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The Road to Soofie Bhaijaan Darbaar – Sherwood 45th Cutting

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“Likeable leaders understand their knowledge and expertise are critical to the success of everyone who follows them. Therefore, they regularly connect with people to share their substance (as opposed to superficial small talk). Likeable leaders don’t puff themselves up or pretend to be something they’re not, because they don’t have to. They have substance, and they share it with their people” ~ Gary Pike via Jim Rohn with permission

Another sunset photo of my favourite mosque

Canon G3X. F5. ISO 125. 1/100 sec & 1/1600 sec. Tripod. Manual. RAW.

Sunset at Soofie Bhaijaan Darbaar – Sherwood 45th Cutting

Web Preparedsalam (Large)“We’ve all worked for someone who constantly holds something back, whether it’s knowledge or resources. They act as if they’re afraid you’ll outshine them if they give you access to everything you need to do your job. Likeable leaders are unfailingly generous with whom they know, what they know and the resources they have. They want you to do well more than anything else because they understand this is their job as a leader and because they’re confident enough to never worry that your success might make them look bad. In fact, they believe that your success is their success.” ~ Gary Pike with permission Jim Rohn
This is my favourite mosque and it really comes alive when decorated with added lights and flags. I drive past the mosque quite often and it always draws a steady stare. There’s a lovely aura in the near vicinity as well.
Canon G3X. F5.6. ISO 320. 1/400 sec. Tripod. Manual. RAW. Sunset Friday 15 July 2016

Nizamiye mosque

Arabiya News reported on 04 October 2012 as follows:

“South Africa on Thursday inaugurated a giant mosque complex built by Turkey, with 55-meter (180-foot) Ottoman minarets towering over a religious center the authorities described as the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

The Nizamiye mosque dominates the clear skies on the main highway between the capital Pretoria and economic hub Johannesburg.

President Jacob Zuma cut a red ribbon at the entrance to the structure, flanked by government ministers from South Africa and Turkey.

Built in three years, the complex houses a central mosque, bazaar, Islamic school, sports grounds and a clinic.

Wealthy Turkish property developer Orhan Celik built the complex with the blessing of Nelson Mandela, revered Nobel Laureate and the country’s first black president.

Mandela had insisted that a clinic be included.

The magnificent yellow structure, with its 24-meter (80-foot) diameter dome, is a replica of the 16th century Selimiye Mosque, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the town of Edirne in Turkey.”

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Early morning at Hazrath Soofie Saheb RA Mosque

The Hazrath Soofie Saheb RA Mosque originally featured in a previous post God is Greatest and later on in Early evening at Hazrath Soofie Saheb RA Mosque 2.

This Mosque is close to a work friend’s heart and he really seemed to enjoy the last batch of photos I took.

Therefore, a recent 06:30 visit was called for as the sun was rising over the Overport and Sherwood valleys.

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Early evening at Hazrath Soofie Saheb RA Mosque 2

The Hazrath Soofie Saheb RA Mosque originally featured in my previous post God is Greatest.

HDR photography at night is a huge challenge for me right now. Arthakker seems to have it down to a fine art.

Below is attempt # 2 and # 3 at the Mosque. Photo # 1 is here.

Still a bit raw but nevertheless an improvement on previous attempts.

Please look at all 3 photos and let me know which one you prefer. Any hints are most welcome.

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Last but not least, is attempt # 3

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Early evening at Hazrath Soofie Saheb RA Mosque

The Hazrath Soofie Saheb RA Mosque originally featured in my previous post God is Greatest.

HDR photography at night is a huge challenge for me right now. Arthakker seems to have it down to a fine art.

Below is attempt # 1 at the Mosque.

Still a bit raw but nevertheless an improvement on previous attempts.

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