In this ninety-second archive story by Kristian Bertel, we are seeing and learning about a sunset in Nizamuddin East in Delhi, India.
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Sunset colors are typically more brilliant than sunrise colors, because the evening air contains more particles than morning air. In this photograph by the photographer a sunset near Humayun's tomb located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India has been photographed. Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India.
Sunset colors are typically more brilliant than sunrise colors, because the evening air contains more particles than morning air. In this photograph by the photographer a sunset near Humayun's tomb located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi, India has been photographed. Humayun's tomb is the tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi, India.

Delhi sunset in India

The photographer he was amazed by this area and it is a gated, posh centrally located residential colony of South-Central Delhi. It is a historic bustling neighbourhood and one the greenest, safest and quietest colonies in Central Delhi having lots of parks and trees. Hayumans tomb that is located here was commissioned by Humayun's first wife and chief consort known as Haji Begum and it is actually the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent.

Nizamuddin East in India
The colony is rapidly developing and the prices of the colony are expected to soar quite fast in the coming years with increasing interest being shown by investors. With the opening of the Nizamuddin Metro Station on the pink line the prices of the floors have increased further. It is a very livable colony and one of the safest colonies of New Delhi. The residents enjoy twenty four hours a day water and power supply. With rapid urbanization and re-construction of old plots by builders, the colony has attained a chic and neat look and has become increasingly sought after to due to its prime location and quiet nature. The colony has wide roads, greenery and is in close proximity to all major amenities and markets of South and Central Delhi. The neighborhood benefits from excellent connectivity to all important places like railway station, Sunder nursery, Humayun's tomb, airport and business districts. The buyer profile is largely skewed towards the senior management of corporates, software professionals, doctors, advocates, chartered accountants and the business class. It is also highly coveted by corporates looking to open their offices and guest houses.

Changing in colors
Sunset, also known as sundown, is the daily disappearance of the Sun below the horizon due to Earth's rotation. As viewed from the Equator, the equinox Sun sets exactly due west in both Spring and Autumn. As viewed from the middle latitudes, the local summer Sun sets to the southwest for the Northern Hemisphere, but to the northwest for the Southern Hemisphere. The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment when the upper limb of the Sun disappears below the horizon. Near the horizon, atmospheric refraction causes sunlight rays to be distorted to such an extent that geometrically the solar disk is already about one diameter below the horizon when a sunset is observed.

"As a ray of white sunlight travels through the atmosphere to an observer, some of the colors are scattered out of the beam by air molecules and airborne particles, changing the final color of the beam the viewer sees. Because the shorter wavelength components, such as blue and green, scatter more strongly, these colors are preferentially removed from the beam"

Sunset is distinct from twilight, which is divided into three stages, the first being civil twilight, which begins once the Sun has disappeared below the horizon and continues until it descends to six degrees below the horizon and the second phase is nautical twilight, between six and twelve degrees below the horizon and the third is astronomical twilight, which is the period when the Sun is between twelve and eighteen degrees below the horizon. Dusk is at the very end of astronomical twilight and is the darkest moment of twilight just before night. Night occurs when the Sun reaches eighteen degrees below the horizon and no longer illuminates the sky.

Sunrise and sunset in India
At sunrise and sunset, when the path through the atmosphere is longer, the blue and green components are removed almost completely, leaving the longer wavelength orange and red hues we see at those times. The remaining reddened sunlight can then be scattered by cloud droplets and other relatively large particles to light up the horizon red and orange.

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India is a land full of stories. On every street, on every corner and in the many places in India, life is rushing by you as a photographer with millions of stories to be told. In the archive story above, you hopefully had a readable insight in the story that was behind the photo of a sunset in Delhi. On this website of Kristian Bertel | Photography you can find numerous travel pictures from the photographer. Stories and moments that tell the travel stories of how the photographer captured the specific scene that you see in the picture. The photographer's images have a story behind them, images that all are taken from around India throughout his photo journeys. The archive stories delve into Kristian's personal archive to reveal never-before-seen, including portraits and landscapes beautifully produced snapshots from various travel assignments. The archive is so-far organized into photo stories, this one included, each brought to life by narrative text and full-color photos. Together, these fascinating stories tell a story about the life in India. India, the motherland to many people around the world, a land of unforgetable travel moments. The archive takes viewers on a spectacular visual journey through some of the most stunning photographs to be found in the photographer's archive collection. The photographer culled the images to reflect the many variations on the universal theme of beauty and everyday life in India. By adding these back stories the photographer's work might immensely enhanced the understanding of the photographs.