- dareco (15528)
- [2008-04-26 11:56]
The true test in life does not occur when all is going well.
The true test takes place when we are faced with challenges."
SO TRUE!!! I wish you all the very best with your new venture. A very interesting architecture beauty today. Very well done. TFS
- GreenBaron (52777)
- [2008-04-26 11:57]
Van je geloof gevallen? Hahahahaha..
Excellent capture of this impressive mosque, a fine tribute to our Turkish friends, they deserve it at fine TL members.
The compositon of immage is perfect, I'm a bit doubting about the sharpness and brithness (appears a bit OE in the clouds). Overall a geat JT image.
Wish you a fine trip John, together with Yolanda, Jens and his wife!
- sorinabal (7532)
- [2008-04-26 12:13]
What a wonderful capture of this famous mosque in Istambul, also excellent presented.
Congratulations for your 35000 points, an impressive archievment!
Have a nice evening my dear friend,
P.S. We are neighbours today. :-)
- siislam (1505)
- [2008-04-26 12:18]
Lovely picture, and nice frame. Well done!
- lion (5600)
- [2008-04-26 12:31]
wow, this is so beautiful view, very, very lovley image.
Hearty congratulations for your 35000 points..
What a great architectural view.TFS.
PS :This is a mosque Blue Mosque(Sultanahmet Camii) not Aya Sofia..
İngilizce bilmiyorum.Umarım bu satırları anlar veya anlatan birini bulursunuz.Türkiye'ye gelişinizden dolayı mutluluyum.Bulunduğum şehir Erzurum ve İstanbul'a çok uzak.(1250 Km).
Sizlerle tanışmayı çok isterdim.Gelemeyeceğim için çok üzgünüm.
Selam ve sevgiler
- Beger (23042)
- [2008-04-26 12:50]
This is a beautiful architectural photo. Excellent rendered of colors considering that you took it against the light!
Well,congratulations for your new camera and your projects. After 35 000 green smileys, you can make a lot of green bank-notes with your photos!
(For french canadian people $ = billets verts") :)
Bravo and have a good time! Annie
- andtine (1107)
- [2008-04-26 13:09]
Enjoy your trip to Turkey, Istanbul is a great place with plenty of photo opportunities. And this is a great capture of the Blue mosque (Aya Sofia was probably behind you when you took the shot) without the tourists and buses that most of my shots of this mosque include. The sky looks a little over processed though.
- sbilgi (5158)
- [2008-04-26 13:10]
First,congratulations for 35000+ point.
Second,thanks so much for your photo's title "Güzel Türküye 'Türkiye'".
Finally,i hope,you and Jens meet to Izmir,May 7th.
- AndroK (15189)
- [2008-04-26 13:31]
- gnada (22221)
- [2008-04-26 14:00]
Fantastic mark of 35.000 points for a real fantastic shots
and excellent picture including this one, which is excellent...
Wonderful post to commemorate!
Well done my friend...
- gunershot (22328)
- [2008-04-26 14:04]
Bu güzel postcard için ve Türkiye sevginiz için
teşekkürler. Bizlerde John'u çok seviyoruz.
İstanbul'da güzel günler geçirmenizi dilerim.
- boonie (7842)
- [2008-04-26 14:05]
I understand where you are coming with the camera purchase. I went through the same "emotion" but with Nikon. I am very happy with my choice. When will we see the first image from the 40D?
Like the way the turrets break up the sky and the greenery breaks up the gray stone.
Congratulations on the 35,000 milestone, WOW!
- vandana2923 (22207)
- [2008-04-26 14:14]
Very nice pov to capture this famous place friend.
Lovely details and composition.
Congratulations with 40D.
Have a wonderful and safe trip.
- rewshearer (24649)
- [2008-04-26 18:34]
Congratulations John, there's certainly no crime in enjoying points, they keep egos healthy and relationships strong in TL. So does 35,000 make you the wealthiest member now?
Nice shot, interesting view - I guess it would be interesting to see it a little sharper and I'm not sure what the dark smudge or the blurred edge is about with your frame (bottom left) but they're minor details. This shot leaped out from the thumbnail and begged to be seen!
- kross1 (4936)
- [2008-04-26 20:10]
Great shot, wonderful structure with excellent composition. Well done.
- mceklips (1307)
- [2008-04-26 20:38]
very well captured and composed! great framing too!
- Urfaust (13317)
- [2008-04-27 0:00]
big congratulation for your 35.000 points.. and for all the support you give to this site!! thanks
excellent sight.. colours and pov are wonderful!! really intriguing!! bravo
- ayse51 (27563)
- [2008-04-27 0:28]
I was glad when I saw your beautiful post and note. well come .I hope you have a nice days in Istanbul and İzmir with your friends.Congratulations for your 35000 points.Many thanks for your sharing.Many,many thanks again.Greetings from Ankara.Necla.:)later
- Silvio2006 (54737)
- [2008-04-27 0:32]
Hi John, congratulations for 35.000 points and thanks for this splendid view of Aya Sofia with fantastic colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
- Refugee (25554)
- [2008-04-27 1:26]
Good colour and light John and clear details. I know it is part of the mosque but I wonder what removeing the cables would have done ? Congratulations on the points,
- Jens (4663)
- [2008-04-27 2:02]
I few days we will be there again.
Well done my friend.
Greetings and see you
- Frieda (1144)
- [2008-04-27 2:35]
Ik wens jouw en je gezelschap een prettige en onvergetelijke reis!Maak veel foto's met je nieuwe camera,zodat wij mee kunnen genieten van jullie ervaringen als je de opnames op de site zet!
Groeten en een "Behouden Vaart".
(volgens mijn bescheiden mening is dit de Blauwe Moskee)
Maakt niet uit,de foto is mooi.
- yanm (10601)
- [2008-04-27 3:03]
a use of grad grey filter maybe help with the sky of this wonderful place John
- norenastramus (23434)
- [2008-04-27 4:35]
Wooowww.. Congratulations for your 35000 points.
Very beautiful title'' Güzel Türkiye''.
Excellent sharpness and beautiful presentation.
Well done my friend.TFS
- Hendrika (19218)
- [2008-04-27 8:31]
Nou ja, de foto blijft even mooi ondanks de verkeerde naam.
Gefeliciteerd met alweer een punten record doorbroken.
Nou ja je koopt niets voor punten, maar het zegt wel iets over je toewijding! Dikke knuffel daarvoor!
- ttreen (15759)
- [2008-04-27 10:14]
Lots of info in your notes..
1st congrats on crossing 35000! Your help and tips have been wonderful for me over the last year and 1/2.... (2 in Aug)
Hope you do not forget us little guys once you make it big!
Lovely post.. nice details on the building... the sky is very nice
Take care my friend
- denizler (11459)
- [2008-04-27 14:51]
Merhaba Dear John,
Seni cok Seviyor ve Bekliyoruz:)
Cok Guzel Fotograf.Tebrikler:)
Istanbul waiting you for a great meeting :)
- PierreFrigon (15473)
- [2008-04-27 15:03]
Excellent sharpness and details.
Love the view.
And congratulations on the 35000+ points.
You deserve all of them
- kickback (32)
- [2008-04-27 20:46]
hi joghn, wow amazing looking building, looks like a longer focal length used which is nice,
- Josine (4069)
- [2008-04-27 22:24]
Aparte opname, maar je had met het uploaden niet gedronken toch :-) ?
Fijne tijd op de Cruise John, doe Jens de groeten
Je weet we zijn zelf ook weg (kids vakantie)
- Ananfoto (0)
- [2008-04-28 2:07]
This is great,love the shot of this beautiful and famous mosque in the world..
I like you view angle here,adding some of the trees as a frame make this picture so special..and the flying bird make this is much nicer too..
Thanks for your kind words on my "MY ADOPTED SON"
Dear John, only two words:
Muy buena captura, perece una postal, mi mas sincera Enhorabuena por tus 35.000 points.
- WMcK (6837)
- [2008-04-28 4:41]
How beautiful this is John, and how many stunning images I have missed, for that I apologize. I will catch up as I can see wonderful thumbnails, that I want to spend time with. Time is something I dont have lots of right now. Suffice it to say this is perfect in colour, POV, detail and presentation. Excellent.
- shelbeesmom (58278)
- [2008-04-28 5:34]
Beautiful shot Johnny!! I am not quite ready to upgrade! Don't have that much available cash anymore as it costs a FORTUNE to drive to work now!...best I keep my pennies in my pocket for now! Wonderful details here and I say BRAVO for getting 35,000 points! A marvelous achievement!
- Dot (13942)
- [2008-04-28 6:55]
Thanks for all the info on the camera.
Also congrats on your 35,000. I wonder if I will live long enough to reach that, still its a goal.
The pic, beautiful against the sky even the sea gull joined in and with the flowers make it picture perfect.
- c_rapp (7535)
- [2008-04-28 7:48]
What a beautiful pov! Lots of details and good color. Beautifully taken. TFS
Wat is die rare schaduw op het onderste frame, boven "aya Sofia", John? Een selectie in een bovenliggende layer die niet helemaal weggegumd was? Ook de 'stroke' rond de foto is niet helemaal zuiver.
Qua kleur vind ik deze heel goed, qua scherpte kon ie beter. Niet dat hij onscherp is hoor, maar ik verwachtte meer details in het gebouw te kunnen zien. Het PoV was evenmin optimaal, de twee torens aan de rechterkant lijken nu een beetje te versmelten.
Mmm... samenvattend: voor mij is dit niet een van je beste. (Maar wie ben ik om dat te zeggen)
Succes met je nieuwe camera, en met je nieuwe uitdaging. We horen het wel ;o)
- devylla (1431)
- [2008-04-28 18:40]
So clear with beautiful colors and wonderful pov.
Very nice and beautiful.
- manujmehta (12360)
- [2008-04-29 0:51]
- nishantdavid (1262)
- [2008-04-29 2:01]
A wonderful snap. The sky has been captured perfectly with its bright hues.
Great simply great
Nice presentation of the Blue Mosque, having the "turquoise" sky above! :)
You can hardly wait for that cruise, can you! I hope you'll have good weather and a great time!
Last but not least, CONGRATS ON CROSSING THE 30000 LIMIT!!! You certainly deserve those points and many, many more, 'cause you've been a great friend to the TL-ers, always giving some good and helpful advice and your work speaks for itself! I wish you 1000000!
All the best, dear John!
- jawa (12005)
- [2008-04-30 2:29]
Dit is een van de betere ansichtkaarten.
- Teresat (15934)
- [2008-04-30 5:18]
Great composition. You have captured the beauty of the place: congratulations. Lovely.
have a good WE
- Photograph2u (0)
- [2008-05-01 11:33]
Congratulations cher frere for the milestone, this is quite an achievment and it shows how dedicated and very active on TL you are.
And this is a great picture to celebrate it!
Love the way you captured it in this angle and this pov. And the fg brings nice delicate details to the architecture and to the comp.
I was wondering what was the line above the mosque but David answered for me.
And I like very much in the ws the images, I see that red (my fav colour by the way, is also their favourite colour).
Also, congratulations with your new camera and I wish you lots of fun and satisfactions. I hope next time you will by a full frame because this is the way to go if you want to sell your pictures :) So if you buy lenses, make sure that they will be able to go on a full frame ;)
Take care and have a safe cruise.
- Viking (4383)
- [2008-05-01 12:32]
Laat ik nou toch gedacht hebben dat ik deze al gezien had.
Maar twee keer kan geen kwaad, toch ?
Nogmaals bedankt voor het lenen van de 30D ,
ik zal hem niet te vaak laten vallen :-)
We houden contact gozer ok?!
- Mitra (16)
- [2008-05-02 7:05]
Doru demissin Guzel Turkiye. Turkiyeni cok ozledim.
Lovely picture and nice frame. Well done!
- angela926 (2574)
- [2008-05-02 8:07]
Very n ice shot, good composition and depth
of field, nice natural colors and good
contrast, excellent sharpness, good depth
of field and good lighting, beautfiul
- sela (8213)
- [2008-05-02 11:36]
Hello John, this is really a wonderful picture, excellently composed.
- Fons (16615)
- [2008-05-05 0:39]
Moet ik daar nog een puntje aan toevoegen?
- TheMystic (5921)
- [2008-05-06 11:46]
Interesting photo - the title mix-up is forgivable: I looked up both, and they seem very similar at first glance (exterior). Difference would be the Hagia Sophia was originally a Byzantine Christian Church, and to this day a marvel in architecture (largest dome)that set the benchmark for other architects to follow (as in this example).
- tjutjut (16220)
- [2008-05-07 3:52]
Lovely image . . How can I missed some of you pictures . .
This should be a post card of Instanbul . .
Beautiful composition . .
It shows different perspective of mosque by showing some flowers at FG . .
Great shot my friend
- yucely (988)
- [2008-05-07 4:24]
Thank you for your nice photo which has perfect point of view and assistant right introduction of my country, congratulations. Regards,
- coed1992 (6048)
- [2008-05-10 6:09]
wow, a very sharp, saturated, detailed and well composed image of the blue mosque, simply stunning photo Jhon.Congratulations for reaching the 35000 mark, you deserve it, enjoy shooting always, a good photographer doesn't rely always on high end cameras, you had the right choice my friend,Good luck!
thanks for your helpful tip on sigma 18-200 os lens.
- pablominto (27208)
- [2008-05-12 8:39]
One of the more famous photo subjects in Istanbul I guess!
Good point of view and a well balanced composition, I like inclusion of the greenery in front...
- Freddie (6359)
- [2008-05-12 8:46]
Love to see the "Divine Wisdom" from your portfolio, John. I sketched this wonder when I was in college. Very good POV and perspective here. I like the colors and saturation.
- Vaibhav27 (1771)
- [2008-05-13 0:57]
I like the sky at the back,
- captainsgirl (7132)
- [2008-05-17 12:44]
Congrats on the points milestone, I fear I may never get that far as I've discovered too many hings that keep me from this computer lately. Lovely photo, beautiful blue sky, great pov, love the gull flying freely in the foreground. TFS
- chrisJ (55124)
- [2008-05-18 8:39]
Superb graphism & sharpness of the mosque, against the brighter sky. Good pov & colour. Tfs!
- riverfriends (7569)
- [2008-05-19 2:36]
Looks like you are away on a trip again...
This is a remarkable architectural capture with all the ingredients and I love that distant bird:)
* PL :)
- HaBeMa (3072)
- [2008-05-19 5:47]
Selam arkadasim John;güzel bir türkiye tanitim resmi,eline saglik....
- bucanas (12712)
- [2008-05-19 6:31]
Beautiful photo,beautiful architecture.
Have a nice vacation, my Friend... And good luck to the new cam. Do and share as nice photos with us as this, if not better - because here, on this one the sky, being exact the white clouds got OE. A pity.
Also congrats for reaching the 35000 points border.
I lamentated a bit: add or not to add, but finally I add: by my opinion this is not Your best photo. I mean it's not a bad one, but comparing to really a lot of others from You, not an outstanding either. I think You uploaded it only for the occasion You'll soon travel to Turkey, and not really due to its quality. What I really don't like on it, as said above, is the OE.
I truly hope You catch my POV and we remain friends - and friends have to be honest with each others.
Best regards from Hungary, László
- billy-m (6314)
- [2008-05-20 5:41]
Wonderful shot dear John :) and great notes as always :)
- azaf1 (7137)
- [2008-05-20 7:30]
It doesn't really matter which of the two it is, as it is just beautiful. Your POV and sharpness together with your color range has produced a nice compo to look at
- Mujahid-Awais (5553)
- [2008-05-21 10:00]
Beautiful picture. Nice texture.
- Janone (0)
- [2008-05-21 12:14]
De spitsen staan mooi recht, kan ik nog wat van leren, haha
Alleen het blauw van de lucht had eigenlijk op de Moskee moeten zitten, toch ?
Groeten van Jan
- Kiwis (13118)
- [2008-05-22 2:58]
Sûrement un voyage mémorable!! Belle composition et capture ici. Digne d'une carte postale! :) Bonne journée et à bientôt mon ami
- wenqing (11873)
- [2008-05-22 8:44]
congrats on the upgrade john :)
always fun to hav a new camera to lay with :P
this is lovely, i think the building hav some interesting lines and shapes, it has good symetry...did u take closer shots of this place?
- milas (34114)
- [2008-05-22 10:45]
Merhaba güzel arkadaş John...
Ben milas tayım, istanbul uzak, uzaklık bir tarafa işlerin tam yoğun zamanı, aslında bu davetide görmüş değildim, bu taraflarada bekleriz. bodrum, marmaris...
bu güzel kare için teşekkürler...selam ve saygılar...
- boomcat (16869)
- [2008-05-25 0:12]
wonderful shot of this beautiful Blue Mosque on your recent cruise :) well capture of this place.. i like the composition and detail.. even the sky and surrounding look so beautiful too. well done.
- emanetkerem (4918)
- [2008-06-03 11:41]
- evildrako (2459)
- [2009-04-14 14:46]
thousands of tourist have taken millions of shot of the blue mosq
but your is simply amazing
Excellent work dear friend