This is the Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, I believe the world's largest Mosque - one of my favourite buildings. I was more excited to see this than the Taj Mahal!
I wanted to create something different when photographing this beautifu building - not just a straight architectual shot. I asked the boy in the foreground to run through the flock of pigeons so they would fly upwards, away from the building. It was a nice coinsidence that he was positioned in the doorway. This effect achieved, to me, looks like angels flying out of the Mosque.
I hope you enjoy the photo!
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uccia84 (720) 2007-02-25 16:30
mi paice quest'effeto di moviemnto dato dagli uccelli e alche il tagli odella foto è molto interessante.
cam (9041) 2007-02-25 16:32
You succeded in getting the effect that you wanted,emphasizes by the slow speed.
I must admit that I am a little disturbed by the crooked building.
A very good idea .
Have a good week
pacis (105) 2007-02-25 16:32
well done anthony. i like the way you add zest to your subject.
the flying motion of the pigeon done the trick.
Kristo (543) 2007-02-25 16:34
A very powerful Image :-)
The light in the sky and the movement of the birds transmit emotions...I loved this great Photo
Aline_N (3175) 2007-02-25 16:48
That's a superb effect, so well controled !Your worked also very well with the sky. A really superb work.
Clairedelune (4923) 2007-02-25 16:56
I like it a lot Anthony. A lot. A creative way of showing the Jama Masjid, that makes this photo to stand out from the crowd. You did very well in asking the boy to run. Not only because of the gracious flight of the birds, but also because the photo now have a good story. The boy running add another layer, if I may say, to an already good photo. The tils? In fact, I think I like it!
Though the Mosque is very beautiful in itself, it is what you did with it that makes me stop and critique. Big applause from me.
bhima (726) 2007-02-25 17:01
Original pic with good light and perspective. Well done.
pedrocarmo (1295) 2007-02-25 17:12
Definitly a strange photo.
The slow motion efect was very well done.
ManuMay (36059) 2007-02-25 17:21
Colours, POV, theme, even the title and your note.
Well see and done.
oochappan (16688) 2007-02-25 17:47
Like in film also in photography the impact of the stage director enduces what kind of atmosphere you want to create and you succeeded perfectly here with the sun in the back and the flying up pigeons dynamicly enhanced by the tilt, simply perfect mannaging with a most beautiful result, top photographical art.
A310 (418) 2007-02-25 17:57
Super amazing shot!Congratulations.
B2B (0) 2007-02-25 17:57
Vraiment un belle réussite.
ksvijayb (385) 2007-02-25 20:22
Amazing result and what a great shot!
The POV is original, the tilt is great for the shot and with the birds with the blur effect, they are magical!
pankajbajpai (376) 2007-02-25 22:02
very impressive, your idea has made your shot very different ,
nice pov, i liked the way the sunlight is coming from behind giving a very nice effect to the shot,
tfs & regards
arnabchat (7233) 2007-02-25 23:56
Anthony, this is as good a take than i can imagine. great composition and selection of exposure. magnificent.
asival (5305) 2007-02-26 0:59
Perfect use of shutter speed here man, superb POV and your composition and your choice of title brings your image close to god
jjcordier (77870) 2007-02-26 2:36
Une image très originale et très réussie. Belle recherche et grande idée avec une part de réussite dans la position de l'enfant. Etonnante lumière également;
jvivar (58) 2007-02-26 2:53
I love the light, the play of soft colors and the movement of the pigeons. The tilted composition gives a kind of movement to the Mosque and increases the impact of the image.
daddo (25126) 2007-02-26 3:10
Zdravo Ante. Izgleda da sam zakasnio komplimentima. Sve su ves rekli sto ima da se kazhe. Nije mi chudno da pokazhesh tvoju kreativnu i poetichku stranu. I kako sam ti kazhesh, arhitekturne slike imaju obichaj da izgledaju nekeko mrtve.Ova je puna zhivota i simbolizma. Bravo Ante. Pozdrav. Klaudio.
rushfan2112 (2965) 2007-02-26 3:38
Anthony, I really like the way you have captured this building. The light has been handled extremely well as it could easily have gone to silhouette. The slow shutter has helped the blurring of the birds. Great shot and TFS. Paul.
HIRAKZ (168) 2007-02-26 4:12
Great shot indeed.
Chips12 (288) 2007-02-26 12:43
Le cadrage donne du dynamisme et cela est augmenté avec le mouvement des pigeons
maximage (15535) 2007-02-26 15:01
Une composition étrange mais très bien réalisée.
C'est super bien fait, bravo!
groslier (95) 2007-02-26 15:43
good photo avec un effet extraordinaire
vagabondtravels (6507) 2007-02-26 17:50
Really good pov. Spot on with the exposure. The motion of the birds really brings this to life. Well seen and captured.
jammer79 (2722) 2007-02-26 18:32
Amazing shot. Great dynamic and well done tonal range!! Superb visual impact!
Enjoyed this one.
sarju (5324) 2007-02-26 22:44
this one is a winner for sure ...
its going straight to my favs ...
tfs ... cheers ... sarju
muzz (254) 2007-02-27 3:54
great shot, i like every thing in this picture, colour, feel, kid, birds, angel and the monoment,
this is some thing i mst try.
i have been to this mosque thousands of times this image never clicked my mind.
Cheers and great job
everlasting (14696) 2007-03-01 14:17
the birds also worked for you, Anthony. I have a very similar shot, take a look if you get a chance. This is much more dynamic though. A fresh take on an old and beautiful place.
Delfin (1529) 2007-03-01 19:24
don't know about the angels, but the shutter speed so well chosen made this photo look charminly mystic.
with best wishes,
ViktorVaughn (1521) 2007-03-12 1:56
Excellent photo here. The sky has a great colour to it, and you have good lighting. The mosque is lit-up well. And the pigeons do give it a good feel.
Mistral (15402) 2007-04-11 18:21
You succeed well in your efforts here!
Like the effect with use of grad filter and also your tilted frame that add even more dynamicity to the shot. Title is well chosen too...
Krispyt (180) 2007-05-02 1:22
Wow, what a photo! You've achieved a stunning take on one of your favorites!! I'm very impressed with the "angels", the energy of the child, the preserved individuality of each of the human figures in the mid-ground, and the warmish light radiating from behind the mosque. A memorable photo!! Thanks!
deud (1920) 2007-05-02 1:39
that's just incredible. amazing shot. great pov, colors, light. very well done. fantastic effect of flying birds! great visual impact. tfs
adamchewts01 (862) 2007-05-02 1:48
All Mighty Allah S.W.T. what a superb and excellent image. Thank you for sharing.
mserter (410) 2007-05-02 2:02
Very good. I added this one to my favorites. Angle, motion... everything is great. Congrats...
abulafia (4900) 2007-08-25 23:00
This is amazing Anthony!!
I love the effect, and the light this time of day was perfect for a longer exposure to create the slightly blurred effect.
The slight tilt is also quite good, makes it look very dynamic.
avishek_khan (544) 2007-09-05 22:27
The idea is extra-ordinary here. Looking into the mosque with the pigeons flying all over the place is not a new concept, but the snap has got all its drama with the slow shutter speed effect and the unothodox POV.
manatee (4668) 2007-09-05 23:09
VEry nice picture i like so much the effect of movement of this birds and the smiling boy.
The ligth of the sun is so nice and the background of this wonderful buiding, loks like a magic place.
Greetings from Mexico
dijjac (1569) 2007-09-05 23:44
Great dynamics for this shot, the contribution of the birds is undéniable.But the composition is not very traditional; it is great art! Congratulations !
ndb1958 (9289) 2007-09-23 0:13
that's impressing. The birds look like an attack of bombs or even planes. Interesting effect. I even like that guy in the forgrund of the scene. He looks like dancing.
cemsultan (4726) 2007-09-23 9:57
Wooow it's great idea,photo and perfect atmosphere
xramm (1831) 2007-09-24 22:44
This is a great capture in which ambiance ,tonal balance, and composition are perfect.very good POV
bcarlier (106) 2007-10-14 8:33
very very very nice shot
I don't have time to figure it out now, but I wonder whether it works in B/W. will post a B/W image if I can manage ;)
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4798) 2007-11-01 20:32
WOWW!!!! amazing photo!!! so cool!!! nice capture of the "angels of allah" wonderful, nice perspective also! well captured! TFS, all the best
ilghiz (708) 2007-11-01 23:10
Great compo! Superb idea! Is this picture sepia? I can see glipses of other colours, I think they look well with the overall sepia toning.
sam-sby (439) 2007-11-01 23:28
Your picture impressed me lots.
Your explanation makes it perfect.
kipli (1009) 2007-11-04 9:37
PiPan (0) 2007-11-15 10:15
Ommm m mmm.
nisko (2642) 2008-01-04 12:18
sun behind the mosque is also faschinating.. colours and pigeons are wonderful.. Just the magnitude disturbed me but yet it is perfect.
gbeli (2010) 2008-01-05 3:05
I am glad i add the 100st point to this amazing photo.
It's relly beautiful.
achakladar (786) 2008-02-14 5:10
A brilliant frame !
aftabxt (70) 2008-02-17 5:31
Beautiful shot. Brilliant use of the birds. Also its not the largest mosque but the Shah Faisal in Islamabad is the largest.
ambar_81 (673) 2008-02-29 5:39
Mind blowing scene it is.The motion throughout the photo is wonderful.Liked the way u capture it tilted.
aston-ak (74) 2008-03-27 14:32
very nice photo
DavorSt (123) 2008-06-04 1:09
Divine photo. Thanx for sharing
filidor (56) 2008-11-04 3:04
Very unusual and original shot of Jama Masjid and architectural generally - great idea - what is the essence of photography!!!
CLODO (31150) 2008-12-30 2:35
I am late to comment your shot!
I like your idea in order to get an uncommon shot, so well noticed. You realized perfectly what you had in your mind.
CONGRATULATIONS from CLODO
balmikib (251) 2009-03-05 21:56
being a person who has stayed near jama masjid,all i can say is that it is a great idea, composition and super use of camera controls.
curious to know if you used the shutter priority mode?
gaurav31dec (54) 2010-03-14 6:35
Excellent composition and a real good use of resources. Thanks for sharing.
aideyhoward (24) 2010-04-13 8:50
Fantastic shot really well timed great idea love this
annajtb (44) 2010-05-01 8:55
Amazing photograph, Anthony! The lighting and cloud pattern behind the mosque, the slow motion effect, and the POV help to make this quite a unique shot. Your attempt to shy away from a typical architecture shot was most definitely accomplished! Nice work!
RedCrown (204) 2010-05-01 9:43
Well, you wanted to capture the mosque differently and you did so, brilliantly. Perfect point of view, timing, and exposure. The boy in the foreground is indeed vital to the image, bringing a point of interest for the eye to land upon. Stunning. And a favourite.
arpitaroyagasty (75) 2010-06-01 23:32
brilliant shot..perfect timing to make the picture unique.
ollie80 (18) 2010-11-05 3:57
Une composition originale avec des effets très graphique dans un lieu que je ne connaissais pas du tout. Bravo!
prashantprabhu (217) 2011-03-08 20:13
An idea well executed. Shutter speed is quite optimum for this shot, not more not less.. congrats..
Hope you've tried a shot with the building straight too..
shamajit (115) 2011-11-01 0:52
wonderful shot anthony.. the run of the boy through the flying pegions , jama masjid on the back ground with the fantastic sky ... all created a WOW shot !!
loved it ..and lastly a nice caption ..
geneward2 (626) 2014-09-18 15:46
I love your use of the birds here. It makes the photo dynamic and interesting.
- Copyright: Anthony Begovic (anthonyb) (1209)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II N, Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L USM, RAW, 0.3 ND Grad
- Exposure: f/16, 1/10 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
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