June 13, 2013

Hawa Mahal, India

Photograph by Edward Graham

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I thought this would be a good place for pictures, so I returned during the evening on my second night in Jaipur. I got lucky with the rain because it made for interesting reflections, and I had a good time trying to capture the chaotic motion on the streets of Jaipur. Hawa Mahal (The Palace of Winds) is pictured in the background.

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21 comments
Isora Abdullah
Isora Abdullah

thank you for sharing - great shoots dear Mr Edward Graham - happy working in National Geographic

Prajakta Aauti
Prajakta Aauti

The background is blur, which seem like wind is going! this pic. suitable for it's name!

Emer M.
Emer M.

I wonder how he was able to capture this awesome picture.

Shannon T
Shannon T

Wonderful color. The background being blurred makes the women stand out even more. I love their clothes.

Rok Dolnicar
Rok Dolnicar

Well I would say that on this image we can see a good use of the shutter speed, use of selective focus and use the time of the day to get more pastel colors. Great job. My best from Slovenia, Rok Dolnicar -  http://www.rok-dolnicar.blogspot.com/ 

Jeanette Duurvoort
Jeanette Duurvoort

Lovely pic! Thank you to Jyoti, I know the local colour also. Beautiful, as always Nat Geo-such talented, compassionate people. 

Jeanette Duurvoort
Jeanette Duurvoort

Lovely pic! Thank you to Jyoti, I know the local colour also. Beautiful, as always Nat Geo-such talented, compassionate people. 

jyoti patil
jyoti patil

hawamahal was built for the royal women so that they could enjoy the processions,festivals through the windows & today's  women enjoying  rain showers freely. beauty of changing times on the background of heritage. Isn't it?

Paramvir Jandu
Paramvir Jandu

In this picture we can see the Royal touch of INDIA......as well as we can see....people traveling in the AutoRickshas.....and the shot of 4 women gives a Glipes about the Colourfull INDIA.......in all a splendid shot

Paramvir Jandu
Paramvir Jandu

In this picture we can see the Royal touch of INDIA......as well as we can see....people traveling in the AutoRickshas.....and the shot of 4 women gives a Glipes about the Colourfull INDIA.......in all a splendid shot

Gerry Cunningham
Gerry Cunningham

Wonderful shot of women intent on keeping their saris dry ! Lovely colours....

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