Traveling through Europe, I stumbled across impressive churches and mosques everywhere I went. In most of Eastern Europe, each town has its gem of a cathedral, and in Istanbul, mosques are gratuitously scattered across the city. I loved stepping into these holy spaces, immediately feeling at peace under their veil of silence and gaining a deep appreciation for all of the craftsmanship involved in their creation.
Taking photos in a church can be a challenging feat. Lighting tends to be soft and there are so many shadowed arches and vaulted spaces that make choosing the right exposure tricky. With the Samsung SMART CAMERA, you can increase or decrease your exposure by adjusting the camera’s exposure settings. And with so many different lighting factors inside churches, this is a great way to adapt to your situation with a click of a button.
NOTE: You can adjust the exposure value, by pressing [Fn], and then selecting EV. Exposure values are adjustable within increments of three.
Above, men wash their hands and feet to purify themselves before entering the mosque.
Cordoba is the perfect mesh of religious architecture. Rooted as an Islamic mosque, it now stands as a Catholic Christian cathedral, yet maintains many of its original Islamic elements. In the photo above you can see its Islamic influences on the left meeting up with its more recent Catholic influences on the right.