N. Sukumar, APSA  

Amber Fort archway by N. Sukumar, APSA

February 2024 - Amber Fort archway

February 2024 - N. Sukumar, APSA


About the Image(s)

I caught this woman leaning against the archway at the entrance to Amber Fort, Jaipur.
Canon EOS XTi with Tamron 10 - 24 mm lens @ 24 mm.
Aperture: f/16 Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec. ISO: 200.
Bright Rajasthan afternoon sunlight. Aperture Priority.
Cropped to remove the ever present distractions at any tourist destination in India. I took care to retain the full height of the archway, but had to crop the right side.

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7 comments posted

Shirley Bormann   Shirley Bormann
The pretty red apparel worn by the Indian lady contrasts nicely with the beautiful walls of the Amber Fort. I don't think one has to have he entire doorway or building in an image for the viewer to imagine it though some judges might think differently. Nice lighting and catch since the lady in red adds alot of local interest to a beautiful site. Good job.   Posted: 02/08/2024 15:52:08

Michael Smith   Michael Smith
I understand why you cropped the photograph the way that you did, although it is too bad that you had to do so. as the total archway is beautiful. The woman and red clothing adds greatly to the image. Very good exposure and sharpness. Thanks for showing the image before you cropped it.   Posted: 02/13/2024 14:12:58

Rich Krebs   Rich Krebs
Nice image of the building and lady leaning on it for support. Your crop was just right to eliminate all the extra stuff. The red dress really helps the image stand out.   Posted: 02/18/2024 14:02:55

David Stout   David Stout
I particularly like the balance with the lady in red and the effigy of Ganesh in the top right of the composition. Very well taken to show the ornate decor in true colour, and the entire photograph being in sharp focus. Top drawer Sukumar!   Posted: 02/22/2024 14:19:47

Esther Steffens
I understand why you cropped this so much, but it is off balance to me. I think you could leave the whole arch in and crop the right side about where you did on the left side. I do like the crop at the bottom and the woman in red is wonderful.
This is technically excellent.   Posted: 02/23/2024 23:26:22

Judy Burr   Judy Burr
The lady in red certainly makes the image. I am sure the place was crowded and you did well to get any images. I used the original and kept in the entire archway. It was a quick job but just to see what it would look like. We always have to work with what is in front of us and don't always have much control. The architectural detail is wonderful and adds a lot to the image.   Posted: 02/25/2024 14:06:44
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Dr. Isaac Vaisman   Dr. Isaac Vaisman
(Group 4)
And the ethnicity of the people present complements the image   Posted: 02/25/2024 17:02:26