Sunset from the rooftop terrace of the 7 hills restaurant in Sultanahmet, Istanbul. The sun is setting at right of this image, but I liked the warm golden glow of the clouds here, and the magnificent Sultanahmet or 'Blue' Mosque as a backdrop. The Sea of Marmara is behind the mosque.
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timecapturer (45095) 2013-10-19 3:56
an iconic place and this is a beautiful capture of it. The soft light seems to enhance the majesty of this mosque so delicately. Amazing clarity and a striking presentation. Really must visit this City.
Have a great weekend - Brian.
arnie (1705) 2013-10-19 3:57
A very nicely composed shot, great detail of the mosque.
Have a nice weekend.
Didi (54945) 2013-10-19 4:15
Great view on the mosque very good sharp picture with a nice lights ambiance
Sergiom (54331) 2013-10-19 4:56
Tu as su magnifier cette très belle mosquée en réussissant à la prendre sans personne autour et sou une lumière magnifique qui fait bien ressortir les détails architecturaux.
pierrefonds (54880) 2013-10-19 5:41
The trees are framing well teh Mosque. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the Blue Mosque. The setting sun is giving nice colors to the scene. Have a nice day.
SnapRJW (29230) 2013-10-19 5:44
Hello Chris - A crystal clear sunset shot here and although the sky is not as highly coloured as some we see the orange-yellow hue is exactly as I remember it to be. I like the gentle colours here with the deep greens adding in nice weight in the FG. The golden spires make a super bright detail here. Warm regards Rosemary
Corry (4508) 2013-10-19 5:56
Belle prise de vue de la Mosquée Bleue au coucher du soleil. Tu as su choisir le bon endroit pour prendre cette photo puisqu'on peut voir l'ensemble du bâtiment et ses 6 minarets. Félicitations.
jhm (135042) 2013-10-19 6:09
Very nice image of the mosque and the different minarets
Excellent composition, pleasant colours, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Silvio1953 (115815) 2013-10-19 6:21
Ciao Chris, fascinating sunset, great view of fantastic architecture, wonderful warm colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
npecanhuk (60794) 2013-10-19 6:24
Very beautiful and pleasant-looking picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent and truly pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
Graal (95343) 2013-10-19 8:51
famous Blue Mosque is beautiful here. Good shot. Nice composition and colors. Photo I like.
Have a nice evening.
cornejo (27915) 2013-10-19 10:43
Hi Chris, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting view of the Great Mosque, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
nikkitta (13192) 2013-10-19 11:16
I can t resist to comment this capture where you managed to show the the great mosque and all the minarets with a good POV
Like the the soft color of the sky, turning golden at the end
An interesting color contrast, grey of mosque and sky and also golden from both and it works well , more with the add of the vegetation at the FG
Have a great weekend
fabbs99 (15681) 2013-10-19 12:58
Very nice perspective and good framing along with nice colors and depth of field, excellent quality overall, as always from Istanbul.
I like the contrast and the high quality of your image.Keep posting.
umutlu101 (13282) 2013-10-19 14:11
une belle photo d'istanbul...
jjcordier (73182) 2013-10-19 22:55
Excellente point de vue sur cette célèbre mosquée. J'aime beaucoup la douce lumière de fin de journée donnant de jolis tons pastels.
macjake (51972) 2013-10-20 1:03
is it just me or does this Blue Mosque remind you of a spider? perhaps i'm going crazy.
For obvious reasons this is certainly one of the worlds finest examples of man made architecture.
doesn't get much better than this.
you chose a sweet time of day to capture it too, soft and attractive lighting.
and i like the brocolli trees along the bottom.
eldancer1 (25085) 2013-10-20 9:09
I think architects of yore are more creative than the present creators. Old buildings have more style and more beauty than the new ones. Nice capture of this mosque during sunset with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Miguel82 (20040) 2013-10-21 4:05
One of the most famous monument of Istanbul Chris, magnificent mosque, I like the sky color in the bg, good pov and light, high definition, all the best, warm regards
Angshu (54689) 2013-10-23 10:38
Superb mellow light especially in the horizon which creates a fine backdrop to the iconic Blue Mosque. I like especially how the golden tops of the domes shin in the light. Excellent!
Waylim (25020) 2013-10-29 17:50
Such a beautiful image of this famous moques, it has appeared in so many movies in recent years and we have seen plenty of pictures of it, but this one is really special with the beuatiufl sky and sunset light. Love it.
emka (73093) 2013-10-30 15:04
Hi Chris, You founded splendid place for photographing Sultanahmet in this restaurant. Marvelous light and colours of early sunset. Splendid view of the mosque and its six minarets. How nice it must have been to have something in this restaurant with this view. Pity i didn't know about it, i stayed in a hotel not far from this place but with no view like this :( .
ourania (26236) 2013-11-23 9:06
a very beautiful picture of this magnificent building at sunset. Your composition is excellent and there's a very fine rhythm within the frame. There's great elegance and harmony too, enhanced by superb rendering of details as well as wonderfully managed soft light, mild and romantic colours and atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,