I've spent the last couple of months touring Europe, visiting a total of 20 new countries. Istanbul in Turkey was as far east as I travelled. I really enjoyed this vibrant city which settles the fringes of the European and Asian landmasses; a blend of eastern and western influences and home to 13 million plus residents. The building is the Hagia Sophia, a former orthodox basilican, then mosque which now serves as a cultural museum. It is over 1,400 years old. It faces the other major structural attraction in the heart of the city, the Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque). The main square was always full of life and colour. At night this fountain is lit up with alternating colours which made for some interesting long exposure shots at night.
I'm looking forward to renewed interest and future uploading on TE with my new material.
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Rafer (14741) 2012-09-20 4:35
Magnific place. magnific shot...good lights and color!!! Greetings!!
Suppiluliuma (3855) 2012-09-20 4:39
A classic angle may it be, but it's a crystal-clear shot, with pleasant sharpness and a magnificent cloud giving excellent depth and vivacity.
francio64 (38254) 2012-09-20 4:59
bella immagine della Moschea di Istanbul, arricchita nella composizione, dalla fontana in FG.
Belli gli spruzzi d'acqua che danno dinamicità alla scena.
Ottima la qualità dell'immagine. Luce, nitidezza e colori.
Well done and TFS!
mvdisco (17112) 2012-09-20 8:44
Hi Matt, bonjour,
Wanderful composition and presentation of this orthodox basilican of 1,400 years old,
very nice Point of view with a beautiful vivid colors and tones,
great architecture of the city of Istanbul and fontain too in front of your postcard..
Lovely day I think with this beautiful sky and clouds..
I follow your trip around the Europe..
awate for other beautiful pictures from you...
all my compliments and bonne journée..
npecanhuk (56350) 2012-09-24 4:36
Wonderful urban environment!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov, contrasts and, above all, composition are excellent photo qualities here too!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: Matthew Watt (Matthew-Watt) (6037)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS, Hoya 58mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-20 4:17