The City Palace of Udaipur at sunset, Rajasthan.
Few words about the City Palace:
A section of the Palace is open to public, another section is still used by the Maharaja, and one wing was converted into a luxury hotel. This is the largest palace complex in Rajasthan, and it is a blend of Medieval European and Chinese architecture, the palace complex has a number of remarkable buildings of immense beauty, gardens and fountains, well planned and finely executed over the years.
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Jeppo (17645) 2008-03-11 5:38
together with Jaisalmer Udaipur is the place I loved most in Rajastan.
I like this sunset view...the golden reflection on the white marble.
I can also see the ghat on the lake..where I used to sit and take some photos on local people!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-03-11 5:40
The light is beautifull on the wall of this city. The water get also beautifull gold reflection.
Nice report and picture
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-03-11 6:11
Hello Jorge. Excellent architectures under the light well captured with the clear water in the fg. Good sharpness and stunning against the spotless blue sky. Well done and best regards. Jusni
jwmunro (286) 2008-03-11 8:51
Hello Jorge -
This is well done and captured at the right time of the day for maximum impact. The image looks a tad soft and I am wondering why an f/4 was used rather than something smaller. Anyway, well seen and presented.
Thank you for sharing.
steliosk (4802) 2008-03-11 10:17
Hi Jorge again,
Quite descriptive, but it feels a little empty, something is missing in front I think.
Btw, why did you use the ND8 filter, your exposure was still fast enough not to make the waters blurry.
From my experience its best to use 2 ND8 filters, narrow aperture f/16 and looooong exposure 10 seconds to create that blurred water effect during the daylight, and of course a tripod.
One ND8 filter might not be enough in many cases, but you could try ND8 + polarizer + f narrowest + ISO lowest + not against to the sun :)
Many Regards and waiting for your next post
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-03-11 14:57
interesting place under a beautiful light, nice warm colours of thewalls
pboehringer (770) 2008-03-11 17:19
this is very good! I'm sure that I saw this same place here at TE, but not sure if it was in your collection or someone else. As far as I rememeber that shot I certainly prefer this one that has this magical light bathing the whole scene in a golden light. The only thing that I miss would be a boat in the 1/3 left or right corner ;-)
dareco (17134) 2008-03-11 21:33
I love the lighting in this picture, and the reflections on the water. Fantastic architecture. TFS
Clementi (52514) 2008-03-12 0:26
Ciao Jorge ,
nice shot , i like this pov with the building reflect on the water ,
nice colors and light.
elihesamian (26149) 2008-03-12 0:42
nice to composed the view with an attention to layers of the sky and water in top and bottom.well composed and very well captured,too.great sharpness and colors and very well detailed.nicely done,
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-03-12 10:16
Superb light on these architecture masterpieces.
I like a lot how you included this large water FG, and its texture.
Charo (51210) 2008-03-12 11:59
Estupenda perspectiva de esta bonita ciudad con una luz muy especial.
Me gustan los brillos dorados del agua a causa de los reflejos.
Excelentes colores y definición.
patdeph (35748) 2008-03-13 11:04
Udaipur is a fantastic place with its superb palace near the water!The light here is superb and enhance the beauty of the architecture!The golden colours do a nice contrast with the blue sky and water,and I like very much the golden reflection!
Have a nice evening.
scobert (5355) 2008-03-13 12:15
I probably couldn't afford a ten minute stay at the luxury hotel wing of this amazing old palace. Even the super wealthy today would be green with envy to see the extavagant lifestyles of the rich several hundred years ago. Excellent photograph with excellent sharpness and details!
Cretense (68691) 2008-03-14 9:21
Excelente toma de arquitectura, amigo, este palacio es impresionante por si mismo, pero lo has captado, en la mejor manera posible, bajo esta luz caliente, y con una exposicion, sencilla pero perfecta para este tipo de fotografia. Felicidades!
Un saludo, Hercules
dip (23818) 2008-03-18 2:51
beautiful and interesting image,the low sun gives good lighting conditions and nice colors,
leo61 (0) 2008-11-16 5:45
I had some wonderful days here years ago and I`ll be in India(mainly Kerala)again the whole january.
I know your POV,I was there every evening in a fantastic restaurant.IT`s a great view above the lake at this fantastic architecture.I like how it is framed by the nice blue tones of the sea and the lake.
- Copyright: Jorge Muller (Bruno40) (6658)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-25
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: konica Minolta Dimage A1, ND8
- Exposure: f/4, 1/25 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Travelogue: India 2007
- Theme(s): My Top Photos [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-03-11 5:30
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