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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
1st PlaceSheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

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Challenge: Landmarks III (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D800
Lens: Nikon AF Fisheye-Nikkor 10.5mm f/2.8G IF-ED DX
Date: Mar 24, 2018
Aperture: f/2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Mar 25, 2018

I got to visit this mosque again while we had family in town. This place never disappoints with the photographic opportunities. We were trying to figure out what the countdown was (you can see 96m 24s projected in the center of the mosque), and later figured out it was the countdown to Earth Hour. We didn't have time to stick around for that, but I'll bet it was pretty cool. Thanks for the votes and comments!

Place: 1 out of 36
Avg (all users): 7.0698
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 6.8095
Avg (non-participants): 7.3182
Views since voting: 635
Views during voting: 81
Votes: 43
Comments: 7
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04/03/2018 12:14:01 AM
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04/02/2018 08:21:27 PM
fabulous shot, Rob. Congratulations!
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04/02/2018 10:30:22 AM
Originally posted by tanguera:

Amazing. Is it always this empty? Or were you just exceedingly lucky?

The center square area is always empty when visitors are allowed. People do tend to walk a few feet into the square (barefoot) to take pictures, then the security guards eventually shoo them back off of the tile. The visitors are confined to walking around the edges, and into some of the larger prayer rooms within the area under the big domes.

If anyone ever visits Abu Dhabi, this should be a high priority to go see. Security is tight, but it's quick to get in, and best of all it's free!
04/02/2018 10:23:53 AM
Amazing. Is it always this empty? Or were you just exceedingly lucky?
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04/02/2018 08:54:31 AM
I missed this one when I was in Abu Dhabi. Wonderful place. I didn't come to Dubai a few weeks ago, maybe next year we will have the chance to meet :)

Congrats on the blue!
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04/02/2018 03:58:53 AM
Looks amazing on my phone - canít wait to see on my big screen. Congrats on the blue!

ETA: Looks even better on the desktop monitor:)

Message edited by author 2018-04-04 09:35:48.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/30/2018 10:41:16 PM
In my top 3.
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