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Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) by m-eralp Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) by m-eralp
Istanbul -Turkey

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Given 2014-08-07
Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) by m-eralp was captured in Istanbul, Turkey. The beautiful colours and the sharpness of the lights highlight the grandeur of Architecture and such beautiful buildings. ( Featured by Kaz-D )

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Tygahman Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is SUPERB :):beer:.
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:)
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:icontygahman:
Tygahman Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!
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AyaSenoArtLyricalH Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh! Great!!!!!!!Love 
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014   Photographer
Thanks you:)
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AyaSenoArtLyricalH Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure:D (Big Grin) 
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:icontakmaj:
takmaj Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
wow
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
:bow:
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:iconlyle127a:
Lyle127A Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great-art Muslim ever
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:)
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movementalstudios Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
Incredible perspective on a stunning scene.

It looks like you almost had to climb to reach that viewpoint.

Brilliant snapshot, and a well-deserved daily deviation label!
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you very much:)
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movementalstudios Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Filmographer
mmmmmm yess indeed.
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:iconhatterthethird:
HattertheThird Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I think I have too much Doctor Who in my system. I clicked on this image thinking it was related to that. xD
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:iconrus-ka:
Rus-ka Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Beautiful shot.
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:)
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:iconcereal-in-a-bowl:
cereal-in-a-bowl Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
What a lovely place. It's so beautiful and surreal...I thought it was a painting...
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:)
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Chronophontes Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing picture! :love:

I'm a little puzzled though - in art history books, I keep seeing Byzantine mosaics "from Hagia Sophia", but in this picture the decoration looks thoroughly Islamic and abstract.  I wonder where those pictorial mosaics are hiding!
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:) They are visible on many spots too. Mostly on corridors, but the main hall still looks mostly Islamic.
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Chronophontes Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!  The "Islamic" parts are so beautiful too - it's a shame there can't be two buildings.
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014   Photographer
There were some very old mosaics discovered under some paints. The important thing is all history is safed :)
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Lytrigian Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
They're from various galleries throughout as they're restored. When the place was converted to a mosque, the Christian iconography was whitewashed and painted over. Now that the place is a museum, they're being slowly restored.

You can see a little of the restored Christian art in this image. The easiest to spot are the cherubim in the pendentives, although I don't think those were ever totally covered up; just the faces. But even some of the abstract decoration is Christian, mainly in borders and such.
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Chronophontes Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!  I'm going to have to see it myself - art books don't give you anything like a comprehensive picture of it, and even a photo like this doesn't convey the magnificence.
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BaselMahmoud Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot/edit! :)
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:)
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Conscious-dreamer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Student Filmographer
Hagia Sophia is one of the many examples of great architectural landmarks that I am fascinated by. This work does it justice!
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m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you very much:)
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kimsol Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Congrats!!! :dance:
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m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thanks:)))
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kimsol Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
:D
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scaryren Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
beautifully detailed and just wow
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:)
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MARX77 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014   Photographer
Congrats, man!! :clap:
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:)
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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Why is this in photography, if it's a drawing?
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EclipseofPhoenix Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The lighting is amazing! Was it exposure? And do you know what the construction is for? Just curious! Great job! :D
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m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:) The building is very old, and under danger of collapse if an earthquake happens. They are always doing some restoration on some part of it. I hope it can be safed without harming its beauty and history.
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EclipseofPhoenix Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Ohhhh! Yeah, it would be terrible if it were destroyed by earthquake - hopeful they can preserve it for future generations!

You're Welcome!
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DMMDesign Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD! :)
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you very much :)))
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! w00t! 
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:D
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Erozja Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
Congrats on DD! :heart: :la:
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m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thanks :party:
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Erozja Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
:huggle:
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IndigoSummerr Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the DD!! :)
:dalove:
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thanks Party
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing~!!! :jawdrop: 
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014   Photographer
Thank you:)
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July 16, 2014
Image Size
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Resolution
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 6D
Shutter Speed
1/20 second
Aperture
F/4.0
Focal Length
11 mm
ISO Speed
1600
Date Taken
Jul 15, 2014, 5:24:25 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CC (Windows)
Sensor Size
5mm
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