This shot was taken at Delhi's Jantar Mantar situated in the modern day Connaught Place (Rajiv Chowk).
It consists of 13 architectural astronomy instruments, built by Maharaja Jai Singh II of Jaipur, from 1724 onwards, and is one of five built by him, as he was given by Mughal emperor Muhammad Shah the task of revising the calendar and astronomical tables.
One has been used to looking at this place and the instruments painted in red ever since I can remember...but a media report recently mentioned that this place would now be turned to white as it was orginally white in colour. I wonder if it will look the same in its new colour and will give same number of opportunities to photographers.
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xavshot (69835) 2009-03-11 23:23
Bonjour voisin ;o)
on fait dans la couleur ce matin ;o)) Superbe rouge et très beau graphisme dans cette image.
Bien vu !
Morac (27419) 2009-03-11 23:29
Great red and beautiful graphics in this image.
What a beautiful composition!
very well seen
dip (21919) 2009-03-11 23:32
beautiful architectural details with simple lines and good lighting management,
well seen and composed,
Blond (54) 2009-03-11 23:43
Belle couleur, l'architecture est mise en avant, excellente composition !
besnard (48793) 2009-03-11 23:51
Un joli cliché bien cadré avec de douces couleurs qui sont agréables à l'oeil. Bon travail.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
mesutilgim (67982) 2009-03-11 23:54
Very simple and almost monochrome scene, very well seen and captured.
Great graophical effect, very nice framing.
Nice noyes as well.
TFS and best regards
edytungkal (4551) 2009-03-11 23:54
Simple the best picture...
Really like how you framed the superb red with tight border. A very balance shot,
jjcordier (62344) 2009-03-12 0:11
Magnifique composition "rouge" au graphisme très "étudié". Superbe photo de très belle qualité.
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2009-03-12 0:48
Nice compo!!! The POV, creating that lovely shape is great!
Excellent red too!
marion44 (9) 2009-03-12 0:49
Beautiful play of shapes and colours, as ever ! So beautiful ! Very interesting place as well. It might change a lot the place when it will be white, and this kind of photo will seem to be in Greece then !!
Thanks for having introduce it as red :)
KLB (23713) 2009-03-12 1:27
This deep red is perfect to illuminate the very dull day in my region.
As each time you work on this kind of subject, it's absolutly great. The effective framing, the pure graphism, the might of the lines... All is perfectly thought to realize once again a strong shot.
Congrats for this one and all other.
edouard_lauer (1247) 2009-03-12 1:39
a good POV that makes the scene a little abstract and perfect colors are combined to a good photo.
Jonathan_Tree (0) 2009-03-12 1:43
Wonderful art work. Amazing shot. Ideal colors. Good sharp. Perfect frame. Interesting info.
ManuMay (33345) 2009-03-12 1:47
What is amazing for me is the way you allways search for the motive, the angle and reach a way of do your captures so personal and recognizable, at first sight you know the author...really a trademark!!
Master of colour strikes again!!
Have a nice day my friend!!
syrus_persia (2270) 2009-03-12 1:53
salam Aadiil khan
The composition is great! I like the way you have shown us the walls. Amazing colours and lights.
siamesa (27449) 2009-03-12 1:59
Congratulations for the interesting capture. From a simple subject you created a fantastic picture. TFS
specialist (1303) 2009-03-12 2:12
i liked the minimalist approach you've taken towards this
colorful shot. everything is there to the extent that it is
needed. bravo photo friend. my compliments,
Ultrablue (565) 2009-03-12 2:23
Simple but very effective shot! I also like this thick frame.
Cricri (86463) 2009-03-12 2:39
Toujours parfait dans le cadrage et le choix des couleurs comme içi une couleurs qui est bien agréable a l'oeil et l'effet graphisque excellent
Good day for you
jhm (122458) 2009-03-12 2:45
Simple but attractive, certainly the passage through the corridor.
Pleasant red/pink colours, I can enjoy of this picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-03-12 3:02
You are the master of the architectural photos, from the forms and colours you prepare wonderful compositions with special and exciting mood. A superb photo again...
Have a nice day!
gildasjan (38220) 2009-03-12 3:19
Une couleur uniforme et une image très bien rendue avec le blanc des marches des marches d'escaliers qui donne du relief à la composition.
Angshu (51174) 2009-03-12 3:29
Back to your favourite 'stomping ground'! Yes I saw the news report as well, which means this would have the same colours as the Jantar Mantar in Jaipur...but we'll miss the red colours for sure! Well composed with the stairs, the arched door & the stairs seen through it. Good work!
yquem46 (32271) 2009-03-12 3:38
bahut acha hai !
So colorful, so simple, so graphic, so delicate... so great!
Graal (88908) 2009-03-12 4:04
another interesting fragment of architecture in Your favorite colours. Simple composition, nice view. Good photojob.
Photo65Net (43120) 2009-03-12 4:37
Superb orange color.
I like too how you composed with curves and lines.
Have a nice day,
TopGeo (37994) 2009-03-12 4:43
Great red and beautiful graphics in this image Very interesting place as well.The of monotony his colour is replaced by the different levels and forms that give a dynamics that impresses me Important crop and frame
patdeph (35738) 2009-03-12 4:51
and me,I like very much the way you always find the good POV to emphasize the geometry of the places,with always splendid colours and beautiful lights!This is superb!
foozi (7101) 2009-03-12 5:19
another excellent presentation of the red beauty. The graphic of the distant lines and shapes within the building makes this shot really captivating. The depth is really felt and seen.
Excellent presentation exploiting simple shot.
rodgerg (55767) 2009-03-12 5:41
An another very nice view in your gallery. The superb red colors arise very well in the image, very pleasant graphic effect too. Congratulations.
Have a good day,
cobra112 (15587) 2009-03-12 6:16
Hi Aadiil, Great perspective and dephting in wonderful colour.
nirajsinha (855) 2009-03-12 6:16
Fine use of life enriching saffron colour. Red or white it hardly matters for common people but as a photographer we understand the beauty of red. Very Aadil type of picture.Lovely composition.
PeterDF (405) 2009-03-12 6:47
Wonderful, rich colors that you have captured here...really quite beautiful. I hope they do leave it the same color...as it is quite stunning. Very nicely done.
andante (7092) 2009-03-12 7:02
The simplicity of the composition. You have managed to bring the photo to the bare minimum: Color and shape. A photo to keep in mind. A winner in my book.
vasilpro (40192) 2009-03-12 9:06
Very nice graphical photo in orange color, a beautiful composition.
PaulVDV (15017) 2009-03-12 9:16
A simple but very beautiful composition.
I absolutely like the vivid red here and also the view on both stairs.
Best regards, Paul
saxo042 (31802) 2009-03-12 9:38
A really challenging building with all these nooks and crannies.. Wonderful graphics and composition and excellent colours also. I wish I could find a building like this in Sweden...
gilou530 (34) 2009-03-12 9:46
couleur flashy dans cette photo et un coté graphique trés bien restitué, cadrage parfait du beau travail
baba_flies (8829) 2009-03-12 9:57
Hello Aadiil! Oh no, white paint, what a shame, this looks so wonderful and vibrant, glad you have it in your files so one day we can compare. It is amazing to see that they used the same red but how it works with a little light here, and some steps there, same same but just almost. Very nice, the frame too, it gives space, and brings out the color. What will you do when it is white-white ... just kidding. Best regards, what a piece again, excellent! Barbara.
phwall (6781) 2009-03-12 10:31
I think in white it may look like a building on a Greek Island, provided there is a blue door somewhere. Looking at this image I think it would be a shame to re-paint the building, the red is such a striking colour.
Excellent frame, perfectly cropped.
yaya13baut (3344) 2009-03-12 11:45
unfortunately we can't see this pace in its white paint, but its new color gives you the opportunity to post another great orange picture of Indian architecture.
So, good light and color, and good frame too.
Longroute (19390) 2009-03-12 11:48
Surely the photographers will lose an opportunity for beautiful pictures like this one!
Essential and simple. According to Calvino simplicity requires an intelligent mind...
gokanlam (6605) 2009-03-12 11:51
It's very eye-catching photo Aadiil.. not only red is great, but also the structure smells history and graphism here..
Nolme (6813) 2009-03-12 12:14
une couleur safran qui illumine la photo. Très minimaliste, mais j'aime beaucoup.
Tu l'oeil, ami Aadilj
ciakgiak (30331) 2009-03-12 13:14
Hello dear Aadiil,
fantastic POV and orange color in this image,
I like this perfect composition, the great arch and the little inside it, the magnificent play of light and shadows, and the stairway on the left and on BG.
Great work as usually.
papera (13760) 2009-03-12 13:38
I guess everybody already said everything =)
I can only say that the colour and the side perspective are a feast for my eyes.
bukitgolfb301 (30067) 2009-03-12 14:16
Hello my dear Aadiil
Great red and beautiful graphics in your image.
What a beautiful composition and framework!
Congratulation on your Job !
Best regards and many thanks for sharing
adores (28218) 2009-03-12 14:54
I really like this, the colours, the lines, the way you framed it. Simple but a really good capture!
g_panakia (4031) 2009-03-12 15:22
this is so beautiful!!!
i love this orange hue!!!
great sharpness and excellent architectural shot!!!
have a beautiful night
loves_summer (1310) 2009-03-12 16:23
Interesting note about this unique place. I really do wonder what the site will look like if it is painted white. One thing is for sure...your thick white frames would blend into the photo too much! :) Anyway, it is good that you are taking the opportunity to photograph this vibrant orangeness before it is too late. Maybe after the transformation, you can share with us what the outcome looks like. I like the different shape elements involved in the architecture, with its simple geometric lines and curved archways. Good colours, appropriate frame choice and great details. It is always a pleasure to visit your gallery.
Thanks for sharing!
emka (58152) 2009-03-12 17:01
Hi Aadilj, I think that white will be not so attractive - this red here is amazing. Very interesting composition. i like this shape of the arch the same like window. Also the stairs with some white repeat . Splendid graphical effect.
belido (19934) 2009-03-13 10:46
simply beautiful. So simple, yet so attractive. It comes with your signature. Well done!
Charo (51174) 2009-03-13 11:45
Ohhhhhh, the colors of India!
Beautiful composition with a fantastic color and great texture.
Single capture with very good depth.
CLODO (24726) 2009-03-13 12:35
you are right to take the picture because in white, you will never get such a splendid shot
Waylim (22357) 2009-03-13 13:14
This is your signiture style, the way we come to know you and fall in love with your works. I don't what else to say than agreeing with all that has already been said. You have the gift to see beauty out of daily life and the talent to photograph it. Many peopole would have just walked by and not notice it, and if they do, they still have to find a POV and make a compelling composition out of it. Love the colors, lights, and composition. Really great observation and presentation. My admiration, Thanks
PixelTerror (0) 2009-03-13 13:17
ANd if it is red it is even better,this looks like a shot from Santorini in Greece but with other colors and in any case very warm which works well in the european winter.
Have a nice day JY
kiks (11381) 2009-03-13 13:18
Again a wonderful colorful composition that you get here. I love the minimalisme on it.
yedirenk (11242) 2009-03-13 13:20
great graphical details with perfect red effect.light,texture and framed are excellent.well done.TFS
brandstaetter (15913) 2009-03-14 0:54
you have a great sense for architectural details, and you´re presenting them in a way like abstract art.
mauro61 (52527) 2009-03-14 1:24
splendido questo rosso che riempie la scena e immagine semplice ma di grande effetto.
Bello il taglio che hai dato, bravo
paura (47166) 2009-03-14 3:54
The exposure management - also colors, lighting) are very nice to show your artistic photo composition. Very nice job.
vincz (19099) 2009-03-14 5:01
Wow... I like that. Excellent composition with this door getting in a stairway up to the light. The orange is fantastic, a great one.
feather (51128) 2009-03-14 8:22
There is only one way to find out if it will be as good returned to white and you will have to wait and see! ;D This minimalist composition works very well. I particularly like the stairs you have included in the corner.
toto (0) 2009-03-14 10:13
belle photo de cette entrée sous cet escalier, jolies couleurs,bonne netteté qui montre bien l' usure et les différents niveaux de profondeur.
Jolie architecture, belle recherche.
marietom (34603) 2009-03-14 13:45
Nice, nice, nice ! As usual !
Les couleurs sont magnifiques, de même que les lignes et les formes.
bostankorkulugu (40786) 2009-03-14 13:46
loved the simple geometry in it... simple yet so sophisticated aadiil... the red tone is impressive as well...
scalerman (26884) 2009-03-14 14:35
A: yes, it's geometric architectural vignettes that are your niche now. Perfect, keen eye at work here as you've been reminded from the notes below. c
banaei_nikon (777) 2009-03-14 22:36
Great red and beautiful graphics in this image.
What a beautiful composition!
very well seen
Gerrit (43743) 2009-03-15 14:05
wonderful colors and definition in this excellent crop and composition.
faubry (35335) 2009-03-16 2:22
wonderful presentation like usual!!! this red color is very nice, superb graphic photo
papagolf21 (76569) 2009-03-16 2:22
Bonjour, cher Aadiil,
Photo minimaliste, mais ô combien de grande qualité !
L'oeil du photographe ne s'est pas trompé, vous avez su réaliser une composition d'une grande beauté.
delpeoples (44960) 2009-03-16 2:30
Hi Aadiil, aside from the stunning colour here, the shapes and symmetry of your shot are very impressive. The photo is beautifully cropped and the white framing perfectly complements the photo. Thank you for sharing, Lisa.
azaf1 (15929) 2009-03-16 5:02
What can I say???
Absolutely fanatstic and well managed in its shapes. Graphism and impressionism together. Excellent my friend
All the best
Nicou (97727) 2009-03-16 6:01
mangigique image le contrast entre l'arche et l'escalier, le rond et le carré est mangigique le tout dans des tons doux, mangigique.
Bravo et amitié
Pascale (10456) 2009-03-16 8:00
Je suis toujours admirative de tes compositions d'une simplicité étonnante mais très percutante et avec des couleurs et une lumière magnifiques.Cette photo est encore une petite merveille .
lousat (57674) 2009-03-16 17:12
Hi Aadil,yhis pic remember me the moroccan corners of Marrakech that i just visit! Beautiful point of view and greats details,my best compliments for your impresive class,have a nice day,Luciano
zeca (19762) 2009-03-17 20:05
This colour is beautiful! So hot, so nice! Its nice that you've found some different architectural details to do the capture, because the colour deserves any photo! Very well presented.
(I've just watched the movie "Slamdog Millionaire" with the adventures of "Jamal". Very nice!)
trekks (14348) 2009-03-18 1:48
This type of architecture started from India is also seen in Cambodia but 18th century is new to them for the Angkor Wat.
Very good light+shadow play and using lines and shapes.
suzzz (399) 2009-03-19 0:35
this a beautiful vivid shot with superbe lighting and framing! I like the angle a lot and good note..
TFS and best..
bracasha75 (24443) 2009-03-19 0:38
Very very good picture with excellent colors
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-03-19 0:46
Another graphical picture with wonderful shapes.
Fine colours and light management. Great POV
TFS and greetings
Yosedolo (44) 2009-03-19 1:03
salut Aadiil ,
j'adore les couleurs sur tes photos , elles se rapprochent beaucoup de celles que l'on voient au lever et au coucher du soleil.
sur celle ci , c'est très simple , très beau avec un cadre qui va tip top.
BWJ (3022) 2009-03-19 4:35
Your nice critique of my photo of the Capitol Dome led me to discover your fabulous gallery. Thank you.
This is an amazing shot of the arched doorway and the steps. You managed the lighting perfectly to project the colors, details, and geometric beauty perfectly. I like your POV where you can see the interesting spaces.
luciola (2562) 2009-03-19 5:30
One color and crooked lines, beautiful composition. Wonderful intensive color.
Dyerco (10185) 2009-03-19 5:38
A beautiful graphic shot that is full of interesting lines and shapes. Well seen.
PiotrSk (828) 2009-03-19 7:28
Hello, nice warm colors enclosed in an interesting box, like these photos - baravo for the idea and execution - greetings Piotrek
avene (12671) 2009-03-19 14:38
your trademark photo, Aadiil, I like a lot the abstract patterns and bold oragne/red colour, it feels full of sun. layers of arches and stairs add a sense of depth and draws the eye into the scene. excellent work, my compliments.
paololg (31442) 2009-03-19 15:33
Ciao dear Aadiil,
beautiful chromatic impact and of architectural forms emphasized by the excellent game of lights and shades. This photo has a pleasant depth, it almost seems three-dimensional. Really beautiful, compliment!
Ciao, have a nice time!
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-03-20 1:31
Hello Aadiil! Wonderful 333th post on TE. Original shot. Perfect work. Well done!
Wanda1 (13950) 2009-03-20 22:59
I am a bit belated on this one. Such a brilliant, bold, bright red! Love it with your composition where you have just the corner of the steps on the outside and on the inside of the arch, and that you have a baby arch within the big arch. Very strong and well seen.
jusninasirun (17138) 2009-03-21 18:32
Interesting title with framing and light very well controlled. Smooth shot and very well done.
TFS and best regards.
albertz (2468) 2009-03-22 6:34
simple and symbolic, the red attracts me and the stairs draws my eyes upwards. it's beautiful.
danos (74020) 2009-03-22 11:34
nice composition with great perspective and this specific colour that the building has painted.I like the texture and the details of it.Well done.
Have a nice week,Danos
Scharan (14144) 2009-03-23 9:06
Bela foto em um atraente tom de vermelho.
Ótima composição, luz e texturas.
Maged (1747) 2009-03-25 0:12
Simple but beautiful , your pov and your controlling the light make this shot is superb.
Well done my friend
clio (27955) 2009-03-25 9:26
Wonderful red geometry full of sweetness and contrasts of lines.
It is very well emphasized with this big white frame.
It will be my favourite N° 100 if it's possible!
Best regards ans congratulations
eversmile (11624) 2009-03-26 1:26
That's the kind of shot from you which is always a winner! The color is wonderful; the tight frame creates a striking graphic view,with the repetition of curves and lines. A sharpened detail becomes a beautiful piece of art, and a faded old wall lives again a second time! Congratulations!
jafadabret (56497) 2009-03-27 2:59
Cette photo me plaît énormément avec ses lignes, ses volumes et ses couleurs.
Excellent coup d'il et excellent rendu !
daddo (18517) 2009-03-29 4:43
Salam Aadiil. Splendid vision in red. It's as if it has been carved out halva.Subtle use of light-no less expected from you now.Regards. Klaudio.
jimkilgallon (0) 2009-03-30 23:07
Wonderful deep red hues here Aadiil and top vision on your part to bring this graphic masterpiece. Sublime work once again
COSTANTINO (42746) 2009-03-31 13:07
Your shot is so impressive and the red colour
so vivid that makes the scenery excellent..
there s a lot of beauty in this scene and a fascinated atmosphere
regards and compliments
Juntas (7958) 2009-04-01 1:02
Hi Aadilj. Very nice composition with great details. Light and color managed as usual in a superb way. Great job. Regards. Paulo
axiotea (21647) 2009-04-01 10:04
What a pity if that place turned to white ;(
For sure, it won't be the same attractive! Good, you've immortalized it with its warm color tone! Excellent graphism...
Greetings from Thailand
cherryripe (21015) 2009-04-01 12:34
Very simple but very artistic. Being at a slight angle instead of face on makes this all the more interesting. Of course the colour is so bright and beautiful.
JCG (35129) 2009-04-02 8:54
A selective choice in the frame which gives a very aesthetic design to the image. The red tone of this composition provides a very soothing effect, I love. Good glance, bravo Aadiil.
With all my friendships and with soon,
Atousa (7097) 2009-04-09 7:29
I think the orange would be more attractive than white when it comes to be the dominating colour of a shot n the white would make it seem more spiritual ..here the graphic of your shot is excellent ..very well captured..thank you.
MarianneS (15338) 2009-04-25 13:54
As I come less often, I did not see this beautiful composition, both simple and detailed.
The result is very graphic, I like it a lot!
tpstrek (2150) 2009-04-28 0:49
Again a fantastic compo with superb (architectural) detail; almost graphical. Great depth, lightmanagement and wonderful warm colours.
Well seen and composed,
GLEM (3004) 2009-05-14 11:22
magnifique image graphique et colorée. J'aime beaucoup l'aspect tableau du rendu des matières.
Amaz (11475) 2009-05-27 1:29
excelenet composition!! Superb colours!!
janneman (2202) 2009-05-30 4:11
An impresive composition of lines and levels in the most beautiful orange-red colour!
gunbud (34052) 2009-06-16 18:24
I'm sure there will be many who do not like the change in color. That said you did great justice to the red her with the sharp simple lines malong with the white floor what a very sharp definer to this simple but brilliant image.
BeBeHooker (0) 2009-07-19 9:53
Very sophisticated composition. Perfect capture. Amazing colors. Nice white frame.
svending (190) 2009-08-04 3:49
Te main tone in the picture looks so charming in the dim light condition. also the composition make more strong view
attack. Thanks for sharing.
nanor (130) 2009-12-27 11:28
Les couleurs et la simplicité de cette photo sont magniques. bravo. Cordialement. Marine
haydn (214) 2010-01-16 3:51
great composition,magnificiant colour,good light...
and so much minimalist...
- Copyright: Aadiil Jamal (aadilj) (18080)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-09-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Jantar Mantar, Monuments of India, History of Delhi, Photo du jour - Photo of the day ... [Mars] [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-11 23:21
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