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2018-04-23   ROOF OF SHOPPING MALL IN ISTANBUL

By | 2018-04-22T15:53:52+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Istanbul|

I was impressed by the big shopping malls in Istanbul. I shot photos in different angles and compositions, as shown on the photo in the post with the gigantic roof made with steel beams.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/6.3
  • Shutter speed: 1/8s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 3200

2018-03-04   ROOF OF A MOSQUE IN ISTANBUL

By | 2018-02-26T21:44:36+00:00 March 4th, 2018|Istanbul|

One beautiful, versatile roof of a mosque in Istanbul. I have visited four mosques, each of them was a unique experience. I had to put off my shoes at the entry. Then you go in and walk on a big, soft carpet. The carpets have many colorful embroidery patterns which build a perfect harmony with the artful roofs.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop, Color Efex Pro

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/30s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 25600

2017-12-31   HAGIA SOFIA

By | 2017-12-29T20:12:23+00:00 December 31st, 2017|Istanbul|

Hagia Sofia – a multi-religious building, was an orthodox church, later an imperial mosque. Inside, the sheer dimensions are overwhelming. You walk around, overwhelmed by the thinking about the great minds who planned and constructed that building. I took the photos with awe, and have been pleased that there were no restrictions for shooting pictures.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 25600

2017-10-10  MOSQUE III

By | 2017-10-09T19:35:44+00:00 October 10th, 2017|Istanbul|

Beneath the artful mosaics and the beautiful lightings, all mosques I have seen are carpeted. These are enormous carpets; there must have been endless hours of knotting for manufacture. It gives a good feel, to walk on those carpets, warm and pleasant. One of the many fascinating things, you see in a mosque.

Post processed with: Aurora 2018, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/15s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 2500

2017-09-04  MOSQUE IN ISTANBUL

By | 2017-09-02T16:07:17+00:00 September 4th, 2017|Istanbul|

This colorful ceiling of this mosque in Istanbul showed how detailed and elaborated these mosaics are. I think the building time must have lasted many years to bring it to that level, with great workers and architects behind. For this relatively low light environment I used my Sony A7S, the “King of Low Light”.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop 

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/13s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 8000

2017-05-15  MOSQUE IN ISTANBUL II

By | 2017-05-14T21:14:36+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Istanbul|

After taking off my shoes at the signed area at the entrance of the mosque, I went in and was astounded again of the atmosphere and the architectural artworks. I was entirely free to take my photos. And I noticed how many believers were inside during the day, compared to the Christian churches, which are most of the time empty if there are no holy masses.

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 25600

2017-04-08  LIGHTING IN THE MOSQUE

By | 2017-04-08T10:16:37+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Istanbul|

During my time in Istanbul, I visited many mosques. It was completely new for me, I have never been in a mosque before. The decorations, the build, the mosaics and the lights, all fascinating. And nobody had a problem, that I took photos. It’s always the best to respect a different culture, and your behavior should be according to the rules.  🙂

Post processed with: Dfine2, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 25600

2017-02-09 FASCINATING MOSQUE

By | 2017-02-06T22:49:57+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Istanbul|

In this mosque I tried to catch the iron ring with the light bulbs, the beautiful carpet, the pillars with the incredible, colorful and detailed mosaics and the praying people. Before I entered a mosque the first time, I couldn’t imagine how fascinating this experience would be.

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/2.5
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 5000

2017-01-01 NEW YEAR IN ISTANBUL

By | 2017-01-10T20:15:18+00:00 January 1st, 2017|Istanbul|

The whole city was prepared for the New Year, the restaurants had special New Year’s dinners and the bars and night clubs had New Year’s arrangements with party until early in the morning.  🙂

new-year-istanbul-size

  • Camera: ILCE-7S
  • Aperture: ƒ/5
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 25600

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