This is just a small part of the huge Fortress of Diu. Diu has been a Portuguese possession from 1535 until 1961, when it was conquered by the troops of the Indian Union.
As a witness of that long period, we can still see several churches, as St. Thomas Church, that I've already shown and that we can see here in background and specially this huge and impressive fort.
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mauro61 (52527) 2012-03-30 11:55
hai scelto un ottimo POV con la scena aperta dai cannoni in FG.
Buona la gestione della luce e la profondità dell'immagine,
thebest (3370) 2012-03-30 11:59
What a nice rustic image of the fortress & the cannons - good POV & I like the fact that you can see the church in the background - well captured very nice photo.
jjcordier (62280) 2012-03-30 13:10
Une très bonne photo, très bien composée et très lumineuse, de cette forteresse.
TopGeo (37994) 2012-03-30 13:27
Hello Ana! very impressive photo, very interest old architecture with a beautiful FG! Technically ! Great composition and framing, outstanding light management, wonderful colours! Top quality photo!
ciakgiak (30329) 2012-03-30 13:37
A parte la bellezza e l'imponenza del luogo, voglio porre l'accento sul bel POV scelto, che mette in primo piano il cannone per lasciare in BG la chiesa e le mura di cinta.
Molto buona la luce e la naturalezza dei colori.
Un caro abbraccio
carlo62 (12518) 2012-03-30 13:56
ottima nitidezza e grande profondità di campo, foto molto particolareggiata, luminosa e con bei colori.
bayno (16149) 2012-03-30 21:51
good POV and framing, I like the composition with the old cannon in FG, powerful light and beautiful colors, stunning castle, I would have liked a bit more contrast...
have a good WE...
cargus (6434) 2012-03-30 22:38
Interesting idea,a very nice place , especillay an excellent shot with a perfect composition, magnificent colors, clear and bright..well done.!!
All the best,
timecapturer (30256) 2012-03-31 3:31
love the composition here, so full of crisp and sharp elements that are all perfectly balanced and enticing. The DOF is amazing as is the light management which brings out all the detail so effectively. A quality image and first class presentation.
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
bukitgolfb301 (30053) 2012-03-31 5:34
Hello my dear Ana
Sorry for my usual late reaction, as so busy weekday.
This is another wonderful shot.
Great tastsful color and very well considered panfocus perfect framework. Sharp and clear presentation is marvelous.
Thanks for your sharinig with best shot and have a nice weekend!
Takero from Tokyo, where "SAKURA" should open flower, but not yet this year.
Sergiom (39148) 2012-03-31 6:04
Le canon à l'avant plan et le petit bâtiment en arrière plan donnent de la profondeur à l'image. Les couleurs sont superbes et la lumière parfaite.
prasun984 (5590) 2012-03-31 7:39
Wonderful composition, beautiful POV to capture interesting architectural details, lovely light and contrast, vivid colors, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
Have a nice weekend,
Bluejeans (64221) 2012-03-31 7:47
Oi Ana ,
Beleza este forte ainda com estes canhões deixados pelos nossos antepassados , achei lindo o detalhe da igreja branca de fundo em contraste com o céu azul , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
yquem46 (32229) 2012-03-31 10:35
I remember this place in Diu
i dont think we're many on TE that went there
A nice one with an excellent compo
Enjoy the WE
lousat (57594) 2012-03-31 14:55
Hi Ana,the best moment whit the best light to take a pic there.Magnificent composition,a jump in the past and a spectacular quality of sharpness,colors and light balance,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
npecanhuk (53881) 2012-03-31 19:06
Aqui tudo me agrada muito: nitidez, contrastes, exposição, cores, pdv escolhido, formato vertical e composição!
Poder ver aquela igreja branca lá longe faz parte do grande prazer de ver esta foto!
jusninasirun (17136) 2012-04-01 1:23
I like your composition of this Fortress. The foreground details with Cannons on wooden wheels are well balanced against the ruin in the background. Lovely details and tone against the blue sky.
ChrisJ (86818) 2012-04-01 5:59
A wonderful blue sky backdrop with the old fg cannons pointing the way back into the image & adding perspective. Good sharpness & a nice juxtaposing of textures with the wood & stone. Tfs!
francio64 (38188) 2012-04-01 13:54
Hi dear Ana,
bella composizione con un buon taglio verticale che accentua la prospettiva, dando profondità all'immagine.
Ottima gestione della luce e ottimo sharp.
Tutto ok con la Fuji HS20?
abmdsudi (26151) 2012-04-02 21:55
An interesting viewpoint and i like the positions of everything, the way you've filled the frame. Each element of the photo invites you to look a little more and wonder. but I do like the dof you have chosen. It's an intriguing subject with lots of detail and the colours work really well in it. Another fine work, Congrats
ruisc_pt (10115) 2012-04-03 4:09
Uma bela homenagem aos nossos antepassados.
Excelente composição (dá vontade de visitar estas paragens)...
marina7 (5814) 2012-04-14 11:12
very interesting historical site, I know that Portuguese influence used to be very strong there still I can't associate these cannons with India somehow:))
Nice angle, though I think it would have been better if the first cannon hadn't been cropped.
jmdias (45776) 2012-04-28 2:54
belas as formas do forte. gosto do enquadramento e dos detalhes. bela vista desta presença lusa em terras do oriente. TFS.
Angshu (51174) 2012-05-21 21:37
Haven't been to Diu myself...have gone to Daman. Interesting picture from the top of the fort...To me the church visible in the far BG is a strong focal point. The cannons create a nice FG as well.
rbellemare (2087) 2012-07-21 8:57
All your pictures from India are beautiful. This one caught my eye with a nice blue sky. Your note was quite useful to me. I didn't know much about the presence of Portuguese in India.
Great picture, great sharpness.
Noel_Byrne (7301) 2012-12-01 9:21
Beautiful point of view here, including the cannons and teh fort, they both look perfect together. Its a beautiful ruin, and the texture of the wood on the wheels suits the image really well, as do the flagstones leading off into the distance. Great shot, and thanks for sharing
All the best
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (28182)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-04
- Categories: Castles
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR, 58mm HAMA Pol cir
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): India - II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-30 11:36