Photography 101: Architecture

This post is my entry for the “Photography 101: Architecture” session.

“Study architectural forms, and also train your eye to look for shots that will translate well in black and white.”

When it comes to architecture in India, the first things that come to mind are the enormous palaces of the royal families spread across the country. Constructed during dates back in history, they are witness to rich heritage and architectural excellence.

Here I put the photograph of a courtyard inside City palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. The beautiful structure is based on typical Rajasthani style. The main window (with green glasses) is at the centre, with equal number of perforated windows on its either side. Same is the pattern of structure built above the window as well as below. In scientific terms, it can be called as “Symmetrical patterns”. This portion of the palace was the most beautiful part.

Palace in Udaipur
Courtyard inside City Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan

“The lines, shapes, and undulating surfaces come alive in the color version, while the black and white shot feels abstract and creates a mysterious mood.”

This statement is so true. The B&W version takes you to flashback and gives a feeling as if you are right there inside the palace with the royal family in a moonlit night. You too got the feeling of going back to history? Same here…

Palace in Udaipur
Courtyard inside City Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan (in B&W)
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