The Khast-Imam complex in Tashkent is a recreated modern site built in the 1990s on an original site. It is a religious centre in Tashkent and a place for worship for Muslim pilgrims. It is situated in the old city area and surrounded by blocks of mud houses.
The ensemble comprises of the Barak-Khana Madrassah of the 16th century, Teleshayakh Mosque, part of which houses an important religious library, the 16th century Kaffal-Shashi mausoleum, which was built over the grave of Abubekr Mukhmmad Kaffal-Shashi, and the Imam al-Bukhari Institute.
This picture is of the Teleshayakh or Khast-Imam mosque from the rear, taken from the central plaza and courtyard behind it. The smaller building right of centre with the blue ribbed dome is the Islamic Library and was constructed to hold the world’s oldest Koran. This is an 7th Century copy that was brought possibly by the Prophet's cousin who is buried at Shah-i-Zindah in Samarkand. There are blood stains down the spine and the sides from when the person is killed. No photography is allowed inside the building.
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holmertz (37033) 2014-07-16 3:55
I like this rather humorous and expressive composition. Everyone who has been touristing in hot climates will recognize the relief of finding shelter in the shade. The contrast between the foeground and the large open space is very strong, but you have handled the difficult light very carefully and every part is correctly exposed. The building across the square is quite beautiful and from this distance it's not possible to see that it's brand new.
everlasting (14343) 2014-07-16 4:15
What a treat to view such a beautiful complex, even though it is new.
I like how we sit and view from the shaded area, the sun looks pretty fierce and harsh out there.
jhm (135096) 2014-07-16 4:19
Wonderful architectural picture in background, nice clear taken.
The people in foreground seating in the shadow, wait on a fresh moment.
Composition and presentation are very well.
Sharpness and clarity make this picture attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
pierrefonds (54904) 2014-07-16 4:28
The presence of the tourist is animating the scene. The distance between the tourist and the Mosque is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the Mosque. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
siudzi (32325) 2014-07-16 4:39
Like this capture presenting this amazing place with superb architecture and the huge squre in front if it. From your selected POV and with the tourists in the foreground it looks really interesting and nice. Well done!
CLODO (28938) 2014-07-16 4:51
the people in FG are a good anchor point, but as they don't look at the camera, we follow them to discover the almost empty sunny place and the colored domes of the mosque.
shreya2000 (813) 2014-07-16 5:12
Very good picture telling a story. Nice colours and composition. Thanks for sharing.
Sergiom (54421) 2014-07-16 5:24
J'aime beaucoup l'idée de garder la petite famille à l'avant plan de cette composition. J'aime aussi le cycliste qui traverse l'espace et la très belle mosquée au loin.
danos (83051) 2014-07-16 6:18
nice the view of the Khast-Imam mosque with the three tourists to sit in the shadow looking the huge but empty square at teh back of it.The brilliant light of the day enhance the vivid colours even more.
bukitgolfb301 (34474) 2014-07-16 21:56
Hi NAMSTE dear Angshuman, how are you?
Sorry for long time no reply due to so crazy busy.
Nice contarst of light and shade with the best balance.
Very fine panfocus framework and composition via appropriate lense usage. Sharp and clear image as usual. Fantatsic postcard presenting Silkroade's chacteritics so well.
All the best and have a good day! Takero from Tokyo
adidas5nb (4480) 2014-07-17 0:09
like the pov with very nice framing.great architecture.
John_F_Kennedy (42026) 2014-07-17 6:13
Splendid view of wonderful mosque, excellent clarity. I like the shadowlike people in the front
macjake (52040) 2014-07-17 21:00
always a pleasure to take a look at your gallery.
this photo is no different.
I have to commend you on this shot - personally I always try to avoid such lighting conditions with varied lights and darks. Even with HDR its really hard to end up with a good photo.
what an attractive shadow portion you have here, and the people in the fg really do make the photo what it is. Without them there'd be a large empty space, dead space.
wonderful shot my friend
pajaran (48369) 2014-07-18 3:12
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o starom gradu i dzamiji sa opisom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa ljudima i arhitektura sa detaljima na fasadi.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article on the old city and a mosque with a description, a nice view and a second ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place shown to people and architecture details on the facade.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
rychem (19427) 2014-07-18 9:00
I guess it was a hot day and the people waited in the shadow, beautiful mosque with minarets in the BG, nice color combination, well done
Didi (55021) 2014-07-18 10:59
Very nice scene with an awesome background
Nice deep composition
One of my old friends was the general manager of the Meridien Hôtel in Tashkent
Fis2 (81876) 2014-07-18 13:21
I like POV and light.
abmdsudi (39522) 2014-07-18 17:37
Lovely the way the wide opened gate guides us into the main interest depicting the architectural beauty without losing detail in shadowed areas. What i like most abt this picture is the light quality with right elements put together and great how the domes' stunning green act as strong pointers leading into the scene. Sharpness is crispy throughout with spectacular details, lively people's presence, and brilliant colours too, Congrats.
Nicou (116224) 2014-07-18 23:05
Avec le découpage de ces personnes en premier plan quelle vue et en fond la belle mosquée la place ces deux minarets qui ressortent et la touche de bleu clair génial.
Bravo et amitié
papagolf21 (83214) 2014-07-19 14:34
Bonsoir cher Angshu,
Bonne idée de mettre les personnages au premier plan pour donner une perspective sur l'édifice de toute beauté.
Le résultat est excellent.
Très bonne soirée.
Graal (95343) 2014-07-21 8:21
nice composition and interesting place here. Amazing monumental architecture in BG. Good shot and presentation from Tashkent. Also interesting informations.
Have a nice day.
ChrisJ (94784) 2014-07-25 11:36
I like the repetition of the turquoise domes on the bg mosques. Good graphism and silhouettes of the fg tourists. They look exhausted and are relaxing for a moment. Excellent sharpness and well composed with good color and saturation. Tfs!
emka (73139) 2014-07-29 23:17
Hello Angshuman, Beautiful photo from Tashkent. The woman's scarf fits beautifully to blue domes. Such a big open space, everyone is looking for some shade. Fantastic architecture of the complex with domes and minarets, it would be great to see it on a big picture and also more closely.
WArm regrads MAlgo
adores (34362) 2014-07-31 14:36
You have a great series from there! I like this one a lot, specially the way you placed the people in foreground, in the shade, and the beautiful mosque in background. Fantastic colours, I really like the blue domes and the bike crossing the square.
cornejo (27959) 2014-08-05 10:25
Hello Angshuman, very good view of this interesting scene of daily life, with interesting and beautiful building of the mosque in the background, very well captured with a great pov in this great and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, depth, light, color and quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
fotka (3257) 2014-08-14 5:37
I like a pictures from the countries not very often seen on TE, and Uzbekistan is on of them.
This is an interesting composition with a people sitting in the shade in the FG and beautiful mosque across the square in the BG. Great quality of the picture as well colors, light, sharpness and interesting note.
Waylim (25034) 2014-08-15 18:13
Excellent shot considering the strong light and contrast. I like that you included the people in the foreground, which makes it challenging to keep the balance between the shadow and light. You did great in both, not over exposing the landscape and yet maintain wonderful details of the people in the foreground with a semi silhouette quality. Excellent quality and good composition.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (54709)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 60D, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 Pro DX, RAW
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Uzbekistan : Land of Golden Smiles
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-16 3:37