I missed the fact that my last upload was my 400th, thanks to the reminder by member leo61, today I catch up to that fact, I tried to find something with the number 4, this one has 4 minarets, and a bit of dome to make 401! This was not something I planned on uploading, but a quick note:
taken in Dibba near a minor border post with Oman, on the Arabian gulf side, not the persian one, the mountains in the distance are probably in Omani territory, it's difficult to photograph something of architectural significance combined with a natural background in the UAE. Dibba is an exclave of Sharjah emirate separated from the rest of that emirate.
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rodgerg (55767) 2008-04-18 13:36
A superb composition with these four minarets which exceed the vegetation and.... even these beutiful mountains. Congratulations.
wishlist (4133) 2008-04-18 13:39
and congratulations for this important milestone..amazing goal! The picture is great with the 4 minarets well standing against the mountains and the sky in the bg. Good lighting control which allowed you to deliver a good image, sharp and with well visible details.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2008-04-18 13:46
Four sunny towers against a foggy mountains. Great contrast and nice colours.
polpo56 (15134) 2008-04-18 14:23
A good composition, architecture and nature, great matching.
batalay (35197) 2008-04-18 14:25
Congratulations for your 400th post, and indeed the four minarets, each symbolic of a century mark. The vantage point for the photo is especially effective for presenting the most salient aspects of the edifice — the gorgeous dome, and the minarets seemingly of different heights (of course caused by the choice of perspective). By the way, thanks for the ws on my cherry blossoms photo.
Selam ve saygilar,
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-04-18 14:34
these minarets are so elegant. Excellent composition. The light is beautifull.
gabrielpat (7163) 2008-04-18 14:52
splendid image.the mirarets are present in the background.
alvaraalto (6173) 2008-04-18 15:08
Just the explanation I thought of when I saw 401 and the four minarets and the dome. I think these beautiful minarets easily represents one hundred.
Gerrit (46892) 2008-04-18 16:06
congratulations with your 401 masterpieces. I sure would like to see another 400 coming.
jmdias (54123) 2008-04-18 17:19
very beautiful compo. I like the minarets against the dry mountains and sky and that strip of green in the lower area. Very nice light, pov and colors, tfs
jusninasirun (17160) 2008-04-18 22:21
Hello Tan. You have excellent collection of top quality images in your gallery and this one is captured brilliantly in vertical towers placing the foliage in the foreground. I like the backdrop of the hazy mountain view and the spotless blue sky. Well done and best regards. Congratulations for a big 401st number in TL. Jusni
jjcordier (75190) 2008-04-18 22:40
Une photo bien choisie pour cette 401ème (bravo pour cette fidélité à TE) et de très belle qualité (comme toutes tes images)
carper (96) 2008-04-18 22:48
congratiolation with your 401 th shot, Tan.
always a pleasure to look at your work. you captured here a fantastic light on this minarets, very nice photojob here, have a good weekend.
keribar (43841) 2008-04-18 23:05
I am not surprised to find another beauty this morning. The minarets and the bare mountains in the back from a great composition: I only wonder if you were able to take one ( Perhaps from further back and a longer focal) with no trees at all .
Keep well - Izzet
testmaniac (13508) 2008-04-18 23:39
Hi Tan, very nice and interesting photo! Excellent composition!
TFS and regards,
Floydian (30970) 2008-04-19 1:30
Don't you think it's time for a 5D with serious glass attached on it and forget that 20D with kit lens? Your skills are much higher than using something like that, some serious material would fit perfect in your hands. Your eye for composition lines in buildings and landscapes really deserve such an investment.
The low light, but also the three different colours from green, brown and blue are working wonderful together with in the middle the Mosque with yellow/golden tones on it...very good, i like it.
Have a nice weekend, Henk
toto (0) 2008-04-19 1:39
belle photo de ces 4 minarets de cette Mosquée, le travail de finition architectural est de grande beauté.
Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Bonne 400eme, pardon 401eme , la vue est très belle et ces montagne dans le fond sont une très belle toile de fond.
Félicitation pour votre 401eme qui est bien jolie comme la plupart des photos de votre galerie.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-04-19 6:14
like the candles on the cake of this anniversary LOL,
nice BG for the minarets, maybe not the vantage point but an interesting view :)
ChrisJ (95900) 2008-04-19 6:19
Good repetition of the 4 vertical elements, of the minarets, with striking graphism & good color & sharpness. Have a fantastic weekend!
migzal (485) 2008-04-19 9:04
symbolic.. i like your note. The subject really stands out with the color bland bg. Congrats.
banyanman (7789) 2008-04-19 11:49
A clever post for your 401st post, Tan. You are sitting on 40 points for this at the moment - shall I give you just one to make it 41 :) No, I don't think so because this is definitely worth two points. A well spotted photo opportunity from a good POV. I can almost feel the dust in the air. Cheers . . . David
tigra (2968) 2008-04-19 12:08
Fantastic view!!!! Excellent composition, colors and sharpness here make the image really beautiful.
You've chosen perfect POV to capture all this beauty, well-done!!!!
vincz (19113) 2008-04-19 13:21
Amazing 101th! Very very elgant with such beautiful colours. i love the feeling.
TGULUMSER (13252) 2008-04-20 3:46
Tan Bey merhaba,
Olaganustu bir bakis acisiyla ve kadrajla sundugunuz bu goruntu cok cok guzel,
pasternak (15181) 2008-04-20 3:57
Congratulation on the occasion, Tan, this numerical (4+1) upload fits well here, light is nice to highlight the slender minarets against the impressive mountains!
PixelTerror (0) 2008-04-20 5:33
Well congrats for both the 400th and the 401th, being a great admirer of these spectacular mosques with 1001 nights minarets I find the photo festive enough for this opportunity, and thanks to the great highlights on them they stand well out against the sky.
Have a nice sunday JY
donluicu (24722) 2008-04-21 9:39
and congrats for this 401st post!
nice picture, very impressive architecture..
but we need posts from Corsica..:-)
stego (24018) 2008-04-21 15:33
Congratulations for the event. 401 it's a respectable number, even more considering the high quality of any of your posts.
Each of the 4 levels of the compo (vegetation, mosque, hills, sky) has its own interest and they combine very well together. The green of the FG makes a beautiful contrast with the barren hills and it's surprising to find so lush vegetation in such a landscape - I am used to see oasis, but most of the green comes from palm trees, while here the flora looks much more like being from a temperate or tropical climate.
The dome can stand also for the zero. :-)
Clementi (52514) 2008-04-22 0:42
A beautiful composition with these four minarets which exceed the vegetation, i like this POV and the mountains in background and warm colors.
John_F_Kennedy (42062) 2008-04-22 2:41
Congratulations for your 401th post and the beautiful pictures! This is a very nice choice for this day, really nice image.
Angshu (55295) 2008-04-23 3:47
401 remarkable posts! A really enviable achievement. 4 minarets and a dome...the colour contrasts are excellent with the whitish minarets against the blue sky & green trees. Excellent!
pboehringer (770) 2008-04-25 7:24
your posts to commemorate your posts 100, 200, 300 were funny enough but this one here makes it even better. It almost seems that missing #400 was intentional. Not necessarily your strongest image but serves the purpose.
Didi (56067) 2008-04-27 3:20
6,5,4,3,2,1,0 Ignition :)
Sorry for this joke but it's a very interesting picture with a nice difference of contrast with the mountains in background.
salvator (19102) 2008-06-11 7:11
Wonderfully composed with a superb pov and wonderful details.
Best regards. Salvator.
zahoor_salmi (1053) 2008-08-22 5:37
A good composition, architecture and nature, great matching.
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EFS 18-55mm, B+W Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-18 13:30