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The Poet's Courtyard

The Poet's Courtyard
著作権: Salil Biswas (salil) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 573 W: 17 N: 295] (2116)
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撮影した年: 1985
カテゴリー: Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version
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Rabindranath Thakur (1861-1941), Nobel prize-winning Bengali poet, author, songwriter, philosopher, artist, and educator was born in this house, now referred to as the Jorasanko Thakurbari. Different explanations have been offered regarding the origin of the name 遷orashanko. Some say the name was derived from Jora Shankar, from the twin Shankar (Shiva) temples nearby. Some say that there were two narrow bamboo bridges on a nearby creek and the name means 禅he Twin Bridges.
It was built in the 18th century by Prince Dwarkanath Tagore (Rabindranath Tagore痴 grandfather). The complex has several buildings. Located near the junction of the Chitpur Road and the Vivekananda Road, it is the headquarter of Rabindrabharati University, a famous centre for the study of the Indian Arts. There is a museum too in memory of the great Tagore family.
This is the central courtyard of the complex.
Behind the arches on the far side of the frame lies the dais before which prayer used to be offered by the family after the founding of the Brahmo faith. Originally, it was the 鮮aatmandir or the place where 叢ujas (worship of gods and goddesses) were performed. On the foreground of the frame is a raised area where the Thakur family used to enact plays written by Rabindranath himself.

Pentax K1000, 18 mm Pentax Fisheye. Don't remember the exposure. Scanned from fujifilm negative. Photographed in or around 1985.

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Hi Salil:
Most wonderful architectural capture, and great angle and view with lots of very fine details:)
Love your notes!

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  • lopa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 239 N: 849] (8975)
  • [2007-04-21 4:51]
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Hi Salil da,
E X C E L L E N T!!
Onek purono chhobi kintu khoob bhalo achhe. Well managed perspective, with excellent color, sharpness & pov. "The old house" has a charm of its own and love the way you composed it. Khub sundar hoyeche, seta bodhoy expected.

I like the angle and the inclusion of the stunning balcony in the front. Great architecture. I'm not to keen on the frame here but the photo is great.

Hi Salil,
Beautiful work, with great pov, angle and colours !
Interesting note.

Hello Salil
At first I thought to see a Spanish bullfight arena..
but reading the intersting note(!!) its quite something else. Good to see what human craft's-men can build! A beauty! TFS

John T
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First of all, I enjoy ur subject notes, as they make the pics even more interesting for me. The angle is great...allows one to see more of the fine architecture....TFS

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  • AKF Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 156 W: 12 N: 62] (421)
  • [2007-04-28 23:25]
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Interesting the way you played with the pov. You did some pp work didn't you? To give a 3D effect? I really liked the way you captured the colors and how the building itself becomes a sort of frame for the photograph. You did a great job with a simple setting!

very beautiful shot
the colours are amazing and nice pov
good picture!

hi Salil

another of ur excellent pictures. thanks for sharing

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  • woody Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 61 N: 140] (712)
  • [2007-05-02 14:55]
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Hi Salil da,
I think this is an amazing shot of this architecture, especially since there is history involved with it. Very nice note. I love your POV and Congratulations on a great post.

I find this as a very captivating frame.The whole composition, arches and arcs. apart from blue the only other color is brick red and its making the frame interesting.Its like the frame is divided into two parts and they are balancing each other.

Thanks for sharing,

Hello Salil - This fisheye perspective of a 'venerable' old building of such historic value is a rather original idea. It introduces a triangluar frame. While the floor of the courtyard seems OE, it matches the sky, which is unusually white. The two red spots create a good contrast. The purple frame makes the image still more lively. Well done! Thank you for sharing your image and some of your knowledge with us. - Have a good weekend! Cordelia :))

hello friend SALIL.
verygood composition !

Nice shot, with a nice lens, provides for a great view. TFS.


excellent pov. you present thakurbari from a different perspective. lack of human element is very welcome in this shot.

Excellent composition! Nice perspective and angle, great colours and contrast. Very impressive! Thanks for the interesting note.
best regards,

Hi Salilda!
Interesting note here and a very fine shot...is this what they call fish eye view? Anyways I like the bulge effect and the old kiind of a look...amazing shot!
Good job and thanks for sharing :D

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