Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a short walk south of Aya Sophya (Hagia Sophia). It has 6 minarets whereas Hagia Sophia has 4. Taken from the roof of the 7 hills restaurant at 'blue hour. No tripod was used but I did utilise a fence railing as a support.
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arnie (1805) 2013-03-19 4:17
Great shot, good colours and POV.
snunney (101748) 2013-03-19 4:38
Superb blue hour capture. The floodlit mosque is depicted to excellent effect against the midnight blue sky. Very well exposed with excellent colour contrasts. I really must try to get round to paying a visit to Istanbul.
pierrefonds (68171) 2013-03-19 4:44
The subject is well framed. Using a support and an exposure speed of 1 seconds is allowing me to see the details and colors of the Sultam Ahmed Mosque. It also has a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
cornejo (43859) 2013-03-19 5:34
Hi Chris, very nice and interesting view of this beautiful mosque at dusk at the blue hour, well captured in this good photography, good sharpness, depth, beautiful light and beautiful color. A beautiful and interesting of this famous building on this beautiful place with very good quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good day and happy week.
Good wishes and greetings from southern Spain.
Sergiom (82931) 2013-03-19 5:42
Ce ne sont pas les minarets qui manquent autour de cette fantastique mosquée. On se croirait presque à Cap Canaveral. L'éclairage de nuit est subtil et donne de très belles photos à l'heure bleue.
cargus (10273) 2013-03-19 6:40
Superbe scène de nuit, joué dans les plus belles couleurs, image claire et bien fait.!!
Silvio1953 (146767) 2013-03-19 7:07
Ciao Chris, fashinating nocturne shoot, great view of fantastic mosque, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
dkmurphys (60801) 2013-03-19 7:31
Spectacular blue hour capture. I like the result of this scene. Well taken.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-03-19 11:55
Belle heure bleue de cette splendide mosquée. Sans trépied, le résultat obtenu est quand même très appréciable.
PaulVDV (29871) 2013-03-19 12:41
Magnificent, the Blue Mosque, beautifully orange or white lit ... but in the blue hour!
From your POV we can see the six minarets nicely on a row. I have to remember the name of the restaurant (at least for a reason other than the culinary).
Best regards, Paul
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-03-19 12:46
What an amazing shot! Great light, beautiful exposure and wonderful details. I love the contrast between the colours of the mosque and the sky. Great POV with great quality. Excellent work!
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-03-19 17:32
You have metered the exposure well capturing this beautiful mosque during the blue hour. Cleverly used railing for support and pleasing sharpness at 1s exposure.
Well done and TFS.
p/s: Thanks for noticing the magenta cast in my upload and I have tried to correct it in my WS.
Sonata11 (33969) 2013-03-19 21:07
very interesting composition of beautiful Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Very beautiful and very impressive architecture. I really like it. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing and informative note.
ifege (10715) 2013-03-19 21:38
You had a good high position to get this great photo. Even with the support you must have had a good steady had for a 1 sec exposue.
Nicou (145264) 2013-03-19 23:38
Grandiose vue nocturne sur cette mosquée superbe image quel minarets qui pointent dans ce ciel la coupole la gestions des lumières une splendeur.
Bravo et amitié
delpeoples (58842) 2013-03-20 3:04
Ahh so this is the one you were talking about. Beautiful Blue Hour shot, excellent definition and light management. You did really well especially considering the camera was rested on a fence rather than on a tripod.
Thanks for sharing, have a good day
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-03-20 3:25
Hello Chris - A fine blue hour shot of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Your POV is perfect to give an unimpeded view of the building and your tip is now stored in my head! Love the way each of the six minarets is projected against the velvet blue sky. Lovely! Warm regards Rosemary
jhm (155358) 2013-03-20 4:40
Nice taken during blue hour, the six minarets care for excellent light against the dark blue sky.
Excellent architecture image.
Perspective and depth make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition, nice presentation. TFS.
Royaldevon (40374) 2013-03-20 7:50
A fence can be just as effective as a tripod. I have used walls and benches when I have no tripod, which is often the case!
You have produced a fine, sharp photograph, despite the problems. I like how the contrast of light and shadow give the impression that the mosque is rising out of the gloom. The blue hour has really helped to give it 'atmosphere'.
My warm regards,
danos (99890) 2013-03-20 8:30
great the shot of the Sultan Ahmet mosque taken during the most beautiful hour of the day,the blue hour. I like the excellent presentation,the light and the colour management as the clarity of the scene.
siolaw (38292) 2013-03-20 8:33
Nice POV from this restaurant! And blue hour always make these monuments even more spectacular!
Cropping some of the lower mart could be an option as well?
PS. I wrote a message to you in your Bangkok airport photo regarding its location.. ;D
ikeharel (73559) 2013-03-20 10:00
A great blue-hour shot over the magnificent monumenty in Istanbul, Chris.
Contrast well the golden tone illuminated mosque, on the almost dark sky's, trees and town houses.
Fine taken 1 sec. exp. set.
rychem (38225) 2013-03-20 10:49
Excellent blue hour photo, great light and color management, perfect composition
Cricri (121309) 2013-03-20 11:05
Très jolie prise a heure bleu sous les lumières de la mosquée, bon POV, bravo pour la réalisation sans trépied
jemaflor (99141) 2013-03-20 12:43
well made, bravo ! Perfect blue hour shot with a great mosquee, Good choice for the pov, charming golden lights.
siudzi (34141) 2013-03-21 23:37
What a fantastic night presentation of this well known building! Perfectly seen and cropped scene with a very good quality of the image. Like it a lot!
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-03-22 6:14
Ola Chris ,
Bela foto desta mesquita Sophya em Istambul , um local a visitar , gostei do contraste dourado azul , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Miguel82 (27646) 2013-03-22 15:37
A wonderful monument, the night view is so good
and you manage very well the different sources of light present
Good pov also
npecanhuk (75592) 2013-03-22 19:18
Special regards to the colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
Angshu (56760) 2013-03-25 2:57
A fantastic shot of the Blue mosque against the Blue Hour sky. I guess the 2 minarets on the right were later additions, adding to the 4 minarets surrounding the central structure...Good resolution considering you used on the railing for stabilization. Do we see snow in the FG or are they merely white structures? Well done!
Didi (60588) 2013-03-26 8:17
Very nice blue lights and good point of view on the mosque.
EstelleJ (921) 2013-04-03 13:43
Great capture of this mosque so wonderfully lit up in warm glowing tones against the backdrop of deep violet-blue sky! Fantastic sharpness and exposure of an almost night shot!
Waylim (25502) 2013-05-01 18:10
One of the most famous mosque perhaps here on TE at least. It is great to see it at the blue hour, the deep blue fo the sky , the golden light, what a nice contrast. This is a really good POV, I will want to be here when I get the chance to go to Turkey one day. Miss a few of you wonderful shots.