Originally a Byzantine Church, then a mosque with 4 minarets, Aya Sofia is now a museum and is located in the Sultanahmet District of Istanbul. Taken in blue hour from the 7 hills restaurant rooftop.
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Wahclellaspirit (3961) 2013-02-18 10:07
An exceptional view of one of the leading landmarks of the world. Exceptionally captured at the Blue Hour.
cornejo (32168) 2013-02-18 10:18
Hello friend Chris, now you give us this interesting photo of this interesting nightlife and famous mosque. An interesting very sharp image with good frame and excellent quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good day and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Nicou (123236) 2013-02-18 10:36
Fantastique vue de cette mosquée de nuit quelle couleur et image quelle vue avec la coupole et les beaux minarets superbe.
Bravo et amitié
besnard (53756) 2013-02-18 11:55
Nous avons été inspirés par le même sujet aujourd'hui, pour toi la mosquée de nuit et pour moi la mosquée de jour.
Merci pour le partage et bonne soirée.
parvatibb (1387) 2013-02-18 12:11
Excellent quality and great POV!
And does this mean you give a break for China and gonna spend 2013 in Turkey :)
Miguel82 (24223) 2013-02-18 12:23
A superb night picture Chris
Amazing indigo sky, fine colors
I can see that you're not every time on Te
mesutilgim (85420) 2013-02-18 13:52
Hello dear Chris,
Amazing blue hour capture from my beloved homecity !
Very good layout and perfect ligth management.
During last weeks I've also posted a nice daylight view of this Byzantine masterpiece, a unique member of world heritage today.
TFS and best regards
pierrefonds (57509) 2013-02-18 14:50
Using an ISO of 1600 and a shutter speed of 1/8 of a seconds is qallowing me to see the details and colors of the Aya Sofia museum. It has also a special effect on the colors. Nikon is giving good result when you use an ISO of 1600, have a nice day.
PaulVDV (22721) 2013-02-18 18:04
That restaurant not only serves delicious dishes but also breathtaking views.
The Aya Sofia isn't often shown from this side.
Beautifully presented as a whole and from a higher POV. Splendid in contrast with the dark blue sky.
Best regards, Paul
jjcordier (76858) 2013-02-18 22:13
Changement de pays avec un nouveau contrat apparemment! Voilà qui nous promet de belles images de Turquie comme celle que tu nous offres aujourd'hui. Sans trépied, l'image manque un peu de netteté mais les couleurs sont très belles.
siudzi (33973) 2013-02-18 23:14
Wow! What an impressive night presentation of this amazing mosque! Love it! Perfectly seen and executed shot with a superb exposure result. Thanks for sharing.
emka (79875) 2013-02-18 23:48
Hi Chris, So now you will be in Turkey? Have you found job there? Wonderful. And there are some TE friends that you can meet there. Excellent blue hour shot.
Royaldevon (30225) 2013-02-19 3:47
I see you have been travelling again. This is a fine spot to have seen. It has become 'relatively' familiar, having featured in a couple of films that I have seen recently. However, the films did not show it at night, with these golden illuminating lights.
A great night shot, using a high ISO, without noise.
I like how you have included the figures in the f/g, it really does help to gauge the scale.
Have a good day,
timecapturer (49286) 2013-02-19 4:21
a beautifully executed blue-ish hour shot this. Exquisite lights and shadows make the magnificence of this huge building shine out at us. Stunning!
Regards - Brian.
dkmurphys (50022) 2013-02-20 6:39
Spectacular night capture of the impressive mosque. Great catch, have a nice day.
Angshu (55914) 2013-02-21 2:35
A fine night shot of the famous landmark! Wonder whether you had also dined at the restaurant in order to take this shot!
Very nice contrast between the silvery & golden tones under the blue hour sky. Good work!
PS : Plan to visit Turkey in May
delpeoples (53167) 2013-02-21 5:16
A superb Blue Hour nightshot. I love the deep blue tones in the sky and how they contrast with the golden colours of this famous mosque. You got an excellent POV, the image is nice and sharp and well-exposed.
Thanks for sharing, have a good day
macjake (57074) 2013-02-23 12:23
i don't know why, but for some reason when i look at this scene of the Mosque i see a large Spider!
is that weird or is it just me?
anyways, the other aspect that caught my attention is the sweet combination of yellows and blues in the skyline.
its a beauty!
fabbs99 (16477) 2013-02-25 11:22
Awesome shot of the mosque.Fascinating composition with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors.Great POV and good composition.TFS.
batalay (35743) 2013-02-26 5:57
How wonderful to see you back at Trekearth with this lovely photo of the Aya Sofya. The evening shot features an unusual vantage point, and I've had a hard time getting my bearing. I've added it to the group theme, Domes, Spires and Minarets.
Didi (57256) 2013-02-26 7:54
Now a new style of architecture
Very good lights control in the blue hour
Welcome to Turkey
ourania (32083) 2013-03-14 11:22
this is an exquisite picture with fascinating lighting, colours and atmosphere. You've made the most of your point of view and gave a delightful and elegant dynamism to your composition, enhanced by an effective tight framing. I love the play of light, shadows as well as of warm and cold, bright and subdued tones all over the frame. The luminous deep blue backdrop is superb. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
ikeharel (58195) 2014-03-27 8:18
Good evening Chris,
fabulous night POV on the most famous mosque in Istanbul.
I think I had seen a similar photo from Mesut, sometime ago, but nevertheless - a stunning lights arrey and well managed details.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (99260)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-07
- Camera: Nikon D 90
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/8 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): DOMES, SPIRES AND MINARETS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-18 9:29
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