This photo was taken in corridors of Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque inside Qutub Minar Complex
This is one of World Heritage monumement.The Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque has the beautiful, curvaceous Islamic calligraphy, the arabesque designs and then there are pillars with clearly pre-Islamic Hindu motifs.
Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque was built in 1192 - 1999. Quwwat Ul Islam Mosque is known as the Quwwat Ul Islam (Might of Islam), this is the earliest extant mosque in the country. It consists of a rectangular courtyard, 43.2 meters by 32.9 meters, enclosed by cloisters which were erected by Qutb-Ud-Din Aibak with the carved columns and other architectural members of twenty such Hindu and Jain temples. The construction of the mosque was begun in 1193 AD by Qutb-Ud-Din Aibak of the Mamluk(or the slave) dynasty and completed in 1197 AD. A massive stone screen of lofty five arches was put up in front of its prayer hall which imparted an Islamic character to the building. The screen is beautifully carved with borders of inscriptions and geometrical and arabesque designs. But the hand of the craftsmen used to Hindu motifs is nonetheless clear in naturalistic curved lines.
You can see some other picture of this same location
** This is a panoromic picture, Combine with three picturs. (Click on Image to large View), Taken without TRIPOD. Critique & Suggestions Please.....
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isabela_sor (47748) 2007-05-03 8:10
Great honour for me to give the first comment for this pic!!
And as you know very well, I love so much this picture and deserves to be your 100th posting in your gallery!!
CONGRATULATIONS for all your gallery,dear Rajiv!!
I was waiting this photo on TE so much time to express my admiration in a public way for it.
You did a great job,exceptional perspective and details and all ....without tripod
All my respect for a great photographer ....even if he mistrusts himself ...
giorgimer (34941) 2007-05-03 8:17
Wonderful place, very interesting image.
The perspective is excellent.
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-05-03 9:47
Very nice shot(s)
Good handheld work, and PP
Congratulations for your 100th posting
riclopes (35577) 2007-05-04 4:11
Olá Rajiv, spectacular double perspective of this forest of pillars. The large version is quite impressive and the management of the light is very good. Excellent work on this one, my friend. Nice to see the links connected to this wonderful historic place as well, but I think that the first one, in the begining of the note is not right - you should check it out.
teacozie (1377) 2007-05-04 4:35
Great rotated POV and interesting places for the eye to run. I like how you've managed to control the shadows of the pillars when it looks very bright outside.
anes_lc (14968) 2007-05-04 5:12
great shot,well done my friend.is not only this one but also the other you present in the note.
must be a beautiful place ,and you did succed to choose the best POV .
thanks for share
nirajsinha (857) 2007-05-04 5:59
Many congratulations on your 100th posting. You have rightly selected this picture as your 100th posting. A real great picture, the pillars are nicely place in your picture. LIghts behind the pillars giving great effects.
imrek (4) 2007-05-04 9:04
very nice wide angle panorama, a good POV and well handeled light, good work, it's looks interesting place!!
have a nice WE!
angelsimon (2466) 2007-05-04 9:17
A great great work to celebrate your 100 post. The three photos are very well united. The building is very interesting with these all pillars, it seems to be a very nice place. I have asked you once about how to post this type of panoramics photos, and i have no reply. I would like now how to do it, perhaps you can explain it to me. Thank you and congratulations for this picture.
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2007-05-04 11:44
Congrats on your 100th.I knew you were waiting to post an outstanding shot as your 100th.Couple of hors later you would have got even better colors.
Partha_c (2029) 2007-05-06 9:00
Hi Rajiv. Nothing more to add after all such nice comments. But to say it is really an outstanding shot will be an understatement. Great. Regards.
gpsony (448) 2007-05-07 7:25
Congrats on your 100th posting! And what a way to bring it up! I get almost a 3D view of the place. Lovely colours and contrast with the tourists adding depth to the shot.
One piece of information which I was reading and felt I could pass onto you due to your affinity for LP's. If the scene allows, try shooting vertical frames and stiching them together. It would mean more shots, but the end product could be worth it.
captainsgirl (3448) 2007-05-07 9:22
Congrats on your 100th photo post...:o)
Plus is a beauty..love the panoramic shot. Great spot you were standing in looking down both lanes, what an amazing place. TFS
Thanks for your comments on my photo " Vermont Farmhouse (18)" :o)
BeanQueen (0) 2007-05-10 13:25
Very intersting place and nice colours:
Good sharpness and point of view.
thor68 (5586) 2007-05-10 13:45
hi rajiv & a very "Happy 100!* ! :-)
good to see i am not the only one doing stitched-panoramas.*g*
terrific view through the forest of pillars and along the corridors,
well composed and with wonderful details, especially in the LPversion.
the only "difficulty" i see was photographing from the shade in the direction of the
bright sunlight, so that some parts are a little burnt. i have these problems too,
and i have to "play" with the aperture/exposure time to get those spots
dark - if the surrounding is a little dark that is no problem, you can use software
like photoshop to lighten that up, but
overexposure is loss of information, which is hard to heal.
excellent job & best wishes, thorsten.
agbonavita (0) 2007-05-10 15:56
Lovely composition rajiv. I really like the POV used with the forground collums in shadows and the lights appearing then in the background. Pretty place.
goodwill (4226) 2007-05-10 16:00
Yes, this is creativity Rajiv. The shot is not easy to see, the eys cann't focus, but you make my eyes move left, then right, again left and right...........wonderful
Angshu (56758) 2007-05-11 7:53
Superb double perspective...this is an excellent shot of the Quwwat-ul-Islam with the Hindu pillars. The pano format works perfectly here. A belated congratulations for your 100th post. An excellent photo for the occasion
teutza (10590) 2007-05-17 8:23
this is a really good image!!the perspective is amasing!!!
you have such a beautiful country!!!
P.S hey..is this your 100th photo?congratulations:)
photographer123 (6246) 2007-05-20 12:53
hi rajeev ...
nothing to say, wonderful shot...subir
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-05-24 4:16
This is a very gorgeous picture of the very beautiful architecture. Wonderful place, excellent POV, great PP work.
Thanks for sahring and greetings from Portugal
bigboroboy (1098) 2007-05-27 0:14
This is a great shot. Did you take another without the people in the frame? I have a feeling it would be even better without them as they confuse the picture. Anyway, excellent shot overall.
sayan (2617) 2007-05-29 3:37
Its a wonderful one. Something new about Qutb Minar! I have never seen this pov. Wonderful idea to show us this long corridor and its even astonishing to know that you have managed it without a tripod!
oochappan (16171) 2007-06-03 6:00
Not easy to find a way to spot architecture in an incongruous way but you did it here really in a surprising way with all those pillars in perspective stiched pano, the big size pano of perfect quality and pleasant those scaling people, not an easy POV from out of the dark towards the light but very well achieved to get this unique view, excellent work Rajiv, well done.
RADEEH (2802) 2007-06-09 10:36
This view of the pillars of the mosque is amazing.I still can't understand how you framed this. I have to roll my eyes from left to right, how you managed this? Great shot TFS
dilane (861) 2007-09-21 7:02
Moi je m'en vais sur la droite, le passage me semble plus long, et il me plait de m'attarder au côté de ces imposants piliers - dommage que ce ne soit que virtuel, c'est très beau. Tu as fait là une belle compo et j'aime beaucoup le format -
très belle photo - bien à toi
PierreMorel (1172) 2007-09-22 5:10
You have an interesting gallery but this shot is the most beautiful to me. The panorama view is an excellent choice and exposure is perfect in this difficult light condition.
ayansadhu (1502) 2008-02-02 1:33
The span of the corridor, the maze created by the pillars, the bright colors signifying the human presence and the accompanying note depicting the resultant of three different shots to combine in a resultant panorama holds good here, well done
crckt (7222) 2008-02-03 10:31
Wonderful, wonderful shot. A documentary type shot with excellent lighting. The panoramic view looks very elegant, well done with the stitching. Fantastic architecture.
stanisslav (131) 2008-02-04 4:14
This is geat place and great photo both!
I am glad, that at the trekeart there is so beautiful picture!
Stepan (27210) 2008-02-14 12:50
An excellent pov and an inspired pano choice. Produces a strong visual impact. Well seen.
marietom (34609) 2008-02-16 2:32
Joli jeu graphique avec ces arches.
horatiuTT (4570) 2008-03-18 10:16
incredible photo,what a light and what geometry.The angle is also
very clever and well chosen.Fantastic one,it gives a feeling of
batalay (38943) 2008-03-26 14:24
The photograph works magnificently to demonstrate two-point perspective, the orthogonals all meeting at a pair of vanishing points on the horizon line. The not is highly informative and very much appreciated.
rajhema (1873) 2008-04-02 4:39
One word Rajiv, WOW!.
when I was a school student I'd been to New Delhi and surroundings. Ever since I want to capture the symmetric architectures of that place and never gotten another chance to go back. should do one day. Awesome preservation of the ancient marvels.
mkgoyal2004 (837) 2010-06-08 22:06
I like this photo very much, because I am also very fond of cemetry of pillers and corridors. In this type of photos generally overexposition is the main problem, but you have succeeded to take perfectly. Right corridor is perfectly in cemetry. Well done. Congrats.
- Copyright: rajiv kumar (rajiv_077) (1412)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-07
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Kodak EasyShare DX6490
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Mosques around the world (II) (Asia), my favorites... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-03 8:09
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