Photographer's Note

This is the Suleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul.

Our TE friend Deniz showed us many mosques throughout the city, but this was the only mosque which we went to on our own. Deniz was busy in the morning, so we ventured out and tried to find it on our own.

To our surprise (and Deniz), we found it. I guess it's a surprise because we took the difficult inner city streets route, not just a taxi that would drop us off on the front steps. And that way you get to see many things that you normally wouldn't have seen.

We bumped into many friendly locals along the way who helped us with directions. I remember one fellow who gave us instructions, then 5 min later he came running up behind us totally out of breath, being so appologetic because he gave us the WRONG directions!
He was very nice, he certainly didn't have to come running up the hilly streets to help us out but he did :)

As for the photo itself, I wanted to try and present the Mosques in a unique compo. Not sure if i did that or not, but we'll see. Using the wide angle, I wanted to emphasize the arches in a creative way.

This is a collection of 3 photos, hand held, and processed in HDR black and white. Looking forward to hearing what you have to say.

thanks for looking!

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Additional Photos by craig macintosh (macjake) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7052 W: 88 N: 17094] (78209)
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