No overlooking and no puffy clouds today, just something simple. I beleive this is the Third courtyard inside Topkapi Palace, taken during a brief 2 day long stopover in Turkey en route from India to San Francisco via Tashkent and Istanbul. From where I live it takes just as long and costs just as much to go to India via the Atlantic or the Pacific, so I made a brief round the world trip of it, stopping in Korea for 4 days, India for 3 weeks, Uzbekistan for 5 days and Turkey for 2 days (one day Istanbul to visit my couisin who lives there and 1 day in Izmir my hometown). From Wikipedia:
Topkapı Palace (Topkapı Sarayı in Turkish, literally the "Cannongate Palace" - named after a nearby gate), located in Istanbul (Constantinople), was the administrative center of the Ottoman Empire from 1465 to 1853. The construction of the Topkapi Palace was ordered by Sultan Mehmed II in 1459. It was completed in 1465. The palace is located on the Seraglio Point between the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara in Istanbul, having a splendid view of the Bosphorus. It consists of many smaller buildings built together and surrounded by four courts.
The Third Court is the heart of the palace, a lush garden surrounded by the Hall of the Privy Chamber (Has Oda) occupied by the palace officials, the treasury (which contains some of the wonderful treasures of the Ottoman age), the Harem and some pavilions, with the library of Ahmed III in the center.
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martou (1656) 2006-01-23 19:26
really interesting POV give many elements and details, the colors are beautifull, thanks for you're interesting note,
Cormac (26545) 2006-01-23 21:23
Wow, what a trip! Great perspective shown in this shot, looking up from under the roof. I like the way you balanced off the photo with the tree on the left. It's intereting to just see the tips of the towers, highlighting that aspect. Well done!
orcha (190) 2006-01-24 2:54
Very interesting shot, nice colors. The more I look at it the more detail catches my eye.
huynt (5079) 2006-01-24 3:18
In Viet Nam, The Lunar New Year is coming but your photo is very nice very impressive. Well done. Thanks
Galmeida (12559) 2006-01-24 5:10
A splendid simphony of golden and blues in a beautiful scenery and nice architecture. Excelent angle of view and perspective. Good light, color contrast an fine sharpness. Very good work so well seen and composed.
Congratulations and my Best Regards.
rosaline (0) 2006-01-24 5:29
good to see this from an unusual perspective. The overhang of the branches works well and the sky delivers great impact. The architecture and the guilding on the underside of the roof is well brought out in the photo. Good work.
Tezic (17865) 2006-01-24 6:02
Merhaba.. tavan kısmının sağ üst köşeden yerleşimi, renkler, sarı ve mavi gökyüzü uyumu harika.. tebrikler..
richtersl (3546) 2006-01-24 8:19
WOW! I just love how the gold on the ceiling of that veranda matches the gold of the autumn leaves. Your POV really emphasizes that well.
Ann75 (0) 2006-01-24 15:01
You say: "It's just something simple" and I agree...it's simply beautiful! :-) Great shot of this temple, it looks like an amazing with an interesting note as well. This image consist of beautiful colors, great perspective and a well balanced photo. Great composition!
anesugur (18789) 2006-01-24 17:02
Senin objektifinden biraz da kendi memleketimizi görelim.
Çok net ve güzel bir fotoğraf.
Tue (26124) 2006-01-24 17:26
I love the light in this picture. You chose also a very nice POV and composed the picture well with the trees and the branches. Good work!
gilou530 (34) 2006-01-24 17:30
revenu sur terre, voila une photo qui nous change mais trés belle couleur et cadrage de cette entrée de palace.
singuanti (15250) 2006-01-24 22:08
Hi Tan. What impresses me here is mostly your composition and how you didn't waste one bit of space. I do like the effect of the polarizer but I do see some "chunks" in the sky that could be smart blurred out in Photoshop. Tfs Tan.
ChrisJ (94756) 2006-01-25 3:33
A wonderful color contrast, between the gold & blue, with marvellous sharpness & lighting. I like the pov & graphism of the mosque. Good work!
ahmetgedikli (25402) 2006-01-25 4:34
Memleketimizden tarihle içiçe bir sonbahar fotoğrafı...
kevinos (7385) 2006-01-25 4:37
Another wonderful and luminous picture from you, Tan. You really are the master at this sort of shot.
jbweasle (9373) 2006-01-25 14:13
Hello Tan, you have great detail in the roof of the building and it is nicely backed by the deep blue sky. I like the trees arching overhead.
daddo (22604) 2006-07-18 2:33
Hi Tan. What srikes me in this composition is a sense of balance and the harmony in colours. The gold of the leaves in matched nicely by the gilded parts of the building.the branches are very ornamental against the blue of the sky. Nice work. Salaam, Klaudio
MIG13 (0) 2006-11-21 8:08
Hi, Tan! Istanbul is one of my favorite places and this pic reminds me of her beauty and light! Great perspective and details! Well done! TFS! Regards! Miguel.