Boasting many temples, several with tall and elaborate gopurams, which you can see towering over the palm trees, Kanchipuram is one of the oldest cities in South India. It was during the reign of Pallava dynasty, from the 4th to the 9th centuries that Kanchipuram attained its limelight.
Today it is one of a number of towns in Tamil Nadu which are on the temple trail.
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macondo (18551) 2009-11-21 23:58
Another terrific scan. Somehow, details do emerge from the shadowy trees and towers. The colour gradient in the sky is superbly warm and smooth, reflected beautifully in the sheen of the water. Nicely done.
delpeoples (52445) 2009-11-22 0:35
Hi Steve, you've really got some treasures locked away in your bag of tricks haven't you? And I feel privileged getting a wee lookie at them. Beautiful sunset tones combine with wonderful sillhouettes and amazing light off the water. It's an exceptional duo-toned shot, great work, Lisa
kschanna (6) 2009-11-22 2:09
Brilliant scan and amazing silhouetted detail. Love the colors and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
phwall (6785) 2009-11-22 2:57
I got a sky quite close to that colour one time in Ayutthaya, Thailand. I think it has something to do with the moisture and pollution mix in the atmosphere.
Anyway I liked the colour I got and I certainly like yours.
Good POV too, the view to the ruins across the pond is very pretty. I particularly like the silhouettes of the temples and the trees, and the reflection...it's a treat.
mozzy27 (2) 2009-11-22 3:18
Awesome silhouette of this wonderful place. The colour of the sky and the light off the water is amazing.
alftrek (3270) 2009-11-22 4:12
The series of temple form a striking silhouette skyline on a canvas of attractive warm sunset colour. Superb work.
ifege (10093) 2009-11-23 1:51
I love this photo Steve,
you've done the scan extremely well. Great evening colour but with excellent use of the temples for interest.
Clementi (52514) 2009-11-24 11:59
a beautiful sunset on these temples. an exceptional light and of the extraordinary colors.
holmertz (37033) 2009-11-25 10:37
Unmistakingly a Tamil Nadu skyline. I spent a couple of interesting days in Kanchipuram some 8-9 years ago but I didn't see it from this angle. The warm light of the sunset is reflected very nicely in the water. Very well exposed to keep so many details of the temple gopurams.
skippy007 (12510) 2009-11-30 23:44
Hi Steve, I think it has all been said, I wish I could just cut & paste what the others have said, especially Andrew & Peter but that would a waste of time, would it not be?. Interesting & exotic silhouette, the beautiful colours & sheen all combine to make this an outstanding image with a mystical feel about it. Excellent scan. As our Italian friends say "complimenti".
PS I can't spell luminosity :-)
jmcl (14535) 2009-12-20 20:09
Wonderful and thoughtful tone on this ancient place .. nicely composed .. wonderful mood. very nice. take care, John