Worshippers in Jama Mosque taking a short break in between prayer times away from all the noise and hectic life outside. The air is pregnant with immense serenity in a state of pure calmness..
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ciakgiak (30407) 2012-11-20 5:41
ancora una volta hai saputo sfruttare al meglio quella splendida luce che si posa sulle spalle dell'uomo seduto! La foto è per questo motivo molto affascinante e splendidamente realizzata. Complimenti per la magica atmosfera.
Un caro abbraccio
pascal13 (2098) 2012-11-20 6:37
A quiet atmosphère emerges of this image and this place.The two men are well placed in this ray of light.The composition is neat and the management of the light is perfect. The depth of field is sufficient to see the details of the columns in the background.
GREGG (7888) 2012-11-20 6:37
well composed photo,
I like the atmosphere
meditation , great shadows and light
dkmurphys (47798) 2012-11-20 6:51
Lovely scene in great management of lights and colors. Well taken, have a fine evening.
holmertz (38851) 2012-11-20 7:23
The two men are nicely seated in the light, whereas the rest of the room is shaded. There are lots of fine architectural details to be enjoyed and admired. I often appreciate the very calm and relaxed attitude in many mosques. Maybe it has something to do with the carpets which make the sounds so much softer than in churches.
yquem46 (38382) 2012-11-20 7:25
A superb moody shot with these 2 men chatting/praying in the shaft of light among the darkness
Very elegant and maybe symbolic
have a nice day, best regards
pajaran (49784) 2012-11-20 9:05
Lep pogled na vernike, i unutrasnjost dzamije ...
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lep trenutak sa svetlom.
Lepa unutrasnjost dzamije i trenutak sa vernicima.
Nice view of the faithful, and the mosque ...
Good image sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Good content and composition, beautiful moment with light.
Beautiful interior of the mosque and the second with the faithful.
All the best.
Didi (55681) 2012-11-20 9:10
Very nice spotlights on the subjects with a dark background.
Good lights management, peaceful ambiance
Fis2 (83342) 2012-11-20 9:25
Interesting scene and interior.
Curious light and super colours.
Photo has climate.
Cricri (103343) 2012-11-20 9:53
Une atmosphère de silence et de calme ressort bien de cette image, bon placement des personnes assit dans la lumière, jolie scéne et moment capturer
ourania (28576) 2012-11-20 10:19
I like very much the perspective and the composition that show us enough of the mosque to create a context but not enough as to undermine the suggestiveness and mystery of the ambiance. There's great depth and sense of space and the two men have chosen a spot where a very sweet, warm and reassuring light falls gently on them. I love the play of light and shadow on them. The shade all over the frame is not cold at all, it seems to have filtered some of the warmth of the light. Your title is totally justified. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Noel_Byrne (22260) 2012-11-20 13:56
Not only have you captured a beautiful interior shot, of a special moment, and with what looks like really difficult lighting, but you have also captured the atmosphere that you have descibed as well. There is a sense of calm, far from the maddening crowds, and even the posture of the two mens speaks this loudly. I love how they are illuminated like this. Beautifully seen, and captured.
All the best
adores (35196) 2012-11-20 16:44
I recognize the columns, but this time I guess it's the men's turn:)!
I also like this one! The same religious atmosphere, the magical light... Another good and orginal work!
aliabazari (13473) 2012-11-20 20:18
Hi abmdsudi Dear
Register nicely done. Excellent exposure and composition. There are well my friend.
Graal (96056) 2012-11-21 0:02
an interesting mini serie from mosque. Good shot and captured scene. I like the architecture and game of light with shadows also.
Have a nice day.
SnapRJW (30199) 2012-11-21 0:45
Hello Abmdsudi - The two figures could not be better placed for your lens, the patch of light falls beautifully over them adding a wonderful highlight and contrast to the shady detail of the mosque. Atmospheric and very well seen and managed. Have a wonderful day. Rosemary
CLODO (29804) 2012-11-21 1:37
Always pictures which tell a story, with human presence, and here a superb light to enhance their presence. As you say, it seems it's a quiet moment.
eldancer1 (26228) 2012-11-21 6:24
Indeed! Fantastic composition and it does convey a sense of tranquility. Great lighting and good dof with sharp details. Very well done, tfs.
adramad (36425) 2012-11-21 7:45
Another superb composition inside this mosque, the image certainly conveys the feeling of peace and quiet, as you say in the title, the twilight atmosphere contributes to, superb image of the two men, who seem cut in relief, by effect of the area of light that strikes them.
Ideal sharpness, where you can admire the beautiful arches and capitals, the intimate atmosphere of the light is very well done.
Have a nice day.
krzychu30 (15354) 2012-11-21 8:09
Tranquility,but also reflection and meditation speaks through this scene.I love the way you composed it from aside,as a silent watcher and this beautiful,soft light creating here so nice and moody atmosphere.Very meaingful composition.You have great eye for such scenes.This one is definitely a pleasure for our eyes.
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-11-21 11:08
Ola Abmdsudi ,
Que bela atmosfera com estes dois homens a rezar nesta mesquita , gostei muito da luz suave , belos detalhes de arquitetura de fundo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
fabbs99 (16147) 2012-11-21 11:46
Excellent use of natural lights inside the Grand Mosque to get the desired effects.I love this shot for its sharpness and spontaneity.Very well done.TFS.
Highmountains (2255) 2012-11-21 22:06
The soft light that falls on a patch where the two persons are sitting is a fantastic capture.
The whole photograph creates a milieu of serinity and calm.
The subdued light that shows the decorated columns, makes the photograph so much more attractive.
Thanks for sharing.
Schnappilic (9690) 2012-11-22 2:13
A special atmosphere and a perfect equilibrium, The moment was perfect for his huge picture. Congratulations!
All the best!
jemaflor (82268) 2012-11-22 4:02
Well taken, I like this composition and these two personns with a superb light, the contrast is well managed, tfs.
kato (11630) 2012-11-22 5:56
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the inside and worshippers of Mosque. It's impressive in the architecture design of pillar or slide, too. A worshiper seems to be absorbed in meditation. It seems that this has projected peculiar human psychology in every religion.
clic (14634) 2012-11-22 8:10
I see a piece of art masterly executed with great respect for the highlights.
The outstanding result enhances the mystic mood, protecting the aura enveloping those two devotees from distracting decor details.
annjackman (18585) 2012-11-22 8:19
Another atmospheric capture where you have used the available light very well. I like the way that the BG is darker so that all the attention is on the men.
Kind Regards, Ann
amaryllis (33826) 2012-11-22 8:27
très belle photo où la lumière ne porte que sur ces personnes et tout le rest dans le sombre
c'est excellement fait*bravo
marabu61 (7877) 2012-11-22 10:23
What a beautiful and serene scene, so unusual for the usually very busy Jama mosque. Great how the two worshippers are lightend by the sun, while the rest sinks in the shadows.
Superb picture indeed.
have a good time
bayno (18342) 2012-11-22 10:25
A very special atmosphere, the two men are serious and concentrated, masterly handling of light and excellent framing, I can hear the silence and special light...
rychem (21017) 2012-11-23 10:29
Moody photo to think, great use of light, perfectly composed
willperrett (6449) 2012-11-24 2:29
I'm not religious myself, but can appreciate the feeling of calm and repose that this photograph emanates. I've come to the conclusion that one of your "sigantures" is the use of low-key lighting, and I love these dark, perhaps solemn, but quiet, peaceful images you make. This one is classic in its composition, and the beautiful rim lighting is just the lift the image needs. If I were religious I'd be tempted to read symbolism into the patch of sunlight picking out these two!
Bartleby (13532) 2012-11-24 11:21
I'd missed this one! It is absolutely gorgeous! Love the light and the atmosphere. Straight into my favs!
josepmarin (57639) 2012-11-26 3:29
I like the beautiful effect of chiaroscuro that you offer us in this precious capture.
Both men sitting on the carpet, under the sunlight, and the architecture of the mosque in the semidarkness, create a very photogenic and spontaneous scene, which you have caught skillfully.
A great work, my friend.
delpeoples (52871) 2012-11-26 6:02
Yes, we can feel the serenity here. The man closest to the camera looks deep in thought. Or else he's staring at the tear in the old carpet? I really like the play of light and shade here and how you have positioned your subjects on the left, balancing the frame superbly with the architecture on the right. A photo is exquisite sensitivity and skill.
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-11-29 12:00
what perfect light, Abmdsudi! That these two happen to be sitting in exactly the right spot for this shot is fortuitous, but your careful framing and exposure is wonderful as well. Great detail in the shadows, especially the serious looks on their backlit faces.
PS - I tried a B&W conversion of my recent image per your and Rosemary's suggestion; though I think I still prefer the color version, I can certainly see the merit in B&W.
adidas5nb (4690) 2013-05-30 5:11
beautiful light in this typical indian set up,and the men sitting and placed in the correct position.like the architectural details in the pic.well seen and shot.
nikkitta (14036) 2013-09-04 11:37
The title tell us the ambiance and the light falling on the prayers men created a mysterious effect, as is their God were listening, illuminating them
Touching capture, well done
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (41422)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-27
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2012-11-20 5:26