In one of my previous posts ( Sorry, lady, I wasn't pointing at you! ), I have described the reasons that make Komotini such a unique place for Greece, about the Muslim minority etc.
Here you see one of the greatest Mosque of the town, Yeni Camii (I think it means "New Mosque"), the other one is Eski Camii (it means "Old Mosque"), although Yeni Camii is older than the other. The wall that you see on the left side of the picture belongs to the clocktower that has become the "trademark" of Komotini, and you will see it also in one of my future posts.
On the yard of the mosque you can find the office of the Mufti of Komotini, Mr Tzemali Metso, the spiritual leader of the Muslims of Komotini. I thank him from my heart, because he gave me permision to photograph the interior of the Mosque, during prayer (you 'll see a photo of that soon).
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ymrk (15079) 2008-12-21 4:15
Kalispera Hercules ;
This is different mosque,and interesting...
Very nice exposure time and outlook.
Good timing with working...
Wonderful technic as wonted...
Have a nice everday,
Hunkar (7236) 2008-12-21 4:27
ahmetgedikli (25605) 2008-12-21 4:44
Beautiful architecture, wonderful scenery with superb light and colors. Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice sunday.
JLG (2086) 2008-12-21 4:46
une magnifique photo !!!!
les couleurs de la nuit sont superbement bien gerée sans perte de details
l'ambiance de la photo est magique
du grans art
tober (8797) 2008-12-21 5:11
Kalimera Hercules, excellent blue hour photo from Gümülcine (Komotini). If you don't mention in the title and in your note, we can take it as a view from Turkey.
Just to clarify something in your note; there are 2 Muftis. One of them is the one which was elected by the Turkish minority, and the other one -which is mentioned in your note- is the one who was appointed by the government.
ChrisJ (113257) 2008-12-21 5:16
Wonderful colour contrasts between the blue & yellow. Superb sharpness, & well composed. Seasons Greetings!
Aviller (3866) 2008-12-21 5:22
Fantastic exposure and a great sky. The composition is really nice as well. I'm not sure whether I'd have preferred the picture w/o the building on the left being in it or not. On the one hand I feel like it is a bit of a distraction, on the other it does add something to the shot as well. I guess it works either way.
Sharpness is great as well. You almost feel like you can touch those coppercolored roof tiles.
Gerrit (51935) 2008-12-21 5:30
beautiful composition and fantastic colors. A beautiful place and all the elements are in perfect balance.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-12-21 5:32
Hi dear Hercules
Fine colourful picture with the Mosque
Excellent POV and light management.
All the best
vasilpro (41309) 2008-12-21 6:11
Όμορφα χρώματα σε μια πολύ ωραία σύνθεσή σου, από την πόλη της Κομοτηνής.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-12-21 6:43
Geia sou Irakli kai xronia polla
Pragmatika aisthisi Anatolis me ton minare kai ta dentra fotismena, stin ble ora vevaia, tin adinamia sou. To orthio kadro iperoxo kai oi leptomereies lamperes.
Na peraseis kala tis agies meres ki elpizo na ta poume ki apo konta
amaryllis (36895) 2008-12-21 6:51
un superbe cadrage sur cette mosquée à l'heure bleue avec une bonne lumière sur les côtes et dans l'arbre
une photo superbe
mesutilgim (95050) 2008-12-21 7:02
Hi dear Hercules,
You absolutely deserve the right to carry this name ! Your heart is that of Hercules and also your photographers skills !
Who otherwise would be able to create scuh an artisanal picture from this simple view !
Wonderfull light management with great colors and perfect graphism. And last but not least, very nice usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
anokutan (15097) 2008-12-21 7:36
Very nice exposure time and outlook.
Good timing with working.Thanks for sharing.Regards.
ciakgiak (30431) 2008-12-21 8:11
What do you think if I say you that I'm envious of this photo? :-))). The colors and atmosphere you've created are superb,
beautiful sky and white branches on the right.
A greeting dear, MERRY CHRISTMAS my friend.
bema (26425) 2008-12-21 9:03
Kalispera file mou,
beautiful nightshot, in best quality like almost every picture from you..my great respect and compliments..
have a fine week or holidays ??, Yassou Bernd
Dragut (14) 2008-12-21 10:59
Très impressionnante, des couleurs riches avec une construction sur plusieurs plans et le tout avec des écarts de contrastes importants.. bien géré.
mehmetemin (7231) 2008-12-21 11:38
Good composition! Very nice colors.
Sne011 (3084) 2008-12-21 13:37
This is magical, like a cartoon fairytale. Amazing vivid colors and great composition. I like your title, but where's Scheherazade? :)
Have a nice week,
jonathan_hart (21276) 2008-12-21 13:37
nice various contrasted, excellent lighting, you got an interesting idea of composition
dip (23888) 2008-12-21 13:57
Geia sou Irakli,
poli kalos fotismos kai oraia entona xromata kai pano ap'ola mia katapliktiki sunthesi!
emilbo (22616) 2008-12-21 14:12
Excellente photo de nuit et j'aime bien le titre aussi. Pour l'éclairage, on ne peux mieux et les couleurs sont fantastiques, bel harmonie avec le superbe ciel bleu. Beau travail et bonne exposition.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-12-21 14:13
Great blue hour shot with beautiful details and lights. The vertical composition is very spectacular, the colours are wonderful. Fabled mood, indeed. Congratulations. Have a nice week!
alvaraalto (12052) 2008-12-21 14:30
This deep, deep blue is one of my favourite colours in painting. In Holland it is seldom seen in the real sky. Maybe someday in a late summer evening, but even than not so blue as in this interesting picture, completed with a even interesting info.
gneufeld (15890) 2008-12-21 18:43
A most unusual perspective but one that surely catches the eye. Good colors and interesting shape sand angles. TFS. Gerald
syrus_persia (2270) 2008-12-22 0:14
Good point of view.
Very interesting light and bright.
Very good info.
portmanndominic (2400) 2008-12-22 3:40
Irakli Geia sou
nice blue POV , very good general construction of the picture , contrast and colors nice and well balanced
Good and util Note
Kielia (24077) 2008-12-22 7:00
I think this is one of your most harmonious compositions! Fascinating structures of the buildings, the strong colors and an excellent management of the light are really creating a fairy-tale like atmosphere. A great capture!
With my best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
carper (96) 2008-12-22 7:02
very beautiful Hecules,
a fine composition and a nice one to look at I like the format and the quality,
very good photo job, a good Xmas for you and your family.
Longroute (19396) 2008-12-22 8:11
undoubtley the architecture is intriguing enough but the strong point of the whole photo are the intense colours which make such a impressive cromatic contrasts. A good job in pp beside that of composing it.
My best wishes for the season,
Dyerco (10185) 2008-12-22 21:25
Another fine shot at the blue hour. Well composed with the building acting as a frame to hold the eye in.
clio (27961) 2008-12-23 15:29
Geia sou Hrakli,
Your title is magnificently chosen to accompany this blue sky, the silvery tree and the golden mosque.
We dream by looking at this image. All the dreams of the East!
elihesamian (26149) 2008-12-25 11:56
Hello dear Hercules,
Nice to see this scene of the story and legends of the 1001 nights :)
Perfectly captured with an excellent sharpness and colors,what a blue !
and I like the way you composed it vericaly with strong composition.nicely done !
Best To You and Yours and
Merry Christmas and Happy new Year
japiey (10163) 2008-12-29 4:21
Colourful, and Lyrical !!
Enjoy the new year..
Emile (20352) 2008-12-30 19:44
Fantástica foto de la pagoda tomada en la noche durante la hora azul, tiene muy buenos colores, marco y composición. Tu POV es muy bueno y la calidad de tu foto es excelente. Esta muy bien captada. Buen trabajo mi amigo.
Aunque tarde te deseo a ti y tu familia unas felices navidades.
Un fuerte abrazo.
ekinokswest (2994) 2009-01-01 7:37
this photo reflects the beauty of night that can be seen at any Agean town . and what makes it more special is the positive effect on the photo without even including the sea.
Yves-triga (5149) 2009-01-05 4:14
Yes,it's my for seconde time,i like this night view too.
You put more shoot information on this one,i understand better iso200 !!! i try it with my apn,just to see.
Great sky colors,good composition.
pasternak (15185) 2009-01-09 12:15
A good night shot with balanaced composition and light management, saturated colors shine from the monitor :)
Leconte (5795) 2009-10-31 3:46
Gamme de coloris magnifique dans cette composition ou le bleu nuit profond met en valeur la pierre de la mosquée, et l'exposition sur les branchages comme une dentelles découvrant le minaret...
- Copyright: Hercules Milas (Cretense) (68703)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-12-15
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/8, 26 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Religions, Greek nights (part 2) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-12-21 4:11
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