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During a recent visit to the Indian Capital,I happen to get some leisure time out a of tight schedule to shoot some photographs which I am going to share with my friends on TE.This one was shot at Old Delhi's Jama Masjid, one of the largest and most well known mosques in India.This is the Eastern Gate of the Mosque as visible from the Courtyard.
Some Tidbits about Jama Masjid :
The foundation of the historic Jama Masjid was laid on a hillock in Shahjahanabad by the fifth Mughal Emperor of India, Shahjahan, on Friday, October 19,1650 AD,. The mosque was the result of the efforts of over 6,000 workers, over a period of six years (1650–1656 AD). The cost of the construction in those times was 10 lakh (1 million) Rupees.Emperor Shahjahan also built the Taj Mahal, at Agra and the Red Fort in New Delhi, which stands opposite the Jama Masjid. The Jama Masjid was completed in 1656 AD (1066 AH), with three great gates, four towers and two 40 m-high minarets constructed of strips of red sandstone and white marble.About 25,000 people can pray here at a time. The mosque has a vast paved rectangular courtyard, which is nearly 75 m by 66 m. The whole of the western chamber is a big hall standing on 260 pillars all carved from Hindu and Jain traditions. The central courtyard is accessible from the East. The Eastern side entrance leads to another enclosure containing the mausoleum of Sultan Ahmed Shah.
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ikeharel (58275) 2013-04-19 8:34
Good evening Farhat,
Red stone edifice well in contrast against the blue sky.
people around and in front, gave scale to the size of this mosque, and two sides archs are beautiful in view. maybe a few metters backwards would had shown more of the archs. Anyway, a fine scene collected.
cornejo (32252) 2013-04-19 10:34
Hi Farhat, very good view of this interesting and beautiful daily life scene, with interesting and beautiful building of the eastern gate of the mosque, very well captured with a great pov, in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
PaulVDV (22753) 2013-04-19 11:26
A very beautiful memory for me. I've visited the Jama Masjid in 1994. I've also climbed to the top of one of its minarets.
Very beautiful architecture and a pleasant bustle in the courtyard.
Best regards, Paul
Miguel82 (24319) 2013-04-19 12:09
It is actually inside of Delhi Jama Masjid
A wonderful monument by night with the activity and the bazaars
Good pov, excellent sharpness and colors
mcmtanyel (14137) 2013-04-19 20:49
This is a very elegant structure. You have framed it nicely. To me, this photo is very much in the spirit of TE. TFS.
kato (11630) 2013-04-19 21:05
You're capturing well this achitecture by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the large mosque with strong structure and wide courtyard in front of it. It's impressive in many poles on roof, too. In order to show one's power, it seems to the king of a time that there is a tendency to build a grand building also in what country.
pajaran (52648) 2013-04-19 23:03
Dobar tekst o staroj dzamiji sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na dzamiju i trenutak sa posetiocima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo pokazana arhitektura.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend.
Good article on the old mosque with the given data and history ...
Nice view of the mosque and the moment with the visitors ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work and composition, beautiful architecture shown.
Have a great day, all the best for the weekend.
SteveH (6241) 2013-04-20 0:14
Wonderful Shot.Great colors and clarity in the shot with excellent sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-20 0:47
An other nice shot of India. The sharpness, calrity and lights superbly managed. Well done.
siudzi (33973) 2013-04-20 2:56
This is really impressive and wonderful architecture and you did a great presentation of it. Like the warm tones of the scene and soft light which make the view very attractive. Well done. TFS.
Have a nice day!
jemaflor (85548) 2013-04-20 8:09
Interesting monument well presented, good angle and tones for the photo, tfs.
holmertz (41819) 2013-04-20 8:54
A fine picture of one small part of the giant structure making the Jama Masjid. The building is beautiful and well structured and the late afternoon sun gives it a wonderful warm glow. Having some people in the foreground is, as always, a great advantage.
Cricri (107360) 2013-04-20 11:36
Belle présentation de cette très belle moquée, aux couleurs chaudes sur le fond bleu clair du ciel, beaucoup d'animation auprès d'elle, belle image
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2013-04-20 11:47
Hello Farhat, a very remarkable and historic building, a very informative note and a very complete photographic job as usual!
thebest (4276) 2013-04-20 20:44
Well congratulations on your presentation & your highly informative notes - this is a very interesting Mosque & I love the rustic patina of the building.
UlfE (14641) 2013-04-20 23:02
A really great photo where peoples' clothes add some colour to the scene. It was probably taken after sunset and the even light makes it possible to see every detail of the architecture. TFS and have a nice day!
omid266 (5336) 2013-04-20 23:02
Salam Farhat ,
very nice pic.
well done !
All the Best ,
With Best wishes and Prayers for all !
Urs (14082) 2013-04-21 6:27
Looking at your shot nothing seems to have changed at the old Jama Majid, which I last visited in 2000. So far I did not have the time to travel again to India, my workload keeps me in South East Asia. But I will return. Fine colour hues and sharpness. Well done
jusninasirun (17160) 2013-04-21 6:44
I like the architecture of this mosque with unique design of the main praying hall and little minarets at the top. The earth tone is charming and you have captured well with pleasing details.
Thanks and kind regards.
Silvio1953 (123689) 2013-04-21 8:33
Ciao Farhat, great view of fantastic architecture, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (53167) 2013-04-22 4:16
Namaskar dear Farhat
An excellent wide-angle view of this majestic and very beautiful mosque. I like the golden tones, the intricate architectural details and the good contrast against the sky. The people, of course add a sense of size and scale, aswell as dynamism to this interesting photo.
Thanks for sharing, have a good evening
josepmarin (57829) 2013-04-22 4:34
the weak light of the late afternoon create a nice balance between the luminous areas and the darkest areas, and give a few pleasant warm colors on the gorgeous architecture of the mosque, as well.
People adds a lot of vitality in the composition.
marabu61 (8593) 2013-04-22 6:41
Pleasing shot of the Jama Mashid mosque, allways such a busy place as I remember. The photo has a timeless and somewhat aged feel to it, like a picture out of the 70ties.
have a good time
nikkitta (14858) 2013-04-23 12:25
I am lucky to have been twice times at this beautiful mosque
Beautiful and original capture ( you avoid the fountain) add a nice frame and obtain a good contrast between the orange building and the sky
Well done, congrats
danos (87551) 2013-04-26 6:48
nice the view of the mosque of Jama Masjid that is customized with the Indian architectural style.I like the colour of its walls with the people to create scale Vs the construction.
Didi (57264) 2013-04-26 10:26
Good point of view, we are able to appreciate the architecture volume
However the dark building gave an influence to your camera sensor, that's why the sky is a little bit clear
I have done a WS
ourania (32169) 2013-05-01 2:45
the colour and contrast management have given the photo a special atmosphere and allure, it looks like an old postcard and is fascinating. The architecture is wonderful, the great perspective and depth of your picture, as well as very good sharpness, have provided an interesting description of it. The presence, movement, postures and colours of the people animate the scenery and give it a pleasant vibrance. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great month,
pierrefonds (57563) 2013-05-01 16:57
The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The wideness of the square is giving depth to the composition. The point of viuew is showing the details and colours of the architecture of the mosque. Have a nice day.
macjake (57074) 2013-05-02 10:51
its great to see these wonderful structures in India, we don't often have the chance to see them here on TE.
stunning architecture isn't it! wow, its a keeper in my books!!
looks very old, excellent post
robmal (1944) 2013-05-02 12:06
Graet shot of this interesting architecture, fine POV and super colours, very interesting note, well done.
adramad (38613) 2013-05-06 14:39
Hello again Farhat.
Fabulous this splendid architecture, you have captured in fantastic POV that shows the beauty of this part of the mosque.
Very beautiful contrast of the red stone with the soft blue sky.
Very well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
All the best.
mirosu (14564) 2013-05-06 21:40
As I can see I missed many of your nice photos from India. I like the view up to this imposing mosque. I also like that you captured people at the ground level. Their placement gives the viewer a very good idea of how large the mosque is. Greetings, Miro
ChrisJ (99364) 2013-05-08 12:34
Good sharpness with a superb warm vs cold color contrast between the blue sky and the red walled mosque. I like the angled pov. The people add scale and context. Nice repetition of the arched windows and columns with excellent density and light contrasts. Tfs!
mkamionka (30694) 2013-05-19 2:47
beautiful architecture, very unique to your country I believe. I like the people in traditional clothes in the square. Nice presentation,
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16495)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-19 7:30