The City Palace in Jaipur has some remarkable architectural designs. This peacock door is one of them. I asked one of the palace guards to pose for my group, and his traditional attire worked well with the ornate and colorful background. I stood dead-center on the door to underscore the perfect symmetry, and I made sure the vertical and horizontal lines of the door were parallel and perpendicular to the camera's viewfinder. Skewed lines which would have resulted had I not paid attention to these details would have ruined the image. There were four ornate doors like this in a giant courtyard; two were in diffused light and two were illuminated by direct sunlight. I shot both types of light, and I much preferred the soft, diffused light because there are no harsh shadows and the colors really pop. My settings were 1/200, f/11, and 500 ISO.