The Victoria Memorial, located in Kolkata, India is a memorial of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom who also carried the title of Empress of India.
The structure was designed by Sir William Emerson in an architectural style similar to Taj Mahal. It was built between 1906 and 1921. It is a majestic white marble building at the southern end of the Maidan and surrounded by a sprawling garden. Unlike many other monuments of British Imperialism in India, it has been well maintained. Source: wikipidia
I am amused at the large building and the reflection, during dusk in Kolkata, in northeast India. This Museum is so beautiful we can take pictures in both daylight and Illumination. The colors that dramatize the situation are only during sunset. I was not prepared for the shot anyway! I just took my Nikon with 28-105mm lens and saw this nice scene. I kept the camera on my bag, on the compound of the lake and gave long exposure. I took reading on the lighting and gave one stop under exposure to get proper exposure.
I like the twilight giving very cool effects for the picture.
Nikon f-90X. Nikor 28-105mm. Fuji provia.100ASA
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smash2707 (3310) 2006-04-03 13:01
Beautiful colors and beautiful reflection. Regards, Yvonne
delkoo (68) 2006-04-03 13:02
nice red atmosphere, and beautiful reflection,
I think it tilt a bit on the left.
thank for sharing
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-04-03 13:02
Encore une photo fabuleuse Satish !
Elle part directement dans mes favoris ... tu me donnes vraiment l'envie de découvrir ce beau pays qu'est l'inde.
Quel couleur du ciel, quel monument et quel reflet, c'est du grand art ... et le léger mùanque de netteté ne gache absolument rien !
shal (944) 2006-04-03 13:03
a excellently composed shot of this magnificent monument :)
Lovely soft & vivid colours and great reflection, love the POV, great detail,
Good Work :)
picardo (2459) 2006-04-03 13:39
Perfect reflection. Very nice colors!. I like the frame too.
Ina (2687) 2006-04-03 14:24
Fantastic clear nightshot in lovely colors... I like the perfect reflection and the fine point of wiew... TFS...ina...
cherryripe (21033) 2006-04-03 15:54
Yes it really is beautiful. The colours are stunning as is the reflection and the silhouettes of the rounded trees. Just the right moment.
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2006-04-04 2:21
Beautiful colors both of illumination,reflection and evening sky.I agree VM looks great both in daylight and at dusk.TFS
thaprem (2554) 2006-04-04 6:30
A wonderful shot..A knid of shot some one in Tourism would like to show!.. :))
The Balance, Colour & sharpness all too good.
wanderlust (171) 2006-06-06 8:39
That's a stunning picture of Victoria Memorial!
Have you used a colour filter or something? How did you get that colour of the sky??
After sunset Victoria Memorial closes and the annoying guards ask you to leave the premises just when its beginning to look so beautiful.
AT what time was the picture shot?
amukherjee_10 (71) 2007-12-16 6:06
Arletty (9) 2008-05-03 4:10
Secretful, amazing and beautiful.