Grand Mosque - a.k.a. Sheikh Zayed Mosque

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    I have posted photos of this mosque previously, but this is a photo from the opposite side of the mosque. I used an extremely long exposure on this one with a very small aperature.

    One of the most magnificent structures I have ever seen...the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is lit up at night, but the color will vary depending something to do with the moon (If anyone knows, please tell). This was taken at night (obviously), with a very long exposure.

    A bit more from Wikipedia:

    Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the sixth largest mosque in the world. It is named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and the first President of the United Arab Emirates, who is also buried there. The mosque was officially opened in the Islamic month of Ramadan in 2007.

    Although it is illegal for non-Muslims to enter mosques in the United Arab Emirates, this mosque will be an exception. The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority announced that tours of the mosques will be given to both Muslims and non-Muslims beginning in mid-March 2008 in order to promote cultural and religious understanding.

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    1. Samuel Brito asdasdas [deleted] 45 months ago | reply

      Excelente imagem...

    2. ihatefog 45 months ago | reply

      Absolutely amazing. Thank you for the interesting information that you added to your lovely photo.

    3. galibert olivier 45 months ago | reply

      Congratulations for this pics ^^


    4. AA385 45 months ago | reply

      Subhanallah....semoga hamba diberikan kesempatan shalat di mesjid ini...amin

    5. Ted Dobosz 44 months ago | reply

      excellent image! Being a long time amateur astronomer, you can discount the effects of lighting from the moon. 1) There is too much ambient lighting from other closeby sources. 2) The reflected light from the moon is too weak i.e. full moon typically provides only about 0.2-0.5 lux illumination depending on how close to the horizon It varies because of effects of dust that dulls and reddens or straight above - brightest and whitest usually. A bright full moon in the image may change the way the AWB and exposure works on camera.

    6. maruf131 40 months ago | reply

      Alhamdulillah

    7. tozofoto 38 months ago | reply

      Great capture,Jim!!:-))

    8. TARIQ-M 37 months ago | reply

      That's what I call true masterpiece in night shot photography.
      In my Gallery and Favorite. Greetings from Saudi Arabia.

    9. jjfotos 37 months ago | reply

      Great shot!

    10. Cat Girl 007 36 months ago | reply

      Wow! Amazing shot! I will be heading there in a few days . . . hope I get to see this.

    11. dxb13 36 months ago | reply

      fantastique!

    12. boydbrooks999 36 months ago | reply

      Another excellent night shoot!!! You got an amazing photo stream.

    13. almarri - back 31 months ago | reply

      Sheikh Zayed Mosque i love this mosque

      Wonderfu shot

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