Mesut told me in one of my previous picture about the meaning of the arabian signs which everyone can see inside of every mosque. Here is second one which I captured inside of Hagia Sofia,and I need again Mesut's help,..one long day I was searching on internet some translation but no result :)
This image was taken from the gallery placed at the second floor inside of the impressive Hagia Sofia
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PixelTerror (0) 2008-04-13 2:51
Wow it looks big ! And with the people + your vertical framing it looks even bigger !
The pov is very good here to provide this impression, but I know you had several excellent local guides to tour the place ;-)
Te pup JY
HulyaTaskin (640) 2008-04-13 3:48
Another wonderful shot.
I was commenting Deniz that you people should publish some photography books (if not yet done so :) )
and share these beauties with larger crowds :)
I really mean it !
All the best,
Chris3 (511) 2008-04-13 4:02
This is an excellent B/W shot with a great POV.You heve done a nice job with the framing,too and the result is very very good.
Miha2ou7 (5162) 2008-04-13 4:32
Great PP here, the picture by itself is very good too - incredible POV, a wonderul motive and a lot of well placed elements and details.
mesutilgim (94008) 2008-04-13 4:51
If I'm not wrong this is allready your 35th or 36th entry from TE meeting İstanbul.
And also this one is also one of the best captures from this great old building.
Again perfect pov and great light management and tremendous grahical effect.
Of course nice info's as allways.
And best regards
dkeus31 (27735) 2008-04-13 5:20
very nice bw showing this time the big interior hall in Hagia Sofia.
works well here.
I might see some artifacts due to the compression i guess.
macondo (19451) 2008-04-13 5:24
The interior of this magnificent mosque looks enormous in this composition, and the design and the b/w tones you have achieved remind me of an M C Escher artwork. Wonderful viewpoint and exposure; I can't help looking at it again and again.
faubry (35447) 2008-04-13 5:55
buna Peti, sun la Yakoutia.... si a mic visit pe tE.... imi place aceasta poze de la Hagia Sofia.. bun alb si negru.. cred sa poat sa ved Alexandre?
Floydian (30970) 2008-04-13 6:57
Very very good, or better said exeptional good. The vertical framing is superb, just as the light inside the building. All those people scattering around give perfect scaling and your conversion to b&w is really outstanding. An image i like a lot, very good work you present here..!!!
tober (8797) 2008-04-13 8:28
Hi Isabella, just to answer your question, I can say that these signs in Ayasofya -if I am not wrong- indicate the names of Allah, Prophet Muhammed, first four Caliphs (Ebubekir, Φmer, Osman, Ali)and also Hasan and Hόseyin, the grand children of Prophet Muhammed (If I am mistaken somebody could correct). These were written by the prominent calligraphs during the Ottoman era.
Your photo is really impressive with B&W effect. You have excellent use of light. Congratulations, Tlga
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-04-13 9:15
with the vertical format the impression of the wide space of this marvellous hall is even better. Also the small persons contribute to this.
Very well done, hugs, Chris
KevRyan (22956) 2008-04-13 9:53
What a beautiful realisation of this marvellous building - the light is absolutely wonderful and I like your treatment of the image very much - a favourite for sure!
best wishes Kev
japiey (10163) 2008-04-13 10:23
A well placed POV, capyuring the essence of the place.
B/W perfectly matches the concept, and has fine details..
All the best :)
jasmis (57946) 2008-04-13 13:08
Interesting interior, fine PP. Really impressive photo.
Regards my dear friend.
zeca (19762) 2008-04-13 19:46
Isabela, you did a creative work here, giving this textures to the image. It approach the photography to a paint or something like this. The POV and all the content is really great. I like it a lot!
azaf1 (15929) 2008-04-14 1:06
Good evening Isabela
Certainly and epic capture of this great monument. Your B/W choice the vertical frame and great graphical work renders a scene of majestic silence and divinity. The light spread eveywhere creates beautiful shadows and a feeling of antiquity. I am a collector of antique card postale and I have a very old one that looks like that.
stelli (2993) 2008-04-14 3:16
It looks artistic even poetic! I love the POV, the slight movement of the people there that is almost blurred and the use of the right columns for framing! Thank you for sharing! Regards Stella
tehanu_f (6896) 2008-04-14 7:23
All your Hagia Sophia photos are like old paintings with all those delicate details, people looking like ants and the unique light of the building. I also love the pp treatment you use; it's great.
bigtim (3518) 2008-04-14 8:13
Jolie contrast et tres belle ambiance la lumiere est tres bien gerιe et la composition vraiment extra!
scobert (5355) 2008-04-14 8:25
I love this photo! Technically it has a few minor problems like some sharpening artifacts, but as a work of art it is marvelous! Your composition and most of all, the lighting, is outstanding! The wonderful "shimmering" effect that you created really captures both the personality of this ancient monument and the spiritual elements of this "Eighth Wonder of the World", in my opinion (I took a few liberties with writer Lowell Thomas book "the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World"...Lowell Thomas was a native of the old mining and gambling town, Cripple Creek, Colorado, as a matter of fact). Looking at your creation gives me a feeling of looking into the spritual dimension. Photography is so much more than composition, exposure, F/stops, etc.
belido (19934) 2008-04-14 10:22
great atmosphere. Nothing better than the b&w to bring all those details to us. It looks like a very old painting thanks to your excellent post-process work. The vertical framing fits perfectly. Very well done!
Silvio1953 (139927) 2008-04-15 5:48
Hi Isabela, splendid B&W composition by great POV, wonderful light and beutiful perspective, very well done, ciao Silvio
nasokoun (0) 2008-04-15 8:36
Πολύ καλή η θέση φωτογράφησης σε ένα χώρο που παρά το μεγαλείο του δε σου δίνει απλόχερα τα περιθώρεια να τραβήξεις.Πολύ ωραία φωτο μπράβο!
IgorDeleze (585) 2008-04-15 10:51
This is a fantastic BW picture!
The contrast is perfect, like the point of view.
A great shot.
cak (4923) 2008-04-15 18:27
it is like an old Istanbul engraving.thank u.
Asiulus (1176) 2008-04-17 6:46
I'd like to know how do you make your bw's so 3-dimensional? I've never been there but it seems to me that it wasn't easy to find such a well thought framing. Congratulations!
keribar (43841) 2008-04-17 22:06
Akthough I have been there 100 times, I don't recall this angle, I guess where it is but I have no pictures from there. Therefore, not only I think that th BW rendering is so good but I also appreciate a foreigner showing me undiscovered angles. Hugs - Izzet
marietom (34609) 2008-04-18 3:55
Je viens de regarder ta galerie, et cette sιrie de photo noir et blanc est magnifique !
Toutes sont belles, mais j'aime l'ambiance, les lumiθres, et la foule sur celle-ci !
BitterMoon (2776) 2008-04-18 22:41
Comparing with "The shadows"(where obviuos title and composition were about the people inside,the shadows of the people,to be more specific),"From Above" has a few inequalities regarding the quality(my explanation,I think because of the PP work),actually good PP work,creating darker and brighter parts[clarify tool it`s a great tool if you know how to use it ;-)],showing a picture,looking like was draw by pencil ,like a graphic design,which is not a bad thing.
Point of view it`s a very good one.
Your picture remainds me "The weather project" from Lin`s gallery.
PS:I wanted to write a comment here before,waited for the proper time ;-).
Maybe I should start a design,like a copy of this picture and frame it ;-)...no...I`m joking around :-D...but never say never :-D
doubay (674) 2008-04-24 13:48
Fantastic interior shot of the Hagia Sofia with great light and hyper realistic pp. It looks like a combination of tone mapping and b+w. Am I right?
- Copyright: Isabela Andreia Sorescu (isabela_sor) (47748)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2008-02-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: TE MEETING / ISTANBUL
- Theme(s): Kev's Favourites of 2008, Anna's favs, BitterMoon favourite`s I [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-13 2:48