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02 Feb 2007 753 views
 
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Thats the Purana Quila (Old Fort) in Delhi. The story of this shot continues from the previous 2 shots - after getting a couple of decent night shots, my friend Mahavir suggested that we go to India Gate to get some more shots. It was around midnight when we started for India Gate and by the time we reached there, all lights were put off due to some security alert. Now we had to find a monument bathing in light or our drive would have gone futile. We went around and found that the lights at Purana Quila were on, but the entry gates were closed. I tried a couple of shots from the road, but could hardly get the fort in focus because of the trees in between. Then I decided to jump the fence and Mahavir handed me the tripod & camera and I hurriedly took just one shot and rushed back - boy that was one hair-raising experience specially with Delhi being under a heavy Security Blanket. We could have ended up in trouble, but thankfully the effort paid off well.

Purana Quila was built in the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Humayun. It is believed that the fort is built over the ancient city of Indraprastha and that artifacts dating back to 1000 B.C. have been found during excavation at this site.

Reflection

Thats the Purana Quila (Old Fort) in Delhi. The story of this shot continues from the previous 2 shots - after getting a couple of decent night shots, my friend Mahavir suggested that we go to India Gate to get some more shots. It was around midnight when we started for India Gate and by the time we reached there, all lights were put off due to some security alert. Now we had to find a monument bathing in light or our drive would have gone futile. We went around and found that the lights at Purana Quila were on, but the entry gates were closed. I tried a couple of shots from the road, but could hardly get the fort in focus because of the trees in between. Then I decided to jump the fence and Mahavir handed me the tripod & camera and I hurriedly took just one shot and rushed back - boy that was one hair-raising experience specially with Delhi being under a heavy Security Blanket. We could have ended up in trouble, but thankfully the effort paid off well.

Purana Quila was built in the 16th century by the Mughal Emperor Humayun. It is believed that the fort is built over the ancient city of Indraprastha and that artifacts dating back to 1000 B.C. have been found during excavation at this site.

comments (17)

  • divya
  • 2 Feb 2007, 03:17
Yaar Thomas..I have to say you are an amazing phototaker...too gud man...feels like the Quila is still inherited by those kings n queens...too gud...keep it up...w8ing for some more amazing shots...
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Divya, I'll surely try and live up to those words of praise smile
  • Gaurav
  • 2 Feb 2007, 03:33
Great cap ,
Specially the way the reflection of the fort that is mirroring in the water.
The scene is looking as if the it has been contructed perfectly for movie set.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Gaurav smile
  • namit
  • 2 Feb 2007, 03:33
Absolutely amazaing. Been living in delhi for past 22 yrs and Purana Quila never appeared so charismatic to me. Oh yes especially that act of bravery tongue. I guess next 26th Jan we should nominate you for bravery award.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Namit smile
  • Vini
  • India
  • 2 Feb 2007, 04:04
It's an awsome shot, very well captured. especially being a night shot i can understand that it might have been a challenge. Bahut badhiya kaam kiya hai smile
Thomas Mathew: Thank you. bahut bahut Dhanyawaad smile
  • Jyoti
  • 2 Feb 2007, 04:31
ati sundar smile an amazing shot indeed!!
Thomas Mathew: ji bahut dhanyawaad smile I'm glad u liked it.
  • ramni
  • 2 Feb 2007, 04:45
i will rate this as ur best night shot. truly, purana kila has never seemed so beautiful. guess this is photography all about, to take out the best of the view. Mughals wud hd been really proud of this shot as we indians are. Bravo and gud luck for many more to come. Very unique and classy shot.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx a ton smile
  • Anoop Ahuja
  • 2 Feb 2007, 05:35
Hey Man, This is good stuff. I see that you might not have used a tripod, the shadow seems to be a little blurred(is it?). Anyway congratulations for the work.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Anoop. Indeed a tripod was used - the blurr in the reflection is because of the slight movement of the water and it got more prominent with the high exposure smile
Good capture. Agree that its your best night shot till date. Share exif detials if possible.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Rupesh. EXIF is already shared - hover your mouse over the pic and u'll see it smile
Great Shot Thomas , Excellent Photography , nice depth and clearity .
kudos to you ,

keep those great shots comming,
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Tarun
  • Chandan Kumar
  • Gurgaon
  • 2 Feb 2007, 06:01
I wish the full moon or even a crescent was peeping in the background. That would have complemented the beauty of this already amazing photograph.
Thomas Mathew: I hope I'll get lucky next time Chandan smile
wow ! cool shot it's specially it's shot in night. Unless othrwise gear & facilities help, it's very diffcicult to capture such a lovely snap...

Kudos Thomas.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Jagdish smile
  • sk
  • 2 Feb 2007, 09:42
very nice
Thomas Mathew: Thanx smile
wow, great picture smile
Thomas Mathew: Thanx smile
  • kalyan
  • india
  • 3 Feb 2007, 03:13
WoW...awesome light reflections...an excellently captured shot!
Thomas Mathew: Thanx smile
Very nice and interresting night shot, I'd love to visit this place !!
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Zeb smile
WOW! Nothing else to say...
Thomas Mathew: Thanx. I'm glad u liked it. Thanx again for the inspiring words smile
  • mansi
  • 10 Mar 2007, 17:57
toooooo gud--

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