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Cruise On Lake Geneva
Cruise On Lake Geneva
Toovanam Falls
Toovanam Falls
Shiva Temple , Hampe
Shiva Temple , Hampe
Thar Desert
Thar Desert
Desert People
Desert People
Kayak and Monsoon Clouds
Kayak and Monsoon Clouds
Monsoon Clouds
Monsoon Clouds
Top Station
Top Station
Clouds at BR Hills
Clouds at BR Hills
Gadi  Sar Lake
Gadi Sar Lake
Tea Gardens and Mountains
Tea Gardens and Mountains
Boats at Kundala
Boats at Kundala
Sunrise and Mountains
Sunrise and Mountains
Tea Gardens at Valparai
Tea Gardens at Valparai
Shiva Temple at Hemkuta
Shiva Temple at Hemkuta
Monkey at Hemakuta
Monkey at Hemakuta
Shiva Temple at Raghunath Hills
Shiva Temple at Raghunath Hills
Rock  scape , Hampi
Rock scape , Hampi
Sunset at Raghunatha hill
Sunset at Raghunatha hill
City Palace Jaipur
City Palace Jaipur
Sunset Thar Desert
Sunset Thar Desert
St Peter Church , Geneva
St Peter Church , Geneva
Lake Geneva and Jet' d Eau
Lake Geneva and Jet' d Eau
Boats at Kundala
Boats at Kundala
Tea Gardens and Mist
Tea Gardens and Mist
St Peter Church , Geneva
St Peter Church , Geneva
Palace, Corridor
Palace, Corridor
KR Circle Mysore
KR Circle Mysore
Sunset Mysore Palace
Sunset Mysore Palace
Gates of Mysore Palace
Gates of Mysore Palace
Flower Vendor
Flower Vendor
Flower Market
Flower Market
Desert People
Desert People
Walk , Lalbaugh
Walk , Lalbaugh
Groundnut Vendor
Groundnut Vendor
Groundnut Vendor2
Groundnut Vendor2
Street Food
Street Food
Cute Look
Cute Look
Doll seller
Doll seller
Doll Seller
Doll Seller
Doll Seller
Doll Seller
Lamp Vendor
Lamp Vendor
Thatha , Old Man
Thatha , Old Man
Tea Maker, Valparai
Tea Maker, Valparai
Saadhu , Hampi
Saadhu , Hampi
Saadhu at Hampi
Saadhu at Hampi
At peace
At peace
Camel Rider
Camel Rider
Desert Musicians
Desert Musicians
Lady of the Palace
Lady of the Palace
Sanjay
Sanjay
Musician of Kuldhara
Musician of Kuldhara
Nomads
Nomads
People of the fort
People of the fort
Sunset and Caravan
Sunset and Caravan
Morning surf
Morning surf
The huge coastline of India has a potential to turn into into a major tourist attraction .. add ancient monuments to it ... one life time is not enough to see this ... i would encourage my friends to travel within India ... before planning for a external destinations ... there are problems esp with crowd , dust , heat ... but its all a small price to pay to experience this ancient land
Lion and pancha rathas
Lion and pancha rathas
Pancha Rathas (also known as Five Rathas or Pandava Rathas) is a monument complex at Mahabalipuram, on the Coromandel Coast of the Bay of Bengal, in the Kancheepuram district of the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Pancha Rathas is an example of monolithic Indian rock-cut architecture. The complex was carved during the reign of King Narasimhavarman I (630–668 AD): the idea of realising monolithic buildings, an innovation in Indian architecture, is attributed to this ruler. The complex is under the auspices of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed by UNESCO as Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. The monoliths are named after the Pandavas – Arjuna, Bhima, Yudhishthira ("Dharmaraja"), Nakula and Sahadeva – and Draupadi. These names are considered to be a misrepresentation as the structures have no link to the iconic characters of the Mahabharata epic. They have no religious significance either, as they remained unfinished and unconsecrated; the uncut rock parts at the base and top of the rathas are still visible. The ASI confirmed the unfinished nature of the structures and suggested that they instead be referred to as vimanas. However, the Pandava names have become permanent.
Reflections of 7 century ....The Shore Temple
Reflections of 7 century ....The Shore Temple
The Shore Temple (built in 700–728 AD) is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is a structural temple, built with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD. At the time of its creation, the site was a busy port during the reign of Narasimhavarman II of the Pallava dynasty. As one of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. It is one of the oldest structural (versus rock-cut) stone temples of South India. ( Nikon D750, Venus optics Laowa 15mm- F4)
Nandi ( Bull )
Nandi ( Bull )
Nandi ( Bull ) is something that you see a lot in shore temple .. it covers every compound , every corner .... now people have asked me why these perspectives .. and how ... the answer is simple .. I and especiallymy friends at Vismaya do out home work before we visit a place .. look and study all the pictures available create a mental map ... and put in a thought process to shoot things differently .. we walk around a monument several times ... looking at angles ... Visualise and take pictures ..... Along the shores of one of the largest bays in the world, the Bay of Bengal, stands a temple complex that draws inspiration from the sea and its naturally occurring rock formations. The majestic Shore Temple (known locally as Alaivay-k-kovil) sits beside the sea in the small town of Mamallapuram in the state of Tamil Nadu in India. This complex of three separate shrines was constructed under the patronage of the Pallava king Nrasimhavarman II Rajasimha, who ascended the throne in 700 C.E. and ruled for about twenty years. ( Nikon D750, Venus optics Laowa 15mm- F4)
Nandi and Shore Temple
Nandi and Shore Temple
The Shore Temple (built in 700–728 AD) is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. It is a structural temple, built with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD. At the time of its creation, the site was a busy port during the reign of Narasimhavarman II of the Pallava dynasty. As one of the Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, it has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1984. It is one of the oldest structural (versus rock-cut) stone temples of South India. ( Nikon D750, Venus optics Laowa 15mm- F4)
Back from work!
Back from work!
During my three day's at Mahamallapuram . i visited 3 fishing villages one at kovalam , one at Mahamallpuram and one at Sadras ( near Kalpakkam ) .. what is noteworthy is these people of the sea understand the sea like no others and they have no fixed times .. i saw motorised boats to these canoes ... These fishermen were coming back during sunrise ... some others were going for fishing at dawn ... so these guys must have ventured out in the dark ... hard life .... ( Nikon D750, Nikon 24-120 F4)
Off to work!
Off to work!
I do not stick to any branch of photography and will shoot anything except people ( I'm bad with people and do not understand many of them ... irrespective of whatever Good you do .. there is always a negative interpretation ... ) .However every branch has something to teach..... Here i used slow shutter speed and waited for the boat to pass the wave to get it relatively still ... a lot of thought process went behind it .. for me most of the time it is not accidental or instinctive shots .. i do fail many times.. but when it is successful ... it is motivational at the same time satisfactory... ( Nikon D750, Laowa 15 MM F4)
Sea shells on a sea shore
Sea shells on a sea shore
Sea shells on a sea shore! reminds me of a famous tongue twister .... ( Nikon D750, Laowa 15mm F4)
In to the sea
In to the sea
In to the sea .. Fishermen going into the sea , early morning , Mahabalipuram ( Nikon D750, Laowa 15 MM F4)
Reclaimed By Sea
Reclaimed By Sea
Irrespective of what we believe .. we are all just blinks in time... like this beach which is about to reclaimed by the Sea all traces of footsteps of us will be lost eventually ...... ( Nikon D750, Laowa 15mm F4)
Beach after Sunset
Beach after Sunset
The real magic in the sky happens after sunset ... only people with patience know this ... This is Kovalam Beach after sunset .. the sky is just lit and the entire atmosphere turns golden to orange to blue to dark within minutes ...... ( Nikon D750, Laowa 15mm F4)
SeaScape at blue hour
SeaScape at blue hour
SeaScape at blue hour Early morning breeze , sound of the waves .. just before sunrise (blue hour) .. and a new moon in the sky.. is a perfect concoction to fall in love with the sea! shot is slow shutter speed. ( Nikon D750, Nikon 24-120 F4 Nano coated Lens)
Priest of the fishing village
Priest of the fishing village
Priest of the fishing village We are one crazy bunch ... we used to get up at 4 AM and rush to the beach to shoot pictures in blue hour ( an hour before sunrise is called blue hour ) .. by doing this we also noticed some activity even at that hour on the beach ... this person in the picture is a priest of the fishing village ... he did some worship to the sea offered offerings and stood still for some time ... it was a perfect opportunity for me use slow shutter speed and still get him relatively unmoved ... ( Nikon D750, Laowa 15mm F4)
Rock on the beach
Rock on the beach
Rock on the beach! When you find a rock which has sea shells and moss stuck to it .. and the lighting is after sunset .. with waves kissing the rock with eternal love ... all you need to show is the gentle cosmic connection between them .. Slow shutter speed shot ( Nikon D750, Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4)
In Love with the sea
In Love with the sea
In Love with the sea! Early morning breeze , sound of the waves .. sunrise .. and a new moon in the sky.. is a perfect concoction to fall in love with the sea! Used a graduated sepia filter (Cokin Type ) and shot is slow shutter speed. ( Nikon D750, Nikon 24-120 F4 Nano coated Lens)