Golden Pillars, by Sarin Soman

This Photo was taken at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi. Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world. It is named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and the first President of the United Arab Emirates, who is also buried there. The mosque was officially opened in the Islamic month of Ramadan in 2007. The design of the mosque can be best described as a fusion of Arab, Mughal and Moorish architecture.The Sheikh Zayed Mosque made some world records are 1)The carpet laid out on the vast expanse is the “World’s Largest Carpet” made by Iran’s Carpet Company and designed by Iranian artist Ali Khaliqi. 2)This mosque also holds the largest chandelier in the world.

Golden Pillars, by Sarin Soman

Canon EOS 450D | Exposure 1sec @ f/7.1 | ISO 100 | Focal Length 28mm
Golden Pillars, by Sarin Soman

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | August 06
Photo of the Day Award Category: Spiritual Photography
Photograph Location: Dubai | United Arab Emirates

Photographer: Sarin Soman (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) Registered
Sarin Soman is a software engineer, working and living in Dubai,United Arab Emirates. He is basically from India. Since 2005, he has started photography as his hobby.But till the year 2009, most of the photos he clicked were not based on any technical points or compositions.Whatever comes to his way he just clicked.From 2009 onwards he has taken photography as bit more serious hobby and concentrated on compositions,technical aspects etc. Flickr groups,websites and friends helped him a lot to learn photography. For him photography is something close to his heart. He uses to say it his wife – camera is his second wife. Still he is a beginner in photography and a long way to go. He has great desire like one i day he wants to become a full-time photographer and from his photography he can win his bread.

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  1. Danu Bratakusuma
    Danu Bratakusuma says:

    Good shot,,,!!!
    hoohoho,,,may I know what is the man who was sit in front of the pillars???
    Actually I really love the effect of water reflection the pillars

  2. Anupama Menon
    Anupama Menon says:

    Dear Sarin,
    Good Evening!
    This such a wonderful golden shot!Really amazing!
    A divine and pure ambience!
    Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful snap!

  3. Danu Bratakusuma
    Danu Bratakusuma says:

    good photo sarin,,,,
    that’s look wonderfull,,,
    But you can explain too what is the man sit infront of the pillar,,,,
    thank you very muchh

    But Actually I love it,,I love the water,,,,

  4. Rajanpaul
    Rajanpaul says:

    OSM… Its a golden classic shot. ……The symmetrical formation of the pillars and the way you have composed it is simply a treat. good luck.

  5. Rustam Amonov
    Rustam Amonov says:

    Beautiful composition, love the angle and reflection, softness and impressiveness. Keep it up Sarin, great job

  6. Amina Venue Du Roché
    Amina Venue Du Roché says:

    a true Artist .. the true art.. wish u the best.. its really amazing all of ur pics.. i liked so much this one ..very original.. go ahead :)

  7. Shibin Das
    Shibin Das says:

    Wow.. Naice.. Those tiny ppl make this photo look really GRAND!.. Never been to this place but it karries this photo karries the environment for sure.


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