~ Lotus Temple ~
The Lotus Temple , located in New Delhi , India, is a Bahá'í House of Worship completed in 1986. Notable for its flowerlike shape, it serves as the Mother Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has become a prominent attraction in the city. The Lotus Temple has won
Like all other Bahá'í Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all regardless of religion, or any other distinction, as emphasized in Bahá'í texts . The Bahá'í laws emphasize that the spirit of the House of Worship be that it is a gathering place where people of all religions may worship God without denominational restrictions. (Courtesy- Wikipedia)
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jurek1951 (42196) 2014-02-13 0:59
a beautiful photo of this fascinating architecture, the composition is very nice, great details and the colours are beautiful. Splendid view,
Royaldevon (33787) 2014-02-13 2:01
This temple is very aptly named; it does resemble an opening lotus blossom. It, also, has a striking resemblance to the Sydney Opera House.
I like how the soft light is playing on the uppermost parts whilst the rest is contrastingly shaded.
You have captured a very gentle mood.
Have a great day,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-13 2:10
can see why this would be compared to the famous Sydney Opera House, it is so strikingly similar and just as eye-catchingly beautiful. A superb POV and captured in irresistible light. Looks amazing!
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-13 2:23
Nice view of the famous lotus temple. Very unique and attractive architecture indeed. Nice shot with the golden light on the top of the petals of the lotus. The visitors provide good sense of scale. Good one, thanks for sharing.
jhm (145134) 2014-02-13 3:08
When I saw, first I though to the modern building in Australia, but this is India.
You play excellent with light and shade, the people is a nice addition for the scale.
Nice modern architecture picture.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Enjoy the day ahead,
saxo042 (37724) 2014-02-13 3:09
A very good capture of this very interesting architecture. Was this built earlier or later than the Sydney Opera? This is indeed a very fine capture!
mirosu (15350) 2014-02-13 4:07
This is one of the most beautiful modern temples in Delhi area. You have captured if from excellent angle with many nice details and textures. I've visited it during sunset, 2 years ago. The roof details were not as excellent as in your photo.
Very well done.
fabbs99 (16819) 2014-02-13 5:23
Spectacular shot of the Lotus Temple.Nice image, sharp with good details, well saturated colors and nice composition. Well done. TFS.
Sergiom (68602) 2014-02-13 5:23
J'aurais juré que c'était l'Opéra de Sydney. C'est très vrai maintenant que je le regarde que ce bâtiment ressemble beaucoup à une fleur de lotus.Un très beau jeu d'ombre et de lumière.
holmertz (45923) 2014-02-13 5:27
As others have already pointed out this building strongly resembles the Sydney Opera, but it also strongly resembles a lotus flower, which makes it deeply rooted in Indian culture. It is a striking building in any case and the people at the front make us understand its dimensions. I guess this was taken in the morning when the light was still fairly mild and the colours very pleasant.
Nicou (131358) 2014-02-13 8:20
merveilleuse vue et compo superbe quelle forme ces élément quel temple avec ce rendu sur le béton et les personnages sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
SnapRJW (31627) 2014-02-13 8:37
As many have commented, this does remind me of the Sydney Opera House but I can see too why it is called the Lotus Temple. The petals are so elegant as they appear to unfold in the sunlight. A superb piece of architecture which hints at its location. Fascinating and lovely image. Warm regards Rosemary
npecanhuk (70782) 2014-02-13 17:32
Very interesting and attractive temple!
Beautiful picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Sonata11 (33697) 2014-02-13 20:45
great capture of beautiful architecture against blue sky, excellent sharpness, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done. Best regards, Barbara
jjcordier (79275) 2014-02-13 21:48
Très belle architecture moderne que tu as très bien mise en image sous cette jolie lumière latérale.
adidas5nb (5685) 2014-02-13 23:11
great angle and pov and frame to showcase this wonderful architecture.love the sunlight falling on the top of the structure.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-14 1:45
Picture perfect, may I say.
Those two flitting birds complement so beautifully.
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-02-14 5:18
I love this minimalistic composition and its elegance. The wings of roof remind me of the famous opera in Sydney. The presence of couple of people add some life to the picture and gives us sense of scale.
Well framed and perfectly sharpened picture.
Thanks for sharing
ourania (37324) 2014-02-16 12:54
a very interesting presentation of this lovely, symbolic building. You used your upward point of view aptly and created a smart composition that has left out of the frame the brilliant sun but has featured a fine play of light and shade. I like very much the subtle tones that match very well the peaceful feelings inspired by this religion. The elegance and dynamism of the architecture are wonderful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
macjake (62280) 2014-02-17 5:04
i've seen many photos of this temple...but is it just like any other temple in Indian Culture - on the inside? or is it completely unique and very different from the classic Indian temple inside...never seen an indoor photo of it before...
this is a subject very high up on my travel list, its a must see.
lovely photo in the blue lit sky.
elegant all around
josepmarin (58031) 2014-02-17 11:54
Namaste my friend Subhendu,
the low light of the morning creates a very nice shades on the voluptuous shapes of this amazing architecture, which it reminds me a bit the Sydney Opera.
The composition has a good structure of its elements, these curves are beautiful, but the presence of people in your framing adds a good vitality and an efficient reference of the dimensions of this temple.
A great work.
siudzi (34141) 2014-02-20 1:18
This temple has a stunning design! Love it! Absolutely amazing subject well observed and photographed with an interesting composition. Very well done!
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (25975)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-09
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5600
- Exposure: f/4.9
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Chardham + Chopta, Auli & Delhi
- Theme(s): Chardham + Chopta, Auli & Delhi [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-13 0:45