Mosques from Outside

Challenge #72 in the Objects from Around the World series. Hosted by vqueen.
Challenge has finished
Very simple: just submit your best picture of mosques taken from outside. Please read the rules carefuly
Show full rules
phase has
74 entries
phase has
965 votes
Süleymaniye twilight
by kirmizi
Click here for full size original image
6th place
The Süleymaniye Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey at twilight. Full moon rising behind over the Bosphorus. It was built on the order of Sultan Süleyman (Süleyman the Magnificent) and was designed by the architectural genius Sinan Pasha, apparently while still a student. The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1558.This was also the evening of the 'supermoon', when a full moon coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth. The supermoon will be 16 percent brighter than a normal full moon.
Submitted: Saturday, 2nd February, 2013 14:12 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 5th May, 2012
Focal length: 35 mm
Shutter speed: 1/5 sec
Aperture: F9
ISO: 200
Notes: sadly no tripod, so resting on a balcony wall at 1/5th, f9, ISO200
Views: 642
Provide complaint details
Your complaint (along with the complaints of others regarding this entry) will be reviewed by the challenge owner. Depending upon the nature and applicability of the complaint, the entry may be disqualified. In extreme circumstances the user who submitted the entry may receive a ban from the challenge or series in question.
Saving ...
Keyboard shortcuts:
p previous n next c challenge f full size r retract vote # vote