Shot taken at Victoria Memorial.. You can see the Victoria Memorial..
About Victoria Memorial:-
The Victoria Memorial (Victoria Memorial Hall) is a large marble building in Kolkata (Calcutta), West Bengal, India which was built between 1906 and 1921. It is dedicated to the memory of Queen Victoria (1819–1901) and is now a museum and tourist destination under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture. The Memorial lies on the Maidan (grounds) by the bank of the Hooghly river, near Jawaharlal Nehru road.
In January 1901, on the death of Queen Victoria, Lord Curzon (1, Viceroy of India, suggested the creation of a fitting memorial. He proposed the construction of a grand building with a museum and gardens. Curzon said,
"Let us, therefore, have a building, stately, spacious, monumental and grand, to which every newcomer in Calcutta will turn, to which all the resident population, European and Native, will flock, where all classes will learn the lessons of history, and see revived before their eyes the marvels of the past."
The Prince of Wales, later King George V, laid the foundation stone on 4 January 1906 and it was formally opened to the public in 1921. In 1912, before the Victoria Memorial was finished, King George V announced the transfer of the capital of India from Calcutta to New Delhi. Thus, the Victoria Memorial was built in what would be a provincial city rather than a capital.
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benenuts (234) 2014-03-07 7:44
belle composition avec un beau reflet du mémorial. les commentaires sont intéressants et complets
Noel_Byrne (26117) 2014-03-07 10:31
Thanks to Trekearth, this amazing monument has really become one I must see in person someday. I have seen a few different angles, but know there is a lake to throw this beautiful reflection too, wow.
I really admire that you did not compose this centrally as I likely would have because in this scene, the towers at the edge are more prominent and add to the overall majesty of the structure. The trees look immaculate and give beautiful color to the whole thing, as well as the splash of red on the left.
And the reflection, within needing to say it, is superb.
Thanks as always
Giustiniani (3482) 2014-03-07 10:54
une superbe lumière met en valeur ce magnifique monument qui se reflète si joliment sur le plan d'eau. Bon cadrage. Une très belle photo avec un commentaire intéressant.
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-03-07 11:32
that's a finely composed photograph of the landmark building. Your picture brings out the best in the sense of detail and clarity with superbly controlled exposure. The composition is pleasing with a great choice of pov. Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.
PaulVDV (23417) 2014-03-07 12:12
The calm water of the pond reflects the Victoria Memorial Hall almost perfect. Just a few ripples make the image even more attractive.
The trees stand on a ideally distance from each other which - together with their reflections - gives a magnificent view.
Best regards, Paul
Corry (4508) 2014-03-07 19:51
Belle prise de vue de ce mémorial qui se reflète dans l'eau. Très belles couleurs et bonne netteté de l'image. Bien fait.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-07 20:53
A fine shot of the VM and its perfect mirror reflections.
Perfect composition with the rows of trees and their reflections. Like the subdued light and colours as well.
Excellently done, my friend. Khub bhalo chobi! Thanks for sharing.
subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2014-03-09 1:02
hello dear brother,
a nice presentation of the famous architecture of kolkata. Excellent reflection in water. Very good light management here to show sharp details of it. Interesting one. Tfs.
macjake (58956) 2014-04-27 8:52
now this is a splendid looking marble building! Wow.
Personally its a building that i would go out of my way to photograph.
the water infront of it provides an awesome reflective source.
good angle and exposure, never knew this building was here, thanks for showing it.
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2893)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-07
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18 55mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Kolkata (My city) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-07 7:18