Qutub Sahi Mosque or Sona Masjid (The Golden Mosque) built in 1582 is a double aisled mosque with ten domes and corner turrets was erected in the nonour of the Saint Nur Qutub-Ul-Alam by Makhdum Shaikh, the descendant and a follower of the Saint. It is also know as the Sona Masjid because of its earlier gilded wall surface and crowns of the turrets. It was also used as a court of justice later.
But outside the ruins of that grand edifice, a woman sat in the winter sun, oblivious of the history of her surroundings. To her a little warmth means much more than 500 years of history.
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jmignot (204) 2005-12-29 12:08
This is a very interesting picture. I like how you place the focus on the woman without showing her face. This adds some mystery to the scene.
I also like the light on the background, making a strong contrast with the shadow of the walls. Well done Salil. Thanks for this moment of peace.
saamb (1008) 2005-12-29 16:05
all is good and cordial. but a few over expose in center of photo may not be. thnak you
thaprem (2554) 2005-12-30 2:44
A niec warm image...Neatly done ...I like the intentionally overexposed are in the middle radiatingg the warmth...The Over exposed area in the top could have been reduced..Better cropping?
Colours:8; Compo:7; Sharpness:9; Message:6;Note:8
Rated for maximum of 10.
pranab (5354) 2005-12-30 2:47
the play of light in this shot is very gradual. i like it, because it really brings out the warm feeling.
Marlis (2298) 2005-12-30 10:37
One can feel the warmth of the sun on the woman, excellent composition- the roofline and the green of the trees soften the strong lines of the door way and the dark curtain.
ave a Happy New Year.
AnimeshRay (9089) 2006-01-27 14:14
I missed this photo! This one is one of the best you have uploaded so far. The color is vibrant, with beautiful depth--immense depth, actually--which leads up from an intimate conversation in a corner of a home to its lush surrounding, the geometrical motifs are very well seen. Handling of light was very difficult, but you succeeded with flyign colors.