This is at Fatehpur Sikri - from inside Salim Chisti's tomb. Fatehpur Sikri is a 16th-century capital city built by the Mughal emperor Akbar. The widow meshwork that you see here have been carved out of solid slats of marble. The work done is amazingly neat and the most curious part of it is that every 'window' has a different filgiree design. They say the craftsmanship at Chisti's tomb is far more inctricate and challenging than what you see at Taj - around 30 miles away from here.
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moxon (78) 2006-01-05 9:19
Hello. Very striking and a perfect silhouette. Nicel composed too with the arches in the background echoing that of the window. Well done!
tcht (7565) 2006-01-05 9:19
Your picture caught my eyes straight away! I like this type of architecture very much, and the silhouette of a girl you've produced here is very good. The patterns are very detailed and beautiful. Well composed.
andante (7092) 2006-01-05 9:29
Very captivating image, Mukesh,the silo subject on the foreground makes it a storytelling image. Thanks for sharing
smash2707 (3320) 2006-01-05 9:53
I love your picture, because of the contrast between lights and shadows and the silhouette in front. It attracted me immediately (the funny thing is that I just posted a similar one showing a couple in front of a cristal door in a mosque). The pattern of the filigree is very clear. Thanks for sharing it.
Luko (14000) 2006-01-05 9:58
Extraordinarily dreamy picture.
She's the ghost of all women who were loved by the moghul rulers. I feel back in the time when Mumtaz Mahal was still alive.
caresp (801) 2006-01-05 11:27
very beautiful picture
ninadev (5377) 2006-01-05 12:49
This is really beautiful and original. Nice pattern, a perfect shadow and the background building bringing in some color. Just wrote your good note, wow, a window meshwork made out of solid marble, incredible.
tjanze (5674) 2006-01-05 13:48
I like both.Silhouete of lovely girl and beautiful background with many details.Good composition and idea.
Furachan (0) 2006-01-06 3:00
Mesmerizing, the opening shot in a film perhaps, a remake of "Noine hours to Rama"?
BEautifully judged, perfect framing.
Galeota (10352) 2006-01-06 3:04
Hello Mukesh, this is a beautiful and dreamy image. Very intelligent metering of light, letting her in the shadow and looking outside through what it seems as a "golden" bird cage in which she can spread her wings, but cannot fly...
michel_r (1118) 2006-01-08 11:01
Beautiful picture you've got there. i remember well these very delicate carvings and you have found an excellent way to put them inside a dream with the woman's head.
clarita (654) 2006-03-21 9:56
lovely photo...the compo is excellent! i probably would have trimmed it a bit more from the bottom...otherwise, i really like what you did here!
smarcell (19965) 2007-11-23 2:12
It's a shame you got so few votes for this fantastic picture !
pracas (511) 2007-12-18 5:45
Grt silhouette... interesting composition
fserajian (2299) 2008-01-16 21:56
Excellent lighting control and composition. TFS
yquem46 (38752) 2008-12-23 6:28
Just great !!!!
patdeph (35748) 2009-01-14 1:12
this is one more photo that I like very much,that tells me all the magic of India!This is a splendid idea to take the women in back-light with the stone lace behind her!Splendid!
Angshu (56760) 2009-01-16 0:30
One of the finest I’ve seen from inside the tomb of Salim Chisti. The details of the filigree work on stone is fantastic, but the best part has to be the silhouette of the lady you captured. And I do like that you showed us the details of the buildings on the outside as well, well managed exposure. A fine work!
batalay (39927) 2009-02-20 18:54
I am delighted to see this image of the sophisticated mathematical mosaics, indeed more intricate than in the Taj Mahal. I came by this image by accident and came to enjoy the photographic art. The silhouette of the young woman is very effective in providing the human element and the scale.
yuo (1182) 2009-05-06 18:42
amazing silhouette of pattern!!
composition is excellent!
- Copyright: Mukesh Srivastava (mukesh) (446)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-28
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20
- Exposure: f/5.4, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): mon hommage à l'Inde, CLODO's SELECTION VIII [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-05 9:15
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