An example of some of the less exotic sculptures to be found on some of the temples at Khajuraho.
Khajuraho is a town in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, located in Chhatarpur District, about 620 kilometres (385 miles) south-east of New Delhi, the capital city of India.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in India, Khajuraho has the largest group of medieval Hindu and Jain temples, famous for their erotic sculpture. The Khajuraho group of monuments has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is considered to be one of the "seven wonders" of India.
The name Khajuraho, ancient "Kharjuravahaka", is derived from the Sanskrit word kharjur meaning date palm.
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mauro61 (52623) 2011-02-09 0:38
close up ben riuscito su queste statuette dalle movenze sinuose.
Buona la luce e la resa.
digbymerry (3998) 2011-02-09 0:57
Excellent framework and you have captured the detail well. Fascinating study iof these figures.
lousat (78455) 2011-02-09 1:03
Hi Steph,very perfect pic,excellent crop,beautiful details and a lot of differents light levels taken very very well.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-02-09 4:36
Very nice close up shot of these stone carvings. Nice detailed image. Well framed.
Nicou (124243) 2011-02-09 5:00
sueprbe vue de ce bas relief, une merveille, quelle iamge et compo quelle architecture, superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (62070) 2011-02-09 6:03
C'est incroyable de constater la qualité du travail de ces artisans avec les outils qu'ils avaient à leur disposition à l'époque, mais c'est désolant de voir le travail de la pollution sur ces oeuvres d'art.
dkmurphys (50222) 2011-02-09 7:14
Interesting detail of those impressive scenes. Old beautiful sculptures. Fine catch, have a nice evening.
subhendu_bagchi (25875) 2011-02-09 7:47
beautiful artwork in stones and you have presented it superbly. Great depth and high sharpness. Like the format how you have composed it. Great work. Tfs.
Cricri (108087) 2011-02-09 8:37
Bon choix du cadrage serré sur ces petites sculpture de pierre, intéressant détails et lumière
saxo042 (37588) 2011-02-09 10:05
There are many interesting details to study here on these beautiful sculptures. What about the black paint? Vandalism or part of the art?
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-02-09 10:32
Elles sont superbes et suggestives ces splendides sculptures, très agréables. Il ne manque plus qu'un gros plan des sculptures érotiques du type kamasoutra. Très intéressant et de très bonne qualité. Bravo.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-02-09 11:31
a beautiful detail once more, the composition is very nice, great details and POV, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
Ps. I thank you for your kind words to my 1200th photos.
williewhistler (14697) 2011-02-09 12:13
Hello Stephen,your chosen format works very well,the frame is full of intricate detail,I was wondering about the more exotic sculptures...
Best regards Les.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-02-09 12:17
Un cadrage horizontal et rapproché qui permet d'apprécier les détails de l'architecture mais qui met aussi bien en évidence le rtythme provoqué par la succession des personnages alignés.
Fis2 (86813) 2011-02-09 12:43
Bonjour mon cher ami!
Your photo is very interesting.
Good frame and colors.
Very impressive picture.
csabagaba (6558) 2011-02-10 0:30
These wonderful Indian reliefs. The man's eyes, you almost can not comprehend the details. And these girls ... :-)
Words, it is worth, I think, to travel to India :-)
Have a nice day.
siudzi (34047) 2011-02-10 1:16
Excellent close-up of these amazing sculptures! Really great details you have discovered here! Very well composed. TFS.
delpeoples (53419) 2011-02-10 2:35
So this is the "censored" version of some of those sculptures eh? You have my curiosity peaked. What a shame they have not cleaned the sculptures. But the details are still very evident and attractive. Nice work. TFS and I wish you a beautiful day.
macjake (57468) 2011-02-10 19:33
when i was looking at some of your other Indian photos, i was wondering if you took any close up shots...i guess you've answered that question!
excellent architectural details, well lit, sharp, well defined.
thanks for sharing this with us
Graal (98343) 2011-02-10 22:58
unusual sculptures in Indian style. Good captured place and well presentation. Fine panoramic format. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
ikeharel (58929) 2011-02-12 4:19
A temple decor of wonderful statues as a series line-up, well taken an indoor photo.
Good lighting's upon, and inevitable black spots marking time-consumed in some of them.
batalay (35791) 2011-02-12 20:35
The high resolution image reveals the details of the voluptuous and erotic sculpture. I am curious about the blackened areas. Any idea what caused the stone to darken, or is the place in the process of being cleaned?
sandpiper (6788) 2011-02-14 12:42
Well framed and some lovely detail on this finely sculptured artwork.