Frames From Hampi

Hampi is a photographer’s delight! The rocky terrain, the river flowing by for sunsets and sun rises, the ruins of the temples; all are so photogenic that you are always impressed by your own photography. Barring a few functioning temples, the whole of Hampi is welcome to cameras!

Rains, cloudy dramatic clouds or skies devoid of clouds; don’t really matter, you just click! Golden hours like sun rise and sunset are wonderful photo opportunities. But even during midday, with hot sun burning everything bright, I have seen photographers experiment to get different and unique frames. I was there at one such time when the sky was just plain blue.

The resting area around the temple was too drab with gray columns after columns. Walking through those ruins for shade from the hot sun I clicked the temples and its gopuram (gate). I feel this is better than a plain shot of the façade. What do you think?

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38 Responses

  1. Renuka says:

    Nice! I was expecting more pictures 🙂 Hampi sounds to be an interesting destination.

  2. Sylvia K says:

    I do agree with you indeed! Fantastic capture of an incredibly beautiful and fascinating place!! Thanks as always for sharing the beauty of your country, Indrani!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  3. Welcome Indrani!
    Very good and interesting post.
    Great pictures.
    I send greetings from distant Polish.

  4. Bibi says:

    What a stunningly beautiful place. I clicked on the site and was blown away. I must see one day.

  5. TexWisGirl says:

    wonderful temples! beautiful.

  6. Cloudia says:

    You show the experience – not a mere recording shot of facade (as you do with your portraits of India)

    Well done in a different realm – architecture!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    =^..^= <3

  7. Joop Zand says:

    Very nice photo's.

    Greetings, Joop

  8. TheDeeZone says:

    Very cool. Have a great weekend.

  9. hehe, i too want more pictures 🙂

  10. ladyfi says:

    Great shots – it is a lovely place!

  11. have been hearing a lot abt Hampi. though staying in Karnataka yet to visit them. Ur clicks r pushing me to visit them soon…

  12. Nice shots! I think old ruins are very interesting.

  13. Gattina says:

    What a beautiful architecture !

  14. Kusum Sanu says:

    Oh! Thats Hampi my favorite place!

  15. Pallavi says:

    Truly a photographer's delight. Beautiful pictures of Hampi Indrani.

  16. There was an idol of Mahavishnu with many parts broken.What made the idol appealing was one finger of His consort Lakshmi on his waist.Such a dainty finger delicately sculpted brought before mind's eye the Consort sitting by His side.The idol was in open area amongst the ruins.I wonder whether you could see it.

  17. George says:

    I really like your second photo, but the shadows of the pillars on the left of the first picture are marvelous.

  18. Thanks Indrani for Putting this up,You won't believe this is 3rd post reading today and the fact you mentioned it is a Photographers Paradise..Now I just can't wait to visit this place..

    And BTW Happy Durga Puja.. 🙂

  19. Thank you friends for your wonderful comments. 🙂 They make my day.

    Parthasarathi, I am not able to recollect this particular idol. It must be definitely beautiful as you say.

    Harsha, thank you so much for the Puja wishes, just returned from the Ulsoor Durga puja. 🙂

  20. Beautiful pictures…Hampi sounds a fascinating place.

  21. beautiful .. one thing for sure .. when ever i'm going to make any trip plan .. in india .. i would definitely like to consult you !

  22. eileeninmd says:

    Wonderful photos of the temples and pretty sky! Thanks for sharing, have a happy weekend!

  23. Laura says:

    beautiful framing Indrani!

  24. was expecting many more pics coz Hampi sounds amazing……… 🙂

  25. There is so much to take in, yet you capture it so gracefully!

  26. Nice Indrani, but I dont think photographs do justice to the ancients marvels of India

  27. Nice Indrani…. Love the frame…

  28. The first one was interestingly framed, infact two frames in one photograph. Good ! 🙂

  29. bushra M says:

    Such lovely captures Indrani….Beautiful!

  30. Neo Prady says:

    amazing captures of Hampi…Pls add some more shots.

  31. One of the picturesque location in India.

  32. Jeevan says:

    Instead of creative frames post-capture, it’s beautiful while composed during shoot. Excellent photos here… I truly wish to be at hampi sometime

  33. Outstanding captures, especially the first one!

  34. Beautiful Pics of a wonderful destination 🙂

  35. Absolutely a photographer's delight. Am just back from Hampi and could not stop clicking.

  36. Of course this is far better, Indrani! love the shots. I have read about the ruins of Hampi. Ancient things attracts me. It's on my 'to visit' list :)… thanks for sharing the pics

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