Monday, May 05, 2008

Colourful chaos

I love this picture only because there is so much happening here. Green, yellow, red and even that orange wire box thingie (centre left). Old neglected moghul era domes mixing with newer onion shaped ones and modern blocky consrtuctions. Filigreed windows, stones, bricks, fabrics and clothes of all sorts and colours. Everytime I look at this I see something new. Totally worth enlarging, this picture is.

14 comments:

km said...

Indeed.

(Cue in an Indian sociologist to tell us all how we Indians eat in a thali and therefore, we go for extreme variety in everything :) )

elizabeth said...

I would very seriously buy a print of this, if there's someway to make it available for such. All the new batch of Delhi pics are marvelous (and whetting my appetite for next winter) but this one is special.

Roxana said...

I suppose every photographer has this obsession of going to India someday - I have it :-) and your pictures nourish it, you know :-)

Beth said...

What a gorgeous photograph. It reminds me of Persian miniatures where there are different planes with buildings in each, but no perspective, just all those colors and details. Wonderful.

chandni said...

It is a great picture!!!

Tabula Rasa said...

i like the green framing on the diagonals. very classy.

Szerelem said...

km: Ah yes the thali! Though I like Beth's analogy of Persian miniatures too. Can a thali be compared to a miniature?

e: thank you :) If we do meet up in Delhi I'd be happy to try and blow it up for you - and you wouldn't even have to buy it ;)

roxana: well, I'm glad - you must visit India. It's a photographers delhight I think.

beth: Thanks! I love the Persian miniature analogy - it is so apt. The picture is very flat in that sense - even though there are so many buildings there isn't much perspective. Just lots of details :)

Chandni: thank you!

TR: Ummm what green framing?? *blush* I can't seem to spot this?!!

Fëanor said...

Green framing: I suspect TR means the greenery of the tree on top left, and the green gate at bottom right?

Fëanor said...

I say, though, what monument is this a pic of?

Szerelem said...

Ah I see...green framing in that way.

No monument as actually - just the environs of the Nizamuddin baoli!

Tabula Rasa said...

you have an efficient subconscious!

Szerelem said...

Do not mock!

Tabula Rasa said...

sorry i meant effective.

??! said...

oi! No heat, it's raining now. Post rain photus!