Image of ORTAKOY Mosque, take on the Istanbul TE meeting.
Ortaköy Mosque, officially the Büyük Mecidiye Camii (Grand Imperial Mosque of Sultan Abdülmecid) in Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Turkey, is situated at the waterside of the Ortaköy pier square, one of the most popular locations on the Bosphorus.
The original Ortaköy Mosque was built in the 18th century. The current mosque, which was erected in its place, was ordered by the Ottoman sultan Abdülmecid and built between 1854 and 1856.
( from wikipedia )
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LeeLoo (0) 2010-02-24 0:19
Dear Iulian Alex!
Amazing mosque. Wonderful architecture. Excellent point of view. Perfect exposure, perfect sharpness.
rikko77 (10861) 2010-02-24 0:29
beautiful view on one of the most famous mosques in Istanbul. I like the different from usual POV (usually this mosque is shot with the bridge in the BG)and the details.
Have a good day
pauloog (11751) 2010-02-24 0:46
A fine view of the white mosque brought sharp and clear, not so often seen from the waterside.
rigoletto (34279) 2010-02-24 0:46
Rikk has right, you have photographed it from the reverse angle, which is difficult to find, because you did the photo from boat, different than many photos taken from the coast.
Marvellous details here, and i mostly like the "two minarets - two skyscrapers" duality.
dkeus31 (27735) 2010-02-24 4:03
nice picture, the light is good, and the architecture superb!
would maybe prefer some more waves here...
albastrica (388) 2010-02-24 5:16
Frumoasa fotografie Iulian. Mor de ciuda ca nu am fost cu voi.
alin-m (3716) 2010-02-24 5:37
Superba imagine a acestei moschei,construita la nivelul apei.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-02-24 9:56
Good placement and framing of this mosques, it seems ready to fly with its 2 minarets
Have a nice day JY
bostankorkulugu (42468) 2010-02-26 23:34
helloooo iulian :D... well this is one the best shots of the last weekend i think, so cool with all the waves on the water...
so glad to meet you, hope to see you again... take care...
npecanhuk (75696) 2010-03-01 10:59
I agree with some TE members who said the pov was original to present this famous Mosque here! I like that!
Exposure, colors, pov, composition are all excellent indeed! As for sharpness, maybe a little too much, resulting in a rather "artificial" feeling as I look to it! Well, If I think of it more as a painting-like photograph... I like it! Otherwise, as I said... it doesn't look real!
TFS - congratulations!
My warmest regards,
ManuMay (36285) 2010-03-26 23:45
I like very much the wayyou have composed this image, its very special mood and colours, great definition and details...always great to see the magic cuty...
Have a nice day...
- Copyright: IULIAN ALEXE (nemesiss) (2979)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 400 D Rebel Xti, CANON EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 USM IS, 67mm HOYA CIR-POLARIZING(wide)
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): ISTANBUL 2010- TE MEETING [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-02-24 0:07