Bhainsrorgarh or Bhainsror is an ancient fort, located 50 Km from Kota & the journey along the road takes 1 hour. Bhainsrorgarh was an impregnable fort, inhabited from at least the 2nd century BC. The palace inside the fort (part of which you can see to the left) is around 260 years old and was built around 1750 & It crowns a 200 ft rocky ridge overlooking the River Chambal. The palace has now been converted into a 5 bed room luxury hotel.
Bhainsrorgarh 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.
Once the boat was the only means of transport from this bank of River Chambal to the fort & palace. Now of course there’s a bridge which spans the river. The boat is moored to the bank most of the day, except when an occasional tourist wishes for a ride on the tranquil river. If that is not enough, one can enjoy barbequed fish while boating in the river. Anglers catch the fish in the river and roast it in one boat and then passing it to tourists seated in another boat floating beside. Those interested in angling can do it themselves also. There is another attraction while boating. The patch of Chambal that flows beside the fort-palace is a gharial (crocodile) sanctuary and there are plenty of gharials that one can see while boating. But to me, the lone boat did sum up the tranquility of the place (disturbed by mild ripples).....or a temptation for me to take it to the middle of the river & enjoy some freshly barbequed fish! ;-)
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pastadog (13111) 2009-06-02 1:43
I like the boat, caught in nice light and well exposed. Also the attractive circular ripples on the left. Two issues, Angshu: first, I'm already in the new TE site, and this thick white frame is barely visible (in fact I only discovered it when editing the photo later on) (a thin black line could be included around white frames before posting, and in this way the white frames are visible in the new site), and second, this antenna spoils the atmosphere and your tranquility/barbeque message a little bit... so I tried a WS... regards, Daniel
dip (23892) 2009-06-02 2:30
beautiful image with amazing reflections and blue tones,
well captured and composed,
npecanhuk (78929) 2009-06-02 2:42
Pretty beautiful symmetrical reflection with very nice colors and impressive brightness! Composition is also very good!
TFS - congratulations!
Dpbours (222) 2009-06-02 3:07
What a wonderful reflection! And such a nice punch in the foreground with the boat. Very nice dark contrast there. Really a nice composition!
Urs (14082) 2009-06-02 3:11
That's what I call a picture perfect: the boat leading the viewer to the reflection of the rock cliff, a dream composition and perfect execution. Good work
Best regards Urs
dta (83002) 2009-06-02 3:59
I like a lot the perfect reflection in the so blue mirror . But the composition is attractive , too , with the wooden little boat in the fore ground .
aadilj (18102) 2009-06-02 4:49
You sure have a treasure from this place Angshu. I love the way the colours and the textures have been handled and nuanced. its rich and very well composed
patdeph (35748) 2009-06-02 9:09
how it must be refreshing to be there ,when we know how it can be hot in Rajasthan!To see this blue water with its splendid reflections,that gives me the impression that it's a very nice place,and that it must be good to stay a few days!The blue is really fantastic,as the brilliant texture of the water with the ripples on the left,and I like very much the boat of the foreground with the light inside!Superb!
asajernigan (21427) 2009-06-02 9:34
The reflection makes this shot! The reflection adds nice depth and balance to the scene. The boat in the foreground breaks up the symmetry nicely while adding a nice point of interest. The lighting and colors are fine with nice sharpness and DOF.
sagar (2410) 2009-06-02 10:42
Machh bhaja khete khete noukobihar!!!...a very luring idea. If you add the prize of sucha a serene river and the age old fort as a backdrop, the fish would taste even better I guess.
Very good natural colors here!
marietom (34609) 2009-06-02 13:23
Superbe composition, avec ce très beau reflet, et ce bateau au premier plan. beaucoup de sérénité dans cette image.
Gerrit (52283) 2009-06-02 14:24
interesting square rowing boat and wonderful reflection. Great light and colours.
gilou530 (34) 2009-06-02 14:36
un paysage magnifique sous une lumiére et des couleurs superbes, ambiance de calme et sérénité dans cette photo
dareco (17134) 2009-06-02 16:45
Very nice composition, colors and reflections. Superb detail. TFS
Graal (103038) 2009-06-02 23:58
very nice mirror reflections. An interesting place and fine composition. Good note. Well quality of photo. I like it.
bakes888 (18499) 2009-06-03 0:44
Hi Angshu. Great photo. I like the ripples, I feel they add a little life to the scene. Wonderful colours and light convey a nice warm feel also. Just beautiful and thanks for sharing.
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-06-03 0:45
Beautiful colours and reflections in this fine compostion
I like the perspective and how framed it
Excellent details and contrast
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2009-06-03 0:59
I love the colours and reflection of the coastline in the photo. It looks like a great place to stroll around.
ChrisJ (119085) 2009-06-03 5:01
Wonderful symmetrical reflections, with good colour & saturation. Good warm cold colour contrasts between the orange / red rocky cliff, and boat; and the blue sky & water. Tfs!
josepmarin (58359) 2009-06-03 12:47
Hi, my friend Angshuman,
What a beautiful reflections in this composition! They are a very important element to increase the beauty of this image, which has a high quality.
I like the light and the vivid colors of the photo, in an impeccable work.
bukitgolfb301 (45419) 2009-06-03 14:09
Hello my dear Prof. Angshuman
Very very beautiful shot.
Framework, sharpness and color control are perfect as usual. Reflection on the water is marvelous, of course this is just your intention, I guess.
Title of "Tranquility! is just suitable for this masterpiece,
Congratulation on your good job !
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
gary91 (15348) 2009-06-03 20:23
Very peaceful and calm atmosphere... this is a nice image with a great composition and the light quality is outstanding. I love this very clear reflection and the construction of the image.
As it has been said before, it is true that this antenna is ruining this quiet scene, but do we have to modify reality? good question ;-)
Have a nice day.
Best regards, Christian
jafadabret (56501) 2009-06-03 23:15
Cette photo est superbe avec des couleurs extraordinaires et cette barque qui dirige le regard sur la falaise qui se mire dans l'eau bleue.
Waylim (25436) 2009-06-04 0:27
I like how the light fall on the little wooden boat, very charming and delightful, the POV is very inviting for us take a little boat ride on this tranquil lake. Yes that is a very nice temptation. good quality, good composition, in the ideal world I would have like to see the whole boat, but I will take what I got here. Cheers, have a good day.
jhm (161079) 2009-06-04 3:58
You found a very nice place for these high quality picture.
Soft colour for these fine picture.
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-06-04 6:07
Helo my friend ,
Bonito este lugar bem tranquilo , ficaram lindos este relfexos em tons de azul e verde , gostei muito da simetria da imagem , boa inclusaõ deste barco no primeiro plano , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Emile (20352) 2009-06-04 10:54
Beautiful scene, peaceful and relaxing. Lovely colors and magnificent reflection. Good light and frame. Your WS with a new frame and cropping the antenna is also very good.
danos (103216) 2009-06-05 9:55
really a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere that created from the calmly and crystal waters as the reflections on it.The existence of the wooden boat greats depth in the scene and a row with it a pleasure.Well done.
Have a nice weekend,Danos
Felip (3907) 2009-06-05 15:24
This pict produces in me a sensation of "deja-vue" with some of your previous shots...if it wasn't for the boat in the foreground that adds to the image a perfect balance, at least for my taste!
A quite pretty scenery Angshu!
Henryk_Bilor (20801) 2009-06-07 11:07
Lovely capture of this calm place. Great light and composition with the boat in the foreground.
plimrn (21344) 2009-06-07 14:46
The excellent framing, color and reflection make this a real stand-out!! Next time, DO yield to temptation and enjoy freshly-caught fish, cooked over an open fire on the river; it sounds delicious!! Assuming, of course, that you don't end up as a crocodile's lunch. Perhaps these fellows are tamer than the ones in Australia - or perhaps the Australians just love a good story.
Atousa (7131) 2009-06-08 5:33
A nice title for the shot which really says what I would like to say..a very interesting place to visit..like your chosen pov n the good inclusion of the boat..calm n atmospheric..thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Atousa
pierrefonds (71783) 2009-06-08 5:56
The reflections in the water are assets to the composition. The point of view leads our eyes toward the village on the cliff which is giving depth to the photo. The presence of the boat has an effect of scale. The nice blue sky is sending a light which is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
siolaw (38294) 2009-06-13 3:06
A well built compo with strong FG and beautiful view on the fort with reflections. We like our mobile phones, but the red and white towers are a real nuisance nowadays!
jmcl (14535) 2009-06-21 13:49
I hope this finds you and yours well ..
Stunning and beautiful color .. from the water through the cliff face .. I love the stillness .. it has a sense of peace and tranquility .. as well as the power of nature in those cliffs .. there is part of me that wants to do horrible things to that tower with the clone tool ... wonderful image. take care, John
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56760)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-10-30
- Categories: Nature, Transportation, 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, Workshop
- Travelogue: Rajasthan, The Circuit Lesser Known
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-02 0:41