DELHI-IV( IMAGES FROM DELHI - FOURTH IN A SERIES OF 5 IMAGES).
This is front side view of the Red Fort in Old Delhi and what is visible is known as Lahore Gate as it faces Lahore,the erstwhile Mughal City(Now in Pakistan).
Some tidbits about Red Fort.
The Red Fort or Lal Qila is a 17th century fort complex constructed by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan inside the walled city of Old Delhi and it served as the residence of the Mughal Emperors. The Red sandstone walls of the massive Red has a height of 33-m with respect to its surrounding.The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the Old City of Delhi.
The main gate, Lahore Gate, is one of the emotional and symbolic focal points of the modern Indian nation and attracts a major crowd on each Independence Day.The vaulted arcade of Chatta Chowk, a bazaar selling tourist trinkets, leads into the huge fort compound. Inside is a veritable treasure trove of buildings, including the Drum House, the Hall of Public Audiences, the white marble Hall of Private Audiences, the Pearl Mosque, Royal Baths and Palace of Color.
The fort was the palace for Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan's new capital, Shahjahanabad, the seventh city in the Delhi site. He moved his capital here from Agra in a move designed to bring prestige to his reign, and to provide ample opportunity to apply his ambitious building schemes and interests. It served as the capital of the Mughals until 1857, when Mughal Emperor , Bahadur Shah Zafar was exiled by the British Indian government.
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cornejo (43891) 2013-05-03 11:23
Hi Farhat, very good picture of this interesting building. Very well captured in this interesting and nice picture with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
holmertz (55035) 2013-05-03 12:26
The Red Fort is a marvellous complex of buildings and this is a fine photo with good colours and well handled light. This was one of the first places I saw on my first visit to India more than 40 years ago. I was very impressed.
Miguel82 (27646) 2013-05-03 12:45
Good evening Farhat,
This is what you can see when you are outside of the red fort in Old delhi, called also Lal Qila. At the entrance exactly.
I remember there is a Mac Donald's close to this monument
Neat composition, good contrast and superb colors
Romano46 (18472) 2013-05-03 12:48
a mio parere questa è la più bella delle tue foto e non posso fare a meno di farti i miei complimenti.
Mi piacciono i colori e il bel contrasto tra il colore caldo della pietra e l'erba del prato.
Una composizione semplice, ma efficace.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
raszid62 (18515) 2013-05-03 23:44
Although this defensive structure, it is very beautiful. Red wall and decorative battlements look beautiful. Building a castle from a fairy tale. Superb image quality and color.
manrezaei (1837) 2013-05-04 1:15
A very nice shot. I like the composition you captured here. Wonderful image of a charming place, with very good sharpness, depth and quality. A nice, good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend.
Have a nice week end.
ikeharel (73561) 2013-05-04 1:35
Good morning Farhat,
Most impressive picture of the mighty red-fort in Delhi.
Fine light and good clarity to show it's magnificent built elements.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
jacquest (18927) 2013-05-04 3:47
This is a good presentation of the Fort in a classic framing to show it's architectural details with sharpness and good saturated colors. Maybe a little tilt to the right.
ChrisJ (116136) 2013-05-04 4:28
Apart from the dust bunny in the sky this is superb with a wonderful warm cold colour contrast between the red fort and the blue sky. Good sharpness and nice symmetry between the 2 cupolas. The Indian flag adds place and context. Tfs!
ourania (47880) 2013-05-04 7:01
the closeness of the view you are offering, the absence of any other context and the excellent sharpness of your capture offer a very intriguing impression of the unique characteristics of the Red Fort. There's great depth too. The intensity of the fort's colours and textures is enhanced by the very smooth pastel sky. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
josepmarin (58359) 2013-05-04 9:26
in this good framing you offer us the gorgeous architecture of the Red Fort, in a slight low-angle shot, with a good balance of the elements and the sky as an elegant backdrop.
The Indian flag adds a beautiful color complement.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-05-04 10:57
an extraordinary monument very representative to your country's magnificent history and tradition!
great color and sharpness
pajaran (62590) 2013-05-04 11:52
Interesantan tekst o staroj tvrdjavi, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Lep pogled na Crvenu tvrdjavu.
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana tvrdjava.
Sve najbolje za vikend.
An interesting article on the old fortress, with the given data and history ...
Nice view of the Red Fort.
Good picture, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, well demonstrated fortress.
All the best for the weekend.
mcmtanyel (24593) 2013-05-04 18:18
It's good to see a new photo from you. This one is very well done: I like the POV, the colors, the sharpness and the subject is interesting. Thanks for the tidbits.
Cricri (121333) 2013-05-04 20:02
Intéressante architecture et couleur du fort, bonne lumière qui permet d'apprécier les détails, belle présentation
Nicou (145294) 2013-05-04 23:37
Supoerbe cadrage et compo mervielleux avec cdees deux tours quelle compo et ces tons doux grandisoe vue.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (146807) 2013-05-05 3:00
Ciao Farhat, great view of fantastic architecture, excellent clarity, splendid light, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
PaulVDV (29885) 2013-05-05 11:40
On this picture the Red Fort is doing justice to its name.
What a splendid architecture for the main entrance gate of the fort.
Best regards, Paul
rychem (38265) 2013-05-05 11:52
Impressive fort, great photo of this monument, great sharpness and light, well composed and presented
dale54 (8302) 2013-05-06 3:34
farhat hello,this red sandstone sure stands out,lovely color contrast,and what a massive,interesting building,love it! dale
kato (11630) 2013-05-06 3:46
You're capturing well this architecture by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the Red Fort in the Mughal emperor times. It keeps the symmetry, strong structure and impressive design. It looks like a symbol of an imperial power in the Indian subcontinent in 16 - 18 century. I have memorized that the Moghal empire is made into the last and the greatest Islam Empire in India. Then, India was divided into India and Pakistan at the postwar period through the times of the British rule. Unlike a single race as my country, India has fusion to other races, and the history of separation, and it is an interesting country.
adramad (47022) 2013-05-06 10:58
Superb composition that shows this powerful construction not without beauty and elegance in its architecture, beautiful the contrast of its red stones with the soft blue sky.
A beautiful sunny day, which gives a wonderful range of beautiful colors.
A perfect sharpness, well managed with this lighting.
I wish you a good day.
mirosu (16273) 2013-05-06 21:48
Excellent view up to famous red fort. Nice light and very good color contrast. I like the symmetrical arrangement. V+F
m (0) 2013-05-07 11:36
unique architecture in unusual terracotta color with green mossy lines. Just be careful with those dust spots on the lens:)
danos (99902) 2013-05-07 12:09
nice the view as the presentation of the front side of the Red fort in pld Delhi,with the two towers and the flag in the midle to make it so beautiful. Excellent the light and the colour maangement of the scene.
Fis2 (100828) 2013-05-07 14:35
Good frame and curious colors.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-05-09 7:38
Very interesting design for a fort and thank you for the wonderful information. Great pov and dof with nice details. I like the colors. Well done, tfs.
omid266 (6748) 2013-05-09 23:19
Salam Farhat ,
Thanks alot !
This is another nicepic. from India - Delhi .
All the Best ,
Best Wishes & Prayers from Islamic Republic of Iran ,
We would make a Better World ,
pierrefonds (68183) 2013-05-11 18:08
The subject is well framed. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the Red Fort. The good luminosity is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.
adores (45891) 2013-05-16 18:09
I haven't visited it, only the other one, in Agra. Still need to visit this one:)!
I like it - very good pov and colours. The Indian flag is a very good detail!
Urs (14082) 2013-05-29 21:02
The Red Ford of Delhi is one monument I will visit when in town and I have time to spare. It is such a huge monument and corner stone of the Indian history. You just cut off all the traffic around it. Well done
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-06-08 0:07
Lovely photo of what looks like an interesting place. The colours and details are fantastic.
clic (17421) 2013-06-09 6:15
We are used to imagine forts as strudy constructions, modestly decorated; so that's why I marvel at the elaborate design of Red Fort that gives it some airs of a castle!
Much interesting exotic view indeed!
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17167)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-03 7:35