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Ummayad Mosque ||

Ummayad Mosque ||
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Copyright: Harout Avakian (avakian_harout) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 165 W: 13 N: 203] (1631)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-07
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Mood
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-13 0:35
Viewed: 1818
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Ummayad Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Damascus (Arabic: جامع بني أمية الكبير, transl. Ğām' Banī 'Umayyah al-Kabīr), is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. Located in one of the holiest sites in the old city of Damascus, it is of great architectural importance.
The mosque holds a shrine which is said to contain the head of John the Baptist (Yahya), honored as a prophet by Muslims and Christians alike. The head was supposedly found during the excavations for the building of the mosque. There are also many important landmarks within the mosque for the Shī‘ah, among them is the place where the head of Husayn (the grandson of Muhammad) was kept on display by Yazīd I. There is also the tomb of Saladin, which stands in a small garden adjoining the north wall of the mosque.

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Hello Harout! Excellent lightness, mystical lightness. Very interesting mosque. Good POV and capture. Well done!

Really ...... very natural and very expressive .... also: good color, good framing, balanced well light ..... an interesting architect; congratulations.

Hi Harout
nice shot
but a big problem with light
shooting against the sun is not a grate idea all the time
makes the picture look burnt and also not so many to see
sorry is just my honest opinion
otherwise good angle and interesting note

Salaam Harout,

Nice shot of the Grand Mosque of Damascus!
I like the POV in the picture but too much light in this shot taken against the sun, decreases the quality of the picture somehow :( Please don't mind as this is my personal opinion to you. There is always next time.
Thanks for the informative note indeed.

Paras Bhalla

Selam Harout,
Very beautiful archtectural view and good POV.TFS.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-08-13 18:45]

dear Harout,
shining sun light and dark shadows make dramatic and mysterious space in this shot.
(I'm afraid your camera's sensor was damaged by this strong light...)
maybe people look living in this vivid contrast,
and the nature is more severe than this...
but a small place in the shadow people look peaceful in it.
thank you for your impressive shot,

Salut Harout.
Belle image prise dans cette mosquée, le contre-jour et bien contrôlé et a donné de belles couleurs,
Bonne journée.

Ciao Harout,

beautiful composition, where however it distinguishes him in particular way the perfect mastery of the exposure. It is witness of it the contemporary presence of the sun and the blue sky.

Saluti dall'Italia

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