A handheld shot taken from the boat returning from Princes Islands, in the sea of Marmara, near Istanbul. Kabatas is the tram terminal on the Bosporus, for the ferry port, and the day-trip to the Princes Islands was well worth doing. I think this is Dolmabahce Mosque? which was commissioned by queen mother Bezmi Alem Valide Sultan. I removed the polarizer filter to make the most of limited lighting.
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siudzi (34113) 2013-10-30 1:00
I'm a huge fan of blue hour as well as night shots when the sky is almost black. Your posts of this mosque looks superb eye-catching due to a very well executed lights and colors. Its design was very well presented and captured here with so many interesting details of the facade. Great pic! TFS.
lousat (79165) 2013-10-30 2:45
Hi Chris,i like a lot the night pic,this is really beautiful.A magnificent architechture whit very original colorful lights,perfect exposure and details,and the reflections are like a big underscore.Have a nice day and thanks,LUCIANO
snunney (86500) 2013-10-30 3:47
An ideally exposed night time composition with the mosque well placed in the frame and counterbalanced by the minaret a little further along the quayside. I like the warm and cool tonal contrasts and the reflection of the lights in the gently rippling waters.
jhm (141307) 2013-10-30 4:20
You night picture is made in high quality.
I love the nice enlightenment of the buildings.
Also the reflections in water make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
erhan1958 (15282) 2013-10-30 4:38
high quality night shot.
emka (81954) 2013-10-30 4:41
This is indeed Dolmabahce Mosque. Splendid night shot. From the boat you had better point of view than from the ground, the golden reflections look marvelous. Fantastic colours.
The mosque inside is also nice. For the palace there was a huge queue so I didn't ho there.
I also planned to the Princes Island but finally I went to Bursa when I had a free day. Was it nice trip?
WArm regrads MAlgo
Sergiom (63002) 2013-10-30 6:03
On dirait l'éclairage pour une soirée de gala à Hollywood. La Mosquée est magnifique sous cet éclairage et les couleurs sont de toute beauté.C'est techniquement parfait.
Nicou (125220) 2013-10-30 6:43
Fantastique iamge nocturne sueprbe maîtrise des lumière quelle vue sur cet édiffice fantastique avec les reflets sur le plan d'eau et quelle mosqueé et les minarets sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
timecapturer (49288) 2013-10-30 6:50
super night shot this. Executed perfectly and so attractive. Immaculate detailing and glorious lights make this a quality and beautiful image. Love it!
Regards - Brian.
rychem (25216) 2013-10-30 9:02
Beautiful night photo, excellent management of light and colors, sahrp and detailed photo , great result of your shot of the free hand
resat1972 (7486) 2013-10-30 10:40
very nice colors
excellent sharpness and clarity
jjcordier (77502) 2013-10-30 23:11
Bonne vue nocturne de cette mosquée aux jolies couleurs. Même sans trépied, la photo est de qualité très appréciable.
mesutilgim (86718) 2013-10-31 4:42
Very nice nocturnal capture of this neoclassic mosques at Bosphorus.
Very good pov and perfect ligth management. In fact it's between Kabatas and Dolmabahçe, but known as Dolmabahçe mosque.
TFS and best regards
ikeharel (59615) 2013-10-31 7:35
Good evening Chris,
Fantastic night illuminations over the mosque and town houses, fine contrast against the dark sky. Reflection of golden light is outstanding sight.
A lower ISO number would let a bit darker image - so contrast would be much greaster, here we see the glare on the clouds, which is fine alltogether.Stunning night shot, I like it a lot.
Cricri (108775) 2013-10-31 9:23
Très belle nocturne de la mosquée, tellement belle avec ces lumières , le ciel gris et nuageux ajoute une atmosphère particulière, tout beaux les reflets mis en avant plan
Silvio1953 (125725) 2013-10-31 12:27
Ciao Chris, fantastic nocturne shoot, fascinating reflections, wonderful colors, great exposure and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (16783) 2013-10-31 12:32
Excellent night shot of the mosque from Istanbul.I love the lights on the exterior of the mosque.The reflection in the sea waters looks pleasant too.Very well done.TFS.
Angshu (56190) 2013-11-01 0:34
Superb exposure & I like the pin perfect sharpness. The colours of the mosque thanks to the artificial light is good...the mixture of golden & silver tones. I have not even been near this place...a pity! I saw Malgo has gone there as well :-)
pierrefonds (58337) 2013-11-01 4:32
L'étendue de la mer donne de la profondeur à l'image. L'utilisation, d'un ISO de 1600, d'une vitesse d'exposition lente et probablement d'un support permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de la Mosquée Kabatas. Cela a aussi un effet spécial sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
Romano46 (18466) 2013-11-02 7:44
uno scatto caratterizzato da una nitidezza impeccabile e da bei colori che mescolano l'azzurro ed il nero della notte all'oro.
Una ripresa sicuramente fatta con il cavalletto, e caratterizzata da una bella composizione che valorizza al meglio la moschea che hai ripreso.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Miguel82 (25049) 2013-11-06 4:56
Your picture of that mosque is really good Chris, I like especially your excellent light management and the special grey color of the sky, a splendid monument, high resolution, all the best, good afternoon
adores (38709) 2013-11-10 6:31
Excellent for a handheld shot at this time of the day! The exposure is perfect and the mosque is very beautiful in the night, with all those colours. I also like the rays of light on the left and even with the dark sky, we can still notice the clouds. A very good night shot!
ourania (33565) 2013-12-02 14:37
a very attractive dark hour picture, I love how the beautiful mosque and all the luminous points around it stand out in the dark ambiance. There's effective depth and a fine perspective that makes the composition dynamic. You have captured superb details on the illuminated buildings. There's a comprehensive context around the Mosque and the warm reflections bring out the textures and movement of the water, bring balance within the frame and light the foreground in an excellent way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,