Marooned

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A Shikara stuck amidst the weeds on Dal Lake, Srinagar

Dal Lake in Srinagar is dotted with Shikaras of all shapes in sizes. Over the years many get abandoned at various points on the late. While riding though Srinagar, on the ride to Leh, I stayed at a hotel near to the lake. Early morning, while others slept, I went down to the lake to explore the surrounding.
Early morning as the sun starts coming up, the surface of the lake lights up reflecting the hues of the sunrise. In one remote corner of the lake was this Shikara, all abandoned amidst the weeds.

Technical Details
Camera: Canon G1XMk2
Exposure: 20mm, F/5.6, 1/400s, ISO400
Editing: Lightroom + GIMP (Border/Text)

Divine Reflections

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Reflections of the Nandi status at Brihadeeswarar Temple, Thanjavur, India

While visiting Thanjavur in Dec 2016, I took some time to visit the Brihadeeswarar Temple as second time at night. There had been a thunderstorm in the evening and the temple courtyard had patches of water accumulated in small pools. The temple being well lit, reflected in many of these pools.

The above photograph is of the big statue of Nandi in front of the main temple. This status is carved out of a single rock measuring about 16 ft long and 13 ft high.

Technical Details
Camera: Olympus E-M10ii
Lens: Olympus M.12-40F2.8
Exposure: 15mm, F/4, 1/30s, ISO800
Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border)