On my second trip to Turkey I made sure to get in touch with Cagla Caglar and Izzet Keribar. Mesut Ilgim couldn't make it due to a prior engagement.
I had a wonderful time with my Turkish friends and Izzet had a treat for us when he decided to take us to a rooftop restaurant so that we could enjoy the scenery. It was a privilege to have such a marvelous view of Istanbul and in particular of Hagia Sophia. And to top it off, the light was enchanting.
I tried to convince Izzet to come back to TE, but he is a very busy man and his photographic genius is in constant demand. He travels the world on different photographic assignments and holds regular lectures.
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Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-07 5:11
nice to have read about your trip to Turkey and you having good time there. The view you managed to catch from this balcony is really pretty and different from other Hagia Sofia pictures.
The light you had was very pretty and made the colors warmer and richer. The other buildings in front of the church and some greenery make good foreground for this composition.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
macjake (52202) 2014-02-07 5:37
rooftop restaurants always sound nice!
what was the food like?
I know the view was great!
lovely light you captured here, very sweet indeed. I'm sure this photo reminds you of a great experience.
beautiful mosque and photo all around.
TE meetings are what make this website special.
mirosu (12558) 2014-02-07 5:50
Beautiful view of famous Hagia Sophia. The mosque is in superb late afternoon sunlight, excellent contrast against blue sky.
Very well done.
Wish you a very nice weekend.
dta (63008) 2014-02-07 5:59
Hello Klaudio ,
Evening or morning light ? I don't know ... but a woderful light on the famous Hagia Sophia , with very elegant clouds decorating the sky .
A fine capture .
annjackman (17797) 2014-02-07 8:01
How wonderful to met up with these TE friends at such an interesting place. The light is magnificent even lighting up parts of the darker FG.
Kind Regards, Ann
siudzi (32381) 2014-02-07 14:08
This is a great and very elegant presentation of this amazing architecture. For sure, the warm afternoon lights captured on the mosque made the scene simply fantastic. Like it a lot! TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
jhm (135254) 2014-02-08 0:41
Your second trip to Istanbul has wonderful pictures completed.
We get these mosque with foreground on a wonderful way.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-02-11 22:04
This a fantastic shot of this magnificent Hagia Sophia Mosque(on my to visit list).
As you say splendid light giving the mood a calmness and warmth.
Well managed and presented, Tfs.
Trust you are well.
Angshu (54759) 2014-02-12 21:20
Indeed the light you got is delicious! It would have been good if we also got in touch with Izzet...but knowing his statute, we did not venture.
Fine image of the landmark building from a vantage location!
nedasepanloo (214) 2014-02-23 11:55
A perfect view of aya sophia ! Well done Klaudio . Sooo beautiful
kato (11630) 2014-02-25 12:39
Hi dear Klaudio,
You're capturing well this architecture by a good angle and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the tasteful Hagia Sophia with dome roof and four towers. It looks like the masterpiece of Islamic construction. And, it harmonizes beautifully with the surrounding greenery and blue sky.
omid266 (3278) 2014-03-03 19:57
** Salam, Hi Klaudio,
An excellent image from this great Mosque,
very nice captured ,excellent view, well done friend,
Thank you for sharing this image,
Regards , Omid
tulipan7 (628) 2014-03-09 5:09
Koji krasan pogled... Pity parts of Aya Sofia were under renovation but that certainly wasn't your fault... Even the sky cooperated for a great photo...
Wanda1 (14942) 2014-05-31 5:59
I was going through your gallery as I have missed many shots and this one caught my eye. You have managed to get great clarity here and the light on this iconic building certainly brings out its beauty. I like that you chose a vertical format to include the lovely clouds and sky as well as some of the interest on the foreground. I see that it was under restoration but it does not detract too much.