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Friday Prayer Time

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"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Wow, surprising colors, and an impactant composition!

7 Jan 2010 5:40am

martie from Mojave Desert, United States

What interesting lines and textures - not to mention colorful!

7 Jan 2010 5:58am

Andrei Barbu from Timisoara, Romania

Beautiful image with very good contrast ! Happy New Year!!

7 Jan 2010 5:59am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I like the composition.
I can't tell whether or not the blue and green are added or are original to the structure...
In either case, they are eye-catching and really work with the nearly neutral tones of the rest of the image !

7 Jan 2010 6:05am

@Dulcie: That is an original colored picture. These two colors are coming from Waterloo-Masjid. Islamic center !

Ekios from Une des iles du salut, Guyana

Funny, it's actually an issue here back in France ... especially the blue thing :)

PS : it look like something my mother forbid me to call in public ... with the Trojan protection :p
PS²: I really like this shot and i'm hoping to find something like that soon for a new article ;)

7 Jan 2010 6:15am

@Ekios: To help you with your article, you might find this interesting :

Waterloo Masjid

Yvon from Orleans, France

great capture

7 Jan 2010 6:26am

jpla from st Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Jolie composition ! Bonne journée.

7 Jan 2010 6:31am

Nadu-Dosenöffner from Köln, Germany

Surprising idea - well done.

7 Jan 2010 6:37am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent!!!!!!!!

7 Jan 2010 6:52am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Surprising symbols, beautiful composition!

7 Jan 2010 7:03am

Selro from 12500, Spain

Good exposure, everybody knows how is of dificult to guess in this conditions. Bravo for the colors green and blue.

7 Jan 2010 7:09am

STEED from Gueret, France

Nice composition...

7 Jan 2010 7:14am

KriKridesign from Switzerland

A mosque? So an image for Switzerland....Very actual for us! ;-)

7 Jan 2010 7:23am

@KriKridesign: yes, it is . not so many of them in Ontario .

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Nice shot. Only important is colored! Have a quiet day Mariana.

7 Jan 2010 7:49am

Anne from Singapore, Singapore

The Green & Blue are nice and clear, really stands out against the white...beautiful!

7 Jan 2010 7:56am

Zing from Hamilton, New Zealand

Nice blue and green, great shot!

7 Jan 2010 7:56am

Bo Strömberg from Vessigebro, Sweden

The picture it elling us something and your composition is very good as well as the scale of colors!
Very good!

7 Jan 2010 7:58am

Gerda Bergsma from Netherlands

Beautiful! I like the colours!

7 Jan 2010 8:21am

macgo from Spain


7 Jan 2010 8:23am

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

surpenante cette mosquée, bien vue

7 Jan 2010 8:31am

tede from Aubenas 07, France

Hi Mariana, these colors are amazing, a beautiful image. Good day.

7 Jan 2010 8:38am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A stunning composition! Light and color are great! You're a great artist Mariana! Your photos convey strong!

7 Jan 2010 8:51am

AG from London, United Kingdom

That determined-looking wall around the place sends as strong a message as the colored towers.

7 Jan 2010 9:55am

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

very cool!

7 Jan 2010 9:57am

alice from Arradon Golfe du Morbihan, France

Quiet rare to smile with a religious touch these days...Great!

7 Jan 2010 10:09am

pascal from bollene, France

on joue à cache-cache !!!!!!!!? happy new year !!!!!!!!! biiiizzzzzzzz

7 Jan 2010 10:09am

P J W Miller from Chase Terrace, United Kingdom

Excellent pieces of colour in an otherwise monchromatic scene

7 Jan 2010 10:18am

tataray from France

Curieuse atmosphère...
Bonne journée.

7 Jan 2010 10:20am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Great composition. I like the atmosphere!

7 Jan 2010 10:34am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

How oddly sculptural and dare I say it (?) phallic :0 set against the striding figures. A well seen, somewhat surreal, documentary shot

7 Jan 2010 10:48am

Richard Trim from Leicester, United Kingdom

'Shock of the blue' ... this one hits me hard. I really like the people walking along side that ghastly wall.


7 Jan 2010 10:48am

*MЯG* from Tehran, Iran

its very cool
nice idea :D

7 Jan 2010 10:54am

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

This is an excellent and original composition. Congratulations.

7 Jan 2010 10:56am

Patrick from Belgium

Verry strange atmosphère! Une prison?
Best regards.

7 Jan 2010 11:05am

Julia from Munich, Germany

a great picture with a great contrast...

7 Jan 2010 11:25am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A great composition with the silhouettes just against the wall and the superb two colors !

7 Jan 2010 11:26am

oncho from granada, Spain

Composicion con mucho contraste en los colores, muy buena

7 Jan 2010 11:34am

Pepe Cabrera from Cuidad de Antipolo, Philippines

That's an eye catching colors up there. Great contrast. Great shot!

7 Jan 2010 1:02pm

Joan Felix from Jakarta, Indonesia

Nice composition. & Nice shot

7 Jan 2010 1:04pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

These two objects definitely capture your attention. Well seen and captured Mariana! ;-)

7 Jan 2010 1:23pm

NANNE from Netherlands

I like these colors, MARIANA....!
Is this a real situation or did you photoshot this photo?!
A SUPER-photo!



7 Jan 2010 1:45pm

@NANNE: IT looks like that ..., thanks Nanne .

Fusao from Tokyo, Japan

interesting colors.
the blue tall man and the green fat man.
like the "Sesame Street".

7 Jan 2010 1:46pm

lougris from France

a coloured picture for an actually problem...What is the good colour of god ???
good picture!

7 Jan 2010 2:02pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Interesting photo, the bright colors appeal to me

7 Jan 2010 2:24pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

very nice shot :)

7 Jan 2010 2:48pm

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

At first I thougt it's a color-key picture... ;-) Great shot!

7 Jan 2010 3:01pm

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

... and including the tree in the background just to balance things out nicely!

7 Jan 2010 3:16pm

@Garfield: This is a shot from a car while waiting for the green light . This compo was so good to my eye , that I really could not resist taking a quick shot . Thx !

sakshi from Boston, United States

The colours are outstanding!!

7 Jan 2010 3:27pm

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Captivating image with the fabulous selective colors and the repeating patterns. Great composition.

7 Jan 2010 3:36pm

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

Unusual on a frozen day. The kids look worthy of some studies. best...jerry

7 Jan 2010 3:52pm

Elseneur from Montréal, Canada

It's so good to see such colours while we are surrounded by white here in Canada.

7 Jan 2010 3:53pm

jafar from pakdasht, Iran

wow! excellent*****

7 Jan 2010 4:01pm

Luca Bobbiesi from Milano, Italy

It almost looks like a selective colors, great shot!

7 Jan 2010 4:05pm

ruimnm from Portugal

A fantastic B&W with color!

7 Jan 2010 4:12pm

Tomix from landerneau, France

excellent colors contrast!! amazing shot!!

7 Jan 2010 4:14pm

DaveB from Exeter, United Kingdom

Great colours in this one

7 Jan 2010 4:26pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

I love the juxtaposition of the mosque with the guys. There is enough for a book in that. Neat colors.

7 Jan 2010 4:31pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Great combinations of colours Mariana ~ not an easy shot to get the right colours in those conditions ~

7 Jan 2010 4:46pm

Slackwater - don from spokane, United States

Fine composition. I like the street scene aspect with the walkers going by. The building colors are remarkable and very striking as the only highly saturated elements in your image. Well done.

7 Jan 2010 4:49pm

Meysam from Montreal, Canada

Nice colour tone!

7 Jan 2010 5:06pm

mirela from brighton, United States

Great contrasting colors!

7 Jan 2010 5:15pm

philippe from dijon, France

Du plus bel effet... et toujours ce mur ! bonne soirée Mariana.

7 Jan 2010 5:24pm

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

The donkey doesn't like so much this kind of wall, but the colors touch his heart!

7 Jan 2010 5:31pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice image, the strong colors make it.

7 Jan 2010 5:34pm

Oscar from Espira, France

Great contrast... I like

7 Jan 2010 6:07pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

I like the theme and the colors

7 Jan 2010 6:08pm

Mª Angeles from Barcelona, Spain

Me gusta el encuadre pero me sorprenden esos colores de las torres tan llamativos. buena composición!

7 Jan 2010 6:31pm

sylvia from United States

Those two bright colors are so striking amongst all the black and white tones. And I love the composition, with them relegated to one corner and everything kinda gridded off. Very effective.

7 Jan 2010 6:33pm

Val37 from Tours, France

Nice capture!

7 Jan 2010 6:35pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

completely astounding . . . bravo!

7 Jan 2010 6:40pm

olli from Munich, Germany

Fascinating image. Somehow that wall gives it a slightly depressing feel.

7 Jan 2010 6:43pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~`great picture~~

7 Jan 2010 6:47pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Wow! Really cool and colorful. Lovely composition.

7 Jan 2010 6:53pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

So this conifer isn't a Christmas tree! ;-)

7 Jan 2010 6:54pm

@MadScientist: no .. ha ha :))

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Nice colors.

7 Jan 2010 7:03pm

Marie-Jezaria from Paris, France

On the road of the Masjid...
Simply and efficient ! (hum... my formula is correct ? )
Amazing capture that the two strong colours !! :-)

7 Jan 2010 7:20pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

This is a art shot, very good phot

7 Jan 2010 7:57pm

@dideban: thx a lot :)

eva from Rouen, France

great colorful composition ;-))

7 Jan 2010 8:15pm

fabrizio from Rome, Italy

curious colors in this shot but interesting in yours total

7 Jan 2010 8:55pm

@fabrizio: thx .. I would find much more interested a story that stand behind this colors than colors itself . Seems to me that story exists only in my head and no one's else . Thx !

Álvaro from Cascais, Portugal

Composition very good and surprising.

7 Jan 2010 9:31pm

Michael from Shell Village, United Kingdom

Interesting, a way of life, walking the wall.

7 Jan 2010 9:33pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

On rase les murs !!!!
Excellente photo !!

7 Jan 2010 9:40pm

Jean-Louis from Nîmes, France

On rase les murs!!
Excellente photo!

7 Jan 2010 9:41pm

philippe from moselle, France

des couleurs inattendues qui claquent bien dans ce cliché aux nuances noir et blanc..... chouette !!!

7 Jan 2010 9:46pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Great composition ,bravo!

7 Jan 2010 10:24pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That blue sure pops out at us. Very nice shot.

7 Jan 2010 11:07pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Canada

Interesting atmosphere, can't help thinking about the infamous wall in Palestine....

7 Jan 2010 11:17pm

rian from mobile, United States

that's the first time i've seen a mosque as colorful as that one.. nice capture.. :)

8 Jan 2010 12:36am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

is there such a place in canada? suppose why you were there... anyway, blue and green are very bright in the white sky!

8 Jan 2010 1:15am

@flyingwind风飞扬: Why not ? This is a mosque, and it needs to be in Canada too, since a lot of Muslim people are living here and they need a place for themselves to pray !!! right ?

Ajay from Pune, India

I love those selective colours in the shot.

8 Jan 2010 1:22am

@Ajay: these are not selective colors . what you see on a picture I saw it in real ;)) thanks Ajay !!!

Jerry - a moment in time [...] from Chicago, United States

Mariana, great capture as always. The colors are cool. great processing.

8 Jan 2010 1:22am

@Jerry - a moment in time [...]: thx Jerry :))

akarui from Kagoshima, Japan

The top of the mosquee is strange... I like the lower part of the picture starting from the windows.

8 Jan 2010 2:15am

@akarui: Ah, too bad . I really like complete composition , with upper part and that is why I left it in original colors :))

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

What a "pop" of color captured here!

8 Jan 2010 3:53am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Still going just as strong as ever. HAppy New Year to you. Till next time. Take care.

8 Jan 2010 4:13am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

excelente composición y color!

8 Jan 2010 7:18pm

Howard F. from South Pasadena, Calif., United States

Blue, green and stars! I think these elements add a lot of flavor and cultural diversity to a city, don't you think? Nice shot.

8 Jan 2010 7:40pm

Mike from United States

This may be about the people, but I love those colorful domes. Another nicely seen shot!

13 Jan 2010 10:02pm

man from NY, United States

WOW, best photo

13 Jan 2010 11:03pm

Canon PowerShot SX100 IS
1/500 second
ISO 80
26 mm