Saturday, May 29, 2010

Travel Photo Challenge

BlogAdda has organized a ‘Travel Photos Contest’. After a long time I am seeing a contest in my area of interest - travel and photography. So I am glad to participate in this, where I have to post 5 of my best travel photographs as I see it.

The above image is of Jaisalmer Golden Fort taken during the Rajasthan tour. Built in 1156 on the Trikura Hill it is one of the oldest forts that has 99 bastions around its circumference and is protected by three walls. Why the fort is called so, is very much evident when Sun rays fall on the fort. I wanted to capture the fort shining like gold in the night when focused by light and went around the fort to get the best possible view. The shot which was taken with film SLR camera without the support of tripod when developed was truly satisfying.

The above image is of Brhihadeeshwrar Temple in Tanjore taken during the Tamil Nadu tour. This Big Temple was built during the period 985 -1012 A.D. Because of its unique architectural excellence the UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage Monument. It was a pleasure to capture the gigantic temple and the big Nandi Mantappa in one frame. The size of the people around the temple gives us an idea of how huge the temple really is.

The above image is of Jog Falls taken during the Karnataka tour. The sight of river Sharavathi taking a leap from a height of 900 feet is spectacular. It is the highest waterfall in India. When we had visited the place it was the beginning of the rainy season and on the day it rained heavily with low flying clouds. It was a challenge to capture the beautiful waterfall in image because of low flying clouds blocking the view.

The above image is of Qutub Minar taken during the Delhi tour. Measuring 72.5 meters is the world's tallest brick minaret. Construction of this started in 1193 and the topmost story of the minaret was completed in 1386. It is surrounded by various medieval and ancient structures. People will love to capture this monument in various angles along with other ruins surrounding it. This image is one such attempt.

Finally the above is image of Glass House at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens in Bangalore. This beautiful garden of 40 acres is home for various rare plants. It is regarded as one of the best gardens in Eastern part of the World. The glass house when lighted in the night looks more beautiful than during the day time. The shot which was taken with film SLR camera without the support of tripod when developed was truly satisfying.

India is such a wonderful treasure of architecture, nature, and wildlife it is very difficult to choose only 5 images. Each image have their own story to tell. Truly a Picture is worth a thousand words.

67 comments:

Rishi said...

beautiful shots... very very amazing

Nishant Singh said...

About time you posted a post for this contest :). Lovely pictures as usual! :) Love the image of the Jog falls, so serene and beautiful! :)

Vivek said...

Nice photos, I liked one thing that all your photos are from different places :)

नीरज जाट जी said...

I liked Jog falls.
best of luck.

Pretty Woman said...

Lovely beautiful pictures of our lovely India! :) Sadly, I don't have too many good pictures....but your blog is lovely and I am glad you are showcasing India so well!

DoanLegacy said...

Thanks for the tour! Beautiful scenery and wonderful photos!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Fantastic shots.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Megha said...

Indian architecture is beautiful and inspiring. And the jog falls pic is spendid. Beautiful!

jabblog said...

Splendid photos! The Golden Fort is gorgeous but then so are the Jog Falls and the Glass House. I'm glad you can make more than one entry . . .

Vij@ソ said...

beautiful pics nice job done.......

Richa said...

Great shots! Love all of them, especially the Qutubminar!

All the best for the contest

Anya said...

Wow!!
Wow!!
What a view....
special the waterfall :-)
Woooow :-)
I would love it to visit that Glass House in Bangalore :-))
For visiting that world famous garden!!!!

:)

RAJI MUTHUKRISHNAN said...

Each picture is a beauty. wish you all the best.

JOE TODD said...

Thanks so much for the tour. Great places--Great photos

pushpee said...

lovely pics..u seem to be travelling a lot..lucky u :))

V Rakesh said...

Marvelous pictures, every single one of them!

Good luck for the contest - please let me know if there is a link I can use to vote!

Indrani said...

All the best Rajesh.

Satheesh Kumar said...

Awesome photos. I liked all of them. Good Luck for the contest...

Eden said...

Beautiful place and photos. Thanks for sharing.

Have a great week!
!

George said...

Each of these pictures is absolutely spectacular. It would be impossible to pick out a favorite, although both of your night pictures are exquisite. Of course, I also like the waterfall very much.

Babli said...

I have been to all the five places and all are amazing and beautiful as well as unique. I was mesmerized to see the wonderful architecture of Jaisalmer Golden Fort and Qutub Minar. You have taken lovely shots.

Namita Chandra said...

Especially like the Jaiselmer fort and Jog falls. All the best to you.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello Rajesh:)

All these photos are masterpieces and a wonderful visual delight.

My best wishes to you to win the competition.
Joseph

Cassie said...

Raj, Don't know if these are your Shadow Shots, but they are fabulous non the less. That Golden Fort is amazing and the water falls are AWesOme!!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Great photos, one is better than the other! Have a great new week ahead!

Alpana said...

Beautiful pictures.
Thanks a lot for your wishes.
Wish you all the best !

magiceye said...

all brilliant pics!
best wishes!

Renu said...

lovely pictures!

vishesh said...

nice pics :)

Vaggelis said...

so impressive!!! fantastic captures and info

tatess said...

beautiful shot.Goodluck!

joshi daniel said...

the first and 3rd images are so gorgeous! all the best!

spadmanabhan said...

I love the Glass House. I have spent 2 yrs in Blore and never knew it exsisted .

eileeninmd said...

Amazing photos and scenery. The waterfall is gorgeous!

Sunitha said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :)
and S very beutiful shots :)

Way to go >>>>>

S.R.Ayyangar said...

The photo of Glass house has come out superbly well with moon as the backdrop.

durga said...

hey...really beautiful pictures!! Good luck!! Like each one of them in its own way!

-Durga

Snap said...

They are all wonderful! Good luck!

sushobhan roy said...

wonderful and amazing clicks..:)

All the best for the contest..:)

whizkid said...

very nice set of pictures. good luck :)

Aaarti said...

Awesome sights from our country... the fort looks like its glowing in the light....

tanjavur temple- a must visit in my list :))

good luck!! and thanks for the comments

Swaram said...

Amazing clicks! Gud luck :)

Sneo said...

good stuff.. hopped by from indiblogger

Rajlakshmi said...

wow the waterfall looks amazing :D
beautifulll captures :D

Nalini Hebbar said...

liked the first one the beat...pure gold!

Lakshminarayan Viju Ravichandran (Viju) said...

Love the Jog Falls picture! Good to see it in complete glory!

Hampi is another place that deserves to be on any travel photographers list :)

Some publicity for my post, if you don't mind :) http://bit.ly/vphoto1

AD said...

Beautiful pictures, Rajesh!! I love the fact that they are all steeped in Indian history. Good Luck!

R Sudhir Kumar said...

Good shots, All the best to you. Yes the glass house looks magnificient.

Jay said...

Gorgeous photos! I am fascinated by the Qutub minar! Built in the 14th century ... how on earth did they built it so perfectly, and so beautifully?

Zuzana said...

These are all magnificent, but the image of the Falls is my favorite. I get the feel of movement and power from the image.
xo

Rajesh said...

Thanks for all the appreciation. I am glad to know favorites of each one of you. Once again thanks for the best wishes. I am keeping my fingers crossed.

CafebyJW said...

Beautiful, wish you good luck too.


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HOOTIN' ANNI said...

The falls are beautiful with the low lying clouds and mist and such greenery.

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fini said...

All these spectacular photos are in India?! Amazing! I love all of it! The waterfalls, wow, awesome shot!!

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

all are great captures!you always share a good one to see

Spiderdama said...

Just wonderful all of them!!
Have a nice evening:-)

Ann said...

Beautiful shots, each one as nice as the other.

bobbie said...

So very lovely! Thank you.

Ralph said...

India has the look of the distant past, of a civilization of which this American is unaware of. The look of permanence is what these structures offer, especially the fort - 99 places to defend the fort itself. All are wonderful takes!

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic captures, Rajesh! I'm holding good thoughts for you and hope you win the contest! I love Jog Falls and the Glass House! Marvelous! Good Luck! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Manang Kim said...

Old Forts do fascinate me very much because I knew that their is always a real story behind it. The falls also makes me amazed because there is no falls that are alike they are always unique to each other. Thanks for sharing those photos. Happy Sunday!

Running Squirrel

BLOGitse said...

Great shots!

SSS greetings from rainy and cold (+10 C) Helsinki, Finland!

Have a great day and good week ahead!

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Cassie said...

The Golden Fort and the water falls are my favorite Shadow Shots. Absolutely terrific!!

Jeevan said...

marvelous snaps rajesh! they deserve right.

Rajesh said...

Thanks for all the appreciation and best wishes.

दर्शन लाल बवेजा said...

Beautiful, wish you good luck too.

Aakash Kokz said...

All are really very Awesome .. love the fort and the waterfall, wish you all the best :-)