Great stuff, though unfortunate they couldnt locate the winner! That's rather unfortunate.
regards Arun Arun Ramarathnam Bangalore, India www.arunram.net | www.twitter.com/arunram On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 10:27 PM, Karthik Nadar <karthik...@wikimedia.in>wrote: > Dear all, > > It is immense pleasure for me and Naveen to announce that India has won > officially at the photo-contest Wiki Loves Monuments internationally. Two > of the photos from India among 3,60,000+ have made it to the top-10. > > > > 1. Tomb of > Safdarjung<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tomb_of_Safdarjung,_New_Delhi.jpg> > from > Delhi has received from the highest ranking by the international jury, as > the image *wins first prize globally*. The photo plays with the light and > gives a wonderful contrast between the darkness of the room and the lighted > tomb, giving it a dramatic effect. The photographer is Pranav Singh, from > Delhi. > > *Safdarjung's Tomb, a garden tomb with a marble mausoleum in New Delhi, > India. It was built in 1754 in the late Mughal Empire style, and was > described as "the last flicker in the lamp of Mughal architecture".* > > *Comments from Jury: **The strong light contrast between the lighted tomb > and the darkness of the room emphasizes the monument, and gives it a > dramatic component. The tomb is sharp and detailed, and free of visual > distractions; with gravity and a perfect sense for the angle of view and > light this picture presents the object - the architecture and light forming > a stage for the tomb, focusing on the details of the stone carving. All in > all a nicely framed and executed picture that seems to speak of the > significance of this tomb.* > > * > * > > 2. The Taj > Mahal<https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rear_side_of_Tajmahal.jpg> is > no where lying behind. The winning photo from India *ranks 6th > internationally*. The photographer is Narender Kumar, again from Delhi. > > *The Taj Mahal, is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, that was built > under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz > Mahal. It is one of the most famous Indian buildings and considered a > symbol for love world wide.* > > *Comments from Jury: **The Taj Mahal is probably one of the most > photographed monuments in the world - and definitely in this competition. > This particular image gives an impressive view of the silhouette, showing > also the adjoining buildings. The complex seems to wake up, out of the > mist. It gives context and mystery at the same time showing just a bit more > than on most pictures.* > * > * > * > * > * > * > It's happy moment for the Indian community. Congratulations to all > winners. Thanks to the entire Indian community and to the Wikimedia India > Chapter for constant cooperation. > > * > * > * > * > > - Official announcement: > http://www.wikilovesmonuments.org/and-the-2012-winner-is/ > - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wiki_Loves_Monuments_2012_winners(2012 > contest finalists) > - Stats: More than 3,60,000 images was uploaded globally. 15,000 > participants, most of them (2000+) were from India alone. > > > > > > -- > Karthik Nadar. > Secretary, > Wikimedia India Chapter. > > *Donate to Wikipedia, support free knowledge.* > https://donate.wikimedia.org/ > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaindia-l mailing list > Wikimediaindiafirstname.lastname@example.org > To unsubscribe from the list / change mailing preferences visit > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaindia-l > >
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