For 20 minutes in the evening and the majestic Kumbalgarh fort glows gold against the dark sky. We sat on an opposite hillock in the cool breeze drinking in the sight. However, after 20 mins once the lights are turned off, and with the absence of the moon, we had to climb down the wall and walk the dark road back to the hotel.
(I dedicate this image to Henk Meijer (Floydian), not only a great photographer but a very active member of TE. Henk deleted his account in the wake of the murky copyright laws here.)
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Urs (14082) 2009-06-14 1:37
I really like that "snake" shot, the fort winding its way down to the valley. Very sharp and detailed. Brilliant.
I just read your comment about copyright. As far as I understand, the pictures posted at this side are way too small to be used by others e.g. none of the picture can be published in print media. So what is it all about? I only joined recently and some of the pictures I have posted so far have been published in magazines and weeklies. Perhaps you can explain me, why obviously some members left.
Best regards from Alor Star
BennyV (20259) 2009-06-14 1:52
Great shot, the surrounding black out makes the details of the city fort stand out really well. The position within the frame and compo is great, if you ask me, but it would be even more impressive in a square print with even more black above and below. Might be worth a try...
erbiloguz (922) 2009-06-14 2:06
Like a way to sky....
Faros (12) 2009-06-14 2:23
First of all, I've never seen such underrated shot on TE...!!!
This picture is wonderful, just like a dream...
Bartleby (13552) 2009-06-14 2:30
beautiful picture ! This glowing snake of a wall is magic. It seems to be floating in the dark heavens. Superb!
PS: yes I agree about Henk. Too bad he left...
dkeus31 (27735) 2009-06-14 5:24
superb image, I like here the colored diagonal made by the illuminated houses
wolf38 (31296) 2009-06-14 6:42
Hello Elaine. Indeed an interesting photo of full energy. Those the black night runs the lit part of the fortress such as light track. My Compliment for this unusual photo. Regards, Wolfgang.
Clementi (52514) 2009-06-14 12:49
indeed splendid the lights that hack him against the dark sky. I hope that has not been difficult to return back in hotel to the dark.
compliments for the beautiful composition
patdeph (35748) 2009-06-15 4:02
how I like this curved line of enlightened ramparts in the total black,the effect is wonderful,fairy-like!You had found a splendid POV,and you have perfectly framed,with the line going from the corner to the opposite corner!Splendid!
eversmile (11636) 2009-06-15 8:00
The composition is excellent, the mood fantastic enough to let the imagination to fly along the illuminated walls during a moment, and the spirit to dream about the glorious days of the maharajas... The management of light is very good, and the result, impressive. Congratulations,
Angshu (56760) 2009-06-16 0:52
Its a shame & a loss for this site that Henk has decided to shut his account...& he's not alone, Peter & Igor as well!...thus far I know! A fantastic image of the fort at night, crspness is excellent & like how the diagonal splits two walls of darkness.
aadilj (18102) 2009-06-16 7:29
I glad to note that you have been travelling to outer space!!! This one is fabulous and just defies any words of praise that i may write here Elaine
dvlazar (6662) 2009-06-17 18:15
Hey Elaine - nice photo! It's really unique and original, and very effective. I love the diagonal line cutting through the frame like fire or lava on the black b/g.
Well done with your work from india,
alainh (33205) 2009-06-22 22:14
astonishing and beautiffull shot, full of mystery !!
it's the perfect black and gold. splendid.
SteveH (6405) 2009-06-23 3:04
great diagonal formed by the castle, exposure was well controlled, avoiding OE the small lit areas in the predominatly dark image, well done - looks like an interesting site, how did I miss this treat when I was there??? cheers, Steve
RGatward (20086) 2009-10-10 12:48
Fascinating orginal cityview/graphic patttern, and nicely framed more or less following the diagonal.
What a coincidence, you being in the Bangkok Sheraton (yes?) just a few days after us.
I guess one day we'll bump into each other in some unlikely place.
In January I was in HKG at the same time as Miguel, we made phone contact, but didn't have time to meet before our planes.
Floydian (30970) 2009-10-21 1:51
Tijdens het zoeken via Google kwam ik deze foto tegen...wow, ik wist niet eens dat je dit gedaan had, dankje wel.
Ik ben hier voorgoed weg, kon niet langer leven met het beleid hier, maar als ik dan zoiets zie dan besef ik eens te meer hoe mooi de TE community was......dankje wel..!!!
De titel is schitterend ;-)
riclopes (35577) 2010-06-16 2:08
This one stands out from the crowd. Very original and suggestive golden line floating in the dark.
kmangwani (338) 2011-06-18 4:33
Picture perfect composition you have here and the contrast is brilliant. I have tried to get similar pictures of the Jaisalmer fort and I know how difficult it could be. Thanks for sharing.
kiks (12759) 2016-04-30 9:40
Een nacht foto (als het licht klopt) is vaak mooi, maar deze is wel erg bijzonder. De diagonale lijn maakt het bijna abstract. Prachtig gedaan.
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (15362)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-09
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: India - for business and pleasure
- Date Submitted: 2009-06-14 1:14