This shot was pre-visualised, and played in my mind like a hundred times as to how I would do it.
In the reservoir of Gorur Hemavathi near Hassan is a ruined Church built by the French missionaries, and this Church submerges in the dam waters when the water levels rise in monsoons. I was expecting a bit of water around, so that I could get some reflections too, but December it was and the monsoon being low this year, it wasn't the case.
So we got a chance to camp next to the ruins and I got my opportunity to frame the magnificence in front of me, with the star trails :)
The structure illuminated by the light from the camp fire, torch light and twilight.
Exposure: 10 stacked images of about 180 sec each, a total of 33 mins.
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gildasjan (38442) 2013-01-26 9:30
Très belle prise de vue en pose longue avec le filé de ces étoiles.Une très bonne réalisation avec cette rarchitecture parfaitement exposée.
ACL1978 (6103) 2013-01-26 20:52
Beautiful and magical shot, Prashant. The ruins themselves are beautiful, and the warm red light otherworldly. The star trails follow its lead moving up and to the left. Combined with an evocative title, you have a great shot here.
Nicou (98775) 2013-01-26 22:06
J'aime ces iamges d'étoile qui tourne et font des effets merveilleux quelle vue dans ce ciel on dirait de la foudre de couleur qui tombe sur cet arche.
Bravo et amitié
dip (21961) 2013-01-26 23:06
the exposure result looks really impressive!
A nice photo,very well captured and composed,
CLODO (24902) 2013-01-27 0:20
I am always impressed by this kind of shot, stars trails against astable background.
subhendu_bagchi (16652) 2013-01-27 1:27
another great shot from you Prashant. I also have a wish to capture such star movement but my camera doesn't permit me to do so. A great shot indeed. I have a question on it... What was the exposer time for it? I think you wouldn't mind telling me... Anyway thanks for sharing this beautiful image.
Have a nice day.
jhm (123140) 2013-01-28 3:42
I can not see your exposure time but the raindrops make these picture extraordinarily lovely.
Excellent composition, nice perspective and depth image.
Very well done, TFS.
madhumita_roy86 (2224) 2013-01-28 23:33
lovely shot..good POV...
really very good exposure..
Romano46 (5988) 2013-01-29 10:16
le notti indiane sono già favolose perche sono ricche dei profumi e dei colori dell'oriente, ma se ci aggiungi anche il cammino delle stelle ottieni dei risultati che incantano.
Hai ottenuto un bellissimo effetto che ben si sposa con il colore e la struttura dell'architettura.
Ciao e buona serata
mkamionka (24808) 2013-01-29 13:11
beautiful work. The long exposure made a fantastic effect here. The ruins seem to be subtly lit with a pink light. Excellent work, good idea for the title too,
bona (10224) 2013-01-31 12:59
nice work with the lonk exposure. I really like this kind of photo but never got one. Here in my city there are to much wind and the tripod don't stay stable to take photos in so long exposure.
Great light and colors.
photographer123 (6246) 2013-02-01 5:36
What should I say..Just wonderful... Best wishes...
timecapturer (31278) 2013-02-07 8:29
this is stunning, and there are some wonderful shots in your impressive gallery. I chose this one because this type of imagery fascinates and intrigues me. It is a technique that I would love to try. Yours here is accomplished and quite magical and the impact compelling and beautiful. Well done. Adding you to my inspirers!
Regards - Brian.
Angshu (51432) 2013-02-13 20:58
Brilliant! I have no idea how you did it & what you mean by stacked images, but the effect, even though I have seen many pictures like this with the circular star trails is amazing! Not because I am seeing such a picture for the first time with an Indian architectural structure as the centre piece
- Copyright: prashant prabhu (prashantprabhu) (215)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-15
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS XSi 450D, Canon EF-S 18-55 IS f3.5:5.6
- Exposure: f/3.5
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): ruins of buildings, Light Trails & Star Trails [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-26 7:52