The Blue Mosque or Sultan Ahmed Mosque is a historic mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of the 20,000 blue tiles that line the ceiling.
The Blue Mosque was commissioned by Sultan Ahmet I. It was built near the Hagia Sophia, over the site of the ancient hippodrome and Byzantine imperial palace. Construction work began in 1609 and took seven years.
It has six minarets, which is unique, as most mosques have four, two, or just one minaret.
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sevy (15287) 2014-06-13 3:50
The contrast is good with a good level of grey value in the sky to put in evidence the mosque. I am so used to see it in color that the B&W is naturally giving its originality.
With the right grey filters you could have been even more 'modern' with an exposure reaching few minutes, getting movement blur in the sky. I keep the idea for when I will visit the place.
macjake (51348) 2014-06-13 5:48
who can resist a 6 minaret mosque!
I just came back from Istanbul - what a great photogenic city! So much to see and photograph.
never really thought to capture the Blue Mosque in monochrome though! nicely done. the photo is very rich in detail, I feel as if I can see all the markings on the outer shell of the Mosque.
it really stands out well in your gallery.
I captured it in the Blue Hour morning light. You can never go wrong with this subject!
mirosu (12270) 2014-06-13 7:04
You have captured the famous Blue Mosque from excellent perspective, in superb light & contrast. Monochrome conversion works very well here.
Very well done.
jjcordier (72602) 2014-06-13 22:16
Le rendu de la Mosquée Bleue en noir et blanc est très intéressant. Très bonne photo.
adores (33912) 2014-07-06 8:36
This is a wonderful mosque and your photo is very good. I like the b&w here, you got a very good light and the contrast is perfect! Very good work!
Silvio1953 (115063) 2014-07-11 12:16
Ciao Wanda, great view of fantastic mosque, beautiful B&W, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (14900)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-05-15
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 28-105mm F/3.5-4.5 USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-12 23:50