Through The Arches Of Time

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Orchha, meaning a "hidden place", 18km southeast of Jhansi was the former capital of the Bundela dynasty. This shot shows the fa├žade of Raj Mahal inside Orchha Fort, whose construction was started by Raja Rudra Pratap, and completed by one of his successors, Madhukar Shah. The whole palace is marked with opulent royal quarters, raised balconies and interlocking walkways in symmetrical tiers on all four sides, crowned by domed pavilions and turrets. One can find the fragments of mirror-inlay and vibrant painting plastered over their walls and ceilings.

Sorry for being not regular on the blog. I have been keeping quite busy with hundreds of shots taken in Khajuraho and Orchha on my December trip to these places. I have just uploaded the set of Khajuraho pics till now and you can check them here. Orchha pics would be uploaded in next few days. Personally, I am not at all happy with my work at Khajuraho (maybe cuz as one friend said, I never loved that place)

17 Comments:

Blogger ~ | | OM | | ~ said...

i have seen you do a hell lot better then this !!!

while this remains a good shot for the normal viewer... this is not my friend's best at all !!!

4:34 AM  
Blogger Rohit Talwar said...

Rugged and continuous.. but I remember seeing better compositions. Were you drunk when you uploaded this? Hehee. Interesting colours as always.

5:00 AM  
Blogger deep said...

@prashie
of course i have clicked better pics...no doubt about that but if i keep on waiting for the few selected pics only for blog then 1 mahine main ek bar update hoga blog :D

@rohit
no i wasnt :)
The idea was to show the symmetry in the pic along with ruggedness and as i always try, my fotoblog also likes to tell a little bit about the places i go to.

5:09 AM  
Anonymous kalyan said...

Maybe the shot looks a bit rugged, but it also looks so natural, that it makes the picture speak...well shot!

5:17 AM  
Blogger Subhadip said...

You need to go somewhere else for inspiration soon... what about making a plan?

6:35 AM  
Blogger Richa Bhardwaj said...

Not one of your best but still better than good. :-)

9:06 AM  
Anonymous Anz said...

The pic says a story...nice shot. The way the history of the pic is visible through the condition of the structure gives it an ancient feel.Will wait for the rest of the pics!

9:35 AM  
Blogger Woodsmoke said...

Dekho D, mujhe to bhai bahut limited photography ki understanding or knowledge hain...so I don't understand what everyone is talking about.
But personally I like it. Maybe given my love for all medieval buildings.

9:36 PM  
Blogger Chitrangada said...

Amazing :)

10:04 PM  
Blogger ~ | | OM | | ~ said...

i personally am fine with looking at one picture a month... but then that is my personal opinion... you have a different thought process which is really appreciated...

i guess too many buildings are taking their toll on me... i need to see the hills... kahan hai ladakh... let me see those pics to day :D

11:11 PM  
Blogger Kanu said...

Through the arches of time....

The wind flows and gently whispers....
In the moments of lost glory
Many a heart simmer.....

I loved it. Need I say anything about the title anymore?????

11:14 PM  
Blogger ~ Deeps ~ said...

@kalyan
thanx :)

@Subbu sir
When are u coming, Shud we make it for Lahaul Spiti ?

@Richa
thanx....

@Anz
well said and that was the idea :)

@Woodie
thanx and like u i too like medieval structures and thats why i love shooting them :)

@chitra
thanx

@Prashie
lol......me missing hills too :(

@Kanu
thanx a lot :) no u dont need to say anything more, that was lovely :)

11:30 PM  
Blogger somitra said...

it always happen the interest in subject shows on the images. even then your khajuraho photos have turned out well

12:05 AM  
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1:35 AM  
Blogger Phoenix Rises said...

Wow! I can just imagine a spirit in white float out of one of those corridors!
I've already said this, but I'll say it again; your pics have a wonderful haunting quality to them.

2:40 AM  
Blogger Ash said...

Excellent shot!

7:18 PM  
Blogger ~ Deeps ~ said...

@somitra
thanx for wonderful words and i agree with ur assesment.

@Phoenix
haunting, yeah maybe the way i capture architecture through different angles give that impression

@ash
thanx :)

8:41 PM  

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