The Golden Temple, in Amritsar (also known as Harimandir Sahib) is one of the most holy Sikh temples in India. It was one of the most beautiful sights we saw in India, second only to the Taj Mahal. The temple was actually more beautiful at night than during the day.
Unlike a lot of sights we visited in India, we had a very warm feeling being here. Everyone is welcomed inside the temple complex, and we were made to feel very welcome. As we toured the temple, many worshipers stopped to explain to us what we were looking at and to share their religion and beliefs.
The temple was impeccably clean - even the footbath everyone must walk through on their way in had heated flowing water - nice touch!
The temple is surrounded by water, with a walkway leading out to it. We were unfortunately unable to visit inside the temple at night as a ceremony was taking place.
I'm Feeling Lucky in Picasa cleaned this up a little, but nothing else was done. It's hard not to take a beautiful photo of such a place.
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kodiak11 (560) 2007-01-27 15:40
Ian, a very nice night capture with some great colours....the slight haze/fogs adds to the drama of the moment. Thanks very much for posting
cedric54 (70) 2007-01-27 16:09
This temple is splendid and the reflection is really nice. It's a great shot !
I've just posted a Workshop, hope you like it !
Best regards, Cedric
Cormac (26563) 2007-01-27 22:46
This is a really beautiful sight, and it has been well captured by you. I often find that artificial lighting can be more interesting than the daylight, like in this case. I like the reflection too. Well done!
indoka28 (5237) 2007-01-28 0:18
Great shot of the Golden Temple at night.. Very good depth, a little bit over
exposed but nicely done. I have a strikingly similar pic for you taken by me...Click
Greetings from India,
noogy (1074) 2007-01-28 0:19
good balance of the object above the water! very tantalizing, pls keep sharing!
- Copyright: Ian Sewell (IanSewell) (579)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-20
- Categories: Ceremony, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS Rebel XT
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/6 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-27 15:27