Amer Fort is commonly known as Amber Fort or Amber Palace. It is situated on top of a hill in Amer which is just a few miles outside Jaipur. I have done a WS so that you can get an idea of how large it is. If you look closely you may see some elephants.
The sandstone structure is magnificent and a top tourist attraction. Once this palace was lived in by the Rajput Maharajas. Getting to the entrance requires either a walk uphill or an elephant ride. So of course we took the ride up and walked down! Taking photos from on top of an elephant is not easy but I took this one of a family on the elephant in front of us. I will post an image from inside the fort another day.
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serp2000 (29128) 2012-04-07 0:43
Outstanding shot! Very nice composition, lovely colours. It reminds me south south -american scene. TFS!
Have a nice WE!
quillo (11840) 2012-04-07 1:01
Hola Ann ...
Amer Fort ... a place with charm, history and people around the world enjoyed the elephants ...
samples with this picture the joy of a family
who are happy in the small path to the fort.
Un abrazo y feliz sábado.
CLODO (24672) 2012-04-07 1:30
a new means of transportation, I never used! it seems there are a lot of elephants (this one is nr 124). the girls seem to be delighted. I think you were too on an elephant back and so you don't had enough time to look carefully for the framing: you cut their feet.
I propose you a WS to remove the other elephant at the back, disturbing the clarity.
Have a good Easter.
batalay (32830) 2012-04-07 1:45
Sharp, colorful, and so very exotic. I feel vicariously the rolling ride on an elephant and seeing this scene through the viewfinder myself. The first thing that would have struck me, however, is the "license plate" — 2^0, 2^1, 2^2 or (0, 1, 2).
Ann, a couple of days ago, the website created at the behest of my publishers receive a "flag counter." Can I impose on you to click on the site and in the process, plant another Union Jack.
Have a good weekend.
dale54 (4896) 2012-04-07 2:02
ann hi,well done here,super work!lovely happy feel to this.great color and light! love it! tfs! dr
diomed (13926) 2012-04-07 3:50
charming touristic place, lovely family scenery, great sharp and light, nice atmosphere.
Have a good Easter.
tyro (13009) 2012-04-07 4:50
I love this one! The really "up close" shot with the background of the huge fort works exceptionally well and there is lots of human interest here too with the serene smile of the mother and the gleeful happiness of the child nearest the camera. The downhill traffic on the right adds even more interest to this amazing shot.
Fabulous colours, perfect exposure and stunning detail and sharpness.
Your workshop picture really shows the immense size of this fort - the elephants can just be made out as tiny dots!
Have a Lovely Easter!
bukitgolfb301 (30023) 2012-04-07 5:19
Hello my dear Ann
A Happy Easter!
Sorry again for my late recation.
Another wonderful my favorite image shot!
Total pink color is so comfortable. Macro appraoch is nice choice. Thanks for your sharing with your good work and have a good weekend, best regards,
Takero in Tokyo, now full of Sakura
lousat (57510) 2012-04-07 8:37
Hi Ann,magnificent capture "on the road",i like to see something to different,the pov and the quality are really great! Thanks for share and Happy Easter,Luciano
holmertz (26854) 2012-04-07 10:25
What a strange rickshaw, I thought until I read the note and looked more closely. This must be a relative rarity in the TE category of Transportation. You captured the colourful and cheerful family well and the earth-coloured walls provide a fine background, while at the same time giving nice depth to the picture.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-04-07 10:32
I love all of the colours. Nicely composed.
RhodieIke (9207) 2012-04-07 12:16
Hi Ann, Super photo of this scene in India, love the colours and the Bg, elephant's, gives it reality, with the surrounds, well managed, Hope you are having a great Easter Break, Cheers Iain.
ChrisJ (86766) 2012-04-07 12:48
A superb group portrait from India of the profiled mother & children on the ride admiring the view at left. Good sharpness & punchy light contrasts with vibrant colour & superb saturation. The elephants at right add interest & context. Tfs! Happy Easter!
dkmurphys (36709) 2012-04-07 23:05
Very picturesque scene from that amazing country. I like the simple mood and the colors. Well catch, have a Happy Easter!
jjcordier (62280) 2012-04-08 2:56
On fait la promenade avec cette famille visiblement heureuse d'utiliser ce moyen de locomotion particulier. Une très bonne photo, colorée et pleine de vie.
claudeD (24147) 2012-04-08 7:16
Very fine picture with lovely colors and excellent clarity. I like the sharpness of the picture.Very good contribution to TE. TFS. Have a fine weekend.
With regards from Luxembourg
mauro61 (52525) 2012-04-08 14:07
mi piace questa inquadratura con la madre e i figli su questo carro da trasporto in una immagine dalla bella vivacità cromatica.
Ottima ambientazione con le strutture di fortificazione fatte in materiali tipici del luogo.
emka (57992) 2012-04-08 23:37
haha, riding on the elephant to the Amber fort is a nice experience and it was a great fun. I also posted a photo from the top of the elephant
here . Nice amusing shot. Excellent ciomposition in nic e pink.
everlasting (13803) 2012-04-09 0:47
great POV Anne, I am there with them riding on the back heading towards the fort. Lovely warm colours
bema (25936) 2012-04-09 0:52
a very impressive and yet a bit personal touched reportage shot! like a lot the colorful clothes of the family, striking out againts the nature color all around..
thanks for sharing, see you around,
mirosu (5507) 2012-04-19 3:54
Amer (or Amber) Fort is a great palce. Fantastic architecture, excellen view. I was there in Februaru=y and would like to go back again. This is a very nice photo of travellert to the fort. Very clear and well composed. Nicely done.
faubry (35335) 2012-05-01 17:32
very nice and interesting photo, you had a nice lightand warm colors