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A step into eternity ( re-posted )

A step into eternity


20 responses

  1. Ranjit Rajan

    Superb shot!

    Seems to be the Chennakeshava temple in Belur, Karnataka, India. Or is it the Halebeedu Temple ? These temple carvings are just stunning; sheer poetry in stone.

    May 6, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    • It is Vidhya Sanker Temple in Shringeri , Ranjit . True , The carvings are ,as you said , sheer poetry in stone .
      I still remember the peace of mind , I enjoyed there in Shringeri. An unforgettable experience.

      In my assessment , this is one of the best pictures I have shot , ever, Ranjit . And it was shot with my first digital camera – 3.5 Megapixel point and shoot Olympus camera. It just reminds me, again and again , that it is not the camera that is important !

      Thank you , Ranjit !


      May 7, 2014 at 3:13 am

  2. M-R

    Oh please do repost things, Utham ! – I know how busy you are; and I also know I haven’t managed to look back through ALL your work … so for you to re-post any of it is simply wonderful !

    May 6, 2014 at 9:54 pm

    • Yes, M.R . It is a really busy week . I did not get time to choose a new picture.
      I did not want to leave a long gap between posts.

      This was posted in the initial stages of the blog when the blog had hardly any visitors.
      Very few have seen it.

      I think , this one is one of the best shots , I have got , so far. It was shot in 2006 ,
      with my first digital camera – a 3.5 megapixel , point and shoot Olympus camera .
      Today I use 20 megapixel one.
      But , no shot has surpassed this one , in overall quality.

      When I have that urge of buying new ,expensive gear , I look at this picture ,
      which reminds me that it is NOT the camera that matters ! 🙂 !

      Thank you , M.R .


      May 7, 2014 at 3:22 am

      • M-R

        With you, I think it could be a bloody BOX BROWNIE !!! 😀

        May 7, 2014 at 4:37 am

  3. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    This is beautiful! The decorative exterior if this structure is awesome. 🙂

    May 7, 2014 at 2:57 am

    • It is the picture of a Hindu Temple in a place called , Shringeri , in southern part of India, Jackie.
      Built in hard rock . Beautifully.
      It is at least 4 centuries old , if not more.
      India has thousands of such temples, rich in sculptures and carvings in rock and beautiful architecture .
      The advances in art forms show the level of culture in those days.

      Thank you , Jackie.


      May 7, 2014 at 2:59 pm

  4. Reblogged this on Giai01's Blog and commented:

    May 7, 2014 at 7:46 am

    • 🙂 ! Thanks a lot for reblogging the image !


      May 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm

      • Thank

        May 7, 2014 at 11:29 pm

  5. I wish to visit India soon! Such an amazing land 🙂

    May 8, 2014 at 7:59 am

    • 🙂 ! Certainly , I would suggest you to visit India once .
      I am sure you will be happy you did !

      Thank you.


      May 9, 2014 at 4:10 am

      • I will, I think it’s a wonderful country, with an amazing culture, unique, that all people should know about it. Thank you also! 🙂

        May 11, 2014 at 12:35 am

  6. I wish Indians maintained relics and antique places as seriously as they fight over someone insulting their antique religion. This is black-white on purpose?

    May 8, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    • Sad part , as you may know , Sweety , is the attitude of most of the people towards the richness of the culture and heritage .
      No planned efforts to preserve and improve , what we have been handed over by the previous generations.

      It was a color picture. I thought B & W will have more impact.

      Thank you


      May 9, 2014 at 4:16 am

  7. Another stunner. What rich detail.

    May 10, 2014 at 1:50 am

    • Thank you , Allan .
      Thanks a lot ! 🙂 !


      May 14, 2014 at 7:57 pm

  8. Indeed art carved on stones of history….untold enthralling !!!

    May 14, 2014 at 9:53 am

    • Some of the finest sculptures I have ever seen , Asmitha !

      In hard rock .
      Done more than 400 years ago !
      – Amazing isn’t it ?

      Thank you .


      May 14, 2014 at 8:02 pm

      • Truly very amazing !!!!…. Thanks for you pass by and following Utham!!!

        May 15, 2014 at 2:47 am

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