Congrats to winners and all those participants who made this event
successful.

It was an amazing experience..... :)

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.
>
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