Sultan Ahmet Mosque

© Vladan D. Djordjevic

Sultan Ahmet Mosque

Renata Gusciora August 01, 2008

Super capture,Vladan!Greatly composed with nice colors!Cool shot! #971486

Lindley Johnson level-classic August 01, 2008

Great sharpness and color, Vladan. This looks like a beautiful place. #6257579

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe August 01, 2008

Very nicely captured Vladan! Jeff #6257597

Vicki Zoller August 01, 2008

Stunning . . . #6257777

Erin Appelbaum August 01, 2008

Outstanding capture Vladan. Great composition, color and details. Peter #6257875

Sherran Andersen level-classic August 01, 2008

Great comp and details. #6257886

Tiia Vissak August 01, 2008

a beautiful view! #6257892

Melissa G. Meiselman August 01, 2008

Wonderful scene with that beautiful Mosque...very well taken with great lighting and sharp detail, Vladan!! #6258229

Carol Sawyer August 01, 2008

Beautiful capture colors and great details, Vladan!! #6258427

Hendrik Storme August 01, 2008

Wonderful colors and detail, very beautiful scene Vladan! #6258484

Heidi Knight August 01, 2008

Beautiful colors, light and details ;0) #6258500

Mike Clime August 01, 2008

Really cool Mosque, Vladan! Nice capture. #6258642

Margaret R. Barry August 01, 2008

Fantastic detail, color and lighting, Vladan! #6258762

Janet Daniel level-classic August 01, 2008

Wonderful image of this unique Mosque, Vladan! #6258888

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. August 01, 2008


KARU. #6258959

Anita Hogue August 01, 2008

Beautiful Mosque! Wonderfully captured, Vladan! #6259058

Marvil J. LaCroix August 01, 2008

Well balanced composition and great color.

Bill Knaps August 01, 2008

Beautiful capture Vladan. Bill #6259150

Joan Powell August 01, 2008

Wonderful capture , blow it up and hang it on your wall ! #6259189

Nadya Johnson August 01, 2008

Wow! This is incredible, Vladan! A truly stunning capture - gorgeous! #6259200

Barbara Waldoch level-classic August 01, 2008

Wonderful pov and capture, Vladan! #6259408

A P August 01, 2008

Glorious comp, light and color on this outstanding capture, Vladan #6259486

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 01, 2008

Classic and magnificent! #6259520

Robyn A. Terrell August 01, 2008

This is Lovely, Vladan! Wonderful colors and detail. Well done! #6259595

Eugenio Diaz August 01, 2008

Really wonderful!
Such architecture... great capture...stunning shot. #6259795

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic August 01, 2008

Excellent viewpoint,composition and capture,Vlandan! Wonderful architecture! #6259892

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 01, 2008

Beautiful architecture in this wonderful image, Vladan!!!!! ♫ k #6259894

Colleen Farrell August 01, 2008

Absolutely sensational composition, color and detail in this image, Vladan! This is my favorite of your mosque photos! #6260146

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic August 02, 2008

Brilliant capture, Vladan. Super perspective, comp., colors and clarity. #6260265

Revonda L. Gentry August 02, 2008

Fantastic building and image of it!! #6261067

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 02, 2008

Fabulous colors, detail, lighting, clarity, pov, & comp here!!! Exceptional work again,Vladan!!! #6261712

Susan Fox August 02, 2008

Super architectural image! #6263039

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic August 03, 2008

Wow! Awesome structure and it's so beautiful. Hope to be able to visit this someday and thanks for sharing! #6265328

ROLAN NARMAN August 04, 2008

Beautiful capture of the mosque Vladan and very nice shadow/highlight contrast. Great job! #6269509

Jessica Jenney August 04, 2008

Terrific composition, color and architectural detail, Vladan! #6269620

Vladan D. Djordjevic August 04, 2008

Thank you very much everyone for your terrific and lovely comments! #6270642

Nancy (Peaches) Harker August 05, 2008

Vladan, AWSOME capture, everything is just PERFECT!!! #6276218

Martie Last August 06, 2008

This is a perfect photo of amazing architecture. I had never seen this before. Thanks! #6280997

Amber J. Skene August 06, 2008

This is gorgeous! Fantastic color (especially the blue sky), lighting, POV, and comp. Your clarity is awesome! You have the chance to see some beautiful places, and through these captures, I get to come along. Thank you! #6281257

Howard B. Cheek August 08, 2008

Love the Mosque architecture framed so well with lush FG and beautiful sky Vladan. Well composed. The only thing I might've done differently would be to remove the electrical wire running through the frame..
Well done!
Howard #6287124

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe August 08, 2008

Very beautiful image, beautifully captured, Vladan! Excellent color, details, POV, composition and very well done!!....Denny #6290329

Jane E. Kirn August 09, 2008

Fabalous Mosque. Admire the details you captured, the unique structure with clarity. Very nice photo Vladan. #6293282

Kate Baumgartner August 13, 2008

Beautiful composed and framed. Congrats on the ep. #6307132

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic August 13, 2008

Fantastic capture!
Beautifully framed!
~Lisa #6309997

Irene Colling level-classic August 15, 2008

Stunning image Vladan. Your POV was perfect for a dynamic composition. The vertical lines of the spires compliment the dome shapes in the center and the detail is outstanding. Excellent work. #6317437

Renata Gusciora September 22, 2008

Big congratulations again ,Vladan!!!!Wow!!!:-) #6488670

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic September 22, 2008

Huge congratulations,Vlandan on yet another wonderful Finalist! #6489316

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 22, 2008

another gorgeous finalist Vladan, congrats! #6489646

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic September 22, 2008

Congrats on all your Finalists! #6489815

Tiia Vissak September 22, 2008

Congratulations! #6490064

Hendrik Storme September 22, 2008

Congratulations Vladan!!! #6490193

Amber J. Skene September 22, 2008

Congrats on your finalist! #6490646

Tarun Bose September 22, 2008

Congrats for your finalist, Vladan. #6490733

Jennifer L. Taranto September 22, 2008


Kimi A. Phillips September 22, 2008

Big congrats to you!!:) #6490989

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 22, 2008

WTG, again, Vladan!!!!!! Congratulations on this finalist!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!!!! :-) k #6491565

Mike Clime September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Vladan! #6491581

Jeana Clark September 22, 2008

WAY TO GO!!!!!

~J~ #6491751

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 22, 2008

Three finalist!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on another amazing finalist,Vladan!!! #6492003

Susie Peek-Swint September 22, 2008

Stunning scenery Vladan ~ WTG on 3 finalists .. many congrats!! #6492231

Anita Hogue September 22, 2008

I really love this, Congratulations, Vladan! #6492538

Margaret R. Barry September 22, 2008

Congratulations again, Vladan. WTG!!! #6492738

Erin Appelbaum September 22, 2008

Congrats again Vladan. Well deserved. Peter #6492850

Nadya Johnson September 22, 2008

Magnificent, Vladan! Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #6493695

Debra R. Harder September 22, 2008

Congratulations again, Vladan, on another EXCELLENT finalist! Deb #6493770

Clyde P. Smith September 22, 2008

Beautiful Finalist Vladan. Congratulations!

Clyde #6494050

Jessica Jenney September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your terrific finalist! #6494178

Andre Goldstein September 22, 2008

Beautiful and deserving finalist, Vladan! Congratulations! #6494205

Sam Britt September 22, 2008

Congratulations, Vladan! #6494645

A P September 22, 2008

stunning and well deserving of this finalist egg. Congrats Vladan #6494708

Manos Peponas September 22, 2008

Congratulations on your superb finalist! Favorite. #6495521

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 22, 2008

An awesome finalist, Vladan! Congratulations! #6495585

frank w. degenhardt level-classic September 22, 2008

Vladan- I knew these beautiful pictures of these fasinating buildings would get you the deserved reconition they deserve. Know we will be seeing alot of them heading for the winners circle. Congratulations. #6495614

Sharon Sawyer September 22, 2008

Vladan, congratulations on all your well deserved finalists !!!! #6495821

Bill Knaps September 22, 2008

Congrats Vladan. Bill #6495885

Renee Doyle level-classic September 22, 2008

Congratulations on another wonderful finalist Vladan!! #6496014

Teresa A. Burnett level-deluxe September 22, 2008

Huge congratulations Vladan on this beatuiful finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!! #6496221

Barbara Waldoch level-classic September 23, 2008

WTG, Vladan! #6496699

Deb Koskovich September 23, 2008

Huge congrats on all your beautiful finalists, Vladan!! #6497359

Max Aureli September 23, 2008

Vladan again CONGRATULATIONS for this Finalist superb capture!!! Max :-)))) #6497485

Susan Fox September 23, 2008

Congratulations Vladan! #6498074

Howard B. Cheek September 23, 2008

I will add my congratulations as well Vladan :)
Great job!
Howard #6498171

Howard B. Cheek September 23, 2008

I will add my congratulations as well Vladan :)
Great job!
Howard #6498172

Janet Daniel level-classic September 23, 2008

Another big congrats, Vladan!! #6499087

M.Christine Duncan September 23, 2008

Vladan... so excited to see this image make finalist!!! Congrats my friend :-) #6499351

Sylvia Rossler September 23, 2008

Big congrats on your wonderful finalist Vladan :o) #6500125

Bojan Bencic level-classic September 23, 2008

Congratulations on your finalists, Vladane. Good luck in the next round. #6500126

Vladan D. Djordjevic September 23, 2008

Thanks so much for all of your congratulatory remarks. I appreciate them all! #6500159

Alan L. Borror September 23, 2008

congratulations on another wonderful finalist, Viadan! #6500830

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe September 23, 2008

Congrats Vladan on or excellent Finalist! Jeff #6501167

ROLAN NARMAN September 23, 2008

Huge congrats Vladan! #6501705

Angie Sidles level-classic September 24, 2008

Another amazing finalist Vladan! Congrats to you!! #6505479

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic September 24, 2008

Beautiful finalist..Congratulations !!! #6505808

Janice Mezzacappa September 24, 2008

BIG CONGRATS VLADAN, I am so happy for you!!! You know this is one of my faves! #6506823

Eugenio Diaz September 24, 2008

Another Huge congrats, Vladan!! #6507709

Marcel J. Fernandez September 24, 2008

Congratulation again Vladan on your very excellent Finalist. #6507775

Mary K. Robison September 24, 2008

Outstanding capture with a fascinating history, Vladan! Congratulations on its selection as a finalist! #6508049

Heidi Knight September 25, 2008

Congrats on this beautiful Finalist, Vladan!!! #6511922

Vladan D. Djordjevic September 25, 2008

Thanks you for all of your congratulatory remarks and terrific comments, BP friends.


Cassie L. Woodlee October 01, 2008

Vladan this is absolutely stunning and a huge congrats!!!!!! #6538076

Vladan D. Djordjevic October 02, 2008

Thank you Cassie! #6544601

Susan Jane Allen level-classic November 25, 2008

Gorgeous shot and interesting story! #6801895

Vladan D. Djordjevic November 28, 2008

Thanks Susan! #6822065

Z. Banu February 08, 2009


Vladan D. Djordjevic February 08, 2009

Thank you Z. Banu for your great comment! #7141833

Bunny Snow level-classic March 30, 2009

This looks familiar. I spent time outside the Blue Mosque capturing people at prayer while awaiting from rest of our tour.

Now I better understand your comments on my image. We were both fascinated with the Blue Mosque, as are most tourists. #7353891

Vladan D. Djordjevic April 01, 2009

Thank you Bunny! #7359377

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The Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Mosque), Istanbul, Turkey, July 2008

The Blue Mosque was commissioned by Sultan Ahmet I as a rival to Hagia Sophia and designed by architect Mehmet Aga (Aga's unfortunate predecessor was fired - i.e., executed). Construction on the mosque began in 1609 and took seven years. Sultan Ahmet died only a year after the completion of his masterpiece, at the age of 27. He is buried just outside the mosque with his wife and three sons. One of the most notable features of the Blue Mosque is visible from far away: its six minarets. This is very unique, as most mosques have four, two or just one minaret. According to one account, the Sultan directed his architect to make gold (altin) minarets, which was misunderstood as six (alti) minarets.

Exif: F Number: 6.3, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 23.41 mm, Model: Canon PowerShot A95

Uploaded on August 01, 2008

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