Quran's waiting for believers in the shelves of Umayyad Mosque...
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mikele_pl (2400) 2008-06-17 13:45
I remember this place well from my trip to Syria. Very spiritual place, the Umayyad Mosque, indeed. Great photo with vivid colours and excellent sharpness. Thanks for sharing
Jeppo (17639) 2008-06-17 13:49
good POV on the various different books.
a pleasant compo full of colours. nice pattern
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-06-17 13:51
Hi, Deniz -
Very nice and colorful. I just wish you hadn't cut off both the top and the bottom of the books.
Morac (27665) 2008-06-17 14:10
Very nice and colorful.
Colored, graphic, symmetrical: it is superb.
amazon (12112) 2008-06-17 14:28
alt ust cerceve haric herseyi begendim,neden ustte ve altta kitaplarin dogal halini birakmayip sert bir cizgi ile kestin ki?renkler cok guzel ,dusunce de oyle,fakat ben orjinal halini de gormek isterim ws'de,
faubry (35405) 2008-06-17 14:37
very nice books... beautiful colors, graphic shot, well seen..
robiuk (10807) 2008-06-17 14:58
Very well done, Deniz!
I like the colour contrast and composition - also, I like
the way you framed this one.
Excellent work in editing,
Bartleby (13532) 2008-06-17 15:39
Beautiful light indeed on those shelves. The crop, well, i's not always easy to get what you want. I agree with some others it would be better if the books weren't cut off that way but still, that was a good idea and the result works for me anyway.
mariandrea (973) 2008-06-17 21:11
Hi Deniz, nice picture, very good composition, a really good idea, those golden books are amazing. Nice colours and sharpness, chau chau!
mesutilgim (82950) 2008-06-17 21:55
Selam sevgili Deniz,
Güzel ! İyi fikir, iyi çerçeve ve son derece sade bir temadan çok güzel grafik etkisi olan bir iş çıkartmışsın.
Selam ve sevgiler.
PS.Göreme'nin "edepsiz" develerini bekliyorum !
Wanda1 (14982) 2008-06-17 22:33
So many beautiful and intricate details in this shot. The light is just perfect for illuminating these book spines and bringing the best out of them including their colours. I like the best that we can see how much they have been handled and used.
P-S-I-G (25532) 2008-06-17 23:19
So beautiful and precious things.
An excellent tribute to the books.
Very well done.
TopGeo (38202) 2008-06-18 0:14
Hi Deniz! A lot of interest they have externally the books of collection. In a book it measures always his content and what negotiates, but a lot of times drifts also you outside, as in other cases of life. It can you they mislead the externaly beautiful and in internal betrayal.
Floydian (30970) 2008-06-18 0:51
I agree with Dan, but also can understand the problem in not doing that...it's not easy to decide which way looks best. But what i do like and what impresses me most is the exposure. Light must be terrible there, iso 1600 with a tight 1/15 and as result this work...stunning, absolute stunning. I really like to see such dediaction in making a picture. Other people will pass on, but you had something in mind and did it...respect, because the light on the books is amazing. There must be noise at 100%, but here at TE size it looks wonderful.
You did a great job here....hats off..!!!
manub (920) 2008-06-18 1:15
Beautiful picture of such a great and peaceful place. The geographical and linear composition, only slightly disturbed by a few inclined books, works very well to me.
Also technically very impressive given the poor light conditions.
PixelTerror (0) 2008-06-18 1:50
Ah that's a nice display of ancient wisdom here, the level of detail is great so we can enjoy how elaborate these books are, also their variety of colors and their golden highlights. And always that unique Rigoletto Zizo technique ;-)
Have a nice day JY
BennyV (13756) 2008-06-18 2:59
Absolutely beautiful. As a book lover I adore this! Any remarks I might have, were answered in the interesting threads that have already been added. This is why I like TE!
bantonbuju (51781) 2008-06-18 3:02
different covers - but the content is still the same, and has been for ages, and thus its value is beyond dimensions...
sometimes we need this sort of "pattern" photography, provided there is a sens behind...like here...
didemay (2945) 2008-06-18 4:29
Deniz Bey Merhaba,
Raftakilere kitap olarak bakiyorum ve direk rafta bekleyen guzel kitap kokusunu aliyorum. Birbirini tekrarlayan kitap kapaklarindaki altin rengindeki bordurler ve ince detaylar cok guzel bir kompozisyon olusturmus. Alt ve ust kitaplarin butununu gorseydik o zaman kadrajin sag ve solundan hosnut olmayabilirdim. Elinize, gozunuze saglik.
bostankorkulugu (42012) 2008-06-18 6:54
shelves of oriental patterns in vivid colours... üç sıra da tam olsaydı keşke... ben mi çok hinim yoksa bu kuranlar bizim camilerde olsa böyle dizi dizi, üç günde çalınır mıydı...
ninaL (21348) 2008-06-18 11:01
A very good idea...
I have ever seen on TE a photo about books...
And what books...;)
Very good work.
Best regards. Grazyna.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-06-18 11:16
What a stress.....only thinking on reading all that books stresses me hahahahahaha.
Excellent details without tripod...too difficult for me...
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-06-18 12:38
You found great tones and contrasts in this library.
I like this tight framing original idea.
raqiq (59) 2008-06-18 12:45
Nice composition and colours. I really like it. Well done.
Tezic (17867) 2008-06-18 14:02
kadrajdaki simetri ve raflardaki detaylara bayıldım... tebrikler...
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-06-18 14:43
the object-book can be itself a piece of art, many books can make another piece of art and photographying them can make a great graphic shot :)
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-06-19 1:36
acaip guzel gorunuyorlar, hepsi kuran miymis bunlarin? isleme gibi. duvar kagitlari var hatta boyle, bayiliyorum. bunu buyutup bir duvara duvar kagidi olarak kullanamaz miyim? raflarin islemesi de cok guzel.
burGu (4840) 2008-06-19 8:44
Ben olsam kesin yamuk cekerdim, sonra da savunma olarak Kitaplari egik dizmisler derdim... Dolayisiyla sanirim cekmeye hic cesaret edemeyecegim birsey : )
Bu arada hic o kadar cok ve de suslu Kurani bir arada gormemistim. Pazarlama stratejisi dicem... Olmicak... Yoksa olcak mi? Bilemedim...
carper (96) 2008-06-19 10:18
you are an artis without a tripod, good composition, marvelous quality here, a very good photo, well done, have a nice evening Deniz.
Leonidas2008 (0) 2008-06-19 10:53
nothing more to say!
gokanlam (6605) 2008-06-19 11:12
Bu kadar çok kuran ve renkli renkli ne değişik geldi birden gözüme, halı deseni gibi:) eğik duruşları yamukluk hissi veriyor sanki, sağ sol kenarlarda da var mı bi eğiklik, aman gözüm şaşırıyor, göz kontrolüm geldi geçiyo zaten, ihmal etmeyeyim bari:) netlik ve renkler güzel arkadaşım:) ben sana hala normal yorumlar yazıyorum bak:)
marietom (34607) 2008-06-20 8:37
Là, je suis jalouse, non pas de la photo, mais de l'endroit que tu as trouvé. Un trésor de vieux livres, cette image est magnifique !
Graal (96730) 2008-06-20 10:36
very good theme and idea, well realized. I like it a lot. Fantastic pattern, rich palette of colours.
have a nice weekend.
wawa (692) 2008-06-20 10:42
Very nice shot with the golden reflections of the holy books
yedirenk (11244) 2008-06-22 0:34
Merhaba Deniz bey,
Detaylardaki incelik ve güzellik olağanüstü.ışık kullanımı,kadraj ve renklerde enfes.müthiş bir netlik.elinize sağlık.selamlar
doubay (2093) 2008-06-22 16:48
When I saw the thumbnail I thought at first that you captured a bunch of porno-dvd´s.
Now I see that I was wrong. Anyway as we know this makes no big difference for you.
Interesting shot form that great mosque.
efi (5213) 2008-06-23 0:23
kutsal kitapların bu renkli diziminin netliği ve estetiği süper olmuş.tfs.
salvator (19102) 2008-06-24 6:02
Nefis netlik, nefis detaylar ve harika renkler. Mucevher gibi islenmis sanki, detaylar harika.
Eline saglik. Selamlar. Salvator.
batalay (35355) 2008-06-25 4:13
There is a special attraction of libraries and especially hardback books whether I can read them or even agree with them. The brilliant colors and sharp resolution makes this image a work of art, for me abstract art.
Warm regards, Deniz.
mphotographies (1976) 2008-06-25 13:15
Each Quran is intricately printed in elaborate fashion. Not only that but the inlays found on the shelves edges are full of details. The written words found inside these scriptures just exudes from inside out. The rich ornamentation I believe have certain meanings, symbols that represents something of reason. I just can't look away, amazing work that is.
Benedict (7076) 2008-07-02 22:31
who would ever thought of taking a foto of these files of Holy Books but someone with the caliber and the eye for beauty?
that's you, Deniz! simply awesome!!
AnaRita (1741) 2008-07-20 4:51
Love to see shelves full of these ancient colored books. Thanks for sharing,
oreyd (437) 2008-09-18 22:31
lovely foto, the colors and composition are extraordinary, you have an excellent eye!
Edgar_Delacroix (557) 2008-11-06 8:44
Great capture, i love all those golden motifs.
serp2000 (39506) 2014-05-01 5:56
I see you have visited Syria in the quiet peaceful times.
Very nice picturesque composition, perfect sharpness. Good title and clever frame.
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (34255)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-03
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 18-55 mm
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/15 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-06-17 13:38
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