This is the Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Mosque, better known as The Blue Mosque of Selangor. Built in 1988, it is probably the most beautiful mosque I saw in Malaysia and claims to be the biggest in the country, with the capacity to hold 24,000 worshippers. Its minarets are also claimed to be the highest in the world, at 142.3 metres in height, but as our tourguide explained, in the competition to build the biggest, the tallest and the best, this may no longer be the case.
I previously uploaded a photo of the external dome here: "External Facade of Blue Mosque".
In my Workshop you can see a wider view of this same composition. I was not happy with the light in the WS.
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Sonata11 (33763) 2012-05-02 19:39
Wow!!! Beautiful composition and framing of marvellous architecture and perfect symmerty. Wonderful and amazingly executed image with fantastic POV of this place. Striking and eye catching this white interior. Thanks for sharing. Perfectly well done. I like it very much. Great photo job.
All the best,
prasun984 (5590) 2012-05-02 21:59
Fine detail of that impressive modern age architecture You have chosen with nice POV. nice play of warm light.
Well taken, have a nice day,
jjcordier (79297) 2012-05-02 22:18
Excellent cadrage de cette mosquée à l'architecture très originale. L'image est graphique et bien équilibrée. Comme toi, j'ai une petite préférence pour le cadrage de la version du WS mais la lumière est effectivement meilleure sur le post principal.
yquem46 (38750) 2012-05-02 23:06
A nice architecture shot very clear and tack sharp
Good POV from low angle and play with the symmetry
Excellent visual effect of the contrast off all the white with the black door
have a nice day
carlo62 (46353) 2012-05-03 0:14
architettura molto bella e ben fotografata, ottimo il taglio.
Bellissima luce, bella la finestra da cui si intravede la cupola.
shevchenko (20390) 2012-05-03 1:40
Good low angle shot to frame the blue dome through the transparent roof, it is an amazing modern architecture that comprises a lots of line works and geometerical shapes, lovely white mosque, tidy shot, distinct image, good shoot.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-05-03 1:48
Hi Lisa - What an incredible structure and to be honest I like both shots. You have captured a light airy feel with your POV looking up towards the dome which we see through the glass structures. The building is obviously paying homage to traditional Islamic design but here we see a slick and clean modern interpretation. An impressive architectural shot. TFS and go well. Rosemary
dkmurphys (57427) 2012-05-03 1:56
Very beautiful capture of that modern architecture work. I like the open space that white and blue provides to the place. Well taken!
lousat (89740) 2012-05-03 2:30
Ciao Lisa,magnifica geometria,lo stile e la vasta presenza del bianco fanno la differenza,qualita' impeccabile con la migliore gestione della luce.Buona giornata e complimenti,Luciano
timecapturer (49288) 2012-05-03 3:41
love this! It is so intricate and as you say the symmetry is delicious. I love the POV and the clarity is exceptional. Executed superbly and a really artistic presentation. Stunning!
Have a good day - Brian.
Sergiom (77253) 2012-05-03 4:13
I like a lot.I like the research in symétrie , the graphical effect and the monochrome color.
Very well done
tedesse (25135) 2012-05-03 4:20
Excellent point of view of this interesting modern architecture. Wonderful light and excellent sharpness.
Have a nice day
macondo (19453) 2012-05-03 5:56
Long time no see. My fault.
Anyway, nice to see a shot from you again, and this one full of interesting shapes and patterns. Nice bit of careful cropping, and a little distortion adjusting, I'd guess, all very symmetrical too. It has very gentle tones and I like to see the subtle blue above, with the dome nicely caught in the central diamond.
Silvio1953 (140700) 2012-05-03 6:29
Ciao Lisa, fantastica luce nel magnifico interno ad esaltarne la splendida geometria, ottima nitidezza, bellissima composizione, bravissima Lisa, ciao Silvio
ChrisJ (112259) 2012-05-03 7:41
Ah the Blue Mosque. Another spot in Malaysia I have yet to visit. Good repetition of patterns & shapes & I like the high key tones & upward pov, with part of the dome visible through the transparent plastic or glass. Tfs!
sacimar (26205) 2012-05-03 8:40
this is an interesting architecture, I like the image with the perspective you chose, the details are excellent, well done,
Gigidusud (20825) 2012-05-03 15:10
Ciao cara Lisa,
Fantastico POV su questa bellissima architettura con grande symmetria.Ottima l'inquadratura.
divail (8334) 2012-05-03 18:09
C'est une superbe composition, et c'est vrai que la lumière est exceptionnelle. Le contraste est également très bon, ce qui est difficile avec tout ce blanc et la lumière extérieure. C'est une très belle photo.
macjake (66972) 2012-05-03 23:37
what? no dedication for this fine piece of architecture! haha...just kidding!
now where have you been hiding this gem? and why for so long? I would have posted this beaut a long time ago.
Love how the glass gives a sense of extra height as its climbing up the frame. and your positioning was spot on with the placements of the dome and arch in the middle.
lots to keep my interested, a photo that makes me see many composition options. Wish i were here with my tripod!
enjoy your day
marcan44 (6307) 2012-05-03 23:57
una composizione molto elegante di simmetrie e colori.
Il cromatismo è basato su 2 sole tonalita: grigio e celeste.
La luce è ben studiata e il POV perfetto, anche se il WS secondo il mio gusto era da preferire.
Forse in fase di post produzione del WS avresti dovuto lavorare sul contrasto, cercando di recuperare le parti sovraesposte.
Tutto questo per commentare le tue note e instaurare un dibattito costruttivo, ma in ogni caso una interpretazione superlativa.
Un caro saluto
tyro (24330) 2012-05-04 2:50
Symmetry, yes, but not quite! And that's what makes this photograph so intriguing. The top of the picture is perfectly symmetrical but the bottom is not and that makes us look more and more at this photograph and breathe in every little nuance within it. Very cleverly and subtly composed indeed.
I'm afraid I have to disagree with you regarding your workshop picture: the light in that might not be so wonderful as in this picture but I don't think that the composition in it is quite so good as in this one either - to my mind, your workshop picture is just a tad too "cluttered" with too many things going on. This one is by far the better of the pair in my opinion.
The lighting here is lovely and the small amount of pale blue light coming through the high windows adds just that little bit of needed colour - just enough. The details and sharpness are exquisite and the exposure perfect in such difficult conditions.
P.S. Thank you too for an interesting note and for a link to your previous photograph (which I clearly remember) from this place - it puts these two pictures perfectly into context.
Royaldevon (37925) 2012-05-04 4:12
This is unbelievably beautiful.
The white and blue combine to make it seem absolutely pure.
I love how you have positioned your camera to make the central square follow the lines of the roof square; a really clever piece of composition.
Excellent sharpness throughtout and not a bird in sight!
Have a lovely w/e,
bayno (18344) 2012-05-04 5:26
questo spettacolo non telo avevo commentato...mi era sfuggito, la moschea blu quì è diventata quasi completamente bianca ;) ma la grafica e la prospettiva sono veramente attraenti, molto belle anche le geometrie ovviamente insieme al tuo bellissimo lavoro, uno scatto immacolato...
sono appena rientrato da Sorrento e Salerno, ho fatto tutta la costiera Amalfitana senza la mia camera, per fortuna il nostro amico Rino, mi ha fatto fare qualche scatto con la sua, mi sarei mangiato le mani...in compenso avevo una piccola G12...ma è come scendere da una ferrari e montare su una 500 ehehehe...
un abbraccio Valter
npecanhuk (74814) 2012-05-04 5:58
Clean (although full of shapes) architectual details!
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov, horizontal format and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
abmdsudi (52963) 2012-05-04 9:36
So well spotted and taken at this pov, for sure you were taken by the pleasing interior architecture with good mixed of modern design and strong graphical feel. Composition is spot on, good symmetry but I love the softness of colors and lighting in limited colors but the touch of blueish tinge is lovely. I would say that you had succeeded in your intention, and produced a captivating shot with wonderful result. Congrats. Have a good weekend
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-05-04 12:17
Ola Lisa ,
Lindo esta visão para o teto com estes losangulos , bons detalhes de arquitetura moderna , boa sensação de altura , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
danos (96688) 2012-05-05 1:02
really nice the symmetrical shapes of the Blue Mosque,with its dome to just be seen through the glass on the ceiling.I like the clarity and the sharpness of the image with the light and the colour management to are captured superb.
ikeharel (69765) 2012-05-05 7:26
An extraordinary photojob done indoor's of the moderm mosque, fine outlines and superb light managed.
Even the lamp-post are contemporary art.
Nice looking upwards, steady hand you have.
paololg (31448) 2012-05-05 7:51
Ciao cara Diavolina,
una interessante dimostrazione delle tue doti compositive e della tua esperienza fotografica. Fotografare i soggetti bianchi non è mai facile, ma qui, grazie anche alla buona gestione della luce, hai tirato fuori tutti gli stupendi dettagli architettonici. C'è sempre qualcosa da imparare nelle tue foto, bravissima!
Ciao, buon weekend e un grande abbraccio a tutti! :-)
Il tuo Generale :-)
mauro61 (52855) 2012-05-05 13:45
mi piace il gioco della luce su queste simmetrie in una immagine dalla bella forza visiva,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-05-05 19:16
Namaskar dear Lisa,
I am amazed to see such a beautiful modern architecture of this Mosque. The glass rests beautifully on series of arcades supported by white marble columns. Nice geometrical shapes with perfect symmetry. Nice bluish tint on the glass coming from the blue dome. Lovely big blue stained glass window . The colors and sharpness are superb.
mkamionka (35788) 2012-05-06 7:47
beautiful architecture and a very original presentation. You have well selected the details to create a nice symmetrical alignment. The blue dome is well visible behind the roof. Even the Arabic inscriptions are recognizable. Great combination of new architecture with some traditional elements.
ifege (10367) 2012-05-07 0:21
Missed this great one Lisa. This is an example of when perfect symmetry in composing a photo works well. Love the subtle colours of the dome above.
berek (49684) 2012-05-07 11:59
The composition of a very successful graphic. I enjoyed the clarity and perspective.
I wish a good day.
chrisvek (7001) 2012-05-07 17:01
Awesome shoot with perfect symmetry.It has a taste of minimal.Great architectural details.Perfect POV.Well done!
Have a good night
kennyblack (4207) 2012-05-08 5:45
Ciao cara Lisa
Ringraziandoti per i tuoi sempre graditi commenti, ti faccio i miei complimenti per questa meravigliosa immagine molto geometrica con un POV da professionisti.
Mi piace molto l' effetto creato dalle linee delle vetrate e dalle variazioni di luci che creano. Impressionante la nitidezza del dettaglio.
Un forte abbraccio e bacioni a Voi da M&D
Noel_Byrne (30459) 2012-05-08 6:37
I really love your composition, and the blue against the white is just perfect. Very striking image, this looks like an amazing place.
Thanks for sharing.
annjackman (21813) 2012-05-08 22:22
I like the clean lines and geometry of this picture. A well chosen POV to make best use of the symmetry. An excellent piece of architectual photography with a creative twist.
Best wishes, Ann
Angshu (56750) 2012-05-10 21:38
Hello dear Lisa
Fine symmetery for this impressive architecture shot. The upward POV creates a nice impression with the repeating patterns. We also get a view of the dome through the tranmsparent roof.
Best Regards & have a great WE
kordinator (20511) 2012-05-15 1:24
Fantastian really work with a perfect composition.
Beautiful architectural details and extra colors.
A charming and highly intelligent work.
ourania (44254) 2012-10-28 12:14
Ciao cara Lisa,
preferisco la composizione e la luce di questa foto. La simmetria e piu' controllata ed effettiva nel quadro piu' stretto e la forza delle prospettive e' piu' impressionante. Mi piace tanto la vista che continua oltre le capitali con le piramidi di vetro e la cuppola suggestiva al esteriore. Luce ed ombre sono morbidi e gradevoli ed accentuano l' eleganza della composizione. Complimenti e grazie!
tanti saluti e buona giornata,