Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque.
The most imposing religious and national landmark in Abu Dhabi to date. Mosque features 80 domes all decorated with white marble. The main dome’s outer shell measures 32.7 metres in diameter and stands 70 metres high from the inside and 85 metres from the outside - the largest of its kind. The Mosque has 1,096 columns in its exterior and 96 columns in the main prayer hall which are embedded with more than 20,000 handmade marble panels encrusted with semi-precious stones, including lapis lazuli, red agate, amethyst, abalone shell and mother of pearl. Furthermore, beautiful minarets standing 107 metres are built on the four corners of the Mosque.
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prabut (3548) 2010-01-11 6:49
Very nice B & W. Great reflection pillars. Good light and contrast.
smarcell (19963) 2010-01-11 7:22
A great composition, with perfect reflections on the water.
I like the repetition of the arcades, broken by some human presence.
avene (12675) 2010-01-11 9:41
great shot, Abdul, I like a lot the strong perspective these repetitive patterns create, I might have cropped a little form the left to futher emphasise the sense of eternity. the silhouettes of the people are just the right random accents in this otherwise very precise and geometric scene. very well seen and presented.
demeter (95) 2010-01-11 9:55
Welcome to TE!
This is an eye-catching composition with excellent visual rhythm; great timing with the water being remarkably still allowing you to achieve a perfect reflection of this impressive structure...
I also like the sharpness of the details on the arches while the people provide a good sense of scale.
Wishing you all the best,
Wanda1 (15058) 2010-01-11 10:07
Wonderful symmetry with these arches and their reflections. I like the long line of them drawing our eye in and the pattern created by so many. The details of some tiny figures in the archways makes the shot.