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Kuwait - Blue tiles of Mosque Mohammad Al Baqer

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You might think that this photo was taken in one of those beautiful mosques of Iran, however true is that it was taken in Kuwait only yesterday. We went for photoshoot with my friend Mohammad for blue hour photos, but got there little earlier to be able to capture some of its great interior.

 

Abstract decoration of the surface is an important factor in every work of Islamic art and architecture, whether large or small. Curving and often interlaced lines, of which the arabesque is a typical example, and the use of brilliant colors characterize almost all of the finest productions, which are of greatly varied styles. Islamic art eschews the realistic representation of human beings and animals, and its floral designs are extremely distant from their original models. While the prohibition against depicting living forms is not contained in the Qur'an, it is widely thought that the non-representational character of Islamic ornament has its source in the traditional theological prohibition against imitating God's works.

 

Camera Model: PENTAX K20D; ; Focal length: 10.00 mm; Aperture: 4.5; Exposure time: 1/30 s; ISO: 200

 

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Taken on January 29, 2009