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Photographer's Note

I remain in Bhopal, capital of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. Today's three photos were all taken in the city's largest mosque, and both WS photos are technically much better than the main photo.

So why on earth do I use the worst photo as the main upload?

Beacuse I think it is much more interesting than the others. There are thousands of photos of buildings and cute kids on TE (see WS), but I don't think there are many showing a Quran class in a mosque being interrupted by the photographer.

This is from the Taj-ul-Masajid (a.k.a. Taj-ul-Masjid), not just the largest mosque in Bhopal but in all of India and one of the largest in Asia. Construction started in the mid-19th century, but it wasn't completely finished until 1985.

It's not the most beautiful mosque I have ever seen, but it was worth an hour. On the day of my visit a large area of the interior was used as a school for students of all ages up to late teens. I guess Islamic studies were at the center of teaching here, but maybe other subjects were also on the schedule.

I noted in my diary that I liked the light inside the mosque, but it wasn't very strong so I had to use a long exposure, 1/15 second, for this photo in the primary school section. Hand held of course, in case the not perfect sharpness bothers you.

Before I even had time to press the trigger, most of the boys had lost interest in their studies and turned their attention from the teacher to me.

In the WS is a building and a cute kid. All photos were scanned from Kodachrome slides.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10828 W: 536 N: 21006] (91960)
  • Genre: 人物
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 1991-11-05
  • Photo Version:Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2020-10-10 0:35
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