The Yeni Camii means “New Mosque”, yet the name ‘New seems quite oxymoronic...having built way back in 1665.
It enjoys a grand location on the shores of the Golden Horn and, with its 66 domes, cuts an impressive figure when seen from the shores of Galata. The courtyard and surrounding plaza are far less peaceful than other mosques, which isn’t surprising given the mayhem of the adjacent Spice Bazaar.
Yeni Camii is one of the city’s grandest mosques, construction on it began in 1597, but wasn’t finished for 68 years. The mosque was built in the historically Jewish neighborhood of Eminönü, and an old synagogue was demolished to make room.
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papagolf21 (105422) 2014-03-17 1:12
Bonjour, cher Angshu,
Encore une présentation qui force l'admiration.
Félicitations pour le sujet et l'originalité d'ensemble.
Très bonne journée.
mesutilgim (96332) 2014-03-17 1:14
Hello dear Angshuman, my neighbour today !
Nice capture of this entrance of the New Mosque in İstanbul from a quite differnet pov than many photographers are used to do.
Slightly excentered pov creates a perfect effect and of course the shapr leafs of the pot plants in the garden.
Bu let me add a nice story to it : When I was in US two years ago an American friend of me had guided me in a historical museum in Chicago.
Showing me the info cards and allways repeating, "this one is too old, it dates back to 100 years" etc etc...
Than I stopped it and said : "We have in İstanbul a mosque which is called -New Mosque- as it is only 400 years old" !
TFS and have a nice week ahead
danos (100956) 2014-03-17 1:47
for its year of construction would new so i think and the title.Nice the view of the Yeni Camii taken from a very narrow POV with the minarets to converge so much to the center.I like the saturated blue of the sky as the created contrast.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-17 2:07
Yes 350 years is relatively new when measured against the timeline of the long history of mankind. Interesting choice of POV and angle. The minarets look like they will converge, but I know they are wide apart. Fantastic contrast with the clear blue sky. Nice depiction of Islamic architecture. Thanks for sharing and wish you a very Happy Holi!
pierrefonds (68967) 2014-03-17 4:31
The minarets are helping to frame the Mosque. The point of view is showing the détails and the colours of the Mosque. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (84603) 2014-03-17 5:25
Cette mosquée est de toute beauté mais assez difficile à photographier avec tous les obstacles autour. Sans ce poteau noir qui traverse de bas en haut, elle était parfaite car la lumière est merveilleuse.
jhm (156632) 2014-03-17 5:39
The both minarets with in middle the dark pillar makes your picture attractive.
Also the roof of the mosque is very nice to look at.
Perspective and depth are very nice
Excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
holmertz (56251) 2014-03-17 9:03
You found a fine low POV for this photo. Contrary to most pictures of this mosque it is entirely focused on the elegant domes and minarets, not the swarms of pigeons that charactrize the square in front of it. I like the perfect parallel between the left minaret and the silhouette of the pole in the foreground.
abmdsudi (56388) 2014-03-17 21:16
What an amazing architectural shot! you certainly have an eye for detail & unusual angles & a great ability to translate them to the photographic image with consummate skill. Very strong symmetrical composition and nice sharp perspective of the minarets really draws the eye upwards. Brilliant detail and textures, super tones and contrasted by the deep blue sky and your exposure control is so seamless. It's a cracker, what an impressive looking mosque. Congrats and tfs
dip (23890) 2014-03-18 2:01
the architecture is really impressive and seems still more amazing against the deep blue sky in the background,
a beautiful image,well composed!
Nicou (146928) 2014-03-18 6:21
avec cet encadrement tout noir quelle mise en valeur de cette mosquel sueprbe le cile pur la coupole les minarets parfaite vue.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (102486) 2014-03-18 8:44
A very curious POV and composition.
I like colors and sharpness.
Have a nice evening
pajaran (63542) 2014-03-18 9:52
Dobar tekst o dzamiji sa opisom, lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i detalji na fasadi, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepa arhitektura.
Lepa stara dzamija i minareti.
Prijatno vece i lep noc, sve najbolje.
A good article on the mosque with the description, nice view ...
Good shot, sharpness and contrast, beautiful architecture and details shown on the facade, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful architecture.
Beautiful old mosques and minarets.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
emka (102742) 2014-03-18 10:54
hello Angshu, How the idea old and new is relative in different places. More than four hundreds years old and is called New. But compared with Haghia Sophia it is indeed new. Creative composition of this magnificent mosque. Fantastic colours. I like these dark palm leaves.
Nice memories from this town and his inhabitants :)).
Warm regrads MAlgo
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-19 6:57
Really an excellent frame dada. You composed it superbly with a low POV. I admire the depth and clarity of the image. Razor sharp presence of that beautiful mosque with such blue sky at top. Great composition. Khub sundor hoyechhe dada. Tfs.
mkamionka (39209) 2014-03-19 7:40
spectacular architecture, Istanbul is very first on my list of cities to visit. But it won't happen in the next years so I am glad I can admire it in your beautiful presentation here. I like the blue sky which adds much color here. The highlight is the creative geometry which you have employed here. It makes the picture really eye catching
PaulVDV (30803) 2014-03-19 14:10
I like your upwards view including the top of the minarets and including the silhouettes of the column and the palmleaves on the foreground.
Excellent clarity, brightness and sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
ChrisJ (116676) 2014-03-21 10:14
Very good graphism of the dark column at left and I like the parallel angle. Nice inclusion of the moon which is symbolic of Islam and also on the Turkish flag. Excellent sharpness and the lens barrel distortion from the wide angled lens has been well managed. Tfs!
pili51 (1853) 2014-04-02 12:33
a pleasure for me to meet you here also. Through your critiques to the photos of Josep I already know you before.
About your photo of the Yeni Camii, I must say that you have chosen a good and unusual POV, where we can enjoy the beautiful architecture of this mosque, with the dark silhouette of the column in foreground, as a fantastic aesthetic bonus.
A great photo.
josepmarin (58359) 2014-04-04 2:59
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
because I love Istanbul, and I love the Yeni Camii as well, I must admire this good photo.
You have chosen a special framing, in an efficient low-angle shot, in order to emphasize the elegance of this beautiful architecture, with a good feel of perspective.
The black silhouette of the column in foreground makes this photo different of the others of this same building.
An excellent work.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56760)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-20
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Turkish Delight
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-17 1:08