Somewhere in Taj Mahal. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar component of the Taj Mahal, it is actually an integrated complex of structures. They are also very beautiful. I liked the view of this Indian couple at the ornate entrance to one of the buildings. They were not posing, just standing.
Pietra dura or pietre dure, called parchin kari in South Asia, is a term for the inlay technique of using cut and fitted, highly-polished colored stones to create images. It is considered a decorative art. The stonework, after the work is assembled loosely, is glued stone-by-stone to a substrate after having previously been "sliced and cut in different shape sections; and then assembled together so precisely that the contact between each section was practically invisible". Stability was achieved by grooving the undersides of the stones so that they interlocked, rather like a jigsaw puzzle, with everything held tautly in place by an encircling 'frame'. Many different colored stones, particularly marbles, were used, along with semiprecious, and even precious stones. (Wikipedia)
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tedesse (25099) 2012-04-01 1:32
Interesujacy portal!Ladny kadr, super kolory, dobra ostrosc. Parka ozywia fotografie.
Pozdrawiam i zycze milej niedzieli
altay1364 (0) 2012-04-01 1:51
Very beautiful photo! TFS, Regards
timecapturer (47486) 2012-04-01 2:48
a thought provoking and different shot of this TE favourite. Love the colours, textures and detail here that stand out so perfectly and beautifully. The young couple gives the image that human element which contrasts so evocatively with the surroundings. An excellent execution and compelling presentation.
Regards - Brian.
ChrisJ (95866) 2012-04-01 4:13
I like the warm earthy colors, but I am missing a little sharpness. Good framing & composition with a spirit level fg! An unusual shot from the Taj, a place I'd love to go one day. Tfs!
Sergiom (57821) 2012-04-01 5:19
J'aime beaucoup ce beau moment d'intimité parfaitement cadré devant ce monument majestueux à l'amour. Disons que le conjoint semble plus détaché du moment.
jjcordier (75174) 2012-04-01 8:49
Une partie du Taj beaucoup moins montrée mais intééressante. Ta composition avec la présence de ce couple est de belle qualité.
abmdsudi (41998) 2012-04-01 8:55
A pop icon but It puts a very different perspective on the Taj Mahal. I like the close framing with all the detailed defination and so refreshing to see the human element fits nicely making this image standout. Excellent presentation and nicely done.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-04-01 11:35
ben catturata l'immagine con i due ragazzi vicini all'entrata del tempio.
Bello il cromatismo della parete che fa da sfondo alla scena,
saxo042 (37226) 2012-04-01 11:55
You have managed to find a very good frame, quite elaborate in my opinion, to this portrait of a young couple. Very good colours too.
Sonata11 (33223) 2012-04-01 13:41
wspaniala budowla i przepieknie ozdobiona pieknymi ornamentami. Jest na czy oko zawiesic. Mlodzi ludzie ladnie sie prezentuja na tle tego pieknego wejscia. Super photo. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
Sedrecznie pozdrawiam i zycze milego popoludnia,
bukitgolfb301 (35236) 2012-04-01 20:27
Hello my dear Malgo
A happy heratwaming shot. Nice background !
So sharp and clear presentation indeed.
Great daylight you used so wisely.
Thanks for your sharinig with best shot and have a good start of a new week!
Takero from warm Tokyo
tyro (19774) 2012-04-02 2:45
An interesting note and a beautiful photograph with which to illustrate it.
The colourful couple are perfectly placed in the frame and beside the archway and make for a fine composition. But, tell me, why do Indian ladies always dress so beautifully while the men always dress like scruffy Westerners with creased and worn out jeans?
Lovely colours, perfect exposure and excellent detail.
dkmurphys (48088) 2012-04-02 5:24
Very picturesque scene. I love the colors of that far away world. Spectacular scene, well done!
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (76433)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Architecture, Artwork
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-01 1:20