It seemed to me that I was well prepared to my Turkish trip. I had a (long) list of mosques and other interesting places that I wanted to visit, I learned some most important phrases in Turkish, I had three guidebooks and maps but I was wrong! I didn't know very important thing that just in this time was the big festival - Bayram. It was as someone from the Eastern country came to Poland and was surprised about Christmas or Easter. Shame for me. It was a special time when Turkish people traveled a lot - some millions of Istanbul inhabitants went away and other millions came to Istanbul. To most popular places to visit there were big queues. In Kappadokia they couldn't manage these crowds, was quite a chaos. It was also fascinating time, there were some unusual views, as the cows and sheep on the streets of Istanbul whose fate was already decided. And of course the people were interesing too to observe.
I know this photo is not good but I post it anyway as it show the prayers in Yeni Camii - the New Mosque in Eminonu. I was near this mosque everyday walking around Galata bridge and making night shots nearby but I went inside only once. Why I didn't come again to do more decent photos? I do not know.
And it is special place as on the steps of it I met Deniz for the first time :).
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lousat (68735) 2013-10-29 1:04
Hi Malgo,fantastic capture,there is a magnificent 3D effect,great exposure of the different lights and the best details too,not easy without tripod,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
snunney (76556) 2013-10-29 5:09
It is always a pleasure to read your notes and the little anecdotes concerning your travels. Of course, it is always nice to see the accompanying pictures as well:-) I like this shot a lot. Although not quite technically perfect it exudes atmosphere and gives us a flavour for prayer time in the mosque. The two men moving across the frame are a bonus in mind, contributing much to the mood.
holmertz (34775) 2013-10-29 5:13
Although there are minor details that disturb slightly it is an interesting shot with good light and colours. The crowd of praying visitors give the photo its special character. I don't remember if I have ever been inside this mosque. Maybe very long ago but certainly not in recent years.
Sergiom (50794) 2013-10-29 5:21
Je croyais que c'était défendu de photographier les prières dans une mosquée, surtout du fait que tu sois de sexe féminin et on connait bien leur difficulté avec le mélange des genres. Le lustre est magnifique et on se croirait presque sur une piste de danse.
saxo042 (35900) 2013-10-29 7:51
A very impressive interior here and these rings of lamps over the people are a fine part of the picture. Were you really allowed to take photos of the the praying people?
jemaflor (77550) 2013-10-29 11:47
Nice interior with prayers and good ligt capture, well presented, maybe the Fg with the fence would be cropped.
Romano46 (15808) 2013-10-29 12:23
bella ripresa!. Una moschea che vive e non è solo un museo invaso dai turisti è sempre qualcosa di piacevola da vedere, tanto più che la tua ripresa è eccellente per nettezza di dettagli e colore.
Una ripresa in interno fatta a perfezione senza dimenticare le buone regole della composizione con il risultato di aver fatto qualcosa di cui poter essere fieri.
Ciao e buona serata
zoomer (6) 2013-10-29 13:57
This is a spectacular beautiful place.The walking guys are a fact of life and can not be avoided sometimes.I think you did a great job with this picture,all the best Wolf.
elenimavrandoni (12085) 2013-10-29 16:28
Malgo, all I can tell you about this is picture is that it is marvelous, beautiful and very very favorite to me!!
thanks for sharing
jjcordier (70629) 2013-10-29 23:48
Bonne vue intérieure de cette mosquée et des fidèles présents. J'aurais peut-être recadré en supprimant la barrière du premier plan?
Kamilutka (6789) 2013-10-30 8:56
oprocz ciekawego wnetrza prezentujesz takze scene jakze intrygujaca. Podoba mi sie krag swiatla rzucany przez ten ogromny zyrandol, zdecydowanie dodaje to zycia calosci.
macjake (49438) 2013-11-05 4:19
yes, we must all capture a photo similar to this when traveling into Istanbul :)
Its nice that you were able to capture the circular pattern of lights, and even some blue, green and red colors in the stained glass windows.
fun photo :)
see you around