A shot overlooking Indra and Chandra Ghats, Lake Pushkar, an important pilgrimage site and the occasion for Hindu pilgrims to converge for a holy dip in the sacred lake to wash away the sins of a life time. Bounded by 52 ghats built over the centuries with some 500 temples, Pushkar prides itself as being the site of the only temple of the Hindu God of Creation, Brahma.
A delightful semi desert town and gem amongst the grandeur of Rajasthan where a riot of colors and frenzied burst of activity come alive........
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Sergiom (64011) 2014-02-24 5:22
Un très beau cadrage qui va chercher les baigneurs dans le fleuve sacré mais aussi les nombreux reflets dans l'eau qui donne de belles couleurs à l'ensemble.
Royaldevon (31809) 2014-02-24 5:57
The light, playing on the sacred water, creates a most attractive, waterfall of colours. You have paid great attention to the composition so that this water takes precedence but the human details tell the rest of the story.
I am intrigued by the many yellow rectangles. Are they messages or warnings?
Have a great day,
Oceania (5174) 2014-02-24 7:20
The reflections almost cover the entire picture, just amazing. It's so outstanding in composition, I really enjoy it.
pajaran (53721) 2014-02-24 7:24
Dobar tekst o mestu, sa opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa refleksom na vodi, lepe boje.
Dobro ulovljen trenutak, lep refleks na vodi.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
A good article on the place, with a description ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and moment of reflex on the water, beautiful colors.
Well captured moments, a nice reflection on the water.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
rychem (25894) 2014-02-24 8:30
Impressive and impressionistic shot, fantastic long reflections of the people, beautiful details, nice colors and patterns on the water
Cricri (109701) 2014-02-24 8:41
Un grand espace laisser a ces reflets dorées et colorées, un arrière plan très animées qui s'ajoute merveilleusement a la composition
Fis2 (88015) 2014-02-24 9:19
Good frame and super colors.
I like reflections.
holmertz (43289) 2014-02-24 11:24
This is an interesting way of showing the holy dips, leaving the devotees as tiny figures in the upper part of the composition and dedicating most of the photo to the reflections of the unseen temples. This is the work of a photographer with a strong self-confidence ang good eyes.
Noel_Byrne (26109) 2014-02-24 11:32
While I have seen images of these sacred river sites before, this is the first I have seen that allows so much space for the Monet like reflection. The people are there to perform the ceremonies to please or pray for those in another world. To compliment this, you seem to have reached in and photographed that world through the reflections. It looks like all of these people are perched on a precipice into another dimension, which I guess is indeed the case.
Beautiful scene, again thought provoking with your clever vision.
All the best
ourania (34455) 2014-02-24 11:45
these reflections are fantastic, the colours and the textures are rare and mesmerizing and we get the feeling that they are not just abstract patterns but hint at something grand and imposing that rises above the top of the frame. A very rewarding image with great depth and delicious light. I also like very much the solidity, interest and movement you provided for in the distant but clear background. Marvellous work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Silvio1953 (126896) 2014-02-24 13:41
Ciao Abmdsudi, nice scene, lovely composition with fascinating reflections, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Corry (4508) 2014-02-24 20:23
Belle prise de vue de ces pèlerins sur le quai avec de belles couleurs et de beaux reflets lumineux dans l'eau. Belle composition. Bien fait.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-24 22:37
Nice study of the reflections.
And, every single person is an individual, you can feel it in their varying stances.
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-02-24 23:34
great impression with spctacular composition and superb details, the reflections are very effective,
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-02-25 0:04
the way you decided to place the horizon line makes the scene so dreamy and evocative as we concentrate mainly on these lovely reflections in the water.
Creative,moody and really captivating composition!
Have a nice day
danos (88891) 2014-02-25 6:20
nice the view of the place with the reflections of the sacred lake to makes the scene very informative.
The lot of Hindu pilgrims on the edge of the bank,as taking their holy dip,completes perfect the whole scenery.Well done.
patpatch (1601) 2014-02-25 7:19
A very niceview with a lot of beautiful colours.
I like the delicate palete of colours reflecting in the water.Great luminosity,and good and interesting composition with just the ghats in the background and the large place reserved to the lake.
Very nice and interesting note too.
mkamionka (31481) 2014-02-25 8:33
very original composition of this popular scene. I have never seen it presented in this way. The reflection is so vivid and eye catching. It makes the picture so impressive. Great idea to preserve the stairs and yet keep them to the minimum.
Excellent work, it encourages me to look deeper and more often into reflections,
delpeoples (54141) 2014-02-26 2:14
A stunning photo that borders on being abstract in its artistry and originality. I love the blue gold and silver tones in the reflections, like a piece of embroidered silk. The hint of people on the shoreline, whilst cropping out the sky completely was a master-stroke. Well done.
eldancer1 (30040) 2014-02-26 14:06
Very nice capture of this solemn moment of ones culture and respectful presentation but I especially like the reflections on the water, it look more like an abstract work of art than a photograph. Love the colors. Well done, tfs.
subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2014-02-27 10:35
Wow! What a shot! This one is outstanding in respect to concept. Love such a colourful reflection in rippled water. Nice hint of daily life at back. A nice idea, very well executed. Tfs.
kato (11630) 2014-03-01 6:17
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the lake with calmness and the reflection of some color layers, and Hindu pilgrims and stairs seen to the opposite lakeside. It's also interesting to here that here is a sacred lake for Hindu pilgrims.
jemaflor (87347) 2014-03-01 9:43
good choice for this frame with a large part of reflections on water, well with people on the top of the photo, light is perfectly managed.
COSTANTINO (57919) 2014-03-01 12:52
interesting composition describing
another tradition and civilazation
the reflections are perfectly executed
all the details are very attractive
mirosu (15102) 2014-03-03 3:56
Excellent view to the lake shore with busy pilgrims. You have also done well to frame the photo so that the shore does not run across the center of the frame. This asymmetrical arrangement creates excellent balance and harmony. The foreground is well filled with water with beautiful reflections.
Very well done
Wish you a very nice week.
jacquest (18863) 2014-03-05 10:50
The framing to show the bathers is well done and the reflections on the water are eye catching and give deepness by their length. The light is very interesting.
ikeharel (60401) 2014-08-24 6:53
Fabulous lights reflection over water, in front of the ghats. Excelent sharpness and depth, fine clear picture.
Not filled with many people, but enough to gave a vivid scale added by them.
Cheers, and thanks for the note written.
Have a nice new week,
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (44966)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-10
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/16, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-24 4:33