Where the column meets the roof

Where the column meets the roof

Where the column meets the roof – Modhera series
Modhera, Gujarat, India.

Photograph from the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat. The pigeons who live in this temple are pretty amazing. They have pretty much taken over the temple. This one was sitting on top, in a almost-dark corner, where this intricately carved column met the even more beautiful ceiling.

I processed the photograph in Lightroom 4. Also used Tony Kuyper\’s Photoshop action – \’Make it Glow\’ for the subtle glow in the sandstone. Manually focused, aperture priority, using my Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor. What a fun lens! A little heavy on my slim and trim EPL3 – but love the look of the images from it.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/60s (manual aperture, manual focus)
Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adapter
ISO: 200

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By the sun streaming window

By the sun streaming window

By the sun streaming window – Modhera series
Modhera, Gujarat, India.

Photograph from the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat. The pigeons who live in this temple are pretty amazing. They have pretty much taken over the temple. This pigeon was in a contemplative pose, sitting on the ledge of the cool dark windows, perhaps contemplating life in the bright hot sun outside?

I processed the photograph in Lightroom 4. Manually focused, aperture priority, using my Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor. What a fun lens! A little heavy on my slim and trim EPL3 – but love the look of the images from it.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/2500s (manual aperture, manual focus)
Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adapter
ISO: 200

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Pigeons on carved ledges looking down

Pigeons on carved ledges looking down

Pigeons on carved ledges looking down – Modhera series
Modhera, Gujarat, India.

Photograph from the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat. During my time there, I was enchanted by the pigeons who have made this temple their home, and how they have pretty much taken over the temple. Inside, the temple, one has to look up and see the exquisitely carved columns, and the roofs…and the pigeons hanging out there.

I processed the photograph in Lightroom 4. Manually focused, aperture priority, using my Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor. What a fun lens! A little heavy on my slim and trim EPL3 – but love the look of the images from it.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/15s (manual aperture, manual focus)
Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor
P.S. Love this lens! Would write poems in honor of it, if I could write poetry!
ISO: 200

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Pigeon and Sun

Pigeon and Sun

Pigeon and Sun – Modhera series
Modhera, Gujarat, India.

Photograph from the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat. During my time there, I was enchanted by the pigeons who have made this temple their home, and how they have pretty much taken over the temple. This pigeon with the puffed out chest was the first one to pose for me. In front of an exquisitely carved Sun God!

I processed the photograph in Lightroom 4. Also used Tony Kuyper\’s Photoshop action – \’Make it Glow\’ for the subtle glow in the sandstone. Manually focused, aperture priority, using my Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor. What a fun lens! A little heavy on my slim and trim EPL3 – but love the look of the images from it.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/500s (manual aperture, manual focus)
Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor
P.S. Love this lens! Would write poems in honor of it, if I could write poetry!
ISO: 200

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Rows of Carvings

Rows of carvings

Rows of Carvings – Modhera series
Modhera, Gujarat, India.

Photograph from the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat. Like most Indian temples, the exterior of the temple features row upon row of carving – of animals, soldiers, musicians, people, dancers, gods and goddesses.

I processed the photograph in Lightroom 4.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/15s @ f11.0
Focal Length: 14mm
Lens: Lens: OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
ISO: 200

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Musicians

Musicians

Musicians – Modhera series
Modhera, Gujarat, India.

Photograph from the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat. A closeup of a row of musicians carved in one of the rows in the exterior of the temple.

I processed the photograph in Lightroom 4. Manually focused, aperture priority, using my Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor. What a fun lens! A little heavy on my slim and trim EPL3 – but love the look of the images from it.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/400s (manual aperture, manual focus)
Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor
P.S. Love this lens! Would write poems in honor of it, if I could write poetry!
ISO: 200

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Temple Exterior

Temple Exterior

Temple Exterior – Modhera series
Modhera, Gujarat, India.

Another photograph from the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat. This is just a photograph of the beautiful light on the equally beautiful, aged and carved exterior.

I processed the photograph in Lightroom 4.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/125s @ f11.0
Focal Length: 19mm
Lens: Lens: OLYMPUS M.14-42mm F3.5-5.6 II R
ISO: 200

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Elephants

Elephants

Elephants – Modhera series
Modhera, Gujarat, India.

Another photograph from the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat. As in a lot of temples in India, the temple in Modhera also had a \’frieze\’ of elephants. Basically, from bottom up, there are rows of elephants supporting the base of the temple.

I processed the photograph in Lightroom 4. Manually focused, aperture priority, using my Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor. What a fun lens! A little heavy on my slim and trim EPL3 – but love the look of the images from it.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/500s (manual aperture, manual focus)
Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor
P.S. Love this lens! Would write poems in honor of it, if I could write poetry!
ISO: 200

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Intricacies

Intricacies

Intricacies – Modhera series
Modhera, Gujarat, India.

Photograph from the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat.Some more intricate carvings of Gods and goddesses and apsaras of the Hindu pantheon.

I processed the photograph in Lightroom 4 and converted it to Black and White there, and of course had to add some toning.

Manually focused, aperture priority, using my Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor. What a fun lens! A little heavy on my slim and trim EPL3 – but love the look of the images from it.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/1250s (manual aperture, manual focus)
Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor
P.S. Love this lens! Would write poems in honor of it, if I could write poetry!
ISO: 200

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Unfinished Carvings

Unfinished Carvings

Unfinished Cravings – Modhera series
Modhera, Gujarat, India.

Photograph from the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat. There was this rock lying around the perimeter which was only partially carved. Wonder why the artisans decided to leave it unfinished – or maybe some looters had chipped this part away from some other structure around the temple….

I processed the photograph in Lightroom 4 and converted it to Black and White there, and of course had to add some toning.

Manually focused, aperture priority, using my Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor. What a fun lens! A little heavy on my slim and trim EPL3 – but love the look of the images from it.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/400s (manual aperture, manual focus)
Focal Length: 50mm
Lens: Konica Hexanon AR 50mm f1.7 with Konica AR to Micro 4/3rds adaptor
P.S. Love this lens! Would write poems in honor of it, if I could write poetry!
ISO: 200

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The Last Supper diorama – Monsatir de Pedrables

The Last Supper Diorama -  MONSATIR DE PEDRABLES

The Last Supper Diorama – Monastir de Pedrables, Monastir de Pedrables, Barcelona, Spain

A diorama of the last supper with Jesus. The lower level in the monastery at Pedrables had a bunch of these very beautiful dioramas depicting the story of Jesus Christ..

This monastery was founded in 1326 by Elisenda de Montcada Jaume II\’s queen as a place to retire to after the King passed away. You can read more about this monastery at Frommer\’s. Another link: www.barcelona.de.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus PEN E-PL3
Exposure: 1/60s at f1.7
Focal Length: 20mm
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
ISO: 200
Date: March 02, 2012

Stairs Diorama – Monastir de Pedrables

Stairs Diorama - Monastir de Pedrables

Stairs Diorama – Monastir de Pedrables, Monastir de Pedrables, Barcelona, Spain

A diorama from the life of Jesus at the lower level in the monastery at Pedrables.

This monastery was founded in 1326 by Elisenda de Montcada Jaume II\’s queen as a place to retire to after the King passed away. You can read more about this monastery at Frommer\’s. Another link: www.barcelona.de.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus PEN E-PL3
Exposure: 1/8s at f1.7
Focal Length: 20mm
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
ISO: 200
Date: March 02, 2012

Faded Murals – Tomb of Elisenda de Montcada

Faded Murals - Tomb of Elisenda de Montcada

Faded Murals – Tomb of Elisenda de Montcada, Monastir de Pedrables, Barcelona, Spain

Gorgeous, faded murals on the tomb of queen Elisenda de Montcada, Jaume II\’s queen at the monastery complex at Pedrables, Barcelona. The queen\’s sacrophagus is double-sided. This is the back portion of the tomb as seen from the cloister, where Elisenda is depicted as a mourning widow. The other end of the tomb is in the adjoining Gothic church where she is depicted as a queen.

This monastery was founded in 1326 by Elisenda de Montcada as a place to retire to after the King passed away. You can read more about this monastery at Frommer\’s. Another link: www.barcelona.de.

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus PEN E-PL3
Exposure: 1/200s at f1.7
Focal Length: 20mm
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
ISO: 200
Date: March 02, 2012

Down the cellar – Monastir de Pedrables

Down the cellar - Monastir de Pedrables

Down the cellar – Monastir de Pedrables, Barcelona, Spain

This is the staircase leading from the wine cellar / living quarters of the nuns to a drinking well, and what I think should be a very nice outdoor area. This was at the the monastery complex at Pedrables, Barcelona founded in 1326 by Elisenda de Montcada, Jaume II\’s queen. Unfortunately, this area was cordoned off to visitors.

Again, I was drawn to by the light – diffused light inside the cellar – mixed with the warm tungsten lamp and the outdoor light at the end o the tunnel! Beautiful!

You can read more about this monastery at Frommer\’s

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus PEN E-PL3
Exposure: 1/8s at f1.7
Focal Length: 20mm
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
ISO: 200
Date: March 02, 2012

Hallway – Monastir de Pebrables

Hallway - Monastir de Pebrables

Hallway – Monastir de Pedrables, Barcelona, Spain

This is a photograph of a hallway in the monastery complex at Pedrables, Barcelona founded in 1326 by Elisenda de Montcada, Jaume II\’s queen. You can tell why I had to take a photo. Creamy yellow colors, a repeating pleasing complex arched pattern on the ceiling – and the heavenly light difused light from the window down the hallway – whats not to like?

You can read more about this monastery at Frommer\’s

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus PEN E-PL3
Exposure: 1/13s at f1.7
Focal Length: 20mm
Lens: Panasonic Lumix G 20mm F1.7 ASPH
ISO: 200
Date: March 02, 2012