It was 4:30am, a typical night around the Ka’aba, and an hour before the Fajr (morning prayer). Ka’bah is the direction of prayer for the followers of peace. Everyday millions of people around the world visit Masjid Al-Haram, which is unknown to many because it is concealed by the controlled media in different parts of the world. On month of Ramadan and during Hajj this number increases to more than 3 million a day. It was the first time for me seeing this Royal clock tower in the background of Ka’bah. In my opinion, maybe the darkness of the sky in this frame is better than watching this tower.
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | Janaury 11
Award Score: 66 (Value 13, Clarity 12, Composition 16, Style 13, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Islamic Photography
Photograph Location: Al-Masjid al-Haram, Makkah | Saudi Arabia
Photographer: Ahmed Al.Badawy (Mansoura, Egypt) Registered Photographer
Ahmed Mohammed Albadawy, Architect and Photographer. Born in Mansoura, Egypt, in 1985. He is one of the founders of Gozour, architecture and design studio “http://www.gozourstudio.com/”. Ahmed started his photography career in April 2010. His photography perspective grows up dramatically with Architecture. From historical places his photography found it’s character and features. “Do what you like by the way you like, and ignore the complexity of the world” is one of simple principals in his life. He believes great talents can come from the simplicity of surrounding things and people are always good partners to feel his talents.