Do not worry; I will stop boring you with famous Indian gate photographs. This is the last one from this series, the photo of Red Fort Lahori Gate.
The Lahori Gate is the main entrance to the famous Red Fort located in Old Delhi. Through this gate the huge fort compound is approached through a covered street flanked by arcaded apartments called the Chhatta Chowk, a bazaar selling visitors trinkets, jewelry and miscellaneous local craft items. This gate is situated on the western wall of the fort; the gate received its name because it led to the city of Lahore in Punjab.
The Red sandstone walls of the massive Red Fort rise 33-m above the glamour of Old Delhi as a reminder of the magnificent power and pomp of the Mughal emperors. The walls, built in 1638, were designed to keep out invaders, now they mainly keep out the noise and confusion of the city.
The Red Fort was the residence of the Mughal emperors of India for nearly 200 years, until 1857. In addition to accommodating the emperors and their households, it was the ceremonial and political center of Mughal government and the setting for events critically impacting the region.
The imperial apartments consist of a row of pavilions, connected by a water channel known as the Stream of Paradise. The Red Fort is considered to represent the zenith of Mughal creativity under Shah Jahan. Although the palace was planned according to Islamic prototypes, each pavilion contains architectural elements typical of Mughal building, reflecting a fusion of Timurid, Persian and Hindu traditions.
The Red Fort is an iconic symbol of India. On Independence Day, the prime minister hoists the national flag at the main gate of the fort and delivers a nationally-broadcast speech from its defensive wall.
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danos (89627) 2014-03-14 23:34
Good morning Miro,
excellent the contrast created with the interior and the exterior light of the scene.I like the way the two dark silhouettes of the walking boys boys,contrast with the brilliant light falling on the opposite wall.I like the excellent light and colour management as the clarity of the photo.Well done.
Have a good weekend,Danos
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-03-15 0:02
Hello Miro - Another fabulous shot using an arch as both a frame and strong compositional element. Your light management is very good retaining the darkness of the inner walkway but with just enough detail to 'tease' the eye and add to the mood.
Super work and a fine series.
jemaflor (88199) 2014-03-15 0:03
another good photo with the contrast beteeen monument and black dark frame with the door in the Fg, good effect too with these silhouettes.
federico (3102) 2014-03-15 2:46
hello Miro, very well framed picture nice silohuettes, some interesting details inside the gate
snunney (88391) 2014-03-15 3:57
When I was in Delhi the red fort was closed for restoration; most annoying to say the least. Happily I can get a flavour for it through your fine composition. The dark tones of the gateway make an excellent frame for the sunlit background. The visitors bring the scene to life whilst the steps add an interesting graphical element to the image. Pleasing saturated colours and very good rendering of the technical detail.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-15 4:00
another wonderfully enticing and characterful gate image. Love the light here and how well you have managed it. Lots of wonderful detail and warm tones make this both effective and captivating. Superb!
Have an enjoyable weekend - B.
Sergiom (65297) 2014-03-15 6:46
J'aime beaucoup ces photos qui sortent de l'ombre pour ensuite exploser dans la lumière. J'aime le jeu des ombres chinoises et la forme très indienne de cette porte.
Graal (99502) 2014-03-15 10:16
unusual series. Gate like natural frame. Nice silhouettes of peoples and stairs in BG. Fine colors and contrast. Good shot.
Have a nice evening.
abmdsudi (45704) 2014-03-15 10:41
Lovely natural framing directing all focus of attention into main interest of the eye catching architecture in stunning colours. You have done very well with the dark to light here, especially I love the strong silhouetted figures adding so much live. It seems so peaceful to look, and I am really impressed. Congrats, tfs
adramad (39770) 2014-03-15 11:21
Splendid this composition, where you've played very well with light and shadow, I love so beautiful effect of the two arches that frame the entrance to the first buildings of Red Fort, who honor his name and contrasts nicely with the gloom of the entry, backlit figures give a nice effect and good vital touch.
Ideal these charming colors, in a picture perfect light, and with optimum sharpness.
Very good job. I love it.
Enjoy the weekend.
All the best.
lousat (81124) 2014-03-15 16:19
Hi Miro,another beautiful pic with this typical arch as a natural border,i like how you play with the silhouettes of people walking inside,great exposure to show us the spectacle in background with the best details and colors too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
shreya2000 (1510) 2014-03-15 21:57
Your way of looking the historical monuments of india is quite good. I like it. Thanks for sharing.
fabbs99 (16813) 2014-03-15 23:51
Brilliant shot of the Lahori Gate from Red Fort .Very well captured with good lightings and sharpness.I have a few shots from this place,which I may share later.Very well done.TFS.
ikeharel (61491) 2014-03-16 3:25
Perfect light management, Miro, with the dark hallway under the arch in great contrast to the red/brown edifice across the alley.
Fine addition to the "under the arch;' series.
Impressive location and well done photojob.
Have a nice nerw week,
mesutilgim (88194) 2014-03-16 6:02
That's also a topclass capture and as I often use to say a perfect lecture for a perfect Pov.
TFS and best regards
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-16 8:36
We continue to enjoy the gate series from India. Not getting bored at all. Excellent use of the vertical format to show the whole gate and also a part of the street leading to the gate. I like the contrast between the colourless dark and brightly coloured well lit part. The diffused light has allowed to see some details inside the gate. Like the inclusion of the silhouetted pedestrians to provide scale. Nice work, thanks for sharing.
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2014-03-16 8:39
a very good composition indeed. Great use of the arched gate as natural frame. Superb view through the door with sharp details and very good colours. Superb capture. Tfs.
Oceania (5174) 2014-03-17 5:46
This is another beautiful picture with a nice arched walkway! The contrast between bright outside and dark inside is dramatic. Also, it is excellent including people walking around.
Have a good week!
tedesse (25133) 2014-03-17 6:12
Excellent POV and composition of the natural frame.
Nice view in beautiful colors and excellent sharpness.
I cordially greet
Nicou (127866) 2014-03-17 7:05
Avec le découpage du personnage en noir quel arche et vue avec ces tons ocre sur la façade très très beau jeu d'ombres quelle image splendide.
Bravo et amitié
Sonata11 (33526) 2014-03-17 12:20
great capture of this scene of daily life and impressive architecture wonderfully presented with fine details, great natural colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend. All the best, Barbara
Silvio1953 (128423) 2014-03-17 12:34
Ciao Miro, an other great view of fantastic architecture well framed by beautiful arch, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent perspective, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (35100) 2014-03-17 13:50
I appreciate very much your work and vision in this series, there were variations in your themes and in the way you treated them and your photos had lovely architecture and daily scenes to show us. In this one, the contrast between the graphical dark frame and the bright, warmly lit view ahead is wonderful as well. I like very much the deep foreground and its texture, the sharp walking figures and their soft shadows. The glow of the strong light is reaching the dark area mildly and delightfully. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
jcpix (13726) 2014-03-18 15:52
Worry not my friend, these have not been boring at all! A great one to wrap things up for the moment though, I really like the graphic impact this one has from what we can see beyond the gate. The geometric shapes, with a few arches mixed in for good measure, make a dynamic impact in conjunction with the rusted coloring. My favorite element though are the two silhouettes making their way towards the courtyard area of the fort, providing a solid presence and human element. Each gate has been a new adventure, hope to see more in the future. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
jhm (142884) 2014-03-19 4:41
You use again a nice frame with the gate, with a very well light in background.
I like the nice architecture but also the dark silhouettes of the people care for a nice contrast image.
Excellent perspective and depth picture with pleasant original colours.
A nice composition, excellent captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Amicalement, et bonne journée,
saxo042 (37602) 2014-03-19 6:55
The focus is on the building that also is a backdrop for the whole picture. This building shows many interesting details and angles. But the foreground here is also an important part of the picture, with the persons as silhouettes and the impressive gate that works as a frame for the scene here.
nikkitta (16230) 2014-03-21 15:46
Hola, namaste Miro
I am late ( will continue the subject) to look and comment this serie, not bored at all because..
Love Red Fort
Love natural frames
Love silhouettes, like this entering couple, add life and mouvement
I can also watch details on the dark parts
Remember traversing it and buying ( discusing) some nice wristband
Well done, tfs
pierrefonds (59382) 2014-03-22 15:51
The distance between the gate and the building is giving depth to the composition. The presence of the people is adding life to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of the building. Have a nice day.
adores (39908) 2014-04-13 18:00
It's another good shot! The red wall is a perfect background for the silhouettes of the people passing and we can clearly see the shape of the old gate.
jmdias (58163) 2014-05-06 7:07
nice use of these silhouettes against the colored walls ahead. I liked the use of the shapes of the beautiful gate like a frame. well done. good use of the light and elements.
- Copyright: Miro Susta (mirosu) (15126)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-02-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikkor AF-S 18-200 mm f1:3.5-5.6 DX GED
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/40 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Architectural Details [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-14 21:54