I was wondering in between how many night shots there would be on TE of the Golden Temple in Amritsar, putting them together in a theme, I was surprised, not that much ! You can see, in order of posting ...
Here my version: it was a misty night, glooming up all the lights, while people were waiting in line, to visit the Golden Core. After this shot we joined them.
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Paolo (41216) 2008-04-14 3:49
Hi Henk, wonderful one, fantastic timing, excellent quality and composition and a magic light!
dvlazar (6644) 2008-04-14 4:58
This image is on fire! Very vibrant and full of atmosphere - the ever popular temple provides color to the night time scene.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-04-14 5:32
Hello Henk! Wonderful point of view. Fantastic lightness. Excellent mirror. Good capture. Great effect! Well done!
samrat_roy1 (697) 2008-04-14 5:52
i certainly feel the same way as others. the temple certainly looks like emitting light on its own. the clarity is superb. i know, you have made it a point to take the reflection as well, but i feel that the water should have been cropped off a bit. the temple should have been on the lower right corner. but even then, its great...
PaulVDV (15017) 2008-04-14 12:32
The Golden Temple with its Golden Reflection !
Well done. I like this composition with the long line of waiting people in the left half of the picture.
Why so many visitors at night ?
rigoletto (30478) 2008-04-14 23:06
First of all, i'd like to thank you for creating that theme. I wasn't aware of this temple, now i see many versions of it and have a chance to compare approaches of other photographers.
It surely deserves a blue hour, and it is interesting to see that most of them are taken in deep black. Is it really so difficult to reach there before the blue hour???
Compositionally, i understand why most of the photos prefer to center the temple, because the left part looks a bit empty, but as an aesthetical observation, the eccentric compo looks better.
The golden glow here (a real result or a touch of pp?) is fantastic, and makes it look different, like the glow of an open-lid treasure chest.
As a tripodless photographer, i bet you pushed up to high iso, resulting in grains, and the grain cleaning activity (if ever done here) gives it a weird look, the top part looking soft, the lower part looking grainy.
To leave those technical blabla's apart, i must say that, this one is again an eye-popper. My eyes popped out of their holes, as i guess, yours did, upon seeing it. Absolutely worth taking and sharing.
vincz (19099) 2008-04-15 0:36
Fabulous image in the mist. The gold is shining so much all over. Reflections are fantastic. A great one.
kevinos (7349) 2008-04-15 6:49
Nicely composed, Henk and with lovely singing colors. The use of the reflection doubles the impact. Regards kevin
MarcT (20946) 2008-04-15 8:34
That's a hell of a burning temple. Lot's of reflections in the water. Superb result and gorgeous colours.
coco (30433) 2008-04-15 12:16
This view looks very nice with the golden lights and with the reflections on the water.
It is not usual in your gallery, but really this is a very nice work.
Floydian (30970) 2008-04-16 3:36
Je had gelijk, die ellendige punten en de kwaliteit van een foto, dramatisch soms. Misschien dat deze boven nog iets meer had mogen hebben om de glow nog meer te laten schijnen, maar de verdere belichting is top, wat ik niet van die anderen kan zeggen.
Terug de tuin :-(
sonal19chawla (64) 2008-08-21 5:38
BEST SHOT of Golden Temple that I have seen till date.......
WELL DONE again!
xavshot (69835) 2008-12-21 3:39
très impressionnante cette photo. l'architecture est superbe et es lumière sont vraiment surprenante. J'aime beaucoup le cadrage et les reflets dans cette photo.
jhm (122458) 2008-12-30 4:35
U plaatste deze op de verjaardag van onze zoon.
Ik heb al een tijdje niet meer op uw site gekeken, te druk bezig met vele dingen.
Het is hier behoorlijk aan het vriezen, schaatsen kan reeds volop, dus bibberen geblazen.
Schitterende foto. Bedankt.
Groeten en prettig eind en good nieuw,
ryno (6304) 2009-01-10 20:04
Hi Henk, this is a great shot of the Golden temple - it looks as if it is on fire. Your night photo shows another dimension of the temple. This is one of the India's most evocative and atmospheric places, well-captured in this image.
erhan1958 (13065) 2009-01-12 8:12
wonderful photo, dream, romantic, colorfull, i like a lot. thanks
Lavan3d (299) 2009-02-17 2:19
maximage (15535) 2009-06-29 14:24
Une image complètement fabuleuse!!! Fantastique.
thaprem (2554) 2009-07-21 8:08
The colours & the light are as ever very well balanced.
The reflection is very attractive & I can see how you would have jostled with the crows to get this so clean in your camera!!
samratrayc (438) 2010-09-05 19:35
thank u for sharing the divine light. The light is really a tell-tale documentation about the depth of your photography skills
fotka (2320) 2010-11-08 13:00
Your shot of Golden Temple is sparkling with a gold. Great composition with Temple on the right side and line of people on the left side. An excellent reflection on the water.