Temple at evening

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Comments (10)

Roger Sandvik on November 16, 2007

What a great picture Marilyn! The light really plays the building ornaments, and overall gives balance to the picture.

Marilyn Whiteley on November 16, 2007

Thank you, Roger. You are quick! When I took the photo I was standing more or less with this at my back. It is what we had come to see! But at this time of day, the lighting made the temple a really interesting subject, or so I thought.

Lilypon on November 16, 2007

Oh Marilyn what a wonderful photo of the ornamental detail the artisans put into these fantastic buildings!

Marilyn Whiteley on November 17, 2007

Thanks, Pam. Yes, the detail is amazing, and I personally prefer the "natural" temples like this to the ones that are vividly painted in this style (though this is certainly not a typical view)!

carloncho on November 17, 2007

great picturee!

greetigns from Chile

Marilyn Whiteley on November 18, 2007

Thanks, caroloncho. I'm glad you like it! I would like to visit your beautiful country.

Ryan Calhoun on November 18, 2007

Wow, beautiful photo Marilyn! The evening light here is just as much a subject as the temple itself, I think. Also nice with the branch hanging over.


Margrit M. Berger (S… on November 19, 2007

Marilyn, you have been to so many places. It's great that you share them with us with your photos.

It's a beautiful photo. When we open it to the bigger version, it's amazing, what deatails can be discovered. I'd recommend it to all to have a look at the bigger version. It's wonderful, that you have photographed the scripture as well. It's art in itself. Thank you Marilyn, for this view of a Hindu temple.

Best wishes, May

AlexMatos on November 19, 2007

Beautifull photo Marilyn! I really like the composition between Shadow ad light on the building.

Cheers, Alex

Marilyn Whiteley on November 19, 2007

Thank you, Ryan, May, and Alex. This isn't one of the times, Alex, that I looked silly, doing something strange. Yet I suspect that people thought I was a bit strange for wandering away from what we'd come to see in order to take this shot. As you observed, May, I did also take the "proper" photo! But I loved the light and shadow of this, and all the amazing detail.

Cheers, Marilyn

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Photo taken in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu 603104, India

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 16, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2005/02/15 07:18:30
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 9.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: -0.70 EV
    • No flash