Temple of Sun God.
Situated amidst the low hills, Galta form an ancient pilgrimage center
of India. Galta endorses many temples, pavilions and holy kunds
along lush landscape and make it a an pleasant tourist spot.
These springs are believed to have curative powers.
The small temple of the sun god built by Diwan Kriparam
on the top of the highest peak is visible from all parts of the city.
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Ricx (13495) 2012-01-04 23:39
Hi Valter a superb posting in BW.. even the contrast of tones in the rocks give fine detail.. a most inbteresting note.. the design, forethought and wealth of the man who designed it and built it was out of this world. A lovely balance between man and nature. well posted have a great day Rich
Silvio1953 (123689) 2012-01-05 0:30
Ciao Valter, magnifico riflesso del fantastico tempio, splendido bianco e nero, bravissimo, ciao Silvio
mrichat (1723) 2012-01-05 0:51
great b&w tone valter,very strong..impressive.composition is also very good.have a nice day.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-01-05 3:41
Another beautiful shot in b&W. Nice view of the temple with clear reflections. Every detail is well captured. The surrounding rocks give a nice depth. Sharp and nice image.
ikeharel (58275) 2012-01-05 5:10
The temple in POV shows it's best situated position between hills, and mirrors on water.
Just imagining a colors version that must be vivid as well.
tyro (20696) 2012-01-05 5:11
This is a beautifully composed shot with incredible detail and sharpness. Lovely strong contrasts too - black and white certainly works well with this photograph.
I love the detail in the temple and in the arches on either side, as well as the beautiful reflections on the water.
I agree with you - the Canon 10 -22mm lens is wonderful - unfortunately mine only fits on my old 20D and doesn't fit the 5D. Maybe I need to buy a 7D too? :)
P.S. So you are going back to India soon? I wish you a safe trip and look forward to seeing many more fine pictures!
sacimar (25975) 2012-01-05 5:20
this is an impressive place, I like how the building is combined with the rocks, the image has a strong visual effect, well seen,
faletiz (10759) 2012-01-05 6:34
stupendo BN! Gran bella composizione e perfetta gestione di ombra e luce.
krzychu30 (15498) 2012-01-05 8:02
beautiful picture.It´s incredible how the temple is nestled between these two peaks.It was a brilliant idea to do it in B&W.That makes the details and contrast are more emphasized.The outcome of your work is fantastic.Definitely a beautiful place to visit.
My Best Regards
quillo (11850) 2012-01-05 8:20
... a picture in B/W very attractive
of "Temple of Sun God",
the contrasts and good light.
Congratulations friend Valter.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-01-05 11:58
tonalità che incide bene sull'immagine e riflessi che ben rendono la scena anche nella versione B&W.
mesutilgim (85500) 2012-01-05 12:53
Very nice b&w capture from Indıa. Very good layout and perfect sharpness. Interestin to see where they have built the temple, just like a water dam.
TFS and best regards
emka (80034) 2012-01-05 23:47
Galta in Rajasthan and I have no idea where it could be.. It looks great with the pond and reflection. Interesting bw option, fine depth. Superb shot. I like this place.
Nard (6972) 2012-01-06 0:08
Impressive picture of a beautiful architecture. I like the POV showing a large view, the sharpness and the light management. May be just a remark, I would have preferred a color pict in order to show the rich colors of the temple, rock, sky and water.
danos (87551) 2012-01-06 3:32
nice the B/W format with the temble of sun God to dominates the backdrop,with its reflections to completes effect the image.I like the quality of the image as the beauty of the area.
Have a good day,Danos
BluSimo (9392) 2012-01-06 15:13
gran bella foto, in un B/N davvero ben riuscito. mi fa pensare alle prime foto degli esploratori, e alla meraviglia che avranno provato nel vedere per la prima volta strutture così differenti dalle nostre, questi ricami di pietra. Non so se hai cercato anche una ripresa frontale di questo posto, sarei curiosa di vederla in tal caso. nulla da dire su questa comunque, che penso tu abbia scelto per decentrare la porta visibile rispetto alla fontana. molto, molto bella..
buona giornata e un saluto
holmertz (41819) 2012-01-07 4:56
This is an interesting temple, built into the rocks in an unusual way. The architectural details are very attractive and the b&w conversion is successful. The greyscale and contrasts are very good.
macjake (57074) 2012-01-07 10:10
its great that there is a reflecting pond there, a great addition.
funny that you post 'temple of Sun God' in black and white :)
i love the overall contrasts in the shades, it stands out strongly. i would love to see this place in person.
vasilpro (40933) 2012-01-07 13:02
Wonderful B&W composition, impressive temple with interesting architecture, excellent POV and perspective, lovely light and contrast, beautiful gray tones and reflections, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice photo work, TfS!
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
Sardonik (1603) 2012-07-09 15:33
It is unfortunate that the title above this photo is the "Temple of the Sun God". It is not the Surya Temple. For that you need to walk much further past this structure, and up the hill. The Sun God Temple is accurately labelled at the site. I would encourage you to identify this structure accurately and change the title.
- Copyright: Valter Palone (bayno) (18342)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-02-12
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 10/22
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-04 23:25