Bukhara, Unesco WHS, was historically one of the great trading cities along the Silk Road is more than 2,000 years old. It is the most complete example of a medieval city in Central Asia, with an urban fabric that has remained largely intact.
Monuments of particular interest include the Kalyan Ensemble, a masterpiece of 10th-century Islamic architecture and a large number of 17th-century madrasas.
Picture of the external porch of Kalyan Mosque, Bukhara
WShop: Kalyan mosque, general view of the main entrance
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dkmurphys (46140) 2013-08-09 9:35
Impressive decorations of those walls. The presence of the people is showing how impressive the religious structure is.
Well taken, have a fine weekend.
EstudioChispa (1888) 2013-08-09 9:42
Your foto successfully displays the amazing details in the porch of this mosque. The craftsmen did fantastic work, and you have presented it in good light, with a scene made more interesting by the inclusion of the two figures. Well done!
Cricri (101211) 2013-08-09 9:46
Un choix du cadrage dans un jeu d'ombre et de lumière, une architecture magnifique intéressante dans sa décoration, belle complémentaire en WS, les personnes donne une évaluation importante de la mosquée
Noel_Byrne (20698) 2013-08-09 10:32
A very impressive place, the artwork is a sight to behold. I love that captured this in light and shade making the image even more interesting, and the two men add very good scale, and another element of shadow! Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend.
pajaran (48369) 2013-08-09 12:16
Dobar tekst o starom gradu i dzamiji ...
Lep pogled na ulaz u dzamiju i posetioce ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
Good article on the old city and a mosque ...
Nice view of the entrance to the mosque and visitors ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work with a lovely photograph of the workshop.
All the best for the weekend.
Fis2 (81876) 2013-08-09 14:06
A very curious building,
Good frame and colors.
bayno (18342) 2013-08-10 2:22
a location really interesting and fascinating, beautiful decorations and colors, excellent light and composition with the two traditional figures intent on talking to each other, good job related to WS, top quality work ....
have a good WE...
mjw364 (6998) 2013-08-10 3:52
Unmistakable Islamic artwork in the architecture here. Nice light and shade and the men as a focal point make it.
holmertz (37033) 2013-08-10 7:56
This is one of many fine examples of impressive and beautiful architecture in Uzbekistan. The contrasts of blue and light brown tiles is very beautiful. The two men, wearing the traditional fur hats, provide life and a sense of dimensions.
adramad (35301) 2013-08-10 8:48
Wonderful image with the arched entrance to the mosque, beautiful geometric play with bricks and superb design and colors of the tiles, the two men at the entrance to give us the superb proportions of this entry.
I visit this city many years ago, but I've forgotten much of its famous monuments.
Nice day which gives a wide range of colors.
Sensational is light and good sharpness.
Enjoy the weekend.
All the best.
jemaflor (80650) 2013-08-10 9:21
Interesting architecture well presented with this frame, good light management and good human presence, tfs.
kato (11630) 2013-08-10 9:44
You're capturing well this architecture by a goos angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the outer wall of this mosque with unique geometic design. Blue color matches well with thin brown. And, thw shadow projected to the wall draws out an additional good effect in this image.
marina7 (8049) 2013-08-10 13:44
you've got amazing color palette here, the beautiful mosque is in perfect harmony with the blue sky. The tracery on the walls is very artistic and elegant and the presence of the men makes the whole scene vivid and alive. Excellent work!
krzychu30 (15332) 2013-08-10 14:09
the Mosque looks really beautiful(its architecture and all these tiles make it really captivating).
I like your presentation of it!Although you used common 18mm lens we get here nice wide-angle impression of the scene.Also the imclusion of these two mens is crucial for the scene and its perception.And kast thing-color scheme of the image and especially blue tones,which animate so lovely the whole picture.
adidas5nb (4480) 2013-08-10 17:39
very nice shot.love the architecture and the colors.beautiful side light with shadows.great framing and pov.like the humans and their placement.
bukitgolfb301 (34474) 2013-08-10 18:12
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Great silk-road image full of nostalgy.
Greatly sharp and clear prsentation as usual.
Ya this country is best match with blue, I know.
Thanks a lot and have a good Sunday! Takero
mirosu (12518) 2013-08-10 19:21
Hello Abmdsudi my friend,
Thank you very much for all your nice comments to my modest photo work.
You are presenting excellent details from unique mosque in famous Bukhara town. I was reading about this interesting town but never managed to get there.
I like the nice wall details and the superb light & shadow play. The two men add nice life to the scene. Excellent photo. Greetings, Miro
Graal (95343) 2013-08-10 23:39
interesting patterns and details of mosque facade. Fine composition with two men. Good WS also. Pity that here can't doing WS, perspective need correction.
Have a nice day.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-11 5:52
Very wonderful photo from this so unique country.Very nice lightning usage,colors and POV.Splendid framework too.
Have a nice day
ourania (26316) 2013-08-11 8:01
the architecture and the art that decorates the mosque are magnificent. I like very much that your composition gives us both a glimpse of the grandeur of the building and a closer look to the eleborate decorative patterns that grace its walls. The people add interest and daily life reference. The alternation of vivid warm and cold tones is delightful, the dark entrance is very attractive and suggestive. The workshop picture is a wonderful addition to this one. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
Schnappilic (9686) 2013-08-11 9:13
Beautiful scene with these two people discussing in front of the mosque. Also I like the light and the architecture. Congratulations!
papagolf21 (83214) 2013-08-12 0:06
La présence des personnages donne l'échelle de l'édifice.
La beauté architecturale est magnifique et impressionnante.
Un grand merci pour ce partage.
shevchenko (19051) 2013-08-12 20:47
Good frame to show the magnificent architecture, it is just amazing fully decorate with carvings in variety type of patterns, it is colourful too, nice WS photo to show the beautiful facade, distinct photos, good shoot.
eldancer1 (25135) 2013-08-13 7:45
I really admire those artists who creates those beautiful and colorful mosaic. This looks like a beautiful and nicely designed building. Good pov and it has good dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
mcmtanyel (10429) 2013-08-13 18:39
Hi Abu Hassan,
Beautiful tones of blue! Thanks for sharing these beauties from Uzbekistan, I am kind of curious about the place.
Angshu (54709) 2013-08-16 4:15
Loved the workmanship on the mosque facade especially the blue mosaics. The Ws picture is great as well. The two men offers good scale. The details are amazing, the calligraphy & textures on stones - all of these come together to create a wonderful image!
mkamionka (29199) 2013-08-19 7:21
I have heard about this spectaculat town before and seen some photos as well.
This is a very attractive presentation here with the two people in traditional hats (I guess) adding some more life to wonderfully decorated architecture. Great light with nice play of the light and shadow.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (39522)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 320 Raw, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-09 9:30