These gopurams belong to Brihadeeshwara temple in Tanjore.
Gopuram, prominent feature of the Hindu temple architecture of South India, is the rising tower at the entrance of a temple. Gopurams are exquisitely decorated with sculpture and carvings and painted with a variety of themes derived from the Hindu mythology, particularly those associated with the presiding deity of the temple of which a particular gopuram is.
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Nicou (130181) 2011-07-12 3:26
supebê compo et iamge, mangigique avec les personnage tout en couleur devant ce temple quel captage quelle couleur et ces tons doux, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Budapestman (82620) 2011-07-12 3:42
a beautiful photo of this fantastic architecture, I like the composition and the glittering lights, a superb shot with full of life atmosphere, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
snunney (90030) 2011-07-12 3:53
A good perspective on this wonderfully decorated temple complex. The visitors contribute to the atmosphere and offer a sense of scale. Pleasing soft light and tones.
jacquest (18871) 2011-07-12 4:38
The people close to the gopurams give a good sense of proportions. There is an interesting contrast between the light on the gopurams and the shasow in the great place in front. I like the soft colors.
Have a nice day
Sergiom (67502) 2011-07-12 5:22
C'est bien d'avoir incorporé dans cette image des personnage qui donnent une référence dimensionnelle aux bâtiments derrière. Le soleil fait briller la pierre.
pajaran (55065) 2011-07-12 10:17
Lep hram i trenutak sa posetiocima, lepe boje i fotografija.
Dobar tekst o mestu i hramu
Imajte uspesan dan i lepo vreme.
A beautiful temple and a moment with the visitors, beautiful colors and images.
Good article about the place and temple
Have a successful day and good weather.
PaulVDV (24429) 2011-07-12 11:10
The light on the gopurams is very strong but creates wonderful golden tones.
The many visitors give us a good idea of the scale of these buildings.
Best regards, Paul
Silvio1953 (130430) 2011-07-12 12:30
Ciao Lakshmi, fantastiic light on wonderful architecture, lovely composition with walking people, excellent clarity and splendid colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
s_lush (16134) 2011-07-12 12:56
These gopurams are very interesting and unique elements of India's architecture. They looks highly impressive and interesting in your picture. Inclusion of groups of people into the composition adds elements of daily life to this architectural picture. Very well composed and perfectly captured!
Fis2 (90089) 2011-07-12 14:27
Good frame, colors and light.
papagolf21 (90550) 2011-07-12 14:39
Découvrir des Temples bénéficiant d'une grande beauté, c'est un véritable bonheur !
Je remarque que ces joyaux font l'objet d'un entretien, heureusement pour ceux qui aiment l'art, l'histoire et l'architecture.
Une très bonne photographie.
photoray (13682) 2011-07-12 19:06
Like everyone else, an impressive warm toned view of the intricate and impressive Brihadeeshwara Temple, with a foreground of walkers in shadow.
ikeharel (62989) 2011-07-13 1:03
The afternoon light shine on the shrine in a beautiful orange tone, Lakshmi.
Fantastic place to take pictures, and lot's of tourists give a vivid ambiance to image.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-07-13 2:35
Excellent presnettaion of this superb and interesting architectur. Good managment of light which give beautiful warm colors. details of the architectur. The peoples give an interesting idea of the important scale of the place.
Schnappilic (9690) 2011-07-13 12:54
TFS such a beautiful place! Light is wonderful!
All the best,
pablominto (53746) 2011-07-13 23:55
An impressive piece of ancient architecture!
The special warmth of the evening light adds to the beauty, while the people in front adds a sense of life to the scene...
jmdias (58974) 2011-07-14 7:21
very beautiful and interesting architecture. I liked these personages in the foreground too. we can have and idea about the place and its details. nice job
Cricri (111461) 2011-07-14 10:10
Jolie teinte que donne la lumière du soir, belle perspective et architecture intéressante des temples, les personnes donne l'échelle, belle présentation
pierrefonds (60414) 2011-07-14 17:15
The distance between the people and the gopurams is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the gopurams. Yhe vening light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
Longroute (19396) 2011-07-15 3:48
Very fine temple illuminated by a lovely warm light. A kind of ancient architecture which never fails to convey the charm of Indian past civilization. The presence of this group of people adds a living factor and makes the image deeper.
kato (11630) 2011-07-18 2:04
You're capturing well this historical architecture by a good composition, so it's impressive to see the scalpture carving of Hinduism style. An artistic detailed sculpture is given to the stone. And, the man and woman who is walking in the courtyard is giving friendly atmosphere to this photograph.
Angshu (56592) 2011-07-19 2:59
The vast expanse of the courtyard, the wonderful guporams looks good in the nice light. The crop into a panoramic version works well! Well done!
maloutim (9639) 2012-08-07 17:44
Indeed, gopurams could be an endless theme for photographers, with so many around, and such intricate architecture and decorations !
As for studying the meaning of the different sculptures, that would be the job of a life time !
Your light management here makes these two towers look like gold !
Good dynamism created by the 4 tourists in the foreground.
TFS and have a good day.