Istanbul Mosque


Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

The most famous Istanbul Mosque. The Blue Mosque in Turkey is also known as Mosque of Ahmed I, Sultan Ahmed Cami, or Sultan Ahmed MosqueIt. Istanbul Mosque was built between 1609 and 1616. It has six minarets: four on the sides, and two slightly less high – on the outer corners. The height of the minaret is 64 meters. Later, the mosque was named Blue, because decorations by ceramics tiles, painted with blue and white colors, and was also decorated with blue patterns.

I loved photographing in Istanbul. My wife and I walked everywhere and we were greeted warmly by the local residents.

Gear: Nikon D4 camera, Nikkor 70-200 lens. 
Settings: Focal length 200mm; exposure 1/125 sec; f4.5; ISO 7200.
GPS: 31°41’55.613″ S 115°42’19.121″ E

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