For this last series of pictures from Delhi, I offer you some taken in the Qutb complex, which lies close to the Temple of Chhatrapur but is much older.
The Qutb complex, also spelled Qutab or Qutub, is an array of monuments and buildings at Mehrauli in Delhi, India. The construction of Qutb Minar was intended as a Victory Tower, to celebrate the victory of Mohammed Ghori over Rajput king, Prithviraj Chauhan, in 1192 AD, by his then viceroy, Qutbuddin Aibak, who later became the first Sultan of Delhi of Mamluk dynasty. After the death of the commissioner, the Minar was added upon by his successor Iltutmish (also known as Altamash).
The complex was added to by many subsequent rulers, including Firoz Shah Tughlaq and Ala ud din Khilji as well as the British. Constructions in the complex include the Qutb Minar, the Quwwat ul-Islam Mosque, the Alai Gate, the Alai Minar, the Iron pillar, and the tombs of Iltutmish, Alauddin Khilji and Imam Zamin; surrounded by Jain temple ruins.
Today, the adjoining area spread over with a host of old monuments, including Balban's tomb, has been developed by Archeological Survey of India (ASI) as the Mehrauli Archeological Park, and INTACH has restored some 40 monuments in the Park. It is also the venue of the annual 'Qutub Festival', held in November–December, where artists, musicians and dancers perform over three days. The Qutb Minar complex was India's most visited monument in 2006, well ahead of the Taj Mahal.
The above was taken from Wikipedia. For a full description of the complex and its various monuments, please click here.
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jurek1951 (40949) 2012-01-30 0:39
Beautiful and picturesque scenery :] Nice composition, colours and lighting, well framed.
orme (7215) 2012-01-30 0:43
Beautiful colours and lighting in this shot.
I especially like the stone 'patchwork' at the top and the perspective along the pillars.
vishaal (1030) 2012-01-30 0:54
A very well taken shot of these wonderful monuments and the lady sitting over there. Great sharpness and excellent light. Great shot.
Rafer (14969) 2012-01-30 0:58
Nice place..nice photo...good realisation...Greetings
jusninasirun (17156) 2012-01-30 1:00
The lady in pink saree made a very nice subject capturing this fine architecture. Beautiful repeating arches in finely captured details.
jadesgran (5057) 2012-01-30 1:11
This is a lovely setting for the lady to sit in for a family album shot.The colours of the pillars are pleasing.All very sharp, and the bright pink of the lady`s sari completes the picture.
Best Wishes Gladys.
besnard (52211) 2012-01-30 1:30
Une très belle image qui a gardé toute sa fraicheur malgré les années. L'architecture est remarquable et cette jeune femme en sari est du plus bel effet.
Merci pourle partage et bonne journée.
macondo (18551) 2012-01-30 1:50
You got a very good capture here, controlling the bright reflected light well and making great use of the shadows and the interesting graphical elements, mainly the columns. The lady makes a nicely coloured foil in the corner. Very sharp and clear.
jlbrthnn (79791) 2012-01-30 2:02
Cette belle autochtone est du meilleur effet, devant ces pierres superbes. J'aime la composition assez spectaculaire. J'apprécie la très grande qualité de la photo. Bravo.
dale54 (6407) 2012-01-30 3:00
hi stephen.oh i like this great detail shot,great note too!wonderfull scene,like this lady in it too! tfs! dr
williewhistler (12733) 2012-01-30 3:43
Hello Stephen,the fine detail of the temple buildings are a lovely setting for the lady in pink,well exposed and perfectly positioned for maximum impact.
A little masterclass.
Best regards Les.
Nicou (117264) 2012-01-30 4:08
quel captage et compo cette belle dame tout en rose dans ce décor architecture de rêve, ce rendu sur la pierres, ces arches quelle compo superbe.
Bravo et amitié
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2012-01-30 4:24
A spectacular shot of these columns with a great depth and sharpness. The lady in pin sari gets all the attention.The colors and lighting are superb.
bayno (18342) 2012-01-30 4:45
I just looked on google earth where it is because I intend to visit this place, I am in Jaipur and a few days I might have to stay in delhi, beautiful perspective and light, very good shot with good natural colors, regards,
mauro61 (52623) 2012-01-30 5:04
ben composta l'immagine con la donna dala veste rosa a dare colore all'immagine.
Perfetta la resa di questi ruderi con un'ottima definizione.
Fis2 (82382) 2012-01-30 5:13
A very curious old architecture.
Good frame, light and colors.
The woman add savor of photo.
Have a nice afternoon
timecapturer (45633) 2012-01-30 5:16
a superb shot this! Love the detail and light plus of course the lady, she gives a sense of scale and also a stark contrast of colour that gives the whole image impact. Beautifully composed and presented.
Have a great week - Brian.
dkmurphys (46964) 2012-01-30 5:55
A fine composition with that lady in the traditional clothes. A picturesque spot of color in that impressive background.
Enjoy a fine evening.
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-30 7:07
a superb photo of this interesting architecture I like the composition and the lady in the foreground, the architectural details are beautiful, superb lights and colours, Tfs! Have a nice week! Kellemes hetet kívánok!
wolf38 (30532) 2012-01-30 7:29
Hi Stephen. India, the most exotic countries in the world. A beautiful and vibrant photo. Very beautiful architecture. Fine composition, natural colors and good lighting. And of course, the traditionally dressed woman fits perfectly into the scene. Rgds wolfgang.
gita (243) 2012-01-30 7:46
A wonderful shot captured with good lighting and focus.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4768) 2012-01-30 18:27
Nice capture on this lady with a nice BG, a great image to show the beauty of the people and the architecture around them. In my opinion, the tones and levels of the image could be toned down for a richer color feel maybe, a crop would be great to tighter the frame and remove the unnecessary spaces. Nice photo!
serp2000 (38301) 2012-01-30 19:46
Good title, an interesting note and outstanding composition... my compliments! I really like this archeological heritage. Excellent presentation.
Graal (95565) 2012-01-30 23:39
nice composition. An interesting informations in note. I like the portrait of woman in pink costume also. Photo is well done.
Have a nice day.
emka (73761) 2012-01-30 23:59
Nice photo for the family album, and when it is not your family, it is OK with TOS. beautiful Indian woman in striking pink sari.
gildasjan (41078) 2012-01-31 4:07
Un cadrage vertical bien pensé avec cette femme en rose bien placée dans la composition.Un très bel accord de teintes entre les pierre de l'architecture et le bleu de ce ciel.
Charo (51210) 2012-01-31 14:58
Faire bon usage du temps dans lequel les femmes ont posé pour une photo, dans cet endroit merveilleux plein de colonnes uniques.
Très bonne composition avec la lumière excellente et la profondeur.
RhodieIke (11512) 2012-02-01 0:10
Wow Stephen, What a backdrop, super photo of this fantastic scene, great colours, the pink on the dress is gorgeous against the stone. Well done, Cheers Iain.
Cricri (101805) 2012-02-01 4:26
Remarquable détails des vielles pierres plombé sur une très belle lumière, la dame en rose bien placé dans l'image ajoute une touche de couleur agréable
pierrefonds (55240) 2012-02-01 5:23
The distance between the woman the monument in the background is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the pillars and of the monument. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (116861) 2012-02-01 6:21
Ciao Stephen, great POV on fascinating architecture, beautiful composition with nice sitting woman in FG, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful pastel colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (53025) 2012-02-01 8:19
The lady in pink Sari gave a wonderful addition to the superb photo, Stephen.
Contrast, depth and light were excelent in compo., the architecture's elements are most impressive.
amaryllis (33598) 2012-04-28 0:49
je suis de retour et je vois que tu as complété ta galerie par des chefs d'oeuvre comme cette architecture remarquable en Inde
la couleur de la pierre, la netteté et la luminosité donnent une réalisation superbe
bon week end
npecanhuk (61562) 2012-07-23 6:00
Very interesting location!
Truly attractive picture!
Special regards to the management of light, colors, chosen pov, vertical format and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Noel_Byrne (21434) 2013-01-14 12:00
A beautiful scene, the building for its age looks very delicate, and it's amazing that it has stood the test of time so well. The position of the lady in pink adds a really nice element of colour to the shot. Indeed, one I would image she woul be very proud to have in her own family album.
All the best