2 photos... both taken from the top of the minaret of Jama Masjid, Old Delhi's main mosque. Early november (still hot!!) late afternoon light. The climb up the minaret is a claustrophobic experience, fortunately I did not encounter any people going up or down. The moque was completed in 1658, the minaret is 40m. tall, no clouds that day but fortunately no smog either. The WS version shows a very different view.
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Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-01-21 14:08
Interesting view at the building.
Also nice perspective.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-01-21 15:15
Excellent POV you have captured the details of the city very well. I actuall really like the ws photo. It has an Yan Arthus Bertrand feel to it, and the fact taht the shadow cuts through the whole pictureis really brilliant.
Gerrit (52283) 2006-01-21 15:21
good overview of the city and great shot of the mosque at the same time.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
sleon (9402) 2006-01-21 15:45
Very apt title for this fascinating view over Delhi. The minarets are really striking in shape and colour and the contrast and detail towards the horizon gives us a good impression of what it must be like down there.
alvaraalto (20538) 2006-01-21 17:34
I know, difficult to chose between these two excellent pictures. Two completely different POV from the same place. Both expressing the great atmosphere of such a special place in their own way.
AmiBe (6042) 2006-01-21 18:00
Hello bird's eye,
I'll be short : great POV and compo is very balanced !
Nice to see Delhi from this mosque.
The WS is also interesting...
Tue (43818) 2006-01-21 18:50
Very good and interesting capture. I like the composition of the mosque in front of all the houses of the city. Good colours too, well done!
hyasar (7773) 2006-01-21 20:36
very nice POV with great DOF. I also like the sharpness of your shot too much.
Congratulations and TFS,
nerve (10231) 2006-01-21 21:46
şanslıymışsın hakikaten, temiz bir günmüş..(genelde felakettir de..) Nasıl çıktın minareye, nasıl izin verdiler anlamadım? :) ben girişteki adamlarla her defasında kavga ediyorum çünkü, lol!
Harika olmuş bu Tan, senin fotoğraflarının belki de en büyük özgünlüğü, en güzel POV ları bir şekilde bulman..(Kartal POV'u çoğunlukla! ;)
Selam ve sevgiler..
PS. Delhi'ye bir kez daha uğrarsan haberim olsun lütfen..
singuanti (15250) 2006-01-21 23:23
Hi Tan. You know I think a fish-eye lens might be fun here. You might be able to bump up sharpness but I like the rest. I don't see any evidence that this is two shots, so good job there. Well done Tan.
Kirych (2707) 2006-01-22 3:14
Magnificent panorama of city. Wonderful colors and details. Interesting compo and perspective.
Well done! Tanya.
ChrisJ (118817) 2006-01-22 3:49
A superb pov, with excellent sharpness & color. I like the symmetry, of the fg cupola, & the bg minaret. Good work!
carper (96) 2006-01-22 4:06
it's a beauty tan.
fantastic composition, realy good colours, fantastic point of viw, very good depth, very good job, I like it Tan.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-01-22 5:30
a wonderful perspective and great view on this building and a nice open view to the old city.
lukie (0) 2006-01-22 9:15
very good sight here on the old town and the mosque. You made a good scan.
Cormac (26565) 2006-01-22 10:35
Hi Tan - Great shot of this impressive building. When I read the date that it was built I had to look twice, because it looks so good. Incredible detail and colour in your shot, and a great point of view also. I like it when you can see the main subject building in context with it's surroundings, which you show here. Excellent!
Galmeida (12559) 2006-01-22 12:49
Not a landscape that I allways like from you but a great POV and DOF to this very old town and typical ceremonial architecture. I like the way and perspective view you did in a vertical format with a high horizon line. It's not necessary to make a WS for a reduction noise sky by Neatimage after some reductions and scanning processing post as you did. You know it's posssible too much in a post ;-)))
Thanks for your great work and world view. For me you are a great TE photographer and sharing person.
PS: Remember that your anniversary TE date is 24th of January. I know this because there are great TE members from the last 2004 year and the begining of 2005.
Congratulations and the best to you. Take care :-)))
PixelTerror (0) 2006-01-22 14:34
Always overlooking ;-)
The view behind this mosque does not look so spectacular, I can't spot any building that stands out significantly, but the mosque itself is the point and provides an excellent way to introduce the view, love these curves of the bulb against minaret lines.
Have a nice sunday,
coco (30439) 2006-01-22 15:25
Good POV and composition. The light and colours, as also the contrast, work well in the photo.
Really a nice work.
Svillegas (1169) 2006-01-23 3:42
Wonderful scene of Delhi Good point of view and composition. Im thinking of going to India this year, I want to see all the possible sceneries. Thanks for sharing.
ksoloduc (324) 2006-01-23 8:38
"don't like the PP I did" - don't be too hars on yourself, I like both pict, this and the WS one
john_c (24666) 2006-01-23 11:05
This shot mesmerizes the senses. You have really captured the essence of the glorious structure, and "bulbous" is definitely what comes to mind. The minaret towers are perfectly placed in the frame to provide balance and enhancement. Then there is the breathtaking view over the rest of the city. Great DOF. A very successful shot, clear and crisp.
Galeota (10352) 2006-01-25 0:35
Hi Capt! SUperb point of view and very oroginal choice of going to vertical orientation instead of the traditional horizontal view which is usually preferred in this kind of scene. The minaret on the foreground anchors our eye and helps to the reading of the cityscape. Very nice work.
banyanman (7789) 2006-01-25 9:31
You went to a lot of effort to attain this POV, Tan, but it was worth it. This is a view that we don't often see of Delhi. The composition is very interesting, and exposure and DOF is good. The workshop view is interesting, but I can see the problems you would have had with the light. I think you posted the best original. Cheers . . . David
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-01-25 17:36
Très belle perspective sur cette grosse boule. La clarté est exceptionnelle et rend ces couleurs éclatantes.
Je suis intéressé, je serais à Delhi dans 3 jours !
Dr_Nibbles (283) 2006-02-05 18:48
Really interesting point of view... and an impressing cuppula (is it the right word?!?)
pastadog (13111) 2006-02-06 10:50
I was looking at your pics,all of them wonderful and chose this beautiful one, I believe you also caught the red fort up there, but of course most impressive is the mosque itself.
Man, your photos are already causing me "damage", because I find myself constantly daydreaming about all these beautiful places so nicely captured by your talent.
Big, big thank you for sharing. Daniel.
smash2707 (3320) 2006-03-12 16:39
Excellent point of view and great view of the city. The sharpness allows us to see many details of the city. I like the WS, too. Regards, Yvonne
abulafia (4900) 2006-05-04 3:34
Great pov. and very detailed.
marietom (34609) 2006-12-28 3:59
excellent titre, pour cette photo d'une belle netteté. Belle composition.
korbee (6619) 2010-08-30 12:13
Really fantastic piece of work Tan,theres is so much to here,specially for a Delhi frealk like me ;]],I can even see the red old Delhi railway station in the BG,superbe.
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2002-11-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Minolta 404si, 28-80mm, Fuji Superia Reala, Circular Polariser
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-21 13:19