St Sophia in İstanbul, once the major church of Byzans, than been used as a mosque between 1453-1923; mowadays a museum; is absolutely one of the greatest landmarks of İstanbul. There are many entries of it here at TE, but this one is a trial with an ultra wide angle lense and a perfect photogenic sky as background.
Bir zamanlar Bizans'ın ana kilisesi, 1453-1923 arası cami ve Cumhuriyetin ilanından bu yana da mize olarak hizmet veren Ayasofya, tartışmasız, insanlık aleminin en yüce dini yapılarından biri.
TE de Ayasofya'nın (benim sayfalarımda da) pek çok görüntüsü yer almıştır, bu kare ise Ayasofya'nın geniş açılı bir objektifle çekilmiş bir karesi.
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Nicou (120376) 2013-02-10 0:48
quelle vue et iamge quel captage et ocmpo superbe la forme de la mosquée cette architecture et ce minaret qui ressort superbe.
Bravo et amitié
erhan1958 (15033) 2013-02-10 0:48
ayasofya'ya ilk defa bu açıdan bakıyoruz.
mükemmek b,r sunum ve yorum
papagolf21 (85432) 2013-02-10 0:52
Bonjour, cher Mesut,
Très bonne mise en image de ces édifices religieux.
Ils prennent une importance dans la composition d'une bien originale façon.
J'apprécie comme il se doit.
lousat (75518) 2013-02-10 1:32
Hi Mesut,great perspective,imposing and walking to the sky,i like the surrounding effect made by the lens,great exposure,details and colors! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
mkamionka (30214) 2013-02-10 1:44
I know this spectacular piece of architecture so well although only from photos so far. I have seen hundreds of photos but indeed never from this original angle. In addition to an interesting perspective you caught it in a great light here with the dark cloud hanging above the temple.
Very attractive work,
dta (65658) 2013-02-10 2:04
Hello Mesut ,
The low POV and the distortion create a quite curious and original effect , but I like it . The light is really splendid , in combiantion with the superb stormy sky .
Well done .
Fis2 (84552) 2013-02-10 2:22
A very interesting POV, great perspective.
Curious colors and light.
Very impressive picture.
Have a nice sunday
Sergiom (58652) 2013-02-10 5:46
On ne la voit pas souvent sous cet angle et c'est très intéressant de la voir ainsi avec cette belle contre plongée qui utilise ce ciel dramatique comme arrière plan.
notrap (5853) 2013-02-10 10:22
ja, das ist wirklich mal eine ganz andere, ungewöhnliche Ansicht dieser bekannten Sehenswürdigkeit! Ich hätte sie nicht erkannt.
PaulVDV (21959) 2013-02-10 11:54
Here you used a very original POV to shoot the Aya Sofya. I have never seen another picture showing this angle.
I have been there in 1983 but cannot remember this street.
What is that huge wall ?
I like the inclusion of the colourful shops on the foreground. It adds life to the picture.
The red brick minaret points nicely to the hole in the clouds.
Best regards, Paul
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-02-10 12:40
A spectacular framing using the wide lenses. The presentation is very good with a dramatic sky above. TFS!
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2013-02-10 12:44
Never tired of a Ayia Sophia pictures especially when is you who took it! Exceptional angle used and extraodrinary perspective shown!
Have a great Sunday, wish I were there...
holmertz (40055) 2013-02-10 12:48
This is certainly a more seldom seen part of this great building. I welcome every attempt to find a fresh and new angle to such "worn out" monuments (like Taj Mahal, the Pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, etc). The dramatically leaning minarets, as caused by the fish-eye, also give a fresh approach to the view. I also like the colours of the market-stalls. The dark clouds give the minarets an even more dramatic appearance.
faubry (35405) 2013-02-10 15:24
Bonsoir MESUT, une beauté cette église qui domine la ville, j aime bien le cadrage vertical et cette flèche quis 'élance vers le ciel; jolies couleurs
abmdsudi (42594) 2013-02-11 2:09
The effect of wide lens is well reflected here with stunning impact. Great perspective and depth with those pencils standout as strong focal. Sublime in lghting and colors enhanced by the grey-blues sky. Impressive shot, Congrats
Bluejeans (64247) 2013-02-11 6:11
Ola Mesut ,
Fantástica esta tua foto com o uso da lente de 10mm deu uma boa sensação de espaço , gostei do enorme torre em contraste com o céu , boa luz e cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Kamilutka (8095) 2013-02-11 8:14
your photo of Hagia Sofia is taken from such unusual perspective that for the first moment I did not recognice it at all and had to check description. Interesting POV and this is what I like very much. very good composition is accompanied by great colors and sharpness.
romanaa (7948) 2013-02-11 12:42
the ultra wide lens gives a massive distortion here, yet it adds an interesting effect to this shot.
Wonderful rich colours and beautiful light.
Sonata11 (33225) 2013-02-11 19:33
Very beautiful composition of an amazingly beautiful architecture from fantastic POV. I like the excellent management of colors, great light, sharpness and the perfect clarity. Spectacular sky. Very well done.TFS
All the best,
macjake (55520) 2013-02-12 4:20
I guess i'm not too familiar with my Mosque's as i don't recognize this at all. Perhaps its because i'm not familiar with the POV? its a new angle perhaps?
and you're totally correct about the skyline, beautiful cloud coverage, and i like the mixture of daily life and architecture.
delpeoples (52999) 2013-02-12 4:57
Merhaba dear Medut
I really like the slight distortion the wide angle has obtained here, giving the image a very artistic look. The colours are great and I love that threatening grey sky. The inclusion of the poeple and the markets really sets a context and gives dynamism to the photo. Thanks for sharing.
Have a lovely day
josepmarin (57711) 2013-02-12 5:26
Merhaba, my friend Mesut,
the wide angle lens have created a dynamic escape of lines and an impressive perspective in the wonderful architecture of Aya Sofya, specially in both minarets, pointing towards the beautiful cloudy sky.
I have a few great memories of this place, I remember the delicious pomegranate juice which I enjoyed here.
I like the superb luminosity and the color quality of your composition.
jemaflor (83691) 2013-02-12 11:34
Interesting result with the wide angle, nice presentation for this mosquee, good idea well made.
eldancer1 (27169) 2013-02-13 14:04
Great timing and capture of the cloud formation above the church, it looks like the spire is making the clouds open up. Great pov and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
COSTANTINO (54419) 2013-02-14 10:52
as always your shots are very interesting
great perspective presenting a real explosion
of clouds into this blue sky,your notes are
very useful about St Sophia in Istanbul
one the major church of Byzans
thanks for sharing your notes
Noel_Byrne (23252) 2013-02-17 4:54
A very unique and appealing image of this most iconic of places, its great to see a new angle on it like this. Your wide lens has worked nicely here, making the pinnacles reach into the sky, almost to touch heaven itself. Someday I vow to see this amazing structure for myself.
All the best
jmdias (54517) 2013-03-29 14:30
marvelkus and unusual view of these minarets. I liked the dark clouds and the light here. excellent framing and nice detail of the daily life in this zone. TFs.
- Copyright: Mesut Ilgim (mesutilgim) (83018)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-07
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D 5000, Tamron SP 10-24 mmf/3.5-4.5, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
- Exposure: f/6.9, 1/620 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-10 0:45