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Standing Strong

Standing Strong
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Copyright: Kulpreet Nanda (Kpamu) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 22 W: 12 N: 23] (302)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-20
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 60D
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-23 8:04
Viewed: 1213
Points: 5
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Gateway of India is a monument built during the British Raj in Mumbai (formerly Bombay), India. It is located on the waterfront in the Apollo Bunder area in South Mumbai and overlooks the Arabian Sea. The structure is a basalt arch, 26 metres (85 feet) high. In earlier times, it would have been the first structure that visitors arriving by boat in Mumbai would have seen.The Gateway has also been referred to as the Taj Mahal of Mumbai, and is the city's top tourist attraction.

The structure was erected to commemorate the landing of their Majesties King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder, when they visited India in 1911. Built in Indo-Saracenic style, the foundation stone for the Gateway of India was laid on 31 March 1911. The final design of George Wittet was sanctioned in 1914 and the construction of the monument was completed in 1924. The Gateway was later the ceremonial entrance to India for Viceroys and the new Governors of Bombay. It served to allow entry and access to India.

The monument has faced three terror attacks from the beginning of the 21st century; twice in 2003 and it was also the disembarkation point in 2008 when four gunmen attacked the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower.

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  • Great 
  • lauro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 5 N: 78] (874)
  • [2014-07-23 12:21]
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Hi Kulpreet,
First of all the gate is beautiful and always think these structures have a esoteric meaning, a rite of passage of sorts.
I appreciate the angle you chose, and the depth of field keeps all elements nice and sharp.
The pigeons crouding the foreground remind me of Lisboa and it's busy streets.
I like the tones you chose on the warm side, it's a pleasant mood.
The sky is nice and menacing.
I only dislike the hallo around the structure, it's quite visible, perhaps you could have made the selection with more detail.
Best regards,

Hello Kulpreet

A wonderful image full of study with the crowds and birds. I like the tones and overall result of your efforts. nice


  • Good 
  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 121 W: 44 N: 32] (2229)
  • [2014-07-30 18:06]

Hi Kulpreet
This magnificent building deserved a close-up, without those pigeons in the foreground.



Great work and good saturation. Cloud background added more attraction.


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