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Aya Sophya with fountain

Aya Sophya with fountain
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-07
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D 90
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-22 2:01
Viewed: 1900
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Aya Sophya (Hagia Sophia in Greek) is in Istanbul, with the Bosphurus / Golden Horn strait depicted on the fg fountain. I liked the mirrored shapes of the plumes of water, & the minarets, and the domed topiary at right with the mosque / church / museum roof. From Wikipedia:

"Hagia Sophia (/ˈhɑːɪə soʊˈfiːə/; from the Greek: Ἁγία Σοφία [aˈʝia soˈfia], "Holy Wisdom"; Latin: Sancta Sophia or Sancta Sapientia; Turkish: Ayasofya) is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as an Eastern Orthodox cathedral and seat of the Patriarchate of Constantinople,[1] except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1931, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935."

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Love the golden light falling on the Hagia Sophia against a dramatic sky, Chris!
Amazing details and fantastic contrasts within the image.
The sharpness and POV are excellent, and colors are natural.
Well done!

Have a nice weekend.

Best regards,

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-02-22 2:35]

Hi Chris.

A neat composition, the like the amount shown within the scene. The fine building in the background ha some spectacular towers on offer.
Have a good day.

stv ;o))

Hello Chris

I like the POV and the blue in the fountain to catch the eye. I never knew the history of this grand place. A very beautiful place. A very unique history. I like how the glass fence around the fountain has created crosses with the shadows. Nice to see who gets the last word ;)


Ola Cris
A good angle and original...It is not esay to take photos of this art piece. Good dof and view
um abrašo

Hi Chris,

The distance between the fountain and the museum is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the museum. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Ciao Chris, lovely and origina POV on beautiful monument, excellent clarity, splendid light and fantastic colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2013-02-22 10:50]

Hi Chris,
Now that is a beautiful composition. I have seen images of this mosque from the other side, but never from this side. The blue of the fountain and the surrounding structures complement very well.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2013-02-23 6:36]

Hello Chris :)

The splendid panorama of the city with huge fountain and mosque, in beautiful colours and beautiful light.
The very interesting composition with splendid architecture and with admirable details.
The fantastic and very showy work, I like him very much.

Best wishes...Barbra.

Awesome composition! Good use of the fountain to make good image even better. Love the cloud formations and colors in the background. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.

Bonjour Chris
An original and nice POV
Colours and light with this sky are quite attractive

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