The Staircase : Jama Masjid.
This is a shot taken from inside the Jama Masjid in old Delhi. The courtyard of the mosque can be reached from the east, north and south by three flights of steps, all built of red sandstone.The northern gate of the mosque has 389 steps.The southern side of the mosque has 500 steps.The eastern gate of the mosque was the rural entrance and it has 774 steps.
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mesutilgim (86006) 2013-10-26 10:37
Nice capture from Delhi.
Good pov and layout. The staircase dominating the scenery creates a nice graphism.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Miguel82 (24661) 2013-10-26 11:50
Dear Fabbs, thanks for your nice comment! That place is an unmissable of Old Delhi visit, it's more impressive by night..with the lights and the atmosphere of Chandni chowk area, the crowd, very authentic, local people said the shops put rat meat in the byriani.., Lal Qila, the red fort in the top right, good scene, have a good We
lousat (78353) 2013-10-26 14:43
Hi Farhat,a very nice and rich composition,i like the diagonal perspective,the colors are very good like the details,the pic is a bit dark but you work very well in this difficult light.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
kato (11630) 2013-10-26 20:33
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see steps made by red sandstone, residents who sit and relax on it and the surrounding greenery. It's also a good design for the step.
pajaran (52952) 2013-10-26 23:03
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na stepenice i ljude ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the place and time, with the given data ...
Nice view of the stairs and people ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Have a great day, all the best.
ikeharel (58847) 2013-10-27 0:45
No wonder people taken a rest while climbing so many stairs, Farhat.
Nice view of the red stones built staris and houses, a high POV over roof-tops with green trees in contrast.
Have a nice week ahead,
Fis2 (86723) 2013-10-27 1:47
Good POV and composition.
I like this daily life shot.
Have a nice day
Nicou (124129) 2013-10-27 2:50
quelle iamge avec le toit ocre en premier plan qui fiast un bel effet d'optique et tous ces personnages au marché quelle scène et vue sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Cricri (107991) 2013-10-27 4:56
Bonjour les montées des escaliers!!! je comprend que certaines personnes se repose, POV et note intéressante
photoray (12679) 2013-10-27 8:00
Interesting Indian "Stairway to Heaven", using Nature's red sandstone which must be more attractive than concrete.
PS: I apologize for my country's "bad behavior". Unfortunately we are controlled and propagandized by the 'military industrial complex' which is extremely profitable in the production of bombs, guns, missiles, etc.... I pray for Earth to survive and improve and share....
adramad (38830) 2013-10-27 16:10
A very original composition with the grand staircase of the mosque in the foreground and the whole atmosphere with people resting or walking in the area, good perspective with the bottom square.
Very good image quality, sharpness is also great.
Happy start to the week.
nikkitta (14992) 2013-10-27 17:07
I had a photo seated on this stairs enjoying the ambiance, that s what people is mainly doing at the entrance preceded by an arch, the main one, i believe
Like the color of the evening and the views of the Red Fort at the back
Well done, congrats
mirosu (14954) 2013-10-27 19:31
Excellent detail photo with very nice colors, good light and clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. Well done.
Kugart (1778) 2013-10-28 2:17
Nice scene here from Delhi. Good composition and your POV is well chosen with the steps running diagonally across the shot. Good interesting note but I wouldn't fancy climbing all those steps.
jhm (140585) 2013-10-28 5:16
We get a nice image about this part of the city.
Of course the stairway is the most beautiful part on these picture.
Your picture is taken in high quality and perfect sharpness.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice week,
Oceania (5050) 2013-10-28 7:09
The red brick staircase dominates this picture, as titled. Nice thing is that the green trees provide some contrast. People leisurely sit and stand on the steps, a image of daily life from India.
eldancer1 (28961) 2013-10-28 9:28
Very nice capture of this staircase, what are the significance of the number of steps? Nice to have the people for scale. Good lighting in spite of what looks like a cloudy day and nice details. Well done, tfs.
rychem (24534) 2013-10-28 10:03
I guess that the people are resting on the stairs after the long climbing, well seen and captured
Silvio1953 (124525) 2013-10-28 10:08
Ciao Farhat, fascinating composition with fantastic staircase, beautiful geometry, great POV and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (32763) 2013-10-28 10:16
you've composed and captured an interesting daily life scene showing how the staircase is used by people as a meeting place and as a spot to be with other people and relax from a wearisome day. The dim evening light and the moody colours convey, in my opinion, the people's feelings and the atmosphere very well. I like how the sky, occupying a large part of the frame, illuminates the picture. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2013-10-28 12:25
it is nice to see people hang out at the end of the day, sitting on the little steps of their temple, to meditate, to think or to chat..a nice real life scene as usual..
all the best
clic (15308) 2013-10-28 13:57
If you don't mind, I would prefer to get into the temple through the north gate because of the fewer steps to climb!
Good cardio workout, as long as people don't remain seated as many in your picture!
josepmarin (57831) 2013-10-29 3:07
a clever composition, created from the good geometrical effect of the staircase, the presence of the people, and the mixture with the green trees and the blue sky.
The ensemble of these elements make a interesting and efficient composition, with a good level of quality.
danos (87873) 2013-10-29 9:14
nice the view of this section of the stairase,with the pilgrims as the visitors to are sit on it.I like the good reportage shot from the courtyard of the mosque as the good light and colour management of the image.
holmertz (42235) 2013-10-29 11:36
You have obtained a nice graphic effect from the diagonal steps. The dark brown colour of the steps matches the tree nicely. I suppose this was taken at sunset, so the people gathered here are enjoying the relative coolness - or at least the lack of the oppressive heat from the direct sunlight. We, as viewers, can enjoy watching them, their clothes and colours.
jacquest (18809) 2013-10-30 4:26
Excellent place to sit and relax but also good for exercise. Good daily life scene with saturated colors.
mcmtanyel (14217) 2013-10-31 13:19
I like that tree spreading like a giant fan right behind the stairs. Nice view, great light and color.
ChrisJ (100052) 2013-11-07 2:05
A superb warm cold color contrast between the red steps and the blue sky. The people add scale and context, and sharpness is excellent. I might have tried roping off the lower part of this image in photoshop and playing with the levels. Try autocontrast or autolevels and see what you get, then adjust for personal taste. Tfs!
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16739)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-26 10:26