26 march 2011

ceiling detail, nayak palace in thanjavur


i went to thanjavur, south of chennai, with the photographic society of madras this past weekend. thanjavur is noted for the brahadiswara temple, a chola dynasty temple begun in the 11th century, which is now a unesco world heritage site; the nearby airavateswara temple in darasuram, also built by the cholas; and also a 16th century nayak dynasty palace.  

this photo is a high definition resolution blend of different exposures – not something i normally do, but i thought it’d be fun to capture the detail that otherwise would be lost in the shadows that way.


i’ll put together an album of temple shots in the next few days.