Today we had a perfect "photographers" weather; bright sunshine, deep blue and cloudy sky.
This capture shows one of the famous Byzantine Churches of İstanbul St Eirene. Not far away from St Sophia. The importance of this beautiful church of Byzans is, unlike many other churches of İstanbul, it was never been turned into a mosque.
Bugün İstanbulda muhteşem bir "fotoğrafçı" havası vardı. Pırıl pırıl güneş, yer yer bulutlu masmavi bir gökyüzü.
Yürüdüm İstanbul sokaklarında. Bu kare Sultanahmet'te Topkapı Sarayı'nın hemen ilk avlusunda yer alan Aya İrini kilisesi.
Bizans kiliseleri içinde Aya İrini'nin önemi, diğer kiliseler gibi fetihten sonra cami'ye çevrilmemiş olması.
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mumek (20190) 2013-02-07 10:25
Good afternoon Mesut!
Excellent play of colours, light and shadows. Nice view at the one of the largest and oldest Byzantine churches. Great contrast between dark blue sky and and brighter colours of the walls . Thanks for posting
krzychu30 (8849) 2013-02-07 11:02
you knew perfectly how to utilize so beautiful,sunny weather.Magnificent composition with beauitful Byzantine Church and so lovely surrounding.You captured excellently these vivid,bright colors.I like also the play of light&shade,which adds also contributes to the success of your composition.Well done!
COSTANTINO (42744) 2013-02-07 11:06
excellent combination of deep colors
in green,blue,cloudy sky and bright
sunshine,your notes are very useful
about this famous Byzantine Churches
of istanbul St,Eirene
Silvio1953 (98093) 2013-02-07 11:52
Ciao Mesut, great view of lovely churc, superb sky, fantastic light and wonderful pastel colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PS thanks for beautiful WS
carlo62 (12550) 2013-02-07 13:16
la bella luce ha messo bene in evidenza l'architettura.
ombra molto forte in primo piano, sembra sottolineare tutta la composizione.
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2013-02-07 13:25
Beautiful Ayia Irini, has survived the difficult times and still standing to offer an extraordinary picture!
Fond memories of my visit to this very sentimental spot!Warm regards,
Gigidusud (8044) 2013-02-07 14:59
Great capture of this church with an excellent POV and nice framing with the tree on the sides.Well done!
saxo042 (31794) 2013-02-07 15:01
A beautiful and very pleasant sunshine today! The grass looks very green and the sky looks very blue. This interesting church is nicely placed between these strong colours. The tree to the right adds an interesting component to the scene. Is it a plane tree? Also very interesting to see that you actually uploaded this photo one hour before you took it!
fabianoleite (9014) 2013-02-07 16:55
Beautiful construction, well surrounded by the grass and the trees, in a good composition. Good work, congratulations!
ACL1978 (5773) 2013-02-07 19:28
You made good use of the great weather and light, Mesut. I like this pastoral look at the church, with the shadow and wall in FG and the leafless trees framing it nicely. Thanks!
Sonata11 (28289) 2013-02-07 19:35
very beautiful chuch architecture wonderfully executed. I like the way you taking the picture of surrounding. Magnificent job. Tfs.
cargus (6450) 2013-02-07 21:54
An beautiful architectural scene,sharpness exposure and natural colors are excellent!...Well done.!!
jjcordier (62280) 2013-02-07 22:39
Je ne suis pas un fan inconditionnel de la zone d'ombre en premier plan; par contre, la lumière sur cette église byzantine est superbe et les arbres forment un joli cadre naturel.
Fis2 (73084) 2013-02-08 11:53
I like frame and composition.
Shadow add savor of photo.
SnapRJW (18712) 2013-02-08 22:12
Hello Mesut - We stayed a stone's throw from this wonderful church in Istanbul and I'm kicking myself that we didn't go and see it. It's so attractive and you have captured it under a magnificent sky and beautifully framed by the leafless trees. I love the rich colours and contrasts. Warm regards rosemary
siolaw (37568) 2013-02-09 5:58
Nice monument and also nice winter light with fine weather giving those special colours and mood. Sharp and well exposed.
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-02-09 10:56
This is certainly a wonderful shot of the Aya İrini.
The composition and framing are excellent.
The church is taken from a good angle while a splendid light is shining on it and the dark blue sky makes a perfect backdrop.
I also notice a great contrast between the sunlit branches on the right and the dark tree trunks on the left. They all stand out great against the sky and give the picture an excellent DOF.
Best regards, Paul
Buin (42082) 2013-02-09 23:01
Für mich ist dies eines Deiner schönsten Architekturfotos. Hier stimmt einfach alles - das Licht, die Farben, der Blickwinkel ... und der Blick aus dem Schatten heraus hat einen ganz besonderen Reiz. Du hattest aber auch wirklich günstige Voraussetzungen für ein tolles Foto.
Allein die "Dachlandschaft" dieses Gebäudes ist schon eindrucksvollund aufgrund der vielen Fenster muss die Kirche einen wunderbar hellen Innenraum haben.
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Alles Gute aus dem noch winterlichen Siegen (-10°C heute morgen). Ich hoffe, Dur geht es gut.
Graal (88852) 2013-02-10 23:05
byzantine church is very nice. I like the architecture. Very good composition, light and colours. Beautiful sky. Well presentation.
Have a nice day.
Noel_Byrne (7329) 2013-02-17 4:53
This is indeed a really fine building, and the weather was was fotuitous this day. The combination of the green grass, brown stone and blue sky works beautifully well. That we have the trees both in shadow and not, and the dark foreground makes it even nicer still.Thanks for sharing
ourania (12343) 2013-02-20 12:08
Hello dear Mesut,
a very elegant and harmonious composition that has made the most of all the available elements and the square frame. The beauty of architectural and natural elements as well as the fascination of the rich contrasting colours are extraordinary. You've used depth, colours, lines and shapes like an architect. Your light management is superb. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
jmdias (45780) 2013-03-24 3:03
very beautiful light, pov and contrast we have here. excellent view of this old church. the framing is very nice using the elements like the shadows and trees. TFS.
- Copyright: MESUT ILGIM (mesutilgim) (67940)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-07
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-07 10:18