The weather wasn't perfect but the sunlit fountain and background Church come Mosque come Museum of Hagia Sophia (Aya Sophya) stood out well against the dark bg clouds. The Museum is well worth a visit if you are ever in SultanAhmet.
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Silvio1953 (118221) 2013-04-12 12:27
Ciao Chris, lovely composition with fashinating architecture, nice insertion of fountain in FG, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
jjcordier (74512) 2013-04-12 13:44
Belle photo de cette célèbre mosquée avec une jolie utilisation de cette fontaine en premier plan et une excellente lumière.
pierrefonds (55684) 2013-04-12 15:27
The distance between the fountain and the musewum is giving depth top the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the museum. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
SnapRJW (30020) 2013-04-12 23:39
Hello Chris - Both the fountain and Aya Sophia are well-known landmarks in Istanbul but I don't think I have ever seen them taken in tandem from this POV. It works well and you were lucky to have a FG free of visitors which allows the curve of the fountain to be unbroken as it sweeps round the lower third. Good light and a finely managed shot. Have a great weekend Rosemary
Romano46 (16584) 2013-04-13 1:52
complimenti:due soggetti completamente diversi tra loro ma dall'unione dei colori e dei soggetti nasce una composizione molto equilibrata che anche grazie all'aiuto do una luce splendida si fa subito notare.
Si potrebbe dire che hai saputo ben fondere la turchia antica con la Turchia moderna. Bravo.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
snunney (80619) 2013-04-13 4:16
The circular fountain makes an excellent frame both echoing the dome of the mosque and the dark blue sky. The image is pleasantly lit and benefits from very good colours and sharpness. Have a great weekend.
timecapturer (46465) 2013-04-13 5:12
a well thought out composition this, with an irresistible and graceful sweep to guide us into the view of this stunning mosque. The light here and moody sky adds such an atmosphere and beauty to this scene. Executed and presented superbly. Really like it!
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
williewhistler (13113) 2013-04-13 5:46
the moody sky makes a fine BG to the lovely architecture of the Mosque,with the curve of the roof repeated in the impressive fountain.
Gorgeous details in a thoughtful composition.
All the best,
Sergiom (56521) 2013-04-13 6:01
J'aime beaucoup l'effet de profondeur qu'apporte cette fontaine devant la mosquée. J'aime les couleurs qui ressortent superbement malgré le ciel très gris. J'aime la netteté et la texture de l'image.
arnie (1773) 2013-04-13 6:15
a very nice capture, a very different shot of Hagia Sophia, great POV,
macjake (54000) 2013-04-13 10:35
you mentioned the weather wasn't the best, but i think its the weather that made the photo.
the atmosphere is excellent.
and of course the blue colors in the fountain add interest too.
lovely scene from Istanbul
rychem (20815) 2013-04-13 10:50
Great photo with two landmarks of Istanbul, great composition, well done
ourania (28300) 2013-04-13 11:18
a superb composition that gives us a lovely, clear view of Ayia Sophia and a wide perspective on its surroundings. You've made the most of the bright light that shone from a gap in the clouds. The colours are beautiful, they define the parts of the composition and delight the eyes. The atmosphere has an intriguing intensity. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely evening,
Miguel82 (21718) 2013-04-13 12:11
Another good shot of this monument but from another pov
Nice to have included the fountain and the park
Fine colors, excellent sharpness and pov
Cricri (103015) 2013-04-14 4:07
Belle vue sur la mosquée, les jets d'eau de la fontaine forme un joli avant plan, belle lumière et couleurs
Un tout beau dimanche
umutlu101 (13435) 2013-04-14 7:40
une belle présentation de AYASOFYA
Nicou (118090) 2013-04-15 0:48
Très très belle présetnation de cette mosquée avec les minarets qui pointes quelle vue et cette fontinae fantastique vue et compo.
Bravo et amitié
resat1972 (7316) 2013-04-15 11:32
güzel İstanbuldan harika bir Aya Sofia sunumu
siolaw (38078) 2013-04-16 0:55
Weather looks ok to me! At least you have good sunlight, despite the overcast sky!
Good POV and framing with smart use of the fountain making for an eye catching foreground.
Angshu (55035) 2013-04-16 2:37
Yes the fountain gives a nice twist to the picture. I like the way you composed with the Istanbul icon against the dark sky...standing out surely. Beautiful!
bona (12387) 2013-04-17 7:44
one of my dreams is visit this place. I think in a near future I could go there. Great photo Showing the greatness of the Hagia Sophia and this pretty fountain in forground.
Thank you very much,
adidas5nb (4630) 2013-04-25 5:54
love the brightness in the picture with the dark grey sky.makes for a wonderful sight.really like the half circle in the fg..with the grand and beautiful building.
siudzi (32829) 2013-04-26 11:17
This fountain adds something special and new to the view on this well known symbol of Istanbul. Like the idea and great execution with superb saturation and color contrast results. Very well done. TFS.
Corry (4508) 2013-05-17 5:23
Belle prise de vue de Sainte-Sophie avec les jets d'eau de la fontaine en avant-plan. Belle vue d'ensemble. Bien fait.
Matthew-Watt (6043) 2013-07-04 5:54
Great classic photo of the Hagia Sophia, I didn't get inside but was able to tour the Blue Mosque. Both are such imposing and ornate buildings. I admire their clever lines and curves, more so then other gaudy architecture (some shires and temples in other parts of the world) I find that these middle eastern designs get the aesthetic balance right. I really enjoyed Istanbul and will return there for more. I hope life is good in Turkey.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (95100)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax Me Super, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-12 12:17