Fatepur Sikri Portrait 12

A brief return to Fatepur Sikri for this black and white scene where families were enjoying their visit to this north India attraction.

 

Fatepur Sikri Portrait 12

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Madison

The lighting in exhibition galleries is frequently excellent for portrait photography and where photography is allowed my camera is usually at the ready.

This portrait was taken during the summer festivities exhibition in Kirkcudbright. The building has now been converted into a modern gallery and is due to be opened shortly as a major attraction for the south of Scotland.

Madison

 

Palace Viewpoint

Fatepur Sikri was founded as the capital of the Mughal Empire in 1571 by Emperor Akbar. It served this role from 1571 to 1585, when Akbar abandoned it due to a campaign in Punjab and it was later completely abandoned in 1610. This is a view of the palace courtyard and Diwan-i-Khas.

 

Palace Viewpoint

Caerlaverock Landscape

An autumn view taken at Caerlaverock Castle when we visited last year with the grandchildren. The castle is unusual for being triangular in plan and originally it stood on the coast but the sea has now retreated across mud flats.

This picture has been included in a selection going forward for a regional inter club competition though if I were the judge I would be sure to point out the tree branches that partially obscure the castle. Removing them in photoshop would be fiddly but possible, but my justification would be on the grounds of being creatively less obvious, as well as incompetence.

 

Caerlaverock Landscape