyone else I am attracted to your long vertical view of the bright red artistic carpet with the happy boys on top. Perhaps the only thing to make for an excellent bookmark is to laminate this?
Thanks for sharing,
Cricri (118877) 2014-04-04 11:13
Très réussi ce marque -page, très colorées avec les deux garçons très souriant, belle réalisation
dip (23888) 2014-04-04 14:04
the vivid red color of the carpet dominates the image,good placement of the two young on the top of picture,
thanks for sharing,
ourania (45048) 2014-04-05 2:14
you had a great idea for a bookmark composition, it's original and most attractive. I like very much how you combined the considerable height of the frame with an effective sense of depth, enhanced by the perspective of the repeating patterns. It's fun to find the two smiling guys at the end of the perspective, you enabled them to stand out in this strikingly colourful and graphical area. Lovely work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-04-05 5:14
original format, very nice details and good colors.
batalay (38777) 2014-04-05 16:47
You have written an engaging and informative note to accompany this photo of highly original format. Starting at the bottom and scrolling upward slowly one feels a sense of anticipation. The colors are excellent and the depth-of-field first rate.
Warm regards. Have a good Sunday,
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-04-06 7:09
Congratulations for your idea to take such a frame. Superb result!
Didi (60588) 2014-04-07 3:13
Intéressante profondeur d'image qui met en valeur ce tapis
Il était possible je pense d'obtenir une plus grande image
rychem (35347) 2014-04-07 9:27
This is really an eye catcher, simply a fantastic shot
delpeoples (57678) 2014-04-09 19:28
Salut cher Paul
I am not usually a fan of the Bookmark, but here I must say, you have chosen it to superb effect. I love how you have given so much frame space to the carpet, which by itself is beautiful. The addition of the 2 boys, obviously waiting for Prayers, is a masterstroke. The image is well exposed and composed. There's a slight loss of sharpness of the boys, but in low light conditions and considering your aperture of f/3.1, this was to be expected.
Warmest wishes, nice work
berek (50426) 2014-04-24 23:16
great idea lovely colours and impressive results. congratulations.
Have a nice day.
serp2000 (44075) 2014-04-25 6:23
It's just a good buisiness idea! ;) Very eye-catching photo, excellent bookmark indeed! Well done! You and Malgo just provoke me to visit these Caucasian countries. TFS!
mkamionka (36250) 2014-04-28 14:07
I remember rodgerg indeed! So many people have left.
Very attractive bookmark. I like use of the carpet pattern here as a repeated motif. The boys on top add a very nice touch.
Great idea, very well done,
npecanhuk (75144) 2014-05-10 18:03
Lovely and beautiful picture!
The bookmark format, chosen pov and composition are highlights here! But colors, exposure and level of sharpness pleased me too!
Very good idea and excellent photo job!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your Sunday,
Hansaphotos (8081) 2014-05-22 8:09
Indeed a good idea for a bookmark style of shot. Red is often associated with or symbolizing danger, so in that respect a juxtaposition occurs when we se the smiling faces of the boys. Wonderful daily life scene. Lovely work:) Thanks.
adramad (45354) 2014-05-22 8:14
Fantastic .... like attracts view this spectacular red. a striking and cheerful carpet, with good design, the guys at the bottom are a vital touch on image.
Gorgeous, both the brightness and the sharpness.
Very good job. I love
Have a good day.
tatadalou (7459) 2014-05-26 12:40
Ce format marque-page met bien en valeur ces pièces d'artisanat (qui au passage sont éclatantes de couleurs!) et ce format donne une sensation de profondeur avec ce point de vue bas. C'est presque inattendu de voir ces deux hommes assis au fond. L'un semble très amusé d'être au coeur de tes attentions.
jmdias (63998) 2014-10-08 16:08
interesting use of the vertical format. nice use of personages in the top and the artistic patterns of the carpets. well done.
Noel_Byrne (31006) 2014-10-25 7:30
this is such a unique shot, and a brilliant idea fir the bookmark format. Colors are so lively and vibrant I could not but be drawn to this picture, them the repeating patterns are a real added bonus. Then to tip the image with these watt and genuine smiles is just the icing on the photo cake. Really nicely done, this photo is a heart lesson in photography for me
Matyas (0) 2015-06-04 1:55
Hello Paul! Amazing idea, fantastic vertical format. Perfect exposure and capture. Ideal frame. Great effect. Good luck!