Hoshedar Cooper  


Linear Piety by Hoshedar Cooper

May 2023 - Linear Piety

About the Image(s)

This image was taken recently at Juma Masjid in Tashkent on my last visit to Uzbekistan in April 2023. It is one of the largest mosques in Uzbekistan with some stunning interiors. I was lucky to arrive at the mosque in the early hours of the Eid holidays when the crowds had still not started arriving at the mosque for prayers. I loved the calming influence and the soothing colours and the rich interiors which is a change from the rather dull interiors I am used to seeing in most mosques in the Middle East. As always seek frank and forthright comments on the image so that I can improve my knowledge. Specifications of the image are as follows: Shot on Nikon Z9 with a Nikkor 24-200 lens aperture F8, ISO 320, shutter speed 1/40, focal length 29.5 mm.


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8 comments posted




Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
I like the strong lines leading to the front center. I am not familiar with mosques, but this is a beautiful place of worship. I would say that you captured it perfectly, as the wide angle lens made it feel larger, and the exposure and lighting are great. Your f stop also has the image sharp from front to back. My only critique is that the top is not level. I used NIK Perspective Efex and Auto setting to correct it.   Posted: 05/14/2023 16:42:38
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Gaetan Manuel   Gaetan Manuel
There are good leading lines. The lighting is correct. The image is sharp from front to back. As Tom has pointed out, the top is not level.   Posted: 05/16/2023 07:59:42



Hoshedar Cooper   Hoshedar Cooper
Thank you Tom and Gaetan. Now that you point out, I see the tilt in the ceiling. Thank you for that. Much appreciated.   Posted: 05/17/2023 11:39:47



Paul Bradley   Paul Bradley
I like how you have captured the extra wide width and depth with beautiful color and sharpness. I can only imagine how busy this mosque would become when full of followers. I agree with Tom on the ceiling. You must be enjoying that Z9. I look forward to seeing more photos from that camera.   Posted: 05/18/2023 11:36:42
Hoshedar Cooper   Hoshedar Cooper
Thank you Paul. Much appreciated. The Z9 is a beast but a loveable one. I like how it functions and the ease of the grip and the features. I am however yet to use it with sports or wild life. Hopefully I will be able to go on a wild life safari in Africa next year. Will keep you posted.   Posted: 05/18/2023 12:49:37
Paul Bradley   Paul Bradley
Thanks looking forward to It. I plan on purchasing the Z8 after Nikon "Rush to Purchase is over".   Posted: 05/18/2023 14:34:12



Rich Sears   Rich Sears
Very attractive, inviting and calming. The designer deserves high praise with attention to overall appearance and intricate detail workmanship. The only suggestion, Hoshedar, would be to crop out the dark object hanging down in the upper center, as it can detract.   Posted: 05/21/2023 17:25:50



Barbara Mallon   Barbara Mallon
The leading lines pull me right in. It feels so calm and quieting. I would have liked some foreground interest. I am not sure what that could be. A person praying? Thanks for sharing. I have never seen a photo of a place like this.   Posted: 05/26/2023 18:37:31