Category: Cities 'n Architecture
Doddagaddavalli, a rustic village off the Hassan - Belur road hosts a Hoysala style Lakshmi temple. We were on a weekend trip to Hoysala village resorts and thanks to Arun and Lakshmi for hosting this trip and taking us to this little known temple.
It started drizzling as soon as we reached the temple - providing us with the wet and shiny floor and the dark hovering clouds. On the other hand, shooting was quite tough with the rain. To start with, I had to make sure that the camera was covered and did not get wet. Then, water droplets got stuck to the lens front creating patches in the pic. At the end of it all, I got only a few pics which I could use.
Most of those frames was in such an angle to avoid the electric post located near the coconut trees and cables extending from there till the top right corner. But those pictures looked quite incomplete without any space to the right. So, after some deliberation, I picked up this picture and edited it using GIMP (the eraser and the healing tools) to wipe off the electric cables and posts!
The pic is taken using Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L wide angle zoom lens. I used the Manual mode coupled with a lower exposure of f/8, ISO-100 and 1/125s to bring out the clouds and the shiny surface.