I am starting to repost in an auspisious way..
Two things here, first Aum second Lord Muruga.
Here is one of the definition of Aum:
Om or Aum is of paramount importance in Hinduism. This symbol (as seen in the image on the right) is a sacred syllable representing Brahman, the impersonal Absolute — omnipotent, omnipresent, and the source of all manifest existence. Brahman, in itself, is incomprehensible; so a symbol becomes mandatory to help us realize the Unknowable. Om, therefore, represents both the unmanifest (nirguna) and manifest (saguna) aspects of God. That is why it is called Pranava, to mean that it pervades life and runs through our prana or breath.
taken from: http://hinduism.about.com/library/weekly/aa022200.htm
In Tamil Nadu as the popular maxim goes, "Wherever there is a mount there is a shrine for lord Muruga".
Lord Muruga - called by various favourite names like Karthilkeya, Arumuga, Shanmuga, Guhan, Skanda, Subramanya and Kumara - by his ardent devotees - is a Hindu god. He is considered to be the son of Lord Shiva - the Hindu God of distruction and the brother of Lord Ganesh - the most famous elephant headed god of India.
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KevRyan (22956) 2005-09-19 10:33
A really great perspective here Bala - I really like the foreground figure and the depth of the image - a great sky too and thanks for the informative note.
Perhaps some fill in flash on the figure might have been desirable but I am really not so bothered as his presence really acts well as a 'waypoint to the tremendous perspective on the building behind him.
best wishes Kev
thaprem (2558) 2005-09-19 10:35
Nice shot, Bala...
I like the man in action with his shadow clearly shown on the ground..Gives a depth to this whole thing....
The colour is ghood though iwoul dexpect more contrast & saturation in it.
Paolo (41222) 2005-09-19 10:47
Hi Bala, good picture, with a great perspective, a wonderful sky and a good POV.
oochappan (16203) 2005-09-19 10:47
Ah finally, there you are Palani
A fine way to spot the essence of the temple here, an unusual POV, the brightness of the hot sun, a cloudy sky and the sign Ohm, also sometimes spelled like this, to the Lord Muruga, it is taken on the top of the mountain, most people are sheltering from the sun as it can be hot burning here, one man as antipode to this impressive taken part of the temple, very well depicted atmosphere. Are you still in TN ?
don_narayan (2014) 2005-09-19 12:20
Hey Bala! Thanks for the upload while on the road. I really like all the lines here, they are everywhere! the light is a bit harsh, though. take care, have fun and I look forward to more.
jeanfrancois (1260) 2005-09-19 15:13
I love the superb sky and the big sign. The beige pillars are unfamiliar. i wonder what they can be.
sarju (5324) 2005-09-19 21:48
excellent perspective man ... even though I grew up in India but this photo is a bit of surprise ... I mean the architecture and landscape does look a bit weird to me .... but hey Thanks a lot for showing me the all the diversities that India is made of.
Very impressive POV ... I love the way you framed in this gentleman in the side of the photo .... well done
regards ... sarju
PJE (20758) 2005-09-19 23:03
Bala having the gentleman posing on the left of the frame was a real good idea of yours. The place looks really interesting and absolutely too hot for me. Good stuff.
nerve (10231) 2005-09-20 4:22
Welcome back Bala! :)
Beautiful shot! i love the perspective and your DOF here..the sky is gorgeous too..
very well done..
bullabulla (3488) 2005-09-20 14:01
I really like the big lens here the light as well and the angle of the photo!
thanks for the explanation as well!
I'm leaving in Tamil Nadu in 1 month!!
I'm looking forward to discovering this country!
Stepan (27210) 2005-09-22 15:20
A good frame (it was a good idea to have the guy on the left) and a good depth...
An interesting light too.
- Copyright: Bala Nallama (bnallama) (3763)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED DX AF-S
- Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-19 10:21