Category: Cities 'n Architecture
Well ... its not me who was playing hide and seek, but the evening light!
The portions on the left side of this picture is almost pitch dark, when viewed from a little away or at an angle. Its clear only when you come closer to the screen. Infact, when I shot this, I was fooled to think that I had a very clear black background :)
The pic is shot at the Channakeshava temple of Somnathpur, near Bannur in Mandya, Karnataka. I took a small ride to Somnathpur on a sunday afternoon and came back mesmerized with the beautiful intricate carvings around the temple - and ofcourse, with loads of picture. Could not help sharing a couple of them :)
I used the Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L (macro) lens for this shot, handheld in Manual mode, f/3.5, 1/250s and ISO-400 exposure. The exposure is abt 3 stops darker than what the camera suggested.
The second shot is inside the temple complex, where it was very dark. A tripod could not be taken inside without special permission and I had to shoot this (also) handheld. This was shot with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L wide angle zoom lens. The camera was set to Av mode, ISO-400, f/2.8 and -1 step exposure compensation for a 1/25s exposure.