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Temple in the Dunes

Temple in the Dunes | digitized from slide

I liked this small temple in the sand. I think it was a ruin, left to the elements.

Front

Front | digitized from slide

Columns

Columns | digitized from slide

Ghost in the dark

Ghost in the dark | digitized from slide

Ruins in the Sand

Ruins in the Sand | digitized from slide

Cut the Crap

Cut the Crap | digitized from slide

To give an impression of how the slides look before, and after; the next three images. I digitize them with a Rollei DF-S 190 SE; and process them in Lightroom. This is a bad one, with the ‘white-blow’ on the lower left side; and the color-change-gradient on the right. Sometimes these injuries give the image a little extra.

Unprocessed Slide-scan

Unprocessed Slide-scan | digitized from slide

Processed Slide-scan, color

Processed Slide-scan, color | digitized from slide

Processed Slide-scan, B&W

Processed Slide-scan, B&W | digitized from slide

Backside

Backside | digitized from slide

The last ones from this temple.

Arcade1

Arcade1 | digitized from slide

Incredible Sculpture prt11

Incredible Sculpture prt11 | digitized from slide

Incredible Sculpture prt13

Incredible Sculpture prt13 | digitized from slide

Incredible Sculpture prt12

Incredible Sculpture prt12 | digitized from slide

Arcade2

Arcade2 | digitized from slide

Vivid

Vivid | digitized from slide

Left wing

Left wing | digitized from slide

Interior1

Interior1 | digitized from slide

Inside the temple it was dark, with some artificial light. In stead of 12.800 ISO and Auto-whitebalance I only had 400 ASA daylight-slide-film I could use… Very good for the mythical atmosphere, i must say 😉

Interior2

Interior2 | digitized from slide

Incredible Sculpture prt8

Incredible Sculpture prt8 | digitized from slide

Incredible Sculpture prt9

Incredible Sculpture prt9 | digitized from slide

Incredible Sculpture prt10

Incredible Sculpture prt10 | digitized from slide

Ceilingdetail1

Ceilingdetail1 | digitized from slide

Ceilingdetail2

Ceilingdetail2 | digitized from slide

Ceilingdetail3

Ceilingdetail3 | digitized from slide

Front view

Front view | digitized from slide

One day a student, or something; a really nice fellow from a small village, wanted to show me a very fine temple. It was in Somnathpur, about 35 km. from Mysore. He knew exactly which buses we had to take. When the next bus stopped in front of us he jumped inside, threw his sweater on a free seat, so that I could sit, while he stood right behind me. This subservient behavior felt a bit uncomfortable for me; but I let him do his thing and he was enjoying his trip a lot. When we reached the temple, he stayed outside and waited patiently till I had seen it all. The Chennakesava Temple was built in 1268 C.E. under Hoysala king Narasimha III, when the Hoysala Empire was the major power in South India. According to the books it is one of the finest examples. Must be true. I was speechless.

The Entrance

The Entrance | digitized from slide

Incredible Sculpture prt1

Incredible Sculpture prt1 | digitized from slide

Incredible Sculpture prt2

Incredible Sculpture prt2 | digitized from slide

Incredible Sculpture prt3

Incredible Sculpture prt3 | digitized from slide

Incredible Sculpture prt4

Incredible Sculpture prt4 | digitized from slide

Incredible Sculpture prt5

Incredible Sculpture prt5 | digitized from slide

Incredible Sculpture prt6

Incredible Sculpture prt6 | digitized from slide

Incredible Sculpture prt7

Incredible Sculpture prt7 | digitized from slide

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