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Beauty of St Irene

Beauty of St Irene
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Copyright: Mesut ILGIM (mesutilgim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6778 W: 508 N: 19906] (108390)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-07
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Camera: Nikon D 5000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 G VR, 2GB Sandisk Ultra II
Exposure: f/13.0, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-02-09 0:30
Viewed: 724
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This capture shows one of the famous Byzantine Churches of İstanbul St Eirene.

Not too far away from St Sophia.
The importance of this beautiful church of Byzans is, unlike many other churches of İstanbul, it was never been turned into a mosque.

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Selam Mesut,
Muhteşem bir Aya İrini karesi olmuş.

Bonjour, cher Mesut,
Une réussite photographique incontestable.
L'on prend beaucoup de plaisir à contempler l'ensemble.
Belle réussite.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10365 W: 161 N: 17205] (131115)
  • [2018-02-09 1:29]

Witaj Mesut!
Beautiful church.
Excellent composition.
I like colors and sharpness.
Trees add flavor to this composition.
Well done.
Nice day.

Good morning,
Beautiful colors in your capture, the blue sky works perfectly here. Well composed.
Have a nice weekend.


Hello Mesut

I love the framing trees and the dramatic sky. The sun picks out the church like a stage spotlight. How come it has always survived as a consecrated church in a Muslim country?



Hi Mesut
striking image here my friend. I remember seeing this church when I was in Istanbul :)

there are 3 things that standout so well. first, the lighting, second, the tree trunks, and thirdly the attractive and moody sky. there are alot of positives here. thanks for this one. cheers

Dobar dan.
Lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano mesto i stara arhitektura, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa oblacima koji dolaze sa kisom.
Lepo drvece i arhitektura.
Zelim va, lep dan, sve najbolje.

Good day.
Nice view, good text ...
Beautifully displayed place and old architecture, good perspective and contrast, beautiful colors, beautifully captured moment with clouds that come with rain.
Nice trees and architecture.
I wish you a nice day, all the best.

Hello Mesut,
A very nicely composed photo of this beautiful church surrounded by trees on a day with a very pleasant light. The colours and sharpness are perfect. I remember being here on one of my first visits to Istanbul in the early 1970's.
Kind regards,

Merhaba Mesut,

The church is a fine building, seemingly extremely large with a huge dome and many windows but it is the excellence of your composition that has made it very special; the inclusion of the trees, surrounding it with uplifted branches, as if saluting its presence, makes this shot a piece of art.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Hello Mesut,
Excellent capture of this Byzantine church. I like the framing by the trees. The image is very nicely illuminated and benefits from very good colours and sharpness. The lovely blue sky makes a fine backdrop contrasting well with the warm toned brickwork of the church.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8670 W: 4460 N: 15277] (61503)
  • [2018-02-09 7:06]

Salam Mesut Bey
Nice point of view on the church between the tree
Very good lights ambiance
Best regards

Bonjour Mesut,

Une magnifique carte postale que tu pourrais mettre en vente devant cette mosquée. Ce qui frappe le plus c'est la lumière sur les murs et aussi le bleu très foncé du ciel.



Hello, Mesut!

The light is fantastic here, with the bright colors of the building making a great contrast with the dark cloud in the sky! Wonderful view of the church framed by the trees! Excellent job!

Üstadım, bu çınarlar ki zamanın bekçileri, onların arasından duru ışıkta öylece duran bu eser ne yaşanmışlıklar fısıldıyor değil mi.. eline, gözüne sağlık..
dr recep yuksel..

Hi Mesut,
interesting view of this circular church between trees. The colors and high contrast was wonderful. Great job, my friend.

Hi Mesut,

The trees are framing well the church. The point of view is showing the details of the St.Eirene church. The light is giving good colors output. Have a nice day.


beautiful old Byzantine style. I see the half moon on the tower but you see it was not converted?
Either way the light was brilliant. It is this extraordinary light what makes this picture into a treat for the eye. The framing is fantastic as well! The white trees and the dark cloud in the sky make a fantastic ambience.
Excellent work!!!

Hi Mesut,
Nice architecture very well presented, good angle to take the view with trees on each side of the photo, great light well captured, interesting colors contrast with green grass and cloudy sky in the BG.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10773 W: 146 N: 27120] (129847)
  • [2018-02-10 0:12]

Hello Mesut, beautiful presentation of this old church in Istanbul. Of course, I have seen it during my visit, I could not miss it. superb composition, in splendid light, fine colours. And I like this plane trees. Great colours and sharpness.

Kind regards Malgo

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25087 W: 520 N: 42358] (181452)
  • [2018-02-10 0:33]

Hello Mesut,

This capture shows us the famous Byzantine Churches of İstanbul St Eirene.
Happy that the original is remained.
Nice architectural view.
With depth and perspective.
An excellent composition and nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice weekend,

Hi, Mesut.
Wonderful POV, of this great mosque, its great dome looks sensational among the trunks and branches of those old trees.
A fantastic photo, with beautiful natural colors, very good lighting and excellent sharpness.
Well done. I love.
Enjoy the weekend.
Very best regards.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16204 W: 159 N: 28248] (148600)
  • [2018-02-10 9:19]

Merhaba Mesut
Magnifique cette image, la lumière est très jolie, le contraste des couleurs et le cadrage est une vraie réussite, j'aime beaucoup
Bonne soirée
PS) merci pour ma photo intro, parfois je voit la nouvelle avec les fleurs et le chapeau vert et d'autres fois celle juste avec le chapeau vert, je ne sais pas le pourquoi !!!

Excellent view through the white trunk trees, with exceptional clarity and good light management, Mesut.
Have a nice sunday,

Hello Mesut

Lovely capture of this nice church. The trees are nicely added in the foreground. Fine lighting and colours. Great work:) TFS.

Greetings, Erling

hello Mesut, very nice capture, warm light, good framing in between the trees and the cloudy sky makes the rest

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