Bhainsrorgarh or Bhainsror is an ancient fort that has become a major tourist spot in the state of Rajasthan, India. The famous British historian Colonel James Tod said, after seeing the splendid and mesmerizing beauty of Bhainsrorgarh, that if he was offered a Jagir (fiefdom) and given an option to choose it anywhere in Rajasthan, he would choose Bhainsrorgarh.
Bhainsrorgarh is located 50 Km from Kota & the journey along the road takes 1 hour. Bhainsrorgarh is an impregnable fort, inhabited from at least the 2nd century BC. The present fort (part of which you can see roughly in the centre of the frame) is around 260 years old and was built around 1750. It is dramatically positioned on the bank of the Chambal River & has now been converted into a 5 bed room luxury hotel. The lone boat sums up the tranquility of the place.
3 years, 445 posts, that's my 'mileage' in TE as of today.
I had joined this site with the idea of knowing more about the world, and also to improve my photographic skills. I do not know if I have made any improvements as a photographer in this three year journey...you are the best judge, but the fact is, I get great joy in sharing photographs with you all, made friends in the way, some of whom I’ve had the privilege to meet in person. The sad part is, a lot of excellent & talented photographers have left this site over the last one year, but still there’s a lot of talent, both old & new on display here, from whose pictures, I learn almost every day. On my part I try to share with you pictures from various parts of my country, India & also showcase the places less traveled. This is the first picture of Bhainsorgarh in TE (unless somebody had posted a shot earlier with an incorrect location).
I take this opportunity to thank every one in this community for sharing such wonderful pictures from every parts of our beautiful planet. Seeing your pictures has indeed been an enlightening experience for me. A special thanks to those, who have taken time & efforts to comment or critique my pictures, helping me in my quest to improve my photography and knowledge.
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besnard (56645) 2009-01-31 2:47
Tu fêtes dignement ces 3 années de présence sur TE avec un joli cliché empreint de sérénité et de belles couleurs.
Merci pour le partage et bonne continuation.
gildasjan (43654) 2009-01-31 2:48
Très belle image calme pour fêter vos 3 ans sur TE.J'aime beaucoup la petite barque sur la gauche de l'image.
SAMANDI (302) 2009-01-31 2:52
Very nice daily shot and sharp photo
Point of view
Well done .. TFS
-- SADEGH --
PixelTerror (0) 2009-01-31 2:53
COngratulations for your 3 years !
This a very pleasant image for all looks so quiet and harmonious, light is great and the small boat on the bottom left provides excellent balance.
Have a nice day JY
Kielia (24077) 2009-01-31 2:56
what a great idea to present this treasure so beautifully captured. The light and the blue colors are wonderful. I also like the reflections and - of course - the little boat.
I fully understand your concerns about the members that have left TE, and I am afraid that the site has become too crowded. But anyway it is a pleasure for me to learn not only about the world but especially about India that is a very spectacular place on our planet. Your contributions are highly appreciated.
I wish you further inspiration! Thanks for everything!
aadilj (18102) 2009-01-31 2:57
CONGRATULATIONS Angshuman for achieving a personal landmark of three years on TE. You have indeed enlightened us with some well crafted and beautiful images. I am sure you'll continue to cheere us with your work. I love this beautiful and calm image, its colours and the way you have composed it
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-01-31 3:00
Hello Angshu! Excellent landscape. Amazing mirror. Good long perspective. Very good composition. Superb effect. Congratulations 3years! Well done!
dip (23890) 2009-01-31 3:04
congratulation for your 3 years in TE!
wonderful image with amazing colors and very good POV,
erhan1958 (15733) 2009-01-31 3:09
Stunning image of this action capture. Excellent framing and timely captured in sharp details
baba_flies (8829) 2009-01-31 3:18
Hello Angshuman! What a smart composition of a great photographer! Yes some have left and sometimes I have fears when people don't show up for a while that they will never return again but sometimes they do and this feels good and makes my heart jump a little bit.
This is a fantastic post showing all your talents. Very well chosen the little bit of land with the boat on the side which makes the picture work so well. What a beautiful region! Best regards, Barbara.
mesutilgim (95854) 2009-01-31 3:29
First of all congratulations to your anniversary at TE.
We have started almost in the same period. You Nov 2005 and me January 2006.
This entry is really wort to be used as a celebrational entry. Simple but quite effectfull.
Very nice reflections and good pov.
Perfect usefull notes.
TFS and best regards
feather (51130) 2009-01-31 3:40
Congratulations Angshu for your 3 year anniversary. There is one thing I can say with truth and that is you have given back as much - maybe more in some instances - as you have received, with your constant posts of places some of us had never heard about, and also your unique view of more visited locations. Your images are of high quality and you always accompany your posts with an excellent note, which I consider important for the mission of this site. Your critiques are always thoughtful and you show interest with your questions.
This is another beauty you present to us today, taken in excellent light and with stunning reflections. Also of interest in the scene is the tiny boat moored on the left.
Let's hope we are both still here in another 3 years! ;D
asajernigan (21427) 2009-01-31 5:33
Congratulations on you 3 years of TE! You have chosen a very nice shot to celebrate you anniversary. The reflection here is great giving the photo a nice sense of depth and balance. The lighting and colors are great with excellent sharpness and DOF. The angle of the photo is very good using the river to lead the eye thought the shot.
Floydian (30970) 2009-01-31 6:08
Your biggest step was to buy a real DSLR with more and more control over the subjects and a much better colour management control when shooting raw files. You showed me this one before and i was surprised how fast you get the touch to control Lightroom in preparing the raw files for display. The blue toning here is wonderful in the water, but also a great gradient in the sky. That little boat on the bottom left corner gives a very nice balance in the photo and makes this one very pleasant to look at.
Congratulations, after three years big improvements...
jhm (155410) 2009-01-31 8:14
Quiet and very fine picture, congratulations with this picture as "mileage"
Great quality and splendid colours, together the reflection in water.
Perfect perspective, you create great depth too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Jeppo (17645) 2009-01-31 8:45
first of all: congrats for your journey so far. it's a pleasure to see your photos here and your interesting notes
second: thanks for showing us this hidden gem from rajastan (a land I had the chance to see last year...). I have to say that Britsh historian was pretty right to long for this amazing place
dta (79525) 2009-01-31 9:09
Hello Angshuman ,
This picture is a masterpiece of peace and calmness . What a great blue mirror ! The golden and green reflections are nice , too .
Congratulations , for this one , and for your 3 years .
jasmis (58254) 2009-01-31 11:01
First of all - congratulations, Angshuman.
Fine calm panoramic view for this splendid occasion. Detailed note, as well.
Regards my dear friend.
jonathan_hart (21276) 2009-01-31 11:14
nice composition with the little boat to balance the scene, the POV is wonderful
TFS your photos since 3 years!
Bartleby (13552) 2009-01-31 11:17
Three years on TE and 445 posts....and I've just discovered your beautiful gallery Angshuman...how come? Anyhow that's part of TE's good sides...the fact of stumbling upon cool photographers. Well now, the picture is interesting as well. A good reflection and a small craft at the bottom left-hand corner to introduce the viewer to the rest.
Well anyhow, all the best and see you soon, definitely.
Morac (27723) 2009-01-31 11:25
Very quiet beautiful image to celebrate your 3-year TE.
Thank you for your way to show India and its people.
We are twins, I also just celebrated my three years on TE.
chrisnet (23046) 2009-01-31 11:42
Congratulations for your three years!
I like much this peaceful landscape, the reflection is superb and very sharp, really a pleasant view.
MarianneS (15338) 2009-01-31 12:24
Let me first congratulate you for your 3rd TE birthday!
Thank you for the nice photos you use to offer us.
This one is excellent, with a perfect light and lovely reflection.
I like the importance you gave to the blue colour;-)
vinicio (23423) 2009-01-31 14:17
I'm happy of this "Birthday" :) My congratulations to you and to your activity here, compliments Angshu.
Also to this beautiful image for this event, really good and beautiful.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2009-01-31 14:33
Hello my 13days older brother :)
It is a big matter that we all here are joined for one purpose - knowing the world and each other.
Lovely capture, great colours and reflections in blue water.
Gerrit (52097) 2009-01-31 15:25
congratulations with this milestone.
You are celebrating it with a beautiful photo of of wonderful place,
Excellent composition in great strong colors.
bukitgolfb301 (43028) 2009-01-31 18:17
Hello my dear Prof. Angshu
The title of "Tranquility" just matches this photo, no wave in the lake, that surface seems to be a mirror. The small boat at left side has a good accent, great job as usual.]
Congratulation on you 3rd anniversary, and look forward to another masterpiece
Best regards and many thanks for sharing
everlasting (15238) 2009-01-31 21:12
Dear Angshu, How time flies.........congratulations on your milestone, you know that you are a very valued member of this community. Yur work is of consistently high quality providing us often with a unqiue view of a much phoographed location.
Here another excellent composition, beautiful light and refelctions and of course that little boat moored in the gives added inerest and a good balance. Greetings from Bangalore.
carper (96) 2009-01-31 23:28
congratulation Angshu with your three years on Trekearth.
You have give us always a good impression of the beautiful sides and landscapes of your country. I thank you for that, you are a good photographer thats a factor for me and your are growing in a positive way with taking photo's. You send us a fine landscape with reflection and a good perspective, have a nice day.
Graal (103034) 2009-02-01 0:23
congratulations on Your 3 years on TE! Good result and we expect next years and much photos. An interesting gallery You have. Pleasant landscape in this image. Nice weather, beautiful reflections. I like it.
laxpix (686) 2009-02-01 0:38
Nice reflection and sharp colors.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-02-01 1:42
Congratulations for your anniversary and your beautiful collection! We may have recognized very many beautiful landscapes and a building through your photos. You selected a superb picture to the occasion. Really romantic and picturesque sight. I wish you superb photos and exciting and beautiful landscapes! Have a nice Sunday!
tomwalas (48) 2009-02-01 11:58
Perfect reflection, Good definition and color!
japiey (10163) 2009-02-01 21:47
For the beloved moments you share here, my respects.
It's a dear feel when many of our respected members smile, watching the milestone you have been through..
A composition that plays the cool nature..
My respects :)
patdeph (35748) 2009-02-01 23:35
congratulations for your 3 years and 445 posts,it's an impressive amount!It's always a great pleasure to comme in your gallery,as each photos are interesting, beautiful and with a beautiful quality!
Here,the colours are splendid,well enhanced by a beautiful light.The place seems very nice ans worth a visit!I 've never heard something about it,thanks to make us know it!I love the large part of water in fron tof the rocky boards and the fortress,that gives a nice depth!The reflection is superb!
leo61 (0) 2009-02-01 23:52
Congratulations for three years here at TE,your many good shots and allways great notes.
This is a very well composed image with these reflections and the boat in the corner.
papagolf21 (103956) 2009-02-02 0:35
Bonjour, mon ami Angshu,
Trois ans sur TE, le temps passe vite sur le site. Je tiens à te remercier pour ces merveilleuses photographies présentées. Chaque fois c'est un émerveillement. Ici, encore, nous avons le plaisir de découvrir des paysages exceptionnels.
Une très belle photographie. Félicitations.
Dpbours (222) 2009-02-02 0:51
Wonderful reflections you have captured here!!
Nice how you used the little boat in the foreground to emphasize the emptiness of it all. I love that. Even without the fort it is a very nice capture!
sevy (58) 2009-02-02 1:07
Very nice framing and composition. The size of the river is providing a good deepness to the shot and in the same time, the feeling of empty is fighted by the boat in the corner.
Nice also this sky without clouds, totally blue and taking in sandwich the golden cliff with also a full blue river.
Very well done,
ChrisJ (116166) 2009-02-02 1:33
You've given us many great images on TE, over the past three years! Congratulations on this milestone. Wonderful colour & reflections here. Tfs!
riclopes (35577) 2009-02-02 2:00
Olá Angshu, almost 150 posts a year...I'm far from that average now. 'Tranquility' is indeed the word that best describes the mood here. The beauty is imense and the best detail for me is the way you placed the boat on the corner pointing to the cliff and fort. I can also see the people on the beach even if too tiny to have relevance in the whole scenery. Congratulations for the third annyversary and keep surprising me - I truly think you've been improving a lot lately, more than me actually ;-)
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-02-02 2:04
First of all - congratulations, Angshuman !
Three year showing us the beauty of India.
Fine POV, colours and shapness in this fine composition
pierrefonds (68211) 2009-02-02 3:54
The reflections in the water are assets to the composition. The presence of the small boat has an effect of scale. The point of view leads our eyes toward the opposite shore and to the mountain in the background which is giving depth to the photo. The nice blue sky is sending a light which is enhancing the colors. Well done, have a nice day.
marietom (34609) 2009-02-02 4:46
très belle symétrie, dans cette magnifique composition aux beaux reflets.
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-02-02 5:05
Hello my friend ,
Bonita foto para festejar 3 anos de TE , ficou magnifico o reflexo desta falésia nas aguas calmas deste rio , gostei muito do ponto de visão em diagonal , bonitos tons de azul , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jafadabret (56501) 2009-02-02 5:50
Joyeux anniversaire Angshu !
Cette photo est encore une excellente composition sur un paysage d'une grande beauté. Les couleurs et le graphisme donnent à la photo un charme certain.
Bonne continuation sur ce site !
josepmarin (58359) 2009-02-02 9:09
You also celebrate 3 years in TE, like me several weeks ago. Congratulations my friend!!
Your gallery is fantastic, and especially your photos of your country have done a great work in order that we know it better, so much in its landscapes, like in its architecture, in its daily life and in its traditions.
And this anniversary photo demonstrates it, is excellent, has a good setting with a wide angle, a nice diagonal and an elegant perspective.
I like the deep landscape and its reflections on the water, and also the great light and the beautiful colors that you have obtained.
I wish you many more years sharing your photos here.
emjleclercq (15780) 2009-02-02 13:27
Nice diagonal composition, with the cliff and its reflection on the right, and the opening with more depth on the left. Very ncie shade of blue of the sky reflected in the water.
All the best,
PS: There seems to be some sadness or nostalgia in you note, but personnally I think you have taken the best in terms of lessons her: just compare your first framings with your most recent ones.
edytungkal (4551) 2009-02-02 20:10
And i must say thanks to you for our friendships and for your many amazing pictures from your place and this one is very nice for celebrates your beautiful 3 years mileage in TE. Congratulation my friend....
siolaw (38292) 2009-02-03 0:20
A nice one for this anniversary!
The great blues of water and sky, as clear as it gets.... Nicely composed with the small boat to balance the scene...
goodwill (4226) 2009-02-03 4:43
This is an adorable shot, no doubt its peace its tranquility.........................
Jusy Wonderful and happy TE B'day.
Atousa (7131) 2009-02-04 4:28
Congratulations for the great achievement n hope to see more n more nice shots taken by you, like this one which reveals tranquility well n has been a good choice for this celebration.. I like the inclusion of the boat too that is an evidence for showing the vastness of the place..beautiful stillness..tfs
Best regards, A
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2009-02-04 4:57
Congratulations! You have been India's flagbearer on this site. While many others have failed to keep up with the 'routine', you have been an exception in this regard.
If I were to make an honest evaluation of your work on TE, this is what I would say : I do not like each and every picture you post. Maybe I like 60% of them and for the rest 40%, I would wonder, now why did Angshuman had to post this, knowing fully well the virtual treasure house of photographs that you have in store. But then having watched your postings over the years, I have come to realise that you do not post photos which clamour for points. Instead you are always open to criticism, always willing to learn and experiment. Some of us are too lazy to do that:) I am no longer a regular on this site, but having been here for almost three years, I feel that you have been one of the most improved Indian photographers on TE. While architectural photographs still remain your forte, you have opened up new vistas. You have worked hard to improve your post processing skills having realised it is not enough to take a good photograph, but to catch the eyeballs, 'packaging' is a must. I have also felt that you genuinely believe in promoting our country and its people in the best manner possible. Your accompanying notes are a lesson for any newcomer. Flagbearer and a great ambassador for our beautiful country - Keep up the good work.
As for the accompanying image, I had the privilge of a sneak preview and expressed my appreciation. I once again applaud a perfect picture postcard and your effort to promote this largely unknown place.
Didi (60588) 2009-02-04 9:52
Happy aniversary for your presence in the club.
Very nice view, but I hope before the next year you shall try a large Panoramic view.
axiotea (21651) 2009-02-04 20:07
A good choice of image to celebrate your 3 years spent on TE ;)
What caught first my attention is the luminosity, the position of the fort perched on the cliffs and its reflection...I would not mind to take the small boat, here providing a good balance, to go on the other side of the river. The peaceful atmosphere is very well conveyed.
Thanks for the note as well!
I wish you plenty more photos...
Felip (3907) 2009-02-08 5:08
Congratulations for your 3 years in TE, I wish you a lot more of them, apporting to this community your enjoyable works, like this one...Tranquility...mmmhhh!, that's exactly what I miss nowadays!. Good job.
Best wishes my friend
avene (12675) 2009-02-16 8:18
I see that you posted this while I was still away, so I'm a little late in congratulating you on this milestone. congratulations! :) and keep posting, your progress has been most impressive, I'm lookign forward to your future posts.
apt title, "tranquility" is the first thing that comes to mind looking and this shot. I especially like the boat in the lower left corner, it's a little accent, but adds so much to the scene. excellent work, I like it.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56760)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-10-30
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Canon 18 - 55mm / f 3.5 - 5.6, RAW, Hoya 58mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Rajasthan, The Circuit Lesser Known
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-31 2:43