Sunrise over Noir Flohay revisited by MarcT (20964)
my 900: I miss blue sea and blue sky! by lestans (17104)
the people and the duomo by coco (30439)
oochappan (22043) 2008-05-03 14:32
Nice colortones and catching of lightbeams to enhance the mood in this church, remarkable movement blur right due to the wide lens, the other people shot straight towards the lens, so almost no blur there.
Sadhu III by Wanda1 (14982)
oochappan (22043) 2008-05-03 9:59
Nicely explained in Wikipedia, but the reality is too often different.
No, Sadhus, most of them are walking around like travesties, ornamentated Christmas trees, all for the sometimes really aggressive begging, many addicted to hash, a way to hide from police when they are dealing on top, pity, a disgrace to the real, often not visable, Sadhu. OK it brings colors in the street but for the rest like an Irish monk said: create or die, many are not repectable to society but only lazy bloodsuckers. Some holy places you simply have to turn around and click, you got at least 10 of those. Lucky, in the South, Meenakshi, they are banned from the temple.
Matsuri! by tomescuc (3291)
oochappan (22043) 2008-05-03 9:10
Maybe a slight diguising local OOF blur darkening sat- on top corner right to hide the lady with a cigarette ? between her fingers :) as the high POV compo and colortones are really nice here like he was partly hidden by a curtain of smoke. An apealing shot Cristian, worth to work out.
Bodhnath at Sunset by kevinos (7393)
oochappan (22043) 2008-05-03 7:24
the blue cast throughout give a special feel to this stupa, you know the stupa were the first buildings of religious architectural expression, only later they started to carve these out to change up to the now known carved temples.
BTW Budhism resorts from the same roots as most probably the older Jainism, only lots of Jains were killed by the Hindu purification(mounted on a tall post with sharp end) and Budhisme emigrated.