Pushkar is a semi-desert town sacred to Hindus in eastern Rajasthan. Located some 13 km from Ajmer on the edge of a small & beautiful lake. A maze of temples, one would never be far from the sound of worship, from ascetics and pilgrims in this so lively vibrant place.
An important pilgrimage site, an occasion for Hindu pilgrims to converge for a holy dip in the sacred Lake to "wash away the sins of a lifetime" . The lake is bounded by 52 ghats built over the centuries by kings and nobles. With some 500 temples, Pushkar prides itself as being the site of the only temple of the Hindu God of Creation, Brahma.
A unique place and gem amongst the grandeur of Rajasthan, is now a popular tourist spot for its famous colorful camel festival where a riot of colors and frenzied burst of activity come alive, a real tourism delight, an unforgettable experience to capture the vibrancy of the entire state of Rajasthan in one place..
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daddo (24964) 2010-07-03 0:09
Hi Abmdsudi.Let me be the first(I hope) to congratulate you on this luminous creation.Brilliant, detailed, colourful and full of local ambiance. The saris are like gems set in silver. Excellent work. regards. Klaudio.
holmertz (42835) 2010-07-03 0:21
This is an original and very colourful photo where the cubic buildings form an attractive pattern which is also very nicely reflected in the water. The little specks of colour of the people are spread out all over the photo, and so are the bright yellow signs on the walls. The birds in the foreground help to keep the composition tightly together.
JFS (32459) 2010-07-03 1:08
Beautiful Reflections and stunning scenery. thanks for sharing.
have a nice week-end!
bukitgolfb301 (36758) 2010-07-03 1:37
Hi my dear Abmdsudi
Fantastic shot! Marvelous reflection of various components/color! Good considered framework / composition, outstanding color description and so sharp focus description as usual. Congratulation on your finest job! Thanks for your sharing and have a Saturday night fever!
Best regards from muggy cloudy unpleasant Tokyo,
eversmile (11636) 2010-07-03 2:19
An eye-catching view on the ghats, indeed! The vibrant colors and the sober framing makes the shot. I like very much how, at each level, there is an interesting daily life scene to observe. But, to speak frankly, I am distracted by the presence of the birds, and think a tighter crop wouldn't be bad. I tried in WS. Tell me what you think of it.
yquem46 (38746) 2010-07-03 2:47
I did not need to open the thumbnail to know we were in Pushkar
I agree with marine, the birds are are disturbing. I think that I would have cropped just above them
Otherwise great colors and nice compo of the shot (even if forbidden by local laws)
have a nice WE
dkmurphys (50416) 2010-07-03 4:42
That's a very beautiful capture. Incredible colors and light, the water looks actually pretty clean:P Very well composed.
tusharkmandal (3171) 2010-07-03 5:15
Very nice image. The colors and contrast are very good. The birds in the frame just adds to the context. Nice composition and very good presentation.
Urs (14082) 2010-07-03 8:04
Excellent use of the reflection to extend the holy dip respectively to double the effect. The contrasts in particular the white is superb. Vibrant color hues and high sharpness. Good photo job-
Thanks for your critique of the new mosque in Langgar. The one you are referring to in Singapore is higher and much smaller then the one in Langgar.
npecanhuk (67530) 2010-07-03 8:58
That's a very nice and interesting picture!
A real highlight here is the effective and attractive composition... well seen and done! Other qualities are all excellent too: sharpness, exposure, pov, colors, horizontal format, black & white & grey borders!
I love the reflections and the flying birds!
TFS - congratulations!
My warmest regards and greetings from Brazil,
Bournazel (0) 2010-07-03 10:37
very colorful image with an interesting water reflection. I'm not so disturbing by the birds
Very luminous scene !!
Fante (5429) 2010-07-03 12:57
amazing panoramic photo of really beautiful and attractive town. Perfect POV and great DOF. Excelent sharpness with many details. Strong vivid colors. Photo for postcard. Bravo
adores (38711) 2010-07-03 19:19
I really like this one, the symmetry offered by the reflection on the water, the details of the architecture, the daily scene with those people by the water, the cow... everything's there. Good light, colours and sharpness!
SWEETFREEDOM (22990) 2010-07-04 6:02
nice building and frame, great sharpness and contrast of colors.
cherryripe (21033) 2010-07-04 7:12
Very interesting and colourful scene. Lots of atmosphere having the birds in the foreground and what looks like a cow upper right. Pretty reflection.
magalik (6103) 2010-07-04 8:02
I like this shot also even if I would have preferred it without the birds me also. With theses reflections, you got two images in one. We often see reflections on TE but rarely taken in India.
Light and colors are beautiful. In reflections, I can see an abstract paint very nice.
It's not the first time I see this place on TE but I think it's the first time I see an animal presence on it.
A nice shot where there are a lot of details to see and whith a light like this one, it's really a pleasure.
paololg (31448) 2010-07-05 15:29
Ciao dear Abmdsudi,
marvelous image, seem a painting done with the brush! You have captured with perfect photographic quality a beautiful scene in which it is possible to see the spirituality and the religiousness of the Indian people. The reflexes are really beautiful, compliments for this masterpiece!
Ciao, have a nice day!
everlasting (14696) 2010-07-06 3:32
The reflections in the water create an interesting effect here, I am not disturbed by the birds in the foreground but dont think they add anything. The light is really very nice.
yeln (11504) 2010-07-06 3:56
excellent design. excellent sharpness, beautiful reflections on the water and colours too.
I like it very much!
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2010-07-06 4:41
beautiful usage of reflection, the photo is not divided into exact halves (which I like) and the birds in the foreground are an added bonus...a fine portrait of everyday life!
Have a nice day, Ivana
Rafer (15415) 2010-07-11 0:41
Excelente imagen llena de detalles y color...saludos
Angshu (56194) 2010-07-11 8:20
From the thumbnail, its evident that this was Pushkar. The composition is well framed because of your close & tight framing of the white washed walls and the ripply reflections. Good contrast with the colourful saris. The couple of birds in the FG are bonus!
wolf38 (31282) 2010-07-12 0:48
Hello abmdsudi. Sacred dip. This living photo is very strong in its effect. The colors, the light and reflections complement each other perfectly. People are busy with everyday things. The composition is perfect. A photograph well above the average. My appreciation for this photographic performance. Regards wolfgang.
reijame (577) 2010-07-12 0:53
your gallery is full of great photography, this is one fine recent example. Perfect framing, nice colors and reflections, and above all lots of content to look at. I also fancy those birds on the fly!
shevchenko (18838) 2010-07-25 19:26
Good frame to the view at bank of river completed with reflection, lively daily life shot, flying birds as the bonus to the scene, full with harmonious feel, good color and lighting, distinct photo, well done.
ines8 (6098) 2010-07-27 5:51
Beautiful and very interesting view, superb colours and reflections.
delpeoples (53697) 2010-08-17 3:05
Hi Abmdsudi, totally, completely luminous. Wow, light management does not get better than this. The symmetry in these reflections is beautifully conceived. Congratulations, thanks for sharing and I wish you a good day, Lisa
korbee (6617) 2010-08-22 5:37
Ok.....theres nothing like Varanasi;]],but is think Pushkar is on a good second place Ab,the ghats are amazing and more quiet.
I see some great colors and the birds are a gift to the composition.
samson (1355) 2010-10-30 3:59
I liked the brightness, the colours and the reflected images.
The birds are a bonus.
Kielia (23847) 2011-02-03 8:15
this is a very fascinating impression of the characteristic ghats taken from a very well working POV. The bright colors and the warm light create a very nice atmosphere. A great capture and an interesting note! TFS!
claud26point2 (1418) 2011-05-25 16:08
Wow, what a beautiful photo. Lovely light, unique reflections and great specks of color in the women's clothing. The birds in the foreground are an added bonus to a gorgeous scene.
Ricx (13495) 2011-07-03 1:07
Hi Abmdsudi, You have a suerb gallery with such a wide range of images.. > I like this one, for what it represents, but also the strong colours and lines. well done and well presented. Rich
paura (47166) 2011-08-30 15:45
More than an interesting scene, you show us through a very well composed photography. very nice.
speedymanu (3585) 2012-04-18 11:44
You' ve captured a timeless scene that is filled with serenity and humanity. The reflections, the birds add a bit of dynamics. Congratulations,
claudeD (33998) 2013-05-27 11:44
Very fine view from India showing this amazing scenery. I like the very good clarity and excellent colors. Very fine reflections in the water.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
ikeharel (59635) 2014-10-16 8:33
Marvelous metallic tone of the reflection over water.
The ladies in red and black, signs in yellow, added the missing diff. colors besides the white grey and blue dominating the scene.
The birds gave motion to the whole.
Fine shot, info. is interesting reading about.