"The Rüstem Pasha Mosque (Turkish: ' Rüstempaşa Camii') is an Ottoman mosque located in Hasırcılar Çarşısı (Strawmat Weavers Market) in the Tahtakale neighborhood, of the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey. The Rüstem Pasha Mosque was designed by Ottoman imperial architect Mimar Sinan for Grand Vizier Damat Rüstem Pasha (husband of one of the daughters of Suleiman the Magnificent, Princess Mihrimah). Rüstem Pasha died in July 1561 and the mosque was built after his death from around 1561 until 1563."
Source: Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R%C3%BCstem_Pasha_Mosque
A view looking straight up at the main dome. Non muslims are allowed in with a few reasonable rules. No shoes, visitors area only, no flash, & not during main prayers. The outside of the mosque can be seen in the wiki link above.
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Mondaychild (378) 2013-02-20 7:20
good composition - the symmetry of the building is well captured.
siolaw (38292) 2013-02-20 7:32
The sharpness is great and it enhances the graphics and visual impact of the dome.
So you are in Turkey for a while now?!
timecapturer (49288) 2013-02-20 7:41
beautiful interior shot with exquisite light and detailing that captivates and looks stunning. A tantalising shot that leaves you yearning for more. Excellent quality and presentation.
Regards - Brian.
rmajum (1151) 2013-02-20 8:02
This is a fine detailing of the intricate designs and artisan work on the dome of the mosque. With natural colors, good light and sharpness,its a wonderful picture, carefully executed.
pierrefonds (61046) 2013-02-20 8:06
The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the dome of the Rüstem Pasha Mosque. The surrounding light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
Miguel82 (26877) 2013-02-20 12:56
A high quality picture Chris,
Superb interior, excellent light, pov and colors
siudzi (34141) 2013-02-20 13:34
Excellent presentation of this fantastic interior with amazing decoration elements. Well seen and cropped view based on a geometrical shapes and beautiful patterns. Like it! Thanks for sharing.
akm (1216) 2013-02-20 18:26
I love mosque dome images on TE and yours is among the best. Almost perfect symmetry plus great light, color balance and sharpness. Super!
divail (8334) 2013-02-20 18:28
L'image est très nette, et les couleurs bien contrastée. On découvre une profusion de détails intéressants et la beauté du dome est bien en évidence.
jjcordier (79275) 2013-02-20 23:17
Un cadrage parfait et une belle maitrise de l'exposition sur ce dôme intérieur de cette belle mosquée.
danos (91112) 2013-02-21 4:16
so were in our neighborhood so close to Greece!!I like the interior view of the ceiling of Pasha Mosque with the superb light to brings out the details of it.
Excellent the quality as the clariyt of the image.
dkmurphys (53539) 2013-02-21 6:33
Spectacular POV of the impressive interior. Well taken, good catch!
Royaldevon (33831) 2013-02-21 8:28
You have composed this really well to show the extent of the dome and still emphasise the pattern. For an inside shot, without flash, and not a great ISO the clarity is superb.
Were you allowed a tripod?
My warm regards,
Graal (100526) 2013-02-22 0:17
beautiful interior of mosque here. Amazing details of architecture. Unusual roof and dome. Photo I like a lot.
Have a nice day.
jemaflor (90079) 2013-02-22 8:11
beautiful interior with these circles, perfect sharpness to see all these details, light is well managed, tfs.
PaulVDV (24745) 2013-02-25 12:58
Wonderful capture of the interior of the dome.
The clarity and sharpness are excellent.
Very elegant in form and in colour.
Best regards, Paul
delpeoples (55284) 2013-02-26 3:36
Hello dear Chris
What a beautiful mosque. And the photo is superb. I love the tight framing, the sharpness and the excellent light management. The powdery blue colours are very attractive. Nice work.
Thanks for sharing, have a nice day
batalay (37197) 2013-02-26 5:59
The interior shot of Rüstem Pasha Mosque also belongs in the group theme, Domes, Spires and Minarets. The colors and sharpness are flawless.
Didi (59180) 2013-03-05 9:05
Very good frame quality of the dome
Good sharp composition
emka (87492) 2013-03-05 13:56
Interesting shot of the dome of the typical Turkish Mosque. Superb symmetry, colours and sharpness. I like visiting mosques, thanks for sharing. With usual limitations but you can visit mosques in Turkey. In Morocco it is not possible at all for not muslims, anyway it was so when I was there. Warm regards
adores (41654) 2013-03-08 14:15
I guess I haven't been here! The details of the dome are really beautiful. I like the way you framed it. You managed the light conditions very well and the sharpness is very good.
tomi1 (2194) 2013-11-15 7:13
Recently I have visted the Mosques. Concerned to their story through the time have no knowledge. I was occupying in taking photos but this time I haven't appreciate my work because they are not as I pretended. The one you did is not dark. I wonder for this excellent work. Nevertheless I want to return to Istanbul. So photographic cameras sometimes are not indicated for interiors. I found the mosques may had more light. Warm regards. Tomi
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (105511)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-08
- Camera: Nikon D 90
- Exposure: f/3.5
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): DOMES, SPIRES AND MINARETS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-20 7:13