This post contains some of my best photos of mosques and palaces during a ten-day trip to Istanbul.
The first time I set foot in a mosque, which was the Blue Mosque two years ago, I was stunned by the extremely beautiful colors and patterns of the interior, and the magnificence of the of the structure. I started to take tons of pictures to record what I saw, but unfortunately, I found most of the photos unappealing after the trip.
It’s always difficult to shoot inside a mosque, church, or museum. The light is often very dim and tripods are forbidden, so it’s quite challenging to take a sharp picture. Also because there are always so many tourists, it’s almost impossible to avoid people capturing the people standing in front of you. Plus, since the inner space is often quite narrow, most of the time you can only catch a partial shot of the building.
This time, I finally found the perfect solution – taking HDR panoramas. This way, you can create sharp and colorful picture of the whole structure without losing detail. It can also the reduce noise caused by taking shots at high ISO. The other trick is to visit the place on a weekday, even better if it’s right before it closes, so there will be fewer people, giving you a better chance to keep the crowds out of your picture.
The first four pictures are made from 12-15 photos each. I also included some of my favorite pictures of the details and exteriors of the buildings. Enjoy!
Rüstem Pasha Mosque
Rüstem Pasha Mosque
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