Arun Bagga  

Browsing CHORA History by Arun Bagga

October 2019 - Browsing CHORA History

About the Image(s)

The image was taken in the Chora Church located in the outskirts of Istanbul. Also known as the Church of the Holy savior, Chora is a medieval Byzantine Greek Orthodox Church built in the 4th century as a monastery complex, converted to a mosque in the 16th century and then to a museum in 1948. The interior of the building is covered by some of the oldest and finest surviving Byzantine mosaics and frescoes.

Camera settings on Canon Powershot G16 f/1.8, 1/60s at an ISO of 1000. Adjustments in PS, crop and slight vignette.

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6 comments posted

Bill Provost   Bill Provost
(Group 6)

What a great image. Very pensive wondering what the lady was getting from her reading. I enjoyed the significance of the scene. I wondered about the light source. The first time I viewed I thought the overhead light might have been too bright and blowing out the upper part of the image. The more I looked at it not so much over exposure. It would be nice, for me, if the upper lighting could have been tamed down a little. Nice composition, and subject matter.   Posted: 10/06/2019 12:15:33
Arun Bagga   Arun Bagga
Bill, I made some adjustment as per your feedback. See attached.   Posted: 10/07/2019 07:55:35
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Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Thanks for the shot of the Chora Church. Good image with the woman reading, and nice improvement after Bill's advice.
I have been there several times, and it is a visit in Istanbul not to be missed.   Posted: 10/09/2019 19:31:46

Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron

A very quiet image. I think your adjusted image works better. I really like the composition. Well done.   Posted: 10/11/2019 10:06:22
Arun Bagga   Arun Bagga
Thanks Greg.   Posted: 10/15/2019 10:31:00

Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
Hi Arun a lovely composition of Chora Church, but I would agree with Bill, light here from overhead is little bit too bright. The edited version with Bill's suggestion looks better..Nice work..   Posted: 10/20/2019 23:47:43