Shaniwar Wada, the stately mansion of the Peshwa rulers, located in the city of Pune in Maharashtra, India, was ceded to the British in 1818. In 1828, a fire of unknown origin that is said to have raged for seven days gutted down most parts of the building sparing only the five teak gateways and the nine bastions. It is still a mystery why the fire was not put down or noticed by the people. Shown in the photo are the steps leading to the top of one of the bastions.
I was not sure whether the colour or the b/w version was better/worse, so I posted both, the b/w one as workshop.
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Noel_Byrne (31002) 2014-05-16 13:16
A very mysterious image, the point of view you chose here has a lot of drama, and looks like a scene from a movie, especially as the man at the top is looking over his shoulder as if he may be being followed! Great use of the light here to create these strong, bit not overwhelming shadows. Nicely done! I prefer the color image personally.
pajaran (60081) 2014-05-16 14:42
Interesantan tekst o staroj arhitekturi sa istorijom i opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazane stepenice i trenutak.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici.
Sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article on the old architecture with a history and description of ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated the steps and time.
Good work with beautiful photography workshop.
All the best for the weekend, good luck.
Nicou (141134) 2014-05-16 18:41
Fantastique gesiton de la lumièr sur cet escalier qui monte quelle vue et rendu sur la pierre mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
COSTANTINO (64754) 2014-05-16 22:25
simple shot with a hidden mystery
I like the dark drawing the eyes to
the light nicely done
have a nice weekend
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-05-16 22:36
well handled light in here and good framing by using the arch in the composition. The steps lead nicely to the person at the top of them. Good detailing and well balanced colors and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
Enjoy your day
snunney (98253) 2014-05-17 2:42
The lighting was certainly not easy and black and white might be a better choice, but both versions work well in my opinion. The upwards point of view looking over the well worn steps toward the is very effective and creates a sense of drama. Good rendering of the textural detail.
Fis2 (96773) 2014-05-17 4:19
Curious POV and composition.
I like light and shadow.
Have a nice afternoon
Sergiom (78593) 2014-05-17 5:29
Une image qui porte à réflexion.Elle raconte une histoire tout en restant dans l'ombre. On veut monter les marches tout en voulant rester en bas.Une excellente contre plongée.
ourania (45002) 2014-05-17 7:17
both the way up and the narrow view upstairs are interesting, there's a very good connection between them and I think that, apart from your tight composition, the smooth lighting and the harmonious colour palette play a role in this too. I like very much the perspective, the textures and the play of light and shadow. The b&w is lovely and atmospheric too, you've managed the greys very effectively. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
abmdsudi (53655) 2014-05-17 8:57
Great that you have reasonably managed brightest and darkest areas of the scene with enough highlights. the contrasting blue strikes as strong point of focus and all are pleasantly viewable. I love in particular the rustic textures of the wall and its aged colours. Excellent shot and TFS.
Silvio1953 (142095) 2014-05-17 9:13
Ciao Satya, great perspective, lovely composition, fantastic light, very welldone, my friend, ciao Silvio
rychem (35313) 2014-05-17 11:16
It looks mysteriously, an old bastion, stone steps, that lead to nowhere. Nice idea for the photo with good light management
Cricri (118835) 2014-05-18 3:42
Excellent cadrage, la gestion ombre a la lumière, intéressante et belle réalisation, j'aime cette version couleur
fabbs99 (17151) 2014-05-23 17:52
Light through a stairway is always an subject for photography.You have taken just about a perfect image in that respect.Excellent piece of work.TFS.
- Copyright: Satya Ghosal (photographer_sg) (4414)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-09
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Ruins, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-16 12:19