This is another photo of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. The mosque was a great lesson in modern and islamic architecture. This is a hallway outside of the inner courtyard which houses the main prayer hall. There are corridors and walkways all around the mosque and one could spend hours just looking at all the tilework and marble, not to mention the carpets and chandeliers in the main hall. A spectacular work of art to commemorate the Sultan.
Each one of my photos of the mosque have a little bit of info not included in the next. Just trying to keep things different. I received alot of good feedback from my last upload of the mosque so I figured I would go with it.
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Lanbowen (154) 2007-04-28 12:53
Nice picture, nice colors and very sharp but it would be nice if you have one person in a traditional dress walking there...
umbrellaphotos (1901) 2007-04-28 13:17
Pretty cool shot here - you framed your image nicely and the composition is exactly how I would have done it as well. Great colors and exposure.
Thanks for sharing,
AnidaK (49) 2007-04-28 13:19
great, perfect symmetry, good sharpness and colours
besnard (55117) 2007-04-28 13:38
Joli cliché de cette mosquée construite de pierres aux couleurs chaudes. Belles couleurs. Les reflets sont bien saisis et l'ensemble est très agréable à regarder.
Merci pour le partage et bon week-end.
angelsimon (2466) 2007-04-28 13:38
A great great shot. Perfect frame, perfect exposure, wonderfull colors and a very beautiful subject. All it makes a very nice picture. Congratulations.
Partha_c (2029) 2007-04-28 14:11
Hi John. A beautiful shot of perfect geometry of symmetry. Great. Regards.
lasscor (7640) 2007-04-28 14:20
A second beautiful architectural composition.
Lovely rose marble.
Nice pov, dof, perspective, colors, light, reflection effects and sharpness.
oanna (1202) 2007-04-28 14:36
hello john,indeed a celebration of islamic architecture,i like the details in your photo as well as the light and the symmetry.lovely woowork and chandeliers.
keep posting from this location
thor68 (5586) 2007-04-28 14:52
wow, spectacular view inside the hallway, john! :-)
terrific symmetrical composition with wonderful colors, lighting and reflections on the mirrorlike floor.
well seen & captured, thor.
pedrocarmo (1295) 2007-04-28 15:14
Very good composition and POV.
The reapeating arcs realy give us a sense of infinity.
sacimar (26205) 2007-04-28 18:31
great photo, good colours and sharpness,
jjcordier (79074) 2007-04-29 1:54
Magnifique, John! Très belle photo, superbement composée où les reflets contribuent à donner un aspect graphique superbe. Très bonne exposition et splendide gestion de la lumière. Peut-être aurais-tu pu essayer de redresser légèrement les verticales en haut de l'image?
Perro (262) 2007-04-29 23:50
Wow! A perfect perspective photo!
Very good composition.
Sharpness, light, details.....excellent.
Nice reflexion, great colors and a perfect geometry of symmetry.
Congradulations and thank you for sharing!
My bests regards,
sarahnatalie (697) 2007-04-30 9:21
This is very nice- good clean lines, great symmetry, nice framing. I can't decide if I like this one or your previous one better; they are both very good. Well done!
ViktorVaughn (1521) 2007-05-01 0:38
Though this one is your most popular of your set, I feel as if this photo is lacking in something. It feels a bit empty (perhaps that's why people like it), but for me, I find it less interesting than your other posts of this wonderful mosque. Regardless though, you have captured it well, with great symmetry and the reflection (you have great lighting in your photos from this day, what time were you there?)
gabrielpat (7163) 2007-05-03 19:56
encore une belle image aux perpectives impéccables.la couleur claire et les reflets sur le marbre augmente encore cet effet.bien vu.
grantlp (2113) 2007-05-28 9:35
I've missed alot of your photos lately, so am happy to be able to catch up. I really like this shot which has an abundance of repitition of shapes, shadows and objects as you look down the corridor. The reflection in the tiling is particularly good and adds a "spark" to the image. Nice one.
rminkow (1556) 2007-08-07 17:27
Hi John...I love looking at your pictures because I like all of them. This one is so clear and the composition is so good that it really makes most of the other similar shots on the site look pretty amateurish...Beautiful phtotograph.
MadraRua (887) 2007-08-18 5:56
those views are really good. Nice depth, tones and refelctions.
Maybe you should consider correcting the perspective in PS.
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-09-16 21:42
Browsing your interesting gallery, with many good pictures, I stopped on this one.
I like this type of photos, arches, symmetry, emptiness.... you added a wow level of sharpness... and voila.. a great contribution to TE!.
Waiting for your 100th!!
- Copyright: John Paskey (happypoppeye) (4819)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot G6, ISO 50
- Exposure: f/2, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Mosques around the world (I) (Arab countries) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-04-28 12:48
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