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Grand Mosque of Palembang

Grand Mosque of Palembang
Photo Information
Copyright: Benyamin Lakitan (blakitan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 241 W: 67 N: 155] (866)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-18
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): *Mosque of the World, Part One* [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-18 9:23
Viewed: 4148
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is the largest and also the most beautiful mosque in South Sumatra. It was first built in 1738 by Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin I. Therefore, this mosque is known as Masjid Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin, also known as Masjid Agung Palembang. It has been restored and enlarged several times. Last restoration was started in 1999, and completed in 2003. The original parts of the mosque are still maintained up to now – small square building with red clay roof, white ‘mihrab’ with concrete white roof with gold color ornaments, and the shorter white minaret.

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Very nice photo! Great POV and colors!

Hi Ben,
Beautiful architecture, beautiful capture.
Very well composed.


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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2006-08-18 15:50]

Hi Ben, Certaily a fine looking building well composed in this colourful composition. Excellent clarity and very interesting to see on TL. Murray.

Hello Ben,
Yiu certainly captured the Grand Mosque of Palembang beautifully. Colors and exposure are very appealing. Great job. Regards.

Nice picture Benyamin

I like the hanging tree branch with all the leafs and the beautiful mosque in the background.

Good job

Beautiful architecture and very well composed.TFS.

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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-08-19 6:15]

Hi Benyamin,
Very nice composition with the tree leaves on the top adding some depth. Very well done.

Nice architecture photo. Great composition and colours.
Well done.

Nice photo Ben! Compliment

John T

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  • Loon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 11 N: 91] (1163)
  • [2006-08-20 7:45]
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Hi Ben,
This is odd, I live at the Jalan Palembang. Well we call it "street" ....what's in a word?
I love the composition with the branches in the foreground. But the building seems to be tilted backward a bit. Or is it me? Do I really need glasses ;-)

Hello Ben, this is very imposing strucutre and well maintained! Very rich architecture and colour.

Good composition with the branch framing the top of the image.

Well done! Take care, Yan :)
p.s. many thx for your review on "Sweethearts". It is greatly appreciated.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-08-20 12:14]

Hello Benyamin,
Wonderful architecture picture, it is a wonderful picture me much pleases. Very sharply and the colors Mo are uniquely congratulate beautiful ones of greetings Janusz

Hello Benyamin,
Great photo my friend, I like the framing and composition very much, excellant idea you had by incuding the leafs in the photo.
Great colors, well done

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-08-20 20:27]

Hi Ben,
Very interesting and beautiful building. It is not built in the traditional style of Mosques. Is there any reason for that?

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-08-20 23:07]

Hello Benyamin,
interesting architechtural subject. POV, colors and details are wonderful. Very nicely composed and presented.

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-08-21 6:14]

Hello Benyamin,
Wonderful architektur photo,gread colours and very good composed. Good sharpnesand nice frame.

Ups:poinds tomorow

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  • jacobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 597 W: 28 N: 650] (4739)
  • [2006-08-21 10:51]

good composition in this picture. Great information note too.

This is a wonderful capture Ben,
The colours are superb. excellent sharpness and detail

TFS. have a great week.

Hi Ben,

Excellent view of the mosque. I was in Kuala Lumpur some years ago and found the mosques I saw there to be unique examples of architecture. Lovely colours, good light. A workshop if I may and TFS.
Many thanks for your comment on
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Hi Ben,
Great shot of this awesome Mosque.
I like your pov,dof,colors,note,frame,focus and sharpness.TFS

A nice shot... Its realy different for us... Dont look our mosques...TFS

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2006-08-31 18:27]

A fascinating amalgam of religion and culture is caught in this building. I love the way you have composed it with the tree branch breaking up the sky. Great colours and details.

hi! ben great shot... good work... thanks for sharing (",)

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  • teeje Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 40 W: 0 N: 26] (380)
  • [2006-09-07 3:38]

Mas Ben,
Great shot of wonderful Masjid. Interseting POV, composition and its details.TFS

Very good shot Ben! It's claire and colorfull.
Regards, Nilay

nice capture for this magnificent architecture.
the leaves of the hanging branch of tree gives additional
drama to this photo


Very nice picture, it has the oriental look, great capture, well done!

Very good composition and beautiful colors. Best regards Clanyi

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