Photographer's Note

I wasn't sure if it was Yeni Mosque or Blue Mosque. Thanks happypoppeye made sure it's the Yeni Camii/New Mosque. The shots I took around the same time also prove it (here's one of them).

These days I'm posting my shots, that I was unsure about. Now that I distance myself from these shots I look at them as if they were not mine and I am less biased (coupled with the xp I gained on TE and TL thanks to your critiques). I got a huge archive, so there's still much to think about.

Shooting. No tripods. ISO 64. Leaned the cam against my finger and set it to shoot in a couple of seconds to avoid motion blur. The public was a bit shocked to see how monkeyish I was trying to deal with my little cannon :)

Compo. Asymmetry helps to see how spacious the interior is. The other contributors to this effect are the light-bulbs hanging from the dome. I think I should have left more space under the lower ring of lights.

Lighting. Hope it's good: there's a contrast between the visible quarter of the dome and the darker area in top left.

Frame. The thin line of light colour separates the edge of the picture from the shadow it casts (right and bottom).
Top left is dark. White is a good contrast to it.
Bottom right is lighter but not light enough to contrast white. Had to add the shadow (again not enough) and then the thin glow.

So these days are days of frames and old shots :)

More interiors of Yeni Camii on TE:
* by Barkan
* by Erhan1958
* by Jeppo
* by Josep Marin
* Inside of the new mosque by yedirenk (a bit different angle and colouring).
See also dome of Sultanahmed (by Izida) from inside to compare.

Yeni Mosque from outside.


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