Dome and minarets of a small Jamia Mosque in the city centre of Vientiane located on the bank of Mekong River facing Thailand, Polariser on the lens at capture and nothing added in processing. The simple clear colours really are this vibrant in the late afternoon sun when the light seemed to be striking a right note. I liked the pure simplicity of its architecture..
This mosque was established by the Tamil Muslims many of whom came from the former French-ruled Pondicherry in South India although the first Muslims are said to have arrived in Laos in the early twentieth century when Laos was under French colonial rule. But Muslims form a very insignificant proportion in the predominant Buddhist majority and their number is less than one thousand making Laos possibly the only country with the lowest number of Muslims, and with the least number of mosques in the whole of Asia. There are just two mosques in the whole of Laos, both are located in the city centre; the other is Azhar Mosque which caters mainly to Champa community.
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dta (82960) 2013-12-17 6:40
Hello Abmdsudi ;
As you say , quite simple ; but nevertheless very attractive , for the shapes , colors and contrasts . I like especially the three orange "moons" against the deep blue sky .
mrichat (1755) 2013-12-17 6:51
Agree with Denis. The contrast and the color dragged me here.A very neat and clean picture with great sharpness.The idea of placing the white wall partially diagonal is nice to see here.Looks some thing different with a simple elements. The orange color half-moon against the blue sky is looking great.
Thanks for sharing such a photo.
Fis2 (107448) 2013-12-17 9:09
Your photo is interesting.
Excellent POV and composition.
I like colours and light.
Very good work.
Cricri (126750) 2013-12-17 9:47
Simple mais avec une recherche dans le cadrage pour bien avoir la vue sur les trois lunes, intéressante composition et un super beau contraste des couleurs
pajaran (66338) 2013-12-17 9:49
Interesantan i dobar tekst o dzamiji sa opisom ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana kupola i minaret dzamije.
Dobar rad i kontrast, lepe boje.
Interesting and good article on the mosque with a description ...
Good composition, well demonstrated domes and minarets of mosques.
Good work and contrast, beautiful colors.
All the best.
ourania (51103) 2013-12-17 11:34
the simplicity of this composition is ingenious, there's a wonderful arrangement of perspectives, shapes and colours that, apart from their superb graphical impact, have great descriptive and symbolic value. The textures are magnificent, the colours have a delicious richness and the chromatic contrasts have been enhanced by your light management in a bold and elegant way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
PaulVDV (32723) 2013-12-17 14:05
Tamil people seem to have migrated to many different locations in Southeast Asia. When I was in Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore, I met a lot of Tamils.
I like this simple but wonderful composition, the diagonal line of the wall and especially the strong colour contrast between the bright orange crescents and the deep blue sky.
Also the shadow of one minaret and its crescent on the dome is a beautiful detail.
Best regards, Paul
nikkitta (17068) 2013-12-17 15:50
Not simple but creative composition with super contrast given by the catching sky color
Good also to follow a diagonal with the orange half moons and also to capture a shadow from one of them, good work
Hope to see more about this mosque
kato (11630) 2013-12-17 19:31
You're capturing well this architecture by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the green dome and two minarets with white/green colors and gold symbol as the moon. The whole is harmonized well by beautiful color combinations. And, the diagonal line of white wall in FG draws out a good effect as well as the shadow projected to the dome.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-12-17 23:42
le cadrage, la lumière et les couleurs rendent cette photo très attractive.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-12-17 23:59
magnificent contre-plongée shot!
I like the way you composed and framed it,but also this delightful blue sky making here so lovely backdrop for the scene and helping you to achieve so strong and expressive graphical effect.
gojo (1769) 2013-12-18 2:46
A very attractive image, great perspective that enables focus on the beautiful parta of the structure. The light certainly looks natural and warm.
mirosu (16273) 2013-12-18 3:24
You have produced really striking image here. The best compositions are always the simplest, and your arrangement of the small mosque minarets within the frame certainly has impact. Asymmetrical arrangement creates excellent balance and harmony. The white and deep blue color tones add nice hue to the scene. Well done.
jhm (160941) 2013-12-18 3:51
Lovely picture with the minarets in black and white colour, with the yellow half moon above.
This all against a blue sky.
High quality picture, an excellent subject.
Excellent composition, nice presentation
Very well done, TFS.
Noel_Byrne (33730) 2013-12-18 4:53
I agree wholeheartedly, there is something very appealing and attractive about your composition, the simple but strong and vibrant colors, and the great elements of shape, vertical lines, crescents, domes. All combine together perfectly under this warm bright light and against a fine blue background. The shadow of the crescent on the dome is beautiful too.
All the best
rychem (43360) 2013-12-18 6:10
An unususal way to show a Mosque, original POV, the photo is well composed and the colors attractive
adramad (49992) 2013-12-18 7:45
An image that at first, did not associate with Laos magnificent from your note, I now understand your location in this Buddhist country.
Great POV with the diagonal in the lower part of the image, its white color that contrasts with the green of the dome and the two colors on the ornaments that simulate minarets, the crescent yellow highlights butt on the sky blue.
A very good lighting and optimum sharpness.
Have a good day.
All the best.
danos (103212) 2013-12-18 10:31
nice the view as the presentation of the upper part of the Mosque with the two Minarets to outline perfect against the blue of the sky.
The yellow elements to contrast with the blue and the white colours of the scene.
holmertz (59752) 2013-12-18 11:15
It is interesting to watch this photo which is rather different from what you usually show us. Clear colours, straight lines, distinct features and a bright light instead of the palettes of sunset colours and blurred backgrounds behind wrinkled faces of old ladies. But this is an equally enjoyable photo, where the low POV has made the small mosque look a bit like an abstract design. The dark blue sky suits the golden crescent very well.
mcmtanyel (29700) 2013-12-20 7:34
A simple but effective play of shapes and colors. I love the deep blue and the deep green.
PS. I know you told me before but I forgot and can't find your note mentioning your name. What was it, again?
Waylim (25436) 2013-12-20 16:08
There were some Indians and Pakistani living in Laos when I was little and I went to school with some of them, though I don't know much about their religion. They were not treat very nice because of them being minority, I know that part of it also because my father is Chinese and I was treated differently. Mostly it is children making fun, nothing harmful, but as a child it is hard to feel comfortable when you're minority. I didn't know there is any mosque in Laos, I knew there were some churches and such. Most Laotians are Buddhist. I’m more familiar with temple, Loatian, Vietnamese style temples, Chinese Temples, but they are all Buddhist. I learn something here.
This is a really good photo with deep blue sky and the those golden crescent moon shape monument contrast very beautifullly against the sky.
p.s. Thanks for all the comments on my old posts. Much appreciated.
COSTANTINO (70230) 2013-12-20 23:01
a very clear shot in deep blue
the idea of placing the white is nice
because it creates a dynamic contrast
excellent pov and composition
welldone and wellseen
have a nice weekend
berek (50508) 2016-01-19 19:53
Simple but with a search for framing to have the view of the three moons, interesting composition and a super nice color contrast. take care.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (58262)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-17 6:05