Another view of the striking Greek Orthodox Mosaics on the ceiling of the amazing Chora Church in Istanbul. After the invasion of the Ottaman Turks in the 15th century, it was converted to a Mosque. It was more recently converted to a museum, and many of the frescoes and mosaics have been painstakingly restored after centuries of damage from earthquakes and the Islamic practice of covering icons and images.
More info available from Wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chora_Church
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pierrefonds (56104) 2013-06-03 4:27
The tight frame is putting this section of the ceiling in evidence. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the ceiling. The surrounding light is bringing out the colours. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (57821) 2013-06-03 4:51
On ne peut pas faire autrement que de se promener le nez dans les airs dans ces magnifiques mosquées d'Istambul. J'aime beaucoup le choix du bleu pour les plafonds qui contraste bien avec les dorures.
Nicou (119507) 2013-06-03 6:26
Quel cadrage e tiamge de ce plafond comme un étoile avec ces bandes qu rejoignent le rond et la vierge sueprbe couleur dorée sur fond bleu génial.
Bravo et amitié
siudzi (33005) 2013-06-03 9:03
These painting created a very nice and interesting composition supported by the strong color contrast. Well seen and captured with good quality. TFS.
rychem (21699) 2013-06-03 10:48
The mosaics are really fantastic, beautiful photo with perfect composition and great sharpness, well done
mcmtanyel (12029) 2013-06-03 13:25
Nice light & color management. I especially like your framing, although you had to leave part of the ceiling out, I feel content with what I see. I don't know the technical term for it, so I described what I "felt".
jjcordier (75174) 2013-06-03 22:24
Très bon cadrage serré sur cette superbe mosaïque de plafond. Couleurs attractives.
emka (76433) 2013-06-03 23:59
Hi Chris, It looks like a kind of flower. Nice composition. I am looking forward to see Chora church again when I go to Istanbul (in October). Fantastic example of Byzantine art.
Royaldevon (28449) 2013-06-04 0:24
Good Morning Chris,
I can just imagine you on lying on your back, carefully focussing on this beautiful ceiling! I recently witnessed some people doing just that, to capture a painted ceiling!
You have got the focus and the composition just right. Your presentation resembles a star ... star workmanship, indeed!
I'm sure the artists must have had terrible back and neck ache, creating these paintings!
Have a lovely day,
macjake (54934) 2013-06-04 3:18
what can i say, another splendid Mosaic. For sure the inside of my house doesn't look like this!
its an effective composition, similar to a spiders web, spreading across the frame.
the colors stand out nicely too.
enjoy your day
Miguel82 (22431) 2013-06-04 7:00
These ancient patterns and painting of this dome are remarkable
Excellent sharpness, colors and pov
Graal (96450) 2013-06-04 9:00
unusual details on the ceiling in church in Istanbul. Interesting is this, that in the Muslim country were kept such works. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
dkmurphys (48088) 2013-06-04 10:29
Charming detail with that impressive orthodox artwork. Nice spotted image, good work.
Silvio1953 (119639) 2013-06-04 12:07
Ciao Chris, great POV on fantastic ceiling, beautiful clarity, fine details, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Fis2 (83990) 2013-06-06 13:47
I like frame and colours.
Very impressive picture!
ourania (29417) 2013-06-06 14:57
the art of the religious decoration is wonderful and your presentation of it is excellent. I like very much how you have captured and enhanced the effect of the flowery patterns beaming from the central portrayal of Madonna and Christ. The designs, colours and textures of the frescoes are magnificent and your picture is very sharp and well illuminated. Congratulations and thank you! I hope that things are good in Erzerum, that you all feel hopeful and safe.
All the best, have a lovely day,
Angshu (55267) 2013-06-06 22:29
You took this picture from the fresco 'side' of Chora...compared to ther mosaics these look a bity jaded, but as works of art are equally appealing! Nice picture from Chora taken with the neck breaking POV..brings back memories of my visit just last week