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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Looking Around – People at Modhera Series

Looking Around - People at Modhera Series

Locals visiting – People at Modhera series
Modhera, Gujarat, India.

Other tourists taking in the place at the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat.

I processed the photograph in Lightroom 3, apart from some basic processing, used BoonDoggle 2 – a free develop preset available as a part of 14 free presets from Wonderland presets.

Other photos in the \”People at Modhera” series
School Kids – www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2145
The Sweeper – www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2155
Locals – http://www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2169

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/1600s (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!
ISO: 200
Tripod Used

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Locals – People at Modhera Series

Locals - People at Modhera Series

Locals visiting – People at Modhera series
Modhera, Gujarat, India.

I was resting at the Sun Temple in Modhera, Gujarat, after taking photos for a while. I saw these three locals, two in a traditional dress, and one man in modern attire taking in the place.

I processed the photograph in Lightroom 3, apart from some basic processing, used BoonDoggle 2 – a free develop preset available as a part of 14 free presets from Wonderland presets.

Other photos in the \”People at Modhera” series
School Kids – www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2145
The Sweeper – www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2155

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/20s (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!
ISO: 200
Tripod Used

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The Sweeper – People at Modhera Series

The Sweeper - People at Modhera Series

The Sweeper – People at Modhera series
Modhera, Gujarat, India.

I was in Modhera, Gujarat, India during December 2011. The really old Sun temple here, built between 1022 – 1063 AD. is an awesome place with exquisite architecture. And since this is a ruined temple, only visitors were around. Since I reached there early (but not early enough for my liking), the caretaker there was still around, sweeping the place. Its like one of the cravings came to life, put on modern clothes and was taking care of the place for the fellow carvings (yeah..time to go get some coffee..).

I processed the photograph in Lightroom 3, apart from some basic processing, used BoonDoggle 2 – a free develop preset available as a part of 14 free presets from Wonderland presets.

Other photos in the \”People at Modhera” series
School Kids – www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2145

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/125s at f11.0
Focal Length: 14mm
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm II f3.5-5.6
ISO: 200

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School Kids – People at Modhera series

School Kids - People at Modhera series

School Kids – People at Modhera series
Modhera, Gujarat, India.

I was in Gujarat, India during December 2011 and went to visit Modhera. Modhera, literally means \”The Mound of the Dead\”. The Sun temple here was built between 1022 – 1063 AD. – there is no active service / puja there anymore since the inner sanctum has been destroyed – by various invasions and earthquakes. I spent a good four hours getting a feel of the place, enjoying the architecture, checking out the pigeons and trying to not smell the bat guano.

While I was there, a huge batch of school kids came by on a school trip. I was trying to photograph the Ramakunda or the sacred tank when they all decided to sit to pose for a photograph. I took a break to enjoy their antics. As soon as the shutter clicked on the group photo, the kids all started scrambling up. That\’s when I had to turn and take this photograph.

Did you see the bird and the mooon in the photograph as well?

I processed the photograph in Lightroom 3. I used a preset called BoonDoggle – a free preset available as a part of 14 free presets from Wonderland presets. On top of that I played around with some settings in teh basic module.

http://www.wonderlandpresets.com/free-wonderland-presets/
Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/100s at f11.0
Focal Length: 14mm
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko ED 14-42mm II f3.5-5.6
ISO: 200

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Passion Flower – 3

Passion Flower - 3

Passion Flower – 3 : The Top View

Photographed lovingly with the OLympus E-PL3, a Konica Hexanon 50m f1.7 lens attached to the camera with a Konica AR to Micro Four Thirds Adaptor, tripod. cotton cloth for background and available light.

Passion Flower – 1 : www.suprada.com/photoblog/archives/2117
Passion Flower – 2: www.suprada.com/photoblog/qrchives/2128

Technical Details:

Camera: Olympus E-PL3
Exposure: 1/20s (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!
ISO: 200
Tripod Used

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