Let’s move from Europe to fascinating India which offering a bag of beautiful historical architectural sides.
The photo shows a view from Amer Fort (or also called “Amber Fort”) to Jaigarh Fort both located near Amer town just 11 km from Jaipur in beautiful Rajasthan state of India.
Jaigarh Fort is situated on the promontory called the Cheel ka Teela (Hill of Eagles) of the Aravalli range; it overlooks the Amber Fort and the Maota Lake. The fort was built by Jai Singh II in 1726 to protect the Amber Fort and its palace complex and was named after him.
The fort, rugged and similar in structural design to the Amber Fort, is also known as Victory Fort. It has a length of 3 km along the north-south direction and a width of 1 km. The fort features cannon named “Jaivana”, which was manufactured in the fort precincts and was then the world's largest cannon on wheels. Jaigarh Fort and Amber Fort are connected by subterranean passages and considered as one complex.
The best time to visit this unique historical place between December and March, a period with mild temperatures and plenty of sunshine with clear blue sky. Highly recommendable for visit, Rajasthan is offering many historical architectural jewels.
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Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-01 3:28
Very nice and unique view of Amber Fort. I have never seen this beautiful fort from this angle. Like the dominating position you have given to the fort by using the upward pointing POV. The fort tower is well balanced by the temple in the FG. The parched land contrasts nicely with the blue sky. Very well taken and presented with a detailed note. Thanks for sharing.
ikeharel (76033) 2014-03-01 3:43
The red soil on this area is an importent building material, Miro, and influened the style and colors around there.
The Amer fort, as I saw on TE before is an impressive red stone edifice with a complex of walls surrounding. View over the hill on this photo show this beautifully.
Good light upon the red hill and upwards to the known wall.
Cheers, and my best regards,
Sergiom (85917) 2014-03-01 4:52
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage. Il montre très bien la difficulté qu'il devait y avoir à attaquer cette fortification au sommet de la montagne. L'ensemble est d'une belle netteté dans les détails.
holmertz (57303) 2014-03-01 5:26
Indeed India is packed wih marvellous historical sites of great beauty. This is one of the many whcih I haven't seen, but clearly it would be worth a visit. There is a good balance in the composition between the fortress at the top of the hill and the structures below. The colours are nicely saturated and the light is very well managed.
Nicou (148356) 2014-03-01 5:59
un iamge du bout du monde sueprbe quelle forteresse avec ce mur et les crénaux et tout se fond avec la terre la pente sèche quel rendu des tons et couleurs sueprbe vue.
Belle journée et merci
Fis2 (103818) 2014-03-01 6:41
Beautiful place, wonderful view.
Good POV and composition.
Have a nice weekend
adramad (48366) 2014-03-01 7:33
Splendid composition of this fort-palace, so conveniently located on top of the hill, its great wall tells us of the importance must have had in the past, also the magnificent buildings we see in the foreground, in the foothills of the hill.
A very colorful naturally perfect, which highlights the red color of the land.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy the weekend.
Noel_Byrne (33048) 2014-03-01 8:53
If aliens ever invade and want an overview of the buildings of the world, your gallery is a great place to send them! As you say, we jump from the amazing tower in Basel to this incredible fort in India which reminds of the Great wall with the way it snakes across the landscape like this. not only the wall and fort, but what a beautiful idea to include these amazing buildings in the lower right, giving height to the mountain and a tremendous sense of scale.
The red earth is something I never see.
All the best
lousat (95788) 2014-03-01 15:42
Hi Miro.Absolutely beautiful! This isn't a pic,this is a peinture! What a colors into this beautiful composition and what a spectacular scenery too,i like a lot the imposign perspective,great details too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,LUCIANO
jcpix (13930) 2014-03-01 15:54
The hillside landscape looks all too familiar to me, very much that desert appearance. :) The red earth sure makes for a wonderful combination with the bright blue sky however...and then you have the impressive structure and architecture pulling everything together for a delightfully colorful and interesting photo! With a country so rich in history, you must have really enjoyed yourself with camera in hand, and it's easy to see why.
As Noel mentioned, the visual makes a strong association with the Great Wall. Good layering in this composition, very fundamentally sound from top to bottom. This should be another fun journey to follow along. Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Take good care.
kato (11630) 2014-03-01 19:52
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and very excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the Amer Fort with tower which is standing on cliff of red soil, and elegant architectures on root. It's interesting when thinking as a military strategy fort.
fabbs99 (17175) 2014-03-01 23:45
Great view of the Amber Fort.Great colors and sharpness.Very well done,TFS.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-02 3:05
wow, this castle from Rajasthan is beautiful and you caught it superbly with great light and endless depth. The frontal part of this frame with that building in it, is equally tac sharp. Great composition indeed. Tfs.
jmdias (67141) 2014-03-30 7:29
marvelous image showing amazing details of this fort and its impressive architecture. I liked the inclusion of the houses bellow and these details of the arid slope we can see here. TFS.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (16273)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-09
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED, Hoya Closeup +4
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Rajasthan [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-01 2:24