The snoozing man was oblivious to the chatter of the passing locals and tourists. Having found a shady spot in the extensive gardens that skirt the Sultan Ahmet Mosque, he dreamt of glories past.
I dedicate this photo to my friend Cagla in the hope that she sees it and comes back to TE with more of her inspiring photos.
The purists will ask why I didn't eliminate the pigeon near the top of the minaret. Even it deserves to be- regardless of aesthetics.
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Corry (4508) 2014-01-12 19:30
Belle prise de vue bien cadrée de la Mosquée Bleue. Beau point de vue et bonne netteté. Bien fait.
macjake (73059) 2014-01-12 22:13
always great to see one of these usual but unusual photos of Iconic subjects.
the resting man makes a strong impact, probably with the same impact as he makes on the grass itself :)
I like to see this type of scene, makes my mind wander a bit because I'll be here in May/June 2014
jadesgran (5431) 2014-01-12 22:31
A very pleasing picture.I like the way you have combined several points of interest in the scene.
The person asleep in the shade, people going about their business and the Mosque in the centre.Excellent clarity, and beautiful architecture in the mosque.
snunney (107477) 2014-01-13 2:17
A superb blend of daily life and some magnificent architecture. Beautifully presented with excellent light, colours and sharpness.
arnie (1805) 2014-01-13 3:18
Great capture, taken from a good angle with good colours and sharpness.
cornejo (47266) 2014-01-13 4:38
Hello Klaudio, great view of this beautiful mosque, very well captured with a great POV with excellent and beautiful photography. An interesting and nice picture taken with good sharpness, nice color and light. A great job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best regards from southern Spain.
dekanski (6110) 2014-01-13 8:45
od svega je najbolji naslov fotografije! Nije da je fotka loa, ali je (bar meni) motiv vrlo dobro poznat pa mi nije tako atraktivna. Mogao si malo "(pr)osvetliti" spavača!
Za mene je golub dobrodoao!
PS. Koliko si daleko od Sidneja, odlazi li na AO (Australia Open)!?
abmdsudi (58260) 2014-01-13 9:43
I love the title! A fabulous scene and a well known landmark certainly dominates the skyline, but the brilliant warm light is definitely special here! Love the closed frame it fits superbly in between the lush trees at eye level pov and the contrast with clean blue sky is simple great. It's also a delightful reminder of that afternoon siesta as he is making the most of that little moment in slumber land coolly shaded oblivious to the surrounding! just to add a little something extra to this shot. Nicely thought about and done. Great capture. TFS
cagla (4342) 2014-01-13 12:15
The Magnificent Blue Mosque For me once it used to be a great monument from the Ottoman age, with its six minarets and blue tiles, but nowadays it is also a wonderful reminder of a great day spent with great friends. This is an interesting point of view to the square and to the mosque, the city looks somehow clean and the sleeping man is one of the typical lazy Istanbul men. Thank you very much dear Klaudio for never giving up pushing me to come back to TE.
jhm (160917) 2014-01-14 4:39
You shows us these mosque on a very well way.
You chose a fantastic angle this cares for depth and perspective.
Your picture is very well taken with high quality
This contrast picture gets we absolutely good colours and pleasant to look at.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-15 1:20
a very nice presentation of this famous mosque. Light and sharpness are of top class. Great composition indeed. Tfs.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-01-20 5:07
I remember this beautiful building but from totally different perspective. Your POV makes photo of the mosque more original - well done for finding another approach. The alley with lamps and trees lead an eye very naturally to the main subject. The people included in the picture make it more real. Colors are well balanced and so is the light.
Thanks for sharing
omid266 (6750) 2014-02-19 5:11
** Hi , Salam Klaudio ,
Happy see your fotos agian after seversl months ,
very nice image of Sultan Ahmet Mosque ,
Thank you friend for sharing it ,
Hope Best times and fotos ,
Regards , Omid - I.R.I
swapankumarroy (2849) 2014-08-02 10:23
Hello Dear Klaudio,
Turkey is my most favorite country and I always love its beautiful old architecture. You are a good note writer. This is an amazing view of the old mosque with a sleeping man in front of the garden and you lovely exhibited the total situation. Excellent clarity, well composition and framing.
all the best and have a nice weekend.