Photo of the Day Contest
Hassan II Mosque by Steven Greaves
Friday, 26th June 2009

Hassan II Mosque

by Steven Greaves

The Hassan II Mosque, located in Casablanca, is the largest mosque in Morocco and the third largest mosque in the world after the Masjid al-Haram of Mecca and the Al-Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina. It stands on a promontory looking out to the Atlantic Ocean and can accommodate 25,000 worshippers; 80,000 additional worshippers can be accommodated in the mosque's adjoining grounds. Seen here is the mosque's minaret which is the world's tallest at 210m.
Equipment: Canon 20d
Steven Greaves
Steven Greaves is a New York-based photojournalist specializing in documentary and travel photography. Having traveled extensively throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Americas, Steven's work has been displayed and recognized worldwide. His proficiency is not just with the camera but also in his understanding of cultural sensitivities and resident customs. These qualities are inherent in and conveyed through his work. He is available for commercial or private assignments.

Hassan II Mosque by Steven Greaves was photo of the day on Friday, 26th June 2009. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.


Yuan Li

26th June 2009 at 2:53 am

I like the composition here especially the frame of the arch.

26th June 2009 at 6:46 am

It seems huge. Beautiful design.


26th June 2009 at 7:20 am

Good composition (great anticipation), good timing and nice colors.

26th June 2009 at 8:30 am

great framing and timing


26th June 2009 at 10:59 am

Lovely, and thanks for the write up it makes a shot even more interesting.

planet lover

26th June 2009 at 11:58 am

Very beautiful mosque. I like the framing but I’m not sure about the man’s shoe being so prominent in the foreground. However, if I look at the minaret long enough and then focus on the man’s robe and how it blends in with the arch, the shoe dissapears. The scene has a spiritual tone to it, with the man’s gaze turned toward the tower.

26th June 2009 at 2:14 pm

Thanks for detailed information about this Mosque, I love history of places photographed such as this. Great technical skill shooting this scene, very dark FG and exposing main scene perfectly!

26th June 2009 at 4:47 pm

Lovely shot!The mosque looks beautiful, I’m sure it’s worth viewing.


26th June 2009 at 11:10 pm

Very nice and interesting photography. I like very much the composition! Greetins.

7th July 2009 at 4:46 pm

This place can accommodate as many people as you could fit into a football stadium.


4th August 2009 at 2:18 pm

so many places to see! thanks for sharing!


26th June 2010 at 9:13 am

Nice one.

26th June 2010 at 1:12 pm

Nice composition!


26th June 2010 at 4:07 pm

Nice shot.

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