Qutub Minar also spelled Qutab, is the tallest minar (73 metres) in India originally an ancient Islamic Monument, inscribed with Arabic inscriptions, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.Located in Delhi, the Qutub Minar is made of red sandstone and marble. The stairs of the tower has 379 steps,is 72.5 metres (237.8 ft) high, and has a base diameter of 14.3 metres, which narrows to 2.7 metres at the top. Construction was started in 1192 by Qutb-ud-din Aibak and was carried on by his successor, Iltutmish. In 1368, Firoz Shah Tughlak constructed the fifth and the last storey.It is surrounded by several other ancient and medieval structures and ruins, collectively known as the Qutb complex.
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dkmurphys (59155) 2014-01-03 6:57
Very nice POV of this impressive ancient structure. I like the colors and the decorations. Well taken.
Have a great new year ahead!
Noel_Byrne (31416) 2014-01-03 7:11
A vy nice way to show this fine structure, the angle you chose gives great emphasis to the great height and the colors are really striking. Great note too.
InasiaJones (31566) 2014-01-03 7:15
Excellent photographic approach to present this monument, featuring both the intricate details and the impressive height.
I like the warm colour, nicely oriented to bring out the relief.
All the best for 2014!
chrislo (4097) 2014-01-03 7:46
Wonderful pic and perspective. The vertical format enhances the sense of height and the beautiful light helps to pick out the intricate détails carved on the stonework. The blue of the sky makes a nice temperature contrast to the warm tones of the minar. An enticing and well executed shot.
yquem46 (38752) 2014-01-03 10:33
I like this one of the famous monument
Nice colors and excellent exposure
Good pov from close below
Best regards, have a nice WE
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-01-03 11:27
Excellent point of view to cover Qutub Minar.Truly very sharp and crisp.Very well captured with good lighting.Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
lousat (91950) 2014-01-03 13:11
Hi Das,great choice of point of view to create this imposing perspective,like a staircase to the sky! And what a colors and details too,magnificent way to show us this spectacular architechture,i like it!! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-04 4:05
superb POV this with so much amazing detail. An impressive looking structure made all the more striking in this perfectly executed shot. Wonderful!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-01-04 4:18
interesting p.o.v. and building, good colors and sharpness.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-01-04 7:40
Hi Dwaipayan - Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, I hope that 2014 is a good year for you!
A simple but ideal composition here. The colours are nicely rendered and the fine detailing on the column clean and crisp. Nicely done! Warm regards Rosemary
abmdsudi (54539) 2014-01-04 10:25
An extremely creative shot with superb ant point of view, a fantastic architectural image and the splashing bold color interplays so well with blue background rendering an outstanding contrast, brilliant details with its fine crafted stonework in excellent light and always a huge temptation for me to take this type of shot. The shot is taken looking up, so there's expected convergence of verticals accentuating the height beautifully but the length of the shot, combined with closeness makes it very pronounced. Interesting write up as always. Well done and thanks for sharing, Congrats.
jcpix (13930) 2014-01-04 19:35
Excellent choice of perspective, this is a great way to photograph and present this minar. The color combination of the structure itself and the sky work harmoniously to be even more visually appealing, and the detail throughout is sharp. I almost feel as if I need to lean my head back to view the entire image. :) Really well done, smartly composed. All the best in 2014.
Alco (7429) 2014-01-04 19:40
Very nice low-angle shot of that monument.Very sharp picture with nice details.Beautiful colors.TFS.
Have a nice day.
mkamionka (37177) 2014-01-05 12:50
nice closeup of this beautifully decorated minaret. The carvings are so pretty! You captured it in a pleasant warm light. Perspective from the bottom resulted in an attractive geometry too.
Very well done,
mrichat (1755) 2014-01-06 6:33
Very nice execution of the famous minar.great sharpness ,the art of the minar wall is well seen here.nice colors and contrast.
Gigidusud (21151) 2014-01-06 13:35
Splendid architecture with great perspective and nice détails. I like the golden tones and the contrast colors. Fantastic shot!
Happy New Year 2014 for you and your!
clic (17129) 2014-01-07 8:02
This majestic 'ancestor of loudspeakers for prayers' is now selected by Unesco as a World Heritage Monument.
You show the best of it with fine details, its top being close to holiness!
macjake (68432) 2014-01-07 10:10
I always say that the upwards POV is a great one for architecture, and this photo proves that exactly.
Think how boring this would look from a regular straight on pov.
this one is much more dramatic.
excellent color contrasts too.
delpeoples (58278) 2014-01-10 21:50
Namaskar dear Dwaipayan
A minimalistic composition, but one which is beautiful and very eye-catching. I love the details you got in the column and the golden colours contrasting with the sky are pure magic. A fantastic study in perspective.
Thanks for sharing
adores (45595) 2014-01-14 15:30
This is really an impressive monument and I like your pov here. The light is perfect and you captured some magnificent details in foreground.