Back to the most classic view of Istanbul.
One evening deniz went with me to make some blue hour shots near Eminonu. The weather was good, full moon spectacular but the results were very poor. I tried to adjust my tripod, to use walls as support, but nothing helped. It must have been fun to Deniz to observe my efforts:). It was also fun to other people, some came to see what I was doing. Deniz gave me many good advices, so the next evening I went alone in the night with my tripod again, this time to Sultanahmet.
The moon was still beautiful and I liked my shots better.
I felt safe in Istanbul, even if sometimes I went alone in the evening. Luckily I haven't read this before:
Worldwide coverage of several high-profile violent incidents this year has pushed the topic of solo female travel into the forefront of public dialogue.
In January, New York City mother Sarai Sierra was killed while travelling independently in Istanbul, her body found near the city’s ancient walls in early February. In March, a Norwegian woman who reported being raped while on business in Dubai was charged with having extramarital sex, perjury and drinking alcohol, and sentenced to 16 months in jail.
Reports of sexual assault and even gang rape have been recorded across India, including a British tourist jumping off her balcony in Agra in March to escape potential assault from a hotel owner.
I like also the view
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papagolf21 (83670) 2013-11-26 2:31
Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Superbe présentation de l'édifice religieux. L'éclairage a été pensé avec talent pour valoriser l'architecture générale.
Bravo au photographe pour ce magnifique résultat.
mirosu (12686) 2013-11-26 2:53
Excellent night photo with superb lighting. The mosque is excellently captured church from very well selected viewpoint. The view from lover angle makes the mosque majestic and dominant. The light is perfect, the contrast against black sky superb.
snunney (79997) 2013-11-26 4:03
Great night time capture of this impressive and beautiful mosque. I like the symmetrical framing and the warm tones. The low viewpoint emphasises the majesty of the architecture. I shouldn't let a few newspaper reports put you off travelling. In the world we live in today these sort of incidents can just as well take place in your home town, unfortunate as that may seem. You just need to be careful and avoid taking unnecessary risks, otherwise life becomes not worth living.
timecapturer (45985) 2013-11-26 4:28
super night shot this. Love the upwards POV and the bright spot of the moon, seeming to cast its light onto the magnificent architectural elegance below. Excellent clarity and a beautifully presented image. Like it a lot!
Regards - B.
Sergiom (55795) 2013-11-26 5:14
J'aime beaucoup cette contre plongée nocturne. Cela donne une grande ampleur à la célèbre mosquée et installe la lune comme luminaire. La lumière est superbement gérée.
Corry (4508) 2013-11-26 5:24
Une belle prise de vue nocturne de la mosquée. Bonne gestion de la lumière et netteté. L'angle de vue permet de bien voir la superposition des dômes qui conduit le regard vers la lune. Très bien fait.
Kielia (23013) 2013-11-26 8:00
you are presenting a fascinating image of this well known building, accompanied by an interesting note. The result was really worth all your efforts!
lousat (73219) 2013-11-26 11:04
Hi Malgo,another great masterwork from Istanbul! What a imposing perspective to take the the big mosque and the moon too,the atmosphere is fantastic,and the quality too,great exposure,details and colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
williewhistler (12857) 2013-11-26 11:59
the moon certainly is well placed to add even more interest to a lovely night scene,the lighting of the Sultanahmet helps to accentuate the lovely architectural features.
Very nicely done.
Kind regards Les.
mesutilgim (80900) 2013-11-26 13:13
Hello dear Malgo, again my neighbour !
Very nice nocturnal capture of Sultanahmet's inner court.
Good pov and perfect light management.
The full moon is of course the bonus of this perfect capture.
TFS and best regards
carlo62 (28815) 2013-11-26 15:40
bello il pov, con l'aiuto dell'ottima esposizione, hai ottenuto una bella e originale foto.
adidas5nb (4504) 2013-11-26 19:17
lovely symmetrical pov,with fantastically managed light.like the architecture very.nicely done.
jjcordier (74038) 2013-11-26 22:36
Trois excellentes photos nocturnes de Sultanahmet, celle du post principal étant la plus spectaculaire. Le trépied a du bon!
saxo042 (37032) 2013-11-27 1:52
A very fine collection of pictures, taken in the darkness with this interesting mosque well illuminated. This symmetric view provides a good pattern with all the different parts on top of each other.
ikeharel (53463) 2013-11-27 3:20
both this and the workshop, and the attached photos - all beautifully presented the known location in Istanbul.
Light under the archs and above the upper decks are well collected, and gave the sight its grandeur.
A marvelous night shot, good clarity and immaculate details shown.
willperrett (6284) 2013-11-28 0:38
Dramatic framing and lighting. Good, tight composition, and of course the moon tops it all off. Good work!
mkamionka (29532) 2013-11-28 5:01
przed chwila slyszalem Twoj glos na zywo po raz pierwszy w zyciu :) Jestes juz w Liverpool, a ja jeszcze nie nadazam za Twoimi poprzednimi podrozami.
Bardzo atrakcyjne NOCNE zdjecie. Podoba mi sie centralna symetria. Po jakosci np po ostrosci od razu widac ze uzylas tu statywu. Ksiezyc dodaj ciekawego punktu odniesienia aczkolwiek tutaj pokusilbym sie o wykasowanie go I wklejenie falszywego ksiezyca w fotoszopie.
Wspaniale miejsce z przyjemnoscia sie oglada twoja relacje, no ale dzisiaj wieczorem z jeszcze wieksza niecierpliwoscia czekam na zdjecie ktore wkleisz z Liverpool...
Cricri (102263) 2013-11-28 10:23
Belle et intéressante architecture de la mosquée a la nuit tombé, bonne prise des lumières avec aussi la présence de la lune, belle version en WS 1
Silvio1953 (117405) 2013-11-29 8:53
Ciao Malgorzata, fascinating nocturne shoot with romantic moon, greatPOV on fantastic mosque, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Angshu (55003) 2013-12-02 21:07
Fantastic scene with crispnesswhich is possible only with a tripod I guess :-)
I almost know from where you took this picture...just below the arched entrance. Fine light which you captured
Indeed what you write in your note is a disturbing fact...the crime against women is growing by the day & sadly in my own country..