Two Gods and a Goddess.
The Sun, Lord Shiva and Ganga…
In this holy atmosphere, as an anti-climax, there is a bridge… Canal Centenary Bridge, a suspension bridge on National Highway 58 (Delhi-Haridwar-Mana).
The 30.5 metre tall statue is believed to be the 4th. tallest idol of Lord Shiva.
Shot from Har-ki-pauri, Haridwar, India.
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Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-24 8:11
A lovely sunrise photo Alekhya. Excellent composition, there are so many things to enjoy and admire in this photo. I have some photos of this Shiva statue, but nothing as good and atmospheric as your photo. I love the warm golden lights all over the frame. The background and the foreground is equally attractive in this image.
Khub bhalo hoyeche!
PS Sunrise ta ki thik bollam?
holmertz (51988) 2014-01-24 8:22
You have made a fine combination of the different faces of India: modern technology and traditional culture. The statue and the bridge balance the composition very nicely and the fine colours of the evening sky are very well captured.
Miguel82 (27674) 2014-01-24 9:03
You're the specialist of sunrise Alekhya, what a magnificent moment, superb view of holy Ganga river in Haridwar, a huge statue of Shiva with the cobra on his shoulder, excellent orange hues, thanks, see you!
pajaran (60039) 2014-01-24 9:59
Interesantan teskt o mostu i trenutku ...
Lep pogled na mesto i trenutak sa suncem ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepo mesto i trenutak.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting text on the bridge and time ...
Nice view of the place and the moment the sun ...
Good time recording and perspectives shown good place and moment, beautiful colors.
Nice place and the moment.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
COSTANTINO (64740) 2014-01-24 11:33
amazing capture of this orange gold sunset
a shot with a great combianation of natural
details and interesting architectural details
magnificent moment for romantic people
I also liked the holy atmosphere and
your useful notes
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-24 12:34
ottima sia la ripresa che la composizione.
Composizione eccellente e cura della luce perfetta.
Ottima la presenza delle silhouttes che si stagliano contro l'arancio della luce calda del tramonto.
Una ottima foto.
Ciao e buona serata
chrislo (4155) 2014-01-24 13:06
What a lovely image Alekhya, you have really caught this one well. The setting sun illuminates the whole scene with beautiful warm colours and make the scene so beautiful and unique. The bridge creates depth in the shot with the orange of the sky to make it so dreamily. The light even highlights the tops of the trucks as they pass over. The bird in flight and the placement of the Shiva's statue are excellent aspects to this fine image. Well done.
PaulVDV (28771) 2014-01-24 15:04
A splendid sunset picture with warm orange tones in the sky and a nice long reflected sun in the water.
I like the silhouettes of the Shiva statue and the modern bridge on which we see a bus whose windows reflect the orange light very strongly.
The hazy outlines of the mountains make a beautiful backdrop.
Best regards, Paul
npecanhuk (75056) 2014-01-24 15:45
Very interesting details that were so beautifully photographed by you, creating such attractive silhouettes, under a superb golden-orange light!
TFS - congrats,
kwekwekan (1078) 2014-01-24 16:00
A great sunrise with lots of atmosphere. You have captured delicate golden light very well. The dark silhouettes of the statue, bridge and bird in flight provide a wonderful contrast to the sparkling water and hazy mountain range floating in the distance. Altogether a very beautiful image.
Have a great weekend,
mcmtanyel (22216) 2014-01-24 19:28
This is a beautiful river view with warm and rich sunset colors. The statue seems to be watching over this new contraption that civilization has added to the view. There seems to be another structure beyond the bridge, what might that be?
abmdsudi (53607) 2014-01-25 0:38
The morning glowing light and vibrant colours, the silhouetted statue and the bridge are nicely fit making this a good composition with excellent impact. The water sheen has further enhanced the effect tremendously and exposure is manageable although imho, the hot spot is a bit distracting. Nonetheless it's a fine effort, Well done.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-25 2:33
wow, excellent play with light. I like the graphical presence of the silhouetted bridge with such a vibrant colourful atmosphere. Superb work. Enjoyed it a lot. Tfs.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-01-25 4:07
Hello Alekhya - A good composition here with super small details to add to the main points of interest. I think your light management is exceptionally good as you convey the mood of the morning sunrise really well. The scene is essentially serene but as I look deeper into the shot, I see people and vehicles hurrying on their way to work! Very nice indeed. Warm regards Rosemary
fabbs99 (17135) 2014-01-25 7:54
Lovely image in the late afternoon from Haridwar. Perfect composition and truly a natural beauty.Keep sharing. TFS
rychem (35271) 2014-01-25 8:50
Really a beautiful sunset shot, fantastic colors of the light, interesting structure of the bridge, well composed and presented
lousat (90638) 2014-01-25 8:57
Hi Alekhya,absolutely beautiful the choice of the moment,a spectacular sunset so colored and so well exposed.I like how you play with the silhouettes of the bridge and the big statue on the left,impressive detail everywhere.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Nicou (141100) 2014-01-25 21:08
claudeD (38358) 2014-01-26 9:01
Hello to India,
very fine sunset picture showing this amazing bridge with perfect dark contrasts. Excellent golden colors and clarity.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from luxembourg
Noel_Byrne (30988) 2014-01-27 7:47
this is stunning. The silhouette of the statute of Shiva has such details and looks glorious under this light and color. I love that the statute has its island in the scene too creating a sense of isolation. To contest that though the bridge, which itself it's a beautiful silhouette too, seems also to be a symbolic connection between the world of man and the world of gods. A very powerful and beautiful shot of this wonderful place.
thanks as always
danos (97431) 2014-01-28 8:19
nice the trilogy with the two Gods and the Godness,in this spsctacular environment.I like the created reflections of the sun as the mystery of the atmosphere to spread all over the place.Well done.
nikkitta (17066) 2014-01-31 9:19
Such a golden sunrise and great reflection on the holy river, well taken with the black silhouettes in great contrast
Good composition, the sun and the statue to balance the capture
Like also the presence of a flying pidgeon and some trucks on the brige
Well done, best regards
adores (45243) 2014-02-18 15:36
Beautiful sunrise and composition with the silhouettes of the bridge and Lord Shiva. The bird flying is also a nice detail. Good shot!
ajitsrawat (74) 2015-03-24 0:44
Lovely composition. The golden color reflection of sun on river Ganga, the bridge with triangular patterns and lord shiva blessing the sun, ganga and mountains is fabulous.