I visited at Belur in the state of Karnataka at the end of January, 2012. This is a view of a lady who was walking alone under the arch adjacent of the temple corridor.
The Chennakeshava temple is a holy house for sculptures showcasing innumerable variety of ornaments, the doorways, the ceilings, the birds, the animals, dancers and other figures are fully decorated as if they are full of life and vigour with variety of actions and movements. The doorways are guarded on either side by the gorgeously decorated dvarapalaka (doorkeepers).
Front view of the Chennakeshava templeThere are two more
shrines here that are still in use by devotees and there is a Pushkarni or stepped well to the right side of the main entrance. The temple is one of the finest examples of Hoysala architecture. The facade of the temple is filled with intricate sculptures and friezes with no portion left blank. The main entrance is crowned by a Rayagopura built during the days of Vijayanagar empire. Within the temple complex, the Chennakesava temple is in the centre, facing east and flanked by Kappe Channigaraya temple and a small Lakshmi temple on its right. At Chennakesava temple daily pujas are performed.
An interesting sight with in the sanctum are the ancient jet-black Hoysala pillars, covered with bright vermilion smeared on by devotees. The main temple is surrounded by Temples of Soumyanayaki and Ranganayaki, beloveds of Sri Chennakesava.
I got an opportunity to shoot the moment.
with best wishes to all,
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Noel_Byrne (31130) 2014-09-04 8:46
Beautiful depth image, and I love how the sunlight is pouring in from the left hand side, creating this fascinating bright interior. Judging by the body language of this woman, she seems to be as in awe of this brilliant light as I am, I can only imagine how it looked to her. Perfect framing with the foreground arch too.
ikeharel (71407) 2014-09-04 8:54
The multi-archs hall and the woman walk through, gave good sense of depth, while the outside light enhanced its details.
Well managed the shades and strong light on left in contrast. The place looks as built with clay.
Fine shot, well collected.
COSTANTINO (65236) 2014-09-04 9:26
Hello dear friend
beautiful symmetrical shot with the human
figure dominating this picture
I love the strong shades and lightd
shot with a hidden mystery
pajaran (60617) 2014-09-04 9:29
Interesantan tekst o hramu sa opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano lukovi i trenutak sa zenom ...
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lepa igra svetla i senke.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the temple with a description ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated arches and a moment with his wife ...
Good work and composition, well captured moment.
Beautiful play of light and shadow.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
GFSSD-1 (3960) 2014-09-04 11:14
very nice graphic-rythym-perspective
willperrett (10683) 2014-09-04 11:42
Beautiful near-perfect symmetry, which is nicely disrupted by the figure of the woman. Lovely warm tones, which again are tempered by the cool blues of the woman's skirt. Very well seen and excellently captured.
Tue (37016) 2014-09-04 14:29
The light can't have been easy to handle here, but you did a really good job. The warm colours are pleasant too and the lonely visitor is a great inclusion of course!
jmdias (64426) 2014-09-04 17:13
very beautiful the shapes of these arches. I liked the use you did of the personage and the light here.
PiotrF (17480) 2014-09-04 17:31
beautiful view of the shapes of these arches, spectacular capture looking for the detail of this magnificent piece of architecture.
Excellent sharpness and the overall technical features.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-09-04 23:33
Lovely image of the lady in the hall.Excellent POV and perspective, beautiful colors and light, good sharpness.Keep sharing.
snunney (99038) 2014-09-05 4:25
A wonderful atmosphere exudes from this nicely presented composition. Excellent light management and good rendering of the textural detail. The lady contributes much to the overall success of the composition.
Cricri (119495) 2014-09-05 6:35
Intéressante architecture , la succession des arches, la lumière et la présence de la dame , très belle composition
berek (50494) 2014-09-05 22:23
a different architecture. you've got a very good perspective on the dial. successful management of light and color.
Have a nice weekend.
siudzi (34141) 2014-09-06 12:14
Like the achieved perspective effect and amazing warm tonality of this scene. Really superb and unique one! The human present is a plus here to get an eye catching visual result. TFS!
Graal (102884) 2014-09-07 10:35
nice style of architecture. Interesting view and presentation. I like the arcades and alone woman in center. Good composition.
Have a nice evening.
annjackman (21899) 2014-09-07 10:40
Although the light is very bright on the left the picture is lovely. The repetition of arches and the gorgeous light on the walls make a super frame for the lady in green. Very well seen.
Kind Regards, Ann
jhm (152902) 2014-09-08 4:48
These old construction with all the arches makes these picture very pleasant to look at..
A lovely picture taken with high quality and sharpness.
The lady is an extra touch on these picture.
Excellent perspective and depth picture with the street and nice light in background.
Very well done, TFS.
dcole (281) 2014-09-17 8:26
Nice shot, I really like the shadows here as well as the framing. The woman helps to show the scale of the temple arches, very nice, TFS!
Miguel82 (27646) 2014-09-18 12:32
That succession of arches creates a superb visual effect Swapan, I like also that the image contains parts of shadow and light, neat picture
nikkitta (17066) 2014-09-23 17:03
Just good to have the lady going as a reference, it add a touch of color at the very symmetrical capture
Creative work, congrats
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-09-28 2:24
Hello Swapan - The light here is atmospheric telling us much about the weather conditions and explaining how welcome such arched walkways can be in the blazing sunlight. I like the soft colours on the old walls and the succession on distinctively-shaped arches. The presence of the woman is a perfect finishing touch.
Royaldevon (38844) 2014-10-06 2:05
Good Morning Swapan,
The repeating arches have a shapely beauty of their own, emphasised by the warm hues, created by the sunlight. They make a very natural guide to the lady who is a most important, focal element in your shot.
Have a lovely day,
gervaso (13735) 2014-11-20 1:41
The architecture is wonderful with these arches, and you show it with very good perspective and an excellent light management! Very good colors and sharpness! Wonderful composition!