The decision for constructing the fort was taken in 1639, when Shahjahan decided to shift his capital to Delhi. Within eight years, Shahjahanabad was completed with the Red Fort-Qila-i-Mubarak (fortunate citadel)-Delhi's seventh fort, ready in all its magnificence to receive the Emperor. Though much has changed now because of large-scale demolitions during the British occupation of the fort, its important structures have survived, the glory faded with age but still impressive.
The imperial private apartments lie behind the throne. The apartments consist of a row of pavilions that sits on a raised platform along the eastern edge of the fort, looking out onto the river Jamna.
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krishindu (469) 2005-12-23 2:04
You got an excellent lighting here to capture the mood very well. You should have taken bit care to remove the shadow on the extreme end wall. Neverthless, excellent detailing, good pov. well done.
thaprem (2554) 2005-12-23 5:10
Nice Wide POV Pranab,
Like the colour & angle, bringing out the hidden splendour.
I Suggest you need a bit of PP to enhance the image.
rosaline (0) 2005-12-23 6:40
A very warm picture showing the detail of this fine monument. I visited this place in March and found it breathtaking. The shadows and colour of the photograph bring out the atmosphere well. Good work.
rakeshgupta (2672) 2005-12-24 1:54
Your scanning is perfect and acceptable.
The entire carving and painting on the wall is coming nicely.
Thanks for sharing this historical architecture shot.
dodic (708) 2005-12-24 3:31
Another one wonderful shot Pranab,
but this time without people. Very good colours and long shadows in the soft spectrum of light. Excellent work.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-12-26 16:48
This slide is very beautifull for the perspective, the light and the color. Excellent scann !
mugush (2098) 2005-12-27 14:44
I am dieing to visit India after visiting your photo..
keep doing good work..
dada (1135) 2006-01-03 2:15
beautiful composition, Pranab, the colours are wonderful and the details are very interesting!
Vato_Law (12718) 2006-01-21 15:38
Like this picture. The lightning, the details on the walls, and the shadows, gives the picture a very nice mood.
anew (582) 2006-02-26 0:03
This is a splendid shot. I love the way the sunlight colors the different parts of the arches differently. Beautiful detail work too. I really feel like going back and re-visiting it.
rajhema (1901) 2006-02-27 14:27
Wow! Glittering yellow.
Angshu (51174) 2006-03-07 4:55
Superb golden light you've captured Pranab.Very nice..slight tilt again though
anavazao (5592) 2006-03-24 13:51
Good light with nice POV!
Great colours, composition and details!
Nice place and note!
mbaqir (441) 2006-03-28 7:02
I like the sun's light giving a warm effect in the whole scene & the perspective giving a depth. The note about the Fort is informative.
The only thing missing here is sharpness.
Thanks for sharing.
ahmetgedikli (25064) 2006-05-14 11:23
Excellent perspective. Pretty colours, sharpness and excellent light. Well done!
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2006-07-26 14:45
Revisited you gallery and noticed this Red Fort shot in evening golden light.I dont know if you noticed your shadow on right corner.Nice shot ,there is very slight tilt as noticed in first column.TFS
noborders (1010) 2007-05-28 2:34
Splendid photo ! colours and details are so beautiful !
If you don't mind, I'll add it to my theme...
pablominto (53744) 2007-05-28 2:37
Good point of view and interesting light effects!
Image is well composed and giving a fine feeling of depth, strong warm colours from the sun at a low angle...
Well composed presentation with fine details in the architecture!
edal (6804) 2008-01-17 20:25
What impressive architecture! What decorations! How well does the late afternoon light fall on these magnificent carvings!
We'd rather call it a palace in Europe, because of its splendor. Probably you use the word fort because of the British utilization of the site...
Anyway, it's a VIEW!
- Copyright: Pranab Banik (pranab) (5354)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1999-12-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Minolta SRT 202
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Incredible INDIA, Red Fort, ** Noborder's favourite India photos (I) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-12-23 1:13
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