Monday, September 27, 2010

Crescent moon over Mosque 月光下的清真寺 ...

Location: Melacca Island 马六甲岛
Date Taken: August 12th, 2010 @ 07:39pm
Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S DX VR 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
ISO 100, "A" mode 30s @ F18, 0 EV, Landscape, FL=18mm, WB=Auto, ND8

...... I enjoyed this shot to end the night photographing this beautiful mosque overlooking the Straits of Melacca on the man made island of Melacca. The time was about 7:30pm with almost the last rays of sun at the horizon and the beautiful crescent moon over the Mosque. I think the 1.5 hours here was well spent and very fulfilling. I shall come here again in my next visit to Melacca. It is very dark and quiet at night after 7 pm except those who are praying in the mosque, I think you can park your car inside the mosque as it is much safer that way. Unlike Kuala Lumpur, I was told that in Melaka; you are allowed in the vicinity of the mosque even in the evening but not within the mosque itself if you are not a Muslim.

9 comments:

gogouci said...

Wow such a beautiful structure captured perfectly in your photo. The blue hues create such a peaceful and serene setting.

Thanks so much for your kind words. Looking forward to seeing and reading more on your blog.

Serge said...

Beautiful place and pic!

José Ramón said...

Beautiful night picture very beautiful colors.
Greetings from creativity and imagination photos of José Ramón

Joop Zand said...

Thats really wonderful.

greetings a new fan, joop

journeyphotographic.com said...

This is a beautiful architectural shot - very well done, and at the perfect time of day.

chondrus said...

nicely done!

Ernesto y Felisa said...

That beautiful image, it reflect all the patient of a good photographer. Congratulations!!

Lavinia Ban said...

so beautiful... seems a piece of 1001 Arabian nights and the tales of Scheherazade

Laura.M said...

Me gusta las luces al anochecer. Bonita imágen Wong.
Saludos.Laura