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27-MAY-2006 Helen Betts

9th Place (tie)
Byzantine Vista

by Helen Betts

Istanbul, Turkey

A view of Aya Eirene Church, situated next to Topkapi Palace and close to the very famous Aya Sofya Church. This was shot at sunset from the terrace of our hotel. Note: I boosted the contrast a bit as per Daniel Bollag's suggestion.

Sony DSC-H1
1/200s f/3.7 at 72.0mm iso64 full exif

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Denise25-Jul-2006 03:43
Helen this image is extraordinary!!!!!!! You could look at it 20 times and see something different each time.
Katherine Stanback's Photos24-Jul-2006 01:01
Wonderful composition - I love the lighting, colors, architecture, and the sea of buildings in the background!
Helen Betts18-Jul-2006 07:51
Thank you for the comments, everyone! You could be right about the contrast, Daniel, I'll revisit the image if I have a chance. It's been a real challenge trying to participate in the Challenge, LOL -- I was on three continents in one day (Asia, Europe, North America) at the beginning, stopped for a day in Washington, D.C., am now in Portland and will travel to San Francisco tomorrow, only to return to D.C. on Friday. I've been downloading pics from my pbase account (on dialup, LOL) to put into the challenge. Anyway, thanks again -- makes all this work worth it! Helen
Canon DSLR Challenge17-Jul-2006 18:15
I knew from the beginning of this challenge: You would get something out of your packed luggage that would be on-topic. This challenge fits your work like a glove. I like this image a lot, mainly because of the evening-sunlight (it might, though, bernefit of a tad more contrast??) . And, in addition, I remember the hotel-terrace from which you shot this... — db.
Guest 16-Jul-2006 21:41
Gorgeous capture Helen. I love old buildings and this church is just beautiful illuminated by the rays of the setting sun! You sure had a nice view from your hotel terrace and you took good advantage of it. Wonderful shot and another great challenge entry.
inframan 16-Jul-2006 19:38
Eloquent image. Contains so much information for the eye & mind.
Quite surprising too that you captured this with an H1.