Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:39 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Mazoon Mosque
PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 5:45 am 
Mazoon al-Mashani

Princess Mazoon bint Ahmed Ali al-Maschani (Arabic: مزون بنت أحمد‎) († 12th August 1992) was the second wife of Sultan Sayyid Said bin Taimur Al-Said and the mother of Sultan Sayyid Qabus bin Said al-Said of Oman.

Biography

Mazun was born in the 1920s in the eastern Dhofar, the southern province of Oman. She was the daughter of Sheikh Ahmed Ali, the tribe leader of the powerful Bait al-Maschani tribe. She was a "Jebbali", thus a member of a mountain tribe. She became either at the end of 1939 or the beginning of 1940 the second wife of Sultan Said. She was a cousin of his first wife. The wedding ran not completely without complications. The Maschani tribe was of the opinion that the bride money was not high enough. Therefore they kidnapped the fiancée of the Sultans and carried her back into the mountains. Thereupon the Bait Tabook tribe, a tribe of the coastal plain around the province capital Salalah, embattled a pursuit troop. They succeeded in stopping the kidnappers and forced them to return to Salalah. The wedding was celebrated with the usual rejoicing and on 18 November 1940 she gave birth to the Sultan's only son Qabus, the later Sultan and successor of her husband.[3] Over her life is little known, except that Sultan Qabus was lifelong cordially connected with his mother. She died in 1992 from her long lasting diabetes. Sultan Qabus buried her in her homeland region in Taqah on the cemetery nearby the mosque. It was not only in her homeland province popular, but also throughout the country. Therefore on the occasion of her death a three-day-long state mourning was declared.

Image

Image

Image

Camera: Nikon D40
Lens: 18-55mm kit lens
Exposure: 15 secs
Aperture: f10
ISO: 200
Editing: Noise reduction & some sharpening


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:03 am
Posts: 1460
Location: Gold Coast Australia
I like the shots in both posts, very sharp and good composition

Cheers

_________________
Nikon D7000, Nikkor 80 - 400G, Nikkor 18- 200 VR II, f3.5-5.6.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:31 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:01 pm
Posts: 660
Location: Ontario, Canada
Nicely done. I like the 2nd best for compostion.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:09 am 
thanks guys :) will post more of my Mosque Photos soon hehehehe


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:14 am 
that last shot is the clincher!!!!!!!!


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:53 pm 
Last shot are my Fav & well done. :)


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:15 am 
thanks guys for the wonderful comments weeeeee :D


Top
  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group