After Kumbalghar we travelled by jeep through the Aravalli hills to Ranakpur, a village in a valley on the western side of the Aravalli Range. The Jain temple there is largely considered to have been built between the late 14th to mid-15th centuries. Over 1444 marble pillars, carved in exquisite detail, support the temple. The pillars are all differently carved.
ISO 1600 used to catch the litle but natural light
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Rafer (16199) 2009-05-10 1:11
Muy buenos colores y composición, fantástica...saludos
holmertz (47084) 2009-05-10 1:15
Another excellent composition. The man in yellow and red is a fantastic eye-catcher and he is looking straight at us. The architecture is fantastic. The richness of the Indian cultural heritage is overwhelming.
pauloog (11747) 2009-05-10 1:22
A fine view of the incredible carved monolith pillars of the Jain temples...
Well composed and brought to scale by the colourful presence of the two persons, well integrated i nthe veiw.
vincz (19113) 2009-05-10 1:49
I love the compsotion with the so many pillars carved in such a detailed way and the two colourful men standing on the side. Great one.
faubry (35405) 2009-05-10 2:17
Bonjour Elaine, wonderful expressions captured!! superb composition with bright colors;
Bartleby (13552) 2009-05-10 2:29
great compo with color contrast. This place is really surprising...those pillars are so delicately carved...The inclusion of those two men was a really good idea.
yquem46 (38750) 2009-05-10 2:30
Bravo Elaine !
Nice contrast between these 1000 pillars and the yellow color of the jain priest. Very well composed and top quality
I was very impressed by this temple when I went to Ranakpur, certainly one of the most beautiful and famous... until I go to Palitana in Gujarat. Put this one in your future plans !!
Have a nice sunday
Jeppo (17645) 2009-05-10 4:29
I have been there too!
I immediately recognize this place from the thumbnail....
excellent light management and richness of details....I love the contrast between the white everywhere and te 2 colourful subjects
saxo042 (37730) 2009-05-10 11:24
This is a very tastful combination picture of old art and modern men. The colours of their clothing stands out against these artfully decorated pillars. A very interesting photo!
leo61 (0) 2009-05-11 9:14
A good shot of these wonderful carvings with fine details and contrast,and a nice composition with these two.His yellow /red dress is a great contrast with the marble.
ps:flights are cheap at the moment and I`m thinking about visiting Myanmar again in november/december.....
scalerman (26900) 2009-05-11 14:05
Ealine: what would otherwise be a great detailed study is even better with your living additions here. This is a great image. Colors and sharpness, saturation - everything is within those perfect (and not overdone) thresholds... great photograph. c
Angshu (56740) 2009-05-11 23:13
I've heard Ranakpur is even more beautiful than Mt.Abu. I haven't been to either, so I don't know. The yellow robe & the red vesti of the priest stands out amidst the white of the marble & also the other man (in cream/white attire). The intricacy of the sculptures seems to be amazing. Fine shot yet again!
smarcell (19963) 2009-05-19 4:38
You have a beautiful gallery. This has a perfect light, and the blasting color of the figure on the right perfectly balances the "uniform" white-grey of the rest.
patdeph (35748) 2009-05-27 3:09
I could repeat for this photo exactly the same thing that I have written on the 2 others ones!I remember that this temple was maybe the most beautiful I have seen in India,and this is a wondeful presentation!
SteveH (6247) 2009-05-27 15:37
Hi Elaine, fine composition, showing the sample of the many carved columns, with good placement of the human elements. cheers, steve
Waylim (25444) 2009-06-18 9:33
Not only wonderful details in the art work, the presence of the mem make it even more compelling and adds warm and intense color, the man in beuatiful outfit seem a bit flamboyance, but certainly the main charactor and show here. The look both elegant, intense and vane. Another really wonderful image. My admiration.
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14704)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-11
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: India - for business and pleasure
- Theme(s): Archeology. Mysterious. Historical. Ancient. Old [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-05-10 1:08