This is a view of Khajuraho Temple in Madhya Pradesh. I shoot this magnificent art work in the middle of December, 2013 when I started my journey from Chitrakoot to Khajuraho and then Benaras.
The Khajuraho group of monuments were built during the rule of Rajput Chandela dynasty. The building activity started almost immediately after the rise of their power, throughout their kingdom to be later known as Bundelkhand. Most temples were built during the reigns of the Hindu kings Yashovarman and Dhanga. The largest and currently most famous surviving temple is Kandariya Mahadeva built in the reign of King Ganda from 1017-1029 AD.
The temple site is within Vindhya mountain range in central India. An ancient local legend held that Hindu deity Shiva and other gods enjoyed visiting the dramatic hill formation in Kalinjar area. The center of this region is Khajuraho, set midst local hills and rivers. The temple complex reflects the ancient Hindu tradition of building temples where gods love to play.
I got an opportunity to shoot this beautiful art work.
I hope you enjoy it,
best wishes to all,
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lousat (78503) 2014-09-02 9:30
A fantastic piece of history my friend! What a magnificent architechture,and what a rich decorations! Your capture made with these fine detail is the best to watch every centimeter of this masterwork,perfect capture as usual very well exposed too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Noel_Byrne (25314) 2014-09-02 9:40
The golden light falling on this temple is magical, and has served onto bring the details out so well. In addition to that, the blue sky behind is a paticularly beautiful tone to offset against the gold. The temple itself seems to be absolutely huge and very impressive. I really admire your composition too, the high tower is perfectly suited to be on the extreme left like this, while the tree balances that really nicely.
Cheers, best wishes from Ireland
cornejo (32780) 2014-09-02 9:44
Hi Swapan, excellent view of this interesting church, beautifully captured in this good shot, great pov in this great and beautiful picture. An interesting image of an interesting building, very good sharpness, light, color and quality. Nice good job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
holmertz (42319) 2014-09-02 10:18
This is an excellent photo of the magnificent temple. Although we don't see any of the famous sculptures closely, the size and structures make the temple as such truly impressive. The tree covering one corner is a very good part of the composition and the colours and light are very very good.
pajaran (53022) 2014-09-02 10:31
Interesantan tekst o starom hramu i dinastiji sa itorijom i opisom ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazan stari hram i detalji na fasadi.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa svetlom koje je istaklo lepotu arhitekture.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the old temple and the dynasty with itorijom and description ...
Good clip, and contrast nicely demonstrated the old temple and details on the facade.
Good work, nice captured moment of light that pointed out the beauty of the architecture.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
dta (68152) 2014-09-02 12:28
Hello Swpan ,
a beautiful soft light on this superb temple . outstanding richness of architectural details .
Gerrit (49102) 2014-09-02 12:57
Beautiful temple with so much artwork.
Wonderful light en colors
williewhistler (14697) 2014-09-02 13:17
a truly spectacular Temple and you have done it full justice by portraying all of it`s splendid architectural features in the best of glowing lights.
The framing complements the image nicely.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2014-09-02 13:51
Wonderful place!Like a postcard!
Good light and composition!
Thank you for you photo from this place. It is very interesting note!
Tue (27696) 2014-09-02 15:44
Superb photo! The sharpness is excellent, which is very important here with all the wonderful details and decorations. The light was very nice here too and I like the inclusion of the little bit of green too.
jmdias (56655) 2014-09-02 17:35
marvelous details of this style of architecture. I liked the intense use of the adornments we have here. very nice quality of image. TFS.
Cricri (108095) 2014-09-02 22:14
Un cadrage bien penser, proche pour bien apprécier tout les moindres détails de cette riche architecture, jolie teinte du temple, belle présentation
shreya2000 (1244) 2014-09-02 22:39
Excellent picture from your side. The temple is standing very powerful. Cropping of this picture is very good. I like it.
ikeharel (58941) 2014-09-03 0:28
Good afternoon Swapan,
The golden stones of the majestically built temple, and the light upon, enhanced the carved elements upon.
Super clear shot and wonderful view on.
My cong.'s, most impressive photo.
Spyder (841) 2014-09-03 2:28
What can I add that hasn't already been commented upon already?
This is a magnificent image of a very ornate temple, along with a wonderful history lesson.
Thank-you for sharing
snunney (85749) 2014-09-03 2:53
An excellent capture of this beautiful temple that I had the pleasure of visiting some ten years ago. Well framed and captured under a sympathetic ambient light, ideal for bringing out the colours and detail in the architectural decoration.
dkmurphys (50224) 2014-09-03 3:01
Very fine capture of this impressive temple. I like the architecture and the sunlight over the walls. Good catch!
jhm (140689) 2014-09-03 4:00
What a big picture with all these fantastic statues on the facade.
Great architecture picture of these building.You took a very nice panorama view about these area.
Also a nice perspective and depth picture.
Excellent composition, nice of colour too
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
danos (87937) 2014-09-03 4:02
very nice the morning view as the presentation of Khajuraho Temple with the lots of the architectural elements to make it so beautiful and unique.Excellent the light management as brings out the details of it.
photoray (12699) 2014-09-03 12:29
Very elaborate art features within the temple Khajuraho architecture. Ornate columns and roof applications, a dense collection of carvings.
Impressive classical Hindu temple and still in fine condition.
Thanks for sharing,
Graal (98351) 2014-09-03 13:11
interesting and nice architecture of temple. Amazing style and details. Good presentation. I like it.
Have a nice evening.
berek (40015) 2014-09-03 20:41
a very impressive temple. very nice architectural details. successful composition, and descriptive information.
Sergiom (62096) 2014-09-04 5:37
J'aime beaucoup ce plan serré sur ce très beau temple de pierres. Les détails sont remarquables de netteté . Le cadrage est classique mais efficace et profite d'un beau ciel comme arrière plan.
rsabhijith (133) 2014-09-04 19:31
Excellent photograph. Superb light management. Splendid artwork and structure of the temple.
Best wishes of the season..
Miguel82 (24725) 2014-09-06 8:36
The skills used to build Khajurao temples are interesting to study Swapan, superb presentation
asajernigan (21330) 2014-09-06 11:21
The lighting is outstanding for the shot bringing out fine warmth and detail. The close up sharpness is great yielding good detail.
fabbs99 (16747) 2014-09-09 23:29
Wonderful image of the Khajuraho Temple in Madhya Pradesh.Excellent image quality with great clarity and sharpness. TFS.
PiotrF (10082) 2014-09-17 22:57
fantastic view of this interesting church.
Perfect exposure, fine composition and exquisite details and sharpness. Nice shot !
nikkitta (14992) 2014-09-18 16:57
I have been there, an impressive place so full of interesting buildings and sculptures, like here the soft golden light and sharpness to best appreciated details
Regards and congrats
macjake (57490) 2014-09-20 14:32
I like the tight cropping and framing too.
its a temple like i've never seen before, very attractive!
well chosen subject
ourania (32867) 2014-10-12 8:09
such a fine cultural heritage -the aspect, the age and the condition of this ancient temple are amazing. I like the tight and elegant composition that has included only the foliage in the corner of the frame and has eliminated all possible distractions from the surroundings. In this way we can focus on the playful and intricate architecture. The light is gentle but warm, the colours are lovely. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
Silvio1953 (124729) 2014-10-21 10:02
Ciao Roy, great view of fantastic temple, fin details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio