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    Built in 1799, Hawa Mahal (also known as the Palace of Winds) is essentially a high screen wall built so the women of the royal household could observe street festivals without being seen from the outside. This shot was pretty challenging to pull off as I had to work very low in order to get the angle I wanted, and even though I got there early, I had to wait a while for the soft morning light to illuminate the entire façade.
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    So much to love about this photograph. First, using the building as a background is an excellent idea. It adds a nice splash of color that contrast with the outfit the woman is wearing here. Second, you took an interesting angle by going low with the perspective and giving us a nice frame. Great work here, Alex.

    Matt Adams
    Senior Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2018
    Location: Rambagh, Rajasthan, India
    Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
    Focal Length: 16 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/500 sec
    Aperture: f/8
    ISO: 250
    Copyright: © Alex Stoen
    Categories: Architecture, Places
    Assignments: Places We Love