This is a close up shot with a tilt POV of a Sun dial at the Jantar Mantar- the Observatory built in the olden days.
This Observatory was built by Jai Singh in 1728.It must have been 'cutting edge' at the time. Has many different shaped immobile structures used to check zodiac signs,time,sun and moon phase.
This instrument is actually two sunken bowls and measures the rotation, longitude and latitude of the sun. A map of the visible heavens is inscribed on the inner surface of the bowls. There are additional scales which include the zodiac divisions around the rim of the bowls. There is a small ring which is suspended from cross wires. From this the shadow obtained projects the position of the sun onto the inscribed celestial map.
I thought the sundial with the shadow on it will not look good for a photograph.So waited for a cloud to move over it and shot this one. Tried to avoid legs of tourists also and succeeded.This looks like a half sunken sphere in the ground.
Thanks for viewing
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hello_ishan (1571) 2006-07-11 9:31
Fantastic view of the inside structure & I like your details also.
Telo (307) 2006-07-11 9:49
great shot. it's an exquisit POV that really tests our senses. good composition in my opinion. thanks for sharing.
Aazragi (1927) 2006-07-11 9:54
Nice shot, beautiful composition and Great POV. 1st when when I see the shot, I amazed that what you done with this shot. Then I got the..............
Well done and keep it up n up.
My Best wishes are always with you.
Angshu (56666) 2006-07-13 23:55
You've shown something, which I've frankly not seen...you've taken this shot with an excellent POV..excellent TE shot
oochappan (16582) 2006-07-14 5:04
a most remarkable instrument that you cropped tight to present almost as a graphic kept a bit soft.
pranab (5354) 2006-07-17 3:53
great detail and your of light here brings out the natural color. good pov and the composition does justice to this site.
zokakelt (1157) 2006-07-17 7:19
Very nice shot. I like graphic look and note of course.
MIG13 (0) 2006-07-20 9:18
Hi, Vikram! What a nice pic! Great POV with interesting plastic effect! TFS! Greetings from Rio! Miguel.
vinicio (23423) 2006-08-22 12:26
Excellent image and interesting place, well done, the composition is great and the lines and curves create a fascinating composition, compliments.
Stepan (27210) 2007-01-21 12:36
Interesting close up and cropping to create graphism and even mystery. The sharpness is OK too. That's pretty well composed.
pboehringer (770) 2007-04-04 12:28
It took me a long while to understand this shot. I like pictures with such challenges a lot instead of slapstick ones. Although, a more panoramic or complimentary shot ot the same place as WS would have been nice.
Great details with all the texture imprinted in the stone. I'm sure that it still is cutting edge.
izler (8) 2007-04-08 7:36
i see a part of impressive architectural building. you are presenting different point of view of this interesting bilding. i like composition, point of view, colours, details and note
thanks for sharing
- Copyright: Vikram Prakash (postvikram) (1199)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-21
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Fuji FinePix A330
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-11 9:24