Dedicated to my Turkish friends
The Sultan Ahmed Mosque (Turkish: Sultanahmet Camii) is a historical mosque in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey and was the capital of the Ottoman Empire (from 1453 to 1923). The mosque is one of several mosques known as the Blue Mosque for the blue tiles adorning the walls of its interior. It was built between 1609 and 1616, during the rule of Ahmed I. Like many other mosques, it also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasah and a hospice. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque has become one of the greatest tourist attractions of Istanbul.
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photoray (12968) 2014-05-16 7:20
Amazingly beautiful wide angle view of this Moorish architecture masterpiece. The Sultan Ahmed Mosque is impressive for not only the minarets but the arched domes stacked on top of each other. And the entire scene a blend of blues and greys with a dramatic cloud backdrop.
snunney (87242) 2014-05-16 7:36
The angle of view is excellent, emphasising the magnificence of the architecture. Superb light, colours and sharpness. The architecture stands out beautifully against that dramatic sky, in a wonderful 3-D effect.
mesutilgim (87272) 2014-05-16 9:15
Hello dear Silvio,
What a nice surprise ! A capture from my homecity.
The Blue Mosque is really a great gift to the mankind.
You've captured it with perfect pov and the cloudy sky creates a perfect background for the scenery. Specially the golden glittering of the Koran Sures above the portal is very nice.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Giustiniani (3469) 2014-05-16 9:16
Superbe photo Silvio, le choix du POV est excellent et les ors sont bien mis en valeur les bleus. Une belle harmonie de couleurs. Une belle capture.
holmertz (43275) 2014-05-16 11:16
This is a superbly symmetrical composition nicely framed by the inclusion of the narrow slices of the gates. The fairly dark clouds suit this composition very well. They match the grey stobes of the Blue Mosque perfectly.
siudzi (34119) 2014-05-16 13:58
Impressive capture of this fantastic old mosque! Cloudy sky and cold grey tonality made the scene quite moody and unique. Very well seen, framed and composed. TFS!
Have a nice weekend!
carlo62 (36065) 2014-05-16 14:05
per un attimo ho pensato che fosse uno dei luoghi sconosciuti dell'Umbria 8)
Invece si tratta della famosa Moschea Blu, ripresa in modo originale, sia per la composizione, sia per il cielo.
Gigidusud (17277) 2014-05-16 14:53
Fantastica cattura di questa bellissima architettura con ottima inquadratura. Splendide le frecce dorate nel cielo grigio. Complimenti!
Buon fine settimana.
Antipodean (1658) 2014-05-16 16:16
Kia ora Silvio,
Dramatic capture of this famous mosque taken from an excellent point of view. The amazing cloud formation makes the picture. Cheers, Neil
pierrefonds (58710) 2014-05-16 18:32
It is a difficult subject to keep the building vertical. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the Sultanahmet camil. The cloudy sky seem to make the colors darker. Have a nice day.
Nicou (126216) 2014-05-16 19:02
quelle belle mosquée avec tous ces minaret sueprbe compo et iamge quel arche en premier plan ce rendu sur les pierre majestueux.
Bravo et amitié
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-05-16 22:57
This is a superb composition with great POV! The details of the architecture are beautifully brought out with the tall spires and the central dome outlined against the cloudy sky that forms a perfect backdrop.
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
jemaflor (87291) 2014-05-17 2:40
Very well framed and interesting result ith these clouds, perfectly managed, bravo !
arnie (1803) 2014-05-17 6:15
A great symmetrical composition, lovely low POV giving great detail in the Mosque and Minarets.
marabu61 (9041) 2014-05-17 7:59
Impressing low angle view over the amazing structure of Sultanahmed Camii under a dark and brooding sky. Great how the golden scriptures come out so well in this almost monochromatic scene.
have a great weekend
cornejo (33958) 2014-05-17 10:25
Ciao Silvio, perfetta simmetria in questa buona fotografia di questa moschea interessante, splendidamente catturato in questa bella immagine con una buona nitidezza, luce, colore e qualità. Molto buono ed interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buon pomeriggio e felice Domenica.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
Cricri (109597) 2014-05-17 10:44
Ciao ami Silvio
Belle image dédié a nos amis de Turquie, qui sont dans la peine, les pleurs, la tristesse de cette terrible catastrophe.....
Tout bon cadrage, un ciel nuageux ou filtre la lumière, belle réalisation
abmdsudi (44964) 2014-05-17 11:49
What an amazing architectural shot! you certainly have an eye for detail & unusual angles & a great ability to translate them to the photographic image with consummate skill. Very strong symmetrical composition, perspective, verticals convergence and sky drama lend a superb visual impact. Super shot, Congrats
eldancer1 (29990) 2014-05-18 6:21
Even the dark clouds cannot dampen the beauty of this architecture! So awesome and imposing. I like the fisheye view with good details. Well done, tfs.
sabermonajati (9879) 2014-05-18 11:17
illustrated view you captured from mosque.
annjackman (20371) 2014-05-21 10:13
This is a very dramatic viewpont with excellent symmetry. The textured sky makes a very interesting BG. Colours,sharpness and exposure all very good.
Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann