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this photo won a gold medal award in PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris 2011


Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the third largest Mosque in the world, located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Over 80 snow-white domes look like they were built using pure clouds. Though the Mosque is brand new, it draws on classical Islamic architecture.
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Given 2013-08-13
Road to the Light by ~Thameralhassan ( Suggested by cloe-patra and Featured by 1pen )
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AmeeraQatar Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
This is so beautiful. My new desktop!
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Fyrisvellir Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
That is so beautiful! :wow:

It's a shame such architecture is devoted to religion, it's something of a waste. Still, at least it exists. :)
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Thameralhassan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
well churches temples shrines and mosque have their own beauty and iconic look... the beauty remains at its spiritual feeling
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:iconfyrisvellir:
Fyrisvellir Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Spirituality is a delusion; I was talking purely about the aesthetics of the architecture. :P
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Looks like a palace to me 
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:iconjenyvess:
jenyvess Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
<font><font>genial</font></font>
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:iconcontrared:
Contrared Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful!
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:iconred1abdu:
Red1Abdu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Is it Sheikh Zayed Mosque in UAE?
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:iconthameralhassan:
Thameralhassan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
yes it is
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:iconjacac:
JACAC Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
c o n g r a t u l a t i o n s . f o r . t h e . p h o t o . a n d . w e l l . d e s e r v e d . DD
f a n t a s t i c . m o m e n t
c o l o u r s
a n d . p e r s p e c t i v e
t h e . h u m a n . i s . a . m u s t
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:iconrandalcase:
randalcase Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
That is really incredible.
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:icongamewizard-2008:
gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So vast... so empty...
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! I love this style. Really great work!
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:iconunitbreaker9:
UnitBreaker9 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous and amazing structure! It's always a great thing to appreciate the many visual wonders of the world, this being among them. You did an amazing job capturing this! :star:
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:iconthameralhassan:
Thameralhassan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
I appreciate it thank you
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:iconwolflogics:
wolflogics Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
very nice :heart:
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:iconmgswarlay:
mgswarlay Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
beauty classic design.... i want to go there .. :)
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:iconsupervictoryrules:
Supervictoryrules Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a beautiful picture! I have been wanting to visit his mosque for a long time!
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IReallyWannaKnow Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sooo beautiful mashaAllah. Great capture. Congrats! :D
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BeeblebroxZ Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I'm trying to remember just how many Christian churches were destroyed over the last year in the Middle East. 

The photo itself is beautiful, but the subject represents violence and religious oppression.  I would rather see a photo of the desolation left over by those that worship there. 
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the Daily Deviation :huggle:
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TheAwesomeTRex Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Seriously! That looks like it came straight out of heaven! Even though you can clearly see the sun is right before setting, the Mosque itself still seems to glow somehow! What was it build with? Actually I would like to see it for myself one day!
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poisoned-for-life Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just visited this mosque and took some photos: 

:) Awesome shot by the way! Didn't get a chance to see it at night :(
Congrats on the DD!
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:iconcheshei:
Cheshei Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful. c: Congrats on the DD!!
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Snowy-Ninja Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
It looks like a dream! Seriously beautiful structure! 
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Amjad-Miandad Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Its beautiful Mashallah
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:iconwertas42:
wertas42 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Photographer
nice nice verry nice, and lots of eay surfing in it...
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:iconsuperorion:
superorion Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
VERY COOL! FEELS LIKE I'M LOOKING AT SOME KIND OF CELESTIAL PALACE IN THE CLOUDS. THE USE OF SPACE AND LIGHTING IS VERY WELL DONE!!
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Ari-Heart-Matsuri Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:OOOOOO amazing photo! Congrats and everything! :) Have a nice day y'all!
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:iconwingdiamond:
WingDiamond Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
:wow: That's Beautiful!
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:iconsemantot:
Semantot Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful and big mosque, but shame it isn't filled with people worshiping God all year round. 
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't see what's so special, if this was a catholic cathedral or something, you wouldn't be seeing this as a DD.
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metalangel123 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
And yet, there HAVE been photographs of churches as DDs. Stop trying to turn this into some religious debate, geeze. It's just a photograph.
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:icontheplaces:
ThePlaces Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If the catholic cathedral were to be photographed nicely, maybe we would. Religion has nothing to do with photography.
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
well that's a wonderful outlook on this perfect world full of righteousness and peace but political correctness has EVERYTHING to do with photography in certain aspects--I'm an atheist but my observations are that Christianity isn't welcome anywhere really outside of the church. Just saying.
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ThePlaces Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to agree with you on that. Maybe I took your first comment wrong.

By the way, I love your poetry. (Even though that clearly has nothing to do with the subject)
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dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

Well what can we do, I often find myself bitching about the inevitable, I don't know why.

But hey, thanks.

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ThePlaces Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eh, I don't think there's anything wrong about being honest. I like you. You have a personality.

Welcome.
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1pen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
I am the CV who featured it.  I am 1) atheist myself and 2) really wasn't taking too much political correctness into consideration when it was suggested to me and I approved it.  At least, not consciously.  I've long since learned I'm damned if I do and damned if I don't.  If there is any bias I displayed it was probably because I grew up in a family of architects and happen to love beautiful buildings, and because no cathedrals or factories or restaurants or residential/commercial/cultural structures have been suggested to me recently of any photojournalistic significance.  This is a simple, but effective and beautiful work of photojournalism that was suggested to me.  While a little dark and simple, it gives a great sense of space and place. Please understand that I sift through tens of thousands of photographs weekly in search of material to feature in articles and DDs and that the vast majority of those are clear propaganda, public executions, boobs, misplaced doodles, wallpapers, and people's personal (sometimes way too personal) photos and more and more is uploaded everyday.  I can only do so much, so I rely heavily on my suggesters to help me find the gems. You are welcome and I encourage you to suggest anything photojournalism-related to me for consideration anytime.  It would be a great help to me and the community.
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Ablebaker Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013

You are correct.

 

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AkiraxAngel Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mashallah~:heart:
It's so beautiful ~! totally deserve the DD..!
You got a talent.. Keep it up ^^
Loving this photo so far..
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mea00 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Congrats on the DD
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconcongratsddplz:
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lordtrigonstar Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Beautiful.
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:icontanqueray10:
Tanqueray10 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Nice photo, but what a waste of resources and labor.
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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TranquilTornado Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mashallah :) amazing picture!
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:iconromeo61:
Romeo61 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
On the very first look u will feel peace and freshness...
Congratulations
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:iconmmkma:
MMKMA Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
very beautiful photo ^^
The inside is the most beautiful thing in the mosque 
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:iconundefined-mari:
Undefined-Mari Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
The black and white contrast is striking.
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