A detail of the arched ceiling within Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet, Istanbul. I liked the numerous curves here and their interplay, as well as the ornate decorations and the warm cold color contrast between the blue and yellow. No flash or tripods are permitted so handheld with available light. More information on this major tourist attraction is available from wikipedia:
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dkmurphys (63807) 2013-06-04 2:33
A fine attractive detail with those impressive decorations. Well seen, have a good day!
mesutilgim (97232) 2013-06-04 2:54
Another nice detail capture from this famous palace in the heart of İstanbul.
Good pov and good crop. Perfect light management.
TFS and best regards
jhm (159038) 2013-06-04 3:45
A lovely detail of the arched ceiling within Topkapi Palace in Sultanahmet.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Composition and presentation are excellent made.
Very well done, TFS.
jemaflor (102333) 2013-06-04 4:10
Nice architecture and decorations, very well taken, good pov, light and sharpness, tfs.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-06-04 4:12
beautifully detailed crop of his impressive and magnificent ceiling. You did superbly considering hand held as there is no loss of sharpness or impact here. Glorious!
Sergiom (87323) 2013-06-04 5:04
Un très beau cadrage serré qui va chercher de très beaux détails de ce plafond. J'aime beaucoup le petit côté graphique de l'ensemble ainsi que les belles couleurs bien rendues.
Nicou (149934) 2013-06-04 5:52
quel cadrage et jeu de coupoles mervielleux quelle dorure et fines décoartions c'est une mervielleuse architecture bien décorée.
Bravo et amitié
rychem (41758) 2013-06-04 10:24
Fantastic dekoration of this ceiling, great details, light and excellent ccomposition with the curves of arches
siudzi (34141) 2013-06-04 13:03
I really like your shots presenting architectural details like this one. You captured this image in a very creative way and with a perfect sharpness execution. Well seen and done. TFS.
mcmtanyel (28140) 2013-06-04 16:56
You'll have to tell me your secret. I have tried taking photos of ceilings, domes, etc. so many times but I just can't get a coherent piece. I know the camera can't take it all (unless it has fish-eye lens) but how do you manage to get a piece and not make it look incomplete?
jjcordier (79297) 2013-06-04 22:26
Intéressant cadrage serré sur ce superbe plafond du palais de Topkapi. J'aime beaucoup tous ces arcs de cercles qui se croisent et s'entrecroisent.
Miguel82 (27744) 2013-06-05 2:32
Splendid interior Chris, beautiful patterns here
A sample of the superb architecture of that place
Good sharpness with excellent light and colors
Have a nice day
pierrefonds (70537) 2013-06-05 7:24
The tight frame is putting this section of the palace in evidence. The close-up point of view is showing the details and colors of the artwork. The surrounding light is enhancing the colours. I will be out of town until June 7, have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (151783) 2013-06-05 13:59
Ciao Chris, great detail of fantastic palace, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-06-05 22:56
Hello Chris - I agree with you, the collection of curves in this well composed shot is lovely and you have managed the light very well. The decoration is beautifully defined and you have achieved a feel for the 3 dimensions. An attractive detail shot. Warm regards Rosemary
emka (105686) 2013-06-06 0:03
Indeed, there are a lot of curves going in many directions. a lot of patterns as well. very attractive details. I am looking forward to see Istanbul in October.
ikeharel (77361) 2013-06-06 3:15
A fine view upwards on the dome, Chris, with exquisite clear details of it's art elements.
The corner chosen show a number of themes-styles mingled perfectly.
delpeoples (59684) 2013-06-07 3:06
Another very beautiful close crop of this remarkable ceiling. I'm amazed at the diversity of colours and patterns that Topkapi presents. The definition is excellent. A very artistic shot, congrats.
Cheers and enjoy your travels
ourania (50651) 2013-06-09 1:25
what a beautiful assortment of curves -each with its distinctive decorative patterns and colours- and what an attractive play of perspectives. Excellent sharpness gives us the chance to appreciate the elaborate art and I also like very much the lighting gradation which makes the almost abstract image even lovelier and enhances the sense of depth. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
Angshu (56760) 2013-06-11 2:13
Nice details well rendered. What I liked are the four curves/arcs which contain unique and beautiful art details within them. The richness of the palace has to be seen to be believed
kordinator (22169) 2013-06-12 0:32
Fantatsic balanced image.
Interesting and beautiful arched..
Excellent composition,contrast,beautiful color.